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Reviews For Ron's Gauntlet

Name: nikkiolapotter (Signed) · Date: 08/20/06 9:09 · For: Chapter 1
That was a really good story! One thing I want to point out is that I'm pretty sure the formating is off.

Author's Response: Thank you, I'm really pleased that you enjoyed it! I'll go and check on the formatting now, thanks for the heads up!

Name: kumydabookworm (Signed) · Date: 08/13/06 18:00 · For: Chapter 1
I loved your ending. Even though, Ron didn't finish, you still managed to bring the perfect close to it. Your characterization of Ron was lovely, as others have said.

I would also like to add that it was 'bloody brilliant' - in Ron's words - to have Ron think like Harry and Hermione to get through the challenges.

It shows the Trio's closeness and how all their strengths add up to create a powerful force - just one of them alone couldn't fight the way the three of them together do, and you showed that indirectly through Ron's struggles.

I loved that you found a way to use the spell "Oppugno," considering your username. ;)

Lovely - I think the characterization is what made it a wonderful read, rather than mediocre. Fabulous characterization...

And yes, I know I've said that several times. It needs to be said. :p


P.S. This is the first of three reviews as your prize for participating in the review challenge for lilyevans34.

Author's Response: Thanks! I'm always quite worried about characterization, so it's lovely to hear everyone say that they liked it - especially numerous times! The trio are that - a trio. Without that, they're not nearly as strong - they are the power that Voldemort knows not! Thanks for reviewing, Kumy! P.S. For the spell - couldn't resist! ;-)

Name: HarryPotter is my LIFE (Signed) · Date: 08/11/06 13:50 · For: Chapter 1
I think it's really interesting that you chose Ron for this. For some reason, while we know much about him in canon, fanon seems to portray him differently. He was probably a difficult charcter to pull of in this sort of event (most authors would have just made him stupid, which he's not) but you managed it splendidly.

I always thought that Ron could be smart if he just applied himself, and you showed it here.

Ron showed true Gryffindor spirit here. Although he knew that he was in danger, that he could die at any moment, he faced his fears as they faced him. Many people seem to question why he's in Gryffindor, but they need to wait. Ron will have his moment to shine and show his true colors, as he did in the Gauntlet.

What I like most about this is Ron trying to think like Hermione with Harry. He's always asking his best friends for help, always relying on their advice. So when he finally faces a problem alone, he tries to think like them. In the end, he learns to think just like himself, not others, and he's a bit mnore confident in himself, which he could really use! Excellent!

Author's Response: Thank you! I'm really glad you thought I stayed true to Ron, as I'm always worried about not doing him justice. I agree, Ron is smart - he's just a bit dense about girls! Ron is tremendously brave - he's already showed that when preparing to duel Death Eaters and always being there for his friends. I thought he'd definitely be up for the challenge - like he wanted to in fourth year - and that he'd be fun to write whilst doing it! I'm really glad you liked Ron trying to think like Harry and Hermione, and the sort of moraly bit to it, as I thought Ron might be like that too - I hope he does get more confidence in himself, for he deserves it! I'm really glad you liked Ron's characterization here, as I had a lot of fun writing him! Thanks for reviewing!

Name: FluerDelacour8118 (Signed) · Date: 08/01/06 12:51 · For: Chapter 1
TWT is Tri Wizards Tournament

Author's Response: Aha! I get it now, thanks!

Name: Dumbledore Prince (Signed) · Date: 08/01/06 0:09 · For: Chapter 1
Wow, great story!

I like it how you picked Ron instead of Hermione and/or Harry to go through the maze. Thankfully, you steered away from the stupid!Ron cliche and gave us a smart!Ron.

It's good that you brought out the lion within him, you know, that is precisely what makes him a Gryffindor. Congratulations for the good characterisation.

The last part is very funny, you managed to make me laugh as well! But then again, you were the one who wrote Dear Dumby ...

Author's Response: Thanks! Yes, I love Ron - I'm glad you thought I portrayed him well, as he really is smart, it's just that Hermione often overshadows him, and sometimes his brains aren't realised (for instance, he's the one who noticed something was up with Hermione when she had the time-turner, but at the time it seemed ridiculous). So, I'm really glad you thought I had him down well, thanks! I really enjoyed writing the last part, so I'm glad you enjoyed reading it! *giggles* Glad to know I've still got the humour, even out of Dear Dumby! Thanks for reviewing!

Name: FluerDelacour8118 (Signed) · Date: 07/29/06 21:36 · For: Chapter 1
that was interesting but it was good to just like the TWT but with Ron in it and the end was so finny to me

Author's Response: Thank you! (But what's the TWT?) I'm glad you liked the end, as that was one of my favourite parts too! Thanks for reviewing!

Name: weasley_is_my_king8 (Signed) · Date: 07/16/06 23:44 · For: Chapter 1
oh yeah and the ending is hilarious! by the way, IM me sometime it's soccerpotter104

Author's Response: Thanks! The dialogue at the end was a lot of fun to write, so I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Name: weasley_is_my_king8 (Signed) · Date: 07/16/06 23:36 · For: Chapter 1
i thought the story was great!

Author's Response: Thank you, I'm really glad you enjoyed it!

Name: Big_Kelpie (Signed) · Date: 06/17/06 11:51 · For: Chapter 1
great story.....SO, is that the end? i hope not

Author's Response: Yes, that is the end! It was a challenge on the forums, and that was the amount of prompts I got before I had to end it. Glad you enjoyed it, thanks for reviewing!

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