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Name: Maggie Bee (Signed) · Date: 04/30/10 9:03 · For: Things That Happen When I Swallow Peanuts and Read Letters
I love you! (I thought I should get my declaration out of the way before I start the serious process of reviewing.
Thank you for the gift that is this chapter - and I'm sorry your year hasn't been so great.
On to the chapter! In fact, I read it last night, but I figured I needed a night to digest and give you a (semi-) coherent review.
I loved the insight in to Mr Mendota - who is by far one of my favourite characters ever. His determination to know Kata makes a lot more sense now, and I swear my heart broke at the end when he just... crumpled. Every chapter, I swear, just draws me in more - with those little things about Kata and her personality and why she is the way she is (the peanut thing is GENIUS by the way, and very her, if that makes any sense) and the people who do care about her even when she can't see it.
I love Jeremy - the whole "swearing to be cool" thing at that age is so real, and I'm pretty impressed that you put it in. Well, I'll be honest, I'm impressed with the whole thing, but I really do love Jeremy. I like the idea that Kata does have friends (unlike Harry, because of the whole Dudley thang), or at least friend, who'l come to see her in the rain and bring her potato-noodle casserole and tell her she's full of bullshit when she needs them to. She needs a Jeremy, definitely.
I'm almost sad that Kata wasn't in the Winter Exhibition -just because she would have been amazing (at raising and closing the curtain? hmm...). But her sleeping through the day (and then getting up and charging off to turn up anyway) is, obviously, so much better. "Invincibility was drawn around me like a winter coat" - that pretty much sums her up, hmm? A little deluded, but brave as hell.
And the change in Harry's handwriting affecting her that badly was just so... sweet, I suppose. I love how close they are (not in a "tell each other everything" way, but in a "we have no one else, and I'm going to be a part of your life, dammit" way) and how much she misses him, but is jealous of him too (because, she's not exactly a saint is she? Who wouldn't be jealous?).
So thank you for this chapter, and for ALREADY HAVING STARTED THE NEXT! (Thanks. Seriously)
And I'm glad I could, um, help spur you on? Well, if you ever need positive reinforcement that this story is amazing (as is your writing) and that people love it, I'm your man. Or girl. Whatever.
(By the way, sorry about how long these reviews are. I just get all “rambly” when it comes to this. I’ll work on it.)

Author's Response: I did it! Gah. After six months, I finally got the chapter up. So, thanks for being my first reviwer, and basically dissecting my chapter to complement me on EVERYTHING. It's a great thing though, totally great. Every writer needs it. Your descripton of Kata and Harry is VERY accurate. They don't do the whole heart-to-heart brother and sister thing, but I would say they're closer than most siblings. Obviously, he's very protective, and as a result underestimates her-- which, of course, annoys her to no end. She's also extremely jealous of him now, understandably. But he's probably more of a best friend than either Jilly or Jeremy. Speakin' of OCs.... Mr. Mendota! God, I love this guy. He's fun to write, and I'm glad you like him so much. I didn't mean to make him so tragic, but I worry that people will question his relationahip with Kata if I don't give him a back story. Lastly, I just have to say that you're right: Kata's curtain skills WOULD have made an amazing addition to the Winter Exhibiton. She can't ast, she can't sing, but she can close a curtain like no other. :) So... yeah. You're amazing for reviewing me, thanks so much! Expect a chapter in a few weeks, and I mean it this time! Hahaha... you'll finally get to see what happened in Kata's summer. Yu know how she is normally? Imagine that in Diagon Alley. I suddenly feel evil.... ~*Eva*~

Name: Maggie Bee (Signed) · Date: 04/15/10 18:13 · For: More Complicated Feelings I SERIOUSLY Could Have Done Without
Well, hello again! So I have become an official story-stalker - there has been so much re-reading of these chapters done, so much begging (in my head of course) that one day I would switch on my computer and find another chapter that I have declared myself officialy insane. Grr. GRRR, I say.
So, finally I gave up - I got myself an account on mugglenet SOLELY FOR THE PURPOSE OF REVIEWING YOUR STORY! If that doesn't inspire you to update (or think I'm a lunatic) then I am lost.
Anyway - on to your story, in all its wonderful, crazy, quirky magnificence. I still love Kata, in fact I love all your characters, even ones that have been in it for a grand total of five seconds, because they all seem so alive, so right in their ridiculousness.
You're funny too - very. (I'm sure everyone loves to be complimented, so I'm just going to heap praises on you - hopefully some of it will work) I love Kata's voice, and Mr Mendota (and his artsy wife named Cinnamon) and Kata's discovery that skipping isn't all it's cracked up to be - in fact I can see her finding out a LOT of things aren't all they're cracked up to be, if this ever continues (hint. hint - sorry I'll stop with the "update!" thing. I'll try for a more subtle way. Maybe I could write "etadpu" in unexpected places? Brainwash you somehow? It would probably be less annoying than my straight forward complaining, huh?)
And now I have to go (because it's quarter past midnight and that's way too late to be worrying about anything fanfiction related) but be sure that I will be by to harangue you with reviews as soon as I can.
Bye - and thanks, for making it all the way through this (probably boring and faintly unpleasant) review, and for writing the genius that is Kata - a Harry's sister who is neither a twin nor a brainless twit! Huzzah!
Your ever faithful minion

Name: Pippy the Free House Elf (Signed) · Date: 03/14/10 16:18 · For: More Complicated Feelings I SERIOUSLY Could Have Done Without
It's been six months since you last updated! Please give us some more of the magic! I love this story, it's so in-depth and Kata is absolutely hilarious. You write amazingly well.
I'm in middle school so I feel her pain

Author's Response: I'm very, very sorry about my hiatus, it's been a tough couple of months for me. However, I'm on spring break now, so I'm trying to get the chapter done and beta-ed and updated. Reviews like this really make me more motivated, though! I'm amazed you've stuck with me through my terrible updating skills! Keep watching for an update! I'll warn you, though... chapter eight is going to be both very long and very depressing. We've reached a real crossraods for Kata.--Eva

Name: LuNaLoVeGoOdLoVer (Signed) · Date: 09/14/09 18:24 · For: More Complicated Feelings I SERIOUSLY Could Have Done Without
YES!!! You updated!!!!!!!!!!!
*blushes* I read the author's note... but only because I wanted to see what excuse you had for the long delay.... grrr... I looove this story, so ... update it!!! I WANNA KNOW WHAT HARRY WROTE!! (assuming Harry sent Hedwig...) I think though, in the book harry would go back in the holidays if kata was 'real'... she must be dissapointed hwn eshe finds out he doesn't...
uh, Ginny and Kata will be together!!! That's so cool!!!
Ok, I'm sure my review made no sense whatsoever, but deal with it :P
OMG, you discribed the being-on-stage feeling amazingly (i love to act too, btw. And... I just like kata (:
It's weird, I hadn't hought about how t=in the story it's already christmas...
uh, a typo. When she's in the supermarket talking to the priest guy(his name is to complicated for e :P) it should say 'last' not 'lat'
And you forgot the " when they are talking on the stage...
SO... I don't want to have to wait so long again! But it WAS worth it...

Author's Response: You are my new favorite person in the world, thanks so much for all the feedback! I'll fix the typos, and, you're right: if Kata were a canon character, Harry probably would have made more of an effort get home. But, remember, all the events of Sorcerer's Stone are still happening at Hogwarts, so he's reseacrhing Nicholas Flammel, and a reunioun really didn't fit with where I wanted to take the plot. So, yeah. Chapter eight is in the works, and it's mostly flashbacks, so you finally get to see what went down in Diagon Alley... there's some comic relief, which is good. Thanks again! --Eva

Name: LuNaLoVeGoOdLoVer (Signed) · Date: 07/13/09 0:03 · For: If Only I Hadn't Slept Through English
hahahahaha well, they SHOULD respond amazingly, since this story ROCKS!!! (:
and i guess your right. i would be like *freaked*

Author's Response: Lol! :) Thanks!

Name: silver slippers (Signed) · Date: 07/08/09 17:51 · For: Some Very Cold Moments In A Very Cold Winter
I absolutely love the way this chapter starts. You created a beautiful setting! I can't wait to find out what happens over the course of Kata's year. Will you take the story all the way to Kata's first year at Hogwarts?

Author's Response: Thanks, I always love it when people notice the little details like that! To answer your question, I actually have a seven book series planned out for Kata (sort of her version of the HP books, but with new conflicts that present themselves around her character, while Harry does his thing saving the wizarding world) that I don't know if I'll publish or not. But reviews like this really encourage me!

Name: LuNaLoVeGoOdLoVer (Signed) · Date: 07/08/09 15:35 · For: If Only I Hadn't Slept Through English
YE! YES! YES! NEW CHAPPIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i love this story sooo much *squeeeels* *happy dance* PLEASE UPDATE!!!ASAP!!!
to da chapter: I don't think anyone would really believe Kata caused Jilly to get injured, so the 'angry' group doesn't make that much sence, although it kinda does, because what other explination was there??? If that made scense.....And at the end did Shelly like hear Kata?????
PLEASE Updateoon!!
-story liver

Author's Response: Wow! Thanks so much! I can't believe the enthusiasum with which some people are responding to this story. To respond to your comments, I really tried to think like a sixth grader. Jilly is a part of 'Winnie's Crew', as Kata puts it, and I think they would have some automatic respect for her, and kind of believe what she was saying. Also, if you saw a kid be randomly enveloped in a cloud of purple smoke, and then come out looking like she had stuck her finger in a socket, you might be a tad sucpicious of the girl glaring daggers at the kid. *Smiles Sheepishly*. Thanks again!

Name: LuNaLoVeGoOdLoVer (Signed) · Date: 05/16/09 16:07 · For: I Can Do Whatever I Want Like You
i really like it but something i was wondering was that harry would write kata letters, wouldn't he???well i love it!keep it coming!!!

Author's Response: Of course he would! There's always more to the story, especially when it's only told through one exclusive point of view. You may be surprised when you find out what's going on there, but you'll have to keep reading for a while! Thanks for reviewing!

Name: minnabird (Signed) · Date: 05/15/09 18:43 · For: I Can Do Whatever I Want Like You
This is a really interesting AU fic...I like Kata, and I like seeing a side of Little Whinging that we never see through Harry. The characters are interesting and I can't wait to see what happens with this!
P.S. Just a reminder...Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was written by Lewis Carroll, not C. S. Lewis (very similar names...)

Author's Response: Thanks for your review! I've always been fascinated by Little Whinging, so I liked being able to create a scene there. I must have been spacing with the Lewis Carroll thing... sorry, I'll edit!

Name: april_fools_fun (Signed) · Date: 05/13/09 16:09 · For: I Can Do Whatever I Want Like You
This is really cool... i always wondered what it would be like if Harry had a sister.

Author's Response: And that is what started it all: A simple little wondering! Thanks for taking the time to review, I always appreciate it!

Name: beccleroo (Signed) · Date: 05/13/09 15:42 · For: If Only I Hadn't Slept Through English
I like it, but they don't really talk like ten year olds.

Author's Response: Yeah... I'm sorry, that's me. I have an English teacher that drills vocabulary into our brains, and it comes out in what I write. Keep in mind, Kata is telling the story from when she's older, so all the imagery and descriptions should should sound like a much older person is writing them. I try to make the things they actually say a bit more "little-kiddish." Thanks so much for your review!

Name: Nancy_Rocks915 (Signed) · Date: 04/22/09 17:40 · For: If Only I Hadn't Slept Through English
I love this story!!
But did Kata get beat up at church or what?

Author's Response: Uh... no, Kata wasn't beat up at church. I guess I didn't make it clear enough, she wasn't hurt until she got home. Unlike Kata, I'm not immensely comfortable discussing stuff like that, so I won't go into detail. But thank you so much for the review, I always appreciate encouragment, and chapters five and six are on the way! :)

Name: muggler180 (Signed) · Date: 04/07/09 21:05 · For: Here I Come, World... Still Clueless
these past four chapters have been good a little sad but good i can't wait for the next chapter

Author's Response: Thanks... I'm sorry to tell you that things are going to get worse for Kata before they get better, but I hope that doesn't turn you off the story entirely. Right now I'm conncentrating on letting her real personality come out. Kata had a crazy sense of humour and is just a little weird ;). Keep reading, chapter five is a'comin'!

Name: Rori Potter (Signed) · Date: 04/06/09 7:18 · For: Here I Come, World... Still Clueless
Update soon. That was pretty good. I want to see what happens.

Author's Response: Thanks, chapter five is on its way!

Name: Calico (Signed) · Date: 03/05/09 20:02 · For: Aaron's Personality Flaws, and a Couple of Mine
It's great how you don't start out telling the reader everything about Kata; by taking it more slowly it's like you're actually getting to know her at a human pace (rather than a fictional one). She's so mysterious...I can't wait for more! Please update soon!

Author's Response: Thanks so much! Kata does has a lot of secrets, and sooner or later they're all going to have to come out, so keep reading! Chapter three is in the queue.

Name: KDTheRavenclaw (Signed) · Date: 01/23/09 19:34 · For: If Only I Hadn't Slept Through English
Very interestingg start to the story. You've gone and created a believable and mystifying character. Good work!

Author's Response: Thanks! That was my biggest concern when creating Kata... whether or not she can be see as a real person. It means a lot that you noticed this particular thig about her.

Name: siilly_bookworm_28 (Signed) · Date: 01/23/09 7:24 · For: If Only I Hadn't Slept Through English
I love this take on if Harry had a sister!! How did Kata get those clothes? Why did James and Lily name her Kata? DOES she make it to Hogwarts? I love that she looks like Lily!!!! how weird is it that they both got green eyes?!! I always thought James the dominate type, even in chromosomes... but that is awesome!!!! continue, continue, continue!!!!!! I want to learn more about Kata!!!! CONTINUE SOONER THAN LATER!!!

Author's Response: Thank you so much! You are a very enthusiastic reviewer, and that's great! To answer your questions, Kata has a very odd clothing style, and she mostly gets her stuff from a thrifft store. The name Kata is short for Katarine-Natasha... and that's just her first name. We'll get the rest of it later. And of course I'm not going to tell you if she makes it to Hogwarts! Thanks again, though! ;)

Name: captburke (Signed) · Date: 01/22/09 19:26 · For: If Only I Hadn't Slept Through English
Intriguing. I will have to read your next few chapters.

Author's Response: Thanks! The next chapter will be up in about a week!

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