Brilliant. Just brilliant. Canon Ginny and Harry worked seamlessly into a world with OC's. It's really nice to see them interact with people other than R & H (and I a huge R/H fan). You perfectly conveyed Harry's discomfort with revealing his past to Muggles with plausible explanations. I hope Harry doesn't have to go into work! Can't wait to read about the BBQ I honestly don't know how you juggle all these different stories and are able to keep every one straight! Your head must be a jumble of plot bunnies!!
Author's Response: Thank you.
“Canon Ginny and Harry” – my favourite compliment :-DThis is the 100th review after only seven chapters, making this my most reviewed (chaptered) story here.
Ron and Hermione will appear in chapter 9. You’ll find out a little more about the werewolf murders in the next couple of chapters too. (This story was supposed to be Harry hunting for a serial killer, it still is, but from a particularly strange angle – perhaps because two plot bunnies fought, and turned into this!) A jumble of plot bunnies? The next chapter of Aurors and Schoolgirls is I the queue and it is (almost) plotted to the end. The two sequels to A&S are both trying desperately to escape into the public arena, but they are still growing. This (Strangers) will be less than 30 chapters. Moons will be six chapters (and it is plotted to the end). MLT is moving very slowly. The Lavender/MIT/Vampire story remains nailed in its coffin and there’s a Ron/Hermione adventure locked in a crate desperately trying to escape, too.
Great story so far, really liking it, PLEASE UPDATE SOON :)
Author's Response: Thanks. Chapter 8 (Work and Play) is now with my beta. -N-
ur amazin need more fast!!!!!
Author's Response: Thanks. More, yes, but this story takes a lot of writing, I'm aiming for a chapter per month. -N-
Self-Indulgent nothing! You have created a canon universe. It's natural to include the Moons if there is a killer werewolf. Given how Lavender has been brought up through your stories, hearing about her was perfect. I'm glad she had a kid and is ok so far. Also yay for other weasley's
Author's Response: Thanks.
My timeline stretches to “nineteen years later” and beyond. I hope that you really don’t need to have read every other Lavender story to figure out why she appears in this story.The furthest I’ve gone into the future is “The Confession of Augusta Longbottom” chapter in “Tales of the Battle”. And I’ve just discovered that “Tales” has been nominated in this year’s Quicksilver Quills. :-D
Not to mention old scars, Sirius's bike and Harpies shirts that Harry wears
Author's Response: i have a lot of fun with that stuff :-D -N-
Love all these chapters. They seem to get better with each chapter. I love the mentions of George and Lavender. I like seeing Molly, Terry and Harry's neice and nephew. It would make my day if Ron and Hermione showed up to the bbq though I acknowledge that that isn't a likely possibility. Ron interacting with muggles and Hermione elbowing him in the ribs everytime he screws up makes me smile. Keep up the good work
Author's Response: Ron and Hermione won't be at the bbq. They will, however, make an appearance very soon as will various other Weasleys. Throwing in snippets about George, and especially Lavender as they relate to my other stories is probably a little self indulgent. But Mrs Moon might even make an appearance. -N-
wow. . .i cant wait for ur next chapter to come. . . pls update it fast
Author's Response: Thank you, I hope to update soon. -N-
I really love this story, it's well written (and not all fanfics are) and i really like idea! my only request is that you update more often! i check, like, everyday to see if you have, and then i'm disappointed :(
Author's Response: Thanks for the review.
“Strangers” has been nominated for the best post-Hogwarts story in this year’s QSQ’s, the only one of my stories to achieve this honour. It is also my most-reviewed story (93 reviews for 7 chapters is staggering).The next update is half-written, but if I increase the frequency of my updates of this story, which other story suffers? Aurors and Schoolgirls? Moons? MLT? A&S has twice the favourites and gets twice the reads of this, so it is also a priority. I like writing Moons (although not many people like to read it). So, MLT will be delayed (as it missed the challenge deadline) but the other three will progress as quickly as I can manage.
Author's Response: Thanks. -N-
Fabulous writing and amazing story so far. Can't wait to read more!
Author's Response: Thanks for the review. The next chapter is slowly inching towards completion. -N-
I'm loving this story so far! When are you going to upload the next chapters? HURRY!! I can hardly wait
Author's Response: More soon(ish). -N-
so far so good! when are you submitting more chapters???
Author's Response: Thanks. When will I submit more? When I finish the next chapter! :-D -N-
I LOVE this story it is well written, funny and very true to cannon! I like that I am always guessing with this story! Please keep updating!
Author's Response: Thanks. I will keep updating, but slowly. I really must finish Aurors and Schoolgirls. -N-
I love this, I think this a creative way to show Ginny and Harry post-Hogwarts. I honestly at this point only have praise for the story, the characterizations are great and I love seeing Harry, Ginny and the kids interacting with muggles and from a muggle perspective. Just great, can't wait for more!
Author's Response: Thanks for the review. Next: more Polly; more confusing comments by James, and a barbeque! How very mundane (apart from Polly, of course). -N-
A nice little chapter that showcases Harry and Ginny very well, I think. I really enjoyed the part with the awkward exchange about Harry's scars. Those are the parts I enjoy the most; when the muggle and magical worlds overlap and seeing what the results will be. I hope we can look forward to more of the same.
Author's Response: Thanks for the review. I find the overlap interesting too, and Jacqui is really growing as a character. Butdespite my love of my narrator, (though not next chapter) I’m going to have to write a third person chapter. Otherwise the mystery plot won’t go anywhere. -N-
That was another great chapter. Can't wait to see what happens at the b-b-q. Keep the great stories coming.
Author's Response: Thanks for the review. -N-
Thanks for the update, i enjoyed it greatly! I can't wait to see whatever other clues Henry and his family see that makes the Potters "Unusal" Keep updating please!
Author's Response: Thanks. I hope to update soon. And it won’t be long before Jacqui meets Rose and Hugo’s parents. -N-
Well done again. I just love reading your stories. The chapter flowed so well, I got lost in story and forgot where I was.
Author's Response: Thanks for the review. This story is great fun to write, though surprisingly hard work. -N-
Fantastic! I've been waiting for the story to progress. Loved the 'argument' about red - it's just so Ginny. And the character development of Mike and Jacqui - it's great to have a greater insight into their relationship. Can't wait to see if the Charltons will ever find out about magic and how Harry and Ginny will react to that as Jacqui is clearly beginning to pick up that there's more to the Potters than meets the eye. Great chapter. Hope you update soon.
Author's Response: Thanks. This chapter was intended to establish Mike and Jacqui as a couple, and to cement the Potter/Charlton relationship. If they fall out, I lose my narrator. There will be more soon. -N-
your story is awesome i love it so much your one of my favorite authors. i did see something on this page i might be wrong but i though harry could swim after the second task in the goblet of fire. again i might be wrong, Great job anyways.
Author's Response: Thanks for the review. In GoF Harry swam with the help of Gilliweed. As a pupil in a Muggle junior school he’d have been taught the basics, but probably no more (not with Dudley in the class). -N-