Name: hp42 reviewed Chapter 7 on Apr 07, 2010 08:10 pm
"Draco was wearing exquisitely tailored pale pink pyjamas with gray piping, she saw."
Haha, of course he was. =P
"Or on the other hand, it could be a torrid lust nest of red shag carpet, paintings of reclining nude elves on velvet, revolving heart-shaped beds, and cabinets filled with dubious leather and latex items."
^ That line made me burst out laughing. Not the cute giggly sort, but the obnoxious full on guffaw.

Loved this chapter, btw. Definitely my favourite so far. Draco is so mysterious; it'll be interesting to see what his character is hiding. Speaking of which, those crates are totally not Blaise's. =P

Love you! Love your writing!

Author's Response: Thanks, and yes, Draco does have a mysterious character here, doesn't he?
Name: Nutmeg44 reviewed Chapter 7 on Apr 07, 2010 06:40 pm
OK, I feel like I'm reading each new chapter with the fuzzy pink borders of a Saved By The Bell dream sequence. I like, I just don't know what to think yet. Which I'm sure was your intention you master spin-doctor you, haha. Fun. I wanna wake up next to a pink pjs clad Draco. My birthday is coming soon, can I have him? pwetty pwease? lol.

Author's Response: I LOVED the Saved By the Bell ref. Now, if it was up to me, you could have Draco for your birthday, but I'll have to ask him... I mean, um... (why are the men in the white coats chasing me with the butterfly nets again?)
Name: Emeral_eyes reviewed Chapter 7 on Apr 07, 2010 06:07 pm
Really interesting! I love that Draco was essentially telling her the truth all along - I think Ginny should start paying a bit more attention to potential other meanings his words might have.

Author's Response: Yes, I think Ginny should, but at this point, I also think that she's a little oblivious. She will wise up later on...
Name: Emeral_eyes reviewed Chapter 6 on Apr 07, 2010 06:04 pm
"When I'm awake, I hate you." Oh, that line says so much about Ginny right there.
Name: Tatiana reviewed Chapter 7 on Apr 07, 2010 04:59 pm
Wow. I'm lucky. I get a new chapter the very next day! Thanks!
Draco's too fun, teasing Ginny about their sex-capades--or lack thereof. Or when he's talking about Blaise's 'standards': 'he makes serious attempts at chatting up primordial soup!" (What a great, humorous line) And I just love how Draco's ready to kill at the drop of the hat when he thinks someone's moving in on his territory.
Hope Ginny's meeting with the gallery owner goes well. Btu I'm sure a certain someone will help with that.
Thanks for the update!

Author's Response: We'll find out more about Ginny's meeting in the next chapter, so stay tuned... ;)
Name: eleanora reviewed Chapter 7 on Apr 07, 2010 03:30 pm
So, so, so, good. It's like really good chocolate. :)

Author's Response: Thank you!! Any comparison to chocolate is always VERY flattering.
Name: LovelyHava reviewed Chapter 7 on Apr 07, 2010 01:47 pm
Oh, devious Draco simply MUST have some fun at Ginny's expense, though I don't blame him in the least. Is Blaise a bit of a naughty character, or is Draco just simply possessive or jealous even? So eager for the next chapter! Thanks for the mention, but you're the lovely one around here... you and your damned imagination. Okay, not damned, just much better than mine.

Author's Response: Blaise will be back, so we'll see much more of him, and you can decide for yourself just how naughty he is. ;) Thanks!
Name: maximumtrouble10 reviewed Chapter 7 on Apr 07, 2010 12:55 pm
Mmm. The mysterious crates that I don't believe for a second are property of Blaise.

I really like the fact that Ginny isn't so irritated with Draco that she becomes a complete whiner and abandons all of her morals. Is this "deep vein of fairness" eventually going to lead her into some actions/decisions that she'll regret?

I can totally imagine the subtle elegance of Malfoy's apartment and how it kinda reflects his personality:impeccably clean, tasteful (with some moderateness but still enough size to demonstrate the luxurious life of the Malfoys), handsome, and with a hidden secret at the center that he's trying to hide. Maybe I'm stretching too far...

Anyways, please update soon! I was so excited to see that you had updated AGAIN today!
Name: openskys reviewed Chapter 6 on Apr 07, 2010 01:40 am
This is one of the first of your fics I've read from the beginning, I usually end up reading them after completion.

Anyways, old Malfoy Sr. Isn't dead is he? And if 'Marie' is anything like the other ones then this is turning out to be really interesting!

I really love the fact that Ginny is sex depraved it cracks me up!

Can't wait for more keep up the good work!!
Name: Akt5us reviewed Chapter 6 on Apr 07, 2010 12:47 am
I love the chapter! So, even though Ginny thought she was dreaming the first part of the chapter, she wasn't? And Draco just acted like nothing had happened the next day, yeah? I can't wait to see how you go from here! :)
Name: aerileigh reviewed Chapter 3 on Apr 06, 2010 11:34 pm
I feel I should disclaim and say that I have the potentially awful habit of reviewing chapters as I read them. I like recording my first impressions, but it can all too frequently lead to a rather disjointed review. I suppose I'll apologize in advance and that will have to do.

I've always liked the idea of Ginny having something of an artistic temperament, and pottery suits her. Getting one's hands dirty, and the very tactile nature of molding the wet, slippery clay as it spins--it's all very real, I suppose, and Ginny is very real. If you had her philosophizing and reading Kant, I might take issue...but throwing pottery? Yes.

I'm afraid that Mr. Crumblygotts and Yoda of Jedi Knight fame are now irrevocably one and the same in my mind. Thank you ever so much for that.

I find myself feeling a bit cheated by the lack of information regarding her relationship with Harry. It seems quite formative to her character, and yet I'm limited to the knowledge that he is a cheating bastard and is a bit impoverished when it comes to the family jewels. I'm not the greatest fan of Harry in any situation, so it's really Ginny that I want more from. What used to fill the space that is now numb?

I suppose her car broke down in Wiltshire, hm? If I'm correct, it's between London and the southwest coast. Now, this Tom character...I think I shall have to think about that a bit more before I make a real prediction. I'm sure it is important, and I wonder if it dovetails into the DoM part of the plot (which, you can see, I am assuming is still a right thing to deign important).

Or perhaps Draco is telling the truth. But you give me reason to doubt that, and so...I doubt.

I really like the awkward tension that she has in spades, yet he seems impervious to. At the same time (unless I'm reading into things far too deeply again), I can see that you're developing some subtle flaws in him, and I appreciate that.

As for Michael, I'm a bit shocked - but I've begun to suspect that the curse Ginny mentioned sarcastically in the first chapter might not be too off from the truth. I wonder if our mysterious gnome-like friend has anything to do with it, or perhaps a differently source entirely, and he is only related tangentially?

...and I come to the end with more questions than answers, once again. I'm a bit tempted to shake a fist at that bunny of yours, however obedient it's being at the moment.

Author's Response: No, your reviewing habits are very GOOD... :) Anyway. We haven't seen the last of Harry, believe me, and neither has Ginny. He'll be back... (cue ominous background music)
Name: Tatiana reviewed Chapter 6 on Apr 06, 2010 08:57 pm
I don't know whether to celebrate the fact that a new plot bunny has spawned in your brain, or to groan and try and curb my addiction to your delicious fanfiction.
I really liked your description of Ginny's morning breath. It does taste like that, doesn't it?
And I hate how you tricked me! (Not really) For a moment there, I really thought we were going to get a delicious smut biscuit at only the sixth chapter! But, alas, no such luck.
But I can only say that my breath held in glorious anticipation for the next chapter, and that my mind is scurrying off on a million different tangents, wondering just where your plot bunny will drag you next. (And by extension, me). I can only hope for a yummy surprise (Hopefully, chocolate-flavored).

Author's Response: Celebrations and addictions are good! Also tangents. :) But this fic is on a steady path, so don't worry. And there are lots more chocolate-flavored surprises to come.
Name: klm1786 reviewed Chapter 6 on Apr 06, 2010 08:29 pm
nice rosemary's baby reference

Author's Response: thanks!
Name: Bebe reviewed Chapter 1 on Apr 06, 2010 07:10 pm
This chapter was great as were the other five. Are we at the beginning of a torturous path or can you write a simplistic fic? I say no matter! Bring it girl - I'm ready to follow you through circuitous highways and byways because you always deliver!

Author's Response: No promises on the non-tortuousness (I don't think that's actually a word...), but remember, this is the Unique Planned Anisefic (tm)! It will all come together. :)
Name: aerileigh reviewed Chapter 2 on Apr 06, 2010 07:01 pm
A lovely chapter! I was right; I just needed to get to know Ginny's character a little better to fall properly in love.

She does have a mighty temper here. I'm very glad, and I like her better already. A true fatalist probably wouldn't rip hair from another's head. And anyone addicted to espresso is a friend of mine, so I think we're square in that department.

Draco intrigues me as well. I think this mysterious change from rather scarily melancholy teen to confident adult is a good one, though how he became that way remains a mystery.

I loved the bits of humor here and there, too, especially in Rita's article -- and the fact that Ginny doesn't realize that Colin doesn't need a girlfriend makes me laugh.

I suppose I'll have to go on, though I'm wary of your promise at the beginning of the story, and I fear how long I'll have to wait for my questions to be answered! Ah, well. Such is the life of a serial fanfic reader.

Author's Response: Ginny's gaydar can leave something to be desired, as we shall see in future chapters. ;)
Name: aerileigh reviewed Chapter 1 on Apr 06, 2010 06:32 pm
I like this chapter as an introduction to a larger story, though I'm not sure how I feel about Ginny yet. But I'll come back to that.

I like the way you've juxtaposed the rightness of "things as they should be" through the beginning part, and then slipped in those references to things that are not how they should be, from Draco's long look as a boy through Ginny's argument with Hermione over the Department of Mysteries. I'm curious as to whether that will be a theme throughout the story (and if so, managing to carry such a theme all the way through such a lengthy story will be an impressive venture).

I found that final argument interesting, because you spent most of the chapter on quick little vignettes through Ginny's years at Hogwarts and just beyond, but then you gave us that whole scene, complete with dialog. I'll hazard another guess, then, that the Department of Mysteries has a part to play in this story. Of course, I could be entirely wrong. I do read too much into these things.

Finally...Ginny. I'm not sure why I don't like her much here; perhaps it's my own feelings about life and fate and "things as they should be" that I'm projecting on her. I guess she seems to be something of a fatalist here, and I have never been quite comfortable with the idea of fate. But beyond just that, she seems a little distant. I suppose that's intentional, and I look forward to reading how you'll develop her character.

Finally--the title. We've had just a few glimpses into Draco, and yet this is his dilemma? I must admit that I'm quite curious...but there is only one way to satiate that. I'll have to continue reading.

Author's Response: Oo! What a great review. :) (claps hands) (hands out Review Prize. This can be a review crown if you like.) I love, love that you picked up on some of the foreshadowing I've included. Contrary to standard Aniseficprocedure, I wrote a lot of this fic in advance, and particularly planned out the plot and themes (glares at normally disobedient plot bunny, which is now peacefully nibbling on the grass. For now, anyway. You've got to keep a careful eye on these bunnies.) The DoM and its activities will be very important throughout the entire fic. One thing I love about the way the story is unfolding as Ginny tells it to me... um... (why are the men in the white coats chasing me with the butterfly nets again?) Never mind. I mean, as I write it completely from my own imagination... of course that's what I mean, yes, that's it... is the different ways that both Ginny and Draco's characters change and grow over time. In the beginning, I don't know if Ginny actually *is* a sympathetic character. Draco's dilemma is, and will be, an interesting one. I don't think anyone will guess exactly what it is yet, because there just hasn't been enough information, but Chapter 6 actually provided the very first specific clues.
Name: dancingonstars reviewed Chapter 6 on Apr 06, 2010 03:46 pm
ahh what an ending. i do hope draco just went to sleep with ginny because i want her to be conscious when she finally accomplishes her goal. and with him as the other participant. this definitely took an interesting turn. i did not see a dead lucius ghost like figure coming back to haunt them. can't wait to see how ginny and draco react to waking up next to each other, after she's done screaming of course. great chapter.
Name: shezachica85 reviewed Chapter 6 on Apr 06, 2010 03:01 pm
more and your a tease lol
Name: maximumtrouble10 reviewed Chapter 6 on Apr 06, 2010 02:46 pm
The dream that wasn't a dream...and I'm guessing Draco's laugh at Marie hints that Marie is Ginny? The fact that you didn't use italics makes the story better because then we REALLY don't know how to differentiate what's dream and what's reality. Please update soon!
Name: crimnymsin reviewed Chapter 6 on Apr 06, 2010 08:52 am
My oh my. o.O
Name: Nutmeg44 reviewed Chapter 6 on Apr 06, 2010 07:56 am
Ok, now I'm confused but pleasantly so. Ginny has the right idea, must shag Draco Malfoy whether in dreams or reality. She's a girl with a plan and a yummy plan I like. Love the chapter even if its still being decoded in my mind. Yay for updates!
Name: LovelyHava reviewed Chapter 6 on Apr 06, 2010 07:03 am
I'm ashamed that I haven't reviewed until now but I am greatly enjoying this new fic! Always getting into trouble, poor Ginny. Can't wait for the next chapter!
Name: bluelover reviewed Chapter 6 on Apr 06, 2010 04:24 am
So many clues...I just know this will be one heck of a story!

Who the hell is Marie??

Thanks for the story and I look forward to reading more... (^_^)
Name: pitzi reviewed Chapter 6 on Apr 06, 2010 03:09 am
Wow! Was this nightmare actually glimpses of the past? And how come Draco is so calm and relaxed around Ginny as if she has no effect on him? He's so annoying...Where did he learn such self control? I am also wondering will he try to get revenge on her for regecting him (in chapter 1)? Thank you again for the addicting story.
Name: Emeral_eyes reviewed Chapter 5 on Apr 04, 2010 08:11 pm
Am officially hooked. Has anyone told you how hilarious this fic is yet? So many little bits of dialogue which are just classically, screwball comedy-esque and I love it.

Am intrigued, of course, by the identity of Marie. Is this the same Marie that's appeared in some of your other fics??

Author's Response: Thank you! :) I LOVE that you noticed the comedy of this fic. Nope, this isn't the same Marie. Or... or IS IT??? (old-timey soap opera organ music)
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