Channeling Phlegm at the moment, please bear with me as I try to avoid turning into Bridezilla.
Mauricio sounds yummy *pulls out wand furtively, Accio Mauricio!* This was a good chapter, I was happy when Harry explained he is just with Phimie for fun, can wait til he decides he can't live without Ginny, but that's what Mauricio is for....Harry does deserve to live the high life, just wish he hadn't picked phimie, although, I'm sure Ginny would have been hurt more if he dated a whole bunch of trust fund babies. nicely written, can't wait for more!
Glad to see you're back! Enjoyed the fluff! I can't imagine Ginny dying her hair black, Molly is going to have kittens! Nice job.
Summary: Telara always knew she was special to her adoptive family. But she never knew how special she really was until Albus Dumbledore took her back to England and the wizarding world. Now she faces her biggest challenge ever. Fitting in at Hogwarts? No – she can do that. Will she be able to help Harry Potter win the war against Voldemort? For everyone’s sake – let’s hope so.
*first review dance* OMG! This chapter was awesome! I didn't guess that Voldemort was Telara's dad until you said it! I thought it was going to be another DE. WOW! I can't wait to see what happens next! Great job! 1000000/10!
Author's Response: I'm so glad you liked it. I was nervous about it. I guess I better get writing on the next (and probably last) chapter. Thanks for reviewing!!
I liked that you left the identity of Telara's parents in the dark. Were the members of the OotP?
Author's Response: If Chapter 6 ever gets approved, you'll find out about her parents. But since you were nice enough to leave a review, I'll let you know that her mother was in the Order. Good guess!!! BTW - I love your penname! Thanks for your review!!!
Author's Response: I'll be watching for Summer Dreams. I hope it gets approved soon!
I like that you already put Telara at odds with Malfoy. Did I detect romantic interest between her and one of the twins? Can't wait to see whats up theire sleeves! 10!
Author's Response: I think I will have F&G return, but I didn't intend on any romance. She just thought they were cute (which is how I picture them). Thanks!
yay for Hagrid! I liked that you sorted Telara separately from the first years. Nice hint dropping about her secret. 10
Author's Response: I figured Hagrid would be the only one DD would trust with Telara. And I like him and wanted to try to write him. Thanks for the review!!
I love that Telara told Malfoy off, but please tell me that she doesn't like him! Good details in the Herbology class, especially Hermione's irritation she wasn't #1. 10!
Author's Response: I didn't intend for Telara to be interested in Draco or vice versa, but something might happen. I've gotten some requests for them to get together. And I must admit I'm attracted to guys that piss me off (I know, I'm warped). I just know if I'll be able to do it plausibly. If I can't, I won't. Anyway, I hope I haven't turned you off to the story : ). Thanks for taking the time to review. Your input is so appreciated!
Loved how Telara threw the twitchy little ferret across the room :) I liked that you included the directions to make the potion in your story. 10
Author's Response: Me too! Thanks to HP Lexicon. That's where I learned about Defensive Charges. And thanks to my beta, bekkio, for making me write out the potion and instructions. I'd be lost without her! You are so awesome for leaving so many reviews! Thanks!!!
Obstringo Genus- family ties? I'm just guessing, but cool spell. Please no Telara/Draco, she's too good for him. She needs someone like Neville, or Seamus, or another totally new character. Can't wait to see more of your stories!
Author's Response: Very good! One of the english/latin translations included the word bind. So for me the spell is one to bind family members together. I'm glad you got that! I couldn't fit a Draco/Telara thing in without it being forced. I haven't decided if I'll do any more stories with Telara. I'm just glad to be done with this one. I wrote 2 one-shots during the time I wrote this and I am tired! I'll wait for inspiration to hit me again. Thank you for being such a loyal reviewer!!
Summary: A rose, a new bedroom, a Pensieve, and a new home. Harry finds comfort in his friends and family. Will he find more?
Happy Birthday! I can't wait until Chapter 15 is up! Squee!
Author's Response: Nat is playing beta for me, so hopefully I\'ll get it back soon! BUT IT IS WRITTEN! REJOICE!
*Sends Amanda a T-shirt with frolicing plot bunnies* He found the spell! And Ron and Harry didn't kill each other! And Ginny gave Harry a relaxing massage *waggles eyebows* I liked this chapter, just hope the next one is inspired by plot bunnies with no vacation time! *Presents freshly baked cookies to Amanda and Nat*
Author's Response: Be careful with those waggling eyebrows! No worries, the next chapter won\'t take that long! *Huggles* Thanks for the cookies dearest!
*First review dance* flings chocolate chips into the air, showering Amanda First of all, GREAT CHAPTER! I loved the Ginny/Harry scenes. The quidditch game was preety cool too. I'm not going to be any help with Snape, keep him as a double agent!
Author's Response: Hurray for you being first to review! At least this way I don't get raspberries blown at me for being first! Hmmmm.... What am I going to do with you Genny? speaking of raspberries, Peeves hasn't made an appearance in my story... Will have to ponder that possibility. Okay, one vote for keeping Snape a double agent.
Aww, Amanda, you made me cry! I'm so happy with the way this stroy turned out! And that you took my suggestion about Ginny's bouquet :D And Harry designing broomsticks was a marvelous idea dearest!
Author's Response: You\'ve been there with me since the beginning love! Thank you for all the support and cheering me on! And did you notice the name of the broomsticks?
Merry Christmas! Great little chapter! Especially the Wizard Checkers! I did a little happy dance when I saw who was playing. I liked all the presents, especially the album and camera (awwww!) Glad Hermione got to spend time with her family, but poor Ron! I'm sure he'll survive! *hands Amanda Christmas cookies* Great job!
Author's Response: We'll get to see Hermione soon. The next chapter is Boxing Day. I'm so glad you liked my little gift to you! Long before I had this chapter fully plotted out I decided this little snippet had to be included. Sometimes long chats ranting about our inability to play chess inspires me! Anyway! Happy Christmas!!!
*Special First review for this chapter and 200TH review for this story dance: Do do do do do do do do do ... DO the Hustle! Genny starts dancing* Well, I loved Hermione's Christmas traditions with her family, especially the pajamas and cinnamin rolls! I was bummed that they were attacked, but Socrates sounds like a pretty cool bird, hope Pig doesn't annoy him too much! Yay for Amanda!
Author's Response: *braces Genny for disapointment* You're actually reviewer 201! *gasp!* Sorry, someone snuck another review in there just before you for another chapter. BUT you are first reviewer for chapter 13! Yeah, it's kinda funny that chapter 13 would be a more serious and scary chapter. And because you are such a good friend and reviewer, I'm going to tell you a secret. *cups hands around Genny's ear* I'm going to reveal which side Snape is on in the next chapter. There did anyone else hear? good! :)
SQUUUEEEEE! Literally bouncing in my chair! I can't wait for chappie 17! You did an awesome job! *claps* And you mentioned the rose again! Yay! *huggles*
Author's Response: Yay! you remembered! I\'m surprised anyone remembers any details from this poor neglected fic. *HUGS*
Finally! *&^% login glitch! I like Ginny interfering with r/hr and harry's room sounds great
Author's Response: I just love you penname! I wish I had thought of that! Thank you so much for battling the log in issues, and I hope you enjoy the rest of the story. Chapter eight was submitted today!
Guess who! I'm rereading and rereviewing! Actually, "Tonks" is, as I've got my costume sans wig on. Wotcher Amanda! There's nothing like rereading a story and remembering why it's one of your favorites (Ginny playing matchmaker) Yay! *Cookies*
Author's Response: You don\'t know how good that makes me feel! *HUGS*
*makes rude noises with Peeves*
Author's Response: *raspberries*
very interesting way for sirius to leave his will. but are the weasleys going to want to keep the money? there lies the problem, and i'd be interested to hear your thoughts
Author's Response: The Weasleys keep the money. I see them as not taking charity, but won't refuse a gift. Just those kind of people you know?