Hey this finally went up! Well done!
Author's Response: Yay! Thanks!
Excellent idea, excellent writing! It's so sad that so many of the people in the picture died so soon after the picture was taken... I think the way everyone's so happy here makes the moment in OotP even sadder. Great job!
Author's Response: I know. I both loved and hated writing this. Because the characters were all so NICE! And thinking about what happened to them is just horrible. Still, I'm glad it seems to be a success! Thanks for reviewing!
dat was really cute!!! nice fic.especially d last part... "crackpot"!!! he he he!
Author's Response: =D Indeed. I'm glad you liked it!
Nice little fic here. You really have provided a lovely snapshot, no pun intended, of the personalities of the characters.
I love how you explained how the Potters possibly got their cat. I just love it when fics have subtle links to canon like that :-)
And like the other reviewers have said, it was tinged with sadness, quite bitter-sweet because we know of the eventual fates of everyone.
I thought your canon-compliancy, clarity of writing and grammatical accuracy were very good. Along with the skilful way that you portrayed the characters by 'showing, not telling', as we're always reminded to do, this made for a sweet, well-thought out story that captures a moment in time very well. You also managed to weave in plenty of humour, which is great :-)
Only one thing jumped out for me to nitpick after a quick reread: Sirius says he's used to living with a House Elf. The capitalisation and punctuation nedds to be fixed there, it should be house-elf.
But overall, great work! I really enjoyed this. Keep it up!
Author's Response: Thanks, I'll fix that problem as soon as I'm done answering this. I'm really glad you enjoyed the story, you seem to have picked up on a lot of the things I was trying to do. I love the long, detailed reviews like this, so thanks again! Although, I love all reviews ... =D
Gosh, that's a really bittersweet one-shot. Everyone was still relatively happy, and none of them knew what was going to happen to them... anyway, nice one!
Author's Response: Bittersweet ... exactly what I was going for. Glad it worked!
Whoa! I TOTALLY love this! I can just imagine this happening! And Sirius! Definitely a crackpot! They were acting like worse than teenagers posing for a yearbook pic! lol Going to faves!
Author's Response: Heh heh. I'm really glad you liked it, and am honoured to be on your faves.
Ha, this story was amusing...and how original. Wish I'd thought of basing a story on that photograph...Haha, I think your characterizations of Moody were correct, and I loved Sirius and James making fun of his leg. I did think Sirius was portrayed too vain...he's "carelessly" handsome...he doesn't have to try, although I did laugh all the same. :)
Author's Response: Yeah, I know. I've written better Sirius's. But I'm glad you enjoyed it, despite that!
Excellent! I love your work!
Author's Response: Thanks!
it makes me sad too. they are all so happy and then their world is torn apart. i get really sad about what happened to the prewitt brothers, dont know why. i really liked your storie though!! you should do another around this time
Author's Response: I have a lot when the Marauders are at Hogwarts, and my fic "Sirius: The Black Knight" has a few chapters based around this time, too. I'm really glad you liked it!
oh this was great! especially that crackpot part..i burst out laughing!
Author's Response: =D I'm glad you liked it!
*sniff*/ lol good story!1
Author's Response: *grins* Thanks so much.
Awesome, it made me laugh a little.
Author's Response: I'm glad.
I completely agree that the part of OotP with the group photo of the first Order is quite sad. However, this story is great - it gives some background to it and makes it a little lighter, too.
Author's Response: I'm glad you were able to see the darker side yet still enjoy the lighter ... that's what I was hoping would happen! Yay! Thanks for reviewing.
Lovely story! I can just imagine Moody going purple while James and Sirius make everyone crack up laughing. Sirius shouting out crackpot definately got me smiling!
Author's Response: Hee hee. Thanks, I'm glad I managed to get a smile! That's what I was hoping for ...
Thats a great piece on fanfic. Love little pieces like this.
Author's Response: Thanks! I love little reviews like this! Everyone's a winner!
Deja vu, i have huge family, and We're not very good at taking pictures in a quick fashion. Lovely story
Author's Response: =D I think anyone who has ever been in a large group photo can relate to that side of the fic! I'm really glad you enjoyed it.
Like all of your stories, this is hilarious and beautifully characterized. My favourite character in this particular story of your was Mad-Eye (always found him hysterical in canon; for some reason, people don't seem to like him as much as I do), who was perfectly OOC. The part about Sirius's hair was quite funny... I could just imagine that.
And, of course, the little bit of foreshadowing about how when he dies, he wants to look as good as he always does... For some reason, that stuck with me, maybe because in the description of his death, they use the phrase 'once-handsome face...'
Anywhooo! My favourite part was when Aberforth came in and Moody wanted to ask him a question but knew nothing about him...
You used all kinds of lovely indirect characterization, which I thought was great. Keep writing, because I always look forward to your stories!
Author's Response: Eeee! That is so cool, because I look up to you as a humour writer, and then you just ... gaak. I'm a little bit hyper. Sorry. *bounces off walls* I'm glad you liked the fic, with Moody and Aberforth. Although ... I hadn't meant to make Moody OOC. Oh well, as long as you enjoyed it! :D Thanks so much for reviewing ... it makes me squishy inside to think that an author I respect seems to respect me just as much! *huggles* *is certainly not hyper in anyway* *goes nuts*
yay new story hehehe lol. this is really good, I loved James Sirius. this is such a funny fic
Author's Response: Thanks! Although it was meant to have a sad undertone as well ... most of the people featured were murdered, after all. It jsut gives me the shivers, since I had so much fun writing about them, and got attached to them all after one little one-shot (the ones I weren't already attached to, I mean).
beautifully written =]
Author's Response: Thanks, I'm glad you think so. Yay, this is up!