Awesome fic. Hil-ari-ous!
Author's Response: Glad you think so!
Hutch, just wanted to write a quick note about a certain reviewer *coughMirekanocough*. Your characters are in NO way "extremely OCC". Your one of the few HP fanfic writers who keep the characters IN character. Then with Luna not being in the same year, but same class, well DUH you have to do that for the story! *sarcasm* And I'm sure we all care if Gryffindor has Herbology with the Hufflepuffs or not! *end sarcasm*
Hutch, you handled that reviewer with a lot of grace, more than they deserved. If they thought your story was only "mildly amusing" than they obviously don't know what funny is because your story is hilarious! That was the only flame, and I've established that this person doesn't know what they're talking about. Sorry, but I get kind of mad when someone tries to flame one of my favorite stories!
Can't wait for your next update!
Author's Response: I appreciate your support. Everyone here has the right to express their opinion about the content here, and I love getting feedback, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little hurt. I really did try to handle it with grace, so I'm glad that showed through. Thanks again for the note... <3
this is funny! i would have dared harry to tell cho how he felt, but thats just me
Author's Response: That's a clever dare, but I just hate Cho and Harry together! Is that wrong??
Okay, so I've have fallen in love with your story. Holy cow. You have a wonderful humor in here. I can never see myself trying to write something like this but I have always, always wanted to. I have an idea but getting it started it the tricky part. LOL. Anyhow, you have done a great job and I would love to see a update soon or else I'm going to go crazy. Happy writing! ~MJ =P
Author's Response: I really appreciate the kind words. Some reviews are a bit more critical, though I appreciate the thought that goes into all of them nonetheless! If you have an idea for a story that you want to write, then give it a go! Here's what I do when I'm stuck at a "tricky part". I grab a bit of paper and just write everything that comes to my head, not lifting the pen from the paper for even a moment. Soon, all your ideas will start pouring out. You'll find that you've started before you even know it! I hope you write your story, and drop a note to me when you do! Thanks again for reading a leaving a note. <3 The newest chapter is in the queue right now, so check back soon!
Awesommeeeee!!!!!!! Keeep Updatingggggg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Author's Response: You got it!
Can you tell me the status of the next chapter?
Huggles from HermyStar
Author's Response: I thought I'd submitted it, but hadn't! I'm so sorry! It's in the queue now, and should be posted any day.
So far, this story has been mildly amusing. However, there are several problems that, if fixed, could turn it into a great story, rather than 'mildly amusing'.
First of all, you've introduced dozens of unnecessary OCs. Creating a new character simply for the purpose of involving them in a dare is neither needed, nor does it correlate with the amount of students at Hogwarts. JKR has given us lots of characters who are named, but not used, and it'd make much more canon sense to use one of them. Additionally, you've given all of your new characters very un-canonish names. They don't sound particularly English or have mythological roots, like the characters JKR has created.
Also, a lot of the established characters you're using are acting extremely OOC, especially Luna Lovegood. I honesty can see her actually doing very few of the actions that she does in here. I think you may have overestimated some characters' willingness to embarrass themselves, as well.
You've also screwed up their timetables a bit in order to have the trio and such witness some of the dares. All classes have always been taken with your own year, and, for the most part, the other houses who have had lessons with the Gryffindors have remained the same for every year; Potions with the Slytherins, and Herbology with the Hufflepuffs, for example.
However, other than these, it's a nice, creative story. You've got good potential- I think that, with some time to refine your technique, you'll go far.
Author's Response: I appreciate your candor and taking the time to leave me a comprehensive review. To answer your confusion about the "problem" of "dozens of unnecessary OCs", that was intentional.. at first. When I first started this story a year-and-a-half ago, several readers asked to have themselves appear as cameos in the story. I wrote them in for the fun, and they enjoyed seeing "themselves" in the midst of the kookiness. Soon, three requests became thirty, and I didn't have the heart to turn down anyone. The "un-canonish" names I used are the ones the readers gave me. Now that I've taken the story back up, I've actually cut out some of the OCs. (You should've seen it before!) I was kind of a doormat in the beginning, which is why I stopped taking cameo requests. Future chapters phase them out more. So that's why they're there. I could've taken all of them out, but some of the original readers still enjoy seeing them there, and again, I haven't the heart.rnrnAs for the OOCness, I both agree and disagree. Sometimes I let someone get out of line, but I'm not sure I've been "extremely OOC". Obviously I've overestimated some of the characters' willingess to embarass themselves for the sake of the story, and also because self-deprication keeps me from having the central characters be downright mean to each-other. Luckily, I'm including Slytherins in the fray who will embarass the Gryffindors mercilessly without needing the Gryffindors to offer themselves up to the altar of humilation.rnrnAbout the timetables, and moving some students a year ahead, you're absolutely right. I cheated for this story, in order to keep them together. You have it exactly right. I promise that my other stories are more canon than this. This really is just an outlet for wackiness.rnrnAgain, I appreciate your candor and thought-out response. However, I would've taken it a lot better if you hadn't started it with the condescending comment that my story is "mildly amusing". It basically put a bitter taste on what could've otherwise come off as supportive criticism. If I was a lesser person, I would be offended. But I know I'm far from a perfect writer, and I appreciate any and all feedback I get. So I thank you, despite.
I loveeeeeeeeeeee it
Author's Response: Thank you!
i love your story soo much.... I am rereading it for the 4th time
Author's Response: Wow, I'm happy to hear that! The next chapter is in the queue, so there should be more to read soon. ;)
This is seriously the best harry potter humor story ive ever heard! AMAZING.PLEASE, WRITE MORE STORY or even a sequel (fav story ever!)
Author's Response: That's too kind! I promise this story isn't over, the next chapter is in the queue!
hey!!!this story is really funny!!! it made me laugh a lot!!! just a question but i read 'to draco, with love' and the names are the same; like roop and kesley ann. did you write both stories or did you copy the names cuz you couldnt think of any?
Author's Response: That's a great question! The reason some of the names reappear is because, originally, BOTH those stories were interactive! I'd been asking for volunteers to be extra students in Luna's Truth or Dare and got so many volunteers that I had to start turning them down! So some of them became cameos in "To Draco". (Many people were reading both stories simultanously.) Thanks for the question, and for reading!
Author's Response: Always!
seriously I LOVE this story!!!
Author's Response: I'm glad so many people are reading it! If you like, check out some of my other stories some time!
This story is the best and funniest I have ever read ...so far ;)
Author's Response: Thanks for the kind note!
/:) the two way mirror?
Author's Response: What, where? Who?
BEST TRUTH OR DARE STORY EVER!!!
most t or d storys are ubercheesy and no fun!!!!
Author's Response: I appreciated your enthusiasm! New updates on all my stories will be occuring very soon!
wow this is amazing
and it's really funny too
i can never write humour that well
i can just imagine everything that happens in this fic
ginny kissing a girl and then harry
keep up this awesome fic
Author's Response: The idea that you're able to imagine everything that's happening is wonderful... and a huge compliment! Thanks for taking the time to leave a note about what you liked. I really love the support provided here at this site!
This may be sorta random, but there's a street named Hutchinson Street in my town. That made me wonder where you got your penname.I'd absolutly love it if you could answer that!
Huggles From HermyStar
P.S. The only reason I send huggles on every review is because I thought my reviews need some kind of cutsy signature type thingy. Huggles from HermyStar just seemed perfect!!!
Author's Response: I love the Huggles, I think it's unique! As for where I got my penname, it may even be where your street was named from. A long time ago, there was a woman named Anne Hutchinson who lived in the colonies. The Puritans reviled her because she spoke her mind, and had liked to have meetings with her friends to discuss religion and politics and their own opinions. She was eventually cast away as a witch! I'd say more, but I tend to blather on. Basically, Anne was kind of a religious icon and a heroine for being intelligent and tough for her day... so I took her name here. Thanks for asking!
wow i love thiss.
ahahahha dracoo red-face.
i love it :)
Author's Response: If you like seeing Draco red-faced, check out my Dramione story "New Azkaban"!
My school sang Hermione's song at the chorus concert.
I can imagine Harry and Neville singing in harmony with Ron :)
and poor Kacey hahahha
Author's Response: LOL!