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Name: balla (Signed) · Date: 08/10/09 1:04 · For: Chapter 50 - Unexpected Guests
nice thnx for updating :)


Name: PotterGirl714 (Signed) · Date: 08/02/09 16:32 · For: Chapter 51 - The Frustration of Truth
I love it you are doing an awesome job!


Name: Wandsmith (Signed) · Date: 07/30/09 14:58 · For: Chapter 1 - Back to the Beginning
I am thoroughly enjoying this story and can see there is some problem with updating. What is Live Journal and how do I get there? 20 chapters ahead! Frustration!

Regards,
wandsmith


Name: bk64 (Signed) · Date: 07/20/09 6:05 · For: Chapter 1 - Back to the Beginning
hey just finished this on Sink into Your Eyes. i was following it from there once i got annoyed at how slow MFF is to validate and just wanted to let you know that i really enjoyed it. just a quick question though: is there very much difference between the stories here and there?

also, while you've put this under the H/G category you did have a bit of R/H and i would have liked to see a final scene between those two...

anyway, keep writing! :)

Author's Response: yes, it is tedious to wait, isn't it? and I've long since given up after having more than one run-in with a mod, it isn't worth the aggravation, you know? There is no difference, really - I intended it to be all the same. I think you can't post in more than one section here, so that's why it's in the H/G section, but I don't ship R/Hr, so I'd never put it there anyway :p thanks much!


Name: potterchassid (Signed) · Date: 07/12/09 11:28 · For: 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!


Name: potterfan4ever (Signed) · Date: 06/19/09 13:57 · For: 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!!!


Name: potterchassid (Signed) · Date: 06/17/09 15:41 · For: 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.


Name: GinnyInTheStars (Signed) · Date: 06/11/09 13:30 · For: Chapter 51 - The Frustration of Truth
This story is very good so far, I can't wait to find out what happens!


Name: liljoo1013 (Signed) · Date: 06/10/09 13:31 · For: Chapter 51 - The Frustration of Truth
love it so far
keep the updates coming


Name: dadada (Signed) · Date: 05/14/09 12:23 · For: Chapter 43 - Suppressing Reality
Great story I'm lovin' it


Name: dadada (Signed) · Date: 05/14/09 11:42 · For: Chapter 41 - Wishing for Something Calm
Just wondering why Ginny and Harry aren't using the journals Ginny got Harry for his b-day


Name: BrianG (Signed) · Date: 05/07/09 13:37 · For: Chapter 51 - The Frustration of Truth
I am enjoying the story but it is dragging a bit. How many more chapters are you proposing?


Name: Vindictus Viridian (Signed) · Date: 05/07/09 11:52 · For: 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


Name: The Marked Lady (Signed) · Date: 05/03/09 16:53 · For: 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 :)


Name: FriendofMolly (Signed) · Date: 05/03/09 13:13 · For: 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 :)


Name: FriendofMolly (Signed) · Date: 04/29/09 19:32 · For: 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!


Name: r3d (Signed) · Date: 04/27/09 20:18 · For: 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 there...it'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.


Name: L A Moody (Signed) · Date: 04/27/09 11:07 · For: 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 :)


Name: The Marked Lady (Signed) · Date: 04/26/09 11:59 · For: 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 know...it 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!


Name: azngurlwidhighlights (Signed) · Date: 04/19/09 22:29 · For: 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!


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