The Harry Potter books have been my favorites for years - they can't be beat. I love to read. I read everything. I love to write, and fanfiction's just a bit of what I do. I'm just a kid still, really, and my world is made of pieces of the worlds I create. After all, life is just a story. :)
Very sweet - if I cried over stories I would cry over this one. It fits exactly with the way the Dursleys would treat Harry. Great job!
it has the ethereal effect of good poetry, going deeper than the words
Really good! It makes me think, especially with Remembrance Day coming here in Canada . . . it deals with the real way things like this turn out, with people slowly forgetting the tragedy, while still seeming well integrated into the Harry Potter setting and characters
Author's Response: Hello! You mentioning Remembrance Day makes me really happy, because a lot of the feelings that Lily was having were feelings that I get in and around Remembrance Day. I'm really glad that the message got across :) ~Maple
This is Acacia Carter of Hufflepuff writing for the first third of the Character Triathalon, for the "missing moment" prompt.
Many thanks to Jess for the lightning-fast beta.
I really like this. It helps show everyone else's motivations, the people who were left behind in what was left of Hogwarts, gives us a look at one of the turning points. The characters are well written, true to how they should be
This looks like it could turn out to be a really good story! I like the idea of writing about Luna's kids. The only thing I'm not sure about is Luna's characterization - I thought maybe she'd be a bit less like a normal mom, a bit more eccentric than she comes across here. All the other characters are good, though :)
Author's Response: Thank you so much! Yes, I've been having a bit of difficulty with Luna's characterization. Thanks for the input and for reading! :)
really liking this! well-written, seems well thought out. and I like all the creative stuff in Hufflepuff house, the plants and all that. Can't wait to see more!
Author's Response: Thank you so so much! :) I'll post a new chapter soon!
and the plot thickens . . . very mysterious. Still loving the talking plants :)
Author's Response: Thanks! It thickens indeed....
good job! I like Tonks' clever move there with the bludger . . . there's just a couple technicalities: Cedric is actually a seeker (though I suppose he could switch positions like Ginny did), and if he's a second year, then fred and george couldn't be on the team yet, because they're a year younger and Harry was the first first year to play in a century.
Author's Response: Cedric, in my opinion, switches position. In PoA, they all say that Hufflepuff hast "A new captain and Seeker" - but I doubt he'd be made Quidditch Captain if he wasn't on the team before, so he must be switching position. Also, Fred and George are two years ahead of Harry, and have already played for at least one year by the time Harry starts attending Hogwarts - we know this because they know Oliver's speeches. But since they are in their second year here, it's actually all fine - Harry still is the first first year to play in a century. This story takes place in the year before Harry starts going to Hogwarts, which is why there are some familiar faces on the Quidditch team.
Phew! That turned out longer than I thought it would be, but I guess it takes at least a small amount of explaining. Thank you very very much for your review, and well done on spotting Tonks' move.