"Tell me one last thing," said Harry. "Is this real? Or has this been happening inside my head?"
"Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?"
That's the way I feel about fanfiction... Sigh. It's my favorite line of DH; I was so happy to hear it in the final movie.
Big, huge, gargantuan, colossal, magnanimous, gigantic, wonderful, squeeze-worthy, giant.... I've run out of adjectives....big thank you to babekitty_92 for the beautiful banner! I nearly was in tears when I saw it. I don't know why I was, because it's so simple, but I love it sooo much! Thank you! *squeeze*
So, I'm no longer in high school, which means my penname is rather outdated. Nevertheless, freshman year will always be a special time for me because that's when I started here at MNFF. ;D I now attend the American Academy of Art in downtown Chicago, and I major in illustration.
I love Harry Potter and decided in freshman year of high school (hence the penname) to start a story. I'm incredibly flattered that the story has been accepted the way it has, and it warms my heart to read the reviews. (And yes- I know that sounded chessy. :D) I also have an account at Fanfiction.com, under the penname: Io.sono.Emilia., on which I've posted this story also. So before you accuse me of stealing a story....
Read the stories; maybe you'll get something about me out of them.
Thanks to all of you for sticking around! Maybe one day in the future I'll start working on a brief epilogue, or even a few sequels and one-shots based on other characters. Life's been a bit hectic, but I'll return to it one day... I had fun while it lasted. :D Thanks again!
Haha. I'm guessing the absence of "said George" and "exclaimed Fred" is your style, and I like it. One little problem about this one: the groom doesn't see the bride. Bad luck...unless that's only in the Muggle world...Hm...Good job though
Stupid umbrella! That was cute. Very descriptive and creative. Hehehe. I loved the other One shot, "The Forget Me Do Chew" I never would've guessed that HArry would've done that. hehe. Now, I am going to read another story...
First... I think "muggle" should be capitalized.
Second..... I can't quite put my finger on it, and it would be stupid to say that it going to fast, b/c you've drawn it out spectactularly, but it was almost like... I don't know. I have no diea what I'm talking about, don't mind me.
-I liked the thunder while HErmione was talking. Very nice.
-*happy, cheesy, girly sigh* That was brilliant.. he kissed her! Somehow, I knew he would.
-*laughs* I loved Harry's elbow-to-tongue statement. Very nice.
OOOH!! I don't like Pansy! And I can't believe Harry and Ron are letting themselves get pulled into this. ARGH!!!!
Great chapter, keep it up!
Author's Response: I think I know what you mean about the second comment you made. After all this while of writing this fic, I found it kinda hard to believe that I was finally going to push them together. The story\'s not going fast, you\'re right, because we have here 36 chapters and we still have a few more to go. But it felt strange... Yet right somehow. Am I making sense?? Hahaha... Thanks LaneTechFreshie!
Oooh...I just read blackpunk's review... I had forgotten about those... She's smart.... Very smart.... Could that be it? Brilliant....
I LOVE IT! I can NOT wait to see what this dinner is gonna be like! AH! Anyway, imaging Draco in denims/jeans or topless- really, either is fine for me! That whole Peeves thing...I think something is clicking...Keep up the absolutely fabulous work, and I hope your exams went well!
Author's Response: Hahaha, I'm glad you do! nd I hope you like the dinner as well. It should be out soon in fact. Oooo, jeans and topless, I decided to add both images in actually. Double the effect! ;) I was really undecided on whether to add that scene or not, but I had to. It sets the stage for a later scene. Thanks for the review! Exmas went well too, thanks for asking!
I just wanted to say, Congratulations on the win! It's a really great story, and you definetly deserved it. :-)
Author's Response: Thank you so much, LaneTechFreshie! It’s definitely thanks to you guys! Without all of you wonderful readers, I wouldn't have won it for sure! =D
AH! I loved it. They are definetly in serious denial. I really want to comment on nearly every sentence, but as I can't, I will just say that I love it soooooo much! It's absolutely wonderful. I have no idea how you have managed to write all of this. It's splendid. Jeez, you're gonna end up having a ego as bad as Draco's by the end of this story. Oi. Hehe. I love it. When I read it last night I was laughing so hard...I tried to keep it in though b/c is was about 10. Anyway, I had to review this morning b/c i got Avada Kedavra'd yesterday. Hehe. Great Job!
Author's Response: Thank you! Yes, denial is definitely an issue here. It would be great if you could comment on every sentence! But that might take you a while and I don’t think you’d wanna spend so much of time on one review. But thanks for the thought! Sometimes, I wonder how I managed to write all this too. It seems almost surreal considering I started this ages ago. But you guys keep me going, really. Hahaha… and with all the nice thing you all say, I really hope I don’t end up having as big a head as Draco! Good to see that the chapter had you laughing out loud— laughter’s always good. =D I'm glad you managed to leave a review despite getting Avada Kedavra’d. I know how that can be like…
As soon as I pressed the "submit" button, I remembered a few things. First, there is a sentence where you write 'her' instead of 'his'. "Draco rolled her eyes. He slumped back into the couch, murmuring what a total waste of time this was under his breath." And then, congrats so much on the awards. You earned them.
Author's Response: Ah, thank you so much for pointing all of that out! I have already corrected it. I can get really careless sometimes… Also, thank you for your well-wishes. I think I've said this a million times, but I’ll say it again because it’s sooo true— I wouldn't have been able to win those awards without you guys. =D
I'm gonna take a wild guess and say that the part with the "thump-thump"s was EJAU's? Very nice. And if it wasn't- it's still very nice. X"D
*LAUGH* Ha. Love the scene with the portraits- and after that. Brilliant. Funny too, but great.
HA! Loved Hermione's letter, especially the bit where Hermione mentions she's been to the library. SOOO perfect. :-D
ANd... I kinda like how you didn't make H and D kiss in this one. I mean, I kinda wanted them to at times, but... it works. Nice work. Though... I don' tknow if Draco could really "roll around on the couch laughing." that was a bit hard to believe. But, VERY good, otherwise! Are we going to see Jinx soon?! Jynx? Huh...
I don't like Lucius, but then again, I have to appriciate him for thinking up this whole plot. But if I appriciate him, that must mean that I love you for thinking of Malfoy thinking up the plot. I also love Jinx! Best character in the world! Hehe. Great story, much love! I like how Draco calmed Hermione down in such a way, and how he was so wonderful. I am really starting to wish that those pajamas didn't have pink pom-poms. the sheep I can imagine- the pom-poms just make me think of Hermione as some type of clown. Oh well, I love it anyway. I wonder just who Malfoy Sn. helper is, and what will happen when Draco and Hermy get the Love-Knot off. Will it be with a "Marry me?" or with a spell? Hm...wondering and hoping!
Author's Response: I don’t like Lucius as well, but I have to admit, he does come in handy once in a while! =D Like you said, it was through him that I start this story in the first place. I love Jinx too! She’s awesome. The whole Draco calming Hermione down was a sudden stroke of inspiration— an old teacher of mine used this tactic on us to calm us down before a school performance. Haha, I know the pink pompoms sound bad, but they just serve to add to the ugliness when I first wrote it up. Lots of things are yet to come and your questions will be answered eventually! So keep wondering… *wink* =D
I have to say, that was an...interesting chapter; don't worry, "interesting" can mean many things in my vocab. It was gosh darn funny first of all, if not what I was thinking what was going to happen. I just hope Hermione doesn't do something so incredibly stupid that she'll never be able to live. HEehe. Keep it up (I say that too much) and I hope to read the 26th chapter of fabulousness soon.
Author's Response: Hey, thank you! I was a little worried when you said 'interesting' in the beginning, but as I read on, I was much relieved. About Hermione doing something so incredibly stupid that she won't be able to live... Well, we'll see! =D Anyways, thanks for the review and look out for the 26th chapter in 2006!
SPARX I'M GONNA KILL YOU! Wait...bad idea...really bad idea...then there wont be a 32...oh man. I want you to know that THAT was an absolutely, positivly, undoubtedly, specatcularly, brilliant and heart stopping chapter! I really was NOT breathing as they fell! Really! That was really really reallly good! Wow. I love the "pillow talk" as someone else called it, and I love Jinx (She's the greatest!) and I love everything else.....OH man. now I gotta wait until the 14th...and then a few days after that! GOSH DARN IT! *deep breath* sorry, that was kinda crazy. Great chapter, keep it up!
Author's Response: Please don’t, LaneTechFreshie!! And like you said, if you did, there won’t be a chapter 32 now, would there? Hahaha… However, despite wanting to murder me, thank you for thinking that this chapter was good! I know the cliffhanger I left you all with was evil, but I couldn\'t let the opportunity to slip by, could I? Heee. The pillow talk was a good addition, I thought. it helped indicate where Hermione and Draco’s relationship was heading to. Jinx is awesome too, isn\'t she? Love her too. I\'m sorry you had to wait for such a long, long time for me to update because of my exams, but I\'m back now, so I should update soon! And I totally understand that it was crazy. Thanks for the awesome review dear! =D
it's very obvious that Draco is trying ot hide his true feelings. I love this story, as I am sure you know. Gosh...you have near 2000 reviews!!! granted, 100 of them are people yelling at the mods. Hehe. Great story. I don't think this chapter was as good as some of the other ones, or as good as it could've been. I was half expecting Draco to kiss her, but I guess he will eventually. Oooh...can't wait! I really can't! Yes I can. :-) Just don't take too long, but make it as good as you can.
NOOOO! Darn you exams! But that is okay, because I will make myself wait as patiently for the next chapter in this funny, witty, and very nice work of art! Absolutely wonderful, though in this chapter there were a few strange wordings like when Draco kissed Simone; did he kiss her lips, or did he kiss her hand? I suggest you just look over that. Another thing is at the end; Hermione says something about a double date not sounding so bad, as if it was her idea- um, shouldn't she be saying the opposite?
Other then those few, oh so few, problems, this chapter was absolutely wonderful! Good luck by the way!
They're over! The darned exams are over! So thank you so much for waiting. About the strange wordings, I have looked over and changed it, so I do hope it's clearer now.
“I guess that double date you were so fondly talking about doesn’t sound too bad now.” ---> I'm guessing this is the line you're talking about, right? I think there's a slight confusion about this line. Hermione doesn't say it as if it's her idea, but she says it sarcastically because she has had her revenge on Draco. Does it make sense now? If it doesn't, let me know, and I'll omit it!
I guess this is what I get for rushing through a chapter. So many mistakes! Haha... Really sorry, my bad. I hope the next one isn't as terrible. I have looked over it, but you never know. I'm really careless like that.
Anyways, thank you so muhc for pointing all of that out to me, and thanks for the luck and the review!
Well, I agree with some of the other reviewers, and I do prefer the slow pace D & H are going at. I love this fic! So funny, and cute, and wonderfully written! Keep it up! 11/10
Author's Response: It always makes me really happy when readers appreciate the pace at which the story’s going. Thank you for the review and for the 11/10!
Author's Response: It always makes me really happy when readers appreciate the pace at which the story’s going. Thank you for the review and for the 11/10!
*sigh* Brilliance. Once again. Maybe not in the time deptartment, but the excellence made up for it. Great chapter, made me laugh more than once. Definetly more then once. :-) Keep it up.
And you're not a terrible author- you're great, just bad at time.
If it was exams- i know exactly what you mean. I just took my AP US History test and I am SO GLAD that it's over. Sigh. I'll look forward to the next chapter.
WOw. That last review was insane! Reeeeally long. WOw. Anyway, I definetly voted for your story, except that there were a whole bunch of other stories to vote for at the same time- of wait, yours was in a certain category, so I voted in that category- and all the other categories....hmmm....Whatever. I love this story. SO great! This chapter was good, it showed how much Draco and Hermione really have changed. A while ago I had gone back to reread (which I never did...hehe) and I was surprised at how much they changed. You have done that change subtly and so convincing, that I can almost imagine this as the real thing. I love it. I hope your cold/illness is better and that you are feeling much better. I just repeated myself. Whoops. *smiles sheepishly* Plaigarism? *gasp* I can understand the idea of someone taking your stuff, in that it is a spectacular idea, one which I have no idea how in the world you came up with it. I am guessing one night as you lay in bed spacing out, eh? Maybe not. Well, don't feel bad for the delay- wait, there was a delay? REally? I didn't notice. You post these chapters so steadily and surely...you don't have to worry about us dying of no updates. Don't worry. Even then, the chapters are so wonderfully long- and yet they go so fast- that they are rewarding. Once again, I love it! How many chapters have you written to this?
Author's Response: Yup, it was!! And I love such loooong reviews! It gives me a chance to ramble on and on and on and on… Teehee. Thank you so much for voting for me in the Dramione Awards even though the process sounds a little lengthy. It means a lot to me that you think TUP is worth being voted for! And you're right; Hermione and Draco certainly have changed quite a lot (thanks for actually going back to reread to check on that point!). I have tried my best to bring about this change subtly, and it’s great that it’s working the way I planned it to. I was always afraid things would conk up somewhere in between, but so far, the story has been pretty good to me, and so have you guys. =D Love you all! I am feeling much better, so thank you for asking. The illness has gone completely, making it much easier to write without having to fall asleep in front of the computer. Yes, plagiarism, but it has been settled! How I came up with it? Hmmm, I think I was indeed lying in bed and spacing out, thinking of very unlikely scenarios and viola! Somehow I came up with TUP. I'm glad you didn’t notice the delay, even though there was a small, itsy-bitsy little delay. But by you saying that you didn’t makes me feel much better about it! So thank you so much for this wonderful review! Erm, so far I have about 30-odd chapters, but I'm not too sure how long this story will go on till… From the looks of it, it still has quite a way to go.
I agree with plusdracoequalslove: I am glad that you didn't go over the top with this chapter. While it wasn't as funny as the other chapters, it was just good. YOu are an amazing author and this is a work of pure genius and unique imagination. I don't know how the heck you came up with this? Just...perfect! I love it so much! (I got my friend addicted too, hehe.) I liked the dialogue between at lunch and dinner- I really wish someone would just throw Pansy into a mudfilled and water logged Quidditch pitch *imangines and laughs* and between Hermione and Draco. As much as I wish they would just admit it, I do hope you can drag it out for just a bit longer to make it even more great. I don't need even to say "Keep it up!"; you'd do perfect without it. Love it! This is definetly my favorite. Oh, just thought of this: This follows the character lines so well, I could see this as actually being a part of the true series. Splendid. Oh, and are you sure you're not enchanting the bar on the right side of the screen to just seem 1 cm high, and that it really isn't; it's really 2"? Because these chapters just fly along.... with flying colors of course.
Author's Response: Yeah, like I was telling plusdracoequalslove, I didn’t want an overdose of humor to kill this chapter. I think two considerably funny chapters were more than enough, so I wanted this one to just be normal. Well, as normal as it can be with a wacko like me writing it! =D I really appreciate your kind words… They do help boost some morale! I don’t quite know where I come up with such stuff either. I guess I think too much, and sometimes my warped imagination just churns out stuff like that (if that makes any sense)! I was hoping that the dialogue during lunch and dinner would be all right and glad to see that you liked it. I agree, Pansy does deserve to be thrown in a mudfilled, water-logged Quidditch pitch. She’s such a pain. Don’t worry, I will be dragging it (not toooo long), so I do hope you guys will enjoy the process of it *evil grin*. “This follows the character lines so well, I could see this as actually being a part of the true series.” ---> Wow, thank you so much for that! Awesome for you to even think so. Nope, I'm pretty sure I'm not enchanting the scroll bar, so I'm glad to hear the chapters are flying by with flying colors! Thank you so much for this wonderful review, LaneTechFreshie!
-"... as Hermione took sips form her bottle." I hate when I write "from" as "form," don't you? hehe
-Hehehe. Good chapter. I very much like the gradual attractiong you've given Draco and Hermione. Very nice, though I guess that's nothing you haven't heard before. :-) Great chapter...I guess we'll just have to wait until January for the next chapter. *sigh of distress* Not that it would be a wait that's any longer then normal, of course. ;-) Hehe. I'm playing around.
Author's Response: Lol... I so need a beta! Thanks for pointing it out though dear and for the wonderful comments. =D
I too agree with Trusha and Bella Black. The other fics go to fast. This one is absolutley wonderful. I have been waiting for this chapter and finally it is here, but i was over so quickly! KEEP IT UP!!!! *nearly dies of longing for story* I also absolutely love when the MAlfoys show up. BrIlLiAnT!
Author's Response: I'm really thankful that you guys like the pacing of the story as it is. Yes, it is finally here! I guess it was over quickly because you enjoyed it? I hope that’s the reason! And don’t die on me! =D the Malfoys, despite being real pains, do add some entertainment when they show up! Thanks!