Once again, I'm truly floored by your wonderful story. This was such a beautiful, deeply personal piece. From beginning to end [and especially the first and last paragraphs] you've created such a beautiful story and beautiful character... it's amazing.
One thing I truly love about this story--besides the remarkable writing, of course--is that you managed to convey a message in such a natural way.... simple but not forced, beautiful but not over-the-top.
On a personal note, although I've [fortunately] never been bullied, your story really makes me realize how much one person can do to help another out. I've been known to defend people who are teased... Defend them, I guess, I've never really befriended them. *nods* But your story shows how much good a kind word can do. It's inspiring, really, and just plain beautiful.
I love seeing how far you have gone into really exploring Luna's character. Even her brief little speech ["They don't think I feel like others do..."] was so poingant and beautiful, and truly shows great insight into her persona. And the first paragraph! I can't even begin to say how wonderful your yoyo metaphor is.
Hm. I seem to be saying this a lot today, but you're amazing. Great job. I can't stress that enough.
Author's Response: Thank you so much wonderful reviewer! I got the idea for this fic after thinking about all the muggle-borns tormented by bullies like Malfoy, and I wanted to explore that more with my own character. Thanks again!
That's why I count when I'm waiting for sleep. I have what you call, a mild case of Insomnia. Not fun.
Luna is so brave and she's so smart; she's like Hermione but different. Poor Sara. I'm glad I don't get teased; I just don't have friends.
Author's Response: Thank you for your review!
The first paragraph is wonderful. The analogy between the yo-yo and spiraling down into hateful thoughts was very well conceived and written. You nailed Luna perfectly. Dreamy, strangely odd and yet comforting.
Overall this is a lovely story that speaks eloquently of learning to deal with bullies, being teased and helping others.
(Snapes_secret here/Snape's Talon elsewhere)
Author's Response: Thanks! Well, I do love Luna. I have a Luna one-shot in queue actually...
Ooh! I liked that! I love how you wrote it. My favorite part was the first paragraph; it was capturing. Write more! You're talented!
Author's Response: Thanks!!! The beginning is my favorite part too. PS: Watch out for some reviews of your own.
hi!! I found the time to read and reveiw you absolutely amazing fic! It was wonderful, and I really have to agree with everyone below!!!
Author's Response: WHOHOO!
Author's Response: I'm so silly..I meant whoohooo.... :-)
Wow wow wow...
This is so easy to relate to. You are SO TALENTED!!!
Keep up the amazing work : )
Author's Response: *happy dance*
Awww! It's so good! I am in love with the first section! It's so good! I love this story! It's amazing. Keep writing!! Because you rock at it!
Author's Response: Yippee! The beginning is my favorite part too! I will keep writing! Check your reviews!