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Review #1, by Lozzyone  Chapter 14: Heads

16th October 2016:
I liked the idea of the two sets of heads :)

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Review #2, by NotDobby Chapter 47: 18 Years Later

3rd July 2016:
That was AWESOME i love the story. All the twists and turns were great and left me hurrying on to the next chapter. Once again AWESOME :)

Author's Response: Aww! Thank you so much :)
DDU was my first fanfic so it's really lovely to hear what people thought of it! (especially when they're as nice as you!)

I loved writing it and am actually in the middle of a next generation sequel, not sure if that's your cup of tea... But if you feel like giving it a read... I'd love to hear what you think.

Thanks for leaving a review, I really appreciate it when people take the time to let me know what they thought.
Much love, AussieLottie

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Review #3, by Kdix Chapter 16: First Kiss

19th April 2016:
Dude!!! You're seriously killing me. Your a/n's at the beginning of the chapters are ruining the whole chapter. You're taking away the surprise!! Please for the love of reading delete them!! Or put them at the end

Author's Response: Hi Kdix,
Thanks for reviewing. While I appreciate your insight. I would have thought the chapter title said just as much as my authors note.

Since I began writing I have had my main author's note at the top as I know for a fact they're often skipped if at the bottom, for those who dislike author's notes in general, I have made the font bold and italicized so that they can be easily skipped.

Ordinarily I don't put any spoilers in my Author's note, it's more my little insight to the chapter. I've obviously matured as an author since Chapter 16, I hope you enjoy seeing that development in my author notes.

I do hope you were otherwise enjoying my story.

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Review #4, by Bluewolf80 Chapter 12: Timetables

8th April 2016:
Hermione did indeed take all of those subjects in her third to fifth year. After her OWLS she dropped Care of Magical Creatures. They all did. It hurt Hagrid's feelings at first when he lost most of his fifth years but he came around quickly.

Author's Response: Thanks for picking this up! I actually looked at Hermione's report from OoTP and that was how I made her timetable... Let's just say for this fics sake that after her Dragon riding experiences and because Ginny was doing it, she decided to do it! After all... Nothing says an overwhelming schedule like 11 N.E.W.T subjects!

Thanks for the review!

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Review #5, by nathaniel z alexandria Chapter 1: Migraines

20th November 2015:
wowww its good so far

Author's Response: Aww! Thank you so much! I really appreciate hearing that you are enjoying my story! :) I also have a sequel after this one, so if you keep enjoying it, check out 'Charlotte Complicated Malfoy' too!

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Review #6, by Ajharrypotterfan07 Chapter 47: 18 Years Later

7th October 2014:
Awesome story, i loved it. Great job.

Author's Response: Glad to hear you enjoyed my story!

Thanks for leaving a review!

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Review #7, by hogwarts_4_7_ Chapter 47: 18 Years Later

24th September 2014:
OMG! I LOVED YOUR STORY! I loved the unexpected Obliviate situation! FANTASTIC PLOT TWIST! I loved your writing. I was legitimately shaking with excitement while I waited for your last chapter to load! Your author's notes made me smile!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SUCH A RIVETING READ! I AM SO TOTALLY READING THE SEQUEL!



Author's Response: Your reviews legitimately made me aww aloud! Thank you so much for your kind and heartwarming reviews!!!
I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed reading my story, I loved writing it so it's great to hear!

I actually put a lot of thought into my plot at the weirdest times... I don't know whether it is normal to write without a concrete perfect idea, but I generally write, get inspired, note it down, edit it, write some more and repeat. :P

I'm stoked that you enjoyed my story and am delighted to hear you'll read the sequel!

Thanks for reading and reviewing!

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Review #8, by The Ministry Chapter 39: A Night Out

19th September 2014:
I don't think Draco would be allowed in the pub after he used an unforgivable on Rosmerta, enslaving her for a year.

Author's Response: Good point actually... That hadn't crossed my mind. :)
For the story's sake, I suppose when he was cleared of his involvement in the war, it included this. Although yes, Rosmerta would probably not be impressed with him being in her establishment... :P

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Review #9, by DRAmatic_draMOINE Chapter 15: Doris

13th September 2014:
I really do not like the way Hermione treated doris (though she was completely annoying) Hermione would've tried to be her friend... or tell her to tone it down. seems to me that doris is just misunderstood and needing friends. you also have a lot of short 'filler' chapters. your story is really great but you have a lot of short chapters that are more like filling. nd a good story really doesn't need it

Author's Response: Doris, Doris, Doris... It's been a really long time since I looked at this chapter. :) This chapter was basically meant to span a lot of weeks, it's not necessarily the nicest way to treat a person, but that's why I aimed to make Doris the most annoying, wacky, exasperating character I could (and I hope I succeeded). Doris was meant to be the kind of clumsy, clutzy and fun person who you're very happy to be around for short amounts of time, but who often fixates onto one person, and never is far away. The fact that she started cutting Ginny out of the picture was the reason that Hermione began growing exasperated at her, as well as the fact that I often imagined Doris being the kind of person Hermione would have been had she not become friends with Harry and Ron, which is why they clash a bit, similar personalities and all. Looking back on these first chapters is interesting for me as I was a few years younger and so my maturity and sense of humour from back then is only too evident. x)

I hope that this clears up my artistic choices. As for my 'filler' chapters, I'm aware they're filler chapters. The most stories have these 'filler' chapters I've found :) I think they gave me a chance to try out things and give context to characters and my story too so I hope that you still find them enjoyable.

Anyhow, thanks for reading and reviewing. It was lovely to hear all of your positive feedback.

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Review #10, by DRAmatic_draMOINE Chapter 5: In the Bedroom

13th September 2014:
your story is interesting so far but you should take more time to go into the character of Hermione. as well as stop randomly switching the p.o.v. I love the story so far but the way Hermione is acting is more out of character

Author's Response: I hadn't noticed that my POV changes were entirely random... I just checked and noticed that one page break bar was missing which is meant to establish the POV change, I believe I mention it in my A/N.

I'll go edit it now. Thanks for pointing it out.

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Review #11, by papilio Chapter 8: Owls

30th June 2014:
Omg I have never laughed so much at something that isn't mean to be funny but the ps:harry say hi just got to me lol.

Author's Response: Hahaha I'm glad I got you to laugh nevertheless! :)
I hope you're enjoying the story anyhow. :D

Thanks for reading and taking the time to leave a review, it's appreciated!

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Review #12, by hpfflover1 Chapter 47: 18 Years Later

3rd June 2014:
This was really sweet and a cute ending! I really enjoyed the obliviate twist too. :)

Author's Response: Aww thank you so much! :) It's lovely to hear from the readers! I really appreciate it! :D

I had so much fun writing this story, I really love looking back on it as having written it over the span of nearly three years, I can see my personal improvement and development as a writer, which is pretty neat! :P

Another benefit would be the amount of thinking time to come up with twists too! I initially considered having her test the spell on Lockhart but... I decided he didn't deserve it. :)

Once again, thanks for reviewing and reading!


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Review #13, by Winnie Chapter 40: Suspicion

29th May 2014:
God bless! I would've died if this didn't happen.

Author's Response: Haha things were all starting to fall into place! Thank you so much for your reviews and I'm guessing you finished the story? :)

I hope you enjoyed it and once again, thanks for reading 'Drowning Down Under'!!!


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Review #14, by Winnie Chapter 39: A Night Out

29th May 2014:
Draco needs to tell Ginny about this! I'm having one of those moments where I just want to scream at the TV, or in this case, fan fiction.

Author's Response: I get those moments a lot from fanfiction. Especially when I find something funny! I always laugh aloud and get asked what it is. xD


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Review #15, by Winnie Chapter 38: Irreversible

29th May 2014:
Hopefully Draco and Hermione will fall in love all over again. With hope, anything can happen, right?

Author's Response: Oh yes... :)
That was part of the fun of this plot twist, they were able to start afresh. Unfortunately Draco didn't have that ease...


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Review #16, by Winnie Chapter 37: Obliviate

29th May 2014:
Hermione knows how to undo Obliviate!

Author's Response: Oh yes she does! :D


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Review #17, by Winnie Chapter 30: Home

28th May 2014:
I feel like something bad will happen when Hermione meets Draco's parents. It's a gut feeling.

Author's Response: I think you should trust your instincts... :)
But maybe hold off on that gut instinct for a few chapters!


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Review #18, by Winnie Chapter 23: Used?

27th May 2014:
I hate Ron sometimes.

Author's Response: Me too Winnie... Me too... :)


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Review #19, by Winnie Chapter 15: Doris

27th May 2014:
God bless! Doris was starting to annoy me!

Author's Response: I actually love Doris! She was one of the funniest characters to write! :)


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Review #20, by Winnie Chapter 8: Owls

27th May 2014:
Ah, Draco. Just charm her with your good looks. It'll work, believe me.

Author's Response: Well... It would have if she was any other girl, and they didn't have such a complicated history...


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Review #21, by Winnie Chapter 4: Draco bloody Malfoy

27th May 2014:
Well, well, well, young Draco here has gotten himself a little. . . . what do you call it? Crush.. . .

Author's Response: Hahaha indeed he has! Thanks for reading!

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Review #22, by Canadiangrl Chapter 47: 18 Years Later

15th April 2014:
So so so cute
Ginny would have spilled the beans way before :)

Author's Response: Aww thank you so much :)
Ginny can always keep things to herself when she needs to... She did come from a family of 6 brothers!
Thanks for reading!!

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Review #23, by LizMalfoy Chapter 47: 18 Years Later

5th April 2014:
I loved this. It was great.

Author's Response: Thank you very much! That means a lot!!! :)


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Review #24, by Padfoot91198 Chapter 47: 18 Years Later

17th February 2014:
I can't believe I finished this in a day. I refused to stop until I finished. I thought it was amazing! It has taken me a long time to find a good HP fanfic, but now, I finally found one! so thank you for that! Keep writing and I can't wait for other stories if you do!
P.s, I f* loved that ending. Nox. ugh! brilliant!

Author's Response: Aww thank you so much! Your review is so sweet. :-)

I know what you mean about finding a good fanfic! I'm honoured my one fits the criteria of a goof fanfic now :)

I'm feeling a little compelled to put a new story I've been working on's first chapter up... So watch out for that!

I'm honoured you finished this story in a day! And thank you for enjoying my story and ending!


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Review #25, by Stunned Chapter 47: 18 Years Later

16th February 2014:
I actually have tears in my eyes, I cannot believe this story is finished, I have enjoyed every second of reading it. I have laughed, smiled and now apparently I have cried as well!
As a last chapter, this was sublime. A lovely focus on the younger generation (I'm very excited for you to write a next generation story, and also I think the idea of the one-shot is brilliant, definitely do both of those!)
The characterisation of this chapter was really good, you could easily see the traits of Draco and Hermione within Rose, Charlotte and Scorpius, that was brilliantly done.
The ending of the chapter and the story was SO GOOD. 'Nox' was just a really unique and perfect way to finish it off, it hadn't even occurred to me that that was a possible way to end the story, but an amazing idea.
I just like to say how much I have enjoyed reading this story, your writing is now officially wonderful, I feel so privileged to have been able to read the story and I'm very proud as a reader now the story is over.
I literally do not want to end this review, because it means my link with this story will be over :( I will no doubt come back and re-read this story at a later date but in the mean time please keep writing, your one-shot and next generation ideas sound like a super read.
So, here goes, my last review of this story- THANK YOU! 1000/10!
Love, Stunned x
P.S. Nox.

Author's Response: I have been putting off replying to this review for nearly two months... but it's time for me to grow up and attempt to write a reply worthy of this wonderful review.

Firstly, you have been such a wonderful reader! You were always supportive and have replied (almost) all of my chapters! I'm honoured to have made you cry... to be honest I sobbed a bit writing the end of this story, it's always hard to finish something you've been a part of for so long and this fanfic was no exception.

I've actually written about four chapters of the next generation fanfic... but I'm not sure whether it's up to par. I'll look at it critically and try to have it up within the next week (s). I'm so glad you liked 'Nox'! I just thought of it at the end and realised it fit so perfectly and powerfully. So there you go! :P

Thank you again Stunned, It's been an honour.

For the last time,

Drowning Down Under

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