|Review:||The Misfit says:|
ASDFGHJKL I don't even know what to say first; this is just so perfect. Nutella on toast is amazing btw! So are Nutella sandwiches... oh, and Nutella on Rich Tea biscuits. Seriously, you have to try those. ♥ (And chips (the kind you eat with fish) dipped into Nutella are amazing. I swear, it really is- I converted about six of my friends to eating that and they all love it!)
Anyway, I'm supposed to be reviewing this chapter, not Nutella. ;) I love your descriptions of Beth and the Marauders- I know that I've said this before, but you make them so relatable. Beth's tiredness, James forgetting that he's Head Boy, Sirius and Peter discussing Sarah Wright, Remus' face being the picture of disapproval... we all know people like them, and the way you characterize them is just perfection itself.
My James/Lily feels are running rampant right now! I just love the way that you're making their relationship develop slowly; I'm an avid reader of Marauders fics and I've seen too many authors make them fall in love overnight- how is that realistic/relatable? On the same point, you're also doing a fantastic job of avoiding the cliche of the fifth Marauderette, so I take my (virtual) hat off to you! XD
You've also perfected Rosier, and I love the Marauders' reactions to calling Sirius a dog. I know a lot of people are paranoid about keeping secrets as they keep being suspicious of everyone's motives, especially as Severus has started to stir things up. I only wish someone had remembered that Sirius is the dog star, which might be the reason for Rosier's insult. Remus is a wonderful voice of sanity there. :P (I like Severus' jealousy of James, btw!)
The discussion at the lunch was so interesting; the part about the peas flying was such a nice touch- I can't count the number of times I've done that- and then Beth's comment at dinner! "That would be nice!" Oh, Bethy, you're digging yourself a grave right there. :3
THAT CLIFFHANGER. TOO MANY FEELS ASDFGHJKL!! :3 I'm so terrified now on Beth's behalf; and I'm curious as to what Severus knows. I don't think it's Remus' lycanthropy, because Severus finds that out when Sirius pranks him, so... maybe he's figured out Beth's crush on him? Or maybe he thinks he knows something, but has completely missed the mark? Hmm.
And now I'm depressed because I want to know what happens but I have to go and have some dinner. *sigh* Your writing skills are so exceptional to drag me so deeply into this rollercoaster of a fanfiction! ♥
Author's Response: Nutella on anything is amazing, I swear! Even Nutella by itself, of course. (Although I confess I don't know what Rich Tea biscuits are...) I would say chips in Nutella sounds gross, but down here a lot of people dip fries into chocolate milkshakes and it's SO GOOD. So I get where you're coming from!
Still over the moon that you're liking my Marauders characterization so much, of course. ♥ It's become a bit hazardous, because now it's very hard to read any other Marauder stories without comparing their characterizations to my own. :D Beth being cliche was something I was EXTREMELY worried about, too, so I'm happy you're finding that that's not an issue!
I think if people had connected that Sirius was the dog star, things might have gotten more interesting more quickly. :P And I really liked writing the Slytherins in this book, too! They naturally show up a bit less in ITR and BE, but they were rather fun.
That cliffhanger is probably the nastiest I've ever written -- and of course you know the end result now, but I'm still quite proud of it! It freaked a lot of people out. :P
Dinner always beats fan fiction. ♥ Thank you so much for saying such lovely things about this story, and for reviewing in the first place! That's so amazing!