|Reviews for Choices|
| continental-line chapter 1 . 3/13
I agree that Clell's stories are well written and enjoyable. But I also agree that women get the short end of the stick in too many of them. Hermione does come off as less than desireable (slag) in some of them.
| continental-line chapter 2 . 3/13
Nice, I wish that there was another chapter. But that might be a bit much. We might O.D. on all that sweetness. 8) Still an enjoyable tale. I saved some of your stories to a Flash Drive so I don't have to worry about the site 'losing' them.
| missgsmith51 chapter 2 . 1/2
I do feel a bit sorry for Ginny. However, she must surely have known that hers was not the only contract submitted. The real problem, though, is that Ginny isn't in love with Harry; Ginny is in love with the Boy Who Lived. She is in love with the dashing hero who has done all of the wild and dangerous things like kill the Basilisk, save the Stone, win the Tri-Wizard Tourament, defeat Voldemort multiple times ...
I don't think Ginny could handle the hard things that come along with being Harry's closest friend and companion. Ron didn't always do a good job, and I don't think Ginny would, ultimately.
| themergitonian chapter 2 . 12/30/2013
Really good ending.
| themergitonian chapter 1 . 12/30/2013
good story. I really like your portrail of hermione.
| SilencedLaughter chapter 2 . 11/12/2013
It's peculiar just how right this story is. Maybe I feel that way because it didn't start off on the best foot (from the perspective of a hardcore HHr shipper). Regardless of that, this story moved on to a fulfilling and tear-inducing conclusion. Short and sweet, just the way I like it. Thank you!
| FnBnLove chapter 1 . 7/24/2013
Reread this story again to help me with my writing – mainly the angsty bits since I can never get those right. Anyway, this is probably my favorite one-shot(tish) one of yours, along with Greater Love. The dialogue between HHr and the internal turmoil Hermione goes through is, IMO, very well done. Especially the "For you? Yes... I want you to be happy" line of Harry's. A hopeless believer in idealized love, the only story I like more than a long, winding story of love is a long, winding story of love between my absolute favorite pairing. The only story I love more than those are long, winding stories of love between HHr that end in heartbreak (like in End Game, if Hermione had pined for Harry for the rest of eternity). Love your writing, and especially appreciate that every story listed in your profile is complete. Absolute torture to read an amazing story only to be left hanging, or even worse, in 'temporary hiatus'.
| Deathday Party Planner chapter 2 . 7/23/2013
Chem prof - I gave you a rough time over your slight treatment of potential multiple wives in Hermione's Plan and I think it only fair to applaud your treatment of the concept in this tale, Good Job! I thought your treatment of the overall plot device of a hundred marriage contracts raised some questions. While I fully condone a personal meeting between Harry and those women he knew, I'm surprised you didn't have Harry engage a solicitor to handle the legal/formal rejection of the various offers. And perhaps that was the procedure used for those offers by women he didn't know but to just hand back the rejected contracts seems pretty cold and risked initiation of late/failure notification clauses on a transaction that was formally extended by the head of house through the Ministry of Magic. Anyway, it was a nice story, thank you for sharing it.
| Noble Korhedron chapter 1 . 7/9/2013
*cracks up laughing* :-D
| thebetawholived chapter 2 . 5/23/2013
I liked Clell's story, but it required the willful suspension of disbelief now and then. This is a pleasant happy ending story, and I think that H/Hr is the most plausible of all the relationships.
Thanks for taking the time to write this and share it.
| Exivus chapter 1 . 5/8/2013
You needed a humorous sub-plot too, like Clell's. Those ubelievable stories they were feeding to Dumbledore in that fanfic where simply exquisite. I don't know if he borrowed them, or made them up, but they were awesome in their ingenuity.
| Guest chapter 2 . 2/10/2013
Nice short read. Good job.
| Runecutter chapter 2 . 2/10/2013
Well look at it like that: Cho had exactly the same situation as Ginny (hoping the offer MIGHT at a long shot rekindle what they almost had had) and bore it ways better than the fangirl... Of course it's a giant disappointment for the girls turned down, at least those that were in favor of the contracts ;) but how could any of them realistically imagine it HAD to be her that got the prize? They must have known that there were dozens of offers and they must have known how little Harry interacted with them before which should even in pureblood society be an important factor for making such a decision, well that is if you don't do it the Greengrass way and just look after a maximized political gain in clout and influence... which is disgusting, antiquated and a bad idea for a lasting, close relationship between the partners-to-be.
That said i don't think your second chapter truly lacked "conflict" as conflict can easily take on many forms and facing the consequences of their "choices" surely counts as an obstruction they'd have to struggle to overcome. Just like the test of loyalty most of these contract returns started to pose ;)
I can't say that i share your dislike for Clells Contracts, but your version has also a lot to speak for it, starting with the logical but clearly somewhat anemic way Hermione carefully selected her paramour by and not the least ending with the mixed and still interesting reactions of the girls to Harry's declining their contracts... and at least you found a very unique formula for love and not this overly misused and cliché-y biblical one you know "love is selfless" and so on... I fear using such a typical formula would have cost the story much of it's appeal and so your omission saved a great deal of awesomeness. _
| Majerus chapter 2 . 7/29/2012
"I'm sure you and Ginny will be happy together," Katie called out...
Perhaps the Weasley marriage contract has been done a dozen times - and perhaps it has been used to explain Ginny's behavior in all of them.
This was the first time I've seen it and it's simply brilliant! It explains so very much more than that "she had stories of HP read to her as a girl" rubbish. So, done before or not, it was presented very well and I'm quite impressed!
Overall a fun little fic, thanks for sharing your ideas :)
| Majerus chapter 1 . 7/29/2012
That was enjoyable, the dawning realization Hermione has is pretty fun, Harry is as clueless as ever :p