Reviews for Storytelling
Rambo chapter 9 . 3/4
Speechless, such a beautifully written treasure.
WeirdLittleStories chapter 9 . 11/1/2017
What a beautiful, delicate story. I find myself on the verge of tears. Real life so often means settling for what you can get, and setting for what you can get IS the sensible thing to do, and yet it's very bittersweet, to realize that one has settled, and life has been ... okay.
WeirdLittleStories chapter 2 . 11/1/2017
About Hermione and books - when I was in college, I went to the university bookstore before the start of the semester and bought all of the books that were required for my classes. And then I would bring them home, sit on the floor, and pull the books out of the bag one by one, placing them on the floor in a semicircle around me. And when the last book had been placed, I would look at the array of books and think about all the wonderful things I would KNOW by the time I'd read them all. I'd feel a great eagerness to get started, to gobble up all that fabulous knowledge and make it my own.

So yeah, I understand what you have Hermione thinking and feeling about books and knowledge during that February, 1993 segment. It's nice to read something by an author who understands.
Kathrynaryann chapter 10 . 3/13/2017
Sweet torture one could find in real life.
Daw-Set chapter 10 . 12/22/2015
Sad, beautiful, unexpected, but great
LKlovesAK chapter 10 . 7/9/2015
Bitter sweet. Still one does wonder... For of all the sad words of tongue or pen the saddest are these; "It might have been." John Greenleaf Whittier. don't know why that quote came to mind but it almost seems appropriate. well written well doneAnd yes I just hoped for happy ending for the two of them.
dancesontrains chapter 3 . 6/28/2014
Roswell University! I love that little touch.
Behindthebook08 chapter 9 . 3/23/2014
I'm usually one for a happy ending-or rather, an ending which is ridiculously obvious, cliched, and romantic. That being said... this was perfect. Absolutely perfect. The emotions, and the characterizations, are perfectly accurate. Nothing felt imaginary or out of place. And I found your writing style to be compelling and addictive. The overall comparison of their love, and Hermione's life as a whole, to a book was absolutely beautiful and flawless. Thank you for writing this, and I hope that you continue to write.
Polgaria chapter 10 . 1/24/2014
Holy shit. And yikes. Amazing. Crushing. Beautiful.
minervamcgonagall89 chapter 1 . 11/28/2012
Simply love it! There's so much depth in your story, you write so well and I like the fact that there's so much from the HP books in your story, it's not a separate story like a lot of fanfictions. I wish I could write like this, but I don't think I can, not in English anyway. I might be able to do so in Dutch but then nobody over here would be able to read it...
Artemidora chapter 10 . 11/3/2012
I'm not quite sure how to tell you how beautiful this story is. Sensitively told, and so true to the characters. You're right that a true romance would have been out of place here in this story - though I can't help feeling sad for Hermione, especially since I identify so strongly with her narrative as you've told it. This is a much more realistic rendering of the MM/HG pairing than we're used to seeing, for better or for worse.

Regardless, this story is lush and evocative; in short, a pleasure to read.
anonymouth chapter 10 . 10/26/2012
I've read this many times, and each time sworn that the next time will be the time that I review, mainly because I can't find the right words and think that next time, I'll be more eloquent. But apparently, it's not going to happen; I think in part, due to the fact that this could so be my life.
I don't want to make a comment on it because it hurts to admit that this is a situation I can relate to and I have a real life Minerva-situation, but at the same time I want to for the very same reasons.
You've written it so wonderfully that it does make my heart ache and my emotions twist in all directions, and not just because I can relate but because you are a truly exceptional writer. This is one of my all time favourite stories, including one of my very favourite lines...about the not unhappy versus happy. I just... I love it. I can't get any more eloquent, Im sorry!
TheQuillowTree chapter 10 . 10/20/2012
I cannot tell you how amazing this story is! I absolutely love your style! This is amazing...truly amazing. I was on an emotional roller-coaster from ch1 especially when we all thought it was Minerva who died at first. Wow. Keep writing!
masho chapter 10 . 4/6/2012
Thank you. That was so good, I kept waiting for the 'get together' even through the epilogue, and thanks heaps for not putting it in. This story feels so true, and unique, I'm really glad I read it:) Puts MM/HG fiction in perspective, its a really realistic McGonagall, how she is towards Hermione. xxxxxx

please don't stop doing MM/HG xD
Oh-Johanna chapter 9 . 10/3/2011
I can't tell you how much I love reading this story. The sheer honesty of every moment described and how effortlessly you bring the character's soul to life with just a few simple gestures or words is simply awe inspiring. This particular line of Minerva's being my favorite of them all:

"Would the age difference have mattered, if you'd loved him?" Hermione asked...

"Of cour - " Minerva began sharply but then broke off and gazed into the fire before beginning again, more gently. "Yes, it would. It would matter a great deal."

I hate to gush and I know this story is old and you've moved on but its been a long while since I read it and even now my eyes are welling with tears. I loved that woman. In the books and on screen. You make me fall in love with Minerva all over again. Every strong, delicate, deliberate part of her. And I just wanted to thank you for that.
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