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Review:academica says:
Hello again! This is prize review #2 for winning my challenge :)

What an interesting concept! Dragon research would definitely be a fascinating job, albeit more than a little dangerous. (Also, the idea of someone transferring over to Werewolf Capture instead tells me that this job is definitely not for the faint of heart!) I liked the way you described Padma going about her work; you used just enough detail not to drag me down into the technicalities but so that I got the gist of what a normal workday is like for her. The little joke at the end of the first section was pretty cute, too :)

I really liked the attention you paid to the minor characters here. All too often, I read a story about former students and next-geners working at the Ministry and it's like, "Look, I ran into Hermione! Look, there are five Weasleys over there!" It's nice to see you paying attention to people like Dean and Lavender, especially since you tied in the unfortunate incident with Greyback from canon and made it an important part.

The end of this was funny, and I like that I can see clear personality differences between the sisters. It did seem a teensy bit abrupt; I think I would have liked to see Padma give Parvati a piece of her mind before the story ended, or at least make some last comment about yet another reason for staying as far away from the Ministry as possible. As is, though, it's not bad, and the story overall was great!

Wonderful job :)

-Amanda

Author's Response: Sorry for taking forever. :(

I'm glad you think it's a fun concept! My Dominique ends up in dragon research, and while eventually I'm going to write a story about that, this popped into my head and I figured that I might as well lay the foundation for it beforehand. (I love making all my stories tie in with each other. It's kind of an obsession.) I also really like minor characters, and I like the lives I've mapped out for a lot of Harry's year.

... I have a spreadsheet. I've been told I'm a little crazy.

I'm glad you liked the joke! I had to work a dig in at Madrid somehow... (Real Madrid's home jerseys are always white. I figured that Catalonian Fireballs would probably hold a grudge. :P)

I definitely see what you mean about the end of the story - I'll look into making it a little smoother. :)

Thank you so much for your reviews. I really appreciate the detail and thought you put into them. ♥


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