So, I have such a soft spot for Korean culture and also for the idea that magic exists in other cultures just the same way it did in Britain and this story combines both! Foreign witches and wizards are sadly neglected in FF and it's great to see someone trying to explore some more possibilities.
I can't wait to see where this goes!
AnnieAuthor's Response: Thanks for that. Maybe since you have a soft spot for Korean culture, you might be able to help me out with some of the cultural points. Report Review
>"These things always happened in seventh year. Or so Iíve gathered. Itís a very volatile time for magical folk."
LOVE IT. TIMES A MILLION.
I swear, Gubby, I could pick your awesome sense of humor out of a crowd. In a really good way. I also have decided that you simply too all the crazy we girls dump by the truck load into the cbox and boxed it up into a story. Which is AWESOME.
I also love every character you've introduced: Gemma's insanity is weirdly endearing, Corinna's curiosity about Gemma and Oliver, Cata's enabling of the crazy (yeah, I'm THAT friend in my group) and Piper's love of hot men.
I can't wait to meet Oliver and see exactly why he's with Gemma. I'm sure its more than just liking crazy witches. Probably.
AnnieAuthor's Response: No one else has mentioned that line, which was one of my favorites. So yay that you did!
And aww! *blush* My sense of humor really is pretty one-note, all sarcasm and cynicism and shaking my head at all the crazy in the world. Or really, in the cbox, which was the inspiration for this. Hopefully this can live up to the awesomeness it was inspired by!
I really love these characters, I have to say. They're all crazy in their own ways and we all know of my affection for crazy. (I'm usually the Corinna or the Piper: again, shaking my head at craziness or quietly judging from the sidelines.) Oliver shows up in the next chapter, but as for his reasons... well. You'll find out soon ;)
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-busts up laughing- Ringleward. What an unfortunate name.
I think i prefer these shorter chapters for a story like these, because there is so much humor and ridiculousness crammed in here that if it was any longer, my brain would probably overload. Like, too. much. funny. can. not. compute - BOOM! Which would be funny in itself, so maybe that wouldnt be so bad.
I think we've talked about this, but I already ship Fred/Anjali. SHE DOES HAVE LEGS THAT GO ON FOR DAYS FRED, AND A STRONG JAW LINE. GET ON THAT. I also fully support her taking over James' old spot in the group. The way Bea and Fred seem a bit lost without him is sad.
I really want to me Scorpius. Like, I'm DYING to meet him. Because once I do, I can fully decide if I want to ship him and Bea. I've been doing it in my mind for no reason except that I am insane.
Also, as a Slytherin, they should assume that Bea is taking them to their deaths, which will be execution by biscuit. Obviously.
Perfect chapter length and introduction of a new character. Cheers darling!
AnnieAuthor's Response: FINALLY RESPONSES.
No, Longbottom is an unfortunate name. Albus Severus Potter is an unfortunate name. Ringleward is tame in comparison to that :D
Hahaha I LOVE YOU FOR THINKING THAT. It's not always going laugh-out-loud funny (tense action scenes too! Can you imagine?), but the style of this fic tends to be a lot more concise, so hopefully it's the same amount of things happening but in a shorter word count.
(YESSS SHIPPING WARS)
(And you have met Scorpius at the point of me writing this and I'm so amused that you actually do ship Bea/Scor. Insanity < 3)
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I helped with casting? Huh. I totally don't remember that... BUT THAT'S OK BECAUSE I'M SO FLATTERED TO EVEN BE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS FIC EVEN A LITTLE BIT.
Bea. How do I even being to explain how much I already love Bea? It may be slightly insulting (maybe?) but I kind of imagine her as you and me combined, but you know, in fanfic and not RL. But I LURVE her. And I completely busted up at the 'Save-Me-From-the-Stalkers Salve' quip. I feel like you might need some of that after this story goes big.
The first line of this is completely brill. You know how much I adore explosions and I read that and thought YES PLEASE. So it's safe to say you've got me hooked and I'm dying for the next chapter (shhh, I know I've already read it. But I wants it again!)
Also, I can't wait to meet your Scorpius. I can't even begin to imagine what you've done with him in this whole thing. I shudder to think, and yet I'm completely gagging to know, haha.
The writing in this really flows too, along with the banter (as always. You do write the best banter darling). The style is just clean enough, but not overly simple. Completely fits the story.
Love it, times about 50 million.
AnnieAuthor's Response: HI ANNIE. YOU TOTALLY ERM. DID? I DUNNO I JUST WANTED TO PUT YOUR NAME THERE < 3
Bea certainly has a certain obsessiveness to her, an extraordinarily short attention span, and is easily amused. SO PERHAPS YOU'RE ONTO SOMETHING.
(And I already have stalkers. BUT I LIKE STALKERS. SO THERE)
WELL, Scorpius is considerably more normal than Concuaslfhgh Scorpius, first of all, but I am tempted to mention rhinestones at some point.
Banter. Banter! BANTER! < 3 It's all I want loved.
Love YOU times 500 million!
The fact that Oliver is Tom Hardy kind of makes my life. Really. He talks and I just go :O
I feel like he should feel more afraid about his punishment though, I've HEARD some of the things girls in dorms come up with and he should probably be frightened for his life. Though, if it's for Quidditch, he probably would think it a fine ending to his life.
I can't see how Rona is going to be able to get through all 20 questions without being caught! THAT'S A LOT OF QUESTIONS. She obviously will have to distract Oliver with her.wits! Yes, her wits! I also love that Oliver doesn't quite know what to do with Rona when she isn't charmed by him. It makes me laugh and really sets up things nicely. Lovely work dear!
AnnieAuthor's Response: I've got so many Tom Hardy comments since I cast him as Oliver. I used to not understand but NOW I DO~
YOU KNOW, I never turn down a bit of exaggeration. I'll see what I can do. I think I was going for "he's still underestimating her" but I'm also thinking otherwise. I'LL SEE.
Hah, it USED to be exactly like 20 questions, but now it's just ~similar~ to 20 questions. She doesn't actually have to get through all of them. Nor does she mind getting caught too much. She's more like 'lol Oliver. Oookay.' I LOVE CONFUSED OLIVER TOO. He's like '...crud what now. Must save face must save face!' Report Review
I WANT TO READ MUSINGS OF A HALF-BREED. YOU MUST WRITE IT GINA. I INSIST.
That being said, I very vaguely remember reading the original version of this a year or so ago and really liking it! However, I think in this version, the characters are laid out a lot more clearly and it reads a bit easier now.
I thought then, and I still think it now, that this is really fun idea and I can't wait to read more!
AnnieAuthor's Response: I HAVE ENOUGH PLOT BUNNYS. I INSIST ON THAT.
Oh god you read my OLD SHAME ;A; I do hope that this version is much much much better. Much. Eeek. BEGONE ANY REMNANTS OF THIS FIC FROM THE PAST.
√Ę¬ô¬• But I do hope you have fun! Leaving me nice reviews, baww you didn't have to. Report Review
I see what you meant about trying to make Ann likable. She is really, I think I was just seeing her more from Constance's POV and thinking of her more as an intruder than anything else.
It's concerning that Dr. Norris should be so sure that her fever came from something 'unnatural'. She had been doing so well! I also see what you mean about thinking that Constance is a bit week as well. She flipped out when that guy turned into an owl and was delirious for a WEEK. That seems a bit much. But at least she's awake now.
I'm curious to see what her father ends up doing about the whole thing. An exorcism maybe? Oh man! I hope she won't be discovered!
Still enjoying this a lot!
AnnieAuthor's Response: Hey Annie!
Thanks so much for the review! As always, it was great hearing from you. I truly appreciate your feedback on this story. Honestly, I cannot thank you enough. ^_^
I'm glad you found Ann to be slightly more likable in this chapter, although I can certainly see why she would come across as an intruder. In truth, she is an intruder and if I were in Constance's position, I do think I would be inclined to dislike her immensely.
As for the doctor attributing Constance's "fever" to an unnatural cause, I think he certainly sees witchcraft as a plausible option. As I'm sure you know, in those days there was almost no understanding of mental illness and for the highly religious Puritans living on the edge of the wilderness in America, physical illness itself could be a kind of mystery. It was easier, of course, to blame something that wasn't understood on the supernatural.
And yes, Constance definitely does have some weak characteristics. She probably wasn't in a delirium for a week, though, I think Ann was certainly exaggerating about that. However, right now, it definitely benefits Constance to appear "out of it". After all, if she's viewed as sickly, then perhaps her father might be distracted enough to overlook all the strange accidents she keeps having.
Again, thanks a million for the awesome review, Annie. ^_^ The next chapter has already been written and should be posted soon. Until then, take care and be well!
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Oh my gosh, when she met that man in the woods, it even scared me! And yes! I was right about the owl! Well, sort of. That is was an animagus was a really unexpected twist. Of course she freaked out. What was he thinking, randomly accosting her in the woods and telling her she's a witch. Though I guess there's really no good way to go about doing that, is there?
I also really liked the section from Ann's POV. It was an interesting insight into her character and really added a lot of life to her. I'm not so inclined to dislike her now that I've seen more of what her emotions are.
Can't wait to read the next chapter and see what happens!Author's Response: Hello again Ellerina!
Haha, yeah, I imagine Constance would be out of her mind with fear right about now. It would be a terrible shock for anyone to see such a strange thing. As for Mr. Rockwood, I have to say, he's a very frank, straightforward man, certainly not the type to beat around the bush. He fully understands that Constance's life is in danger and I think he will do anything to convince her that magic is real.
And I'm glad you found Ann a bit more likable in this chapter. She really is well intentioned, even though she has absolutely no idea what she is doing.
Thank you so much for the thoughtful, kind reviews, Ellerina! Your feedback was just wonderful. I do hope you have a great weekend. Take care!
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Ugh. Ann sounds terrible. Not in the extremist, persecuting way that I expected, but she seems grating and terribly unfit to even try and act like a mother to Constance. They're only seven years apart in age anyway! But then, when I think about it, Constance's father would never have chosen to marry a woman that was too blunt or overbearing.
This owl thing though. It's unnerving. I can't tell if they're attracted to the magic, or something more sinister. I feel like Constance should just go and do some magic in the woods where no one can see just to get some of the magical energy out of her. That might help her a least a little bit. You're description of Ann was perfect!
Now, on to the next!Author's Response: Hi Ellerina!
Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review! You have no idea how happy I was to receive your feedback. ^_^
Really? You don't like Ann? I actually tried to make her a likeable character, you know, sort of the opposite of an evil stepmother. However, I know she was rather naggy in this chapter, haha. Thanks so much for the feedback on her, though! I really do value your opinion on my characters, especially since they're all OCs.
And yes, I agree, the owl thing is unnerving. If I was Constance, I would be thoroughly freaked out. And although it would probably benefit her to go out in the woods and perform some magic, I don't think the option would ever occur to her. After all, for Constance, magic is a major sin.
Again, thanks so much for the helpful review, Ellerina! I hope you have a lovely weekend. Take care!
Hm. Hannah seems to be a curious sort of character, especially for the time period. I wonder what part she will end up playing in all this?
And oh my gosh! This is going to be so stressful! Well, it IS stressful now, but even more so when this new woman shows up? I'm torn between her being really great or some kind of horribly pious lady thats totally out to get Constance. You're probably totally upset my expectations, as always. Great job!
-expectantly clicks on to the next chapter-Author's Response: Hi Ellerina!
Thanks for the great review! I'm so thrilled to hear that you're still enjoying this fic.
Yes, Hannah is a bit out of place and that will become rather significant later on. I'm so glad you picked up on that. ^_^
And yes, poor Constance. Even though I think she's a bit weak, I will admit that she has a lot on her plate. Her situation is nerve-wracking enough without introducing a new person into the household.
Again, thanks so much for reviewing, Ellerina! I hope you have a great weekend. Take care!
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One of my favorite things that we read in high school was 'The Crucible' and I'm so excited to see what you end up doing with this idea! I've always wondered about the Salem Witches Institute...This period of American history is always a bit fascinating and really lends itself well to more psychological and character study. As always your description and the variety in your sentence lengths is awe-inspiring.
Constance is in a bit of a tough spot, isn't she? I can't wait to see where you take this!Author's Response: Hi Ellerina!
Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review! Your feedback was just lovely, really thoughtful.
As for "The Crucible", I quite agree with you. It has to be my favorite play of all time. This summer, I happened to be rereading it for an American Drama class and I just knew I had to write something inspired by the Witch Trials. ^_^
Again, thanks so much for the kid review, Ellerina! I hope you have a great weekend. :) Take care!
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Hello Gina, darling.
This was lovely! I have a special place in my heart for stories that have a more fluid concept of time and I really liked the way you told the story. I also have a very deep understanding of the desire to 'help' or 'fix' a guy and having them take advantage of the fact, though I must admit I prefer the way Rose handled it.
This was a great character study of both Rose and Scorpius that was very believable and I enjoyed it a lot!
AnnieAuthor's Response: Hullooo Annie! I really love those ~fluid time~ fics too. They have that lovely conciseness to them. I suppose the blame goes both ways for them, as Rose knew he was taking advantage of her, encouraging it even, for the sake of believing he was really hers. I imagined Scorpius to know full well of this fact, and that he only pressed on because she let him.
Thanks for reading! :D Report Review
I really enjoyed the description in this piece! It painted a really vivid picture and I really got the American Midwest feel you were trying to put across.
I still have a lot of questions though. What happened to Teddy? Why does he need medication? I want to knoww!
This was a nice read and I got a great feel for each of the characters even in such a short period of time. Great job!
AnnieAuthor's Response: ANNIEEE! (I call this the TGS squeal before every review, as I've seen so many TGSers do it.)
Teddy, as I mentioned earlier, is sick from his werewolf blood in my mind. Though it could be anything. This is really translatable to original fic (I tried to make it Inception-ized for my beta. I almost got it. Almost. But Arthur is not skipping across the dunes in a skirt.), so it's just that sort of vague sickness that's there.
I'm really terrible at descriptions normally, so I'm glad I got that down! :D Thank you for leaving a review, love *hearts* Report Review
OMG SURPRISE TWIST
I've said it once and I'll say it again, you are so evil with your chapter endings. But Lysander??? I never would have guessed! And I'm sad that Dexter died. He wasn't particularly likable, but he was one of my favorite characters because he had a very definite personality. BO. I want to know what happens Miranda. I have to. I shall nag it out of you or something...not that I think it'll work or anything. Anyway, lovely description, my dear, and I can't wait to see what happens next! Report Review
MIRANDA. You were totally right when you said this was a morbid chapter. I told you Dom was going to get what was coming to her in the end! I wonder who exactly was included in the 'family' label though. Is is everyone related to her that's died up to this point? Or is it perhaps an illusion? And is it just her family that's there or is Lorcan there as well? And what happens to her and Lysander? GAH. You and your cliffhangers! Great work on portraying Dom's character! Can't wait until the next chapter is out!Author's Response: ANNIE. Never doubt me when I say I'm a morbid person even if I come across as sweet with squishable, chipmunk cheeks...never doubt. I'm like Shirley Temple with a hatchet...no, not really though. I'm not sure what I'm talking about...ramble, ramble.
Anyway, yes DOM! is this karma, is she going a little Lady Macbeth...what is happening? And so many questions...so many questions that I just can't answer. Not even for you.
Thanks for the review, dear!
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OMG MIRANDA YOU MONSTER.
j/k darling. You know how I love you. Anyway. I can't believe Teddy and Victoire are dead! Well, sort of. Because I still think it's going to come down to Dom in the end, but still! I thought this chapter was extremely well written, and I completely understand why you had some problems with writing it. Two of your most likable characters dead and still no explanation from Albus! Seriously, I have to know why he did all this because it is insane. Great job and I can't wait for the next chapter!Author's Response: ANNIE! Thanks for the review! And OMG, I'M RESPONDING ON THE SAME DAY ITS LIKE A MIRACLE...kind of, but not that dramatic...more like procrastination.
Anyway, I'm glad you liked the chapter so much, and yeah, its really hard killing off your favorite characters. :( I write about them so much, that it's a bit difficult to put them through the ringer like that, but you're really onto something with Dom there.hmmm.
And Albus, le sigh...what is with that maniac, huh?
Thanks so much for the review, darling!
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Yay! You decided to do the Dexter chapter! Well, this shot down another one of my conspiracy theories, but I'm not going to tell you what it was because it was silly. So Dexter may not be the nicest, most honest character in this, but he isn't a killer. Interesting. And Scorpius was still under the Imperius? Does that mean that Al saw all that? And while I enjoyed this chapter, it's driving me mad not know what is happening with Teddy and Victoire and WHERE THE HECK ARE DOM AND LYSANDER? I do hope we find out in the next chapter because I'm dying to know!
AnnieAuthor's Response: ANNNIE! Thanks so much for the review, dear. I'm uber excited that you enjoy this story so much, and also glad that you enjoyed the chapter from Dex's POV as well. And, you know, I'm still really curious to hear this silly conspiracy theory.
And right, so not likeable (so much fun to write), but not bad in the murderous way. Look, I've got depth! Woot. :P
And, as you already know, I will reveal everything thats happening with the other characters.
Thanks so much again!
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Oh my! How on earth is Teddy going to get her out of this? Though Dom needs to see her up there to make the poem from the beginning fit in. And Dexter! I wonder if he'll be strangled by the Devil's Snare or maybe it's a trap and he's not really missing his wand at all? We have: Vicky in a sphere high up in the air, Teddy looking on, Dex trapped by Devil's Snare, Lysander and Dom off doing who-knows-what and Al the Apparently Evil. NOW I MUST LIVE AND DIE IN SUSPENSE FOR THE NEXT CHAPTER. You're a genius.
AnnieAuthor's Response: ANNIE! HELLO! I'd apologize for the long delay in responses, but, eh, you already know the story.
Anywho...thanks so much for reading and reviewing the story, dear. And, uh, I hope you didn't hold your breath too, too long for the next update...i don't think i can revive people after two months or so.
Anyway, right.quite a pickle they have there, and you're certainly throwing out some interesting theories, there. But, read on and see, read on and see. Watch out for zombies!
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HOLD THE FREAKING PHONE.
*tears out her hair*
I definitely had to read the second part of this over like three times to make sure that Al was actually the one doing all that. So that makes sense that he killed James, but what about Brian? Was the Imperious Curse already on Scorpius way back then? And the only person left that wasn't there the night of Molly's murder is Dexter. Hm. You totally shocked me with this one, Miranda!
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It's interesting that Hugo's letter said pride when he is so protective and wonderful to Rose. I'm curious about that. I also am anxious to see what they find outside. It seems like a very easy way to pick everyone else who wasn't directly involved off, except for Dex. And Victoire? Could she still be alive? The suspense is so terrible!
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I didn't expect Victoire to be the next one! I thought it would be Hugo or Scorpius. I can't believe they left him locked in the dining room tied up all alone. That sounds terrifying and really, he's screwed either way, because if he's dead then, well, he wasn't the killer but he's dead, but if he isn't, then he'll be even more of a suspect. So much of me is angry at Teddy right now, even thought I do understand his thinking. He's also afraid and thinks he should be in charge and needs to place some blame. But I feel so bad for Rose. And I actually laughed at the end of this. 'Oblivious' - whoever is doing that at least has a sense of humor.
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I love this whole reading-after-a-bunch-of-chapters-are-already-posted thing. I get all the info without the horrid, horrid waits between cliffies. It seems logical that they would have chosen to pick on Scorpius first, after Dom, but he was with them when they heard those bumps upstairs in the owlery, wasn't he? How could he have gotten up there and attacked James and Al? I have a feeling that trying to escape through a fireplace will only take them back to where Louis ended up, or the fireplace wont work at all. Lovely character development, my dear!
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Oh drat. I forgot about Hugo! I feel like such a jerk! What did his letter say? *checks* ah Pride. Huh. I wonder if that comes into play at all? And who does Teddy suspect? I'm dying (no pun intended) to know! And Al is still alive! I'm glad all the Potters aren't gone. But is what they think happened up in the attic really what happened? I must know!
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AH HAH! I WAS RIGHT. At least a little bit. James and Al are dead and Scorpius and Brian are going to die downstairs so the only ones left that weren't part of it that night will be Dex and Rose - what was her treachery? I wonder if it's already happened or if its going to happen later? All the Potter children dead. I can hardly believe that. This is so wonderfully paced Miranda! I think it's going along swimmingly, except of course, for all the murders.
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That was so not what I was expecting! I can't believe that Dom, Lysander and Lorcan have lived with that kind of secret for so long. But then did they clear out Molly's room then? I guess it makes Victoire and Teddy's letters make even more sense, because they were upstairs when they should have been watching the others. So let's see: the first to go was Lucy, who missed her sister and always thought that something bad had happened to her, then Louis, Lorcan, Jillian, Chrys and Lily, none of whom were involved that night, except Lorcan, who had wanted to leave but couldn't because of Dom. So the next to go should be Brian and Scorpius, then Rose, after we get the story of her treachery out in the open, the one or both of the Potter boys and stupid Dexter. Though, I think you'll keep Dexter around for a while, as he is extremely suspicious and is very good at getting information out of people. Amazingness.
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