It's nice to see things from Remus's perspective. I had wondered what Sirius said to him.
Author's Response: I'm glad you liked it!
You know, it is possible to be lucky in love and still GET LUCKY, screw the timing! Lol, but it is your story, and it's a good story. I enjoyed it.
Author's Response: Thank you for reading it! I made them wait for the one shot Butterfly Summer, but I made the wait worth it. ;)
Poor Remus and his one-track mind...now I know where he got the phrase "mouldy old philosopher"...I meant to read this just after that chapter, but it seemed to have slipped my mind in light of...other things...
Yeah, my mom told me the same thing about assuming, a long time ago, but we never say more than "You know what happens when you assume..." After that very first time, and especially not in front of my dad. :)
I love you, Kerichi-la! I'm glad I heard Remus's perspective of this sad-making, confusing time of Tonks's. Thanks for taking the time to write it! I really, really appreciate it!
Author's Response: You've got the Barney theme song looping in my head. I love you, you love me . . . . *hugs*
I was thinking what a lucky person I am to have so many wonderful stories to read. This is going to sound crazy but I've been so happy since I've discovered fan fiction. I no longer have to mourn over characters dead and gone because they live on in someone else's world; or someone offers a more satisfying viewpoint or fills in the blanks. On the one hand I hoped that Remus would "get lucky" and on the other hand I also believe in delaying gratification. I would've taken Sirius' comments in a hurtful way, although the comments were directed towards an old friend and they know each other so well--maybe the words hurt less then. Wonderful story.
I'm the lucky one to have a wonderful person to read my stories! :) I know what you mean about fan fiction. A book tells a story, but what if you're more interested in a secondary character, or wish a certain couple had a different ending? Fan fiction lets you explore all the "what if"s.
Guys have this back and forth razzing thing that's part of the mysteries of male bonding, :D, so Sirius expected Remus would take a joke, not realizing that when you're sensitive about an issue, it's hard to have a sense of humor about it.
I love that you too Remus' POV! Love it!
Author's Response: There's a Remus pov journal fic that parallels the next story, Moonlight and Shadow from chapter 9 onward, but before that there's another one shot, Butterfly Summer that's Remus' pov of their holiday together. :)
Aw! I love how Sirius dealt with that! (Yeah, I know. Not the point of the story, but, really!) & BTW, the assume thing is great! It's been always a catch phrase between me & my friends, though it wasn;t original on our part. We got if from Eight Simple Rules. :D
Author's Response: I got it from my dad...oh how I loved hearing it, snicker, snicker. Who knows where he got it from...Poor Richard's Almanac, likely, heh.
'I still think of her as the girl who cried when she couldn’t keep me as a pet!”'
I loved that line.
Author's Response: Ta, Thanks! I think it would be a mental shift, not quite as jarring as parents have to do, lol, to think of Tonks having an adult relationship. :D
Aww, very good outtake indeed! And congratulations with your various nominations for the Quicksilver Quills! As soon as I heard of the QSQs, I was going to nominate Semi Charmed Life - but, alas, by the time I had finally gotten myself sorted into Hufflepuff, I had forgotten all about it - and now I was going to nominate you and I can't do it anymore! Thread closed! The world isn't fair! So - this just to say that I most certainly would've nominated you... if the circumstances had let me. Hopefully next year... ^_^
Author's Response: Aw, thank you! I think it will be hard to judge them, since you have one shots going up against chapter fics, and completed stories against works in progress, but if I don't win a quill, I'm still thrilled to be nominated (as people can probably tell by my stating the fact in story summaries and waving the Nominee banner on my author page! LOL)
Excellent. . . gimme more!
Author's Response: Thanks! He'll have a pov one-shot to go along with the Promise of a Spring Moon final chapter, 20, and I think you'll find it very satisfying! ^_^
I've been on vacation in Canada for a week, so it was a nice 'welcome home' for me to find this story validated.
Fantastic, as usual. It's nice to see the story from a different POV. Especially from a male's POV.
Author's Response: Remus does have a unique perspective! *sings O Canada!....and only that, since I don't know any more....lol* Hope you had fun, and Welcome Home! ^_^
Yaaaaaay! Awesomley awesome, as always. Haha, my teacher says that about assuming things all the time. Only it's much funnier here :P Keep writing!
Author's Response: Thank you! I think it's funnier when it applies to other people too, LOL. Kinda like when I read Snape's snarky comments. They make me laugh...but I wouldn't if they were directed at me! :D
Woohoo! You love me truly, madly, deeply! I feel so loved. Can you feel the looove? 'Cause I loved it.
Author's Response: Can you feel the love tonight? *hums, thinking of Lion King* :D Thank you!
fabulous once again.
nice pun about "assume". I must remember that one. where do you find these things? or do you just make them up with your leftover genius?
Author's Response: *falls out of chair laughing over 'leftover genius'* I wish! That's one of my dad's favorite sayings....guess when I heard it? Yeah, I've never been fond of being called an ass. :D I am a fount of useless trivia, though, that never had an outlet until writing, LOL.
This explains a lot... I was wondering exactly what Remus thought that made him leave for awhile. I figured out what I love so much about your stories: You keep the characters how they are in the books. Some fanfics that I've read would be great, if they were different characters. I once read a fic that kept referring to Hermione as 'the brunette'. With yours, I can really imagine these characters doing things like this. You keep to the descriptions in the books, and you really make the characters come alive.
Author's Response: Thank you! I don't want to change the characters, just fill in the blanks, give them lives outside the glimpses of them we see through Harry's viewpoint.
LOL at myself when I was a new writer doing that too- thinking it was 'more creative' to use descriptions like 'the brunette' instead of names all the time, like readers would get tired of hearing them, or needed the reminder of what characters looked like! *shakes head, thankful for learning better*
can't believe this took so long to validate! i was so impatient, i went to simply undeniable to read this thang... great outtake!
Author's Response: And you came back and reviewed here? Thank you so much! *wipes happy tear* :)
Okaaaay, I love the Remus POVs.
Nice to see from his eyes once in a while.
Not all the time, just ONCE IN A WHILE.
Author's Response: What? You don't want a Remus pov one shot every other week? LOL I wouldn't have the time, so no worries. :D He will have another one shot to go along with chapter 20, though....:D
i LOVE your stories please please write more! i wanted remus to be more developed than the werewolf teacher in J.K's books and you have made him so !!! you are a very good writer, too.
Author's Response: Thank you! The books have to revolve around Harry, and what teenaged boy wonders about the life, much less the love life of a teacher? So in a way, it's good Jo keeps the adult characters sketchy, very 'real'....and good for fanfiction writers who want to fill in the gaps! :D
I love these outtakes from Remus's point of view . . . it makes the excellent stories even better! And I think that Remus being, as you put it, "lucky in love" is sweet! Keep up the good work!
Author's Response: Thanks! ^_^ Remus knows Tonks loves him, he just wishes she didn't make it so difficult for him to wait patiently....and yet, if she didn't get all hot and bothered, he'd be disappointed, LOL.
I've just got to say that i love the fact that you write several parts of your stories in different PoV's. Its very insightful, and makes the stories more real. I love your stories for that.
Author's Response: I'm so glad you like the povs from the guys. In a first person story, you get inside the character's head, but it's nice to step out, especially into Remus' shoes! He'll get another chance to howl, lol, after ch 20!
Author's Response: Merci! Gracias, Tak, and in all other ways Thank you! ^_^