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Review:Bardic Magic says:
Bill,
Sorry I haven't posted more through the chapters, but I was busy gobbling them down.

It seems we have similar ideas when it comes to house elves, their magic and their connections to their "masters and mistresses". I explored this in my own stories, to some extent.

Also, we seem to have the same "hiccups" in slang, as I am an American English speaker, too. I would have put the "beer in the fridge", too! I did pick up on WC, though...I guess it shows our age or locale as Americans.

I will disagree (no harm intended to the reviewer) about your "lengthy explanations". Again, it may be that we share that characteristic in writing style. I thoroughly enjoy the in-depth explanations and the attention to detail. I had some reviewers that mentioned it to me, also. Of course, I had many that said it wouldn't have been right without it. C'est la vie!

Keep on "being Bill"! Love the story and await the next chapter!

Bardic Magic

Author's Response: Thanks for reviewing. I'll be interested to see your take on house elves, magic, masters and mistress. I'll look up your stories.

I have a couple of dictionaries and a linguistics blog on the differences in our common language that I research when I think their might be appropriate, useful British slang. But something like beer in the fridge is hard to see as wrong without knowing the culture.

I've had fun learning what little I have of the language differences. The rhyming slang is fascinating but I wouldn't dare try to use it. Nonetheless, people here have been both helpful and forgiving of my lapses into Americanism.

I did wonder about age and being for or against lengthly explanations when I read that review. At my age, I have used and created more written materials than most others ever will, particularly those born into the media / digital age. I was driving before I saw a television and everything I learned from was literature. That is what has set my taste for what is enough explanation or detail. Also, I have had children the age of many of Ms. Rowling's characters, so I have this sense that they are complex, thought-driven and not always consistent, just like the ones I know, and the ones in her books.

Again thanks.

Bill


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