|Reviews for The Summer of Our Discontent|
| maxthehobbit chapter 52 . 10/5/2017
How do I find stories written by lisette?
| LaureaDaphne chapter 21 . 9/12/2015
Hm. I do like most of the story, but I'm very uncomfortable with you downgrading the Willow/Tara relationship. It feels very icky to read something that erases homosexuality like that. It's just so unnecessary - it's not like Tara is an obstacle to Willow moving on with another relationship. I just felt like I had to let you know why I won't be finishing your story - and it's really a shame, because I do like the rest of what you've written.
| LaureaDaphne chapter 5 . 9/12/2015
This is an interesting story so far. I like the premise! I'm not really sold on both girls going into Slytherin, though - I've never seen a canon definition of Slytherin that says having inner darkness puts you there. Plenty of characters with inner darkness go into other Houses - most notably Harry and Dumbledore going into Gryffindor. I'll accept a moderate amount of canon deviation in a crossover though, so I do intend to keep reading.
| Raven J. Haile chapter 52 . 5/5/2015
This was a brilliant story. Simply marvelous. I adored how it all played out. Draco and Buffy, Willow and Harry both made a fangtastic shipping. I kinda wish Spike had been in the story but I would definitely not change a thing. :3
| bigtomato chapter 32 . 10/28/2014
Nice... so waiting for the Slayer's rage to take over...
| bigtomato chapter 2 . 10/27/2014
So does Buffy have magic now to become a witch?
| praeceps29 chapter 1 . 7/24/2013
i[[ read it cause so far its good but honest[y buffy and ma[foy you do rea[ize that given her persona[ity at this stage she wou[d be more [ike[y to beat him than date him right maybe before ange[ and ri[ey and most especia[[y parker but not now hes to much of a pompus coward[y bitch
| DeepBlueJoy chapter 1 . 6/17/2013
Yes, one important quibble... I didn't like the terming of Tara as 'best friend' either. It doesn't fit who Willow was by that time. I recognize that to call her 'girl friend', you might have to open a can of worms about gay and straight and bi, but in my opinion given who her partner is, and what he's been through, he wouldn't care... and it pays respect to who Willow is and how she felt about Tara.
What others think is irrelevant, so I don't think she needs to announce her sexual orientation to anyone else... Just one paragraph that addresses it when she tells him about trying to end the world would suffice... It's logical for her to say who she lost. You don't even have to change the earlier references to 'best friend' - it would not be unusual for someone to keep their sexual identity private until they feel comfortable to share it.
You could simply have him say something to the effect of: "who cares, I still care about you, thanks for telling me."
Having lived in muggle London, I doubt he's ignorant of such things as gayness. If his aunt and uncle hated gay and lesbian people, I could see Harry deciding not to precisely as a reaction to them.
That was probably my biggest 'issue' with the story... I think your story would be more 'real' if you had Harry accept that side of her and that become one more thing that makes her love him and feel close to him. There's nothing like sharing something big with someone and having them accept and affirm you to make a person feel valuable and loved.
Anyway, still think this is a great story, but that is a misstep.
| DeepBlueJoy chapter 52 . 6/17/2013
I'm very glad to have discovered this story. I had a lovely time reading it and very especially enjoyed the wise and classy speech that Draco gave at the end. Hope someone is paying you for your writing. I think you would do excellent work as a speechwriter!
This is probably the most nuanced portrayal of Draco that I've read and I was impressed by your Harry too. You managed to keep both Potter and Malfoy in character while developing them along new lines - something that is very hard to do believably. You managed not to demonize people or lionize them, but instead to make them human. Your fights were inspired and your plot was solid. You have the whole package...
Also noticed something... your writing improved as you progressed. I'm not easily impressed and I am impressed.
(deepbluejoy from tthfanfic - do let me know what you think of my stories if you get a chance!)
| Guest chapter 23 . 5/16/2013
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| skye.angel05 chapter 21 . 3/31/2013
i know this is a harry/willow fic but i hate how tara is referred to as willow's 'best friend' instead of 'the love of her life'... i'd want to kill whoever hurts my best friend but not end the world in grief of the loss...
other than that, the story is well written
| MissDramatic chapter 52 . 1/5/2013
Fantastic story. The world you created was rich and detailed. The Slytherin Game, beast and magic lore, and the Malfoy histories were so much fun to read about. I loved Draco's speech at the end. It's a great lesson and seems to be applicable outside this story too. Thank you so much for sharing this story. Oh, and thank you for the image of Chauffeur Dumbledore! Brilliant.
| HD Alessandro chapter 11 . 12/27/2012
Not sure what to make of this... or if i'll finish reading (i'm at chapter 12)
On some points it is really interesting, and it has a better start than most X-Overs with Buffy, but it is too much OOC for my taste on many others.
I'm OK with Willow being bi (not a fan, but I concede it is very possible, e.g. Oz), but, but she's moving on way too fast from Tara into Harry, and saying she was "just" her best friend, really is a real bummer. Will is not ashamed to be a lesbian, and Buffy and her are in their 20s, not 16, even if they look younger, they matured from that teenager insecurity (btw, i think you portrayed that nicely with Buffy).
You come off as a bigger BTVS fan than HP, but not psyched by either... mainly because of the sheer number of the background errors, honestly, they make people cringe! I get the summer school as a resource you used AU to help the flow of the story, you established that actually (i think), but Slytherin Tower? Hermione taking 3 years in Divinations? That is just a few examples.
Personally i liked the idea of a summer school and having extra classes like alchemy and other cool stuff, but didn't like so much that Willow abandoned Wiccan magic completely, even though your argument made sense, i think it should fall under what dumbledore told her, she should use it, and control it, it is a big part of who she is, not more powerful per se, but it has aspects that HP world lack (cerimonial magic, calling higher forces from many pantheons, connecting her inner energy with the earth's... it seemed silly to me to just toss it all out as a bad thing.
Sorry, i guess I mainly bashed the fic here, not my intention! i'm enjoying the story itself, i swear! i guess the background and a few things bothered me but it is an interesting work...
| Nimbus Llewelyn chapter 52 . 7/17/2012
Okay. Odd, but lots of fun. It may be a little OOC, it may contradict canon, but for a story this fun, I don't care.
| Nimbus Llewelyn chapter 11 . 7/17/2012
Slytherin ain't a tower. It's a dungeon. Looks a tad OOC to mine eyes (seriously, Buffy, Slytherin? Sounds more like Faith. But I get your point).