WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!! You put them in a SERIES!! Coolness.
Uh, do I get punished for not REALLY reviewing anything here? I have already reviewed. Lots. Very well. My reviews are simply incredible.
It just hurt me to see a little zero next to the Reviews link. Knowing my luck this review'll come out somewhere completely different. OK, hun, obviously, I love all the writing, specially as I now know what happens (mwahahaha) and, yeah, see you soon, probably
love ya xxx
oh, and ps, witholding ketchup???!! But I LIKE ketchup?? If you want me to sacrifice that for one review from Rob you're gonna have to give me something. Preferable something with chocolate in. And don't come up with dirty stuff.
Wow! Exciting cliffhanger! this is a really good fan fic!!! i hope the real book 7 is half as good!
Author's Response: Thank you! And I think we can all expect Jo to write about ten times better than me ;) Cliffhangers are usually doom... but I had to do it. Glad you liked
this was a really good fic! I loved the way you portrayed harry and ginny - especially harry, as it was just how i would imagine them acting, from reading the books. I get fed up reading fics where the author's have changed the characters, but yours are all really good! Yeah, 'mazing symbolism...really enjoyed it!
Author's Response: Thank you very much. I think charcterization is the most important thing in fanfiction - if you\'re not going to bother with that, then why borrow Jk\'s charecters in the first place? Thanks for reviewing XX
That was soooooo good! It almost made me cry...it's the sort of scene you kind of know wouldn't really happen, because you know people aren't really that open, but i'm so glad someone wrote it, you did it really well (the bit i just said wasn't meant as an insult btw, i just meant it's like when you lie in bed and imagine all the things you'd like to say to someon even though you never do...you still need the imagining bit...ya know?)
Anyway, it was amazing! Going to read all your others now!
Author's Response: Thank you so much, yes I think I know exactly what you are saying. That may be why I think this is the way I imagine it happening, but also I know it won\'t really happen this way. It\'s how it should be, but won\'t be. Thank you so much, and I really hope you enjoy the rest of my stories. I appreciate it much.
Woah. That was so powerful, and striking. I've read a lot of fics recently, and yours are by far the best! You've managed to keep the characters so it's really easy to see that they're the same, but you've added your own unique elements of story, and they've just worked! Wow. More of what i said about Right Here, really. I needed this fic!!! Thanks for writing it!
Author's Response: Thank you so much for reading it. I think with Right Here, I was just trying to get as close to JKR\'s voice while at the same time tell the story of Ron and Hermione getting together the way I liked it. With One Good Day, again I was trying to use JKR\'s voice, but I think, as you pointed out, I also tried to inject a little bit more of myself into the work, and I definitely injected some symbolism and imagery that I continue to use in later stories. I\'m really proud of this last chapter in particular because I started off just wanting to write a long bit of fluff, but I knew it couldn\'t last, and what came out i the end just felt really real, you know? Thanks for the review.
that was so good! Really descriptive and I could easily imagine a real scene like that in Book 7 (not that I've read it or anything, it just seems like the sort of emotional journey Harry would go through).
Wheeeeeeeeee!!! That was so good! I loved it! You went further than just getting them together; it was really obvious that you put loads of work into it... loved the imagery and I can't wait to see Ginny walking in those heels at the wedding! (You are doing more, aren't you? Pleeeeease?!)
Author's Response: \'Fraid not. There\'s me thinking I\'d tied up all the lose ends. I think I\'m going to go write a little explanaition on my LJ after I\'ve responded to these reviews so go check that out on http://hpmaniacbabe.livejournal.com I\'m glad you noticed how much work went into it! Thanks a lot for reviewing! xxx
hehe me again(!) what can i say? You're a beautiful writer! this one made me cry...everything is just perfect! It's a really original idea, and the whole story is just packed with emotion (that's a good thing) I just love how you decided to call Harry's boy Tom - i haven't checked out your LJ yet, but i'm guessing it's to show he's come to terms with what's happened, and also that he's kind of understanding Voldemort?? Even if it isn't, it's beautiful! Keep writing, please!
Author's Response: Man, you\'re super awesome. I love it when I get to watch a reader go from one story to the next. That\'s probably one of the biggest compliments to know that someone is digging what you write enough to keep right on reading from one story to the next. About my livejournal, yes, I would really appreciate it if you check it out. Note that you\'ll have to type the http:// in there with the url I give... I just realized that just typing grimmrook.livejournal.com just redirects you to some search engine. Anyway, I have a kind of FAQ up, and right after that, a pretty decent length essay on why I chose Tom. Keep in mind that Tom is a character I made a while ago, and whom I plan on introducing in full in Epilogues Part III, along with Dennis Weasley, and Linus Longbottom. To be perfectly honest, I have built those characters before I even considered doing fanfiction, so, I think that by the time I start writing them, they\'ll be pretty well established as their own people. But yeah, check out the livejournal because I leave a lot of details out on purpose, and I do it for one reason. Emotion. Emotion is the star of this piece, and there is obviously so much backstory missing, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized that to try and fill in that backstory, the more that would take from the emotion, and I didn\'t want to do that. So that\'s what that is all about. I really have some great characters waiting in the wings, and I can\'t wait to get them out. In Part II you\'ll be meeting Rathius Ratbone, whom I think you may eventually grow to like, and as I said we got the kids that we meet in Part III, and Fiona Longbottom too. But anyway, yes, thank you so much for the reviews, I\'m really glad I\'m doing right by you! And if this response hasn\'t been enough of a clue, I very much intend to keep writing! See you at the end of Epilogues Part I!
Yep. You're best yet! WHY hasn't the 2nd part of chapter 5 been validated yet?? WHY??!!! cant cope, here. Loved all the imagery and the subtlelty, it's sooooo good!
Author's Response: Thank you so much again. I really love it when one of my stories gets someone to go and read them all, and I can\'t thank you enough for that. The imagery in this chapter regarding the wedding, well the wedding itself, all of it, was probably the first thing I wrote in my head regarding fanfiction stuff. Long before I even considered actually writing fanfiction, I think I started planning out this wedding, complete with the designs that lifted off of the robes and everything. I remember also wanting to describe Hermione as being \"out of a storybook\". I think the only big problem I really had was color. The weasley\'s having red hair makes colors difficult because so many colors clash easily with their hair. But anyway, I really appreciate you loving the imagery and stuff. Chapter 6 is in queue, so hopefully it won\'t be to much longer until it\'s posted. Thanks, and I hope to see you again not only for the last chapter, but also for Everybody Does It, which is already up and available.
Well, as you know, I already read the end on SIYE, but I wanted to wait til it was up here to review, because of several mundane reasons, but mainly because then I would be able to give it a chance to be absorbed properly.
Well, I loved it! I loved the way that the storyline tied in so well from Right Here (R/Hr) to this chapter (H/G). It kind of felt right, and almost as though there doesn't need to be any more (don't get me wrong - more wouldn't be a bad thing; I'm desperate for Epilogues II) It just seemed like you tied the whole thing up really well.
I also loved how Ginny knew Harry was there, but she also didn't say anything (directly) to him when he was 'stalking' her... If you get what I mean? It made them more like equals, and now that Ginny's turned him down on the marriage thing it puts them on a completely even keel for the sequels. It's not just Harry who destroyed the darkest wizard of all time, it's also Ginny who turned DOWN the boy who defeated the darkest wizard of all time. I think that's really important, because they are equals.
Well, thank you for so many amazing fics. You're my favourite, favourite, favourite!
Author's Response: Alright, i\'ve seriously made three attempts at responding to this review, and each one timed out, so I\'m going to leave a quick one now, and promise to leave a longer one when I have time... Thank you so much for everything.
wow. that was, well, beautiful. You know you're ideas about death? You know, would Sirius be forever playing out those last moments bit, I always wonder things like that. It's always magical to see someone else thinking along the same lines as you. It was such an original idea. The fact that you called it 'Sirius' too, as though he's brought them together...I could go on forever, but I think you know your own work. It was so good (how could you have said you didn't think it would get on this site? How?!) Thank you. It was really moving and, just beautiful xx
Author's Response: Wow, thanks. That is possibly the best review I\'ve ever gotten, so I\'m sorry for taking a few years (oh my god, years, how did I take years?!) to respond to it. I bet this will be surprising for you... Well, I just tried to update it, but I\'m afraid my old opinions hold rather strong in my idea that the next chapter most likely won\'t make it on the site either. I hope you read it if it does though!
Oooh, interesting! I especially liked the beginning section about Lily - it was really deep and powerful. Hope chapter two gets validated soon!
PS, am I really the first reviewer? Wow! Never been a first reviewer before, 'specially not for a good fic like this one!
Author's Response: Yeah, what happened was, this fic was actually deleted when the second chapter wasn\'t validated, but this time, you are the first! Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoy the second chapter when it comes!
OK, as my reviews obviously aren't good enough for you, I SHALL DO BETTER THIS TIME.
Obviously, Rathius was excellent. You got just the right level of information across, so now no one knows if he's good, bad, in for himself or simply trying to make trouble. But he is now a more obviously important character. OH, it was bugging me and I've just realised. Mad Eye Moody. The bit where he's trying to make Ginny see what to do? I don't know whether it was intentional but it was very similar to the one with Mad Eye Moody before the first task in GoF. So that immediately creates parallels between Moody and Rath...as in, not what they might seem?
OK, um, other stuff. Obviously, I liked Ginny taking the initiative with her and Harry's near break-up. Always like to see Ginny in control :) uhm, and Romilda was perfectly bitchy. Obviously.
Ach, I can't do it. I LOVED EVERYTHING. OK? I admit that I suck at reviews. I ADMIT IT!!!!
Love you, hun, and I'll try and persuade Rob to read/review, but I can't make any promises....ketchup is most important...
Author's Response: Ach, okay. No ban, your reviews are ALWAYS lovely. Always. And that\'s not the first time I\'ve had people point out correlations between moody and Ratbone. And in this story, that correlation for the most part fits very well. I think we\'ll see in the final part of Epilogues, however, that they are quite different in many respects. Of course, motivation is a big part in all of that, and unfortunately you folks won\'t get to know said motivation until the story(s) I plan to maybe write AFTER Epilogues is done. Except you Ban, seeing as how I\'ve already told you, and you are therefore very special. As for Rob, just threaten to withold ketchup and he will do whatever you like. You must learn this, it is very very important. once you\'ve progressed to marmelade, I\'m sure you will find that the witholding of said marmelade will result in him acting like barnyard animals if you like. Love ya hon.
Uhm, Kyle, because I'm your stalker and you're currently around-but-not-around on msn......I think that Professor McGonagall is called Madam by people outside of Hogwarts, because she's a renowned and important witch...I might have got that wrong, but that's what I picked up in my five million rereadings...just to let you know, you probably didn't need this
Oh, yeah, reviewing, uhhh, very good chapter, very good story, no longer very good series....can't wait for nine
Loves you xxxx
Author's Response: Thanks, yeah, Charlotte backs you up, so I was wrong, and I think I owe someone an apology. I\'m not changing it yet though. Making changes on this site is really an ordeal because for some reason whenever you go in to change something, the formatting goes all wonky, and it\'s just bad news. So I\'m planning on just doing one big revision when the Epilogues are complete, and we\'ll see how that goes. Love you too hun, talk at ya later.
Wahell, you know, looooooooved it! (for a change). More of what I've already said, really, about them being much more equal now, which I think adds a lot to the story.
There is one tiny small detail: I thought Harry was teaching first and second years defense, yah? But then those first years were complaining about LUPIN as their teacher... or was that just Colin getting it wrong (he was the one that said they were first years). Correct me if I made a large error in that, but it was niggling at me.
Sorry I took so long to review it, but I read it earlier and...err...forgot it was up here! Can't wait for the rest, keep it up, and stay FOND (sorry, couldn't resist)
Author's Response: actually, sweets, if you pay careful attention, Ginny assume\'s they\'re talking about Lupin... none of them actually say Lupin... Ah, that would be why the one girl says he\'s cute.... FOND Thanks sweets.
Ooooooooooo la la!
So, yes, very good beginning. I know you said it was hard to write or something, but it didn't come off forced or anything like that. Very heartwrenching. In a way, I'd've liked to have seen more of Colin in the second half of the chapter, because he seemed to vanish a little bit, but I know that's cause you were just moving the story to a different aspect. That wasn't a criticism, just a comment :)
And Ratius angry - very good. I like him, I like him a LOT. He's brilliant because he's JUST the sort of character I could see JKR introducing. Not in book 7, but he's just.....very her.
So, loved the twist at the end, brilliant, inspired, all the rest, I'm sure your ego doesn't need me to carry on.
Very good chapter, Kyle. Sorry I had to rush before, I had an agitated father needing the computer. Can't wait till I'm HOME again
love you xxx
Author's Response: You pointed out a weakness I have. See, I\'m currently running several different plotlines at once. There\'s the conflict with Cho, Rathius, Romilda, and Colin, and the thing is, it\'s hard for me to keep the others running while I\'m focusing on one, so I noticed what I do a lot is just kind of skim over, like, you\'ll notice in the next chapter I have a scene with Rathius, and right before that, I skim over weeks of hardship with Colin and Cho by saying \"yeah, it sucked\". As for Rathius, what I think is funny is that while I\'ve gone much more in depth on him in this story than I intended, we still have yet to scratch the surface, and in Part III it will be the same when we see him again. He\'s honestly a character that you\'re not going to get really really deep into until the stories after the series. And we know I\'m still not sureif Iwant to write those or not. Anyway, I\'ll make everyone a promise. If Rathius wins best original character, regardless of if I write the post Epilogues story, I will write a fic based on Rathius and his brothers if only because I like the response I\'m getting towards him. that twist at the end, I\'ve been waiting to do that for quite some time,and from the early reactions, I\'m guessing I pulled it off just the way I wanted to. Thank you hun, love ya.
I can't say I didn't see that coming, somewhat, but there you go, tee hee, dramatically, it needed to be done, so that's not a criticism, at all.
I loved the contrasts in this chapter - it worked almost as a little mini story, from the quidditch to Rathius, to Harry and Cho...
Well, well, well, I think that's a bit more of what we all wanted to see of Rathius, well done, very well done, very exciting, very cool...
and still a perfect mix of JK and Kyle, so yay!
Loved it, as always, loves xxx
Author's Response: Aw, Anna. You know what hun, I miss you. We need to talk sometime soon, seriously. Okay, on to the chapter. Yeah, to be honest, that wasn\'t the cliffie I originally intended to leave with you folks (I think that cliffie was much more evil, and from the reaction I\'m getting now, I probably would have had pitchforks and torches chasing me down). But when I was faced with where to cut the end of the chapter, this just seemed to be the right place you know? Predictable? sure, but I\'ll take it. The contrasts was definitely something I was going for. The deal with Rathius was to try and give everyone a taste of what Part III is going to be like, but I think I just wanted to hit everyone from as many different angles as I possibly could, and I loved running from the triumphant quidditch scene to the scary battle with Rathius to the final bit which I was hoping put a lump in everyone\'s stomach. So, thank you kindly hun, miss you terribly, and I\'ll see ya later.
YAY!! Oh, so happy! It's a really good chapter - that's EXACTLY how I would imagine Ginny being about the whole 'situation'. I can't pick out one bit I like most, but if I had to, then the end when she realises she wasn't being fair - it would be easy to make that corny, but you managed not to, if you see what I mean?
by the way, it IS Harry that's just come in, isn't it?!
Author's Response: When I wrote that cliffhanger, I wrote it thinking, \'this is the most stupidest cliffhanger in the history of cliffhangers.\" I\'ve yet to see someone stumped on it, so there you go. About Ginny\'s regret at the end. One of my betas at the end of the first draft said that I turned Ginny into ... well, she was disgusting to him. And so I kind of had to soften her up a bit. And I think that really helped in the end. The point was to have her be pissed off, but not turn into someone you didn\'t like anymore, and that\'s where the end came from. I made her a little mild as she went through and caught you up, and then in the end, I made her a little more disappointed in herself, which I think, as you did, came off pretty well. You know, I never really wrote a girl before. I\'ve written dialogue, but never really gotten in the head of onefor long periods of time, so this is a learning experience, and despite how difficult it can be at times, I\'m having fun. So thank you ever so much for the review, and i got chapter two in the queue already.
WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CHAPTER SEVEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
OK, hun, you know I loved it. And apparently I'm not alone, so you can saying it's awful. It's not. It's brilliant. The end was completely heartwrenching. Completely beautiful. And the bit when they saw each other at Ron and Hermione's flat was incredibly powerful.
And, thank you, again, hun. Thank you so much, I'm still so, so honoured and kind of overwhelmed. It means a lot to me.
Thank you, Kyle. Awesome chapter, and I can't wait for eight. xxx
Author's Response: Oh, that reminds me, I should probably put an author\'s note in there somewhere. Actually, I\'ll put it in the next chapter\'s a/n so that I don\'t ruin it for people who have yet to read the chapter. Thank you Anna, I guess I will stop saying it\'s awful. Though I still think it is. But if you say to stop saying it, then I will... despite my best judgement. ugh worst response to a review ever. Thanks hun, love you lots.
OK, hun, I've not had a very good day so far today, as you'll probably hear later, but the fact that this has been validated cheered me up a LOT.
Very hard stuff to write, very well pulled off. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHA at 'will it always be this hard between us'. I snorted at that one. And you've got the emotion of the readers exactly right, I'd imagine. I'm torn between complete sympathy for Colin but still a happiness that Ginny and Harry are sorted. Life is never gonna be simple; as soon as one thing gets sorted, something else will spiral out of control, and you're very good at showing that :)
Love you, hun, also miss you, haven't spoken to you for dayses. Need my Kyle fix. xxxx
Very good chapter and can't wait for nine xxx
Author's Response: grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr I had this uber huge response to this, and you knowwhat I did? I got timed out and didn\'t copy and paste, stupid piece of ... ahem. OKay hun, I really miss you too, lots and lots, and I hope we can catch up soon. Remember the mornigs we used to have together because neither of our significant others seems to have thecapability to wake up at a decent hour? Right. Okay, conflict, yeah, I think onething I\'ve noticed is that I present the conflict differently in all of my stories. In this one it\'s more episodic, but basically yeah, I just keep throwing them at you. And glad you laughed, that was one of hte bits that was writtenin my head back when it was a romantic comedy and not the angst fest it has become. Love you somuch un and hope to catch you very soon.