I've been reading the HP books since they were released in the US. I'm not very into shipping, just the canon stuff, you see. OC's and AU's are not my cup of tea. There are a few exceptions. I like canon. A LOT. I don't usually read anything above a PG-13 unless it's R for violence or swearing or something. I certainly won't write anything above a PG-13. I tend to like my fics fluffy and sad. Just like the books. My current favorite fic is Harry Potter and the Nightmares of Futures Past, hosted on fanfic.net.
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I'll be honest and say that I usually can't stand to read anything AU, and certainly not anything with an OC that has quite so much spotlight as Maeve does. However... I like her, and I have a soft spot for Snape that I don't quite understand. But in any case, what I'm getting at is This is one of my favorite fics. Your characterization is brilliant and Maeve is so perfect for Snape that she helps a great deal to be able to stick to the Snape-is-not-evil position. He just can't be, can he? The apology between Harry and Snape was just so perfect. It makes me sad, thinking of what's coming... Anyway, wonderful story.
This story is wonderful. It's almost like the real thing... Are you considereing becoming a writer? I think you should.
I haven't really made up my mind about this fic yet. But I guess I must like it somewhat since I'm still reading at chapter 17. I don't think this Hermione is really Hermione, I don't see it. But she's such a good character that I don't really care anyway.
Author's Response: Thank you. I understand your concerns about Hermione, I have been having them myself. I think because she's in her thirties and a totally different environment you can account for some changes, just not all! In the last chapter I tried to show her own fear of herself and what she had become, in hope that would explain a few things. I'm going to tie up things in the next two chapters and so I can move it onto the conclusion. Plenty more to come though, hehe!
Interesting ideas... I like your writing style.
Oh, dear. What an ending. I am very interested to have this story fill in the gaps between Daughter of Light and Potions Master of Azkaban. The latter fic actually drew me into your stories, I was so fascinated with the concept of Snape having a wife. I'm also a sucker for theories that exonerate him, as I don't want to believe he's evil. You've done a wonderful job with Maeve. She's such an interesting character that I'm starting to worry that I'll mix her up with canon eventually. :-\
Author's Response: Thank you for the review, Occlumens! Well... PMoA, whilst it touches on and uses characters from this fic... it should not be taken as what will happen at the end of this fic at all. Severus may or may not be captured.... he may or may not go to Azkaban. PMoA really was a plot bunny that needed to be written and I borrowed from this.
And yes, I like theories that explain his innocence. We are going to get into his head somewhat in that latter half of this as he battles with himself and the people that would try to be his masters.
... Wow. Just wow. I do have questions, but I won't ask them yet. Great job!
Ahhhh! Poor Harry. This is a beautiful chapter though, very well done. You can just feel the emotion coming out of the story. I loved your take on Snape. He's such a complex character, and I don't think he's necessarily a good person, but I also don't think he buys Voldemort's bs for a minute.
Great job! Update soon! ;)
Author's Response: Occlumens, my new LJ friend :). Thanks so much for reviewing both here and on LiveJournal! (And we'll be learning a bit more about Snape later, so hang on til then :).)
I love this story (and your one-shot too). Your writing style is excellent and your stories read like canon. Great job!
Author's Response: Thank you so much! There's no greater compliment than to hear someone thinks your work reads like canon!
*obsessively checks for an update* ;) This is a great fic. Great theories in there. Do you actually think this is what could have happened , or are you just having fun with it? Just curious... I just think it's plausible.
And no, contrary to beliefs very likely impressed upon you by this summary, I'm not a gormless prat.
Well... not entirely.
Highly amusing. Good job!
Your Snape is wonderful. *tear*
Author's Response: Thank you!
This is a very interesting story line. I don't normally like time travel stories, but this has me hooked.
Author's Response: Thanks. I hope you like the way it pans out.
Yay! Voldemort is such a loser. Most of his dialogue would be ridiculously funny if he weren't, yanno, preparing to kill someone all the time. Voldy= teh stupid.
Very creative idea. Good job!
Author's Response: The only people who are bigger losers than MoldyShorts are his followers. Imagine following a half-blood who's pretending to be a pure-blood on a vendetta against less-than-pure bloods. If I remember correctly, there was a famous Jew-hater who tried to hide the fact that he had Jewish ancestry while getting his followers to kill a fe million of them...
Awwww! I love R/Hr.
Author's Response: Heehee...me too, can you tell, just a little?!?!? Glad your sentiments matched mine...
Hahaha! I love it! Evil Snape is too boring, anyway.
Author's Response: I\'ve said it once, and I will say it again - Severus Snape is by far one of JKR\'s most interesting characters - I don\'t think he\'s evil (obviously) but why is he so darned nasty?? I\'m trying to answer that question...maybe...
Great job on this chapter! I'm anxious to see what happened to Hermione.
Author's Response: I am hoping to answer that question for the readers shortly...thanks for your review!!
This is a beautiful story. Your characterizations are spot-on, in my opinion. Great job!
Author's Response: Thanks very much. I really appreciate the thoughtful review. I am not one for over-reaching or OOC-ness. I love these characters, and these stories, and am just enjoying a bit of creative fun while JKR finishes up...
I'm still very much enjoying this fic. It's very eloquent. The scenes are to-the-point, yet the characters are believable and it works quite well.
Author's Response: Glad that you progressed to chapter two and are still reading! Hopefully, you'll stick with the whole story (however long it may be - your guess is as good as mine!) Thanks for taking the time to review.
Oh dear, it's beautiful. *tear* Lol. I wish JKR had the time to write romance scenes like these, because hers fall rather short compared. However, that would make all the books about 2,000 pages long, wouldn't it?
Author's Response: Yippee! Occlumens, you stayed with my story! Thanks a bunch. Yeah, well, I guess we can forgive JKR because she came up with these amazing books and characters we care so much about in the first place, right? But, I really appreciate the sentiment. Look for chapter 8 shortly - it's in the queue!
Hello! Just letting you know I'm still reading and loving your story! I've been a bit busy so I'm behind, but I haven't forgotten. ;) Great job!
Author's Response: Oh, hey, thanks for taking the time to review again, I really appreciate you stickin' with my little story here (thought it's not so 'little' anymore, come to think of it...)