The Harry Potters books were a huge part of my childhood, and I hope my stories do them justice.
This story is so terribly sad, but at the same time I love Nell so I have to keep reading and find out what happens to her. And since Remus is one of my overall favorite characters, it's nice to see him in this story too. I think the fact that Nell has a secret she is trying to deal with gives her relationship with Remus a more realistic feel than a lot of other Marauder-era pairings I've read. This is a stroke of brilliance! Update soon!
Author's Response: The last chapter is in the Queue right now. Never fear though, there is a whole series based on this story in the making. Thank you for reading and reviewing!
It took me 3 days to read through all the chapters of this story because I couldn't stop once I started. The plot is fantastic, all the characters are alive, and the cliffies get me every time. Please update soon - I'm dying for the exciting climax that you've promised!
Author's Response: I'm glad I could get you hooked! I always think an exciting story is best :) Thanks very much for the review; I'll try and update as quickly as I can!
Wowww this poem is crazy good. I heard it before I read it, on the audiofiction thingie on iTunes, and then I had to look it up in print. Like a lot of other reviewers I thought the last 2 lines were so powerful, but I also loved how you said Sirius "made his journey westward with the night sky as his guide." It just fits so well with how all the Black names that come from constellations. Anyway, I can see why this poem won a prize and was chosen as the first audiofic to be read - its incredible!
This is my favorite fanfiction story, and I'm waiting anxiously for the next chapter. You're writing style is wonderful, and your vision of McGonagall's childhood is so original. I can't believe how much you put into making the cultural setting believable. Please write more soon!!!!
Author's Response: That makes me feel so good, Calico. (Love your name BTW--a reference to my fave in cats.) Here it comes (as soon as the betas pass it). Just four more chaps to go in this book.
I'm dying for the next chapter so I can find out what happens in the duel! Aaah! I can't wait! This is my favorite fic, and your cliffhangers are torture (although I know the story is better that way). Please post again soon!!
Author's Response: Thanks, Calico. (I think.) You make me feel happy and guilty at the same time, but that\'s okay. :) Next chapter coming right up--if I didn\'t make too many mistakes for the betas.\r\n\r\n
This is one of my favorite fanfiction stories, and I can't wait for the rest! You really do write surprisingly like JK. I've always wondered what it was like for Ginny, Neville, and Luna at Hogwarts with the others gone, and this story is exactly what I needed. PLEASE keep going!! You're an excellent writer.
Wow, this story rocks! Can't wait for the last chapter!!!
Author's Response: Thanks :)
This story was so cleverly written, I had no idea until the end who Nathaniel eventually became. It was a really cool idea to make a story during the time of witch hunts, and then to tie it all into the life of a Hogwarts ghost. I hope you write more stuff like this.
Author's Response: Thanks, it was the challenge prompt that inspired this one. I hope I can come up with more because this was a blast to write. I\'m glad you enjoyed this, thanks for the review.
Your fic is amazing, especially the dialogues between James and Lily. I can't wait to read what happens next! You MUST keep going!
I just read all 11 chapters in one sitting - this story is amazing! All the characters are so...themselves, but with newfound maturity. Plus, you do such a good job with all the relationships. My favorite parts so far have been 1) what Harry did at Gringotts with Gryffindor's sword, 2) the book Harry gave to Mr. Weasley, 3) Ron asking Hermione to the Yule Ball, and 4) the entire memorial service scene. But honestly this entire story rocks my socks and I cannot wait for more. The only thing I wish you would incorperate (and quite possibly you have plans for this to come in later) is Teddy Lupin, and Harry's godfather responsibilities. Besides that, I cannot find anything to complain about. I am dying to read on so please update soon!
Author's Response: Thank you so much for reading and reviewing, Rachel. I am thrilled that you took the time to read it all in one sitting. I was just thinking the other day that my fic is getting to that point where it is too long for newcomers to bother with. I'm glad that wasn't the case with you! Your favourite parts are favourites of mine as well (the sword bit at Gringotts was the very first scene I wrote actually). I will tell you now, so as not to disappoint you, but I have no plans for Teddy in this fic. However, the only other idea I have for a story involves Harry offering some godfatherly advice to a teenaged Teddy, so look for that in the near future. Stay tuned! cj
Your story is one of my favorites of the fanfiction - it's such an inspired idea! I really like your depiction of Lily, James, and Sirius as kids. I hope you write more one-shots like this.
Author's Response: Wow, thanks! It\'s always a real complement to hear I wrote a favorite. The Marauders are fun to write for - I may be writing for them again one of these days :)
I haven't reviewed before, but I've been reading this fic for a while, and I'm finally reviewing (sorry it took so long) because Sirius is my favorite character, and I've been waiting for his dream-visit for a while. Anyway, I think this was my favorite chapter so far. A lot of the things Sirius said were really beautiful, about spirits and everything. And, of course, your writing was amazing, as always. I can't wait for the next update!
Author's Response: Thanks so much, and I\'m very glad you liked \"my\" Sirius. He always struck me as a rather Hemingway-ish character, a handsome rogue with an adventurer\'s gleam in his eye, so that\'s why I chose a quote from \"A Farewell to Arms.\" I really appreciate your review. Thanks again!
Oh no, another cliffhanger! So good, and yet so torturous! Please update again soon, I need to know what happens to Ginny, and to Harry.
Author's Response: Good AND tortuous? Now there\'s an oxymoron if I ever heard one! I\'ve already updated. You\'ll be able to read it as soon as the mods validate the next chapter.
I thought your poem really captured a Luna-ish state of mind, and that it flowed well. It really shows how optimistic she is about life, even though she has very few friends. I hope you continue with this idea, I want to read more!
Author's Response: Thank you so much for your review! I\'m glad you think the perspective was Luna-ish, I tried to make it as true to her as I could. I have some more poems of Luna that will hopefully make it through the queue once all the database problems are sorted out. Thanks again!
This story is really powerful - and frightening. I'm glad you brought Reg into the story, but it was awful that he died. At least his family escaped, though. I hope you get to the part where Harry and the others arrive to save them; I don't know how much more misery I can read about.
Wow this is good! I don't think I've ever read a mugglenet story with such a real OC. Priscilla's bad, but deliciously so, and I love what you've done with all the canon characters, as well as your other OC's. Please update very soon - I can't wait to see what happens in St. Mungo's!
Author's Response: Oh, thanks so much! I'm glad you like Priscilla :P It's a real compliment, so thanks again! I'll try to update ASAP.
Your story is amazing, and surprising in a good way. But it was also terribly sad. I really liked your take on the mixing of the muggle and wizarding worlds and how difficult it is for a relationship that spans both to be sustained. I hope you keep writing - if you do, I'll definitely keep reviewing!
Author's Response: Thank you! I look forward to your reviews ;)
This chapter was beautifull written. It's my favorite so far. I especially liked the line that said "a dark river that ran as warm as blood" - it fits the story well. I really want to find out how Corrina fares in the battle in Faerie, so I hope this isn't the end.
Author's Response: Thank you!\r\n\r\nI have one more chapter of this story, and then perhaps I will leave Corrina and Scorpius alone for a while and come back to them. I can sense a plot bunny for a sequel showing some \"signs of life\". I\'ve an idea for a Founders Era story with ties to Faerie, I think that will be my next endeavor.
Wow, I can't wait to read more of this story! Is Corrina's back story going to become clearer in the next few chapters? I'm not sure I entirely understand where she comes from. But anyway, this is an intriguing idea. Keep writing!
Author's Response: Corrina\'s back story comes out in Chapter 3. Thanks so much for the encouragement!
This story was so powerful! I especially liked all the metaphors, with the glass and the earth and the leaf, and your sentences flowed easily. I'm glad there was a happy ending to Alice Longbottom's life. Keep writing!
Author's Response: Thank you, Calico. I am glad you liked the metaphors; I was afraid they might be too heavy-handed.\r\n\r\nAs always, it means a lot to read a review. You have brightened my day!\r\n~Fauna\r\n\r\n