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Review #26, by padme_alejandraWatching James Potter: Watching James Potter

8th November 2009:
This was also excellent. I simply adore the idea of their unusual phobias being the last force that brought Lily and James together. It seems oddly fitting.

This was also very funny, particularly the bit about the Cornish pixies and the tree. I couldn't stop giggling XD

Great work!! 10/10

Author's Response: Aww, thank you so much! I'm really glad you enjoyed it. And thank you for pointing out the tree/rock bit - that was my favourite bit to write :)

Thanks again!

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Review #27, by padme_alejandraWatching Lily Evans: Watching Lily Evans

8th November 2009:
Hahahaha!! This was absolutely lovely. You've characterized Lily and the Marauders to a tee - James especially. I cracked up several times during the read and had to make several lame excuses to my roommate as to why.

This was just such a great, light piece to read. It was so, so refreshing. I'm off to read the sequel! :D


Author's Response: Thank you so much! I always enjoy writing James' character - I've been told I'm good at it which might tell you something about me :P

I'm so glad you liked the story and I hope you enjoy the sequel!

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Review #28, by padme_alejandraConventional Wisdom: Frazzled

7th November 2009:
Tayler is so gross and Jack is so cute! I'm so intrigued to see how this plot will unfold. The questions are already clustering in my brain ^_^

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Review #29, by padme_alejandraConventional Wisdom: Always Expect the Unexpected

7th November 2009:

Gah. This is actually brilliant. It's so original and refreshing, I'm so excited to see where this goes.



You flatter me unnecessarily. It's hardly original, but I'm glad you like it! ILY

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Review #30, by padme_alejandraElectric Twist: A Case of the Mondays

6th November 2009:
MOLLYMOLLYMOLLYMOLLYMOLLY! You are the epitome of awesomeness, I swear it. You are just an amazing author and I am so jealous of your writing skills. Like you don't even know. Every flows so well and everything is so original and non-repetitive and GAH. Lovely. Just fabulous.

I really like the whole "case of the Mondays" thing. It was cute and original and I just adore the whole concept. And Teddy. I adore Teddy.

The Victorie scene struck me as being particularly well written (which is saying a lot saying as the whole thing is utterly fantastic). I was completely engrossed and read on hungrily. I couldn't believe the word count when I saw it. No fic every keeps my attention for that long without my mind wandering. So kudos for that.

I cannot wait for an update. A trilliom million zillion kabillion/10 (No, I don't care that it doesn't make sense ^_^)


Author's Response: Pshaw! There is no need to be jealous of me, my dear, for you are beyond amazing. You speak of how this is so original, but you fail to realise just how amazing original your stories are. No one writes young Bellatrix - and certainly not like you do!

Haha, I thought it was quite funny too. I love Teddy. He's just so squishable, I can hardly handle it. It's sad that I love my own creations - well, partially my own. He wouldn't exist without JKR and I am eternally grateful!

Ack, that was the scene I was the most nervous about. I was worried that it was going to be too overdramatic and cliched, so it's reassuring to hear that it was enjoyable!


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Review #31, by padme_alejandraElectric Twist: Whistle While You Work

31st October 2009:
MOLLY. Is it possible for you to be any more amazing? Naw. Thought not XD This was absolutely marvelous, I don't know how you do it. You make everything your own with a - dare I say it? - electric twist of your own. Hahaha. I'll stop the stupid jokes now, I swear.

Like I told you (or yelled via gushing, I suppose would be more appropriate) Teddy is absolutely GORGEOUS here, in every sense of the word. Gorgeous characterization, gorgeous dialogue, gorgeous bum (of course), gorgeous everything. Seriously. He is my pocket boy and I WILL NOT SHARE (except perhaps with Jane as I know how she loves Teddy XD).

I'm going to be honest and say that I've never read anything about Roxanne (my Next Gen experience is very limited) but I adore the character you've created for her and I know you, so I know she's original. She's flawed and imperfect - constant blushing? Sounds like me - and I love the distinctions you threw in there to separate her from her parents. Even being a Weasley, she can't be little miss perfect!


I'm excited to see more of this Ted/Roxanne ship. Hurry and update, my dear!!!


Author's Response: UM, I'M THINKING OF THREE WORDS. CARE TO GUESS WHAT THEY ARE? POT, KETTLE, AND BLACK. DO THEY RING ANY BELLS? 'cause they should. And the joke wasn't THAT bad. At least, I didn't think it was. I laughed, lol.

Ah, Teddy. I've written him before, but I've never made him one of the main characters, so this should be interesting. And this Teddy is very different from the other versions of Teddy that I've written thus far, so hopefully everyone will like him for reasons other than his tight bum, lol. And yes, I think it would be wise to share with Jane; she wouldn't appreciate getting left out of the equation. XD

That's exactly why I wanted to write something with her as the main character. You always see fics about Rose and Scorpius and James and Albus and now even Percy's daughters, but there are hardly any written about George's kids, so I thought it was time to change that. Aw, I'm glad you like her! I was fearful that the blushing might be a little much.

BERT, BERT BERT. I love him already, yet I'm not entirely sure why. He's kinda grungy, but not in the hot sort of way. In the dirty sort of way, lol. Oh well, there may be hope for Bert yet.

I'll update when I can, my love! Thanks so much for reading and reviewing. ILY!


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Review #32, by padme_alejandraAt the Beginning: Part I: Going Off Into the Sunset

22nd October 2009:
Aw, adorable! I love this scene in Titanic you translated it really well here :) I'm rooting for them!

Author's Response: I haven't been active on this site for five years, so I'd just like to say - thank you, and so sorry for not replying to your wonderful reviews sooner!

I may have to change the story around a lot, because (as a college student), I've become uncomfortable with the blatant plagiarism I incorporated into my stories. While I may borrow elements from other books and movies I enjoy, I don't think it's proper to outright use lines or whole blocks of dialogue from them.

I also have to admit that I'm unhappy with how I portrayed the main characters and their motivations. So that will change as soon as I'm not bogged down with coursework.

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Review #33, by padme_alejandraAt the Beginning: Part I: Lettuces

22nd October 2009:
Aw, I adore Xeno here! I hope everything works out for him ^_^ This whole scene was rather amusing and well-written.

Oh, and I absolutely loved the bit where Xeno described Alarya, especially the ears like small shells portion. So very, very like a Lovegood!

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Review #34, by padme_alejandraAt the Beginning: Part I: I Can't

22nd October 2009:
Ah, Fabian, he can get be so stubborn and hot-headed. Yet I love him completely ^_^ His comment on Sirius and Faye's relationship was very realistic - I can definitely see him coming to that conclusion, especially in his jealously.

The scene at the end was really cute (until the argument, that is, but again, that was perfect... they're both just too stubborn for their own good and I can't imagine the scene ending any other way at this point, until they develop their relationship a bit more).

Good job!

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Review #35, by padme_alejandraAt the Beginning: Part I: The Marauders Converse

22nd October 2009:
Hahaha oh Lily XD I like the character you've created for her - she's still the bookish, fiery girl we know from the books but you've added an element of, well, Marauder in her with all the scheming she does with Sirius. I absolutely adore her.

This whole chapter was really interesting. I like how you rely more on dialogue to convey the setting, plot, feeling, etc. It makes for a really good read and I don't get frustrated with endless description.

Eavesdropping? Hahaha. Love it.

This is just such a great story. The dynamics within the Marauders, Lily and Faye, Lily and Sirius, Faye and Fabian... and everyone, really, is just brilliant. Keep it up!

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Review #36, by padme_alejandraAt the Beginning: Part I: A Letter from Home (Whatever "Home" Is)

22nd October 2009:
Interesting chapter! It created a lot of intrigue for the coming chapters.

I can really see the progress of your writing through these chapters. It's definitely progressed a lot and I really enjoy reading it. Great work!

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Review #37, by padme_alejandraAt the Beginning: Part I: Nathan Hale

22nd October 2009:
There was some good action in this chapter! Fabian protecting Faye was so cute :) Their combined stubbornness infuriates me but in the best way possible - I love them!

And including that quote in the end was a nice touch!

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Review #38, by padme_alejandraAt the Beginning: Part I: Overly Concerned Cousin

22nd October 2009:
Again, I love Sirius. He's absolutely hilarious; you've got him spot on! And Faye's quick temper is humorous as well. I really enjoyed the lighter aspects of this chapter :)

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Review #39, by padme_alejandraAt the Beginning: Part I: A Glitch in the Plan

22nd October 2009:
So sorry I disappeared for a while there :) But I'm back!

Hahahaha Sirius! He cracks me up XD I like how you balanced the seriousness of the situation with his light cracks without taking away from the emotional aspect of the scene. And how Dumbledore always knows what's going on at Hogwarts. Lovely.

Good work!

Author's Response: Wow, it's been a while since you last reviewed my stuff. I actually finished Part I, and now I have Part II WIP.

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Review #40, by padme_alejandraGreenhouse 6: Curious Enough

19th October 2009:
Another excellent chapter :) I'm actually borderline obsessed with this (and that is my less creepy way of saying I'm fully obsessed XD) I can't wait to see where this goes!

Scorpius is looking pretty suspicious. Hmm. I wonder where that's going to go! As well as his relationship with Rose.

Great work. 10/10

Author's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review both chapters (and making me laugh). And yeah, he is, isn't he? Muahahha. We'll just see what happens...
Thanks again!

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Review #41, by padme_alejandraGreenhouse 6: Blue Goo

19th October 2009:
Okay, this is seriously amazing. I'm kind of in love with your writing. It's just... gah. Perfection. I can read it without getting bored in endless descriptions or pointless phrases. Lovelovelovelove.

That said, I also really, really love your Albus. Like, insane amounts. He seems like such a sweetie.

And I love the whole 'Greenhouse 6' concept and I'm excited to see where this goes!

I love the originality of this, I love Sarah's quirkiness, I love that even though Rose is Hermione's daughter she sucks at Potion and I love that Rose gets all flustered when Sarah brings up Scorpius (who I'm excited to see more of!).

Basically, if you haven't already got it, I just love this fic.

I'm pumped to read the next chapter! Though it will have to wait until after class. Evil thing.

Author's Response: you're back??? squee!
Thank you so much for reviewing! I'm glad that you like the story thus far, and the characters and everything. You've basically made me quite excited :P. Updates should be out before too long

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Review #42, by padme_alejandraThe Edge of Night: .when the dawn seemed forever lost.

19th October 2009:
"To her, he was like the explosions that take place in the night sky, the supernovas she never had the luck to witness. Sometimes she could see the moon reflect in his eyes with strange glow. He was the fascination she longed for, the fascination almost equal to her stars. In some far-fetched way, he reminded her of stars. Falling into him was like falling headfirst into the sky. Explanations werenít needed. This was the magical world of both witchcraft and human emotions." >> I love that.

And that ending. Perfection. It was beautiful and heart-wrenching. I definitely felt a connection with both Remus and Narcissa. I pitied her for her pride and he for his pain. And that ending? Marvelous. I love how he came to stand there beside her, without saying a word. It was just so perfect I can't even describe :)

The dynamic you established between Remus and Narcissa was something I really enjoyed. They were still totally in canon - Narcissa with her sneering pride and hatred of impure blood, and Remus with his quiet, keen intelligence and open heart - yet you made their relationship seem entirely plausible.

I have to say, that when I first saw the length of this it nearly deterred me as I generally stick to reading chapters around 3000 words, but I'm so, so glad I did read this. Excellent work. I don't know what else to say :)


Author's Response: Dani! *crashtackle* Thank you SO much. I was so worried about the ending. I was finishing this off two hours before the deadline and I really wanted to submit it! (actually, in the end they extended the deadline -facepalm-), so I'm so happy you liked it so much. I wanted it to be abrupt and not sort of unfulfilled, since that's the way some things happen in life.

I have to admit I wanted to rip my heair out in places while writing this, but then I also enjoyed writing the little moments between Remus and Narcissa. I guess it's what you get when you're dealing with an unlikely pair. There's just so many ways one can go and it's been a wonderful experience, really. I was also worried whether it would be believable, so thank you thank you for saying it was actually plausible.

Haha, I never planned this to be so long, but this seems to happen to me all the time. I start writing something, and then it just spins out of control. Like this one. I'm happy you didn't give up on it because of the length.

Thanks again, this review made me so happy, you have no idea. Love ya!

xoxo Liz

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Review #43, by padme_alejandraUnder the Curse of Stars: Remember Cassiopeia

19th October 2009:
This was absolutely lovely :) I really like how you showed Andromeda actually struggle in her decision to leave her family. It was very human and very real - I wouldn't expect her to up and leave her family with no emotion because, in the end, they are her family and she does have a connection with them.

The end was really effective. I liked the succession of short, simple sentences to emphasis the idea you've laced through the whole fic - that in order to change something, you have to effect it yourself.

Even though we only saw Ted for a short time, I really enjoyed his character. I had a very real image of him in my mind.

And Andromeda was, of course, lovely. Very consistent and compelling, I really felt for her. Her mother was terrifying - I loved it :P You hit the nail on the head with her, she was a Black through and through.

I really, really enjoyed reading this. I'm a huge fan of the Blacks so this was a great read for me ^_^


Author's Response: I always thought Andromeda loved her family, despite all their...evilry. At least in the beginning. Even with Sirius one can see a certain sadness when he speaks about being disowned and burned off the family tree. Although it's always ruled out by his anger and hate for them. Still, it's family. I wanted to portray the conflict in Andromeda when she decided to leave. Poor girl tried to somehow reason with her parents.

Aw, I'm so happy you liked Ted. I'm always thinking, time to time, how could I add more of him to the end, since his presence seems so...pointless and all, but this reassured me that maybe I don't have to and it's alright as it is - simple.

Thank you again. I'm just thrilled by both your reviews I feel like bouncing all day. ^_^

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Review #44, by padme_alejandraGood Night, Dr. Jekyll: Good Morning, Mr. Hyde

18th October 2009:
This was so utterly perfect and heart-breaking. I don't know how else to describe it. It left me speechless. That last part killed me (in the very best way possible). I debated whether I should read this or not, thinking I didn't want any spoilers, but I'm so happy I did. If anything, this makes me more excited to read the rest of This Longing, as morbid as that sounds.

I really liked the format you have here. So very, very effective.

Excellent work, as always :) A trillion/10

Author's Response: Wow, thanks so much, Dani! In a horrible way, I'm glad that the ending was so powerful - when I first came up with how I wanted it to go, I cried, it was that painful. Having them miss each other by moments reflects their entire relationship - all hits and misses, never consistent.

I tried not to give too much away for TL, leaving me some holes to fill in later on - I'm awful for changing my mind. :P

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Review #45, by padme_alejandraBreathless: Visiting Hours

14th October 2009:
Huh, I'm stumped as to what's going on with Crane! Which makes me all the more excited for the next chapter :)

Even though nothing monumental happened in this chapter, I really liked it for all the little things like Lupin and Freddy's dialogue as well as the curious incident in the end with Crane. It moved very quickly for me - usually I stop around halfway through chapters when reading ff - and I didn't take my eyes of your words for a moment!

Keep up the excellent work!

Author's Response: Hiya episkey!
Thanks so much for taking the time to review! I was rather nervous about this chapter. It was slow and long-winded. I thought my readers would give up on me. ^_^

I'm so glad you picked up on Crane's odd behavior. It's very, very significant to the story. ;)

Thanks again for the awesome review! I hope you have a great weekend!


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Review #46, by padme_alejandraBreathless: Ether Shadows and Phantoms

14th October 2009:
I had no idea this was up, and when I came across it already posted with not just one but two chapters, I squeed.

This as an excellent chapter that more than lived up to my expectations! The flow is spot on and your writing is as beautiful as always. You've obviously done your research and it shows in your writing - at no point was I confused during my read.

The mini-cliffhanger ended was a good way to keep the reader hooked, though I do have my suspicions as to who it may be :D

Excellent work!

Author's Response: Hi episkey!
Yay! I'm so very thrilled to hear that you enjoyed this first chapter. You know me, I'm terrible at writing first chapters. They just never seem to come out right. ;)

Thank you so very much for taking the time to leave a review. As always, your feedback was absolutely wonderful. I really do appreciate your continued support! ^_^

Chapter three should be posted sometime tomorrow, if you're interested. Thanks again and take care!

Lee Anne

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Review #47, by padme_alejandraCommitted: Day One

12th October 2009:
Another lovely chapter.

You have such a wonderful flow here, I'm really envious. There are no boring or tedious parts, and there's this overarching humor that adds a nice element to the story.

Hugo's voice is realistic and flawed and I'm just really enjoying his character. I also love how Rose isn't the golden child for once and that Ron and Hermione seem to favour Hugo. It's really quite refreshing.

Another 10/10, of course :)

Author's Response: Why thank you, my darling. I'm glad you enjoy it. I love my Hugo. *squishes* He's mah baby! And I like Rose as well. I hate seeing her as an exact replica of Hermione; I always imagined her to be a free, independent spirit. A bit like Ginny in some ways, but completely her own. If that makes sense.


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Review #48, by padme_alejandraCommitted: Prologue

12th October 2009:
So I'm ashamed to say that I only just read the summary for this fic while lurking your page, and I was immediately sucked in. So I decided to check it out and started reading, and now I'm hooked. This is such an original concept and your writing is so lovely that I couldn't help it.

I'm excited to read on!! :) 10/10

Author's Response: Pfft, don't worry about it. The important thing is that you're reviewing now and I APPRECIATE IT IMMENSELY. Love you, darling.

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Review #49, by padme_alejandraConnected: spaceman

12th October 2009:
Moly. Oh. Man. I'm seriously kinda in love with your writing. It's absolutely fantastic and I'm so looking forward to collaborating with someone like you!!

You characterized Sirius really well here. His compassion really shone through - though he proclaims a general contempt for his family, there is still that part of him that, at the very least, cares for Regulus and regrets the way things turned out. And the whole forgetting what colour his eyes were was a clever plot device to weave in there to reflect that.

Basically, ily and this story. Especially the line in your summary and the very last line of this. Excellent work.

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Review #50, by padme_alejandraMonday, Monday: Sweet Disposition

10th October 2009:
OH NOZ! SAM! [/hysterics, on to assuming proper, dignified reviewer role]

This generally is the case with me and my favourite characters. The leave or die. Though, I'll admit, it's a very effective plot device - building up a character so that the audience grows fond of him/her, then staging the possibility that s/he will potentially be leaving. Thereby getting the reader involved. And more interested. And addicted (though that was establish in chapter one in my case ^_^). ANYWAY, moving on.

I absolutely adored the press conference scene. It was entirely realistic and Louis handled himself very well. It's nice to see the other sides of characters, depending on who they're interacting with at the moment. It adds an element of depth to them. Which is, of course, awesome.

Bringing vampire killings into this is fantastic - I'm excited to see how this ties in to future chapters, as well as the effect on their coup (or if it will even have an effect). You're quite good at weaving politics into your storyline.

Again, this is really, really funny. I giggled aloud several times during the read. When I first began this, I was afraid the style of writing would irk me eventually, but I'm kind of in love with it. It's fresh and witty and to the point, and it's generally nice to read. Yay!

I also liked how we got some insight into Louis' job. Good for delving further into his mind.

This is a superb read. You've got a great story here!


Author's Response: Hahaha you can keep going like that if you really want!

Aww I'm sorry. I never really intended it to be some super-sneaky plot device like that. That would imply the sort of forward planning I'm just not capable of. Really, with Sam, it's just that I can't see a way forward for her character - and it provides the opportunity for nauseating amounts of Louis angst XD

Yeah, that's pretty much exactly what I wanted people to get out of this chapter. That contrast between the scene with Dom where he's all over the place, then the press conference where he's got everything under control. You summed it up better than me haha.

Hmm, I'm not sure if I'm really going to follow through on the vampires. I only really brought it in to show the sort of thing Louis has to deal with on a daily basis. Possibly worth developing though. Haha thanks, politics is really my main thing - I'm much better at it than writing.

It's funny like that isn't it? It took me a while to get used to it, then I realised I was writing absolutely everything like that!

Thanks so much for all your thoughts, I really do appreciate them!

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