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Review:TidalDragon says:
Hello again!

The sequence with Ginny and Sadie was delightful. There was a wonderful innocence about it and creating a place like that seemed so fitting for Ginny, who's been stealing her brothers' brooms since she was six. I thought it was also a nice touch for her to be caught by Sadie with an unexpected secret while Ginny was showcasing one she had planned on sharing.

Re: the A/N, I'm not sure if you've been getting a lot of comments about this, but personally I don't find any issue with how you've expressed Sadie's writing and signing. You definitely have to get across what she is expressing and I think it would take someone very familiar with ASL to take time to criticize your handling of it. The only thing that is a bit too quick for me maybe is how quickly the Weasleys seem to be picking up ASL. Maybe it's me, but I don't think I could watch someone sign all day for a full week and necessarily have many signs committed to memory, even to hold a simple conversation, but perhaps I'm weird - I've never tried to learn.

The end was also intriguing, I guess being intended as a display of Sadie's unique magical gifts. We'll see in the future I suppose other ways for this to manifest itself, but it could be incredibly dangerous if it works in reverse as well, so hmm.

Author's Response: If I don't hurry up and respond, these are going to be a year old, which is entirely unacceptable. So, sorry I'm late, all that jazz. I'd promise to do better from now on, but we both know that probably is unrealistic.

Anyway, on to the reply.

I am so glad you liked the Sadie and Ginny scene. I really felt like I needed to give Sadie something good and just plain happy after the several chapters of angst and worry. It felt so good to just let her be a girl for a bit, and to share a secret with someone, even if it wasn't the one Ginny intended to share. :D

As for the author's note I haven't had too many comments about the use of ASL or the way I'm portraying the interpretation of it, but sometimes I worry too much. I didn't want it to seem like I was being insensitive to the language or the people who use it, so I figured I'd better put it out there just in case.

Your second comment about the signing makes me sigh. Dang. This is SUCH a big pet peeve of mine, and I'd hoped I was avoiding it. I used to write for another fandom that had a character that used sign language, and I hated it when OC were written that instantly understood him. Drove me nuts, so I've always tried to be careful not to fall into that trap. Perhaps I need to go back and re-evaluate the Weasleys learning curve. I'll admit for the sake of fiction I probably intentionally sped up a bit, because writing long sections where no one understands the other is tedious, but I don't want it to stick out. Thank you for the note. I will be careful!

You'll have to stay tuned to know more about this "gift" as you call it. I promise it's important and won't be a dropped thread, if I can ever find the time to write again, that is.

Thanks again! Love your reviews!

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