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Name: JustAnotherMuggle31494 (Signed) · Date: 08/25/12 20:57 · For: An Epitaph - Fred Gideon Weasley
I actually teared up in this-George always seemed like the more quiet twin in the books, but it didn't matter because it seemed like whenever Fred spoke he was sharing the same thoughts. I can't even imagine how difficult it must have been for him, but you captured it really convincingly.

Name: The_Real_Hermione (Signed) · Date: 11/06/11 5:03 · For: An Epitaph - Fred Gideon Weasley
This is excellent, as are all the others in this series. In a sense it's quite different, as it's the only one from George's perspective and, even though he's suffering perhaps more than anyone else, it doesn't feel as dark.

I think you nailed George's character - and I loved the Epitaph, I do think it is something George would do. I think he's unable to put his feelings into words about Fred and so it really works to go back to the humour that they enjoyed together.

I smiled at the comparison to Romeo and Juliet... I was somewhat surprised that George would know a Muggle story, but then he can be surprising with the things he knows. It also tied Angelina into the story beautifully. I thought you did a great job with her and her connection to Fred.

I loved bits like this Oh, Medusa’s armpit hair! - that really felt in character for George, even though he's going through a horrible time.

What about epitaphs for Remus and Tonks? Or perhaps Colin? I think they could all be interesting.

Anyway, even if you don't write anymore, I've loved the series and will look out to read more of your work.


Author's Response: Thank you for yet another of your frankly inspiring reviews. There's a part of me that's itching to write another epitaph to tempt you to review again. You're probably right that it isn't as dark. Every time I tried to make George sound terribly depressed, and dejected, my muse threw in a joke, and when it came down to it, the jokes seemed more George than anything else, partially as a way of 'escaping' the reality of what has happened. In regards to Romeo and Juliet, Arthur is a lover of all things Muggle, and I find it difficult to imagine that he wouldn't have stumbled upon one the Great Bard's most well known works. Thank you for the suggestions on epitaphs, I have a list stored on my computer of suggestions that have been made, which are all capturing my imagination to various degrees, and there are images now drifting over my mind of a camera laying on a grave, and the like. I can't, however, make any promises but just keep an eye out, I asked for suggestions because I'd love to write more. Thank you again for the review!

Name: cmj (Signed) · Date: 10/17/11 3:16 · For: An Epitaph - Fred Gideon Weasley
Love it! The epitaph itself is perfect--absolutely something George would do. The little bits add a lot to the story--Molly spiking the drink, the reminiscing of the pranks, the counselor, and Hermione's muggle suggestions. The bit with Angelina was also really sweet; it almost gives the impression that George isn't totally alone in this, even though he is.

Author's Response: I'm so glad you liked this, thanks for the review! Molly's drink-spiking came to me in the very early hours of the morning, and I debated whether to put it in for a long while, I'm glad you enjoyed that part. Angelina just crept in, she really, really wanted to share her love for Fred.

Name: FwooperFeathers (Signed) · Date: 10/17/11 2:08 · For: An Epitaph - Fred Gideon Weasley
I nearly cried reading this, but I couldn't help but smile at what George put on the gravestone.

Author's Response: Aha, the ultimate contradiction! Thanks for the review, I'm glad you enjoyed reading this!

Name: MagicMandy (Signed) · Date: 10/15/11 16:23 · For: An Epitaph - Fred Gideon Weasley
I don't know about you, but I cried when Fred died. It was just so unexpected, and totally depression. I liked this oneshot. The epitaph itself was a little corny, but it was so typical of George. I liked how you explained their relationship as being two halves of a whole.

Author's Response: Yes, I can't help but cry each time I read Fred's death. It's completely heartbreaking, and I wanted to write this epitaph in the same way, but in the end I realised it wouldn't be fair to Fred to give him something serious. I always thought that Fred would rather be remembered as the funny guy he was! Thank you for the review, I'm glad you enjoyed reading this.

Name: hpfan25 (Signed) · Date: 10/13/11 11:02 · For: An Epitaph - Fred Gideon Weasley

Author's Response: Thanks for the review, I'm glad you liked it!

Name: nevilleherosnape (Signed) · Date: 10/12/11 19:12 · For: An Epitaph - Fred Gideon Weasley
Fantastic! Fred is laughing!

Author's Response: Thank you for the review, I'm glad you enjoyed this... Fred too!

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