My name is Joy. I'm eighteen. I play the violin. My passion is writing. My love is laughter - family, friends, the feeling that everything is right in the world, and all you can do is sit there and smile. I'm a freshman in college. I was born in Illinois, spent my childhood in Kansas, and now I live in California. I am a pastors kid, a big sister, and a nerd. I love shopping, driving with friends with the music blasting, and sitting on the beach. Nothing makes me happier than when people review my stories. (Please oblige.) I want to be the next Jane Austen. She's my hero: her story, her books, her humor. I want a Mr. Darcy;) Read my stuff.
Holy crap you're amazing! The ingenuity of writing from a muggle's view is beyond me . . . Thanks for gifting us all with such a masterpiece!!
Author's Response: Oh, wow, thanks! Your review just made my day! I find it easy to write from a Muggle's point of view because I, er, AM a Muggle! And I would hardly call this a masterpiece, honestly, but really, thank you so much! ~Annie
what is with the slopers and the potters? geez . . .. but oh well they always end up with the good ones! u did a great job with this! I'd write more but its winter so my fingers are freezing off :D
Author's Response: Thanks so much! I'm glad you enjoyed and hope you warm up soon! ;) ~Gina :)
This is really intriguing. The idea that Bellatrix didn't ever picture herself becoming such a person is actually a nice one, but it leads to the question - how did she end up that way? I liked the play on the Christmas story, but I can't imagine a pureblood member of the Black family being allowed to take Muggle Studies.
Author's Response: I had fun writing this story. I especially liked writing the ghosts. This Christmans story is a spin off of the chaptered story, Bella Rosa (as I'm sure you realize). I don't know if I ever outright mentioned but the point of Bella Rosa is explaining how Bella turns into the most evil and hated witch in the Harry Potter universe. Remember how she describes the woman sitting at the table--not very attractive. She just doesn't see herself sinking to such a low level. And, she's still at the point where she's really not totally sure of what's up with the Dark Lord. Right now, she admires his power. She covets that power. She's trying to figure it out. I think Dumbledore was the Headmaster at Hogwarts when Bella was a student. He made Muggle Studies a required course as opposed to an elective. Bella used it as an opportunity to learn about the odd, pitiful things called Muggles so she could walk in their world and take advantage of some of the fun things to do. That's how she's fitting into Gabe's world at the moment. She looks like any other beautiful woman. Thanks for the review.
Rodolphus and bellatrix lestrange?
Author's Response: Yes, it is, well done!
Next chapter!! Keep writing!! Pleeeeaaase!!
Author's Response: I appreciate your enthusiasm! Sorry about the delay for this chapter, there was some kind of glitch or something. I sent in the next chapter yesterday, and it should be here soon!
Next chapter!! Keep writing!! Pleeeeaaase!!
as usual, I can't wait until the next chapter. :D
Author's Response: Thanks! It's coming!
It made me very happy to see that u updated!!
Author's Response: I like making people happy! :)
:):):):):):) like like like like like now UPDATE again!!
Author's Response: Just did! Thanks!
ZOMG I don't know what to say!! I was so looking forward to Harry finding out about Rose, about the truth of who she was, and I guess I'm mostly shocked at myself for loving the alternative. It takes a powerful writer to persuade a reader without being deliberately persuasive. Good job, write more stories!!!!
Author's Response: Thanks! That really makes me feel about ten feet taller! I'm currently writing another story, and it should be up soon. Before I post it, though, I have to go on family vacation. We're going to the middle of nowhere to dig for topaz. Woo-hoo. NOT. Thanks for your review!
more more more more!! the idea of harry figuring out about rose drives me through every chapter and makes me nearly insane!!
Author's Response: Thanks! Thinks definitely step up a notch or two from here on out... but I won't say more than that. ;)
We can use the empty little box to suggest that you update :) now :) when does Harry find out about rose?!?!?!?
Author's Response: I sent in the next chapter last weekend, so it should be up in a couple of days. I'm excited! And as to your question, patience is a virtue... though it's one that I possess in minimal amounts. Thanks for your review! :)
Really good chapter!! keep up the hard work!!
Author's Response: Thanks!
I'm more than freakin' excited for when Harry finds out about his TWIN!!! Update quick!! It's gonna be totally awesome!! (hehe guess what reference??)
Author's Response: Thanks for the enthusiasm! And it will be totally AWESOME. The cool part is, Rose doesn't even need Red Vines to save the world...
OMG mixed feelings :P
Author's Response: Hee hee. Me too, a little bit. :)
whoa. next chapter, please? i mean seriously . . . i need it. :D :D :D
Author's Response: Oh thanks; I'm glad you liked this one =D I just can't find enough TIME to write my next but I've wrote a bit and will try on working on the rest very very soon =D
I liked how you integrated the darker side, the more malicious side, of Bellatrix with the rebellious, Muggle-loving character of Bellatrix that you've put in your stories.
Author's Response: Thanks so much for finding my story and reading and especially for reviewing. When I write Bella, I feel like I'm balancing on a tightrope, particularly at this point in my story. I also feel like I'm going against the grain when writing her too. Most of the time I just write like myself:D Bella is a rebel and she's conflicted. She has to hide this Muggle boyfriend but she'd kind of like to show him off. She wanted him as a pretty toy but she kind of loves him. As time goes on, she's really going to get conflicted and confused. But for now, she's having fun. Thanks so much for the review. I'm glad I found your stories also.
I like it :D
Author's Response: Thanks -N-
Interesting fact about Jacqui!! I liked seeing a chapter of this from the trio's point of view . . . Jacqui's ignorance was getting old :) Very sweet ending to the chapter . . .
Author's Response: Joy
Thanks. We’ll be returning to Jacqui’s perspective next chapter, but there will be more third-person chapters, too.-N-
i like it a lot but i wish you would work on Aurors and Schoolgirls! Hahaha . . . it's fun to see the Potters from a oblivious Muggle's point of view.
Author's Response: Thanks. I hope to update A&S soon, honest. It's fun to write the Potters from a oblivious Muggle's point of view. -N-