Reviewer: BrokenPromise
Date: 03/10/12 23:03
Chapter: Act I: A Fish Out of Water

Really good idea! That was quite funny.

I was just a bit confused that Bella transfigured her shoes but then coldn't do any magic?

Author's Response: I envisioned that the last spell that Bellatrix was planning to throw at Molly would still be lodged in her wand, allowing her to reshape the magic into something else. Bella didn’t strike me as the type that would be able to reason that out, however, so I couldn’t figure out how to include that bit of explanation in the narrative. Couldn’t resist the irony that she might have done something considerably grander if she’d known it was going to be her last spell, though. Life is such a…witch!

Glad you thought it was funny. I actually envisioned that Bella’s piece might encourage people to visit the theme park. But so far, no tickets have arrived in my mailbox – or by owl…

Reviewer: Liquidvamp
Date: 05/24/11 11:10
Chapter: Act III: Another Fish in the Pond

ROTFLMAO OMG I just died and went to heaven...or was that Universal? I don't think I've ever willingly read a Bella centric fic ever. But something about this one just said "please read me, you won't be disappointed" and I wasn't. That was the most brilliant end to "Trixie" that I could have ever envisioned. Death was simply too good for her...but life stuck with the muggles without her own magic while they all know all about magic seems just penance enough. Well done!

Author's Response: Thanks for the fabulous review! I quite agree that a quick death wasnt punishment enough. Glad you decided to go along for the continuing aggravations of Trixiebell. (Couldnt call her that since shes not exiled to Disney, though.) Irony is such a beautiful thing, isnt it?

Reviewer: Fynnsmom
Date: 12/26/10 18:43
Chapter: Act III: Another Fish in the Pond

This story is just too wonderful and funny. It's so clever. I'd almost say that Bella is starting to accept what happened to her. She has that survival instinct--she seems to be glad she's alive and wants to keep it that way. I saw small comparisons to her life as a Death Eater and it was like she admitted that her current life is better. No painful curses to withstand, no unstable wizard trying to be in charge. I enjoyed this story very much. There's only one thing wrong--I've become painfully aware of how my own attempts pale by comparison.

Author's Response: Dont be so hard on yourself; your storys just getting off the ground and the approach is much more slow and methodical than mine. I see a lot of similarities, i.e. that no one in her family or even the pureblood world really accepts Bella for what she is. I just let her find that acceptance in an unexpected way. The fact that the Dark Lords Svengali-like hold on her is broken also allows her to realize shes spent too many years trying to satisfy others at her own expense.

Thanks again for all the glowing words!

Reviewer: Fynnsmom
Date: 12/26/10 6:50
Chapter: Act II: Lestrange in a Strange Land

When I read the first chapter I thought, "this is clever but not that amazing. I'll keep reading." I remember wondering where Bella was. Sometime at the beginning of this chapter I realized where Bella was--that's when I described your writing skills as "genius." From that point on I couldn't stop laughing. This not only shows your creativity but Bella's also. She seems to have fit in totally in her new environment. Am I sensing Bella's sense of pride in her work amongst the Muggles? Excellent chapter.

Author's Response: Thanks for the compliments. Since I live in Florida, I didn't want to miss out on milking this theme before anyone else.

Its so gratifying that you laughed all the way through this section. Black humor (pun intended) is such a tricky thing. Bellas finding another way to torture Muggles she just cant understand why theyre enjoying it in this world. Shes also discovering that its empowering to stand on her own two feet and make her own decisions.

Reviewer: Fynnsmom
Date: 12/24/10 15:47
Chapter: Act I: A Fish Out of Water

It sounds like Bella is very confused. I cannot describe how sorry I feel for her--how pitiful she is. Even if she's very evil, I think she may have been better off dead. Some people are strong and can put up with adversity but Bella is in no way prepared to live on the streets, so to speak. Even though i feel bad for Bella I'm enjoying reading this story. Great chapter.

Author's Response: Glad to see you discovered this story. I always envisioned Bella as being like the proverbial cockroach that finds a way to outlive the rest of humanity despite the odds. The thought of her coming face to face with those she despises the most and then finding that she no longer has the upper hand to be an extremely fitting comeuppance.

Reviewer: nevilleherosnape
Date: 10/30/10 7:17
Chapter: Act III: Another Fish in the Pond

Bahahaha!!!! This has been by far the funniest read in a while!!! Love it!!

Author's Response: Im thrilled you thought it was funny. Coming from the voice of an expert, thats high praise indeed! Unfortunately, not everyone gets it when I tap into my inner Snape as my husband likes to remind me.

Reviewer: Kaiserin
Date: 10/28/10 18:15
Chapter: Act III: Another Fish in the Pond

LOL! I loooooooooooooooved that way to wrap it up!

Of coure Bella would think "our" world is purgatory! No magic, being just another muggle... I loved it! ^.^

I'm glad she got her husband back. I suspect after being given the kiss? Maybe... who knows? Great story!

Author's Response: Glad you enjoyed! I left it rather opened ended about what happened to Rodolphus before his arrival, but it was something singularly unpleasant. Just think of his sentence to join Bella as cosmic justice of sorts.

Reviewer: Saif
Date: 10/28/10 16:40
Chapter: Act I: A Fish Out of Water

Loved every minute of it! Silly me though, it took me till the third act to find out about it was the Wizarding World of Harry Potter! Even Orlando, Florida didn't help...until I read the part about the Three Broomsticks. It all came to me immediately!

I guess it might have something to do with the fact that it's a quarter to 3 a,m where I live and so, it just hadn't registered.

Great story though!!

Author's Response: No ones ever lost sleep over one of my stories before; thanks for the compliment. Good thing you werent steering a broomstick, though lol

Reviewer: minervassister
Date: 10/28/10 0:08
Chapter: Act III: Another Fish in the Pond

Brilliant!!
Really enjoyed this story, well done in getting such a lot of humour from a character that takes herself very seriously.

Author's Response: No doubt about it: Bellas quite full of herself. Her cockeyed view of everything compounded with her outspokenness was just made for comedy. And shes self-centered enough to bask in the attention her outrageous comments receive. You just know she would be great fun at a party as long as she checked her wand at the door, that is!

Reviewer: Kaiserin
Date: 10/17/10 14:46
Chapter: Act II: Lestrange in a Strange Land

LOL! Bella gone muggle!! Hehehehe!!
I wonder... will she encounter another "actor" possing as someone from the past? (and get a heart-attack)??
GREAT chapter!!

Author's Response: Thanks for the compliments! I think youll really enjoy the third act thats being submitted today. Without giving too much away, I was considering calling it: Close Encounters of the Most Dubious Kind before deciding that particular parody had been grossly overused.

Reviewer: littlewolf
Date: 10/17/10 13:01
Chapter: Act I: A Fish Out of Water

genius! the reactions of the people around there were on the dot- i know i will do that if i met "bella" in the theme park. will you make bella venture out of hogwarts and hogsmeade and into other parts of the park? i would love to see bella encounter a dinosaur =p

Author's Response: Thanks for the warm praise! Im thrilled youre enjoying my take on Bellas tribulations. Her horizons will definitely be expanded in the next act and she wont be too happy about having to reshuffle her view of reality.

Considering how many ferocious creatures Voldemorts been courting, Bella might not be as perturbed by a close meeting with a dinosaur as you would think. I can just imagine her commenting that they were the result of a hopelessly moronic Muggle breeding program that had turned a majestic dragon into a cumbersome land-bound beast and robbed it of its incendiary capabilities. No wonder the creature she encountered was surly and short-tempered.

Reviewer: Kaiserin
Date: 10/11/10 17:54
Chapter: Act I: A Fish Out of Water

LOL!!! I like it very much.

The language you used, seems to be so adequate for Bellatrix. It is so interesting the way she rationalizes every single difference she encounters. Could have happened, after all...

She landed somehow in the USA in the Harry Potter theme part! Wicked!!

I think it's funny and a deadly goof idea to put her in this environment. Kudos!

Author's Response: I'm so thrilled that you found the first act funny! Humor is such a fickle and tenuous thing. JKR does such a good job of describing the magical world to Muggles like us (and Harry at the beginning), that it was great fun doing the reverse. Sure, Arthur likes to give his jumbled-up take on the Muggle world, but you get the feeling he would never be able to cope on his own. Bella, on the other hand, is a survivor, determined to conform herself to the new shape of her reality until she learns how to bend it to her will instead.

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