Oh yay! i literally loved everything about this chapter!
no seriously it was perfect. and i dont even know why im typing in not caps lock because im acTUALLY REALLY HAPPY WITH THEY WAY THINGS ARE TURNING OUT. YEAH.
okay so basically, i notice that you added something about justin being passionate about that goblin thing that i remember edie was passionate about too, in the first couple of chapters or something. SO IM GUESSING that was because to have moar proof that they are like the same person. yeah? i knew it, dont lie to me.
AND AND AND just ugh rose i mean srsly like what is her problem omg, she should just duck her head underwater and then count to a million.
and ohhh oliver - he wants to try, he really does. i know that edie was too busy being sassy mcsassface but still, WHAT WAS ON THE NOTE. OMG. IF I DONT FIND OUT I THINK IM GOING TO SHOOT MYSELF.
AND OMG THE PLAN. THE BREAKING IN AND ENTERING.
must i say it *AWESOME*
honestly, i cant wait for the next chapter yay! please update soon ples otherwise i might combust, and that would suck because you would lose one (of the coolest) reader.
i comment on this all the time but like
hey awh man, this editor box doesn't let me show half the amount of '+' . :(
okay so i should say that dean and seamus = best friends ever. like actually.
also lisa- what was that secret? something to do with oliver? she treats his back - does she do it alot? does she know the backstory behind the shoulder injury, which is why she didn't like edie to talk about it like that? also, maybe, just maybe, did oliver talk to lisa about his feelings for edie, and made her swear not to tell him?
i feel sorry for edie feeling upset with lisa. but like i said before somewhere i think, lisa is edie's adopted mother. she seriously needs that focus.
speaking of focus- or lack therof THEY ARE GOING TO BREAK IN AND FRAME ROSE THIS IS LITERALLY ALL I'VE WANTED TO DO SINCE I STARTED READING THIS STORY.
JUST PERFECT. STUPID ROSE. HAHA. GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR LIFE.
i think this review is too long.
okay update soon (:
WAIT ONE MORE THING. now that edie literally has no income, and no excuse to talk to oliver anymore - WHAT IS SHE GOING TO DO? her job and love life both got smashed in less than an hour and by the same person.
its time for REVENGE. Report Review
I was so excited to see that you'd added a new chapter that I went and did other errands for 15 minutes to savour the fact that there was a new chapter to read before actually reading it, and therefore extend the excitement. Hopefully that indicates how much I enjoy this story! :)
I actually think Lisa's worries are very reasonable, and I don't blame her for being nervous! So many things in her life and progressing and changing, and she's certainly entitled to being upset. I do think she'll come around and make a wonderful mum, however!
Also, I think one of the things that makes Edie so appealing as a character is how honestly self-centered she is. She worries about having to move out when the baby arrives, and has to refrain from talking about her own problems over Lisa's. Even though these might seem like bad qualities they make her more dynamic and believable as a character, and the fact that she recognizes that she has faults make me like her more!
Incendio-ing the note from Oliver was just too funny and Edie-ish. I appreciated her sassiness, though definitely wanted to know what the note said (as Edie did). Her attempts to repair the note were so funny, and I liked Oliver's reaction as well. Again, he's one of those characters who is all the more appealing for being imperfect.
Can't wait to read about the break-in! (I'm personally predicting they're going to get caught, because that's just Edie's luck). Another great chapter, good job!! :DAuthor's Response: Whaaat! That's so awesome! What a compliment, thank you so much. :3
Oh man, Lisa is going to be, like, THE best mum in the history of mums. That kid is going to be smart, and eat stupid-healthy, and probably be really pretty. hehe.
Yes, Edie is quite self-centered, isn't she? xD Originally she didn't mention at all that she had to move out, but it didn't feel awkward enough, haha. I'm glad you find her likeable despite all of these faults, though!
The break-in! Yes! It's going to be great. I'm taking my time with it, because it's been so long since I've written an adventure scene and I want to get it right.
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AH! NEW CHAPTER!
And so much Lisa-angst!
I understand why she’s so upset now. She’s one of those compulsive planners, isn’t she? I’m one too, and I know that if something deviated from my plan, I’d have a mini-meltdown, so in my opinion, Lisa’s taking it rather well. Rather well indeed.
And the only thing Edie’s worried about is the hen night. I LOVE EDIE SO MUCH! The fact that Lisa won’t be drinking worries me. It will probably compel Edie to drink for the two of them, and really, her waking up in a wheelie bin mightn’t be the best end to Lisa’s hen. Knowing her luck it would end up being Rose’s bin, or worse, Oliver’s!
Yes! Finally Lisa’s standing up to Edie. Now, me being my biased self would love to see that article published, and Oliver’s career left in tatters. But my inner Lisa has just made me realise that it might be a little wrong. Gah! Go away inner Lisa! I will NOT pity Oliver-stinking-Wood who ran off with Rose first chance he got! Nope, not happening.
Lisa knows something, she does, about Oliver’s shoulder. Don’t tell me they used to go out or something! But then, Edie would know about that so forget that theory. Gah! This mystery is annoying me. . . . .
Hee, I know exactly what Edie would have used to lengthen that article, but I agree with inner Lisa, it would do more harm than good if she did it.
Oh how dare she! She had Edie write that big long article, and get her ‘vent’ on for use of a better word, to just waltz in and say ‘Sorry, we’re using my article’ all because she doesn’t want to look bad in front of Oliver? Grr. . .
Okay, about these articles: Rose asked Edie to write them, so she can put her name on them, and then Oliver thinks Edie’s writing it, and that’s why Rose doesn’t want her name on them, because Oliver will know it wasn’t Rose, but actually Edie! That makes more sense now I’ve written it down!
I agree, what is this? Fourth year? God sake Oliver, you’re an adult! Man up!
Burning the note was a very nice touch, but I do wonder what it said.
Evidently, so does Edie. Groping around in the bin for something Oliver- stinking-Wood wrote her, this is bad. Come on Edie, you’re a feminist, you don’t need him!
AAAH1 Seamus and Dean time! And who better to break into an office with? I can’t wait for this, I really can’t! It’ll be like the clumsiest heist ever done in the history of breaking and entering!
Update soon! ♥Author's Response: Hello!!!
Yay! I am *so* glad that somebody understands why Lisa's upset! I was trying to comment on the whole track that many women are expected to follow: get married, have kids, put kids first, forget your job, forget your social life, devote rest of life to the "nest." I reckon I can't get too deep into that here. But that's why Lisa was upset. She's motivated, and has goals, and recognizes that a baby is going to make a lot of those things near-impossible (at least until they turn 17!)
Bahahahaha. Edie waking up in a wheelie bin. Man, you have some good idea--OH MY GOD I FORGOT TO GIVE YOU A SHOUTOUT FOR THE CHEESE SANDWICH. In one of your previous reviews, you mentioned Seamus doing that, and it totally made sense to me. So I included it in this chapter and I MEANT TO GIVE YOU A SHOUTOUT AND I FORGOT AHHH!!! I will add it when I update with a CI. ♥ Thank you for the inspiration, you know him well!
Yes, "inner-Lisa" definitely becomes Edie's conscience for the rest of the story. I'm glad she made even you, avid Oliver-hater, see that the article is too spiteful.
The whole article-authorship is confusing, isn't it? I spend so much time going over it, and then going over it AGAIN, that I forget it's easy for readers to lose track. (What, you guys aren't sitting there, writing down notes for my story and planning everything out? What's wrong with you!) (So much sarcasm) (Seriously you guys are amazing) I think the next chapter or so will include Edie literally diagramming out what's happening, to explain it to Lisa (but mostly to you poor, abused readers.)
THE HEIST SCENE IS SO FUN TO WRITE. Even though it's taking me a zillion writes and re-writes to do it, it's a great time. Can't wait for everyone to read it!
Thank you so much for all of your amazing reviews! It's readers like you who really inspire me to keep me going, as horribly cheesy as that sounds ♥ Report Review
Oooh, an update! How exciting!
Wow. If I'd spoken the above line I would've sounded like a warbling grandmother. Brilliant.
I love Edie and Lisa, I really do - sometimes they seem like such polar opposites that it's amazing they are friends. And that hot cocoa sounded really good - I'm kinda craving some, actually. I also really hope that Justin doesn't lose it when Lisa tells him she's pregnant!
Grr, Rose just makes me want to grind my teeth together in annoyance. That is really all I have to say about her - you do a great job of making me dislike her. A lot.
Hehe, Oliver wrote Edie a note! That made me laugh - especially the description of how red his face went. But now I am desperate to know what it said! Bad Edie! Why did you burn it up? I loved how once Oliver was out of the room she tried to recover the note...and failed. Just more disappointments in the life of Edie Lennox!
Ah, Seamus and Dean. Possibly two of my favourite characters. And I have to say, the description of their flat was very blokey! And I loved the line: “Do we have to wear black?” Dean wonders, rubbing his chin. “We probably should. But I don’t know if I have a proper black jumper. And it’s too cold out for a tee shirt…”
Great chapter, as usual.
Courtney:)Author's Response: Hi, hi, hi again! And there's nothing wrong with warbling grandmothers. They always have the best candy!
Lisa and Edie really are polar opposites, in a lot of ways. I think it's their loyalty and drive that makes them so similar (unfortunately, Lisa's the only one who's hard work ethic is paying off.)
I had so many Oliver feels while I was writing that scene! Like you, his face going all red got to me. I imagine him standing there, completely rigid, arm fully extended to an uncomfortable amount, stuck in this stupid pose waiting Edie to grab the note he's emabrrassed to be handing over in the first place.
And yes, total fail on Edie's part xD She was too proud to read it, even though she was dying to see what it said. Well, I guess we'll never know... ORWILLWEOMGPLOTTWIST.
I'm glad their flat came across as blokey, haha. There needed to be a legitimate reason why Edie would never try to live with them, so it's a complete pigsty!
Thank youuu!! Your reviews are always so wonderful ♥ Report Review
OLIVER'S THE FATHER OF LISA'S BABY! Or maybe not.. I'm just saying, that would be a plot twist of soap-operatic (...probably not a real word) proportions. Great chapter by the way! Definitely one of my favorite stories :)Author's Response: hahahahahhahahahhahahha. Oh my gosh. Even *I* couldn't make the story that dramatic. I really hope that the story isn't coming across as melodrama... Although now you're inspiring me to create soap opera parody scenes as a writing exercise xD
Thank you so much! ♥ Report Review
i love this story keep going!Author's Response: thanks! the next chapter should be in the queue soon. Report Review
I'm going to have to make this review short because I'm supposed to be at school in ten minutes (sob!)
This was a great chapter, obviously - and I loved the article. It was great to some of Edie's writing. I loved that it was a tad snarky and definitely had a mean streak running through it.
I actually love Justin! I definitely see what you mean when you say he and Edie are pretty much the same person. Neither of them are very good with the whole lovey-dovey emotional stuff.
Lisa's pregnant?? Gasp! I love the way you revealed this big piece of news to us, at the same time Edie told Lisa she was unemployed.
I am eagerly awaiting the next chapter!
Courtney:)Author's Response: YESSS A JUSTIN FAN!! I am throwing confetti over here. I just love him. He's such an emotionally-challenged, nitpicky guy, but he absolutely adores Lisa (and he thinks Edie's cool, though he'd never admit it.) And anyone who likes Lisa is okay by me :P
The "I'm pregnant," "I'm unemployed" thing has been written for months and months--at the time I came up with it, Edie wasn't supposed to have a job at all. But it just wasn't realistic that she could have survived without going back to the ol' Rusty Knight, so I overlooked the fact that she's technically employed.
Thanks so much for the review! I hope you weren't late to school! ;3 Report Review
Wow, it feels like ages since I last read and reviewed this story and I have to say, I'd forgotten how much I love it! All of your characters are just so amazingly perfect and so real, you writing is clever and funny and so easy and fun to read! I'm pretty much fangirling over here, this side of the laptop screen!
Ah, Seamus. I think he has to be my favourite character. I absolutely adore the banter between him and Edie - the way he just casually mentioned he stopped by Edie's old flat because he was hungry, the way he exclaims: "You're getting laid!" He is just pure perfection!
I have to admit, I find the thought of Edie running quite amusing. I can just imagine her, all red-faced and sweaty. She'd probably look a bit like me doing exercise, actually. I'm generally more the sit on the couch and eat copious amounts of junk food type.
I liked how you talked about the war in this chapter - I've been wondering for a while what, if any, involvement Edie had in that, so it was great to find out more! I also liked the fact that you mentioned how Dean was on the run for the majority of that year and how he didn't like to talk about it. I wonder if we'll learn anymore about that time of their lives?
Edie's mum is great, which I've got a feeling I've already said before. And I love the way Edie just marches up to Jae and starts snogging him before she even says anything. She is the most magnificent OC!
This was an awesome chapter! And I agree with you about the dead-ness of the site and reviewers recently. It's really sad:(
Courtney:)Author's Response: Hello, you! Glad to see you're back. I am so excited about the reviews I've gotten in the last few days, but I feel so guilty because I've been too busy lately to return the favour :c But hopefully I will be able to have an all-day-lazyfest in which I read and review all of the things! Soon, HPFF. Soon.
Secret: Seamus is my favourite too. That scene was so much fun to write. Maybe not entirely integral to the plot, other than to show that Edie let herself fall for Oliver and start talking to people about it. But I just couldn't force myself to get rid of it! I actually had a dream the other night that I--as in, myself--was dating him. I'd say that's the beginning of the end, eh?
Yes! It was also fun to write Edie and Jae's impulsive face-smashing (as teh tarik so brilliantly called it!) She just wanted to feel like she was in control of something, and, well, she's not exactly one to think things through first...
Thanks so much for the review! ♥ They really are sparse these days... That's okay! Nerds like you and me will keep HPFF alive. Report Review
I think this is my favorite story...Author's Response: Gah! Seriously, that is so awesome! Thank you so much. I've been a bit busy as of late, but I'd love to have the next chapter in the queue in the next few days. ♥ Report Review
I HAVE FINALLY CAUGHT UP YAAY
WILL YOU NEVER LET UP WITH THE SURPRISES
WAIT IN CASE I MISSED SOMETHING LET ME RECAP EVERYTHING BACK TO YOU
EDIE AND JAE MASHED FACES
LISA IS PREGNANT
WHO CARES WHERE OLIVER'S GONE
...and the article is finally written ♥
Right, sorry for the caps. I only have five minutes to write this review before I have to run off into the godawful rain outside and drive through rush hour traffic so HEREWEGO
First, I'm so happy we finally get to read something of Edie's! She - and you, of course - are wonderful writers. That article was so funny and flowy and OK, it was relentless with its systematic picking apart of the tiny details & misdeeds of Oliver's life and there was a mean streak to it. And that whole article was just the perfect thing to link the beginning of the chapter to the next part - the bit with Lisa and Justin. It was a lovely change in narrative style and form - and it was a great interlude to Edie's narration which I'm so used to now. I do hope we'll get to read more bits of her writing interspersed with the rest of the Edie's narration, because I think this is a lovely stylistic/narrative feature ^.^
Anyway, I'm hoping this sense because I'm rush-typing and my brain might just be spitting out nonsense I dunno...
GAH that scene with Justin and Lisa! And how Edie must've felt rotten for intruding into their perfect little lives (but getting free hot breakfasts every day). And Lisa being pregnant! I read that review response IN WHICH YOU LIED and I can't believe you lied :P But it does make sense. I honestly thought a baby would only underline the perfection that is Lisa Turpin's life - or at least the image of perfection. So I was quite surprised when her tears aren't happy ones but this is ten times more interesting. Because miserable people are more interesting than happy perfect ones. Anyway, eee I can't wait to see what will happen with Lisa's life and if Justin panics and throws a fit or something :)
I GOTTA RUN! FANTASTIC CHAPTER ♥ I'd love to see Edie get the job!
teh ♥Author's Response: Hallooo!!
Bahahaha, "who cares where Oliver has gone." I'm sure that's how Edie feels right now as well! (Kind of?) And oh my, I hope you survived rush hour!
I'm glad you found the article to be the way it was--I hoped it was at least sufficient "journalism," and was mostly mean ;3 I definitely plan to add some more of Edie's writing. It's been limited thus far because I didn't want it to become dull to read :D
hahahahhahahahha I didn't think anyone really caught the lie I told!! I FELT SO GUILTY AS I WAS DOING IT, but I felt like if I didn't address it at all, it would have been obvious. Seriously, I had a pretty legitimate guilt-trip over that... I hope you forgive me!! ♥ ♥ ♥ I talk about this in the next chapter, but Lisa just wanted to focus on her own life for a while. Because, you know, I'm all about women doing that, haha. She goes into detail about why she's upset within the first few paragraphs... I need to do some tweaking and then it'll be in the queue!
Thank you so much for your review! Gah! ♥ Report Review
ASFJDKL SHE'S PREGNANTAuthor's Response: hahahaha, this made me laugh. Thanks! ♥ Report Review
Gods, you're on an updating blitz. I'm having trouble keeping up :P
Anyway, just wanted to stop by this chapter to join the other reviewers and shout at you a bit.
OI OI OIOIOI
WHAT IS WHAT OI
Right now I have this axe in my hand and I'm just a twitch away from chopping a hole in the hull and sinking this Ediver ship because I'm incredibly unforgiving about these sorts of moments so help me helpme before I jump onboard Deadie.
OK, so don't know how many people had to pick their jaws off the floor - I certainly had to. I'm not even sure what is going on between Rose and Oliver - if you dropped hints of this in previous chapters I must certainly have missed it, or at least I must have been misled by everything. So Oliver has his secrets, does he? He doesn't seem too honest, hasn't been forthright with things, which I suppose makes sense as Edie is a journalist. Of sorts. UGH OLIVER.
I know there's a whole lot of other cool things in this chapter like Seamus & Edie bromance and the little mystery of Oliver's parents and the final bit where she bestows a revenge!snog on poor unsuspecting Jae and thus opening up a whole new labyrinth of complications - but seriously everything pales in comparison to THAT MOMENT. That moment where I start being melodramatic and say that things come shattering down. I think you handled it brilliantly, actually. It's really carefully written, not overdone at all. Especially loved that bit where their eyes meet and Oliver snaps his gaze away, not even bothering to apologise or explain himself away (I doubt Edie would have given him the chance, anyway). srsly what is going on?
Anyway, anyway, great chapter - this fic definitely deserved to win those Keckers awards ^.^
tehAuthor's Response: You!!!
I knoww, so much updating lately, gah. I think I'm just worried about losing steam and momentum (I don't think I will; it's just what I've done with every other story.) So all of my HPFF-time has been writing, and I haven't gotten to read or review anything in so long! :c But I need to prioritize, I suppose.
Hahahahaha!! Please, shout away. ;3
I think a lot of ships in the Ediver fleet are being sunk, abandoned, or burned down. (Seriously, it's like Peter Jackson is directing my review inbox.) Meanwhile I'm going to sit off to the side and watch what everyone does :P I already have the ending worked completely out, and it's not what I originally intended, but that's all I will say!
Wow, I'm really flattered that it was so shocking to you! I'm always so nervous to write these "plot twists" because I imagine everyone reading it, and then just crickets, and, "Yeah, we all saw that coming. Great. What's next." I wrote, erased, and re-wrote that ending something like four times. And let me tell you, the first one was so laughably AWFUL and dramatic. But I wanted it to be how things like that go in real life. Something happens, and it's like you're watching it on a TV screen, because nobody else could possibly know how it's making you feel, and then it's over. It's like it never happened at all. This miniscule, two-second event that you can't stop thinking about for weeks or even months.
Anyway, I'm glad it read decently! Thank you so much for taking the time to review. I can't wait until I have time to play on HPFF all day again. :3 Report Review
AAHH! PLEASE IT IS SO IMPORTANT THAT YOU UPDATE SOON! PLEASE!
i really love it - everything, i can't believe lisa's pregnant! actually i kind of can. but whatever. and i forgot to say in the last review, that i absolutely love your language, and your humor because it's literally so funny, and like, GOOD JOB!
this chapter was actually really good, can you srsly ples update soon thanks
it was nice, reading more about justin because before i didn't really think much about him, but i know i think he's really cool.
i like the thought of lisa and justin being edie's parents, because right now, she needs some people like that in her life, to look after her and fend for her.
according to your authors note "I actually have this funny little thought that the reason Lisa likes them both so much is because they're the same person, in so many ways."
I THINK THAT IS SO SWEET! OMG, I LOVE LISA, AND EVERYONE YAY THEY ARE ALL HAPPY FAMILY!
also edie's article on oliver, is kind of rude. but wait a second, if it gets published, oliver will think that rose is the one being rude. but wait another second, then he'll realize that it wasn't even rose who was there and heard all his secrets, it was edie. so then maybe he would go to rose and be like, 'why you stealing ma gurls article' and she's like wut, and edie's like wut, AND THE TRUTH COMES OUT AND BOTH ROSE AND EDIE GO TO JAIL, AND OLIVER HAS TO SAVE THEM, BUT HE CAN ONLY TAKE ONE, AND HE CHOOSES EDIE!
yay happy ending.
update soon ples (:
xoxoAuthor's Response: Hahahaha. I WILL UPDATE ASAP I PROMISE I HAVE TWO WHOLE DAYS OFF AND CAN WRITE A LOT YAY. But seriously, most of the next chapter is already written :3
I hate that I had to wait so long to paint Justin in a better light. He's had so little 'screen time' until now, and it didn't work to randomly be like "btw Justin doesn't suck." Maybe I should tone down Edie's opinion of him in the first chapter, and that would help.
Hmm. That's a nice thought, about Edie actually needing Lisa and Justin. You're right, she could use some taking care of right now.
Heeheee ♥! I'm so glad you saw the note about Edie and Justin being so similar. Edie's fiance and best friend are essentially twins ;P
Oh yeah, the article is totally rude. While it's no Rita Skeeter, I don't think a journalist's goal in life is always to be polite. It's to write about what ~*~the people want to read~*~. aka salacious gossip and scandal and sassiness, and whatever drives people to glue themselves to the TV to watch catfights between next top models. At least Lisa is smart enough to point out that Edie was mean (more on that in the next chapter).
Baaahahahha , that ending; I just may need a minute to think of this hilarious AU world of Edie and Oliver. Can you imagine Rose being stuck in jail? She wouldn't survive a day! :P
Thank you so very much for your review! It was quite entertaining. Like I said, I hope to have the next chapter in the queue by tomorrow evening. Report Review
Hola, I was so excited to see you had a new chapter up! I love this story, there's something about Edie's voice that is just so relatable. I love how awkward she is, and I have physically cringed on a couple occasions like when she snog-attacked Jae Chang, but hey if readers are physically reacting from reading about Edie's wild exploits then that can only mean you're doing something right!! :)
I really liked the first draft of the article, and I'm curious to see what will happen if Oliver reads it. I particularly loved the part about retired athletes pension, since I think the amount pros get paid in the, er, Muggle world is ridiculous and shows something very wrong about our priorities, so I'm really happy you wrote about that. Oh, and I'm really mad at Oliver, btw. He deserves to be taken down a peg. (But eventually forgiven so he and Edie can fly into the sunset.)
And Lisa's pregnant! I'm a little confused about why she's so upset, since she's getting married, has a good income and all that, but of course it would be a shock and take some adjustment. And not everyone is cut out for parenthood, so I'm curious to see how Lisa and Justin will act with this sprung upon them. Still, they do have a better situation than the majority of the other pregnant couples in fan fiction. :P Oh, and I love the chapter title. That baby is going to have a very long last name!
Can't wait to read the next chapter!! :)Author's Response: Hahahaha. I am so glad the snog-attack made you cringe. It was kind of painful to write xD But you're so right about readers' reactions; that's such a lovely way to think about it. Thank you!
UGHHH I COULD NOT KEEP MY OPINIONS TO MYSELF. WHAT? HOW AM I SIMILAR TO EDIE COME ON. But seriously, it drives me absolutely insane that athletes are paid so highly, while we can't find a dime to set aside to lower the cost of higher education. UGGH. I acknowledge the amount of dedication, physical strength, coordination and quick-thinking that professional sports require, but come on. That's awesome that people are going to be talking about your front-flip into the endzone for years, while I can't find a job in my field because I can't afford grad school. Great.
*Rant over.* I'm sorry, I really am.
Haha, you are definitely not the first person to be surprised that she's upset. But... I mean... Lisa is one step away from her dream career, which is probably the most important thing to her, other than Justin. Cut-offs like this are bad for having to answer a lot of questions in reviews, but I promise the very next scene is Lisa explaining why she's so upset! And I totally agree about pregnancy fics, haha :P
Thank you so much!! ♥ Report Review
OH MY OH MY!
wow okay so a lot happened here, but basically
1) OLIVER WHAT WHY YOU STUPID HEAD
2) ERMAGERD ROSE WHY DO YOU EXIST
3) awh thats sweet seamus, you wanted to have prolonged sleepover with besties
4) omfg hahaah acromantula nest
5) so is dean's crush on edie, like a real thing?
6) I'VE MENTIONED THIS BEFORE BUT IT SUCKS THAT EDIE IS ONLY A LOW INTERN AND NO ONE TRUSTS HER TO DO ANYTHING FOR LIFE.
7) like, thats really depressing and sometimes it happens to me, when i'm part of the world press for model united nations, and the head guy, who's two years older than me (AND WHO IS SUCH A TOOL) is all like "no, go do this, i'll handle this" and if i get any opportunity BUT NOOO.
8) what am i talking about
9) oh right, yeah so I AM SORRY FOR EDIE ALSO OLVIER
10) YEAH SO WHATS THE DEAL WITH OLIVER, HUH? WHAT IS WRONG WITH HIM. DOESN'T HE UNDERSTAND THAT DSFIUKJSDHFKJAS EDIE AND HIM ARE SUPPOSED TO BE TOGETHER?
11) i mean, what ever happened to ediver? i already made the t-shirts!
12) yeah so rose is a total /youknowwhat/
13) i guess i'm...glad...? that she's dating jae to make oliver jealous? idk yet.
14) i need to read the next chapter before i place my bets but...
15) right so, there was something else i wanted to say...but it's been an hour since i wrote the first half of this review, because *cough tumblr cough* so i guess, i'll see you in the next chapter?
okay bye (:Author's Response: Oooh, yay, I love lists!
1. Yes. Yes he is.
2. She exists because I get to read these awesome reactions from readers such as yourself xD And for a couple of plot points, but mostly the reactions.
3-5. Haha, that's a great way of thinking of that! Yes, it would have been the bestest prolonged sleepover ever! And he was probably hoping Edie would clear up their flat a bit, too.
6-7. It's really sad how much of Edie's internship is influenced by my own experience, haha. I know how frustrating it can be! And yeah, that guy sounds like no fun at all! LET THE PEOPLE SPEAK, BRO.
9. Oh right
10. I CANNOT SAY THIINGGGS, sorry. :c
11. How do I get an Ediver tee shirt?! And maybe a coffee mug?
12-14. Yeah, Rose is kind of a crazy manipulative person. But she's more than that! Perhaps I'm just an entirely too forgiving person, but even the girl I based Rose off of has three dimensions. She's really loyal to those she does consider her friends, and she's creative, and a good worker, and she acts the way she does because she is CRAZY INSECURE. I hope to shed some more light on Rose in the future, I don't want her to feel like a two-dimensional stock character.
15. Ohhh, tumblr. I totally understand. I was once a productive person who contributed to society. hehe. Thanks so much! ♥ Report Review
this story is great. ive been reading it sinces ages and im dying for some oliver/edie action. makeit happen alreadyy. i veel sorry for edie sometimes but sometimes shes just reckless.
EmAuthor's Response: Hello!
This story is going to be way longer than any other one I've written, and honestly my reasoning was, "Why not?"
I have the plot outlined all the way through the very ending scene, and I know exactly where I'm taking this story. But I wanted to just keep writing, because I love it more than anything! Hence these things that are not absolutely, 100% CRUCIAL to the Oliver/Edie plot. But I told myself so long as there was one person who read every chapter other than myself, my work was done xD
Ahem, FEELS!-rant aside, yes. Edie is an entirely impulsive character. I wonder if I was subconsciously channelling Ron, who has always been my absolute favorite character for his impulsiveness and loyalty? Hmm. They're both redheads too, haha... whoa!
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Super speedy update! I’m so happe. . . . . .
You have to sympathise with Edie though, the poor girl just sort of threw herself at Jae, without really thinking about what was going to happen after they pulled apart. Just typical Edie, this girl really needs to look before she leaps, not after!
‘Good-ater’- I have to use that sometime in the near future, I really do. Pure genius.
Poor Edie, I know the feeling. When it is entirely too late, and you know you should really be asleep, but you just stay up typing and re-typing, and the ‘writing mood’ always hits on the night before you’ve to get up early or something like that, and you’re just sitting there going ‘I should really be asleep, but I can’t stop now!’
Oooh! The first draft of Edie’s article. I’ve just read the first two paragraphs, and I can already feel the venom. Oooh, Edie is not a happy camper now is she. I’m just sitting here, pleased as punch, because Oliver needs taking down a peg or two. What’s he doing kissing Rose when he was after stringing Edie along!
I love how even when Edie is being mildly civil, she still manages to get her little digs in here and there. Take the paragraph where she’s describing Oliver’s love for Quidditch, she manages to call him an alcoholic, and slip in his snipe at Kenmare and Ireland (still haven’t forgiven him for that! Wait until Seamus hears, he won’t be his hero after that now will he?)
She totally over exaggerates Oliver’s obsession at Hogwarts, and I love her for it. In true journalist style, she’s managed to turn something small, such as a passing comment, into something massive. Just love her, and you can bet I’m laughing evilly to myself!
I just loved that article. It was so snarky, but yet had a professional edge to it, if you get me? Just pure genius. I cannot wait until it is published! But wait! If Rose and Oliver are going out, that means Rose might stop it from going to print. If she does that, then well, I won’t be responsible for my actions. Strongly worded letters will be sent her way.
Poor Lisa, I know it has to be hard for the poor girl. She really is very sensitive, isn’t she? Justin and his limited emotions are hilarious, although that might just be around Edie. As we all know, she can be anything from mildly awkward, to completely inappropriate! I am so glad she’s going for the job! Yaay! I really hope she gets it. . . .
Yay! No more drinking for Edie. A nice walk really does the same thing, now doesn’t it?
OH MY GAWD.
Did not see that one coming.
Although I don’t know why Lisa is so upset? She is getting married to the man of her dreams, so shouldn’t it sort of be okay? Although I have a feeling there’s more to this than meets the eye. . .
My suspicions are aroused!
Another wonderful chapter! Update soon please!Author's Response: OH MY GOSH THIS REVIEW. :D :D :D
Yes, intersting how Edie accuses Oliver of being thoughtless, and then acts the same way... I can just see them being "that couple" that shows up to dinner parties two hours late with only some paper napkins, or starts political debates with strangers in pubs. What a trainwreck it would be xD
I'm glad the insomnia reads well, as I rarely suffer from it myself. I'm more of the "I'll read this book just to wind down a bit, okay here we go first senten--*snore.*"
Aagggh I was so nervous about the article!! I mean, obviously the one that Edie wrote was really well done, or Witch Weekly would never consider expanding the magazine. I talked it up so much and then had to actually write it xD Maybe it's not the kind of stellar work that Edie did, but I hope it suffices!
Oh my gosh, you're right--I have to include how Seamus feels about Oliver's disproval of Kenmare! It's too good to pass up! Thanks for the suggestion :D
Yes, Lisa is abnormally sensitive these days, if you catch my drift ;D ;D ;D I was so worried about including this in the plot, because I think these kinds of stories get some serious flack on HPFF (at least when involving teens or people outside of relationships.) But I couldn't help but include this little bit of feminism, that even if you ARE married, you may just not want to take that extra step.
Hmm, no, there's not more than meets the eye. (I'm so glad I have everyone paranoid by now though!! haha xD) Lisa was upset because, yeah, sure, she wants a kid. But a few years down the road, when she is prepared, and when she's gotten her "three years of marital bliss." Some people think that's selfish; personally, I think jumping right into parenthood before you are emotionally/financially prepared is selfish. And I think that's all I do as for answering your question :P
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Oh Edie, responding to something that made you mad in such a female way. I admit, if I was in her shoes, I probably would've done the exact same thing that she did.
Anyway, there's so much drama going on and there's going to be more and more and more just being added on all the time. At some point, I feel like everyone is just going to explode from all the drama.
Congratulations on winning Best Humor, Best Original Character and Best Chaptered! I'm so happy for you!
Anyway, I'll be waiting for the next chapter and toodles until then!Author's Response: Ha, I don't think there's a "female" way to respond to life events, but Edie surely did act impulsively! One of her less-than-pefect traits, I'm afraid...
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Hello again! I am currently reading on A Mobile Device (capitalised for effect) So please excuse the shortness of this review or any spelling or grammatical errors herein.
something I forgot to comment on in your last chapter. The bit about Edie buying dean the quill was so sweet but also so very relatable; I'm an art student meself and the degree practically requires you to sell your granny to buy course materials. At one point I was spending £30 a week. That's six whole Galleons.
I liked Edie's feminist inclinations in this chapter! Her frustration at not getting to write about what she wants makes me ;A;
Also appreciating the way you've written her internship. So realistic. I spent much of today applying for jobs and in one drastic moment I almost put 'excellent tea-making skills' on my CV because that's all work experience ever really taught me.
really enjoying this story so far :3Author's Response: Hello again! I wish I had A Mobile Device which allowed me to read HPFF... there would be so much more time!
The bit with the quill came from my best friends being art majors. Not only were they stuck in the studio for hours a week (on top of other, non-art classes) but they were just hemorrhaging money!
Yes! I feel that feminism really needs to be brought forward on HPFF, especially after that whole April Fool's debaucle.
Hahahha, "tea-making skills." Seriously though, it's so hard to get good experience when they only want you to do the grunt-work. I actually left my last internship because it went from researching/compiling information for exhibition guides to distributing event flyers around town. Womp.
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I read this story all in one sitting. Once I started I couldn't stop. I love how you portray all your characters, and especially I really like Edie :D I really don't want her to write the article, but I think she probably will, being so angry and everything.
And, Dean! He's totally into Edie and Seamus knows it :o but she's totally oblivious. Poor Dean, but I love Edie/Oliver, I hope he finds someone else XD (if he does indeed fancy her and I'm not just imagining things :p)
Not sure how I feel about Jae. At the start I liked him but now he's starting to get a bit sleazy. And pushy.
I love all the little references, like the 1984 one in this chapter and the Dragonskine notebook and them all. Makes me feel awesome when I understand them :p
Can't wait to read on and find out what happens. So much drama, I love it. You have a new follower. :DAuthor's Response: Eeee!!! A new follower! Welcome. ♥
Wow, one sitting? That is a lot of reading, haha. And I know I've done that before, with stories I absolutely love, and I'm so flattered you feel that way about KC&CO :D
I think you're the first person to say that they aren't a fan of Jae. I totally agree with you there. He's definitely not the worst person in the story, but he's not my favorite either.
I'm glad you got the Dragonskine reference... Although I have a Moleskine, I couldn't help poking fun at other writers xD
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I've been meaning to read this story for so long! I keep seeing it pop up on recently added and I've always gone 'oh, yeah, I should check that out someday' but I never got around to it...until today. I'm excited to start this knowing that you also wrote The Wild, which is one of the fics on this site I've liked forever.
I enjoyed this opening chapter and I really like the characters you've introduced so far - Edie's a lovely narrator and Seamus and Dean sound like a hoot! I feel like a lot of people, myself included, attempt this sort of post-school story about young friends boozing, flatsharing and occasionally working, and it so often falls flat - here it didn't; it's written really well and the characters already seem so natural and real.
The only thing I'd say is that this chapter, at times, felt like a bit of an information dump - it was a lot of Edie's internal narration about her friends, introducing them one by one, which comparatively little action. But I think you're a bit too far into the story now to work on that, haha!
Really great opener and I'm looking forward to reading the rest! :D ♥Author's Response: AAHHH. I am so excited you read this! Fa real, I like your stories quite a lot.
And ohhh yes, the information dump :c Trust me, you're not the first person to mention it. I think it was the result of getting inspired for this story, not being sure how to start it off for WEEKS, and then churning out the first chapter in one go. I got so excited to post it that I didn't even have the second chapter written, where I could totally have spread out some of this information, haha. When the story is complete, that's one of my top priorities for editing... I'll be able to disperse it into the story a bit more easily.
Thanks so much for your review! I'm so flattered that you think it's believable (and, oh, that you like The Wild, which will always be my baby.)
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Oh my gosh Seamus was so cute! He wouldn't admit that he wanted Edie to live with him and Dean but he does! Oh, he's just such a sweetie -slightly perverted- pie!
I cannot believe that Rose kissed Oliver! Okay, she is officially on my hit list! Rose, I'm watching you! I just, I can't, I just can't! This is not right!
Shame on you Oliver for not pushing her away! I am fond of Jae though, I like the sound of that mischievous twinkle in his eyes.
Alright, let's see what's going to happen next!
This is my favourite Oliver Wood story, I just get so excited whenever I see an update for this! Keep up the awesome sauce work!Author's Response: Hiya! I also found Seamus to be quite cute... ;3 And, yes, slightly perverted. And I think it's really funny that all of my readers love Jae so much, as I find him kind of annoying xD Maybe it's that attitude of his that everyone loves?
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THAT BITCH AGAIN! Seriously? ARGGH!
UPDATE ^_^Author's Response: The next chapter is written, and just needs some tweaking before being sent into the queue. (Also, remember to keep your reviews 12+!) Report Review
OH MY GOSH!!!
So much happens in this chapter. OLIVER AND ROSE!!
EDIE AND JAE?
ER MY GAWD.
PLEASE UPDATE SOON
LOONYAuthor's Response: Hey! Yeah, this chapter was quite the overload x_x I've been trying to work on that, but it's like everything I have plotted out needs to happen all at once! I hope it's not too overwhelming. Thanks so much for your review! Report Review
I absolutely adore everything about this story. Seriously, I get embarrassingly excited whenever I see you've updated haha. It's wonderfully written and Edie is beyond relatable and basically it's just all-around fantastic. Sorry, I'll stop dorking out now. Long story short: you're an amazing writer, your story's brilliant, and I hope you update again soon! :)Author's Response: Thank you thank you thank you!! Seriously, I just, I just love getting reviews. Writing is the only thing I feel confident about sometimes, but it's still scary to put yourself out there with the potential of receiving bad reviews. (Most people could brush them off, I'm sure, but it's really important to me.) So seeing things like this just really makes my day, to say the very least. Thank you so much! ♥ Report Review
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