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Review #51, by angelicdemon1209 A Very Hairy Christmas

2nd February 2012:
Ohhh! Ron sounds sooo cute!! :D

Author's Response: I love little Ron! And so, consequently, he pops up a lot in these little Weasley stories, I think. :P I don't know why he, of all of them, tugged so much at my heartstrings, but such is life.

Thanks so much -- again -- for taking the time to leave a review! Every time I see your name pop up, it really just makes me smile. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate your reviews. :3 So glad you're liking the story, too!

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Review #52, by Tonks1247 The Budgy Battle

29th January 2012:
Hahaha, I loved this chapter! Charlie is definitely one of my favorite Weasley’s. His character really isn’t developed in the books, which gives a lot of creative room to authors in fan fiction. And I must say you do a great job of portraying him! You give him his love for animals, but make sure to leave in the 10 year old attitude. And you add in his affection for his little brother, which isn’t something I necessarily expected, but it fits in so nicely!

I also have to say, Mr. Stuffing knows how to get in trouble. Or cause trouble. Or be in the middle of trouble. The last chapter he gets turned into a spider by accident, and now he gets kidnapped by an evil rooster? It’s great!

Though, I can understand the fear of roosters. I don’t have a lot of experience with chickens or roosters in general, but I do have a little bit, from visiting my cousins farm. And I can say from experience, they aren’t the nicest creatures ever. They do tend to charge at you and have the arrogant air about them. Which you’ve portrayed well…

One thing I did notice, which was just a word confusion:

“Eyes trained on the coop where Budgy was concealed – he wasn’t above to take his eyes off that rooster again – Charlie sidestepped over to the stick and picked it up gingerly.” –I think it was intended to be about, not above.

Otherwise, this was another great chapter! The detail and the characterization of Charlie was great! I’ll be back to read more soon! :D


Author's Response: Oh, Charlie is one of my favorites, too! And I think it's precisely because of the reasons you mentioned -- there's so little about him canonically that writers can take a few liberties here and there. :)

Mr. Stuffing is such a beast. And you'll definitely see him again if you ever drop by for another snippet! He is rather prevalent in Weasley childhood. I, myself, have never really been around roosters, but they just look... evil.

And thank you for catching that mistake, too! A bit embarrassing to think that's been hiding out there all this time. :3 So glad you've enjoyed this, and thank you for such a sweet review!

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Review #53, by ScorpiusRose17 Epilogue

29th January 2012:
I loved this story. I love the Weasley family. It's very interesting to take a look back into their lives as children before they were in school. I love how you went through ever Weasley leaving Molly and Arthur for the end to reflect upon as I am sure most mothers, including myself do and will when there beloved children grow into adults and leave home. Thank you for sharing your beautiful piece of work!!

Author's Response: Oh, this review was so lovely and unexpected -- thank you so much! :3 I really enjoyed writing these stories because it gave me a chance to step back from everything -- plot twists, cliffhangers, building characterization and suspense -- and just give me a moment to write short, fun things. I'm glad you enjoyed them too!

Thank YOU for leaving such a lovely review -- completely made my day! I cannot ever express proper appreciation. :)

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Review #54, by hp lover Epilogue

27th January 2012:
Just finished the whole set they were all wonderful. I love the innocence and mischief of the weasley children. I have also written a bit about them and understand like you said how fun they are to write. I look forward to more stories from you good writing xx :)

Author's Response: Oh, thank you so much! I am really glad to hear you enjoyed these stories -- it always brightens my day to see a new review on one of them. :3

Don't you find the little Weasleys are so much fun to write? It never seemed like too much of a chore, writing them, and for the most part they came quite naturally. I've got another little-kid collection up, if you liked these. :D Seriously, thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review -- I really appreciate it heaps!

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Review #55, by EvannaBlackthorn A Very Hairy Christmas

14th January 2012:
That was a very enjoyable chapter to read. You captured Ron so well. I'm really looking forward to reading the rest. :D

Author's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed this! :) I wrote this about a year ago now, and it's always sort of nice when all that old stuff still surfaces now and again. :D Ah, but listen to me ramble.

I'll look forward to seeing what you think of the others! I won't tell you which one's my favorite (although you could probably find out from looking through reviews), but this one's a contender. :P Thanks so much for the review, though, and I'm really so glad that you took the time to leave it! Hope to see you back soon! ♥

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Review #56, by Riverwind The Knight

10th January 2012:
For the knights in shining armor, this ones for you.

You must have several brothers and sisters or have several of your own, you truly capture kids and how they think.


Author's Response: I'll raise a glass to those knights. :) I don't have any kids of my own, actually -- as mentioned below, I'm a bit young! -- and my sisters are both my age, so really a lot of this is just from how I've read kids act. I'm so glad it translates, though, because those books could be totally off-base, when I think about it.

I am very flattered by all these reviews! You have truly made my week by leaving them. :) Thanks so much!

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Review #57, by Riverwind The Birthday Surprise

10th January 2012:
Most of the chapters you can see where its going but this one had neon lights, arrows pointing and all.

Very funny, I truly enjoyed it.


Author's Response: I definitely had a goal in mind from the onset, but then again, no birthday party planned by a child's really going to go well -- especially when Fred and George are the oldest helpers you have to pick from!

I'm happy to make you laugh, as these stories are definitely lighthearted enough to have that intention! Thanks for the review, and for all the others, as well. :3

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Review #58, by Riverwind A Day No Gnomes Would Fly

10th January 2012:
Another great little story, all of which brings back memories of my kids when they were little,

Thanks again


Author's Response: Oh, that's a great thing for me to hear! I don't have kids -- a bit young for that -- and no little siblings, either, so I totally write based on what I /think/ kids are like. And really, that's hit or miss sometimes.

Thank you! All these reviews really made my day, I am very honored to have received them all. And I mean that!

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Review #59, by Riverwind A Yellow Blanket

9th January 2012:
Wow, I remember when our youngest was born, home birth, the other 4 were in the LR waiting his arrival. We brought him out and gave him to our oldest, she then passed him down, until finally the now next to youngest held his youngest brother.

I have not thought about that in years, thanks for the memory.


Author's Response: Oh, that's an awesome memory! Never got anything like that -- my sisters are both my age, so we all sort of held each other, I suppose.

I'm glad this story could recall that, though. That's very cool! Thanks for taking the time to leave yet another review, too, I am really very grateful you did. :)

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Review #60, by Riverwind The Budgy Battle

9th January 2012:
I know that chicken, nasty little biddy.

This is a delightful little story,


Author's Response: I sort of wish I'd had an experience with a chicken like this -- not fun while it's happening, but it would make a great icebreaker. Alas, such as it is, I had to write from imagination. :)

Thanks for dropping by again to leave another review! It means a lot to me that you did, and I'm glad you're liking the collection, too!

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Review #61, by Riverwind A Very Hairy Christmas

9th January 2012:
A friend who writes and post here told me to read this set of stories, he said I would like them.

I have finished the first one and he is right, what a wonderful little story, now on to the rest.

Author's Response: Wow! That's a really high honor for me -- silly, but true! -- and I'm so glad you took the time to swing by, too.

I'm glad you enjoyed it, and definitely hope to see you back! Thank you very much!

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Review #62, by BKL8008 Epilogue

8th January 2012:
A lovely conclusion to a wonderful series of stories. I thoroughly enjoyed them all. I noticed the cat collar, from the poor traumatized beast! One can easily see these scenes so well, too. Ron walking away with his teddy bear was a perfect close.
Now, about that cat story?

Author's Response: I've just got to say thank you for seemingly sitting down and hitting all these stories in one go -- that's certainly no easy feat, and when someone takes the time to review each chapter, it just really makes me feel so good. :D I'm so glad you enjoyed them, and that you liked how it all tied together, as well!

Cat story is definitely a possibility now... :D That's a great idea, as I said below, and thank you for it! Should it get written, I'll definitely know whom to thank. :)

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Review #63, by BKL8008 Flights of Fancy

8th January 2012:
It would have to be hard being the only girl, yes, and I think you've conveyed that to us pretty accurately here. The whole thing with the toy broom and teddy bear is priceless. The splashdown, Ron's fearful reaction...and little did they know what kind of "monster" they'd be creating in letting Ginny play Quidditch! Perfect.

Author's Response: I like Ginny's spirit, I think -- not a fan of her, either in the books or in the movies, but her attitude is grudgingly admired. :P And of course Mr. Stuffing had to make his traditional reappearance! As a Quaffle, poor bear, and I can't imagine the smell of pond water is very easy to wash away.

They did create a monster, didn't they? Ahh, these reviews just completely put me in an amazing mood. :) I can never tell you how much they meant to me! You're fantastic!

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Review #64, by BKL8008 The Knight

8th January 2012:
"For the rest of its natural life." Poor cat! You simply must do a chapter from the perspective of the Weasley cat! There are just so many good bits in these stories like this line that it's hard to point them all out. Fred's "no thank you" is classic!

Author's Response: That is a good idea! Poor, traumatized cat, indeed. If I wrote a story, it wouldn't go into this collection -- it'd probably be a standalone companion story -- but I'll definitely consider it! Never thought about that before.

I'm so glad you're enjoying these stories! I'm rather proud of them, and do miss them somewhat, although I get in touch with my childhood still by writing the other collection. :P Seriously, though, thank you so much! ♥

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Review #65, by BKL8008 The Birthday Surprise

8th January 2012:
Only the Weasley children could pull off a birthday surprise like this. It's just so natural of them to come up with this, just as you've written it. Yes, it's the perfect Percy capture!

Author's Response: The Weasley children are rather unique, but if my future kids are anything like them, I'll be a very happy and proud mother. :D (Not that I'm expecting to have kids anytime soon, of course.)

Wow, thanks so much for that last line, too! I love Percy very much, and that really does mean a lot to me. :) I'm so pleased you've enjoyed the stories so far!

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Review #66, by BKL8008 A Day No Gnomes Would Fly

8th January 2012:
It was just great! Much like the time I was four and brought home a huge box tortoise. My grandma thought it was a large rock,until it walked across the kitchen. The poor woman, puts me so in mind of Molly.

Author's Response: Ahaha! That is awesome! :D I was the sort of kid who might have looked at a tortoise from afar, but never... touched it. Although admittedly I pushed one out of the middle of the street with a stick once. I didn't want it to get run over. :)

Thanks once again, it's so great that you were willing to come by and leave all of them for me!

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Review #67, by BKL8008 A Yellow Blanket

8th January 2012:
I felt much the same way when my sister arrived. hehe.
"Take him back." I was howling! I thought Bill wanted them to take the baby back to the hospital. Excellent capture of the older sibling. I must have come in post-edit, so it all fits so far.

Author's Response: Again, I haven't really had a lot of personal experience to derive from this, so I'm glad that you seem to be able to relate to it! :)

You did come in post-edit (thank goodness!) and I'm thinking about just taking those bits out of the author's note, just so as to not confuse anybody, but it was a silly little thing that I had to fix. Thank you so much for such a great review!

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Review #68, by BKL8008 The Budgy Battle

8th January 2012:
Ah, the memories of chickens on the farm, and the evil roosters! Yes, I remember well, except that my sister was chased around the house a dozen times before she managed to come in the door. It's just perfect. I think you must have done battle with a rooster in much the same way, it's so accurate?

Author's Response: Ahh, I am glad this evoked memories from you! I've never been around chickens, or really animals, very much -- we've had one dog for about eight years, but she's a bit lazy and doesn't do much, so it's a bit hit-or-miss whether she counts. :P

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave all these reviews! It totally made my day, if not my week -- I really, really appreciate it. :)

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Review #69, by BKL8008 A Very Hairy Christmas

8th January 2012:
It's just awful of me to sit here and laugh about a child being so traumatized, isn't it?! I always wondered how Fred'or'George had managed to turn the teddy bear into a spider. Now we know! I have to admit, I was an awful parent, too, when I DID warn my Godson about the spiders in the HP2/CS movie. But he wanted to go...well, the theater was surely entertained, yes. Poor Ron. So well done in his reaction to looking at the restored bear and screaming again! It started off as Christmas, Ron was little, it was all so happy and fuzzy - then BOOM! I loved it!

Author's Response: Not at all -- I was in giggles the whole time while writing this, and while writing the other stories here, too! Your godson's reaction sounds appropriately humorous, too, and I'm sure I would have been entertained by it as well. :P

Ah, Weasleys. I can't imagine a lot of things go as expected around their house, what with seven very headstrong children. Thanks so much for dropping by, it really does mean a lot to me!

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Review #70, by Sam The Budgy Battle

6th January 2012:
Good, but a bit wordy.

Author's Response: Thanks for reviewing anyway, and sorry my writing style didn't seem to suit your tastes. Hope to see you back nonetheless!

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Review #71, by Lucinda Ann A Day No Gnomes Would Fly

3rd January 2012:
Wow! Ur an amazing writer!!! Detailed and has a lot of feeling! The Weasley's have always been my family!! Great job potraying the characters while keeping them the same. Again well done and I look forward to your other stories!

Author's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review! I am so glad you like these stories, too. The Weasleys are pretty awesome, and I love writing them.

Thanks again for taking the time to leave a review, I really do appreciate it! Hope to see you back here soon!

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Review #72, by alicia and anne The Birthday Surprise

1st January 2012:
Percy was spot on in my opinion, well everyone of your characters are :-D
He's such a little cutie wanting to make his mums day perfect, and making her a cake. He's so sweet! :-D And Ron falling withthe clock and Fred and George decorating with stamps and spiders hehe, it sounds like such chaos I would have been shocked to find them.
Wonderful chapter

Author's Response: I love Percy, he';s such a doll. And then sometimes, not so much. :) I feel like him sometimes, as embarrassing as that is to admit -- a take-charge, bossy sort of person. So it's pretty easy to write him!

Thank you so much for all your reviews, seriously. I cannot tell you what it means to have them. ♥ It completely made my day to wake up to them, too!

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Review #73, by alicia and anne A Yellow Blanket

1st January 2012:
It was nice to see not everyone was happy about the new addition.
It's so cute that Bill was the one who gave Ron 'Mr Stuffing' That must be one old bear.
Another great chapter! I love the idea for this story.

Author's Response: I've said this many times, but I think it's rational, even realistic, that one of the Weasleys would not have been completely happy about having so many siblings, and Bill seems the logical choice. :) And of course Mr. Stuffing had to make another reappearance!

Thank you so much! This story was really a selfish indulgence of wanting to write more and more Weasleys, and not have a million one-shots cluttering my page, but that's how these things go. :P I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

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Review #74, by alicia and anne The Budgy Battle

1st January 2012:
Haha! Arrogant chickens! poor them being hit in the heads and eyes by their own food.
This one was hilarious! I love Charlies war with Budgy and those chickens and rooster are so brilliant and evil I love it!
10/10 for a wonderful chapter and story.

Author's Response: I'm glad you found this funny! This story's been an exercise in using my funny bone, let me tell you, and I'm glad it was met with such positive results. :3

Thank you so much for such positive and encouraging reviews!

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Review #75, by alicia and anne A Very Hairy Christmas

1st January 2012:
Ron's name for his bear is so cute! And Ron is so cute I just want to snuggle him hehe. He's still obsessed with food and still a little grumpy like when he's older.
I really enjoyed this chapter, but I feel sorry for Fred and his broom. Loved it!

Author's Response: I don't know where the name Mr. Stuffing came from, but I'm rather attached to it. :D And Mr. Stuffing's quite become a star, now, so I'm /really/ glad I didn't name him, for example, Beary! :P

I tried to keep the canon personalities of all the Weasleys, so thanks for commenting on Ron's. I'm so grateful for this review, thank you so much for leaving it!

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