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Dad
Monday 2nd March 2009 10:29


Hogwarts alumni
Num. of Reviews: 480

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The last line reminded me I have read this before. It was still worth re-reading and made me misty eyed.
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chloe
Sunday 25th November 2007 02:05


1st year
Num. of Reviews: 6

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I recently came across your work, and as I have to say that I love it. You have a way with story telling and your writing is very clever and never boring. I know you have said that you don't plan to expand on this story but if you do, be assured that it will be read. I am really intrigued by the Nice!Draco angle.
Keep up the fabulous work!
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chloe
Sunday 25th November 2007 02:05


1st year
Num. of Reviews: 6

DH Spoilers -- Minding the Baby
I recently came across your work, and as I have to say that I love it. You have a way with story telling and your writing is very clever and never boring. I know you have said that you don't plan to expand on this story but if you do, be assured that it will be read. I am really intrigued by the Nice!Draco angle.
Keep up the fabulous work!
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gymnastgal19
Sunday 18th November 2007 18:06


Hogwarts alumni
Num. of Reviews: 2461

DH Spoilers -- Minding the Baby
I liked this!!! The game was a really neat idea
the ending was a lil odd though...

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Tuesday 11th September 2007 20:01


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oh this was wonderful! i wish it could have gone on!! you did a great job. got me a little choked up in places. especially when harry was crying on Ginny's shoulder. oh....so good
Rhetor
Friday 19th October 2007 13:11
DH Spoilers -- Minding the Baby (Author Response)
Thank you so much. I'm glad the story moved you. ~Ken
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Ladybug
Thursday 6th September 2007 22:49


Hogwarts alumni
Num. of Reviews: 375

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Oh, what a wonderful, wonderful story. I cried for Adromeda and delighted in Harry and Ginny and despite my better judgment felt a little encouragement for Draco. Thanks for putting this episode down in story for us to read I can picture it all perfectly and feel so much for all of them.
Rhetor
Saturday 8th September 2007 08:24
DH Spoilers -- Minding the Baby (Author Response)
Thank you very much for those kind words. I'm glad that the story moved you. (Encouragement for Draco is against my better judgment too...)
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Kwero
Friday 17th August 2007 12:53


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lovely! So cute how and treat Teddy! But why ? (Wh! I really cried because of all the dead people in HP DH)
Rhetor
Tuesday 21st August 2007 08:35
DH Spoilers -- Minding the Baby (Author Response)
Thanks! I'm glad you liked it. was trying to assert his independence from his past. ~Ken
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whitestag
Thursday 16th August 2007 11:24


1st year
Num. of Reviews: 41

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This story was so beautiful. I keep rereading it.
Rhetor
Thursday 16th August 2007 19:37
DH Spoilers -- Minding the Baby (Author Response)
That's a wonderful thing to say. I'm honored. ~Ken
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lantis222
Wednesday 15th August 2007 11:48


Hogwarts alumni
Num. of Reviews: 577

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Loved it! I agree that Andromeda is really one of the true victims of DH. She lost nearly everyone and that in and of itself is tragic. Thank you for helping us grieve the way we should. (yes I know it's only a story and that the characters are fictional, but that doesn't stop us from loving them any less) Great job!
Rhetor
Thursday 16th August 2007 19:37
DH Spoilers -- Minding the Baby (Author Response)
Oh, thank you. I know they're fictional characters too, but it's hard not to be invested in them. That's how I originally came to read fan fiction -- I was fretting about the characters. ~Ken
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luisa
Tuesday 14th August 2007 18:12


1st year
Num. of Reviews: 3

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oh, I like it!
will there be more? I certainly hope so!
It would be so cool to see Draco babysitting too.
Rhetor
Thursday 16th August 2007 19:36
DH Spoilers -- Minding the Baby (Author Response)
Thanks! I don't have any immediate plans to write more, but it sure is flattering to hear you ask. I think it'd be a riot to see Draco babysitting. ~Ken
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arios
Tuesday 14th August 2007 17:58


3rd year
Num. of Reviews: 137

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Wow, really good story. Wonder if you're going to expand on it or just leave it as a one-shot. kudos
Rhetor
Thursday 16th August 2007 19:35
DH Spoilers -- Minding the Baby (Author Response)
Thanks so much. I've not current plants to expand it, but who knows? ~Ken
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brigrove
Saturday 11th August 2007 13:10


1st year
Num. of Reviews: 12

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nice short. And I'm glad someone focussed on Andromeda being left with nobody
Rhetor
Sunday 12th August 2007 20:36
DH Spoilers -- Minding the Baby (Author Response)
Thanks! I'm glad you liked it. ~Ken
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LLL
Friday 10th August 2007 14:48


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I like it - please keep going.
Rhetor
Friday 10th August 2007 16:58
DH Spoilers -- Minding the Baby (Author Response)
Thanks so much! ~Ken
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pyromain
Friday 10th August 2007 14:25


Hogwarts alumni
Num. of Reviews: 580

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Another lovelly story to fill in the blanks left by the book. It also explainse why Ginny and Harry had children later than expected in the book.
Rhetor
Friday 10th August 2007 16:58
DH Spoilers -- Minding the Baby (Author Response)
Thank you so much. Hmmm, does it explain why they had children later on? Oh, I see -- you're inferring that they spent time taking care of Teddy? Or maybe having a go at raising Teddy gave them second thoughts about kids? Personally I think Ginny waited to have kids so that she could pursue a career. And really, 25 isn't that old to be having your first child! I mean, James and Lily may have started when they were 20, but that strikes me as a bit early...
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Astrid
Thursday 9th August 2007 23:44


7th year
Num. of Reviews: 336

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Love the H/Gness of this! And baby Teddy is so cute!
Rhetor
Friday 10th August 2007 16:55
DH Spoilers -- Minding the Baby (Author Response)
Thanks! I'm glad you liked it. ~Ken
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Lily Flower
Thursday 9th August 2007 11:33


3rd year
Num. of Reviews: 144

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"The Cub" That was a great line. What a wonderful piece of work. I really enjoyed the scene with her sister. This is my first piece that I've read after DH. And I've enjoyed it very much.

Great job!
Rhetor
Friday 10th August 2007 16:55
DH Spoilers -- Minding the Baby (Author Response)
Thanks! I'm honored to be your first bit of FF after DH. ~Ken
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Zahri Seb Melitor
Wednesday 8th August 2007 05:25


1st year
Num. of Reviews: 13

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Poor Andromeda; I do feel that Jo gave both Andromeda and Teddy the hardest deal. Andromeda lost her entire family, again , and Teddy managed to score both Harry and Neville's lot in life.

I loved seeing Andromeda square her shoulders and go on, even after thinking about giving in. Harry sending Kreacher to help was very thoughtful of him, as Teddy and Andromeda are still family members. Kreacher must have been happy to get a new young Master to worship.

Harry and Ginny coming over together several times a week to help out with the hard yakka of raising Teddy was sweet. I could tell that they fully intended to be properly involved, not just the awesome godparents who drop by to play and spoil. I can well imagine they got him for sleepovers once they moved out together. Getting out of school to help with Teddy during term is made of all kinds of awesome; McGonagall obviously gave into the inevitable (and probably already has a huge soft spot for Teddy, along and as well as the one she has for Harry).

Narcissa and Draco's work to redeem themselves hurts - I can't imagine they got much trust from anyone, but seeing Draco make the effort makes me feel a little better for the evil little toerag; at least he's finally standing up on his own two feet and making a choice of his own.
Rhetor
Wednesday 8th August 2007 07:20
DH Spoilers -- Minding the Baby (Author Response)
Thank you! Yeah, the jury's still out on Draco, but it's good, as you say, to see him standing up.

I had H/G come together to help with Teddy to show the developing intimacy between them. Taking care of a baby together usually brings you closer together, unless you're not suited for each other. I also liked the idea that they were "playing house," trying out domesticity, before they'd got too far into the physical side of their relationship. It's a little utopian of me, but I wanted to give them all the advantages I could think of in being happy together.

~Ken
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Sovran
Tuesday 7th August 2007 21:44


1st year
Num. of Reviews: 26

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I just wanted to mention that I very definitely got the symbolism of the nuzzling unicorns. It was really quite effective. In one little simile, you managed to provide perspective-accurate (that's key) characterization for all three of the most significant (living) characters in the story.

There is plenty more I could say about specific words and lines and moments in this story, but much of it has been said, and I do sometimes sleep. Still, I had to mention the unicorns.
Rhetor
Wednesday 8th August 2007 07:14
DH Spoilers -- Minding the Baby (Author Response)
Hey, Dave. Thanks for mentioning the unicorns. In the first draft I wrote "puppies," in the second draft "young horses," and in the third I finally hit on "unicorns" because of the added dimension. I wonder, though, how many Potterverse readers are attuned to that particular bit of symbolism.

I'm all in favor of sleep. A good English tea, say on a Friday or a Sunday, will wake you up.
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someone
Tuesday 7th August 2007 09:20


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very nice. i really liked the tone & style of this piece, but dont forget to uptate
"returning as was tedidos" Keep up the good work!
Rhetor
Tuesday 7th August 2007 09:59
DH Spoilers -- Minding the Baby (Author Response)
Thank you so very much! I'm still working on RWAT, never fear.

~Ken
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timbers
Monday 6th August 2007 21:26


2nd year
Num. of Reviews: 67

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I don't mind saying this at all, but your writing is really growing on me. Another artfully crafted piece- it had the right balance of gut wrenching emotion (before and during funeral) and softness (taking care of Teddy).

I really enjoyed your perspective too, and I have to agree with you- Andromeda is a very pliable character to work with and you can't help but feel sad for her and her losses.

Overall, great take on the plot and just wonderful writing. I'm looking forward to more post DH stories from you!
Rhetor
Tuesday 7th August 2007 09:58
DH Spoilers -- Minding the Baby (Author Response)
You're very kind. I don't know what I'll have by way of post-DH work, but I didn't expect these two stories to come to me either, so you never know. I may try to get back to my Snape epic, Returning Were As Tedious; the third chapter's almost ready to post, and the fourth's about half-done.

~Ken
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