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Review #1, by Ron 4 Hermione Romulus and Remus

20th July 2015:
House cup 2015- Hufflepuff

Hey there, this is such an interesting idea for a story. I love fics that have Remus in them and this one is just as good! I think you've got his grief shown perfectly, the fact that it's took a few years and then that he still can't look at certain items around the house, I think it demonstrates just how hard it was, especially since he lost so much.

Wow, that ending! I loved it, it was a great surprise, and then it makes the story into a great explanation for why he chose that name. It's a lovely idea from that, and I think it really reinforces just how much of an impact the book had on Remus if he still remembered it all those years later. Loved that link!

This is a great story, I think you've did a great job on it! :)

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Review #2, by MrsJaydeMalfoy Romulus and Remus

20th July 2015:
Hufflepuff House Cup 2015!

Hey there dear! So, you remember that Review Hot Seat that was like.. FOREVER ago? Well, I still owe you reviews from that. *hides in shame* And, since we're meant to review Badgers for the House Cup now anyway, I figured I would make your author's page one of the first I stopped by. I'm sorry it has taken me so long to get to these, I can only hope that they will make up for my tardiness!

I really, really loved this, even though it had its sad moments. First off, you don't read many fics from Remus' point of view, or at least, I don't, so a huge kudos to you there for originality.

I think you brought an excellent perspective here on how Remus must have been feeling after what happened on the night Harry's parents were killed. I think, in fic, most people tend to explore what happened to Sirius, being wrongfuly imprisoned all those years, but nobody really talks about the emotional turmoil that Remus must have been going through, so this was very refreshing!

I really adore the fact that Remus has found a book that makes him feel understood and like he's not alone. And the tie-in at the end with him making his Potterwatch code name 'Romulus' was just brilliant and made me smile!

Really well done!

Author's Response: It's perfectly fine! I reviewed a lot of people and I didn't review EVERYONE either, and I also feel a bit guilty for answering this so late (I've been on hiatus). So we're both equally tardy people.

Really? There aren't many pieces from Remus's POV? Now that I think about it, you're probably right, but I never really noticed that before. Hmmm.

Thank you so much for the sweet review!


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Review #3, by St. Brigid. Romulus and Remus

2nd April 2015:
I really like the sound of the cottage.

Poor, poor Remus. I really like the way you connect his father's death at a young age to both Remus's isolation from his family and the stress of the whole situation. Well, "like" isn't exactly the right word, as it's horrible, especially as it means that not only is Remus now lacking any kind of familial support, but he is also carrying even more guilty than he already does. Poor guy.

Oh, that mention of each comrade and each friend that died is so sad.

Remus is such a strong person, when you think about it. Considering he has lost both parents, his three closest friends, and likely feels some guilt about the whole Sirius thing, thinking he should have noticed something, he's lived through a war, suffers a very painful condition and endures much discrimination, he really is remarkably together when we meet him.

It's hardly surprising he feels so numb. Poor, poor guy.

It's good that the book brought him some comfort, even if a book can hardly replace family and friends.

Aw, I really like how you link his codename back to the book.

Great story. Happy Easter.

Author's Response: Yes, Remus does seem to blame everything on himself, like his father's death. In my mind, Remus is usually kind of depressing and self-loathing. Yet when you hear about all of Remus's friends that died, and that he's a werewolf, it's not surprising that Remus thinks this way.

Yeah, this is mostly all-around sad throughout most of the thing, isn't it? Sad, sad.

The book can't replace anyone, but it's surprising that words can hold so much power. Think about Harry Potter- I know it totally transformed my life!

Thank you so much for the review, and I'm sorry it took me a while to answer it.


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Review #4, by Freda_and_Georgina Romulus and Remus

26th January 2015:
This was so interesting. Since I'm not the person you're gifting this to, I'm not exactly the best judge of the full quality of this, but even without that I can say it's amazing! I love Remus stories and I think you've really nailed him.

Love this story.
--Georgina

Author's Response: Thank you! It should still be understandable without knowing the context, so you're more than welcome to read this.

Thank you so much for the review! Remus is a wonderful character. :)


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Review #5, by marauderfan Romulus and Remus

20th January 2015:
Omg, I loved this so so much! I've read Kenpo's incredible story One Blaze of Glory, and when I saw the summary of this I kind of freaked out.

I loved how you wrote about Remus' experience reading the book, and how much it meant to him to see a book about werewolves that humanized them rather than either a)talking about how horrible they are or b)telling newly bitten people how to deal with their new affliction. That must have had a huge impact on him and I admit I kind of teared up at that part.

AND you included Remus' first broadcast on Potterwatch! I seriously loved Potterwatch in the books (and in fact have written a fic about it haha) and there is so little written about it, so this was really nice to see a bit of the backstory and how Remus picked his Potterwatch codename. And it means so much more with the backstory of him having read Hairy Snout Human Heart just before, like it's his little nod to Romulus.

Gah! I loved this! Wonderful work :)

Author's Response: Yes, Hairy Snout, Human Heart is definitely a new experience for Remus. It deviates from the normal werewolf book. I'm amazed you teared up!

Potterwatch is one of my favorite parts. I love it so much. I'm sad J.K. Rowling only wrote one episode of Potterwatch. I would have loved to listen to the one about Harry breaking into Gringotts and escaping on a dragon. That would be so amazing.

When I read A Blaze of Glory I thought about Remus's codename frequently, because it was the same thing. I know why that is- Romulus and Remus were the founders of Rome and were raised by wolves- but I still found it interesting.

I'm glad you enjoyed this!


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