Reviews For Seasons of Fate
Reviewer: LoOnY_for_Harry
Date: 05/10/07 18:03
Chapter: Seasons of Fate

Wow, Gina! Stupendous, as always. Since I've been reading simpler stories and poems lately, I've forgotten how much I love your use of details-- it's wonderful how you paint an accurate picture in my mind. Your Peter was amazing... I found myself feeling bad for him (just a little), wanting to hit him for his stupidity, and despising his choices, all at once. It was great to get inside Peter's head, to see what he's thinking instead of seeing him as the lapdog who always follows the Marauders. You did an excellent job, and I think you fulfilled the prompt well. The only thing I was wondering is: to your mind, why did James, Sirius, and Remus become (and remain) friends with Peter? Just wondering!
Super spiffy job!

Author's Response: Hi there! Thanks so much for the amazing review! I'm really glad you enjoyed the story, given it is about a rather despicable character, after all. I hope I've shown a halfway real reason why he might have turned; having Snape be the impetus was just for fun. ;) As for why did the others become friends with Peter. . . I'll have to think on that, since it wasn't really touched on in this story, or even in canon. It's a good question given what happened. My first thought is that perhaps James and Sirius enjoyed taking someone like Peter "under their wing" so to speak. Or perhaps there was something specific that solidified them as friends, some sort of shared adventure first year. And obviously Peter was a lot different as an 11-year old than as the man who betrayed his friends. I will continue to think on it! I'm sure there are stories out there that try to explain it. Thanks again for reading this and for the lovely review!! ~Gina :)

Reviewer: Red and Gold
Date: 04/27/07 11:44
Chapter: Seasons of Fate

Your story was a very intriguing, thought-provoking glimpse into the possible mind-set of Peter Pettigrew. It's certainly believable that jealousy drove Peter to the Dark Side, and that Snape was right there at the wheel. Your Snape, by the way, was spot-on with all his cruel, malicious, sneering comments. (Although it pains me to say it- you know how I love Snape!)

But I have to say my favorite part of the story was this line from the bar scene: "...He threw the barkeep an extra coin..."

I know you know what that scene reminds me of: Han Solo leaving the Mos Eisley Cantina after killing Greedo. :-) I could just hear Peter saying, "Sorry about the mess."


Well done, from beginning to end. Good luck!
~Andrea

Author's Response: And a second thanks! ;)

Reviewer: Red and Gold
Date: 04/27/07 11:42
Chapter: Seasons of Fate

Your story was a very intriguing, thought-provoking glimpse into the possible mind-set of Peter Pettigrew. It's certainly believable that jealousy drove Peter to the Dark Side, and that Snape was right there at the wheel. Your Snape, by the way, was spot-on with all his cruel, malicious, sneering comments. (Although it pains me to say it- you know how I love Snape!)

But I have to say my favorite part of the story was this line from the bar scene: "...He threw the barkeep an extra coin..."

I know you know what that scene reminds me of: Han Solo leaving the Mos Eisley Cantina after killing Greedo. :-) I could just hear Peter saying, "Sorry about the mess."


Well done, from beginning to end. Good luck!
~Andrea

Author's Response: Hi Andrea! Thank you so much for reading this story!! I really appreciate the lovely review. Your SW comment is hilarious! But as we already discussed, Han Solo is way cooler than Peter Pettigrew - and more loyal. Thanks again for reading my entry, and for leaving such a nice review!! ~Gina :)

Reviewer: Cheshlin
Date: 04/25/07 16:33
Chapter: Seasons of Fate

I like how you had Peter go back and forth with how he was feeling. I think that was a great way to portray it. I don't know if Snape knew he was a Death Eater or not. I lean towards Snape being good, and if he were, he would have let Dumbledore know who the spy was when he changed sides. The Jeolously and bitterness were shown very well, and I'm glad I got to read this! :)

Cyns

Author's Response: Hi! Thanks for reading this story, and for the great review! You know, I completely forgot about Snape actually *knowing* that Peter was a traitor, because I absolutely agree, Snape probably would have told Dumbledore when he joined the Order (which is after this story, imho). One reason he wouldn't have told Dumbledore might have been if he didn't know Peter was the Secret-Keeper for the Potters later on. I am struggling with this same issue in another story, actually. As for this one, I was so caught up in how fun it was for Snape to be the one to lead Peter down the path that I didn't think to address it. Hm, sequel? ;) Actually, I may think about adding an AU warning! Anyway - thank you so much for the review, and for pointing that out about Snape! ~Gina :)

Reviewer: kehribar
Date: 04/25/07 4:47
Chapter: Seasons of Fate

Hello Gina!

Absolutely brillant. I don't know why I haven't visited your author page earlier while strolling through the archieves to find a really good story to read.

This may not make some sense, but as I read this story, I found myself thinking of my own small circle of close-knit friends, and how we keep falling further apart after graduation from the school at which we had spent seven years together. We're even in the same university, same department, and yet, life steps between us. I guess that's why I'm almost insanely interested in the Marauders and their fates - their friendship is too familiar. But anyway, before I go on and invade your review page with my musings, thanks for yet another wonderful and tought-provoking read, Gina :) Best of luck in the challenge!

Author's Response: Hi Kehribar! Thank you so much for reading this story and for leaving such a wonderful review. *blushes* I'm really glad you enjoyed it, it means a lot to me that as a Maruader fan you found it believable. I haven't written Peter very much and I'm still a bit surprised at how he turned out. Thanks for the luck - see you around the boards! ~Gina :)

Reviewer: mgle_teacher
Date: 04/24/07 20:45
Chapter: Seasons of Fate

Gina,
I already read your story once, but I had to re-read the ending 'cause it just killed me the last time I read it. You did such a great job with the characterization of Peter that I just had to let you know again. Remember I fangirl your writing. LOL.

Anyway, like I said before you make Peter so human, you can almost feel the resentment yourself as Peter is feeling it. Great writing, and I had such a blast being your plot beta. I've never really done plot work only before, and I'm so happy that I got a chance to work with you! Yay!

Great work once again!Oh, and I loved the last line!
~Ritta

Author's Response: Ritta! *squishes* Thank you SO MUCH for your help with this story, and your support when i just wasn't sure I was getting it right. I'm laughing at your comments about Peter because I just think he is such a despicable character that I'm rather surprised at how I wrote an entire story partially sympathetic to him! This story came so fast, though, perhaps it was already written and I simply channeled it from somewhere. ;) Thanks again for your help, and for leaving such a lovely first review. *huggles* ~Gina :)

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