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I'm a huge fanfic addict. Although I am more of a reader than a writer, since the only story I once started has never been finished, I check Mugglenet occasionally now and try to write reviews.
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. :)
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. :)
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
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
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.
I love the reference to glam rock! My friend Nora worships it. :)
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!
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
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.
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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! :)
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!
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!
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 :)
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.
Wow. I made a brilliant decision, deciding to read your story instead of starting my Greek translation. So many things popped out to make your story great. You didn't just choose the Weasley men, which you easily could have done and which I expected when I clicked on the story. You really described Ginny's character exactly how I imagine it in the books. In the films, Bonnie Wright just doesn't sparkle and fight like I think Ginny should. Additionally, lots of the little details were great--like Al's drawing talent, James' worry about her illness (orange and purple!), and the celebrity charity contest with Danny Blue. All in all, good show. I like most of your stories a lot, but this was great. I think you chose good people for your profile. :)
Author's Response: Haha, I'm very big on reading fanfiction instead of doing work. In fact, right now I'm avoiding doing work by answering your lovely review :) It was tempting to do more than seven men, because I really did want to include some of the other Weasleys, but I think this works out better, and I'm glad you appreciate that I didn't simply do Weasleys. And J.K. Rowling doesn't mention too many magical illnesses, but the ones she does sound rather interesting, so I thought purple and orange seemed appropriate ;) I'm glad you liked all the details. Thanks for the review!
I didn't like this story as much as your Ginny 7 person one (perhaps these seemed less creative?), but there were great ending lines for McGonagall and Cho. :)
Author's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed parts of it, if not the whole as much as Ginny's. Thanks for the review!