This was silly but I think I needed to read it. It reinforced that we may often think we want something and we see that something in a positive way but once we have it we can see all of the negative points.
LOLOL. The Amir bits were just too funnnnnny, and Sybill is sooooo delusional, hehehehehe.
Honestly, this made me laugh so much. I really like how you characterised Sybill and Gilderoy, too -- Gilderoy in particular is so cocky and sure of himself and I think it was just really amusing that just because he had a bump on his finger (I get it too >.
Author's Response: I used to get that bump too, but I don't use a pen and paper much these days - hahahahah. Thank you for the review. I had a lot of fun writing this - especially the Amir bits - heheheheheheh. ~Carole~
That was clever and fun, Carole! Merlin, you write Gilderoy so well. He's so pompous and fake - the little details of him minding his wrinkles and hair are so perfect. And the way he crafts his stories was spot on as well.
I sort of felt bad for Sybill here, poor dear. You made her much more sympathetic than the books. The stuff with the smutty romance novels was hilarious! And her dreams! Haha! But then there was this hint of seriousness, from Charity's statements to Sybill's prophecy. That was really cool. If only someone had heard it!
I think the lipstick charm was the best, though. Great idea, and it worked, but Sybill came to her senses, sort of, lol. It probably is better not to know with someone like Dick. ;)
Ooh, the bit with the mirror was really cool too.
Lovely story - you can go pair him up with Snape now!
Author's Response: Didn't we already do that - ha ha. Actually Kara has a whole new plot sorted out for Dick and Syb. I think I'll run away though and try not to think about him ever again. I have to say I do LOVE writing Gilderoy, it's so fab being able to write this utter parody of a human being and know he's still IC - ha ha. Thank youuuuuuu ~Carole~
Shouldn't have read that with a full bladder.D: Also, how dare you try and taint the purity that is Snapeheart? D:
This was comedy gold, CON. You write Gilderoy so well lmao.
Author's Response: Ahhh. SW, how lovely to see you here.
This is pre-Snapeheart and poor old Dick was under the influence of that ghastly lipstick.
Glad you enjoyed it, but ewww to the full bladder.
Oh, Croll, how well you write humor! I was grinning from ear to ear from the first paragraph. You really captured Lockhart perfectly--what a self-involved prat! And Sybill is hard to feel anything for, at least to me, and you managed to have me cheering for her. I'm so glad she decided she wasn't THAT desperate, in the end. LOL. Loved his breathing and the bald spot and he turned her stomach. Hehe. I think the best thing about this fic is how you fit such a light, comedic piece into the serious canon issues that were going on around them at the time. I love the idea that Sybill, kook that she is, does have real predictions... and you used that well here. Thanks for the fun read, friend. Keep 'em coming!
Author's Response: Thank youuuu. I did LOL a lot when I wrote this. I nearly hammed it up even more, but with that Basilisk thingy haunting the place, I thought at least Charity would say something. Then it occurred to me that Sybill did occasionally make accurate predictions ... Shame they were directed at the wrong person. *sigh*
Thank you again and glad I made you laugh. ~Croll~
This is going to be short, but that was very silly and very funny. Gilderoy was an arse, and Sybil was also rather pathetic and silly, but yet you felt sorry for her, which is a credit to your writing. And I'm glad you found inspiration from Kaliq :) For a second though, I thought Sybil was writing it :O
I also loved the way you integrated the darker events of CoS into what is a silly story. Although Sybil is wrong most of the time, she does make some prophecies, and the way those interrupted (thankfully in the fantastically awkward sex-well, almost-scene at the end) the story was really well used.
And I loved the way you drew minor characters so well. I think I may ship Charity/Septima now.....anyway, very amusing :) Alex
Author's Response: Thank youuuuu, Yeah, I sort of think about Charity/Septima now. Trouble is I shipped Charity with Myron Wagtail (lead singer of the Weird Sisters in Teenage Witch and Septima was seeing a wizard called Gerard Bonbon, (it was a bit silly ... can you guess).
This was going to be a straight forward farce but there were dark things a slithering round Hogwarts an I couldn;t not ignore them - especially as Sybil does occasionally get things right.
Glad you liked 'Amir' - Kara thinks I've found my calling in life - ha ha ha. ~Carole~