hi there i know that on the site it says this is still a new chapter but i feel that your lovely fans have been waitling LONG ENOUGH HURRY AND UPDATE!!!!!!!!
Author's Response: Lola, Lola, Lola. It hasn't even been two weeks since the chapter went up, my dear. Patience. Patience. You wouldn't want me to rush the writing, would you? I cannot have my name on something substandard, now, can I? cj
OMG PLZZZZ SAY HES GONNA ASK HER TO MARRY HIM! PLZZZZ ILL DIIIE IF HE DUSNT! :'(
Author's Response: Keep reading! cj
he should take the job!!!!
Author's Response: I think so, too! cj
i think ima like this fic :D
Author's Response: Good to hear! Thanks for reading and reviewing. cj
Great story! It's well written and I think you're taking it somewhere.
I loved this comment - 'Hermione smiled smugly. “She’s from America.”' It's so in character! I laughed out loud when I got to that and she was corrected.
Prof. Oblongata - she seems like a good character. I've got a feeling there's more to learn about her ... Keep up the good work!
Author's Response: Thanks loads for your review. I cringed when I read that you think I'm taking it somewhere. the question is 'where?', and 'will my readers like it when we're there?'! :) A big bouquet of flowers for liking my 'America' comment. As a Brit, I assume you know that some refer to Canadians and Americans alike as 'Americans'. As a British-born Canadian myself, I know how much that rankles, so just had to put it in the story, and it seemed to be a very Hermione-ish thing to say! Thanks for thinking along the same lines as me! Meldrum. Yeah. We'll see if everyone likes what I'm going to do with her. It comes out a lot in the next chapter. Hopefully, I'll get the emotions right, though. Seems a little 'dry' still. Not tear-worthy yet. Thanks for reading and reviewing! cj
ooooo Dean Thomas eh? I was thinking along the lines of Neville as I read down the list of your replies to the revews.
Anyway, I'm sure whatever it is will be brilliant! Looking forward to seeing the next chappie up soon!
Oh by the way... Nice imitation of Hagrid there. (grins**)
Author's Response: You cracked my ultra-secret code? You're goooooood! I love Neville, but the reason I chose to bring Dean into my story will be revealed in the next chapter. It warms my heart that you think what I will come up with will be brilliant. (Now to only live up to that!) Hagrid imitation. *snort* I love Hagrid. I use that quote at least once a day. I think my family and friends are getting quite sick of it by now! My other favourite Hagridism is not from the books, but the first movie, when he knocks down the shack's door when he is looking for Harry and then promptly apologises. ("Sorry bou' tha' .") Priceless! Cracks me up every time I hear it and it's got to be at least 2 dozen times that I've heard it already! cj
I just love this story more and more every time you update! I really think you do a fabulous job of modeling the characters after Rowling's characters. Especially having all the allusions to book seven is great! Can't wait to find out what happens next! I hope you update soon! :)
Author's Response: Thank you so much, Amanda. Yours is the type of review I reread whenever I get in a state where I believe everything I write is rubbish. I truly appreciate your kind words. I am thrilled to bits that you feel I am doing a decent job of keeping the characters true to Ms Rowling's style. I was working on chapters 9, 10, and 11 today at the beach (different parts keep crying out to be written down), so hopefully I'll be done at least the next chappie by next weekend. cj
A little too sweet, I might have got a cavity...
Author's Response: Call the dentist. It ain't gettin' any less so. ;) cj
Really good so far. Ilike how the characters interact. Can't wait to see how things progress.
Author's Response: I'm glad you like it so far. And I'm thrilled that the characters' interaction pleases you. Thanks for reading and reviewing. cj
Author's Response: Glad to hear it! cj
Why is Ginny being so dumb!!! aww!
still love it though!
Author's Response: I know! Mad, isn't it? So childish. Hopefully, her behaviour will be a little more understandable after the next chapter. Glad you love it! cj
WOW.....I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE HOW THIS GOES!!!
Author's Response: Do you ever get a feeling of deja vu? (glad I'm not the only one that leaves double posts sometimes). cj
WOW.....I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE HOW THIS GOES!!!
Author's Response: Me neither! Oh wait. I already know. ;) cj
yay!! harry and ginny!
Author's Response: Heehee. Don't cheer too soon! cj
Author's Response: Great! cj
Loved it! Although I know why u chose it, I still think Oblongata a strange surname but i love Meldrum. So glad Harry and Ginny made up. Can't believe Ginny hasn't figured out the reason for the secrecy yet. Hopefully you won't be too busy to update soon. Keep up the good work and I hope this is a LOONG fic!! :D
Author's Response: Oblongata is an extremely strange surname. That's why I love it so much! (Yeah. I know. Weird.) The grade 5 students I was working with when I came across the name sure looked at me funny. They must have thought their teaching assistant had lost it when I madly searched for pen and paper to record the word before I forgot it! they didn't want to be rude to an adult in the school, but I caught them exchanging 'she's crazy' glances with each other! I think Ginny is too busy trying to prove she isn't a child to Harry that she doesn't realize he is seeing her in a much more mature light! Thanks for the kind words. And there should be quite a lot of chapters still to come. I originally thought of having 14 or 15 chapters, but I think there'll end up being at least 20-odd! cj
I am so happy you intorduced a new character and resolved a feud all in one chapter. I love the idea that Harry and Ginny are back together and I cannot wait until "Christmas" for him to propose. Do you have any thoughts of having him do it earlier???? Hmmmm.. You know, just to move the story along. I am enjoying this story alot as it is a good take on those "36 years"... Thanks for clarifying them, we'll say...
Author's Response: New characters are delicious! She plays a big role in the next chapter. She knows the past of one of the trio's friends. Do you think he'll want to hear it? Earlier proposal? Hmmm...why didn't I think of that? Oh wait. Maybe I did. ;) Stay tuned! cj
Great addition, putting Harry and Ginny back together was the best part. Hopefully it doesn't take 2 months for the next chapter.
Author's Response: Glad you liked that part. It's my favourite, too! It didn't take that long for the last one, did it? I, too, sure hope it doesn't take that long for this next one! cj
Aww, they made up! Great chapter, as always! Just a question, when were you planning on stopping your fic? Just curious, and can't wait for the next update!
Author's Response: Thanks, Ashley! I'm glad you liked it! This whole story will cover the 'trio's' (and Ginny's) final year at Hogwarts. The end of my fic will come at the end of this school year, give or take, as there will be an epilogue that is a few years down the road. cj
Yeah!!! Im so excited! You FINALLY updated. *tears** And Ginny and Harry are together again:) Now, next question....will the next chapter be up soon?
Author's Response: Yes, I finally updated. You guys are slave drivers! ;) Glad you're happy Harry and Ginny are together again! Next chapter will be up as soon as I can finish it. Big development with Meldrum and a friend of Harry's! (Won't say which friend but his name rhymes with Bean Commas). Maybe I shouldn't have said that. Should NOT have said that... cj