Flora and Fauna. My God. You are amazing, and thank you for being my constant supplier of crack-filled cracky-fic goodness. You rock my slipper socks.Author's Response: I like my wordplay. You just wait until I crack out my arsenal of metaphors and puns ;D ooh, slipper socks! That's a wee bit luxurious. This review rocks my...tights. Thank you! ♥ Report Review
Heya! I really liked this story - it was a different idea and I appreciated the use of more minor characters - Padma, Parvati, Dean, Seamus - and the careers you've put them in. Would definitely be interested in a longer story using these characters! Lavender's trauma and scarring was a nice touch - really good to see the lasting effects of the battle on the war generation. Your characterisation and scene setting was very good - you introduced everything very thoroughly and in a short space of time. A very nice little piece, and I hope to see something more come of it soon :)Author's Response: Thank you so much for coming and looking this over for me - I really, really appreciate the feedback, because I really wasn't sure whether it would come off as awkward or strange or undeveloped to people who weren't me, you know? I'm really glad it didn't and that you're interested in seeing more about the characters!
I actually have a post-Hogwarts WIP fic that focuses on Lavender (and Seamus and Parvati) posted called "Ghost in the Machine," on the off-chance that you're interested in it. :)
Thank you again. I really, really appreciate it. Report Review
This was just perfection. I love your characters, and this scenario was just brilliant. 10/10!Author's Response: Thank you so much! I'm glad you liked it :) Report Review
ASDFGHJK I love this story. And this chapter was incredible - another example of your classic subtle, beautiful and realistic style of writing. I love how it's set at Christmastime, and I'm about to have my first white Christmas ever, so I can finally relate to snow at Christmastime! And that moment with Beth and Severus - it was so perfectly written, and so meaningful. Congratulations on such an amazing story and as always I look forward to the update :)Author's Response: Ahh, this review -- I just don't even. :3 Thank you so, so much, really. I'm so jealous of you and your white Christmas, by the way! The weather here is so wishy-washy, it's been flipping between cold and not-too-cold for a while, with no promise of snow. :( Hence, I write it into stories!
I should be getting an update out here before too long, probably this coming Sunday (despite the fact that it's Christmas!). Really, thank you so much for the review -- it really does mean so much to me, those aren't just empty words. :3 ♥ Report Review
Really good start here. You have quite original characterisations and situations - Dom living in a grotty apartment! Victoire and Teddy broken up! Le gasp! The cut-throat nature of the fashion industry was done well, and I really love how Victoire's big moment of freedom was something that seems like quite a small thing - walking out on the street in trackies. I like where you're going with this - the idea that our biggest battles are sometimes the things that seem so simple. Great start and good chapter! Report Review
I was so pleased to see you'd updated! This story never fails to put a smile on my face - it's so well written, realistic and sweet, and this chapter was no exception. Like you, I love the Christmas season, and it really added to the atmosphere of this chapter. It's great to see those little snippets of characterisation you keep slipping in - like James playing with his Snitch - and the details you reveal about each relationship. The way you've written the developing friendship between Beth and Severus is fantastic - so gradual and subtle, and extremely rewarding to read. Thank you for the fantastic chapter and the fantastic story :)Author's Response: I'm pleased to see you dropped by! :) The fact that you think it's well-written and realistic, that just really makes my day. Readers are never far from my mind in writing, and if it's received well, I am always gratified in immeasurable ways! ♥ Hee.
The Christmas season is my favorite! I'm so glad how this worked out, too -- I'll be posting the wintery chapters, like this one, right as the holiday season approaches. I couldn't have planned this better if I tried!
Characterization is so important in a story, and I love including it, because I think it's extremely important that my readers know the characters, too. I want them to be a spectator, not just reading at face value, and thanks to your compliments (THANK YOU), I feel as though I'm getting it right. :)
Gahh. This review. ♥ I can never thank you enough for it! Report Review
I am such a fan of this story. You combine the worlds so well, it's awesome - and genuinely intriguing! Definitely keen to find out how the Doctor knows about magic, and again, really believable characterisation! I've just been watching Series 5 so I have Matt Smith's voice in my head, and then I read this and it's like bam, Tennant again. Well done, please update soon! :)Author's Response: ASDFGHJKL *rolls around the floor back and forth* You really are awesome, you. And I need to know your name because calling you 'you' all the time just won't do due to the level of ***EXPLOSIVE AWESOMENESS*** that radiates off of you thus making you not just another 'you' that I know from the Internet but rather a special you. Oh look a chocolate no a psychic paper YOU'RE NOW INVINCIBLE. I'm ranting like Doctor Donna okay wow that's interesting HOW CAN MY WRITING BE THAT DOCTOR INNER VOICE CHANGING ARE YOU SURE YOU'RE EVEN READING MY WRITING.
Please excuse Em for she is having a what-is-my-life reflection moment. :) Report Review
Yay! A well written Doctor Who crossover! I love your characterisation of Ten, it's perfect. Very keen to see where this story goes, awesome start!Author's Response: :O :O :O You had me at "well-written", because I definitely do not consider myself as a good writer lol Chapter 2 is in the queue, wait for it! ;) Thanks for the fave too asdfghjkl Report Review
Amazing. Just amazing. Your ability to evoke all the emotions involved in a situation like this is second to none. Incredible work, looking forward to the next update!Author's Response: Thank you so much, seriously. :3 It was fantastic to see your name back here, and your reviews never, ever fail to make my day. I'm so, go glad you're enjoying the story so far! Report Review
Emma! Yay, first review!
This was brilliant. Such a simple and powerful idea, Neville's realisation that he's just as much a hero as Harry. You evoked the atmosphere of Hogwarts during Voldemort's reign extremely well - the fear, the resignation, the lack of morale - and the glimmer of hope that rebellion offered. Very nice work, well done! :)Author's Response: Thank you!! This means a lot to me :D Report Review
Brilliant chapter! I loved the descriptions of the transformations - I haven't read about Animagi before and you've made it incredibly realistic. And the ending really drew me into the story - very well done, can't wait for the next chapter!Author's Response: Canon facts on exactly how Animagi transform aren't very numerous, so I enjoyed the challenge of trying to dream it up myself. :D Your compliments mean so much to me, thank you endlessly! I hope you'll continue on! Report Review
Transfictionary! I WANT TO PLAY THAT SO MUCH. And Gretna Green! I nearly cheered when I saw that reference :P
Awesome chapter, as per usual. Super intrigued about Al & Clemence - and of course QGA. I don't think I've been more interested in a weird fictional organisation in my life.
As for the Dobby noms - you're welcome.Author's Response: Gretna Green, you know what I mean 8D
Bahaha, the QGA sounds like some weird quirky girl mafia now, which you know -- it might just be!
I remember your nom! :3 Thank you so much! Report Review
OH MY GOSH IT'S OVER.
I don't think I've ever been sadder to reach the end of a fic. But prequels and sequels? KEEN. I CAN'T WAIT.
And this was the absolute best end I could have thought of. This line is now my absolute favourite: "...wrapping it up in metaphor wrapping paper and tying it with a pretty analogy bow."
So much love. All-time favourite story on the archive, ever. An honour well and truly earned, I assure you :)Author's Response: IT'S OVER. OVER AS SOMETHING THAT ISN'T UNDER ERGO IT IS OVER.
...my review responses are getting a bit pitiful.
i know, prequel and a sequel. lol, that'll be a fun few months of updating.
Hah! The irony of describing a metaphor...with a metaphor. Happy days.
Thank you so much! I'm so glad you enjoyed it, and thank you for sticking with this story to the end and all the reviews and whatnot! ♥ ♥ ♥ Report Review
OHMYGOSH THE METAPHORS. SO MUCH AWESOME. AARGH.
(on a side note I just got home from failing two exams and was like 'the only thing that could improve today is if Starving Artists has been updated' and IT HAS AND JOY. So thank you very very much for that little piece of happy.)Author's Response: METAPHOR PARTY~
hah! well, that was good timing, haha! glad you enjoyed it ♥ Report Review
Fantastic chapter, as I've come to expect from you :) Your characters come across as so close to canon, and I can definitely see the Snape we all know in your teenage Severus. You write him well, with sympathy but without glossing over his (many) faults. James' reaction at Lily's agreeing to out with him was very believable, I could picture the scene perfectly in my mind. 10/10, keep up the good work!Author's Response: Wow, this was such an amazing review. My head's a bit big. :) I love Snape, but you're so right -- he is not blameless, not at all.
Thanks so much for coming back and leaving yet another review, it really brightens my day! Report Review
Yay! Update! And it's full of happy! Even though I'm sure I'm not the only one waiting for them to proclaim their everlasting love for each other and run off to Gretna Green. And I love this fun cheerful air-hockey-playing spontaneous Scorpius much more than Doormat Scorpius.
PS Proud to say I was the first to nominate this story for the Next Gen Dobby. Am I meant to tell you that? Eh, well, I did.Author's Response: You are not the only one. The Gretna Green Tourist Board also appreciates your custom ;) Also...Scorpius does seem to have many forms, he's like a personality metamorphagus or something.
and...and...DID YOU? I DIDN'T EVEN REALISE GAAAH BUT I LOVE YOU THANK YOU SO MUCH ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Report Review
I thought this story couldn't get any cooler. Then Lucy and Scorpius end up in the English Channel. Oh, you genius, you. LOVE all the tension in this chapter. Can't wait for the update, as always :)Author's Response: Haha, thank you very much! Well, you have to go swimming at some point on a summer holiday. Thank you for the review! 20 is in the queue and 21 is ready to join it - both should be up by the end of next week. Report Review
*bread and Nutella for you*
That's a cruel cliffhanger. But brilliantly done, I must say. You write the symptoms of her crush so well, and Snape is so well written. I've said it before but I'll say it again: I can't wait to see where this goes. Update soon! :)Author's Response: -om nom nom- Mmmm, thank you! :D Your reviews never fail to brighten my day, and I'm so glad to have you as a reader. :) Thanks so much for it all, I truly appreciate it! Report Review
Yay, an update! I enjoyed the continuing scene setting here, you've really brought the Marauders to life and it's intriguing to see the beginnings of the Order of the Phoenix as well. Can't wait to see where this is going, especially with Severus :)Author's Response: I'm glad to see you back! :) Severus is, of course, going to become even more of a major player in the story, and I do hope you'll keep coming back. It's a bit frustrating for me to have readers see only snatches of him initially, especially since I know where the story's going. :D
Thank you very, very much, and I hope to see you again! Report Review
SO MUCH ANGST. And my new mission is to use Mayeojayeuh in conversation. And pronounce it correctly. I'm actually trying to sound it out right now.
Anyway, fantastic chapter as always. Can't wait for the next update. Etc. I am intrigued.Author's Response: ANGSTMANIA. I love me a bit of angst. And, I know, I had to sit there with the letters written out like 'Mmmayeeeooo...' for about five centuries until I could write it down.
Thank you very much for reviewing! Next update should hopefully be soon (and less angsty). Report Review
This chapter actually wants to make me bang my head against a wall. Out of empathy for Lucy, mind, the writing's as good as it always is. But..the loveliness...and the beige...and the bleugh...and Rose-is-a-psycho-holy-hippogriffs-cant-wait-to-find-out-what-happens-why-do-you-insist-on-these-cliffhangers-you-sadist.
I mean, fantastic work, update soon.
:DAuthor's Response: DON'T BANG YOUR HEAD OFF A WALL. you will lose brain cells *nodnodnod* And I insist on cliffhangers because I'm a sadist of the first water. Chapter sadism is my thing when I'm not digging glittery existentialism and songs about cats.
(...did i really just type that?)
Chapter 18 just hit the queue (warning: angst ahead!) and 19 is in the word doc. Thanks for reviewing! Report Review
Your finest chapter ever! Oh my gosh! I don't even have the right words in my vocabulary to express how amazing this chapter is. I'm pretty much lost for words. *flails* What I will say, though, is that line "Investigative journalism?" was the most golden moment I have ever seen in fanfic and has catapulted you to #1 in my "Most Awesome Authors" list. Which didn't really exist until now but rest assured, you're at the top of it. Please update soon or I might wither away and die. No pressure.
PS. To answer your question, was fully not expecting that. Go you.Author's Response: :D -flails at your flail- Hee, that was one of my fav lines, if not the fav! Just the perfect moment for it.
Baww #1?? I am not worthy! But I shall covet it. I'll try to update soon ^__^ Report Review
Ohmygosh I love your stories.
That is all.
:)Author's Response: Aww, thanks! :) Report Review
Amazing chapter. I don't know what else to say. I'm so glad I came across this story, you've done a brilliant job with Snape here. 10/10. Report Review
A great chapter! Good characterisations, very well written and fits perfectly into canon. Good work! Report Review
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