I am a 29 year old registered nurse living in Dallas, TX. I discovered the Harry Potter world when OotP was published and tried my hand at fanfiction a few months later with Harry Potter and the French Blue. Your kind reviews kept me sane during what could only be described as the most hellish semester of nursing school any group of instructors could possibly dream up, and for that I am very grateful.
This is an awesome story! I can't wait to see what happens next!
Very riveting. Fascinating chapter!
I've seen that pattern with my fanfic too. I read your first chapter again and it looks fine to me. All first chapters have to have some background setup in them to make the story work and I think you have a good balance between setup and plot advancement. Don't get discouraged--Ms. Rowling herself said the first chapter of SS/PS wasn't the most popular thing she had written. You're doing great!
I like the slow approach you're taking with their relationship--so often the romance moves so fast it's unrealistic. Will Dean be in the picture at all? Keep up the good work!
Same here. I thought the cliffhanger was rather amusing. At least this visit to the zoo won't be that bad.
Author's Response: Thanks and you all seem to think the zoo will be fun...why is that?
When I was reading HBP and saw the scene where Harry discovered his feelings for Ginny, I immediately thought of your story here. Kudos to you for coming closest to the real thing!
Fantastic story! I'm really looking forward to finding out what happens next! One little thing though; in this chapter you have Malfoy as the Ravenclaw captain. I'm sure it's no big deal...but if you revise that, I hope you keep Ravenclaw as the opposing team. Having Gryffindor lose to Ravenclaw is a lot easier to handle than having them lose to Slytherin ;-)...
I look forward to your next update!
Author's Response: I do?? I completely missed that! God, that's awful! Of COURSE they didn't lose to Slytherin. Better change that...
That was cute! I can't wait to see more!
Author's Response: Thanks!
I just realized that this story has been sitting in my favorites for months and I never reviewed. This is an excellent story, very well written. I know this will sound like an odd compliment, but you showed remarkable restraint while writing. There were so many times during your story when James and Lily would discover something and, my hindsight being 20/20, I'd automatically assume they knew the rest of the story. For example, when they heard Sirius escaped from Azkaban, I immediately thought of how impressive that feat was; it didn't immediately occur to me that James didn't know Sirius was in Azkaban in the first place. And they wouldn't automatically assume that Peter betrayed them on purpose, would they?
Again, excellent work.
Author's Response: Thank you so much. I\'m so glad you enjoyed the story and that you like my style of writing. It\'s always rewarding to get such a nice and well thought out review. :D
That...that was incredible. I don't think I've ever read anything quite like that. Strong work!
Author's Response: Thank you i really appreciate it.
How far will a person go in the pursuit of true love, a person who is not the lucky chosen few…
Part 2 of MY GUARDIAN ANGEL series:
1.My Guardian Angel 2.When I See Only You 3.The Boy Next Door
OK now, this story is just begging for a sequel. I have to admit I actually felt a little sorry for Aria, what with the psychosis she's obviously suffering from, but the moment she took away Harry's memories I lost all sympathy for her. Harry and Ginny need the chance to get back together again. Excellent story.
Author's Response: Thank you so much. As Aria said, it was okay when it was never had but once you tasted true love you'll never want to go back and live without it. Do you really want another sequel? Afterall, this story is a sequel to "My Guardian Angel."
I'd like to take a moment to defend Harry here. Granted, he shouldn't have been alone with Aria like that, but this whole thing looks suspiciously like a date rape to me. He was drinking butterbeer that had strange addicting effects on him, I'm wondering what that incense was that was burning, and despite all that he was repeatedly saying "no" and she ignored him. Plus, there seemed to be signs all through the semester that she was playing with his head, which could explain why he felt so drawn to her. Aria should have known better; she was his teacher for goodness sake! That said, I'm having a hard time getting mad at Harry right now because he is a victim here too.
Author's Response: This issue is still up in the air. Was she in his head or not that night? What was the deal with the beer, the incense, the music, the butterflies, the dancing? Why did he pull her towards him after the dance, but couldn't push her away? Instead he was using only his words to push her away and not his arms. Thanks for reading the story and reviewing. Please keep your questions coming.
As an artist, I am...rather intrigued by your story. Normally I would cringe at an AU fanfic, but I'm curious to see where you are planning to take this. I look forward to your next post.
Author's Response: I know this is an AU but i'm glad your curious enough to read my story and review!
I think that about sums up Harry in a nutshell. Strong work!
Well, I have to admit I was expecting a little more to the story--a little more conversation, a kiss--maybe even a bit of an argument when they first saw each other. I also got a little worried when you said it was a full moon; I'd have thought Remus would have been lurking around somewhere. Despite that though, I thought this was a well-written piece and I did like it. Good work!
Author's Response: Thanx, that's really really good advice, very helpful. And thanx for telling it to me instead of yelling it in my face : )
Wow. That was...wow. I think you captured Snape's thoughts perfectly. Excellent work!
Author's Response: Thank you!
Actually, you're the one author in my list of favorites that actually updates regularly, something I really appreciate. Very exciting battle scene; I was on the edge of my seat the entire time! I can't wait until your next update!
Author's Response: Thank you! I try to update quickly, but sometimes some chapters take longer....which is annoying for me too! I\'m glad you liked this chapter!!
Very sweet. I was curious; is the Santa Claus story an actual fairy tale or did you make it up? Either way, I really liked your story.
Author's Response: Thanks Berylla :). As I mentioned in the Author's Note, the Magic Pomegranate Tree is originally from The Santa Claus Book - clicking on the link will bring you straight to its Amazon.com page if you're interested in finding out more about it. The one thing I will say is that I've paraphrased and changed it a bit to fit with the Harry Potter universe a bit better. Thank you so much for reviewing :)