I'm a busy but proud mama of three wonderful children who love HP and wife to a non-HP fan. Have to work on him this year. Call it Goal '08.
Goal update: Hubby has now read all the books and watched the movies with me. We're thinking of re-reading #6 before the movie comes out! He's not die-hard yet, but he'll get there, I'm sure of it!
My elder daughter (needsomefelixfelicis) also frequents this site, and is my biggest fan, so you may come across her cryptic reviews for my stories.
Another great friendship fic!
My favourite line was Harry's soft, "Hermione, she made yours first." So deceptively simple.
Great interweaving of the past and "present".
Author's Response: Thanks for the review! I guess that's Harry in a way. Not a bloke of many words but he gets it right when he does speak. Haha, I see what you did there. Christmas puns ftw!
Love the idea that his mother's love may have protected him from the Dursley's too. Nice touch. cj
Author's Response: I am glad that you are continuing to like my story. As you can tell, it is important to me and I felt that it needed to be written.
Loved Pamela's comment, that Harry repeats to himself, "It is safe to talk ...".
Author's Response: Thanks, and I loved that Harry had the guts to actually act on it.
Love that Harry is getting information that may be useful to him to help him move beyond his past.
Off to add this story to favourites so I will get notifications of updates ...
Author's Response: He's just getting started...
After having spent many hours here at Mugglenet fanfic perusing the many offerings, I thought I had had my fill of others' stories. I was pleasantly surprised, therefore, to find this one. It is an interesting premise, and as another reviewer has mentioned, very plausible in light of Harry's experiences as a child.
One tiny nit - as a baby does not take his or her first breath until *after* the sac of waters has broken, Harry's infant would not, in fact, have drowned, as its respiratory system would not have switched over yet, and would remain safely "breathing" amniotic fluid until the sac burst. However, I understand that it was Harry's dream, and he may be ignorant of such things. Besides, I realize that it is his fear that is important here, not the actual medical details
Off to read the next chapter ...
Author's Response: Thank you for reading my story.
Wonderful ending! A fitting conclusion to this story, that while an uncomfortable topic, you have addressed with compassion and sensitivity. Well done! cj
Author's Response: Thank you for your kind remarks, cj. I'm very glad that you appreciated the story. I just got back from a professional conference today where the main topic was the latest research about the negative, lifelong effects of stress, abuse and neglect on babies and children, and I found myself throughout the conference thinking about this story and about the people in real life who have been thus affected. It is so true.
I enjoyed this. Great characterization of both of them. I love how you`ve taken what we know of the two, and deepened that knowledge, taken us further into the lake, if you will. cj
Author's Response: Thanks for reading and reviewing :) I'm glad you enjoyed this. After everything they went through in their teens, I thought it'd be nice to give them something mundane to deal with.
Sweet story. I was rooting for Ron for Hermione to kiss him as well. However, this is better as it allows the kiss in DH to remain as *the* one. Well done. cj
Author's Response: Hahaha, if they'd kissed now, there'd be no fun in the RoR kiss :p . I'm pleased that you enjoyed the story, though. :) Thanks for reading! :)
Good, "day-in-the-life" type one-shot. Glad Hermione was okay in the end.
Author's Response: Thanks, this is the third of three "day-in-the-life" one shots, the others are Conceptions and Conversations. -N-
Hilarious! Thanks for a good laugh.
I love it!
As much as I love the HP books, I wish sometimes that they were not completely from Harry's point of view.
It was pleasant to read something from Ron's point of view that was believable, so very awkward for him, yet lovely at the same time.
Author's Response: Thank you for the review! Yes, it would have been cool to have other people's view on things but I guess that leaves a lot of fanfic to write. Glad you enjoyed this :)
**Very short one-shot**
**Follows Book 7 cannon but disregards epilogue**
I enjoyed this story, a little sad though it is. Well-written pathos is always appreciated, in my book.
I agree with many things the previous reviewer had to say - mainly about your timing, the action, and the hints as to Ginny's comforter's true identity.
I look forward to reading more of your work.
I enjoyed that! I haven't visited this site in a while; I'm glad I decided to as I was able to discover this gem.
I agree with another reviewer about a good idea to have a person be able to resist Amortentia if they have found true love.
Off to see if you have any other stories posted here...
Author's Response: Thanks for the review. I'm glad that my thoughts on Amortentia have been well received. Other stories? Only 70+. This is a sequel to Beard Hunters, and is one of many Potter family stories. They start with First Sight. But all of my stories are linked, so you can read more Mark/Lavender, too. If you want to. -N-