All right, just for the fun of it, here is a little bit about me. Yes, I write HP stories. I do this as a bit of a break while I work on my own fiction. Yes, I think that J.K. Rowling rocks! To put it mildly. And thank you, Ms. Rowling, for letting me play with you toys!
Actually, I don't write YA on my own, which is part of what makes this so fun. It's a diversion, when I don't have to worry about what my characters are doing. Need a cure for writer's block? Borrow some vividly created characters, and plot with plenty of room for footwark!
In my spare time, I'm a starving artist. Once upon a time I ran, played basketball and tennis, and generally had a life. Oh, to have dreams! No, I'm not married, nor do I have any kids. Speaking of elusive dreams...ah well.
Thanks for dropping by, and my best wishes!
LOL! This explains a lot!:
You scored as Sirius. You are most like Sirius! You are generally nice and loyal to those you love.
What Harry Potter Character are you
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So, um...why didn't he hex them when they were changing?
Author's Response: He was terrified and very surprised. I don\'t know, Regulus seems to me very much like Draco and he would be much too scared in that situation. :) Thank you for reviewing.
All right, finally a comprehensive review. Sorry I didn't hit every chapter.
I really liked Hasseth. You did her well.
I'll also note that you didn't originally intend for Tyler to survive, yet you seem to have integrated him well. I hope that you have a purpose for him in the sequel--which I am current on.
The Secret made sense to me why Harry wasn't found--but considering that Hedwig flew to France to find Hermione for a birthday present for Harry, I'm surprised that she didn't fly to Ron or Hermione on her own. Except, of course, that the story required that she not. And she did offer to take a message the first time that Harry spoke to her.
Overall (yes, I know Harry needed the clue at Christmas) I think that it was too drawn out, Harry losing an entire year to this. But you did give him a new ability that might compensate. Still, I would have liked to have seen him back at Hogwarts by Halloween or so. Still a good story. Thank you!
Author's Response: Thank you for the comprehensive review. I\'m glad you liked the story overall, and that things finally made sense at the end. I thought about having Hedwig go to Hogwarts on her own, but that just would have made things too easy, you know? Sort of like how I originally planned to have Mundungus steal Umbridge\'s wand for Dumbledore. It would have been perfectly plausible, but it all seemed too easy. Anyway, I\'m glad you liked the story, and I hope you enjoy the sequel!
All right, it's nicely written, but I'm wondering exactly why nobody in the Wizarding world is missing Harry. Someone should have shown up while he was on the bus, if not before.
Author's Response: Ahhh, but that\'s why it\'s a mystery. ;)
I don't have a big problem with no wand. There's wandless magic all over the place.
Author's Response: Thanks.
I understand your feelings. I just hope the de's didn't attack Tyler.
Author's Response: You\'ll find out the answer to that in the sequel.
All right, I knew it was Wormtail. Nice work with the far more portable Portkeys, too!
Author's Response: Kudos to you then! And thanks; I knew that all of Dumbledore\'s Portkeys were huge, but I never understood why! Thanks for reviewing! ~Moony
See, now I have to get caught with a cliffie! Some interesting twists here!
Author's Response: Yeah, this is cliffies-galore... And the twists are you keep you on your toes! Thanks for the review Igo! ~Moony
And here I thought that she was going to say "Tom..." ;)
Author's Response: Haha! While I do have my suspicions about Bella\'s faithfulness to her husband vs. her master, this wasn\'t really the place to address it. Glad you\'re thinking, though!
I was just skimming your reviews. I worked through all of your stories Monday night--and enjoyed myself.
I understood what you meant. When I wrote Dark Heart (you might enjoy it) it was well outside of my usual style--but it was something that I was inspired to write. I didn't choose to for a couple of days because of the subject matter, but then it finally came out.
Well,, I'll add another review or so where appropriate. Thanks again!
Author's Response: Thanks so much. I\'ll check out your story when I get a chance.
Do not make me review this.
Erm, only because it's well past time for bed. You have a fascinating premise. Good enough for now? :)
Author's Response: Thank you?
Did James really call Lily 'Lily'?
“Lily, could you please pass the carrots?” James asked. Lily nodded impatiently and passed him the bowl.
Sorry, I'm just getting caught up. Haven't been in MFF for a while. Thanks again!
Author's Response: Haha, no, he wasn\'t supposed to of. total screw up. But so many people have noticed, it\'s not really worth changing now... Thanks for your review!
Nice twist, with Lily sliding out of her slip, explaining the ursleys and deciphering Dudley...kind of. Would Hermione really have kissed Ron's greasy face? This story has a great deal of potential, and I'm looking forward to it. Have fun! Thanks!
Author's Response: Thanks! And yes, all characters can slip up some times. I just had to add that in there for a tiny bit of humor, I suppose. Thank you for taking the time to write a review! I really appreciate it!
This was fun, though I think that you could tighten it up a bit but...we are going to see the "real" reason for Sirius, James and Lily being there, right? And will they encounter Remus?
Author's Response: Uhm, okay. It will go on, and yes, they will meet Moony.
Welcome back, nuw. I hope that your holidays were happy.
And yes, I'd say that this chapter was almost well worth the wait. Very nice---but Harry could have cleaned a couple "in the Muggle way" before Ginny made her move. ;)
Author's Response: Thanks very much, and yes, my holidays were quite happy. I\'m glad it was almost worth the wait.
Didn't you recall? Harry writes to Tom--who delivers it to Tyler! That's their security cutout! lol!
All right, so maybe a bit too much eggnog that night. I think it cleared on my birthday, if I remember right.
Still, I thought that Harry was in trouble, and wasn't writing to his old stand-by relief valve, Tyler. Still hasn't, as a matter of fact.
Thanks again, Nuw.
Author's Response: While you\'re right that Harry didn\'t write to Tyler during the week he was angry at the world and depressed out of his mind, he has been writing Tyler -- it\'s just that none of the letters have made it \"onscreen,\" as it were. I guess I\'ll need to mention something about it soon. Thanks for the tip.
So, Harry's Occlumency hasn't advanced ed over the intervening period?
I liked the three way duel. I'll add that it might have been interesting to find a way to show Ginny's raw power. Wouldn't Ron have mastered nonverbal spells by now?
Author's Response: Harry\'s Occlumency has progresses, but remember: Dumbledore told him that he won\'t be able to block out Voldemort\'s images until he has completely mastered Occlumency. He\'s getting better, but he\'s not done yet.
I\'m glad you liked the duel. Finding a way to demonstrate Ginny\'s raw power would be interesting; I\'ll have to think about it and see if I can find a way to fit something like that in. And Ron probably would have mastered nonverbal spells by now, but at least part of the time he was saying his spells out loud as a way of trying to distract Harry\'s attention away from Ginny so that she could hex him in the back.
Hmmm....Ginny or Tyler? I'd almost guess that Muggles can't ride brooms by themselves.
Author's Response: Pretty good guess, I\'d say. ;)
Nice turnaround time on the validations.
Harry's being a bit reckless with his wandless magic. He wouldn't get way with that with Snape.
I think that it's useful for Harry that he doesn't have the memory of his history with Snape.
Nice maneuver with the brooms, by the way. They must have been real clunkers. The "passing butterfly" phenomena. ;)
So when do we get to see the rest of Harry's O.W.L. results?
Hmmm...that almost sounds like a challenge, doesn't it?
Author's Response: You\'re absolutely right: Harry would never get away with blatant use of wandless magic in front of Snape. And the fact that he doesn\'t remember Snape is definitely helping him keep his cool.
I actually hadn\'t really thought too much about Harry\'s other O.W.L.s. He got into the classes he would have wanted, so his scored didn\'t seem to matter so much. As of right now, he doesn\'t even bother to look at them until at least Christmas. I may change that, but I doubt it. Sorry if you\'re in suspense.
Hey, Nuw, just sneaking in to catch up on a story. Nice to see ou continuing to do well.
I saw a capitalization typo somewhere in the last couple of chapters, now can't find it. Still, best wishes!
Author's Response: Thanks! If you find that typo, let me know. I appreciate it.
There it is: “Ah, miss Evans,”
Thanks again, Nuw. Maybe some day I'll get to catch up on some other stories!
Author's Response: Glad you enjoyed that. Good luck with the other stories. :-)