I currently live in the great state of South Dakota. Why do I live in a place with such nasty winters, I don't know. Since most of my family lives far away in more exotic places than I do, my life revolves around my four dogs, Sampson, Raphael, Seamus, and Mayhem. They are a min-pin, a toy poodle, a teacup Malti-Poo, and a Great Dane, respectively.
I've always had a fascination with the mental illness aspect that characterizes Bellatrix Black Lestrange. My first story is her story. On one site I was sorted into Ravenclaw but I think the hat made a mistake. Most days I feel like a Slytherin!
I had a golden retreiver once who was named Edward Trent-Lestat and I used to call him my vampire puppy--I don't know why. I never had an Anne Rice moment. Actually, my youngest daughter named him. This was a wonderful story. I wasn't sure why Severus was given a cat but it seemed to be a good thing for him. He was a master spy but he let a kitten outsmart him. Loved this story.
It looks like Severus and Hermione did a good job of convincing the Grangers that they should be married. The very best part was hearing about Dumbledore and McGonagall "preparing" the Grangers for the engagement:D Great story.
This chapter had a lot of wonderful humor in it. I laughed out loud when I read that Gilderoy Lockhart had turned into a wedding planner. I laughed even louder when Ron just found out that he had a wedding planner and who it was:D I liked that Harry and Severus were able to shake hands as Harry offered his congratulations. I loved that Severus paid a visit to his dragon great aunt and she gave him the Snape family engagement ring for Hermione. It sounded lovely. Great story.
That was outrageously written, hysterically funny, and extremely clever. Great job.
That was entertaining. I'm very happy that Gilderoy found a career that is so fitting for him. I'm happy Hermione accepted Quirk. She's mellowed quite a bit. I guess that comes from maturity. The beginning was funny in that Hermione hated to see Severus go to work and he couldn't wait to get there. I'm sure this is a huge adjustment for him and he really doesn't know how to act. I'm really enjoying this series of stories about Severus and Hermione. Great chapter.
Is Hermione pregnant? Poor Gilderoy--I can picture his panic when he thought he had imagined all of his work. I loved the pull of the Enchantment--when Bast conveyed to Severus that something wasn't right with Hermione and he raced to her rescue. Great chapter.
Wow--that was a marathon reading event, but it was extremely entertaining. I'm not sure what part I liked best. I almost think it was the scenes involving Gilderoy. Severus is such a baby with his hurt feelings when Hermione doesn't pay enough attention. I'm glad Hermione learned to manage him. I don't know what else could've gone wrong with the dinner party preparations. Wait, I think my favorite part was when Severus thought for a brief moment that Hermione was pregnant and that Gilderoy was the father. This was great but so long I don't know what to say:D
Awww, I always cry at weddings. Good job on describing the wedding. I'm sure Molly is thrilled.
After reading about Harry's presents I almost feel like I won the lottery--so much money and property to think about. I'm happy that Potter House was restored. --I forgot to say that before. Great chapter.
James' letter was sad in many ways. He knew he was going to die soon and he seemed to accept that. It made me think again, just how much sadness was Harry expected to take. The talk from Remus and Arthur was in a much lighter vein. Kind of cute in a way. Great chapter.
Wow--that's a lot of muggles under attack. It's interesting how Ellie and Harry are connected through their scars. I'm glad Harry has his own penseive. It seems easier to relay informations that way. Great chapter.
I take it that was a wizard bachelor party? Very funny, with the exception of visiting the graves. Great chapter.
Very good. My favorite parts involved the twins. I was a little nervous when Ellie decided to try their new candy. But it seemed to have no ill effects. A good laugh is really good for people. Then, when they were interrogating Harry about his interest in Ginny. That was really sweet. Great chapter.
I was only watching the Quidditch game from the sidelines but it was a lot of fun. I guess in Ellie's case blood is thicker than love, if that makes sense. I wonder what they'll be up to in Godric's Hollow. Great chapter.
I loved the di Vinci quote. I'll have to remember that. I liked the interpretation that Lily was a healer. To be honest I never knew what Lily did. Were they in hiding all the time after Harry was born? Great chapter.
That was a really good chapter. I loved touring Potter Hall. I loved the bathroom. I want one like it. I was reminded once again of all that Harry lost at the hands of Voldemort. His life should've been so different. Great chapter.
It was hard acting jolly when he was in a bit of a nark, but George Weasley pulled it off...Without a date for Fred and Angelina's engagement party, George asks Alicia Spinnet and sees his old mate in a new light.
Well, that was just what I needed. It was cute and romantic but not misty-eye inducing. Speaking of misty eyes, I really think there's something going on with my eyes--so, I'll dash to the doctor's this afternoon. This problem's interfering with my enjoyment of fan fiction and that's just unacceptable:) Anyway, this was fun. I smiled when Alicia's mom said she'd do anything to get redheaded grandchildren. I guess 22 is getting kind of old by wizard standards and not be married. It seems magical folk marry young. Great story. I'll see you next time.
Author's Response: I hope MNFF doesn't eat my review like for Far Away! Aside from the profusive thanks and words of admiration, :D, I asked what kind of dog Fynn is because I've used him...and his unnamed owner...in ch 8 of the AU R/T fic and right now he's described as a small dog. Also, if you want a humor fic, I'd love you to read Dear Snarky Severus!
"I'm no Ravenclaw, but I finally learnt to take no for an answer." When James stops asking Lily out, she tells him that's not Quidditch!
Aw, this is cute. It looks like James finally figured out that sometimes it's better to not persevere. Most of the time though, I believe in perseverance. I think JKR left a lot of room for imagination in this area--how James and Lily started dating and got married. I read your last response. Fynnegan Lukas-Morrison is a toy poodle. He's a phantom poodle--supposedly his color is apricot (but he doesn't really look orange to me) with black markings on his face, ears, and a spot on his back. These markings only show up when his fur gets longer. He kind of looks like a lamb. Fynn is almost like a little person for some reason with the sounds he makes and the things he does. Reminds me of Sampson the Newfie--he was kind of like a person too. My name is Liana Champagne. I tried to use my real name when I joined this site but they wouldn't let me--apparently there's someone else with my first name. On HPFF I use my real name but on the Twilight website I'm Esmerelda. Most students around her know my "vampire" name is Esmerelda the Vamp Queen:D But enough about me:) I'm planning to read the Snarky Severus story real soon. I'm not sure how much more I'll read today though--my eyes are really bothering me. Hopefully I can get that sorted out later today. My vision is blurred and they feel tired which leaves me not wanting to concentrate.
With so many characters, to give the background on all of them would have killed the momentum of the books. Boys just don't care about the romantic details, lol. I'm glad the sketchy backstories give writers loads of artistic freedom. ;)
Don't try to read until your eyes are better. If you've got allergies, this time of year can be a pain...or a dry, itchy blur! Whatever the reason, don't strain them. You need them to read another day. :D
Here's the edited quote from the yet to be posted chapter.
He turned toward the sound and saw a woman in jeans with long, black hair kneeling on a blanket, ruffling the fur of a diminutive poodle. A shouted, “Fynnegan Lukas Morrison!” sent the animal scurrying off like an errant child.
The owner waves her apologies...close as you get to a special mention, heh, but isn't there a saying, love me, love my dog...or at least immortalize him in fiction? LOL
*Nominated for a Quicksilver Quill for Best Romance- Canon.*
That was wonderful. Of course, Tonks had to go back to being colorful. I really liked that Tonks was instrumental in getting Mr. Dunne a job. I loved how she handled the nosy old biddy who kept turning in the werewolf next door to magical law enforcement. Sometimes you just have to stop being polite and tell people the honest facts of life. Excellent book. Loved every second of it. I'll see you in a bit in the next one. Thanks for writing this.
Author's Response: Thank you for reading it! Remus is so often portrayed as only down on himself and down on his luck all the time, but the books are from Harry's pov and as a boy he only sees a very limited side of Remus' personality, the encouraging teacher. I wanted to show his romantic side, and I'm thrilled you're going to read the next story in the series! :)
For a brief moment I thought, but Remus wasn't married before so how can he be the guy Tonks is trying to spy on. Then I figured she mistook Remus for someone else. Very well done. Leaves a lot of hope for the future--well I think it does anyway.
You're reading this! Three cheers! Huzzah! Huzzah! Huzzah! Drinks all round. :D
I couldn't see Tonks and Remus meeting in any typical way. This let them get to know each other a little and make them want to get to know each other a lot. ;)