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Review:nott theodore says:
Hey! *waves* so officially I'm here for the Gryffie review tag, but I was going to review this anyway. Actually, I'm pretty pleased you updated this because I think I've reviewed everything else you've written (I'm not stalking you, I promise!) and I couldn't post after you until this arrived!

Since I've been reading 'Facing Tomorrow' what has really struck me is how you manage to write in two different styles for two very different stories. You get the tone for this story just right.

I really like seeing this story from Al's POV. It's quite funny sometimes since as readers we know much more than they do as characters, and because of that we know that of course they both like each other. I know I've said this before, but I'm so glad that Al is a flawed and real character, and he has his own insecurities as well, because it makes his character much more real and believable.

I loved Neville in this chapter! He seems to know a lot more than Al realises, and he's obviously one of those teachers who pays attention to his pupils (although I guess being a Potter family friend means that he knows them better than most).

You have a great writing style and I love reading your stories!

nott theodore :)

Author's Response: Hi! That's pretty funny that you didn't have anything to review. And I don't think you're stalking me, I'm actually really flattered that you think so highly of my writing :)

I'm glad I make the whole 'writing in two styles' thing look easy, because it's crazy difficult! There is a huge part of me that just wants to abandon 'Human Nature' because I'm so focussed on this new style of writing that I'm attempting with 'Facing Tomorrow', but I can't bring myself to do it, Al's still there in my head, screaming to be written. I do make mistakes with the past tense/present tense thing all the time though and have to go back and fix it constantly!

Yep, as readers we certainly know more than the characters do. It surprises me when people say things like "why don't they just kiss already!" in reviews for this story because I'm all like "Did you read 'Animal Magnetism???" lol! A big part of the decision to write this story was to show Al's flaws. I'd always imagined him as being quite insecure, proud, rash and someone with a bit of a dangerous temper when pushed (bit like his mum and dad really!), but I realised in AM that it didn't come out as strongly so this was a good opportunity to show that side of him.

Heh...I love Neville. I also love the idea that he's gossiping about the students behind their backs, maybe passing info back to Harry and Ron :)

Thanks so much for the review, I always love hearing from you :)


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