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Review #1, by nott theodore Seize the Day

12th July 2014:
Hi there!

I love the fact that you chose to write a story about Remus and his relationship with Harry because it's always been something that's interesting to me, about how their friendship developed and taking into account what Remus knew about Harry's parents as well. I've also always thought it was really interesting that Remus was the one who chose to teach Harry the Patronus charm and it was really sweet to see that here. I actually wanted to give Remus a hug as I was reading this because I felt for him as he watched his best friend's son and reminisced about all of the memories he had with Harry's parents, Lily and James. I felt for him as he was trying to work out how much he should tell Harry too because it was a difficult situation to be in - I liked the mentions of the map, though. And I'm really impressed by the fact that this didn't include any dialogue at all, and you managed it all in just 500 words!

Sian :)
Gryffindor House Cup 2014 Review

Author's Response: Thank you so much for your review, I really appreciate it and you kind words. And I'm happy to hear you noticed my lack of dialogue--it was a style I was experimenting with a few years ago, and it's good to hear it worked out. Again, thank you for reviewing!

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Review #2, by Pretense Of Perfection Seize the Day

9th July 2014:
Aw, what a wonderful story about Remus and Harry's growing friendship. I really like how Remus struggles over how much to tell Harry, it just makes him that much more human, in my eyes at least. The way that Harry stirs emotions in Remus is touching, to say the least, especially when he talks about how Harry is the spitting image of James, except for Lily's eyes. I've always found in fascinating how Lupin taught Harry the patronous charm, and it was nice to read about a canon moment from the previously unknown perspective of Remus. I really liked the bit about the map as well, because the map was so much a part of the marauders, and it essentially lived on to become a part of Harry as well. I really think you did a wonderful job here, and I thought the pacing and plot were perfectly executed. I didn't notice any spelling or grammar errors either. I'm amazed you managed to combine three challenges, and I think the fact that its less than 500 words and has no dialogue just adds to the quality. Loved it.

--house cup 2014 review--
pretense of perfection, gryffindor

Author's Response: Thank you very much for your review, I really appreciate it. I think it's really awesome that you managed to dissect everything I was doing and say it so succinctly, and I'm happy to hear that this was everything I wanted this short little peek into Remus to be.

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Review #3, by NaidatheRavenclaw Seize the Day

11th August 2011:
This was a really powerful one shot!

I think you did a great job of getting into Remus's head. From start to finish, I could definitely hear his voice coming through your words. And the way he looked at Harry was just spot on. Remus seemed to revere Harry in PoA, and I think you showed that well.

The last paragraphs were stunning. Remus was a father figure to Harry, and the idea that he wanted to make a difference in Harry's life was completely understandable. It was a really moving one shot, and I enjoyed it a lot. Great job!
-NaidatheRavenclaw, Ravenclaw

Author's Response: -cheers- I read the Remus parts of PoA three times before I wrote this story because I wanted to get him just right. In Remus' mind, he was the last of the Marauders and it fell to him to be the one Harry could trust; it fell to him to act as James. Thank you for reviewing, I really appreciate it!

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Review #4, by xtinjsc Seize the Day

9th August 2011:
For me, Remus had always been the 'could-have-been' godfather for Harry. Looking back at the series now, I think part of the reason why he taught Harry such an advanced form of magic was to compensate from all his absence in Harry's life.

I enjoyed seeing Harry in Remus' eyes. There was a certain longing in there that I found heartbreaking and sweet, especially those moments when Harry reminded him of his friends.

This was a very well-written and touching piece. I adored the simplicity and the brilliance of it. Good job! :)

xtinjsc (Hufflepuff)

Author's Response: That is exactly how I felt! When I saw the challenge, I thought of Remus and Harry instantaneously. I've always thought the loss of all of his friends, James and Lily and Peter and Sirius, all in one blow would've been so hard for him, and to see the reminder of them standing there would've been difficult. Thank you so much for reviewing, I love getting them!

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Review #5, by MischievousMarauder Seize the Day

12th July 2011:
I liked it :) Good job!


(p.s. Did you get the inspiration for the title from Dead Poets' Society?)

Author's Response: I totally forgot to mention that! Oh, shoot! Yes, I did, and I'll go put it on my story summary right away; thank you for that reminder!

Also, thank you for enjoying it, and for viewing!

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Review #6, by Hermionniny9 Seize the Day

11th July 2011:
aww, it very touching and nicely written i could read it over again and may do. I love it ;D

Author's Response: Aw, thanks so much dear. I'm glad you think so. Thanks so much for reviewing!

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Review #7, by nitenel Seize the Day

10th July 2011:
This was a good solid idea. It really made me think about what went through Remus's mind when he saw Harry and Snape together. I never actually thought about that before!

Results will be up on my blog August Third!

Author's Response: Thanks! I've had the idea of Remus' thoughts swimming around for a while and this was a good way to put it together.

Thanks for reviewing!

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