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
Good moves Harry. I thought you'd have Ginny hex him before she forgave him. I look forward to the next chapter.
Author's Response: Finally he gets it right, eh? Um, she DID hex him before she forgave him. In the last chapter. Twice. Or maybe you mean hex him in THIS chapter? Stay tuned. There may still be more hexing to come! cj
*sniff* good chapter! i was wondering when you'd update! update again sooooon!!!!!!!! :-D
Author's Response: Thanks Ellen! It's been a while since I got a *sniff*! cj
Much better, i'm alot happier now. I loved the new professor and can't wait to see what other changes she makes. I'm so glad they stopped her vanishing the swamp though, a terrible loss to Hogwarts history and the Weasley twins' memory it would've been. I know George is still around, but while at Hogwarts they were the Twins and now he has to start his own story. Anyway, I now understand what Ginny felt when something else was being kept from her, but still, if she'd stopped and talked to Harry a week ago instead of hexing him it would've been cleared up so much more quickly. I know life isn't perfect, but i can't help wishing it was can i? Hope the next chapter is up soon, but no pressure, i just can't wait to see what else needs fixing in the castle, will they be able to find the room of requirement after the cursed fire destroyed the room of hidden things? Will the sorting hat still manage to assign new ickle firsties to their houses after it's ordeal during the last battle? And where are the ghosts and Peeves?
Author's Response: *whew* Glad you're happier now. I'm thrilled you like Meldrum. *snort* Still love that name! I felt that the swamp in OotP was a wonderful touch and knew it had to feature in my story somewhere. To have it be the catalyst for Harry and Ginny to get back together seemed to fit well. I wish that swamp to stay for millennia, and luckily, I think the professors feel the same. See? Ginny's behaviour was explained in this chapter. Of course, things would have been a lot simpler if she had talked to him a week ago, but it wouldn't have been nearly as interesting! Gotta have some conflict! I hadn't thought much about the Room of Requirement. Hmmm...maybe I can bring that in somewhere... Ack! I have to write the ghosts and Peeves? I have no idea how to do that! If you want to see them in here, any suggestions for me? cj
aw man update soon!!
Author's Response: I'll do my best! The ideas aren't exactly flowing right now. Should pick up soon, though. cj
Oh for crying out loud! This reminds me so much of when Harry was going to run off back to the Dursley's when he thought he was Voldemort's weapon in OOTP and Professor Black's portrait reminded him that there was a perfectly good reason for what was kept from him. Why do people have to be so darn stubborn?! And if you ask me Ginny is acting like a child, I can just imagine her stamping her foot while saying 'I want to know now!'.
Sorry, just had to get that out, I love the chapter, i really do. And the fact that Harry gave Mrs Weasley his mothers locket was heartbreakingly thoughtful. And Mr Weasley's reaction to the hen care book was hilarious. I almost cried when Harry mentioned Tonks, because things do hit you out of the blue like that. Right off to the next chapter before i start crying buckets. I hope Harry and Ginny make up soon, maybe he should forget the christmas proposal idea and just march into the great hall, plonk the ring on the table and ask Ginny to marry him in a stern manner before proudly exiting leaving her with a chin down to the floor. Sorry, getting carried away.
Author's Response: I am thrilled that my writing reminds you of things that actually happened in the book! Harry is acting awfully stubborn and, I agree, Ginny is being very childish. I can just see the pout on her face when she tells Harry that she won't go to Hogwarts with HIM. *sheesh* my children act more mature than that! Anyway, we all act childish and stubborn sometimes, and often those we care about the most can bring out the best, but also the worst, in us as emotions run very high with them. I'm delighted that you love the chapter and that the locket and Tonks scenes touched your heart, as I was trying hard to make them tear-worthy. I love the proposal suggestion! Too bad I already have the proposal scene written. I would have loved to write Ginny's reaction to your idea, though. That would have been enjoyable! As always, thanks for reading and reviewing. cj
have i mentieoned (thats spelled wrong) lately that this is my favorite fic? well i just did
Author's Response: Thanks, Megan. I never get tired of hearing that! cj
eek i just realized i was the first to review for this chap does that mean i was also the firs to read it? mmwwaahhhhh (that was me laughing mirthlessly at the fact that i was the first to read ur amazing storys new chapter)
i like the power of the firstness (yes that is a word i say so)
i should be first more often
Author's Response: Well, first to review, not necessarily first to read. Think of all those people who read it and then 'x' out of it as fast as they can click on the mouse as they hate it so much! cj
i love the canadian accent as i'm american i don't hear that much of it but one of my moms friends is canadian and so are her kinds and we were with them alot so i got used to it and now that we've moved i don't hear it anymore kinda sad
i thought it was really great how ginny and harry "made up" cute cute cute
oh yes IS HE GONNA "pop" THE QUESTIAN SOON LOLA IS GETTING IMPATIENT (did i spell that right no idea)
AND HURRY UP WIH THE NEXT CHAPTER plllleeeaaasseee *bats eyelashes patheticly*
Author's Response: At first I thought you meant that you loved the accent in the story, and thought that was a little weird as, you know, it's written and you can't HEAR anything, then I realized you meant when you've heard Canadians speaking before. I'm thrilled that you liked the make up scene! I can't tell you whether he's going to propose soon, now, can I? How would that be any sort of surprise? As always, my crazed fan, the next chapter will be up when it's written. Didn't get ANYTHING written while on vacation this week, would you believe? Must work on it this week! cj
ah so nice to know im understanable :)
Author's Response: :) cj
by story i meant next chapter and i guess it's not b/c i'm reviewing this huh
Author's Response: I knew what you meant, don't worry. cj
This is one of the first stories i have come across on this website, and i have to say that it’s great, it reads so fluently and it seems so realistic. This is one of those scenarios where I can say that ‘this is how it could have happened’ :) . Is it already/ or have you ever thought about putting this story on any other fanfiction websites? :) . Hope the next chapter is up soon!
Author's Response: Thanks very much. I'm thrilled it's one of the first you've come across and you liked it enough to review! It warms my heart that you believe it to be fluent and realistic. That's what I like to hear! It is not on any other fan sites and I have thought about it, but have decided to just leave it here. I have enough trouble keeping up with one site, let alone a number of them! As a busy wife and mother who works full time outside the home, volunteers part time, and is attending night courses as well, this is plenty for now! The next chapter has been submitted and I hope it will be validated soon. Thanks for reading and reviewing! cj
yes exactly what i was thinking H/G would've been good but alas ah well
so is life (i've been trying to make that my moto but im too much of a drama Queen ha so is life *singgers at own joke*)
sooo perhaps the next time i reveiw your page it'll be for the storyy
Author's Response: I was trying to figure out why you were 'singing' until I realized you meant 'snigger'. lol! Yes. A review of my story. That would be different than our own little chat board, eh? See ya later. cj
yes, yes i know but we can still cross our harry potter loving fingers and hope...hope...hope...
ooh have u looked at the trailer yet even my mom said it made her heart pound out of her chest (although thats not saying much b/c she's been a major harry potter fan forever and cried w me when dumbledore died)
but ya gotta watch it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
p.s. i will bug you to all of heck untill you watch it TO ALL OF HECK!!
Author's Response: Lola, Lola, Lola. Of COURSE I've watched the trailer. I viewed it through the MuggleNet main site about three minutes after I responded to your last comment! I AM a huge fan, remember. Someone on another site I frequent posted the link as well. Some people say they keep watching it over and over again. I thought it was kind of cool, and I like who they got for young Voldemort. However, I was hoping for more to the trailer than just Voldemort stuff (like H/G to be exact!). cj
eeeeeeee definatly more squealing thats exiting yay now for the accepting...
Author's Response: Oh good. I'm glad there was more of the squealing! About the accepting ... Not much I can do about that unfortunately. cj
ahhh OMG I JUST WATCHED THE TRAILER FOR HBP EEK I AM SO EXITED i was like jumping aroud the house screaming my mother (of course) wanted to know what was wrong *sighs* she thinks im crazy AND RIGHTLY SO I AM SOOOOO EXITED AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH have u seen the trailer yet? if u havent go look it up on Youtube it'll probably be there
EEK SO EXITED gonna go squeal some more
Author's Response: Ooooh. That is exciting. I haven't seen it yet. I'll have to check out YouTube later. Guess what? I submitted chapter (oh my goodness, I've lost track what chapter we're at), well, the next chapter, whatever number it is. Hopefully it will be accepted soon! Did that make you squeal some more? Tell me it did, even if it didn't, 'kay? cj