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Review #51, by MidnightBlue_xNot Normal: {Chapter the Fourth}

17th December 2013:
It feels good to be back, even though it's been less than a day! First of all, I just wanted to thank you for re-requesting and for responding to my last set of reviews- your replies really made me laugh.

I feel like I spend most of my time while reading your story just laughing at the things Ellie says. I really like how you've made her sort of a mixture of serious and funny, I think it really adds to the story. It takes that edge off. I liked the part about the restricted section- especially how Ellie manipulated the situation to fit her needs. Are you sure she's not secretly a Slytherin?

As usual, loved the interaction between Regulus and Ellie. I love how he's so calm and collected, and Ellie...well, isn't. As you put it, he really has his stuff (damn the 12+ rule) together. Albus is wonderful, of course. I'm really looking forward to see more interaction between the two of them- I just find it so hilarious. (And yeah, Ellie your comebacks probably do need a bit of work) Regulus' little interjections were brilliant, by the way. And the Sexual Tension Saga- I think I laughed for a good five minutes at that.

The fact that Ellie is being, reasonably, truthful makes me laugh. The part of the 'boyfriend' standing right next to Albus and him not believing it, though truthfully Regulus is there, was awesome. If I were Ellie, I'd just be chuckling to myself like all the time. The little references you make are wonderful, especially because they're things that most people know. You're not making references to some obscure wizarding book that was mentioned like once in the book series, but things like Pride and Prejudice. I think the fact that we know about that book makes Ellie's reference funnier and more realistic.

I love the voice you've given Ellie. I honestly think it's wonderful and I don't think there's a better narrator for your story. You've written her so well!

x Ely

Author's Response: I'm happy to make people laugh in any small way I can. It's so nice of you to laugh even at my bad jokes.

It is absolutely fantastic if you're laughing at Ellie - or more specifically, at what she says. She walks that line between comedy and drama so well, and I'm glad that it shows. And the secret Slytherin thing? - FUTURE PLOT POINT SO I CAN'T GIVE SPOILERS.

Regulus is actually such a lovely foil for Ellie at the moment. He's the only one even nearly sassy (and dead) enough to go head to head with her at the moment. I'm glad you like Albus - because he's absolutely terrible when it comes to writing him. Never have I had so much trouble with a character as I am having with him.

The thing they say about truth being stranger than fiction really is so true for Ellie. The bloke lives in a world full of magic and dragons, and he just can't believe that someone can see different kinds of dead people. I love that aspect about human nature. As to Ellie's references - she lives a lot of her life in the Muggle world, and that shows, often to her detriment.

Thanks so much for this review! I appreciate your appreciation for Ellie!

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Review #52, by MidnightBlue_xThe Fall of the Town : The People of Hamlin

17th December 2013:
Hi, this is ElysiumJayne from the forums here to fill your review request! I completely forgot to mention it, but I usually review three chapters at a time- I'll just review the first one for you now but if you'd like to do the others then either post in my review thread or send me a PM and I'll be more than happy to. Anyway, let's get started.

The first thing I noticed about the chapter was the little folk song you included. I don't if that's actually a song or if you wrote it, but I think it adds to the feel of the chapter really well. You were concerned about the descriptions in the chapter- Personally, I loved them. From the very first word I was drawn in. I just love the language you used to describe everything- I could picture everything in my mind as you described it. I think that's a very rare thing in fics nowadays. I liked the background you gave, I thought that was very interesting and very detailed too.

I loved how some of the names were familiar, like Pettigrew, Bones and Peverell. I think having that connection to characters that J.K created means that they are easier to connect to because there is that sense of familiarity even if it only stems from a name. I loved how you described the Peverell's and what led them to Hamlin. I love Marigold, Blind Johnny and Trip- especially the part about Trip's magical powers and how he always 'knew'. That sort of feeling is what I imagine some muggle-borns would feel, so I thought that was captured brilliantly. I'd be interested to learn more about these three in particular.

I also really liked the plot, especially how it's sort of the reversed story from the books. The muggles getting rid of the wizards instead of the other way around- it's all very exciting! The transition into the building of Hogwarts was amazing. It's not something I've ever read before, but I really enjoyed how you described it. I especially liked how it wasn't just about the founders of Hogwarts, but also included their families- that was incredibly interesting to me.

I think that this is a marvelous first chapter. For me, it really reads like a classic legend of the time and I think that your ability to do that is amazing. To put it quite simply, I love this story already and I think it really has the potential to be absolutely brilliant. I think the language and the tone you've used fits perfectly and I really like how the whole chapters flows together.

I hope this review helped you in some way, and feel free to re-request if you'd like the next two chapters done (I do technically owe you those!).

x Ely

Author's Response: Hi there! :)

Wow, thank you so much for this really thoughtful and detailed review! That's so nice of you to offer to do the next ones- I feel a little guilty requesting some of these chapters since they're so long, but I'd love your opinion on the other chapters and the flow of the story if you don't mind! :D

I'm glad you liked the song- I wrote it as a sort of preface to the story and all the chapters have a little song like that at the beginning. :) It's really great to hear you liked the descriptions and that they helped bring the story to life for you as they did for me while writing it. One of my favourite parts of the story was constructing the idea of Hamlin with the background information, so I'm very pleased that came across as important and believable and didn't seem to drag on too much.

Yes! I thought it was important to make some references to canon to make sure the story was tied in and relatable for readers. I'm quite interested in writing/reading historical fan-fiction so that aspect is really important. Ah I'm so glad you liked the OCs, and the Peverells especially: Marigold is one of my favourite OCs I've created. :) The story definitely goes on to tell more about these three characters are their fates, and how they are intertwined with Hogwarts. I figured that Muggleborns would be an interesting and confusing enigma for wizards and that the confusion and prejudice would be very deep-seated this far back in time.

Ah yes! The conflicts between the wizards and muggles were inspired from historical records of suspicion and hatred towards witches, and how in medieval times a town like Hamlin where they co-exist would be very unusual. I love learning and thinking about the Founders' families as well, and I'm so pleased you enjoyed those details. :)

Thank you! Getting feedback about this chapter in particular - the others move more towards plot and narrative - feels like a legend is really amazing praise. I'm so happy you liked the story. Thank you for this incredible review, it was so thoughtful and helpful and a real joy to receive. I'll be sure to re-request as I would love your opinions on the next chapter. :)

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Review #53, by MidnightBlue_xSticks and Stones: I Don't and Other Wedding Nightmares

17th December 2013:
Hi, this is ElysiumJayne from the forums here to fill your review request! Let's get started then!

I wasn't quite sure where this chapter was going to go at the beginning, but I really liked how it turned out. I love Pippa- I think she has the potential to be a really great main character. I especially liked how feisty she was- she wasn't going to take any of Peter's actions lying down.

You were concerned about the believability- I think it's quite good, but there are a few parts that I think you could fix up. I think some of the dialogue seems a little bit out of place or forced at times. I think if you changed a couple of words here and there, the whole chapter would flow much better.

As for the plot, I'm interested to see where this is going to go. I'd like to find out what Pippa's occupation is, because it sounds quite interesting. Because it's the prologue, I can't really comment on too much more. I hope this review helped you in some way nonetheless and feel free to re-request when your next chapter is up, if you'd like to.

x Ely

Author's Response: Hi there Ely!

Thank u so much! There's a lot to Peter and Pippa's relationship that isn't revealed yet, so, yeah, she is feisty. I'm more than half way through the next chapter and I find that she can be really cold and cruel, so she's a bit different from what I usually write and i'm enjoying it :)

Yeah- to me, the whole idea of James crashing a wedding just literally came to me in a dream. And well, dreams aren't exactly believable, so... Thanks :) I'll go back and have a good read through :)

Believe me, her occupation isn't that interesting, she just does crazy things in her position. But the whole plot is based on what he does with her profession :)

Thank u so much! I will probably rerequest :)

-ReeBee :)

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Review #54, by MidnightBlue_xNot Normal: {Chapter the Third}

17th December 2013:
Okay, final review for this request. If you'd like me to continue, please feel free to re-request. Anyway, on with the review!

I like how you start every chapter the same- it's very cool and I love seeing what Ellie thinks makes your life not normal. (The start of this one sounds particularly enjoyable if you ask me!) I feel Ellie when she says that she hates pretty much all forms of physical exercise- that's me too. I love how she thinks she's going to get away with it too, only to have Chris be made charge of her running. I also totally get Ellie not being a morning person, I mean who is?

I'm just loving the interaction between Ellie and Albus. Especially when she considers being the bigger person, but decides his smug attitude is just too much to take. I'll be interested to see some more Scorpius in the future too- and especially some more interaction between Chris, Albus and Scorpius, I'd like to see more of their friendship because I think it could be really interesting. And James! I loved the story about the poison ivy- that was very funny.

The smart little comments that Ellie makes are just wonderful. I especially liked 'Chris made friends like mitochondria metabolised glucose for energy' and 'The rest of them had absorbed me through a slow process of diffusion'. I feel like Ellie is just living my life for me. I did notice just under that, that you wrote 'some Wotter kids' instead of Potter.

I instantly loved Amy. I'm really interested to see the friendship between Amy, Ellie and Rose now. I think that they're different personalities will make for a really interesting combination. Ben sounds like an interesting character too- I can't wait to see where that goes! I loved all the Doctor Who and James Bond references too.

Again, loved the chapter! I'm definitely interested to see where the story goes now that they are back at Hogwarts. So that's the end of my reviews, feel free to re-request anytime!

x Ely

Author's Response: It is SO DIFFICULT to think up those opening lines - I've rewritten many a scene just to get that first line right! It's so nice of you to appreciate it! (And on a side note, if three buff fictional guys wanted to eat breakfast without any upper body coverings in my kitchen, they would be more than welcome!) I hate physical exercise, too! And morning people are really aliens in disguise.

Albus really pushes all her buttons, doesn't he? And I promise that there is more Scorpius to come! He was surprisingly fun to write... And OMG James! Even I fangirl over him!

Ellie has a weirdly wonderful way of looking at the world. I'm glad that the readers appreciate it, because she feels that most of the characters in her sphere of influence don't. And my "Wotter" is a blend of "Weasley-Potter" - I should explain that somewhere...

Amy is the bomb! Ben is the bomb! That entire family is the bomb! And not only because they're secretly spies, either.

Thanks so much for these wonderful reviews! I really appreciate them, and I'll be sure to re-request when there is an available spot in your queue!

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Review #55, by MidnightBlue_xNot Normal: {Chapter the Second}

17th December 2013:
Back again with my second review! I'm going to jump right in!

So my favourite character in the entire series is Regulus Black, so I was pretty excited to see him in this chapter. (And yes Ellie, he is cute!) I loved how you wrote Regulus'. A lot of people make him quite broody and whatnot which is fair, but I think he would have had a bit of that cheeky side like how you've written him, even if it didn't come until after he died. I really do hope that we get to see more of Regulus in the future! And the fact he'd watch Doctor Who- that really made my evening.

I loved how Ellie is a smart main character- I think the point about how main OWL's she got is actually really interesting. I think it builds on her personality- she's sarcastic and blunt, and she doesn't let her gift get in the way of her life. I really like characters like that. I love the interaction between Ellie and Chris- I think their becoming my favourite set of siblings that I've read in a fic for a while. That being said, I think the fact that Ellie is so reluctant to tell her brother about her gift is both sad and very realistic. Keeping a secret like that for that long is bound to have its consequences, though I hope she will eventually tell him!

I loved your characterization of Ginny. She's very quick-witted which I enjoyed, especially against Ellie's confusion at the time. I thought it was incredibly entertaining. I loved the bit about the strait-jacket and the ticket to Bedlam- I think those thoughts that sort of run away in moments like that is also very realistic and again, entertaining. I liked how Ellie looked up to Ginny as a mother, and how she felt being included into her family.

Like I said in my first review, I really think your writing style suits the fic perfectly and you just made that really clear in this chapter. I think it's very consistent, which then allows for everything to flow really nicely. I can't wait to see some more Albus/Ellie interactions soon!

x Ely

Author's Response: Regulus Black is a seriously ignored character. He's so much a part of canon, yet he's a completely blank canvas in terms of characterisation! There's just so many places that you can take him - such as the ghost plain. I always figured that without the whole Voldemort thing he'd be a lot like Sirius, so that's the way I wrote him here. And of course he loves Doctor Who - he wouldn't be perfect otherwise!

Ellie's strangely protective of her grades. They are quite important to her - and you're right in saying that she doesn't let her gift get her down. She just tries to manage her life around it, rather than accepting it as an integral part of it - so much room for conflict! Also part of the reason why she doesn't want to tell Chris her deep dark secret!

Ginny was such a joy to write. She's quite emotionally mature in the books, and now after a stellar Quidditch career, three kids, and a few years of marriage to one of the biggest names in recent Wizardin history, that emotional intelligence was just bound to increase! I'm glad that you liked her!

Thanks so much for another wonderful review!

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Review #56, by MidnightBlue_xNot Normal: {Chapter the First}

17th December 2013:
Hi, this is ElysiumJayne from the forums with your review. I forgot to mention that I'll review the first three chapters of the story for your one request, and then if you'd like to re-request for the others then you can.

I haven't really read many Next Gen fics in my time, but this is definitely my favourite so far. I adore Ellie as the main character. I think she's wonderful. I especially liked the line 'with about as much haughtiness a five-year-old in her nightie could muster' - that was brilliant. I think you introduce Ellie's gift really well, it was nice seeing it from the beginning rather than it just being a given in a story. I think the fact that you showed it through a child's point of view made it even more interesting, especially because she didn't completely understand what was going on. I liked how you explained these ghosts- the whole gift of seeing ghosts could be a bit silly in the HP world, since everyone can do it, but having these people 'stuck' gave it a nice touch. But more than it, it made it interesting- I wanted to know about these ghosts and what this gift would mean for Ellie.

I loved the relationship between Ellie and Chris, both in childhood and when they were older. I think one of my favourite things was how things between them didn't change because of Ellie's gift or because of their mother's death. With their mother, I think it was good that she died of something different. I get how that might sound horrible, but it was different to having her die of the flu rather than the usual murder thing. I adored the bit about 'The Finnish Fiasco'- that was just perfect in my opinion. I liked how Ellie and Albus don't really get along- and she knows why, but she still questions it. I thought that was very well done- instead of having her just mindlessly hate him, she sort of sits on the fence sometimes. I think that's something different to a lot of fics. Back on to Chris- I love how they had different 'gifts'. Ellie's might be seeing ghosts, but she wishes she had the gift of music like her brother- I thought that was very realistic. I especially liked how there wasn't that resentment between them despite everything they would have gone through.

I thought you wrote Rose wonderfully. I absolutely adored their friendship- it's very realistic and it reminds of my best friend. I liked how Ellie was very sarcastic with her, but ultimately she let herself be manipulated by Rose. The Cake sense thing- brilliant. I loved how 'mystic' Madame Cassandra was supposed to be and how Ellie wasn't buying any of it. I can't help but wonder if the name Cassandra was a reference to the seer related to Trelawney? I'm totally Rose- I can't wait for this mysterious love :P

All in all, I thought the characters were very well done and it flowed really well. As for the writing style, you asked whether I thought you were trying too hard. Honestly, I think your writing style really suits the story. You're not trying to make sound too intelligent or mysterious, it just flows really nicely and fits the premise of the story very well. The only thing I would suggest is fixing the spacing in a few places and the only sort of typo I saw was- ThankFlamel.

I have to warn you that my next two reviews probably won't be as long (maybe they will?). I hope this review helped you though and I shall see you in the next one.
x Ely

Author's Response: Wowee! What an incredibly detailed review! Thank you so much!

I'm glad you like Ellie. As a reader, the thing I look for most in a story is a character to whom I can connect. I wanted Ellie to be that way - that is EXACTLY why I gave her special ghost-seeing powers, because obviously everyone can do that. (-end sarcasm-) I try and be funny but I'm really not, am I?

I loved writing Ellie's dad. He's so wonderfully scatter-brained for the saddest of reasons. And yeah, I was a bit sick of death by other human being, so I tried a popular one from the history books. Nothing more pesky than disease! I also love Chris. The two of them are quite different, but in a way that sort of makes them the same. And concerning Albus - I try and show her as being at least a little aware of her relationships. She values critical thought, and that means evaluating the real reason behind her... relationship with Albus.

Rose is actually the best. She's so bubbly and fun and so completely different from Ellie. I don't think she has a sarcastic bone in her body. And I loved writing her love for Divination! Madame Cassandra references the seer from the story of Troy who was legit but no one believed her because some angry Greek god cursed her!

I'm so happy that you think the writing style suits the story! I'm not sure how it will fare when the action picks up, but we'll see! Thanks so much for this fantabulous review!

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Review #57, by MidnightBlue_xMoonlit Sonata: For a Change

8th December 2013:
This is honestly my favourite Sirius/OC WIP at the moment. My day is made so much better every time that there's a new update. I can't decide who I like better though...Ana and Remus or Ana and Sirius? It's such a difficult choice! Anyway, love the story and can't wait to read the next chapter!!

x Ely

Author's Response: Aw thank you! It's hard to choose between the two boys, but the end won't be too far away and you'll know it all. ;)

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Review #58, by MidnightBlue_xEasy Terms: Wallflower

8th December 2013:
I think this story sounds really interesting. I hope you continue it because I'd really like to see where you take the story.

x Ely

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Review #59, by MidnightBlue_x Bedlam and Broomsticks: The Thing About Stilettos

23rd November 2013:
This chapter is awesome! The whole piggyback scene was so cute and I love how for once Kenzie didn't question it. I can't wait for her to actually realise how much of a good guy Oliver is. So excited to read more!

x Ely

Author's Response: Glad you enjoyed it as much as you did. Before I edited I was kind of frustrated with it so its nice to know it came out alright. Hopefully I'll be able to get the next chapter finished sometime this week. As always, thanks again for the review!

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Review #60, by MidnightBlue_xCruel Fate: Hands Open

16th November 2013:
This story is awesome. I love Viola, and I'm a massive fan of both Sirius and Regulus. I can't wait to read more! I hope you can update soon.

x Ely

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Review #61, by MidnightBlue_x Bedlam and Broomsticks: Commiseration

16th November 2013:
I love this story so much! I really think how you write Oliver and Kenzie is amazing. I really hope that they can figure stuff out though- I need my Oliver/Kenzi cuteness. I hope you update soon :)

x Ely

Author's Response: Thanks for making me smile and taking the time to review! I love the encouragement and the fact that someone else enjoys the story as much as I do! I kind of feel like I post chapters a bit fast, but just for you I'll put the next chapter in the queue tonight. Hope you enjoy and continue to read and review!

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Review #62, by MidnightBlue_xDangerously In Love: Don't Give Away the End

12th November 2013:
I absolutely love this story. I don't know who I want Dollie to end up with though. I love her with Sirius, but she and Remus are so cute! I hope you can update soon :)

x Ely

Author's Response: It means a lot that you're liking this story so far :). Don't worry, Dollie is just as confused as you are. Remus is kind of a first love situation but Sirius has proved himself to be quite the guy. The next chapter is done but I'm still polishing it up so I will update soon. Thank you so much for the review!


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Review #63, by MidnightBlue_xIn Too Far: Chapter Sixty-One

18th September 2013:
I'm so glad you've updated this story and I hope you will continue to do so. I can't wait to read more Barty/Gwen (I seriously hope there is more!). All in all, I just seriously adore this story.

x Ely

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Review #64, by MidnightBlue_xTie That Binds: Prologue

3rd August 2013:
This story sounds so intriguing- I'm a massive Regulus fan but there aren't many stories with him at least not with romance. I can't wait to read more of your story!

x Ely

Author's Response: Thanks so much! I'm quite a big Regulus fan myself. I think he's a really important character in the series and it does suck a bit that there aren't more stories about him. Thanks again for your review!

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Review #65, by MidnightBlue_xTreachery: Hogsmeade

24th July 2013:
I don't really have too much to say about this chapter but it looked lonely without any reviews and I know how much it sucks when things don't get reviews (then again, maybe you don't panic like I do but anyway). I really like the chapter (and the whole story) and I know it's still early but I don't know whether I like Sirius or Regulus more yet. Can't wait to see where this goes!!

x Ely

Author's Response: Aw thank you and yes it was looking rather lonely aha thank you for reviewing. And I know I'm struggling to decide who I prefer more, I sort of have an ending planned but we'll see haha and thank you for reviewing it means a lot!!! :-)

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Review #66, by MidnightBlue_xTreachery: Curious

13th July 2013:
I love this story- Sirius/OC/Regulus will always be my biggest weakness. I can't wait to see where you go with this. Eagerly awaiting your next chapter!!

x Ely

Author's Response: Awww it's a weakness of mine too that's why I was so eager to write the story aha, a new chapter should be along shortly!

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Review #67, by MidnightBlue_xThief In The Light: Gives You Hell

9th July 2013:

This chapter is awesome, dear. I still can't get over the duck thing- it's way too entertaining especially with Harry falling over and everything. I really can't wait to see where you go with the rest of this Jessicaah!

xxx Ely

Author's Response:
I love the idea of Harry turning into a duck! I had looked for the duck charm for a while and I hadn't even mentioned it! Which by the way (to any readers who read it, the charm is 'Ducklifors')
Thank you Ely for the lovely review!

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Review #68, by MidnightBlue_xBad Blood: Two

28th June 2013:
Only time will tell? LIES! I know you've got this all planned out in that beautiful little (okay, it's not little but its much more dramatic this one) brain of yours. I know how calculating and intelligent you are and so I'm watching you. My little theory is that it isn't Severus, personally I think you love him far too much to portray him this way. I may be wrong though, who knows with you?

Anyway, as usual, I adore this story much more than I really should so please update soon otherwise I'm going to be incredibly sad!

I love you muchly,

Author's Response: Oh, I've definitely got it all planned out. ;) And it's all written as of yesterday, in fact! I'm scared it won't live up to some of the brilliant reader theories, but what can you do? I can't say whether or not your own theory's right, either... Because if time won't tell for me, then it must for you! (Did that make any sense at all?)

There will be an update of this story before too long, I'm quite sure. And I really hope you enjoy it! Much lurve! ♥

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Review #69, by MidnightBlue_xBad Blood: One

28th June 2013:
You know what's ridiculous? Here I am, just casually searching through stories which contain Sirius Black, as I do. And I see this, this right here! A story which is marked as mystery and has this amazingly beautiful banner. As usual, I don't pay much attention to the author. Because who needs to when you see a story like that?

Then I starting reading...I think to myself 'This writing style seems familiar- I really, really like it' and so up I scroll to see who the author is and then I see YOU! YOU! My beautiful, amazing, brilliant friend who I am insanely jealous of! HOW COULD YOU DO THIS TO ME? Don't you know how much pain you cause me every time I discover a new story of yours? Honestly Miss Rachel, I think sometimes you just do this to hurt me!

I simply demand that you stop it. Stop being such an amazing author for once in your life and give the rest of us a chance! Do you hear me?

xx Ely

P.S. Don't seriously stop. I will actually cry if you ever do.

Author's Response: I totally thought you knew about this story! And here I was, hiding Sirius from you. :) I'm glad that you enjoyed it, Ely, and that you took the time to review this for me! It was just what I needed after that rough writing night, and I really do appreciate your doing it, more than words can say.

I'm never going to stop -- you can nearly guarantee it. ♥ I'll always be writing something, HPFF or original fiction or something else entirely!

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Review #70, by MidnightBlue_xThief In The Light: Spark Without A Flame

12th June 2013:

Ah! I'm so excited to see this up here, like so excited that I could burst! You know that I love this chapter, so much. I can't wait to see what you write next!

xx Ely

Author's Response: asjdvnksjdnvwioensd you are lovely!! thank you!! I'm trying to work on my next, but I'm just so god damn busy :(

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Review #71, by MidnightBlue_xEnding the Deal: Ending the Deal

6th January 2013:
I still love that banner, I just- I'm still going to steal it one day while you're sleeping. Don't roll your eyes at me, Rachel, it will happen!

Also, Charles Dickens quote? I'm taking the fact you used that quote as a late Christmas present for myself, it's far too perfect. You really shouldn't have...okay, I'm so glad you did. (It fits the story really nicely too!)

Anyway, I'll stop talking about myself and get to the usual part of my reviews where I just gush about how amazing your writing is. But really, teach me your ways, dear master. This was honestly heartbreaking though, I love it!

Once more, I love you.
x Ely

Author's Response: You'd have to impersonate me to take my banner, Ely! That little 'TenthWeasley' will fool no one. ;) Then again, you make graphics, so perhaps you're one to watch...

Charles Dickens. ♥ You may certainly think of it as a mini-Christmas present to you! I still need to read a bit of Dickens, you know -- never have. But that quote really emphasized all the points I wanted to hit were perfectly summed up in that sentence. Proof positive of why he's a literary genius!

I'm so happy you enjoyed this story, and left me yet ANOTHER wonderful review for it. You're too much, dear. ♥ Thank you so much for giving this a try! You're fantastic!!

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Review #72, by MidnightBlue_xJust A Game: Smeared black ink, your face is ashen and I'm barely listening.

6th January 2013:
I love this story so much. It's one of my absolute favourite Sirius/OC's at the moment (probably of like, ever, too). I really like the character of Gisela, she seems so real to me. Can't wait to see more!

x Ely

Author's Response: Thank you so much! That really means a lot! I feel like doing a little dance now, ha! I'm glad she seems real, that was my one intention in this story so i'm happy she's turned out that way!

Again, thank you so much and keep reading!

Vicki :)

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Review #73, by MidnightBlue_xA Multitude of Sins: A Multitude of Sins

4th October 2012:
You probably know by now that I usually steer clear of Severus pieces (except for In The Black, of course) but I felt the need to finish this piece after that little teasing slice.

I have to admit, this was nothing like I expected but as usual, I adored this more than I could possibly say in less than 6000 characters. Next time, share a bit of that talent around, eh? (L)

x Ely

Author's Response: I can never understand why someone would steer clear of Snape in any regard, though of course I did know that about you. :D And that makes me all the more happy when you drop by like this and surprise me with a review on -- surprise -- a Snape story!

I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed it, too. ♥ I will sent you mental baskets of talent, if you wish it, although it makes me blush a bit (literal blushing, if you must know) to even type out those words -- as though it's mine to dish out!

But really, Ely. Thank you for being so awesome. It means so much to me to have reviews from you -- it really does! :3

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Review #74, by MidnightBlue_xInsomniac: Insomniac

4th October 2012:
How did I not know this existed before this moment? *cries* My life long goal to read and review absolutely everything you write is slowly slipping from my fingers!

Okay, I am being slightly melodramatic but honestly, I am surprised I didn't know about this beautiful little one-shot of yours- Antonin Dolohov being one of my absolute favourite Death Eaters! I am very glad I happened to chance upon this today because, like always, this was amazing.

One day, I swear you are going to explode from all the amazingness inside your brain.

Until then,
Love you dearly,
x Ely

Author's Response: I'm not sure! This has been up here for a fair stretch. ;) I'm still pretty fond of it, too, which should say something about it. I had no idea that Antonin Dolohov was one of your favorite Death Eaters, though! When did that happen?!

I loved writing this story -- when I wrote it, it was the darkest thing I'd ever attempted. And now I kind of laugh when I look back on it and remember how worried I was to post it, because Break Out is at least ten times darker than anything in this story, but it marks one of those lovely growing, evolving periods that makes us writers. ♥

I'd prefer not to explode, if it's all the same to you! Thank you so much, though, for dropping by and reviewing this for me. You are fantastic, and I do not deserve your kind words. :3 Your supports means tons to me -- really, thank you!!

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Review #75, by MidnightBlue_xIn Too Far: Chapter Sixty

4th October 2012:
I really hope you update soon, I've been checking back here every weekend to see if you've posted the next chapter yet. I think I'm a little obsessed with Barty/Gwen :) Hope to see the next chapter soon!

x Ely

Author's Response: Hey, thank you :) I know this has been a very long time coming, but I've started working on this story again after a year break so I hope you enjoy what's coming up.

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