I'm 41, father of three, very occasional writer of cookbooks and historical cooking articles. I also work for the government. I could tell you what I do, but then you'd be very bored.
Much love to the Susan Bones Book Club for reviewing and discussing "Wedding Day"!
You are a sick, sick, evil, twisted person. Everybody's looking at me because I'm laughing so hard. This was absolutely brilliant!
Oh my goodness. This has to be the definitive Remus/Tonks romance story. There's nothing more to be said, unless you write more. Your descriptions and internal monologues are effortless, and the changes in POV aren't jarring Excellent work! You are going to write more, I presume?
And no, contrary to beliefs very likely impressed upon you by this summary, I'm not a gormless prat.
Well... not entirely.
Oh my, that was a wonderful couple of days spent reading. I'm a better, happier person for reading this. You're screamingly funny, you've got the best command of the vernacular I've seen in fanfic, and your *ahem* more intimate scenes aren't gratuitous. You also do an excellent job of describing the hazards of two people sleeping in a school bed. Brava! Bravissima! Several million out of ten!
Not bad! I like the idea of Remus being forced to choose, not by an enemy, but by his own body. You've got a pretty good command of language as well. Keep writing!
Author's Response: Thanks for the great review! Keep reading!
*Nominated for a Quicksilver Quill for Best Romance- Canon.*
Oh my, such a tasty little fic! I haven't finished it yet, but I couldn't wait. Your style reminds me a lot of Katherine Kijewski. I'm a sucker for a good romantic plotline, and you've done very well with that. The characterizations are brilliant, the in-jokes are excellent, all in all I'm jealous! Can't wait to read the rst of them!
Author's Response: Yay for you not waiting! :D Thanks for the compliments, and for wanting to read more. My day has been rainy, but you\'ve made it sunny. I\'ll have to look up that writer. Thanks again! ^_^
You're eighteen, and you're this good? You're going to be downright dangerous when you're thirty-five. This is some of the best writing I've seen in fanfic, anywhere. Frankly, I'm jealous.
Author's Response: Thank You so much. THat really does mean an awful lot to me :D wow. I\'m bushing.....thank you so much :) xxx
Just one question: when is our favorite Classics scholar going to get around to Apicius and Columella? The man should cook a little something unusual for Tonks, don't you think?
Author's Response: Remus isn\'t very handy in the kitchen, but I think Tonks would like one of Columella\'s salads. Apicus\' Ostrich Ragoût, though, is another story. :D
*Sequel to Once in a Blue Moon*
Heh... Lee Ho Fook's... I like it. Does Trader Vic's show up anywhere later? (And was I the only one who got the gag?)
Author's Response: You\'re the only one that mentioned it. :D Thanks, and for the review too!
You know, I was going to write my own Ron/Hermione romance fic, but you've gone and written the definitive one. There is nothing else to be said on the subject, except for whatever else you come up with. Dang you're good! (guess I'd better write about Arthur and Molly...)
Author's Response: Thanks much! I\'ve realized, though, that I have ignored them a bit in these last couples of chapters, but there is so much more in store. (Bwaaahaaahaaaaa...) These characters are so much fun to write. Let\'s all take a moment and thank Jo for creating them so I can play around with my little fantasies of what could happen.
I got to see it first! Neener neener neener! (Yeah, just because I'm beta-reading for her, like I should gloat...)
Author's Response: You are invaluable, so you should gloat. I appreciate your help!
You just keep churning out these great chapters, it's amazing! Keep going, I want to know how it turns out! (Yeah, I know, I get advance reviews, but still I can beg for more...)
Author's Response: Hey, where would I be without you? Certainly not churning out great chapters - maybe mediocre ones. More is on the way...now, if they would open the queue, I\'ll post chapter 14! Not that you haven\'t already read it...but...
Good chapter! Nice to see you made it through the mods. Can't wait to see the next one...
Author's Response: Thanks - formatting is a bugger. Once again, thanks for your help.
Oh, brava! I love reading about these two characters, and you've got a very good insight into Tonks. Your writing style is mature and well-developed as well. Songfics can be tricky, and you've done well with this one. Keep writing!
That's it, you're going on the favorites list. No questions, no arguments now, you write wonderfully harsh and beautiful, and you need to write more. 'Nuff said.
Good to see a fellow Queen fanatic! I like what you're doing with the series; I'll be interested to see what you do with Bohemian Rhapsody. You've got a good command of language and phrasing. If you're this good at 18, you're going to be downright scary at 35. Keep at it!
Author's Response: Thanks a lot! You\'re boosting my ego to the stratosphere, my friend. Hm, not everyone\'s gonna lik Bohemian Rhapsody. It\'s already done; I just want to post them in the right order. Bohemian Rhapsody was the first one I wrote. I\'m not sure everyone\'s gonna like it, because it has strong elements of slash in it. But if that doesn\'t scare you off, you\'re welcome to keep reading! :) Thanks a lot for reviewing; I\'m overjoyed that you enjoyed it.
Welll... I've read through the whole thing and I can only say this: I'm sure you can tell a good story, but this isn't it. Better luck next time.
Author's Response: Sorry you didn\'t like it...but thanks for taking the time to review.
Wow. Very nice descriptions, especially of Death. Your prose is very fluid, it's easy to read and sounds great when read aloud. I liked how you avoided the whole Grim Reaper image of Death and made him closer to WC Fields' "fellow in the bright nightgown". This is some of the best reading I've found on this site in a very long time. Thanks for this!
Olympe looked into Hagrid's eyes hoping he would confess his love...not call her a half-giant! After storming off, romantic frustration leads her to Hagrid's hut, where she sees beneath the unfashionable suit, and he sees past a French facade.
Yet another piece of awesomeness! It's good to see Hagrid as a rounded character, someone with appetites beyond food, whiskey and exotic critters. Manny Hands was particularly well-named. I could just hear the Barry White music in the background. Rock on, Hagrid, ya big Somerset playa!
Author's Response: I said I love you and that\'s forever, And this I promise from my heart, I could not love you any better, I love you just the way you are.
ROFL over \'Somerset playa\'! :D If he wasn\'t seen as well rounded, it was because he never had the chance to show it...and I don\'t just mean taking off his shirt, heh. ^_~
My affinity to the journal compels me to keep it at hand. I, too, am rather shabby, and yet there are pages of my life still unwritten.... Remus reflects on his life and love for Tonks in a companion fic to Moonlight and Shadow that parallels chapter nine onward.
Oh, more awesomeness from Kerichi! This is really tasty! His prose is more flowery than I might like, but still it's good reading. We don't get enough from his perspective. No wonder you're one of my favorites!
Author's Response: By flowery, do you mean reflective? I hope you don\'t mean pompous and artificial...or the style of the Lovers in Comedie del Arte, speaking in grand, pretentious, flowery language: \"My love for you makes all the diamonds on the earth look like grains of sand, and your beauty makes them all dull.\" I do think of Remus as an old fashioned gentleman, but not that kind! I\'m going for intellectually sophisticated while being authentic and natural. ^_^
(Sirius picked a bad night to run away from home. Rating for heavy cursing and situation. Oneshot.)
Words cannot describe the awesome awesomeness of this story. I've had friends show up on my doorstep in just that manner. You did a great job of capturing the mind and mentality of a scared teenage boy in an intolerable situation. Write more you must, yes!