Reviewer: Siuan Sanche
Date: 10/27/08 16:49
Chapter: Their Neverending Reflection

When I recently went through and looked at the various reviews I've given I realized that what I wrote for this story (at the end) should say "his mirror" not "him mirror." Just wanted to clarify ;p

Author's Response: lol, thanks for the clarification ;)

Reviewer: Siuan Sanche
Date: 12/04/07 20:32
Chapter: Their Neverending Reflection

Wow. I never thought I'd feel sad for a mirror...very creative. It would have been nice to hear a bit more about what Dumbledore told him mirror.

Author's Response: It's strange just what we end up feeling sorry for. I originally planned a romance for this story, but that sorta melted away as I began writing, and instead a substantially improved platonic relationship sprung up between the two mirrors. Oh, and I've never thought about what Dumbledore told his mirror... What exactly would he say to it? "Merlin, do I look fine today," maybe. But I normally don't pour my innermost secrets into my mirror. :D Good thought, though!

Reviewer: sunshine
Date: 12/10/06 18:30
Chapter: Their Neverending Reflection

Yet another multiple post...
Yeah, making it a romance would've killed it. I like the older mirror as a sort of mentor approach. Romance is over-rated.
: )

Author's Response: Very true, romance is overrated. It's also idealized most of the time, especially in fanfiction. Thanks for the multiple posts!

Reviewer: sunshine
Date: 12/07/06 16:48
Chapter: Their Neverending Reflection

This is really creative. It's something that I was always thinking about:it's a weird thing to wonder, but I used to wonder for how long 2 mirrors reflect in each other? Like, where does it it end; when do they stop reflecting? OK, that isn't a very clear thought, but anyway...
I like how this was written.
Spectacular : )

Author's Response: I've always wondered that, too. Whenever I try it with the mirrors on the medicine cabinet in my bathroom, my head keeps getting in the way of my reflection. Actually, what really got me writing this story was when I realized that, if the mirrors could talk in the HP books, they could have personalities and lives, etc. I originally was planning for a romance, but it didn't make it into the story. I think it ended out better without the romance. Romance would have made it cute and sweet, but I think the final product was a lot more moving instead of a simple "cute."

Reviewer: Dumbledore Prince
Date: 09/09/06 23:44
Chapter: Their Neverending Reflection

This story is completely original! It did move me, and I'm pretty sure that this is one of a kind (again, like your other one-shots). It is a real (yes, it felt very realistic) conversation between the young and the old. Some sentences remind me of The Lord of the Rings:

The young listen to the old and forget. But the old remember the young forever and ever.

Compare this with Théoden's words (from LOTR, The Two Towers):

The young perish and the old linger, withering.

The similarity struck me at once. Your sentence had a lot of meaning within.

I have a small suggestion, though:

His gaze ran across the wooden walls, the myriad of portraits, the bed with its starred, blue comforter, the en suite bathroom, and finally onto Dumbledore’s Old Bedroom Mirror.

"Comforter" is an Americanism. The word "rug" would make it sound more British.

Anyway, this was a great story! Meanwhile, good luck with your WIP.

~ Mini.

Author's Response: Thanks for this nice long review! It drives me to give a correspondingly long response. The line that you compared with LOTR most likely was inspired by it, at least on a subconscious level. I really do love those movies, and so it would make sense that some things in my stories might end up being a little similar. I'll also watch out for using "comforter" in fanfiction after this. I'm having quite a bit of fun with Briticisms in my WIP. I'm using "jumper" instead of "sweater", and I'm having a whole lot of fun with the language. It's too bad Americans don't use "bloody", "blast", and "wanker" more often, because they're so fun to say :)

Reviewer: Zacko Borni
Date: 09/07/06 14:11
Chapter: Their Neverending Reflection

Wow, it's wierd how many storys l'm reading that are good without even being funny. No offence, l just didn't think it was that funny, but like l said, it was good! (By the way, for all the Capital "I"s that were in this review, I actually used lowercase "L"s. Look like "I"s don't they? Pretty tricky, huh?)

Author's Response: I'm not offended; the story wasn't meant to be funny :) And that's weird about the lowercase l's. And very random. . . but I like random. Some of my stories are very random :D

Reviewer: FrankieHart13
Date: 09/06/06 21:15
Chapter: Their Neverending Reflection

oh wow i absolutely loved it!

Author's Response: I'm so glad! I was quite pleased with it myself, and I'm glad that other people are liking and reviewing it.

Reviewer: mock_turtle
Date: 09/06/06 19:11
Chapter: Their Neverending Reflection

I love this! It is absolutely fascinating, and a fresh perspective on the magic mirrors of the potterverse. It's great; keep on writing.

Author's Response: I'm so glad! I love giving fresh perspectives. If you check out my other stories, if give perspectives from characters like Argus Filch, Hedwig, Buckbeak, and Crookshanks. And I'm still writing; I submitted a bit of poetry to this site today, in fact! Thanks for reading, and especially for reviewing!

Reviewer: HermionePotter
Date: 09/06/06 15:25
Chapter: Their Neverending Reflection

This was... interesting. Not something I had expected to read! But it was pretty good.

Author's Response: Thank you. I'm glad you didn't expect it. I find it a bit tedious to read a whole row of fanfictions that are all the same.

Reviewer: shimotsuki
Date: 09/06/06 14:20
Chapter: Their Neverending Reflection

This is a lovely, poignant story. The interaction between the mirrors works well on its own, while on another level it also symbolizes the interactions between McGonagall and Dumbledore -- she learned so much from him while being a strong supporter, and now she will go on without him but with the knowledge she has gained.

(On a lighter note, the image of Dobby starting to dress more and more like Harry made me chuckle.)

Author's Response: Er, I actually didn't think much about the McGonagall Dumbledore thing. Which is what I love about the interaction between a reader and a writer. Sometimes the reader finds absolutely wonderful connections that the writer never even realizes are there. So you have brightened up my day in that respect. Oh, and I am quite in love with Dobby (no, not it that way). I just love all the Harry Potter animals (as you can see by reading my one-shots).

Reviewer: LoneWolfLoverGirl
Date: 09/06/06 13:38
Chapter: Their Neverending Reflection

Oh, that is so sad. In an awesomely good way. I love the idea of the living mirrors, it seems perfect for HP world!
Lovely!

Author's Response: I got the idea from the mirrors talking in the books. So I thought. . . why not a romance or something like that? Well, the romance didn't turn out, but this did.

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