Hi, all. My name's Tara, I'm almost 16, and from the lovely island of Puerto Rico. I go to high school, obviously, and very much enjoy listening to music, reading, writing, drawing, playing video games (a habit acquired thanks to my video game junkie boyfriend, lol) and talking on the phone.
Err...I like food. If you ever have the urge to talk to me, but don't know what about, food would be an excellent way to go. I won't bore you with anything else about me, though. If you're still curious, feel free to add me on MSN Messenger. =)
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Wow...the end actually gave me shivers. The whole thing with Harry and Voldemort's connection seems very likely--very Rowling-ish--and I find it quite clever. And the wands being able to change evrything that happened is just fantastic, a very imaginative take. Although it is unlikely, it is very good, very well-thought out. This story is fantastic. =)
Ooh....this is fantastic! It's funny and it carries a good storyline. Great job! The only thing I would criticize is the lack of details sometimes in the story. Other than that, awesome job!
As for the next chapter: I hope Hermione beats him. =D Just for a laugh at his further annoyance...please?
I loved the poetry Voldie wrote! It's hilarious! =D Also, adored the part when Harry yelled, "It burns! It burns!" Very funny indeed...this is definitely the best humor fic, in my opinion. =)
Author's Response: Aww, you guys are the best. I'll never fit my head out of the door at this rate! Thank you!
Lol! Double lol! Triple lol! =D
This is completely and utterly brilliant! I swear, you had me laughing like crazy...your ideas are so ramdom and creative, that instead of sounding odd, they are perfectly logical. =D
I love it, I love it, I love it!
Author's Response: Wohoo!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you! It's always good to hear that I make sense....... I'm so happy you love this.
Argh! Snape is a very frustrating person indeed. =D I just wish he could've told her at least half of the things he thought about there near the end, instead of that comment about being a decent Dark Arts teacher. I mean, I know he's not an emotional person, and that he's not used to being so honest but...it would've been nice. =)
This whole thing with Miles Farvien seems suspicious. Considering that other bit in the last chapter with him and Kingley, and the news that he's gone to Egypt, odds are he's up to no good. Hmm...interesting. =)
Anyway, great chapter as always! I eagerly await the next. =D
Author's Response: Remember, MF is still reeling from his little lesson in empathy...so hopefully he is not scheming too much :-D As for Snape, well, if he was nice...we would all be writing VERY different stories. Thank you for your thoughtful feedback, Croyez! The Ball is getting dressed... it should be along shortly.
This is very interesting. Both Severus and Athene are questioning the other's feelings and intentions for them, which implies that they are beginning to...perhaps...love each other?
I loved the backstory of how Athene came to join AWB, and how she spent the years preceeding the Final Battle. It gives insight on her character, and explains a bit why she is how she is today.
Severus' interrogation later (favorite color, why she came to Hogwarts) was quite funny indeed. I like how you can keep a balance between plot, humor and romance. Great job!
And last but not least, congrats on getting 100+ reviews. =) You deserve it.
Author's Response: I am always pleased to hear that people appreciate the backstory. I admit to shamelessly borrowing the comic timing of the "What is your favorite color?" question from Monty Python & the Holy Grail, and from my own childhood nurse practitioner, who used to do the opposite, suddenly inserting a question like, "And are you using any illegal substances?" amidst innocent queries about my seatbelt usage, green vegetable consumption, etc. She was a wily woman. Thanks for your support, Croyez!
Lol! This chapter had me laughing so much...Snape was simply excellent in Dumbledore's office--his sarcasm was very funny, and his closing statement (about the Ministry not having enough funds to cover for their programs) was great. Really, this chapter just cracked me up. =D I needed that after a long, tiring day of school, and an afternoon of schoolwork.
Great job, keep it up!
Author's Response: Thank you; I am always happy to provide a few laughs. Best of luck with your schoolwork!
Fantastic chapter! Those bits with Snape and Athene's situation were pure brilliance. Very funny, well done. The Peeves song was great, too. I can't wait till the Yule Ball...I'm just dying to see Harry's reaction to Athene and Snape. =D Can't wait!
Great job, keep it up!
Author's Response: Thank you!
Yay! I loved this chapter! It definitely lived up to my expectations, maybe even more. =D I loved the coversations between Snape and Athene. I actually laughed out loud when he commented on Hermione's feet! That was so weird, and it reminded me of Evil Villany For Dummies, a humor fic, where it mentions the joys of pointless evil. =)
Although Athene must have looked pretty scary with her colors all mixed up and a hood over her head, I think Harry overreacted just a bit. I mean, fainting?
Athene's present to Snape was hilarious--assuming, of course, she did tell the truth on that one, and I think she did. Although it was funny, it was a bit cruel. But I trust Snape will forgive her...eventually. =D
Well, as I said before, excellent chapter! I look forward to the next!
Author's Response: I will have to look up that story! My view is that Harry is quite disturbed after all he's been through. I admit it was a bit of a stretch, but as he had fainted in PoA when dealing with an actual dementor...well, okay, I admit that using Harry's problems for a shamelss bit of laughs was not in good taste :-( Athene was not lying about the present, but she also hadn't intended to reveal it in public...oops. Thank you, Croyez, for taking the time to read this story and let me know your thoughts!
Yay! I just love this story!! I've read all the chapters (finally) and I have to say, you are an incredible writer. You portray Snape in a way that doesn't take away his dryness and sarcasm, yet shows a romantic side of him. Very, very nice. =)
Athene is a brilliant character as well. I think she definitely is what Snape needs. =D It might prove hard at first, because she might be dubious as to whether she can be unwaveringly loyal, patient and respectful, and also because they still have a lot to know about each other, but I trust she will realize that she is, indeed, what he needs.
I particularly enjoyed this chapter, because everything seemed to tie in, and Athene's story was full of twists and turns. And irony. =D It was very interesting to read.
Excellent job! You have great talent, and I absolutely love this fic!
Author's Response: A big fat TA (thanks) for sticking with this story and giving me feedback. I am especially glad that you have not found Snape too smushy--I am trying hard, but it is tricky to do a romance with someone who seems to find the notion of romance an anathema. I have also tried to come up with an OFC that is not a barely disguised version of myself or someone I know, but is, rather, someone with a past as complex as Snape's and enough "balls" (and questionable taste in wizards) to tangle with him. Cheers, Croyez!
Interesting story you have here...I like how it is a Snape/OC fic, particularly because you can make up a whole back story to fit with the plot without completely corrupting a canon character. It's very nicely written, though I'd reccommend putting a divisory lines in the chnges of perspective, to make it easier to read.
I've only gotten as far as chapter three, but I assure you, I will keep reading. This story has definitely caught my attention, and I look forward to the next chapters. Fantastic job!
Author's Response: Cheers for leaving this input! I admit, when I first started writing this I was new to html tags; as you suggest, I will to go back and make the format more user-friendly. Thank you! I hope you enjoy the rest of the story.
Brilliant chapter, as always. =) I liked the bit where Snape compared Athene to Harry...that's quite an insult, coming from him! Apparently, Athene was very offended by that, but I think what she did was mean...and horribly embarassing for Snape. =D Athene didn't realize that when she put the memory in the pensieve, and I think it was not only mean, but childish of her. She should have trusted Snape...
Ah, well. This was still a very entertaining chapter--very nice. =) 10!
Author's Response: Your analysis of Athene's behavior is spot on! She was being mean and childish. But she feels threatened by her feelings for Snape, and she is not terribly experienced in the ways of normal, emotionally healthy relationships. On the other hand, I wonder if one should one ever truly trust a Slytherin...he did look, after all! ;) Cheers, Croyez!
Lol! Very funny. I think I blushed along with Hermione. =D I also agree that you have captured Harry quite well. Great work!
Oh my God...that was so funny! It's such a shame you ended this chapter there...I ended up covering my mouth in shock when Harry opened the door. That's...going to take some explaining. =D
I think the story is fantastic and I hope you continue soon. It's very funny and entertaining--I love it!
That was just....beautiful. I don't usually read Snape/Hermione fics because people seem to rush into things or make it rather...NC-17'ish.
Your fic, however, carried such emotion with it, that it made it seem perfectly credible and real. =) It is such a shame it ends there...as I said, it was simply beautiful.
You are a fantastic writer.
Fantastic! =) I didn't review the last chapter, either, but they were both great. I feel so bad for Hermione...apart from the fact that her relationship with Severus isn't widely accepted, now she has to deal with the fact that he won't remember any of their love. It's a really bad situation. =(
The Death Eater scene was great, too. Voldemort seemed perfectly cruel, and for a second there, I too believed that he had found out about Severus.
Poor Johnson, though, whoever he was.
Lol! I personally found it very entertaining to read. It was funny to think about how Sirius and Lily might react if they...uh...did something while they were drunk. They're basically family, in my opinion. Very awkward situation.
Anyway, very good, well written, and quite funny. I wonder, however, is this a one-shot, or will it be continued?
Either way, great job. =)
Author's Response: Thanks! I was very hyper and insperation struck...hehe! I do agree with you: Sirius and Lily are more like relatives than anything else! And to answer you question, yes, this is a one-shot, but I might think about making a sequel or something of the sort, but in multiple chapter mode! Thanks for reviewing, -Evilpersonified
Wow...this was such a great one-shot. It carried so much emotion, honestly, at the end of the fic I had a knot in my chest. =) Very well written....I know I could never manage to write such a sad, yet beautiful story. Great job, really. =) Realistic, too...I could definitely see that happening.
Author's Response: Wow thanks! *big smile* That review just made my day! Thanks so much!
First to review after the first, so I'm even more special. =P Lol, just kidding.
I just had to review after reading, mainly because of the Snape and Trewlaney marriage part. It was completely and utterly hilarious! The "Sevy" thing just cracked me up. Great job!
Author's Response: Glad you thought it was funny! We actually call a teacher of ours Sevy...but that's a different story...Thanks for the review!
Lol! This certainly had me laughing... =D Good job, and very, very funny. Plugs and Outlets...lol!