Reviews For Owl Post
Reviewer: Harmthuria
Date: 04/28/12 14:45
Chapter: Owl Post

Nice beginning, I was wondering from who's point of view you wrote this on.

Author's Response: Thanks, I've only tried econd person perspective twice, and both times it's been with a creature. -N-

Reviewer: Foxpah1
Date: 04/13/12 1:48
Chapter: Owl Post

Liked,very good perspective

Author's Response: Thank you. -N-

Reviewer: MalchomMcGonagall
Date: 01/08/12 22:52
Chapter: Owl Post

I first read this story a while back, when it was first published, and really enjoyed it. I can't help but wonder if Henry Charleston got a letter that day too. Make a nice next generation story, huh?

Author's Response: In my current plans, Henry won’t get a letter. However, I do have an idea for a much later story in which Jacqui finally discovers the truth. Having said that, plans can change. -N-

Reviewer: Maggie_Weasley-Tonks
Date: 01/03/12 4:07
Chapter: Owl Post

This story was genius! I loved it! It was so clever in the owl's point of view. You are a great writer.

Author's Response: Thanks for the compliment. I’m glad you enjoyed it. -N-

Reviewer: ivy2857
Date: 01/02/12 8:27
Chapter: Owl Post

unusual point of view but it was fantastic

Author's Response: Thank you. I certainly don't know of any other second-person-owl perspective stories. :-D -N-

Reviewer: Shreeja
Date: 11/25/11 14:51
Chapter: Owl Post

That was so sweet! and the owl aspect was wonderful.

Minor nitpick, in one place Ginny is referred to as "his wife", I think it'd be better if the owl referred to her as the dame, which by the way, was wonderfully put - sire, dame and hatchling.

But I loved the story. The whole Drakeshaugh theme, with the Potter kids growing up, is a story I really look forward to, and this was yet another piece of the jigsaw at Drakeshaugh :)

Author's Response: Thanks for the review.
The owl aspect was fun to write, I did wonder about "wife" but I didn't want to over use dame. I'll take another look at it.
My next short story (actually, next but one after "What Lina Sees") will be a three part Christmas story set before the Potters move to Drakeshaugh, and before the events in Ginny's rival.

Reviewer: SaboteurVictory
Date: 11/22/11 2:38
Chapter: Owl Post

Very nice! What an interesting perspective! You pulled it off well.

Author's Response: Thank you. -N-

Reviewer: The_Real_Hermione
Date: 11/06/11 6:16
Chapter: Owl Post

I read this quite a while ago... but I've been very busy so haven't got around to leaving a review until now.

As usual, it's an excellent story, although somewhat different to your usual style. The second person was very effective and well done - it can be a difficult perspective to write, but it flowed naturally here.

I loved how you developed the character of the owl - young, impatient and keen to be of service. I think that really added something unique to this story. The man looks at you and bares his teeth. This isn’t a threat; the humans call it a smile. - I loved that line, because it really showed that this is an owl and it also made me smile.

I loved the dialogue between Harry and Ginny - as usual, you really nailed their characters and the way they interact. I particularly loved this line - ‘He’ll be gone for most of our lives, Harry,’ says Ginny. It just fitted in really well.

I also loved this line - I told him that he’d been sharing me with the world from the day I was born. James will always be ours, Harry, but we have to share him with the world. - Ginny seems to be full of wisdom in this story!

Lily communicating with the owl was a lovely touch - I suppose she is named after Luna after all. I also smiled when Albus admitted that he would miss James but asked Harry and Ginny not to tell him.


Author's Response: ~Katrina
Thanks for the review.
I’ve used second-person only once before (in a chapter of Tales of the Battle). It forces me to change my style, which is probably no bad thing.
Working on an owl’s personality is interesting, fortunately magical owls are, it seems, keen to carry out their missions. I’ve been accused of making Ginny the “junior partner” or even weak in some of my stories. Sertainly she’s far from her best in Ginny’s Rival, but I didn’t mean to belittle her in that story, merely to show the problems new babies can bring. The changing dynamics of a family are something she’s much better at than Harry. She watched Bill marry a girl she (obviously) didn’t like. She knows much better than Harry that families grow and change. I think that Harry, having finally got a family, will sometimes struggle to let things change.
Lily is, indeed Lily Luna. Albus is a typical boy, desperately fond of his brother, but unwilling to let James know. After the age of about 5, boys don’t do feelings, especially not with other boys.

Reviewer: bearfoot
Date: 10/13/11 5:43
Chapter: Owl Post

I love your stories & characters. I know when I see your name on a story, that it will follow both the original canon & the canon you've developed. It's a joy to read your work.

Author's Response: Thank you.
This something of a change for me as its set in the future (beyond October 2011). I try my best to keep a hold of JKRs vision for her characters.

Reviewer: edyeb
Date: 10/12/11 23:54
Chapter: Owl Post

How sweet!!!

I would love to see the owl's ready for flight on film, that would be awesome!!!

Another hit!!


Author's Response: Edyeb
Thanks. The steady stream of owls leaving Hogwarts with the letters is a striking visual image.

Author's Response: Edyeb
Thanks. The steady stream of owls leaving Hogwarts with the letters is a striking visual image.

Reviewer: bk64
Date: 10/12/11 22:03
Chapter: Owl Post

Interesting change from your other pieces and I really really liked it. Something that I've seen done when writing from an animal's point of view (in novels not fanfiction though) is to stress the difference between the animal's and a human's senses, to demonstrate to the readers that the narrator is different to us, doesn't see or hear things in the exact way that we humans do. I think that something like that would have enhanced this piece even more, but like I said it was a wonderfully written piece. And I certainly want to know more about Lily and her keen understanding of animals, i especially liked that touch! Thanks for yet another great fic!

Author's Response: Thanks for the review.
I did a lot of research on owls while I wrote this, and promptly forgot most of it. Post owls behave like trained owls, not wild owls. I made a few references to his keen eyesight, but other than that nothing. Youre correct, I probably missed a trick. A description of regurgitating a pellet would have been stomach-churning, probably. Lily LUNA probably pays too much attention to her crazy (adopted) Aunt, Mrs Scamander.

Reviewer: minervassister
Date: 10/12/11 12:55
Chapter: Owl Post

Another lovely addition to the archive.
I loved Lily understanding owl talk and Dean working for Ollivander.

Author's Response: Thanks
Lily LUNA. That's explanation enough, I think :-D

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