Aww! This was both really cute and really funny! I felt a little bit badly for Harry, but I loved the kids' reaction to the book--especially with Albus! :D
Ooh! hearing Mrs. Bloxam's version just makes me want to barf! But that is just what Vindictus wants to make the readers do in this story. Very well written.
this is stunning, hilarious. i like tha idea that ginny had told them the real story, and harry in his ignorance of wizard fairy tales, picke the worst book. love it!!
Author's Response: I found Miss Bloxam in Dumbledore's notes and thought what every author ought to: "Who keeps buying that book?" And the answer came back, "Muggleborns, mostly." From there it was just all too tempting. Especially for a Snapewriter.
I hope you laughed when you wrote this as much as I did reading it. Mrs Bloxham reminds me of the awful attempts Enid Blyton made at sanitizing the Greek myths. My favourite line has to be:
Sir Luckless hadn’t brought a little teacup and saucer because he was a boy.
I hope you're planning on writing the rest. I can't wait to see The Warlock's Hairy Heart.
Nice snapshot of the Potters as well.
Author's Response: I hope you laughed as much reading this as I did when I wrote this! It was fun, and I do enjoy a little clueless!Harry now and then. Thanks for reviewing!
I really enjoyed this!
Author's Response: Me too! Thanks!
Very cute! You did a great job twisting Beedle's tale into something so icky-wicky sweet even the kids couldn't stand it. And you make the family feel very natural with lots of nice little touches. And of course you had a tribute to Snape! I liked it, nice job. ~Gina :)
Author's Response: Hi, Gina! Thanks! I had fun writing the icky-wicky story, and feel this is probably my most evil fic to date. I'm glad the family dynamic worked for you, as mostly I mother dogs and they don't care one way or the other on storytime. I do love Al. If there's something in a name, what a combination to be saddled with, eh? I predict brave, smart (possibly too much so for his own good) and extremely conflicted.