Wow. You use mega a lot, lol. She's so awkward it cracks me up. Honestly. And you made Fletcher and the other Slytherins a bit awkward as well, to be honest. I loved it. And Oi... haha. It was really good(: ~ Lily LouAuthor's Response: I might have to do a cheeky edit and tone down the mega, heee. I'd envisioned it as a sort of personal quirk Flora has but it just got bloody annoying. thank you for reading! ♥ Report Review
Awww, that's so cute. I love this story so far. I haven't really ever thought of Scorpius' character to be socially awkward, and it's a different way of thinking, but I like it. It'll take some getting used to, lol. But I like how you make Flora's character, and I love your writing style. It's really good so far and I can't wait to read the rest!(: ~Lily LouAuthor's Response: welcome to the story! :3 I must confess I've got a bit of an entrenched headcanon when it comes to Scorpius, and he is pretty socially awkward in my mind, heee. It's really interesting to see the contrasts between all the characterisations of him on this site.
thank you very much, and I hope you enjoy it! (and when you start getting to the darker bits later, please don't hate me...) ♥ Report Review
Oh God, now I'm scared for what's gonna happen in the next two-three chapters. Your authors note has terrified me. Anyway, glad to see that Scorpius is getting things worked with Flora (keep forgetting her name for some reason). Nice to know that they're slowly becoming friends again.Author's Response: (you should be!). Loool, that's a bit disheartening if you're forgetting the name of the main narrator XD glad you like that, though, and I hope future chapters don't make you too mad ♥ Report Review
Hope you're going to update soon:)Author's Response: I have about four chapters of this queued up to post, and should hopefully be posting one a week :) thanks for reviewing! ♥ Report Review
EVEN MORE RESPECT.
loved the chapter, although i hope you put in more coupley scenes with flora and albus. coz i love the two together. they're actually so sweet, but where's james and lily? loved the chapter, love the story UPDATE SOON AND QUICKLY, PLEASE !
quote, coz your awesome and you like doctor who.
dont blink. blink and your dead. they are fast. faster than you can believe. don't turn your back. don't look away. and don't blink. good luck.Author's Response: (and it goes ding when there's stuff)
eee, thank you! er, if you say so - although I'm not sure I'll be writing more coupley scenes like that one. Flora's got limits...
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OMG. I LOVE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER. SO MUCH. LIKE RESPECT FOR YOU SKY-ROCKETED JUST NOW. literally, this is kind of lame, but since you had the word wallflower in your summary, it reminded me of perks of being a wallflower and i thought i should give it a go. and it turned out to be an awesome fic :) LOVE THIS STORY, LOVE THE DRAMA. LOVE ALBUS, LOVE FLORA, it's just great. yeah. i'll leave you with a quote, because you're cool.
Sam: 'You could write about us?'
Patrick: 'Call it Slut and the Falcon. Make us solve crimes!'
REOFOERFLJSLFL. GREAT. MOVIE.Author's Response: haha! it's a great book and they did a pretty decent job turning it into a film. I must admit that is a pretty sneaky reference in my summary~
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WOAH. THAT WAS SO COOL! like seriously, i did NOT see that coming ! how will flora react? love it? hate it? I DONT KNOWWW! I MOST CERTAINLY LOVE THIS STORY AND THIS CHAPTER SO WELL DONE, CHILD. WELL DONE.Author's Response: haha, I do love my plot twists! thank you for reviewing ♥ Report Review
that was mega. zoomified, if i do say so myself. SO UNEXPECTED ! i love this story so far, i love hufflepuffs (puff pride!) protaganists, and she seems quirky and funny. great job :) going to continue reading, NOW :DAuthor's Response: ooh, why thank you! puff pride indeed (I am officially 50% claw and 50% puff). ♥ Report Review
Oh God, the friendzone, dear Lord help those characters once the friendzone is included in this story. I thought it already was though, what with Scorpius and everything.
I'm still shipping Flora with Albus and nothing will change my mind!Author's Response: It is, kind of - it only pops up next chapter because I want to rant about it, heee. but Scorpius is definitely one of those whingey 'but I'm a nice guy' people and, well, he needs his comeuppance
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I WAS SO SCARED. I WAS SO SCARED HE WAS GOING TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF HER. AND PART OF ME WAS SCREAMING 'BUT HIS PARENTS, SCORPIUS, PEOPLE' BUT EVEN THEN HE STILL WOULD HAVE TRIED OMG I WAS TERRIFIED I WAS HYPERVENTILATING I HAD TO GO DOWNSTAIRS AND MAKE MYSELF SOME CRUMPETS.Author's Response: YOUR CAPSLOCK ALARMS ME BUT IT'S OKAY I'M FLUENT TOO
ah, yes. okay. albus is not what he seems. but I am very glad you made crumpets, I approve of that.
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And for that chapter, you can ave my timer-wimey detector (it goes bing when there's stuff).
You earned it.
I just wish people could be happy again :(
Scorpius has all of his angst and anxiousness and jealousy and all that crap to work with.
Flora has her ever-present awkwardness and yet more worry and Al is too busy being mysterious to even have a life anymore.
Its just all rather depressing :(
But, as ever, it's still so well written and I love the characters so much that I have to keep reading!
Another great chapter!
I'm off to eat cupcakes or something so i'll feel happy :D
~GillAuthor's Response: so many of my reviewers make doctor who references, it's perfection...
happiness is...wellmaybeafewchaptersoff but I'll squeeze in as many jokes as I can between here and the end. mebbe.
scorpius is doing as scorpius does. when in a crisis, do as the malfoys.
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but wait, no this can't be happening!
Albus is being SUCH a jerk!
like, even when she was like 'no' and told him to stop, he didn't. and he had a 'smug smile' on his face hsadgfu slkjdghkls albus, get your act together or i'm coming in the story and fixing you up.
I may or may not be shipping scorora just the teensiest bit. also because i like angsty scorpius. okay fine, mostly because i like angsty scorpius.
this story is giving me way to many feels and who's looking forward to the doctor who christmas special? you're on tumblr, right? did you ask Matt and Jenna a question? they were holding that doctor who&A thing. it was the best thing ever hsdjgfksaldhfjgksd
yeah, so back to the story>
i dont remember, but is this the first time flora has met albus' parents?
and i thought rose lent him 'twelve fail-safe ways to charm witches' rather than james?
OKAY UPDATE SOON PLEASEAuthor's Response: *hands you a tissue for your creys*
well, nobody's perfect. not even albus. and my odd skirmishes with romance have taught me that a lot of boys pretend to be deaf to the word 'no' for as long as they can. albus is one such boy. but, don't worry, he's not a total lost cause...
ship whatever you like! I, personally, am a great fan of willoughby/mr darcy (in case anybody remembers mr darcy from like, five thousand chapters ago)
the doctor who christmas special is practically the only thing I do like about christmas! ahh, yes, I am fluent in tumblr, but I'm more of an art (cough, whatever I feel like) blog and I don't really follow the fandom ones so much, I didn't even know there was a Q&A!
to answer thine questions:
1) yep, first time she's met them. and definitely not the last. mr potter at least pops up again before the end
2) er...no. think you might have got your stories confused there...but, fun fact: it's not james' copy. he pinched it from his dad. so flora was actually holding the copy ron weasley bought all those years ago. ta-dah~
it's nearly the holidays, so an update can be expected soon! the next chapter gets a wee bit angsty. but the whole story does, really. sorry ♥ Report Review
More laughs! :D esp over Flora wearing stilts to get into a club :'D.
Lovinnng the story! Amped for more! XXAuthor's Response: glad to hear you're enjoying it! sadly, it just gets angstier later...but I hope you like that too :3 thanks for reviewing! ♥ Report Review
I'd honestly just like to be friends with Flora. "Dusted, hoovered and wiped down with a damp cloth." Hahahahahahahahaha. I really dig the sense of humour in this story. Stoked to read more! :D XXAuthor's Response: haha, thank you so much! ♥ Report Review
I LOVED the girl talk in the dormitary!! It was... Mega! ;) hahaha
I honestly dig this story, especially because I can barely read 3 paragraphs without laughing out loud. I really love the comparison between Flora and Scorpius about him being velcro and she, a woolly jumper. :) Love love loving the plot so far! Excited to read more. XXAuthor's Response: ahh, thank you so much! I'm a bit fond of that metaphor, I'd wanted to use it for a while. thank you for reviewing! ♥ Report Review
I am so in love with Flora's sense of humour. I chuckled throughtout the chapter. The jibes that Flora constantly makes about Scorpius are hilarious. xxAuthor's Response: thank you very much! ah, poor wee scorpius. he's fun to take the mick out of (well, as an author anyway). ♥ Report Review
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. Wow :'D
This is honestly the funniest story I have ever come across. Your writing is just witty and incredibly engaging. Love it. Can't wait to read more. XXAuthor's Response: ahha, thank you! I'm glad you think so, people in real life tend to think the last thing I am is witty...thanks for reviewing! ♥ Report Review
Is it just me or is albus turning into a bit of a jerk?
Yes, i can definetely tell that this story is getting darker - is Draco okay? What about Scorpius? and where the hell is fauna?
Albus is seriously freaking me out. Also, he was mean to flora about the 'cant trust anyone' thing.
Okay sorry for all the negative comments today but honestly i really love you and this story and albus and flora and scorpius and everyone okay okay?
But on the bright side (ish) good job with handling all the dark and despair in such a way that it doesn't really seem like dark and despair kind of sort of.
um, in other sad news Sherlock has been postponed to 2014.
also, just how dark is dark? oh and before i forget, i think flora's dream was interesting, and i *had* a theory but then i forgot it. :(
& the whole bit all the things flora's worrying about - her school work being last and all, and it was amusing.
I'm saying amusing because i dont know what else to say - i cant say funny, because of reasons.
well, update soon!
COME ALONG, PONDS!Author's Response: it's not just you.
draco is.ahem, you'll see. scorpius...scorpius has an interesting fate.
and don't worry, fauna returns (in episode three: return of the fauna)
i know. excuse me whilst I weep. I should phone the moff and pretend i'm moriarty and be like 'air sherlock or i'll tURN YOU INTO SHOES!!!1!1!!!11'
thank you muchly!
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Yay update! I know how you feel about being busy - I'm glad though that you were able to find the time to write! I really loved this chapter but I have absolutely no theories for what could possibly be going on - honestly, I don't and I wish I did. Because Albus (*cough* pretty much my favorite person ever *cough*) is acting really strange and I don't know what to think of it and I'm really sad for Scorpius. Like, I mean, I hope Draco's okay. And that Scorpius isn't in danger. And that Albus isn't doing anything horrible (WHAT IS GOING ON WITH HIM) and that the two aren't related. Gaaahhh I'm going crazy over this but that's okay because this story is amazing and I love it.
And can I just say that Flora is as awesome as ever? I loved this line:
"This is where I come to be a loser when Iím not too busy publicly being a loser."
Great chapter! Excited for the next update! :D
~Jess :DAuthor's Response: yay! (and I've put up another since you left this review because I'm poor at responding...). ahha! I like that you have no theories! the truth, sadly, is just too depressing to bear :C
albus is just an average guy. average guys are a bit of a let down, really. thus ~angst~
draco is, well, you'll see. and scorpius, well, you'll see. he's certainly not out of the woods yet, to put it one way.
plot twist: albus is actually a serial killer. yep. that's the twist.
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julia water u doin STAHP julia stahp
I feel like my whole body is like a question mark
yes, that's what you get for these exciting chapters. YOUR GROUPIES ARE TURNING INTO PUNCTUATION MARKS LEFT AND RIGHT. are you happy now???
if the Easter holidays and What Happened Then doesn't include shirtless escapades, steamy glasses, textbooks strewn about recklessly, perhaps a motorcycle ride (WITH helmets, of course) -- I will be very, very disappointed.
actually no I don't care as long as I find out soon
UGH I DON'T KNOW but Scorpius' vulnerability is not only deeply upsetting, it is forcing me to walk the plank of this ship (the SS Florbus). I am looking out on the deep, Fauna-infested waters of Florp and I WILL NOT JUMP
in conclusion: plz stahp
♥ ♥ &heartsAuthor's Response: I STAHP FOR NAEB'DY
if you are a question mark does that mean your feet have separated from your body because that's srs
I'M HAPPY NOW.
the easter holidays, in fact, concern the matter of a daring jewel heist. also everyone dies. sorry about that.
THE FAUNA INFESTED WATERS OF FLORP, I AM CRYING
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"Awkward isn't quite enough to convey the sudden, strange sensation of having feet that are somehow welded to the floor, of having limbs in binding splints, swallowing your tongue, ringing in your ears. Awkward doesn't quite explain the speed with which Scorpius left the room and slammed the door so hard it ricocheted off the frame and swung open again - and it'll never equate to the feeling in the pit of my stomach as I looked from the door, to Fauna, to the door again."
I promised myself I'd stop quoting enormous chunks of your story at you, but I CAN'T BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR MY ACTIONS. This made me so sad, and so angry at Scorpius, because he causes all the problems what with his stubborn existence and adorableness.
Whoops, doing that thing where I write the whole review about the first chapter.
The breast thing was good. It was another Real Life Moment From Your Actual Life Not For Play Play.
However, the whole return of the dark ages was not so good. Bad Julia. It's both really, deeply upsetting, and very very exciting. I just hope that Flora's spirit isn't crushed by the weight of the world etc etc :-'( also, Scorpius is being quite the snippy bippy recently. Fix your attitude, mister.
(Disgruntled about the lack of Albus in this chapter, for the record. But I will forgive you because SCORPEDY)
♥ ♥ ♥Author's Response: scorpius really is the enormous fly in the ointment. it's like he dressed up in a fly costume and then went stamping around in as much ointment as he could.
'Real Life Moment From Your Actual Life Not For Play Play' - yes. good.
THE DARK AGES! WHEN IT WAS SO DARK PEOPLE FORGOT HOW TO READ AND WRITE! it's cool, man. it just gets darker. take my hand and we shall PLUNGE into this abyss together~
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prescript: HIII JULIA. I'm sorry I'm just going to post the review without any filtering it is just that I am in the grips of the ELECTRIC BEATER CALLED HYSTERIA. (I think it is some combination of Albus and EXCESSIVE CAPS LOCK and the Pixies playing in the background and a lot of allergy medication and also hormones. Can I say that? Are hormones a 12+ topic?)
so in the first place it makes me really happy that the holy trinity are reunited. also, points to flora for celebrating with fried food and the ol' toothpaste-in-hair vibe. a girl after my own heart, clearly.
"'Just...' Fauna trailed off, then did a weak little thumbs up. 'Cool. Just nice to see you getting on again.'"
Fauna gets all the gold stars and digestive biscuits in the world for this scene, despite the fact that I haven't exactly been on #TeamFauna.
(OH GOD I just hashtagged didn't I)
Anyway, she is a bit too snobby and judgey for my taste, but I am gaining respect for her and her half-hearted thumbses upses.
WAIT but Flora timetables her social life DON'T KNOW HOW TO FEEL ABOUT THIS
"I was about to open my mouth and say something silly about how, well, sometimes we did have to book if we wanted to go back to the prefects' bathroom - but decided that wasn't necessarily something I wanted her to know about and stayed silent." YOU CHEEKY MINX YOU
I still can't get into Fauna/Scorpius. It feels like two of my good friends are having a child together out of NOWHERE (er, I was planning on expanding this comparison further but maybe not).
ALBUS JUMPERS HISTORY OF MAGIC NO ALL THE FEELS
"Actually, I really hope I don't knock anyone dead seeing as the practical's on non-verbal reviving spells..." lolololololol
I can't talk about the kiss.
But we do need to talk about Scorpius. His absolute adorableness is like the ICEBERG to FLORBUS' TITANIC or the HYPOTHETICAL MOUSE IN THE OINTMENT and I JUST CAN'T
Ooh, Scorpius had a hulk smash session!!! (Well, he got as hulky and smashy as Scorpius possibly could.)
"'No,' I felt very small indeed. 'I mean... inside. You're hurting my heart.'"
This made me cry. I'm not kidding. THIS IS NOT A DRILL, LEGITIMATE MID-CHAPTER JULIA TEARS.
Like blame it on my overemotional persona or the combination of medications I've taken in the last hour
or MAYBE you should blame it on YOUR OWN SELF
because Flora is perfect and kind of a combination of my ideal best friend and myself. She's like a real person. And her relationships feel so real too, with library snogs and inside out sweaters.
Because real people remind each other of chocolate amphibians and awkward moments, not roses and natural phenomena and song lyrics.
WAIT I TAKE BACK SCORPIUS' TITLE, FAUNA WINS HULK SMASH OF THE CHAPTER
Sorry, I'm trying to feel sympathetic for her
(I really am)
(but I can't)
I WANT MORE SMASHING AND HULKING AND STORMING OUT OF ROOMS! ♥ ♥ ♥Author's Response: ew no hormones are M rated get out
flora is very much after your own heart. I've been secretly planning to set you up all along. ooh scheme and intrigue.
you just hashtagged it. also, saying she gets gold stars makes me think of that tumblr gold star that says 'you tried' and yeah.
heee. yeah, I see what you mean about, ahem, 'sauna'...perhaps I intended it that way...mwarharharhar
mouse in the ointment!?!? MOUSE!?!?! you heathen
awh! okay fine I blame myself :C
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I think that it's so cool that even after the war, there is still racism around. I just looked over that, it sounds so bad! What I mean, is that it's cool that you're acknowledging the fact that despite everything that happened, there is still going to be that kind of stuff happening - if it happens in the muggle world, then it would most likely happen in the wizarding world.
I miss when everything was light and fluffy, but I'm also loving this - it's all clever and cool and dramatic, so I'm liking it lots.
And still shipping Floral to the best of my ability yayayayayayayayayaAuthor's Response: no, I know what you mean! of course the world wouldn't be all sunshine and rainbows - I am drawing inspiration from real life in writing this, so what you're saying is quite correct.
keep shipping! still not telling you all which ships are endgame ;)
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Oh man, i love this chapter .
'How do you disappear?'
I love how he has a real answer to that, a question that hundreds of teenagers ask all the time.
It's so perfect Author's Response: Albus is the ULTIMATE tumblr hipster edit, really.
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And I thought I couldn't fall further in love with Albus *insert dreamy sigh*
This chapter was so wonderful; I feel so sorry for Flora and I'm glad that she has someone like Albus (FANGIRL SQUEAL) in her life. (When he asked to stay with his for Easter, I, like, died). But enough of my Floral feels. I REALLY love the way you are handling Flora's situation. I mean, it's so sad but I feel her reactions are very similar to what mine would be - that is, if I were even in her situation. I just think you're doing so great with this :D
Can't wait for the next chapter!!
PS: I saw The Perks of Being a Wallflower film during opening weekend in the US when it was still in it's limited release; IT'S SO PERFECT!!! AHHH!!! Such a brilliantly made film for a brilliantly written novel! And I'm sooo in love with Logan Lerman (who I, of course, imagine as Albus :D)Author's Response: weeelll...maybe you should take a look at the latest chapter...awks...
funny, that: all this ~crisis~ was inspired when I found a survey on the internet all about seeing how your characters would respond to a disaster, so I did it for these characters. turns out it's their strongest trait that will be the most responsive, so when the going gets tough, flora gets loyal & forgiving, scorpius gets enduring, and albus gets a bit protective and self-important. this miiight be important later. in flora and scorpius' cases anyway. not that i'm giving anything away, mind.
perks was awesome! I must say logan lerman impressed me; never been a fan of him, but he was really good.
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