nice chapter! that would be really akward though not knowing your f's friends and it would be really hard to walk over to them i would have to agree on that
NORBERTS BACK! allthough in cannon it is now norberta lol
I totally laughed out loud at Ginny's friends. It's completely in contrast to the Ginny you're usually used to, but even though she's the youngest of 6 brothers, she's still a girl and this brings that home very well. I'm foreshadowing again by saying it's good to see the small build of of Ron/Hermione as well. Also, yay Norbert! We know now it's actually Norberta, but eh.. Good way to get the ball rolling.
St Margarets Wednesday 17th October 2007 03:28
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I enjoyed imagining grily witches. Harry doesn't really listen to what Lavender and Parvati are talking about, but I think the magical world would have interesting spins on teen culture.
I have to say I like your Hermione and Ron. Normally, I don't care for the two characters too much. Hermione comes across completely as a know-it-all busybody in fanfiction and Ron is a completely clueless oaf. Your Hermione reminds me more of the time-turner Hermione from POA who was cracking under too much stress and I can definitely see Hermione in this state of mind after OOTP. I like how Ron is actually growing up a little and instead of making Hermione's situation worse is sensitive enough to her needs to help her. Normally, I'm neutral to Ron/Hermione, but I kind of like their dynamic when you write them, they complement each other rather than crash into one another like a train wreck.
I like how you portray Harry as actually striving to make things work with Ginny and swallowing his pride and owning up to his mistakes and trying to learn from them. I like how Ginny is understanding and willing to take him by the hand through some of his fumbling.
I admint that at first I didn't care much for the Days of Destiny running gag, but this time around I picked up on the fact that the lead characters Roderick and Fionna resembled some the more common depictions of Harry and Ginny in fanon. Roderick is like superman, but clueless to the love of his life and Fionna was originally, the shy wallflower who turned into the living stick of dynamite. I think this time through I can enjoy the little by-play more.
I like that Ginny is understanding of the demands on Harry's time and I love how Harry is going out of his way to ensure some time for just the two of them and while he probably hasn't conciously realized it, he is being sensitive to Ginny's insecurities of coming 2nd to Ron and Hermione. I like that he is making absolutely clear to her that she is his priority.
Great chapter and I will always be looking forward to your future writings.
St Margarets Thursday 28th October 2004 11:48
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I came up with Days of Destiny for two reasons - I wanted Roderick and Fiona for the mirror scene, and I wanted something "girly" for Ginny that would throw Harry completely off. Then I realized the fun I could have with the story lines.
Teen Prodigy of Ravenclaw Thursday 29th July 2004 20:21
That last line was brilliant! It was completely unexpected and was for my dad too.
You see, my bedroom door was open and as I read that last line I let out a girlish squeal and my dad walked by at that same moment by the door and dropped everything he was holding in surprise. Lol. It was a true sitcom family moment.
I love the dimensions that you gave to Ginny's friends. You made them seem believable, and gave them life. I really enjoyed that part of the chapter.
Now I'm going to go skip off to the next chapter.
Days of Destiny ... As a long-time soap opera viewer (DOOL, GH & ATWT), I found that bit to be particularly amusing! And I could easily imagine Molly with her ear to the wireless, following the Roderick/Fiona storyline!