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Review #26, by KH Epilogue

23rd November 2013:
I don't normally write reviews bc I rarely read the actual fic on the HPFF website (I usually read it on my Nook). BUT your fic is actually one of the best fanfictions I have EVER READ. It's absolutely amazing!
I've recently read fics that are either all about romance or all about action. Yours is one of the few that COMBINES action, adventure, suspense, mystery, humor, and romance! It was an amazing read and my heart just about stopped when I though he had died. Your characterization stayed true throughout the entire fic, which I greatly admire. This fic had me laughing out loud one moment and quietly sobbing at another.
This was truly a masterpiece. It's not everyday you get to read a fic that is as wonderful as this one AND completed too. I found the story bc I was waiting for etc. etc. to update and I am really glad I did. I can't wait for your other works! Congratulations on getting through this one!

Author's Response: Wow, thank you so much! I love writing a little of everything and a little of everyone, which is probably why I get these massive casts and subplot explosions every time I write a novel. I fall in love with all of my characters c: It's kind of like befriending them by reading and writing about them, and the response I've gotten to this fic, so varied and welcoming, makes me feel like I've befriended all of my readers too. Reading the reviews for this fic makes me so happy!

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Review #27, by AlexFan Begin with a Bang

15th November 2013:
I wasn't sure what I was walking into when I started reading this story (and I'm really late considering everyone else has already read and loved it but whatever). I haven't seen anything like this around before so I was definitely curious.

I love Bea and Fred already. Usually Fred is the silly one that loves to prank people but I love that you've made him the cautious one out of the two of them and Bea the one that does all the inventing and planning.

But anyway, I'm interested to see where this is going!

Author's Response: Hey! I can't wait to see what you think of this ^__^ Capers is the fic that feels most like home for me, and like Hogwarts, will always have a place in my heart. I hope you like the rest!

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Review #28, by A_Johnson49 Epilogue

7th November 2013:
I know I posted on etc. that I finished this story, but I wanted to come back over here to say that I absolutely adore this story! Especially Bea! I thought that the concept of ditching her original idea for the one that actually worked without breaking Hogwarts was spectacular and I was so, so happy to read this epilogue and see she did manage to get her own shop. :D

Baked goods and science should go together more often.

Author's Response: Eee thanks! Writing the ending and seeing all my readers get to the end has been the best thing.

Baked goods and science should be in everything, period.

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Review #29, by meadowlarks_cries Epilogue

8th October 2013:
Quite a few months late (insert dramatic fist shaking in the general direction of school here) but GAH! I've thanked you so many times before this for writing this story but I can't help but thank you one last time. These characters have become very dear to me and reading the long-awaited close to their story was pure bliss and a little bit hard to say goodbye. I think you did a fantastic job tying up the loose ends an giving us readers just enough information to satisfy our cravings for a happy ending (and another one of Malfoy's tasty cupcakes)! Thank you again and congrats on finishing this tale.


Author's Response: C: You are back! For the end! Thank you for reading all the way here ^__^ It makes me happy every time I reread it, and I reread it every time someone pops in to say they've finished. I don't think I'll ever tire of it--maybe it's the slightly open end that makes me think of all the adventures they'll have, and because they're unwritten, they go could on forever. Infinite adventures, not a bad fate!

Thank you again!

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Review #30, by FleurDelacourAndEverybodyElse Epilogue

8th August 2013:
I've been stalking you on TDA, and I don't know how you can be both an amazing artist AND writer, Gina. Not fair. >.< Anyway, this story was absolutely gorgeous and really hilarious. :D I spent around three hours rereading it (starting at eleven PM; I really need to sleep more) for the umpteenth time, and I still chuckled the whole way through.

I have a few questions, though: What did Anjali mean when she said that her roommate fancied Fred? Excuse me if I'm being dense here. :P Secondly, Verona is the daughter of Oliver and Rona?! EEP! That is so cute! :D Okay, I love your story to bits. I think you get the picture.

Author's Response: :3 thankk youuu; certainly not by doing schoolwork and sleeping at appropriate times ahem.

Baha, Anjali didn't mean anything; she just wanted the last word :'D and it's a personal running joke of mine that Fred is actually vair popular with the ladies (even Verona asked him out). He just has a tendency to go for unattainable women. AND VERONA IS TOTALLY THE DAUGHTER OF OLIVER AND RONA. Hehehehe, it's extra great because Anjali is ROGER'S DAUGHTER, which makes their rivalry one carried on from their fathers.

Thank you for reading, again and again :D

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Review #31, by harrietm Epilogue

27th July 2013:
This story has been really freaking excellent the whole way through, I'm sad it's over but simultaneously cheering...he bought her a cupcake!!!
The humour and creativity of this fanfic ranks it super high in the list of top fanfics I've ever read, and it's so unique - I've never read anything like it, and that's what makes me love it so much.
So thanks for the ride!!! Your effort and brilliance is much appreciated :)
And I have kind of forgiven you for making me think Scorpius was going to die.
...Kind of.

Author's Response: He *baked her a cupcake ;D

Thank you so much! c: It means so much to me that you've enjoyed it (even if Scorpius nearly died, or maybe he can crack the joke like Albus did--Scorpius had died. Once.)

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Review #32, by TheHouseElf Epilogue

23rd July 2013:
Gina! I cannot believe that after more than two whole years of craziness 'And Capers Ensue' is finally over! I don't know whether to be happy that it's complete or cry :P Congratulations though, it has been an amazing journey of biscuits, explosions, seduction and Scorpius Malfoy.

I loved the style of this epilogue. You offered little tidbits about the lives of our cherished characters, such as George and Angelina's decision to go on a cruise, that help us create a picture of how the events of 'And Capers Ensue' have changed them. You don't tell us everything that happened to everyone which would have a) been pretty arduous and boring to read and b) taken forever to write and to read.

I love how Bea's personality has remained a constant. She's still a crazy, slightly addled inventor despite having been through the tough ordeal of being kidnapped- which would have put many off that career path. I also love how Bea's inventions are coming to life and that the original transistor has made its way onto a shop shelf, albeit in a refined form.

I also loved the little Scorpius/Bea scene which was so cute! It's great to see them acting romantically towards each other when they're not in a life or death situation.

Congratulations again Gina and thanks so much for writing a fic that I have grown to adore :D

Author's Response: It's taken too long but now I'm sad it's over D: I kept rereading the end bits over the last few days and I have a feeling I'm going to be nostalgic for this fic for a long time to come. I have lots of ideas for what happens to them later, but none that would make a good story, if that makes sense. And I'd wish I could share it all but I think everyone's imaginations together make a better story :D

Bea, I love that she's come so far but hasn't necessarily made grand leaps in change. She's wiser, in the small ways of how she handles herself, the way she talks, and her confidence. And another detail that separates future!Bea from Hogwarts!Bea is that she's found success on her own (and with maybe a little favoritism from George), and it gives her this air of independence that readies her for the rest of her life.

♥ thank you for reading ^__^

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Review #33, by Starlight Epilogue

23rd July 2013:
Oh my goodness it's over! I read the whole thing (and maybe could have reviewed more) and let me tell you, this is probably one of the best on this site! I really can't express how amazing your stories are (I love etc. etc. as well!). They're so original and you have a flawless and very unique writing style.

Bea working at the manor? How perfectly perfect! I'm really going to miss her and her cupcake-loving and random-explosion-ing. Scorpius is so smooth and the two of them are such a perfect couple! Oh, Albus. I like how differently he was portrayed in this than in other fics I've read. A cursebreaker? I honestly did not see that one coming! And Anjali with her mysterious mysteriousness will make a perfect Auror!

Good luck on all your writing in the future and thank you for this lovely story that all of us can enjoy!

Lots of love!!! :)

Author's Response: It's the ending I've imagined for a long time, bittersweet, but on the side of sweet. Albus is actually a dragontamer! But my oh my, imagining him as a cursebreaker. I rather think Anjali might turn out to be a good cursebreaker ;)

Thank you for reading!

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Review #34, by peppersweet Epilogue

20th July 2013:
Just leave me here to die, okay?

First off I need to commend you on that CI - I love the green colouring (green is so underrated!) but I also love how atmospheric it is, and how you've framed it, and how you have the kind of 'ghost' buildings there; it's already making me feel a bit sad and nostalgic but hopeful because green = hope (this is what studying Gatsby at a-level english lit teaches you) and that very particular shade of green is enchanting.

As you're probably well aware by now, I like to overinterpret things.

Bea has a shop in Hogsmeade!! Aiiiee!! Also, I love how Fred is an auror (head canon 100% accepted) and how George goes on a cruise to Atlantis. Under da sea.


'Five years ago, Bea would have been across the room faster than a pin drop, but she was older now, more prudent, and didn't fall into new fancies as easily. Scorpius was different, too; the years had worn him with lines and sags, but he bore them with pride.' I'm sorry but I really don't think this line is necessary. It's far too heartbreaking and messes with my emotions too much. Nope, can't handle it. I hope you don't mind this unsolicited concrit, but I think you should delete that line, and the rest of this chapter, and rewrite with 'Bea romantically flew into Scorpius' arms and then they eloped to Gretna Green and passionately made many babies, the end.' Just a suggestion!

But I must say that you do really atone for it with this line: 'And for a moment, they were, and the five years that had been an eternity became but a speck in reminiscence.'.

AHHH BBS THAT'S THE SWEETEST ENDING EVER. I like the thought of Bea inventing in Malfoy Manor! Watch out for hidden trapdoors.

I'm seriously so excited for 'Uncautionary Tales' (you're still posting it, right? Right??). And all the fanart that I am confident you will draw. And the sequel about Bea and Scorpius being together forever. No, I'm not obsessed with all. And no, I'm not crying, it's just a bit of grit in my eye.

Forever your adoring idiot, Joloo ♥

p.s Albus/Snidgets 5eva.

Author's Response: I am a bit weepy knowing this will be YOUR LAST REVIEW ON CAPERS, THE LAST.

you know me and my greens, green is my bud, my bosom buddy, my hope and my Gatsby, blinking distantly in the land of metaphors~

IN THE BEGINNING SHE NEVER HAD A SHOP IN MY HEADCANON AND NOW IT IS HERE C: I had no plans for Fred and now he's an Auror and his dad is eating lobsters by the bathtub-ful. And of course, the best surprise headcanon, Scorpius and his sleeve-sized cupcake factory.

I shall wipe those lines immediately and have Bea and Scorpius (in the celery suit of my dreams) married atop a giant cake as recompense for any previous emotional meddling. The ringbearer will be Albus but instead of a ring it'll be a Snitch, and at the last moment it'll fly away, so capers ensue in order to catch it, a la that Tangled short if you've seen it. And then they catch it and all is well and they dive into the cake to passionately make many babies, ofc.

I SERIOUSLY HAVE A HEADCANON FOR ALL THE FLUFF THAT HAPPENS IN THE MANOR I just don't want to taint this epilogue with that sort of mindlessness BUT IT'S REALLY CUTE JUST TRUST ME, it'd just sound like fanfiction of my fanfiction if I wrote it. I MEAN I PROBABLY WILL COME BACK TO CAPERS ONCE IT'S BEEN LONG ENOUGH AND I GET NOSTALGIC, I just need some time because lawd I didn't writing this ending would make me so happy as it is. I'M JUST SO HAPPY, JULIA, REALLY REALLY HAPPY.

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Review #35, by rozen_maiden Epilogue

20th July 2013:
Wow, I can't believe it is over. Firstly, well done! This was an amazing ride, and I haven't reviewed before, so I'm not quite sure where to begin. Your whole story, from start to finish, had me either laughing out loud or on the edge of my seat practically chewing my nails in anticipation for the outcome. Your writing style is so perfect, it is incredible. I felt as though I was reading an actual book, and if it wasn't for your deep and careful tie-ins with the Harry Potter and Hogwarts universe, I would have forgotten I was reading a fanfiction. You captured the Hogwarts vibe perfectly, right from start to finish, from the funny quirky quotes to the sudden seriousness. And then the characters! I don't even know what to say. I've never quite read such characters as (in particular) Bea, Albus and Scorpius. Bea was the perfect hero of your story - she was relatable, funny, and so honest with herself. I loved that you gave her something to encompass who she was (the sweet tooth). And it wasn't just her! Scorpius' fashion sense and Albus' obsession with friendship were so well outlined and yet subtle at the same time - you made them real to read. Even Draco - he wasn't even really seen or spoken of in your story and I felt as though he was there. I couldn't praise or congratulate you enough. It was truly inspiring to read. You have a real knack for knowing who you characters are.
As for the story itself... Well, let's just say I'll be reading a lot more of your fics in the future. I never read next gen fics, and this has left me speechless. (The Albus Bludger release, without fail, makes me smile anytime I think on it).
Thank you so much for this novel, it was really fun to read. You are an awesome writer, and congratulations on finishing your story!
- Mahalia :)

Author's Response: 'I felt as though I was reading an actual book' -> this is one of the best compliments for a fic writer like me c: When I started this fic, I was six months back into write (after hardly writing before). This was my first big writing venture, something that I knew would take at least two years. I wrote it as 'the kind of story that I'd like to read myself' and it means more than anything that people pick up on how much I loved my characters and this fic, even if I had my angry author why-won't-this-write moments :'D The support has been incredible, and it's made the experience for me.

♥ thank you for reading!

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Review #36, by Rachel Payne Epilogue

15th July 2013:
ZOMG I cannot believe how sucsessful you were at achieving your goal with this story. You did say in the beginning that you wanted to give the real Hoqwarts air like JKR did, and my goodness you smashed away all of my expectations. This was an absolutely amazing novel. I'm just sad that the first time I am reading this is after you just updated for the last time! It also strikes me that you said this contains slash, meanwhile the only mention of something along those lines, as far as I can remember, was when Norman told Xavier to stop flirting with Bea because he was gay. I am digressing though in my train of thought! This has been, without a doubt, one of the most amazing fan fictions I have ever read, and I only hope that you continue writing for the rest of your life because this was breathtaking.
Best of luck

Author's Response: Thank you! c: The magic was my favorite part of the original books; I wish I could've learned more about it. I would've been the one in the restricted section all day. Also, I believe Hpff rules deem that a gay character is enough to merit the warning, so I'm following those guidelines.

Thank you again! I'm definitely not going to stop writing any time soon :D

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Review #37, by zipzin Epilogue

14th July 2013:
Oh my gosh! It's hard to believe, to see a fic that I've been reading (but really needed to review more) finished. Congratulations! This story has been a joy to read and there better be more from the Caperverse!

So please write more because I'll be looking for more stories and you are really good at writing. And making graphics. But also at writing.

Author's Response: Thank you so much c: I've still got a lot of WIPs left to finish and an OF to start, so there's plenty left!

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Review #38, by coolsilver Epilogue

14th July 2013:
The epilogue was perfectly written. :)

I've been with this story for a while now, I think probably at least the last 23 chapters, (etc. etc too) and I loved reading about Bea, Fred, Scorpius, and their escapades. (Also, can't forget poor Al and Anjali!)

Seeing Bea and Scorpius grow in their relationship and noting how your writing changed from rather good to excellent, was well worth the journey. Plot lines were well done, humor was abundant, but seriousness was there in the moments where it was most appropriate, and your love for the characters (also, the typical insanity that comes from being a really good writer ;) ) really shows.

Thank you for the lovely journey. :)

Author's Response: Aaah another long time reader! Thank you for following this fic for so long. I'm more afraid my love of my characters had long gone off the insane end and everyone's watching 8D but glad to see that it's appreciated. I still feel like a newbie in writing - this is only my second completed novel! My writing changed while I was writing this! But I guess that means I've got a lot of writing left to do ;)

Thank you again!

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Review #39, by Rumbleroar goes roar Epilogue

14th July 2013:
I can't believe this is finished! I really, really, REALLY enjoyed it! Congrats! :D

Author's Response: Thank you! :)

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Review #40, by heartjily4ever Epilogue

14th July 2013:
I can't believe it's done.
1. Lobster fests!! Aww, can I just say, aww!
2. He brought her a cupcake. He brought her a cupcake. Oh, my, things will never be the same again now. Now it's over, and did I mention, that he brought her a cupcake? I just, well actually now I want a cupcake. But this story will always be here in my favourites, and that is that.

Author's Response: I couldn't end without another cupcake! First it was biscuits, if you can remember that far back, but it looks like cupcakes stole the show :'D

♥ thank you for reading!

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Review #41, by Penelope Inkwell Epilogue

13th July 2013:
Oh. Oh wow. I want to...I feel like I should spend time and like, properly compose this review, like I would a story, just out of respect for how much work youíve clearly put into this novel. And yet, I think that if it was me, Iíd rather have the initial reaction, grammatical warts and floundering and all, so thatís what Iím going to give you.

It was PERFECT! Everything was perfect. When I saw that snippet under the chapter heading--the first sentence--and thought back to all of Beaís imaginings of a blue-awninged shop of her very own, I had a very loud inner squeal of love for the perfection of the...the circularity? Is that a thing? Well, here itís a thing--everything coming full circle.

I love that they were grown up, and how you described that process--what they looked like, how things had changed. It was, to use the obvious Harry Potter-esque term, magical. There was just an ahhh moment to it, the story breathing out this last, relieved sigh as everything finally clicked into place.

And he showed up with a cupcake and a bouquet, of course. And OF COURSE his jacket is something ostentatious, like indigo, rather than just a normal color, because heís Scorpius. It was fun to see the way they both sounded the same, but older--there was a subtle shift that just worked so well. I totally bought every bit of it.

Your descriptions are as beautiful as ever. Just lovely. Whenever I read one of your stories, Iím in love with every character. Everyone is important. Everyoneís story gets told. I just *adore* that about your work.

And, finally, I thought I would be sad if they didnít end up together in a clear and obvious way. I think that in many ways you made a bolder decision by only alluding to it, but I LOVED it. It was the perfect choice. It fits the tone of the story so well, and it ends with so much hope. Itís adorable and yet real, and itís Scorpius and Bea, and itís Happily maybe not *Ever* After, but probably Happily After, you know (that may make no sense, but I hope it makes some). I think itís saying that they still have things to work through, but it looks like they will. It looks like theyíve grown and found fulfillment. I almost think that, in their life places, if they had really gotten together back when Scorpius was leaving Hogwarts they wouldnít have had a chance, long-term. But with this, I think they will (at least Iím choosing to believe so), and I think theyíll last, and be very happy, and goofy, and tragically un-stylish but with lots of flair, and eat lots and lots of delicious cupcakes for the rest of their wonderful lives.

So, thank you so much for this story--for sharing your vision, your characters, and your wonderful writing. Itís one of the most enjoyable things Iíve read (barring no work, published or not) all year, and I love it, love it, love it. You have a true gift, and Iíve enjoyed seeing it be used to craft another wonderful story. Hereís to many more to come! (Maybe after a break--Iíd understand if you needed a break ;) ). And I hope you do write that short story collection some day--I love these characters, and Iíd be grateful for the chance to read more about them and where the go in life.

Thank you so much (yes, yet again).

Author's Response: yes! always give me the grammatical warts version, if you ever look at my responses or my reviews to friends, I've got warts growing out of the wazoo (which probably isn't very healthy).

I never imagined Bea owning a shop until I wrote it, in ch. 11. It's strange how much it's shaped her dreams, because she couldn't even fathom having the means or the maturity to do something like that before. And then suddenly, she realizes - hey, I can do this. One day. And in the end, she does c:

I've never had to write an epilogue before! I've had this epilogue in my brain for years, and it came out better than I imagined. I got to call back so many things - George, blazers, cupcakes, Scorpius' nosiness.

I knew the idea would sound bittersweet and unsatisfactory on paper - Scorpius and Bea not seeing each other for five years and finally meeting again and only hinting at a romance (again) - but I couldn't wait to show that it was - surprise! - an awfully happy ending 8D I never thought I would be a fan of open endings, but I think it's just because people don't try it enough. There's a great satisfaction in leaving things implied. Maybe it's the hope, and as you say, the hope is especially fitting for this fic. I think they'll be very happy and goofy and tragically unstylish with lots of cupcakes for a long time to come :D

Thank you so much for reading, this review made me so happy c: Reader responses like these carried me through the novel, and I loved the story even more for what it meant to other people as well as myself. Thank you thank you thank you! ♥

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Review #42, by shadowcat2 Epilogue

13th July 2013:
So, it's over. *sighs*
I feel weird. It's all gone. I miss this story to bits. I loved the older Scorpius and Bea. I loved how Scorpius brought the cupcakes. I loved how you described Bea's appearance as the inventor.
I miss this story already. Why did it have to end? I wish there was a story about Potterpuff. Really, we could never have enough of this story.
Thank you! Thank you for everything

Author's Response: I'm going to miss having them loitering around my mind. There's so many stories of them I'd like to just show to people, but they're honestly not stories as much as happy little bits of fluff xD

And thank you for reading! c:

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Review #43, by Loony_Scorpy Epilogue

13th July 2013:
A few tears just trickled down my face :'(

I can't believe it's over! ...I also can't believe I managed to get almost ten chapters behind?! But when I noticed it was completed I was quick to fix that haha

This is an absolutely spectacular story. I don't know how you manage your big casts but you do it fantastically in any case. Every single one of your characters was multi dimensional and interesting and I loved them all ♥

I also love just how completely original this is. Nowhere else - not in fic, not in real books - would you find the cupcakes and stalking of Fred's nature slotting in to be actual plot points. Just everything about this story works - it has fluff, humour, suspense, bit of mystery, romance, action, adventure... I guess I could go on haha But the fact that you could meld all of those things together so well, none of it was clunky or out of place and yeah sorry I'm starting to ramble woops

I'm really horrible at doing proper reviews these days, all I want to do is flail and grin (which I definitely did plenty of while reading this story) but yeah I'll try and go on a bit more!

I think one of my favourite characters in here would have to be Anjali - not that I liked her all that much the majority of the time. I love how multi faceted she was and that despite being bad but still having a heart, she didn't come out as a totally changed person with a big heart (I hate when authors just suddenly make an evil character nice and caring!). You did it so well that even though I really didn't like her, she found a little nook in my heart by the end of it all.

Really though I loved all of your characters (Potterpuff ♥) and all of your yummy plottiness. Also the relationship between Scorpius and Bea. It was perfect, it moved at such a normal pace and actually made sense with their evolving personalities and yeah, I just wish they could have stayed together after Scorpius left but hey now that's not so realistic is it haha

I'm going to stop babbling on now but you've done an amazing job with this story and you can really tell that you've put an absolute ton of time and love into this and congratulations of finishing it ♥ ♥

Author's Response: HULLO AGAIN! For one final time for Capers! c:

I've learned so much writing this fic, mixing the craziest things and trying to make it sound half plausible all the while. Found out I rather liked writing action with the right characters, and I was even ok with having a more muted humor - which I was super unfamiliar with just last year.

And I LOVE that you love Anjali. From the beginning, I wanted to write a character who wouldn't compromise her... I guess we'll call it her evilness xD The evil kind of makes them cool, to be honest, heh. She's really got the most complex agenda out of all of them. Everyone's clearly on Bea's side on the end, but here she is, not really on Bea's side but doing the right thing because it's her agenda.

I think Scorpius and Bea's relationship is actually sweeter being so normal and, sort of coy in terms of writing, since I didn't explain it too much ;) I'm glad people like it!

Thank you so much, for following this fic for so long c: ♥

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Review #44, by Hedwig_Pie Epilogue

13th July 2013:
i can't even to begin to explain the feels i have for this story.
the ending was just so nostalgic and i love it. the way you said it, 'one day, the door jingled.'
and how she's going to go work for him and they're just going to live a lovely life together of baking and eating and inventing and investing and just OH. fred and anjali? humina humina...we all know what happens at that aurora train ;) ;)
but seriously. this story was just amazing and you couldn't have ended it more perfectly. short., but incredibly sweet. it was the perfect length because the content was like that last cookie on the plate. just better. not better. FRICKING AMAZING.
and i just oh the nostalgia i really hope you write a sequel or a spin-off or something because i would hate to never have these amazing characters AND your amazing writing not be in my fan fiction agenda. and just. GREAT STORY. GREAT ENDING. GREAT CHARACTERS. GREAT WRITING. I LOVE THIS STORY. LOVE YOU, AMAZING AUTHOR CHILD AND BOY YOU DID A GOOD JOB WRITING THIS STORY!

Author's Response: THANK YOU -basks in dramatic orchestra-

Hehe, I'm just imagining a lovely life investing, but ah, a life of money is pretty nice ;D I have no idea how this story turned out with so much baking, but I rolled with it (roll, geddit?). It's /their/ fairytale c:

Oh yes, humina humina~ I'm using that phrasing from now on.

Thank you so much for sticking by and reading and reviewing o/ AND CAPSLOCKING!

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Review #45, by soliloquy Epilogue

12th July 2013:
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Okay. Now that that's over. Ahem. -straightens self off-

I'm so proud of you, Gina! You've worked so hard on it and it's truly amazing that you're finished. Capers was one of the most original, awesome stories I've ever read. Bea/Scorp made my heart SING (Scrop, even). You wrote them so well and you captured young love so perfectly that ughhh. How do I even make coherent sense?

u write gewd.

I LOVE YOU! Great job! I can't wait to catch up with etc. etc. and all your new rosk and ahhh. You're amazing. I lub you. I'll probably flail more on skype. ~

♥ ♥ ♥


c: coherent sense is overrated. It's all about the singing and scroping. I'm just like, hehehe Tanya, my singular Scorose shipper, look at you now.


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Review #46, by just jennifer Epilogue

12th July 2013:
Thank you for this wonder of a story.

Author's Response: Thank you! c:

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Review #47, by GubraithianFire Epilogue

12th July 2013:
I'M STARTING THIS IN A WORD DOC BEFORE YOU POST because the review box puts a lot of pressure on me and I don't want this to JUST be incoherent run-on ramblings. I HAVE THOUGHTS AND I'M GOING TO EXPRESS THEM ELOQUENTLY AND RATIONALLY!!!

Okay... so... let's start with: My automatic assumption with WIPs is that I'll never see them completed. I'm not sure why I thought this because you're generally pretty good with finishing the major WIPs you start. (I'm not counting Play, although maybe I should, because Play!!!). We'd just become friends, we were already writing fics because of each other (CONCSIGDHFGHD for one, Off-Kilter), and Jo had seen that one banner "We broke Hogwarts!!!" and wanted to see the story. So you wrote it. And... I don't know why I'm recapping this but I just remember thinking This will be great while it lasts. So as I'm sure you can imagine, this is a big deal. Well done. You did it. Two and a half years later, here we are, here you are more importantly, and you've won awards and acclaim and popularity, and I can't think of anyone who deserves it more for a story like this.

I mean, you know that this is not your typical Harry Potter Fan Fiction story. It's action/adventure bildungsroman with fluff and humor and romance and dead Scorpius and... everything you could possibly want in a story. And it's done so well, and you've grown so much... I think it's chapter 13, the one where Albus and Rose and Lucy and Fred explain to Bea that she demands too much and they kind of fight it out, that I told you I loved the most. You were afraid it was a little too angsty, that it was too much for Bea and for the story, but I think it was a real turning point for you as a writer and for the characters. You've grown so much, Gina, and it's so wonderful to constantly be impressed by what you do literally all the time (no matter how rough the first drafts may be, Bea tinkering with George Weasley cough). You work so hard and put so much thought into it and it truly shows. You think it's flaily in the beginning, and maybe it is, because I haven't gone back and reread it since the chapters were first posted, but from what I remember and I'm sure everyone else remembers too - it's a geniusly constructed, well-written, emotionally resonant story, and it means as much to its readers as it does to you.

I am RIDICULOUSLY jealous of you btw, because I couldn't pull this off, and I have a feeling a lot of people feel the same. I've been inspired by everything you write because I am at heart a covetous person, but I'll have you know that not once - not once! - have I tried to do anything approaching the scope or heart or inspiration of Capers. I am not 1. Creative enough 2. Smart enough 3. Dedicated enough to do anything like this. I am not capable. I love stories with the kind of heart this one has, and I can't recreate it or do something similar and I don't know why, but I don't want to try it. I don't want to try it because I could not do it nearly as well as you did Capers, and Bea and Scorpius and Fred and Anjali and Albus and the whole gang, the laughter and the tears and the explosions and cupcakes and this utterly perfect fairytale epilogue (I forgot this is supposed to comment on the actual epilogue, technically, probably). I could not do this, and I would not want to try, because you did it perfectly.

I've seen my HPFF friends complete their fair share of WIPs in ~my time~ (I am a dinosaur, so I need to clarify that) but I've never been so deeply invested in someone else's WIP, I've pretty much never cared so much about a fic - and again, I'm a dinosaur, so that might mean something. And I am 100% aware that I've made this review more about me than about you or the story or the characters but as long as it's about how you made me feel, it counts, too, right? I hope so. I'm not going back and changing this, I hate editing (edit: I DID HAVE TO EDIT BECAUSE THE REVIEW BOX DOES NOT LIKE WORD DOC APOSTROPHES), I could probably write something better than this wordvomit but I don't feel like it. This is from me to you:

Congratulations, I'm so proud of you, I love you, I love this, I'm so happy to say you're my friend, you're wonderful, this is wonderful, thank you for including me, thank you for giving all of us this amazing wonderful fic, this is probably too lo

(edit once in the review box: IT WASN'T TOO LONG!)

(... that's disappointing)

(I'm going to regret so much of this very soon)

XOXO Gubby

Author's Response: So I don't have internet at home right now, but I kept the window with your review up so I can answer it. Lawd knows that this is going to take out a good half hour.

Our friendship began on a foundation of minor bribes and complete lack of faith in each other (ok, I really didn't think you'd finish 'Off-Kilter'), I wouldn't expect any less ♥ And Jooo, I always forget, unless I reread the beginning A/N, that she's the primary reason why Capers was written in the first place. Because she liked the tagline and that's it. Every other plunny from that time is still festering in the pit (etc. wasn't even one of those plunnies, snort). And now not knowing all these characters would be weird in the chills-down-the-spine way, like suddenly forgetting your family.

It's funny - the chapters that I struggle with most become my favorite ones in the end because I agonize over it for so long that it ends up being better edited. And Ch 11 is one of them (ze first angsty one). If you compare it to Ch 10, it's really /different/, and that's why I was initially wary. I had nothing to compare this new style to. Like the first time I wrote angst + humor, pure action, humor with a corpse in the room, /an ending and a new beginning/. I'm grateful for these chapters because the agonizing's where I learn. I agonize because I think I can do better, and I throw away first drafts and cherished scenes and start over. You're someone I go to when I'm doing all this, and you see all my worsts and frustration and doubt, but in the end, /you're right/. I can't be prouder of this fic and where I am now c:

and NIX NIX NIX ALL THAT YOU SAY OF YOU BEING UNABLE TO PULL THIS OFF. I'll only accept #3, because I am overly dedicated to things, but creativity and smarts is not it. Spend enough time on it, and I'll eventually think of something, but most of it is me feeling burnt out and ready to make more stalker jokes and food metaphors. I could never fathom of writing glossy evil like you do, and to me, I know I'm writing only what I know. I'm pulling from experiences left and right, and when those fail - tropes and other fiction. I'm still new to all this, in the grand scheme of things. Capers and etc are the two kinds of stories I wanted to write, and I'm always worried that one day I might run out of characters. But I can't fall into thinking like that, plain and simple.

By the time I got to the end of your review, I already realized that this was mostly a love letter and not a review, but I am always glad (more glad, even) for your emotions!!! because, I don't know we don't get to do this often and YOU'RE DEAR TO ME?? C: And I don't know, I feel like Albus beaming with pride with a Snitch in hand (and I did win Snitches, so). When I think about that adage about writing for 'one reader,' you are one of those one readers. And I also extra appreciate dinosaur gubby because now I'm imagining you with your own plethora of (HAPPY DINOSAUR NOISES) -insert rocking back and forth dinosaur gif-

nvr 4get this review ♥ ♥ ♥

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Review #48, by Maya :) Open at the Close

11th July 2013:

so many emotions! so much confusion!

but seriously, this is an incredible story, and you are an amazing author! I love all of your stories, but especially this one, which is why I'm so sad its basically over. But also why I have been checking daily if it has been updated yet :p

Author's Response: Ah, thank you so much c: the epilogue is up now! Strange to think - no more updates ever!

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Review #49, by shadowcat2 Open at the Close

11th July 2013:
I loved how you wrote about Albus's quidditch abilities. Befriending a seeker!! How amazing is that? I thought Anjali and Fred might get together. They didn't. But their relationship was still cool. I loved the Scorpius and Beaís goodbye. It was simple and sweet.
I can't believe this story is over now. I will miss it more than anything. I was going through all your reviews in this chapters. It's amazing how much everyone loves this story. We are really very lucky to have a writer like you among us. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful story with us. I hope you never stop writing. Best of luck!

Author's Response: Baha, Anjali and Fred might tango around each other almost eternally. Between me and you, and anyone else reading review responses, Fred becomes sort of an awesome spy agent later on and might just accidentally run into her on one of his cases :D And then if you ever watch the movie 'Intolerable Cruelty,' something like that happens.

Thank you so much. That's what touched me most - how much readers love these characters of mine. The response is unlike anything else I've seen, and every time I look in the new reviews, I just want to grab everyone in a big ol' hug :'D

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Review #50, by Maya :) For Better or Worse

10th July 2013:
can you post your drawing of the end scene online anywhere? and if you have already, is there a link anywhere? LOVE THE STORY! I would write a longer review of its awesomeness, but I'm too excited to get on to the next chapter!

Author's Response: I have on my tumblr! You can find it under the 'drawings' or 'and capers ensue' tag :)

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