Reviewer: ginnyluvly
Date: 12/18/08 12:08
Chapter: The Midnight Art of Finnigan's Table

Have you any clue of just how much I love your stories?*on the verge of tears* They are the very best one couldhope for! They are not rushed or too mushy or stupid or inconsistent, they are simply marvelous and grasping, truly romantic and awesome! You are by far the best romance writer in the whole MNFF community! Your works "Imprint" and "Myths of the Irish Otter" are my very favourites, but the other three are simply great and beautiful as well! I adore you! Not to mention, of course,that your ships are the most amazing ships after Hermoine-Ron, in my opinion. All in all, a truly talented writer, and I am very sorry you are not writing anymore, because 5 stories is far too little (I don't really like Consecuentially Yours, I 'm more into one shots) and I just can't get enough of them!

Reviewer: hogwartsduchess
Date: 02/24/08 21:21
Chapter: The Midnight Art of Finnigan's Table

I'm going to start the review with the the first line of the story: If life had ever bothered to ask his opinion on it, being an artist wouldn’t have even made his short list, let alone a discussion on Things Seamus’d End Up Doing. It wasn't something I could really see for Seamus either, at first (this coming from the person who wrote him as an Irish folk singer). The intriguing part of the sentence is 'Things Seamus'd End Up Doing'...especially given the next line states that Hermione Granger wouldn't have been on the list either...

I love that you don't waste time in the build-up of their relationship. It's there, it's an accepted fact...I accept it, and that's saying a lot. You give enough background to make it make a bit of sense to the reader and then jump right into the action with no irrelevant facts. You casually let the reader know that it's been two years since the Fall of Voldemort, but don't harp on it, another thing I like about the story.

I like the little hints of how there is more to their relationship than Seamus is really ready to admit - he considers it a 'brilliant' friendship at first. It's so very 'boyish' of him - he really is such an adorable character in this. And the little clay figures...GUH! The fact that it still sat on his night stand, or that he’d seen his shamrock hurriedly hidden behind some books when he’d been over, meant nothing he would allow himself to explore. I was reminded very forcibly of Myths here...Seamus refusing to admit things about other otters in his life...

And then we get right to the heart of it - Seamus is scared. He's starting to think that he wants more and Hermione might not and it scares the piss out of him. I adore it. So often we miss out on the 'boy-in-love' done well in fanfiction. AND a man who can cook! Seriously, if Hermione doesn't want him, I'll take him!

Your characterization of Seamus is just adorable and your Hermione, as always, is perfectly done. And after Seamus is willing to admit his fear, and his newly-born hopes, Hermione drops the bomb on him, and poor Shay is left to blink and curse and just generally make a ruckus over something he saw coming but didn't know how to stop...and how very REAL it is. Nearly everyone has had that moment in their life, and you're left wondering if there was something you could have done to prevent it when you saw it coming, but you knew there was nothing for you to do.

And then comes the self-doubt. GUH! Darling what makes this so wonderful is how honest and real it is. The emotions are raw and relatable, and yet still tinged with your own brand of dark humor - which perhaps no one but me gets - and which sets it apart. It's just so heartbreakingly real, dearest. I can't even really comment on their separation because it's just too painful to witness him floundering about trying to figure things out with a determinedly friendly Hermione buzzing around...it's just too painful.

And I'm in tears with Hermione when it finally is resolved...and I almost think I understand what Joanna was saying about our writing being the same...Tomorrow would be plenty of time to think about the ring sitting in his sock drawer, anyway. as a finishing line next to, Besides, if he couldn't get the girl, there was always Quidditch. The meaning between the two is completely different, but they are written in the same off-hand, overly casual tone...further proof, as though proof were needed, that we really are two halves of the same brain.

Reviewer: mock_turtle
Date: 10/09/07 15:18
Chapter: The Midnight Art of Finnigan's Table

awww....your stories do have a beauty to them that a lot of others lack. you smooth off the rough edges and clarify the pictures. I like it.

Reviewer: mock_turtle
Date: 10/09/07 15:18
Chapter: The Midnight Art of Finnigan's Table

awww....your stories do have a beauty to them that a lot of others lack. you smooth off the rough edges and clarify the pictures. I like it.

Reviewer: ember
Date: 10/09/07 8:31
Chapter: The Midnight Art of Finnigan's Table

i loved it! you should definatly make a sequal!

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