Did you post this on your LJ? Because I thought I read it except I haven't left a review, I'm sorry! It's very sweet, what a great introduction to two neat characters, the Bast and the osseoraptor. And you totally nailed the atmosphere of a faculty meeting, lol! You did a great job with Snape and Dumbledore as well, and it was neat to see Kettleburn in a story. Great job, I hope you keep writing the Bast! ~Gina :)
Author's Response: Yep, you saw it in LOGE. I've always thought it was a shame that we never saw Kettleburn in the stories. A man who has lost multiple limbs must be interesting!
I like what you've done here, but I really think that there is a lot more you could have written.
I like Snape hating the meeting, especially as his subject was not brought up, and how Kettleburn is scared of the Bast. I like how you brought Hagrid's cat allergy into it.
You said you have more ideas? Does that mean you'll be adding to this, or will they be written as seqels? If you're adding to this then it is marked complete accidently.
Really looking forward to reading more of this, especially as we now know what time it is set it.
Author's Response: I do indeed have several more story ideas for the Bast. I intend to post them as short stories which are self-contained, but all sort of linked by the Bast and Professor Snape.rnrnThanks for the review!
I quite enjoyed this, Snape's wishing to be away from the meeting was so funny, how often have any of us wished we were anywhere else? It was quite a surprise to see hagrid allergic to a magical creature, but I guess there's got to be something he can't manage. The Bast sounds like an extraordinary creature, I'd love to have heard more about it, does it perform legilimency on people to see how true their hearts are or something? And were those spots possessing of magical ability or was Snape just going into a daze because he was so fed up with the meeting? Just had a thought, I wonder if the teachers ever used skiving snack boxes to escape faculty meetings? Anyway, you really caught my interest with this one, but I think you might have taken it further, there's a lot of potential.
Author's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the story! And I intend to take it further in other Bast stories. rnrnThe Bast is a talented feline, with some all-too-feline failings. And since Professor Snape is a talented human, with some all-too-human failings, I think the two of them will be fun together in stories.rnrn