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29 Reviews Found

Review #26, by Rumbleroar goes roar I. God's Practical Joke

21st July 2013:
Oh wow... This is such a great start to a story! Hahaha the Sparky part made me laugh! I absolutely cannot wait to read more! :D

Author's Response: Heee, laughter and enjoyment were the aims :) Thanks for such a lovely review and I hope the next one doesn't disappoint!

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Review #27, by Violet Gryfindor I. God's Practical Joke

19th July 2013:
A new Gubby story! It's fantastic to see that you're still writing! Your next-gen humour stories are always a joy to read. It's funny, though, because I don't read these kind of fics by any other author, but when you write them, I know they're going to include hilarious, but multifaceted characters who kick cliches aside and take over the world. :D And there's of course your perfect writing - you know all the right places to include one-liners and just the right amount of sarcasm. Your use of first-person is also fantastic - even though Augusta doesn't say all that much about herself, her voice comes through so strongly that I can hear it reciting the story. It has a great conversational tone about it that immediately drew me in. She has a lot of personality with plenty of snark to spare, but I guess that's what happens when you're friends James Potter. It's as though she works to make up for James's awkwardness - in this way, they already make a perfect pair.

I've never read a James/OC story before, but I love what you've done so far with this one, especially in the way that you've characterized James. The poor guy is as hopeless as he is dreamy. It reminds me a tiny bit of Sirius in the flashback of OotP where he doesn't notice the girls watching him, but in James II's case, it's more than he's absolutely clueless about it. He doesn't seem to know how to look at a girl romantically. From the anecdote about the family dog, I can see that he's got heart, and his strength in practical magic reminds me of his father - Harry was far from the best student and was pretty darn awkward in his social relationships. Augusta's narration makes it difficult to tell just how much personality James has, if any - he's the dictionary definition of a "nice person", and if he wasn't a Potter or incredibly handsome, he probably wouldn't be noticed at all.

There must be more to him than this. Augusta lists the facts, but I want to learn more about the substance. In other words, I'm intrigued by this story. And its characters. Thus I make the usual request of "please, sir, may I have some more?" It will be fantastic to see where you take this story!

Author's Response: Oh, I'm always writing! The question is just if it's worthy of posting. I'm still not sure this is, but I'm glad you have fun with my stupid next gen oc-centric humor stories because I do too! And yes, I realize there's not a lot from Augusta about herself (the original version from last year had a bit where she addresses this, not sure if I'll use it now) but I'm glad you get a sense of who she is anyway. Hehe I like the way you're thinking! She certainly babysits him enough that they are a very special pair already.

I've read... far too many next gen canon/oc stories to name, though not recently. And I knew from the beginning I couldn't stand to write a perfect, card-carrying member of The Hottest of the Hot Next Gen Canon Characters Club. So instead, he became a derpy idiot.

You've completely hit the nail on the head about the kind of person he is -- he's a totally ordinary Good Guy, thrust into a spotlight he doesn't know what to do with for reasons beyond his control. That's not to say he doesn't have personality (and it's not to say Augusta is the end all be all Expert in All Things James Potter). I'm thrilled that you want to see more of him and Augusta and the whole gang (there's always a whole gang) to come. I'm excited to see where this goes too, because I'm by no means sure... but hopefully it will be fun wherever it goes! Thank you for reading and sticking with me for all this time, Susan. You're a legend :D

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Review #28, by nightingale14 I. God's Practical Joke

18th July 2013:
You should know that this is the third time I am typing out this review because the first two times was on my crap phone that does not like submitting reviews at all and I tried anyways-even though I don't like reviewing on my phone-because your story is just too darn good not to review.
Third times the charm?
Anyways, it's...delicious. Honestly. It's fresh and funny. Augusta is sarcastic and engaging and witty. I sped through it like a speed reading demon. It has sort of restored my faith in fanfiction.
Let me explain.
The past few (days? weeks? years?) I've been scrolling through and aside from the one or two updates from some of my favourite stories, there hasn't been much good fresh meat.
But, oh ho, your story takes the fresh meat biscuit!
In fact, you would win the Best Fresh Meat Competition!
If, ya know, there was one.
Oh hey there! You just got your first theoretical award!
All awards aside though, I sincerely enjoyed reading this and I do hope you update with it soon even if it is your "fun fic". I honestly would not care (that much) if the plot wasn't that great. The writing style itself is fantastic!
Good job :)

Author's Response: This review is so spot-on to basically everything I wanted to do with this story. (Even the vertical banner bit, which was justonemorefic's aim and not even my idea). You picked up on everything and gosh, thank you so much for going through all that trouble, especially when you feel that way about fanfic. I completely understand, as I barely read anything these days. I know it takes a lot to put energy into fic, so I'm very glad that I helped restore the faith! And hehe, I will update when I can, all other things considered as well. I hope you continue to enjoy, and thank you again for such a great review!

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Review #29, by teh tarik I. God's Practical Joke

17th July 2013:
So you've left me some really awe-inspiring jaw-dropping reviews in the past and I do not forget! Saw your story and penname sitting right on top of the Recently Added and plunged in and I think this is one of the funniest beginnings I've read in a goodly long time. I thought you were going to focus on James Sirius Potter's demigodlikeness and enchanting looks and suaveness, but you did something better, and showed what a bit of an idiot he actually is. The confused personalityless lump with the panty dropper acoustic guitar whom all the girls scream and fawn over in the loo...you've got everything perfectly ridiculous and ridiculously perfectly oh-my-god. Apologies for incoherence; this story has decimated my ability to speak properly.

I'll admit, when I read the smorgasbord metaphor along with its allergy bit, all the array of girls which James is afraid of going near, I honestly thought of STDs. :P Sorry, don't know what this says about me. Except that I'm clearly an idiot. And bahaha! James singing that Song for Someone Special turns out to be Sparky the Spaniel who washes up on the shore. And the LYRICS. Once upon a time it was you and me / But now it's just me and the deep blue sea. SNERKXZ

But moving on, Augusta's voice is just an absolute scream and full of wit and snark and whatever it is, I'm so glad you excavated this out of whatever folder and posted this up! I know you've been around for a long time and you hardly read fic anymore, but honestly this was just brilliant, and I do hope you'll continue to post more chapters!

Loving this so far! ♡ ♡ ♡ And I can't wait to see God's practical Joke in action!


Author's Response: Ahh okay, I totally did not expect you to review this and I feel so so so bad that this is the first fic of mine you've read. I have this thing where I automatically think the darker fics are better, and so I am mildly horrified that you did read it, but much more humbled and glad that you enjoyed it!

Heh, I suppose it would be tempting to indeed focus on James Sirius Potter's demigodlikeness and how fabulous and mysterious a wizard he is. Because he is all of those things. I love 'confused personalityless lump' -- that's totally it. Not that I think he's particularly personality-less; I think he just happens to fit in the generic Attractive-Sweet Male OC form you see so much, and there's more to him than that. The idiocy, the lameness. (It took me a long time to figure out how to say 'JAMES IS DERPY' without using the word derpy). "Perfectly ridiculous" is what I was aiming for, but "ridiculously perfectly oh-my-god" is a big deal so thank youuu! Incoherence is my middle name.

You know, now every time I read the smorgasbord metaphor, I think of STDs now too! So clearly you're not an idiot. And thank you thank you thank you to all of the things that follow, especially regarding Augusta's voice! Which is the reason I salvaged this at all. I will do my best to update, and hopefully you continue to enjoy. Thank you again so very much! :)

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