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Review #1, by The Basilisk Eel Slime

12th April 2015:
Hello, it is I, The Basilisk. Hiss Hiss.

I've slithered out of my Chamber to sssniff out this story as I've felt my lonely existence is in dire need of a laugh. You may think I do not laugh being a Basilisk but oh my dear I do. And I'm pleased to say, this story did get a chuckle or two out of me, which is a feat. Good job.

I enjoyed your portrayal of Fred and George and the idea of putting Eel slime in Filch's wash bucket. The way you narrated the eventsss were also quite amusing. The dialogue was perfect and the descriptions spot on. The inclusion of Angelina and Lee was also interesssting.

The ending wasss the best bit for me as you got Dumbledore down very well. He isss amusing, that one. In my thousand years, I've seen many headmasters but none like Albus Dumbledore, so you managed to capture him fine. The punishment he gave to them was fitting and the ending sentence made me smile too.

Over all, your narrative was witty and the plot fun. This made for a quick short funny read and I enjoyed it. Good work my dear. I'm pleased and shall not eat you. You may continue to write such works and spread cheer all around.

Hiss Hiss,
The Basilisk

Author's Response: Ah, Mr. Baslisk. Surprised I am by your emergence here. Word abounds on the forums of you greatness and goodness, and unexpected generosity. You are most revered by all humble artisans who put quill to parchment here. As such, I am honored by your visit to my humble work chamber.

Grateful I am that my little journey of words has pleased you and rendered a smile. Dumbledore, yes certainly you knew of him throughout his lengthy tenure as headmaster. That you declare I did him justice fills my heart with gladness and joy. And a fitting end to my tiny tale? You honor me by the mere mention of this.

You must forgive me if I do not reveal the sources for the rumors that have come to my ears of the many escapades of the Weasley twins. I merely transcribe what I feel is noteworthy to report. To hear that my rendition has caused you to feel amusement truly honors me.

My dear? The Basilisk calls me, my Dear? A term of fondness? And - and - perhaps affection? I am not to be eaten? And I may remain here, doing the humble work I do? The Basilisk himself or herself declares this? You are truly a noble creature to be respected and revered - nay - cherished and treasured for as long as you may choose to inhabit here. May only blessings befall you, dear Basilisk. As your goodness shines throughout your realm, you earn the love of one and all. All hail the Basilisk! I join in the throng of thanks and gratitudes. Basilik, ah how sweet they be when pleased.

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Review #2, by Violet Potter 434 Eel Slime

10th April 2015:
He i haven't read any of your stories since the quidditch one stopped so i thought i'd read one, I love this story and think the prank is brilliant not dangerous or harmful-unless you're Mrs Norris- but just really funny and hilarious and if you use t against someone like Filch who no-one likes, you get to see them annoyed

whist I'm here I want to ask you a question,
what position do you think James Potter (II)would play in quidditch? also as you so nicely did for my other story which i have now abandoned, please could you read and review my new story which i plan to continue and alreaddy has 3 chapters

oh and will you be writing a new story any time soon

from me xx

Author's Response: Hi, thanks for reading this little story. I'm glad you liked it. I'm always happy when I can come up with a bit of humor for a story that might be entertaining.

I hope I'll eventually write another story, but I don't think I'll have anything soon. I've been trying to work out a plot for a mystery adventure that's had me stuck for months, and it doesn't feel like I'm gonna get unstuck anytime soon.

I have to confess that I just don't like next-gen and never read it, but I'll take a look at your story when I have time, and answer your James question there.

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Review #3, by 800 words of heaven Eel Slime

30th April 2014:

I reviewed this story because Fred and George and prank shenanigans, but also no reviews on a story kinda makes me sad :(

I love your characterisation of the twins! It's totally spot on. The prank they played was rather clever, and showed their ingenuity and their mile-wide streak of mischief, but it wasn't overtly harmful - all in good fun. No one really likes Mr Filch, and it was just such a happy bonus that Mrs Norris got drenched! She's one creepy kitty. Their dialogue was actually fantastic - probably my favourite aspect of this little fic. It was very realistic and quite natural.

Your descriptions were also lovely. They fit in well with the tone and style, but offered the right amount of visualisation to make the scenes come alive in my head. That little side story about Filch and Snape and the soot was totally awesome!

And of course, Dumbledore. Slightly scary, as always, randomly turning up when you least expect it in dead silence. I think you really captured his wisdom, as well as the obvious fact that he understands young people quite well. I loved how he acknowledged that the twins were clever, but still advised them to be mindful of the ramifications of their pranks.

Overall, awesome stuff! I'm really glad I read this :)

Author's Response: Thank you for such a lovely review, and for commenting in such detail on this short little story. I'm glad you picked this one to read, because one-shots don't get as many reviews as chaptered stories even when they're obviously enjoyed by readers, and I really appreciated all the great feedback you shared.

The hardest thing for me about writing Fred and George is keeping the humor at the needed level - so when I run out of humor, the story needs to end. I hoped the readers wouldn't be disappointed that the mischief-makers got caught, but that was the easiest way I could think of to bring the story to a tidy end when I ran out of humor for the twins. But I also wanted it to feel like a satisfying end and not just an abrupt stop, so finding the right ending was the hardest part for me.

I'm always delighted to hear that my characters are in character, because that's one of the main things that make me enjoy (or not enjoy) the fanfic stories I choose to read. That and well-worded vivid descriptions, so I was glad you mentioned that as well. And I'm really glad you thought Dumbledore was okay. He's one of the characters I love to write - and read - so I really try to give him the proper feel.

I'm glad you enjoyed this story, and thanks for such a marvelous, thoughtful, and detailed review. I really enjoyed reading your response!

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