|Review:||Lobelia Saville-Baggins says:|
Hey, lovvie! How are you? How's the boyfriend doing? What about university? Live in general?
Hey Grandaddy Woodley!! (oh dear, can you imagine his face at being called "grandaddy"? Oh, who am I kidding, he's reading this over your shoulder, isn't he? And I bet he looks just as composed as ever. Except maybe his eye is twitching. Because that's just how appalled he is.)
I'm so glad we got the backstory of Lizzie. It explains so much about Grandpappy's behavior. And now I hope Seth will feel like she fits more into her family. She truly is a Woodley, and Woodleys are made of strong stuff.
About what you said last time about Madame Esher's -- JK said there were eleven BIG schools. But I can't see a magical finishing school being counted among the big schools, can you? In fact, it's probably good for their image to stay exclusive and expensive.
I feel like Seth's friends are Team Grandpa now. It's strange that Seth never picked up that Pawpaw was on her side -- I now she noticed the humor a couple times, but her friends thought he didn't like her, which they would only know if she had told them. I mean, I suppose Gramps always looks stoic, but he has argued for her in the past, right? Maybe?
That brush with James, though.absolutely hilarious. And awkward. And awful. But amazing. Argh. What was that boy thinking, with SMALL TALK?!! I don't understand.
Who want's to bet that Fred's the one who will eventually slap some sense into James's head? Any takers? PopPop, you in?
Well, I'd better go before Pappy explodes. Be sure to tell me if he ever looked truly scandalized, or if he managed to hide it this whole time. I love you, and I can't wait to see more of our favorite screwheads!
Author's Response: Hey there :) Well I am good... a little stressed but good on the whole :) Boyfriend is recovering well... such things always take quite a while but it's all looking really well:). And I finally finished my thesis, which is also a big weight off my chest :)
I'm sure Edward Woodley does not approve of being called granddaddy... then again, maybe Seth could. We all know now that she's his favourite.
Honestly, I wasn't too happy with JK when she revealed those big schools. My mum is Austrian so German is my second native language and it just seems wrong that there wouldn't be a school in Germany (Since German native speakers are the biggest language group in the EU) Also, what about all the other countries in Europe which all have different languages? What about Italy, Spain (I know there is a school in Brazil but they speak Portugese), eastern European countries, etc. It seems weird that kids as young as 10 would be expected to follow classes and write papers and exams in a completely foreign language. I just feel like (most unusually for her!) as an English native speaker JK hasn't quite thought this through. but oh well... I'm rambling. The topic of fictional magical schools always gets me started ever since they have been revealed... haha...
So.. that's why I like to make up my own.. I know it's not canon but that's the only thing which I cannot agree on with JK...
Oh dear.. I'm sorry for the long explanation... but yes, I think Madame Esher's is a rather small school and very exclusive :)
I'm sure Seth has kind of noticed that her Grandfather was different towards her but her family is weird and she hasn't really thought much about it, I guess. He wasn't exactly warm either... which is a Wooldey thing :)
Haha, James is such a dunderhead. Asking the girl he rejected a few days ago how she is doing. And I hope Freddie will eventually intervene ;) Until then, however, I have quite some things in store for the story :)
I promise I will be quicker with the next update. Thank you so so so so much for always reading and reviewing, I am really truely always happy to hear from you!
You are awesome, love!