Reviewer: potterchassid
Date: 07/12/09 11:28
Chapter: Chapter 1 - Back to the Beginning

On your LiveJournal page you wrote:
in my mind, if people don't comment, they must not be reading.
Well, I did post rarely (not in the least because here on MNFF the story is waaaay behind, but I never bothered getting an LJ account). However, I want to thank you for this wonderful story, and you of course know that the reader to reviewer ratio must be about 100 to one, if the discrepancy isn't even greater. Not every reader has an account, and not everyone with an account comments, far less comment regularly.

uh, I have two works that are half-finished, but I'm not sure I'll ever have time to finish them.

Why, if you are already halfway, you can post updates most regularly and continue building up your loyal readership. We want your stories!

Author's Response: I'm glad you've enjoyed it! LOL I do know that is true, I mean, I know I comment generally, but that's because I write as well or used to ;) I just let live get in the way, I doubt I'll ever revisit either of those stories, but without a doubt, I won't post either here if I do ;) Thanks for the encouragement!

Reviewer: potterfan4ever
Date: 06/19/09 13:57
Chapter: Chapter 51 - The Frustration of Truth

Wow, what a story. I just started reading this a few days ago and couldn't help but pour though the chapters as fast as I could. I hope they get the rest of the chapters up real soon. Thanks!!!

Reviewer: potterchassid
Date: 06/17/09 15:41
Chapter: Chapter 1 - Back to the Beginning

I am the commenter who, on two occasions, criticized your portrayal of Kreacher and the excessive use of pronouns in early chapters.

I just want to comment on the last couple of chapters (I am following it on your LiveJournal site). They have been more than thrilling, most captivating, superb writing. Thank you and keep it up.

Reviewer: GinnyInTheStars
Date: 06/11/09 13:30
Chapter: Chapter 51 - The Frustration of Truth

This story is very good so far, I can't wait to find out what happens!

Reviewer: liljoo1013
Date: 06/10/09 13:31
Chapter: Chapter 51 - The Frustration of Truth

love it so far
keep the updates coming

Reviewer: dadada
Date: 05/14/09 12:23
Chapter: Chapter 43 - Suppressing Reality

Great story I'm lovin' it

Reviewer: dadada
Date: 05/14/09 11:42
Chapter: Chapter 41 - Wishing for Something Calm

Just wondering why Ginny and Harry aren't using the journals Ginny got Harry for his b-day

Reviewer: BrianG
Date: 05/07/09 13:37
Chapter: Chapter 51 - The Frustration of Truth

I am enjoying the story but it is dragging a bit. How many more chapters are you proposing?

Reviewer: Vindictus Viridian
Date: 05/07/09 11:52
Chapter: Chapter 51 - The Frustration of Truth

Constructive criticism welcomed, eh? All right, then. Consider the possibility of using more active verbs and fewer adverbs. I noticed that you used "look" some three times in your first few paragraphs, and that's the sort of thing I shouldn't be noticing. I also noticed that a second comma in "He glared at her, realising what she was doing and said, ‘I was just leaving'" would have made it less like a verb-tense error and more like there was a subordinate clause was plonked into the middle. (Either way, it looks like a POV error.) In fact, Draco seemed to be a sentence-structure error magnet: "He didn’t answer at first, he studied his hands hard." Runon. Is this the sort of "petty" error some moderator or other was giving you difficulties over? I would have. If the writing is this noticeable, it eclipses the story, and that's not what you want, is it? There's a nice thread in the forums at present on the more subtle points of writing and when they matter; it might be worth a read-and-think moment or two.

Note also: reviews used primarily to beef about queue times have been summarily removed in the past from other stories and will not necessarily be left alone on yours. Reviews are for reviewing. If your category moderator for several chapter suddenly changes, there's no harm in sending an email to that address that came with every acceptance and rejection to see if, perhaps, she's been called away by her graduate program.

-- Longtime MNFF member and moderator

Reviewer: The Marked Lady
Date: 05/03/09 16:53
Chapter: Chapter 51 - The Frustration of Truth

It seems like it updated a lot faster this time! :) Another excellent chapter. I can't wait for the next! I'm anxious to learn what Harry's doing.

Author's Response: yes, but I was also told in uncertain terms that saying anything against the mods was strictly prohibited ;) I'm glad you're enjoying the story still :)

Reviewer: FriendofMolly
Date: 05/03/09 13:13
Chapter: Chapter 51 - The Frustration of Truth

As hard as it is, Ginny must find in herself a reason to believe. One such clue is the locket. She should know that being unable to remove it, means Harry is still around, he just can't contact her. I don't think it will be too long though. Marvelous!!!!

Author's Response: I'm glad you're still enjoying the story and she should know, but when you're that age, is it ever that easy to see what's so obvious? thanks for commenting :)

Reviewer: FriendofMolly
Date: 04/29/09 19:32
Chapter: Chapter 50 - Unexpected Guests

Ok, now that George is better, there's no reason for Harry to avoid Ginny. Now is the time for Harry to show his face. Or is he already there? Is Neville , Neville or Harry using PolyJuice? Please get the Golden couple back on good terms before Ginny goes postal!!!!

Author's Response: oh, that would have been an interesting twist :p thanks for commenting!

Reviewer: r3d
Date: 04/27/09 20:18
Chapter: Chapter 50 - Unexpected Guests

Excellent story, and i can feel your frustration with the validating, i have only been at this site for a short while, and i have already seen several people scared off by how long it takes, and how nit picky they are about the chapters, honestly this is not a novel you are selling for money, your just putting it on here for entertainment and someone has to put a damper on that, but what can you do, i just went on over to your website and am beginning to read the rest there, thanks for posting there!

Author's Response: glad you're enjoying it and have been enterprising enough to go to LJ, I'm more than twenty chapters ahead's astounding, really. At least they don't give me a hard time about the chapters, but it's a minimum of three weeks to get a chapter validated...I would like to think they could do better, but I don't think they care to. Thanks for the words of encouragement.

Reviewer: L A Moody
Date: 04/27/09 11:07
Chapter: Chapter 50 - Unexpected Guests

I think all of us writers share your frustration with the queue. The only suggestion I can give is to perhaps combine a few of your chapters so that you are submitting more at once. It won't cut down on the wait time, but you will feel like you're accomplishing more each time.

Author's Response: you know, I've been thinking about that for a long time and wondering if shouldn't just do that, but then that compromises the specific pacing I created, just because these mods don't care to validate in a more timely fashion? I mean, I just don't understand it...and yet they keep adding 'new features' but can't do the simple stuff on a regular basis. It's funny, I used to be a mod at War of the Ring and now I get what people were always saying about who's watching the watchers...I guess the mods here can do what they like and we have no recourse but to be at their mercy ;) such is life :)

Reviewer: The Marked Lady
Date: 04/26/09 11:59
Chapter: Chapter 50 - Unexpected Guests

Yay! It finally updated! :D Great chapter. I can't wait until the next one gets validated (in about 3 weeks...woah...I'll be home from college then...weird).

Author's Response: I was like watching paint dry or something...I hope the next update can get validated sooner, but I won't expect anything from this moderation board. I'll put it in right now...we can just hope. Thanks for commenting!

Reviewer: azngurlwidhighlights
Date: 04/19/09 22:29
Chapter: Chapter 49 - Pretending the Truth

Oooohhhhh...what's up with this cliff hanger??? Please hurry and write the next chapters or else I'll die of waiting...HURRY PLEASE!!!!!!!!!

Author's Response: I've had it in the queue for at least 2 weeks, I'm not sure what the validation issue is here, but it's always like this...I wish I could update faster! I have way more chapters ready!

Reviewer: The Marked Lady
Date: 04/15/09 23:55
Chapter: Chapter 49 - Pretending the Truth

I can't wait to read the next chapter! I only hope the mods validate it soon. :)

Author's Response: you and me both, it's been about a week, but I can't hope for faster validation than at least a week :s thanks for taking the time to comment on all the chapters!

Reviewer: The Marked Lady
Date: 04/15/09 23:46
Chapter: Chapter 48 - What Shall Be, Shall Be

*sigh* Why can't the evil ones just leave the, for lack of better word, good guys alone?

Author's Response: lol you know that would be a really boring story if that were the case ;)

Reviewer: The Marked Lady
Date: 04/15/09 23:39
Chapter: Chapter 47 - Meet Me Half-Way

Well, I'm glad Harry's letter helped to calm Ginny's doubts.

Author's Response: it had to, at this point :) thanks for commenting :)

Reviewer: The Marked Lady
Date: 04/15/09 23:33
Chapter: Chapter 46 - Hoping for an Easy Resolution

Aw. I hate reading Harry so upset like that. :(

Author's Response: it happens a few times, I'm sad to report. Thanks for commenting :)

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