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Review #26, by emmapotter Extinguished

8th January 2011:
That was a cute little one-shot you had there. I liked it.
It fit well into how what we know of Lily and James' deaths.

I'm not a huge Marauder-Era fan, so I really cannot say anything more, but I liked it. I thought little Harry was too cute! :D Then again almost all babies are :P

lovely one-shot. A good read. Nothing really stood out to me :)


Author's Response: Thanks for your review! I think baby Harry might be my favorite part of this story, it was fun to write him. =)

Thank you for your review!

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Review #27, by Siriuslover177 Extinguished

7th January 2011:
I loved it!
It was an amazing way to tell what was happening before hand.
It was funny, and sad at the end.
I really liked it.


Author's Response: Thank you for your review! :D

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Review #28, by firefly910 Extinguished

4th January 2011:
I loved it :)
I thought you captured how the Potter's would have been as a family perfectly. I especially like the glimpses of James and Lily's characters, with her being the one who clearly wears the trousers in the relationship. Baby Harry was seriously cute and the way James acted with him was adorable, typical man not being able to put a costume together right?

The ending made it so bitter-sweet. They had spent a cosy little evening together as a somewhat new family and then it was torn apart so violently in minutes. The moment that they heard the click of the door was brilliant, in that instant they knew it was him; he didn't need to make an entrance.

Again I loved it :) the Potter family and their tragic death perfectly captured.

Author's Response: Thank you! Wow, what a fast review. =) I'm so glad you loved the story, this is definitely one of my best pieces. If I do say so. =D

I absolutely love James and Lily, and I'm glad I got across what I was aiming too - they were just a happy young couple, brilliantly in love, and fought until the end. Such wonderful characters. =)

Thank you for your review!

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Review #29, by Canadian_Hogwarts Extinguished

1st November 2010:
That was so good. I absolutely adored it. The last paragraph was really amazingly done; it gave me goosebumps. I liked the bats idea too, and how it was Lily's only link to her past life. Super fantastic job! I loved it so much!

Author's Response: Thank you for your review! I'm so glad people like this story. (:

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Review #30, by Singularity Extinguished

20th October 2010:
I loved what you did with this story. You really captured the normalcy of married life, twinged with the frustration of being in hiding. I loved the little family moments with Harry's terrible costume and decorating the windows. This was a lovely interpretation of that fateful Halloween. I think you did a great job with it.

Author's Response: Thank you for your review! I'm so grateful you stopped by to offer your opinion on it. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

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Review #31, by amBEAR Extinguished

17th October 2010:
Hi there! It's Amber (AmbezBambez) with your review!

Oh my flipping Merlin. The imagery. The emotion. The story. I have no idea what you did, TenthWeasley, but I'm sad now and a tear just left my eye. I knew what to expect...whenever Lily and James Potter are thrown in the same summary as "Halloween", it can't be good. I braced myself, even. But everything was so darned poetic.

You brought Lily and James to life. They aren't flimsy, throw-away-sticky-note type of characters, but characters so well-built they honestly stick out on the page. For instance, James playfully saying, "No one's going to see them" about the pumpkins and bats, certainly had a double meaning, and it was hummmann. The reason for Lily hanging them up anyway was realisiticcc. I just felt so bad for them, but then again, not really, because even though they were cooped up in their house all day, they did appear genuinely happy.

Poor Harry in that costume! James really does try, doesn't he? And then...about thirty seconds of reading time later...Voldemort comes in and kills them all? Deep, dude. Very deep.

My favourite part of this one-shot would have to be the end though (Lily's reaction). The descriptions were absolute poetry, and when it described her heart beating and how scared she felt, I felt the same way too.

"And then a flash of green light, and Lily Potter was gone. Another flash - a terrible scream, a baby's wail - and the light from the jack o' lantern guttered and was extinguished, a wisp of smoke curling to the open heavens where Harry's nursery had stood intact only moments before."

Aaahhh! That's epic! Just...goodness me...the best last paragraph I've ever heard in the history of forever? How do you come up with this stuff?

No criticism. Enjoy!

Author's Response: I cannot express the gratitude reading your review gives me. (: I just can't tell you how much I appreciate EVERYTHING you said! I am inexplicably happy that my emotions were conveyed through so well, and that I reached at least one person through my writing. (: Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your review! It is reviews like yours that make me feel I am doing the right thing in writing.

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Review #32, by slytherinchica08 Extinguished

14th October 2010:
personally i think you did a rather remarkable job on pcituring what could have happend on that horrible night. i like how it goes from a happy atmosphere to a frightened one. sometimes thats how things work out. i thought the description was pretty good throughout the story and i like the way you have it set up.


Author's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review! I'm really glad you liked the story. (:

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Review #33, by padfoot28 Extinguished

13th October 2010:
Well I thoroughly enjoyed that! It's a nice idea, good plot. I like the normalcy of the day's events; how Lily was trying to make the holiday as normal as possible, following traditions, which Halloween is full of really. It was very simple, yet unique. A classic one-shot that was entertaining and light to read. Plus, I always enjoy a good Lily/James story, they're my favourites.. :)

As for criticism, many of your sentences seemed to run on, some of them would have been better as two sentences, or with just a comma, but it wasn't too recognizable, and there were only a few.

I'm not sure if you're one of those people who try and use britishisms? I'm not saying you have to be, or that you're wrong, just wanted to point out a couple of things you could have changed if you wanted to, but you don't have to concern yourself over this as its entirely the author's choice, just some people prefer to have british words thrown in there somewhere. So for example, you could have changed yard to garden, couch to sofa even.

There were a few places where it would have sounded better to add a joining word in, like and, or as:

..onto the Evans' windows, how she always managed to put one or two up on the dormitory... it sounds like there should be an 'and' in between windows and how.

..Then, sudden as a gunshot.. There should be an 'as' in between then, and sudden.

There weren't many spelling errors at all, only reentered is re-entered, and equaled is equalled.

Your grammar structure, other than some of the sentences being too long, is good. It was actually very well-written, just a couple of mistakes here and there, but they aren't noticeable, and it's only because I went over it a couple of times that I spotted them. :P

I really liked it, you did a good job. Congratulations for finishing the challenge, first to finish it too. :) It was a creative way to come at the challenge, and I like how you incorporated things that are so happy and things that are so dark and upsetting in one story, in such a short period of time, during Halloween. I didn't really think about the deaths of Lily and James when I created the challenge, but I really liked this, so I'm glad someone did! But I just thought I would let you know that I thought that was some good bit of thinking on how to turn a challenge that was created with happiness and festivities in mind into something with the perfect balance to it, creating a great story and an interesting response to a challenge in one go. You should be proud of this, as I'm very proud that I inspired it. :P
I hope to get back to you as soon as possible with the winners, but as you finished so early, that won't be for a few weeks. Good job once again, and thanks for the good read. :)

Author's Response: Thank you. Thank you, thank you - I definitely can't say it enough. Reviews like this make me want to keep writing; I'm reminded of why I love doing this. I'm so glad you liked the story! I am quite proud of this, it's one of my favorite things I've written. :D Thank you for the challenge! I'll be awaiting the results excitedly.

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Review #34, by massieblockrox Extinguished

13th October 2010:
Very well done. I loved Harry's costume! The end is very much like I imagined. Sad, but good. Overall, an awesome story. Great job!

Author's Response: Thank you for your review! I wanted to throw in a bit of funny stuff, since the ending was so inevitably sad, so I'm glad it went over well.

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