Reviews for Ginny Returns
Kelle25 chapter 17 . 11/7/2011
Loved this story. It was a great idea having Ginny go back. I look forward to reading other stories by you in the future.
xXxMartelxXx chapter 1 . 11/7/2011
INTENSE.

I love this premise, and the way you did this first chapter. So much. *_*
CarlitaM chapter 17 . 11/6/2011
Wow! Amazing story. I didn't much like what you did with Hermione (I think that regardless of the circumstances, she'd have made a switch of attitude like she did in the books), but overall, I think it's an awesome fic. Really well executed and everything.

Cheers!
Yuskei chapter 9 . 11/3/2011
Well, I guess I should start off by saying that I'm really enjoying your story. I've read quite a few time travel stories, but I think this is the first story in which Ginny goes alone, and you're doing a great job. It's all very believable, and you've kept me more entertained than I originally expected.

I do have one think to say, though. I've seen some authors mention "negative reinforcement," but most use it incorrectly, at least in the psychological sense. I'm not some sort of psychology expert, so don't expect genius, but I think I'm right on this.

Negative reinforcement is a term used when a negative stimulus is experienced until the subject does something. Rain, for example, is a negative stimulus that reinforces the use of umbrellas. The important part is that it makes the subject do something to stop the adverse stimulus.

What you're doing with Ginny and Draco is punishment, which is a negative stimulus after an action is done in order to help extinguish the action. Ginny is punishing Draco in order to stop his cruel behavior, and she's doing it whenever he does something bad.

Anyway, it's not too much, but I saw it and thought that it might be good to correct you. I've always found this topic in psychology to be really interesting, and if you want to find out more, you can search "operational conditioning" on Google. I'm sure you'll find something.
Soki711 chapter 3 . 10/4/2011
I love Ginny being so assertive! Ginny is really taking the fight to Voldy. Loved how she treated Snape.
lensman chapter 17 . 9/30/2011
Thanks for the read. Very enjoyable!

Again thanks.
Debate4life chapter 17 . 9/28/2011
Thank you for an awesome story, I really enjoyed it. My favourite part was Ginny herself, though frankly I felt Susan would have been better suited to Harry. I'm glad you made it believable though, I've seen too many stories where the time traveler announces themselves to their loves from a prior timeline, and its an instant snog fest. Anyway, I've got an essay...or two...to finish by tomorrow morning, so I'll just say I plan to read more of your work.
whatweareafreaidof chapter 1 . 9/18/2011
Good story, don't like the Ron was a immature prat since he did grow up. But still a good story
TheWickedTruth89 chapter 17 . 8/22/2011
Great story, and I'm forever grateful that you did not inflict the name 'Sirius James' on the poor kid.
Reader-anonymous-writer chapter 17 . 8/10/2011
Desperate for the information in the library not to fall into the hands of Voldemort and his army - Didn't he have access to all this information as student? Doesn't he have a lot of Death Eaters' students at school who could have got pieces of information for him whenever he asked?

The thought of the traitor and how he had betrayed them at the last minute - What do you mean? If you are about Dumbledore's death, Dumbledore asked him to do it, and he was already dying from a curse on the Resurrection Stone. I don't like when Severus Snape is portrayed as traitor, for whatever reason. He is not stupid, greedy or subservient; he doesn't enjoy torturing others or being tortured; he doesn't like war and wants it to end. Whatever side he is on, Dark, Light, Harry's, his own, he doesn't change it unless something life-changing, unusual, important happens.

Ginny, you're a basket case with a one-track mind. Look, there's still the whole time paradox thing and the universe ceasing to exist problem, even if I do help you.

I don't like fun.

Now, Ginny is about to go to Hogwarts. Don't forget about the diary! Don't write into it, but find a way to destroy it. Say, give it to Minerva with confused question: what is it and how did it get into my textbooks? Or just 'forget' it close to the Headmaster, he will feel Dark Magic from it. Just make sure nobody else picks it up; like, put a tracking charm onto it.

Why is Harry in the Burrow? I thought he will meet the Weasleys at the train station. Ah, this was year ago. Now it's flying car's accident. Don't allow Ron and Harry to get to Hogwarts on this car! Thank you.

I heard a noise likeā€¦ - Almost caught Apparating Ginny.

Good idea about putting diary inside lead. And ring, too. About bones: prudent, but you could have switched them with somebody's else, to make it less apparent.

Now that's something Godric would have said.

And diadem. And three are destroyed by fire, while Nagini killed.

because as I understand it, receiving the Dark Mark must be done willingly - And what about the cases when fathers forced sons to join, or people joined under threat of family's death?

You are prejudiced against Death Eaters, pure-bloods, Slytherins, Malfoys. First, is it possible at all to dispose of the Death Eater's attire? Second, why are you sure that a person cannot be tricked/forced/blackmailed into taking the Dark Mark?

I'm glad Umbridge is arrested, but I cannot believe that Malfoy wasn't prepared to Veritaserum. Occlumency, memory charms, something else should be possible to go around it.

Disillusionment was a seventh year spell, so that left only one person in the room - besides her - capable of doing that. - You think Professor Snape did it? I don't think so. First, purebloods study magic before Hogwarts. Second, somebody could have used Harry's Cloak.

Even if Draco is a bully, there is no need for Harry to become a bully. Ginny surely looks like a bully, but then, she has come from a war.

That reminded her that there was still a very large snake under the castle. She was going to have to deal with that soon. - No need to deal with that. No snake speaker is going to free it. And it's heartless to kill a thousand-years old basilisk just because it killed accidentally Myrtle and petrified some others.

as serious as a heart attack

He is a superb Potions master, but he isn't a good teacher, especially when he is forced to teach.

she enjoyed the predicament she had put the Headmaster in - I enjoy it, too.

The bloody bastard - I really hope you speak about Lockhart. If you speak so ungratefully about Professor Snape, I'm not surprised he dislikes teaching.

You should have put this black cobra to attack Lockhard, not Professor Snape. Though Professor Snape may be glad he is forced out of Hogwarts: he will not have to teach, and he might leave the position of double-agent and conduct potions research in peace.

You have purposefully allowed students to be physically and emotionally harmed. - I have never heard of students dying under Professor Snape's supervision, despite dangers of potions during at least ten years of teaching, despite idiotical pairing of Slytherins and Gryffindors in one room.

And nothing has stopped you or caused the Headmaster to stop you. - Blame the Headmaster, not his pawns.

I'm glad you give Professor Snape a chance, and disappointed that he will have to stay a spy, if Voldemort returns.

Then McGonagall had shown up in a few classes and stood at the back of the room. She never said anything, but she was there watching. - To be more impartial, it would have been better if she was Disillusioned.

Snape's eyebrows were at the top of his forehead.

Severus Snape is no coward.

I make it nineteen yards, a bloody fifty-seven feet.

there was definitely an edge to him that was hard to identify. - He is angry about danger to students.

monotone - Professor Snape was probably aware of the danger of the topic, he is perceptive when he wants to be.

I'm glad Ginny includes Percy.

And that you include some Slytherins.

I hope Ginny wears the necklace during the conversation with Dumbledore.

Cannot you just ask Amelia Bones to leave a photograph of Weasleys in cell of Sirius Black?

It's unusual, Sirius is serious.

I don't like all this 'you are now rich and influential' card. With influence of Ginny and Sirius, he could grow up a bit of bully. I hope that inviting some Slytherins, like Millicent Bulstrode, to the study group, and improved feelings between Harry and Professor Snape, will prevent him from thinking that Slytherins or Death Eaters are evil by definition. I hope that somewhen Ginny and Harry share with each other that the Sorting Hat almost put them into Slytherin. It's my favorite house.

She was going to hex Sirius into next week for putting ideas into her mother's head.

Harry, have you ever thought about contacts? - Have you forgotten Professor Snape's words about a potion? I know it's not soon, and not guaranteed, but it will be better than glasses or contacts.

She swore she would prank him good one day.

and we do not bully others - How is it connected with past of Severus Snape?

But I would have all the money from that - Which would disappear quickly.

He also said they disagree on what it means. - So Dumbledore thinks Voldemort is alive?

I still think you're too close-minded.

incensed

He must be in deep denial about Voldemort really being gone, she thought. - I hope Dumbledore will not put Harry as Champion.

It's time to give up your obsession with Voldemort and let me lead my own life.

Too sweet story, good luck.
ladybugbear2 chapter 17 . 7/28/2011
I absolutely loved this story. I love the idea of only Ginny going back it was a nice change and you did it perfectly. Congratulations on a story well written!
James018 chapter 17 . 5/24/2011
This is a fantastic story. Haven't seen too many Ginny-goes-back-in-time stories and even fewer good ones.
Thaumologist chapter 17 . 5/3/2011
Loved it! Don't know why I hadn't read it before...

I enjoy re-dos, but so often they can't change much, because they have to 'maintain the timeline' or somesuch rot. But you ignored that, wrote well, and did all the aims you set out with.

However, throughout I did find myself wondering about Luna. Not only because she's one of my favorites, but also because without Ginny she has (from canon) NO friends at all.

I wouldn't be surprised if you've drawn flak over the initial statement (paraphrased) from Ginny of "Well, as a quadriplegic, what do you have to lose?", but I do get that it is an incredibly debilitating disease that lowers life quality significantly, and the majority of readers would know what it was. I didn't have any problems with it, but I could see how people could.

Overall, awesome fic. Thanks for making.

C
Philomena181 chapter 17 . 4/25/2011
As much as I loved this story, I have one criticism. It was so outdated! It annoyed me, the way it was the boys 'choice' of the girl, I'm not on about Ginny telling Harry to choose her, but those parties, and the way her mother acted! It was as though Ginny didn't really get a choice, I know she would have chosen Harry, but in my opinion, Ginny is a very fiesty chracter and would have hated the way she was objectified! It kept nagging at me throughout the story, and turned me off the story, I did make it to the end, but I really considered just giving up! I just wonder why you chose to write the story this way.

I loved the plotline however, and it was refreshing to read a story were Ginny went back by herself.

All my love Philomena.
AnFan-n-More chapter 11 . 4/21/2011
I've been enjoying this story a great deal. It's hard to make comments when you don't want to stop reading :-) Especially when everything is so good that all you can say is Great Chapter! I know it's nice getting a lot of reviews, but that would get repetitive if I left it as a review for each chapter.

Having said that, I'm very impressed with how you've laid out each event that is occurring. I do keep waiting for the other shoe to drop though *smirk*. Then after a few more paragraphs read, I remember that the wizarding world is full of sheeple and the only one who would question might be Dumbledore because she might interrupt some of his plans. Then again, I thought also that some of it might be explained away by the fact that she is the seventh child, and is special.

Now, back to the next chapter.
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