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Awsome chapter! What does the rhyme really mean? Can't wait to get down to the horcrux hunting. And if Ginny knew what Harry was thinking wouldn't that be Legimency not occlumency?
Author's Response: D'oh! You are right! My error! Gosh, you readers are GOOD!! I will research that rhyme and get back to you...something similar to what I wrote I believe, but I used it to my own purposes! ;-)
Author's Response: Hello darling reader! You will be glad to know I made the edit as noted above, AND here's a bit of history regarding the little wedding rhyme: The rhyme originated in Victorian times although some of customs referred in it are much older. "Something old" represents the couple's friends who will hopefully remain close during the marriage. Traditionally this was old garter which given to the bride by a happily married woman in the hope that her happiness in marriage would be passed on to the new bride. "Something new" symbolizes the newlyweds' happy and prosperous future. "Something borrowed" is often lent by the bride's family and is an item much valued by the family. The bride must return the item to ensure good luck. The custom of the bride wearing "something blue" originated in ancient Israel where the bride wore a blue ribbon in her hair to represent fidelity. The placing of a silver sixpence in the bride's shoe was to ensure wealth in the couples married life. Today some brides substitute a penny in their shoe during the ceremony as silver sixpences are less common.
Yeha, I never really thought about it... Why is Percy a Gryffindor? Well anywyays... great chapter, I love the way you potrayed Ron and Percy I think it was so in charecter. Can't wait to see what Percy knows. Until next chapter!
Author's Response: Thanks...you know, I don't think JK does anything in her stories w/o knowing why she does it ~ so it stands to reason that she put Percy in Gryffindor with something in mind...I am trying to show it, somehow...
Yeah! Oh my gosh! So sweet and fluffy!
Author's Response: Yes, I felt myself growing fluffier and more starry-eyed even as I wrote it...thanks for reading!
Awwwww! Gosh, sometimes even oblibious gits can be sweet
Author's Response: I suppose even the thickest boys all learn a LITTLE something as they get older...we gals can hope, can't we?
I love this story, it's not too out there like some others. And we don't have to wait months for an update!
Author's Response: Thanks much - yeah, I love JK's characters and try not to deviate too much from what she'd have them do! ;-) My hope is to post a few chapters every week 'til I run out of things to write...or 'til people stop reading!
This is such a good story! You are the best updater I have ever seen! I can't wait to see what the new plan is!
Author's Response: Thanks, and you are a terrific reviewer! I can't help it - the story just keeps coming and coming and coming! I had only meant for this to be a small, shippy fic of about ten chapters...and look where I'm at now! Look for a few new chaps. shortly...
Oh my Gosh! Waaaaaaah! Ginny can't go out withh Seamus, that was very OCC of her t o go out with him. But I love the story and I am sure that there was a reason you put them together...update soon!
It is must be Ginny who wrote the letter, that's why he's thinking about her. Can't wait to see the next chapter!
That was really deep. I loved it. I love it when the writer gets really deep becuase it gives you a chance to see them more. Who was the girl anyway? Was she from his time period or past?
Author's Response: There's going to be a second part to it. I'm just finishing it, so it should be up soon.
Oh my goodness. You know how in all these books, it says that so-and-so gets there breath caught in their throat? Well I never thought it could actually happen. Until I saw that last line. At first I didn't realize it as part of the story, but when I did, I just started at it, for probably a minute straight. I felt Molly's pain, i felt the world's pain, but most of all, i felt Ron's pain. I can't imagine what it would be like, to lose everybody you love, and then to lose one more, the most important of all. This was amazing.
Author's Response: Aw, thank you so much! It's always great to hear that your story had an impact on someone. I know, I felt so bad for Ron, but more so for Molly, who knew what had happened, but couldn't bare to rip her son's world apart, again. I'm really glad you liked it, thank you!
I really felt like I could relate to this fic. I have't had a really valentines day since 6th grade, a while back, because I became to immersed in my studies and sports. I've been missing the real valentines day magic for a few years now so I feel the pain Ginny and Hermione especially are going through in this.
Author's Response: Not since 6th grade!! Well, I suppose the sliver lining to it all is that when you do get your Valentines Day, it'll be extra special! At least we know that R/Hr and H/G got closer or at least called a truce. I'm hoping that in the end, all four will have their 'happily ever after'. Wouldn't that be nice! Ahhhh... ~Patrony :)
I decided that I was going to check out Gabby's story of the week, and I'm so glad that I did.
Although we don't have much on characterazation yet, but I can already tell that I'm going to like Ariel. I can already tell that he's his own guy, just because he wasn't cold to his parents, like many people are.
I like the fact that you're re-introducing the Triwizard Cup, and I like it even more that you're not having it back in Harry's year (which I've seen before) but 23 years into the future when it's much more believable.
I can't wait to read on and see how the story develops!
Author's Response: Thank you for deciding to give my story a shot! (Remind me to give Gabby some cookies later) I hadn\'t thought about it, but I guess there are quite a lot of characters that are cold to their parents. I had to write about the Triwizard Cup, I mean it\'s my favorite book! I hope you keep reading. Thanks for the review!
Christian sounds abosolutely gorgeous. *drools* I can see why Ariel fell for him.
I like how your characters have some flaws. Many authors think that their characters are imperfect, but in reality, the are fairly close to perfect.
Nessa seems to be a bit impulisive, and rash in her decisions. I've yet to see for sure, but it seems that way. She will make an interesting character if that's the case.
For Ornella seems to be a bit lacking in seld confidence. She wasn't entirely comfortable with her appearance, and when Ariel called her news a rumour, she seems so hurt.
The only character I'm still a bit confused about it Ariel. He seems to be kind, and slightly cautious.
Can't wait to read chapter three!
Author's Response: Christian IS gourgeous!! lol, I\'m happy that you can see the flaws in the characters. I really spent a lot of time in them trying to make them believable. Nessa is a bit rash on her desitions, you\'ll see more of that later. Why are you confused about Ariel? Well, I guess he can be a bit confusing at times. Thanks for the lovely review!
What was your favourite part? The first thing I thought of was James and the cakes in the Muggle town, but then I thought of Gerald and Lily and James. I don't know, it's just a close tie between them. I was kind of excited when I saw that Sirius did in fact, get the Llama that he had wanted to take hostage. I just really like both of these, because it seems like something that my friends and I would do, maybe, if we had a galleon to try it with.
Who was your favourite character? I was kind of shocked to find Lola as my favourite character. I usually hate the way the all of Sirius' girlfriends are written, but something about Lola just makes me not hate her.
What was your favourite quote by Sirius? “You have to fight a dragon while wearing a green wig and an orange tutu, ok? Now shut the hell up!” I loved that line, because it's the exact type of thing I'd say to my brother.
What was your favourite quote by one of the other characters? “My names Gilderoy Lockhart, and I’m your fan! Can I have your autographs? Will you sign my T-shirt?” This guy is just completely insane, and all I could do was shake my head.
Who were your favourite couple? Sirius and Lola. After all of that, their single friendship, their rocky friendship, their no friendship; I just think, that after all of that they deserve their relationship more than anyone else.
What bit made you saddest? I think it was the last Pre-Azkaban chapter. We all knew what was coming, but none of us ever wanted to admit it. So we sat there, reading, knowing what was coming, but convincing ourselves that it wasn't going to happen; at least, that was me.
What bit made you happiest? When Sirius got to move in with James. His family was so horrible to him, and it's not even like he didn't get along with them; it was a mutual hate. It made me happy to see him finally where he belonged.
What bit made you laugh most? Easily the same as my favourite part; the llama or the cakes.
I think this is one of my favourite Marauder-Era fics. The beginning was a little shaky, but as the fic went on, your writing got better, and I couldn't stop reading. I really like how you branched out from the other fics here. You didn't show Sirius as Playboy!Sirius, which gets rather annoying after a while, and as I mentioned above, Lola was written well, and I actually like her as Sirius' girlfriend. And Peter never seemed suspicious. Not once (that I recall off the top of my head) was Peter suspiciously absent. If I didn't know how it ended, I wouldn't have even thought anything of him. Good job, I really liked this fic!
Author's Response: *Squee* What a fabulous review! And I totally agree about the beginning being shaky, because reading it back, I can SO see that, parts make me cringe. I might go back and edit it all one day, but I\'m kind of busy with homework / exams / fics that aren\'t finished yet, so that idea may have to wait. And thank you so much for answering my questions, because even I had forgotten about some of it (mostly the Sirius / Regulus / \"Shut the hell up\" quote, I\'d forgotten I had ever written it). Thanks again for the awesome review, I love you for it!
Oh, this was so sweet. Yes, very fluffy, but sometimes fluff is a good thing, when it's not too. I really like how you showed important little snippets of their advancing relationship rather than chapters after chapters of useless fluff and smut.
Author's Response: *nod* Of course, everyone needs some fluff in their lives! As a matter of fact, I\'m in the process of two new fluffy one-shots, both dealing with pregnancy, for some reason. :S Thanks for the darling review. :D
I thought this was pretty funny. I laughed a bit, too. I especially loved Ron with his Coke, it was funny.
Are Harry, Ron and Ginny plotting something? *suspensful music*
Great fic. I saw that most of the technical stuff was correct, and no stand out errors. Awesome!
That was certainly a packed chapter. I actually had to re-read the ending a few times and I interpretted it differentely each time. The first time I read it I thought Hermione was being possesed by Voldemort (because of the red eyes) and Petunia was possesed by that seer turned death eater that you mentioned a few chapters back.
Aunt Petunia isn't a seer, is she? You have to be witch or wizard, probably. Now I'm all intrigued and I'm probably going to end up finishing this all tonight because I just need to find everything out.
I also read the prophecy quite a few times. I'm not sure if you meant it to be, but you've constrcuted it just like the prochecy that Trelwaney made. Few things were definite, and the rest could be interpretted millions of ways.
Rons is the most obvious. Judging by the whole conversation that he and Harry had about the cup, it make sense that Ron will show Harry the way. (Presumingly to Voldemort.)
The Teacher, Hermione, will learn from the evil. I'm thinking that the evil is likely Voldemort, or even more possibly Malfoy. You had him in the beginning of the story and with his abrupt departure I'm sure that he's not finished in this story yet.
I'm really not sure about Harry and Ginny. I'm thinking that The Leader's (Harry) part will have something to do with Ginny, but I'm not sure whether to take Ginny's part literally or figuritively. And if it's figuitively, then in what way?
As for the last two lines, I originally thought that both pertained to Harry, but then I re-thought it. We already know that Harry is an amazing wizard, we don't now that about Neville. And now, with that inmportant piece of information we learned, technically, he is the One. The future, I think was refering to them as a whole.
I just realised that I used this review as a vender for my thoughts. So, if you're still here, thanks for listening to my rambling, or, well, reading it. Anyways, I really like this story. Most romance stories you see are just smutty romance, but this has actual action in it, leaving me dying to get to the next chapter to see what happens, rather than wondering what fasinating new ways Harry is going to find to snog Ginny.
Very nice. Not cliched, which is golden in itself. I like that Lily and James are becoming friends here, it's also nice that Lily has an attraction to James, that way when they do become a couple, it's not because Lily all of a sudden finds James gorgeous.
Only one thing. Obviously I haven't read the future chapters yet, so I don't know, but make sur Peter isn't inconspiciously absent the entire fic, it's a bit cliche when Peter is constantly absent. We know from the scene in OotP that Peter is in fact hanging with them.
Author's Response: Yeah, Peter comes back, I promise
“Hermione,” Harry’s hair admitted, as he looked with concern at Ron’s head banging repeatedly against the wall behind him.
It may just be me, but I don't really understand the above when it states, 'Harry's hair admitted.' Is it a typo, or a bit of idiocy on my part?
I also liked the Ron banging his head. He ranted and ranted about Hermione, and her being the reason he couldn't eat Lasagna (*snicker* though I don't quite see how it's her fault, but I suppose Ron's logic, or anyone's for that matter, is the best when they're sulking) and then he gets a letter. More Hermione.
I love the not so subtly hints you're dropping from Ron and Hermione's thoughts. Jeese! Why can't they just stop being so thick! And I need to know what is with Terry, he's acting so suspicious. *shifty detective eyes*
I really like your charcterazation of the characters. Outside Hogwarts, where things aren't as light and lofty as they are now, after Voldemort's defeat, many people find it hard to nail what their personality would be, but i think you've got it wonderfully!
I'm just dying to know what Hermione needs to talk about. Although, I have a hunch. I'm just dying for the next, chapter, you've got me on the edge of my seat, literally!
Author's Response: Sorry, I probably didn\'t make that very clear! The hair thing was just showing how wet it was, you know when people\'s hair gets wet it can completely cover their faces? Well, it was like that. Ron couldn\'t see Harry\'s face, as his hair was in the way from the torrentual downpour.
Yes, I know - Ron has a certain use of illogical logic there! Isn\'t ironic, about the letter?! *Giggles* Talk about luck - but is it good or bad?
Subtlety never has been either of Ron or Hermione\'s strong points when it comes to each other, has it?! As for Terry - well, all will be revealed in the next chapter!
I\'m so pleased you like the characterization, as that\'s one thing I\'m always paranoid about getting wrong! So I\'m delighted that you think I have them down well!
Ooh, you\'ll have to let me know if your hunch is right! I\'ll be pretty amazed if it is, but then, you have been spooky about predicting things before... Thanks for the lovely review!
Luna really is smart, though not many take the time to realize it.
At first, I thought it was Ron and Hermione getting married, I was so excited! But then I thought, wait, then what kind of relevance does the summary have?
Can't wait to read more! This is going to be interesting.
(Loved the thing about giving Harry to the Giant Squid...or Colin.)
Author's Response: Yes, she is - after all, she\'s in Ravenclaw! In some ways, I think she\'s smarter then all of us (but I won\'t go into that here!). Well, I did feel a bit fiendish, and tried to make it out so that it could have been Ron and Hermione who were getting married, then change it (a few times, if you\'ve noticed!) until it gets to the actual names! Thanks - I had fun preparing to torture Harry, so I\'m glad you like it! Please read on!