James taking Luanne fishing?! LOL, I can't wait to hear how that one goes! through another chapter too soon again. Have I told you how much I love this story? As usual, can't wait for the next one!
Author's Response: =D I'm glad you liked that. For some reason the idea of James adopting a first year is on that appeals to me ... I'm glad people seem to like it and haven't just written me off as some crazy person! As always, thanks so much for reviewing.
YES! Marty and Remus have finally realizied their feelings! Well, not quite. =] This chapter is my most favourite thing I have ever read. Now I'll go read it again. =]
Author's Response: Well ... maybe not just yet, but they've finally got the ball rolling a weeny bit (but trust me, they have a long way to go). I'm glad you enjoyed it so much, I quite like this one too!
WONDERFUL! Aww, remus/marty is so cute! I loved this chapter! Update soon!
Author's Response: Yay, I'm glad! Thanks, I'll try as soon as I can. Exams are finally over, so I have a lot more time on my hands ...
Things are finally moving for Remus and Marty. I think Remus is so funny, the way he's worried that he might jump her bones. Great chapter as usual, I loved all the little Marauders stories that take place in Hogsmede. I can't wait fr the protest. (:
Author's Response: =D Well, I hope you enjoy it, too. Poor Remus is so utterly confused in this fic ... isn't it adorable? Thanks for reviewing.
Oh my gosh, I adored this chapter! Marty's ranting and freaking out had me in giggles, and the 'Sirius vs Serious' was a very nice break from the lame jokes other authors include.
And the line whilst making a mental note to avoid any deserted corners that could be interpreted as romantic and/or secluded sent me to hysterics. You're very good at mixing humor into a story.
The Hogsmeade tour was very original... they're all rather funny. I can't wait to read the next chapter... I want to know what happens at the protest!
Author's Response: Hooray! I'm really glad people don't seem to think the Sirius/Serious thing was too tacky ... I know how annoyingly overused it is, but I got the idea for Sirius hating it as much as everyone else, so I thought I'd risk it ... thanks for humour comment! I love making people laugh, it feels so good, so thank you.
I love these stories. Your characterization is superb. This chapter is my favourite (so far) it's very touching.
Author's Response: Thanks, I'm glad you think so. It's much harder for me to write deep, sad stuff instead of fun, happy stuff, so I'm glad it worked out okay.
Oi, Remus, it's just pumpkin juice. Get over it already.
Great chapter! And kudos for finding an original way to do the serious Sirius joke. It's a joke that's been done in every Marauder fic ever, but you found a way to make it your own, so good job on that. Remus/Marty, eh? That could be interesting, although, of course, it would mean that Marty and romance would have to break their arrangement of avoiding each other like the plague and Remus would have to get or the I'm-a-werewolf-and-not-good-enough-for-anyone thing. And the pumpkin juice thing. Enough is enough, Remus. Move on. And the innuendo level was exactly accurate for boys of that age. Why do they insist on having the maturity of three-year-olds? Oh well, we love them anyway. *pets Marauders some more*
And I do hope James takes Luanne on that fishing trip one day. Then Luanne can push him off the boat. :D
Author's Response: *Joins in petting the Marauders* Yeah, they have a long way to go before anything can happen, like you said. Still. Never mind. Your last sentence was hilarious! It made me laugh so much! Thanks for reviewing. Which reminds me. Review #150! Yay! Cyber cookies for all, and you get 150 Padfoot Points! Woo!
And I thought the last chapter was my favorite... I can see how you had fun with it. “Secrets, Lies and Deceit: The True Story of Four Hypocritical and Scum-filled Tyrants, and How Their Black Hearts of Evil Lead Eventually to Their Celebrated and Timely Demise”. I'm going to be snorting randomly for the rest of the day. I loved the Luanne bit, and the poem, and the musical, and... everything else. Keep it up, can't wait for the next chapter, update soon, etc. I LOVE it!
Author's Response: Thank you! The next chapter is already in the queue, so hopefully you'll be able to love that pretty soon, too ... and I'm really glad you enjoyed this one!
YAY! AND LUANNE'S BACK!
That made me crack up :)
This is a wonderful story, I really hope you update soon because I wanna read on!
*pins "Marty/Remus" pin on shirt*
Author's Response: Thank you! I'm glad to see that Luanne is so popular ... I'll make sure she doesn't go too far. I'll try and update when I can, hopefully it won't be TOO long ...
again, a superbly written chapter.... hmmm you asked me in your reply to my comment that Marty could be Luna's mother if i could see her hooking up with xneophilius, honestly... i cant see anyone hooking up with xneophilius (i think that's spelt wrong) but apparently some poor misguided woman did, or else Luna would not exist. hmmmm.....
Author's Response: Maybe he used to be more normal or something. *Tries to imagine this but can't*. I think Marty would definitely be friends with him if they met, but ... not in that way. That's just a bit creepy actually. Also, we know that Luna's Mum dies in some sort of experiment gone wrong, and why would I want that to be poor Marty's fate?
another great chapter!!! i wanna read that 'lord of the rings' wizarding series!!! you should write it!!
Author's Response: Hmm ... I might be a little busy to write an entire series to rival Lord of the Rings! Also, I don't even like Lord of the Rings that much *looks around shiftily then hides*. I just thought Remus and Marty would. But thanks for your faith in my writing abilities! =D
Yay!!! Responsibility on the Marauders part.. who would have thought? Unless it's all a hoax, and they knew marty was watching. That would be so awful. If I have just put that idea into your brain, please excuse me. I have a big mouth. Awesome story, if you don't finish I shall rebuke you sternly...
Author's Response: Don't worry, it's very unlikely that I won't finish. I only need to write two more chapters (I write faster than I update. A lot faster) and I would never just get bored of updating and not bother any more. I care what you guys think too much! Speaking of which, thanks for reviewing! And no, they didn't know all along, they really thought she just randomly hated them. Not because she's a good actress, though (far, far from it), but because she avoided them as much as possible so she wouldn't HAVE to act.
"as we sing the deep, mournful tenor lyrics of self-loathing and sorrow. It will be very bohemian."
Sweet lord, I laughed so hard at that! All my co-workers were starting at me as I giggled through the rest of the chapter. Yes, finally, friends again! But will Remus be ok? He seemes to be pretty damaged from losing Marty...
Author's Response: Aw, he'll bounce back under her good influence. If I say so myself, I was particularly proud of the "Very bohemian" bit too, which is why I used it as the chapter name. Also, James probably has no idea what bohemian actually means (much like me, come to think of it). So I'm glad you appreciated that, too. Thanks for reviewing! =D
ooooooo akward..... hehe cute!! another great chapter!! I feel suddenly inspired to make some fan arts based on your fic, so if you dont mind, could you give me a bit of a discription as to what marty is supposed to look like? thanks.
Author's Response: Sure. Well, I never really thought too much about it ... Dark hair, not blonde, but not black either. Brown eyes. She's not very vain, or that interested in boys, she's much more practical, so she'd probably have her hair up most of the time. Just sort of normal looking really, maybe on the small side. If you scan your drawings in or something, be sure to send me a link, I'd love to see them! You can contact me through my author page.
you know what? i think Marty might be the perfect candidate for Luna's mother. Yep i said it, Luna Lovegood's mother. Her mother is never named in the books, as far as i can remember. So maybe thats something to think about... hmmmm great chapter!!!
Author's Response: Actually, quite a lot of people have said that before now, but it's not true I'm afraid. Can you really see her hooking up with Xenophilius? She does have some similarities to Luna, but that doesn't mean they're related, unfortunately. Thanks for your ideas though, I'm glad you're enjoying the fic!
I liked it! Not a personal favorite, but still "quenching," so to speak. Can't wait for the next update!
Author's Response: Well, hey, I'll take what I can get. Thanks!
It must have been really fun for you to write, because it was really fun for me to read. (: This fic never fails to make me laugh. I love the way all the characters interact with one another, especially the Marauders. They're so wonderfully funny and they just reek of Marauderness. I especially loved this bit:
“It will be a song to express our feelings of anguish in a dramatic and metaphorical way. We can wear chains to symbolise how we have tied ourselves to guilt, and whip ourselves on stage to show our remorse. We can also writhe around in emotional agony as we sing the deep, mournful tenor lyrics of self-loathing and sorrow. It will be very bohemian.”
There is a pause. “It will be downright mentally scarring,” Sirius says, after a moment of consideration. “She might think we’re not taking it seriously.”
“Are you kidding? Did you not hear the part about the self-flagellation?” James sounds appalled at his best friend’s ignorance.
The part where James was going on about whipping themselves and being in emotional agony just made me laugh. I can't wait till you update. (:
Author's Response: =D I like that bit too. And how he keeps trying to bring it up again later on. But I just love James in general, so there we go. I'm really glad that you like the fic, and I really appreciate the reviews, so thanks! I'll try to update when I can.
Dooky the house-elf hey? lol
“You can’t beat tiramisu. Tiramisu is the kind of dessert that looks innocent and inviting, then kicks you in the balls and runs off with your wallet."
“Comedy,” Peter comments.
great stuff, just great!!!!!
Author's Response: Ha, that second one is actually what me and my friends really do sound like ... not that first one, though. That one's just weird. =D Thanks ever so much for reviewing, I'm glad you're enjoying yourself!
once again i have had to go to extreme measures to prevent myself from laughing too loudly, including shoving most of my pillow case in my mouth. I really like this fic! But i find the Marty sections annoying, i think it would be better if it were just from Remus' point of view, but that would change the entire storyline so... its very very good as it is!!
Author's Response: You find Marty annoying? I love Marty! That's a shame. But you kind of need her perspective for it to work properly. There are two sides to every story, right? Anyway, despite that, I'm glad you still like it anyway, and I hope I don't keep the rest of your family awake or anything ... =D
This was a fun chapter! My favorite parts were Luanne (she's hilarious!) and James's poem, which was so bad but extremely funny. I'm glad that you didn't squish all the apologies into one chapter, even though now I'm anxious to read the next chapter!
Author's Response: Ha! All my poems are that bad. Well, maybe not THAT bad. But close. I'm really glad you enjoyed this chapter, because it's definitely one of my favourites. Thanks for reviewing!