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Review:teh tarik says:
Hello Grace! :) I'm here for the TGS review exchange.

Wow, this is such a great and very original idea! I love it already! :D You've done a wonderful job blending in Greek mythological figures with the Potterverse, and you've achieved this in a very humorous and entertaining manner. I love Aphrodite's nature, and how bored she is with her life and the Muggle world in general. It's indeed a strange but wondrous thing to read about a Greek goddess discovering the magical world (especially Diagon Alley) for the first time; usually, this sort of stuff is written from the perspective of some excited eleven-year-old about to go to Hogwarts for the first time. It's really interesting that the Greek gods and goddesses are so unaware of the magical world: it really speaks volumes about the skill and efficiency of the wizarding world in keeping their existence concealed.

I really love Aphrodite's voice in this story; she's such a complex character, and one moment she's disinterested and completely bored, and the next she's throwing a dangerous sort of tantrum, and the next she's about to cry crocodile tears to persuade her husband to let her do as she pleases. She sounds like an incredibly fun character, though not the easiest to get along with! I'm intrigued to find out about what exactly is her modus operandi, and what she intends to do with George and Angelina. And how her own personal life with all its complications with Hephaestus and Ares will turn out. I quite adore 'Heffy'; he's such a funny character, although I do see why Aphrodite is so dissatisfied with him; she is a very attention demanding person, and Hephaestus is simply too wrapped up with his work. But I still enjoy reading about him all the same!

Another thing I really liked about your story, and which drew me into the narrative very quickly, was your opening paragaphs. They were very well-written and sharp and the tone of the narration was wry and nonchalant and almost bored, which is very suitable, seeing as it reflects aspects of Aphodite's voice.

I really enjoyed this chapter! I think you're off to a wonderful start, and I hope you'll update this fic soon. So glad I got the chance to read this. :)

-teh

Author's Response: Hey there teh!

It means a lot to me to hear that I've come up with an original idea that's humorous. I've alway thought that if the Greek Gods meddled or every got involved with wizard magic some kind of mayhem would ensue and there would be a big mess to clean up. If I were Aphrodite I would get a little bored as well. She's lived so long that she's probably seen everything that there is to see and there's nothing to new to interest her anymore.

Given Aphordite's mood swings, it can definitely be difficult to keep up with her at time especially when she gets a whim into her head and goes out of her way to do what she's planned to do. She's the type of person who tries to keep up with what's current but maybe takes it too far. As for how she's going to mess with George and Angelina and mess up her own life a little bit, I have some of it planned out just not all of it so I may come to a stand still on the story at some points. Hephaestus and Aphrodite are different people, she's the extrovert and Hephaestus is the introvert so finding something that they both enjoy is a little bit difficult for them.

Thank you so much for your wonderful review, I enjoyed reading and responding to it, I have just sent the second chapter to my beta!


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