The Harry Potters books were a huge part of my childhood, and I hope my stories do them justice.
This. Was. Brilliant. Brilliant!! I especially loved the line about butterbeer being sweeter at the bottom of the bottle. All the characterizations, emotions, and dialogue were perfect, and the flashbacks were seamless. I also loved your focus on Sirius and Remus - they're my favorite Marauders. This was amazing!!!
Author's Response: Thank you! Remus has always been my favorite, and it\'s always been easy for me to \'write\' Remus. I really had to \'get into\' Sirius\' head for this though, so I had to go back and analyze him. Now, like you, I find they\'re my two favorites. Thanks again for the great review!
This story was a lot more realistic than a lot I've read, because it was honest. Obviously Lily and James would have fought, even though they loved each other, and even though it's painful to read, it's also nice to know that even they were only human. I think your best line was "Lily was his religion, and there is nothing worse than losing faith." It was really beautifully thought out. I think I'll go a read some of your other stories now. Great job!
Author's Response: Thanks very much! As much as I love them (despite that they\'re fictional!) they were only human, and going through what they went through, you\'re right -- they were bound to fight. I\'m glad you liked it! :)
You made just the right mix of happy schooltimes and bitter memories. I could totally see Remus reacting the way he did to Sirius' death. I think my favorite part was Remus' memory of his birthday, or else the very last line about the star. This was a brilliant fic!
Author's Response: Thank you! I really enjoyed writing his birthday memory; the Marauders amuse me way too much, haha. I\'m glad you liked it. =)
This story really impresses me so far. Your use of language is really sophistocated, and the dialogue is fast-paced and witty. I especially like your portrayal of Remus, Ginny, and (in the first 2 chapters) Sirius, all of whom resemble JK's characters and yet have become your own. Keep this up - I can't wait for more!
Author's Response: Thanks for the encouragement. I've been having lots of fun getting inside everyone's heads. Just wait until you get to the parts with Severus Snape!
What a well-written, intriguing first chapter! I'll definitely be coming back to this story when more chapters are up.
Author's Response: Thank you Calico! It has been a lot of fun to write and to research.
I really like this story and I can't wait to see how it works out. But it's sad that either Lily or Rose will have to be disappointed. I wish it could somehow work out that they both had had happy endings.
Author's Response: Well, now I almost feel bad for ending the story the way I have. Scorpius' chapter will be up soon :) Thanks for R&R! ~ Cassie
It was a beautiful story. A really inspired idea, and skillfully written. Great job!
This was powerful and sad, and so well written. I like the way you connected the weather with the war, and placed Lily in a park to connect her to her past. I also like how at the end you let the reader know that Lily missed Sev, but didn't even mention his name. Really great fic!
Author's Response: Thanks so much for reviewing! I'm glad you liked it. :)
I liked the way this story happened in the present tense - it felt almost like watching a film instead of reading a story. Your depiction of Sirius and Regulus seemed really accurate too, just the right mix of brotherly feelings and enemy hostility. I haven't read your other stories yet, but I will.
I love the "little Progslet"! I could definitely see Sirius giving Harry a long lecture about relationships just for the fun of it. This was a really cute, happy story to read, even though I know how it ends.
Author's Response: :] Thanks for the review!
Sooner or later all sons follow in their father’s footsteps.
Percy Weasley has always been ambitious, so when the opportunity to become the next Minister of Magic presents itself, Percy believes that his dreams and hard work are finally coming to fruition. However, when Percy discovers that his youngest daughter is a Squib he finds his priorities changing.
Confronted by his mistakes in the past and forced to choose between what is right and what is easy, Percy begins to understand the sacrifices his father made as he finds himself becoming his father.
Your writing is amazing, and your story so unique. I can't wait to read more about how Percy changes as a person. Also, I hope you keep putting quotes at the beginning of your chapters - it's always fun to find the connections to the story. I hope the next update is soon!
Author's Response: The quotes will continue. I confess I had quotes for the entire story figured out next to my chapter plan, before I had the first chapter finished; it was too much fun finding them all. Thanks for your kind review.
I love that you thought to do this - just one more chapter so tie up some of the loose ends (although not all of them - it still leaves plenty open in terms of relationships and mourning the dead, which is perfect). Like someone else already said, this was what I needed to read, I just didn't know it. Thank you!
Author's Response: Thanks so much for your comments. It bugged me for a year before I decided I was never going to get any closure until I just sat down and wrote it myself. I'm thrilled to hear that the chapter gave you some extra closure, too.
This chapter was so fun...Gig getting ready and not being able to find her dress reminds me a little of what happened to me at my prom a few days ago...I just really wish we could have seen Minerva at the party too. Update again soon!
Author's Response: Yes, it's taken from a memory of my own anguished teens. Gig is fashioned on a real childhood friend of mine.
I'm so glad that Childhood's End isn't going to be the last we hear of Minerva's youth. I was a little surprised that the first chapter didn't have Minerva in it, but I enjoyed it anyway - it really set the scene. And the dialogue between Dumbledore and Slughorn was so sophistocated, the way they might really talk, not 'dumbed down,' which is great. Now I can't wait for the next chapter! Please update soon!
Author's Response: Will do, Calico. I was inspired to try scenes from alternate points of view by George RR Martin's fantasy series, "A Song of Ice and Fire." I thought JKR's characters deserved no less. And thanks for the compliment. I'll be interested to hear your opinion of my other attempts at capturing other personalities of the Potterverse. Just by way of warning, I shall use this device throughout Minerva's second year, but the rest will be back in our heroine's POV.
Wow, those first two chapters were great, especially the ending of the 2nd. Please keep updating! Are we going to find out more about what exactly Aine is, a white demon or whatever? It sounds really interesting, but I'm still confused about what Harry, Ron, Hermione and Ginny were saying about "all those babies". I hope you're going to explain more in future chapters.
Author's Response: Oh, thank you so much for the review! This is my first fan fiction, so I am pleased (and a little surprised, considering the theme) that it has been positively received so far. I look forward to getting more chapters out! Yes, you will find out more about Aine and her history in later chapters, and it will answer any questions that may have arisen in these introduction chapters. There will also be plenty of delightful tension and rude repartee, so it should be a lot of fun! Thanks for reading! I suppose I should get on that update!
I really enjoyed reading this chapter; I just wish it could have gone on long enough for me to find out what happens next between Ted and Andromeda. I can't wait to see what you do with this story - I mean, we know the ending, but everything between now and then is all up to you! Keep writing, please!
Author's Response: Thanks so much for the review! Sorry for the cliffhanger, I'll try and finish the next chapter as soon as I can. I've been struggling to write this particular chapter and only have 900 words at the moment. (Chapter 3 and 4 have 1,100 each and they are nowhere near finished). But for now I'll put up a little expert of chapter two on my authors page. Thanks again for the review (I actually went and wrote 200 words when I got this, they prompt me into doing stuff)
Lily Luna Potter is given History of Magic homework to write about the life and achievements of one Harry Potter, and (being the abnormal weirdo that she is) she decides to write it in verse. Sadly, Lily is labouring under the delusion that she is a talented poet, even though her rhyming is almost as good as her mother’s (as exhibited in CoS)…
Well this is what she wrote! Professor Binns won’t know what’s hit him...
A millon billion trillion Thank Yous to lunirina, who saved this from the horrific state it was in!
What an undertaking this must have been! It was funny and lighthearted in spite of all the horrible stuff in Harry's life, and Lily's unique voice is really clear even though hardly any of it is about her. Amazing job!
Author's Response: Glad you liked it, although it didn't take me very long to write. I just sat down one afternoon and it all came out... the editing took a lot longer, though =]
Aaaah this was the best chapter yet! There was so much going on between all the characters, and now I'm dying to read on! Update please!!
Author's Response: OOH, thank you so much. There will, hopefully, be a new chapter soon. There's certainly a few more written! I'm so glad you're enjoying it as I really love writing it.
You did an amazing job with Moody; I hope we get to see a lot more of him. Are we going to hear the conversation between Andromeda and Tonks about their family in the next chapter? And when is Remus coming back?? Update soon!
Author's Response: Yes, we'll see more of Moody. No, you won't get the conversation with Andromeda and Tonks...yet. Remus is coming back very soon. I can't leave him out for long - he'd kill me.
So pleased you're enjoying this and thank you for the review.
This beginning was both sweet and sad - I wish Tonks could have known Sirius longer. I love reading Tonks/Remus, and I want to see the influence Sirius-in-Azkaban will have on their relationship. Update soon!
Author's Response: Thank-you so much for the review. There are a few more chapters in the pipeline and lots more Sirius!