That was so sweet. You have a talent for picking up these little known characters and weaving the most wonderful stories about them. I loved it when Hagrid referred to Olympe as a "poor little thing." Any woman's gotta love that. And, I loved your semi-sexy description of Hagrid (without his hairy suit). And I really loved Olympe's statement that French women aren't afraid of anything:) For some reason, that reminded me of my niece's little girl (she's 7). At one point this summer, when my leg was still hurt from being broken, she and I were going somewhere and she picked up a bag of trash for us to dump on the way. I asked if she was sure she could carry it to the car and she said "I can. I'm strong like a woman." I thought how wonderful it is that my niece has taught her daughter that women are strong. Great story. I loved everything about it.
Author's Response: Sexiness is in the eye of the beholder, :D, and everyone deserves to have a special someone think they're hot. Thank you for not going Ewww and liking the girl inside the giantess. It's sad when girls stop believing they can do anything. They should be like your great niece (I didn't use a dash because I mean it in more ways than one). :)
It's kind of weird, that Hagrid has a love life, but I liked this story anyway, as I always do. You're an amazing writer that takes the oddest moments and gives them a new perspective--very few people I've seen, even on here, have the talent to transform small moments Harry witnessed into something this captivating.
Author's Response: Even scruffy half giants need love, and I'm so glad you're one of the few (and appreciated!) souls who can accept the weird and enjoy it too!
That was beautiful
Author's Response: Thank you! I was sad Jo said Hagrid and Olympe didn't work out, but since that's not in the books, I'll pretend I don't know she said that and have them live large together. :)
wow....there's something wrong about the visuals that go along with that story...lmao. that said, great story, well written, and very unique.
You reminded me of the scene in Galaxy Quest when Guy sees the alien girl with tentacles showing sink down to the floor kissing Tech Sgt. Chen and says, "Oh, that's not right." :D Let me guess, you're "plucky comic relief" to your friends, too?
Thank you! I was sad Jo said it didn't work out between Hagrid and Olympe. I'd like to think they had to make it long distance romance, meeting up on holidays, but still get together. :)
Wow, that was one giant romance for a one-shot, but you made it perfect! You're amazing at writing romance, even some that's a little out there. Great job and good luck writing more!
Author's Response: Thank you! I thought Luna and Harry would make a great couple until he let Ginny's dancing hair sway his affections, lol.
Author's Response: I just realized that I was thinking of your Kissing Harry review and that you were referring to that pairing, not Hagrid and Olympe, LOL. Giants in love are "out there" literally, I suppose, heh.
That was so cute! It's beyond be how you can make a story about half giants cute, but I guess that's just another one of your amazing talents ^_^
Author's Response: Aw, Alison, you're the best, making my day by reading my stories! Thank you!
I'm going to have to add 'giants' to the list now. You've got a talent for matchmaking, and the image of someone thinking of Olympe as a "poor little thing" made me grin.
Glad I ran across this! :)
Author's Response: This story is held hostage over at a site that shall remain nameless, lol. It's the third classic blunder after land wars in Asia and going against a Sicilian when death is on the line...tag-team writing a fic with a 'friend' under their account...that you have no control over! D'oh! No one read it there, but I'm so glad you found and read it here! ^_^
Merlin...how you made Hagrid appear sexy, I'll never understand XD.
This is an incredibly difficult ship to write, and the fact that you've done it so beautifully just cements the impression I already had of you...you're just a FANTASTIC writer. :D
Author's Response: Hagrid through our eyes, not so sexy, lol. Hagrid seen through Olympe's eyes...Mon Dieu! Who knew? :D You are so nice, with the complimet, that I think you have to be near the top of Father Christmas/Santa's list!
THat was...awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!! Cwute!!!
Author's Response: Aren't you sweeter than honey for saying so! You made my day! ^_^
Awww! Such a hard pairing to write (I think) and you've done a marvelous job! This a very cute little ficlet, but written and characterized well, too! A very enjoyable read, through and through!
Author's Response: Aw, you read this story! Huzzah! *throws random paper into the air, lacking proper confetti* :D It was easy to write when I looked at if from their povs, wanting to be loved, but I did snicker a bit when Maxime went 'Mon Dieu' over Hagrid's half-naked bod, thinking of readers thinking the same thing....for non-romantic reasons, LOL.
Yet another piece of awesomeness! It's good to see Hagrid as a rounded character, someone with appetites beyond food, whiskey and exotic critters. Manny Hands was particularly well-named. I could just hear the Barry White music in the background. Rock on, Hagrid, ya big Somerset playa!
Author's Response: I said I love you and that's forever, And this I promise from my heart, I could not love you any better, I love you just the way you are.
ROFL over 'Somerset playa'! :D If he wasn't seen as well rounded, it was because he never had the chance to show it...and I don't just mean taking off his shirt, heh. ^_~
Gem of a piece on Hagrid. It is rarely that we come across stories where he is not a bumbling oaf. Could you do a sequel?
Author's Response: Aw, thank you so much for asking! *hugs* It would be fun to imagine a Hagrid and Olympe 'camping' story. :D
Umm...uh...this was cute but...Hagrid...make-out...eww. I mean, yeah, I loved this but it's...Hagrid! I know, I know, if I thought this was awkward and disturbing I wouldn't have read it, but I didn't think this was awkward and disturbing! It's cute and it gives a kind of back story to what happened after Madam Maxime walked off. Cute. Very cute.
Author's Response: So you were disturbed not to find the story disturbing? Cool! :D Thanks for reading a giant romance story- before the HBP, I wanted it to be Hagrid, because he's a prince of a guy! :)
my goodness. I am simply speechless.
first let me apologize for not reading this sooner; I couldn't get to the computer for a couple of days last week and I must have missed it. I thought I caught up...fortunately I heard about this on the reviews to your new tonks/lupin fic.
It would be really nice if you could make a longer fic in this vein. the thing is, tho I like this fic, I personally don't think it would happen this way, primarily because Maxime is a headmistress. I would think she would act more responsibly, or maybe just think for a little bit more time about what she is doing.
To you, is Hagrid very hairy?
and what kind of orphanage would take maxime in?
Author's Response: For story purposes, I had Olympe tell Hagrid she was adopted. I thought that could explain her defensiveness during their talk in the garden. Hagrid wore a shaggy/hairy suit, lol, but I just think he's got long hair and a beard, not hair on his back to use to rope sea turtles like Jack Sparrow. :D
I think Headmistresses are still women, and sometimes (especially when you're not on duty) you put yourseld and your needs first. But I respect your opinion and I'm thrilled you read this story! Thank you! ^_^
Aw...what a sweet story! Second only to Tonks and Remus, Hagrid and Olympe's courtship is the best hidden in the books (believe me, I've looked). Anyways, as always, an excellent, thought provoking (never mind what type of thought) piece. :-)
Author's Response: I will heart you forever for your wonderful review! ^_^ Hagrid and Olympe, perhaps because mental images of them in a romantic clinch are disturbing, lol, are overlooked by writers....like an elephant in the living room, LOL.