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Review #1, by Pixileanin I told you so

23rd August 2015:
“Well, technically no one knows ‘Who’ The Doctor is—“

I really like the way you've used the television shows as a way to show Sirius' progression. It was a source of comfort for him, a tie to his past, and a way for him to move forward while forgetting and simultaneously dealing with his losses. I think it was really clever to use it in that way, and I'm glad that it gave Sirius something to hold onto when his world was in such a sad state.


I can tell that Sirius really misses Lily and James, and I can feel how hard it is for him to go downstairs and deal with Harry too. It is so sad to see him not wanting to be with people when they'll just go away and leave him again, and he'll have to deal with the aching loneliness all over again... almost sounds like what he dealt with all those years in Azkaban.

Anyway, it was a really smooth read, and I liked how you used the time jumps to give us a picture of how these things were important to him and tied it all together. I love Doctor Who, so seeing those references were also a treat.

Go Team Gold!

Pix

Author's Response: Awesome, thank you!
You're right, he seems to be creating his own version of Azkaban... no thanks to Dumbledore who was more or less keeping him there. But anyway, since he was in Azkaban for so long maybe it was also out of habit he shut himself away. I'm glad you liked the Doctor Who references :)
THanks for the review!
Heather


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Review #2, by TreacleTart I told you so

14th August 2015:
Hi there!

I'm here for the Gryffindor Review Battle! GO Team Red!

This is a very bittersweet little one-shot. It starts out funny and fluffy and stays that way for most of it, but then Lily and James die and it takes a darker turn.

So I have to admit I've never seen Dr. Who or K-9, so I think I might've missed a lot of the references. The thing that was nice about this is that it didn't seem to detract from the story. I still felt like I was able to follow it and enjoy it even if I didn't get all of the jokes.

Gah. The part with Remus and Sirius at the end was like a punch to the gut. Poor Sirius is so depressed that he doesn't even want to visit with Harry. He's afraid that if he gets used to company it will be even harder when everyone leaves. The little bit of information that Remus gives him about his favorite actress seems to pull him out of his funk and his little whisper to Lily at the end is a heartbreaker.

I did find myself wishing that this had just a tiny bit more detail and description. Especially the middle portion because it was mostly dialogue and it reads quite rapidly.

All in all, I think this was a nice one-shot and provided a bit of interesting insight into Sirius and Lily's friendship.

Oh and I almost forgot...I adored that you had Sirius taking Muggle Studies and acing it to spite his parents.

~Kaitlin

Author's Response: Thank you so much! I'm sorry you didn't get the references, but I'm glad it didn't get in the way of the overall feel of the story which was to emphasize the connection the marauders and Lily had and what they were passionate about. I thought it was so perfect that Sirius was taking muggle studies, I mean he did have a motorcycle right? Plus I can only imagine what his parents thought lol.
Thank you for the tip about the description, I am currently editing my WIPs but sometime after all of that I'll try and remember to look at this again.
Thanks again for the awesome review!


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Review #3, by John Smith I told you so

28th August 2013:
" Well, of course I'm being childish! There's
no point being grown-up if you can't be childish
sometimes." - The 4th Doctor, I think that's a motto Sirius and the rest of the Murauders would have lived by. and I really got that concept from this story,such wonderful interaction between them all. As a writer you bring so much engery to "your" characters that you really do make them yours in a lot of ways. And who doesn't love a story involving The Doctor even if he's not really there.

keep it up Owl you're a brilliant writer.

Author's Response: Thanks!
It's so important to give characters energy, it's what moves the story along.
I also love how I can think of creative ways to still make them "my" characters even when they aren't. Sirius Black and the Doctor needed to be combined even if it's just that he watched the show :) I love the idea, I'm glad you thought so too!
Thanks for reviewing!


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Review #4, by S Cortright I told you so

23rd July 2013:
Love it! Absolutely love it! I've always wanted to see one about Sirius. And incorperating Lily and James early on in it was awesome. I love your writing style. It's poinient, funny, and magical. Ha going off Four. Love his scarf. Keep up your amazing writing. You will always have this fan wanting more.

Author's Response: I'm so glad you love it :) I'm happy you like my writing style too, it means a lot.
Thank you so much!


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Review #5, by ginerva_molly_weasley I told you so

16th July 2013:
Oh how sad but how sweet. This is wonderful! I love doctor who crossovers but this one is integrated so well.

You can see how Sirius would have wanted to do muggle studies just to get back at his parents and the idea of him buying muggle clothes just for the occasion is brilliant. I can see how he would have got top of the class as he would have done it just to make it known in his family that he wasn't like the rest of them and that he was going to be a better person who would be more tolerant of muggles.

The time periods in this work really well showing them when they are young, a little older and when they would have been quite old. I loved the last bit though where you had Sirius talking to her beyond the grave as I thought that this is probably true. He would have wanted to keep that relationship alive although they were dead and just remembering little snapshots like that would have been how he did it.

I love K-9 and Sarah Jane. I can imagine the reason Lily chose Margaret Thatcher was because she was a femenist and this fits so well with me.

I loved it!

Author's Response: Unintentionally I've been consistently doing bittersweet stories, I don't know how it's not on purpose, but I guess the best things are :)
I'm so happy you liked all these aspects of my story, they're really important to me. I do think that Sirius would end up getting really into Muggle Studies anyway, just from not knowing anything about them. He knows so much about magic, I can imagine him getting bored, but Muggles would keep surprising him.

I'm soo glad you love it, Thank you so much for the lovely review!


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Review #6, by maskedmuggle I told you so

14th July 2013:
Hey!

Hehe, I definitely enjoyed this little fluffy story with Sirius and Lily. It was nice to see that comraderie and sense of friendship between them, even if they were kind of arguing! I loved how you characterised both of them - strong and confident in their own beliefs. I especially loved these two lines - they sounded exactly like Sirius! "He always insists on wearing Muggle clothing to Muggle Studies even when the rest of their class is in their robes." and "Exceeds Expectations in Muggle Studies in a family THAT Pureblood Constipated, it was priceless."

I'm not sure if I really believe that Sirius would have been watching Doctor Who, but for the purposes of this story it was very amusing (even if I've never watched Doctor Who before :P). I can also totally believe that Lily would be interested in and aware of Margaret Thatcher. Also, I found that your use of the present tense was really unusual, but you did it nicely here! A lovely story :)

- Charlotte/maskedmuggle
House Cup 2013

Author's Response: Thank you for this great review! I have no idea where I got the phrase "Pureblood Constipated" from, but it definitely was priceless when I thought of it :)

Yeah, it was hard to come up with a plausible way he could have watched Dr. Who though it was very popular in the 70's, and since Peter is half blood I figured maybe he'd get into it, know how crazy Sirius is and how much he likes muggle things, and shared it with him over break. Maybe I should do a companion of him getting introduced to it lol.

Yeah, the present tense has become a bit of a trademark. I've tried writing other ways recently, but finding it difficult since I normally write in present tense.

Thanks again for such a great review :D


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Review #7, by RavenclawWayToBe I told you so

2nd July 2013:
i.i just. i can't. that was just so good. I don't even watch doctor who but i kind of get references to it and I just love sirius so much and i love how you put all the different times in there like in hogwarts then out of hogwarts then when sirius is at grimmauld place i just cant even tell you how much i loved it. the reccuring 'i told you so' and just. gah! This was so well written!

Author's Response: lololol

Fist pump! Woot!
I'm so glad you loved it. This is why even though it was super close to the deadline of the challenge, I had to enter it. or try, or at least put it up. I'm so grateful it was still able to be entered.

This is an absolutely awesome 1st review for this story!
Thank you!


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