I fell in love with Jo Rowlings world years ago, when I was 11. The first book I read was Chamber of Secrets, mostly because I didn't know Sorcerer's Stone existed. I love everything about the books, although...I've always hated Pettigrew. If his character wasn't such an important part of the storyline I think Jo would have been better off without him.
I do love the fanfics though, and much as I will deny it, I'm completely enamored with any sort of romance fics, especially Dramione and James/Lily. I appreciate Jo pairing up Ron and Hermione, but in my head Draco fits her better. I'm strange like that.
I never thought, when I first joined the site, that I'd ever write any sort of fic. I've always loved to write, but finishing a story isn't one of my strong points.
“I think the point has been brought home with sufficient force.”
No kidding! :^D...Nothing like a bludger to the stomach to make things clear.
Author's Response: Thanks! And thanks for reading. Cheers, Liz
Absolutely lovely. I love the imagery, the way everything flows together. It makes for a wonderful, easy read.
I look forward to seeing more.
Who knew Draco could be so sweet?
Wonderful fluffiness. :^D
Author's Response: Hi, Darkness Enshrouds! Well, Draco is only that sweet with his Valentine. *g* Thanks for reading! - SIW
This is wonderful so far! I did catch a couple little oopses though (nothing major, I promise!).
"I keep forgetting you’re in here, Mate!" Mate shouldn't be capitalized in the middle of sentence like that--it's not someone's name, is it?
"It kind of creepy…" I assume you mean "It's"?
I'd also suggest some sort of break between your A/N and the beginning of your story: it makes it easier to distinguish between the two.
Aside from that, this is wonderful! I look forward to an update.
Author's Response: Thank you! I enjoy getting complaits because it not only proves that people are human but it makes me better as a writer...I\'ll look it over better before the next submission!
Author's Response: I thought if a word like Mate was in the place of someones name, it was supposed to be made capitalized...idk though...
Fetching the Dark Lord's boxers?
Such a fitting job for Snape. I love it! :D
Author's Response: Thanks, it does fit him well.
"I don't like your girlfriend."
His eyes widened. Her face started to burn. "I think you need a new one," she whispered.
That's just about the awesomest thing I've ever read! Wonderful job!
Author's Response: I am so happy you liked it! The song is so catchy, especially those lines. It stuck in my head and, although I don\'t make everything into a HP story, this seemed tailor-made! :)
“I’m in uniform, idiot,”
Only Dudley could be that impossibly stupid. :D
Author's Response: I thought everybody might like that one. It\'s just so like Dudley to see Harry\'s face and completely ignore everything else in his hurry to do him bodily harm.
It's so hard not to feel sorry for him!
This is an excellent story--one of the most original ideas I've seen in a while. I like how you brought Snape in. Hopefully he turns out to be more helpful than the toerag we all know him to be. :D
Author's Response: I\'m glad you think it original. I\'ve been told it is also cliché, but that only made me want to tackle it properly all the more so.
Absolutely adorable. I love it!
Life is so fickle.Full of bends and surprises. Just when you think everything is settled and quiet, something arises, something that makes you feel what you never dreamed you would feel, and face what you don’t even realize you need to face.
And just as unexpectedly, these bends arch to a happy ending...if we tweak them.Sequel to ‘To Love Life Again’. Let me take you back to Ireland with Andrei and Hermione, but will they stay? Something, somebody, is calling them to England.
Andrei becomes Draco Malfoy again. Sparks and verbal sparring fly again. All because of one little girl called Lucie.Hermione Granger never does anything halfway. And Draco is a Slytherin in touch with his instinct of using all his options for his ends.
They understand each other. And with this kind of understanding, comes some confusions and delusions. But just when you seem so certain, then somebody bends...
Aww--I love it when Draco lets his mushy, sweet side out of the box.
And Hermione, the one girl who seems to fear nothing, is afraid of flying? How perfect. :D
Author's Response: That\'s her endearing trait, isn\'t it, Mel? I just couldn\'t resist using it here. I hope I don\'t make Draco too mushy, but I\'m glad I seem to have gotten the right level...Thanks, dear!
You made a sequel...I think you might be my new favorite person.
I have one question though.
This line: "....and righted himself while Draco gasped and rubbed his neck" sounds a bit like the part in, oh, I forget which book it is now that I'm trying to think of it, where McGonagall slips and ends up half-choking Hermione? If so, brilliant! And if not, I love the mental image it gives me! (and I'll feel very stupid if you've already answered this question in another review--i never read them until I've read the chapter they pertain to...don't need people unknowingly giving things away...:) )
Author's Response: I never read reviews either! At least, those that aren\'t mine! *giggles* Thanks, Melissa! And oh, I didn\'t think about that particular scene when I wrote this, but now you mention it, it\'s uncanny! That was Professor McGonagall in GOF, sliding from the water from Peeves\'s water balloons. She grabbed Hermione. :) Fancy making that happen to Draco too!
Oh dear--somewhere in that rambling paragraph down there I'd planned on asking if the similarity between your line and the other was intentional...somehow I forgot to sleep that in amongst the babble. :D
Author's Response: No, it wasn\'t intentional. I just remembered now that you recounted it. ^_^ What I intended to show here was the new Draco, who didn\'t retaliate in the least when someone strangled him.
Here's to hoping Draco's/Andrei's sister wasn't blessed with his temperament.
And you named her Lucilla. That makes me smile.
Author's Response: I will make no assurances. *grins* Thank you again, Melissa! And well, it was just too tempting to name her after moi. But it has an explanation, don\'t leave my egotistical self!
It's not fair to make us poor readers cry on the first chapter. The first chapter! But it takes a great writer to achieve a reaction like that, so in some strange way, it's a compliment.
This is wonderful so far. I can't wait to read to the rest.
Author's Response: *blushes* Thank you so much for the compliment, D.E.! Sorry I made you cry though =/ The next chapters are less sad and more actual angst, so hopefully you won\'t cry. But I don\'t know, those are kinda sad too.... I hope to submit the second chapter soon! :D Looking forward to seeing you around these parts. *hugs* ~GG
It seems only yesterday since yours truly has covered this same prestigious event, writes Rita Skeeter, Daily Prophet reporter. The Tournament is made even more intriguing this year, a quarter of a century from the last one, by the presence of members of one influential Wizarding family in all three schools. The Granger-Weasleys have moved to France five years after the war to assist heading Gringotts’ branch of Treasury across the channel with the Delacour-Weasleys. Meanwhile, Percy Weasley have been in self-exile somewhere in Northern Europe since before the victorious end of the war after his father Arthur Weasley’s tragic demise. And of course, we know how the rest of the Weasleys and Weasley-Potters hold sway at Hogwarts. The Igniting of the Goblet of Fire was made colourful by the arrival of Howlers to members of the Weasley family. They each received dire orders not to enter.However, if the last Tournament was any inclination of the determination of entrants...we may be assured we will have a Weasley War...cont. pg.3...”
A Triwizard Tale for the Summer Challenge, writes LucillaJoanna, Hufflepuff Correspondent.
So I definitely read this one backwards...but I like it better that way. I love the way it flows even when you don't read it in order. Something might be a little confusing at first, but then it's explained, in a lovely way, as always. I want to try reading it in order now, just because. I love you take on the Weasley's. I love how they're always rowdy, but still sweet and loving and so caring about every member of their family. It's wonderful. :)
Ok, after spending almost two hours reading the last 18 chapters, all in one go, I can honestly say I've never enjoyed a Dramione fic as much as I'm enjoying this one. You are fabulous (and I mean that in the least creepy-stalker way possible). Your writing is wonderful, and I absolutely love the personalities you've created. I can't wait to see what's coming next. :D
‘Thou shalt not sin’ – Bible
Sirius knows what he wants and he’s not afraid to chase it. She makes him feel more than he’s ever felt before, but getting what he wants may cause him more heartache than he ever imagined. Thus begins a thrilling game, a game of vice and virtue, of betrayal and affection, of sin and atonement.
The forbidden fruit tastes the sweetest.
Am I allowed to whap both Sirius and Caris across the back of the head? I just want to shove them both back together and tell them to stop being idiots... :P
Author's Response: So do I, so do I. Unfortunately, then I wouldn't have a story :D
I wouldn't rewrite the first chapters, if I were you. They're wonderful, and I'm not just saying that to be nice. I really like this fic--I always glance over the 'most recent' section, and your title hooked me in, and once I read the description, I knew I had to read it...so glad I did!
Kata's amazing. I love her personality, especially that snarky-sarcastic streak she's got going. I totally understand her on that point, being a bit like that myself. I love the way you've intertwined bits from the actual books, but still from Kata's p.o.v.--it just proves how well this fic fits with the books. I love it :D. I can't wait for the next chapter!
Author's Response: Thanks so much! Garsh, I'm smiling so big now, I feel like a dork... I just love reviews like that. The only reason I'm thinking about reworking the first few chapters is that-- because certain chapters have taken a while to be uploaded-- my writing style has changed a lot over the coarse of this story. Which I'm sure you noticed. But nothing would change, plot-wise, because I actually am going somewhere with all this nonsense... I swear I am... Kata's smiling, too. This is because she's ten, and doesn't understand the difference between 'that reader thinks I'm amazing' and 'I am the coolest thing in the universe'. :) My goal is to get chapter eleven up by the end of the month, so keep readin'! ~Eva~
This is a great start! I'm excited to see what happens next. :D
What a wonderful start! Only the first chapter and I'm already hungry for more :D