Winner of the QuickSilver Quills Award, categ. Best Marauder Era.What did being a Marauder truly mean?... Let's just say that some tunes cannot be played by a lone musician; and those four's lives were certainly not soloists' scores. In class or in detention, in Quidditch matches or full-moon wanderings, fleeing before monsters or confronting dark wizards, they wrote, measure after measure, their own eight-handed piece.
Messrs Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs, are proud to present a Symphony for Quartet.
Great chapter, there was plenty of good character interactions. And more Lily time, YAY! I cannot wait to the transition James goes through from hating to liking Lily, it's certainly a vaiant perspective than the usual 7th-year-Lily-hates-James garb. I don't know how far your going with this story, but I certainly hope you get to that!
I am extremely impressed by this story, by far it's the best Marauder Era fic I've so far (and I've been reading the for years). Your writing is original and your portrayal of the Marauders is exactly how I saw them. Great work.
But, inevitably, with good things there comes bad things. I so wish you didn't have med school, so you could update sooner! It's all too good.
I wanna ask how did you do it? How did you come up with the creation and imagination that made this fic so great and original? Whatever method it is, it's brilliant.
Anyway, I'm babbling. Can't wait for chapter 13.
Author's Response: Thanks for the review, I\'m very happy you like the story. As for my update rate, it\'s getting much more of a problem right now. I\'m sorry, but you\'ll probably have to wait till June. April if I\'m lucky.
I don\'t have any methods :). I am roughly following a plan, but I often come up with different ideas in the middle... and I pay much attention to developping my characters :). That\'s all, really. Oh, and I reread my chapters until I get sick of them. That\'s for the style, spelling and grammar.
Hi, um, is this story being discontinued? It hasn't been updated in awhile and I was just wondering. I sincerely hope it's not, because Phedra is a good OC and her story premise as a background perspective was an interesting concept.
Please try updating!
Author's Response: Hello! In all honesty, I don\'t know if I\'d be able to pick the story back up after nearly a year of inactivity...but I might have to try...MNFF is going to remove the story otherwise!!!
Great story so far, it's frggin hilarious! I especially love the comments the Death Eaters make.
Author's Response: Ah, thank you! I got the idea to write a Death Eater humour fic after spending far too much time at http://acciobrain.ligermagic.com, which is a Harry Potter fanart site that has lots of very funny Death Eater pictures.
Where's Sirius?! It's not a part without dear Sirius!
One of the best Dramione's I've read. The most amazing, and startling part of it was its ending. Very interesting considering most end with a happy ending. I've started reading the sequel and so far I'm not as impressed. The fact that Hermione was in her Azkaban cell thinking of Draco without loathing him is something I find very hard to believe. By the time I finished this fic I literally hated Draco. I expected her to do the same for his betrayal.
Author's Response: I'm glad you liked "Aversion" and I'm sorry that "Resilient" is living up to your standards. When we see Hermione in the cell for the first time, it's only a day after Draco betrayed her and two of her best friends were killed before her eyes. I think it's safe to say that she's experiencing a bit of sensory overload at the moment, and that her brain is working to process all the information that was suddenly revealed to her. Besides, hate is such an easy emotion to feel and to write. But confusion? Existing in the middle of a battle between your heart and your head? Those are much more interesting! I hope you give me a chance to show you that I've thought this through. :)
Great so-far! But I don't think you've made your OC obnoxious enough!
And I don't think Voldy would've let Mungo off so easily about the Dark Mark tattoo. Maybe you can have a running gag where Voldy keeps trying to brand Mungo at unexpected times... Just a thought.
Author's Response: LifeAtRandom, you read me like a book! Or more aptly, a fanfiction. I do, in fact, have stealth-branding plans in the works. (Have I gotten that predictable?) But yeah, I wanted Mungo to be just annoying enough to be funny without making him unlikeable, because he\'s the more moral/redeemable of the pair. Thanks for reading!
The fic started off good, but then it kind of slewed off from there. Malfoy was too soft to begin with, and him "not really hating Hermione for being a Muggleborn" seems OOC. They should have been a little more on edge and argumentative with each other in the beginning, in my opinion. THEN the gushy love stuff can come in.
Author's Response: I sometimes just can't hold back my gushy love stuff. I'm sorry. But thanks for your input.
Yay! Update soon! I can't wait to find out more about this bond and Animus Aduro!
Good job on Dumbledore, btw, I can never write him well, I end up making him too weird. He's a diificult character to write!
That was SHOCKING! My mouth literally dropped when she revealed the big secret! Lol, good job. I hope you keep updating the fic.
Yay, an update! The dialog in this chapter was awesome, the back-and-forth quips between the Marauders and Emma and Angelina make me crack up. 20 chapters, wow. Do you already have them all written up? I hope you do all seven years for Angelina, because this is amazing.
I see there's still some bitterness for Angelina that Emma's her friend, I wonder how long that'll take to end... Will it worsen when Angelina meets her family again?
I'm so excited for chapter 11!
Author's Response: I don’t have each chapter typed up, although I do have an outline. In fact in the few chapters you’ll get a glimpse into Angelina’s family life as well as a few startling revelations (one about her mother). Stay tuned for more.\r\n\r\nP.S. Chapter 11 is in the queue.
I can't tell if the first review I left for you showed up on the page, so I'm just going to leave another just in case. Plus, you deserve more than 9 reviews, haha.
I love your OC, she's very fleshed out and believable, plus it's hard to hate her even though she holds some prejudice. That's a difficult feat to pull off. Her interactions between the other characters is very interesting, especially with people like Snape, Lily and Sirius. I think Sirius is jealous of Snape and Angelina!
Anyway, please update soon because story has got me completely hooked. Also, could you tell me how often you update and roughly how long this fic will be? I'd like to know because it always disappoints me to find out that it takes months before an update!
The only complaint I have is the first chapter, which almost turned me away from the story. I'm not sure how to explain, maybe it was too... choppy? Sorry I'm not more specific. But you might want to think about rewriting it so it flows better, maybe that's why you haven't gotten as many reviews as you deserve!
Author's Response: Thanks for the review! Another chapter should be on the way shortly. I try to update regularly, but my beta is very busy and it sometimes takes awhile for her to get back to me. Also I have had to rewrite the story to fit with the information received in book 7. That said, this story should be 20 chapters, which will take us through Angelina’s first year. After that it depends on the level of interest in the story. I have rough outlines for all seven years, but who knows how much I’ll be able to write.
Hilarious chapter, I loved how the prank at the lake turned into them all pushing each other into the lake. It's a good reminder that they're all still kids.
I felt bad for James and his boggart being exposed to the whole school, that by itself is close to his own fear.
Yay, another update! There haven't been any updates for the other stories in my favorites, so I can't really tell if it's just your story. I'm so glad Emma and Angelina are friends now. And all that info on her natural Occlumency, it was interesting! That was a nice twist on her being related to the Malfoys.
Author's Response: So glad you like.
There's something wrong with my updates, they're not emailing me whenever a story is updated. So sorry if I'm late, I'll try to keep up. Another great chapter. For some inexplicable reason I like her brother, Rodolphus. And Snape was adorable sticking up for her like that. Wonder if he likes her?
Author's Response: My dear faithful reviewer you are too sweet! And about your updates: Is this just happening for my story or for all your favorites? I’ll try to see if a mod can do anything about it. Thanks!
You must think that I've forgotten about this story! For some reason, my email didn't alert me for chapters 13 and 14, but it did for 15 for some reason. But I was happy because I had two additional chapters that I'd never read before plus ch. 15. I'm rambling.
Anyway, I'm so excited, Sirius is jealous about that Jonathon thing! It amazes me that Angelina remains oblivious (other then that passage about the uneasy silence and how she doesn't know how to respond when he's "sweet on her"). Can't wait to see how that plays out :P
Author's Response: Glad to hear you’re still reading! I hope you continue to enjoy. There’s more Angelina and Black to come. Stay tuned.
Hey, lovely fic you have so far! What I like most about it is it's told from multiple narrative viewpoints. Each character has their own interesting perspective on things and each has their own little story.
Except, I hope you don't mind some CC - Peter feels a little flat to me. Like my heart isn't with him like it is with the other characters. I understand how it might be difficult for authors to write him especially because most dislike him with a passion.
Anyway, keep up the good work!
Er, this started off kind of good, but the last chapter really turned me away from the story. Her transformation to the dark side should have been more gradual. You just wrote it so that within one chapter, she turns evil and starts believing in pureblood ideals, despite the fact that she was raised by Ted and Andromeda her entire life. I mean, I would have understood her believing that, but it should have taken more time, with her thinking about her allegiances. Not very convincing if you ask me.
Author's Response: I understand. However, I had to consider the personal trauma she would have gone through. She went through an identity crisis and was questioning who she is. In a way, she has accepted that a new way of thinking comes along with her heritage. My intention was to make it seem a bit more gradual, but I suppose I was not as gradual as I originally thought. Thank you for letting me know, I'll have to go back and change a bit of my wording.
Interesting two-shot, and a good probe into Lily's life. But I have to give out some constructive criticism:
The characters' dialogue was unrealistic and too stilted for sixteen year olds. Your portrayal of Regulus was really odd and just not anything that I pictured of Regulus (but I suppose this is subjective because Regulus is a minor character). He just seemed too polite and friendly to become a future Death Eater, he had to have at least a little contempt for Lily or maybe he thought he was better than everyone else.
And there were some awkward moments in the story that seemed out of place (ie, the ending where Regulus pushed her against the wall and said "I just wanted you to get a taste of what you’re dealing with when you try to mess with a Slytherin."). I think you should of written more before that point, maybe more interactions between Regulus and Lily to get a better understanding of them.
Anyway, that's my opinion. Overall, the story had a lot of potential, it just came off a little dry.
Lindsey Tonks appears to be a normal, almost invisible Hogwarts student, but underneath her is someone far from normal. What the world doesn't know is that Lindsey is the daughter of two well-known imprisoned Death Eaters, and has an identity she must hide from the world. Underneath Lindsey is a girl named Lyra Lestrange, a girl who is meant to be a secret forever. But will it last forever?
*Begins in GoF and follows the series through DH.
**Will appeal to fans of the Black family! Prominent characters are Bellatrix, Tonks, Andromeda, Sirius, and (to an extent) Narcissa.
Part Four Synopsis:
It's the summer after Albus Dumbledore's death, and the whole world is falling to Voldemort and the Death Eaters. Broken-hearted Lyra, unable to return to Hogwarts, must go into hiding with her family. It doesn't last long, and eventually Lyra is faced with a choice: join or die. Lyra's decision comes with many surprises, including a new ally who follows her to the final battle of good versus evil. While Lyra's path may seem clear, she finds herself torn between two sides for the final time, and in the end, despite tragedy and loss, Lyra accomplishes the impossible...which defies all of the agreements she and her family ever made.
Three years later, the fic has been completely finished! Enjoy reading it without having to wait for new chapters. Thanks to those who patiently waited and faithfully reviewed!
Nice prologue, it sets up the story's background nicely. Can't wait for an update!
Author's Response: Thank you so much! There's a lot more to come!