Hello!! By end of the work day, I mean lunch time. :D I might be a slight slacker. OH! And this is my 450th review!
Ugh - I hate it when people call out the inconvinient counter-fact or stuff that just pokes holes in a presentation. grr. I'd like to give Thackeray a good thwack.
I can understand though. If he's a stickler for facts and is really on the side of social justice.
Unicorn feces are essential to the forrest ecosystem? Is Hagrid over-harvesting it? I'm sorry, sarcasm is coming out.
I've just noticed you haven't described Thackeray as a boy or girl yet. In fact, I think you've been purposefully avoiding it. I like it as I think you're trying to make a point about attraction.
I don't get the warm fuzzies from Thackeray but I do sense the potential for warm fuzzies between Thackeray and Roxanne. The offer to draw for the Unicorn poo flyer might give them time to test out fuzzies.
haha, I like their point of contention about the comment Thackery made in class. And I guess that counts as an apology...
The comfortable silence you mention seems like a great indicator of compatability. It's a bit sad that they're getting odd stares just for working on a project together. People can be a bit single-minded and stupid to assume there's something more between them *just* because they're sitting together.
It's good that HEPS gave Roxanne a sense of purpose and helped her confidence a bit. ^_^ I haven't read anything yet that really explains why other people would whisper about her hanging out with Thackeray - sure, two chicks doing stuff together but they seem rather friends-y at this point and not relationship-y.
Oh dear, her relationship with Artie is putting a strain on her friendship (likeship, is that a thing) with Thackeray. :-/
Um, wow, Thackeray wants to release Dumbledore's remains into the wild? That's quite the scheme. Their conversation, where Roxanne thinks Thackeray wants to steal the Elder wand is kind of hilarious. I'm she was quite beside herself with shock at that idea.
You're doing a great job building their friendship! I'm excited to see how they'll come together, slowly as friends, then friends +, then something more relationship-y.
Author's Response: Hello! :) Wow, congrats on leaving 450 reviews. That's awesome!
Oh god, me too. Haha, thwack. That is Thackeray's personality, unfortunately, but things do get better! :P
Haha yes, the unicorn dung as poached fertilizer is a little bit of a ridiculous cause to argue about! But funny. Well, I think so.
You're so perceptive! Yes, Thackeray's gender is never specified on purpose. It made the story quite difficult to write but in a good, challenging way. I'm glad you like it!
The next chapter is far more full of warm fuzzies, I'm afraid. Haha, I mean drawing unicorn poo draws everyone together, who could resist? Well, Roxy probably won't be able to.
I agree, odd stares are quite unfair and rude. In the story, Thackeray has a bit of a reputation as being a little odd and pompous. Whereas Roxanne is well-liked, if she's noticed at all. So they do make a bit of an odd friendship, and it is disappointing that people care.
I feel that likeship is a good example for this circumstance!
Haha yes! The Dumbledore thing is pretty much the most absurd and morbid scheme I could think of, hehe. And I just giggled at how you described it as releasing Dumbledore into the wild, hahaha. :P
Thank you, I'm glad you like it so far! :) Thanks for the great review!