I love the Harry Potter books. I even sort of maybe very probably might like the films (I think), even though they left out Peeves. John Williams is a genius - I was sad when he stopped doing the music. Patrick Doyle is great - just not John Williams!
I love "Moments of Bliss" by Moonymaniac, it is well worth checking out.
Summary: Remus Lupin is a man with a tragic past, filled with pain, suffering and sorrow. But it is also a past filled with great adventure, true friendship and…love? Even though the odds were against him, Remus found happiness at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He had the Marauders, he was a prefect and his transformations were less horrible, thanks to his Animagi friends. What more could a teenage werewolf want? And how long could his happiness last? Remus and the Marauders prove that in the saddest of lives and darkest of times, there can still be moments of bliss.
Remus centric but with a lot of the other Marauders. This story is a romance, but has almost as much general Marauder era background and side story as romance.
Pre-HBP and DH, so some things from DH will be disregarded, as the warning indicates, but some Spoilers will be incorporated.
Excellent, thanks! Seems to be pretty much what Remus would actually do. Doesn't have much choice unless you are going to go away from the books, and so far you are doing a marvelous job of sticking with them!
Getting better and better. Once you have read this, it is hard to imagine it happening any other way!
Yay! I really like Will, and I am glad he is back. Great chapter.
Author's Response: :) I'm so glad you like him. I have really enjoyed writing his character, especially him being from Australia. It has given me so much fun researching Aussie slang! I've probably spent more time than I should but I start reading it and even when I find a word I want, I can't stop. lol Thank you, Buckbeak22. I'm glad to know you enjoyed it.
Oh no! Poor Will! I was so glad he was figuring more largely in the story and now he is gone. So far I think he is my favorite character. I hope it is going to be Remus to the rescue, but I suppose I will just have to wait and see!
Author's Response: Oh, I'm so glad to hear you like Will so much. It is really special when someone likes one of my very own characters. Thanks for that. I truly hope it isn't 5 more months before you find out what happens to him. <.< :) Thank you, buckbeak22.
I actually really liked this chapter, "setting up" or not. It had some very funny places, and lots of tantilizing glimpses into what may happen in the future.
Author's Response: Ah, thank you, Buckbeak22. This one was one of those that took a while to write and after looking over it a hundred times, I was just ready to put it up and run and hope for the best. Iím glad you liked it, that makes me feel better about it (that and I've stopped looking at it!). Thanks so much, and welcome back!
Wow, I hadn't realized that it had been almost two years since I left my first review.
Also, I realize that I have started to say "my favourite chapter so far..." each time I review. But since it is true, all it means is that your writing is getting better and better!
Author's Response: (Today is Mobís Anniversary!) Yeah, two years, I think we\'re both insane! LOL I\'m so glad you think the story is only getting better. I wish I had more time to dedicate to it, as I worry I\'m going to start slipping. I will do my very best not to let that happen. After two years, I feel I owe you. ;) Thanks, Buckbeak22.
Love this as always. I have been offline for a while, and was so pleased to find lots of chapters to come back to. Poor Lindi! You have Lucius just as I imagined him when he was younger.
Author's Response: Thank you, Buckbeak22. I am so glad you are back! You were missed. Iím glad you found Lucius believable. He is just not a nice man.
Very funny as usual. You really have the Marauders down pat. I love Sirius and his remark about Lindi not being into anything kinky! And I also like the fact that even though Remus was watching Lindi in the air, he didn't see her catch the snitch, but you imply that James did - seekers eyes!
Author's Response: Iím so glad you think so. I have a pretty clear picture of the Marauders in my own head as I think about them way too much! Itís nice to know you think it is accurate. Ah, Sirius...he is a naughty little hottie! Poor Remus was too worried that Lindi was going to splatter all over the ground to notice the snitch. James, on the other hand, was all about the match. Not that he didnít care if she died, but the Quidditch Cup was at stake for Merlinís sake!
Can't imagine having a conversation like this with my son! Poor woman. Mind you, with youngsters like Lindi wandering around, she probably feels she should worry!
Author's Response: No, I think Iíd be redder than Remus! Poor, poor Rena. She has worried about Remus for so long, (for other reasons, obviously) she canít help herself. She should just lock him in the attic until heís twenty one and be done with it! Thanks for taking the time to review (all of them). Such a nice thing to wake up to!
And the cracks are beginning to show. Sirius was harsh, but completely right. However, I can see that the relationship between Remus and Sirius is completely rocky now!
Author's Response: :D or should that be :( ? I'm not glad there are cracks, but I'm glad it is working to set the stage, since it has to be that way, and I just don't see it coming out of nowhere. :( Thanks, Buckbeak22. I'm so glad to know you are sill there. I had my doubts anyone would be, after the hideous delay, even you, who has been with me forever! So, yay! Thank you.
Since I know Remus is single in the books, I know this can't end happily for Lindi and Remus, but I was on edge through this chapter just in case her memory purge ended in St. Mungos. I am glad you didn't go that way!
Write quickly! I am dying to see what happens next.
Author's Response: Boy, would that have saved me a lot of writing. Alas, I'm a glutton for punishment and plan on torturing my poor readers a while longer. lol Hopefully not too much longer though. I don't think even you will stick with me for another five years. :*)
Oh poor Remus! Now all he has to discover is that Lindi is actually married to someone out in Australia, or has a wierd jinx that stops her dating. I am sure there is something behind her nervousness, after all Remus is a friend. She isn't a werewolf is she? But you haven't mentioned her being tired at certain times, so I guess she isn't.
Only one tiny nitpick, newspapers don't usually quote the word "bloody". It would probably be filled in as a blank. And you didn't have to put in the bit about Mr Muddlesford gesturing, as it would have been in the photo, wouldn't it?
I really like the way you have incorporated so many figures from the books. It ties everything together with what happens later very well. Are you nearing the end of the story? Only I noticed you slipped your title into the text in this chapter.
Author's Response: *Tee-Hee.*..married...jinxed...a werewolf? *grins*
So, is bloody considered foul language? I\'ll fix that. *blush* I never thought of it that way; that\'s kind of funny. I think the part with Muddlesford gesturing is a good point too; I didn\'t even consider that. *blush* Only with the photo being on the front page and the article on second, eh, I\'m not sure. I\'ll read it and see. Thanks for pointing those out. :)
I really enjoy using many of the characters mentioned in the books, on JKR\'s site and from her Quidditch and Fantastic Beasts books. I just think she\'s given us so much to work with; it\'s so much fun. Nearing the end? I\'m afraid there is still a way to go...(did I just frustrate everyone to no end? O.O) Yes, the title made a showing. That was the second time I\'ve done that. (first came in Ch. 2 :-) ) I don\'t know why I do that; I think the title is kind of corny, which is why I usually refer to the story as MoB. ;*) Oh, well, it is too late to change it now. Thank you, Buckbeak22, I appreciate it.
Sorry I have been such a laggard in reviewing! I love this chapter. I really like the way you foreshadow Peter's duplicity by his answer to James - try half heartedly so that he could tell her he did - I thought that was brilliant. Just a little thing, but one that will tell later!
Author's Response: Oh, thank you, Buckbeak22. I needed that! I\'ve been taking a bit of a flogging on Peter (deserved and gently administered though it has been. ;) *hugs Peter critics*). I find it tricky to foreshadow things when we all already know how the character is going to turn out, so I\'m glad you liked that. I don\'t want to make him obvious, but it has to be there at the same time...difficult (for me, anyway.) So, again, thanks for that. I was really starting to fear Peter. lol I still do, but you\'ve given me a little burst of confidence. :)
I really enjoyed these two chapters. I like the fact that all the dress robes are the type that Ron would have worn later on. It does tie it up nicely.
Author's Response: Thank you, Buckbeak22. The description of poor Ron just put this picture in my mind of old prom pictures from the seventiesÖthe ruffled shirts, pastel tuxes *dies*. I almost gave Sirius powder blue robes, but I decided he wouldnít have looked nearly as hot as he would in elegant black ones. But I had to give them ruffles. :-) Iím glad you enjoyed it.
Gosh, I am enjoying this. Lupin is one of my favorites, but I never read any this good.
Author's Response: "Gosh, I am enjoying this."....could there be a better reason for me to keep posting? I am so flattered especially after seeing you went back and reviewed all chapters. Wow! I will get to them individually. Thanks so much.
I am totally with James and Sirius on this - get a move on Moony! I thought that Lily and Remus would win the duel though - I would have thought James would change sides if he saw Sirius flipping Lily's robe - he is rather serious about her. I was surprised he didn't hex Sirius.
Author's Response: Oh, Moony is a slow mover! There just always seems to be an obstical to overcome. But there is a reason for it, I promise! Remus kept James too busy to pay much attention to Sirius and James knows his best mate isn't really going to go to far with the girl he loves. There is too much trust there. Thanks, Buckbeak22.
You are going for the full treatment here. It is wonderful! To be honest, I was half expecting an easy solution, although from your past writing I wasn't sure. Wonderful chapter, my favourite so far. Thank you for a lovely afternoon read.
Author's Response: :) Thank you, Buckbeak22. Yes, the full treatment, though I\'m sure some would say it is a little too full. LOL An easy solution...*giggles* do you think I\'m getting worn out after all this time? LOL I have to admit, the temptation to skip over a few complicated things has crossed my mind, but that wouldn\'t be fair to my readers, especially the ones like you who have been with me for so very long. Your favourite, so far? That makes the effort so worth it. Thank you, Buckbeak22. :)
I am not at all sorry the romance took a long time in coming. I loved all the preceeding chapters, and you have managed to give us a wonderfully intimate portrait of Lupin and his friends, which helps now you have the love interest. I think you do the Marauders very well. I have put you on my favorites list.
Author's Response: Favorites List? That's the best compliment a reviewer can give. Thank you; I hope I can live up to it. I must admit to being obsessed with the Marauders so I am glad you like the way I have written them. I hope they are in character.
Very funny! I love the fact that he was the only casulty in a battle he wasn't part of.
Author's Response: I'm glad you found this funny. I worry about my ability to add humor. I could never tell a decent joke. JKR is sooo good at subtle humor, hopefully I've read her enough that a little has rubbed off.
Not only are you giving us a wonderful portrait of Lupin, but you are also giving us a good picture of Peter. He is very believable, and you can see the character flaws that lead him to betray his friends later, while feeling sorry for him and quite liking him now.
Author's Response: I'm glad you like Peter. It is so tempting to make him an "idiot git" since we know what he does later, but he was a Marauder and had to have been alright for them to like him enough to include him in that. Thank you for commenting on him. That is exactly how I hoped he would be received.