Only just noticed your response to my last review...XD Yup, that's where I got my name from. Do you like Rasputina? You're the first person I've met who knows who they are...
And because I would never want to spam, I've been re-reading this story. Once again, it is SO cute...Molly is very well characterized in particular. Love the ending.
Author's Response: Well, 'tis a lovely name. I do love Rasputina. They make really great music, and are really funny a lot of the time. My favourite songs are Howard Hughes, High on Life and Things I'm Gonna Do. :) They're brilliant!
Oh, I just loved this. I'm too lazy to write a proper review, but great story!
Author's Response: Thank you! Hm... The Salt Lake Queen? Wouldn't have anything to do with the song Saline the Salt Lake Queen, by Rasputina, would it? If not, just ignore me.
lol I love Arthur! He's so funny! This was cute and the characterization was great. I especially love how he kissed the car at the end.
Author's Response: Thanks a lot! I think Arthur/Ford Anglia is my favourite pairing. :P I'm glad you liked it!
Very funny. I loved your characterisation of Molly especially, and the way you incorporated the words she used on the boys in that CoS chapter (the book's in my room and I can't be bothered going and getting it).
Just one thing: the way he constantly called her "Mollywobbles". The first couple of times it was OK, but I think you should've alternated it with "Molly dear" or something, cos in the books we never actually hear him calling her Molywobbles even once. But that doesn't really matter.
Oh yeah, and when he called it "muggle technical speak". It just seemed to stick out for me, I think it may be a tad American. Perhaps "Technical Muggle terms"? But then again, maybe that was just me.
It's a shame it was so short! I was really enjoying it! Ah well, you've written plenty more!
Author's Response: *squeeeee!* Hi, Phia! *waves* Thanks for coming to read my stories!
In retrospect I can see what you mean about the "Mollywobbles" bit, and about the "muggle technical speak"... I'll probably go change it a little later. But as for how we never hear him call her that, that's because we never see them alone, and it's his nickname for her when they're by themselves.
I'm really glad you liked it! Thanks a whole bunch for reviewing! :)
i love the weasleys.
Author's Response: Thanks! So do I. :)
Ah ... subtle IC humour. A rarity amongst most humour fics ...
You had me chuckling throughout. The funniest parts will have to be the ones with 'Mollywobbles' in them. The word itself is quite funny ... *giggles*
I love Arthur's child-like amazement and curiosity. Like I'd mentioned earlier, it's very in-character: your version of Arthur seems to remind me of the chapter in GoF when he visits the Dursleys for the first time.
I wish it could have been more humorous, though. All the same, it was good!
And, my review doesn't seem to be long enough for my satisfaction this time. *sighs* Anyway, I'm looking forward to read more humorous fics from you! Good luck!
Author's Response: I'm glad you liked this too! To be quite honest, I'm not really much of a humour writer. This was my first and probably only attempt, though I do bring humorous elements into as much of my work as I can manage. I think my type of humour was described as "honest". I take thec truth and make it funny. This is probably something I have from watching a lot of stand-up... I have my moments, and I have enough self-irony, but I'm not a naturally funny person.
I was fascinated to find out about Arthur's cute little nickname for Molly. It's so cute, but at the same time it made me laugh out loud because of the nickname of a friend of mine. We call her Wobbles because when she moves she... wobbles. Her chest does, that is. And Molly is a rather plump woman, who back in the day was most likely rather curvy and sexy. This nickname is extra funny to me for that reason.
I'm glad I managed to keep Arthur IC, I'm always very worried of having the characters fall out of character, so I really think things through before I write them. My plot bunnies are most likely to start with, "How would such-and-such react in that situation?" or "How does this theme aply to such-and-such?".
Don't beat yourself up, I always enjoy your reviews, and they're still far longer than the standard, "OMG, I luv this! You are a good writer!" or "I don't like it, it sucks." I once got a review that only said "Good". It didn't even have punctuation.
Cute. A very nice story about how the Ford Anglia came to be. Well done!
Author's Response: Thank you infinitely! :)
Haha, that was really good! I am glad I found your story, it's great to read something a little different. It seemed to me you had planned it really well and you made your sure that it all fitted in. well done! 10/10
Author's Response: Thank you very much for this highly positive review, and I'm glad you enjoyed my story! Man, my ego's blowing through the roof; I get too much praise.
Some slight corrections: I don’t really understand that muggle technical speak…” Muggle is spelled with a capital "M".
This gave an amusing history on how the 'Flying Ford Anglia' came to be. The use of that nickname 'Mollywobbles' is incredibly funny. Great example of wrodplays wherein the use of the word itself is funny.
Your characterizations are good and I can imagine Arthur truly snecking off to try out his beloved contraption and Molly reprimanding him for it.
Since my point of being here is suggest improvement on your humour: To improve the comedic turns on this, maybe you can add a few funny scenes. Easiest would be some visual humour whilst Arthur was flying about: an incident with a blimp? Ducks following him thus he needed to flip 'on' the invisibility switch? A near collision with a plane? basically any wacky events you an think of. :)
Great Story Maia, love your plotline.
Author's Response: Thank you very much! I will consider adding more visual humour, etc, but for now I'll probably leave it as is, as I have so many other things to write, plus exams at school. Thanks for taking the time to read and review this, I am ever so grateful!
Awww... I love the Ford Anglia, it's so cuuuuute!! *giggle*
Author's Response: Thanks so very much for your review!
Your story is great, it's no random humour but a story which easily fits into canon. Your writing is very good, I loved how you portrayed Arthur's passion for this car. And especially the ending is very realistic although still funny, I guess this really could have been one of the reasons Molly allowed Arthur to keep this car. 10 / 10
Author's Response: Thank you so much! Positive reviews are always so fun to get. I'm very glad you liked it. This was my first attempt at writing humour, so I am very hally it turned out good. Thank you!
FWIW, I drive a big rig named Luna. She's driving me crazy, a little bit at a time, as she demonstrates yet another quirk that I have to figure out how to fix or live with. I *really* understand Arthur Weasley.
Author's Response: Lol, I'm glad someone can identify! :)
Good work :) I always wondered how that car came to be....and now I know.
Keep up the good work. I can't wait for you future works :)
Author's Response: Thank you very much! I am very glad you enjoyed it!
This is great!
Author's Response: Glad you liked it! :)
haha A Night At the Opera=one of my favorite CDs ever!! i hope you continue this series
Author's Response: Going at it as best I can; I have two other Night at the Opera stories too. I'm glad someone else is as big a Queen fanatic as I am!