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Summary: A post-Hogwarts H/G fic. Strange circumstances draw Harry and Ginny closer together. But are they in danger? Romance, adventure, Monty Python, and tartan boxer shorts abound. Written pre-OOP.
Very well written story. I appreciate all the precise language and correct grammar. I can also say that you certainly know your French food terms. :)
Lily Evans has always pushed guys away, keeping her distance away from heartbreak. If she never got too attatched, she would never get hurt.
Yet, James Potter refuses to be pushed away. Will he be the one to actually tear down Lily's walls that separate them?
As soon as Lily said, "We need to talk," I thought of Remy's The Talk. You did a good job following Sarah Dessen's style. :)
Summary: James is passionately in love with Lily, but she despises him. Each year things seem to get worse for the love sick boy. When he finally finds the courage to tell her the truth about how he feels, how will Lily react? Will her heart finally make a change?
Follow the two through each year at Hogwarts as hearts are wrenched, twisted, and finally touched as the two struggle to find the love they were destined for…
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Wow. Pride and Prejudice much? I liked your story, though. :)
Summary: Centuries pass; memories fade. No one remembers the sacrifices made to win the war. Only the portraits on the Headmaster’s wall, and one portrait in particular, is able to tell the story.
Wow again. Such a touching story. There really is something good to be said about tragedies. :)
Author's Response: Thanks, Lindsey. As you can guess, I\'m a fan of tragedies too. ~Ken
Summary: One decision leads to an army of consequences, and a lifetime is not too long to spend amending them.
Wow. I can say quite clearly that I greatly admire your story. Of any aspects of a fanfiction, the ones I value most are believability and uniqueness. Your story has both. Great job!!
Author's Response: Thanks, Lindsey. I am honored. Sorry it\'s taken me so long to respond. I\'ve been working on original fiction for the last several months and haven\'t visited the Fanfic sites very much. ~Ken
Summary: It's the summer before Harry Potter goes off to Hogwarts for his sixth year. Friendship is blooming in the air...and maybe something more? Well flowers are blooming for sure because he just can't stop smelling them! Now if only he could find one around the Burrow...
Wow! I really enjoy your story. Harry and Ginny seem to be perfectly in character even though it differs from book 6. :)
Author's Response: Thanks! =D Being in character is very important to me. I\'m glad that you think I did it well.
Summary: Severus Snape has one friend at Hogwarts he can count on: Lily Evans. Lily spends summers at home with her beloved sister, Petunia, and in their twelfth summer, the two girls admit the remote, secretive Severus to their private world. Sadly, the older one grows, the more difficult life becomes. What changes will come when other boys begin to come around Lily in her summer hols -and what dangers can come of the dark, violent emotions that burn within a young wizard torn apart by the complications of the ever-darkening world in which he lives?
I love the reference to glam rock! My friend Nora worships it. :)
Summary: Ginny suddenly found herself hoping.
After the final battle, Ginny has a much-needed discussion with Harry.
(Written as a present for greeneyes.)
I found your story interesting; it kept my attention and didn't have any improbable plot turns. I was wondering if your title was influenced by an episode of Alias, the TV show, with the same name. :)
Author's Response: I\'ve never seen Alias, so no, it wasn\'t. But thanks for your imput!
Summary: Harry and Ginny realize they have time.
I agree with the conclusions you came to about the end of the book, and I can really see your story happening. Also, I recognized the quote even before I immediately googled it to check, which just made the allusion better. :)
Author's Response: Thanks, Lindsey. It\'s nice to know there are other fans of romantic poetry out there. ~Ken
Summary: After fighting the biggest battle of his life, Harry Potter finds himself in new, uncharted territory. Beginning a week after the final battle at Hogwarts, Harry finds himself with many choices before him. He spent the summer trying to sort out his future with Ginny and the Ministry, but now must find a way to balance both. Ginny has left for Hogwarts to complete her final year, with Hermione, and Harry is starting work as a full-fledged Auror. They both must find a way to make their long-distance relationship work. Ginny hopes to find peace at school and Harry hopes to build his life around the expectation that Ginny will be with him forever. Despite all of this, there is more to the work that Harry is doing with the Ministry then he realises. Will Gaunt prove trustworthy in these new endeavours? Will Ginny and Hermione have a horror-free year at Hogwarts?
I don't think the Weasley family is so conservative that they can barely leave Harry and Ginny alone in a room together. Reading the sections where Ron gets overprotective make me think that you have laid it on a little heavy. Otherwise, the story is interesting.
Author's Response: this was the same complaint I got before, and I think what is lacking is that I didn't describe the pressure everyone is under well enough. People over-react when one thing gets out of control, in this instance, because George is acting out, then the family will sometimes, lash out at something that should be innocuous. Given that, I think the situation is realistic.
I can't understand why you would think the Weasleys would be so conservative. I mean, even in the 90s, when the story is apparently set, conservative families would have been a little more forgiving, I think, under the stressful circumstances following the war.
Author's Response: yes, and this is the biggest bone of contention readers have. The reason I set it in this manner is because even though the '90's is what the story is set in, it isn't our '90's, it's the wizarding '90's. Do we ever see any of the older Weasely boys doing anything even close to this? never, so I think JKR would have had a very-stressed out Molly reacting strongly to this. It isn't a big part of the story, but a lot of people have felt the need to tell me how wrong I am and that's fine.
It was like a wizard tale. The clever Slytherin helps a hag who later repays the debt. Except that Rose Weasley wasn't a hag, and Scorpius didn't expect to call in the favour.
*Winner of the 2010 Next Generation QSQ award*
I really like your story. The characters are well written and thought out. Keep it coming; I eagerly await each new installment!
Author's Response: Thank you! If you don't care about the characters you won't care what happens to them, and I want to care very, very much!
Oh, I am so sad that your story has ended. It does seem like you drew the conclusion of the fic at an unusual place. However, I trust that you will continue to write about Rose and Scorpius in the future. At least I hope so...please do! This is my favorite Rose and Scorpius fic that I have read so far. Your characters, large and small, are very well developed, rather than an elaboration on the stereotypical Romeo/Juliet, Slytherin/Gryffindor, pureblood/reformed types that some people choose to write. When I read your story, I thought it believable and entertaining, and I always anxiously awaited new installments. Good job! :)
Author's Response: Thank you! I could've ended the story right after Scorpius faced Lucius. That's what the story was leading to from the first chapter, but I wanted to show what happened afterward and also to show that Scorpius has changed. It wasn't a one time thing. He isn't going to avoid confrontation any more.
Oh, there was something else I just remembered that I wanted to share. While I felt that your characters were not stereotypical, I felt that the reactions of the Potter and Weasley families to Rose and Scorpius' relationship seemed a bit over the top. However I realize that is your vision of how far the wizarding world had gone with respect to caring about blood purity and such. I just think that, considering Ron's previous ability to reform, he would be able accept the Malfoys as good people more easily. Also that Hermione would as well; she seemed very doubtful. But anyways, still a great story!
To me, over the top would have been yelling and shrieking and not giving Scorpius a chance even after the wizard handshake and all the rest of his gestures of good will. Considering everything that happened throughout the books, Fred's death, the Malfoys' former allegiances, Ron and Molly and the rest of the Weasley/Potter clan were very decent to Scorpius even if they suspected his motives at first and wanted reassurance that he was with Rose just to be with her. That's why Scorpius had that moment of realization in the manor after he found out Hermione Weasley was tortured there. He'd been treated very fairly, all things considering.
I'm so occupied with looking for a new chapter that I keep getting distracted from my end of term work. Keep writing! Keep updating! Scorpius and Rose are so perfect together; you've done a great job in writing them. I can always tell good fics when I don't get multiple feelings that the writing is really wrong or something that JKR wouldn't do. I rarely if ever have those thoughts when reading your story. :)
Author's Response: JKR isn't big on romance, so the kissing bits would definitely not be in her story, heh, but I do definitely try to be true to the characters. Every interpretation will be slightly different because every writer is different, and what fun would a bunch of identical characterizations be, but I'm happy you get good feelings and will do my best to keep the good vibes flowing! :)
Summary: It was a subtle game he played, stealthily hunting down his prey, but he was good at it - that is until he came upon the lioness. On that fateful day, the tables would be turned. The conqueror would become the conquered; the hunter would become the prey.
A sophisticated crack!fic. ^_~
While I am not a fan of your pairing here, I do think your story deserves praise for excellent style. :) Well done.
Author's Response: Callisto, Well, I don't think I could find much better praise than that. To receive a compliment on a piece of writing about a pairing that the reviewer doesn't even like. Now /that/ is a compliment! Thank you very much. ^_^ ~Lia
Summary: "There are many stories between the lines." - Jo Rowling, about the Black Family Tree.Cedrella's goal all her life has been to be the perfect Black. She has impeccable manners, commands respect, is always composed, and has never had a friend in her life. But Cedrella has a secret that is about to get a lot more complicated… Septimus is the youngest of seven Weasley brothers. His dearest wish for his seventh year at Hogwarts is to meet the mystery girl he once saw dancing in the Owlery in the dead of night… This story is a romance, but it is also a story about family, owls, and what it feels like to know you are worth something.
I really like the premise of your story, and I eagerly await each new installment. However, I would suggest that you look over your story more carefully or have it beta'd, since I noticed a few small mistakes, mostly the wrong word like "an" for "and." Also, the summer solstice is generally June 20/1, not in July. Please keep updating soon!!
Author's Response: Thank you! I did realize that about the Solstice when I was writing this chapter, but I had already talked about the ball in previous chapters an to move it to June would have messed up my timeline...I just have to take a bit of creative license I guess. I'm glad you're enjoying the story, and keep reading!
Summary: The wedding cake is gone; the bride and groom are honeymooning. Yet Molly Weasley cannot seem to relax and enjoy the family that lingers in the aftermath of the celebration. She knows the easy laughter they enjoy tonight will be short lived, because three teenagers are leaving in the morning with a job so serious no one will even speak its nature aloud.
Molly knows no magic that will stop morning from coming. But she can make stew and fan the flames of laughter; she can tell someone something she's been wanting to say for years. And she can hold them all while she has them.
Very nice AU. I like seeing the younger side of Molly. Also, I absolutely loved this line: "Right then,” he said, slumping back into the chair. “Three cheers for anguish.” Oh Harry, could he have less Frodo-syndrome?
Author's Response: I know, poor Harry. :) Glad you liked Molly in this--I've always thought she would be supportive of R/Hr. Thanks so much for the review!
Summary: Jemzi Zabini is the seventeen year old daughter of Blaise Zabini and his wife Harper, and is about to join her fellow witches and wizards at Hogwarts for their final school year. Jemzi is famous for being the once best friend of Albus Potter. However, a mysterious argument last year that only the two of them were witness to has ruined their friendship and they are now practically enemies. No one knows the reason for their fall out, only that it has caused a great divide in their friendship group.
Jemzi's best friend and Albus' cousin, Rose, suspects that their friendship expired because of strange and unwanted feelings between them. Feelings which, despite their fall out, have not gone away. Feelings that are similar to those she has for a certain Slytherin...
So can the next generation of Hogwarts students learn to forget past actions and forgive?
Nominated for "Best Next Generation Story" and "Best Other Character" in the 2010 Quicksilver Quill Awards
This story features Harry Potter, Ginny Potter, Lily Potter, Luka Krum, Blaise Zabini, Harper Zabini, Zacharias Smith, Leon Holmwood, Tristan Wells, Rose Weasley, Scorpius Malfoy, Jemzi and Albus plus many more.
I don't know whether or not I approve of your stringing out the mystery of their argument like this. Sometimes I think that it is a ploy to keep readers attached, but then I do enjoy wondering when you'll have the big reveal. Your writing does keep me on the edge of my seat with its excitement. Keep it up!
Author's Response: Arument will be revealed round about chapter ten. It's probably not even that impressive. Stay tuned though :)
Summary: James and Lily Potter have died, but that doesn't mean Harry is alone. They're still watching over him, and they don't intend on stopping any time soon. *one-shot*
Wow! At first, there was something about your story that seemed a little cliche; the premise is not new, for example, and I wasn't pulled in at the very beginning. However, I really liked that you had Ginny join James and Lily first. I thought that really made your story better, and made the ending much more interesting.
Author's Response: I can imagine someone might have done something like this before. I'm glad you ending was different and you enjoyed it! Thanks for the review.