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niffler0519
Monday 29th August 2011 20:34


1st year
Num. of Reviews: 2

Mars is Bright Tonight
I liked it, I really did. It was short and sweet with enough detail and images from the books to round it out really well. I like how you pulled stuff from first year, and the summers since then. It wasn't too mushy/fluffy, which was a plus as well, it was more romantic and believable. Which brings me back to pulling things from the books, I love the fact that you included Harry's monster and jealousy while making this, it was excellent.
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Caleb Nova
Wednesday 7th January 2009 01:49


1st year
Num. of Reviews: 13

Mars is Bright Tonight
Very nice. Just the right touch of humor mixed in with the romance, as it should be. Love and all its trappings are, after all, inherently comical. Or at least, that's what I think.

It was interesting to read something written from Harry's perspective in the first person. I've certainly given Harry plenty of page time in my story, but never in first person. It's a more intimate view, to be sure, but perhaps I change POVs too often for it to mesh with my own work. For yours, however, it was obviously the best choice.

It is a bittersweet piece you've written, as things perhaps should have been, not as they were, since Ginny all but disappeared from the pages of book seven. But after all, isn't this what fanfiction is for?

Well written, and well enjoyed.
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gymnastgal19
Monday 24th March 2008 21:54


Hogwarts alumni
Num. of Reviews: 2461

Mars is Bright Tonight
hahaah nice!!!! I loved it
nice ending
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majolie
Friday 28th December 2007 17:12


Hogwarts alumni
Num. of Reviews: 476

Mars is Bright Tonight
I really enjoyed this. I always thought the whole breakup was idiotic and made no sense - for the same reasons you give here. I kept thinking JKR would do something like this at the beginning of book 7, but since she did not, I can enjoy your version. Very nicely written overall, though the phrase,
the familiar feeling of her soft ruby reds
is one you may no longer be fond of yourself ... it's a little too much. However, lines like
we are both soon lost in our own world; Voldemort is forgotten, the wedding reception is wiped from our minds, and the only thing we can focus on is the feel of the other at every point we make contact
and many others more than make up for that one phrase I disliked.

Sorry for the double review - cut & paste errors made the first one make no sense.
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majolie
Friday 28th December 2007 17:10


Hogwarts alumni
Num. of Reviews: 476

Mars is Bright Tonight
I really enjoyed this. I always thought the whole breakup was idiotic and made no sense - for the same reasons you give here. I kept thinking JKR would do something like this at the beginning of book 7, but since she did not, I can enjoy your version. Very nicely written overall, though the phrase,
the familiar feeling of her soft ruby reds
is one you may no longer be fond of yourself ... it's a little too much. However, lines like
the familiar feeling of her soft ruby reds
and many others more than make up for that one phrase I disliked.
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GryffindorDragon
Wednesday 18th April 2007 16:00


Hogwarts alumni
Num. of Reviews: 1396

Mars is Bright Tonight
From hating the dress to liking it in three easy steps .
I like Luna twirling the wand, nice touch.
No Idea Why I Smile
Wednesday 18th April 2007 17:07
Mars is Bright Tonight (Author Response)
Well, Luna is one of my favourite characters, and i could just see her doing something like that *laughs maniacly* and was there ever any doubt that he was never going to just love the dress?

Thanks so much for the review...

Tricia
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aurora luminis
Sunday 11th February 2007 21:43


1st year
Num. of Reviews: 31

Mars is Bright Tonight
I have only admiration for those who undertake writing in the first person present tense. That is very challenging. This was a fresh approach to a scene many have tackled. Congratulations for giving us something very new.
No Idea Why I Smile
Monday 12th February 2007 03:21
Mars is Bright Tonight (Author Response)
wow...thanks so much! erm...this review meant a lot to me, because for some reason, its just...i dunno...lol...

thanks...for the review and reading...im glad you liek it...and yes, writing in first person is pretty difficult...>_<
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Pud
Tuesday 23rd January 2007 14:57


Mars is Bright Tonight
I love this story!! I adore the fisrt personal narrative! thnx for the great read!! & FOREVER
Au Revoir,
Pud
No Idea Why I Smile
Tuesday 23rd January 2007 16:31
Mars is Bright Tonight (Author Response)
im glad you 'adored' this story...

and thank you for reading and reviewing...

ciao...
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Astrid
Tuesday 23rd January 2007 11:41


7th year
Num. of Reviews: 336

Mars is Bright Tonight
Awesome. Way to take the "Ginny and Harry at Bill and Fleur's wedding" idea and totally make it your own. I've gotten a bit tired of Ginny getting mad when she was so understanding in HBP. You've done great work with their reconcilation, and I like the way you have her in danger because it's obvious he cares about her, regardless of whether they're actually together or not.
No Idea Why I Smile
Tuesday 23rd January 2007 12:41
Mars is Bright Tonight (Author Response)
thanks so much...im glad you liked where i took it...it took forever to finish it, but that is given that i didnt write in it constantly...more over, i went back to it every once and a while...

thanks, and i really dont believe Ginny was mad at Harry either...she knew it was coming, and just because she was mad at him, doesnt mean she cant try and get him back with her charms...

thanks so much for the review, and im glad you enjoyed it...
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Neli P
Sunday 21st January 2007 19:17


1st year
Num. of Reviews: 49

Mars is Bright Tonight
The bloody world needs saving and I'm the only one who can save it.
Absolutely, tremendously COOL The whole story is so sweet, and Harry's inner dialogue is adorable. After reading this, I DO have an Idea Why I Smile ! Great Job !
No Idea Why I Smile
Sunday 21st January 2007 19:32
Mars is Bright Tonight (Author Response)
good pun...hehe...

thanks for reveiwing, and im glad you like it... and Harry's inner dialogue was real fun to write...if you liike inner dialogue, i recommend you going to SIYE.co.uk and reading Katastrophe'sstory, Prophecy's Child...thats really good and it has a lot of inner dialogue from Harry...

heh...thanks for the review again, and glad you liked it so...
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stardust610
Sunday 21st January 2007 18:47


2nd year
Num. of Reviews: 51

Mars is Bright Tonight
Great story! I always like reading Bill and Fleur wedding stories.. hehe. And i love fluffy stories! This was a fun enjoyable read, thanks!
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mary-v
Sunday 21st January 2007 11:16


Hogwarts alumni
Num. of Reviews: 494

Mars is Bright Tonight
This was the perfect combination of funny and fluffy and really you did such a wonderful job with this!! I loved it!!
No Idea Why I Smile
Sunday 21st January 2007 11:17
Mars is Bright Tonight (Author Response)
thanks...im glad you thought it was funny...i truly try...

thanks for the support and the review....i appriciate it...
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Grandma Kate
Sunday 21st January 2007 09:18


Hogwarts alumni
Num. of Reviews: 966

Mars is Bright Tonight
I do love fluffy wedding stories. Noble Harry does not have a chance if Ginny wants him back. No sense wasting more time!
No Idea Why I Smile
Sunday 21st January 2007 10:40
Mars is Bright Tonight (Author Response)
too right...no chance, he will, no matter what, succumb to her charms...

im glad you liked it...thanks so much for the review!
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Rhetor
Sunday 21st January 2007 07:17


1st year
Num. of Reviews: 39

Mars is Bright Tonight
This is a very sweet story and I enjoyed reading it.

Please don't be annoyed with me for pointing out that Mars set at around 9:45 at that time of year in 1997, and wasn't unusually bright. (It was brightest in April that year.) (JKR never pays attention to real astronomy, so why should we? At the time the centaurs told Harry that Mars was bright, back in the spring of 1992, Mars was at its dimmest and wasn't even visible in the nighttime sky. *sigh*)

~Ken
No Idea Why I Smile
Sunday 21st January 2007 07:22
Mars is Bright Tonight (Author Response)
lol...

thats a good fact to know, i guess...yeah...i really didnt know that...and im not annoyed in the least...

i wish someday to take astronomy, maybe when i go to university...*sighs back at you*

im glad you enjoyed reading this, and thanks so much for the review!
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Stardawg
Sunday 21st January 2007 07:03


1st year
Num. of Reviews: 3

Mars is Bright Tonight
I enjoyed this. One minor qubble, though. I thought Luna still had his wand when he took it out to conjure the fireballs.


Pardon me...on reread, I see that it was returned. I feel silly now.
No Idea Why I Smile
Sunday 21st January 2007 07:13
Mars is Bright Tonight (Author Response)
lol...dont feel silly...its okay, it was a small part and it was easy to kind of skip over in reading...


im glad you enjoyed this...thanks so much for the review!
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Stardawg
Sunday 21st January 2007 07:01


1st year
Num. of Reviews: 3

Mars is Bright Tonight
I enjoyed this. One minor qubble, though. I thought Luna still had his wand when he took it out to conjure the fireballs.
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nerd2006
Sunday 21st January 2007 04:34


3rd year
Num. of Reviews: 111

Mars is Bright Tonight
Cute. I liked oh-so-confident-Neville, he made me giggle.
No Idea Why I Smile
Sunday 21st January 2007 07:12
Mars is Bright Tonight (Author Response)
im glad you liked it and thought it was cute.

i absolutely love Neville, and i love seeing him confident, so i wanted to make him confident... im glad that my dear Neville mad you giggle... *squishes Neville* and they really need a Neville icon thing...

thanks for the review!
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