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Name: lioness_of_magic (Signed) · Date: 05/17/08 18:09 · For: Chapter 10: What Dreams May Come
Yay Dumbledore!!! I'm still mourning his death because he's the coolest old dude in the history of magic :D

Author's Response: Dumbledore is very difficult to write, but like you I'm still mourning him. He was indeed cool. Thanks for your comments.

Name: lioness_of_magic (Signed) · Date: 05/17/08 18:09 · For: Chapter 10: What Dreams May Come
Yay Dumbledore!!! I'm still mourning his death because he's the coolest old dude in the history of magic :D

Author's Response: Dumbledore is very difficult to write, but like you I'm still mourning him. He was indeed cool. Thanks for your comments.

Name: harrietamidala (Signed) · Date: 05/17/08 17:17 · For: Chapter 11: Nargles in the Mistletoe
My, chapters seemed to be churning like like hotcakes for many stories, this one included? Is the queue fixed or something?

I have a question, why did you rate this as Professors? Other than the first two chapters, it seems like a story rated as 3-5 years.

Author's Response: There are a few more steamy scenes coming up, but it's primarily rated the way it is because the site admins thought it should be rated higher. I agree with you that it doesn't really need such a rating, but when I tried rating it lower, they rejected it. It was one of many frustrations I've put up with here over the past few months (and one of the reasons I probably won't be posting future stories on MNFF) but the queue issues seem to be settled now at any rate. It appears the new mods are finally up and running. I'll have to post another chapter, as I have quite a few ready to go.

Name: harry_victoria (Signed) · Date: 05/17/08 13:39 · For: Chapter 11: Nargles in the Mistletoe
Two updates in one day? Wow, what luck! Great story as always-- keep up the good work, dear. xx

Author's Response: Yes, I think I made the mods a bit nervous when I threw a fair-sized fit and threatened to pull my stories off the site. They're obviously trying very hard now, though, so barring future catastrophes (or insults) I'll keep it going through the end of this story. I have 23 chapters written already, so you ought to be able to read more soon.

Name: Tariel (Signed) · Date: 05/17/08 8:48 · For: Chapter 10: What Dreams May Come
Wow!! Dumbledore really sounds like Dumbledore!!
What happens next?? What happens next??!!!

Author's Response: Well, keep reading and you'll find out! Dumbledore is ridiculously difficult to write. He's so maddeningly vague, but nothing he says is insignificant, so he has to be managed carefully. You really have to read between the lines with Dumbledore, I always felt.

Name: Tariel (Signed) · Date: 05/17/08 8:27 · For: Chapter 9: Fear Factor
Why does Ginny keep calling Harry "Potter"? Why doesn't she just call him "Harry"? It sounds like when Draco Malfoy and all of his teachers were addressing him... it just doesn't seem to fit right...

Author's Response: Oh, I think Ginny is just being a bit snarky with calling Harry "Potter." Don't forget, Lily called James that when she was angry at him. It just strikes me as the kind of thing Ginny would do. The name Harry was always something she said with affection, so "Potter" would be the choice when she's annoyed. Remember even Hagrid called him "Potter" when he was mad at Harry in HBP, so Ginny can probably get away with it too.

Name: Tariel (Signed) · Date: 05/17/08 8:13 · For: Chapter 8: The Name Game
Interesting dream....does Rose actually look like that? I can't remember if her appearance was mentioned in The Deathly Hallows...

Author's Response: No, Jo never gave us a description of Rose. She never gave us a description of any NextGen characters except for Al, Lily, and Teddy as a baby. However, knowing what Ron & Hermione looked like, I applied Mendelian laws and came up with red, curly hair. Seemed to make sense.

Name: Tariel (Signed) · Date: 05/17/08 7:49 · For: Chapter 7: Brother Sun, Sister Moon
Ah, we have progressed to "Gin-Gin". Cute and affectionate, but it sounds like something Harry might call her, not George, kind of like how Lavender Brown called Ron "Won-Won".
In the original books, Fred and George seemed to be almost the one character until George's ear got cut off. It is nice to see further distinction between their personalities.
Love the bit about the "callipygian". very creative and believable.
You tend to repeat the phrase: "build up a head of steam".
I hope you don't think I'm too harsh. That's just my honest opinion.

Author's Response: Actually, I think Ginny would clobber Harry if he called her "Gin-Gin." And judging by his reaction to Lavender calling Ron Won-Won, it doesn't seem like something he would do. Gin-Gin seems like a childhood nickname to me, and only someone like George would ever dare use it as an adult. No, I don't think you're being too harsh. I appreciate the observation. I'll have to keep an eye on that one.

Name: Tariel (Signed) · Date: 05/17/08 7:32 · For: Chapter 6: Life Challenged
I have never read about Ginny being nick-named as Gin. Creative of you.
You've really captured Fred's character.
I can't stop reading this!

Author's Response: A lot of fanfics use that nickname. I'm glad you like my version of Fred. I was a bit worried about capturing his essence, as it were.

Name: Tariel (Signed) · Date: 05/17/08 7:16 · For: Chapter 5: Pregnant Pause
How old are Teddy and Victoire?

Author's Response: Teddy would be about 7 and Victoire 5 at this point in the story.

Name: Tariel (Signed) · Date: 05/17/08 7:01 · For: Chapter 4: A Safe Bet
Oh, I love this! So funny.
But Hermione sounded a bit like Molly Weasley when she said "I'm all aflutter"...

Author's Response: Molly & Hermione actually have a good deal in common. And you've heard that men always marry women who remind them of their mothers. . .

Name: Tariel (Signed) · Date: 05/17/08 6:49 · For: Chapter 3: Surprises
Ginny begins to say she doesn't have her wand, but then "but all of a sudden something burst from the end of her wand". Is this just the magic of the dream?

Author's Response: Yes, it's just the magic of the dream. If you'll read that again, you'll see that Ginny says, "But I don't have my. . ." and then all of a sudden she realizes her wand is in her hands. It's like one of those dreams where you feel like you're naked but everyone else seems to think you're dressed. Doesn't always make sense.

Name: hermionefan25 (Signed) · Date: 05/17/08 6:16 · For: Chapter 10: What Dreams May Come
yay really cool I love dumbledors confusing speeches they just ramble on so much its so cool!
love the story so far
hope xx

Author's Response: Yes, Dumbledore is maddeningly vague, but he's a clever old dude, isn't he? Thanks for reviewing.

Name: NymphWarrior (Signed) · Date: 05/16/08 22:20 · For: Chapter 9: Fear Factor
Nice chapter. this story is proving to be very interesting.Howerver I did't like the mention of Dubrovnik being the place dolohov and Petroff were hiding. Its a beautiful town off the Mediterranean coast and I just don't see them hiding there. Granted, Sirius kind of did the same thing when Harry got a letter from him delivered by an exotic bird. On a brighter note, I like the way you portrayed Harry and Ginny in this chapter. I didn't like how distant they seemed at the beginning from each other, but this made up for it.No more "wistful looks", eh.*winks*

Author's Response: I chose Dubrovnik because it borders Montenegro which borders Albania which is where Voldemort hid for many years when he didn't have a body. It'll make sense eventually, believe me. I know Dubrovnik is a touristy sort of place, and Croatia is one of the few peaceful spots in an unsettled region. But that's precisely why I chose it. As I said, you'll see why if you keep reading. It's not uncommon for couples to grow apart when they have kids, but Harry and Ginny have a lot going for them, 'wistful' looks aside. Thanks for your comments.

Name: sophiewalpole (Signed) · Date: 05/16/08 22:08 · For: Chapter 9: Fear Factor
getting a bit steamy there, but its getting better every time, i cant sleep so I thought I'd read your update, and I'm glad I did its now 4.10 AM and I'm still wide awake what can I do now, just read it all again, keep the chapters coming hun.

Author's Response: Yes, nothing like a little steam, is there? It seems that Mugglenet has finally gotten it together, as the updates have been coming fast and furious lately, so hopefully you'll have something new to read the next time you can't sleep. Thanks for reviewing.

Name: Binka Fudge (Signed) · Date: 05/16/08 22:02 · For: Chapter 9: Fear Factor
Another brilliant chapter. I've already read upto chapter 23 elsewhere, but I couldn't resist the urge to read it again. I love Harry's games with the baby, you've really described the scene well, I couldn't surpress a gigle when the Hypogriff sailed past his ear. And Ginny's knitting reminded me of Hermione's quest to free the Hogwarts house elves. And it was such a Harry/Ginny moment when they argued, he's never going to get over that Noble Prat syndrome is he?

Author's Response: I'm glad you think it's a good enough story to give it a second look. James strikes me as the kind of kid who would like throwing things. I have a nephew who was like that when he was little. Everything toy he owned was shattered within two weeks of purchase. And yes, I think Harry's mold was set long ago. He's a card carrying member of Noble Gits United, and always will be. Thanks for your comments.

Name: lioness_of_magic (Signed) · Date: 05/16/08 21:08 · For: Chapter 9: Fear Factor
heehee callipygian heehee that one had me laughing for a good five minutes....anyway, great story!!! I usually don't read professor rated fics (some of the perverted things i've come across...) but this one really changed my view on the whole rating. I really enjoy this story because of the humor (one of the hardest things to accomplish as a writer) and the characters actually staying in character!!! Isn't that nice when characters do that? And your writing style is very pleasing to read--descriptive without boring you to tears over one little detail (seriously--who wants to hear all about one little cloud or fluffy bunnies for like five pages?). Thank you for writing this awesome fic and PLEASE write more!!!

Author's Response: Glad you liked my (Fred's) weird word. I love words like that. I originally submitted this story at a lower rating, but the mods insisted on the professor rating. It really isn't explicit (and certainly not perverted - at least I don't think so!) but what the heck, you can't fight City Hall. I agree with you, nobody wants to read about a perfect relationship. First of all, no relationship IS perfect, and second, it's a lot more interesting to read about people who have normal, human problems but find ways to cope with them. I'm glad you're enjoying the story. Thanks so much!

Name: lunafredtonks123 (Signed) · Date: 05/16/08 20:14 · For: Chapter 9: Fear Factor
oh my oh my ;) A bit of 'tension' there? I like it!!!!!!!

Keep writing yeah!!!!

Author's Response: Yes, a wee bit of "tension" of several different kinds. I will keep writing. Thanks!

Name: missdagane (Signed) · Date: 05/15/08 7:57 · For: Chapter 6: Life Challenged
I've just read all the chapters and it's so great. I hope you will upadte soon

Author's Response: Thank you. I will certainly try.

Name: adeebee10 (Signed) · Date: 05/15/08 0:25 · For: Chapter 4: A Safe Bet
I love this page, especially the last line. Very funny!

Author's Response: Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it.

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