what a harsh world...good plot and story. however i do feel bad for lily.
Author's Response: Yes, so do I. I feel bad for everyone, as a matter of fact ('cept Lestrange and Co, strangely enough). I'm glad you liked the story.
Poor little Harry! Poor Marie Antoinette! Poor everybody! Life seems generally awful no matter which way you look at it at this point. I'm very intrigued by the resolution at the end. It reminded me, for some reason, of Scarlett O'Hara saying she would never go hungery again. So, I can't wait to see where this new outlook leads Marie Antoinette! I can't wait for an update!
Author's Response: Yeeees, the story's not joyful, is it...? Funny, now you mention it, there IS a strong similarity between Marie-Antoinette's resolution and Scarlett's in Gone with the Wind... Strange, as they have absolutely nothing in common. I've just started the next chapter! Thanks for the review!
EEeEEEEEEE! i love this... totally... i want the next chapter!!!!!!!!!!
he he... i wish i could be this prompt about my own story!
Author's Response: If I'm prompt enough to satisfy all of you, then that's just great, because I was feeling ashamed for not updating yet. I've actually STARTED to write the next chapter!... I'll try to have it done by the end of the week. I'm working, you know... Thanks for the review!!
This chapter had a lot happening! I liked all of it as well, particularly the interaction between roommates. The attention to details...such as the hairpins pulling at her scalp, really brings the story to life. Will there be a backstory of why Voldemort won, and what went wrong etc? I really want to know! This is so different from any fanficton I've ever read (perhaps only because I'm a newcomer to the category), and I really like it!
Author's Response: Thanks... I'm sometimes afraid I'm a little too descriptive, but then if it helps making the story realistic, that's just great. The story of how Voldemort won the war will be told, though only much later. For now, it's enough to know he won it and Dumbledore fled. I'm really happy you like the story, I wasn't too sure about writing an AU story. Thanks again for the review!
AWESOME! Amazing... Whoot whoot... Nother chapter please?
Author's Response: Thanks!... This week-end I'm writing! :)
Well, this is my first time in the alternate universe section, and I love the "what if" game so this story seems to be up my alley. Well written. Tinville was absolutely awful/pathetic, even though I chuckled at his accent. Good job on him. Even better job on Madame Maxine. And Lestrange. Overall... I can't wait to read more.
Author's Response: You're putting quite a lot of pressure on me... I'm your first time in the AU section! I hope I'll be up to it! Thanks for your comments on Tinville and Madame Maxime -- I like her, we'll see more of her later in the story. Well, you still have two chapters to read... Enjoy!
I eagerly await the next installment. This story is dark, exciting, and compelling. Good job!
Author's Response: Thank you! I eagerly await the day that I will have enough time to start the next chapter...
I love this story. It's one of my favorites. I always get excited when I see this story is updated. This chapter was great. It's so sad, but definitely addicting. I can't wait for the next chapter!
Author's Response: I'm very, very happy you love the story. I love it too, and I'm always excited when I start a nex chapter for the story! See -- great minds think alike... :)
i love it
Author's Response: I'm glad you do.
wow, its so powerful and sad. you do an amazing job of conveying the mood and feelings of the character without saying it. it was as if i was there, watching it all happen.
Author's Response: Yes, it's not a cheery story, is it?... I'm so, so happy you felt as if you could see the characters acting. It's a wonderful reward for me.
Yay the next chapter is finally here :)
This chapter was REALLY good! I absolutely LOVED everyone's reactions!
This was amazingly done, and I can't wait to read the next chapter :D
Author's Response: Thanks, I'm glad it was worth the wait! :)
This story just keeps getting better and better! Hurry up with the next chapter please!
Author's Response: I'm working on FOUR stories at the same time, please be patient with me... I'll do my best to hurry up though! Thanks for the review!
Ok... deep breath...
This fic is absolutely briliant! Formidable! C'est génial! Je l'adore!
I can't wait for the next chapter - it is extremely well-written, and the descriptions are really lovely and exact. I also love the pace of the piece - things don't happen too fast; it's structured very well. I really liked how you conveyed the relationship between Marie-Antoinette and her best friend, and I loved the lead-up to meeting the minister in his office - the atmosphere was really well executed, as was her self-conscious nature in a world which is so different to the one she is accustomed to... which, by the way, is a very interesting and vivid - if a bit scary (no more Muggles in Europe!) - one.
As I said, I can't wait for more!
Author's Response: Thank you!! The pace IS slow, isn't it?... And the story is all but joyful. Not something to read if you want to be cheered up.
I liked writing Aimée too -- she's so different from Marie-Antoinette, yet so likeable. The world Marie-Antoinette has been abruptly plunged into is, indeed, a bit scary -- though her passage in the corridor full of exhausted people will be one of her few encounters with the "real world". Otherwise, the world she'll be living in is the world of nobles and refined pure-bloods. That's the world I will mainly describe.More is on its way -- as you may have noticed!
This is such a good story, i love the plot, very clever! I can't wait till next chapter
Author's Response: Next chapter is coming soon, I hope. It's up to the mods!! Thanks for the review!
Did I spell "caged" wrong?
*now offically going to whine/ read crappy poetry the author's ears off*
Hey, if I bug you enough, will you put my horrible poetry in one of your chapters?
Author's Response: I don't think you spelled "caged" wrong. Looks correct to me.
Please, no whining and no crappy poetry, pleasepleaseplease! That's not what's going to make me write any faster!Maybe I'll put your poetry in an A/N... If you're a good girl... (*sniggers evilly*)
Oh, yeah, I almost forgot.
*Bugging and is restrained*
Author's Response: You almost forgot! I was worried about you!
YOU DID IT AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MY SISTER CAN GIVE MASSAGES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (though I'm told I'm pretty good too)
I WILL WORK 24/7 IF YOU KEEP UPDATING THAT FAST!!!!!
I guess all that bugging paid off. ;)
*going into hysterics AGAIN*
I LOVE THE WORLD AND PROMISE TO MAKE MARIE-ANTOINETTE SOME POETRY ABOUT HER LIFE IF YOU KEEP UPDATING QUICKLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Marie-Antoinette may not be perfect but she tries,
And hopes that no one can see the tears she cries.
She goes to the gallows with her head held high,
She is a caged bird that longs to fly.
Tell me I make up crappy poetry and I will agree.
Author's Response: Hey, I don't know about your poetry, I'm used to French poetry... Baudelaire, Mallarmé and Co... But I'm still pretty impressed!... Don't forget to actually READ the chapter once it's accepted =D
And yes, the bugging paid off :)
Wow, another EXCELLENT chapter!
This story is really interesting, and excellently written.
Author's Response: Next chapter is finished and has been sent to Beta :)
Great first chapter!
It was really interesting :)
Author's Response: Thanks for the review! I'm glad you liked it.
How sad for her, it must be really terrible. You do a good job at conveying the characters' emotions.
Author's Response: Thanks! and yes, she's not having a good time, with everyone bullying her around...