6 Reviews Found

Review #1, by onestop_hpfan18 

3rd August 2016:
Is that tiny seed of an idea anything to do with the open Flying Instructor position at Hogwarts? Is that what he's planning on doing in the off season? Hmm. He'd make a great teacher. That scene was the sweetest, most heart-warming things ever. I love watching a child continually try to learn something new repeatedly until they finally achieve their goal. Their joy is so infectious. You pulled of this scene so well. Loved this chapter.

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Review #2, by Slide 

27th September 2013:
James. Describe the Burrow. While hungover. Easy peasy! Liking the little bits and pieces of lore elaboration in this chapter - Diagon Alley, the different wizarding settlements. You know I love all that. And the little details like the new clocks! Which makes lots of sense and is still all sad with the Fred stuff. Especially sad considering George/Angelina. They're lost too. Oh dear. I just upset myself.

The Falcons do deserve a bit of a finger-wagging for their tactics! But it's good they're not being wholly demonised either. Darn press! Hee, Teddy and little Dora wreaking havoc. And ESPECIALLY Teddy. Yay Louis! He's definitely one of my favourites. Troublemaker that he is.

Ooh, the draw! I was briefly dim and forgot why Spain mattered. Now, the drama, the drama. I foresee a - ah, yes. An England vs Spain match! But first, omg, James and Dora, too cute.

Hm. He's thinking about that teaching job at Hogwarts, isn't he. But in what form...?

Author's Response: Yeah, Carlotta handed James an ever so slightly tough task there. He definitely made the right decision in respectfully bowing down from the challenge. Writing about all the wizarding settlements was indeed good fun. Poor George and Angelina. :(

I like the scenes with the extended family, because sometimes I forget about people like Teddy - as I've bemoaned before. Louis is probably one of my favourites too, what with his butter-wouldn't-melt attitude. To think, I all but forgot him until James roped him in as a drinking buddy.

James is thinking about the teaching job. LIPS SEALED. Thanks for reviewing!

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Review #3, by nott theodore 

1st June 2013:
I'm sorry it's taken me so long to get round to reviewing these chapters, but this is the first real opportunity I've had! There's so much interesting stuff in this chapter...

I love the detail and thought you put into each chapter of this story. Everything is made so much more believable and interesting with the effort you obviously put into writing this. Even little things like the basic magical theory behind the existence of Diagon Alley are really interesting, because they offer answers to questions that HP readers have probably had at some point.

Another aspect I love of this story is the way you're sort of reintroducing us all to the world of magic. I think it's so easy for us to forget how wonderful the things that all the characters can do are, because we get so immersed in reading the world that it seems normal to us. Carla kind of helps to show that all of this is really amazing. I can't imagine James possibly trying to describe The Burrow to her, and how astounded she must have been when she saw all the magical things there.

The scenes with all the Weasleys are some of my favourite scenes in this story. They're just so fun to read and I love how close they are as a family and the way that they all interact; each of them has their own definite character that they seem to remain true to throughout. The increased understanding between James and Harry is great as well - it really shows how well parents know their children, even if the children don't think they do.

So, James enjoys teaching kids and inspiring them to become Quidditch players? Hmm, that's interesting. Is he going to take the post at Hogwarts, I wonder? But then he wouldn't be able to play for the Falcons - is there a way he could be a part time teacher and play Quidditch professionally?

Sian :)

Author's Response: This chapter was a fun one to write, if I remember rightly. I've actually found that having a Muggle character has forced me to think about the magical world from a more non-magical point of view, if that makes sense ... we're all so used to the world of Harry Potter now that we don't think twice about it, but now I'm thinking about things from Carlotta's stance I'm having to think of the basic magical stuff like how Diagon Alley fits, and how crazy the Burrow actually is. It's fun. :)

I struggled at first with developing all of the Weasley cousins. I've always known how I envisage them all, and that's obviously how I portray them here, but there are so many of them that it's hard to demonstrate each individual character without cramming the story full of them! But the scenes with all of them present are really fun to write, because I love every one of them. Even if I do have to make a list of every person in the room to make sure I don't forget someone.

I'm making absolutely no comment on James' future I'm afraid, you'll just have to see how things pan out! :) Thanks for reviewing!

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Review #4, by a rollerball 

15th May 2013:
amazing chapter. please update soon

Author's Response: Thanks for reviewing!

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Review #5, by Leela 

14th May 2013:
Aww. Liking it. I think James should go play Quidditch in Spain, if he wants to go abroad. And he wants to teach kids? Oh -oh, oh, he's going to take the post at Hogwarts? No way. Well, I'm curious. We'll see...
I like all the Quidditch stuff, and that there's so much Carlotta and Weasley in that chapter. Lovely writing. I thoroughly enjoy reading this story.

Author's Response: James could go to play Quidditch in Spain, but that would only help him in terms of proximity to Carlotta if she were to go with him, and she's not likely to do that even if it IS Spain! I will make no comment on his future. :) I loved writing all the Weasleys in this chapter, they're some of my favourite scenes to write :) Thanks for reviewing!

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Review #6, by LoonyLovegood11 

14th May 2013:
I really liked this chapter. It was well written.
Lily and Maddie are my favourites.
I think I know what he is going to do, he's going to teach at hogwarts isn't he?
Looking forward to the next chapter xx

Author's Response: Glad you like Lily and Maddie, I have far too much fun writing them! I couldn't possibly comment on James' future, but the next few chapters should reveal a few more clues :) Thanks for reviewing!

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