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Reading Reviews for Holyhead
  
5 Reviews Found

Review #1, by princesslily_36 one.

23rd April 2017:
Hiii! This is Ysh here for CTF (bailing Mel out!)

I LOVE events like this because it gives me a chance to get introduced to fantabulous stories like this one. I love those little details you have included about witchcraft and religion in the 1950s! Is this going to be the beginning of Holyhead Harpies??? I don't know much about religion and witchcraft, but I do know that it was stigmatized pretty badly.

The whole chapter was so crisp and fresh in the sense it had so much going on in such few words and I admire that about it. Right from the description of the home and why Jeny was there, to the little conversation the whole picture of that era just unfolded in front of my eyes. I can't wait to see how you're going to bring about the founding of the Holyhead Harpies - it just feel so promising. AND I noticed its LGBTQA! Is Jenny going to meet a woman in the Harpies and fall in love? Are they going to be battling the witch-stigma as well as the LGBTQA-stigma of that time? Ooh, is it going to be forbidden love?

I just went through a whole bundle of emotions in 600 words!

Cheers!!
~Ysh

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Review #2, by melian one.

23rd April 2017:
Hi Elisabeth! Here for Capture the Flag.

This was a really intriguing introduction to a story. Can I say that I love the idea of Chilternís Home for Young Ladies? It took me by surprise, a girlsí boarding house, but when you explained it it made so much sense. Girls kicked out of home because their parents were frightened of magic. Itís something Iíd never thought of but, especially in the 1960s, you can really see paranoid religious parents panicking about the witchcraft (and it was literally witchcraft) that their children had brought into their homes. So they would need somewhere to go, wouldnít they? Itís only logical. And I thank you for bringing this aspect of the magical world to my attention.

I can also understand Jennyís problem. The girls would get younger and younger, compared to her, and she would only be able to make excuses for so long. Again, itís the 60s. A lot of people wouldnít understand and certainly wouldnít accept her preferences, especially if all her neighbours had grown up in Anglican households, as you intimated. This is one thing religion tends not to accept, regardless of which religion it is. (There are, of course, exceptions, but most of the monotheistic faiths so prevalent in the world today fit into this category.) And can I say I love the name of the bar? Holyhead. I assume itís taken from the Quidditch team that only have female players Ė itís not too much of a stretch to associate that with female same-sex partnerships. Iím sure the Quidditch world would be full of rumours about Holyhead players regardless of their sexuality, because people can be inconsiderate like that. So itís an ingenious name for the pub, and can be seen as either a confirmation of those rumours, or an ironic nod at their falsity.

Anyway, a great beginning to a story. Great job!

Cheers Mel

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Review #3, by ascendio one.

2nd April 2016:
GOD, I just love the idea of a story set around a bar for sapphic women, especially one in the Wizarding world. And what I really like about your writing is how, in just a short chapter, you can really grip a reader. It was full enough for me to have a clear picture of the places, the characters, and the era, but of course not full enough because I want like twenty more chapters, please. I'm so interested in learning if the name of the bar has anything to do with the Quidditch team (forgive me if you'd already said so on the forums or something). Again, I just love the idea behind this. Can't wait for the update.

Mo

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Review #4, by SunshineDaisies one.

28th March 2016:
Hello!

What an exciting beginning. I mean, I was excited from the time you said "Quidditch, lesbians" or whatever. The world needs more lesbians.

I really like the way you've tackled it here, as a societal issue rather than a self-struggle. Both are super important, but you see more of one than the other.

You've done an excellent job of setting the scene and introducing us to Jenny. It's kind of amazing that in so few words, I have a pretty clear picture of Chilton's, and I kind of feel like I know Jenny. The Holyhead is foreign, but it is to Jenny too, and I could totally feel her excitement.

I'm a little disappointed there was no quidditch in this chapter, but I think it was necessary to set the scene. I just really love Quidditch. And I'm so excited to see how this bar is related to the Harpies and I really hope there is lots of the Holyhead Harpies in this story because I love them.

I want more!

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Review #5, by cherry_pop94 one.

28th March 2016:
Hello!

This was such a great beginning! You definitely have a dedicated reader in me!

I really like how you describe the home Jenny lives in. It seems so fitting for that era. I already can't wait to read more of this. I already know that this will be full of wonderful sapphic women smashing the patriarchy that holds them down and taking on Voldemort simultaneously! I wonder, is this bar where the Holyhead Harpies get their name from?

I cannot wait to know more about this adventure!

Stefanie

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