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Review #1, by HeyMrsPotter Ready

1st August 2013:
Review tag! Hi Maggie :D

For some reason, I've never been attracted to reading founders' stories but I know you love them so when you came up on the review tag I thought I'd take a look, I eased myself in with this one as it was still Hogwarts era ;)

I have to say, I really enjoyed it! I love your writing style, it flows really well and the spelling and grammar were perfect.

What I loved most about this was that your writing style in the letter completely changed to suit the time it was written, which I can imagine is a very difficult task so well done for that!

I like that you gave Fred a different side, a more emotional side, and yet kept him totally in character. It was sweet that he valued his dads approval more than he realised and I'm so glad he decided to write back to him after all!

I think I'll definitely check out some more of your founders stories now, you may have converted me ;) Great job Maggie!

-Dee

Author's Response: Hi Dee! What an awesome surprise to get a review on this story! I wrote it for a challenge that never went to judging, and I sort of forget that it's there. But I'm glad you enjoyed it! You're right, it's sort of a "gateway" Founders fic :)

It was a little difficult to switch to a more Founders-y style in the middle of a modern fic. Although, I'm getting to the point where modern-day stories feel much more foreign to me than period pieces, so I'm a little backwards :). I'm glad the letter gave you a good taste of medieval flavor, though.

I sort of dreaded writing Fred, because I had no idea how to do him justice. So I tried to play up some vulnerability while still keeping him the same Fred we know from the books. Glad to know you thought it was at least somewhat successful!

Woop, a Founders convert! That's so exciting! Thanks again for the awesome review, Dee!

--Maggie


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Review #2, by Akussa Ready

19th December 2012:
Hi! This is your Swap Review and, really sorry that it comes in so late, my Internet stopped working for some obscure reason and for an even more obscure one, it now works perfectly...

Moving on, I just loved this story! I'm a huge fan of missing moments types of stories because I just love seeing how different authors interpret a situation that wasn't shown in the books. I had never thought of that particular moment and especially not in the way you did.
Having Fred (and George) get their father's approval was so perfect for them. They're the kind of kids that always seem like they don't care what others think or what impacts their decisions might have on others but it's not true and you proved your point completly with this.

I think Arthur's reaction was very real; a father (and a mother as well) would always be worried about his children and never wants to see them face failure. A father wishes to protect his children from all that is bad and that might hurt them, physically and emotionnally. And no cocky teenager can understand that, of course!

I really like the idea of Fred finding the letter for Godric Gryffindor. Mostly, I love that he discovers yet another secret of the castle just before he leaves, showing that there will always be surprises in life.

I noticed one little thing that needs changing. In the letter Fred writes to his Dad, he says that they are going to sell jokes in Hogsmead when in reality, it's on Diagon Alley. Since they already have their premise by the time they leave school (which is the day after this was written) I don't think Fred would mix up the two magical spots!

Other then that, it was a brilliant one shot. I enjoyed it a lot and tought you did a great job at portraying Fred and bringing him to understanding his father's reaction.

Akussa

Author's Response: Hi Akussa! Thanks for swapping with me :)

I'm glad you liked seeing this side of Fred. I always figured there must be times when he and George feel unsure of themselves, but those moments aren't really shown in the books. And I can definitely imagine Arthur being wary about the idea of them taking such a risk with their business.

You're so right about the Hogsmeade thing! Fred never would have mixed that up, but I sure did. I'll go back and edit that as soon as I can.

Thanks again for swapping with me, and for the great review! It was really helpful, and I'm so happy you enjoyed the story.

--Maggie


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Review #3, by D2Diamond Ready

25th September 2012:
Your story made me smile, and sad at the same time, as it felt so true to cannon that it made me think of dear Fred. You did a wonderful job getting into Fred's head, and portraying his thoughts and emotions. I also love how you portrayed Godric and his relationship with his son. This is a fantastic story and I'm honored you wrote it for my challenge. Thank you so much!

Diamond 8/10

Author's Response: Hi Diamond! Thank you so much for putting this challenge out there...it was so much fun! I've never written anything like this before, so it was definitely a step out of my comfort zone. I'm glad you liked Fred and Godric, though :) Thanks again for reviewing!

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