I am no longer an active member/moderator of MNFF. I will pop up now and then since I do plan to finish DTB but as far as new stories go, this is it for me. Thank you.
I love your story. =]
I specially like when you write Regulus and Sirius together. I totally imagined them being close - growing up as each other's support in an abusive home. I wonder...do you plan on explaining the rift that later happens between them?
It would be awesome to read. You have a great story here...can't wait for you to update again.
Author's Response: Hi! Thank you so much for the comment! I love getting comments, it gives me hope that people are reading! =oD Yes, I do plan on taking this story all the way thru to that fateful day that SIrius runs away. *sniff-sniff* I am currently working (very slowly) on Chapter 7. I am not in need of ideas but TIME in which to write them all down! I\'d say it\'s approxiately 60% complete. Thanks again! -gina (PUR) PS - Sometimes I post snippets and silly stuff on my LiveJournal, and I\'ve actually fast forwarded to something I wrote years ago that will most likely go into FIG later on....read at your own risk!!! But there are other silly Sirius stories up on there too. Let me know if you like them! Laterzzzzz
I really like your story.
I love how you potray the sweet & innocent relationship between brothers. It's cute and heart melting how Sirius takes care of Regulus. And the abuse that Sirius endures is heartbreaking...I can totally see how he becomes confused about his heritage.
Author's Response: ThankyouThankyouThankyou for commenting! From the first time I read OoTP I felt there must have been some love between the brothers at some time in their lives. I'm happy you're enjoying the story so far. Chapter 4 is in the works, coming slowly, but coming none the less! I can't wait until I'm able to post it!!! <---Do you think Remus would cringe from the 3 exclaimations points? Heehee!
See my author's page for important information regarding a sequal.
it was pretty interesting...at least it didn't have hte cliche Draco/Hermione features in it. Good job!
Author's Response: thanks!
What can I say...loved it! I can't wait until you update again...Decimus..hmm...that's rather interesting it reminds me of the word decimal. lol. I hope you explain all that stuff going on between Tabby and Decimus...a kiss, a walk, a handhold? Hmm...sounds like they've got a history and not much hatred there. Exciting...
Author's Response: Thank you oh so very much! I got the name "Decimus" from my mother. When writing the second chapter, I asked my mom for an origninal name. She says, "Maximus Decimus Meridius" (from "Gladiator," ya know). When I heard Decimus I immediately fell in love with the name. Even my best friend said that it was a good name. Well, the next chapter you'll find out how Deci and Tabs met. I doubt it will answer all of your questions, but it will reveal why they don't like each other very much!
lol...that story about Christ was funny. lol.
I really like your story thus far. I hope you update soon. =]
Oh...may I suggest...describe the Potter children physically -- what do they look like?
Author's Response: Thanks for the review! I plan on describing the children throughout the story, so you'll find out soon enough what each one looks like.
I can't believe no one has reviewed this story!
Well...I was captivated by it...I can tell you that much. I love this story. You're doing a good job. I love how you describe his dog feelings/emotions and him...and how he lost himself. I felt sad the way you describe him so sad and like he had given up....
Can't wait until you update.
One thing though...why Snuffles? I mean his Marauder/Animagus name is Padfoot...lol.
Author's Response: My thought was that that name would be painful to him because it connects him with his old friends at a time when he had just lost all three of them. I thought that he would have adopted a new name like that at the time because it had better connotations. Glad you liked it, and thanks for being my first reviewer.
oh...you're so evil!
I love your story...don't worry about updating quickly...it's a really good story and it deserve time and patience. =]
I can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve. I do hope that THIS time around they end up together and live "happily ever after" lol.
Author's Response: Wow, thanks, that is a total first! A plea to take my time! I sure will, I\'ll be working on chapter twelve soon. I\'m glad you like it, and yes, I def. have much MUCH more up my sleeve ;) thanks for the review!
I love your story! I read all of BTDYKM in like two days...between work and play. I couldn't stop reading! It's so sad at the end. I was like "wtf?!" Sorry I didn't comment at all! BUT like I said I was too engrossed to even stop and review. I hope you update soon and continue this story! It is the best Hermione/Draco story I've read. I hope you have really good plans for this couple in the future. And that it ends happy this time around! lol.
Wow...your story just gets better with each chapter. You sure are cruel though! Torturing us like that! I was so devastated when I read the ending of BTDYKM...and this is just utterly heartwrenching! lol.
But...you're a great writer. Keep it up. I can't wait for your next update. I'll be waiting...anxiously!
noooo! Draco is a death eater?!
interesting...very captivating if I must say so myself. and what a cliffhanger you left us with! You are such a good writer I can't wait to read the rest of the story. =] I read the prequel to this one...all I can say is that it was the best Dr/Hr story I've read and I've read a lot! Keep it up!
You killed off Molly Weasley?! wTf?! lol. That's so sad...but I guess one of the Weasley's had to do die sometime during the war...
Hey what happened to Draco? Does he die too? He was branded with the Dark Mark.
omg! you're an evil wretched person!
I can't wait for your next update!!!!
That Derek fellow is freaky...I don't like him...and what is up with the Sinclairs? Are they Death-Eaters?!
OMG...you're so cruel! Just when it was getting exciting you stop writing! *laughs*
But what a cliffhanger! Man, I can't wait until your next chapter.
ACK! How could you just leave it there?!
fling your keyboard out of your window...lmao
a tad melodramatic, no?
I loved your fanfic. It was well written, no obvious grammatical errors, or any that I could find anyway.
It is a bit sad that they both end up dying in the end and Hermione becomes too dependent on Draco but alas, the point was made. =]
They were never meant to be.
Author's Response: Thanks for the review. I\'ve never really thought about it that way but yes, they were never ment to be :-(
That was quite an OOC Draco.
Good story though!
Been reading it from the start.
You know. This story is sweet, and it really shows what a parent is capable of doing for the apple of his eye. I like how you went ahead and explained the Lovegoods to us. There were a few ommitted words here and there, as well as a grammar mistake or two. Other than that, it was well-written.
Good job. =]
Author's Response: Thanks, mgle_teacher for reviewing! I wrote this when my dad was really ill and hospitalised for a few weeks when I thought about how much I loved him and how much he loved me. So, I decided to base this story on the father-daughter relationship and that\'s how it all began. /rant
I hardly ever read fics with minor characters mostly because I find them dull, but you'd done a great job!
You delved deeply in Arabella Figg's childhood, and your characterization of an expectant child was perfectly down. I particularly liked how you described/compared Arabella's "squib" problem to the grub.
I loved this sentence too:
I bet itís so excited to turn into a butterfly... What if, one day, your mother told you that you will never turn into a butterfly? Youíll be a caterpillar forever, and have to watch all your sisters turn into lovely butterflies...
I really felt for Arabella there, hoping so ardently to become a witch, and then having to face disappointment at such a young age. *sigh*
mugglemathdork ~ Knight of the Turnip Table
Author's Response: Thanks so much, I\'m really glad you liked it!
That was rather intriguing to read. I'm surprised at how well you characterize Rita Skeeter as a young woman. I'm slightly alarmed that she was so willing to throw her 'morals' out the window when the opportunity to write rubbish came to her feet.
But then again, this is Skeeter, right? It was fascinating reading how she was...'corrupted' by the lies that Lockhart created for himself as well.
It's almost instantaneous the decision
for her to bury the truth, and writer a lie in lieu. You can literally see Rita Skeeter becoming the manipulative writer she became later. You also did a good job with Lockhart and I can almost say confidently that you made a good job of writing the moment at which the 'fame' went to his head.
Author's Response: Thank you so much! I\'m really glad you enjoyed this story - I wrote it so long ago, I can barely remember it anymore. :P I do love both Rita and Lockhart, and it\'s good to know I\'ve done them justice. :D <3