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7 Reviews Found

Review #1, by onestop_hpfan18 

2nd August 2016:
At least Freddie is finally confessing his feelings to Brigid. Great chapter, by the way, I loved how Sinead asked James for his honest opinion on who to play and rest in final matches, and she truly valued his opinion. And James stepped up to the plate.

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Review #2, by Penelope Inkwell 

1st October 2013:
Another thing I'm amazed at about this fic--you've really got the ins and outs of Quidditch down. It's quite impressive. I've tried to write a few Quidditch scenes (as of yet safely unposted, , because they are HARD!), but you do it beautifully. It really is quite something.

--Penny

Author's Response: Oh my, the Quidditch. Sometimes I wonder if I put TOO much thought into it! But then I get reviews from people like you who enjoy it, and I figure it's probably worth it. :) I always loved the Quidditch scenes in the books, and wished there were more. Course, when I started writing them myself I realised why JK wrote so few; they're so hard! There are a lot of times where I've ducked out of writing a match, because it was proving difficult. Unfortunately there are some when I can't do that... Thanks for reviewing!

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Review #3, by Slide 

6th March 2013:
I see everyone shoves James into the firing line. Such fair teammates! Their logic is sound but it also seems like they want to avoid Sinead's ire. Cunning. Yay more Quidditch lore! This pleases me perhaps more than it should. It's interesting and makes its own kind of sense while being as appropriately madcap as anything in the wizarding world should be.

Good we see some of James' tactical chops in this scene. I always like it when the silly bugger is granted a chance to show that he's no slouch professionally and there is a REASON why he is in the position he's in. Of course it's a Cannons match. And they will get pulverised. Ron has to enjoy losing by now, but good on him for remaining a true and loyal fan!

Yay it's Maddie! Even for a short cameo. A Cato-themed cameo, hee. Oop, drama on the horizon, at last a Freddie-Brigid talk, and a duh duh DUH ending. I look forward to it. Not much to say on this chapter but I enjoyed it. I like the little details of it.

Author's Response: Yup! Nobody's angry at James for basically running out on them for a month - but if someone has to enter the lion's den, they'll make sure it's him! ;) But also the more senior players can see that Sinead thinks a lot of James and will react well to his input. Additionally it will do HIM the world of good to be involved in that kind of situation; to be able to play on strengths which he perhaps doesn't realise he has. So it's a win-win! Glad you liked the Quidditchy stuff, it got too confusing at first so I had to simplify it a bit. I realise that things CAN be entirely bonkers and still fit in, such is the nature of Quidditch and the wizarding world as a whole - but things went too far. SO. This is what we have. Madness. But evidently enjoyable. :)

I really did feel for Ron when writing this scene. The poor Cannons! But it had to happen. And he is, indeed, loyal to a fault. But then, that's why we love him, isn't it?

I missed Maddie. It was an utter joy to throw her back into the mix. Just you wait; a few chapters down the line she should steal the show. Excited! Cato-themed cameo indeed, because the Bagman deserves a bit of loving. Glad you enjoyed, thanks for reviewing!


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Review #4, by CharliesRose 

11th February 2013:
Hey, This is a review to basically summerise all the 40 chapters I've read so far: A***, 100%, 10/10!!
I would like to congratulate you, because I'm not gonna lie, this is one of the best stories I've read on HPFF, and it is most definitely my favourite; if I put all my favoutrite stories in order, yours would DEFINITELY be on top, I'm not even exaggerating. This is the best thing I've read in a long time.
You made me laugh, get angry, fall in love with all the character, you even made me cry, and thats saying something because I never cry, but reading this I was literally sobbing! That is seriously something to be proud of.
I love your characters, James especially because you write him so amazingly. I love your story line because writing well is one thing but having amazing ideas also takes a lot of skill.
I love the romances, and the friendly (and not so friendly) relationships. I love how relatable it is yet its still new and surprising (I seriously was in shock when I read Lily was a squib) and not at all cliche (but I love Carla and if James doesn't marry her I might explode...).
You have the right balance between making the story line satisfying (I mean, if James hadn't got back with the Falcons I would have been devestated) yet still realistic, and in between all the sad moments and happy moments its just a good story. I cannot wait to read more, I'm literally jumping up and down in my seat because I want to know what happens next!
So well done, I think you are amazing, you should be so proud of your work it is incredible and keep it up! Wow this is a long review but I hope you're happy reading this :)
~Char

Author's Response: First off, don't apologise for the review length! Reading it made me very happy indeed. :) I'm really glad you're enjoying so far! I get a lot of satisfaction from people who tell me that they like James even when he's pulling his life to pieces, because it would be easy for people to start disliking him for that, and it means I'm doing something right if people still feel empathy for him. I'm also very happy that you like Carlotta because she's fairly important! As for marriage ... well. You may have to wait for that. But we'll see what happens. ;)

I was a bit hesitant about James getting back into the Falcons squad - because I DO want the story to seem as realistic as possible! In the end I tried to make it a real possibility that he might not get his spot back, and also tried as best I could to rationalise why he DOES get his spot back; I think it's fairly convincing without being fairy-tale-happy, and as you agree it clearly worked!

The next chapter should be up in the next day or so, and I hope that what's to come meets up to your expectations! Thank you very much for reviewing :)


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Review #5, by Kristina1990 

7th February 2013:
Wow, this was complicated! How long did it take you to figure this out? Let's see whether all those assumptions and hopes turn into something good in the end.

Can't wait for the next chapter!

Author's Response: It didn't take me too long to figure all this out, actually! Initially, it was MORE confusing, if you can believe that - I understood it all, but then I was the one who worked it out so I guess that explains it. We will indeed have to wait and see what comes of it! Next chapter should be up within the week, thanks for reviewing!

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Review #6, by nott theodore 

4th February 2013:
I'm so glad that James is back playing again! But the international rules have really messed everything up for the Falcons, haven't they? I feel sorry for Sinead having to try and sort all of that out, but it's nice that she trusted James to help her sort it out. It's good that James finally got to play with Roxie again. It must be a nice present for Al to see his brother and cousin winning on his birthday!
Freddie really does have awful timing! I can't believe he thought that right after the match would be a good time to tell her all his problems. I don't really blame Brigid for getting angry at him, though I think she'll probably forgive him eventually if he explains it properly, but I think it could take her a while to get her head around it. Ryan is a cool brother though!
I really enjoyed this chapter, and I'm looking forward to the next one!

Author's Response: The rules have done their best to mess things up for the Falcons, but they're all determined not to be bested by them! James has a very tactical mind when it comes to Quidditch, something that he doesn't really recognise in himself all the time - but Sinead sees that strength, and she's going to use it all she can. So she trusts him to make the calls. And yeah, nice to be able to pop James and Roxanne in the same team again. :)

Freddie's timing is utterly TERRIBLE. Boy lacks tact. Brigid has every right to be angry with him - and actually, every right to NOT forgive him, given what he's done, which is a lot more than just distancing himself from her, remember. And yes, Ryan is a cool brother indeed. :) Next chapter should be up soon, it's just being edited. Thanks for reviewing!


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Review #7, by missclaire17 

4th February 2013:
Freddie has horrible timing. But the thing is, if Freddie explains it completely to Brigid why he's too scared, I think that Brigid would understand. I mean, it makes so much more sense after Freddie talked about his parents, so I feel like in that sense, Brigid would understand, as long as she doesn't let her temper get in the way of listening rationally to Freddie.

Ryan's such a good brother *SIGH*
I'd love to have him as a brother.

That whole dilemma with the international rules messed everything up -___-
I can't even begin to imagine the pressure that Jake would have. Against the Cannons, its okay but against the Kestrels in a must win?? That's ridiculously hard and full of pressure.
I hope Jake does okay.
On the other hand, I'm so glad that James and Roxanne are playing together! (:
It's definitely very well deserved.

And happy late birthday to Albus! (:

Author's Response: Yep, Freddie could have picked a better time to talk to Brigid than the aftermath of the Cannons match! She might, MIGHT, understand his initial reasoning, but remember, he's done much more than just distance himself from her. He's actively hurt her feelings, by hooking up with other girls left, right and centre. So while she may understand him to an extent, she won't necessarily forgive him for everything - and rightly so. More on that in the next chapter. :)

Ryan's a babe, isn't he? He'll get a bit more attention in chapters to come.

Yep, the international rules have thrown a spanner into the works! Little Jake has a lot of pressure on him, poor kid. But he has the ability, so we'll have to just wait and see how he does. And I very much enjoyed being able to throw James and Roxanne into the same team again! Thanks for reviewing :)


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