I'm really rather boring actually. I work at a grocery store. I love J.K. Rowling for all that she is, and the fact that her mind gave birth to the Harry Potter phenominon. I love to read anything I can get my hands on. I often frequent the second-hand book store in town. I've always written throughout my whole life and had dreams of writing a novel, but I'm very unsure of my abilities. Let me know how I'm doing.
If you'd like to learn more about me or chat with me about any and all things Potter, just visit my Myspace. I do post blogs of Potter Drabbles that I come up with from time to time. I'd actually like some input on them because my friends, unfortunately, are not interested. . . *Warning: Upon entering my universe, you shall see that I am a little on the different side. You have been forwarned. . .*
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Hmmm...reviews are quite hard for me for some reason. I'm not very good at them, and that would be the reason I'm not a SPEW member. Alas, I shall try though. I thought that this was a great beginning to the fic. The descriptiveness was absolutely wonderful. I especially like the interaction between the charaters, I thought you had them spot on. Great job with that. I did catch your joke about Harry being suave and found it quite amusing. That part at the end with you throwing in the bit about Hermione not knowing what room the window belonged to was a great set up for what I'm assuming will come. Now, as I can't wait to read on, I will end this review. You've done a wonderful job, and captured my attention. Keep it up mala!
You know, now that I think about it, I remember reading somewhere that JKR had wanted to bring Malfalda into the series, but decided against it. I think it's awesome the way you decided to use the character. I could actually see something like that happening in the series...very believable. I like the fact that she's snobbish. There's so many ways you can interplay the aspects of the other characters with her since she's so different from them. I only wish that I could describe things the way you can. I can actually visualize it in my head when you do it. I applaude you! I think my favorite thing about this chapter was the little "moment" between Ron and Hermione. It was so cute and awkward, just how I would have imagined it to be. Well, on to the next one.
Oh my, a skunk preparing for a hot date? Lol That was so funny, I actually did laugh out loud, and my dog looked at me like I was a lunatic! Again, I can't say enough, the way you make the characters interact with eachother is totally real. And Malfalda is wonderfully horrible! I love it. She almost makes me feel like there could be a Slytherin in the Weasley family... Hmmm... Anyway, you just did brilliantly with this chapter...the whole fic so far, for that matter. Only one more chapter left until you update... Onward ho!
One more chapter? *goes off to the corner to cry for a little while before realizing that she hasn't finished her review* This has truely been a most enjoyable read so far. I'm glad I finally had the chance to sit down and read it. I'm not going to say it again...oh forget it, yes I am. Your descriptivness equals perfection. Your description of the clock made me remember an essay I had to write in college describing a carousel horse with a clock in it. I hated writing that essay and I thought it was the most tedious, pointless thing the professor could have made us do. I didn't realize the importance of it then...I didn't realize the importance of it until just now actually. I see now that she wanted us to learn how to effectively describe something because sometimes the description makes the story. By reading this, you've shown me that... The only thing I actually found wrong with this chapter is the part where Ron tells Malfalda to go check and see if the cake his mother was making was finished. Then at the end of the paragraph you said something along the lines of "the allure of the pudding". Sorry, don't know the actual quote, but you referred to the same dessert as cake and pudding. Other than that, I haven't found anything else wrong with this chapter, or the entire fic for that matter. Superb job, kudos to you!
Summary: For the rest of the Ministry, the interdepartmental challenge was merely a failed attempt to restore trust between workers. But for Draco Malfoy and Hermione Granger, it was the catalyst for an unexpected relationship built on passionate letters, concealed identities, and secret meetings – and the beginning of an end that neither of them could ever have imagined possible, not even in their wildest dreams.
Post-war. Based somewhat on the story of the Phantom of the Opera. Also contains R/Hr, so don't read if you can't stomach that ship.
Status: Complete. Thanks for reading, everyone!
This story is bloody brilliant! Okay, enough of my Ron rip-offs... This is the first review I've left ever so hopefully I'll do a good job. :o) I love the way you thought of making Hermione and Draco have any kind of relationship beside horrendous dislike for eachother. A great way to set the fic up, the whole pen pal deal. *loves it* I don't really consider Draco revealing his inner self to be oocness, it's done in a way that he wouldn't naturally do. Everyone no matter how evil or corrupted they are has something inside them that festers and deeply bother's them even if they don't show it, it's partially why they are the way they are...including Draco Malfoy. I can see how he would be the way he is and feel that way deep inside, you've made it very believable. I applaude you! The only thing I'm worried about is in the fic you said in Hermione's last letter that now she could understand why "the boy" was the way he was and she would try to be a little nicer to him. Something along those lines, but she can't start to be a little nicer to him or he'll know she's his pen pal. Or do you have some way to get around that? Well, you've done an excellent job and I've really enjoyed it so far. I'm eagerly waiting for more!
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Great story man! Loved the whole bubble/wall concept. Two things I'd like to know, though. What would Ginny have named the bird? And what did Harry write to Remus that made him turn so red?
Author's Response: Use your imagination for the name of the bird, I have no idea what she would name it. About the letter, I think it was girl advice, but who knows? LOL Seriously now, I didn't have a good name for the bird, so I didn't write one, and I figured it was girl advice, but, with Harry's experience...