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Review #1, by True AuthorSacrifice: Sacrifice

3rd May 2016:
Hi there!

First of all, congratulations for being able to write such a good story for the Every Word Counts challenge! :D I've done it once and I know from experience that it's quite a pain to edit it. But your try was amazing!

The 500 word limit works well with your plot. Everything that happened between James's death and Lily's death took place within minutes, so lengthy descriptions wouldn't have been appropriate for this story.

The final paragraph was greatly moving. You've managed to catch the mother's love perfectly in your words. Lily did something that protected Harry from the darkest wizard ever for a really long time and I love that she died in peace thinking that her son is finally safe. And she handed him the protection without knowing? So touching! :(

Okay I'm gonna go cry now! See you later!


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Review #2, by True AuthorThe Muggleborn Makes Me Happy: The Muggleborn Makes Me Happy

3rd May 2016:
Awww this was such a cute story! I've never read any Ted/Andromeda before but I always wonder what might have made a girl from Black family fall for a messy muggle born like Ted. :) I loved your take on their relationship!

I loved that their affections grew with them gradually. I hate it when characters fall in love at first sight so what you did here really appealed me. The last scene was so adorable!

Keep writing!


Author's Response: **blush**

Heh... thank you for your lovely words. :) This was my first take on Tedromeda, and I love the thought of a Hufflepuff/Slytherin couple.

I am like you, I don't tend to like the 'love of first site' thing either, that rarely happens, though cute when it does. Ha!

Psst: I think Ted liked her way before she liked him ;)

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Review #3, by True AuthorOnce Upon The Marauders: The Untold Story: Signed, Sealed and Delivered.

3rd May 2016:
"Destiny begins with a chance, but ends with a choice"- Such a beautiful quote! The more I thought about it the more I agreed with it. :) And it also works great as a concept of your story. I'm already intrigued about reading your take on the school life of the Marauders...!

This was a nice way to begin. We got a peek into their life outside the school and it was pretty great. I especially loved the Dumbledore visiting Remus's parents part. Writing Dumbledore is hard and you've done it really well. :)

Okay, so I have a feeling that this was more of a prologue of sorts and I am really excited to find out what you're going to do with this concept. I love to read anything that concerns James/Lily with a little Snape love in the middle of it so this seems like a perfect story for my reading list!

Good job! I'll be back soon for more!


Author's Response: Hello Ashwini! *waves excitedly*

I'm glad you liked the quote, it's so apt for most things, don't you think? But I felt with the Marauder's era, a lot of it could have been prevented if the characters had made different choices... yet, they wouldn't be the marauders we love today if they had. (I can't for the life of me imagine Snily!)

Writing Dumbledore was so HARD! I actually went back and read all the Dumbledore scenes to get into his mode :D I'm glad it came across well.

Yes, this was more of a prologue, and I'd be dealing in detail with their lives at Hogwarts.

YAY, I'm glad this fits into your bill, and I truly hope I don't disappoint.


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Review #4, by True AuthorSanctuary: Sanctuary

21st April 2016:
Hey there! It's Ashwini from the forums! :)

Such a beautiful story! Percy is an extremely underrated character and most of the stories we get to read don't make him human enough. I totally believe he had changed and really was guilty of his betrayal to his family. It was heartbreaking to see how much he had to suffer emotionally after the war :( Everyone is coping with it, but it would've been a lot harder for Percy.

Audrey being a stripper was an interesting twist. Now I've started to think that maybe this one shot is either a sequel or a companion story. But anyway, I enjoyed it nonetheless! The portrayal of Percy's post war emotions was brutally honest yet gripping. I loved how he reunited with Audrey. I cannot imagine the Percy we read about in books getting involved with her, but here this shows how he has learnt the value of the people in his life.

Great job!


Author's Response: HELLO!

Thanks for stopping by with this sweet review, I'm sorry that I'm just now responding to it! :D

D'aw! Thank you! This was one of my favorite stories to write and I'm so happy that the reviews for it have been so positive.

I feel like Percy needs to be written more too, I don't think we really get a sense of who he was as a person in the HP books. I stray a lot with his character for my universe though since he's pretty much an anti-hero and everything.

I think that he would be a lot different though after the War and no one ever really brings up the fact that he was there when Fred died. I'm sure the trauma of that was too much for him, it would really shatter a person.

This is a companion piece for my story, "This is Audrey Tang: The Bad Taste" so you would have to read that to understand Audrey a bit more. Hahah. The whole stripper thing is pretty much a running gag in all of my stories and that story is actually told from her POV, which makes Percy all the more interesting. :3

I wanted Percy's mental breakdown to feel real and very emotional. I think that he hardly ever expressed himself much so it was fun to write him being so raw. I loved how he reunited with Audrey too, it was actually one of my favorite things about this piece. Hahah.

I'm not sure if the Percy from the HP books would be with someone like Audrey either but we can always hope, right? Hahaha.

Thanks for the review, darling!

Much love,


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Review #5, by True AuthorLife on the Run: A Currach on the Shore

20th April 2016:
Wow, I'm really impressed by the way you have managed to write a story for three challenges. I once tried writing for two and it was a complete disaster. :P I DO need to take lessons from you about that...! Great job!

What a touching story! I am a huge Jily shipper though I always get all teared up when I read about or even think about how intensely Snape loved Lily. Basically I am still confused about whether I ship Jily or Snily and you just increased the confusion! The bond between James and Lily was tender but the Snape moment was beautiful and hitting. While the married couple made my heart flutter, Snape's pain managed to rip it apart. :( (Which is good by the way)

It's really believable that James and Lily kept switching their hiding places time and again to keep Voldemort away and it's also very possible that he knew where they were all along. It makes me strangely sad.

Did I say that the title you have chosen for the story is amazing? :D It captures just the essence of it. Simply perfect!

It was an enjoyable read overall...! I hope I'll get to read more from you in the future. Thanks for swapping with me! :D


Author's Response: Ashwini, thank you for leaving kind words! I wish I could be back to your story more often.

Writing about Jilly, it was the first time for me, so I felt happy to know you captured my intention in this story. I also didn't want to forget describing Snape's love for Lily.

As I've written about Harry Potter after the battle of Hogwarts, and I wrote about Lily's magic a little, so the idea just popped in my head given the situations under the names of the three story challenges. I really enjoyed writing, like drawing pictures. So, if readers can enjoy this story, I'll be happy as well. :)


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Review #6, by True AuthorOh My Darling: 2

15th January 2016:
Hi! I'm here for the review swap. :)

Ooh, I remember reading the first chapter of this story a little while ago. I had really liked your characterization of Clementine back then and I did want to read on, but college has not been exactly supportive of my hpff time. Anyhow, it's pretty great that I had the chance to read on! :D

I loved Clementine here too. I can totally relate to her as we are quite similar in many ways. It's great that you have chosen a unique character like her as your protagonist instead of the archtypical quirky and fun protagonists we see a lot around here.

Albus seems great too. They would definitely make a really good couple if you're headed in that direction!

Apart from the characters, I'm also interested to know where you're going to take the plot and how they will change and grow up and maybe fall in love with each other. You have a good start for a light romance here. Great job!

Maybe another review swap? Or I'll just add this to my reading list. Let me know! :D


Author's Response: Hi Ashwini!
I'm glad you find Clementine relatable! She's based very heavily off of me, so it's always nice to hear that people like her character! I like having a shy main character, because it isn't something you see all the time, so it's been really fun to write.
Albus is a lot of fun, too, because he's so different from Clementine. He's outgoing and popular, whereas Clem is quiet and doesn't have tons of friends.
Thank you for the great review on this! If you decide to keep reading, I hope you enjoy where the story goes!
Cassie :)

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Review #7, by True AuthorThe Lucky One: Madness

12th November 2015:
Hello! It's Ashwini with your review for the challenge! Sorry for being so late! I hope you'll understand. :)

Wow, this was certainly very surprising. When you picked the lyrics and the character a different plot had popped into my mind and I was quite sure you were going to write exactly the thing I had on my mind. But it was refreshing to read something so unexpected and so good! I loved it!

Now coming to think of it, it had never really occurred to me that Luna would have a taste of fame too after the war. If you think of it, Luna has the potential to be quite popular with her quirky personality and attitude. Well done with the plot!

I think you captured the dark side of being famous perfectly. It seems like a dream to most of us, but of course being well known is not as great and fun as it seems. It can get a little irritating sometimes and I can understand what she was going through in this story. You did an amazing job with describing her feelings. They were real and vivid.

The lyrics! Aren't they beautiful? This song is one of my favorites from Taylor and the words are simply outstanding. "Everybody loves pretty everybody loves cool" was my favorite lyric from the fifty lyrics I picked for the quote challenge and I think you have done a wonderful job with it.

So overall, I simply loved this story! It's beautiful and I can easily sympathize with Luna. You have managed to get under her skin perfectly. I feel too bad for her. What happened to her was too terrific and made me think about how we often discuss such "scandals" about different celebrities in real life too. Quite an original story! Amazing!

Ashwini :D

PS- Sorry for being late again! I hope my little review makes up for it! Bye!

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Review #8, by True AuthorTaming the Dragon Tamer: [one]

5th May 2015:
Hi there! Here for our review swap! :)

First of all, I'm terribly sorry for leaving this review so late. My schedule is kind of hectic at the moment and although I did think I have time to leave a couple of reviews, an unexpected test came my way. I hope you understand!

Well, I'm still not really comfortable with LGBTQA genre as I reside in a country that is entirely too traditional and conservative. But I've loved some of the stories here and I like yours as well. I loved both Charlie and Christopher here and I can't wait to know what happens next.

Also, Christopher sounds like a completely unique character not only because he is a man on a wheelchair but also because his nature sounds quite original as well. :)

It was a good start!


Author's Response: Hi!
First of all, I really wanted to apologize. I realize now that my review to your story might have come across much much harsher than I intended it to. I'm really sorry and I enjoyed reading it.

Thank you for the lovely review here. I didn't even think about cultural differences making people uncomfortable with certain topics, and I'm glad you helped me realize that this is still an issue.
I guess it really depends on how you grow up, but I'm so grateful that you still found kind words for a story that goes against your background and is way out of your comfort zone.

Thank you so much

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Review #9, by True AuthorFounders Four: Pillars of the Ages: Chapter one: The Beginning

1st May 2015:
Here for the swap! :)

First of all, I must say that you have a great potential as a writer. Your writing style is unique and your descriptions are pretty well too. I hope you keep practicing and you can definitely get a lot better!

This is the first Founders fic I am reading since like forever. I have read a few one shots but this is probably the first multi chaptered fic. Well, I'm not familiar at all what the old England was like so I don't relate to Founders era all that much, but your story is pretty understandable and easier to understand for me than the other few fics.

This definitely wasn't the Salazar Slytherin we all imagine and I would like to congratulate you for that. You're breaking stereotypes here and I think you should continue doing that. :D

Great story overall!


Author's Response: Happy to see what I went for worked, getting rid of the stereotypes was one reason I started this, and you should definitely read more of these. I find this era fascinating.

Thank you for the review. :)

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Review #10, by True AuthorBruises: Terror

20th April 2015:
Hey Kaitlin! I'm here for our review swap!

I'm terribly sorry for not reviewing this story for so long. I did have some free time that day but unfortunately I had some college stuff to catch up with. RL is quite busy lately. I hope you understand!

Oh. Wow. I mean your story has really left me speechless. I have no idea what I'm going to write in this review. Just wow. I'm shocked. How can someone do this to their daughter for God's sake! That's too horrible!

You totally deserve a round of applause for writing this one shot. It was so so beautiful and effective that I'm in kind of a daze. I think the way you wrote this in the format of different days did the trick. I was assuming all along that Caroline must have met some accident and then by the end I was just blown up!

I think this is an amazing take on how the Muggle world sees the magical world. I sort of knew that some parents wouldn't have been happy to let their kids go to Hogwarts or any magic school actually. But I hadn't considered it to be this awful. Now I find this extremely believable.

Please please write a sequel to this! Or do you already have it up? If so I'm going to check on your AP. If not, please write one! And if you ever do don't forget to shoot me a PM. I'll be the first person to review. ;)

But seriously. I'm in love with you. And your story. Really great job, Kaitlin!


Author's Response: Hey Ashwini,

No worries on the time frame. I understand that real life doesn't always allow us the time we want.

The concept of what happens in this story is pretty horrifying, but it is something that has happened in history. Ice pick lobotomies were used to treat things that were viewed as personality disorders in fairly recent history. For example, if a woman was too outspoken or a child too problematic. Sadly, this type of stuff happened on more than one occasion.

Thank you so much for such kind words. I'm glad that the story worked for you.

I think as with almost anything, the reactions to magic would be incredibly varied. I'm sure there are people that would view it as devilry or something bad.

I have been asked if I plan to write a sequel to this or not and the honest answer is that I don't know. This one was a pretty draining story to write and I don't know if I could do a follow up justice. If I do happen to write one, I will be sure to let you know though.

Thanks for the lovely review!


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Review #11, by True AuthorOh My Darling: 1

10th April 2015:
Hi there! :)

Hmm, this seems like an interesting start! I have no idea what this story is going to be about as you haven't revealed much here in the first chapter, but I actually like it. I personally like to keep the plot secret as long as I can ;) so I think you did a good job here. This was a mere introduction to your protagonist and I liked that. :D Clem seems like a deep and thoughtful character (just like a Ravenclaw!) and I can't wait to see where you take her!

As for Albus, this is a fresh take on him. Usually James is a casinova and Albus is the good guy, so I'm glad you're trying out something new here. :D I assume this is going to be a romance between Clem and Albus from your summary and I'm VERY curious about how you're going to bring such opposing characters together in a story.

Your title and summary are pretty interesting. I hope you update soon! I'll try my best to return when you do. :)

Good luck!


Author's Response: Hi Ashwini!
True, there wasn't too much plot revealed, but I really wanted to first chapter to set up some of our principle characters. I want people reading this to feel like they know Clementine (and later Albus) well. She's is a pretty stereotypical Ravenclaw, but hopefully that will change as the story goes on.
I'm so glad you liked Albus! I wanted him to be different from the way I read him most of the time. When I first started this story, he was more of the quiet, nice guy, but in the end I decided to take him in a different direction. Not that he isn't nice, he just has a bit of a reputation for partying.
I'm so glad you enjoyed this! Thank you for the review!
Cassie :)

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Review #12, by True Authornotes on freefalling.: sunbeams

8th March 2015:
Hi there!

Whoa, this story was quite... foreign to me. Though I'm not against it or anything but I've never read an LGBTQA story before, so this was the first time I did it. But anyways, this was certainly a good piece of writing! :)

Hmm, I never really imagined Draco and Astoria having a perfect married life either. I always thought they would get divorced at some point or I thought their marriage was more like a compromise. So this story made sense to me.

I liked both Parvati and Astoria here. They're both unique, have their similarities and differences, and they were kind of cute together.

Oh and your writing was so nice! It was all warm and sunny ;) lol does that even make sense? Just know that I loved it!

Great job! Maybe I should start reading LGBTQA after all. :D


Author's Response: hi ashwini! wow, i can't believe you've never read an lgbtqa story before! the idea of THAT is so foreign to me, ahaha, i've been reading and writing them since i was like eleven! well i'm very happy to be your introduction to the genre ;)

i've honestly not thought much about astoria before i wrote this story. i often pictured her and draco in an unhappy marriage, probably an arranged marriage, but i usually figured they'd stay together in that old fashioned sort of way even though they weren't too happy. really i've only thought of her as a mother to teenage scorpius before this, so writing her so young and completely different to my usual picture of her was so much fun!

i'm glad you liked parvati and astoria together! i really don't think i can ship them with anyone else after writing this, haha.

thanks for the swap!


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Review #13, by True AuthorPainful Bliss: Prologue: Beginnings

7th March 2015:
Hello! I'm here for our review swap!

Oh, I think I have seen you around a while ago! I even think I have been through some of your stories. But I'm really not sure.

Anyways, I loved this! I have never read Draco/Astoria before, but I think this was quite intriguing. Your version of Astoria is very refreshing and nice to read. I like that you mentioned her flaws right away instead of painting a picture of perfection. That's really smart of you. I like that he found her interesting in spite of her flaws and imperfections. :)

Wow, your writing style is absolutely stunning! It matches well with the mood of your story and it is very very vivid. And the line- "A girl that giggles is afraid to reveal her real smile" was so powerful that it made me think for a moment or too. I LOVED it. I always wondered why giggly girls sound so fake and probably this was the ultimate answer. ;)

I'm intrigued! I'll definitely be back for more!


Author's Response: Hello! Thanks for stopping by.

Yes you probably have. I'm reposting old stories but this story I never actually posted the entire thing so it's fun to see the responses from old and new readers.

No one is perfect. I wanted to show that right away. I'm sure Astoria doesn't think Draco is perfect but we don't get her point of view. I've been on plenty of first dates (well not plenty) and it's like you're examining the person. I do it anyway and you're looking for little ticks and little scars here and there. You check out their body language and try to decide if it meshes with yours. So Draco notices and accepts her flaws. It's not a big deal to him anyway. It shouldn't be.

I'm glad you liked my style. I get mixed reviews for the prologue because it switches different tenses but it's supposed to be like that. I have my reasons! So it's always nice when people like it right off the bat.

I can say the next chapter their relationship changes completely. Don't throw any tomatoes at me if you read on! Haha!

Thanks for the great review.

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Review #14, by True Author(4) States of Matter: Weary Heart of Mines

27th February 2015:
I'm so happy to see another chapter up! I remember reading the first one a while ago and you really got me hooked. :)

Wow, the first part was so beautifully written. I especially love the last part where she is at Snape's place. But I loved the second part as well. It was VERY intriguing and the Jily fluff caused butterflies in my stomach. :D So cute! I'm always torn between Jily and Snily so I'll just say I loved both here!

Hmm. I still cannot guess what is happening. Why these people are targeted? Who is doing all this? Is this the first time James and Lily saved themselves from Voldemort? I don't know! There are lots of guesses. Now that Remus and Sirius are (probably) trapped, I'm pretty sure things are going to be more interesting.

Great job so far! I'll try to stop by once you post another chapter! :D


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Review #15, by True AuthorBirthday Gift: Birthday Gift

13th February 2015:
Hello! Here for our review swap! :D

I know you would rather have a review on your new
stuff, but I'm not comfortable with slash and I
had already reviewed Grief and Love. I hope you
don't mind! :)

Haha, I loved this! I kind of knew that this was
what Rowling was hinting at but it was never
confirmed of course. But you have managed to
capture Ginny's state of mind perfectly. I was
feeling kind of bad for her from the beginning
because I knew that Ron was going to open the
door. :P Poor Ginny! But anyways, her emotions
were very well written and sweet.

The descriptions of their kiss were sooo
beautiful! Aah! Hinny feels! ;)

Great job overall!


Author's Response: Hi! Don't worry, I love getting reviews on any story!

Thanks for this review swap! I'm glad you like this scene. It's one of my favourite moments in DH. I would love if Harry's and Ginny's relationship were a bigger part of the books, so I love missing moments and such with H/G.

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Review #16, by True AuthorA Single Point In Time: 1981

10th February 2015:

This is definitely an interesting concept for a story. I'm really glad I came across this story as I'm always looking for such original ideas and fresh concepts. :D You have great potential, I hope you do your best with this story! :)

Dumbledore! I like how this starts with him, just like the books. He's basically the most vital character for this story now that I think about it. Everything that happened during the period you have chosen was literally one or another part of his plan. So you beginning the story with him makes perfect sense to me.

It was very wise of you to make this a short chapter. I have a feeling that if this chapter would have been more descriptive it might have seemed a little boring. This was to the point and really good.

I absolutely LOVE the ending sentence! OMG I'm getting all the Snily feels. :S Please please please write a chapter from Snape's PoV (and add lots of Lily feelings into it). :P

Great job so far! I'll be sure to come back for the next chapter. :)


Author's Response: Heya!

Thank you so much for the review! I'm really relieved you liked Dumbledore because I was so nervous when I was writing him. For some reason it feels like such a big deal if I get him wrong! And I'm also really glad you liked the length. I like it too and I agree that if I carried it on it would just get quite dull. And besides, I'd sort of said all I wanted to say for him. There's not a lot that Dumbledore can change at this point, after all.

Ahh! The last line! Thank you! I felt so sad when writing it, it makes me think of that scene in DHp2 where Alan Rickman just totally tears my heart out of my chest ugh D'; writing a scene from his POV is actually such a good idea and I hadn't thought of it! Thank you! I'll make sure I do! :D

Laura xxx

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Review #17, by True AuthorChai, Zebras, and a Friend in the Wee Hours of the Morning: Chai, Zebras, and a Surprise

9th February 2015:
Hi! I'm here for our review swap! I'm so so sorry for leaving this review so late, but I had to go out of town urgently. :( I hope you understand! Real life likes to play evil sometimes. :(

Anyways, now onto the review.

I only just realised that this one shot has a prequel! This one did make sense to me, but I'll be sure to check the other one when I have some more time. :)

Aah, chai! I simply cannot spend a day without it. And I'm pretty sure that I'm no exception. We Indians literally live for chai. ;) And reading this is making me want to go and make a cup of it right now. Huh. Maybe I will!

Aww, Neville and Hannah were so cute together! I would really love to know when and how they will realize that they are in love with each other. :) They seem to make a really good couple as they understand each other so well and know so much about one another.

Your take on Hannah was very refreshing and new. She is always assumed to be a quiet and shy girl somehow, but I don't think she was like that. We just didn't get to know her very well during the books. So I liked that you've done something different. I loved her characterization here. Also, your Neville was just our dear old Neville from the books, but even though he was the same, he was more mature too. Great job with that!

Your descriptions are seriously good. I literally could picture it all happening. Writers are always told to 'show not tell' and I think this one shot was a good example of it. Amazing!

This was a great read! Now let me go and make myself some chai. ;) Thanks for swapping! It was fun! And again sorry for the wait.


Author's Response: That's alright. Real life comes first :)

There's four of them in the series, but I want each of them to be able to be read separately. I'm pleased that it made sense without you needing to read the first one.

Chai is life. It is the blood that runs in my veins. Along with cricket. And yes, drink all the tea!

There are two more stories in the series, so there's heaps of Hannah and Neville cuteness. Those two tell stories later on in their relationship. And I'm glad that they seem to make a good couple. Chemistry can be a little difficult sometimes when two characters get along as well as these two.

I wanted to add a little dimensionality to Hannah so that she could stand as a character without the need for Neville. I'm glad you liked it! And if Neville reads as canon that's all I really need!

My descriptions were good? OMG. This is amazing. I'm going to remember this review forever. I'm terrible with descriptions, so this means a lot.

Thank you for the lovely review :)

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Review #18, by True AuthorCold Blood: It begins with pink

30th January 2015:
A murder mystery! I wouldn't have looked at any of your other stories even if you hadn't told me you wanted this one to be reviewed anyways. I absolutely love mysteries! Writing them can get a little boring because of the intricate planning required, but reading them is simply fun!

Anyways, this chapter was pretty intriguing. Especially because the victim is Umbridge. I mean, usually in murder mysteries the victim is so good that no one would want to kill them. But here, it's Umbridge and who wouldn't want to kill her? Even I'm kind of glad she's killed ;) Haha, so that's what I liked about it. There are so many that you can blame. That will surely help with keeping the readers hooked.

Wow, you really know how to write in second person PoV. I'm trying it for a one shot and it gets very difficult sometimes. I hope I'll be able to do it right!

Hmm. Lone black hair? Interesting! I'm thinking about all the dark haired characters from the series. I want to know who did that! The person who did it seems very cool with killing people off. I can't help but think the murderer seemed a lot like Bellatrix to me. Playing with people before killing them off. I wonder if that's possible. Probably not! :P But that's the only one I can think of right now.

I would definitely love to read a little bit more about Harry and Ginny's married life. Is it possible for you to extend the scene in this chapter a little bit? I think it will be a nice relief from the scariness of the first scene and it will be rather cute to read. :)

Overall, I did find it interesting. I'd love to come back for more! Thanks for swapping!


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Review #19, by True AuthorLegacy: Legacy

29th January 2015:
Can I say that this was one of the sweetest things that have ever happened to me? :D

I'm so sorry for not reviewing this before! I saw your post for me last night only.

Wow, I wanted to read this for so long! The Founders era is somewhat a mystery as there isn't much revealed about the four of them in the books so I always find it fascinating. I used to think about this plot a lot and I even tried writing this but it turned out to be kind of terrible because I hardly know anything about what life was like at that time in England. But I'm just glad I decided to suggest it to you! You did justice to the plot I must say. So much better than what I would have written. :D

I loved your characterization here. Especially I find Helga very believable. I always imagined Helga to be just like this. Caring, thoughtful and constantly doubting herself. Also her and her husband's natures compliment each other very well and their interactions were so sweet! I loved them together!

I'm glad you chose Helga to be the last one of them to remain. I don't think any of the others would have thought so much about this. But this plot goes well with Helga's character. I love it!

The title is so great! It's kind of made for this story, don't you think so? It suits perfectly. And I was very touched by the closing scene. It was so beautiful that she died in the arms of her loving husband. :'( So amazing! I feel too bad for him though. They really did love each other.

I also liked that the one who will keep their legacy safe is not Helga's daughter or son. That would have been quite boring. But this makes a lot more sense. You crafted Aeres well and she does seem like a good person to be trusted with Hogwarts.

So basically, this was pretty awesome! I got to read something I've been looking for a while and I still can't believe you did this for me. Thank you so much!


Author's Response: Hi Ashwini!

Aw, I'm so happy that you liked this and that you don't think I completely butchered your idea - it was such a great plot and I was terrified that you were going to hate this completely. But I'm glad I didn't ruin it for you! (Although I'm sure your story would be amazing!)

I love the Founders era too! I haven't read or written a lot about them, and although I know a bit about that time in general from our history lessons at school, but I really like trying to include little details to enrich these stories so it's closer to the time.

When I was trying to decide which of the Founders would be the last one to remain, Helga was the one I chose almost instantly. I've written about Godric and I couldn't imagine Rowena making such great decisions after her daughter left, so I felt like Helga was the one to make sure that their legacy was continued. And I'm so pleased that you liked their characterisation!

I couldn't decide on the title at first, but within a few paragraphs of starting to write the story it was settled on. I couldn't think of anything that fit better - I'm really glad you like it too! I love her husband too, I really felt like Helga deserved someone as sweet and loving as Owain.

I didn't think that it would be handed down to one of Helga's children - I feel like if it had been, the decision would have been so much easier and she wouldn't have worried over it as much. I'm pleased you liked Aeres as the person who takes over!

Thank you so much for this fantastic review, Ashwini! It really means so much to me that you liked this story, thank you again for suggesting the idea! ♥

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Review #20, by True AuthorVictoire: The Guard

29th January 2015:
Hi there! :D

Whoa, so mysterious! I cannot breathe! I simply love reading this type of stories and this is certainly an interesting one. I'm literally forcing myself to type this review instead of going to read the next chapter. Unfortunately, I have some other reviews pending and I also have to respond to the lovely review you left me, but I'll definitely come back for more soon. :D

I cannot believe Ron did that to Cormac. Did he really do that or is it just a misunderstanding? I don't know what to think! Also the scene was terrible. In a good way of course! It sent chills down my spine. Especially when Greyback laughed. Creepy. :O

It does make sense that Greyback's death means so much to Teddy and Victoire. I totally sympathise with them. :(

I LOVE that they say "Tom Riddle" now instead of Voldemort or You-Know-Who. That's something our golden trio would definitely try to do isn't it? I simply loved it. Nice detail!

Omg why is that girl screaming? What does it have to do with Greyback's death? Looks like I'll just have to be patient and come back for chapter two ASAP!

Great job so far! It was fun swapping with you!


Author's Response: Hello!

Wow, thank you for such a wonderful review! I'm so glad you enjoyed reading.

The Ron/Cormac dynamic is supposed to be a combination of Ron being a bit stroppy and childish, and Cormac being an unreliable narrator who sees what he wants to see. Cormac wants to think that he's on guard duty because of a grudge rather than because it's what he's suited to do. But it's not an important factor in the story, and it's something I'm contemplating editing because lots of people have questioned it.

And yay! Creepy is definitely good.

I thought the 'Tom Riddle' thing would be a really good development in wizarding society, and is definitely something the trio would push for. They want people to understand that Voldemort was only human.

Thank you so much for the swap and for the lovely review!

Emma x

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Review #21, by True AuthorGrief and Love: Grief and Love

21st January 2015:
Can I just say that this story is simply amazing? :D

Because it is! It was all just so beautifully written and it's so believable. Just wow. I really loved everything about this story. I could almost feel the sudden calmness after such a long and exhausted war. The effects of the fighting and the almost unexpected victory were perfectly captured. I especially liked that everyone was sleeping and crying. That was needed, I understand it. :( I liked that you didn't make them too happy or too grieving.

Oh my, my, why would you do this to me? I absolutely CANNOT handle that George accidentally said "We saw that coming." THIS MAKES ME CRY. I WANNA CRY. OMG WHY DID FRED HAVE TO DIE. I'M SUCH A MESS OF FEELINGS RIGHT NOW.

Excuse me. :P I just love them too much to bear to see them apart.

Anyhow, I love love love the sweet moments between Ron/Hermione and Harry/Ginny. Gah, so cute! :S :D I especially liked how Ron and Hermione were as a new couple. Uhh. Too cute.

But you know what the best part is? It all made sense. I can see this all happening right after the chapter before the epilogue. It was that canon. Great job with that! :D

This was really good! I had fun swapping with you!


Author's Response: Thanks for a lovely review! I'm glad that you liked this one shot! It was my very first fic. :-)

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Review #22, by True Author(4) States of Matter: Lights Out

17th January 2015:
Hello there! Here for our review swap!

Let me get started by apologizing for the wait. Real life is kind of busy at the moment. I hope you understand! :)

Wow, this sounds super interesting. I'm already guessing what might have happened and I just can't figure out where this plot will be heading. So basically, great job with the suspense! I'm already hooked which is very important for a mystery story. And especially for the first chapter.

Oh Jily! I'm really looking forward to some VERY sweet and hilariously fluffy interactions between the two. I loved how Lily is feeling 'comfortable' and her thoughts about him are perfectly written. I also loved how Sirius thought that 'Prongs must be over the moon.' It was such a nice little detail! It showed how much James really is into Lily and how Sirius knows basically everything about it. It says a lot about James's feelings and his friendship with Sirius.

You also have some great dialogue here. The first part of the Remus-Sirius conversation was very wisely written. The friends were completely themselves. I loved it!

I can't wait to find out what is going on in there! Let me know when you update this. Maybe we will do another review swap?

Great job so far!


Author's Response: Hey, Ashwini!

No, of course! RL definitely got in the way of me updating another chapter. Pesky thing.

I'm going to be honest. I literally have no idea. I'm making it up as I go along and writing eventual points I want to hit sometimes along the story. So you probably have more idea than I do!

There will definitely be fluff! I love my fluff, but I also love my dark angsty pain so I'll try to blanace it off. You don't know how happy I feel reading this lovely concise review ok I'm smiling too hard.

It's so nice to hear you say that about the dialogue! I definitely struggle there.

Will be sure to do so!

♥ ♥ ♥

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Review #23, by True AuthorForty Percent: Forty Percent

12th January 2015:
Hello there! :)

I liked how you have used the prompt you had been giving here. For some unknown reason, I always get scared when I think about writing a pregnant character (which I have never done) so I kind of like it when other people do it and do it well. It is way too difficult to understand and write about the mindset of a pregnant woman so I really love that you chose to do it and did it so well. :)

Your characterization was never out of place. Harry and Ginny seemed completely themselves even though we have never read about this kind of situation happening to them during the books. The topic was too sensitive and you handled it in a great way without harming the characters. Great job with that really!

I would just love to see some more description to this. A few more words wouldn't damage the short sweetness of this one-shot and would make it a lot better I think. Just add a few more descriptive lines between the dialogues of the argument. Describe their body languages and try to reflect their current state of mind through those descriptions. This will add a good emotional quotient to everything and it will be even more touching to the reader. Hope this made sense! I just wanted to help out a little. Sorry if I sounded harsh or something!

This was definitely a nice read! Thanks for the review swap and let me know if you're interested in doing another one. I'd love to do so!


Author's Response: Hello! Thank you for reading my story! :) I really appreciate your kind words. I have never written a pregnant character before, and I have never been pregnant myself, so it was a bit of a challenge for me. I'm glad you liked the way I wrote Ginny!

Wow, what a compliment! It means so much to me that you say my writing matches the characters in the books. Thank you :)

I totally understand the call for more description. Lately I have been experimenting with writing for visual mediums (plays, screenplays), so I get that comment a lot. I'm trying to hone both sets of skills, so I guess I need to focus a bit more on details and descriptions when I'm writing for prose. Thank you!

Thanks for the swap! :)

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Review #24, by True AuthorUpping The Ante: The Bouncing Properties of Dimes

12th January 2015:
Hello there! :)

I had been planning to read this story for a while so when I saw this on your Author's Page I took the chance and decided to give it a go. I really like your title- it's quirky, interesting and it kind of made me want to read this story. And can I say that your banner is absolutely gorgeous? :D

This was definitely an enjoyable read. I loved the fun, normal and cheery kind of atmosphere in which this story is set. I could clearly imagine it all happening easily. Your descriptions were really great, never too much and never too less.

Great characterization so far! Alexandra is a likable narrator. She seems strong and sweet at the same time, which is different in a good way. I also kind of loved Charlie. She's so unique! I can see myself liking her a lot more in the future chapters. :)

Whoa, I'm curious about the romance factor in this story now! Is this story about the Alex duo? But then I'm also seeing some Alexandra/Sirius sniff coming. I'm intrigued! It was genius of you not to give out the pairing just yet. It's making me want to read the next chapter which I surely will!

It was also quite hilarious. I loved the color changing beard idea. Good one! I wonder if I am going to see any James/Lily in this story. I know this is Alexandra's story, but I never fail to fall in love with Jily. They are so adorable!

Will be back for more! This was a fun swap, maybe we should do another one? Let me know if you want to!

Ashwini :)

Author's Response: Hi Ashwini!

Thank you for this absolutely wonderful review!

Lo ♥

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Review #25, by True AuthorDo you believe in love?: She was beautiful, and he was a goner.

9th January 2015:
Aww, this was so cute! :S I'm always hungry for fluffy Jily stories and whenever I find one like this, it just literally makes my day. And so did this one. :D I just can't help but feel butterflies in my stomach right now!

Anyways. Now to the review.

Your versions of James and Lily were kind of different from what I have read so far. But you know what? I think it was a great touch. It was very refreshing and new. I just loved it. :)

I like how you set this up on one question. And that too- "Do you believe in love?" So romantic!! I'm not a big fan of fluff and romance actually, but when it comes to Jily I make all sort of weird stuff about it. Like actually reading fluff which I don't like much. Because Jily and fluff are ONE. ;)

Great read!


Author's Response: Thankyou very very very much your support and encouragement is what keeps me writting on here and it means the world to me! have a BEAUTIFUL day, i love you very much xx

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