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Name: the opaleye (Signed) · Date: 06/10/10 18:12 · For: Chapter 1
OMG I finally got around to reading this. Jess, you have outdone yourself. This is brilliant. Your Draco is irreverant, snide, proud and everything I love about him. It was refreshing to see him in this light. I admit, and you know this, I love a redeemed!Draco but while your Draco seems to regret his past, shown through his anger at his father, he has retained all his... well, unfortunate qualities. This was also a very humorous piece and I loved that. You packed it full of dry humour and wit and it matched Draco's characterisation perfectly.

She looked like a fucking goddess or something...

This had me giggling. It just struck me as something very Draco and, generally, something very male. It's like he can't actually be bothered thinking. I love it!

All in all, this was fantastic. I'm so glad I got around to reading it. I feel so behind at the moment but hopefully once exams are over and I'm on holiday I'll be able to enjoy even more amazing fanfic like this.

Julia XD

Author's Response:

Well, I'm glad you got the chance to read this, too. :D

I knew from the outset that, since mush and weddings make me want to retch, I wanted to write something that fit the prompt but totally strayed from the cookie cutter fics that were sure to come from it. I think I did that.  lol

I really just wanted to write something dirty and ribald. I'm not gonna lie. 

Thanks for reading. *hugs*


Name: Gmariam (Signed) · Date: 06/07/10 20:17 · For: Chapter 1
Ah Jess - I love how visceral your writing always is. Like I mentioned before, one of the reasons this is so awesome is that it is like one big long LJ rant, only from Draco's deliciously snarky point of view. It is also very funny, but in an oh-so-dark kind of way. I love your drunk Draco, but it is kind of sad at the same time, isn' it? It's another thing you do well: create sympathy for otherwise unsympathetic characters. Particularly by the end, I totally felt for Draco. I was waiting and waiting for the twist (since you had mentioned that it was quite an ending!) only that was so not what I expected! Loved it! And that's when I officially felt bad for Draco.
Other bits of awesome: Harry's appearance was spot-on, the way Draco dealt with the wedding preparations was fantastic, and the vows were hysterical. Not to mention the very consistent, creative tone throughout, some great vocabulary, and that jaw-dropping ending.
Add to that this is once again so unique - remember when I teased you about taking this wedding prompt and turning it angsty? Well, you did it and you did it great, with a hell of an attitude. I really hope your story does well in the challenge, because it totally deserves it! Good luck!
~Gina :)

Author's Response:

Oh, how I love you. This story needs to be read more, because I'm pretty sure it's now in my top three faves. Carole favourited it to read it again. :D

Gah, I can't wait to read your J/L (did I really just say that?). *hugs*


Name: siriusblackhead (Signed) · Date: 06/03/10 19:19 · For: Chapter 1
Poor poor Draco...

Thank you so much for this. It made my day immensely better; seriously the most hilarious thing I've read in a while. I especially loved the banter between Potter and Draco as well as Draco's seriously naughty thoughts. I feel like me and hiim could get along...very well. :)

Author's Response:

Haha, I'm glad you enjoyed this. I was going to put this in the Humor category, as it does have its moments, but there are a lot of children who read on this site. This story is inappropriate entirely, but definitely moreso for little ones, lol.

My fave line in the whole thing is the part (paraphrased) where Pansy said, "But you used my soap! Surely that means something." and Draco replied, "It means that I just ran out of soap!" It was interesting, viewing Draco in this light. Normally, he's more reserved, but I think I captured the snarky little bastard side of his personality, complete with some gratuitous profanity. 

I'm really glad you liked it, and even more gld that it made your day. You have, in turn, made my day by saying that it made yours, and oh, dear...I've gone cross-eyed.

Anywho, I'll shut up now, but thanks for reading and have a wonderful rest of the day!


Name: hestiajones (Signed) · Date: 06/03/10 12:21 · For: Chapter 1
Oh Holy Freaking Prongs!

What was this? It had me crying tears of mirth, And yet - and yet, I could discern your wonderful sense of humour here in the madness. There are so many parts which were hilarious I am not going to bother and tell you.

Draco could kill people with his sarcasm here. It was a delight to read, Seriously, this might just turn out to be my favourite fic from you. And even though you will resent me for saying this, I feel it takes real talent to pull such a story off, real talent to cram so much swear words and evilness and sex and then pull it off with elan.

My only nitpick was this part in your fic (the earlier paras) where you refer to Potter as 'Harry'. Apart from that, just brilliant!


Author's Response:

Haha, I told you it was raunchy!

I'm glad you liked it. This was actually pretty easy to write, because, as you know, raunchiness flows out of me like a little volcano. :D

I shall find the instance of which you speak for the Potter/Harry character break and fix it straightaway.

I love you. Heart Heart (the little e-hearts screw up the HTML, and the Alt3 ones don't work).


Name: Equinox Chick (Signed) · Date: 06/03/10 12:21 · For: Chapter 1




THIS IS ... Bloody hilarious.

Jess, I adored this story. Draco was just wonderful and Astoria - ha ha ha - so different from my story (they had a surprise wedding in mine), but a touch of steel in her runs through both of them. Okay, I was trying to find some lines to quote, but there were far too many good ones. I did like the wedding ceremony and the symbolism of the palms together (It was very reminiscent of Klingon type ceremonies heh heh)- especially when Draco spent most of his time debunking it - ha ha. OH, and Potter was such a condescending prat! Thank you!

Right, calming down from the belly laughs, I do like the way the story flows. It's long, but I didn't get the feeling at all that it was too long. Draco was incredibly unpleasant, but I was still rooting for him and the touches you had about Goyle taking to drugs, Blaise with a blonde strop (Uh, Lavender isn't blonde btw - I forgive you *winks*) and Theodore with Susan (a nod to Sheena's wonderful story, perhaps). Pansy and the soap - ha ha - she is a stupid tart! All made an incredibly good and convincing tale.

OOOH, I've remembered my favourite bit now. The cake shop and him nibbling the cake decoration. How do you think up things like that? CLASS! GENIUS! and any other one word exclamations I can think of. Ahhh, I'm about to do something that I really don't do very often ...

*adds story to favourites*


Author's Response:

Ooh, I'm honoured to make such a presigious list. I think you see what I meant by probably unsuitable for humour for content. I was looking forward to making the humour rolls, though it will definitely be more read this way.

The cake thing...I just had to think about something a man would find to be an easy fix, but a woman would freak out over (the decorator). It just...happened. 

I'm happy that you like it and it's actually as good as I thought it was. Heart.


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