I have read your story, btw, I just got so into it that I forgot to leave reviews, so, here I am :D! I'll write what I remember thinking whilst reading it (warning: I'm slightly ADD):
Seamus is here?! Hi Seamus! Are you still an arsonist? Atta boy, listen to your mother, girls are fun when they don't hate you! Oh, you're short. I'm sorry, it's better than being as tall as Hagrid.
Dean is here too?? Yo Dean, how are you? Still upset about the whole "Ginny dating the 'chosen one' fiasco?"
Why is it that every Justin that I meet/read is a jerk? I'm thinking it has to do with the alliteration it creates: Justin the Jerk. Poor Lisa :/
Oh man, Dean has connections to Witch Weekly? What a stud!
Yup, that internship thing sounds extremely accurate. We have our interns run around and get us coffee all the time, and then we compliment them on how ambitious they are (we're horrible people). Don't worry Edie, you'll rise up in the politics, eventually. Give it a good two or so years.
Here here Seamus *raises my coffee mug at his toast*
Anyways, so I hope you enjoyed reading my pathetic thoughts. Basically, I like your characters and I'm excited to see where it all goes.
Author's Response: Oh, thanks for coming back to review a second go-around. I really appreciate it.
Yes, Seamus is here. Gah. Love my minor characters; and I think Dean is slowly creeping up as my favorite person in the story.
I've not noticed that Justin is consistently a jerk... maybe it's because JKR said he was supposed to go to Eton before Hogwarts, which is a pretty posh school, so people have just taken it and run with it? Also, this story is told through Edie's POV, and she's quite bitter with him simply for "taking her best friend away." xD He's a good person, really. He cares about Lisa a lot.
Yeah, the internship was inspired by the way that it is in real life. There are a lot of hard-working, talented young individuals who happened to enter into the job force at a bad time, and who are suffering for it. And that causes a lot of anxiety, and people like those at Witch Weekly (like Mr. Ward, who probably just "knew the right guy" and was hired) don't do much to help matters.
I did enjoy your not-pathetic thoughts. Thank you for the review!