7 Reviews Found

Review #1, by FideliusFiameta 

25th January 2012:
If this annoys you then I'm really sorry. But Sirius's christmas out of Azakaban would have been during Prisoner of Azkaban because he escaped in the summer between Harry's second and third year. Because, if you cast your mind to Prisoner of Azkaban Christmas of 1993, Harry receives his Firebolt from Sirius Black. Thus, being his first christmas out of Azkaban.

Sorry if I sound like a prat. I do love this one shot, it's bittersweet feeling of loneliness.

:) Fia

Author's Response: Uh, I think you missed the point of my a/n?

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Review #2, by AndrinaBlack 

20th December 2010:
This has not much to do with your story, but I laughed for about five minutes after I read the first sentense. I read it first as "Sirius Black had a new haircut." and then realised it was hideout. I must have been thinking about the queue.

Like you say it doesn't exactly fit canon time, but I don't know of many stories about the time when Sirius was abroad and sent those exotic birds with letters, so I too imagine he was somewhere warm. So I'm happy you wrote it anyway even though it isn't in the exact right time. I can understand his a bit confused and conflicted feelings here. He is nice and warm, but it doesn't feel quite like Christmas as it's so different and he has a kind of sanctuary for the moment but he still feels imprisoned as he can't be in the open and so far away he wouldn't have known much about what was going on elsewhere. This would have been a much nicer Christmas for Sirius though, because wasn't he living in the cave or something if it was during Goblet of Fire?

Author's Response: Well he did need a new haircut after being in Azkaban for twelve years! haha. The queue is getting to us all I think.

I don't think I've ever run across a story of when Sirius was hiding out somewhere tropical. More people should write that. I wonder what he was doing... Yeah, I think in canon by this point, he was living in a cave near Hogwarts and eating rats, poor guy. I think he'd have had a hard time by that point (after 12 years in a cell) even remembering it was Christmas, so I doubt he'd notice the not-feeling-like-usual, kwim? I just thought of that now haha. Wish I'd thought of that earlier, when I was writing this. Oh well. Anyway, I hope Sirius had some nice times in his tropical journeys, getting fattened back up and healthy(ish) again. Thank you for the review, hon!

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Review #3, by Georgia Weasley 

4th January 2009:
Who cares about canon correctness, this is a lovely image. I, too, would hope that Sirius found a warm and beautiful place to escape to after so many years of soul-drowning cold. The descriptions are wonderful in this. I can almost hear the ocean. The place you chose sounds like the perfect place for Sirius to have run.

Author's Response: You know me and canon lol. I was home on O'ahu for Christmas (I just got home last week) and laying on the beach at Hanauma Bay watching the palm trees blow, I thought about this - I hope Sirius went somewhere tropical. Thank you so much!

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Review #4, by hsw 

11th December 2008:
You know what this reminds me of? Those ridiculous rumors/stories you always hear about Santa at the beach vacationing after Christmas. Lol. However, this chapter was my favorite in this little collection. On one hand, picturing a warm, tropical Christmas has always been strange to me, but on the other hand, this is perfect for Sirius. It just seems to fit. I know I'm probably reading entirely too much into it, but it seems like a rebirth of sorts for him.

Author's Response: I like this one, but I was afraid nobody else would "get" it, so it makes me very glad to hear that you did! Thanks so much. It's deliberately not canon, which makes me twitch slightly, but I really had to write it. Sirius needed something like this, and I hope he got it, even if it wasn't at Christmastime.

Tropical Christmases are what's normal to be, but I'm island-born. I haven't seen a lot of snowy Christmases.

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Review #5, by Ignatz 

6th December 2008:
Beautiful little one-shot. I've wanted to visit Kalaupapa ever since seeing a dramatization of Fr. Damian's life. A perfect place for Sirius to get a little of himself back.

Author's Response: Thank you! I've been to Moloka'i but not to Kalaupapa, the last time I was there I was too young - the restrictions on the park include no admittance to minors. I'm legal now of course, and I've been thinking about visiting. It'd be almost like seeing the Hawaii of my mother's youth and I love that idea. Thank you for reviewing!

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Review #6, by potterwriter340237 

5th December 2008:
I really enjoyed this little four story thing...it was really well written, I especially liked the stroy line between A & G I think you captured George'es emotions perfectly!
Great job!

Author's Response: Thank you! I tend to dwell on Fred's death out of all the deaths in DH because I have identical twin sons, and based on that experience, I cannot even fathom the depth of loneliness that George would experience after his twin's death. My boys are so very close, they don't even like being in different rooms from their bro. So I write George with that in mind...

I will probably have more up soon, definitely at some point, because I wrote a fifth story that was entered into a contest, and I'm going to post it on the 18th when the contest ends. Until then I'm going to try to get a few more written and posted. Thank you for reviewing!

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Review #7, by fanwright19 

5th December 2008:
it sad that serius has to spend christmas alone. please up date soon what christmas storie are you going to do next.

Author's Response: Well I have one submitted to the Christmas challenge contest, that ends on Dec 18 so it will be posted then. The entries are secret so I can't say who it's about. I'm writing one, probably a little longer than a drabble, about Bill/Fleur and Ron. Had an idea for one on some OCs from my novel-length too, might do that next. Thank you for reviewing!

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