|Reviews for Dear Ginny|
| HexyMama chapter 3 . 9/8/2012
untill he leaves the in the tent?
| HexyMama chapter 2 . 9/8/2012
Poor Harry is digging himself in pretty deep! lol
| Mr Norrell chapter 16 . 7/2/2012
Very well done, Chem Prof. Good job.
| Mr Norrell chapter 10 . 7/2/2012
Congrats, sir. You've just become my first favorite author.
| Penghost chapter 16 . 6/26/2012
The way you framed this story is amazing for me.
I hadn't thought it would work that well.
But then i remembered who the writer was. :)
Well don again. Keep going
| Gustavia chapter 16 . 4/7/2012
My first comment is to let you know that like all your writing I absolutly adored this.
The one sided letters pitched one straight into the emotive issues surrounding "The Trio" and Ginny.
I admit to a certain fondess for the Harry/Hermione pairing although like others I prefer Harry/Luna. That being said you make Harry/Hermione so believable that I am rooting for them from the word go.
Will Ginny go?
Of course she will!
Ginny's own vanity could not let her stay away. In her mind she will think back to the letter where Harry was so complimentary about her being in a Bridesmaids Dress that she will simply put to the back of her thoughts that the eyes of the Groom are normally focussed primarly on his Bride.
A touch of the "see what you are missing syndrome". A tad childish, I know but heck there are even middle-aged women who still fall prey to that particular folly.
I would like to think that Ginny may meet the one for her at the wedding but if not she may even discover what it is she does want in life and where she goes from here is her choice.
I think Ginny will have a good life and discover that although her middle name is Molly she can be a totally different woman than her Mother.
Look out Wizarding World they don't know what is going to hit them!
Ginny will come out just fine.
| Runecutter chapter 16 . 3/4/2012
I'm not entirely sure myself.
On the one hand she seemed to be not very attached to her various love interests while in her inner self lusting for Harry, so she already knew how to get over with breaking up and everything combined. On the other side... Hermione didn't really take her "Boy who lived" fantasies away, did she? She just used the fact that there wss no such person and snatched the guy Ginny thought of to be that ominuous legendary wizard of her dreams, so a good time after breaking up for good could have been enough for her to come to grips with the WHY of her relationship failing and that the one to blame really was herself not Harry or Hermione.
I think my best guess would be that she would accept in the attempt to get over with it and to be a good friend after all but she would probably make a poor job out of it and some time during the festivities start to make a scene and storm off furiously just to regret it soon after. What's in stora after that? I don't know. Harry could react in every possible way, from pity to anger and depending on his reaction the decisions for the future would form. Hermione wouldn't trust herself to make that decision in the face of the fresh hurt, but probably still would want to get back her best female friend Ginny so might nudge him into that direction.
Ahhh i really enjoyed this story... i think i have read it already some time in the distant past (2009?) but didn't recognize that until the letter from Hermione came reporting about Riddles demise and Harry's condition... I#ve truly enjoyed letting every letter affect me and to respond a little bit to most of the chapters like a running commentary, I guess all in all it is quite a wordcount of myself in there ;) Thank you for thinking of something as beautiful as this story and sharing it with the community. It is well appreciated! (and hopefully i haven't already commented here or this words are all futile anyhow.
I hope you'll do more stuff soon, i always like what you're putting together in the way of plot ideas, character development and insight into the figures thinking. And of course i always love a good fluffy Harmony tale!
| Runecutter chapter 15 . 3/4/2012
Oh how i saw this coming ;) Going back for another year, either finishing the half they've left of their own true 7th or returning for an "eighth" year with the class of Ginny and Co) would have been too awkward to really think about it. I don't think i've seen too many stories even try, when they go at all it's mostly just told as a fact from ten years later looking backward or somesuch and never put into details.
Seeing them going muggle is a small surprise but does make every bit as much sense as not coming back for Hogwarts. I only shudder what the Slytherins might try with the killer of Voldemort at the school and that's not to talk of the adult Death Eaters that might have survived. Coming back late seems to be a logical conclusion to the madness that is the wizarding world's official public opinion. I could even see him turning down this stupid brass trinket they'll want to tack onto his dress robes for show purposes as the ministry REALLY didn't help fighting the dark Lord. Why now give them the satisfaction to "honor" those who did? It will just show to the already mentioned feeble minded public that it's alright to sit back and let some valiant stupid single fighters clear out your problems. You could call it the Dumbledore principle. Giving him three hats to wear "just" because he did to Grindelwald what Harry had to finish with Riddle bit at the same time electing the most braindead, corrupt and uninmaginative leader they could possibly find. Scrimgeour wasn't much better. So i'm happy for Harry and Hermione that they want to play it low key and vanish for some time till the papers have gotten to their minds again and not everything is "Boy who won" and such rubbish.
| Runecutter chapter 14 . 3/4/2012
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo! Not a Cliffhanger at that point *sniff*
Epic tale and you've even managed to rub some salt into Ginny's wounds on the way to it (did you know? :D THAT'S WHAT COST YOU HIS LOVE! And you didn't even know it. Nene-nene-nene!)
| Runecutter chapter 13 . 3/4/2012
I think i kept count... so no Harry-crux here? :D Or maybe only as a nasty last minute surprise in the final battle, okay.
the quip with Neville was quite mean for Harry, but then trying to nudge her towards the one guy in Gryffindor not likely to use her more than care for her is nice again... Oh, i think i've just explained my usual favoritism for Ginny/Neville in any Harmony story i've read ;) this story is now officially therapeutical! :D (Of course Neville is also great with Luna but then whom to pair Ginny with? Some random guy from another house? Maybe one of the Creepy!Creeveys? They could get to know another better after some Harry Stalker Anonymous meetings?)
I love the bit about the NEWTs, as i've always thougth that coming back to Hogwarts after having slain Riddle would be more than awkward, how could the teachers treat them remotely like any other student or how they could easily fall back into day to day school business after having fought through a year abroad...
| Runecutter chapter 12 . 3/4/2012
Actually that IS very sad. Especially adding the last information is quite a low blow.
Awkwardly it doesn't even sound as noble as it probably was meant to be, but rather like "if we can this out of the way maybe we won't use this letters to fight all the time". Or it might just be me, reading that into the text.
| Runecutter chapter 11 . 3/4/2012
Aaaaaand there it is the relationship killer... Just Harry as opposed to "the BWL" must be one of the two most important things Harry would want from every person he could really love... the other of course would be many kids of his own. Denying him that is a very fast way to get rid of his interest, just like Cho managed with wanting more to know about Cedric than actually be with Harry... Even when it's understandable it will still be tough going on the emotional/subconscious level.
I like the "quotes" here very much. As they do sound exactly what Ginny would tell sometime in fifth or sixth year (and some people wonder why Harry spent so few time with her before they became an item). It's this whole dreamy, fairy-tale attitude that's not very compatible with Harry's self image and interests...
| Runecutter chapter 10 . 3/4/2012
Ouch. That must have hurt quite a bit. Surely the sound of that broken heart hitting the Burrow's floor must have been heard for miles and miles around.
Heck, i didn't even see it this way. For me it was at that time a pretend-break-up and both were knowing that they would want to come back together as soon as possible, read: when Riddle's gone. To put it in words like this is like stating that it is over for real and not sure what will come in the future. Yes, I can see Harry thinking this way and trying desperately to act it too. But i cannot see Ginny being comfortable with this knowledge and reacting in a civil way to this ultimate confirmation that at the moment she's clearly an "Ex".
And of course to the non-involved the reasoning for the dances at the wedding do sound legit and fair, but i can't quite get rid of the feeling that this will hurt her even more when connected with the clear and aqbsolute "It's over". Yeah, there are signs that Harry does want her still be his girlfriend, but then his determination is almost legendary and reading that now he is determined that they are absolutely no item (at the moment) surely is quite bitter a pill to swallow.
| Runecutter chapter 9 . 3/4/2012
What a clever boy :D
Wait, Ron does not train with them... so he's already out of anything they might be doing after the summer ends? Untrained and unprepared he'd basically be as "helpless" as Ginny is supposed to be and though only an obstacle on their quest. That's an interesting aspect...
and how many Horcruxes do they now have? This was the fifth, right? And could they already destroy all of the new found ones with the second fang from the CoS?
So it's all down to Nagini and maybe Harry's scar if that's a horcrux here too (seeing as it is a whole year older than TDH where finally the real confirmation for that possibility appeared.)
| Runecutter chapter 8 . 3/4/2012
Huh? in the majority of the movies they don't even WEAR school robes, while the books are quite clear about it that the Robe is the usual only outer clothing that's prescribed. if you go and wear only boxers beneath it like Snape or if there is your normal set of dayclothes like any muggle would wear the books don't really tell but we have at least the scene when Ron and Harry reach Hogwarts in second year where Snape punishes them for being out of uniform when they had no time or place to change into their robes so ... even at the feast you don't go muggle! :D Okay, i'll admit that the first film with his garden gnome hats went a little bit too far and i'd have preferred a hat style a little bit more like the sorting hat or McGonagalls (or augusta Longbottom sans the bird of prey) model, but then that's a question of taste, not of canonicity. The movies are just outright WRONG in their portrayal and i think in more than one way (most of the time they run around like the kids in Fresh Prince with loose ties and half unbuttoned shirts and such... were that a real english boarding school i don't think they'd walk around like that without loosing points on a hourly base! (I'm thinking here for example of the Hippogriff lesson at Hagrids COMC course). They just went and americanized the setting for their audience and forget the books. Sad, really sad.
This newest letter i don't really understand. Okay, he's improving or at least trys to with Hermione's help (finally) but here's a simple thing he could share with Ginny without fuzz or sorrow, helping her getting better at defense would be a wise move even when she won't accompany him... sfter all that's what they did with the DA consciously when things got dire and it showed quite successful at the ministry! So why doesn't he invite Ginny to participate. When it's better for the story they don't see each other during the summer then still Molly could interevene and prohibit it, but at least Harry would have made a gesture towards his girlfriend that would go a long way towards showing her he still wants her in his life and cares about her fate even when they're not together at the same place. Telling her this and NOT inviting is like saying he doesn't want her anywhere near him and avoiding the Burrow goes to much the same effect.
Poor, clueless boy. What have you gotten yourself into there? :D