Date: 12/22/2008 10:37 PM Title: Twelve: Mushrooms
Clever Ron, and clever you, foreshadowing the knowledge that saying You-Know-Who's name is linked to a trace. Thanks for another great update, I was on the edge of my seat as the trio were escaping the Ministry!
Date: 12/15/2008 07:10 PM Title: Seven: Messenger Patronuses
Poor Hermione! laughing, All of her penis-worry in the middle of such excitement! (I can't say that I would have been any different at her age. Especially if I had had one of my very own for a short bit. smiling)
Date: 12/12/2008 08:18 AM Title: Four: Gathering
Well, I feel like an ass. smiling, I should have known that you would have Hermione mention Hedwig. (I am rather pleased though, that you/Hermione seem to agree with my own reaction to Hedwig's death as compared to Moody's.)
This is another fantastic update. I laughed when Mrs. Weasley burst into Ron's room as the trio were talking. It made me think of all the times my sister, a cousin and I were supposed to be cleaning a bedroom, and the terror of being busted sitting around talking, reading books and holding Barbies instead of doing any work! And, thanks for making the Delacours nice people. So many authors portray them as snooty, which I find a bit condescending.
Date: 12/10/2008 08:41 PM Title: Three: Fetching Harry
Terrific work, as usual! Hermione's comments re: having a penis were insightful and amusing. Much as I expected. The worry everyone went through comes through genuinely. I'm surprised to hear Hedwig mentioned hooting about the stuffed owls, then her death not mentioned. I suppose, though in light of all that happened, that wasn't at the top of the list of things to write about. (I did cry when I read it in the book, though. I'm not a very pet-oriented person, but was still hard hit by her death.) Moody dying was a sad thing, yet a bit okay, because that's sort of what you expect from him, giving his all to the last.
Date: 12/08/2008 12:29 PM Title: Two: Family Row
Ha, ha! Great update! I loved being behind the scenes as the plan for the multiple Harry's unfolded. Ginny's comments cracked me up. I read a fan fic once focusing on Hermione's reaction to that very situation. Too funny, and I had never even thought of that detail when reading DH. I think you handled it just right. Ginny, with all of those brothers, would likely use slang, while Hermione would use anatomic terms. Looking forward to more!
Date: 12/04/2008 08:08 PM Title: One: Wollongong
"A Rather CD Establishment" Ha ha! I love it!
Thanks for beginning a new wonderful tale for us! Following along with you on these works has just been an amazing journey. I'm grateful for all of your hard work. I really appreciate your insights into Hermione and your sly wit sprinkled in!