Hi! I'm Olivia. :)
I like to dance (ballet), read, write, draw, travel, and obsess over my wardrobe, and do my homework! (Yeah, I'm a nerd!) For music my taste is differs, though I think some of my favorites include: Lady GaGa, the Beatles, Bow Wow Wow, Katy Perry...and the soundtrack from "Chicago". I also like Greek/Roman mythology and history in general. :)
Summary: It's been two years since Fred Weasley's death, and George isn't doing so well. Actually, he's a total mess. Sitting on the same bench in the same park, he comes to hide in the Muggle world, in hope that his pain will eventually fade away.
An unusual encounter, a helping hand, sometimes that's all that it takes to put the past behind. Until the day three simple words are spoken: fight with me.
Great story so far! The part that I liked the best was when he was disgruntled because Valerie had sat on his bench. :) Keep writing! ~Olivia
Author's Response: You know, when you have your old habits, your reaction when they're disturbed can surprise you! And I thought it would be fun to watch George's reaction to Valerie's presence on the bench. I'm happy that you liked it! Thanks for the review!
Summary: Ginny Weasley has always been Arthur's princess. As her wedding proceeds, Arthur takes a look at her life from birth to twenty. Will Arthur agree that Harry is the right prince for his princess?
Great idea for a story! Super-cute. I love the prince-princess idea, but I think you should have spent more time detailing the character's reactions; more adjectives! ~Olivia
Author's Response: Thanks! I'm really glad that you liked it. I know that I didn't really spend much time on what happens at the wedding, but I'm writing another story about their wedding, so I didn't want to give much away, but I will consider putting in a few more details!
What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet
– William Shakespeare
But for Lily and James Potter, it wasn't that simple.
I LOVE this story, I have to say. The characterization was especially good with Sirius, I thought. (I had to read the Toothpaste/Elvendork part multiple times because it made me laugh so much.)
But the real reason I'm commenting on this is that I've been trying to contact you through email, but the address isn't working anymore. If you're still interested in beta'ing "We'll Be Young Forever", I'd LOVE to work with you again :) I tried your contact on here unsuccessfully and I couldn't find you on the Beta Boards. I'm posting here in the vain hope that this will somehow get to you.
I know it's been a while, so it's likely that either you're not interested or you've changed your email, but I would still really love to have you as a beta. I'm going to wait a while, but if you don't respond to this I think I'm going to, by and by, put up a thread for a new beta. Though just know that even if you find this two years from now (assuming I'm still working on this), you're always welcome to start again!
Again, great story!
Lots and lots of love,
Author's Response: Firstly, thanks for the review! Secondly, ASDFGHJKLASDFGHJKLASDFGHJKL I HAD NO IDEA THAT EMAIL HAD DIED OFF. I AM SO SORRY. firstname.lastname@example.org Sorry sorry sorry!
Summary: Yuletide: ‘tis the season to be jolly! Unfortunately, for four and two-thirds Potters, jolliness is in short supply. Perhaps it is the season of:
Monkeys; fish and chip suppers; shopping in Knockturn Alley; a werewolf wearing glitter lipstick; a Moon in an eccentric orbit; Dung; snow; and a jolly fat man with a white beard.Hopefully everything will work out.
Consumer Warning: Like many Christmas gifts, this may contain nuts/nut traces. No Father Christmases were harmed during the writing of this story.
This was amazing! I love Christmas stories, and this was excellently written. I loved the way you wrote the kids, and the way they talked. I thought it was a realistic portrayal of the Potters, and I think the strongest element of the story was the interaction between the characters. ~Olivia
Author's Response: Thanks for the review. I strive to keep JKR’s characters in character. The Potters are a growing, and loving, family. And it’s Christmas! Chapter 2 is now up. I hope to post the final chapter within the next day or two. -N-
Summary: It's always too dark to see in his cell.
Sirius Black. 1981.
I really liked this: I feel like there are very few stories that look at life in Azkaban. I especially liked the last paragraph, though sometimes I struggled to figure out what was going on. Good job!
Summary: During her Sixth Year at Hogwarts, Luna Lovegood is captured by Death Eaters as she rides the Hogwarts Express home for Christmas. What on earth was going through her head during this harrowing experience?
I LOVED Luna's thoughts about the nargles! (and wrackspurts, etc.) Although there were a couple of typos scattered through the story, and you should expand some parts, I generally liked it.