|Review:||The Misfit says:|
Remus John Lupin, I love you. ♥ Seriously, you are a genius. How on earth did you think of that prank? It was just so hilarious, and so awesome, that I can't stop laughing! Remus should be the mastermind more often! ;) (That part about him getting last-minute nerves was completely in character for him, too.)
I caught two typos: “Not one. Four,” said Remus, and sure enough, he procured four more from seeming oblivion," - The first is, if Remus stole four goblets, and has one in his hand, he should have three more in his robes. ;) The second is "from seeming oblivion" and I don't know, but it just doesn't sit right with me. "seemingly from oblivion" flows better - for me, anyway. :P
FILCH! FILCH! His reaction to the prank was just so hysterical! *rolls around on floor laughing even more* And Peeves' reaction to being accused; he's innocent of the crime, but he's still happy to use it as an opportunity to wind Filch up further. They just play so well off of each other, I think! (Or maybe that's just your writing creating miracles!)
And aww. Poor Sirius! I think he's been thinking that he can prank members of the Order, having fun as he fights Voldemort - and Remus? James? It's not particularly clear who makes the comment about the ending of seven years, but whichever it was, it certainly sobered Sirius. I just wanted to hug the poor guy and tell him that it was all going to be okay. ♥ (Even though we know it won't be. *sobs*)
And do you hear that sound? That's the Sorting Hat breathing a sigh of relief that it won't be eaten - after all, my Snabeth feels are getting heartbroken (yes, the feels in my heart have hearts themselves) at the practically nothing that we've seen of Severus. I know that this is Beth's story, and I know that realistically, she can't see Severus on a daily basis and have long, in-depth conversations with him but I miss Severus.
Author's Response: I actually got the idea for the prank from a story I heard once about a senior prank at a high school -- nowhere near me, but I found it highly amusing! I cannot take credit for it, unfortunately. It just seemed like there had been a serious lack of pranks for a Marauders-in-Hogwarts story, you know? (I actually messed up the numbers the first time around; that's why Remus pulled out four goblets, instead of three. Thanks for catching that year-old error!)
You know, not enough people write either Filch OR Peeves into their stories, in my opinion. :P And their playing off each other is so much fun to write, too! I'm glad you liked it.
And then, of course, there's that bit of a downer at the end of the chapter... the realization that yes, the boys have to grow up. I'm going to be interested in your take on the characters in the last chapter, and in ITR, because for some reason in my head they switched into adult mode unbelievably fast. In the span of about a week, between finishing the first and starting the second, it felt like I was writing totally different characters! And that sort of starts here, I think, with the official declaration to end pranks. Anyway, that's where I was going with that paragraph. :P
I promise Severus is returning to you before too long! ♥ Although it's making me extremely happy that you ship him and Beth so much, you know. I don't know if I've told you that before, but having someone jump on board a ship I essentially created is basically the best thing ever. Thank you so much for your review!!