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i'll be working on cottage neighbours this nano month
january 11, 2019:
-grace/alexei first date oneshot
following the above:
-zach/cammie proposal one-shot
-chapter 9 of a minor setback
-chapter 4 of meddling aphordite
-gallagher girls/embassy row crossover oneshot
-lily in shining armor oneshot
-kai/cinder one-shot (long distance)
-chapter 10 of a minor setback
-thorne/cress one-shot (one liner)
- chapter 4 of cottage neighbours
-thorne/cress oneshot (by the sea)
-chapter 5 of meddling aphrodite
-jily oneshot (wiggle)
-anne/gilbert one-shot (you'll regret it)
-chapter 11 of a minor setback
- chapter 5 of cottage neighbours
-pick me oneshot
-chapter 12 of a minor setback
-chapter 6 of cottage neighbours
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You'd think that adrenaline-fueled Gryffindor girls who fight monsters and even-tempered manipulative Slytherin boys training to be Healers would not mix well. You might be right.
Hey I remember reading this on HPFF and I thought I'd move the review that I left you over that onto here as well!
I've been meaning to catch up on this story for so long so the holidays seemed like the perfect time to drop some reviews on your story.
I like the friendship between Scorpius and Albus, and how Scorpius gets along with James. They got off to a bit of a rocky start in the previous story but I love how their friendship has grown since then.
I can't imagine how much anxiety one would get from meeting the family of their spouse, especially when it's a family as big as Rose Weasley's, but both Scorpius and Rose come from very different families, which would add to the stress. I'm glad that Scorpius went and talked to Albus about how his visit went, I think it definitely lessened some of the worries that he had about Rose's relatives hating him.
I hope that Rose does say yes to meeting Narcissa, she is very important to Scorpius, and he's definitely right, she would definitely be more well-behaved than Lucius. Narcissa would definitely be more accepting and open-minded when it came to Rose, she wasn't as into the pure blood ideology as the others I think.
Anyways, awesome chapter!
I like the healthy relationships that the characters in this story have. I like that Rose and Scorpius go to various family members to seek opinions to make sure that they aren't making the wrong decisions, I think that's really healthy. And you can see that they're all really close with each other because they're able to open up to one another about problems that are bothering them. It's not easy to let out your problems to people.
I'm so glad that Rose agreed to have lunch with Narcissa, I had a feeling she would, but I'm happy to see it in writing.
I also enjoy the characterization of your Draco, he still keeps the characteristics of the young Draco but more mature, wise, and warmer. Draco was also very cold when he was younger so it was really nice to see him be so warm with Scorpius and giving out advice. I never really dreamed that Draco Malfoy would one day grow up to form healthy relationships like he has.
I'm so excited to see how the meeting between Narcissa and Rose goes, it's been eating away at her for so long. At least now she can get it over with and it'll be one less thing giving her anxiety. I'm actually really looking forward to it. I wonder how you've characterized Narcissa in this story. I always thought she and Lucius became two very different people by the end of the series.
Narcissa seemed like she'd taken a more open-minded route, and Lucius seemed like he was in too deep to change. Obviously the meeting is going to be a little bit awkward but I hope that it goes well so that Rose isn't as scared of Narcissa anymore.
I'm getting excited just thinking about their meeting. Great chapter and happy holidays!
Finally the meeting with Narcissa arrived. I was so excited reading this chapter. Things are so awkward between Rose and Narcissa but the two of them are getting along so I don't think it's going to go that bad. I can definitely see why Rose is awkward though, she and Narcissa come from two very different worlds. It's almost as if they're trying to find a language to communicate in that both of them can understand.
I hope that as the two of them keep talking that Rose will relax more and Narcissa will become warmer towards Rose. She can obviously see that Scorpius and Rose care for each other, I think Narcissa just needs to become more familiar with Rose. I'm already picturing the two of them meeting up for tea more often in the future and becoming closer, it makes me really happy to picture it for some reason.
I feel so bad for Scorpius though. He's so insecure about Rose, I just want to give him a big hug to make him feel better even though that's not usually how it works. It seems that Rose just can't seem to stop eavesdropping on people. At some point she ends up listening in on a conversation between two people that she knows.
Anyway, great chapter! I really enjoyed reading it!
Wow, things were going all slow and calm throughout this story and then BAM! All of a sudden there's creatures crawling all over the place and injuring people.
I bet when Rose imagined herself fighting monsters she hadn't pictured this many all at once.
It sounds like it isn't safe to step outside of your house anymore at this point. I hope Rose stays safe and doesn't get herself seriously injured though.
I wonder how Scorpius is going to react to the news once Rose tells him (if she decides to tell him).
What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object?
The unstoppable force stops and the immovable object moves, obviously.
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I can see that Molly hasn't been taking that nap that she's been needing to take since she has such great power.
By the sounds of it, Molly is over stressed and in serious need of a vacation (and a nap). I love the sarcasm and dry humor that is just pouring out of Molly. She sounds like someone I would get along with just because we're so alike.
I love how while her boyfriend is trying to break up with her she's not even thinking about what he's saying at all, instead she's pondering her life. I feel like Molly was done with her ex-boyfriend long before he actually broke up with her.
She just sits there as an obligation and endures his rant. Instead of being heartbroken, Molly is waiting for the break-up speech to finish so that she can leave. I'm sorry but I just really really love Molly. Molly is my spirit animal, you feel me? I'd probably be doing the exact same thing in her situation.
My goodness though, Audrey is certainly one for theatrics, I am actually wondering how on earth Percy got married to someone who seems to have a flair for theatre. But I think Audrey works for Percy. I'm wondering how she would've convinced Percy to elope with her, that seems almost impossible given the type of person that he is. I must applaud Audrey on that achievement though if she did get him to elope.
Agatha Painsley-Bumbershuffle, goodness what kind of a name is that. Did she get made fun for it while she attended school. I cannot think of a parent who would give their child such a name unless they were being cruel. Her character sounds like she fits the name perfectly by the description that you've given her however. I wonder if Agatha is going to show up any more in the story.
But anyway, great job and I look forward to the rest of this story!
Haha, she really does deserve a good nap, doesn't she? And a vacation, of course. They both sound like excellent things that Molly needs. I'm so pleased that you like Molly. She can be serious, but she has this really dry humour that only makes sense once you get to know her.
Oh, Molly was definitely done with her now-ex-boyfriend loooong before he broke up with her. She was just used to the status quo, in a sense.
Molly doesn't really have time for breakups, tbh :P
I like to think that Percy and Audrey balance each other out in that sense. And it was Percy's idea to elope ;P
Agatha Painsley-Bumbershuffle is one of my favourite names of all time, I think. I peaked creatively with that name.
Thanks so much for the wonderful review :)
You definitely have a knack for writing comedy. I couldn't stop smiling throughout this entire chapter.
I absolutely love Heath, he sounds like the exact opposite of Molly and exactly what she needs. They're a little bit similar but they are more different than alike. The reason that I'm saying that is if I come back to this after a while, I won't be confused as to whose point of view the story is being told from because Heath and Molly have such different voices (and believe me, that's a great accomplishment considering some published authors can't achieve that).
I adore how unamused Molly was when Heath showed up. By the sounds of it, he's pretty used to girls just giving him whatever he wants as soon as he sends them that heart-stopping smile of his but Molly isn't one of those girls. I have a feeling that those two are going to have quite a lot of arguments while they travel together. I can just picture her in my head giving Heath this unimpressed look while he tries to convince her to do something.
I never pictured Dennis Creevey as turning into this mountain of a man as heath puts it, he always seemed like a small type of guy instead of big amd muscly. I guess puberty hit though. At some point, I start thinking of Dennis as a mountain instead of Dennis.
I never really thought that traveling the world would require a bodyguard but then again, Heath is traveling to new and strange places and he could get into trouble (for some reason I have a feeling that Heath is going to end up getting into trouble). He might accidentally end up insulting someone without meaning to and Molly would be forced to bust them out of the situation before they got attacked.
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I'm glad that you think I can write comedy. I don't really write much of anything else, so it's nice to hear that what I do write is well-received :)
Heath and Molly are more similar than either of them realise at the moment. But yes, in a lot of respects they're opposites. I'm so happy that the points of view read distinctly! That was really my biggest concern - that the two of them would sound the same!
Heath isn't exactly "used to" getting whatever he wants, be it from girls or anyone else. He's worked hard for everything so far, but you're right in saying that he's definitely used to people liking him when they meet him. He's quite friendly, and he's never quite met someone who doesn't respond to that.
The last time we see Dennis Creevey he's fourteen and probably scrawny. Puberty and Auror training can do wonders!
Travelling the world doesn't require a bodyguard, but Heath definitely does need someone to keep his head out of trouble! He's a magnet for trouble!
Thanks so much for the review :)
I love the difference between Heath and Molly. Molly is sort of strict and straight-forward and she's a no nonsense type of girl, he is just the complete opposite of that. I love how Heath's so confused around London. Molly is all "of course I know where all of these things are I visited them daily when I went to school" and she's just so I'm impressed with Heath and his plans for traveling. Her reaction to finding out that they're going to Stonehenge first is so hilarious because she's just so bored, she was expecting this great adventure and instead what she gets is Stonehenge as their first visit. Heath on the other hand is so excited for it because he's never traveled before you so he completely ignores Molly's "are you serious" attitude right now.
Molly is this sarcastic and almost a serious person, and Heath is this little boy in a candy store. The contrast between the two of them is really great and it just makes the story about 10 times more hilarious because of that.
That Beards and Sandals guy is one heck of a character though. I mean I have never come across a character like that in fanfiction before so it was nice to get some new personalities into the story. Molly however does not seem to agree with that because she was just so done the entire time. You could feel her disdain and how incredulous she found everything that he was saying through the chapter and I think that's really great because you don't always get the feeling of what the character is feeling in the story so well done on that.
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I love writing the dynamic between Heath and Molly. They're similar and different in just the right ways and that makes for a lot of fun. Heath at Kings Cross is like the best thing ever. He's sort of trying to get things done so as not to look like a complete noob in front of Molly, but he's just so confused about all things British! Molly's reaction to travel is a normal reaction, I think. Travelling is great and you come back with these great memories, but not every moment is filled with awesomeness and adventure.
Socks and Sandals is one of my fave characters of all time, I think. I adored writing him as this hippie surfer dude who is actually quite intelligent and a little clairvoyant because he can. Molly is like the teenager who is perpetually angry at the world. I love her so much for it!
Thanks so much for reading!
Ah yes, more Heath and Molly banter, how I love me some Heath and Molly banter, heck yeah. One second the two of them are about to jump at each other's throats and the next second they're best friends. You can just see the fondness that's coming from Heath the longer he spends with Molly.
Speaking of Molly, you go girl! You show off those awesome math skills of yours and rub them in Heath's face why don't you! I love how he's so shocked about it as well. "People can do calculations that fast what is this!?"
But anyway, this was brilliant as usual and I can't wait to find out what Molly and Heath are going to do next and what shenanigans they're going to be up to.
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Heath and Molly banter is the best kind of banter, let's be real. I think Heath is far more open to liking other people than Molly. Molly isn't cut out to like other people that quickly!
I actually love writing Molly. There's nothing really smug or pretentious about her. She knows what she's good at and what she's not and she's very unapologetic about it.
I laugh every time I think about the Paris chapter! These two are in for quite the shock!
I love Molly so much. She's so sarcastic, I like her toughish kind of nature and how she won't take any bull from anyone. I was surprised that she would go out drinking with Heath though, I figured she'd be the sober friend hauling Heath home. And she's such a relatable character, the one thing that is constantly going through my head is same every time she does something.
I'm so excited to see what kind of shenanigans Molly and Heath get up to in Pisa (and I knew she was going to miss the train I was like girl who are you kidding here.)
I'm pleased that you're still liking Molly. I am worried that she might get a little irritating because she's so grumpy all the time, but I also hope that she remains relatable.
They were very obviously going to miss the train :P Thanks for reading and reviewing :)
"Did you make a wish?" she asked as he stood up straight again.
"Yup," he replied, giving her hand – which he was still holding – a squeeze.
"Are you going to tell me what it was?"
"Doesn’t that negate the wish?"
Neville/Hannah | Second in the Chai Series
Written for monstrosity's Sathya Says Challenge @HPFF | Banner by aurore. @tda
Neville is so cute! Even when he's sad he manages to give Hannah a compliment and she's so cute as well. She pretends like all of the sweet stuff that Neville does is just something that's friendly. If only she would open her eyes to the truth.
I absolutely love it when you add in little bits of Hannah's family culture into the story even if it's for something as simple as chai. I don't know why, it's just for me it makes her character come alive even more and I feel like I know Hannah better.
For me personally, it's very obvious that Neville has a crush on Hannah by the way that he looks at her and the way that he talks to her and treats her. And most importantly, by the way that she's the person that he goes to when something like Atticus dying happens because he trusts her and he likes her. You don't go crying to just anyone when someone close to you dies so that says a lot about how much Hannah means to him.
I definitely think that this could stand on its own as a one-shot, but there's a certain level of familiarity between the characters and in the writing that kind of hint that you don't have to, but you should read the one-shot coming before this one. But yes, it can stand on its own.
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Neville is really adorable. And she's adorable. I spent most of this fic battling myself to not make them adorable together already. But the timing wasn't right, I think.
I was really surprised to learn that a lot of people don't know how to brew tea using loose leaf, so I thought I'd include how to do that here as my "recipe". I feel like this series is part love story and part cooking show :P
Ah, that's good! I thought I was being obvious, but I didn't want to be too obvious because then it's a case of why hasn't Hannah picked up on this already? I've written her to be perceptive, so that was the biggest struggle here. But yes! He comes to her because she's the bomb diggity to him!
Thanks for the feedback on that! I'm glad that it reads as a standalone though. Sometimes you're just not in the mood for the prequel and wanna jump right in, so I was trying to cater for that kind of mood a little bit.
Thanks so much for the wonderful review :)
Neville was pretty efficient when came to pruning plants. Did girls find extreme pruning to be an impressive feat?
Neville/Hannah | Third in the Chai Series
HPFT Featured Story November 2017
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Written for Sarah the Ravenclaw's Valentine's Day Challenge @HPFF, raisha's No Word Describing Challenge @HPFF, and The Logophile Challenge by bsf and TCS @HPFF | Banner by milominderbinder @tda
There are no words to express how cute this story is and how much I enjoy reading it but I'm going to try!
The cutest thing is watching Neville worry about gaining a few pounds, that's just so cute and it made me laugh because I can just picture Neville thinking about something like that. Even now that Neville is a big Auror, he's still envious of how other people are more courageous than he is when he's an Auror for God's sake. But I guess it takes a different type of bravery to do what Hannah did.
It's so cute how excited Neville is to have Hannah to visit. The way that he hugs her and thinks about her, Hannah has already become home for Neville. He really does have it bad. I can't stop smiling.
Haha, I'm very happy that you enjoyed it! Cute is what I aim for!
Neville is the sweetest. You're right. He's like this super successful, super accomplished person, but he's still the same Neville sometimes. And yes, he totally has it bad ;)
Thanks for the lovely review :)
"We should get married," Neville mumbled.
Hannah took a few deep breaths, probably to clear her airways of any errant tea. "For a chutney recipe?"
Neville/Hannah | Fourth in the Chai Series
Written for Ilia's Closed Time, Closed Space Challenge @HPFF | Banner by floralprint @tda
I remember reading this on HPFF and how much I loved it and I thought I would move the review that I left you there onto your story here!
I can relate to Hannah so much, I absolutely hate chopping onions, I always tear up so bad that it gets to the point where I can't even see anymore because there's so much crying and I have to put down the knife and walk away. My eyes burning just thinking about it,
I understand Neville's struggle with the pressure cooker, my mom's old one used to drive me crazy because it would start whistling at the most random of times and it would always startle me. And then whenever I tried to take the lid off, or attempt to, I couldn't figure out how I was supposed to turn it, I don't like pressure cookers is basically the story here.
The minute that Neville said that they should get married because of a chutney recipe I just wanted to groan because that's not how you ask someone to marry you and I thought Hannah was just going to eat him alive for proposing that way. But at the same time, I wouldn't have expected anything more from Neville to be honest, it was just so completely Neville that it made laugh. It seemed like the perfect way for him to ask Hannah to marry him.
Oh my God Neville, way to tell the love of your life the story behind her engagement ring, "Not because she killed him," oh my God, where did this boy come from. He's so sweet, and awkward, and dorky. I would like my own Neville, can I have my own Neville. I think your Neville is perfect, I wouldn't change anything about him at all, you can still see the eleven-year-old in him but at the same time he's a lot more confident and a lot happier than his kid-self and I love how you've wrapped that all into one person so great.
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There are people who enjoy chopping onions? I either get my mother to do it, or take out a machine. Technology was invented so that I wouldn't have to chop onions! I'm just a puddle of painful tears when I chop them.
I remember when I first learnt how to open and close a pressure cooker. I feel you Neville - the struggle is real. They're so useful but they're just so difficult to use!
I just loved writing that scene. He's just so NEVILLE about it all. He wants to be this really cool and suave guy, but marriage is just such a huge thing, and he kind of just muddles right through it. I do love how he just keeps going, despite how terrible it's all going. But the great thing about these two is that Hannah gets him. A big part of it I think is that she's in shock - how can someone ask such a question by using a chutney recipe as a segue?
So much of Neville's awkwardness is my awkwardness to be honest. I feel like this is the kind of story I'd tell. I can babble terribly when I'm nervous. I'm just so happy by how many people love Neville. People have really embraced the dorkiness!
Thanks for the lovely review. (And totally understandable - kpop is a black hole)
"Welcome to the afterlife, Regulus Black."
Prequel to Not Normal | Can be read alone
Written for Debra20's The Trope Challenge @HPFF | Banner by angelic. @tda
I'M FINALLY GETTING AROUND TO THIS HALLELUJAH!
Okay first off I wanna say that reading this brings back memories of your earlier stories and you've improved so much as a writer it's amazing I feel like a proud mother. Second off, I'm just really excited to read this because I was absolutely pumped to read Not Normal even though it was a while ago and I'm planning on going back for it.
But yeah, this was a really great opening chapter and I love how it ends off, I'm buzzing with excitement.
Ahh! You're back!
Yeah, this does harken back to a couple of my earlier pieces, especially because it's written in just 500 words. It's still old enough that there's a distinctiveness to it compared to a lot of my newer writing. I hope it's still readable, though! And aww! A proud mother, I'm so flattered! You've been an immense support for me. Your reviews make me feel so warm and fuzzy inside my chest! Not Normal has undergone some major changes (what I've written of it so far, at least) so it would be great to get your thoughts on it (actually, I think you already might have read the new version?).
Thanks so much for the review, Greis
This is so exciting, I'm so excited, I love the tone of the story and character of Regulus. I love how absolutely offended he sounds at being told that he has homework to do instead of being dead. Making each chapter 500 words sounds like an interesting challenge so I look forward to see how it works with the story.
On the upside, at least if you take a long time to update it won't take long to catch up.
I'm pretty excited, too! Getting back to this story after like three years is a pretty big deal. Hopefully, it won't be so long until the next update! I just love writing this version of Regulus. He's different to alive Regulus, as well as compared to Not Normal Regulus. So many Reguluses to play with, it's great! It's going to be tough making each chapter so short, but let's see how I go.
Thanks for dropping by!
"Conflicted interests" is one way you could describe Sirius Black and Millie White's relationship. At best, there's one-sided small talk. At worst, it's all-out war. But when Sirius manages to convince Millie into one of his hare-brained schemes, the coming clash will ensure that senior year at Hogwarts College of Magical Arts won't be what either of them expected.
A (Magic) College AU
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I'm not gonna lie, I'm squealing in excitement. Your writing has improved so much since Like a House on Fire I'm shook and also very excited for what new stories you come up with.
Sirius was cute, I admit it, it was adorable that he was frightened of a spider and immediately went to Milly for help. For two people who are absolutely losing it internally at the site of the other I'm very impressed by how together they're managing to keep it. Like the other person can't even tell that they're freaking out internally.
I love this kind of Hogwarts AU sort of setting because I feel like for a lot of people you kind of get the best of both worlds in a sense like you get the university trope but you also get the Hogwarts magic and stuff.
Anyways, I'm just very excited.
I know! Six years is a long time!
Sirius is the best, isn't he. Being scared of spiders is somehow just icing on the cake.
This Hogwarts AU has been a lot of fun to play around with. I'm glad you're enjoying it :)
I'm so glad that Millie and Lily have become friends, Millie is such a hermit she needs an extroverted friend to like keep her in the loop with everyone else her age. I've always wondered how people like Lily are just so comfortable with going up to someone and making conversation like I don't have the courage to do that. Lily, what is your secret?
I'm going to need everyone to just own up to their feelings like you know it, your friend knows it, the strangers around you have probably picked up on it so like just admit your feelings. I'm so excited for when things really hit off and everyone comes to the realization that they like each other but I'm also really excited to see the build up and where it goes.
I'm just generally very excited.
Millie is the ultimate hermit. She really needs someone like Lily in her life, for sure. I am also not sure what Lily's secret is. Perhaps, she will tell us some day...
Owning up to feelings is for n00bs. Besides, if everyone owned up to their feelings, where on earth would we get our daily dose of drama?
Yay! Excitement! Thanks for reading and reviewing :)
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In which the six girls from Hufflepuff's Dormitory 2.6A stalk Albus Potter, swear like sailors, sneak off to the library and put stereotypes to shame.
"I don't like hugs. Or people. They sicken me."
Honestly this is like the wildest group of friends I've ever read about. I think my favourite thing was the fact that Alice was implying that everyone should get in line and wait their turn before throwing hands instead of trying to put a stop to the fighting.
With each chapter that goes by I relate to Nova more and more like honestly it's the strangest thing seeing your exact thoughts and feelings written out in a story like thank you for making Nova so relatable.
I also really hope she gets with Albus I know the kind of crush she has, I've been there so I really hope she gets her shot.
Speaking of Albus, where can I get my own Albus Potter please and thanks.
I'M GOING TO FIGHT SOPHIE FOR MAKING CASS INSECURE HOW DARE SHE! Honestly I absolutely hate it when girls only blame the female when it comes to cheating like your boyfriend was a willing participant why don't you focus on him too. It just-URGH DRIVES ME CRAZY. I'll stop there because we don't have all day to listen to my rant.
I'm so excited for Nova she's actually getting somewhere with Al, it might actually happen, this is so exciting. And the effect that she's having on him as well is so exciting because he's falling for her too (unless he's a jerk and is just leading her on). I love me some romantic comedies they just make everything better.
I'm so excited to see their next encounter and to watch Albus grow an even bigger crush on her. I hope that Cass doesn't pay too much attention to what Sophie says and goes back to being confident and loving herself, it's so stupid to put so much stock by what an angry, petty girl said in the heat of the moment.
Honestly, if it wasn't for the occasional giggle, you probably wouldn't be able to tell that Nova liked Albus (if we didn't know her internal monologue). Like she still acts like herself and sticks to her morals and principles and doesn't let her crush alter her behaviour too much and you know what I can appreciate that.
I relate to Nova so much it hurts I know exactly what it's like to be the friend in the group that no one ever really develops a crush on. And then everyone makes a big deal out of the fact that you get a crush on someone. I feel for her I really do and I just want to say that I personally don't really see girls like Nova pop up in fanfiction. You know, the kind that acknowledge that maybe they're not the prettiest and that people would be more likely to go for their friend instead of them AND WHO DON'T KNOW HOW TO FLIRT. And it's just so nice to see it in this fic and its so refreshing.
To be honest tho if my friends ever dated me to do what Nova's friends dared her to do it would not end well for my friends. I feel so bad for her and what she's goings to do but fingers crossed that it works out.
On a side note I also really relate to Dahlia like one minute I'll be like oh my gosh that guy is good and then for the next four days I'll be like ew don't touch me if a guy so much as even looks at me. Her personality and view on romance is also refreshing it's nice to see a character who is just not about that life (or perhaps in her case asexual or aromantic?)
I WANT TO SCREAM NOVA IS SO DUMB. Albus is literally making it so clear that he's into her like he's literally centimetres away from her face ready to kiss her and she's like nah he's not interested like girlie what more of a sign do you need like come on get it together.
It sucks seeing the friendships fall apart like this. Like I understand that Cass is trying to protect Nala but at the same time Nala is allowed to make her own decisions and mistakes. And I know that Cass is struggling because of what Sophie said to her but I feel like her friends would've been more helpful to her if she had actually bothered to say anything to them and what she need weed from them in terms of support.
I CANT REMEMBER IF IVE SAID THIS BEFORE BUT IM GOING TO FIGHT SOPHIE BECAUSE SHE IS TRASH. Moving on. I get what it's like to have a crush on someone to the point that you think you're in love with them but like how well does Nala know Xanthe really? Why would she fall into the trap of I know him in a way that other people don't. And it seems so silly because Cass is literally his cousin if anyone was going to know the real Xanthe it would be her, especially since it seems that Cass's family and his family are close. It just drives me crazy because Nala is literally setting herself up for heartbreak when she should know better, she's living in the kind of fantasy daydream you have when you're younger, you're supposed to get it over it in the real world.
And poor Cass who was just trying to look out for her friend and to give her a warning and instead gets this backlash. And on top of that she's dealing with an eating disorder. SHE DOESNT DESERVE THIS OKAY SHE IS TOO GOOD FOR THIS MY CHILD DESERVES TO BE HAPPY.
And also if Nova doesn't stop being clueless about Albus when he's literally shoving it in her face that he likes her, I'm going to smack some sense into her myself. Like just get together both of you, you're so into each other and smitten it's too much to handle. The tension is killing me. And honestly it was so sweet that Albus helped her hex stupid Sophie and her stupid boyfriend.
If your crush doesn't hex the people who hurt your friends without asking for details, are they really worth it?
She was more than a pimply intellectual.
He was more than a Quidditch-crazed playboy.
She was worth looking at. He was worth listening to.
An Eloise Midgeon / Cormac McLaggen story.
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I remember reading this a very long time ago and I'm only just getting back into it now. Eloise had a tough puberty period and honestly I can relate, I look back on my own photos and just kind of go "...ew." Honestly I feel so bad for her because of the way that everyone treated her, I forget how cruel people can be at that age and especially how self conscious everyone becomes.
I'm looking forward to the next chapter!
You know when you read the books it kind of seems silly that parents wouldn't let their kids go to Hogwarts because after all wherever Dumbledore is, that's where it's safest. But that scene from the train platform where Eloise's parents were worried about her it really made me stop and think about how I would feel if I were sending my kid off to school with a mass killer out there. Especially when your family doesn't get as much of a free pass anymore and I can understand why her parents are so paranoid and telling her to obey all of the rules.
It's really interesting to see how the murder of Amelia Bones is affecting Susan from a much more personal perspective this time around as opposed to Harry who didn't really have any connection to her.
I can also really relate to Eloise, I too am suspicious of people when I meet them, it's better to be prepared if someone lets you down than to be taken completely by surprise because you trusted them too much. AND I'M SO HERE FOR HANNAH'S CHARACTER GROWTH YAS SISTER DON'T LET ANYONE WALK ALL OVER YOU, PUT YOURSELF FIRST SOMETIMES.
Cormac sticking his head into his potion is honestly the funniest thing and I probably would've attempted to do something similar if I could've to get out of some of my own classes. I like the little detail about how he knew exactly how to make it explode, sometimes you gotta be pretty smart in order to know how to mess up something like that.