Reviewer: Sariana
Date: 08/06/11 23:06
Chapter: Chapter 1- The End of the World

Are you still working on this story? I hope so. Please keep writing!

Reviewer: LoveOvercomesAll
Date: 07/30/11 15:30
Chapter: Chapter 17- Dirty Old Town

Very well done! Please keep writing!

Author's Response: Thanks very much-- I'm still working on it, but I've been stuck with writer's block (and a lot of real life) for a while. More soon.

Reviewer: dungbombs
Date: 07/22/11 7:22
Chapter: Chapter 17- Dirty Old Town

Keep writing! This is excellent.

Author's Response: Thanks very much-- I haven't abandoned the story, and I'm hoping to post another chapter some time soon. Glad you're enjoying it!

Reviewer: dungbombs
Date: 07/21/11 20:56
Chapter: Chapter 11- Ever So Slightly Merry

It's nice to know Snape having friends and thinking for himself.

Reviewer: LilyEvans26
Date: 07/20/11 16:12
Chapter: Chapter 17- Dirty Old Town

Wow. What can I say. I'm going to gush, so bear with me! :P This story is brilliant. Thank-you so much for writing it; it's been all I've thought about for days. Seeing Alan Rickman's superb performance in DH Part 2 made me decide to opt for a Severus/Lily fic instead of going for my usual Lily/James ones, and I am so glad I did. This really is one of the best fanfics I've ever read. Your writing, imagery and turn of phrase are fantastic, and very Rowling-esque as well, I must say. It has been a pleasure to slip inside your version of Jo's wonderful world and get lost for a blissful while. Thank-you so much for the hours of enjoyment you've already given me and everybody else by writing such an amazing, vibrant fic; you've really brought Snape alive in such a vivid, compelling way. You've captured him expertly, and you've even made me irritated and annoyed at Lily and her arrogance, which I thought was impossible! I love how rich and developed your story is; it's so fleshed out, it's great. Eileen, Tobias, and the whole scope of life at Spinner's End seem almost tangible. I really can't wait to find out how Snivellus's Seventh Year with both the Head Girl and the Head Boy goes!

Reviewer: always_pheonix
Date: 06/06/11 14:33
Chapter: Chapter 17- Dirty Old Town

I love this story, but sometimes i find that it has to much detail. Don't get me wrong, this is a wonderful story and I love the writng, but in some areas i think there might be a bit too much detail. Asides from that, It's a great story!

Author's Response: No problem with the constructive criticism-- good to know. Glad you are enjoying it. :)

Reviewer: sarcasticval
Date: 05/12/11 18:25
Chapter: Chapter 17- Dirty Old Town

I click on this story far more often than I should, hoping for an update. It's just that good.

Reviewer: PinaeappleHead
Date: 03/08/11 14:02
Chapter: Chapter 17- Dirty Old Town

I absolutely love this fic! I don't know how long I spent looking for a fic where Sev and Lily's relationship doesn't end tragically, so when I found this one, I was overjoyed. Just one question, when is Lily finally going to fall for Sev?I know she likes him now, but she is rejecting here feelings. When is she going to stop rejecting them? Please update soon!

Reviewer: cmtaylor531
Date: 02/28/11 23:52
Chapter: Chapter 17- Dirty Old Town

I love it so far. It nice to see sev taking a stand sorta. I always really enjoy that you gave him a friend besides lily. James Potter head boy... one way to get snape to be a perfect. Please continue.

Reviewer: bohchan
Date: 02/27/11 13:33
Chapter: Chapter 17- Dirty Old Town

why won't you update????????

Reviewer: bohchan
Date: 01/19/11 19:04
Chapter: Chapter 17- Dirty Old Town

I love how you interweave 1970s pop culture and British history into this story so effortlessly! Love the bit about the Crimean War :) and the Sex Pistols Shirt (if Sev listened to muggle music, I would def peg him for that type of music).

You make Sev such a teenage boy! I love it! In most stories, he acts like his 30-yr old counter part despite being what, 16? You capture that anger, youth, frustration and desire so exquisitely. Like how Sev likes to pretend to himself that those summer outings might possibly be dates, so adorable!!!!

Please update soon. Tomorrow is my birthday . . . that would be an awesome present, lol!

Reviewer: bohchan
Date: 01/17/11 18:54
Chapter: Chapter 2- Predestination

You do an amazing job of depicting the time of Severus' depression! It's so vivid and tangible, as I'm reading, I feel like I'm being pulled through his emotional abyss as well--especially when he encounters Petunia and Lily. I LOVE the physical descriptions of the two sisters, you really captured their true essences in how they put themselves together. I LOVE this story!

Reviewer: Charles Sinclair
Date: 01/12/11 16:03
Chapter: Chapter 17- Dirty Old Town

I found the conversation about the favoritism of Llewellyn and Slughorn for Severus and Lily retrospectively immensely entertaining. Their reflection on this was well incorporated. Why was Nott "worse then useless". Sounds like there could be an interesting story behind that.

Still reading and enjoying.

Many thanks as ever.

Reviewer: dandy_like_a_lion
Date: 12/05/10 13:35
Chapter: Chapter 17- Dirty Old Town

lmao! awesome chapter! especially the bit about vernon's hair!!!! bahahahaha!

Reviewer: Minerva67
Date: 12/01/10 21:30
Chapter: Chapter 1- The End of the World

An early christmas present------an update, and with some new twists to the plot!
A different view of Tobias Snape, secretly proud of his son. And a completely new direction for Severus. He and James & Remus will have to learn how to work together now. Where will the plot go next? I can appreciate your working hard to turn the plot in a new direction with a "reformed' Severus who has to redouble his efforts to just stay alive in Slytherin house. Looking forward to your next update.

Reviewer: kittyunderscore
Date: 11/29/10 6:14
Chapter: Chapter 17- Dirty Old Town

Ah, brilliant! I always thought if they made James Head Boy, they must have had a serious dearth of other options. Making Severus a prefect is perfect. (pardon that pun.) I think your fic is brilliant, and love your updates no matter HOW far apart they are!

Reviewer: Youaresoreal
Date: 11/27/10 10:26
Chapter: Chapter 17- Dirty Old Town

A wonderful chapter. I kept checking for an update, and here it was!
My fav. parts:
-"Brags about you all the time? Did they have the right person? Severus’s father thought he was a good-for-nothing and a freak."
That was very touching. And again, if he hadn't decided on doing the good thing and bring him his lunch, he could never find out that his father was proud of him.

-“Enough,” the elder Snape growled"-Woah, it sounded like when Snape said "Enough" to Harry after he had seen his worst memory in the pensive ( in the movie that is) Now I guess, it's his father's expression. Or maybe I'm thinking into it too much?

-"and at that particular moment, he loved her so much that he could hardly breathe" Awwwww O.k I just melted into a puddle of Snape induced goo...

-“It’s entirely black,” “Like my heart"- Oh yeah. :)

-"all so bloody fond of each other -- if he hadn’t envied it so much, he would undoubtedly have found it disgusting."
Snide thoughts and that piece of thinking about Lily's Mom as a Muggle is great stuff. Believable.
Thank you. Can't wait for more.

Reviewer: sarcasticval
Date: 11/26/10 15:27
Chapter: Chapter 17- Dirty Old Town

So this morning I visited your fic with the intention of rereading my favorite parts (a rather frequent pastime, I must admit) and lo and behold, imagine my joy when I discovered a new chapter! I may have even squealed a bit.

I've said it before (though not recently--I've been a bit lax in reviewing, I'm afraid) and I'll say it again, I adore the way you write young!Snape. He's not a villain but he's also not a hero, and while he's trying to make positive changes in his life, the going is tough. Between the examination of his relationship with Lily and his observations about her mother's muggle status I think you do a nice job of reminding your audience of this.

I also love how your Severus is fairly well-versed in all things muggle--the music, the pop culture references, the fashion. Because he *would* be given his background, and so few people touch on that detail. I can't wait for Mary to catch him in the act one day.

And finally, words cannot describe how much I love, love, LOVE the ending line of this chapter. I literally laughed out loud, the setup was that awesome. Poor Severus, this can only end in tears. Or copious amounts of frustration. Though I wonder how he wound up with the position. Might Llewellyn have had any say in the matter? Hmmmmmm.

All in all, a fantastic chapter. I eagerly await more.

Reviewer: dandy_like_a_lion
Date: 11/19/10 20:31
Chapter: Chapter 16- Hail and Farewell

Excellent, more please :)

Reviewer: Youaresoreal
Date: 11/11/10 14:12
Chapter: Chapter 16- Hail and Farewell

I love you. Seriously. You have no idea. This story is beyond any kind of expectations I thought I had when I began looking for a decent fanfic about Sev. He always was my favorite character. And you can never get enough of him, obviously. I have just finished reading the Deathly Hallows.
So, the second fanfic I have found was yours, and I'm kind of sure, that there can be nothing better than this awesomness. What I loved most was:
Snape-the way you wrote his character, he's not entirely unevil, I mean he's still very Snapish and has a lot of low self esteem issues And it's good you make him so weak and damaged sometimes, because that way he still can be the anti-hero. Please keep him that way!! It's good when you mention he has a dirty hair, and a big nose and that he's not very attractive in general, and when Potter is saying horrible stuff about him. (and then we hear Sevs. great, clever answers!!! )
Thank you for being such as smart person, so inevitably your Snape is as witty and sarcastic and intelligent as he should be. (Btw, great stuff about him doing a research on dark magic)
I loved the idea of him reforming himself at this early stage, by this preventing a disaster. I hope that in your story it will be a happy ending. ( With a lot of angst. and suffering on the way) I hope that Snape will fight against Voldemort, and will become a spy for Dumbledore.
I must say, that although most of this story was thorougly amazing, with it's interesting and in depth written characters and even a great plot! the best part for me was the Waltz rehealsal scene. That was very deep and intense. Sev. was like a totally real, living person to me at this scene. For some reason I think it was brilliant!.
Please write more!! Soon!!
And please more almost kissing scenes:)

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