I was just curious about which one of your stories got approved first and therefore i made my way through the tangled meshes of syllables, all the way down to the bottom of your Author Page. and then i noticed something that made my head go all scratchy. it would appear that this story was validated on my birthday (I say 'appear' because I don't really trust MNFF with such find details as dates, times and delete-buttons that actually WORK.). Wierd... especially since it would seem that you sent out the first part of 'Blog' on September. Yet... that's listed as third. *Sigh*I just can't get the hang of this place! It scares me.
Author's Response: I know, it's so weird! But this was my first story posted, although it was the sixth that I submitted.
Author's Response: Wait, sorry, The Dark Lord's Blog was my first story posted. I got confused...
I should attack Narcissa with one of my toaster minions for brain washing impressionable young children into hating poeple! Oh well, it was very good, and I read it along time ago, but forgot to review, so I'm reviewing! Another great story for Schmergo!
~Emma- The- Toaster- Master
Author's Response: Thanks, Emma! I'm glad that Narcissa had that impression on you... that's just what I was going for!
W-o-w. Spectacular. I love how you show how Draco got his attitude... Love it! 10/10
Author's Response: Thank you so much! I'm glad you like my portrayal of the maggot, as Zoheb calls him.
But how does.. Oh wait he wouldn't care.
I was about to say, what if she is a muggle-born witch like Hermione! But then I remember all not pure-bloods are "scum".. So..
Author's Response: Hehe, it's interesting that people like to analyze my ending... Yeah, isn't it scary that prejudice starts that young? Thre's a song from the musical South Pacific called "You've Got To Be Carefully Taught," and it's about prejudice.
Beta-reader, eh? Well... I did once think about it, but I dismissed the idea because:
a) I dont want to spend my time reading people's fics before they're submitted.
b) i dont feel like correcting people's mistakes over. And over. And over...
c) I want to protect the writers' pride. I mean, a sixteen year old from England might resent having to send his fics to a 14-year old Bangali for SPELLING CORRECTION.
d) I don't want the responsibility.
e) Isn't the weather nice?
f) I'm too lazy for something like that (Although... it might keep me occupied)
g) And... well, I wouldn't feel comfortable editing for a person I probably know absolutely NOTHING about. I like familiarity.
Now... I'm not saying Beta-reading is bad... I just do'nt feel like it. Consider me: Lazy Reviewer who Enjoys Expressing Himself in Highly Unusual Ways (Or: LREEHHUW).
And as for the nation... only if I am the Supreme Vice Chancellor of the Armed Forces (I shall arm them all with juke boxes full of N-sync CDs. COWER, ENEMIES OF THE PSYCHO-NATION, COWER!).
And don't worry about the weasels. After having watched Pakistani advertises for five hours... Weasels are a piece of cake, right boys? OWWW! MY EYES, MY EYES!
Author's Response: Hahaha... I became a beta reader because I've been editing my siblings'/friends'/classmates' papers for as long as I can remember, and I suddenly went, "Aha! I can now nitpick for FANFICTION!" I've beta'd five stories so far. NOT N*SYNC! They N*STYNK!
Draco Malfoy as a young child.
SEE how he was moulded into the maggot (Which, as you know, is one of my favorite worlds) that he is now! FEEL his contempt for the little muggle-born. BE ONE WITH HIM as he slams the door in her face. AND HEAR THE BEATING IF HIS HEART as blood and pride rushes into it!!!!!!! MUHUHAHAHAHA!!!!!
Hmmm... no complaints here! This is okay with an 'o' in lowercase (Because regular words shouldnt be capitalized in the middle of a sentence, yes?)!
And incidentally, I was pleased that you had taken the time to visit my humble author page. And, yes, everyone loves Marvin.
Your pen-pal is like me? YAY! They sound like the sort of person I like to know- and so do you! (It does me good to know that there are more lunatics like me. Makes me feel that the world has a brighter future.)
Don't look now, but your weasels are untied! Haha! Gotcha!
Author's Response: Thanks! I think your dramatic description of the maggot is the best one I've heard. Incidentally, have you ever thought about being a beta for fanfiction? You seem to have an eye for spotting the weaker parts of stories, as well as spelling and grammar. I'm glad to see I'm not the only lunatic! We should, like, form a colony in Albuquerque or something, where the maniacs roam free in the sunshine, sipping coconut smoothies and muttering, "Shiiire.... Baaaggins..." under their breath. By the way...you've got weasels on your face!
Wow! This is great! I absolutely loved it :D
oh and btw I also love artemis fowl! It rcks :DD
Author's Response: Thank you so much! It's nice to see someone else who's read Artemis Fowl. I adore those books... especially the newest one.
Hermione?....And i think you should have made draco dress up as the yellow power ranger. Anyway loved it
Author's Response: Thank you! Yeah, I should've made him the yellow ranger, shouldn't I? But I wrote this fic for Coppercurls, and she asked for "A very in-character Draco."
Oh my gosh! This was really good! It was short and cute and...just really good! And now I'm gonna read some more of your stories! HOOOOORRRRRAAAAYYYYY!!!!!!
Author's Response: Wow, thank you! I had a good time writing this one... it only took me about half an hour to write, but I like the results..
great.. love it!
Author's Response: Thank you! It's nice to see some familar faces... that is, username... of people who read 'The Dark Lord's Blog."
i liked it! yah! so im happy! was the little girl hermoine?? just wondering.
Author's Response: Yay, thank you! I wasn't intending to make the girl Hermione, but I don't know... I guess she might be. *Shrugs*
Quick question: Was the fairy princess girl by any strange warped chance Hermione?
Author's Response: Nope, at least, I wasn't planning on it. But I guess she could be. The idea that she might be Hermione sprung to mind after I submitted it. (She was actually supposed to be my sister.)
Oh my! That's so sad, but very very very well written. Great job. :)
Author's Response: Why thank you! I'm glad to see some familiar... er... usernames of people who reviewed "The Dark Lord's Blog!"
Author's Response: Thanks! You just won the 'shortest review ever award!' Of course, you could beat your previous record by simply posting 'Ew,' but I wouldn't like that as much.
ok... I just read the previous reviews. U don't need to answer my question now. Anyway. Poor Draco.... so young, so naieve.
Author's Response: We interrupt this program to continue with it... No, but seriously, I always imagined Draco to be somewhat brainwashed by tradition.
HOW DOES HE KNOW THE GIRL ISN'T A WITCH? Anyway, nice portrayel of Draco. So young, so naieve...
Author's Response: Thank you! It was fun to write.
As much as I despise draco, I enjoyed reading this. How did he know the girl was muggleborn though?
Author's Response: (I don't really like Draco, either, although I like his family, and he's very good material for spoofs.) Good question. She was describing her house and its decorations, and he remembered that the house with all of the fancy decorations belonged to mudbloods. (She's a mudblood in his eyes although her parents are wizards because they're both muggleborn.)
what the heak that was very odd
Author's Response: Oh. Okalie dokalies. I guess I have a talent for oddness-- I'm sorry you didn't enjoy that.
Mummy's boy, isn't he? That was really good. You've got great description skills!
Author's Response: Ha ha, yes he is. Thank you!
Very nice. It expains Draco's background very well. I never really imagined Narcissa to be that nice about calling people a mudblood, but considering her attitude in the Half-Blood Prince, I can see this happening. I don't understand why the Malfoys would live so close to a muggle house, and why they would go trick or treating when it seems to be mainly a muggle holiday. It was a great story.
Would you mind explaining what the difference is between muggle and mudblood? I read your other reviews and I got confused on the one. Thanks!
Author's Response: Thank you! I wrote Narcissa as being nice about her description of Mudbloods because she's trying to make things simple and comprehensible for her three-year-old son. She genuinely believes that what she is saying is the truth. The Malfoys don't live near MUGGLES per se, but they live near a wealthy wizarding family where the parents are both muggle-born, and to Narcissa that's much the same thing. A muggle is someone with no magical powers. A mudblood is a muggle-born wizard, with full magical power, but "muggle" blood. Hermione's Mggleborn (or a Mudblood), while Dudley is a muggle. Whoot.