Reviewer: loonylovegood18
Date: 08/27/07 5:46
Chapter: A Blur of Words

Doing really well!

Author's Response: thanks. I hope you continue to enjoy it.
emma x x x

Reviewer: emilyangelneo
Date: 08/27/07 5:32
Chapter: A Blur of Words

hey this is a great story. update soon!

Author's Response: thanks. I am trying my hardest to get the chapters up as quickly as possibe
emma x x x

Reviewer: Nadia Malfoy
Date: 08/26/07 21:47
Chapter: A Blur of Words

Very creepy (and I mean that in the best way possible).
I was reading the review for this story by dumbldorefleurtwins. Speaking as a person who has had anorexia, I found Ginny's was of dieting very likely--the severe cut in food intake, the emotionalism, etc.
Thank you so much for writing this fic! Even though it brought back bad memories.

Author's Response: From both your's and dumbledorefleurtwins' reviews we can see how complex anorexia is, which is what I am hoping to get across with my fic. Thank you so much for reviewing, it is really interesting for me to get feedback from those who have suffered from anorexia and I am so happy that you have also recovered and I am sorry for any bad memories it has brought back.
emma x x x

Reviewer: sweetbee
Date: 08/26/07 21:21
Chapter: A Blur of Words

great, loved it. and ofcourse she going to be differnt the Gabrielle, she 11, get real. i love how good you get the thoughts right. i just want Harry to figure it out, before somthing really bad. happens.

Author's Response: For some reason I though she was thirteen... Ginny is quite petite so the difference wouldn't be too obvious. thanks for reading and reviewing
emma x x x

Reviewer: Ginny Guerra
Date: 08/26/07 19:27
Chapter: A Blur of Words

"...occasions when I my patience was tried." Shouldn't it say "...when my patience was tried."?

I just hope Ginny and so many girls like her understand.

Good job! Update soon, please!

Author's Response: Once again I hang my head at my pitiful errors. I'll change that too. Thanks. That next chapter is written, it's just a matter of having it beta-ed and validated.
thanks again, I love a reader who reviews every chapter. emma x x x

Reviewer: Ginny Guerra
Date: 08/26/07 19:15
Chapter: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

There's no room to feel offended with your story. You're quite good at writing, and your descriptions are very accurate not falling into the crudeness that could be.
As I told you before, I just hope loads of people read this story and learn from it.

Running to the next!

Author's Response: It's quite hard to stop it from becoming a 'how to' for losing weight unhealthily so I try to keep as much of it about Ginny's feelings as possible.
thanks for reviewing. emma x x x

Reviewer: Aaronsmom
Date: 08/26/07 19:10
Chapter: A Blur of Words

First I wanted to say that this is the first time I have actually review, your story made me want to because I am glad you are doing. Just wanted to say that I think it is great that your taking this angle on the story, eating disorders are far to covered up, Although it seems pretty far fetched, Ginny's character definatly could have had this kind of problem. The only problem that I saw was with Molly's remarks I don't think she would ever talk like that to Ginny, other wise I don't think your off the mark.

Author's Response: Hmmm, with Mrs Weasley's remarks, some of the things she said will make more sense later but if you are talking about what she said about Ginny being bigger than gabrielle you have to remember that gabrielle is actually a lot younger than Ginny and if Ginny had not been seeing this distorted view of herself she probably would have laughed at Fluer's stupidity at thinking they were the same size. (although, Ginny is pretty small here, so there actually isn't too much difference)
thanks for reviewing. emma x x x

Reviewer: Ginny Guerra
Date: 08/26/07 18:57
Chapter: Realising the truth

"that he bought this to my attention." I think it should be "brought this..." (Sorry, such a well written story, I can't help it.)

On the other hand, I don't think Ginny would get there, she's too strong for such things. It's the kind of reaction I would expect from Lavender, Parvati or Romilda. But you're portraying the issue so very well, I can bear Ginny in such a state. Besides, depression can get you to such sad and silly decisions, that who knows what'll happen even to the strongest and smartest person.

I just hope many girls (and boys) read your story so they learn about the whole thing and learn to value themselves and the people around them for who they are and not how they look.

Running to the next!


Author's Response: Thanks for the tip, I'll edit that in a moment.
I gave my reasoning behind chosing Ginny in an earlier review of chapter one, so if you are still unsure you can check that out.
thanks for reading and reviewing.
emma x x x

Reviewer: pheonix_song_719
Date: 08/26/07 18:06
Chapter: A Blur of Words

Emma your story is coming along quite nicely, your an amazing writer. Cant wait for to see the next chapter!

Author's Response: why thank you. I actually have chapter five written so I might send that over to you soon if thats all good and dandy.
emma x x x

Reviewer: harry_victoria
Date: 08/26/07 16:11
Chapter: A Blur of Words

Wee! It got updated, yipee! I really do like this fic, it is very moving, and shows the true way that people feel with anorexia. Choosing Ginny was a good choice, I can't really see Hermione getting herself into that. I hope that they'll validate the next few chapters soon!

-harry_victoria

Author's Response: I'm really pleased you are sticking with this fic. It means so much that people want to continue to read it. Chapter four should be up shortly. I have just sent it off the be beta-ed.
emma x x x

Reviewer: dumbledorefluertwins
Date: 08/22/07 10:46
Chapter: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Well, I don't want to be rude or moral crushing or anything here, but as someone who has suffered from Anorexia, I think it's all happening too fast.

Firstly, you do not lose five pounds in one week from not eating. When you do not eat, you body kicks into survival mode because it thinks it's starving, and stores fat, so you do not lose or put on any weight.

Secondly, many anorexic girls do not just decide "I am no longer going to eat." Those girls that do are often rather attention seeking and it only lasts a couple of days. A true anorexic girl (or boy, it happens to boys too) will start off just eating a little less food than normal, and then a little less, and then a little less and so on, because they see themselves as greedy. Or I did anyway.

I hope you don't think I'm being terribly rude here or anything, I'm just trying to help. :)

~Evie

Author's Response: No I don't think you are being rude at all. I completely understand what you are saying. So some things I shall explain. The first five lbs Ginny lost was mainly water weight and food weight, which is why after a week she stopped loosing. Also, I think survival mode is pretty much rubbish. The reason your body stores fat is so it can be used as energy when your body has nothing else to live on. So it really does not make sense. Your second point. At the moment Ginny is not eating very much at all because she does not understand her body and she has got it into her head that if she does not eat anything she will loose lots of weight. As the story progresses she will begin to come up with diet plans and strategies as she begins to understand what she is doing and then she will start to cut down from that even more. I think I have a picture of what Ginny was like before in my head, which can't be explained because of the narrative. Obviously I need to find a way to put that in to one of the later chapters. Thanks for reading anyway. And I'm glad you have recovered. emma x x x

Reviewer: durr_durr_durr
Date: 08/07/07 16:17
Chapter: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

WRITE MORE PLEASE. honestly, this is really really good.

Author's Response: I'M TRYING!! I have chapters three, four and half of five written but they just dont want it. ridiculous.
thanks for reviewing. emma x x x

Reviewer: harry_victoria
Date: 07/31/07 9:18
Chapter: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

STUPID HARRY!! Gosh, sometimes I can hate him so much. This is a very well written story, and it shows the exact way that I think Ginny would react. Great job! Are you writing more chapters? I think you should :).

-harry_victoria

Author's Response: Thanks for reading and reviewing. I'm glad you think Ginny's reaction is realistic and to Ginny's character, it's quite difficult to know how someone might act in such a serious situation.
Yes, I am indeed writing more, I have actually got three and four written, but I need to get my grammer and spelling and the like up to scratch before chapter three will be accepted.
thanks, emma x x x

Reviewer: potterfreak13
Date: 07/15/07 21:18
Chapter: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Wow. Thats all i have to say. Wow. well not really. i have more to say. It's going swimmingly. i really like the way you have her keep telling herself shes imperfect because thats exactly the way it always is. I really do love it. Keep Writing!:)

Author's Response: thanks. I'm trying to keep it as realistic as possible. The next chapter is written but it keeps getting rejected. I will keep trying though!! thanks again
emma x x x

Reviewer: pheonix_song_719
Date: 07/06/07 20:12
Chapter: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

This story is excellent thus far. Cant wait to read the next chapter.

Author's Response: Will only be more great with your incredible beta-ing skills I'm sure, but you'll have to wait for the third chapter like everyone else, ha ha ha.
thanks for reviewing!!
emma x x x

Reviewer: LOTRandHPnut
Date: 07/04/07 22:21
Chapter: Realising the truth

I think it's really admirable that you're addressing this issue. With all these "get fit" commercials on TV I sometimes even get a little caught up in it. Regarding your writing, I thought it was very engaging and putting it in first person really allowed us to get inside Ginny's head. I really like the line about the sunset's beauty taunting her.

Author's Response: Thanks. I did consider writing in third person and looking more at how other people thought about what Ginny was doing but in the end it really is much more insightful to see Ginny's own distorded point of view of what's going on.
emma x x x

Reviewer: LOTRandHPnut
Date: 07/04/07 22:20
Chapter: Realising the truth

I think it's really admirable that you're addressing this issue. With all these "get fit" commercials on TV I sometimes even get a little caught up in it. Regarding your writing, I thought it was very engaging and putting it in first person really allowed us to get inside Ginny's head. I really like the line about the sunset's beauty taunting her.

Reviewer: LOTRandHPnut
Date: 07/04/07 22:20
Chapter: Realising the truth

I think it's really admirable that you're addressing this issue. With all these "get fit" commercials on TV I sometimes even get a little caught up in it. Regarding your writing, I thought it was very engaging and putting it in first person really allowed us to get inside Ginny's head. I really like the line about the sunset's beauty taunting her.

Reviewer: GetOutOfMyHead
Date: 06/30/07 23:24
Chapter: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Wow, good story. It's written almost exactly from the point of view of an anorexic person.
Brings back memories of my old problems. God, I hope Ginny gets better.

Author's Response: Thanks, I really wanted to get people to understand the pain of someone suffering from an eating disorder but to also show that it's not selfish, as that seems to be what alot of people seem to think, because you really have no control over your feelings. Im really sorry to hear that you had a similar problem but glad that it is 'old'. emma x x x

Reviewer: Miss Melody
Date: 06/24/07 16:21
Chapter: Realising the truth

I think Ginny was a great choice of character. She's the youngest child of several. (I don't feel like counting) She is, most likely, influenced by the media like many other girls. She doesn't receive a lot of attention because she has so many siblings and George and Fred do because they're trouble makers, Harry does because he's Harry Potter, and the older boys were great in school.
Anyway, great writing. I really loved it and am now hooked on. I can't wait to read more to the story.

Author's Response: Thanks, I'm glad my reasoning made sense to someone else. The next chapter is in queue but it keeps getting rejected... bit rude but I'm hoping it will be accepted this time. Thanks for reading.
emma

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