What a good story. I can't wait to read the rest. You write Luna well, too. I forgot about plimpy soup.
Author's Response: Welcome to Gluttony, Ginny! Thanks so much for reading. I\'m glad you like it. I can only do Luna in small doses, lol. I can only do \"out there\" for so long. :o)
I love the line about honoring the people who died by living life to the fullest and not getting bogged down in the past... That was very fitting and is also true for life in general. Great job.
Author's Response: Thanks. It\'s hard sometimes not to dwell on all that\'s been lost, but really if we don\'t move on we won\'t ever live. I\'m glad you\'re enjoying the story! :o)
Yea, pudding! You sure do remember what Luna likes to eat.
I liked your kitchen segment with the house elves. And I especially liked how Kreatcher called Ron 'the Weasely'.
Author's Response: LOL...I guess Luna\'s favorite foods stick out in my mind...I never really made that connection. But I don\'t think I have Luna talking about much of anything else besides food, lol. God bless Kreacher. He really turned himself around, right. Thanks again! :o)
Yea, Neville. I love his character and it's so nice how you put him together with someone. He deserves a wonderful girl and your portrayl of Hannah shows her as one.
Author's Response: I adore Neville, and I\'ve had so much fun writing him (and I avoided him for a while because I didn\'t think I could do him justice...or maybe it was because I felt I had to put him with Luna and she terrifies me, lol). I was nervous about writing Hannah, too, I think because we know so little about her. But I realized, she\'s virtually a blank slate for me, so I\'ve been making her my own, and she\'s turning out to be the perfect match for Neville! Thanks for reading, Ginny! :o)
I liked how you subtly hinted about psychology and therapy. Hermoine would be the one smart enough to have sought it out. They really did go through a lot and would have a lot of healing to do. That is one of the things I like best in all the stories I have read by you, you take into consideration the aftermath of what happened and it's emotional reprecutions in a very realistic way. (Sorry for all the spelling errors, I'm hopeless without spell check). Can't wait to see what happens next in your BAS chapter!
Author's Response: These guys have a lot of healing to do. It\'s not that it won\'t happen, it\'ll just take time. Thanks for reading! :o)
That was too funny and too true! My favorite part was Hermoine using the silencing charm on Ron. Boy, wouldn't that be nice to have in a heated discussion. I also like how she forgot she had used it and as she waited for Ron to respond. But in the end I think, like you said, the moral of the story is BAS. Well done!
Author's Response: LOL...yes BAS...but we love them anyway. Oh what I wouldn\'t give to be able to use the Silencio charm...mostly on my kids though ;o) Thanks again! :o)
Ah, the goblin rebellion, I believe Snape is supposed to be somewhat of an expert on that. I can't remember if that's fan fic talking or cannon. I'm really impressed with this concept (VOH) and enjoyed reading the chapters. I also liked that Ginny and Hermoine are going to get a flat together, so they can have uninterrupted snogging sessions when they are able to see there men. Great Job!
Author's Response: Thanks again! Now I can\'t wait for you to read Hair of the Dog, lol. I think I see about 3 more chapters for this story, to round it out to an even 10. We have to finish off the year of Hogwarts, have the first VoH alumni meeting, and then send the boys off to Auror training. I spent a lot of time researching this chapter setting the foundation for the futures of all these characters and trying to make things as authentic as possible. I love the idea of Ginny and Hermione living together, but you\'ll see in HotD that they have a few issues, lol. Thanks for reading...I think I need to spend some time on this story this weekend, along with getting ready for game night!
You did an excellent job of describing Albus' home life. It was very sad and it made him more relatable to the future HP characters. He has parallels with Snape's life and his friend is an orphan like Riddle. It also shows why Albus loves Hogwarts so much, like most of the characters, it is his real home. Nicely done!
Interesting take. I liked how you set it up and how you confusing it must have been for both sides in that moment in time when the Potters died and Voldemort disappeared. I love Snape and Lily stories. It was such a tortured love affair for Severus, wasn't it? I have written a story about them, too.
Author's Response: Hey! Thank you for reviewing :) Yeah, I know how it must have been for him :( I'll definitely check out your story!! Thank you so much, once again :)
What a sweet, touching story. I don't have twins, but I have two little boys and you write about motherhood very realistically. I found the concept of being a twin very interesting and I really liked your descriptions and explainations. Well done!
Author's Response: Thanks! I have two little boys also, they\'ll be 4 in September, so 3 year old identical twin boys wasn\'t a big stretch for me haha. The indifference toward mirrors and throwing the clothes around their room are pretty much directly from my boys. I\'m so glad you enjoyed the story, thank you for reviewing!
Great story! It made me laugh. I especially like when Hermoine said, "J-o-o" and "I'm n-o-o-o-t". That was very funny and believable. I could totally hear her saying it. This is my favorite humorus story you have done. Keep up the great work!
Author's Response: Oh, thanks so much, Ginny. Poor Hermione, all alone, while her man has a gorgeous blonde chasing after him...even if he\'s clueless to it. I\'m glad you enjoyed it! :o)
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This is an interesting concept. Bellatrix is such a feral person, maybe that's what attracts her to Remus. I just have an ominus feeling that this will all end very badly.
Author's Response: Thanks :) Considering Bellatrix turns into a psychotic murderer you can pretty much guess it won't end all that well, lol. Thanks for reviewing.
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The decisions you make in any family are never easy. However, when you are a Black and a Malfoy, things are much more difficult.
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It was very nice to see Narcissa and Lucius as a loving couple. I also liked your explaination for why Narcissa lied to Voldemort. I like that it was pre meditated and that Lucius also agreed. Nicely done!
Watching and learning are two very excellent qualities to possess. What happens when you use these qualities for personal gain?
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Very nice. I don't often enjoy Severus/Hermoine ships, but good writting is good writting. You have captured Severus very well. (He is the main character in all my stories). He's so fun to play with. And your dead right about him being voyeurist.
Wow! This is absolutely my favorite story that you have written. It is very difficult to pull off first person writting well (I've never even attempted it). You did a superb job. I also loved how you portrayed Luna. You have an excellent sense of her character (and she's an elusive person to begin with). Not to mention the wicked hard challenge. I am never going to ask Gubby for a challenge. So all in all, well done. Bravo!
Author's Response: Thank you so much, Ginny! I\'m working on Luna...she\'s a tough nut to crack, erm...write. I can\'t tell you how much it means to me that you think I\'ve done her well. It was a difficult challenge, but honestly, I really enjoyed it, but if you ever take on a Gubby challenge do NOT ask for specifics...oi! She\'ll back you into a corner with them, lol. Thanks for reading! :o)
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As Harry has learned of Dumbledore's past, he struggles to come to terms his feelings of betrayal as once more his faith in one he trusted is tested.
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Awesomeness. This is such a great story on so many levels. You may not enjoy it, but you can write angst beautifully. How many times have we all been in that forest waiting and cursing to the heavens? Of course, I love the story all the more, because it is Snape that gives Harry the answer. I am so touched that you had Harry unknowingly thank him. Beautifully done!
Author's Response: Thanks Ginny! I think we've all cursed the heavens and asked for a sign at some point in our lives, I just tapped into that. I'm glad you had a chance to read this one! :o)
Boy, is this too close for comfort. I had that stepmother, but thankfully only every other weekend. I bet Emily is counting down the days 'til she graduates.
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What a lovely story, about a very undeveloped couple. I really like how you portray Luna and her husband. I don't usually like first person narrative, but you did a very good job. I'm a huge Luna fan. Well, done.