Summary: Auror-in-training Kingsley Shacklebolt is learning to blend in with the crowd in downtown London. There, he meets a small, lost girl, and learns how much impact a simple act of kindness can really have.
This was an unusual fanfiction, a nice one, but unusual. You don't usually see fics with a direct lesson, sometimes you don't see them at all. I like how you even proved the point in this story. That one little incedent and that one little thing that Kingsley told her, supposedly meaningless, probably helped save the wizarding world in some way.
Summary: One day you'll love me as I love you. One day you'll think of me as I think of you. One day you'll cry for me as I cry for you. One day you'll want me, but I won't want you.
If only he'd taken his chance, if only he hadn't tried to protect her...would Ginny be in his arms now? A one-shot reflecting on Harry's heartbreaking choice.
That moment stabbed me too, just as it did Harry. Maybe, one day, Ginny will realize that she loves him, and come back. This is why I love one-shots, they are almost never final. The reader can choose to end it anyway.
Author's Response: I'm really pleased that you felt Harry's emotions in this - it was sad for me to write, too! And yes, you can choose it to end in any way, so some people prefer the happy, some the sad. Thanks for your review!
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How could this story get rejected (I read the other reviews) it is brillaintly funny!
Author's Response: Aaaw! Thank you *blush* for reading the story and the reviews. Thats why it got rejected, because it was funny. The MoDs thought that people wouldn't get the jokes, but I guess they did by the number of the reviews... Thanks again!
Oh, so sweet! What does Lilly mean "best friends ex?" Well I'll just have to wait to find out... 10/10
Can't wait to read the next!
Author's Response: Yaaay! Thank you for the review(s) You'll find out soon enough *wink wink*
Summary: Ginny is now 24 years old. She is well-known and famous. But during a press-conference, memories of her past begin to come back to her. She goes back to the summer she turned 16. The summer that changed her life. But Hermione and Harry are acting strangely. What is really going on? POV of Ginny at first and then changes! HBP spoilers.
Ooooo, lisa_lovegood had a really good idea, they could be veela. Why hadn't I thought of that. Awseome plot twist, now everyone is going to come back and read to find out why the heck Harry is surrounded by Hollywood's most wanted.
I sent you back your chapter! Sorry, for taking so long...
I really liked this chapter! It was a good balance between fast-paced and slow-paced, and a very informative chapter too.
I'm excited to see what happens with Ron and Hermione. I read some other reviews and many people seem to be doubting Ron and Hermione's love, but I think limp bodies are a good sign. It means they arene't being tortured like harry was...I think.
Even if they were horrible... the Dursley's ddnt deserve to die, I know that Harry will want his revenge on voldemort. must...have....new...chapter
Summary: We've seen Hagrid's rage, we've felt Harry's betryal, but there were more there that day, when the man face the rat.
A muggle's confusion, a mother's pain, they were all there that day, when the man faced the rat
My son, my beautiful son...
And do you know what he did then? He laughed. He stood there and laughed.
I thought this was really well written, especially Remus' part at the end. It's just like him, wanting to believe that Sirius was innocent when everyone is saying otherwise. I also liked the interview with the muggle who saw what really happened. Finally, a missing moment no longer missing.
Summary: What happens when Dumbledore has his latest "brilliant" idea, to start an advice column, and call it 'Dear Dumby'? Letters from some of our favourite Hogwarts students, some of our not so favourite Hogwarts students, some not even Hogwarts students at all, and, of course, lots of madness!
Pre-HBP for obvious reasons!
Nominee for the Best Humour Award in the Quicksilver Quill Awards! Many thanks to all who voted for it!
Oh no! *tears* The almost last chapter. I've loved this fic so much. I love HP humour fics because it gives us the human side of the characters that we don't often see in the books. Looks like Dumbledore's out of advice, poor old man. He's even gone to asking his own bad advice.
Author's Response: Aw, thank you HarryPotter is my LIFE! I know - only one left! *tears up too* *passes out the Kleenex* I\'m so pleased to hear that you love the fic though! Ah yes, poor old Dumby! I wonder what he\'ll have to resort to doing next...?! Thanks for reviewing!
I thought this was quite a piece. I noticed subtle hints of what is considered cliched. The way you put addded it in, I've assumed that you ment them to add humour. Such as, Ron's ravenous appetite, Ron's fanon dumbness (no homework done and 'useless' replies) Harry's quick reference the another ball. I'm looking foward to reading on!
Author's Response: Yes, most of those were making fun of the overuse! (I\'ll admit, one of them wasn\'t, but this was my first ever fanfiction piece! To be honest, I\'m really tempted to change some of it...) But yes, I was making fun of a few things there! I\'m glad you liked it - by all means, please read on!
Very clever. You not so subtly hinted who each belonged to, which made it twice as funny. I particularly liked Ron's (AKA- Confused) letter. His fanon daftness shows again. He's not proclaiming his love in an anonymous article. Does he realise this? (I also thought Dumbledore's comment on hiring someone else to teach Potions was funny.)
Author's Response: Ah yes - the term \'subtlety\' doesn\'t seem to really have sunk in to the magical world! Poor Ron, so desperate to be in denial, I think by the time he re-reads his letter, he does see more of what he really feels - no, wait, sorry, what his friend really feels! ;-p Thanks, I\'m glad you\'re enjoying it!
I like the way that you are switching between the Dear Dumby issues and real life. It gives an even more humouress aspect when we get to see the effects of everything.
Author's Response: Thank you, I like writing the variety of them both, and hopefully it adds more interest to the story.
Once again, your articles have entertained me. These aren't so much the laugh out loud type of things as subtly humourous ones. It' sometimes preferable that way. In this case, I'm glad it's not laugh out loud funny as it would seem more random and less realish. (And I might get yelled at for waking up everyone in the house.)
Author's Response: *Giggles* Well, at least my writing\'s good for something (ie: not waking up everyone)! I\'m pleased that you\'re enjoying it, thanks!
(Oh and since I forgot to mention it in my last review and the 'delete' button wouldn't let me delete and re-review, when I read Hermione's letter, I was assualted with a mental picture of Hermione snogging Malfoy and Ron going balistic.)
Ok, onto this chapter. I thought it was very mature of Ron to be nice to Hermione, and very immature of Hermione to provoke him, though it was funny.
Parvati's a laugh, really, she's always portrayed as ditzy and girly in fanfiction, but honestly, I never saw her as that in the books.
Author's Response: (You know, I don\'t think the delete button works, as I\'ve tried it before when I made a typo, but it just took me to a blank page. Quite embarrassing, as I corrected a mistake (in the story) in my review, only to become slightly hypocritical!) It\'s interesting you should say that about Hermione+Malfoy=Ron going balistic... *Giggles* Sort of, anyway! Basically, with Ron and Hermione, they were both just following Dear Dumby\'s advice - Ron was being really nice to Hermione, whilst at the same time Hermione was trying to make him jealous! No, I agree about Parvati, I think it\'s just as she and Lavender are such a contrast to Hermione, it\'s been exagerated a little. Although I personally think she\'s not nearly as ditzy and girly as she\'s portrayed...even if I am guilty of it myself! It did fit quite well though... *Scowls at my own hypocriticalness* Well, I\'ll definitely try to be careful of that in the future.
Was that last one Voldemort?
Maybe, Fudge should write to Dumby asking for help on his subtlety?
Author's Response: Well, all the letters are completely confidentual, so I really couldn\'t say... *Develops sudden twitch, causing head to bob up and down in an almost nodding action...* *Giggles* That\'s (Fudge\'s subtlety letter)actually a really great idea! I\'ll see if I can fit it in!
I thought this chapter was positively hilarious. I;m not sure why, but i found this chapter more funny than the rest...maybe it's because I;m drinking green tea. [/randomness] I loved Hermione putting Ron's wardrobe in front of the blackboard. Very clever.
Author's Response: Hmm...green tea...maybe! Thank you, this could be my favourite chapter too! I had such great fun excerting Hermione\'s revenge! And you almost got your Malfoy prediction from a while ago right! I\'m so pleased that you enjoyed reading this one, as I really got a kick out of writing it!
I have a feeling the Harry obsessed one was Ginny, and I also have a feeling that something will hint to who it was next chapter.
HAHA! Malfoy has wrinkles.
Mrs. Norris...in toilet, though it may have been a bit more funny if Myrtle was taunting her...just a thoght.
Author's Response: Nope, sorry, it\'s not Ginny! I know - bad luck Malfoy! Gosh, you\'re full of good ideas today! Yes, you\'re right, that would have been funnier... Have you written a humour fic? If not, think about it!
Ron and Hermione are having some misscommunication issues here, did they think of going to a therapist?
Lucius is such a dork. (I dont know where that came from, it just seemed appropriate.)
Popcorn leads to advice colums? Only in the Potterverse...then again, so is my life. (Ha, a reference to my penname, though not on purpose.)
Author's Response: *Giggles* I reckon they should - but then they may combine their powers (of arguements and so on) and gang up on the therapist! That could be quite funny actually...*embraces plot creature!* Random, but you have a good point about Lucius! Oh yes, popcorn does - somehow! *Giggles* You have one cool life then! Go popcorn...(you know, I don\'t actually like popcorn that much...?)
Draco Krum, oh goodness. Well, so much for that Prohecy. I suppose it makes things a lot easier.
Lucius and his fanon pimp cane. Ah, beautiful cliches. *wipes tear from eye*
Ok, now that I've read the entire story, I finally get to say...Update soon!
PS- I'd love to see one from Voldemort, asking Dumbeldore for help with his self esteem issues.
PPS- Or maybe a real life person...I dont know.
PPPS- One from Trelawney would be funny, perhaps another from the oh so subtle minister.
PPPPS- Would it be extremely weird if I requested Dumbledore writing to himself for advice? It could be funny.
PPPPPS- Sorry for all the post-scripts.
Author's Response: Oh, gosh, Draco Krum - I did feel sorry for Ron in this chapter! Indeed, indeed. Thank you! I shall definitely try to update soon! Gosh - your predictions are pretty good...not saying anything...but, well - alright then!! I would definitely say that it is highly lightly that some characters who have already written will be writing again! (Sorry, that sentence was a tad confusing!) Oh my gosh, I am so tempted to put in the one from Dumbledore himself! That would be great, especially with what else I have in mind! I think I will actually do that! (With credit to you, naturally.) Thank you so much for reviewing every single chapter of this! You are so sweet! It\'s definitely made me feel all happy and it\'s given me lots to think about! So, thank you!!
Hi everyone just to say this story is finished, there will not be any more chapters. Sorry if that wasn't clear beforeb>
Harry and Ginny are married, with a seven-year old daughter. As Ginny finds out she is pregnant with her second child, memories come back to her, good and bad. The war is over, and everyone feels safe. Shouldn’t they? Strange things are happening, mysterious plots are being formed, putting Harry and his loved ones in danger. Everyone knows he will do anything for the people he loves…Especially Ginny.
Wait...Draco's good, right? Yes, I certainly remember him being good. Well, I can't wait to see where this goes. Is it just a visit? Or has he come warning?
Author's Response: Draco\'s..good yes! you\'ll see! thanks!