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Review #1, by CandyCanesxx Four

21st December 2014:
Hello again! I like Lysander! I was wondering when he would come into play. But he seems super nice, and he likes Elspeth! Although, I think it’d be totally weird to date someone who looks just like your best friend, who’s a girl…

Maybe that’s just me though. Although clearly she’s not that interested in him since she wants to date Will, and the Amortentia potion even smelled of peppermint to her, which reminded her of Will. And Lorcan sat with Louis! I’m totally calling it, they become a couple, don’t they?

I want to know! Although I may never know because this is the last posted chapter and you haven’t updated this in a few years… but it was still a super fun read anyway. And it would be super cool if you ever did decide to continue this!

And she took some love potion! She’s going to use it on Will! Oh no! Doesn’t she know that doesn’t last! Dun dun dun. More problems ensue!

Anyway! This has been a great story so far! But that’s it for right now. So, I hope you have a good week and you will be hearing from me again soon!


Author's Response: Lysander is one of my favourite Next-Gen characters to write (along with Hugo) so I'm really glad that you liked him! I don't think it would be too odd because they're fraternal twins, but to each their own, I guess!

I've been thinking about revamping this story for a long time now. I'm not sure if it will ever happen, but of all the stories on my author's page this is the one that I think still has the most amount of potential to it and is one that I'd love to continue. I have about half of the fifth chapter typed out from a few years ago, so maybe reading all of this over will really inspire me to take this task up again!

I'm glad you enjoyed the story. Once again I'm sorry for the super late replies, but you were a great Secret Santa! Thank you so much! :D

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Review #2, by CandyCanesxx Three

21st December 2014:
I wonder why Elspeth would tell her sister that her and Will were almost a couple when she hadn’t even managed to ask him out yet. And I’m wondering if she will still ask him out, eventually. I mean she does still have a few weeks until Hogsmeade so it’s not like she doesn’t still have time to make that happen, if he feels the same way that is.

Although I wonder what Jordan and Olivia and all the other fan girls will do to prevent Elspeth from ever asking Will out. I also wonder if they would actually welcome her back, and stop making her life miserable, if she were to rejoin the Weasley Fan Club. Just curious.

I love how you ended this though, with her running into Freddie and telling him Olivia and Jordan were looking for him, and to run if he saw them. That made me laugh. Is he really so confused though? I would think with the way these girls act that they’d be known for being a part of this fan club, and if anyone knew about them, I’d think it would be the Weasleys since they are the ones the girls are fawning over…

On to the next chapter though!


Author's Response: Elspeth just didn't want to admit that she was single and I guess she was just being optomistic when she lied about her relationship with Will. Plus, pretending to have a boyfriend is a great acting exercise! ;)

I think Freddie's just a little oblivious sometimes. He definitely knows about the club - the whole school probably knows - it's just that he can be a little slow on the uptake sometimes.

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Review #3, by CandyCanesxx Two

21st December 2014:
Doesn’t she want to know!? Lol. It seems kind of funny that she likes this guy and doesn’t want to know if he likes her back. Maybe she isn’t that interested in him after all? Maybe he’s just a distraction from feelings she may still have for Hugo? Is he the eye she catches mentioned in the summary? Or is it Louis’? I’m very curious to know.

I also thought it was funny how Lorcan calls Louis the cute one when earlier Elspeth mentions that she wouldn’t have noticed if Lorcan was dating the guy because he was Slytherin. And if she thinks he’s cute, they could start dating. I just thought that was a bit ironic.

Of course, immediately when she ends the chapter, saying this year may not be so bad after all, all I could think was “Dun dun dun!” Crazy drama is about to ensue!

Must read on now!


Author's Response: I don't think it's so much that Elspeth doesn't care what Will thinks, it's just that she's afraid of rejection! At this point she thinks that he's just not interested so it's just way easier to not know at all, you know?

I can't give anything away (even though this story hasn't been updated in years ep) but I like all the theorizing you have going on!

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Review #4, by CandyCanesxx One

21st December 2014:
Hi! It’s me again. Your Secret Santa!

I love how you are writing about a drama queen, and then immediately begin this story with drama. I love how the first thing we hear from Elsepth is “Avada Kedavra” and how she wishes she could use it on the mean fan girls who have it out for her.

And instead of outing those girls, she basically grabs all the attention she can and puts it on herself by blaming the floors for her trip and not the girl who tripped her.

I’m also very intrigued that Lorcan is a girl. I’ve never seen a story where the Scamander twins are not both male so this was an interesting new take on them. Although you haven’t even mentioned Lysander yet so I don’t know if he’s in this or not right now.

I thought it was really cute how Will Corner was concerned about her, not knowing at all that she intended to ask him out. And I wonder if she will ever get the chance, since this story is apparently about Hugo, but he hasn’t been a huge part in this yet. It’s cute though how she’s still super embarrassed around him after apparently stalking him for a few years.

And Teddy’s a professor! I seriously first thought when you said Professor Lupin, that Remus wasn’t dead in this story and returned to Hogwarts, but then you mentioned Victoire, and I was literally like “What!?” and then it hit me that you were not talking about Remus at all. Haha.

And enters another boy! I like how she doesn’t expect everyone to know who she is when she tends to draw so much attention to herself. Like being a drama queen makes her a bit oblivious to what goes on around her.

I’m curious to see where this goes so I will definitely be reading on!

This is a great start to the story!


Author's Response: Wow, talk about an incredibly late response! So sorry about that! (Quite honestly it's been so long since I wrote this that I kind of had to skim over it all to remember everything!)

I'm definitely not the first person to write Lorcan as a girl, but I really loved the idea so I decided to just run with it! I'm glad you enjoy that.

I took a lot of inspiration for Elspeth's feelings about Hugo from a crush I had in the sixth grade. It was a pretty major one and, even two years later when we were just friends, I still felt myself growing embarrassed and self-conscious around him more than anyone else I knew. I'm glad you're liking the story so far! :)

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Review #5, by x_Twinkles_x Four

13th January 2011:
Awe, I am enjoying this story :) Please continue! It's very good, I love your interpretation of the characters. Elspeth is the perfect, lovable young adult.

Author's Response: Thanks so much for the review! :)

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Review #6, by closetgeek Four

30th December 2010:
I noticed a few typos-

“Really?” she asked. “Because you are both obsessed with Weasley’s, so..”

Plural of Weasley is Weasleys. The apostrophe makes it posessive

Lorcan smiled at me, showing that she was just kidding. “We real should start our homework,” she pointed out.

I think you meant really not real

I smiled. “I told you that Danielle is evil.” I reached out and pulled the door to the Potions classroom open.

I think that Olivia is the evil one, not Danielle

A lot of interesting careers involved Potion making, and I needed back up if the whole ‘actress thing’ didn’t work out.

you don't need the quotes around actress thing

Other than the typos, great job! I can't believe she took some love potion- that never goes well!

Author's Response: Once again, thank you for checking out this story, and thanks for spotting the typos! I'll have to go back and fix them all soon! :)

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Review #7, by closetgeek Three

30th December 2010:
Great chapter! Elspeth is such a likable character

Author's Response: I'm glad that you like her!

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Review #8, by closetgeek Two

30th December 2010:
How’s school? 6th year’s tough, isn’t it. I warned you!

The second sentence should be a question too. Other than that, awesome job! Good job on the plot and all the grammar type stuff

Author's Response: Thanks! :)

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Review #9, by closetgeek One

30th December 2010:
Good job! Make sure you're proofreading really well though- I noticed in Transfiguration that it says something like the essay on animagus sue at the end when it should be "due" not "sue." And I think animagi is plural for animagus but that's more of a wild guess. Great plot!

Author's Response: Thanks for the review! I'm glad that you liked it and thanks for pointing out the typos! ;) Gosh, I hate those things :P

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Review #10, by callmedaynuhh Four

27th December 2010:
ah.. mess.
i hope louis smells like peppermint. that would make my day

Author's Response: Hm... I'm not sure what Louis smells like! :) Anyways, thanks for reading.

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Review #11, by justonemorefic One

25th December 2010:
Your writing's quite good! I have no qualms about any writing tics that distracted me and it all flowed well. I like your OC in that she used to be a fangirl HAH, I totally understand. And I love that she wants to be an actress and that she's a 'puff. Quirky but not annoyingly so -- genuinely awkward, but definitely an underdog. I like that!

I think you have a lot of potential for humor in this story. I don't know how you'd want your story to go, but I think some exaggeration might be good, or something to make her voice even more interesting.

*tromps off to throw a snowball*

Author's Response: Whoo! Snowball fights are quite fun, aren't they? :)

Anyways, thanks for the review! I'm glad that you like my OC. It's good to hear that she doesn't seem to Mary Sue-ish or anything like that. I'll keep your advice in mind. :)

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Review #12, by Aderyn One

22nd December 2010:
Hi, Aderyn here from the forums for your review.

This is a good introductory chapter, though it feels like you left some things out. I think more about Will Corner would be nice, since he is so important to Elspeth. Also, physical descriptions would be nice.

I also think that you should tell more about the Weasley fan club. It's an inspired idea, but I also think that Elspeth would know who Louis was, if she was a member.

You had one spelling mistake at the beginning. "It could be a very useful spell t times" should be "It could be a very useful spell AT times." Just left off an "a" :)


Author's Response: Thanks for the review! I'm glad that you like it, though I'll fix up what you pointed out. :)

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Review #13, by EmmaRose58 Four

22nd December 2010:
Oh I love Elspeth's character already :) she's funny and ii love that she's best friends with Lorcan. The story is really good! :) update soon please!

Author's Response: Thanks for the review! :) I'm working on chapter 5 right now.

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Review #14, by BellaFan202 One

5th November 2010:
Okay, I am so sorry I didn't review this until now! Between school, reading my ACT study guide, and NaNoWriMo, I have no time! I probably won't review the next chapter unless you re-request, and even then I probably won't even get to this until later this month or until December. Again, I am so sorry!

So anyway, this is way good. There were a few typos here and there, such as the second sentence: It could be a very useful spell t times. I see that it was just a typo, but that T should have an I in front of it. :)

The good is that it's a rather original plot line, and I don't think I've read very many fics like this one. :) Also, another good thing is that there wasn't very many typos other that the one that I specifically pointed out. :)


(LiveLaughLoveHarryPotter on the forums.)

Author's Response: That's okay. I still have a lot of reviews I have to get to writing, since I am doing NaNoWriMo as well. I'm glad that you think I have an original plot. That's really great to hear! :)

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Review #15, by potterprincess07 Two

25th October 2010:
Another nice chapter. The more I think about it, I think I remember his name from somewhere (sometimes I get a littel confused on the characters who were mentioned after the books, such as on the family tree or in interviews and such). Characterization is again, nicely done.

Keep up the nice work!

Author's Response: Thank you! :D

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Review #16, by potterprincess07 One

25th October 2010:
I really like the character introduction, however, with so many new characters in one chapter, it can get to be a bit confusing. Louis, for example, is he going to be explained a little more in later chapters? I'm a little confused on who he is exactly...although that may be the point. I think I have everyone else figured out, though.

Other than that, it is really great and seems to be the beginnings of a great story.

Author's Response: Thanks for the review. I'll look into the bit about Louis, but I'm glad you enjoyed this chapter! :)

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Review #17, by lily16 One

24th October 2010:
I really love this so far :D
El is really likable, and the the fan club thing is hillarioius

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

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Review #18, by louise_loves_hp Two

24th October 2010:
Oh the banana, what a different thing to happen and it would only happen to her. She got to talk to Hugo and Louis in those early hours but what are they up to? It was somthing right?
I love how you have Lorcan as a girl and that she is a bit like Luna in a way but not at the same time. There friendship is very real.
Great work I loved it! But it was missing one thing, and that would have to be what in the world was Louis and Hugo up to?

Author's Response: Yeah, the banana was really fun to write! :) I kind of just wrote it randomly and decided to keep it in because it was really funny. Anyways, you'll be seeing what Louis and Hugo are up to soon!

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Review #19, by Danceinggirl109 Two

24th October 2010:
Yet another great chapter. Now I'm hungry :) haha anyways I am still loving where this story is going and you are still doing a great job with your characters. Keep up the good work! :)


Author's Response: Thanks for the great review! :) I'll definetly tell you when Chapter 3 is up.

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Review #20, by Smile :) Two

24th October 2010:
I really like your story so far. Elspeth seems pretty cool and I love her dramatic attitude. Your banner is awesome! I a really excited for the next update! :)

Author's Response: Thanks for the review and I'm glad you enjoyed. I have the next chapter written, and it will probably be up rather soon, though I do have other chapters and one-shots that need ot be validated. :)

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Review #21, by louise_loves_hp One

24th October 2010:
I like this its funny and it has the best line to say when falling over on the floor in front of people, 'I think that they should get Filch to look at that floor. I dont want anyone else to, uh, get injured' If I was at Hogwarts I sure would use this.

Author's Response: I'm glad that you think it's funny. Yeah, I really like that line too. :) I don't know if you've seen or not, but chapter 2 was just validated. ;D Thanks for the review!

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Review #22, by PoppiesAndDaisies One

2nd October 2010:
This is a good length. The paragraphs and sentences are well structured. I like it, and I'm quite happy to read it, but it just needs something exciting to happen to make it better to read. Hopefully you have something good thought up for the next chapter! Also, it would be great to have a bot of humour in it too.
The feelings of Elspeth are slightly muddled up... there's no way the reader can tell who she likes. I mean, is it Hugo or Will or Louis or a mixture of all of them???

Author's Response: Thanks for the review! I know not a lot happened in this chapter, but more will happen soon. I know that Elspeth's feelings or sort of odd, but I wanted it to be that way. I mean, when you like a guy long enough, you'll always have soem slight feelings for him, which is kind of where the feelings for Hugo come in. I hope that makes sense! ;) Thanks for reading!

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Review #23, by Danceinggirl109 One

30th September 2010:
This story is amazing and I love it. The main character is awesome! I can't wait for more because this chapter made me laugh so many times.

I think that the whole idea of the story is really good so far and I am proud to say that you will be having another favorite in about 5 seconds. :) Keep up the good work!


Author's Response: Thanks for the great review! :) I'm glad you liked it!

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Review #24, by PrincessWeasley97 One

29th September 2010:
I can relate to elspeth cause I too am a drama queen and once obsesesd with a boy. great first chapter.

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

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Review #25, by katebabelovesharrypotter One

28th September 2010:
I loved this! Eeep, you're such a fun writer and I loved the fan girl theme xD Yay!

Author's Response: Thanks for the great review! I'm glad to know that I'm a fun writer! ;)

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