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Review:DumbledoresArmyOfOne says:
Hey!

As intriguing as your epilogue was, this didn't clarify much for me, which is exactly as it should be. There are some interesting snippets that just barely give us some insight: the recollection of the McLauchlin family, which McGonagall recalls with obvious fondness. I'm wondering if this is a connection from McGonagalls Hogwarts days, or even before that? The scottish name makes me think there's a connection, but I could be reading in too much.

Ms. Ophelia Oddsocks is perfectly wonderful. I love her mannerisms, the knitting traps, her odd expressions and above all her unlikely friendship with our favourite straightlaced professor- perfect touch of humour to work against the gloominess of the first chapter.

As exciting as this chapter was, I do think that you overused the exclamation mark just a bit. Once we get three in a paragraph, they begin to lose their punch. Punctuation, spelling and grammar were otherwise wonderful, which is always nice :)

My favourite part of this chapter was the international floo idea. Fantastic creativity! From the little witch in the fire place to that extra handful of floo powder, your ideas seemed canon. So perfect! I want to ask you if I can use it in a story i'm working on :) it involves a lot of floo travel so I'm always on the lookout for great ideas. (If you'd let me use it and credit you that would be awesome :)

Anyways, self-servingness aside, I loved this second chapter- it was refreshingly light compared to the first and I'm glad to see some new characters. Good luck with your anti-nano :)
~Gilly

Author's Response: Hi there! Sorry I'm so terribly slow responding to this. Been working really hard on real life stuff this month so I could be caught up and ready to go to work writing in November. Meant I got behind on review responses though.

I was a little worried at first when I started reading this, that you weren't liking the mystery of it all, but then I read on and I'm good now. LOL. And I know I'm being very vague in this story right now so I'm glad you like the pace.

There might be a small Scottish connection to McGonagall, but probably in a different way than you are thinking.

Yeah, I'm glad you like Mrs. Oddsocks! She was so much fun to create! Honestly, if I had know how much people would end up liking her, I might have figured out a way to include her more.

I honestly hadn't noticed my exclamation mark use, but you are probably very right. Sometimes I get carried away, and then when I'm editing I just don't notice something like that. I will very much try to keep an eye on that bad habit in the future.

How is the Floo idea coming along in your fic? I'm still very honored you wanted to you use it. :)

And thank you so much for a wonderful review again! Think my anti-nano will be coming to an end in time I can do real nano as a rebel. I'm so excited! I've been working so hard on real life stuff so I could be caught up and ready to go. Now I'm just excited to write!

Thanks again! Hope you catch your thread again another time to see what you think of later chapters.


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