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Review #1, by Freda_and_Georgina Discovering the Function

11th July 2014:
For the House Cup 2014 Review
I absolutely love Arthur's crazed excitement at solving "one of the world's largest mysteries", and Molly's reaction is a nice counter-balance.
I like that Ginny shows interest too, plus that Harry Potter reference earlier.
Really enjoyable story! I wish it was longer.
--Freda

Author's Response: Thank you so much for your review!
I wrote this particular one shot for the Every Word Counts challenge, and I really don't know how I would even make it longer - but no worries, I do want to write a Weasley family based fan fic.

Thanks for your feedback! :)
-the ghost of his last laugh


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Review #2, by HeyMrsPotter Discovering the Function

7th July 2014:
Hello!

I seriously adore Arthur Weasley, he is just the most adorable man ever. As soon as I saw the title of this story I just couldn't resist reading it-Arthur's dream come true :D

I think you have his character 100 percent perfect in this. He's just so excitable, and misunderstood by his wife. For me, the little details in this were what made the story so wonderful. Like Molly putting on her pink bathrobe with matching slippers, and her exasperation at him spending so much time to find out the function of a rubber duck is pretty much nothing, and the idea that she would have bewitched a toy dragon for Charlie. Basically, just all of it was adorable. I really liked that Ginny was genuinely interested in her father's achievement and I could just picture their interaction perfectly.

This was pure enjoyable fluff, I loved it!

Dee -House Cup 2014.

Author's Response: Ah, you have seriously tickled me by this review! Your comment about how I got his character right makes me feel all fuzzy inside. I'm glad you appreciate the little details. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and leave feedback! :)

-the ghost of his last laugh


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Review #3, by nott theodore Discovering the Function

6th July 2014:
Hello there! I'm here reviewing for the house cup and this looked like such a cute story!

I really love Arthur and Molly stories and Arthur's really cute when he's getting all excited about Muggle toys and inventions he doesn't understand. I can just imagine this moment as if it's actually in canon, because I thought that you captured Arthur's characterisation perfectly. He was so enthusiastic and excited and just wanted to share the information with Molly, who I'm sure would be the first person he'd turn to with almost anything. Their relationship is so cute and you did it justice here, even though it wasn't a story about that.

I love how excited Arthur is when he's trying to explain that he's finally discovered what the function of a rubber duck is - or that really, he's discovered it has no function. And I loved the final part with Ginny when she gets woken up, and then the whole thing begins again and he starts explaining to his daughter! It was just so cute and fluffy and really well written - well done!

Sian :)
Gryffindor House Cup 2014 Review

Author's Response: Thanks Sian for your review! All your comments make me want to cry, I love it when a reader takes the time to compliment what I've worked on. Thanks for reading and taking the time to leave a review, it means a lot. :)

- the ghost of his last laugh


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Review #4, by kenpo Discovering the Function

27th May 2014:
This was hilarious. I've been going through Arthur/Molly stories, and a large amount of them are pretty sad, so this was a welcomed break.

This was just... hilarious. I love that you took that one line and elaborated. I can totally see Arthur just pouring over research to try to find the function of a rubber duck...

I loved the last line... More animation than a muggle cartoon.

I also loved Charlie's dragon toy. That's such a cute idea!!

Great little story!

-Georgia

Author's Response: Aw thank you so much! I am so glad you liked it. I love reading Arthur/Molly too, and I agree, some of them can be so sad. I had to put a lot of thought into this one-shot, seeing as how it was for the Every Word Counts challenge, and I'm really glad you appreciate it. Thank you for reading. :)

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Review #5, by SilverDarkHorse Discovering the Function

29th March 2014:
Hello :)

I loved this one-shot! Very sweet. The Arthur-Ginny interaction was heartwarming, as it is not something we see much of in canon.

I like the analogy of Charlie's dragon toy. Adds interest to the story, as do the little details like Molly's fluffy pink bathrobe and matching slippers.

You've got the same great eye for detail and ability to invoke emotions that I noticed in your story about the Potters' wedding, but this story is much better paced, and is altogether more successful.

Great job!

Cheers, mate :)

Author's Response: First off - so sorry for the late response! I had a mini vacation.
And thank you so much for your review! I am particularly proud of this one shot, and it's been received very well. I like it so much more than The Wedding, which was really just my attempt to write something Marauders era.
I'm glad you liked the bit about Charlie's dragon and the interaction between Arthur and Ginny! I wanted to make it interesting, as it is so short, so I'm glad those both worked.
Thank you again very much for your review, it makes my day to see people enjoying what I write. :)

-the ghost of his last laugh


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Review #6, by TheHeirOfSlytherin Discovering the Function

9th March 2014:
For Blackout Bingo.

Hey!

What is the function of a rubber duck? It has none! :P That was the best reaction ever, from Arthur's giddiness to Molly's annoyance to Ginny's interest. I could just see it in my head, I can imagine them acting this way, especially Molly for thinking he was neglecting his family for, well, nonsense. :P

Arthur's happiness over realizing that it has no function, that he's solved his puzzle even though there was nothing to really solve, was brilliant and so funny. I'm still smiling, it was infectious.

But the best part, for me at least, is that it's the same as Charlie's dragon. Just that they have bath toys and I'm thinking he should probably know already but he doesn't and he's dedicated time to find out that his son had a toy like it, the only difference being magic. I loved that.

This was so fun to read!

Sam.

Author's Response: Thank you so much for your review!
I've always loved that line and I adore Arthur.
I tried really hard to add as much tiny touches I could to make it interesting, and you caught them all!
I am so glad you enjoyed it, thank you for reading.



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