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Review #1, by L Epilogue

12th March 2016:
Just reread this story for the first time in a couple of years and was pleased to discover that it's still excellent! I hope you have more fics planned for after etc etc

Author's Response: Ahh, I'm glad to hear! :) I don't have any major fics planned, but I'll still be writing short stories, and rewriting etc into something original.

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Review #2, by effervescentbutterbeer Epilogue

14th February 2016:
I'd honestly give your fic an 11/10 if I could, but you know. Can't.

I first clicked on this Beyonce of fanfictions while searching the archive of our own lists for anything featuring Cho Chang that wasn't straight up smut, and was fascinated by the first line in the summary. I ended up loving what I read so much that I didn't even care that Cho didn't truly make an appearance, even though at the beginning of my trek through the fanfiction jungle I was determined to read only something like that. Congrats!

I loved Bea and Scorpius, of course, but the character that really stole the show was Albus. Made me nearly cry with happiness when he was portrayed as a Hufflepuff, since, as a proud badger, I was finding that my house is severely underrepresented and misrepresented. His bludger-whispering and snitch-attracting abilities were hilarious, and I shouldn't have been surprised. What kind of thing, animate or inanimate, wouldn't fall in love with his Albus-ness?! (Not gonna lie, Maple-the-transgender-bonsai gave Albus a run for his money.)

Funny story, when I recently put myself through the new Pottermore sorting hat quiz, I was so terrified of being told that I wasn't a true Hufflepuff that I almost called it quits. Luckily, I went through with it and got the results I had hoped for. Phew, would have caused an existential crisis if not.

Happy Writing!

Author's Response: BEYONCE OF FANFICTIONS i am not worthy *u*

Eep, slightly deceptive Cho Chang tagging (I have more vague mentions of her in the side stories posted on tumblr); there was no other way to proclaim CHANG FAMILY OC!!! Knowing Cho married a muggle and being a science nerd myself, I really wanted to explore how magic has remained so separate from (or secretly influenced) Muggle scientific advances, and what better than a witch marrying a scientist and spawning an eccentric genius?

Potterpuff! Potterpuff! What heart! What faith! What Quidditch-breaking skills! I aaalways imagined Albus from the epilogue as a Hufflepuff--like a Harry without the special prophecy, someone who would not have cared about showing off or magical skills, but just wanted to be close with his friends and held fast to treating everyone right.

(I'm 100% either Ravenclaw or Slytherin and got Gryffindor! of all things in the latest quiz. Everyone I've told has immediately laughed because IT'S THAT INACCURATE.)

♥ thank you so much for reading and reviewing!

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Review #3, by drake malloy Epilogue

17th November 2015:
so usually i don't write reviews unless fics are truly truly truly exceptional and stand-out in some way. CONGRATS YOU YOU DAZZLING CUPCAKE BC HERE I AM REVIEWING FOR THE THIRD TIME IN MY LIFE (and i've read like hundreds of fics, maybe thousands by now who keeps count -- so really a rarity)

after reading all of 'etc.' last night/morning, and "capers" this night/morning i HAVE TO SAY WHAT THE FAWKES

i don't even know if i can adequately express myself bc usually i can't after being IF (IN FIC) for so mant hours and after reading SUCH EXFAWKINGCEPTIONLA examples

your fics are just WHAMMY

neaerly everything about them is on-point

i can't i can't i can't i can and i will

1. going from your scorp in "etc' to this scorp wasn't even a difficult transition for me. it was laughable. it WASNT LAUGHABLE ACTUALLY BECAUSE THATS HOW GOOD YOUR WRITING IS
2. make them so separate but also absolutely believeable and stunning in every incarnation. PROVERBIAL HAT OFF i'd even go so far as to saying HAIR OFF -- you're TRULY THAT GOOD.
3. just everything is everything. all of the adjecives and etc. blah blah i feel you get the picture.
4. these two fics have been esp. inspiring to me personally as i'm a writer too 9hahaahahah)
and have been working on HP OC POV/centric fics for over a year and reading all your work gives me bakeries full of hope cupcakes. yes! there is a market for OC fics. but your ocs are incomparable, ugh. again, i can't. no words (save no words to say no words)
so thank you so much thank you for existing thank you for writing these all
5. not about this story but re: 'etc' as i'm too lazy/sleepy now to go to it: i don't even care who clem ends up with she's such a fawkesing ASTOUNDING character i'd actuall ybe mroe satisfied if she just ended up with herself. that is to say, the driving force in reading your fics has been the pure delight in reading them, not the usual slashing/ships/variation on how they'll "get together" malarky. just the actual individual characters themselves. and that's so rare for me to find. so again, hair off ot you.

please please please get published. earnestly if i had money i'd go scorp all over your bae i MEAN BEA


Also THANK YOU *U* for calling me a dazzling cupcake, amongst other things.

I think the biggest jump for most people between my stories is Albus. There've been questions before about who would win, Mr. Enigma or Potterpuff, and ofc Potterpuff wins every time. He's a bludger master. Capers is my next gen headcanon though, so you're more likely to see those characterizations in my miscellaneous writing (posted on tumblr, etc). It has a soft spot in my heart forever and ever.

And I'm so glad to hear you like etc. too!! Hilariously enough that story is "all about" ships and teams, and yet. I'd very much like to adapt etc into an OF and try to get published.

Thank you SO much again for reading and for reviewing (your rare review!) Good luck to your writing as well!

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Review #4, by drake malloy Take a Chance on Me; Initial Here

17th November 2015:
phenomenal work, but had to write to comment on the line: "I raise you two mansions and a yacht."

because i mistakenly read it as "two mountains and a yak." and just picturing your scorp boasting that, ah! had me laughing harder than i already was. maybe in tears.

sirisly though, ace work. you're exceptionally brilliant, pls get published.

Author's Response: BUT THE BEST PART is that it would be entirely believable that Scorpius has a mountain of yaks that supply his terrible blazer addiction. They're handmade in the Himalayas, and don't you forget it!

♥! thank you! c:

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Review #5, by Anon Epilogue

1st August 2015:
This was amazing... I don't know what else to say. I just finished this in two days, and it was great all the way.

Author's Response: Thank you so much, anon! :) I'm glad people are still reading this fic!

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Review #6, by randomnickname Epilogue

14th April 2015:
This novel was nice, with believable and lovable characters, relationships and plots. Especially like how Fred and Albus developped, a lot of nice surprises like the bludger whisperer and stuff. Classy, funny, overly addictive.
I find your style, wit and the depht of your characters amazing. Make more

Author's Response: Thank you! c: I'm glad you enjoyed it! It means the world to me.

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Review #7, by MissMoneypenny That's How the Biscuit Breaks

26th December 2014:
hello! i've been completely entranced reading up to this point to the extent i didn't want to pause to leave a review, but i've come to a natural break now. excuse me if i'm - er - slightly incoherent. that tends to happens sometimes.
1. i TOTALLY called the james and bea thing, and was pretty chuffed when she admitted it to Drunk Scorpius (the best kind of scorpius, lbr.) i think they'd actually make a pretty good couple, to be honest.
2. i'm so thrilled bea's started "noticing things". i was beginning to lose hope for the poor love, really - despite james, her and scorpius were always kind of endgame, even with vixen mcsexylegs around. ja feel?
... sorry, i'm not really sure where that came from.
3. I'M SO GLAD THE LINE ABOUT BREAKING HOGWARTS MADE IT IN! distracted me from the sadness and Crying Bea, of all things. Crying Bea was nice though - expanded her character, although that's probably not the best way to put it.
4. all the characters have been so well-developed - fred, albus (sidenote: ALBUS. MY LOVE. MY LIGHT. i hope heís not broken). oh, and anjali, obviously; those characters that can do the whole impassive-not-show-emotion-smirk thing have always got on my nerves slightly, but anjaliís backstory is just so well developed you canít really argue with it. also, as long as bea and scorpius end up together, iím fine with her.
5. just in general, this is a really great. thereís so many quotes that have made me laugh out loud, so many wonderful characters, such amazing world building. anyway, i apologise for such a crummy review, but i just wanted let you know how much i love this story (and your writing in general!)
lucy xox

Author's Response: This is the fic where I love everyone and Hogwarts feels like home, so when readers love it, I feel like fangirling with them despite having, well, written it.

I love the way Bea and Scorpius's relationships work out. I remember having trouble showing why they're drawn to each other. But when I figured Bea crushed on James, I saw how similar Scorpius is, how much she values that one person believing in her, how she's fond of silliness. And Scorpius is ever in love with minds. Anjali has got smart and sexy down pat, but he isn't attracted as much as in awe of her, as he is a bit in awe of Bea.

Anjali is very much like Clemence (since I know you just read etc!). I love that she's callous but correct, petty but not ungenerous, and she'll bite you if you dare pity her. I'll admit my fondness for emotionally stunted girls, being one 8D


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Review #8, by LucidDelight Epilogue

20th December 2014:
Please tell me this one gets a one-shot outtake somewhere down the line? Also, I love your OC characters.

Author's Response: I've written some short backstories on my co-run hp headcanon tumblr, and I've got some fluffy crack in my docs. They're things I'll eventually publish when I have time to polish them up--they exist! I still very much want to write a scene at the annual Malfoy winter ball :'D the whole gang at a classy gathering, I must.

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Review #9, by loopylunalovegood Begin with a Bang

20th August 2014:
"distracting muggle whim-whams up the wazoo". that line gives me life, made my night, honestly. though i don't think the lady sat next to me on the bus appreciated my snorting, damn, you just cant please everyone. Really though, this story is a masterpiece, reads like a charm, fantastic!

Author's Response: Heee, glad you find my odd sense of humor, well, humorous; it's all whim-whams and wazoos and food jokes :'D

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Review #10, by queeeennn Epilogue

4th July 2014:
So I read this a while ago but I felt like rereading it and ofc I forgot how bloody awesome this story is ! Gosh it was so oo good. I absolutely love how you've made an odd pairing rather than a rose/scorpius. I love. Everything. Bout. This . story.
Gosh my feelings are like all over the place. Again.

I now deem you as my queen 👑

Author's Response: Thank you so much! I've nothing against Rose/Scor, but I have a different headcanon, and I'm glad people have given my fic a chance :)

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Review #11, by HEHE Fishing for Wishy-Washy Wishing

29th June 2014:
"I'm the son of the Boy-Who-Lived!"

"Yeah, yeah, and I'm the daughter of the girl who rejected him."


Author's Response: Harry can never win this battle, no matter how many Voldemorts he vanquishes 8D

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Review #12, by The_Crookshanks_Saga Epilogue

10th May 2014:
Well, hello there. New fic, new ending, new Scorpius, new blazer... is it odd to say I cried at the end?



Author's Response: Eee, glad you enjoyed the story! Crying is a compliment, not odd!

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Review #13, by evil little devil Epilogue

1st March 2014:
Hello again!
So after I finished reading etc. I was at a loss at what to do with my life - the natural next step was to re-read Capers (which I also haven't reviewed -hangs head in shame- (my New Year's resolution was to start actually reviewing things again because I got a little lazy)). Uni starts for me next week, so I'm spending the weekend (and the last few days) reading and writing fic and making graphics and doing all the things I don't usually have enough time for, and I wanted something nice and light-hearted and adorable (even though it gets super serious), and Capers is perfect for that.
And, in the spirit of Bea, I've just come back from Waffle King.
Again, I think I have to say that your biggest strength is your characters. They jump of the page and into your soul. And in the same way that with Clemence you took stereotypical Slytherin traits and layered them with so much depth, with this one you've taken what could have been stereotypes (wacky inventor, hopeless Hufflepuff, etc), and done the same thing. Bea just gets more and more depth the further into the story you go, and she grows and develops so beautifully. And you handle such a large cast so well - all of the characters are developed and written so incredible well, they're a delight to read. Especially Potterpuff! He is far too adorable for words. All of the characters are important, and they all get their stories. I love that Fred becomes an auror - he reminds me a little of the BBC Sherlock portrayal of Watson - he is nervous and a little apprehensive about all the adventures and explosions and stuff, but at the same time it drives him, and he loves the adrenaline. Anjali is gorgeous too, I love those beautifully ambiguous characters, and she is definitely one of them. My heart broke a little for her in that last scene of hers by the lake. And Scorpius! The poor guy, he's been through so much. But at the same time, I imagine he's quite happy now - trying to teach Bea to bake, while she lectures him on the laws of thermodynamics.
What I also find super duper impressive about this story is the way in which you've managed to balance the humour/crack with the adventure and the danger and the characters, and meshed it all together to make something truly remarkable. I mean, cupcake forensics! Need I say more?
Also the whole concept of trying to make muggle tech work in Hogwarts is so damn genius. It is something they so obviously need to do, because otherwise as long as technology keeps advancing magic is going to become kind of obsolete.
This story is just absolutely fantastic in every way, it's such a pleasure to read, so thank you so much for writing it! :)

Author's Response: Waah, the pre-Uni rush, I feel you. I find that I end up being more productive while in school; :P being busy creates more work. Waffle King is an excellent choice, however.

When I look at Capers sometimes, I see an Asian drama--which I find is very apparent to readers who watch Asian dramas and goes unnoticed (or unmentioned) by readers who don't. Plucky poor girl, snobby rich heir, rich ex-girlfriend... it's as standard as Asian drama gets! But Asian dramas fall to the tropes so hard! I want my plucky heroine to fail and be selfish and have her adorableness as a crux! I want the ex-girlfriend to be the anti-heroine, selfless for all the wrong reasons! And while everyone's trying to be cool and successful, Potterpuff is bravest of all with his soft heart. And aaah, I haven't ever compared Fred and Watson before but I TOTALLY see it now (and I did it first ahurrhurr).

The genre-mixing was a HUGE challenge. I went crazy while writing so many of these chapters, like 'ready to make bargains with the devil' crazy. But I learned so much and it was incredibly satisfying when I finished the chapters.

I wish I could've done more with the Muggle tech stuff! I think I could have if I planned it more in the beginning, but invariably it became cupcake forensics 8D Ah well.

♥ thank you so much for reading again! ^__^

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Review #14, by AlexFan Epilogue

1st January 2014:
EEK! This Epilogue just did it for me! (Oh and welcome to day six of the 12 Days of the Reviewing).

I loved reading this story so much even though I haven't been with it as much as everyone else but I still enjoyed it nonetheless.

Bea is as awesome as ever and at least she gets to run the joke shop and invent things. By the sounds of it she's having the time of her life working in George's shop. Of course there's still smoke coming from the back room and Bea is still blowing things up but she wouldn't be Bea if that didn't happen.

Scorpius seems to have lost a little bit of his smoothness if that dropped cupcake is anything to go by. Way to surprise Bea though. The way that she greeted him though was absolutely beautiful.

And at the end of it all, I still ship Bea and Scorpius hardcore.

Author's Response: Wahee you're back! I'm glad you got to the end ^__^ And yes, five years later, everything has changed and yet not much has changed.

Baha, if you thought Scorpius was smooth before, then you must have been charmed by his velvet tartan blazers and snooty monologues. You aren't alone, because Bea was (secretly, of course, and the cupcakes helped).


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Review #15, by avalade Epilogue

29th December 2013:
I may have just marathoned, yeah you can totally use it as a verb when it comes to reading, the entire fic in less than two days, oops. Haha I am completely in love with this story. It is the best next gen story, it managed to be completely true to Rowling's world and coherently integrate original characters and canon characters with non-canon characteristics. I admit to downloading the pdf and adding it to my kindle, thatís the level of my love!

Author's Response: c: Aaah, I'm so glad! Every time someone tells me they love this story, I feel like I brought someone new into this odd family of characters. My readers have helped me so much along the way. It was a difficult story to write at times, but it taught me so much and I wrote every chapter with much love and frustration.


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Review #16, by avalade Take a Chance on Me; Initial Here

28th December 2013:
The Secret Garden reference killed me! I'm loving the story so far!

Author's Response: You caught the reference! :D Hehe, hope you like the rest of the story!

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Review #17, by spreaddapoo93 Epilogue

1st December 2013:
Gina. My golly... I can't believe it's been two years, but I hope you feel as proud as I have felt to have been part of Capers while it was still in the process of being written! To have to wait eagerly for the next chapter, enticed cliffhanger after cliffhanger, mind fuzzled and heart blubbered by every thrilling second.

You've made characters and a story that are beyond memorable, that are now ingrained in my mind (and doubtless, many MANY more!). And it's not just the rib-splinting humour, or the flammable heart-warming moments, or the crazy-awesome descriptions that just sum up exactly how the character feels in just the right way... I feel like there's just always so much more in your novels; that throws amusement, lends strength, burns human emotion and development all in one go.

You're such a fantastic writer, with such a keen eye and heart for what it means to be human, what it means to interact. And your mind! BY GOLLY, woman, your mind!!! You're able to concoct the most ridiculous, outlandish, amazing scenarios, build a story around that, and use those elements as recurring devices and motifs that tell so much more than just a story.

And the art! Capers was a sensationally enriching experience, visually, literature-ally(?), emotionally, etc. etc. etc.! It (and everything else you have touched, my darling, reverent Midas) will stay in my heart forever.

Much love, and forever indebted and in gratitude to Your Amazingness! (and I can't believe I'm writing that for the last time on Capers)

P.S. I absolutely adored this epilogue. It did Capers justice and I can't imagine any other way it could have ended.

Author's Response: Writing Capers is one of the best experiences in my life. It's my longest project, full of grueling late nights, hair-pulling, Fred-blaming, all that. My readers have been the best and I never would have expected the reception that I've received. It began quite messy. The writing was all over the place, as it was my first time writing so many different PoVs of characters I didn't really know yet. And then edits and biscuits and more edits and falling in love with everyone, //especially Fred//. I see how I've improved every time I go back and edit bit more so the writing matches more of my current style.

I tried a lot of weird things and cool things. That's the magic of fic--you can go nuts. There's a time for subtlety and a time for Harry's son to lead a flock of Bludgers with a cry from Braveheart. I want to show that great emotional scenes can come from that! It's become my challenge to genre mash because that's the inevitable route of my writing. I like being funny. I like making statements and hitting emotional buttons. And all of that can happen in the same moment.

♥ thank you so so much one last time here! :')

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Review #18, by spreaddapoo93 Open at the Close

1st December 2013:
I am rolling around, tongue lolling uselessly, fingers clutching my ribs, half crying and half laughing at the thought of the Quidditch team parading Albus while chanting "Potterpuff"!

But *ahem* I love the direction you went with Albus, the amicable, slightly useless gangly teen who just wants to be part of the gang... Mwg, he's so lovable!!! It was thrilling and heartwarming to see his development throughout the story (I bet I'll go nostalgically back to the very beginning, fascinated by how he had started and marvel by the end once again, at how he has progressed... while actually still staying the same old Albus). He deserves all the happiness in the world. As do the rest of the characters, but hey, I'm sure they'll have their bit of fun.

Bea... Oh, darling Bea... Once again your scientific mind comes whirring in to save the day and flush our astonishment straight out of us, onto the comment page... My golly, you have a way with thinking and words and all that stuff that, you know, constitutes a writer. You've created a world with a physics and magic that make sense, that essentially create a fundamental basis for every scientific interaction. It works!

I love the way you've ended this particular chapter (technically, almost the story), with Bea, as ever, the same Bea, but different, a little bit more grown, at her table, getting back to work... And you know that this will be her forever and always; the Bea that doesn't feel defeated, that will continuously be improving her gadgetries and always inventing new and outlandish things. Experiencing a character like Bea was one of the best, downright, experiences I have ever encountered on HPFF, especially because she's so unusual. She's the daughter of a side character, she's Asian, she's slightly insane, adorable, almost a child, but an adult nonetheless.

I can't thank you enough for that, Gina~! Ah! Now, I'll be onto the epilogue, and that'll be that... I can hardly believe it...

I'll see you on the other side!

Much love!

P.S. The chapter title... I am in

love, and inconsolably blubbering.

Author's Response: I forever love the fact that Albus is the most popular character in Capers, even taking account of what a popular next gen character he is in general. Everyone embraced Puff!Albus so wholeheartedly, and I think it says a lot about the innocence he embodies. etc!Albus is the complete opposite, not only in attitude but in how he is willing to be someone he isn't to get what he wants. I think our Capers Albus is living the dream. Someone who has fully accepted who he is and is totally happy about it.

Bahaha I actually sometimes wish I could've expanded more on the science. I was really excited about that in the beginning, and one of my favorite bits is when Bea describes how she sees magic and science in chapter 19, because it's how I've come to see it. In part, I let the science part go because it became less important in the story, which isn't really about an invention at all, as much as the unusual friendships that have formed around it.

While I did know some form of the epilogue since the beginning, I never actually pinned down the last non-epilogue scene until I wrote this chapter, and I'm so happy that I found something fitting. Bea at her workstation making something new--after writing that, I can't think of any other way to end it.

A majority of the main cast is a person of color. I never set out to make them diverse; it just happened when I made the roles. And I think that's proof enough that anyone can do it!

♥ ♥ ♥ I begin my emotional manipulation at the chapter titles

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Review #19, by spreaddapoo93 Bittersweet

1st December 2013:
Haha, getting back to Fred in a rush of excitement, I see! Ah, every time I think of reporters now, all I will think about is etc.'s Clemence! (I must say, my view on them has turned from irritation to a strange amalgamation of annoyance and admiration: you have to give it to them for their determination!)

Oh, Gina... What I wouldn't give to enter that brain of yours for a split second (of course, this would probably mean an overwhelming sea of genius and craziness that I would end up clutching my head in the greatest Brain-Freeze Reboot since the last slushie I ever dared in seventh grade... So maybe it's a good thing I can't). "bankrupt Britain with a sneeze"?! By golly, your talent/skill never ceases to amaze!

I mean... even Teddy and that sweet-briar envelope (and just everything Teddy does in general, you know). You have this ridiculously phenomenal ability to make zesty-kill-me-now-before-I-die-of-heart-attack-suspense-what?-that's-awesome-why-didn't-I-think-of-that? in the place of what could have been just a normal occurrence.

Hahahahaha, sorry for the sudden burst of laughter. I just read the biscuit scene... BEA! Hahaha, "half of two..." Once again, stressed doubletime, you are spectacular with humour. Something that's absolutely tricky and difficult, almost impossible to manage unless you have a godgiven talent, and by golly, you have it all the way through.

Which is fantastic, because you have that other, opposite end of the spectrum covered; that gravity and seriousness that you can handle with one line, one phrase, one word in just the right place. I'm reading and re-reading "The breath beside her sieved from his mouth with a lightness, as if a thread unwinding for seventeen years had finally been freed from its spool; with a sigh, the Trace had been dissolved." Absolutely beautiful; such a gorgeous, delicate image that I, for reasons above and below me, forget...

Anyway, this was a FANTASTIC chapter... I'm half in excitement, half in trepidation and anxiety because this is it! It's almost the end... I've grown so attached to all of the characters, and I can't bear the thought of saying farewell! Sending them away on their little handcrafted boats, towards the horizon of their futures!!! WILL I EVER SEE THEM AGAIN? It was great knowing them, though, and I have you to thank...

But what am I doing, talking as if I've already read the finale and the epilogue, when I still have two ruddy chapters more to look forward to?! I'll catch you at the end, my darling Gina~~~!

Always with love

(p.s. When I read your after note about Fred, and George's name, I felt a part of my heart blub up... GYAH, WHY, GINA~?)

Author's Response: I couldn't help but think of Clemence while writing the reporter too xD Oh dear, I don't think I can ever look at one the same way again. I've been too influenced by the spunky, snarky 40s girl reporter trope.

My brain is full of protein and sugar! You can find the same things in a regular energy bar. It is probably more accessible. A slushie is also probably quite similar too--probably most similar in texture. Ideas get sloshy up in the noggin, something a hard shake springs a few leaks, ya know.

I ACTUALLY FIRST SAID THE "HALF OF TWO" LINE IN REAL LIFE WHEN I... DID EXACTLY WHAT BEA DID 8D then I was like, wait this is perf for Capers *makes note.* Oh if only you all knew my eating habits c:

The last part about the Trace lifting is one of my favorite bits I've written. It was something I could see and feel very clearly and I was so excited to write it down. I pretty much sat and thought, well, what would it feel like to suddenly have a wee security camera suddenly vanish after sitting over your shoulder for 17 years? Thankfully it came out a bit more poetic than that.

I took a long hiatus before this chapter and when I came back, my writing style took a huge leap. I'm really happy with how this chapter turned out, especially the pacing. Despite being largely set in the hospital wing, a lot of characters showed up/were mentioned (which I was worried I wouldn't be able to do!).


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Review #20, by spreaddapoo93 The Great Escape

1st December 2013:
After... er... I'm not quite sure how long, but the point is, I'M BACK to HPFF, and boy is it a beauty to be welcomed back to Capers with its COMPLETION! (My golly, I can hardly believe it).

Needless to say, I've missed Bea (with her "my eyes were malfunctioning" tsk tsk!), Scorpius (give that gorgeous man a hug, a cookie, a loving father, whatever he wants! Oh, he wants Bea... okay, then, let him have her!), Fred, Anjali and DARLING ALBUS! But *cough cough* moving onto the review of the actual chapter...

Boy, have I missed your way of describing! Like everything's a phenomenon, but something that's never before been recorded before (does that make sense?)... I think that's my twisted way of saying, kudos! Your figures of speech are original and standy-outy~! Like how you describe Bea's ickle feelings for Scorp (prop! makes me want to squeeze her, so adorable!), or when she falls on her face and "simply ended up befriending the floor"... Mrrrwww, all I want to do is give her a well-deserved hug before I sit her down and tell her I'm ready to take her as seriously as she wants me to.

On another note, it has finally happened! Bea has been turned into an unwilling Asian factory worker with a million dextrous hands and a mind too capable for her own good. (Actually, your chapter later proves this last bit false, as her stunning brilliance shines through TIME AND TIME AGAIN and I'm biting my nails, fawning over Your Excellency... Your use of the invention that landed them into trouble, to get them out of trouble, is ingenious.)

AH! Your action/chase sequences are always so adrenaline pumping. I feel like I've been running, murderers at my heels. Ge, GINA! GYAH! This is too much for my teensy heart to take (but don't we all love you all the more for it). Boy, when they say coming back with a bang, by golly did you quite (almost) literally really come back with one.

And your bleeding cliffhangers (except, Scorpy and Bea aren't hanging off it, now are they?! MORE UNCERTAIN FATES?! GYAH!)

Hopefully, instead of being completely incomprehensible, this half-nonsensical review should be cue enough to tell you how excited I am to finally be back, and to see how everything unfolds! You really have an Author's touch! The Mastery! The Excellence! The Wowow!

Much love and (always) admiration!

Author's Response: Welp, time to start responding! I'M GLAD YOU'RE BACK :3 especially for the ending, the ending that I've wanted to write for two years.

I remember thinking for this chapter that I had to combine "adorable" and "doom and death", so this is the result. Bea throwing herself at Scorpius and befriending the floor, Draco dying and Scorpius angsting it up with honey all over his bruises.

OMG UNWILLING SWEATSHOP WORKER BAHAHAHA, yes that is exactly what she's become, with a few less million hands.

It's actually a pretty short action sequence too! There are so many chase/fleeing sequences in Capers already, but they all have a bit of significance to them. Like the first time Scorpius saves her, then when they escape the lockers together, Fred's entire action hero sequence in Knockturn... this one is Bea's big hurrah. She started as someone with a lot of determination and not so much substance behind it, but the proof is here after 20-something chapters--never underestimate her, ever.


♥ teeeheee your adjectives! I love them all. I am imagining them all around the doge

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Review #21, by AlexFan The Great Escape

30th November 2013:
This chapter was literally like a movie. Except I wasn't watching it, I was reading it. But still, I had a soundtrack and sound effects happening in my head so it was just as good.

But wow, things went from light, fluffy, funny and happy inventing to death, death everywhere. When I started reading this story I had not planned on it taking this route at all.

I am still trying to deal with the idea that Draco is dead, my mind is in denial right now because how can Draco Malfoy be dead. That's not how he works! I'll eventually get over my denial however so it's okay.

Author's Response: Ooh I had a soundtrack to the whole Knockturn adventure. I wish I could be like Fred and store it mentally.

I had no idea it was going to have a body count, but I rolled with it, and it turned out all right. I wish I had time to expand more on Draco beforehand, but alas! :c He'll just have to be mourned.

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Review #22, by AlexFan Choose Wisely

27th November 2013:
Wow, Scorpius is right, that is one helluva Hufflepuff that Bea has got there. I'm fairly certain that at this point my reviews will be 99% squealing about Albus and how much I love him.

I never thought that I would ever be able to like Hufflepuff!Albus because I just haven't seen him portrayed right but you've made me change my mind. Just goes to show that just because you're a Hufflepuff doesn't mean you can't be awesome!

That Potter/Weasley lot though is a strange one. And I mean strange and quirky. But it works for them.

On another hand, I'm fairly certain that Bea and Scorpius are going to be really close friends. Bea seems to be able to read Scorpius like no one else can and he seems to have developed a habit of being really honest when he's around her.

For a second there I was wondering what would happen now that Bea knew the truth but thank goodness that the deal is still on. I thought for sure that Bea would just walk out right there and then.

And in more important news, every single plan that Bea is involved in seems to go horribly wrong.

Author's Response: My poor Hufflepuffs have to be the butt of jokes all the time, but I love them so. No one ever puts Albus in that house, but Hufflepuff!Albus is the first next gen headcanon I developed. It's funny how it's the least popular house, but Albus here is probably the puffiest of Puffs and the fan favorite character by far.

I think Bea's charm is that she asks the questions no one else is willing to ask. She goes after what she wants, and it's a little bit naivety and a lot of determination, and it bleeds into the way she interacts with people. She sees something about someone and she'll tell them. Maybe not always in the most tactful way, but sometimes tact isn't what's needed.

♥ again!

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Review #23, by AlexFan Oh, Bludger!

27th November 2013:
Wow, Fred is getting creepy. And I love how Albus just casually brings up that there was a seminar about Fred and his tendency to get a little creepy and intense with girls.

Seriously, I just love Albus, how can you not, the boy is just so sweet and innocent. I don't know how anyone could NOT like him.

And on the physics front, I'm pretty horrible at it but I feel so proud of myself for knowing what Schrodinger's Cat is and all thanks to watching excessive amounts of the Big Bang Theory. But really Scorpius, the concept isn't that difficult to understand.

Albus is most definitely a brilliant ice-breaker. I look forward to seeing some more of Bamf!Albus in the next chapter. He was pretty Bamf in this chapter as well.

Author's Response: I love my boys with their chivalry-bordering-on-creepy complexes. Like puppies following you around, poking their nose in. What I love about Fred especially is that he's the only character in the entire story who has any sense of shame. If anyone else were in a bush stalking, they'd be making a party of it.

Scorpius still needs to differentiate between physics and psychics; he'd probably be baffled by TV most of all if you tried to explain via Big Bang Theory.

Potterpuff ♥

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Review #24, by AlexFan Sweet, Sweet Revenge

26th November 2013:
Oh my goodness, Rose is just brilliant! Her creative names for Anjali though are just astounding. The love that Rose has for that girl is just out of this world.

I have to tell you though, my favourite part was when they were talking about Colin and creating an organization for him. I was giggling really hard when I got to the part that the name spelled out SUCKS. And then I completely lost it when I got to this:

"Right," Verona drawled. "S-F-U-C-K-A-S. Much better."

I literally could not stop laughing and I'm pretty sure I had to shove my fist into my mouth to stop myself from bursting into very loud laughter. I haven't read a fanfiction that's made me laugh like that in a very long time so you can imagine how much I loved this chapter.

And the family love between Rose and Lucy is just beautiful. There's nothing like one cousin trying to kill the other to say I love you.

That ending was brilliant though. Bea can be quite the scheming little Ravenaw can't she. I love how her form of revenge is something that only requires really small work but ends up with really big results.

Let's all clap for Bea.

Author's Response: Bahahaha, there's ridiculous amounts of ridiculous whenever Rose is around. Violent family love, in the only way Rose and Lucy know how to express :D They're a bit inspired by crazy!Rose and Lu in Starving Artists, except I amped up the tendency to murder as I tend to do.

That's a running theme through the fic! Small things causing bigger things ;) Bea is your primary example of that. Ah, and then the amount of plot I've cooked up from a single cupcake...

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Review #25, by AlexFan A Biscuit a Day Keeps the Slytherin Away

26th November 2013:
I'm so incredibly proud of Bea. I haven't even known her for that long but I already feel like a proud mama bear. I could see why she was out in Ravenclaw before this chapter but she did come off as really sweet-minded so I was a little bit shocked when Bea came out with this long intelligent explanation.

And then I felt like clapping my hands because that must've shocked everyone else in that room as well. But yeah, go Bea, you tell Scorpius where he can stick it!

I can definitely see why Scorpius wants to buy her invention though, if it actually works, that could change the wizarding world in a really huge way and it could make Bea probably one of the richest, if not THE RICHEST, magical being in the world.

Author's Response: Teehee, I always love seeing people's reaction to that scene, because I thought it would be the best way to set up how Bea is perceived by her friends and peers. She's a bit of an adorable hassle, but very sharp when she wants to be. And instead of her adorableness being a static trait played for laughs, it's also her primary flaw and what's she struggles with, being a part of her identity and what's holding her back at the same time.


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