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Review #1, by monstrosity Needing Forgiveness

14th December 2014:
Hello and Merry Christmas in advance!

All the wonderful decorations down by the forums have given put me the Christmas spirit. I apologise in advance that this review features 'Christmas' too much in it, for that is the original intention.

What really surprises me is that stories such as these really share a lot of commonalities with the important messages Christmas tries to spread. Christmas is the season of giving, and this is not only conveyed in Ginny burying her feelings for the greater good (for no way was Harry going to face Voldemort if he couldn't even sort out his own love life) but also in the end, Ginny gave in to how much Harry meant to her.

The power of a gift, the epitome of Christmas, effectively portrayed the realisation Ginny that Harry was worth more than anything to her and that regret doesn't really help much.

I think the last paragraph is especially heartwarming, for that embrace shows that the most meaningful gifts (Christmas gifts, especially) aren't always in shiny packages or adorned with bows. This was a lovely story that in it's own way, really showed that the messages of Christmas spread far into our daily lives, even if it doesn't seem that obvious at the time. This was a lovely read and sorry once again if this slightly eccentric Christmas-themed review weirded you out.

Author's Response: Hello! And thank you so much for the review, this is the first review I've received in almost 2 years, so it comes as a lovely shock. I honestly don't really write any more, but it is still so nice to hear feedback on one of my old pieces. You definitely put me in the holiday spirit, and at the exact moment that I needed it.

Thank you again, you have no idea how much this review means.


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Review #2, by Burning_Bridges Needing Forgiveness

14th April 2013:
Hello! Sorry it took so long to track this down...

I really did enjoy your story, but I don't know if it really fits into what is at least my envisioning/interpretation of my issued aftermath challenge? To me the focus should have been on the aftermath, and while I think the story does manage to capture Ginny's emotions I feel like most of the story's focus is on the war itself, rather than the aftereffects.

Still, it's a wonderful story and I like how Ginny is a little bit selfish.

In some sense, I think it may have been a bit short for the huge timespan that you ended up covering, but I also think that because you zoomed in so much onto one thing it doesn't feel too short. If that makes sense at all...I guess what I'm getting at is that it could have been longer but it doesn't feel like it has to be longer.

Author's Response: Thank you!

(Sorry for the delayed reply)

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Review #3, by Siriusgirl Needing Forgiveness

13th April 2012:
Great one-shot, you really show Ginny's POV well. Her anger and her vulnerability and her love. Ginny is one of my favourites, and I love this. Straight to favourites. This is what the movies needed, they didn't get it with Ginny

Author's Response: Thank you so much! This review really means a lot to me because this was exactly my point in writing this piece! I hate how Ginny is portrayed in the movies, it gives her such a bad name, but she is really a great character in the books! I'm so glad I captured that in your eyes!

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Review #4, by Moonyxluna Needing Forgiveness

4th April 2012:
ah, this was such a lovely view into Ginny's thoughts. She's such a strong character, and I think you captured that so beautifully.

I loved her.. regret? (I don't know if 'regret' is the right word, but I'm far too tired to think of another :p) regret about kissing Harry on her birthday. I would just have to think someone with such a strong personallity showing a moment of forgivness would have to feel at least a little regret. lovely work.

I've really enjoyed reading all of your stories so far! Your writing is brilliant-- each one of your peices just brings something new and beautiful to the magical world, and you've done such a fantastic job on putting your own touch on them. Very beautiful work.

Author's Response: The movies irk me so much. They lost all sense of power in Ginny. Most people blame Bonnie Wright, the actress that plays Ginny, but I think it is the script itself, there are no opportunities for her strength to really shine. It was my goal to portray book Ginny through and through in this, and you saying that she seems strong makes me believe I might have succeeded! I was so determined to show the female strength the JKR shows in Ginny.

Thanks so much for all your reviews! They have really lightened up my day, and make me want to do some writing right this very minute, but alas homework takes priority. :(

Thank you!

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Review #5, by Manga_girl Needing Forgiveness

3rd February 2012:
Hi! It is me with your challenge review!

I do really like this story! It is so powerful and Ginny is so convincing! It is one of the best stories I have read for the challenge so far. I love everything about this; the language, description and the characterisation of Ginny. You portrayed her emotions perfectly; well done!

Emma xx

Author's Response: Awww! Thank you!

I am so glad you found Ginny convincing, the Hogwarts era really freaks me out because I've read so many OOC fics. I'm glad I didn't make that mistake in your eyes!
Thanks so much!

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Review #6, by Timechild Needing Forgiveness

2nd February 2012:
Interesting one-shot.

Ginny sounds believable. Her emotions were portrayed well.

Good detail, and nice storytelling.

Overall, nicely done

Author's Response: Thank you! I'm glad she's believable, that's one thing I was really worried about, especially since I rarely write Hogwarts Era.
Thanks for Reading and Reviewing!

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Review #7, by ewsoucf7 Needing Forgiveness

2nd February 2012:
That was a beautifully written piece. I felt as though I knew exactly what Ginny's thoughts were, you described them wonderfully.

I also think you captured the summary very well, as I know sometimes it can be harder than originally thought. Honestly, a job well done!

Author's Response: Thank you so much! I was a bit unsure of how this piece come out, so it's really nice to hear that someone enjoyed it!
Thanks for taking the time to review!

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