This is the funniest thing EVER! Thanks for lightening my mood! My mood usually goes with whatever story I happen to be reading, so thanks so much!!!
Poor McGonagall. Woken up at three in the morning by the house elves, only to find Dumbledore and Dobby making treats. I really do feel sorry for her.
This totally sounds like the type of thing Dumbledore would do. He does like muggle sweets.
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I haven't laughed this loud at a fanfiction story since forever. It's so hilarious and brilliantly written that you just can't resist it's charm. You were amazing in conveying such a comedic scene in less than 1000, words while keeping all the characters SO in character. I mean we're talking about Dumbledore and Minerva here. I don't know about Mc'Gonagall but I am sure that Dumledore is udner the classification of "one of the hardest characters to write". His speech, his mannerisms, all were his own and it was a true delight to read him. Now you made me want to eat something sweet haha
The idea behind of the story is to die for. I just can't imagine being in McGonagall's shoes when she opened the kitchen door and stumbling upon that scene. Genius I tell ya! :)))Author's Response: Hi!
Thanks so much for the fun review! I am so excited that the story actually made you laugh out loud! It's such a tiny little thing, as stories go, and I wasn't really sure if anyone else would find it funny or not. Nice to know someone shares my sense of humor!
I actually love writing Dumbledore. He was one of my favorite characters. So child-like and unasuming, completely genuine. And then, when he needs to, he shows exactly who he is and why you shouldn't mess with him - all while offering you lemon drops. It is a great honor, though, to have you say I did him justice! That makes me blush!
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I'm glad you are back! I have been looking for a new story from you. Keep writing.
Oh, the story is very funny too.Author's Response: Thank you! It's good to be back!
I'm having some technical issues (my flashdrive with all my stories died) so it may be a bit before I start updated unfinished fics again, but I'm working on it! It's nice to know I still have readers out there!
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Wow! This is exactly the sort of thing I hoped my challenge would produce! If you had finished it at the time, it definitely would have been prize-worthy. This was a delightfully funny, endearing story.
I love that you chose two unexpected (for me) characters. I really enjoy more unusual characters myself for writing, and I was hoping someone would pick someone unusual for the challenge--I even made suggestions in my opening post, as far as I remember. :P Anyway, nice choice using Dumbledore and Dobby together. Either one alone could have been amusing, but together, they complemented one another nicely.
Dobby already is a little goofy and comical all on his own. Dumbledore can sometimes be very stern and competent, but he definitely has something of a silly, childish streak that comes out sometimes. I can just imagine him wandering down to the kitchens to try out this extraordinary experiment, and then Dobby is intrigued and bold enough to join in.
Naturally, Minerva was the perfect choice to serve as a contrast to the situation. I got a kick out of the way she automatically assumed it was the twins (nice way to get them an almost-cameo, by the way :P ) causing the problems, but then couldn't deliver her blistering lecture as planned.
You know what I was thinking when I read about the oozing, sticky pots, and then later after the explosion? Thank goodness they have magic to clean that up! I suppose the poor house elves may have to contribute a bit of elbow grease, but imagine cleaning that up without magic! What a nightmare.
I loved the last line, by the way, about Minerva deciding to Owl in sick. Haha.
I did spot one typo: "trialed off" instead of "trailed off."Author's Response: Thank you! I was hoping you would like it! I wish my muse would have cooperated and got it done on time, but oh well. At least I finally finished it, and you liked it. Thatâs better than any prize. :D
I know I tend to be rather predictable in who I choose to write for, so every once in a while I like to try and surprise people by picking unique characters to write for. Very glad it worked here! Writing Dobby and Dumbledore was surprisingly easyâ¦McGonagall, she turned out to be rather hard. Iâve always kinda felt that Dumbledore had a soft spot for Dobby, considering he let him stay at Hogwarts and humored his wanting to be paid. I just thought they might make a good pair.
I love Dumbledoreâs goofy side. I feel bad that we got less of that as the books got more serious, although I suppose thatâs rightly so. But his little quirks are one of the things I loved most about this magical world JKR created for us. And school where the headmaster was willing to cancel final exams as a treat, and where students could encounter three-headed dogs and have it marked up to receiving a complete education.
You caught my twin almost-cameo. I just canât seem to help myself, LOL. And it was a really good lecture she had ready! So good, I might have to let her save it and actually use it in some other story. Hehehehe.
Yes, magic, so nice to clean up. Although, knowing Dumbledore, he might insist on cleaning it up the Muggle way, just to complete the experienceâ¦
And thank you for the spot on the typo! I will get that fixed. This is what happens when you donât run things by your beta before you post.
Thanks again for giving me the idea, and for such a wonderful review!
Farmgirl! So awesome to see u writing again. This was priceless. I was so ready for Fred and George. But Dumbles works so much better. Excellent twist. Loved McG's reaction especially when the inevitable explosion came! Brilliant work. You have not lost your touch!
P.s. welcome back little sisAuthor's Response: BRO!!!
Thanks so much! It's great to be writing again!
Every once in a while, I can write about someone other than the twins you know, LOL. And you know me. I have a soft spot for Dumbledore, especially in those moments when he gets to be a little wacky and child-like.
Thank you so much for reading! Maybe, when I get all those files you sent me sorted out, I'll have more Healing to send you to look at. Report Review
i like it. i wasn't expecting it to be dobby and dumbledore making a mess-- much less making taffy! its very creative and original!Author's Response: Thank you! It was so much fun to write, even if it did take me ages. And I'm glad the few little plot twists caught you by surprise! Makes me grin.
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This was SUPERCALIFRADULISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS!
haha. anyways, I loved it. it was concise, witty and cleverly written-- something really hard to do! I was smiling the entire time while reading it. Everything was spot-on. this story is like a little gem of sunshine nestled into the site. Nice work!Author's Response: WOW! Amazing spelling ability there! And a great review to boot! Thanks so much!
I'm smiling as I read this review, so I guess we're even.
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