Viridian posted a comment on Tuesday 28th September 2010 10:23am
Sweet Merlin on a bike, but this is good. I still come back and re-read this story every few months... and I always find new aspects to enjoy. Bravo!
Genericrandom posted a comment on Monday 20th September 2010 9:14pm
I think this is the third or fourth time I've read this story over the years now, and I think I find something new to like about it each time. One of the things that struck me the most on this read through is how much of a storybook fairytale romance this really is. And on top of that, it's set in a fairly modern setting. In my opinion that's a distinctly impressive accomplishment.
Now I'll admit that I read a lot more fan-fiction than original fiction these days, but it's still been a very long time since I've read a good old fashioned fairytale. And it's a lot of fun every time I do.
Certainly, large swathes of it could be called 'unrealistic' or 'contrived' or even 'clichÃ©d', but haters' gonna hate. Because you could also (and in my ne'er to be humbled opinion much more accurately) call it 'mystical' and 'fantastic' and 'heartwarming' and 'romantic' and 'magical'.
There are so many wonderful aspects of this story that you can easily focus on. The writing is of an extremely high technical level. The humor is pretty spontaneous feeling and well executed, outrageous yet subtle. The characters interact well and often seem to jump off the page larger than life. But to me, the elements that stuck out the most on this read through were the fantasy and fairytale aspects. Harry's casual, almost blase and yet distinctly natural use of magic, for everything from Obliterating the Dragon, to Rescuing the Princess all the way to picking up breakfast. The amazing way you described not only the focus of the story with Harry and Gabrielle's relationship, but the way you managed to make everyone else, who would normally be considered well adjusted madly in love people that worked hard to get to where they were with their spouses not only exemplary, but also somehow everyday, dull and pedestrian without losing any of the special nature of how they got on with each other.
A magical story that I'm sure, in a year or two, I'll sit down to again and find something else new and incredible to enjoy about. Great stuff, bravissimo.
TheSandyToadfish posted a comment on Tuesday 31st August 2010 9:20am
I am ridiculously sad that this story is finished. One of the best pieces of fiction i have ever read, including novels. JK Rowling has nothing on you. Looking forward to reading the rest of your collection.
token posted a comment on Tuesday 17th August 2010 1:24pm
It just struck me... you imply in this chapter that Merlin lived 160 years but in an earlier chapter you said he was over 200 when he died. Just something you might want to keep an eye on me thinks.
token posted a comment on Tuesday 17th August 2010 1:17pm
"Oliver Wood was in the sort of mood where every single shot was a personal offence and was treated as such." This is my fav line in the whole fic. Really you write some very very good quidditch.
Zamia posted a comment on Wednesday 11th August 2010 3:22am
Beautiful story. Excellent prose and excellently beta'd. Thanks for writing. Cheers.
Europec posted a comment on Friday 9th July 2010 9:35pm
Jeez Jeconias, talk about taking every other HP fanfic romance out there and throwing them in the trash. Nobel for this one.
hpnut1 posted a comment on Thursday 8th July 2010 3:42am
I love this story!!
ILikeToRead posted a comment on Monday 5th July 2010 1:38am
A very good story that is full of emotion and feelings that will make you want to read the next chapter. Thanks for sharing your work!
Abraxan posted a comment on Sunday 4th July 2010 3:16am
What a lovely story! I really enjoyed it.
Abraxan posted a comment on Saturday 3rd July 2010 5:57pm
Lovely, lovely, lovely. I thoroughly enjoyed everything from Skeeter trouncing Trelawney to the Quidditch obstacle course to Harry and Gabby dancing, the proposal and its aftermath and everything else in the chapter. Well done!
Abraxan posted a comment on Saturday 3rd July 2010 1:13pm
The Quidditch game between Harry's team and the Hogwarts staff was terrific, but that duel was priceless!!! Well done! I am well and fully entertained! I LOVED seeing Malfoy so excellently trounced!
Abraxan posted a comment on Saturday 3rd July 2010 1:30am
What a fitting thing to happen to Malfoy - of course, I can think of MORE fitting things, but she's a student and Head Girl and doing something more "permanent" or disfiguring or whatever would probably be frowned upon . . . daggone it! LOL
Abraxan posted a comment on Friday 2nd July 2010 7:04pm
I would LOVE to see a movie made of Beauxbatons' arrival at Hogwarts! And of Dumbledore's face! I'm SO glad Colin got pictures of it!
Abraxan posted a comment on Friday 2nd July 2010 6:05pm
This was an absolutely lovely read! So much love and passion and told so gently. Beautiful work, Tim!
santiln posted a comment on Thursday 1st July 2010 2:08am
This story is really emotive. I truly enjoyed it.
Between this ff and HEA I think you're one of the best writing HP/GD.
I left a little bit longer review in HEA and I'm lazy so this is all.
Davidjanetamplen posted a comment on Wednesday 30th June 2010 2:02pm
I wish you hadn't taken out the epilogue - I liked it.
mwinter posted a comment on Sunday 27th June 2010 12:05am
I didn't like the whole epilogue. but I truly like the idea that Gabby got Harry to Merlin's resting place where all three are now RIP.
Sandrine Lupin posted a comment on Tuesday 15th June 2010 9:06am
this was another really amazing story. I like the way it is written and the idea between the story. It was great to see someone put french in the story without the hug mistakes (enven if I make a lot in english myself) Ther is just one that I remember it is "mon capitain" you miss the "i"
I hope you will write others fic and that I can read them.
thank you one more time and see you next story.
Ledivin posted a comment on Thursday 10th June 2010 1:31am
You know, I take that back, I guess I just haven't been keeping up. Maybe that's what happens when there are one and a half years between updates? =P