I'm going to use my psychic detective skills and guess (nay, know) that you are a Starkid. That being said, I got a real kick out of the part where James called those two Quidditch guys who were just standing there “spares.” All I could hear in my head was Darren Criss saying “You're like this guy that's just around when I don't need a guy around. You're this spare guy. You are such a spare!” I can't say if that is a perfect quote, but I tried. I'm sure you know what I mean. So, I giggled. I know that I giggle a lot when reading your stories anyway, but this was a special Starkid giggle.
Alright, to business now. Albus and Paloma slept together?! Goodness gracious does this make me feel old. But, wow! I'm not exactly sure if I can explain why, but I didn't see this coming at all. I feel like my jaw dropped when I was reading. Well, good for him; they're very nice together. Though I'm assuming there will be some angst along the way.
Getting to see the tournament life was great! I feel like you are just expanding the world of HP so much, and it's all so real and believable. And, I must say “I'm a Quidditch player” is pretty much my new mantra. Today, for example, I had a meeting that I was nervous about as I am just someone who makes a terrible first impression. It's pretty shocking what I can manage to do in a short period of time. So, I was nervous, and I had to walk up all these stairs to get to the sixth floor. The whole way up, while I tried not to collapse and die from exercising more that I'd ever like to again, I kept thinking, “You can do this. You're a Quidditch player! You're a Quidditch player.” Then, I made it to the meeting, shook the person's hand and said, “Jeez, that's a lot of stairs.” And she laughed. So, it went alright. Thanks.
You know who I miss and worry about? Bink. I'm not even exactly sure why, but I miss him. But, I'm getting the feeling that we'll see more of him very, very soon. Which is good. I like him, and, as I've mentioned before, feel like we are in similar places in our lives, well, perhaps similar mindsets. I'm too old to be in the same place as him. So, I think it's pretty impressive and telling that I care enough about your characters to legitimately miss them. If you're not already ridiculously proud of yourself, you should be.
Wow, tournament life (well, night life) reminds me a lot of college. If I may offer some advice:
I know guys don't really utilize the “buddy system” like girls do, but during all this partying you should really keep an eye on your teammates and they should keep an eye on you. That way, when you try to climb over a balcony rail, they are there to stop you.
You can't get food in a drive-through if you don't have a car. I've tried, so don't waste your time.
If you can avoid falling into a rack of bikes, I'd recommend it.
I have more, but we'll save that for my next letter.
PS: Good luck with Avery.
Author's Response: Godric, I love your reviews. Just pretend I dedicate every chapter to you, okay?
HAHA. I'm glad you caught my Starkid reference. That is exactly what it was. I was laughing while writing it.
I love Al's reaction to it. I think that's the part that made me laugh the most. He isn't quite sure what to do with the information.
That's AMAZING your meeting went well! And that you used that quote. I wish icould put into words the look on my face, but I wouldn't be able to do it justice.
You'll see Bink again a couple chapters, actually. Things will begin to unfold for him. I like how unstable he is. James has his career he's working at and Freddie is... well, Freddie... I like that Bink is troubled. But you're right to worry about him.
I wish my teammates would stay in one place. They disappear quickly. Especially AliCat. What a minx.
I can do whatever I want. I'm James Potter. DO THEY KNOW WHO I AM?
Doing my best about the bikes. No promises.
PS. No idea what you mean.