It's not even April anymore, but this made me smile. I teared up a bit towards the end just because I'd never thought of Tom Riddle in that light before. This tale you've woven is of Shakespearian proportions--never before have I read something so beautiful, so fragile, so...real. Even Rowling herself would have been shocked and amazed by this brilliant masterpiece.
Author's Response: It's reviews like this that restores my faith in the power of my writing. -sniff- thank you, for making me believe in myself!
You evil genius!!!!! :-)
Author's Response: Ha! :)
Oh, you know, I couldn't review yesterday because of Peeves, but OMG!
I want to make this SPEW-ly -- so badly, but all I can say is WOOOOOWWWWWWW!
I mean, I've never seen such a fic ever before! Can it get any better? SERIOUSLY!
Agh, it's definitely lost any SPEW-liness, but yeah, this is really awesome, Nat, keep up the good work. Gah, I wish there were more stories like this!
Just... wow. :D
Author's Response: YAYAYAY! This must means all my medical references were correct! :D Glad you liked it and thanks for reviewingggg!
The reviews are funnier than the story is.
P.S. Did Peeves type all that by hand, or did he do it the cheating with with copy/paste? (Ohgod Peeves knows how to use computers...)
Author's Response: I think I was Imperiused by that poltergeist ... or I Imperiused him. One of these definitely happened!The reviews are gold, aren't they? :D
teh's review pretty much sums up my feelings towards this beautiful fic
Author's Response: I am printing that review and framing it.
I love you.
Author's Response: I love you toooooo.
I wanted a really good April Fool's story and I opened this story ... to find a really good April Fool's joke. I laughed so hard! Thanks.
Author's Response: YAY! My goal was to make readers laugh :) Mission accomplished!
I demand a REAL story with this title! And since I messed up the goat prompt, I demand you also write it Marauders Era because that is the best era! James, Remus, and Lily! GO NOW AND DO THIS!
Hahaha. Good one, though. ;)
PS. I promise I will keep reading your Croll story!!
Author's Response: Hahaha! I'll give it a shot and see how it goes - just for you :)
Hilarious!! Peeves would be proud. Happy April Fools' Day!
Author's Response: Hahaha! Thank you! That really is an amazing compliment. :)
I must take issue with myself and several other reviewers. This is ... well, quite frankly, where is the symbolism? Have you heard of 'Show, not tell' This is like a turtle peering out of its shell/ No subtlety, no mystique and no snails.
I am hugely disappointed, HJ, HUGELY!
Author's Response: Sshh. Not so loud!
Never before have I read something with such variety in language, such gently told prose. This is truly a masterpiece.
Author's Response: -bows- I'm thrilled everyone appreciates my mad writing skills :)
Oh, this was simply heartbreakingly beautiful. All the feels :( Your writing is so delicate, so frail, stretched so thinly that it could tear like tissue any moment. It was such a poignant moment when Ginny comes home to a dark lonely flat only to find all the Bertie Botts' Every Flavour Beans gone. What a lovely piece of writing.
These lines, in particular, really stood out for me: Soft, silky moonlight sifted through the curtains, pouring down her throat, wrapping around her splintery wishy-washy figure, more tenderly than any mollifying embrace of Molly's. Fragmentarily, she wondered if Buckbeak needed his toenails clipped.
Gorgeous imagery. And that was a really unexpected twist, there, with the grand piano! I think you've done a fantastic job in taking two relatively unknown canon characters and really bringing them to life and showing the intricate and complex interactions between them, and by the end of the story, I was all dissolved into a mess of tears, and congrats! You've just convinced me utterly, and my new OTP is now Aragog/Griphook. All the way. Thank you for writing this.
Author's Response: OMGGG! Someone FINALLY got all the things I worked really hard on. I'm so glad you liked those lines because it took me time to hone them to perfection. I just couldn't decide if I should focus on Buckbeak's toenails or Fangs's drooling jaws -- I mean, both sound so sensual. The grand piano was added at the last moment, mind, because -- hey -- they're after all caught in a fifth dimension. I mean, what else could save them, right? As for Aragog/Griphook, they've been my pet ship for a while. I never had the courage to write them before :)
Haha... very funny.
But I seriously think you should write the story in the introduction.
Author's Response: BPPPPP! :) I don't know if I'm good at writing actual pranks lol, but I'll give it a shot!
Oh HahaHahah! This was really funny ;D
Author's Response: NUTS! Yes, I had to pull this one on you after what you did last year :P
I fail to see how the reviewer below has made such an error. This is quite clearly a work of immense genius commensurate with Conrad's Heart of Darkness. The layers, upon layers, upon even more layers, remind me so clearly of the onion style of storytelling, much beloved by Sh Sh Sh Shakespeare and Hardy.
You are clearly talented. Might I entice you to write more. ~Carole~
Author's Response: Ah. Such high praise - methinks I do deserve it. If you liked this, you'll definitely like the rest of the stories on my author page.
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Author's Response: Is that why you reviewed it ... thrice?