Hello!! I’ve returned!!
I love that Sirius is just being SO OBVIOUS about his affection and Remus is STILL just SO OBLIVIOUS. They’re both such idiots and I love them both so much.
Also, James is a trooper here for dealing with Remus’ obliviousness and trying to protect both of his friends at the same time. “James considered abandoning this conversation, saving himself, but he was a Good Friend, and a Good Friend could not possibly let this nonsense continue for any longer than it already had.” I love anything with nonsensical capitalisation used for emphasis, tbh. And then also this part - “He’d received a weirdly cryptic text from James that had just said ‘REMUS EN ROUTE, PLEASE KISS’.” - because that also seems very on par for how James would handle this situation.
A little detail, but I love that Sirius’ tail started wagging when he saw Remus?? Like, that’s basically his alien form of blushing and it’s adorable??? And then they’re both SO AWKWARD. And they both clearly want to kiss each other but Remus is overthinking things (On Brand) and poor Sirius is just getting dragged on a roller coaster of emotions. But then they kiss!! And it’s all okay again!! And they’re super cute!!
Anyways, I love these two, especially in alien-space-opera-form, and this whole series has been so fun and YOU NEED TO WRITE MORE. (I mean that in a non-pushy way, don’t feel pressured to write more space opera things if you don’t want to, but I will very much enjoy it if you do.)
-Written for the Magical Menagerie event and January RvG
I am so glad that I peer-pressured gently nudged you into writing this story, because it is PERFECT. Like this is 1911 words of unadulterated awesomeness. Everything about this is super perfect.
First of all I just have to say that I LOVE James here. He's such a good friend trying to protect Sirius's feelings :') and all of his dialogue is SO, SO funny, like it's literally masterful, idk how you did it. And he managed not to start shaking Remus, which is frankly amazing because I know I would have.
And then Sirius is also perfect, he's so sweet and cute while also being self-assured and just so Sirius-y. I think the line "Sirius Black may never have developed a sense of shame, but he did have a sense of decency" just sums it up perfectly hahaha. I also have to say, I've read this a few times now and I still cackled at Sirius writing "I love you Remus Lupin" on Remus's dinner and Remus brushing it off as a friendly gesture. Like that is too funny and perfect.
Poor Remus was adorable, talking about Sirius's tail :') but it was interesting to see his excuses for why Sirius wouldn't like him and then why Sirius shouldn't kiss him, because it really reflected canon imo. We see Remus give excuses along the same lines to Tonks in the books, and it's also pretty much how I imagine Hogwarts-Wolfstar going down. So really good job there!
Anyway, I'm really sorry that this review is terrible, but this 'verse is awesome and I'm having so much fun reading your new stories :D
Hey Emma! I’m here for the magical menagerie :)
Alien space opera wolfstar, how could I not??
Omg, it’s even Pigfarts too. :’D I don’t know how to handle this story so far and I’n only one paragraph in.
I love that with a space story set at Pigfarts literally anything goes and there’s so much room for creativity. They have tails, some of them are Xolfons, but also have cell phones and take Mathematics. And even with all this weirdness, their personalities and the relationship between Remus and Sirius that we all know and love is so recognizable. It’s basically a universal constant.
Astronavigation sounds SO COOL???
How has Remus never noticed any of this EXTREMELY OBVIOUS FLIRTING before. Even I would notice something like this.
YAY I’m so glad it worked in the end! It only took a lot of meddling from all of their friends. :P The thing about “will I die” at the end was so funny. I’m so happy for these precious aliens. Loved this fic!