|Reviews for Against the Moon|
| Yo chapter 104 . 12h ago
Just wanted to thank you for creating this storie. I think it's magnificently written. The characters are realistic, credible and it makes them even more endearing.
(sorry if I made some grammatical mistakes, I'm no English-speaker)
| WolfSeer396 chapter 1 . 3/15
oh my gosh you update! can life be better? my favorite story continues bringing me surprise! can't wait to see the next chapter. Also really really sorry to hear about your illness ,hope you can recover soon and regain a healthy body.
| Lesslie chapter 104 . 3/15
Hi, me again. I just read your F.A.Q., which in hindsight I should have done in the first place, but I apologize for my begging. Just so you know, when I said I wanted you to write Remus/Sirius - which I still do - I didn't mean that in an explicitly sexual way. They don't have to 'get together' at all, only show a romantic attraction towards each other or whatever. Either way, that doesn't appear to be in the books, so I'll stop rambling now. Your story is amazing, I'm so proud of you!
| Lesslie chapter 1 . 3/15
Okay I have to admit I'm still only on chapter 46, but I jumped ahead just to see how things were going. Now, I totally love you and at some point I WILL give you a long detailed review about every admirable aspect of your story and your ability to write it - but right now I have to do the pathetic thing here and be a fan girl and ask you please please please to ship Remus and Sirius together. I totally understand if you don't and I'll appreciate the story just the same, but they are just so perfect together and I ship is so freaking hard that I had to ask. I just had to. I love them and you are literally the best choice to write it ever, you would make it amazing I just know it. Please just consider it, okay? Please. I love you.
| Flaxarrow chapter 104 . 3/12
This chapter was great and I'm so excited to read what happens next! Somehow it feels like the moment Mr and Mrs Lupin find out about the Marauders all knowing(and not caring) about Remus's lycanthropy is here. The build-ups- Remus being on the urge to tell his mother, the conversations about how important it is they never find out and so on- are brilliant and I'm eagerly awaiting your next chapter. I found your writing to be as well as always and I'm hoping you are well dear.
| XxDrenchedInSinxX chapter 104 . 3/10
Thank you for the update, I sincerely love you. Please update as soon as you can! This chapter was amazing as allways , lol. Can't wait, Sirius in in the house :-)
| Purpleread chapter 104 . 3/9
(Sorry about the length, but this is for 104 chapters, so...)
Oh my gosh, this is an absolutely wonderful fic. You've done your characterizations so beautifully, and your story is well-punctuated with bits of humor and adventure and mystery, approaching a tone reminiscent of hp cannon. You clearly have a knack for dramatic irony, and are a skilled producer of those trenchant, heart-wrenching moments: Recently, there was something like Remus saying to Peter "well, just don't break the law!", or earlier when Sirius or Remus wondered when James would ever need protecting. Of course, there were moments of pure, non-ironic heart-warming tragedy too, most crowning of which being when Remus returned the baby to Professor Meyrigg. You managed to pull off a dramatic scene like that very naturally and smoothly, hitting all the right emotions without making the circumstances too contrived for the reader.
Your plotting is intriguing and original; I loved the stuff with Meyrigg and Andromeda, even as I wonder how on earth you're going to squeeze out another action-packed year working off the scant material from cannon. I do think that sometimes you draw things out a bit too much; for example, Lupin's father's state has been roughly the same worry/melancholy/hopelessness for a while now, and if it's leading somewhere, I would very much like to know it. Meyrigg's revelations, too, could have been condensed a bit more, I think, but you balanced that well enough with the other things going on that year.
I imagine that it is difficult to write a story in such circumscribed conditions- knowing what Lupin's state will be like in the Hogwarts years, you can't really move him in too many directions, character-wise, and that might have created a stagnant feeling for the story after a while. But you've been doing marvelously so far, so I hope I'm not putting too much criticism in.
I love the different things you have going on right now; it was great to see a shot of Peter's home-life; to see Mr. Lupin struggling over his acceptance of Sirius (also nice how much of Remus you can see in his parents, though he seems to be taking many of these better than his father). Remus' mother is great, and you've done a great job making her into a very awesome but still human being, but it would be nice to see something good from Remus' father. Similarly, though I love what you've done with Sirius and I'm appreciating your Sirius more than I ever did in cannon (I think in Sirius you've managed a really fair balance between his flaws and strengths, and there are some priceless moments that show-off both of them, like when he asks Remus to become a werewolf, and Remus says absolutely not... :-), I think that it would be nice to see more James/Remus interaction. It would be interesting, because Remus really shines when he has the opportunity to help/comfort others, and he doesn't have that for James, so he'd be forced to interact differently. ? You did it well a few chapters ago, after James' Quidditch match, when Remus' sincere praise was especially valuable. :-)
It's interesting to see that Remus is also growing up, though I expect it will make for some angst-filled chapters with him trying to relentlessly suppress his natural anger. Oh Remus...
Also looking forwards to seeing what's going to happen with Sirius here- (that was a surprise!) and at James' house, and who DADA teacher #3 is going to be.
Anyway, just want to say, thank you so much for writing this positively-amazing story. I also want to say that I'm sorry about your illness, and will be praying and hoping for a relaxation/remission/recovery.
| Jasper's-My-Darlin' XD chapter 104 . 3/4
Just read this story for the second time. Love it! You've got the characters perfect and every chapter is interesting and long! Please update soon!
| A.Violet.Butterfly chapter 104 . 2/26
Can't wait for the next bit! c:
| A.Violet.Butterfly chapter 93 . 2/25
I think about this particular part of your story from time to time. About how beautifully you depict the wholeness of a mother's sorrow in losing a child. I can truly think of no deeper pain than that, and I was so completely in awe of how you wrote it. Especially since you did it through the eyes of a virtual innocent, learning the barest hint of that pain through the realization of a shared empathy. I guess what I'm getting at, is that this development was heart breaking and beautiful and so incredibly absorbing, and you have a beautiful gift in your writing in that you made real emotions resonate from fiction by making it both real and surreal. I'm not sure I even have the proper words to express how much this scene effected me. Truly remarkable.
| writergirl1985 chapter 104 . 2/25
So... I haven't left a review yet because I just found this story about two weeks ago and just now caught up, and couldn't stay away from the story long enough to write a review of any kind! Now that I'm caught up, though, I wanted to say what a brilliant story you've come up with! Aside from that, I really don't have any words to express how grateful I am I stumbled upon this gem... Please continue the good work!
| crOwnlEssG chapter 104 . 2/22
Oh, how I dearly missed reading this story! Thanks a bunch for updating! I look forward to the next chapter. Yaaay Sirius!
| x-kuroi-ame-x chapter 104 . 2/21
Oh my god. This is simply amazing. I found this only this week and basically read non stop to Finish it. It is amazing. You are an incredible writer. Thank you for taking the time to produce this masterpiece, I look forward ever so much to reading more
| Almighty Sponge chapter 104 . 2/20
What an evil evil place to end it! You have to update again soon! _ That was a nice chapter. I like how Remus' mother went about simulating a potions class with cooking. She's always such a creative and smart lady. And Sirius is here! Yay augh now I can't wait for an update. ;-;
I'm glad you're writing again, and if it's thanks to a new story then I understand completely. I'm not much of a writer, but I am an artist and I know how sometimes the inspiration or even the desire runs out. It's always great when that re-ignites, even if it's with something new and fresh. I'm glad you found something and are at least writing again, and I'm glad you didn't give up on ATM completely. I wouldn't be lying if I said it's my favourite fanfiction ever. I'd be willing to wait as long as it takes for you to eventually finish it. I hope that someday your flame for this fanfic will re-ignite as well. I know that that may not ever happen, and it certainly can't be forced. I know that a lot of great stories go on hiatus and are never finished, and I know that sometimes there's nothing that can be done for it. I hope that isn't the case, not for Against the Moon, but time will tell. In the meantime, I will be ever waiting for the next update.
| Ingrid chapter 104 . 2/18
Thank you for the lovely chapter! :)
It is very interesting that Remus fears his rage so much. By all standards he is an extremely calm and kind boy, and let's just face it - inexplicable irritation is completely normal in his age group. Perhaps I am jumping to conclusions, but Remus is way more decent than the average teenager. Undoubtedly his fear of anger is rooted in his "situation".
I have always wondered - when will Mr and Mrs Lupin find out that Sirius, James and Peter knows about the lycantropia? It will be interesting.
Thanks for the update! :)