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Name: Gin_Drinka (Signed) · Date: 02/05/07 18:41 · For: Shampoo
my goodness, the nerve of that greasy git! Lol, but I did think it was very interesting, and of course, well done. I love the way she worries so much about Remus.

Author's Response: Snape surprised me that time - never thought he'd make a Right to Life speech! But Ariadne gave him the contempt he deserved. She'll find a way to protect Remus. Love, GhV

Name: Gin_Drinka (Signed) · Date: 02/05/07 18:40 · For: The Friend who Understood
Her parents get on my nerves, but I guess they are supposed to. I am glad of the hints becoming bigger. And that would be so great if Veleta were still alive! I'll just see.

Author's Response: Dear Gin Drinka, Her parents get on my nerves too. Ariadne is more patient than both of us, because she understands that they do love her really. She'll have to wait a while to find out about Veleta, but she has Remus to occupy her meanwhile. Thanks for reviewing, GhV

Name: Gin_Drinka (Signed) · Date: 02/02/07 20:36 · For: The Yellow Flowers of Danger
You did a wonderful job on this as well. I like the way this is going slow, and it is very bittersweet.

Author's Response: Thanks, Gin Drinka. I think Remus left innocence behind a long time ago. His only options now are to give way to corruption - or to remain uncorrupted in a mature way. Therefore his future happiness is indeed likely to be bittersweet. I'm impressed by how well you understand my story. GhV

Name: Gin_Drinka (Signed) · Date: 02/02/07 20:08 · For: The Werewolf from Foss
That was so horribly sad! Poor poor Caradoc. And Con...you wrote all the distress involved so well. You really are a great author! I love the way Ariadne is so sweet without even realizing it.

Author's Response: Dear Gin Drinka, The best people never know how good they really are. Notice that Ariadne is already forgetting that Remus is "another" person because he feels like an extension of herself. Yes, poor Caradoc. You will see as the story progresses that the Death Eaters really have it in for the people whom Hestia loves - no wonder she signed up for the Order of the Phoenix. Thanks for reviewing, GhV

Name: Valentinia (Signed) · Date: 02/01/07 22:47 · For: The Orange Flowers of Self-Deception
Aww. They're so sweet, both of them! I love how slowly the relationship is progressing, though, because it makes it that much more realistic. Wonderful chapter, as always! I really don't know what else to say... I'm still in complete suspense about so many things... Veleta, for example... And I still love Ariadne! What a great OC! And your writing is still wonderful... :D
I can't wait for the next chapter!

Author's Response: Dear Valentinia, With reviewers like you, I'm motivated to keep posting. The Remus/Ariadne ship has to progress slowly because Ariadne is still at school - quite aside from Remus's Arian hang-ups. However, I'll keep you close to their states of mind. Thanks for your input, GhV

Name: Gin_Drinka (Signed) · Date: 02/01/07 18:34 · For: The Werewolf from Foss
Ok, just so you know, I haven't up and died, I just spent a long time on this ship and couldn't acess interenet. It is vacation here in Brazil, so I went away a long time. I have come back now and am very happy to see there is a lot of this story for me to read. Lol, thanks!

Author's Response: Welcome back, Gin Drinka! I hope I can meet your expectations. GhV

Name: Valentinia (Signed) · Date: 01/25/07 1:06 · For: Shampoo
I completely agree! Poor Remus! But I'm so glad he at least has someone like Ariadne to look after him as best she can!
I love how you never abandon the mysteris you've introduced, but how you only give the reader bits at a time! It really adds to the suspense, when you think you've found out more, and then you don't really know... :D
Anyway, as usual, great chapter! The developing relationship between Remus and Ariadne is so sweet, and so forbidden... I wonder what her parents would say... :( But, a wonderful chapter, of course! You've got Severus spot on! :D

Author's Response: Dear Valentinia, I can't believe that a person like Remus spent twelve years (1981-1993) never attracting any love from anywhere. The question is rather: how did he manage to lose whatever love he did find? Ariadne's parents don't think of the farmhand as a "real" man, so it is not possible that their daughter would be wasting any thoughts on him; their only dilemma is whether they should start introducing her to the suitable pure-blood bachelors before or after she completes her education. What they will say when they discover he's a werewolf, you will find out in due course! And what Ariadne discovers about Veleta, she will tell you as soon as she knows. It's easy to get Severus right. I just appeal to my own inner Snape. Thanks for reviewing, GhV

Name: Valentinia (Signed) · Date: 01/24/07 23:22 · For: The Friend who Understood
Yay! Remus' feelings are not unreturned! :D I really enjoyed this chapter! I love all of the suspense and the mystery surrounding everything in this fic, and yet the underlying romance and wonderful character development! Ariadne is such a sweet girl, too, but with her own flaws and realistic traits. I love your OC! And this story! I can't wait to read the next chapter!

Author's Response: Dear Valentinia, I am glad you think Ariadne's sweetness-and-steel works as Remus's love-interest. Fans seem to disagree on what kind of a woman would suit him best, and Ariadne isn't obviously similar to Tonks. She is in suspense about Veleta too, but she won't give up on trying to find out what happened to her friend. Thanks for reviewing, GhV

Name: Valentinia (Signed) · Date: 01/20/07 16:52 · For: The Yellow Flowers of Danger
I was wondering how long it would take him to realize... :D But poor guy, it would be like him to not think himself good enough... And, of course, we don't know what Ariadne's reaction would be... And then there are the other remaining mysteries.... Veleta... the woman... McNair...
Arrg, what am I doing, I'm telling you the plot of your own story... *slaps self*. Really, though, it makes the reader think and it's all so wonderful! I love this story, and I can't wait to find answers to all of the questions as well as continue reading your brilliante writing! :D

Author's Response: Dear Valentinia, Ah, you picked up the subtle hints about the real state of our hero's heart...! Ariadne's feelings will be made clearer in the next chapter - hope to see you there. Thank you for keeping up the reviews, GhV

Name: Valentinia (Signed) · Date: 01/20/07 16:34 · For: The Werewolf from Foss
Aw. Poor Ariadne, she really is such a sweet girl! But I think she should learn how right Remus is at the end.
Anyway, great, great chapter! I know it's been a while since I last reviewed, but I would never ever stop following this story - it's just sooo good! It's well-written, IC, and your OCs are delightfully realistic as well as sympathetic (well, the nice ones... :D) I'm still dying to find out the answers to all of these quesions, but the suspense is great, too!
I can't wait to read the next chapter!!

Author's Response: Dear Valentinia, Thank you for caring about Ariadne. It will take her a long time to balance the need to be kind with the need to be truthful. I'm afraid some of my OCs are not at all nice (e.g. members of the Malfoy and Macnair families), so I am glad you qualified your enthusiasm for them!! You will find out about Veleta etc. when Ariadne does, unless I have written badly, in which case you might guess ahead of her. Thank you for reviewing, GhV

Name: Valentinia (Signed) · Date: 01/14/07 17:04 · For: The Man who Disappeared
She's figured it out! But it seems she really feels pity for him... :D What a great chapter!
I can't believe I missed it, but thankfully I saw it... I really enjoyed this one! I wonder how things will go between Ariadne and Remus now that she knows his secret... And I wonder about Cardoc and of course about Veleta... I guess it would have been sort of stupid for the Death Eater's to kill somone who could be so useful to them... but she never would help them...
Anyway... the suspense is great, the writing is maginificent and I can't wait for the next chapter to be validated!

Author's Response: Dear Valentinia, Thanks for reviewing! Did you really expect Ariadne to be unsympathetic? How things will go between her and Remus ... well, they'll both behave in-character. As for Caradoc and Veleta, you'll find out about them when Ariadne does. Thank you for saying such nice things about my story, GhV

Name: Gin_Drinka (Signed) · Date: 01/11/07 12:42 · For: The Man who Disappeared
OH my! This is so good. How mysterious, I wonder about Veleta. Poor Remus, did he bite Caradoc?

Author's Response: Dear GD, Remus couldn't have bitten Caradoc because he remembers where he was that night - in Northamptonshire, not Perthshire. But there certainly seems to be a werewolf connection somewhere. As for the mysterious face at the window, you'll find out about it when Ariadne does! Thanks for reviewing, GhV

Name: Gin_Drinka (Signed) · Date: 01/11/07 11:21 · For: The Man who Disappeared
Yay! It's here! Now I must go back and read.

Author's Response: I hope I can meet your expectations!

Name: Gin_Drinka (Signed) · Date: 12/30/06 17:22 · For: The Purple Flowers of Friendship
Ohh...I cant wait for more. Im so glad theres a sequel! and glad its like a love story. I love love stories. Lol, mybe you could check out my very first story and tell me what you think! Id love your opinion!

Author's Response: Dear GD, Congratulations on being published! I've written a short review for your story, which has hooked me in and left me waiting for more. Yes, "Crown" will be a love story. Thanks for reviewing - hope to see you in the next chapter. GhV

Name: Valentinia (Signed) · Date: 12/22/06 1:09 · For: The Purple Flowers of Friendship
Great start to this sequel of a great fic! I'm so glad Ariadne is learning that it's okay to speak her mind! I also love the contrast between her family and the other families, it really shows how... strange her family and their friends/aquaintances really are! But they're not cruel or anything, I guess...
I also like Remus' characterization so far! He seems very IC! I wonder what he was doing on that day... :D Too bad I won't be able to read any more of this fic until next year... :( I can't wait!

Author's Response: Dear Valentinia, I hope you had a happy break from your computer. Thank you for continuing to review even when you are busy. You already know what Remus was doing on that night. It's in chapter 14 of MoD. Remus didn't know at the time that it was the night when Caradoc disappeared, but the news is certainly giving him ideas! Ariadne's parents do what they genuinely believe to be for the best, but being nice all the time just doesn't work. Ariadne won't fully internalise this lesson until she is 20. Happy New Year! GhV

Name: patient wanderer (Signed) · Date: 12/16/06 8:32 · For: The Purple Flowers of Friendship
Ohh...I can tell this is gonna be good. I'm so glad Gin_Drinka told me about it. Hope the next chapter is validated soon.

Author's Response: Dear PW, Thanks for reviewing! The story is finished, so there's no real problem with updating. See you soon, GhV

Name: shimotsuki (Signed) · Date: 12/12/06 10:43 · For: The Purple Flowers of Friendship
I'm spending less time on MuggleNet these days, but I definitely owe you (and Ariadne) a review on this site. "Moons of Deceit" here on MNFF was one of the first fanfiction stories I ever read, and it played a large part in convincing me that some fanfiction is worth following. I'm delighted to see that you plan to share "Crown of the North" (and even more of the Moon-Cursers series, perhaps?) with your MuggleNet audience as well.

Coincidentally, I just read straight through all of "Crown of the North" last week (elsewhere), and enjoyed it immensely. My internal image of Remus differs a bit from yours, but your characterization of him is nevertheless extremely consistent with canon, and internally consistent through your stories as well. The way you write his interactions with Ariadne and others is simply lovely to read.

Chapter 1 is an intriguing surprise -- at the end of "Moons of Deceit," the walking tour seems to be a simple holiday outing, but now we find out that there is much more at stake.

Author's Response: Dear Shimotsuki, Thank you so much for taking the trouble to review even when you do have limited internet time. Ariadne is very grateful for your attention! I agree, there is no one way to portray Remus. We don't know enough about him to say that only one view is correct. But I must insist that the moustache is wrong! I will be posting the whole of "The Moon-Cursers" here eventually, but at present I am writing a new story, so it may take me a while to post everything. Regards, GhV

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