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.
I just read the epitaph series yet again....and I was wondering were you making an allusion to George's joke about being 'holey'?
And I wish you would write an epitaph for A.P.W.B.D. by Aberforth Dumbledore.....?
Author's Response: Thank you for the review, and yes, it was a reference to George being 'Holey'. Thank you for the suggestion, it sounds like quite an interesting idea, I'll take into account!
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!
Oh I loved this....its soo sad and funny at the same time....please hurry up and get the other out....!!!!!
Author's Response: Thanks for the review, I'm glad you enjoyed reading this - although I must admit that I don't really understand what you mean by 'other' - all of the epitaphs that I have written have now been posted on this site, there are no more planned, but if you have ideas of characters that you'd like to see an epitaph for, please don't hesitate to send them to me in a message, or to write them in a review, and I'll take your ideas into account.
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.
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!
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.
Author's Response: Thanks for the review, I'm glad you liked it!
Fantastic! Fred is laughing!
Author's Response: Thank you for the review, I'm glad you enjoyed this... Fred too!