Oh, How I love a good Christmas chapter at Hogwarts! This was an excellent example and I very much enjoyed it. I especially loved Ginny's way of getting Harry to listen to her. *chuckles* I'm glad, too, about Ron and Hermione together though the thought of poor Hermione with a stumpy arm is so sad. All around, it was a wonderful and enjoyable chapter. I loved that you slowed down the pace to fit the fire dying in the hearth.
Don't worry about the reviewing weirdness BTW. I zapped the reviews, which gutted me since I'm such a review hound. Sorry, you got included. I look forward to your opinions and would hate them censored. *winks* All the best, PrudieAuthor's Response: I saw it as a quiet Christmas as opposed to one of the more cheerful ones from J.K. Rowling. Sure, there were a couple of cheerful moments but with a dark cloud hanging over everybody's heads. Add to that what's coming up in the next chapter and... Report Review
That was so sad and powerful. So much emotion in one chapter! This is very well written and was a brilliant read. Remus is just forever flubbing up with those he loves, isn't he? I enjoyed this very much. Pru Report Review
I just love Moody with his doomsday theories. That was a fabulous twist. Of course, it was a trap. LOL And that was very nice to give Ron his due. That was very nice. Brilliant. PruAuthor's Response: Of course we come to associate the films' actors with the books' characters, but I must say that Brendon Gleeson was pretty close to my mental image of Moody. I loved his little demonstration of the Unforgivables to a room full of shocked children and the fact that he has his own way of doing things. It's a pleasure to write for this character - I wonder where J.K. Rowling got the idea for him from? Report Review
So many interesting things about this chapter! The guardian of the cup was good. It was too bad Harry was forced to kill him. I loved the translation spell. Also, Hermione and Harry's
“I am a Gryffindor; I know no fear" is so them. Great stuff. I'm sorry to have taken so long to catch up. Cheers, PruAuthor's Response: Hey, Pru! It's always nice to hear your thoughts on the matter, so please don't worry if they're a little after the fact. I'd rather you spent your time writing your excellent stories than reviewing mine!
Harry is perhaps coming to the realisation that there are very few 'White Knights' in the world and that most people have blood on their hands in some way or other. A hard lesson for hard times! Report Review
Longer chapters please, and more description of how much of a git Malfoy progeny really is. It will help as we move forward to major prankdom. LOL. Funny bone chuckling, so far. PruAuthor's Response: I will (and am trying to) make my chapters longer-- honestly I am! I will add more description. Thanks for the advice! Report Review
Gads! A cliff hanger and I'm hungry now. Pork loin and lemon meringue pie. I'm really hungry. I'm rushing along to see who.....Author's Response: ha ha. I had to through one in there, didn't I? It's not that bad though-- at least you had the next chapter waiting! Report Review
Lovely chapter...EXCEPT...*adjusts staff hat* YOU MUST stop mentioning that it's your friends real name. TOS says...*clears throat* stories cannot include real people! That being said, those girls are lucky for all their support.Author's Response: Ah, but the difference lies in that the real R.E.C. is nothing at all like the fictional R.E.C.-- just the name. Thanks all the same, Pru-- I'll keep it in mind :) Report Review
Wow! Those girls are pretty special. Everyone is helping them!Author's Response: They are great, aren't they? They just have that lovable feel.... *lol* Report Review
Pranking Malfoy is a solid and sane idea. That seems very reasonable. *LOL*Author's Response: Of course it is. Nothing new to the Howarts facilities.... except for the fact that the prankers are in a different house. :) *lol* Report Review
Good chapie, but...giggling still...wishful thinking, methinks. *winks* Author's Response: But wishful thinking is fun *winks back* :) Report Review
hahahahahaha *shakes head* As a real live teacher I can honestly tell you...LOL....that there is not a chance on this earth....*snickers*...that ANY teacher....*giggles*....let alone TWO of THEM when one of them is Ms. Stiff Knickers, Hermione.....NOT A ONE would put the Marauder's Map in the hands of a student. HA! That's wishful thinking, Miss. Good chapter, but short. PruAuthor's Response: *sighs* I know, I know.... But then, It's not like I could let Harry give it to them. That's just wacky.... :) Report Review
Practicing hexes and curses on Malfoys should be allowed, I think. They're so mouthy and arrogant. It's fun to play with Malfoys. It's a bit like mice and cats, really. It's pretty funny how you've paired everyone up. Leonard Malfoy...I wonder who you paired with Draco that would have allowed that name?
That was great. Pru
Author's Response: Pansy, of course. No self-respecting Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, or Gryffindor would go near Draco. (Even if people think he is "Cute" (*ahemweirdosahem*).... Besides, I didn't want to add a new character. Millicent Bulstrode is too old. I agree. Practice on Malfoys... hmmm.... sounds like a chapter title for another story almost... I'll have to remember that. Thanks for reviewing! (and reading.) Report Review
*falls over in shock* This has to be the first time I've seen Luna as Headmaster...there's a certain other universe quality about your plot. It's very giggle worthy and fun. PruAuthor's Response: I agree-- a little other-universe-y and very giggle worthy! I'm glad you like it. Thanks for reading-- and of course, reviewing. Report Review
Gads! A cliffie at first chapter! LOL Ms. Croft is funny...I can't stop thinking of Lara though...*winks* PruAuthor's Response: What can I say, I'm influenced.. *winks back* Thanks for reading--and reviewing-- Pru! At least you have chapter 2 right in front of you-- imagine the poor people who had to wait on me to update... Report Review
B.J. that was a wonderful story. I'm sorry that I hadn't read it before now. I didn't know. You write beautifully and I love the small portrait of the mother, proud, stubborn and supportive in the face of the father and grandfather. You've given a real voice to Eileen, who can't have had an easy time of it. I hope this means that you'll be writing the occassional story again. Cheers, PruAuthor's Response: Thanks hon.
I sort of sneaked this one in while no one was looking! Violet did a challenge on forum and I read it and thought 'Yes, I have to do this'.
It's a different view of Eileen, and certainly different of Tobias. It does mean I'll be writing the occasional one along the way. Believe it or not I'm working on a Remus/Tonks one shot. Report Review
That was interesting to see Regulus' change of heart unfold. Bellatrix was much saner before Azkaban, I'm sure. I loved seeing Lupin again. The domestic scene in the beginning between Harry and Ginny with Lupin was sweet. Great chapter with loads of detail! PruAuthor's Response: Thanks. this was intended to be one of those transitional chapters to impart some new information. Those are uasually short and not part of the ones I like the best. I ended up going back over this one and finding that i enjoyed the fact that Harry got a better look at James and Serius as well as Regulus. The opening part with Lupin was my favorite part though, and it wasn't even planned as more than a way to get to the section about Regulus. I like it because it sets up more of a relationship between Harry and Lupin to come later in the story. I'm glad you liked it. It was a pleasure to hear from you as always. Keep flying. Happy reading. Report Review
I thought that I'd hop over and review your story since you were so kind to review mine. Your word choice is very good and your descriptions of the characters and setting simply wonderful. You must run your work through a spell check and get your conventions (spelling & grammar) up to speed, however if you want people to review your work. This beginning is wonderful and your ideas intriguing. Edit, edit, edit!!! Cheers, PruAuthor's Response: thank you so much ! I'am trying to edit and change a couple of things . Report Review
This is possibly the best and most believable portrait of Percy that I've ever read. Bravo! You've captured the logic of his meaness to his mother and father perfectly. This is soooooo Percy! It's also very well written. Your imagery and word choice is wonderful. I'm very impressed. I loved the washing compulsion at the end. This is a wonderful portrait. Cheers, PruAuthor's Response: Wow, thank you Pru...your comments mean a lot to me. Yes, I figured it is warped logic that drives his justification for his actions...not emotion. However, he HAS to have them and I was trying to search them out. It's amazing (and not a little frightening) that I could access his thoughts. Thanks so much for the review! Report Review
Finally, we can review again! I was as Sponge Bob on dry land...which you might know about yet seeing as your progeny is so young. *cackles as motherly as Molly* You'll soon find out. Anyways, poor all of them! Ron, Hermione and Harry. For our heroes it's a bit like the aftermath of battle when they all turn around and look at the wreckage. In Harry's case, he's come to a decision to stand alone against the evil onslaught. I think that it's called destiny. I can't wait to see him nail Voldie. Oh, gosh golly look! We get to rate the chapter. I'm not sure about that. Cheers, PruAuthor's Response: Hi Pru! Nice to 'hear' your voice again. I'll be able to review your latest chapters as soon as I have time.
When you say wreckage, you're not far from the truth, are you? What with poor old Ron and hermione out of action it looks as if it's all down to poor old Potter again! We'll see what happens next chapter. >:-) Report Review
Oh, my heavens, you've written an explosion on a massive scale. I fear for them all. Poor Hermione. The dear isn't built for all this fire and brimstone of fury. I await the next chap. Good stuff, as always. PruAuthor's Response: That's the beauty of a Gyrffindor, Pru. They may indeed, as you say, not be 'built for it' but at the end of the day they step up and take a swing. Go Gryffindors! Report Review
I always love Dobby in a story. He's wise and savvy for an elf. I loved the frozen Death Eaters and Harry going over trying to figure out what he missed. Of course, he won't see what he doesn't want to see. *cough* Great chapter. PruAuthor's Response: There will come a time when Harry does finally see what he has been looking for. the question will be exactly how he will react to what he learns. Thanks. happy reading. Report Review
tap.tap.tap.....I do believe that there was some chatter that an inspired writing stint had produced an ending....tap.tap.tap. *whistles* lalalalalalalala*whistles again some more whilst waiting* Pru the prat PriorAuthor's Response: *cough* The minute I saw that I had another review for this I knew it would be an update question. *wince* Soon, soon. Report Review
I'd have sacked Massingbird in a nanosecond. That being said, thank goodness my math...because I could swear that Charlie said two brothers dead back there somewhere...my math is off. Percy is dead. I think JKR is going to kill him, as well. Anyway, Ron's alive and that's what's important. I'm feeling better and now that I raced through, I'll have to return and read the bits with Snape and Lucius and that horcrux chapter that I couldn't concentrate on, as I was FEARING for RON. whew! Good chapter, Minerva held herself up well but as I've said, I'd have sacked him. Where will Ron be going, I wonder. I hope you'll update soonish. Cheers, PruAuthor's Response: Charlie said that of the three casualties, two were his brothers. I kept things deliberately ambiguous to keep people guessing as to the identity of the corpse.
I'll be updating on Monday - late, I know. Unfortunately, with a four-month-old baby cutting his teeth to contend with I have less time for writing than before. As always, thanks for oyur reviews! Report Review
Another cliffie? Egads, man! That better be Ron waking up in those crisp white sheets but if my math is correct, that's not possible. I'm so depressed now. I'll have to have a long lie in before I resume. LOL. It's a shock. It really is. I can't even laugh at a Hufflepuff joke. Erm...very good chapter and you've portrayed the awfulness of this war. That doesn't get enough atttention, of course. Okay, one more and then I must rest. I'm over-wrought about Ron....shattered....stunned....I....*faints*Author's Response: If you don'l like what I did to Ron then Chapter 15 is going to be a no-no! I hope I don't lose you as a reader. ;-) Report Review
I almost couldn't read this chapter without twitching because I am concerned about Ron. I'll have to come back to it and rush ahead. A cliffie without a finish....eeek! *runs for Ron-Ron*Author's Response: Boo! No cheating allowed - you have to read the chapters in order or you'll get confused (or even more confused than anyone normally is reading my rubbish). Report Review
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