This is really wonderful! I love it when you end up writing a story you didn't expect to, it's such a treat for those of use who follow your writing. I can only hope you continue to jot down a few notes!
As for the story itself, I have to echo Fenella in saying that you really handled Harry's abusive childhood in such a simple and touching way without making it overdone. Harry really has such a tortured past (figuratively, I hope), and yet he turns out as such a nice guy, but it really completes his character to see him have moments of going back to "that frightened little boy".
Can't wait to see what's next!
Author's Response: Thanks for the review.
This was, as I said, a story which took a twist while I was writing it. The second chapter is only notes.I didn’t want to make too much of Harry’s suffering, as I’m certain that it’s something he downplays. I think that it will be years before Ginny discovers everything.
Next, H&P, probably.-N-
Really interesting! This is an almost poetic exploration of George's emotional state in the aftermath. Can't wait to read the rest.
Author's Response: Thank you so much for reading and reviewing! I'm hoping this story will actually go somewhere! I'm planning things out and I'll be uploading the next chapter soon =) Thanks again.
Ha! I love it! Scooby Doo is such a classic, and I think this is a brilliantly fun story! Zoinks, indeed!
Can't wait to see what's next!
Author's Response: Thanks. Next, after this sudden urge to write a ridiculous Halloween story, will be Strangers. -N-
Very touching, and I really enjoyed how you hinted at the complexities of the Order's operations at the end of the first War. There's so much going on at that time, and as you pointed out it's hard to decipher exactly what happened when, but this seems like a pretty good guess to me! Well done!
Author's Response: Thank you so much for the review! I'm glad it seemed plausible, because the original was rendered completely wrong by DH, that's for sure. I just can't imagine how awful this night must have been for Remus. Really, it was probably worse than this. :( Thanks so much for reading, I really appreciate the review! ~Gina :)
Really interesting! I'm fascinated by HP Zombie stories which seem to be cropping up more frequently. Depressing ending, but well told nonetheless
Author's Response: Yeah, zombies do seem to be the theme du jour, and when this fest came along, I couldn't help but try it out for myself! I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for reading and reviewing!
Really beautiful. I was not expecting it to end that way, but I'm inexpressibly happy that it did.
Author's Response: Thanks for reading and reviewing in various places all over the internet :) It was just to show the contrast of how the two of them were feeling at those points, as well as how much Ron had grown. Besides, at the end, Ron needed a hug :)
Interesting! Can't wait to see what happens next.
You definitely did it justice! One of my favorite pairings, and not one that is done a whole lot. Nice work.
I thought I had already reviewed this on ff.net, but I checked and had not, so here I am! This is lovely, and hilarious. That moment of panic between Harry and Hermione when Ron tells them one of them must have an attraction to the other is priceless!
And "This is like a really bad metaphor for the past seven years of my life." might one of the funniest lines you've ever written!
Author's Response: Thanks for reading and reviewing! Hello! Can you imagine anything more terrifying? Well, probably. But this is still up there. Thank you! I was in two minds about writing this, but that as the line that sealed the deal. Glad you liked it!
Fun and funny! Though if Hermione got that close to Harry while looking like Ginny, she shouldn't have been surprised when he tried to kiss her!
Author's Response: Thanks. She stood next to him! It's a position she's been in often enough before. In fact at his side is where most people would expect her to be. -N-
A great little interlude! I hope that you'll fill in the details by finishing out Aurors and Schoolgirls!
Author's Response: Thanks for the review. I will, but I'm not saying when. -N-
I know I reviewed this over on FF.net, but I really enjoy it, so I thought I'd say so again! I particularly like the way you characterized Astoria, I think I appreciated it more the second time around - she's an appealing blend of forceful personality with non-sleazy guile. I'd definitely be interested in reading more about her - and I can't help but think that whereas Malfoy could get under Hermione's skin he was never a match for her, whereas an Astoria/Hermione encounter (platonic, of course, though I wouldn't not read a non-platonic version if you wrote - only sort of kidding) could be really fun!
Author's Response: Haha, well, your double reviewing is appreciated so thank you! Yeah, she almost like a Bond girl I guess. I've half-written a sort of follow up to this set about a year later so she this won't be the last you see of Astoria. Oooh... Her meeting Hermione could be quite the match. I'm a slave to canon so it'd be platonic but yeah... I can see them clashing a bit, depending on how they meet.
This is great! I'm so glad you finally gave us a little more of the George and Angelina story from April Fool! Can we expect more of their story, someday (he asks, hopefully)?
Author's Response: Thank you.
There will be more, but the next bit will (if everything goes according to plan) play out in the sequel to Hunters and Prey. So I'd better get that story finished.-N-
Nice. Very touching, and I think astute of you to recognize that there's really no way Harry could just bounce into a happy, carefree person after the Battle - there would certainly be scars and demons aplenty to haunt him, and drag him down if not dealt with.
Author's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review! Yes, I usually think that there must have been some sort of repercussion in terms of everything Harry went through. I think he's got a pretty strong support system to keep him from falling to hard, but like you said - if it's not dealt with, it could drag him down. Certainly there are all sorts of angsty Harry stories out there, some of which take it a bit too far, so I'm glad this one seems to have worked for you. Thank you so much for reading it and for the lovely review! ~Gina :)
Yep, still love this.
Author's Response: Good. Good.
Wonderful, as always. I seem to think that this was the first fic of your I read over on FF.net, and suffice it to say that this was the gateway drug to your other stuff, because I'm hooked.
Author's Response: This was the first fic I ever completed so that is oddly fitting. Haha, you make it sound like drugs or something. Thanks for reviewing!
That...I just...what. Oh dear LORD that was wonderful. I honestly haven't laughed that hard in ages, you've well and truly outdone yourself!
You get 100 points for the door bit with Charlie - that was classic.
Author's Response: Thanks for reviewing! I am happy that you think so. Gotta say I was a bit worried that I had spent too long on this and it stopped being funny so yay. Haha, so inebriation and toilet humour combined? I'll remember that for next time. Thanks for the points!
Just read this all at once, start to finish. Beautiful story. I've wondered the same thing, surely Harry would be haunted by everything that had happened to him. Nicely done.