Reading Reviews for Will-O'-The-Wisp
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Review #1, by Chocolate Frog Card The Forest

21st March 2016:

Hey there Lo! I've got a cup of tea and some biscuits and thought I'd come check out your st-


Damn. Well, at least I still have the biscuits.

Anyway, I like getting a glimpse into what other people went through during the war. Makes me so proud of them all, y'know? But Dean here! He was one of the bravest!

Must have been so scary to be hunted by those awful Snatchers - I heard a lot about them! Shocking people. I'd like to spill a hot cup of tea on them, if you know what I mean. Trust me, it hurts.

As always, Lo, your writing skill excels. You have a perfect balance of description and action - I was immediately sucked into the magic of this story! Heh, see what I did there? Magic, you know, heh? Get it?

Using the will-o'-the-wisp was perfect too. I used to play with those in the garden when I was a kid!

My dad even makes an appearance at the end! Hey HEY DAD! Ah, deaf old bugger...

Anyway, great story you got here Lo, hope you have a good night!

Tonks x

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Review #2, by Notsolightningscar The Forest

4th March 2015:
Fantastic. I would love to see you develop this story line further.

Author's Response: Hi there!

Thank you for this absolutely wonderful review!

Lo ♥

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Review #3, by Your Grinch The Forest

24th December 2014:
Hello Lo.

I'd wish you a Merry Christmas, but I've named myself the Grinch, so we can't be getting out of character, now can we?

So you've tried to guess my identity, I see. I propose a deal, if you can figure me out before I reveal my identity, I'll give you extra gifts--be that a couple of graphics or reviews. Whatever you like. All in the name of a very merry un-Christmas, of course.

Let's move on to more important matters--the wonderful awesomeness that is this story, made even more awesome by the lack of Christmas-ness.

You know why Dean was uncomfortable? Because he was sitting on a Christmas tree, those nasty things, all sparkly and bright.

'He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named.' You can't mean the rounded man with the ghastly red tracksuit?

I love the darkness of the forest you've described so vividly. Could you give me a precise address? I'd like to move there?

I like the way you've depicted this boy's nervousness. As one who lives off of the unhappiness and fear that broken children have, I think you're story is an absolutely marvellous read. How wonderfully you're telling this story. Your style of writing I must admit, appeals to me very, very much.

However, I see the tell-take signs of a glimmer of hope and courage in this Dean Thomas. That won't do for me, I'm afraid (which is to say that I'm trying to avoid saying I like how you've portrayed him because his feelings come out very nicely, but alas, I've named myself the Grinch. Back into character).

Bah! Pixies?! Ehrk. Nasty little creatures, leading to home and family and blergh. Forget the address of these creatures (superbly written on your part) are to be my neighbours.

Merry un-Christmas, Lo.

Your Grinch.

Author's Response: Hi Grinch!

Thank you for the absolutely wonderful review!

Lo ♥

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Review #4, by TidalDragon The Forest

15th December 2014:
Hello again, Lo! You sure do enjoy writing stories with Dean, huh? I enjoyed this one too and how it covered a span in the life of a relatively minor character that rarely gets much coverage and for which Dean rarely seems to get much credit.

What's interesting to me is how he evolves throughout the piece, beginning with the same relative naivete Harry Potter displayed in his early experiences in the wizarding world, but progressing to be more - adapting not just the determination to go on that typified Cedric Diggory, but the careful tactics and measured movements of Fleur Delacour.

I also really enjoyed the descriptions you gave of Dean's surroundings and his physical state. They were appropriately detailed, but never so much so that they hit you over the head. And they also managed to be sprinkled in so nicely throughout that it never felt like you were heaping "setting" or "exhaustion" on us.

On my first read through, the only thing I thought might be missing from the quartet of champions was the power and athleticism of Viktor Krum, but then I realized it was there, just more oblique - I thought of your recounting of the weeks on the run and the endurance it must have demanded and the fortitude demanded to live a solitary life so successfully for so long under such circumstances.

Another well-written gem! Thanks for sharing!

Author's Response: Hi there!

Thank you for the absolutely wonderful review!

Lo ♥

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Review #5, by UnluckyStar57 The Forest

11th July 2014:
Oh my... When Dean ran into Ted, I thought for sure that he was going to be caught by Snatchers...

I should have remembered that the will-o'-the-wisp was not a dark creature who wanted to do him harm. It just wanted to play, and it helped him out by bringing him to Ted. :)

It was nice to see Dean still thinking about Seamus while he's on the run. They're definitely one of the major best friend pairs in the books, so it makes sense for Dean to be worried for the safety of his friend. Of course, Dean's own safety is questionable at the moment, so it's good that he was agile enough to make his escape quite quickly.

This was a really nice story. I like how Ted went from being gruff and scary to friendly and welcoming. :)

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Author's Response: Hi!

Thank you so much for this absolutely wonderful review! It means a lot!

Lo :)

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Review #6, by evil little devil The Forest

11th July 2014:
I always pondered how Dean met up with Ted, and what his life was like on the run. This story did a really excellent job of explaining that.
I really love what you did with Dean's character. You made him feel incredibly real, I loved it. He's not a character we get to learn much about in the books, so it's really enjoyable to read about him. This is the kind of story that could slip straight into the books, it works in so well with canon.
You wrote the action in this so well, it felt so natural. I'm hopeless at more action-type scenes, so I'm incredibly envious!
I love that it was his DA galleon that saved him! That's a genius idea.
I love reading about minor characters, and this was really well written and really enjoyable to read :)

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Author's Response: Hi!

Thank you so much for this absolutely wonderful review!

Lo :)

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Review #7, by maskedmuggle The Forest

8th July 2014:

This was brilliant - I loved it so much. The plot/storyline was fantastic, and I really liked how well you tied it in with what we know from canon! I loved how well you captured Dean's situation and all the dangers during that time, and what he had to do in order to avoid being caught by the snatchers. The magical creature you used was really unique and I'm glad you made it really special in a positive way - leading Dean to fellow comrades, rather than to his doom. I'm glad it was a "happy" ending, in that Dean found others in a similar situation to him, and it was a nice touch that it was the Dumbledore's Army galleon that identified him as part of the resistance. I thought your characterisation of Dean, and Ted as well, was really spot on. Such a well-written piece, and I really enjoyed reading this!

- Charlotte/maskedmuggle
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Author's Response: Hi Charlotte!

Thank you so much for this absolutely brilliant review!

Lo :)

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Review #8, by MischiefNotQuiteMannaged The Forest

7th July 2014:
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In a time where many magical creatures were siding with Voldemort, I really enjoyed reading about the Pixie helping Dean find companionship and relative safety after being on the run alone. It was a lovely plot twist to see that the magical creature was a Pixie! I expected the magical creature that Dean would meet to be Griphook or Gornuck.

Your description of the setting sun painted a vivid picture in my mind. I feel that despite his predicament, Dean, with his artist's eye, would appreciate the "masterful painting" of the sunset.

Author's Response: Hi!

I'm glad you liked the pixies! I like the story so much, so I'm glad you enjoyed their presence in the story even if the goblins were there.

Thank you so much for the praise on my description! I'm so happy since usually that's my weakest point!

Thank you so much for this wonderful review!
Lo :)

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