I felt so incredibly guilty when I reached the end of this chapter and sat here, prepping to write a review, and realized that this has been on my to-read list for over a year. And it's not like I really do anything with my time, is it? I don't know where 2012 went, but I'd kind of like to demand a refund. So anyway, I found myself lounging on my bed today avoiding packing for driving back to uni tomorrow, and it just sort of hit me that I wanted to read this story right now (well, start this story, but you get my drift). So here I am!
I love the premise already -- although to be fair, I loved the premise anyway. Just the concept of a magical art school! And there is, of course, no one better to write about it. There is loads of Julia in this story already, which makes it that much more fun to read, and I love Lucy's character. I'm really not huge on next gen except when it's written very well, and this is absolutely one of those times. Lucy isn't an obnoxious, overdone, annoying caricature, but she actually seems like a real person -- more than almost any other fic character I've read recently. She is a breath of fresh air. :)
I SMELL SCORPIUS SCANDAL. Ah, Rose. Giving Albus a black eye is a bit over the top, in just the telling of it, but then we meet her and she's a perfect combination of her parents and it makes loads more sense. Although Albus still seems to have been on the rough end of that encounter, no doubt. I am already demanding Scorpius/Lucy snogging before the end is up. He's a photographer, she chose photography because it's cheap... If that's not a match made in heaven, I don't know what is.
Tarquin and Gwendolyn/Raven are familiar! And now I'm remembering that last January during Skypelandageddon (or whatever horridly wonderful name we came up with) I read a SA spin-off one-shot of yours and WHY DID I NOT PRESS ON WITH THIS STORY THEN, but I remember really enjoying it. I'll probably have to go back and read that again soon, come to think of it. You're really good at humor! Not a lot of writing even warrants my smiling, even if I think something's funny, but that one-shot did it for me. I've no doubt this story will do it too.
One chapter down... several more to go! I'm seriously so excited about getting on with the rest of this now, and I still really can't explain why it took me so long in the first place. I definitely plan on reviewing each chapter for you, too; if this review's anything to go by, they'll probably be less than desirable, but do forgive me in advance. ♥ It might take me a while, I might disappear for weeks at a time, but it's going to be all nice and reviewed at some point. And that's a promise!
Brilliant first chapter! ♥
Author's Response: ROCHOL ♥ I am most delighted to see you!
all good fics should be marathoned before returning to uni; that's how I read Run...
baww, thank you! well, it's a premise that means a wee bit to me. I'm a little hurt that there's no art at Hogwarts or anything considering it's my ultimate dream to be a witch and go to Hogwarts and such. sucks that the only things I'm good at aren't on the curriculum! also, I'm glad you like Lucy~
believe it or not, it was toned down from Rose /hospitalising/ Albus. And I think it needs further toning down but, hey ho, I've already edited this five thousand times and I don't want overkill or anything.
spoiler alert: the endgame ship is Scorpius/Lettuce. I really hope you like Lettuce when he turns up.
thank you so much for coming to review! this was so nice to log on and ind ♥ ♥ ♥