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Name: DontSayImpossible (Signed) · Date: 08/10/11 12:13 · For: Epilogue Wrap-up
Brilliant story! I think you're completely right that the Ravenclaws would be doing something dangerous and would believe in a free press, and I loved the whole plot. And the pink biscuits :)

Name: AReader (Signed) · Date: 02/02/10 23:48 · For: Epilogue Wrap-up
I like it! It's nice. What happens after that? Did Lisa die in the Battle Of Hogwarts? I wish these questions where answerd in a 'Epilouge: A Second Epilouge' That would be nice...

Author's Response: Well, I tend to make all of my stories connected somehow, so maybe yo will find out what happened to Lisa if you read some of my other stories.

Name: Kessandra (Signed) · Date: 12/12/09 14:48 · For: Epilogue Wrap-up
Lovely story, well written, and barely any mistakes. Though I must add that in one of the chapters, I forget which, you stated that Umbridge was in Dumbledore's office. In fact, in the book, the office refused to let her in.

I loved this story, it was exhilarating and interesting and a nicely different point of view. I think I'd like to be a Ravenclaw, (though I doubt I'd be smart enough), if only because i love to read and write! Thank you for sharing this with us!

Author's Response: Thanks for the help, but it was really just the headmistress' office, just some random room that had no charms on it. It's a castle, after all. There are a lot of rooms to choose from.

Name: Rislans88 (Signed) · Date: 12/06/09 15:04 · For: Epilogue Wrap-up
I absolutely loved this story!!! You had such a clever idea and carried it through so well. NICE job!!

Author's Response: I'm glad you liked it, and I hope you'll read some of my other stories as well.

Name: Hermiones_Therapist (Signed) · Date: 12/04/09 22:16 · For: Chapter 8 Advocacy

I have been MISSING this story. Cuz I love it. Yuppers.

oh, that was AWESOME!

Wait, is there an epilogue coming up soon?


Author's Response: You would indeed be right. There is an epilogue coming after this, and after that, the story will be complete! In fact, the epilogue is in the queue right now, so keep you eyes open for it!

Name: I-luv-Hogwarts (Signed) · Date: 10/04/09 15:13 · For: Chapter 7 Syntax
I really like this story but think that they should somehow end up being able to stay at hogwarts...
Find a way.

Author's Response: Don't worry. The story's not over yet. We will see.

Name: Hermiones_Therapist (Signed) · Date: 08/24/09 16:33 · For: Chapter 7 Syntax

That rocked, but where the heck are you gonna go from here? I'm glad Lisa got Orla and Steward off the hook, though. That was cool of her.

Awesome chapter.


Author's Response: Two chapters left, and you will get all your answers then.

Name: Rislans88 (Signed) · Date: 07/23/09 17:17 · For: Chapter 6 Leading Questions
this was a delightful update!!!

Author's Response: I'm glad you like it. I'm hoping I can finish it up soon.

Name: Hermiones_Therapist (Signed) · Date: 07/22/09 17:28 · For: Chapter 6 Leading Questions
logged me out again.

loved this chapter!

Author's Response: I'm glad. And if you keep having problems, try clicking the 'Remember Me' function when you log it. That should keep you logged in.

Name: Hermiones_Therapist (Signed) · Date: 07/21/09 19:29 · For: Chapter 5 Off the Record
“But little children who don’t ask questions don’t learn anything, and isn’t that the whole point of school?” she asked, peering over the black rims of her glasses. “If we’re done learning, can I go back to bed?”

muahahaha. go Morag! after this chapter, she officially replaces Mandy as my favorite character, along with Lisa. sorry Mandy!

random question: how did Filch get into the RAVENCLAW common room?

update soon! loved this chapter!


Author's Response: Yes, Morage has a way of growing on you, doesn't she? And to answer you question, I assume as caretaker, Filch has special access to the rooms. Who else would fix something when it was broken?

Name: Hermiones_Therapist (Signed) · Date: 07/21/09 19:09 · For: Chapter 4 Distribution


so i completely forgot what i said in the last review....


loved the tacky snack idea. where did you come up iwht this? it's so original!

well, off to the last (so far) posted chapter.


Author's Response: The tacky snack just came from the idea that I feel like the school would draw the line at strip searches, and then it was just a way to incorperate the Weasley twins.

Name: Hermiones_Therapist (Signed) · Date: 07/21/09 17:19 · For: Chapter 3 Staff
ah, the plot thickens. i've always wanted ot say that. love this chapter.

"Lisa looked around at the people that would be solely responsible for delivering an alternate source of media to the Hogwarts students: cynical, bespectacled Morag, plain, mousy Mandy, blushing, stuttering Stewart, and little, pretty Orla. And, of course, Lisa herself.

Lisa wondered just how long it would be before they all got caught."

LOVE that part.

“How do we go about print them and passing them out?”

pretty sure print should be "printing."

“And just how are wesupposed to go about doing that?"

there should be a space between we and supposed.

“My older brother is studying journalism at Muggle university,” Mandy told them.

shouldn't it be A Muggle university?

She sat on one of the sofas, amid a circle of her female classmates, and absurd amount of laughter being generated between them.

shouldn't "and" be "an?"

on to the next chapter!

Author's Response: I always seem to have typos in my stories, no matter how many times they are edited. I shall fix these straight away!

Name: Hermiones_Therapist (Signed) · Date: 07/21/09 17:02 · For: Chapter 2 Editorial
man, i had this nifty little review typed out, and my computer logged me out!


anywho, i officially love this story now. it's on my favorites my fave characters are Lisa and Mandy. Not so sure on Morag's personality yet, but it's only the second chapter.

how many chapters will this eventually have?

on to the next chapter!


Author's Response: I'm glad you love this story so much, and I see you are a very faithful reviewer. And to answer you questions, there will be eight chapters and an epilogue. Chapter 6 is in the queue as we speak.

Name: Hermiones_Therapist (Signed) · Date: 07/20/09 22:00 · For: Chapter 1 Compose
This is starting to sound really interesting. This story is going on my favorites.

Author's Response: I'm glad you love it so much. We're almost done with the story.

Name: Racing Co (Signed) · Date: 07/10/09 2:13 · For: Chapter 5 Off the Record
Again, great chapter! I'm finally all caught up now, and can't wait to read more. The ending with the changing of the headmasters was another nice Order of the Phoenix tie-in.

“And so you know, Miss Turpin,” Professor Snape confided in her, “the crossword puzzle was highly amusing, although I’m not sure I wish to know how you found out Gregory Goyle still wets the bed.”

“As a journalist, I can’t ethically reveal my sources,” she told him smugly.

I loved that part. Also, I got a kick out of Morag being so pleased with her potential hand scar. As long as that sentence was, it must've taken up a lot of space!

As I've been reading these chapters, the thought hit me: how are they paying to print the paper? Lisa's brother is nice enough to do the work for free, but I think the price of paper and ink costs could eventually pose a problem, considering how often they go to press. Despite having the quality and durability (but not softness) of toilet paper, newsprint can be surprisingly expensive. Maybe this could be somehow incorporated later.

Author's Response: Hm, you've given me yet another detail to ponder. This will definitely be something I'll have to consider.

Name: Racing Co (Signed) · Date: 07/10/09 1:51 · For: Chapter 4 Distribution
Hello again! Just finished reading this chapter. What I really enjoyed what the way you have been able to incorporate your characters into the preexisting story of Order of the Phoenix. Because we don't know much about the Ravenclaws outside of Luna, your story reads in such a plausible way. This chapter felt like a "behind the scenes" of OotP.

I like the way Fred and George played a role in the distribution, albeit in a secondary way. (The way they feel about Umbridge, you know they'd be first in line to read the paper!)

Author's Response: Well, I'm just glad I've made a fan out of you. Can I except such lovely reviews for all my chapters?

Name: Racing Co (Signed) · Date: 07/09/09 11:07 · For: Chapter 3 Staff
This chapter didn't have a review yet, but let's take care of that!

I have really been enjoying this story so far. It's very readable, and the premise is very interesting, especially to me because I'm a journalist (albeit a sports one). Stewart is an excitable character; I like the idea of him being part of the group. It seems like he might be more capable of accidentally revealing the secret of the newspaper, but I like him.

“Sleazy, but in a good way” was my favorite bit of dialogue. I laughed out loud even though I was at work in a computer lab.

Author's Response: I'm glad you're enjoying the story, but go easy on little Stewart; he's only twelve. And remember, it was lisa who revealed the secret of the newspaper. Snape only gave Stewart the potion recipe because he already knew what it was for. Otherwise, he likely would have told him to go away.

Name: Saif (Signed) · Date: 06/19/09 3:28 · For: Chapter 4 Distribution
Ha, loved the 'girl things' part, poor Snape must have been so embarassed!

Author's Response: Yes, I have always felt that just by looking at a teacher, you can get out of anything if you spot a line you read in a sex ed. book. Snape is most definantly one of those teachers. And don't you believe I was ever above using it!

Name: Vindictus Viridian (Signed) · Date: 04/21/09 12:34 · For: Chapter 2 Editorial
I like these girls.

Mandatory nitpick: "Namely because none of the Ravenclaw girls aside from Padma—Lisa, Morag, and Mandy—weren’t playing today." None weren't?

Author's Response: Yeah, I'll have to fix that. Playing the name game must have confused me some.

Name: Vindictus Viridian (Signed) · Date: 04/21/09 12:29 · For: Chapter 1 Compose
ACK! Last sentence. I suspect you meant "in the grip of sleep." Otherwise, really nice, and a whole different Hogwarts from the usual Gryffindor common room!

Author's Response: Yes, well, it wouldn't be one of my stories if it didn't have at least one typo in it. I'm glad you like it.

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