Ms. Weasley, cause its freeing. BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Love it. Report Review
Hi! I decided to read and review this story for the ultimate review challenge at TGS because the title and banner just assured me right off the bat this story would be funny :) I normally don't prefer Next-Gen stories at all, but this looked too good to pass up. I will also shamelessly admit I like pretty boys. Well, pretty boys with long hair at least. I figure my husband can't mind if I look at pretty boys when they look more like a girl than I do (or something like that).
I'm one of those few fan fic writers who isn't obsessed with the Next-Gen kids and all their ridiculous assumed hi-jinks (and dating shenanigans), so I honestly didn't even know who Dom was besides a vague feeling he/she was Fleur's kid cause of the French name. I guess I never would have assumed it to be a girl since a lot of male French names are pretty femmie to English-speakers (like Michael being pronounced like Michelle and all). So I think the idea you had of making Dom a poor, poor boy with an embarrassing name was just great. I think in this day and age with all the weird baby names out there (believe me, there are a lot since I just had a baby a while ago and was kind of looking into that sort of thing) this is even MORE relevant! Your idea also reminds me of back in the olden olden days of pre-HBP fan fic when everyone assumed Blaise Zabini was a girl as well.
"I thought I'd need bleeding therapy after having my name read as "Miss Weasley" at the beginning of every single class." --Oh that's just horrible!! That's bad enough when you're older, but when you're entering school at 11 with a bunch of other kids you don't know? And I thought having my last name mispronounced until I got married was bad.
"Albus has a wonky name..." --Yes, I agree. I was actually just thinking about that last night, in fact. Severus Albus would have been WAY hotter!
"...and was scouted by none other than the Holyhead Harpies in my seventh year" --Hahaha! You have some really funny situations in here! Good job!!
Over all, very funny and amusing :) If you ever have any friends who are planning a weirdo name for their baby, print this out and slip it discreetly into their mailbox or maybe tied scroll-style around the neck of a teddy bear or something.
~Renny Report Review
I loved that! It was hilarious, and I could totally picture Dominique. It's weird, now that you mention it, that everyone assumes Dominique is a girl. But they probably don't know that the names is gender neutral. Awesome one-shot! 10/10
Cassie :) Report Review
I am going to keep this review simple and straightforward-- this is the most thoroughly entertaining and funny one-shot I've read on here! Report Review
Fascinatingly different, I knew that Dominique was a unisex french name yet never considered him/her to be anything other than a girl.
definatly one for the *favorited* list Report Review
This is great! Although I knew Dom could be a boy I always assumed Dominique = girl. You proved me wrong here and you made me laugh. This was great! Report Review
lololol this was great! You know, I got confused at first when I heard one of the kids was named Dominique, I was like, is it a boy or girl? I had been taking French throughout school, so I completely understand the confusion. I'm glad someone else made the connection. Great job! Also really like the Georgiana idea, that was funny! :) Report Review
This is really very funny, and I really, really liked it :)
I love the way you characterized Dominique. You can tell that he's held this in for awhile, and he's definitely airing his grievances (oh, Festivus...)
This story reminded me a bit of the girl named Tyler who I went to school with. She sent her college roommate questionnaire in with a note saying, "Please don't forget that I'm a girl."
I hope "Nick" and George have a very happy life together :P Report Review
Oh wow! Throughout the entire story, i was completely confused. As in, baffled. I couldn't understand what Dom was on about, and so I thought that she was lesbian -.-. I really was running out of ideas as to why "she" was saying that he was a boy.
Anyways, really great one-shot. And by the way, I think people assume Dom is a girl because her name has a "que" at the end, which in french, is usually a girl' name! Report Review
In the beginning, I was like, "Dominique's a girl! Doesn't this person know this?" Then I was reading and it hit me that Dominique is actually a vague name for the character. Very funny and interesting. Hope Dom "Nick" and George do well.Author's Response: Yup, the idea for this fic grew out of the fact that everyone in the fanfiction arena automatically assumes that Dom is a girl - so I thought, wouldn't it be funny if Dominique the character actually had that problem in life? Being a guy but everyone assuming he's a girl.
Thanks for reading! Glad you liked it. Report Review
This is great! I keep thinking I'm one of the very few who thought that Dominique was a guy. After all, Dominique Strauss-Kahn is a guy right? And it's good writing too. I laughed quite a bit. ThanksAuthor's Response: Thanks for reading! Report Review
Great one :P
As everyone else I just assumed that Dominique was a girl, though I should know better than to judge a person by their name, since mine is not that common either...
Two friends of mine, twins, were actually named "Flower" and "Star" until they changed it a few years ago. Could be worse than Dominique, haha...
Anyways, love this one-shot! (And it's title too, btw)
Let's wish Dom and George good luck~Author's Response: Thanks for reading! Glad you enjoyed this! Report Review
Very good indeedy :)Author's Response: Thank you! Report Review
That was brilliant! Subtle but compelling :)
And great use of humour!
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Seeing as Dom's name really doesn't give a gender, I thought it was interesting to get to see things as though he were a boy. It was a refreshing look at things, and it was pretty funny as well. Although how he didn't think of going by a nickname ages ago is unknown to me, because he could have made things so much easier on himself. Anyways, it was a really great piece of writing and a really great idea!Author's Response: Very true, it would probably be more reasonable for him to have thought of a nickname before. But let's not think of the really illogical parts of my writing. XD
Thanks for the review - glad you liked it!! :-) Report Review
Hahaha this was very entertaining! I've already heard of the concept of a male Dominique, but this was the first male Dom fic that I've actually read. I thought you made it work brilliantly! I like how he complained about the inconveniences of having an androgynous name, of being a 'pretty boy', etc. Often times I read of the Delacour-Weasleys as being very proud of their veela genes/blood, so the fact that he complained about it was definitely a very refreshing approach.
Great job on this one!Author's Response: Thanks, Gill! I think there should be more male Doms out there - I get excited whenever I see one written. It was originally Melissa (WitnessToItAll) who gave me the idea for a male Dominique, because she wrote one in one of her fics, though he was a pretty minor character.
Glad you liked it. :-)
Melanie Report Review
that was brilliant
ive not laughed so hard in ages. well done. i cannot write comedy to save myself so i am very jealous
i loved it!!
'nuff said!!!Author's Response: Thanks, Kate! :-) Report Review
Hahaha omg, I love it!!Author's Response: Thank you! Report Review
OMG that is hilarious. and weirdly, it makes total sense.
I now have this picture in my head of them getting announced at a party and everyone thinking that Nick is George and George is Dominique.
You should totally write a follow-up for this story, it would be awesome!!! Report Review
Ahaha! Not a lot of people can write the male perspective well, but you've really nailed it :D Report Review
That was hilarious! Incredibly well-written and amusing!
I aspire to write like you! Report Review
Believe me you, I shall sign in quickish and favourite this story.
It's absolutely brilliantly written, and an entire pleasure to read and a joy to - I'll stop that now (:
I was a bit speculative about it when I read the summary, but I'm SO glad I read it! I completely adore it. Fantastic piece of writing.
I especially like the sound of this George (; Cough - SEQUAL - Cough.
Dominique (I'm laughing right because of "his" name) is an awesome character, and a great monolouge-r. Which, essentially, is me saying you are an outstanding author :D
10/10. Report Review
amusing, hilarious, fantastic!!
great story, i thoroughly enjoyed it. Report Review
Match the Second happening over at TGS, eh? Well, I had to leave a review for the sake of leaving a review. You write humor like no other. Best ever. Please hurry and get writing original so there will be a bit of spice in my life.
Absolutely brilliant. Flawless.
Shelby :]] Report Review
Loved this! You're really good at writing humor. You make it slightly angsty but laughable at the same time (if that makes any sense...). I liked that this was a whole new perspective. I've noticed also that most people assume Dominique is a girl, and it's refreshing to see something new every once in a while. Very well done, I absolutely loved this! Report Review
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