Name: Anise reviewed Of Cliches and Truffles on Feb 15, 2011 10:10 pm
Oh!~ Sweet and delicious and fluffy and chocolate-y! (bites into truffle.) I really, really needed a fic like this today. :)

I really like the fact that all of your Dracos and Ginnys are so different, and it's particularly obvious here. All of Draco's essential character traits are here, for instance, and yet they've been developed so differently (to say the least) from some of your other Dracos. So he's on the other end of the spectrum from, say, *Different Shades of Grey*'s Draco, and yet they are both believable as the same *potential* Draco. And Ginny is sweetly devious-- I must say I'm not so sure she'd back off gratefully if Astoria decided to take Draco back, though. :P I really like seeing this incarnation of Astoria, because she's a very possible version of this character, even though she's so different from the one we usually see. All in all, it makes for a very happy Valentine's Day. :)

Author's Response: Yes, I decided to indulge in the fluffiness for this one, but I needed it, and Valentine's Day always gives me an excuse to let the fluffy plot bunnies roam free.

Actually, one of the things I really love about Draco and Ginny is that I can write them differently every time. I'm the kind of person who needs to constantly be trying new things, so working with characters that are quite underveloped in canon allows me to play with them how I like in my fics without people screaming at me for butchering the poor HP characters, haha. I try not to steer too far away from their foundational character traits, though, so I'm glad you were still able to see that point of 'origin'.

I don't think Ginny is selfless enough to back off straight away if Astoria would take him back. She'd fight, but if she saw that Draco really wasn't going to love her, then I think she might accept defeat. Still, I think she was definitely happy that Draco got over his thing for Astoria.

I always try to give Astoria a chance in my DG fics, and not just because I like (and have written) Draco/Astoria. I think everyone has their own idea of what she should be like and it's up to us as authors to convince the readers of that. Your Astoria in DDD is very different to mine here, but I don't doubt your Astoria when I read your fic because you convinced me she should be that way. That being said, I think, if given the right situation, even this Astoria could very well end up like the one you have written. It all depends on the environment they are given to develop.
Name: Flipinpenname reviewed Of Cliches and Truffles on Feb 15, 2011 10:52 am
haha. awfully cute!

Author's Response: Thank you! ^_^
Name: openskys reviewed Of Cliches and Truffles on Feb 14, 2011 11:12 pm
This was absolutely wonderful and funny :)

Author's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it. ^_^
Name: slitherhither reviewed Of Cliches and Truffles on Feb 14, 2011 09:46 pm
Aw, poor broken-hearted Draco! I love how he persists in adressing Ginny as "Weasley", while she always uses his first name. Ginny is both selfless and a bit devious here, an interesting combo. I particularly love how the ending wraps around to the beginning. Very nicely done!

Author's Response: Yes, Draco likes to keep his distance with Ginny by using her surname, but we all know he's really just in denial. She's been his friend for a while in this fic, whether he wants to admit it or not.

I don't know if I think Ginny is exactly selfless. I think she was always hoping that Draco would get over Astoria, which is why she persisted in sticking with him, but if Astoria had taken Draco back, she probably would have accepted defeat gracefully enough.

In any case, I'm glad you enjoyed this. ^_^
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