did you get the idea from this story from "The Lady or the Tiger"?
Author's Response: Yes, I did. I mentioned it in the author's notes and in the disclaimer. It's one of the best short stories ever!
That was a good story but how evil not to tell us what she chose. Quick, tell me now, pleeeeeeeeeeeeease!!!-Sammy
Author's Response: Oh dear... so many people wanting to know! But I can't tell, can I? Now I know how Frank Stockton felt, to some extent at least, when he wrote "The Lady, or the Tiger?" Sorry I can't tell.... :)
I had to read The Lady and the Tiger for school, and I remember how much it aggravated me. This was even worse- I want to know what door she chose!
Well written though, you put a lot of emotion into this story. Love, jealousy, pain- it was wonderful.
Author's Response: Lol, that's how "The Lady, or the Tiger?" made me feel at first. I didn't read it for school, but back when I was in third or fourth grade or something one of my older sisters read it for school, and they were talking about how aggravating it was, so I read it too and was aggravated. Now, however, I simply love it. Hence me writing this piece. I'm glad you found it wonderful, even though it aggravates you to death! :D
Nice. Very well written.
Author's Response: Thankee uber much. :D
Oh wow.. what a beautiful story.. so wrought with emotion.
Author's Response: *blushes at the compliment* Thanks! It's nice that I conveyed Ginny and Draco's feelings properly, as I don't like the pairing. I made myself love the pairing for just as long as it took to write and post this story, and now I can go back to hating it, but not as much as I hate Draco/Hermione. :D Of course, now that I've written this darn thing I've probably made a soft spot in my heart for D/G from now on. Oh well. It was worth it. The story pleased me. lol.
Oh my god, I hate you!!! How could you do that to me!?!?!?!? Great story though, absolutley wicked. But I have to ask one thing: did YOU know which one she chose? I mean really, do you? I think the way you portrayed the love that Ginny and Draco share PERFECTLY. You really got it right. Well done.
Author's Response: That's the same reaction I had when I first read "The Lady, or the Tiger?" I had no idea which choice the main character made, and I have no idea which choice Ginny made in this story. After all, would it be as interesting if the choice was easy? :D I'm glad you liked the Draco/Ginny romance, because it's actually one of my least favorite ships (though Draco/Hermione is even lower on my list). But I couldn't imagine any other pairing for this story, so for one day and one day only I treated it like my favorite ship, and I wrote it in. I'm glad it turned out properly!
that was pretty good! I would have wanted to know what happened though...
Author's Response: I would have wanted to know, too. What a hard, hard choice to make! I'll give you permission to continue it if you want, but make sure to cite Frank Stockton, writer of "The Lady, or the Tiger?" in your disclaimer. :D That is, if you find the idea intriguing enough to continue.
hey i read the real story you based this one off of in english class. its pretty good, i guess. not that much originality, you could've really made it your own.
Author's Response: I don't know if I could have made it my own. I hate Draco/Ginny romances, see. I put it in the story because I thought it would suit it better than any other romance. And I wrote this story as a homage (which is a euphamism, in this case, for ripoff) to "The Lady, or the Tiger?" Then again, I've never seen anyone else base their story off "The Lady, or the Tiger?" And I've rarely seen other fanfic authors leave their readers with such an open ending. Maybe it was underhanded of me (yipe!), but then the same would hold true for the original story, and I loved it so much. :D
But What did she choose?
Author's Response: She chose either Luna or the lethifold, one or the other. Which do you think? I'm glad you think it's awesome, despite the ending which is likely to annoy some all the way to their graves.
which did she choose??
Author's Response: That's the whole question! Which would you have chosen, were you in her place? Would it be better to let Draco die, or to let him life the rest of his life with someone he may or may not have been happy with, under the service of Voldemort? Either way, Ginny would have lost him.
Ohhh this rocked!
Pls dont leave me in suspense!!! There'll be another chapter won't there???
Author's Response: I'm soooooo sorry! :o That's where the story ends! It crushed me to end it there, too, but it was the best place, wasn't it? If I'd given you a conclusion, there would have been a few tears perhaps (if I was lucky), but then the story (being a one-shot) would have been eventually forgotten. Hopefully, this way, the story will stick in your mind for a few weeks instead of a few days. Read "The Lady, or the Tiger?" if you liked this story so much, because that is what I based it off of.
HOW COULD YOU END IT THERE?!?!?!?!
aughhhh i have to know what happeneddddd
Author's Response: Wow, I feel almost guilty for doing this to my poor readers. Now I know how Frank Stockton must have felt. The thing is, I'm actually not sure whether Ginny picked Luna, or the lethifold. They are, after all, both cruel choices.
ak! most fan fiction commits the crime of telling too much, but you, my friend, tell too little. at least for my standards. but from a writing point of view, excellent job. and I do like the ending, really.
Author's Response: Lol, better too little than too much, in my case. With too little, I can put some of my own imagination in to fill the gaps. With too much, I stagger away with blood pouring out my eyes. I'm glad you liked the ending, though. "The Lady, or the Tiger?" is one of my favorite twist endings in all literature, up there with "The Lottery" and O. Henry and Edgar Allen Poe stuff.
who did she choose???
Author's Response: That's what I want to know, too! I read "The Lady, or the Tiger?" (off which this story is based) years ago, and the ending almost hurt, it was so infuriating. But, for some reason, I've grown to love that story, so I made a sort of homage to it. Frank Stockton, the original author, never told the answer to his clamoring crowds, either. So I guess I'll follow in his footsteps and let this little ficlet anguish readers for years to come. :D