OHMEGOD! I love this story. So sad that it couldn't work out for them but it always will be Remus and Tonks won't it?Author's Response: aw, thank you so much! yeah, it will always be remus and tonks, but remus and sirius is a nice possibility to think about. :) Report Review
I've never read slash before, there is kinda this strange stigma attached to it, if you go to the forums to request a review, a lot of the review givers refuse to read slash, so as I said there is a strange stigma attached to it, so I honestly didn't know what to expect or how I would feel reading it.
Needless to say, I really liked this. It was beautiful, but masculine, moving and tragic, realistic and believable. I loved how you mixed memory in with the present moment, it really made the chapter to be honest, and the moments seemed to gel so well together. You showed a side to both Lupin and Sirius I never thought of really!
Did you know that Alfonso Cuaron, who directed Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, said to David Thewlis, unknown to JK Rowling, that Lupin was gay? So David spent the whole film playing a character he thought was gay. At that point Half-Blood Prince hadn't been published so no one knew any better. But Alfonso genuinely thought Lupin was gay and that Sirius was the object of his affections. So, in another universe it could have happened!
Anyway, I really did like this. It was so well written, and it was so different to the love scenes you've written about Lupin and Tonks. This was unique and masculine and beautiful. And it was so moving too, I was surprised actually, because I was a little afraid I wouldn't be able to go with this coupling, but it's a mark of your writing skills in that I not only went with this pairing, but believed it and found it very moving.
Brilliant stuff really, fair play. If you get any more ideas for one-shots definitely write them and share them with us, because I'll read anything you write, because I know it's good, even before I've read it!
Great job! :)Author's Response: oh wow, thank you so much! i'm really glad you liked it, and i'm glad that i was able to get the memory and the present to flow back and forth into each other, that's what i was aiming for. honestly it only took me like five or six hours (maybe not even that) but it was honestly like the story wrote itself for me.
and i'm glad i got masculinity across in it. i didn't want to put any i guess sort of stereotypes. but then i was afraid i'd still made sirius almost weak in his character because he was being dumped by a man. but i'm glad it worked out in a way that was moving and workable.
and yes, lol, i did know that Alfonso was under the impression that lupin must be gay, and that that's how David played it, and then Half-Blood Prince came out and they were like "oops!" i will admit that i giggled when David was speaking, i think it was at the Apple Store in Soho New York, and he sort of jokingly explained the gayness away as being a "phase" that remus went through since they'd found out that his character got married to tonks.
although i'm sure people would have paired lupin and sirius as a slash couple anyway, regardless of whether they made the mistake of acting it that way in the films. i mean i know that there are quite a few harry/draco fics for example, and i highly doubt that that was ever an angle they considered for Daniel Radcliffe and Tom Felton to play.
and yes, rest assured if i think of story for HP fanfiction, so long as nothing like natural disaster or something like that prevents me. and speaking of one-shots, i just finished reading the new one of yours that came from the queue, but i'm sure you already saw that from the review i left! so thank you too, for all of the great stories you bring to the site as well! ;) Report Review
Awww I love this! I really like this pairing for fanfic, and that was beautifully sad. I was nearly in tears by the end!Author's Response: oh, thank you! i'm so glad you love it. :) Report Review
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