I'm back! :)
For one, I really do like that you have a lot of couples going on outside of the main two. Too many stories literally don't deal with any other relationships, and I'm over here like, "you do realize that those two aren't the only people with love interests, right?" :P
I love all the talk of Lily and James in the Hospital Wing. Especially because I'm just sitting over here giggling to myself as Lily says she's never going to get together with James, and I'm like, "You just go ahead and keep thinking that then..." Dramatic irony is the bomb. (Did I really just use a literary term in a review? I continue to prove my own nerdiness.)
I've said it before and I'll say it again - James is just too cute. I love seeing both sides of him, the kid and the more grown up side as well.
Maybe it's just me, but I've never seen Snape as the more malicious Death Eater-wannabee, just the onlooker. I feel like he wouldn't have been that vicious to Thalia, considering she's Lily's best friend and all.
Other than that, the library scene was very well played out. It was dramatic, and Snape had this very calculating and methodical character about him that just made him seem even creepier.
Hah, I never noticed the similarities between Thalia's and George's last names. Longwood and Wood. I was laughing at that line as I read, both because of that and because of what James was saying too. Yes, I'm that weirdo that laughs while reading (usually in public too.).
I did really like that scene in particular, because I can just envision all of their thoughts, especially Sirius's. He did NOT seem too happy.
YES, you mentioned Pride and Prejudice. I just finished that book about a month ago, and liked it far more than a book about various courtships should merit. Plus, I've always envisioned Sirius as a little bit of a Mr. Darcy, so now I've been drawing all sorts of parallels to various other characters in the book, and the plot line too. Oh dear.
Author's Response: Hello again!
Yes I agree about how stories tend to only focus on the main couple, so I'm glad that you liked the inclusion of others. Haha I enjoyed making Lily say that, as she's going to regret when she finally dates James ;) Yes James is cute, and he genuinely wants to help her, and she doesn't want it, so you can't help but want to hug him!
Hmm I agree that I may have overdone Snape a bit too much, it's just when you're in the element your brain gets carried away! I'm glad that you enjoyed the rest of the scene though:)
Yes I didn't notice the similarities either until I wrote that part! I laugh when reading too, so it's ok! Sirius would not be happy, and can't help but feel bad for making him endure that, but it seemed to be the only natural thing to do.
Haha Pride and Prejudice is great, and I agree Sirius always does seem like a bit of a Mr Darcy, as for the plot lines, my lips are sealed on that front ;)
Thanks for another great review,