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I thought I'd advertise Social Loner's amazing bannermaking skills and my latest poem. Behold!
Come on then, what are you waiting for?
Ooh. The plot thickens. I have a few comments on your otherwise thouroughly excellent chapter.
So, Ginny was in the Hospital Wing and nobody noticed how anorexic she was? It seems a tad unrealistic to me.
The dialouge seemed rushed to me, except for Ginny's speech, which I rather liked. It was very poignant.
Oh, and another great thing- the last line. Really chilling.
Author's Response: Ginny doesn\'t look like she\'s anorexic. She is skinny but alot of sixteen year olds are. The only person who has noticed anoything is Luna but she notices everything, remember the wedding and she knew who harry was? She\'s taking six subjects, she\'s quidditch captain, and there\'s a war going on, to everyone else it just looks like she is stressed. Also I decided that anorexia was not such an issue in the wizarding world, so it wouldn\'t occure to madam Pomfrey to be concerned about it.
As for dialogue. I always end up overdoing... Perhaps I decided to down play it and it ended up rushed... I\'m sure one day I\'ll be able to get the balance right.
Thanks for reading. emma x x
This story is so intriguing. We have Ginny, who contructs a huge reason for Harry breaking up with her while the actual truth is right before her eyes, striving for perfection. Passionately written and elegantly woven, this fic gets two thumbs up from me!
Author's Response: I feel I have to comment on how amazingly written your review was. It felt like part of a story.
thank you for reading and reviewing. emma x x x
Hmm... I little odd, and not *quite* as good as the last chapters. Slightly unclear as to what's going on. But I did like Colin.
Author's Response: Maybe you could tell me what was unclear and I can see what I can do to change that.
Yippee, a new chapter! I'm on tenterhooks for more.
Author's Response: V. happy you like it. This chapter\'s given me much grief, but now it\'s over I think it\'s one of my favourites!
Gah! If only the queue wasn't closed, we could finally figure out what was going on! ;) This fic is... interesting, and I'm waiting for more.
Author's Response: I\'m writing Chapter 10, and probably by the time I\'m finished, the queue will be open again...fingers crossed!
Aww, how lovely! An actually touching story about Cho. Well done.
Author's Response: I\'m glad you liked it! Thanks for the review! :D
How bittersweet. Two broken young people, both struggling to cope. Until one simple moment helps them both heal.
A very compelling look at an alternative way R.A.B. could have been explained. Heck, it almost makes sense in canon!
You did a wonderful job at putting more behind a screaming portait.
Author's Response: Thank you! I really enjoyed getting to add some depth to a rather 2-dimensional character. Thanks for the review! :)
"Even at the end, only the heavens wept."
Amazing. Absolutely amazing. The writing was utterly compelling, and the story... so sad.
Author's Response: I\'m so glad you liked it! Thanks for the review!
Author's Response: I\'m so glad you liked it! Thanks for the review!
This is a great fanfic. It is passionate, strong, and very sad. And- I know this was completed pre-DH- it reminds me of "The Forest Again" and "King's Cross".
"He was not really fetching them: they were fetching him"
I don't know if I've already reviewed this, but I had to say something.
'Molly wonders where he is ó if heís cold, if heís hungry; she plans out a month of his favorite meals to make for him when he gets back. When she tells Arthur (at the kitchen table, after dinner has been cleared away) he goes very still, and this is how she knows he doesnít think their son is coming back. '
I love that part. I love the whole thing, really.
Sorry, had to release my pent-up anger for Sean.
He's so... so cliche! Wandless magic! Street fighter! Anger management! American exchage student!
Come on, mate! What the [insert swear words of your choice here- preferably one that starts with f and another with h) was that?
I've fallen into the trap, too! These stupid stories are too darn irresistable!
Cliffy ending, though.
Author's Response: The interesting thing is that everyone thinks that in this universe wanded magic is the only type of magic there is. Why is it that Japanese magic, the legends of which are about three thousand years older than the English or European legends, is always forgotten? America is considered the melting pot. Why is it that we can have a million different religions and no one thinks we\'d have just as many different kinds of magic?
fic tore at
my eyes, made me
continue to read
the words flooded
past my sight
pain was there; brought
me down with
Author's Response: Wow, what a lovely review! Thank you. :)
It was the great battle at Hogwarts--the end of everything. Many lives would be taken tonight, much blood would be shed. But in the middle of it all, Bellatrix Lestrange had her own mission. And it was not one she would take lightly.
There was going to be death tonight. It was in the inevitable. For thatís what this war had finally come down to. Kill or be killed.
Very strong. You depict Bellatrix's devotion as outright- complete and unyielding. Much the same way as she feels about the Dark Arts and killing: it is a must, a necessity. The bold bits really bring the whole thing full circle to the first chapter of DH. I especially like the finishing part, the lines "Kill or be killed. Bellatrix chose kill. And she had completed her mission." in particular. Good job writing something that few people want to tackle.
Author's Response: Thanks, I appreciate your comments.
Ooh, ultimate Voldy ownage!
So creepy, and awesome! I really liked Amy and Dennis, and how they insulted him by saying he was normal.
:) I'd love to see more of your work....
Author's Response: Thank you, Stubby! ^_^ I always thought of Tom as hating being called normal - hence the name change. And fear not! A sequel is on the way... though it probably won\'t be up until late October. Until then, you\'re beta-ing my songfic, remember? ;)
So very sad, but lots of hope. I was both tearing up and chuckling throughout the story. Great characters and observations.
Also, was it just me, or did you intend the end with Draco to be a reference to when Voldemort says something about Draco babysitting Tonks and Lupin's kids?
Author's Response: Thanks, Roonil. Yes, the echoing of Voldemort\'s words was very intentional. The idea is that Draco is using it ironically: he\'s realized how much he\'s been a slave to the will and ideas of other (his father, LV) and is now trying to think for himself. So his use of the phrase is a response to Voldmort: \"You ask me whether I\'ll \'babysit the cubs?\' The answer is yes.\"
Nice. But what about Peter? He was a rat, but... I dunno. Nevermind.
Author's Response: Who cares about Peter? I mean, honestly. The one good thing he ever did was a second of hesitation in killing Harry! So... hmph. Okay. Whatever. Thank you for the review!!! ;P
*small chuckle, growing into a guffaw*
Author's Response: Hehehe.
Wow. Very creepy; very good. Merope arriving was interesting, how a mother's unconditional love reaches out even to Voldemort.
He felt pain when he died, too. But, when Harry asks Sirius if dying hurts, Sirius replies, "Dying? Not at all. Quicker and easier than falling asleep.".
Perhaps it is only those who fear death that feel pain in death. And again, Voldemort will be trapped in his orphanage forever, for he will never "take a train" and move "on".
Author's Response: Thanks for your comments! Yes, I think death was painful to Voldemort because of the crippled form he was forced to take. That\'s the sense I got from reading the King\'s Cross chapter, anyway.
Oh, and your title, if you didn't know, means And I in Death or something of that sort. Very interesting.
One question I just thought of though, after I first reviewed, was this: where did you get the idea that Voldemort was the thing under the chair when Harry was in King's Cross? Because Voldemort hadn't died yet, unless it is some sort of ubiquitous plane of being.
Thank you for writing such a wonderful story; it really made me think.
Author's Response: It would translate to \"And I am (even) in Death\" or \"And I am (also) in Death.\" I assumed it was Voldemort under the chair, because although he wasn\'t dead yet, he was knocked out just like Harry was. Or, I thought maybe it was the portion of Voldemort\'s soul that used to be in Harry. It\'s not completely clear in the book -- but JKR did confirm that that was Voldemort in her chat interview. Thanks again for reviewing :D