Darn, you've got me crying now. That's one of the best fanfics I've ever read, period. You're a wonderful writer, and I can't wait to read more of your other things!
Author's Response: Aw thank you! I'm so glad you've read this. This was my first fan fic. :)
Wow...poor poor Remus. You portrayed the story of Remus finding out exactly as I imagined it. The emotions he was feeling were so intense that I could feel them myself. And I really like this character of Mrs. Peabody, and I'm wondering if I'll see her more in some of your other current fics/future works. I think there's got to be a lot more to the character than we're being shown. Anyway, great work!
Author's Response: Thanks for reading. Wow, you're reviewing everything! It's nice to see I've got a fan. :) And I was going to write something about Mrs Peabody, but my new story has kind of pushed it from my mind. Thanks for reading!
Wow, this fic is amazing. It's brilliant, funny, and really really interesting. Please update soon!
Author's Response: Merci beaucoup. I've just submitted the eight chapter and there are only about two or three more to go, so keep checking back!
Ah, this is cute. Had me cracking up quite a few times, especially the part about her teddy bear. Can't wait for an update!
Author's Response: I'm currently writing chapter 3 at the moment. I'll try and get it up soon. :-)
Ha... I can review. Sorry, my boyfriend and I share this account, and he went away for the weekend, and told me to read the stories on the favorites list. Yours was the first. I like it... it reminds me a lot of the beginning of my story, only less boring. Keep up the good work.
Another wonderful piece of work by a brilliant writer. I especially loved the way Sirius, ah, interacted with his motorcycle. So now I've read the original, as well as this one and the Remus one. All excellent. Is there a Peter one? Well, I'll find out soon. Anyway, this is an amazing one-shot, and I can't wait to read some more fic by you. Keep it up!
Author's Response: LOL. The motorcycle has become one of my favorites scenes that I wrote. It was a chance to write a completely sappy part and have it be completely realistic! Thank you so much for your feedback!
Ah, that was really good. I'd like to read more, can't wait to see what Plan B will be. Post more soon!
That was a great update. I didn't see that coming with Fred at all. I still wonder (even though you can't answer), if George had touched the stone first, would he have been chosen? If so, would he havejoined the Reapers as Fred did, or tried to resist? If it just depended on which twin touched the stone first, then your story is more different than the regular series not in just plot and setting alone. The septology focuses on your choices determining who you are. On the other hand, here, if the order that they ouched it in was the only factor, then it seems that our destiny is beyondour control. Was Fred able to fight back? Did he? If so, how did they break him down? Would Geroge have made the same choices? Yeah yeah, you can't answer. Anyway, great update, more soon!
Author's Response: Fred and George are important to this fic, and I love them. Yes, I'm torturing them a bit, but that's all out of love. You are always full of wonderful questions that make me think about where I'm going. I'll answer them at some point over the next 30 chapters, promise!
Well, it took you long enough... :-P And yeah, I know the next one will be soon...I'm glad about that. It was good, dark, but good. I'm shocked that Lupin killed Snape, mainly because I thought we'd be seeing more of Snape. Poor Tonks...I mean, uh, Nyt, and her angsty love...whatever, she'll have Lupin. I know what'll happen to Lily, so I won't mention it. The idea of them staying in a brothel makes me smile, but that's just me being a guy, lol. I feel bad for Isobel, but I assume that you have some purpose in mind for her. Well, I hope you do, cause unneccesary angst sucks. I'm rooting for George...he better free Fred soon, if it's possible. And, was it just me, or wasn't there a Reaper missing? *shrugs* Anyway, can't wait for the next one!
Author's Response: There is a rumor that I killed Snape so I wouldn\'t have to misspell Severus any more, but you didn\'t hear that from me. Isobel has a purpose *nods* No missing Reapers this chapter! Thanks for the Review J.
C here. So very very sorry I haven't reviewed sooner... I had, in fact, but it didn't go through, and I didn't want to try to deal with it while I still had a dial-up connection. And now that my sisters and mom aren't running around screaming at the top of their lungs, I finally have time for a review. So, let's get on with it. The prison... very ingenious, I must say. I also love the escape. I'm assuming these people are going to come again later, yes? I mean, you wouldn't spend so much time on them otherwise. And poor Isobel... what's gonna happen to her? I mean, I'm assuming you're not gonna leave her behind, which gives you a rather tall order to fill... you have to bring down the entire structure in place now, or change something to allow her to get in a good education. Loved the slip in about Umbridge though. And what happened to Peter... Dumbledore obviously lied, so does that mean Peter escaped? Where did he go then? And why was Dumbledore there in the first place? And Oliver's parchment... why do I sense it doesn't really have anything to do with Antarctica? I loved Melinda's reaction to Dumbledore revealing his identity to. I wonder what piece of fiction she's going to write, and just how willing she is to write it. And what of Snape? There was no mention of him in this chapter, and I do want to know if he'll survive to tell Dumbledore what he knows. And his advisor person... they can't be too happy with her, and who were the people that she misjudged before? Do they have any relation to Dumbledore's Army, so to speak? As usual, excellent work, and do update again soon... we love it.
Author's Response: Hey C, It\'s good to hear from you.
Remus and Nyt cricle in and out of the center of the plot *nods* And they feature prominently in the next chapter.
Isobel is important. She draws attention to the education situation, and she has another role that if I mentioned here would give away too much plot.
Peter didn\'t escape. Albus just hasn\'t told James and Lily about their children.
Snape features in the next chapter *nods* It\'s a long convoluted one.
I haven't actually read it yet, because I have to run to class, but I'm so happy you updated! We haven't spoken in like forever...we have to catch up sometime soon.
Author's Response: Tsk. Tsk.
God, ok, finally found the time to read it...where do I begin? Well, I was a little confused since I haven't really read it in a while, but that's not your fault. I love how George is finally making some real progress.I hope he isn't disappointed that he's a skunk. I'm very interested in the fact that Fred is apparently still there...gives the possibility that he can still be saved. I'm so happy that Isobel is back with her family! Can't wait til Lily and James get to her...that'll be a sweet reunion. I hope she doesn't freak out when she wakes up and she's all disoriented, though. Hmm...what else. It's cute to see Ron and Hermione interacting. I couldn't remember exactly what they were looking for, but, considering that they mentioned it, I realized that it's some way to reverse Reaper-ism to get Fred back. Which is a good thing. The Harry storyline right now is the least interesting to me, personally. I have a feeling that Harry being kept at Quidditch camp might hinder Dumbledore's plans some, which is a nuissance. I hope Harry has a reunion with his parents soon enough. Can't wait for another update!
Author's Response: Hey J,
George wouldn\'t be disappointed to be a stinker ;) Thanks for the review, and I\'ll see you around!
Poor poor senior Potters... Ah well, I still feel worse for George. Maybe Dumbledore will wind up recruiting him, but I doubt it...anyway, great post. It was nice seeing Percy, he was being so...Percyish. Can't wait for the next update!
Author's Response: Ack, the senior Potters are pretty generally happy. Sure they have their little quibbles with lfie, but don't we all? :) Dumbledore recruit George? No comment.
It was great to hear from you, and thanks for the review!
Hey, C here once again. I must be completely out of it right now (which wouldn't be much of a suprise considering all that's happened this week), because I didn't see anything particularly special in this chapter. I mean, Lily's list is obviously going to be important, and I'm assuming, and hoping, that dear ol' P.P. will be on it, and be interogated by his dear ol' friends. That would be an interesting scenario. I'm sort of afraid of this appretinceship, considering if Harry or any of his friends DO get it, it will lead to some definate complications in the storyline, especially when the truth about Harry and his sister come out. I worry for James, having to command the animagi troops (we still don't know why they're there, do we?) with Sirius gone, and living without Lily so long must be killing him. I hope George can concentrate on his training now that he isn't being constantly plagued by Fred's torture, and that he can help Fred soon. And as a side note, that magical contract so reminded me of Ella, Enchanted :-). Anyway, keep up the good work and I can't wait to read the next chapter.
Author's Response: Hello C,
I must say, you have uncanny skills for predicting potential future complications. I haven't seen Ella Enchanted, but perhaps I should? :) :) Thanks for the review!
Ah, excellent, as usual. Most of it was rather depressing, though. Poor poor Molly...off in jail because of George. I hope this doesn't really discourage him from joining the rebellion, he's be useful there. Great scene with Charlie and James, and James and Lily. And why, oh, why, did Lily not go in? I mean, it's because of Petunia, I'm sure, but still...she could have found Isobel. Darn. The scene with Riddle and Slytherin was slightly confusing, I'm assuming it'll be explained later on. Oh, and I hope this won;t turn into Harry/Hermione, I'm a Ron/Hermione shipper all the way. Anything else I have to say? Oh, yes, interesting scene with the reapers, but where was Fred? Maybe he isn;t exactly a full-fledged reaper yet...I don't know.
Oh, and since you were wondering earlier, "C" is my girlfriend.
Author's Response: Hey bkwrm!
You thought it was depressing? Really? I was concerned that it was all too sappy. :)
George is going to have an enlightening productive spring. I will say no more.
Yeah, Lily didn't go in, though she did get to touch her kids with the gifts she left.
Oh dear, I didn't mean to confuse anyone with the Riddle and Salazar scene. Not sure what confused you, but in a nutshell, Salazar was elevated to the third tier back years ago after he betrayed Gryffindor, Huffelpuff, and Revenclaw in their own time. (Exposed this briefly in a Rule of Turpin excerpt, maybe that wasn't sufficient to get the fact out there) Riddle is his last heir. Those who drink of the elixer of life can father no children afterwards (this might be the inferred part that had you confused? will definitely have to reitterate that more clearly). Salazar is annoyed that Riddle drank of the elixer without fathering any kids, and is witholding a valuable family spell book until such time as Riddle finds a way to continue the Slytherin bloodline.
My romantic leanings are cannon as well. Harry and Hermione are friends almost like siblings. Harry was just picking on his sister, since she obviously didn't like the idea.
Where was Fred? Fred is Gluto, gluttony, and he was having a smashing time in the second smallest bedroom with Irritum, lust, and her new body (Did you recognize Fleur?)
Nice to meet you C.
Well, it's always wonderful to hear from you bkwrm. I apologize for confusing you, and hopefully will manage to straighten out those loose plot ends soon.
I'd have whined about it taking so long to update, but writer's block is quite understandable. Hate it when that happens. At least you don't have this posted on a forum, where people are yelling at you to update... *shudders* Don't mind me, I'm rambling, lol. Anyway, on with the review.
Quite a good chapter, as usual. I enjoyed learning some more Reaper...backstory, I guess we could call it. Aberforth used to be a Reaper? Interesting, very interesting. Which Reaper was he? And Fred, dead? How could you? At least til now I'd been hanging on to the thin shreds of hope for salvation...the twins have always been my favorites. *sighs* Oh well, I suppose I can forgive you.
I'm happy that nothing serious happened to Harry and Hermione after the occurence on Christmas. It was interesting to hear some about Hermione's past. She's rather violent, isn't she, lol. I'd make a comment about her needing a man *coughRoncough* to calm her down, but they're slightly too young for that.
Remus and Lily have an interesting relationship. I've never really seen Remus as, you know...a mercenary, I suppose, but it's interesting. I wish he would join the Rebellion though, a James Sirius Remus reunion would be nice. Oh well, can't have everything.
Now, for my favorite scene the whole chapter...the first one. Snape is great here, completely great, even though not much happened there. Well, we got led into some of the Reaper backstory, which I'm loving too. But Snape is just cool. That boy was no one special, right? Just a Muggle? It's so sad to see how the Muggles live in this society. Ah well.
Anyway, to sum it all up, great post, can't wait for another one. I'll let "C" know that you updated. She'll be happy. -J
Author's Response: Hey bkwrm! It's the first half of my loving couple review team extraordinare. *happy dance* Thanks for understanding about the writer's block. It isn't a pleasant thing, but my outline has been revamped to accept Harry and Draco's friendship and I'm hoping that will keep me out of trouble for a while.
Yeah, Albus and George have a lot in common really. Aberforth was another incarnation of Gluto, though I don't think that will ever come out in the text. As for clipping the strands of your hope for Fred, let me try to restring those delicate strands. Albus thought his brother was dead, but he has a hard time arguing with George's certainty that his brother is alive. I love the twin s too. Torturing the ones I love is a lifestyle, killing them is harder.
Hermione is a damaged little girl with a lot of pent up anger. Her fists of doom are a defense mechanism. Honestly I don't see her issues coming to full resolution within the scope of this fic. She could spend ten years in therapy and still have serious issues. This chapter scrapes the surface of the things that happened to her and her family. Just for instance, her cousin Stephanie, the rat, is still a rat with no prospects for being changed back into a girl. I think Ron is already doing a fair job calming the girl down. *smile*
Remus is still important. He's heading away from Lily where he will follow his fortune to some interesting people and information. Will it lead him back to the rebellion? *smile* He needs to go stare at a girl that isn't married for a while, all right?
Snape was your favorite scene? *huge grin* You pulled exactly what I was trying to portray out of it. The nameless little boy, the Muggle, is treated like a mule, like a subspecies. He's used this way, not by the EMpire, but by the liberal minded Rebel who think Muggle oppression is wrong. It's a statement on how ingrained these idea are in their society.
It is always wonderful to get such great reviews from you. Until next time. Peace! :)
Ok, after many hours of trying to read and having stop for one reason or another, I finally got through your story. I have to say.... it is marvelous. By far one of the best fics I've read in terms of both writing and plot. Keep up the marvelous work and update soon.
Author's Response: Congratulations on getting through it, and thanks for taking the time to leave the kind review. :)
It's the second one.... normally I just let him take all the glory for the review, but I can't resist in this chapter. Sorry, I don't mean to confuse you. I'll just refer to myself as C for the purposes of my reviews. I've just managed to catch up on the reading, and I'm kind of disappointed (though I understand why) that the senior Potter made it seem like James has never had any children. Of course, it's the plight of an omniscient reader... we want the characters to say some things that will get the rest of them to understand the entire situation. Anyway, excellent chapter, and I can't wait until you update again. ~C
Author's Response: Yeah, it is annoying when the characters with the knowledge to put everything together bounce off each other without communicating properly. To be honest a lot more was supposed to happen in this chapter plot-wise but it would have taken some forcing *shrug* Give 'em time. These guys will have things figured out before you know it.
*pondering c's relationship to the bkwrm* It was nice to hear from you C, and I hope you keep enjoying the fic :)
I haven't read it yet, but I will. I feel mildly offended though. He only told me it updated about an hour ago. Hmph.
Author's Response: lol
Hi! It's C. Unlike my darling boyfriend, I didn't think it was terribly depressing. Granted, the first few scenes were, with Molly in jail, and Lily not seeing her children, and that muggle getting eaten by Nagini and all. But I thought the scene between Isobel, Harry, and Hermione was funny (though I do hope Harry and Hermione don't get into too much trouble...), and the painting was so sweet. I'm rather curious as to what Tom plans to do, though, to carry on the bloodline (and I'm curious as to whether his plans have anything to do with the priestess' plans to kidnap children). I'm glad Lily and James got the chance to be together for a while, too. I'm a hopeless romantic at heart, so I tend to focus on the sweet and sappy things anyway. Anyway, it was a marvelous chapter, and I do hope you update again soon. ~C
Author's Response: Greetings C,
I'm glad you enjoyed the sappiness. I try not to indulge in it too much, but it makes me happy too. (Almost as happy as the macabre twists and torture...)
Tom is a brilliant devious fellow. And he tends to get what he wants. How he'll get it, is the mystery (of his subplot anyway).
It's good to hear from you, and I will update as soon as the next chapter is fit for viewing. (And no I am not as OCD as Narcissa...quite)