Hi there! I would just happen to be named Liz. I'm your average high school student from Texas, obsessed with most things esoteric and British and sci-fi/fantasy. Explains the Harry Potter and Doctor Who fangirlism, yes?
About me, et cet: Love the twins and Marauders, canon ships but I'll read anything, and while I am beta-accredited, I really just don't have time what with high school and whatnot. I know I've not been around for a long time, but what with Deathly Hallows and Movie 5, I think the ol' inspiration will kick in once again.
The Prongs Complex really is, now I think about it, a stand-alone work, and I'm not planning on any other sequels/prequels. Sorry, everyone.
Reviews are nice, if you're in that sort of a mood. I know that often one isn't, but they are cheery sorts of things.
That was amazing! This is something I've always thought about--how much pain and sacrifice the other Marauders had to go through to do what they did, and you captured it perfectly. Your writing style is really great. The feelings came across so clearly, and...it was great. There are a lot of things I want to say but can't seem to put into words. Oh, well. Awesome!
Short, but eloquent and powerful. I really do feel that this was the work of Snape; you captured him well.
Author's Response: Thank you! I\'m really glad you liked it, and that you took the time to review.
TOP NOTCH, SPOT ON, GOOD ON YA, AND ALL THAT GOOD STUFF. Great fic. Love it, love it, love it. Keep writing, I eagerly await more!!
Ohmigosh. Shock. Amazement. I never expected them to fall off. I thought that Hermione'd be too nervous, that Slytherin would lose and Malfoy would be mad as hell--but I never expected them to fall off. That was really sweet of Draco, to put Hermione first. Healer King is right, they are in complete denial. I can't wait for Ch. 32--oh, and I voted at the Dramione awards. TUP!!
Author's Response: Myriad of emotions, isn\'t it? The fall had been planned from the very beginning of this story, when I first started writing it. Everything else just fell in place as I wrote it. Yup, he did put her first, and now what? Heehee… Healer King made a premature prediction, but maybe it’s time for it to come true perhaps?? =D And thanks for voting at the Dramione Awards! It means so much to me!!
We miss you, sparx! Hope you come back soon!!
Author's Response: Awww, I missed you guys too, Cherry and Phoenix Feather! And the good news is that I\'m back and have updated!
And even though this chapter wasn't a cliffie, we're still going to form a mob outside your house for making us wait. ^^
So do you actually read all your reviews, or do you just acknowledge that they exist and leave it at that? Because personally I would take the latter.
Hmm...I love Shakespearean comedy...I love the Weasleys... I love Love Potions... BRILLIANT!! I will be watching this fic. I love the rhyme scheme, you did that really well.
Author's Response: ^_^ Thanks. Glad you enjoyed reading this silliness as much as I did writing them :)
Wow! Great, fabulous--you really communicate her pain. Must... read... more... else... might... die... *gack*
Author's Response: Hi! Remember me? I was another one of those random people going on about how weird it would be if Remus got drunk... Oh well never mind. Merci beaucoup for your kind words, and don't die, the next poem is in queue! Thanks ^_^
Author's Response: Oh and I really like your fics, they are really good :)
How very, very silly indeed. I do like it, a little silliness is great. I love the casual mention of outrageous shipping, and the twist at the end (Exploding Snap? Hah, a teenaged male and two hot girls playing Exploding Snap in an empty classroom!). Plus, the Hogwarts, a History joke made me laugh.
Author's Response: Thanks, Liz, for that wonderful review. It\'s funny how nobody will believe that they played Exploding Snap ;-)
You people and your dirty thoughts *lol*
Okay, my last review is from back when I was an idiot who knew nobody, so I'm going to do a little better with this one.
Regulus, as a character whom we know absolutely nothing about, is characterized brilliantly. You'd think he lived next door to you. (He doesn't, does he? Because that would be unfair to the tenth power.)
You portray him very well, as an unloved younger son who tried to please people but ended up doing something for himself. Most people think he and Sirius hated each other, but I like to explore the possibility that they, perhaps, loved each other. I love the line "The look on Sirius's face was enough of a cross to bear." Poor kid. You really had them portrayed as brothers here, and I liked that for it's uniqueness (uniquity?).
The scene with the Unforgivable Curse was really...heartbreaking. It was someone he never had any malice for...but he did it anyways. You write "The Reluctant Death Eater" very well, you know that?
He's a bit mad, isn't he? Regulus, I mean. It'd be interesting to explore that. Possibly it was caused by his experiences.
All right, I'm babbling. Great job, as usual--constructive crit, you might want to look to someone else, as I can rarely find flaws in your work. Perhaps it would have been interesting to have a small segment about why he joined the Death Eaters in the first place, and how he felt about it when he joined (since he couldn't bear being one, what was the thing that made he do it in the first place?). But it would have ruined the pacing, so I suppose it's a story for another time.
Very poetic. I loved it. Regulus is a mysterious character, and I think you captured his motives and feelings perfectly. There's that little touch of insanity that just makes him such a wonderful character. Sirius was characterized perfectly, as well. Great.
Oh. My. God. I LOVED IT!! Remus is my favorite character (Tonks, too) and you kept them in character SO WELL! Good job, spot on, and all that. I wish it wasn't over. It made me laugh really hard. Perfect 10.
Excellent dialogue!!! Snappy, intelligent--just the way a love-hate relationship should work. I love the "food-that-thinks-it's-smart" bit *I laughed out loud and scared my dog*. I never thought that Nagini could be an Animagus--brilliant!!
Well done, smashing, good work!
...and if it's not impolite to ask, I saw on one of your forum posts that you make avatars..
Author's Response: I do. Finally people responding. I'll pm you one of these days to get your request. I'm extremely sorry about the lack of updates, but i have been really sick, and then i went home from school for Christmas were my limited internet time was spent on my boyfriend. An update is comming soon I promise!
Wow. Beautifully written. Since HBP, I've reread the books to try and get some insight into Severus's character... and you did a brilliant job of capturing that...well, Snape-ly manner is the only adjective I can think of. Wonderfully done. 10/10.
Author's Response: "Snape-ly"--hmmm...I like that. Thank for that and your other kind words!
Wow, that was really powerful. I really like how tiny things can make huge differences. On a related note, I don't think the moral, if you will, would have come across quite so clearly if you hadn't put in that tiny little line about how Harry would have been dead if not for Hermione. I smiled when I read that line, and then went back and reread it when I had finished the story, just to revel in its greatness.
I've never thought too much about Kingsley in a human sense; you captured the essence of what we know about him very well and built up on what we know of him. Well done.
Wow. Great. Fabulous. It was very...Sirius-y, for lack of better adjective. Good job!
Author's Response: I'm glad you liked it, and that I managed to capture the Sirius-ness (snort) of the situation. Thanks for the feedback! :D
Well, hope everybody liked it!! Obviously you did, or else you wouldn't be reviewing. Ha. Looking for betas for my other fics!
Wow! Thanks! Sorry to disappoint, but currently I'm not planning on a sequel--this was just a one shot. My next fic, Wolf's Bane, is in queue, though, so stick with me!
Glad you like. I haven't gotten any other comments from my betas on OOCness, but thank you so much for telling me! Now that you mention it... I might have to do some revising. Thank you!
Thanks so much for the constructive crit, people!! Chapter Two is going through that last beta stage, so it should be in queue shortly!! Thanks to those who wished me well on my Biology practical. NO idea why I was so worried--easier than faking a Divination essay.