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Review #26, by chocolatehell one for each night

17th April 2012:
HELLO GINA! It's Wendy from tda! :)

How do you do it? You can write anything from scandal-y Albus/OC to angsty second person! I think it's great that you wrote about Lavender; it seems like most of the fics here portray Lav-Lav as a crazy, cheating ex-girlfriend. So your fic was really refreshing to read. =D I also liked how you really gave her more depth and showed that she was a Gryffindor.

Obviously, I loved this! xD

Author's Response: Awh, hey Wendy! :) I love minor character stories! Especially Post-Hogwarts. It's interesting to think about what the war was like through different eyes.

I actually started just rambling because I wanted to write something that might fit my banner XD Lavender actually grew into her Gryffindor shell on her own - I didn't plan that whole bit to be cohesive until nearly finished the piece.

♥ thank you muchly loff!

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Review #27, by Icouldn'tcomeupwithanawesomename one for each night

6th April 2012:

Something to think about.

Author's Response: Thanks! :)

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Review #28, by Snapdragons one for each night

4th April 2012:
:( Why do you write so pretty? ack. This is actually gorgeous and I love it to pieces. The combination of the imagery and second person and the fact that it's Lavender all made this so great.

(And I love the fact that it's Lavender, because poor Lav Lav does get such a bad rep in fanfic which isn't really fair. here's hoping not everybody stays the same as they were when they were 16. :P /rant)

I still am not a giant fan of Lavender, but I think you did an excellent job with her here - you can still see the same Lavender that we know and yet she does seem (rightfully) older and more mature and guh.

Like the day you cut your gleaming gold hair and spun it into straw. Rumpelstiltskin had come a-knocking. He wanted to give your firstborn back... This whole paragraph hnng. It's so subtle, dealing with it so delicately, and has this fairy-tale quality to it and it might have been one of my favorites in the whole story.

And then I loved how you had gutsy Lavender responding an how she was a Gryffindor, really. There is plenty of time to lie dead but only so much to live. ♥ ♥

And that last line - perfect! ack. I seem to be a tad incoherent in this. Your fault. :P But I really did love this completely - beautiful and thought-provoking and guh. lovely work ♥

(p.s. the banner is equally stunning!)

Author's Response: Ahhh ♥ to be completely honest I chose Lavender because she was blond, but I think that's worked out for the best~ And certainly Lavender was on the sillier end of the Hogwarts girls, but indeed, I should hope she grew up too! ;D

Everyone's been pointing that section out! It's the first part I wrote and everything grew out from there. I was like, okay, Lavlav hasn't got the best luck with Cormac ditching her, but she's cutting her hair which means she's moving on (and she had to cut her hair because her hair was cut in the banner; this is how I get my muse :P). Then the rest is history~

It was odd actually, because I didn't have to think very much to figure out what made Lavender special. All of a sudden, she just seemed like this really determined girl, even though most of the time it manifests as foolishness.

♥ :3 my heart swellls

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Review #29, by Hidden_Horcrux one for each night

4th April 2012:
Bonjour there :)
I have to say, this was the first second person story I've read on HPFF and I think you did the most brilliant job of handling it. Usually, people don't quite get the concept of second person and tend to make things confusing for the reader.
Lavender Brown is probably one of the most annoying characters in the whole series, yet OC's like her kind of draw me in. Like there's a tale waiting to be told and now you've told it, there's enough room in my heart to take her in and appreciate her as much as I admire the main characters.
The banner is absolutely stunning and I think the story suits it perfectly, and it surprised me because when I imagine a 'Lavendar Brown' story, I picture a pink and purple girly banner that would suit what she appears to be but you've proven me wrong again Gina.

Reading ferociously as ever :)
-Hidden_Horcrux (Weaslebee on tda)

Author's Response: Ah, hullo! It was kind of nice when I started rambling onto my doc, because I didn't consciously choose second person. It just turned out that way.

Eep, I think that's the best complement ever, that I wrote something that can possibly change a person's view on a canon character. Writing these, in fact, change my own views. It all started with a very old Cho fic that I wrote for a challenge (not up anymore), and that's when I started looking at the lesser-liked characters differently. Lavender's very fun, because she's still got that silliness to her, but it means much more now.

Thank you so much! ♥

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Review #30, by Vivre one for each night

4th April 2012:
I thought this was fantastic. Very maturly written and it worked really well in the second person. I thought that you actaully got Lavender very well. All her insucerties sutbly shined through in the books but were never really pick up on so well done for that!

I like the Rumplestiltskin bit was very good, both unexpected, sad, and imaginative.

I loved how abstract yet real it was.

10/10 :)

Author's Response: Thank you! :) My canon knowledge is really awful because it's been ages since I've last read the books, but I tried my best to remember Lavender and flesh her out from what we saw of her. I'm glad you liked it! :D

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Review #31, by losers_lurgy one for each night

4th April 2012:
I really did love it. Finally a piece of writing that doesn't portray Lavender as a psycho spitefull ex. In fact quite a few fics ignore the fact that Lavender was even attacked by Fenrir Greyback. You show Lavender for what she really was- a human, with flaws and insecurities. Which is great!

I really loved the whole feel of your one-shot and the use of Rumplestilskin. I really loved the ending as well. Forgive me if i'm being dumb, but i don't understand what you're referring to by saying "a hush brewed potion, black and bitter".

Also thanks for your critiques on my one-shot. I've taken them on board and attempted to edit it :D!

Overall I loved this piece ! :)

Author's Response: Hullo! :3 I haven't really read much that's involved Lavender, so I can assume some things about how she's usually portrayed, but I actually don't know.

The Rumpelstiltskin bit is one of my favorite parts! And don't worry, it is a bit vague if you're not familiar, but she took a potion to abort the baby.

That's great! :D And thank you very much!

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Review #32, by ericajen one for each night

4th April 2012:

I rather liked this story! Dear Lav Lav does not get a whole lot of attention in the fic world, and when she does, it's usually in some negative way (Ron's 'charming' ex-girlfriend, ftw). So I like this more serious take on her. Actually she was super likable! You managed to capture the sadness of her story (with a few of your own twists, Cormac McLaggen hem hem) but still give her a little wit and spunk! I loved the last line. Why, /everything/. That was just perfect!



Author's Response: ♥ ericuhh.

I never thought much of Lavender myself, really. I felt for Cho and Fleur, but never looked at Lavlav's way. The spunk was the most fun part! It was looking a bit drab in my first draft, but then she got some zing.

Funnily enough, the Cormac McLaggen part happened because of the banner. I needed her to cut her hair, and that led to Rumpelstiltskin and the baby.


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