Penname: Dianne [Contact]
Real name: Dianne
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Updated: 12/31/1969; Published: 12/31/1969
Reviewer: Dianne (Signed)
07/08/2005
...it's getting light here... I'm serious...but I must read more! Excellent and hats off to your beta as well as you...this is virtually flawless!

Author's Response: It's 3:30 where I am...not light yet, but getting into the wee hours. I can't believe you are enjoying it so much, but I am glad you are!



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Reviewer: Dianne (Signed)
07/08/2005
okay, I must sleep now for a bit...but as I'm now addicted to this story, I will have more reviews for tomorrow! Really, this story is great, and very angsty..just what I like. The conversation between Lupin and Harry, was so well done, I could picture it and it was nice that Harry finally got to cry...I keep waiting for that in canon. Your story could be canon. I wouldn't have much of a hard time believing it was the real thing. The emotion is so beautifully written and I can't wait to see the interaction between Harry and his friends and find out what DD is going to do to help Harry block out Voldemort....or perhaps Snape will do it...either way, I'm hooked and my compliments go to you!

Author's Response: I'm doing a little dance right now. I'm absolutely thrilled that you are enjoying it, and I can't wait to hear more! :) Sleep well, my friend, and I will see you tomorrow!



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Reviewer: Dianne (Signed)
07/09/2005
HI..I'm back. I finally got some time..albeit late into the night..to read and relax. The U2 logo on the nightshirt was smart. I have wondered just what on Earth they are going to do with The Wierd Sisters for the Yule Ball in GOF. It's okay for a book to describe the wierd music, but I wonder if they will replace it with real and contemporary music...so the U2 on her nightshirt fit my thoughts on the music scene for wizards perfectly. In my story, there is a 70's Muggle party and I have KISS in it, but Luna tells everyone they're not Muggles, and other stuff about them. I love how Ginny takes her opportunity to talk to Harry while he is sleeping, especially since she hasn't even told her mum yet that she and Dean have broken up. That part was perfect, even the slight yelling she did, because it fit and was justified, given what she feels must have happened. Her empathy kicked in at precisely the right moment too, to make that scene a nice tender reflective moment. It is a common thread for Harry to hear Voldemort, but you have made it so very original and have built a whole plot around it, ,instead of it being just a passing thing like most authors do...that would be huge! and you have treated it as such. I have read ones where he hears Voldemort, but the author drops the ball by having Harry shrug it off. You have made that part perfect! As I am going to try to shorten my long story somewhat, one of the parts I am keeping is dreams Harry has that I have made up called Telephotus Dreams, whereby Voldemort callls Harry in his sleep and in turn, Harry inadvertantly calls Ron and Hermione to help him, so they all could be in trouble. I, like you, think that the whole Voldemort talking to Harry, is serious. Actually, and I'm being serious...Voldemort doesn't really scare me as a character like a Stephan King book would, but your version of him, did manage to make me a little chilled, and that's a first for me with this particular bad guy, so again, well done!! Another ten for sure!

Author's Response: Wow...Dianne, this is probably one of my all-time favorite reviews. First off, I am so glad you are still enjoying the story...but you haven't even gotten to the best part of the story yet. :) I can't wait to see what you think of ... uhm...I think it's chapter 10 or 11...anyhow...keep reading! I'm glad you like Ginny's little monologue...it's got some foreshadowing, which I am sure you caught. Well, I'm off to work on ch. 27. I hope you keep reading and enjoying!



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Reviewer: Dianne (Signed)
07/09/2005
Wow! I love this story still...it is fast paced and full of excitement. You and I share some similar plots, but my story needs to be shortened considerably, while youre is the perfect length so far. Voldemort gets Harry in mine as well, and they way I have Ginny help him out of it, is something I can't wait to tell you about, but I won't put it in this review of course. I wrote it over a year ago when Melindleo was pre betaing for me and she liked it a lot. I'm so happy to see Fred and George included in this one and Hermione finally spending some time with her parents....it's about time, so this part of yours was particularly refreshing, I mean, she is still a kid, she has to see them some time. The little break Harry had from his troubles provided your readers with a little breather before plunging back into the action, and that was well timed. Again, so flawless. Perfect!


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Reviewer: Dianne (Signed)
07/09/2005
oh, If I'd only had a beta to tell me to stop while I'm ahead in a chapter length, my story would resemble some of the quality of your story! I have one now, and she's awesome, so I'm working on it though. You have the touching moments down pat just as well as all of the other dramatic scenes and sad ones. This story truly does have it all and I'm really enjoying it. Someone recommened it from the chat , and I agree, your story is awesome! It's nice that Arthur is there now. He does seem to have a distracting quality to him, even in the movies they portray him this way...'how was flying the car?' instead of 'where were you?' You capture the characters so nicely and the comment you made about Ron being so much more when he's not overshadowed by Hermione and Harry, is so true. I couldn't agree more, and I think we'll see some of that in canon, at least I hope so, but for now, at least I can read it here. Thanks for the enjoyable evening of reading! I'll likely read a couple more chapters tonight and pick up tomorrow night where I leave off. It's truly amazing!


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Reviewer: Dianne (Signed)
07/09/2005
You are so descriptive! I like how Harry voices his concern that he may be able to learn to do Occlumency, but putting up and maintaining the fortress would take all of his concentration, leaving him unable to think of little else....It's kind of like learning to drive...at first, you have to concentrate on everything...'this is the gas, this is brake, okay, stoplight, etc, but in a matter of no time, you go places without even thinking about it because it comes naturally...I hope Harry can make Occlumency natural to him. The quiet in his mind will be almost unnatural at first, but in a good way. Wow, I'm off to read at least one more before I head off to sleep. another early morning for my family as we head off to the amusement park.


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Reviewer: Dianne (Signed)
07/09/2005
Wow...just when we thought it was safe to go into the kitchen! Wham!...ah, now I must read at least another chapter and it's three in the morning! I don't read while my son is awake because I want every moment with him, so that's why I read at night...but stories like this that are so exciting are like good books, you just can't put them down! It was very interesting to find Petunia at Mrs Figg's and Iiked the old lady's subtle complaint that 'they forget to keep me informed'...so true, after all she has done...someone should ask Madam Pomfrey to make a potion for her sick cat in return for all of her services and for their unintended neglect. Great chapter!


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Reviewer: Dianne (Signed)
07/09/2005
I love where you are going with this! Poor Harry! but I'm glad to see him up again. This story is more realistic than most in that of course Harry is not going to be healthy and happy right after Sirius's death and Voldemort's desperation will grow, equaling more time spent recovering. You have a good balance in this story! another ten! and I will read more tomorrow...boy, I'm so glad I joined in reading this story later, rather than earlier when I would have had to wait for chapters! This is awesome getting to read it all at once!


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Reviewer: Dianne (Signed)
07/10/2005
HI! I just read this chapter over at Mugglenet, but I couldn't stay logged on so I couldn't review there...so here I am back. This is such a fantastic story, I'm supposed to be getting ready for camping for a few days...but I decided to rest for a few minutes and read...I'm addicted to this story now! I like Harry's emotional range in you story and I hope that we will see some of that in canon. You portray his angst so well, and that is one of my favourite things. I hope you plan on a happy ending! but even if not, I'm sure I'll like it. Lupin's character fits in well in this story. I don't know if you pictured the actor from the HP movies while you wrote his character, but I liked that actor and this story reminds me of how he was in the movies as well as the books. I find you have captured both the books and the movies which I liked a lot. Well, off to read more!


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Reviewer: Dianne (Signed)
07/10/2005
That was a good ride to Hogwarts. Too bad Mad Eye wasn't under the cloak...to heck with constant vigilance for one minute, and Malfoy would have been riding as a ferret! I love your canon like style! Your build up to Harry and Ginny is very natural and not just assummed automatically like a lot writer's seem to do, when so far, nothing has been mentioned in canon about a special relationship between them. In some stories, you start reading, and bam! they're together like they've always been that way with no build up...so well done there!! Your story is so well paced, while at the same time, you miss nothing in detail that is needed. I admire that very much! On to the next chapter.


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