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Dumbledore's Army
Review(s): 7

Reviewer: Machiavelli JrDate: 2006-03-08
Reviewid: 140706Chapter: 1
Wow. Damn good again. Gotta love Alex's opinion of the Weasleys, general snarkishness and sheer style. How's this for Sinistra's challenge?
Astronomy's a load of bunk
We're forced to use outdated junk
To find the plane of the ecliptic
By a professor syphilitic
Whose manky robes smell like a skunk.

Not bad for an on-the-spot special. I liked Hermione's musings on textbooks - it defeats me how JKR, a reasonably talented classicist, can bear to give all her characters such disdain for History. Dull teachers are why there's a textbook. Nice to see someone [a Slytherin no less] redressing the balance. KUTGW.

Reviewer: Reader 2Date: 2005-11-10
Reviewid: 135777Chapter: 1
An excellent piece. Thanks.

Reviewer: catmeatDate: 2005-10-23
Reviewid: 135027Chapter: 1
< Claps > Oh that is wonderful!

I thought Prof. Sinistra's challenge would be unanswerable, you proved me wrong splendedly. :-)

I'm glad you liked it. It was really an experiment - playing with third person. But I liked the way it turned out. It's just about how infernally dull Christmas is if you happen to be on your own. Being in Hogwarts wouldn't change that.

Reviewer: jacyntheDate: 2005-10-23
Reviewid: 134991Chapter: 1
Hermione Granger as viewed by Alex Sutton ... something you don't see every day. Would it be too much to ask for a guest appearance by Hermione in _Death Eater's Snithch_ ? Mostly, though, what I like about this story is its unhurried quality, a quiet momentin the life of two people for whom these are rare.

But here, meanwhile is my entry for Professor Sinistra's contest:

Jupiter, Venus, and Mars
Do wander amidst the fixed stars.
In the plane of the’lliptic
this heavenly triptych
tells of glory, of love, and of wars.

Reviewer: RaineDate: 2005-07-28
Reviewid: 128061Chapter: 1
I found this story highly enjoyable. It was interesting to get an alternating perspective. Alexandra sounds quite a bit like myself. I hope you continue writing more fanfics... Now I must get started on the rest of your series.


Reviewer: PaulaDate: 2005-06-25
Reviewid: 125211Chapter: 1
I love your take on Snape - he WOULD ruin everyone's holidays with threats and mock OWLs. And the past papers that Alex is revising with are perfect. That whole bit took me right back to my O Levels! I'd never thought of Alex as the "sullen faced Slytherin" in PoA - it's amazing what you can get from one line in a book! I really enjoyed Derek the card sharp - and poor Adrian loosing all his christmas stash of goodies in one afternoon of Poker. So funny to see both Hermione and Alex (of all people)BOTH wrong-footed by their assumptions about the other's blood - but I like the idea that Hermione had someone to talk to during all those hours in the library when she couldn't talk to either of those daft boys! (and I have no difficulty in believing that she was quite capable of helping Alex revise properly for her OWLs). Keep writing about Alex - and in particular (hopeless romantic that I am)I still want to know what happened with Stebbins at the Yule Ball! Cheers. Paula

Reviewer: LoriDate: 2005-06-25
Reviewid: 125075Chapter: 1
Enjoyed this story very much. The bit about the Sphinx's trial made me laugh out loud, and I hope you will be continuing your other story about Alex.

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