kyoshi posted a comment on Tuesday 20th March 2012 3:14pm
A truly wonderful story. You are among the greats as an author. I bow to your genius!
The Seeker posted a comment on Tuesday 13th March 2012 8:15pm
Before I comment on your story, thanks for explaining where the epilogue went and why. Despite your lack of comfort with it, Gabrielle's journey down the path to 'Merlin's Cave' is one of the strongest memories I have from the many fan fic stories I have read. Now on to this story.
I've read Hope so many times that I'm not sure if I've left an overall, end of the story review or not. In case I have, I'll keep this one short.
Hope is by far the best HP fic I've ever read, and I've read more stories than I'd ever admit to. Thanks for elevating HP fan fiction through your storytelling brilliance and your ability to create memorable, sometimes iconic, characters, as you did in this story with Gabrielle. Bon chance for whatever you do in the future, hoping (pun intended) that it includes some HP fan fiction.
(Please allow me to make one editing/beta related comment: In Hope , and if memory serves in your two current HP fics, I noticed you use what I call 'dangling adverbs.' Let me give you an obvious example - 'The boy went over the hill and through the dale to his grandmother's house quickly.' The reader has an easier time following what's happening when the adverb is close to the verb it's modifying, so we get, "The boy quickly went over the hill . . .' These 'dangling adverbs' are something I fight with in my own writing, so please excuse me for bringing it up here. Anyhow, blame should go to Kokopelli for letting these through. :-))
The Seeker posted a comment on Tuesday 6th March 2012 11:42pm
After reading this story and specifically this chapter more times than I can remember, it's about time I commented. In my opinion, this chapter is arguably one of, if not the best, ever written in HP fan fiction. Especially outstanding was the progression of the Harry/Gabby relationship, from the classic, 'orange is not a good color for fish,' to the relaxed fun at crazy golf and your educational interpretation of the Arthurian legends, accompanied by a visit to Merlin's final resting place. Most importantly to both the chapter and to Harry were the explosive scenes along the beach, ending with Harry apparating them to the bed in his cottage, where he finally realized he was no longer alone, despite his best efforts to remain so. Thanks!
Marauder Neyo posted a comment on Monday 20th February 2012 1:13pm
Loved the plot! Nice start Jeconais! :D
Kendra A. Brown posted a comment on Monday 7th November 2011 1:33am
I relly enjoyed this story. I laughed at several situations so much that i got some very wierd looks from my family. A very good jod indeed!
Mamodo posted a comment on Sunday 16th October 2011 10:52am
I have to say I simply love your stories.
Now i wanted to ask you, f you would allow me to translate this one into German. I am sure there would be quite a lot people who would love to read it but are not very good with English.
Please sent me an answer. Me e-Mail is:
TheWickedTruth posted a comment on Wednesday 5th October 2011 7:11am
That was utterly beautiful
Mark Awesome posted a comment on Friday 16th September 2011 4:03pm
Awesome, shame it took me so long to find and read it.
gustavia posted a comment on Tuesday 6th September 2011 6:55pm
What a wonderful yarn that left a real feel good factor.
This had me enthralled and there was no Veela in sight at my home LOL.
Thank you so much for sharing your time and your work.
Joe Ritter posted a comment on Thursday 25th August 2011 5:41pm
I still have the epilogue. Unfortunately, Tim hold's the copyright which makes it unlawful and immoral for me to post it. Anyway, this inspired me to create a loosely based version of haiku. It's a pitiful attempt but should be seen as praise for the author of this most awesome piece of fiction.
Hope strives to complete
Enters after-life struggle
Join's great adventure
KennethRose posted a comment on Thursday 21st July 2011 5:13pm
Truly a fantastic story. It's funny; normally I frequent fanfiction.net, and yet every single story that I read on this site is significantly better than any I have found there.
I really don't know where to start in regards complimenting you on this story; I really don't. The relationship between Gabrielle and Harry was something very special to watch develop and grow, and when Harry finally said those three magic words it was really something. We all knew it was coming, but for it to finally arrive was fantastic.
I could say so much more, but I've just spent five hours straight...from midnight 'till morning reading this fic, and so quite frankly my eyes feel like they've grown hairs, and so I believe that now would be a good time for me to fall asleep. Thank you so much for a satisfying read; I doubt I'll forget it in a hurry.
I look forward to any future stories you author,
Children-of-Bodom posted a comment on Wednesday 6th July 2011 6:40am
One of the best HP-Fics ever.
I don't ned to say anything else, it simply is!
Jacqueline posted a comment on Friday 24th June 2011 5:20pm
I just wanted to mention that I disagree with removing the epilogue. I always felt it fit the story perfectly and did live up to the premise of the story. Also as much as I like the last sentence, I think the story has an unfinished feel without the epilogue. Either way I've loved your writing for a long time and that's just my take.
Davidjanetamplen posted a comment on Thursday 2nd June 2011 8:42pm
I wish you had kept the epilogue in - I rather enjoyed it!
Andrius posted a comment on Tuesday 31st May 2011 12:41am
Great story, cheers.
Asad posted a comment on Wednesday 25th May 2011 9:03pm
Tim, just reread this fic again till this point and enjoyed it as much as I did on first reading it. Not reading the epilogue this time made the ending even better. :)
Thank you, yet again, for sharing this wonderful fic.
switchhammerhit posted a comment on Monday 23rd May 2011 1:59pm
Have read "Hope" for the fifth or sixth time and I still enjoyed it. thanks for sharing Tim.
LordSia posted a comment on Thursday 12th May 2011 3:43am
Overall, a nice, WAFFy Power-fic, but not a literary masterpiece. Things line up a little to neatly for that, but meh. It's now twenty to six - AM, that is.
And I was just starting to get my circadian rhythm right...
LordSia posted a comment on Thursday 12th May 2011 12:36am
I get flashbacks to the Addams crossover where Morticia Imperio'd Lucius into jumping off of a bridge...
Puts a smile on me face, it does.
Arithmancy posted a comment on Monday 18th April 2011 11:12pm
I was re-reading this, and I noticed that Dumbledore could have quite possibly been on Harry's side. He knew about the mating, and he didn't interfere with anything they did that involved it, like the duel between Gabrielle and Malfoy. It's written in a way that Dumbledore could have been sworn to silence about the potion, and part of the reason he wanted Harry back in Hogwarts was to go up against Snape. Though either way, this was a brilliant story, and an excellent pick-me-up while doing some light reading. I thank you for writing it.