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Review #1, by oboelivate A Different Kind of Magic

27th May 2013:
This is, as you stated, very different from other pieces you have written. As a musician(I play the oboe), I felt this was a beautiful translation of struggling to learn a piece that means so much to you. Best of luck getting through your current challenge and it would be lovely to see a full-length continuation of this pairing. That is, after we see what happened in RTS... Again, a great piece of writing and I can't wait to read more of your writing.

Author's Response: I'm so sorry I didn't see your review until now! D: I've been really busy...

As a musician, that struggle is very, very real, and I'm glad you can relate to it. But it's all worth it in the end, yeah? I'm not sure I'll write a continuation of this idea, but it's worth a shot. The next RTS chapter is in the queue, by the way. Thank you so much for the review!


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Review #2, by LoopyLemon A Different Kind of Magic

23rd September 2012:
That was brilliant. Of course there are things you need to work on in regards to writing but you captured the atmosphere of the piece so beautifully. I could feel the music so strongly as I could feel the pain of james and aria. You knew what you were trying to convey and you certainly conveyed it. I was almost in tears.
In regards to writing, there is no way you could have conveyed those feelings without being a somewhat decent writer. Just focus on slowing the story down. Dont rush relationships. Take the time to think if the hows and whys and then take the time to show the reader. You did a beautiful job of showing the story as it was but just focussing on slowing your story down will give it another level of depth.
That being said, I adored your story and adored Aria. Please keep writing and keep playing. Its the hard times that make the good times so good. They also help you appreciate what you have because of how hard you worked to gain it. Good luck!

Author's Response: Thank you so much for the review! :)

I'm so glad you liked it. I tried to focus on just being raw with this piece- the music, the feelings, and I'm glad that I did that.

Thank you so much for the crit. I never really thought about it that way- I know I need to slow stuff down, and thank you so much for the help. How and why ... Why didn't I think of that?

I'm so glad you liked it, though. :) And I'm not giving up any time soon. Just ... thank you. This review means so much to me.


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Review #3, by Lucy A Different Kind of Magic

4th September 2012:
This was cute! I totally get what you're saying about music, I just recently passed my AmusA in piano (An Australian diploma in performance, in case you've no idea what that is, haha) and I feel your pain!!! All the practicing for hours and hours, haha, you're not alone in the whole love/hate thing! From personal experience and my other friends who are musicians, taking a break from playing (or lessons, whatever) can be really beneficial if you're feeling frustrated because it's all so hard. Dabble in folk music, start teaching 5 year olds, try electric violin, haha I don't know, but don't let yourself burn out!!! That's the worst outcome. I personally don't plan on becoming a professional musician but if you do, good luck! It is a ridiculously tough trade, and I hope you can make it :) I really enjoyed this story despite Harry's future being so grim, haha, thanks for writing! :)

Author's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review! :)

I'm so glad you understand the music bit. It's so difficult sometimes, especially when I pick up my violin after school, cross country, and then three hours of homework. I haven't burned out yet, though, lol, and thank you so much for the advice. My friend actually said the same thing ot me yesterday . I don't think I'll major in music (probably minor), because it is such a tough business. The darkness is standard with me; I don't think I can write fluff. I've tried ... it's just not possible.

Thank you so much for the amazing review!

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Review #4, by Cecilia A Different Kind of Magic

2nd July 2012:
I loved the fanfic! I honestly cried when I read some parts, with James and Aria's suffering, but others made me smile, that they're so happy even when the world has fallen down. And I also get Aria, because I often have so much trouble with my own music, because it never seems to get better, even when I practice for hours, but other times its so fun and beautiful, playing a piece that you just get (if that makes sense to you).

Author's Response: Believe it or not, that makes a whole lot of sense to me. I play violin, (can't believe it's been ten years) and I am really struggling with my piece right now. I've had to stop typing-writing for a while because the tips of my fingers hurt so much. What instrument do you play?

Thanks for the review. :D

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Review #5, by Horsepatronus A Different Kind of Magic

1st July 2012:
A very emotional story and I liked it a lot! I know were you are coming from, I play the flute and somedays I completely feel like giving up but I never do because when I play it does sound beautiful, and that whats keeps me going :D

Lovely Story

Author's Response: I'm glad you liked it. Violin is a huge struggle sometimes; I've been working so hard to get this piece right that typing is starting to become painful. :/ But when I get it right and it sounds beautiful ... that's what I need. Keep going yourself. :) Thanks for the review!


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Review #6, by BKL8008 A Different Kind of Magic

1st July 2012:
The writing wasn't bad at all. No matter the problem you're having now, remember this: a lot of us never learned to play a single instrument. Not even a recorder or harmonica. And why do they call them recorders? They don't record for later playback! ;) One of the biggest regrets of my life, never learning how to play...anything.
This piece is filled with emotions, and the train wreck that is James at the beginning captures well the state of any of us who have lost someone close. I thought it was nicely done.

Author's Response: Thank you so much for the review. I'm really struggling with this solo; it's made typing a bit harder than normal from so much I've been practicing. And, it's never too late to start trying. :) I goof off a bit on my dad's old guitar and piano sometimes.

I'm glad I got the emotions right. Thank you so much, and just so you know, I posted the next RTS in the queue. :D


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Review #7, by Hannah A Different Kind of Magic

1st July 2012:
I understand your passion and I love the magic music
creates. And do not be so hard on your self, I thought the
writing was great.

Author's Response: Thank you so much for reading it. It's just really hard sometimes. I'm glad the writing wasn't so bad. Thanks for the review!


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