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Review #1, by AbraxanUnicorn Metaphor Wrapping Paper

28th August 2016:
Bloody brilliant!! Loved it :) Now off to find "Weather For Ducks"

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Review #2, by Anon Metaphor Wrapping Paper

26th March 2016:
okay so this story, this whole thing, this is like so cute and hilarious and weird and spontaneous and the jokes are all golden, and i have so much love for tarquin and raven you would not imagine. and i could totally see scorpius and lucy together, you did really really well there, showing how rose and scorpius were wrong and didnt fit, and i'm still laughing over the scrabble joke and the tarquin's illegitimate child joke. amazing. i can't. this is going on my all time top favorites list, just because it was so fun to read, and so easy to get through, and - it was just really funny and nice and good, cheered me up today, which was a pretty bad day. just - wait, i didn't mention how much i love the little jokes and small parts that really round out the story, makes it real (the one that comes to mind is tarquin trying to kiss raven on new year's eve loll i ship them)

this is very good. a+

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Review #3, by Anon Obscurity is Overrated

25th March 2016:
I've been reading this all in one sitting, and I just love this whole story, it's so hilarious - i was gonna put in my review at the end, all gushing and whatnot, but this chapter was the best. Tarquin's illegitimate son was so hilarious i had to drop everything and just laugh. I still laugh just thinking about that scene. That was awesome.

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Review #4, by SillyGriffy A Sparkly Lettuce

7th October 2015:
I know this story has been completed for a while, and you probably don't read new reviews for this story anymore... but I would never forgive myself if I didn't tell you how absolutely amazing this story is. I'm only up to chapter 5, and it's already one of the best next-gen stories I've ever read. No freaking wonder you won a Dobby Award.
Leaving a review is a small price to pay in retur for such a lovely story :)

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Review #5, by fwoopersong8 Metaphor Wrapping Paper

1st September 2015:

(breath) SCREAMING SCREAMING SCREAMING SCREAMING SCREAMING I AM SO SAD THIS IS OVER! :'( Oh my gosh, I got so sucked into the know you did a really remarkable thing here. Scorpius and Rose are my OTP. But I was actually VYING (is that the right word?) ROOTING, GRITTING my teeth saying come ON, break UP already! And I was not one little tiny eensy bit sad when they did. My sister would probably hate you. But that is her problem, not yours. Or mine.

I've got to bring myself down to earth with a little CC for my sake as much as yours, so I don't fly off the dorm bed I'm sitting on right now and crack my skull on the floor. There was a lot of untagged conversation in the last few chapters, and not very much description in between. It made the flow of the story kind of hard to follow, and gave it more of a head-shot movie-ish kind of feel. Which is ok, but after a while it gets kind of dizzying, if you know what I mean.

That said, I (obviously) really enjoyed this story. I loved all the characters. I had a boss like Rose once. Less temper, but same OCD. It wasn't fun. I'm probably going back next summer.

And you really got me upset with Operation Hyppogriff, especially when I found out that Scorp/Rose had been a joke in the first place... I mean, do you really think you can UNDO a joke with ANOTHER joke? PLEASE, people!

Also can I just say that I shipped Scorp/Lucy since he first showed up.

Anyway you have just made it tremendously hard to go back to real life now...thanks no thanks for that.

With all due regards,

Lord of Unnessessary Capitals. And of Shouting When She Gets Too Excited.

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Review #6, by fwoopersong8 Thus Spoke Scorpius

1st September 2015:
Just wanted to pop in to say that I've been reading this for a while and very much enjoy it. Especially Scorpius. I may have left a review a while back (maybe?) and if I did, I'm sure I mentioned him. He's absolutely hilarious and my favorite and awesome and I may have a fangirl crush on him or maybe not who knows just saying. I'm really liking his character (as if you didn't catch that yet) and all the characters, and I really love watching them develop. Just like film. Because I read this story in the dark alot -- ok, extended metaphor over.
Anyway, thanks for writing such a funny story which may or may not be a source of much-needed relaxation for me. Keep on keeping on. :)

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Review #7, by Roisin Al and his Many Elbows

3rd June 2015:
Ah! You have such an easy wit! I had to try very hard not to burst out laughing so many times (and FAILED at the whole "if someone put an egg on my face. Which would be weird" part). The language just has such a great humor to it--I could go through and be like "THIS" to all the parts I liked, but would end up just reproducing the whole chapter here.

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Review #8, by Roisin Hedonism is our Middle Name

3rd June 2015:
OK, so glad that this is the Book Club story because I've been meaning to come back!

Your characters continue to be amazing. I love that the chapter ends with their all hanging out under the table--VAIR accurate "art school" behavior :P

I also really like all the clever little details you pepper in, like "communication design." I have a hard time explaining why I think that is so clever, BUT IT IS! My friend is actually enrolled in a VERY tiny art school right now, that has a Fine Arts population of under 20 students, so it seems realistic to me :) [and, clever move keeping characters down to a manageable size]

This is definitely a unique take on Scorpius, and one I really enjoy. THAT POEM. Amazing. Like, so SO wonderfully terrible :) The over-enthusiasm on line breaks and 'o'er' and everything were ACE!

I feel like all of these characters are sort of Lost--even the ones who are seemingly self-assured, and I CAN'T WAIT to see this whole story play out!


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Review #9, by Roisin A Dark Room

15th March 2015:
Oh gosh, I took a photography class in High School (I was terrible) and it's ALL COMING BACK TO ME. A dark room is an excellent setting to have on hand, and I'm going to call it now: someone will make out with someone there before the story is over! Also, I'm wondering if you'll include the whole 'feeling really weird and loopy after spending hours printing' thing.

I love that this is kind of 'post ScoRose,' I've never seen that done before! And also, Lucy's clandestine venture at Hogwarts is excellent. It seems strange to me how many school-age stories leave out underage drinking and so on. Like, if I've thought of thirty ways to smuggle booze into Hogwarts, or that the name "Hufflepuff" can be stonily punned, then at least SOME students would have too! (Plus, the dubious recreational potential of Cheering Charms inspired my first ever fic)

I also like that Scorpius still has a kind of superior Malfoyish air, tempered with some more charming attributes. I'm really interested to see more from him!

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Review #10, by Roisin Art School

15th March 2015:
Hello! So I've been meaning to read this since forever, and I'm glad to finally have the time! I love the concept for the story, and am really excited to see how the whole thing plays out :)

I don't actually go to art school, but one of my friends once said that I'm "more art school than people who go to art school"--which was... a compliment? (My parents met in art school, so that's probably where it comes from) Either way, that culture is something I'm SO STOKED to see play out in the wizarding context!

Considering this story is some years old now, I'm really impressed that Lucy is the main character! Like, it's slightly more common now to deal with next gen kids that aren't descended from the trio, but I've gathered this was a pretty rare thing in 2010. And of course, Lucy's dad is the PERFECT person for this sort of story. I've seen a handful of stories that feature Molly II as an MC, but I think this is my first ever Lucy fic!

Ok, I'm keen to keep reading so I'll leave this review here.


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Review #11, by my_voice_rising A Sparkly Lettuce

16th February 2015:

I am finally getting around to reading more of this story, and I'm in the middle of a binge... Your characters are so lovely! I love Scorpius; the more I read of him the more I like him. He's so different from other characterizations. And Lucy is really likable and so normal--not in a dull way, but I feel like she's actually real! That's hard to come by in many OCs these days.

I must continue on! ♥

Author's Response: Sarah!! Hi

Ah! I'm so glad you like Scorpius - he's a precious BB to me, especially in this story. And I'm glad you like Lucy too!! Her voice is probably the funnest I've ever written. I do miss this fic sometimes :'(

Thank you for your review and I hope you enjoy the rest of the fic! ♥

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Review #12, by merlins beard Metaphor Wrapping Paper

23rd October 2014:
Hey. Just wanted to let you know that i absolutely adore your rambling, crazy caracters. You had me (almost) rolling around on the floor, laughing so hard i could barely breathe, whining to my boyfriend about how lucy should finally realize she's in love with scorpius, running around the appartment swearing at rose (and pouring scalding hot tea down my shirt)... i love stories that play with my emotions and you have certainly done that very well. I'll go check out your other stories (if you have any) now, so yeah - keep up the good work

Author's Response: Aww, thank you so much! I'm glad it made you laugh so much - it always makes me happy to hear that people find joy in reading this! Thanks so much for leaving this review and I hope you enjoy anything else you read as much :) ♥

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Review #13, by SHES CRAY CRAY Everything is Lovely

29th June 2014:

Author's Response: LIKE A CRAYFISH?

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Review #14, by MINTSLICE The Pear-Shaped Iceberg

28th June 2014:

Author's Response: HI MINTSLICE




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Review #15, by evil little devil Metaphor Wrapping Paper

14th February 2014:
So I feel super duper guilty for never having reviewed this before, especially considering I must have read it through about ten times. This is my go to story for when I'm sad - if I'm upset, I'll come and read this through, and re-watch the tv show Miranda, and feel much better about life. I had a bit of a depressing year last year thanks to a hideous housemate, and this story really was one of the things that kept me sane, so thank you!
This story is just excellent. I don't even really know where to start. The humour is just my sort of humour, I absolutely love it and spend a lot of time getting weird looks for cackling like a mad woman at my computer. It's just so beautifully weird and wacky and hilarious and I love it. I think I can also relate really well to this kind of story, because I've never really had any idea what I want to do with my life (or rather, I've had way too many ideas and can never choose between them), so it's fantastic to be able to read a story which is about someone who is just trying to find her way in life. It's especially fantastic that you have a female lead to, because a role like this tends to get given to the menfolk. You have all the lovely romancey elements, but the story really is just young adults trying to be young adults, wondering what to do with their lives and what exactly they're supposed to be doing to make them adults (who I personally feel are a myth). And Lucy is adorable! I really struggle to picture any other Lucy now, I tried to write one of my own and found it really difficult. I can deal with all the multiple Roses and Scorpii and Albuses that I've read, but when it comes to Lucy I can't really get past your gorgeous portrayal of her. And I can't see her as anyone other than Hannah Murray (who I love to bits) now either! I go to watch Skins, and just for a moment wonder why she's being Cassie and not Lucy. I find her such a realistic character too. The story is so silly (in a good way of course!), and the characters keep it grounded, because even though they're also a little silly at times, you make them so very human and three dimensional and lovely to read.
Don't even let me get started on your Scorpius! He's as adorable as Lucy, if in a completely different way. If there ever was a human personification of the music of the Smiths (whose music, embarrassingly, I had hardly listened to until I stalked your fanmixes on tumblr), it would be Scorpius.
I should probably start to wrap this up, because I have a feeling I could probably ramble for approximately forever about this story. I'd say it ranks up there as my favourite fanfic of all time, and I wish I could write stories like this, and I wish there were more out there, so thank you so much for writing this :)

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Review #16, by Sorry, Ron ate my username The Benefits of a Flashback

23rd November 2013:
Oh my god. That duck thing almost killed me. I love this. I love you. KEEP WRITING !

Author's Response: Haha, I love your username! (or what you've replaced it with after Ron ate it). Despite my best attempts at procrastination, I will endeavour to keep writing ;) ♥

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Review #17, by sharzamow Metaphor Wrapping Paper

27th October 2013:
I actually read this story ages and ages ago, back when I didn't have an account here, and then I forgot what it was named, but, seeing as I acquired an account on here a few days ago I decided to go on a quest to find this fic again! Found it, re-read it, and laughed just as much as I did the first time, if not more. Gosh, gosh, gosh. It's just fantastic, seriously. So witty, so clever, so wacky, so original!

First off, your characters are absolutely fab. I have a soft spot for Percy and so I'm always delighted when I run into a Lucy Weasley or Molly Weasley fic and you seriously made the best Lucy ever. I love how you made her rebellious, a bit wacky, a bit of a dosser, and a bit naff and wibbly on the edges. I think sometimes people make the next-gen characters a bit too - I don't know, perfect? But Lucy was just the right amount of sassy and clumsy, and I was never quite sure if she was so uncool she was cool or so cool she was uncool. Either way, she was excellent, and I adored her, which is awesome, because it's so easy for people to hate main characters. I honestly wish I had a mate like Lucy, I'd keep her around through thick and thin for pure entertainment value. Plus, she was quite easy to relate to, as well, which is really great! (Also I love how you used Hannah Murray for Lucy's face, because Skins. Cassie. Lovely.)

And I swear to god, whenever Scorpius was in a scene I never stopped laughing. I downright cackled. Absolute favourite characterization of Scorpius ever, without a shadow of a doubt. He was so...awkward and droopy and like a Smiths song personified! I just wanted to shove him and Lucy together because they are actually the most perfect artsy-fartsy, naff, droopy, hipster-disaster, hilarious couple ever.

Huge love for all of the other characters as well - Tarquin and Raven were absolutely spiffing (I have a crush on Tarquin and I am unashamed), Al Potter and his many elbows was so fantastic (I adore him and his everything), Molly had me clutching my sides because she was hilarious, Rose was utterly terrifying and I'm glad Scorpius got rid of her and went for Lucy instead although I feel sort of sorry for her, and Obscure Henry. OBSCURE HENRY. And Lettuce, and Dean, and good gracious you forget how many characters are in one fic. Regardless, I loved them all.

I also loved how you wrote Percy and Audrey, and the little cameos from Harry and Ron and whatnot. Seriously great.

I genuinely can't say enough good things about this fic, it really cheers me up when I'm feel low, and it's just so fresh and funny and witty and makes fun of itself and actually makes me laugh out loud and I just love all of the characters to absolute pieces. Plus, it's so clever, too - like, there's a silliness factor, but there's a real wittiness, and I just love it. I wish I could remember all my favourite bits and all the fantastic quotes but I can't - basically, every single chapter made me laugh my socks off. Every single one.

I also loved absolutely everything with Al, particularly when he fell down the stairs. I also muchly enjoyed the reader's first meeting Al, when Lucy's taking pictures and Rose is being disapproving.

"Thus Spoke Scorpius" is quite potentially one of the funniest chapters of anything I have ever read. I want a Scorpius I can follow around and laugh at. His antics are brilliant.

The still life class which involves the nude bloke and the ducks was also priceless. Seriously, a golden moment.

Aaand I do love when Lucy snatches Scorpius' poetry and reads it aloud for him. Dodgy poetry, but seriously hilarious.

Anyways, yeah, I could fawn and fawn - but I basically adored every single little bit of it. Really such a great fic. The sort of fic you read when you're all sad and droopy and huddled in a jumper and you think you're going to be droopy until the end of time and then lo and behold you're snorting with laughter and seeing the funny side of life.

Author's Response: Oh my god -€” first off, please let me apologise from the bottom of my heart for not responding to this review from !OCTOBER LAST YEAR! until now, and secondly, please let me virtually hug you for a thousand years over the internet because this is one of the nicest reviews I€'ve ever received and it means, so so much to me to hear stuff like this! I actually took a bit of a writing hiatus at the end of last year because, ironically, I was too busy being a starving art student to work on fic, and I didn'€™t see this review forever. But now I'm back without a vengeance and here to respond.

Thank you so, so much for going on a quest to find my fic - I'€™m so happy it made such an impression on you! I actually did a similar thing ages ago, haha. I started using HPFF in 2005/2006 but didn'€™t start seriously posting until 2009, when I went on a series of mini-quests to find all the stuff I'€™d read before. (Also, what the hell, I just realised I'€™ve been reading fan fiction for nine years and I want to cry)

I have a soft spot for Percy too!! He'€™s definitely an insufferable git but I can actually empathise with him a lot. I'€™m really flattered you like Lucy, mostly because her voice sort of sprung from my own mental narration (although I'€™m definitely more of a Scorpius on the outside. I could win a gold medal for tripping up stairs). Also ♥ Hannah Murray ♥ I could look at her face forever.

I'€™m so glad you liked Scorpius too! and Tarks and Gwendibird!! Everyone seems to fancy Tarquin (even me, a bit). And I'€™m actually really glad to hear you feel sorry for Rose as well - one of my biggest regrets about this fic is that I made her so one-dimensional and horrible, which I tried to atone for in the sequel.

Lettuce has such a cult following. It's actually made my life. He's definitely my favourite character I ever dreamt up. Fun fact: I invented him after going to a gig where the support band were a bunch of emo kids who lit candles on stage and wore silk scarves around their necks and looked so artsy untilll...their lead singer moved his guitar and we all saw the massive rip in the crotch of his jeans.

I'm basically glad about everything you say in this review because it is SO DARN NICE and I really don't want the phrase '€˜I'€™m glad'€™ to sound overused and cheap because I genuinely am really pleased...I'€™m so glad you say it cheers you up when you're down - literally, it means the world to hear you say that - because it'€™s a lovely thought, that, thinking I can cheer people up! And that you think it's witty. Fun fact #2: when I make jokes IRL and people laugh, one of my friends just tuts and says '€˜stop laughing, you'€™ll just encourage her!'€™ I hope your feet didn'€™t get cold when you laughed your socks off. I actually laughed a lot when I was writing this. That sounds a bit bigheaded, like, 'oh, I'm so funny, I made myself laugh'€™ - I mean more like it was the most fun I'd had in ages. And I still smile thinking up crazy things for these characters to do, even if I'€™ve sworn to stop writing stories about them.

♥ ♥ ♥ thank you so, so much for this review, and I'm so sorry once again for how long it took me to reply - it'€™s cheered me up a lot on a blustery tuesday and I might just print it out and look at it forever - it means so much to hear people say this sort of stuff and eee basically thank you to the ends of the earth for being nice ♥

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Review #18, by Winters Victory Art School

4th September 2013:
Read this story many moons ago, when you were just finishing. Got a new account and just had to look it up. This has always been one of my favourites.

Author's Response: Aaah, thank you so much for coming back to review this! So happy to hear you enjoyed it and liked it enough to find it again - this review made my month :D ♥ ♥ ♥

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Review #19, by javu Art School

26th August 2013:
You should write more; it has an interesting twist.

Author's Response: I have, in fact, written more! There's about 21 more chapters of this, plus a sequel and a couple of spinoff one shots - one could almost say I've written too much ;) thanks for reviewing!

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Review #20, by Ribbons Metaphor Wrapping Paper

26th August 2013:
I really, really liked this story! It was hilarious and the characters (every single one) were wonderful. I often read longer stories that get very dark and intense towards the end and whose main characters are very serious. I love when stories with romance in them aren't like that, it was funny and lighthearted until the very end. I really enjoyed it!

Author's Response: Aaah, so sorry it's taken me about a month to respond to this! Thank you so much for reviewing and I'm really glad you enjoyed it - it means a lot to me when people say they like my stuff! As an avid fan of angst, it was a little hard to resist the temptation to write the story into misery (if you don't like intense endings, I don't recommend you read the sequel...) so it's good to hear you liked the lightheartedness of this.

Thank you again for reviewing! ♥

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Review #21, by dobby88 Metaphor Wrapping Paper

30th July 2013:
Ahh I've been meaning to review this for a while now, but I was reading it on my phone and it's really awkward to leave reviews :O Anyway... I loved this story- every spare minute I had I was reading an extra chapter, I loved the awkwardness between Lucy and Scorpius and thought it was very realistic because really? which relationship goes off without any awkwardness? lol, anyway I liked how the characters grew throughout the story, I also liked your interpretation of Scorpius, all too often he's the 'hot Slytherin' who gets with Rose. I think this is the first ever Lucy/Scorpius that I've ever read and I loved it :) I've also seen your tumblr page which is really cool (just putting that out there :D ) I also liked how the story was set at art school, there's not too many stories out there that combine art and magic so well done for making it so original. I can't think of anything else to put, but just generally this was a great story- now excuse me whilst I go and read the sequel :D

Author's Response: Awh, thank you so much! I'm so glad you enjoyed it, especially the pairing - these two have been my favourite characters to write and it's always a joy to hear from people who like them. I'm glad to hear you've looked at my tumblr too, I do tend to dump a lot of fic stuff on there and feel like nobody ever sees it!

Thank you so much for the lovely review! ♥

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Review #22, by Shinicha Metaphor Wrapping Paper

19th June 2013:
Ahhh loved this story. I actually started reading it way back when it wasn't finished yet and somehow stopped mid-way because life took over, but I'm really, really happy that I remembered this story and actually reread it. I nearly fell off my chair on several occasions laughing, completely fell for your characters (Scorp is lovely)... AND I have completely ignored my upcoming exams (tomorrow), so wish me luck and let's hope one night of studying will suffice I can read the sequel soon! :*

Author's Response: Thank you so much! I'm really glad you came back to read it, and that you enjoyed it :3 I've just embarked on a huge rewrite of the sequel (I only have the last two chapters left to go!) so hopefully by the time you come to read it it'll be all polished up (and a better story!). I hope your exams went well - I wouldn't want you to fail on account of my writing!

Thanks for reviewing :3 ♥

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Review #23, by PitchBlue Sunny with a Chance of Showers

17th June 2013:
Hey there,

I've read your whole story a few days ago and I never left a review, which made me feel bad so here it is! Also, I chose this chapter to leave a review on because I thought it's unfair the last chapter gets all the attention. So there.

I just loved your story. It's brilliant, hilarious, witty, absurd, crazy,... just every awesome little thing thrown together in one story. I love your characters (especially Tarquin, he would probably be my best mate in RL), they're so original and realistic and interesting. Just aaah they're great. Brilliant.

So anyway, I guess I just wanted to say that I loved it and that I'm devouring Weather for Ducks right now. Keep up the writing for the sake of us mere mortals. Or don't, I wouldn't want to pressure you *freaks out mentally*

This has stopped making sense so I guess I'll just leave it there. Thank you for sharing this amazing story.

- PB

Author's Response: Hi! Eee, thank you so much for saying so! I'm so glad you enjoyed it and especially that you thought it was witty - inevitably, when I make a joke in real life, the reaction of my friends is 'don't laugh, you'll just encourage her!'. I'm also glad you liked Tarquin - I must admit, he'd be a good friend to have. If you got over his burning desire to play jokes on you all the time.

I hope you enjoy weather for ducks too! I'm almost done with the rewrite, I only have the final two chapters left to go, so I'll be sure to get them edited pronto so they'll be ready for you to read :3

Thank you so much for reviewing! ♥ ♥ ♥

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Review #24, by my_voice_rising A Dark Room

30th May 2013:
Hello again!

One of your best skills with writing, in my opinion, is dialogue. The flow between every single one of your characters--even between Raven and Mr. Holstone--is so natural. The conversation between Lucy and Scorpius was so realistic, too; I never felt like he was getting unrealistic with opening up to her. It was nice that she admitted to failing everything (even Muggle Studies!) just to make him feel more comfortable. I am already 100% on board this ship.

The only thing I want to suggest is some Magification. Like, instead of a light switch, why wouldn't they use spells to make the red light or the white? Or using potions instead of chemicals? Or levitating the paper out of the solution instead of using tongs? Maybe even the enlarger could somehow be more HP-esque. I know this story was finished a few years ago, and I'm not sure if you want to go back and edit, but that's my only complaint. Everything is very well-written, to the point of reading like original fic. But some HP-isms would really make it feel more canon :3

I love smarmy-Scorpius, though! Especially how he snaps back and forth between being nice and being all "It's more about being careful than showing off." It's funny; in some ways, he's like a well-written Draco in a Dramione fic. When he gets too nice or personal, he puts that front back up. We definitely see how he's Draco's son. Yet he's totally his own character. Something about him getting rid of the Malfoy blond (if I read that correctly and he did dye it) says a lot about his decision to go to art school. It seems that he and Lucy are both being rebelious!

Nicely done! ♥

Author's Response: Hey there! (This formal mutual greeting belies the fact that a lot of my responses, and reviews themselves, are capslock-filled pits of chaos).

Ah, I'm glad you like it! Dialogue flows quite naturally to me when I'm writing. I find it helps to speak things aloud as I'm typing them, which can result in a lot of funny looks if I've got company.

Eek, I know! My only explanation for that is that my headcanon of the next generation is of a society that's far more 'muggle', and that the building in question here has just been adapted from a muggle one, so the electricity's been replaced by magic and the switches still function - but that's just the lazy explanation. The truth is that I get quite carried away when I'm writing and I forget to include magic! I do have an explanation for how magical photographs are formed using muggle photos, but it may have to wait for another day. And, apologies, but this fic's been through about three edits already, and I think I'd defenestrate myself if I had to edit it once more...I will take your point on board, however, and try to slather all my current fics in magic!

Awh, thank you! I was a bit concerned when I was writing him that, whilst I wanted him to be different, he didn't /seem/ like a Malfoy, so this is reassuring to hear. And I'm glad you like him!~

Thank you so much for the review! :3 ♥

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Review #25, by my_voice_rising Art School

30th May 2013:
I have an embarrassing confession to make. For all of my Lucy/Scorpius love, I have never even finished reading the first chapter of this story!! I have started it dozens of times and always had to leave the computer for something stupid (like work, or friends, UGH come on I'm trying to HPFF guys.) But I have seen all of your playlists and drawings and quotations and graphics and NOW I AM HERE FOR THE REAL DEAL.

Most of this review will be fangirling and screaming, because I am working on finishing this pot of coffee, and I just love you and your stories okay?

Um, so my family tree of Next-Gen is completely awful, like horrible. So at first I thought Lucy was the daughter of Ron and Hermione, and I was going to be like "Ron seems a little out of character," but it's PERCY. And it makes TOTAL SENSE NOW!!! Oh man, I love it so much more knowing that Percy Weasley's daughter wants to run off to art school instead of following in his footsteps!

And I love that Lucy has never painted a picture in her life! There are so many art-centric books and films, where an undiscovered talented young person suddenly finds their element because it's "where they belong..." I dunno. Maybe I'm just reaching, but it feels like a cliche, and this story is so not like that. I'm already beyond interested to see how Lucy handles her coursework having absolutely no idea about gesso and composition and gouache and all that good stuff.

One tiny little nitpicky thing (I think we should just comprise all of our reviews of each others' stories of nitpicking) is the spacing. The double-spacing between each paragraph is kind of distracting. And, of course, that is just my opinion. And it appears to have been intentional, because it's consistent throughout the whole chapter (which is good!) So maybe just ignore everything I just said.

Hahaha. She thought Dean was his first name. And there are no applicants. Bahahahaha, "I keep telling you, my name is Raven." I love this school already.

Ooooh, and Rose and Scorpius have a history together. Poor Scorpius, being forced to do Magical Law. I can just see the child of Ron and Hermione being equal parts brilliant and hot-headed. Her characterization is great!

Oooh, I'm excited to see her new appearance! I will be back to read the next chapter later today! ♥

Author's Response: Eee, hello! Ahh, story of my life - it's hard to get decent time by myself to read HPFF~

Baha! Yeah, this would be an alarmingly OOC Ron, haha. Don't worry, I actually made a huge mistake in my family tree for this story and accidentally swapped Lucy and Molly around, so Lucy's actually the surprise older sister in this.

Awh! If I was writing this now that I actually /am/ an art student, I would probably work a bit more on the classes etc, but at the time I started this I was still at school~ I was actually surprised when I got to art school to see the range of skills people came with. I only had limited photography knowledge and drawing skills when I arrived; I'd probably done about three paintings in my life...and now I'm specialising in painting and working with oils! A lot of the intermedia and photography students in my year don't draw at all, and really suffered in our compulsory life drawing classes. I imagine Lucy's main skill is, uh, making stuff up (Oustanding in Divination!) and she'd probably have the right sort of mindset for Intermedia art. I feel I have a right to say this because some of my best friends are in Intermedia, even though me and some of my fellow painters are apt to sneer at them once in a while.

Ah, the entire story is double-spaced - everything I write is like that, I thought that was just the TOS! Or maybe I was wrong D:

Rose gets a bit of a bad rep in this story! I tried my utmost to re-humanise her in the sequel - although Scorpius is mostly based on me, there are parts of me in Rose too. I think that says a lot about my self esteem...

Thank you for the review! ♥

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