Reviews For Canis Familiaris
Name: idreamofdraco reviewed Wrackspurts and Jabberknolls on Oct 19, 2015 05:33 pm
Hahaha, oh man. Poor Luna! I wonder how long it will take them to figure out the dog is Draco. But if he can talk, probably not long at all, as much as Draco likes to complain.

And poor Blaise, too! How sad for him to think that Luna got a dog to protect herself from him. D: Maybe that's just the kick he needs to apologize and try to win her back.

I'd be interested in betaing this story. Why don't you send me an email to idreamofdraco at gmail dot com and we can discuss what you'd like help with?
Name: wolfxlover reviewed Insolent Boy-o on Oct 02, 2015 09:47 am
I haven't read the next chapter yet, I wanted to guess first. I imagine Draco turning into a Afgan Hound lol :)
Name: Anise reviewed Wrackspurts and Jabberknolls on Sep 30, 2015 07:29 pm
I really love Luna in this fic! It's easy to write her as a very insubstantial character, and you've avoided that pitfall here. A short but sweet chapter... so looking forward to the next one.
Name: Anise reviewed Insolent Boy-o on Sep 30, 2015 07:26 pm
LOVE this chapter! The perfect balance of snarkiness, humor, sharply observed details, and just enough of a serious undertone.

Favorite lines:
Make her happy, Greg—don’t do anything that I would.


Bloody lucky bastard, that one. His past didn’t haunt, didn’t hang around his neck like a rotting albatross.
That's pretty much how I would see Blaise. I'm not sure if we ever really knew how much contact Blaise had with the Death Eater crowd, although I tend to think that he was able to wiggle out of it.
Looking forward to more!

And dog breed... I don't know... I'm not the biggest dog person in the world... I'm more about cats.
Name: Nutmeg44 reviewed Wrackspurts and Jabberknolls on Sep 29, 2015 08:27 am
HAHAHAHAAHA! I love the mix-ups. This amuses me to no end. Poor Blaise, and poor Draco caught in the middle of it all. Lovely chapter. I wish it was longer. More please...

end note: I'll read for you if you the offer is still open.
Name: Anise reviewed Bier und Wurst on Sep 27, 2015 07:02 pm
I'm catching up on this fic, and this chapter was so much fun!! All of the little details were great... Ginny's Potions skills, her banter with Luna, Draco snidely noting that Oktoberfest is actually in September (there's a reason for that... can't remember what it is, though.) And then he eats the chocolates!!! Oh, this is going to be good. :) BTW... the mail function isn't always working, so if anyone emailed you about beta-ing, it didn't go through. Let me know if you still need a beta.
Name: Lady Mischief reviewed Insolent Boy-o on Sep 13, 2015 07:37 am
I think an Irish Wolfhound or a Scottish Deerhound. You described a huge leggy dog with shaggy, messy pale fur and that is what comes to my mind at least. I really love the direction this story is taking, but what I really want to know is will Blaise eat a truffle too? I hope so...
Name: b1elliot reviewed Insolent Boy-o on Aug 18, 2015 11:51 pm
Yes! Lovely reveal!

Author's Response: Thank you! I was a little worried that I had drawn it out too long, given that I probably set the expectation for an immediate transformation based on the last few lines of the previous chapter--a little more character exposition felt necessary though. Thanks for being one of the regular readers and reviewers!
Name: Silvryn reviewed Insolent Boy-o on Aug 16, 2015 09:59 pm
Oooh how fun and exciting! Loving the characterization of everyone so far also :-)

Author's Response: Thank you! I'm finding these characters have a mind of their own sometimes, which can be both a good and bad thing! Thanks for being a regular reader and reviewer!
Name: idreamofdraco reviewed Insolent Boy-o on Aug 16, 2015 06:40 pm
I'm going to guess Irish Wolfhound. The image of a dog still kind of wearing Draco's clothes is hilarious! And he doesn't even freak out about it. He's just, like, mildly scandalized.

Your writing is so nice to read. It's fun and funny and also kind of sophisticated. I guess that's what I'm trying to say. I tend to read peoples' writing and envy their vocabularies. You can tell which authors are well-read, and that's how your writing reads to me. Can't wait to see more from you!

Author's Response: Yeah, you're living in my head, 'cause you're absolutely right about it being a Wollfhound (also, it's just going to be more fun with Draco as a big dog, as he's going to be way too big to just shove in purse or spare room when he's being a pest. And oh my gosh, the sad puppy eyes on this breed can just crack your heart in half.) Aww, you are so sweet. Hope I keep living up to the expectation (and please let me know if I start slipping)--Thank you!
Name: idreamofdraco reviewed Bier und Wurst on Aug 16, 2015 06:26 pm
Ahahaha! I wondered if Draco was going to be the one who turned into a dog instead of Blaise! Oh man. Poor Draco keeps getting stuck in the middle of these squabbles.

So clever that the potion Ginny and Luna use is derived from Fred and George's Canary Creams!

Can't wait to see G and L do after Draco eats those chocolates...
Name: idreamofdraco reviewed Break-up on Aug 16, 2015 06:14 pm
What a fun start!

People are always going to disagree about Luna's proper characterization, but, you know what? We didn't read the Harry Potter series from Luna's point of view, so no one except JKR knows what Luna is truly like! I am all for your Luna using her quirkiness to keep her distance from people. I mean, I don't think that's too far-fetched at all. She grew up in a quirky family. If people teased her, maybe she learned to embrace that quirkiness even more and used it so people would underestimate her? Maybe the Xenophilius started acting the way he did after his wife died, so of course Luna is going to take up his mantle of quirkiness, too. But maybe she knows deep down inside that her father used it to hide his pain, so she uses it to hide hers, too? Who honestly knows, right?

But the other thing that bugs me about people trying to tell other people that they've written Luna wrong is that they usually say that about Lunas that are logical and coherent and capable of holding a conversation with someone without mentioning a single made-up creature. But there is more to Luna than the Quibbler and her creatures. Just because that's a big part of her character doesn't mean it's the ONLY part of her character.

My whole point being, of course, that I love your Luna. There is no reason she can't be a formidable AND quirky witch. None at all. I love her friendship with Ginny, too (in general and specifically in this fic). Loved this line here:

//Waterworks were supposed to wait until at least an hour in, right about the time that Ginny broke open a hand-packed quart of Florean Fortescue’s Triple Chocolate Mayhem, complete with Chocolate Frog garnish (childishly, they always named the frog Blaise and proceeded to chase it down with spoons before putting the enchanted chocolate out of its misery).//

Loved Ginny's support of Luna, and I love that Ginny is a Blaise/Luna shipper at heart!

It sounds like Blaise has been listening to Draco too much (much like Mr. Bingley taking Darcy's advice and giving up on an indifferent Jane Bennett, eh?). So I can't wait to see how Ginny and Luna's plan to punish them unfolds!

Author's Response: Very good points about Luna--I also think that, as an intellectual person, she leads a rich inner life and some of the quirkiness is due to making mental leaps that other people just don't follow, but it all makes sense in her head. Luna is just plain fun to write and explore for me. There's a possibility for a lot of different layers to her character. That's probably my favorite line of the chapter too--nothing like a bit of petty revenge on inanimate objects when your heart has been bruised! (Goodness knows I've been there enough times personally) Also, I swear you're living in my head. First you totally peg one of my favorite authors, then the Austen inspiration here (And at this rate, you've probably already guessed that I'm working on a Pride and Prejudice crossover too)! Thanks for reviewing!
Name: b1elliot reviewed Bier und Wurst on Aug 15, 2015 12:03 am
Definitely anticipating the next chapter. Poor Draco...unfortunately getting in the way of the girls' revenge.

Author's Response: Draco is quite fun to write-he's so helpful when it comes to getting himself in trouble. It's definitely helping me to get the chapters out sooner rather than later! Thanks for the review!
Name: b1elliot reviewed Break-up on Aug 10, 2015 12:19 am
Brilliant start! Can't wait for more.

Author's Response: Thank you!
Name: Anise reviewed Break-up on Aug 09, 2015 07:55 pm
(sticking head in)
I will leave a real review for this amazing fic very soon. For now... AMAZING!@

Author's Response: Looking forward to it!
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