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This was so sad...
You deserve NO REVIEWS.
Unless you update soon.
Author's Response: I have updated! I'm sorry it took so long :/
Reviews are definitely not my thing, which is why I've only done one other one, but I just had to comment on this story. The relationship between James and Lily is progressing really well. Please try to update soon. :) Generally my rule for fics is 'don't read them unless they're finished so you don't get stuck at a cliffie' but I just had to read this one since I've heard it's really good. ^_^
Author's Response: I'm really relieved that you think the L/J relationship is progressing well because I was actually super worried that this chapter was a little too rushed... So yay :D Thank you so much for deciding to review! It really does mean a lot! And you've heard this story is good? Aw, that's so cool! Thanks for such a lovely review and I will try to get the next chapter written as quickly as I can!!
Did you know that this was the very first fic I EVER read (fanfic, haha). And I'm SOO glad I did because it like inspired me to make an account and write.
I heart this. I think think think it might be my favourite of yours (maybe tied with Lacuna Mentis.) I love your characterisation of Rita, and all your OCs are really great.
I liked the way that you described how Rita became Rita--she's one of those characters that Jo just says "okay, she's this way, deal," but I loved your back story. I hated Margaret :D
This was just a great read :) I was looking through my reviews, and then realised I hadn't reviewed this story, and then I went to go read it again, and it was just as fabulous as I remembered :) This is going to sound really melodramatic but this story is really probably what inspired me to make an account here.
Author's Response: Hello! :)
Scorpius had never looked forward to anything the way he looked forward to leaving Hogwarts with Rose. He planned a holiday with no friends, no family, and nothing to do but be togetherâ€”until a tampered Portkey changed their destination.
After reading Our Little Secret, I was intrigued to discover what you had planned in Lost.
And I have to say, that I was impressed. The writing was strong as well as the dialogue (that's the one I have problems with), and the only problems that I had with the story were little nit-picky things of mine. I'm looking forward to continuing this story and am really happy I started this with the first ten chapters already finished. :)
Author's Response: I'm happy you're reading, period! ^_^ Chapter eleven took a horribly long time to write, and might still get tweaked a bit here and there, but it's finally posted. If you ever want to share nit-picky things privately, my email's on my author page, and I'd love to hear from you. Thank you for being so encouraging!
Just as good as always, even though the wait was making me wonder if you would ever continue! I can't wait to figure out what's going to happen next!
I'll do my best to only make the wait a couple of weeks, not a month, but I'll always continue. I've never left a story incomplete and I never will. Readers (and the characters!) deserve better.
This made me cry...
Author's Response: Thank you, I think!
One day, her father sees a name on her class list, and the whole story comes out. What will happen when Iris enters the Wizarding World?
Disclaimer: I am about as likely to own Harry Potter in the next century as I am likely to own a house on Pluto. (in other words, not remotely likely.)
Omg! You should totally continue this? Well you got me...
Author's Response: I'm having some trouble with the plot from here-on-out... But I do really want to continue, and I'm glad you like it.
Holy Movie Canon, Batman! This fic won the 2011 Quicksilver Quill Award for Best Chaptered Humor Story. Thanks so, so much!
Lori. Put down everything else you are doing and write another chapter of this right now. As one of the judges for Humour, I think I have the right to say that THIS. IS. AMAZING. And maybe go and gush about how awesome it is everywhere. And it has been almost a YEAR since you updated. That is too long.
Author's Response: LOL! Your review has made my morning. Yay--thank you so much, and that much MORE since you were on the judging panel. I give you my word that I have been working on the next chapter of this, so it truly shouldn't be too much longer. I was thrilled to see this story had won, so thank you again SO much. I'm so glad you all enjoyed it. We all need a way to work through our movie frustrations, don't we? ;)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)
-E. E. Cummings
September 2012: HEY guess what I couldn't wait, and the third installment, "World Enough," is UP NOW under James/Lily. Or just under my name. Or at this link: http://fanfiction.mugglenet.com/viewstory.php?sid=92131. Yay! :D
Aww!! Finally?? I love this story so much and the only reason I haven't reviewed is because I wanted to get to the next chapter faster. This was great! Please try to post quickly!
I can't believe I haven't reviewed this yet, but I haven't. I've been reading it for a really long time (I clicked on it when I saw your name, Willow and Tara forever, lol, Buffy rules!) and enjoying every moment of it! So Sirius might have a crush on Annabelle? Errg, I don't like Annabelle, she annoys me (she annoys all the marauders, come to think of it) but I think if they did have a relationship it would probably work really well as long as she changed a little and things. Anyway, I'll try to keep reviewing (as long as you try to keep updating!) I really, really love this story!
Hey Gina ,
This story was so many things. You could say that it was heartbreaking, which it was, or beautiful, which is also was. I hate the idea of this, but at the same time, itâ€™s brilliant and I love it. Itâ€™s absolutely excruciating to think of Harry dying this way and I think Ginny was a perfect perspective to tell it from.
At the beginning of the story I thought it was told from Ronâ€™s POV, because even though Ginny was his wife, I think Ron knew him better than Ginny did at that point in time, since Ron really knew what he was feeling and going through. I thought the second person tense was done really well; it really got you into Ginnyâ€™s mind, and I think you really needed to have that in order to really understand what Ginny was going through.
I also thought the present tense was done well. I kind of think that if you had told it in past tense, it would have seemed like Ginny was reflecting on what happened and feeling kind of hollow afterwards, if you could say that. But since it was told in present tense, you saw everything the moment it was happening, which made it a lot more heartbreaking.
I thought this was just a really interesting outlook on Harryâ€”you rarely see him weak, or even sick at all, and even though I know this wasnâ€™t a character study, it almost felt like one (and I mean that as a highest compliment!) In a story such as this, you really have to nail the characterisation, and you did so. I donâ€™t think itâ€™s a coincidence that this is related to Alzheimerâ€™s disease either, because I always feel like that happens to the person you would least expect it to, and that definitely occurred with Harry.
I did think it was a little odd that you made up a spell, but not bad. A lot of the time when people make up spells (especially that lovely contraceptive charm) they have no good reason for it other than the fact that it exists, and I liked that Ginny didnâ€™t believe in it at first.
I loved this line: Your father watches over the family, trying to stay strong, but it is hard; you have already lost so much, and now you are all losing Harry. I did think it was interesting that Arthur was really the one watching over them. He was a wonderful man, but he wasnâ€™t the one to stay as strong as he could; you definitely saw Arthurâ€™s weak spots.
The ending of this was satisfying in a way, but in an awful way. I feel a little happy for Harry that he got put out of his misery (imagine going through that!) but also terrified for Ginny. I loved the last few words: he is goneâ€”shattered. And so are you. I hate to think what Ginny would go through after Harryâ€™s death.
Anyway, this was just a really fulfilling story, and Iâ€™m glad I clicked on it while perusing the archives, because it was a wonderful, if heartbreaking, read.
Author's Response: Lily - a very belated thank you for the amazing, lovely, wonderful review! I'm so glad you enjoyed the story! And I totally get the "I hated the idea of it/loved it" feeling because I remember feeling sort of the same way when I was done with it. Kind of like - what have I done? What did I just write?? But it just flew from my fingers, I remember that. I'm glad the spell didn't put you off too much. I happen to like inventing cool spells, lol. And there needed to be a pretty powerful spell for this to happen. The present tense was definitely intended to make it more immediate, more intense - the second person surprised me, though. And again, I'm glad it didn't put you off too much. Yes, the end is heartbreaking. Think how close it could have been to happening - no Harry! No James, Albus, and Lily! Eep! I don't tend to explore major AU much, but this was one I couldn't resist. Thanks again for reviewing, it made my day when I read it (and I've read it so many times since!) ~Gina :)
This was really good. But I have a bunch of nitpickers.
A: They use the word 'Nightmare' a TON!!!!
B: Neville said his bunny slippers were stupid, but then he said he was grateful for them.
C: Seamus's and Neville's injuries have to have happened over time. They didn't get them all in the first three months.
But I still liked the story!! Nice idea!
Author's Response: Thank you for writing in. A: It's the title. It was just on my mind. B: Sure, they're dumb, but stupid things can be comforting. C: Some injuries heal, they get new ones. Thanks again! I'm glad you liked it. Julie
Nominated for Best Poem in the 2011 Quicksilver Quill Awards
This was really awesome. I'm not surprised it won first place. It (kind of lamely) inspired me. To do something heroic.
What that's gonna be, I don't know yet.
Author's Response: Right on, sister/brother. =)
Actually it's kind of fantastic to hear I inspire that kind of urge in someone - although please don't get hurt. Or arrested. Because then I'd have that on my conscience. ;)
I'm a little confused, but please continue so I'm not.
Author's Response: Yeah, the first chapter's pretty weird. It's just an odd way to introduce everything that's going to happen later.
First off, I don't think I've ever seen a story like this before. Not like I've been on MNFF for too long, but I have read a lot of stories and this one is definitely original, at least so far. Not saying there's nothing else on Gideon and Fabian, but this is a brand new plot at least in the first chapter. I congratulate you for being original and writing such a juicy and enjoyable chapter for me to review on.
However, there are many things about this chapter that could have been better. You tend to focus on narrative instead of dialogue, and it makes it a little hard to follow. For example, when Gideon is talking to Aunt Muriel, she says,
"She’s your whore, boy,” said the old lady, not deterred in the least by being singled out, “and you don’t even see it. No, you love her, don’t you?”
This could have been very well brought into a bantering segment between Muriel and Gideon. However instead of inciting dialogue you went into great detail about Muriel being the matriarch of the family. You also interrupt dialogue with phrases. For example:
“She slid on something, tripped, I think, and hit the concrete hard when we got back to the shed,” said Arthur, nodding. He handed her a glass of water. “She just fell.”
You make the dialogue sound choppy and indirect by interrupting. You could easily have waited to say that Arthur handed Emmeline a glass of water.
Don't get me wrong, I think that this story has great potential. I also, however, believe that there is a lot to be done to improve it. I look forward to seeing the next chapter!
Author's Response: Lily, The two points that you point out here have me taking different views. Not to be defensive, no, but to explain my process. Okay, if I had pointed out that Aunt Muriel was indeed the matriarch and was entitled to a raving opinion, what’s the point of standing there bickering with her when it’s simply going to fall to deaf ears? Why bicker back and forth like teenagers to egg her on when their grown? As a negotiator, Gideon would know how to read people, yes? So why have pointless dialogue just to have it? That is why I paired that as narration. And the reaction from Arthur would have been choppy and disconnected, I think, because he was surprised that she had fallen and lost the child. Especially for a man who bred child after child with success, seeing a woman just loose one would knock him off balance. Don’t you think? People, and characters, can do actions whilst they speak. The last part was indeed supposed to come off as incoherent; I hope that makes sense now. I’m floored that you think this is an original piece and I hope you stay with it. Thanks for the review. Sorry for the slow response. -Jenn
Yay! A Marauder Story! These are definitely my favorites. Please tell me it will be a nice long one. This chapter was a little lacking in plot, but it was just a prologue, and it gave me a nice little cliffie at the end to enjoy. I love cliffies. They can make my least favorite characters die in my imagination. Okay, well, I've gone on far too long, so please continue and tell me it will be a nice long story just to make me happy! Oh, yeah, I forgot in the midst of all my rambling: I really did enjoy the chapter.
Okay, have a nice day and all. Don't forget to update!
Author's Response: AHH! I'm so excited for my first review on this story, and a nice one at that! Yes, I think it will be a long story. I already have a few chapters written, and lots of ideas for more! Thank you, thank you, thank you for the wonderful review!!
If you only knew
I'm hanging by a thread,
The web I spin for you.
If you only knew
I'd sacrifice my beating
Heart before I'd lose you.
If I drown tonight, bring me
Back to life.
Breathe your breath in me;
The only thing that I still believe
In is you.
If you only knew...
They weren't sure, but they might have loved one another all along. Some avenues were always meant to be explored.
So, me being me, I was hunting down your list of fics looking for Wild Card. And then I see one with the title "If You Only Knew," and I was like, oh my goodness, Shinedown! (Their album has been on repeat on my iPod for the last week because I got it for Christmas xD) So I clicked on it, even though I don't really ship H/Hr anymore.
And you're ze SPEW queen, so I shouldn't give you a *flail this was so good* review. And so I shall try not to.
But oh my goodness, Jess, this was just fabulous. I loved the talk about soul mates, although I would have thought that Harry would believe in them. And I liked how this was still pretty much canon, not a Harry-and-Hermione-go-run-off-into-the-sunset fic. Although I hated that Ron and Hermione broke up.
I do agree with what Harry thought, though, I never saw any romantic spark between Harry and Hermione. At all. Once I thought about it, that's what made me stop shipping Harmony.
But even though I don't ship Harmony, this was still a fabulous fic. And Shinedown is still equally fabulous xD
I'm a very finicky Harmony shipper. I have to see the possibility, see the plausibility, and, if at all possible, see it fit into canon. To me, the mark of good non-canon pairings and canon-contradictory pairings is to make them feel like they could/should have happened. While this probably isn't my best work, I don't doubt for a minute that either Harry or Hermione contemplated what life would be like if they had chosen differently. In the end, I don't think they would've changed their minds, but if circumstances had changed just a bit — a thought acted upon, a yearning not pushed out of the mind — there might've been something there.
Anyway, thank you for the review. This story, while read a lot, felt a bit unloved review-wise, so it's nice to know that people are still reading it. :D
Liked the story, looked like it will be a good one for me to wait for updates hungrily. I do suggest you find a beta to fix some little spelling and grammer problems, but the plot *however much there isn't yet* seems like it'll be a good one.
During the second war, many must leave their homes and run for their lives. What must they feel, forced to hide from a government that hates their very existence?Nominated for Best Poem in the 2011 Quicksilver Quill Awards.
Love it! The 'chorus' line told in italics is my favorite part. You have a good ear for meter and rhyme, but the rhyming doesn't make the poem sound stupid. It makes it even better!
Author's Response: The chorus was fun to work with. And I love rhyming - it's one of my favorite things to do with poetry. (Well, that's a lie. I hate it while I'm doing it because it's a pain in the butt. But I like the results. ;) ). Thanks for your review!