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Hello everyone, I'm an adult female student from India. I'm obsessed with fanfics, like everyone else here at MNFF.
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Very moving ... *sniff*
Strange story. As much as I liked this fic (turning a wild theory into a fic is great), I hope that it doesn't become canon. The last chapter of book seven shouldn't be this.
Ironic, isn't it, that Harry actually wishes that his scar was ... real?
Author's Response: Ah, yes. You\'re definitely not alone in thinking that. And the irony of it all is probably the best part, in my opinion (: Thanks for reviewing.
Oh, wow! Very funny! Ah, the wizarding world has been turned upside down due to Dear Dumby's "advice" ... *roars with laughter* Oh, and the dialogues never failed to crack me up. I can imagine the hard time the Furniture Warehouse is having trying to stop Voldy's crying and kick him out from their premises *chuckles*.
Thanks for all the amusement and enjoyment you gave us with this short story! It was an entertaining read.
I wish there was a little less OOCness, though. At least this isn't one of the cliche-bashing stories - I've read too many of those.
[/attempt at a meaningful review which should be more than a one-liner]
Author's Response: Thank you! *Giggles* I know, I did feel a bit sorry for Bob! I can\'t say I\'d want to be delegated his job of shifting an emotionally wrecked Voldemort from the premices - but then I\'d want him to stay even less! I know that some of the characters were a bit OoC at times, but I did try to keep them as close as possible to canon whilst keeping the story on the same track. owever, in my next humour story, (which will be coming!) I will definitely take that on board! I\'m so thrilled that you\'ve found yourself amused and that you\'ve enjoyed that story - thank you for reviewing!!
I think the last part was the funniest. I liked the bit about the Un-Named Gryffindor Girl.
I have absolutely no idea.
*roars with laughter*
Poor Dumby, I wish his advice hadn't backfired. *sighs*
Normally, I don't like the nickname "Dumby" (because a Death Eater called him that. I didn't like the name before that, either). I would have pressed the back button if "Dumby" (the nickname) was in a serious fic.
But this is an exception, obviously. :D
Author's Response: Yes, but if his advice hadn\'t all backfired, then I\'m not sure this story would be (allegedly!) so entertaining! Poor old Dumby - so desperate he had to write to himself! I\'m not sure how much his advice helped himself either...! Thanks, I\'m glad this is an exception! Yes, in a serious fic, it wouldn\'t feel quite right, but hopefully this is ok...(besides, it\'s such easy alliteration!) Thanks for reviewing!!
I've been reading this fic for ages (and haven't reviewed - stupid me), and it's getting even more hilarious!
BTW, who's that "Vote for Cornelius Fudge as Minister" person? Percy or Umbridge?
Author's Response: Ah well, better late than never!! I\'m gald you\'re enjoying it! \'Vote Fudge For Minister\' was actually even less subtle than that - it was Fudge! Talk about underhand advertising campaigns...
Wow! Very funny indeed! You had me laughing my head off for fifteen minutes ...
I think Hermione should name her last child VOLDIE! (LOL! I don't think she'll really do that ... )
Author's Response: Thank you! It always makes me smile to know I\'ve caused a little more laughter in the world! Ooh - what a great idea!! That\'s who\'d be next closest to her after Draco!! (I am so tempted to put that in right now...!)
A kiss is not just a kiss. After a disastrous Valentine's date with Cho, Harry finds himself alone with Luna and discovers what a kiss should be. Humour and Romance in a story that started with canon and went What If?
Wow! *applause* Another fanfic wriiten by an awesome writer, Kerichi!
I just loved it, inspite of it being AU. Harry/Luna is a strange pairing, but I liked it how you made me believe it for a few minutes while reading the fic, at least.
By the way, I have a romance fic (my first one) and a WIP up. If you're not comfortable with the rating of my romance fic (Professors), you can check out my WIP ... please?
Author's Response: It\'s not AU- it could have happened! I wrote Harry/Luna after OotP, when Harry could talk to Luna when he couldn\'t talk to anyone else, and felt better...making writers like me say, hmmm....Harry and Luna....that would be very, very interesting! I think Jo was mean to \'take it back\' in HBP, having Harry squirm with discomfort and pity instead of appreciate her unique qualities. -_-
Cool! Ginny just shattered the locket ... with a metal lump!!
It seems too simple to be true. 10/10
Author's Response: Well, the last one got poked with a fang. Since it won't open, I figured that if you got it open, it would be destroyed...and all she had to do was think I need something to smash the locket with, since they were in the Room of Requirement...
Interesting interpretation ... though I don't agree with it completely. I still don't want to think that Dumbledore actually asked Snape to kill him. :_(
Great chapter nevertheless. Hoping for your next update soon!
Author's Response: Well, it's just one possibility among many. Only one woman knows for sure, and she hasn't even told her husband yet.
Ah, nice chapter. I know that you took a really long time to update, but it was worth the wait!
The entire chapter was good, of course, but I was kind of surprised by your version of Harry. He seems somewhat cold and detached when he sees his parents' graves at first. That was an interesting twist. Harry's continuing loyalty to Dumbledore made me smile.
Nice use of symbolism on James and Lily's grave. The pair of antlers cradling a lily is not something that I've read about before: it was very unique!
But, there was one little mistake that I could spot ...
When it was time for Seamus Finnegan’s test, Professor Tofty looked nervous – however, Seamus passed easily.
If I'm correct, "Finnegan" should be "Finnigan".
Good luck with the next chapter!
Author's Response: My apologies. Have you ever considered being a beta?
The last two chapters were good, but I feel you're revealing the plot a little too fast. Many unexpected things happen, which work well for creating a suspense-filled atmosphere - like Snape's capture and the possibility of destroying Helga's cup - but I could hardly take a breath. Of course, my review is not a flame, and hopefully, you won't consider it as one. I'm eager to see what happens next. I have a small word of advice, though. The story will be more believable and gripping if the pace were to be slowed down just a little bit.
That apart, I like the little flaws you've maintained in the characters; without going overboard. One of them is really worrying - the fact that Harry hasn't perfected non-verbal spells yet could prove to be a weakness - while the other (Ron's undignified eating habits) is simply hilarious.
I didn't expect McGonagall to ask Harry, of all people, to use Legilimency on Snape. You're right; he isn't ready for that yet. And I'm glad he's got a little break from all that Horcrux hunting. Good luck with the rest of the story!
Great chapter! (The identity of R.A.B. is sooo obvious ...)
Author's Response: I feel really bad for the people (and I do know some of them) who haven't figured it out yet.
I like the story, but I think more details have to be put in, in some places.
Author's Response: Agreed. Editing good. Also, there are details that I have intentionally left out so I can flesh them out later. Remember, this is a first attempt at fanfic, and I dont' want to go into too much detail, since too much detail bores me to death.
Great story Christine! Once again, you have proved that you're an awesome FF writer :)
Awesome fanfic! I haven't seen this kind of HP story anywhere else ...
Author's Response: It\'s awesome, huh? I\'ll try to keep it that way...if I fail miserably do not think too badly of me.
Wesley's feeling sorry because the ranting Goddess of War (Athena) is around.
Author's Response: Yes, I suppose...Then again anyone would feel sorry because Athena around. I\'ve made her into a pretty nasty godess haven\'t I?
I know exactly who Mortimer was. He was Ron's uncle Bilius, wasn't he?
I think I know what they encountered ... Tauris (sp)?
Author's Response: You\'ll find out soon enough...about what they encountered not who Mortimer is. I will reveal who he is in a later chapter.
Awesome story! That's all I can say ...
It was very moving. I like the way you portrayed suicide in a non-offensive and not-so-affecting way (mainly because Harry doesn't really die). Ginny as an angel ... that was marvellous.
Well done, Megan!
Author's Response: Thanks a lot for the compliments! They really mean a lot, as well as the fact that you took the time to leave a review. I\'m glad you liked the story. I was amazed, to be honest, at how well it turned out, considering just how quickly it was put together. It\'s had a good response, though, and I\'m glad you thought I handled everything well. Again, thanks for reading and reviewing. ~Megan
In order to make my review more clear and not a potential candidate for the 'Odd Reviews' thread, I will elaborate further. The fic is quite interesting and well done, because well-written manistream slash fics themselves are really hard to find, and slash rarepairs even more so.
First of all, I felt the fic was believable. I've read lots of (non-explicit) slash fics and thought, "Huh?" because most writers prefer under-developed relationships. I felt the Sirius/Peter romance was a tiny bit abrupt, yet believable at the same time.
I also like the way you've given Peter a personality, unlike many Marauder era fics (though, I must admit, I have read very few MWPP fics). I like his intelligence and quick thinking; it's always good to see the positive qualities of a somewhat negative canon character.
Loved the references to Sirius/Lily and Sirius/James as well. As for the sex-scene ... well-written, and (thankfully) not excessively detailed.
I couldn't find any errors. It's great to read well BETA'd fics! Well done, VV!
Author's Response: Ah, the \"Odd Reviews\" thread. I\'ve had too many to pick one. Thanks for reviewing and enjoying! I\'m glad you found the relationship and Peter were plausible. Peter is hard to write, which is why I have to try it now and again. Despite that, I\'m still waiting for Minerva to catch the rat.