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Review:magnolia_magic says:
Hi! Here for the review-a-thon! I have to say that I'm really impressed with what you've done with this. I loved reading it because there's just so much there...all the detail you give us about where the Weasleys are, what the surroundings look like, sound like, feel like. I always love it when authors give a lot of descriptive detail, because it really paints a great picture :)

There was so much going on in this oneshot--crocodiles, pyramids, Erumpets--that I have a hard time choosing my favorite part! But even though the Weasleys have some pretty exotic adventures, I liked the very beginning best, when they were home getting ready to leave. I just thought you did a fabulous job showing us the chaos of such a large family, and their interactions were so in character. Fred and George teasing Percy, him grumbling back; Arthur taking the back seat and letting Molly take charge of all the madness. That kind of thing. It made me smile, as I could just imagine them saying the very dialogue you give them. Wonderful job!

I loved the mention of the portable swamps...so that was where Fred and George got the idea! That was a fun tidbit to add, and it made me think fondly of that moment in OotP when they made their escape from Hogwarts :)

I really enjoyed reading this! Awesome job!

--Maggie

Author's Response: Hiya! Yayy reviewathons!

Thank you! :) I love writing about the Weasleys, as they're such a versatile and interesting family to explore, and their range of characters from the studious serious Percy to the hilarious Fred and George makes them fascinating to write about! I wanted to describe the scenery well too, so people could see the same image as I saw in my head, and also to make it more realistic!

Hahah I certainly crammed it with stuff! I thought it would be quite Weasley-like for stuff to go wrong, and so I thought a course of events happening and wacky solutions might help them on their way. :P I did enjoy writing the start the best, actually! Just setting out the scene, and slowly revealing Scabbers as the narrator.

I thought, what better for a crocodile than a portable swamp! It's probably the sort of thing Fred and George would use it for anyway, and it helped break up the attention from Ron. That was the exact scene I was thinking about when I wrote it, actually, so I'm really pleased you mentioned that!

Thank you so much for dropping by with this brilliant review!

-Sophie :D


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