I enjoyed this story a great deal. I love Luna, but haven't seen a whole lot of Luna/Rolf fics. This was a very sweet take on how they met. It seemed very realistic to me. You captured the dreaminess of Luna and her interesting take on the world. She definitely seems the type who would give a bundle of dirigible plums as a gift.
I think my favorite part was when she was repainting the kitchen a slightly different shade of yellow and she told her dad that it would be different, but it could still be good. I think that is just so telling in regards to the aftermath of traumatic events. You can never go back to the way things were, but you can make life good again. Leave it to Luna to be so insightful :)
Very sweet story.
(Ravenclaw)Author's Response: Luna/Rolf is honestly one of the only Luna things I can ship because I just want the best for her and since I know she marries Rolf, he has to be the best :D It was a real challenge for me to write Luna but I feel I rose to it with courage and I'm glad that you think that I managed to capture a bit of her essence :)
Luna is the little wise seedling of the stories. She's so strange and laughs too much but also she knows a lot; she's faced loss before and knows that people go on and survive and things can be beautiful again.
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This is very sweet! :)
I thought you showed Luna's emotions quite nicely - very serene and gentle. I also really enjoyed the details you put in about Rolf, his voice, Xenophilius, and his protective ways around Luna.
I usually like fics with more action and plot, but a good chunk of fluff is nice, too - I really enjoyed it! Good job! :)Author's Response: aww i'm glad that you liked it! i'm used to using my one-shots as generally non-plot based stories, since my WIPs are mostly very plot-oriented...i'm glad that it worked for you!
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Well, I've been a terrible person, and I have put off this review for you for quite a while D: Since you won it for figuring out the riddles in Riddles for Tom, I should've left it ages ago! Congrats on that btw!
first off - I LOVE THIS. It is so endearingly sweet and wonderful and I think you captured Luna really well! I bet Sarah (lllb) absolutely loved it as well. I like how you describe Rolf (for some reason in my head I imagine him to be like James Mcavoy) with the nice smile and everything. It sorta made my heart melt. ♥
And your Luna was wonderful! I think you captured her easygoing nature really well. I love reading Luna stories since most of the time they're so lovely and they make me want to sit back, relax, and just really enjoy the words on the page. And the ending was so sweet! I loved that part the most, I think xD
Your writing flowed very easily in this piece and was really nice to read :D I think you did an excellent job! I adore your description, which is something I often have trouble with. Any tips on that? :P
I will have to check out your other stories soon enough - can't believe I haven't read anything of yours after this delightful one-shot! :D
~foundriapenguinAuthor's Response: aw don't worry about it! to be completely honest i'd forgotten that i even won anything haha. but thank you! i mainly replied for the challenge--i love riddles!
thank you, i'm so glad you like it! it was a bit of a point of stress for me to write from Luna's pov or even to have her in a story--she's really hard to grasp as a writer, i've tried it before and am always in admiration of the story-writers i've seen who can capture her "otherness". SO I'M SO GLAD that to you it seems like i did!!
james mcavoy would be a cute rolf! personally i see him as lee pace, but james would certainly fit the picture i was trying to put across :P hehe love boys who can make your heart melt.even if they're imaginary (shh! don't tell)
i'm glad you liked the ending, too. i was unsure if this was going to make people unhappy, because it's kind of a long one-shot and then i leave it sort of, well, ambiguous...but i personally like it (would make sense, no?) too :)
thank you!! okay, even though you may have been joking: description. unfortunately for my ability to give tips, it's always something that's come rather naturally, my brain having the tendency to notice too much all the time--er, when i'm actively paying attention, that is, hehe--but my poetry teacher gave us a piece of advice that i think is really useful: think about the way that a person's head moves around in a conversation. for example, some times we look away, noticing different things, sometimes we're watching the person.
for me, it also helps to make a list of "ways" that the thing looks like. then i see if there's anything that the list reminds me of (i lean back upon figurative language maybe a little too much though) . like the line of people coming through the reeds like a snake. i knew i wanted them to look dark, be walking in a serpentine pattern over the hills...
i think personally i border on too much description at times; it's weird how learning to write poetry has helped to condense my stories as well :)
thank you so much for the review! definitely made my day :) Report Review
I lvoe Luna, but this is the first fic I have read about her, and I just love it! Especially at the end, Luna just seems so. sweet and cute, and I can see the beginnings of young love :)Author's Response: aw thank you!! i like luna too, and i'm glad that you could see the romance here :)
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Aw, this is a lovely story describing how Luna and Rolf first met. It's sweet that the Dirigible Plums play such an important part in those two getting together because that tree was her mother's tree.
I love the details you put in this story. Things such as the expensive parchment are what makes this story so realistic and mentioning the Plimpies is so very Luna.
Your characterisation of her is very good. She's still the same as she was before the war but different. She's stronger now and she's realised the value of life and friendship.
A lovely story and a fantastic gift for Valentines Day :)
-Sophia xAuthor's Response: awww thank you! i really like this story, i think that it was fun and challenging and new and exciting to write!!
i'm glad that she was a credible persona--luna has intimidated me (unless i'm writing a parody, like my other story that she's in, because then you don't have to make everything, erm, realistic really) for so long, but i finally took the plunge and went for it!
thank you so much for the review! it means so much to me that you took the time to let me know what you thought :) Report Review
This was the sweetest most lovely, slightly sad but still wonderful Luna I have ever read!
I adored the idea of how she met Rolf, and it was another moment in the aftermath of war that no one really thinks about.
I thought your characterisation was good, though I think she could've been slightly dreamier but that could just be me (I can't write Luna to save my life so I can't really say much ;))
I felt it was written well, I thought the emotions of her father were understandable, though I would've liked to have seen a bit more on how Luna felt about what had happened.
Overall I really enjoyed this! I loved the idea and it was well written and generally really good!
Hannah xAuthor's Response: aww thank you! you're right, Luna might have been dreamier but, she's very difficult to write in that she is always so--other--and i feel that i did the best that i could without much more practice ! :)
thank you so much! i really appreciate you taking the time to leave a review :) Report Review
Oh my god!!! When you said there would be more later, I assumed it meant you would read some of my stories for enjoyment when you needed something to read. I never thought I'd be getting my very own story! I now feel like a failure for only writing a one shot as my gift. :P
I LOVE the story. It is sweet, and you nailed Luna. She was dreamy, she was realistic, she was accepting. I loved her. I also loved how Quibbler fans helped rebuild the Lovegood house.
The real thing about this, though, is the details. The flavor of the Dirigible Plums, the money Rolf spent on stationery, the bouquet of balloons, all of it. Those are the bits that make the story, and you had them. It's takes a certain eye to find those things and put them in a story.
Thank you so much!!! This has been a wonderful Valentine's Week! I couldn't have imagined anything half as good. :DAuthor's Response: awww you are So welcome! and i'm really glad that you liked it and thought that i did Luna well, it was scary because she seems so--separate, and other sometimes.
it was my pleasure to write and read for you, and I'm glad that the week was wonderful!! :) Report Review
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