|Review:||Whimsical Diva says:|
I've been pretty horrible for not leaving reviews for every chapter, but I've been reading this story (as well as it's prequels) and Ignite regularly. I think I discovered Anguis sometime in 2009 or 2010, and have been following the story and it's sequels as well as your other fics (Renaissance and Ignite), and they've all been an absolute pleasure to read. In fact, oftentimes I've even forgotten that these characters are actually OC's. I see them very much a part of the HP canon, and I think that's a testament to how ridiculously good the stories have been.
And also, crikey, it's been a heckuva long journey. I've been following these stories ever since I left England to work in Asia before moving to the States. I, for instance, can recall reading chapters of this story on Chinese trains, Indian cabs, in Singaporean restaurants, Californian beaches... I think I can sort of understand how wrapping up such a long journey must feel for you; it certainly feels pretty rewarding to me. I shall certainly miss this lot, and will be keeping ane eye out for any future spin-offs.
Oh, and BTW, Ignite is fabulous! I was a tad sceptical about it initially, as it's a Rose-Scorpius story and this is one ship I haven't been able to warm up to (actually, it's a pairing I pretty much loathe, second only to Draco Hermione), but I love Ignite, the pairing notwithstanding. Actually, I think I'll love anything you write, full stop. Please don't stop writing. And thanks for the marvellous series. The Anguisverse stories are truly some of the best HP fanfics ever written.
Author's Response: You've left a whole bunch of reviews and it's been more than enough. Even the littlest helps. Still, I do so thoroughly appreciate your long-term support in all of this - it's kept me going through the quiet times of low motivation, knowing there's a readership out there that's enjoying the story of these guys half as much as I have (woah, past tense crept in there).
This review in particular was touching. That my work followed you across the globe is pretty heartening to hear, and I'm just so grateful that you stuck it out, and so happy that it could be with you on the journey. The part about writing which isn't for myself is for reaching somebody else, wherever they are, and to succeed is an immense feeling.
Glad you're enjoying Ignite! I, too, dislike the many bad Rose/Scorpius clichÃ©s out there; Ignite isn't so much a rebellion as it is that I can see the possible drama and goodness in the pairing, without making it a (shudder) Draco/Hermione rehashing. That story will continue, and maybe the one after that, as there's a whole saga in there somewhere.
And, as ever, I write elsewhere, write proper things, maybe successfully, who knows. But the Anguisverse has given me so many lessons to take with me. Thank you for all the reviews, kind words, and support.