|Review:||Secret Santa says:|
Ho ho ho!
Santa shares your love with all things that involve Moulin Rouge. It might have something to do with everlasting love, bohemians, cheesy songs and the gritty beauty of Paris in turn of the century... *blushes under the beard* Anyways. Since I know the movie so well, I can't wait to see what you have in store for the characters. It's interesting marriage between two universes, and as AU as it probably will be, I can see it happening.
The little details about the pocket watch, crooks that could be out of a Dickens novel and the visit to the wrong side of town, set the tone nicely. You have the stage set and ready for play. I'm hoping that once holidays are over, you'd update this story. It's a very interesting beginning for sure.
You never mentioned by name your main character, but I'm going to take a guess and think that it will be darling Jamie, since he already knows Severus by his first name. Owing money to Riddle, well that is quite intimidating thought. I keep thinking that if James is a poor bohemian, whether he has gambled his fortune away or what has happened? I can't wait to see how you will cast the rest of the Marauders and other prominent characters. Bellatrix would be perfect Miss Havisham type of character, if you ask me.
Remember that elves will be watching whether you're naughty or nice. I will be back with more prezzies later.
Your Secret Santa :)
Author's Response: Oh my God, I love you already.
Ahh, stressing that I won't live up to your expectations now. Love the Moulin Rouge. Best movie (even if I spent the last half bawling my eyes out.) *ahem*
Yep, deffs a marriage between two universes. I'm really interested in what you'll think of my plot, but:
1) I don't want to give anything away, and
2) I don't actually know who you are (yet!)
An update is certainly in order. It's not my main priority (that's Canis Major, which needs an update even more) but I'm determined to update before the end of my holidays. Hopefully before the New Year, at any rate. (Christmas is a busy time of year, and finding time for oneself to sit and write is difficult.) And I was totally picturing Dickens when I was writing this! Creepy. Maybe I'm not a subtle as I thought...
Oo! Interesting guess. Unfortunately, I can't tell you if you're right or not. I'll just have to get my act together and update so you can find out. The next chapter introduces wayy more characters, and you meet every one properly and start to understand the plot more, etc.
Ahh, this review has totally got my mind racing with ideas about the next chapter. I'm totally iching to write now, but it's 11:58pm, and it's Christmas in 2 minutes, and I really need sleep for tomorrow. Gah.
Thank you for the review, my dear Secret Santa. You're brilliant. ^_^