Reading Reviews for Not Dwelling on Dreams
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Review #1, by hermyemma Chapter 1 and Only

18th March 2008:
Wow, that was real good. I love your writing!

Author's Response: :D Thanks!

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Review #2, by firefawn Chapter 1 and Only

21st February 2007: give me a minute here to regain my composure after reading this...
Okay, I'm good. Honestly, and I say this after having read a lot of stories on here, but this is the best one-shot that I have ever read, and I do mean ever. It started off with all of the right elements, plenty of detail and so much emotion that it bled right into the reader, and then there was the much needed tension breaker, with that very cleverly written, and very humorous scene between Ron and Hermione. Honestly, the whole idea of Harry actually eating homework is hilarious! I wonder if I can use that excuse, only with my pet ferrets...*eyes ferret cage wondering how gullible my professor's really are* Anyways, you somehow managed to create a lot of sadness and tension within just the short opening sequence, and that is a very hard thing to do, so congratulations on that. And the Harry/Ginny scene...I am not normally a big fan of Harry and Ginny stories because I find that most of them are all the same, but that scene there was written perfectly. Never, ever change a word of this story, because it is perfect as is. One particularly wonderful line was this:
“I’m not too fond of the thought myself,” he joked lightly.

Other phrases were very creative, and not often seen in fanfictions, such as 'a bitter giggle' or "Ron exclaimed, clearly annoyed." There, for some unknown reason, tends to be a plethora of 'he said' and 'she said' and 'he asked' in fanfiction, and it's not too often for someone to see a lot of creative add on's to dialogue, but you have done that in this story, so kudos on that. As for the final battle scene...when Ginny died I could almost feel Harry's heart breaking, and that is certainly saying something since this was so short a story, and the shorter a story is, the more difficult that is to achieve. After all, people become emotionally invested in stories after reading them for awhile, so one-shots have a harder task in terms of drawing the reader in more quickly. The snap-shots you choose of their lives could not have been more perfectly chosen, and you also did a tremendous job in fooling me silly. At the beginning of the story I was 100% convinced that I was reading a tragic story about Hermione surviving, while Harry and Ron tragically had died. Instead you twisted that around, and not only did you surprise me, but you also made the end simultaneously sad and hopeful. Tremendous work, and you are definitely going into my favorite authors. I am just so, so, so ashamed that I have never checked your stories out before now. Would you terribly mind if I recommended this story in one of my chapters? 10/10

Author's Response: Thank you so much! You really have no idea how absolutely thrilled I am to have you review my writing. And reccomend away. :) And thank you, I always notice when people use 'said' too much so I like to sprinkle my stories with something a bit different. (Though sometimes said really is just the perfect word...:D) I'm really glad you noticed that, because it's something I usually think is just my little pet peeve. :)

As for that little twist, *smirk*, that was exactly what I wanted all my readers to initally think, I do believe that you are the first reviewer to have pointed it out! Thank you!

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Review #3, by Lily Lupin Chapter 1 and Only

23rd January 2007:
Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow

Wow.yep amazing, incredible, fantastic, I LOVED IT! but don't i always. It was so descriptive and the plot was sooo.awesome and the short bit at the beginning, the whole thing made me so sad.Remus dare you? At least I didnt have to read the blood and gore of it, but remus and severus.but i still loved the story 10/10 as always

Author's Response: Ok, you've no idea how much it hurt for me to kill off Remus in this story! Like...I cried, and I didn't even attach Remus much to the story, but...I know how he died. (I had to go through the whole process of thinking up his death in order for me to kill him...I just didn't write it.) ZOMG...I'm so depressed now...I knew there was a reason I avoid rereading that story of mine. REMUS!

Anyways, thank you for your review and your love of my writing, it's very flattering and makes me smile. :D

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Review #4, by GinnyRox(not logged in) Chapter 1 and Only

7th August 2006:
Another really great one-shot of yours! I think you wrote the final battle really well. It was sad that Ron and Ginny died.

Author's Response: thank you very much! And, well, death is always rather sad...

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Review #5, by Dogstargirl Chapter 1 and Only

22nd July 2006:
I think that your story was really good. I didnt understand some of the things but I did in the end.

Author's Response: I'm glad you like this story of mine. And I like to do that, add confusion in until the end. This was sort of my farewell to Hermione/Draco being my fave ship. (They've now been bumped down to 3rd behind: Remus/Lily and James/Lily)

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Review #6, by Chaz4Harry Chapter 1 and Only

23rd June 2006:
Good! I'm a Harry/Hermione shipper so this was my kind of story. But it was very sad...poor Ron and Ginny...

Author's Response: It Thanks for the review! :-)

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Review #7, by SiriusLivesOn Chapter 1 and Only

20th June 2006:
I'm adding it to my favorites! I was convinced that Harry was going to die. Thanks heavens he didn't!

Author's Response: Hehehe, I don't like killing off Harry! I like killing Ron of more! And thank you! :-D

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Review #8, by circinusphoenix Chapter 1 and Only

17th June 2006:
I rather liked this one-shot. It was a good idea to have the beginning and ending tie together like that, with the middle explaning everything. It is sad that Ron and Ginny had to perish, but I'm a H/Hr shipper, so at least a yay for that. Nice story though (although you may want to put a summary. From the title, I thought the story would be about a dream, or dreams.)

Author's Response: Thank you. And will do...I just suck at summaries! I'll put an exerpt out of the story....

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Review #9, by Unicorn Girl Chapter 1 and Only

15th June 2006:
Wow! Cool, very cool story :D

Author's Response: thanks!

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Review #10, by eVille Chapter 1 and Only

15th June 2006:
omg it was sooo sad.... but it was very good.... um yea nothing really to improve on.... GOOD JOB!!! yea... um... ok im done

Author's Response: thank you! :-)

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