I just reread this whole chapter and everything seems so much clearer now. I was just wondering, how far will this story go? Up until James starts Hogwarts or until the end of the year, or just until the Potters move away or something? What's Jacqui going to meet up with in the next chapter?
Thanks for the review.
This story will go on until “The Werewolf” is captured, which will be months, not years. My original intention was that I would not write any “future” stories. As James would be 6½ in April 2011 then that was my self-imposed deadline. However, I’ve already broken that self-imposed rule.
Jacqui will meet only two new people, they arrived with Molly.-N-
Have to say i'm overly impressed with the north-east stuff! Fellow geordie here y'see.
I am getting quite annoyed with this woman though, she has a go at 'Scary Mary', think she's a bit of a nosy one herself! Although i guess you'd be a bit bored out in the hills maybe?
Good going though. :)
Thanks for the review.
I have plans for Harry to visit “the Toon” (or at least Heaton, and Stowell Street)
Jacqui is nosey, true. But she’s not as judgemental as Mary. If she wasn’t at least a little bit nosey I’d lose my narrator!-N-
I liked it! I specially liked the subplots being added lit by lit
Author's Response: Thanks, I'm not sure which are the subplots and which is the main plot. It this a story about the Potter family, or "the Werewolf Murders"? -N-
You may have hit upon one of the more unique yet canon compliant stories in fan fiction. Well done so far. It's very enjoyable. Looking forward to the next chapter.
Author's Response: Thanks. I try to be completely canon compliant (I've failed once, so far as I know). Next, Jacqui meets Molly. Perhaps that needs Deep Thought ;-D -N-
So I have been reading your stories for a while now and have actually re-read many of them. I felt is was about time that I should finally comment. You're stories fill a much needed void in the HP universe. This is the only set of stories that I have found that are all interrelated and show the life of most characters Post-Hogwarts. They are extremely well written and you are a gifted writer.
The level of detail you bring to your stories is unparalleled. There is also a certain creative spark in your stories that I have noticed lacking in others. Your muggle POV in this story is quite refreshing. I eagerly await updates to your stories because I just can't get enough of them.
Thanks for all the great stories.
Thanks for the review.
My future history was part-planned before I started writing. I have added to it, but changed very little since I drafted the original timeline. Rolf Scamander is a lot younger than I’d originally planned and my original characters Fenella Gray and Mark Moon often appear unexpectedly in the background. Other than that, things are moving forwards according to the plan.
Jacqui is proving to be a very good narrator, although I suspect that there will be at least a couple of occasions where I have to move to a third person Harry/Ginny perspective (because I don’t want to have to Obliviate Jacqui). -N-
Oooh, this is REALLY getting good! I've checking religiously to see if you have updated. Last chapter I thought the crap was really going to hit the fan, but you have managed to somewhat diffuse the situation somewhat thus far.
I finally managed to order Quidditch Through The Ages and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them on Amazon. They are in the mail as I write this *happy dance*! I have many friends of mine who can't wait to get their nuts on those books that I might have to barricade myself in my room to read them!
Keep up the good work!
Thanks for the review. I’ve called the next chapter “Tea and Biscuits” and it should be ready soon. What will Jacqui notice inside Drakeshaugh?
Rereading “Fantastic Beasts” led to me writing “The Girl from DRaCoMC” and “E.C.C.E.N.T.R.I.C.” (and a lot of maths about the possible age of Rolf Scamander). -N-
I like the way you have built suspense; you're almost too good, since now I'm unhappy that I have to wait for another installment. I think it's interesting to envision the Potters as a sort of celeb or royal family that needs so much privacy. :)
Author's Response: I love cliffhangers for that very reason. The Potters simply want to live a “normal” life, which isn’t easy. -N-
Veeeery refreshing, a muggles POV nice! Im anxiously waiting for the next chapter on this and spontaneity. Keep em' coming(:
Author's Response: Thanks. The next chapter of this is almost finished. The Ron chapter of Spontaneity is almost done (needs beta feedback) and Harry is close to completion, too, but it has started out even raunchier than I expected. -N-
how come you haven't updated another chapter for aurors and school girls
Author's Response: Because Harry and Ginny aren’t co-operating with me (or with each other), I blame Cho. I’ve just sent them to Ginny’s bedroom for a chat, and that seems to be working. -N-
Another great chapter. Such good detail. Can't wait to see how her apoligie to ginny goes.
Author's Response: Thanks for the review. I hope that you won’t be waiting long. -N-
Another fantastic story. Keep it up and keep 'em coming.
Author's Response: Thanks more after I finish Tales of the Battle. -N-
I really like this story, sooo much! I also look forward to A&S!! :) I REALLY hope you update the story SOON! :)
Author's Response: Thanks. My plan is to finish Tales of the Battle and then work on both this and A&S. -N-
Another great chapter, poor Lavender is she married to Moon now?
Can't wait to see what Jacquie finds at Drakeshaugh.
Thanks for the review.
Short answer, yes, but that's another story. :-)
She finds four kids, a grandmother, and two Aurors. (I hope that doesn't give too much away.) -N-
That was one awesome chapter
Author's Response: Thanks – next, Jacqui arrives at Drakeshaugh unannounced… -N-
i like it a lot but i wish you would work on Aurors and Schoolgirls! Hahaha . . . it's fun to see the Potters from a oblivious Muggle's point of view.
Author's Response: Thanks. I hope to update A&S soon, honest. It's fun to write the Potters from a oblivious Muggle's point of view. -N-
YEAH!!! Love seeing your story updates ;)
Can't wait to see what Jacqui finds at the Potter's new place--Lockhart's Guide to moving in perhaps... hehehehehe..
As with other reviewers, can't wait for update tor Tales of the Battle and of course Aurors and Schoolgirls.
Looking forward to more of your one shots, namely Harry and Ginny's side of the stories you have already finished with Ron and Hermoine.
I also wouldn't be opposed to reading something from Molly's POV, cause The MInd of Arthur Weasley is a wonderous piece of writing and I reread it often.
Jacqui will meet several new people (many of them familiar to readers, but not to her) and make some puzzling discoveries.
There are only two more chapters of Tales of the Battle (Paperwork, and Index). I’ve been neglecting A&S but I hope to put that right soon.
The rather rude one-shot Spontaneity is about to get three even ruder chapters. Writing from Molly’s pov is not something I’d considered, Though I’m glad you like Arthur. That story is indirectly responsible for this one, as, until Arthur I’d never considered writing first person pov.-N-
I'm writing this with a big grin plastered on my face because of Annie's antics! I only noticed one typo in this story: you forgot to capitalize Ginny's name in one spot. I'm typing this up on my Dad's cell phone, so I can't cntrl-C and cntrl-V for you, sorry :(
I am still trying to decipher the anagram (?) on Harry's helmet. You hinted that it had something to do with Ginny sand that has helped enormously! Thank you!
I finally got my mom to break down and listen to the Harry Porter audiobooks. She is HOOKED! In the span of a week and a half she has listened to SS, CoS, PoA, and GoF. She has just reached Harry's trial in OotP, she is about to meet Um-bitch *AHEM* excuse me Umbridge ;-)
I am eagerly awaiting your next update!
Author's Response: Thanks for the review. I made one minor change after the final beta-read, and I added a typo! Typical!
Harry’s t-shirt – it isn’t an anagram. If I say ?ARPIE? is that a big enough clue? -N-
ahh this is one of my new favorite stories...something about it just makes me smile, she is such a relatable character :) Can't wait for your next update (on any of your stories), b/c your fanfics rock!
Author's Response: Thanks. Jacqui is an interesting character to write. I hope to get the last two chapters of Tales of the Battle submitted and approved soon. Once they are approved that will be one less story to update! -N
Another great chapter I can't wait to hear what is going on with everyone. Knowing what Lavander is i'm sure that you will explain why the Potter's moved.
Author's Response: Thanks. It will be some time before you find out what’s going on, and why the Potters moved. -N-
Somehow, your story has managed to pass me by until today. I really like it. Little tidbits from non-canon POV are so refreshing. I like how poor Jacqui was gotten herself into an awkward muddle; it's quite realistic. I also like the portrait you've painted of the young Potters. Please keep writing!
Author's Response: Thanks for the review. I intend to write most (though probably not all) of this story from Jacqui’s perspective. The Muggle outsider is a great viewpoint, as readers know a lot more than she does. -N-