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Review #1, by leannemariesnape Forgotten memories

10th August 2011:
This was really cool. It was as though it was slightly hazy- as though we were really reminiscing with her. Obviously, her guilt was with her until the end of her life, and I think that you portrayed this appropriately. I felt sorry for her throughout the story, and also felt so bad for her when Rita Skeeter entered the scene. The section with Ariana was really interesting, also. I liked how you described her- you made it seem as though she was almost a ghost, which was really good. Another thing I liked was that last sentence. It wasnt obvious, and we don't get a full idea of exactly who the murderer is- however, we do know from reading Deathly Hallows! Anyway, this was a really cool fic, which I really enjoyed.
Leanne (leannemariesnape, Hufflepuff)

Author's Response: Thank you so much for the review!
This was written for the first challenge I joined so I'm always really happy when I recieve a review for it :)

I always love the way that we can develop the minor characters and find out who they are. I imagine Bathilda as someone who once was very strong and confident but now has lost parts of her memory and is very fragile.

The part with Ariana came into my mind the very first time I read about her.

Thank you again :)


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Review #2, by katebabelovesharrypotter Forgotten memories

5th February 2011:
Oh I love, love, loved it! It was so unique and such an interesting perspective. I enjoyed the letter and the idea of Bathilda thinking back to that infamous summer. I just all around loved it. Wonderful job lovely!

Author's Response: Thank you sweetie, I had to tell a story about her and this is what skipped into my mind at the very first thought of the character.
So happy that you liked it :)

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Review #3, by spangles Forgotten memories

26th December 2010:
Oh my gosh, you totally captured the an essence of like...sad beauty in this piece. It was so well written and I loved the way you wrote it, without dialogue and without lots of thoughts that went on and on. It was more of a recollection and the way you had Rita come seemed very plausible and probably was what really happened.

I assume it was either Voldemort or a Death Eater that killed her and I never thought about the fact that Bathilda was probably killed, I just always thought Voldemort came to her house and she was all ready dead and no one had checkedon her. You way seems a lot more realistic though. XD

And the scene with Ariana was awfully beautfiully tragic. I loved it! The description was perfect and I could imagine the whole thing in my head. Great one shot I loved it! (:

Author's Response: Thank you so much for the review, and sorry for not replying sooner (though I think I did:/)

That is exactly what I wanted to do and my gaol was to try and capture Bathilda as a person filled of regret and to show her side of the story.

I could not help myself and I simply had to give Arianna a spot in this one-shot, I had the very scene in my head when I first read the book actually. The sadness of her being all alone and no one to witness it but her family.

Makes me so happy that you liked my way of writing in this piece because it's my way of talking and telling a story.

Thank you so much!


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Review #4, by Galawen Forgotten memories

24th December 2010:
Aww this makes me feel so sorry for Bathilda! And really angry at Skeeter for taking advantage of an old and lonely woman! I always felt Bathilda must have felt awful after learning about what her nephew did and about the fact that apart from Voldemort he was considered one of the darkest wizards of the modern age. Knowing that a relative of hers; a child she had looked after and cared for was capable of such things would certainly have impacted heavily on her and I think you capture it perfectly.
I like how you seem to compare Bathilda and Arianna in a small way because essentially they are both such lonely individuals :( Very nice piece :)
- Galawen xx

Author's Response: Yes, I think that Bathilda and Grindlewald shared a passion but that she now regrets and fears that she had a big part in how he turned out. So the regret and guilt must be there.

I quite like Arianna and she's the person that I would have loved to read more about so I had to have her in this story... I always imagined Bathilda knowing something about her, witnessing something that she maybe had hidden so deep within herslef that Skeeter couldn't take it and put it in her book. :)

Thank you so much for your review!

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Review #5, by _Leo_ Forgotten memories

22nd December 2010:
Here to return the favour :D

Isn't it astounding how many characters there are in JKR's world we never think twice about, and then you read a one-shot like that and think: Yes, that must be how they felt and what they thought?

Great take on Bathilda's thoughts, well done!

*hugs back*

xxx Leo

Author's Response: Oh thank you so much! *huggles*
I wrote it for the minor characters challenge by lovely Lizzy (Liza_Potter here) and I got Bathilda. (haha I gotta confess I was like "YAY" because she is an amazing minor character)
So I took what came into mind...
thank you so much for leaving me a review too!

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Review #6, by Kandy Forgotten memories

6th December 2010:
This was awesome! I loved the angle of Bathilda, it gave the Dumbledores' story a different tone. 10/10 for an amazing one-shot.

Author's Response: Thank you so much! I'm quite happy with it since it's the first challenge i finnished:)

The part with Ariana has been in my mind since i first read about her in the book so i just had to put it in here with them living next door to Bathilda...

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Review #7, by liza_potter Forgotten memories

9th October 2010:
Cheery! *hug attacks*

I really liked this. You picked such an interesting time in her life, the day of her death, the day Rita Skeeter got all the information she wanted.

I thought it was so clever of you to make history the thing Batilda and Gellert had a shared love for. I never really thought about it, but Gellert must've been interested in history, been interested of knowing others' mistakes and where everything went wrong.

Thanks for entering my challenge sweets! I love you soulmate!

*more hugs*


Author's Response: Thank you so much sweetie soulie! I'm so happy I got Bathilda, she's the coolest minor character ever!

haha to me it fell quite naturally that he'd have a reason to come and stay and that he'd be able to persuade her by using history as a reason...

Loff you too soulie!

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