|Reviews for By Baker Street Station, I Sat Down and Wept
| bashfyl chapter 142 . 3/2
| the wild semicolon chapter 142 . 2/14
DECO. This story is such a delight to me. I read it years ago - up to somewhere in the early 100s chapter count - and only just revisited. I love this thing! I have to say, this feels like a story for people who simply love reading. Anyone who complains it’s meandering - look, we all know this isn’t a linear point A to point B type thing. This is a love letter to reading. Where else am I going to find suburban mums politicking with powerful wizards, cousin dragons, and collecting strays in general? I enjoy your writing very much and would regret if you stopped pulling at the threads that present themselves for pulling. I like the dragons, I like Tobias, I like Nancy the house elf, I like Elvira, I like Amy, I like the C and D and E and X plot. I’m here for the ride!
That said, I imagine that writing a story for so many years that seems to expand with its own will is difficult. I hope this story hasn’t begun to feel like an albatross to you. It’s been some years since you last posted, but if you end up picking it back up, I’m your devoted reader.
Rereading this story up to the current chapter has been such a gift. The experience of reading it is so calming to me - a central thread of love and generosity that pulls the characters together. It adds to my life. I hope Cato gets his revenge. I hope we see Algy’s wizard form. I hope we learn what advice Snape gave Dudley. I hope Titus learns about his shifty house elves. I hope Sholto and Algy have a good conversation about Cressy and what they endured at her hands (the complexity of family!). I’m so intrigued that Algy is the son of Sholto’s best beloved person - that Algy represents both what’s left of Lulach and what Sholto lost when he fell in love with the first Darsie. I hope Sholto and Algy retake Drear in the name of peace and harmony (or at least in the name of tolerating your mostly intolerable cousins, which I perhaps is the central thesis of this story?). I hope the MacBoons and McCliverts lay their enmity to rest. I hope Titus talks to the Waller Foundation and that they share their research (and that Petunia sends on Cassius’ completed research about curing the block). I hope Petunia meets another family member with the Waller complaint. (The satisfaction I felt when Cressy mentioned Petunia’s “very considerable magic!”) I hope they find Elvira’s murderous husband and do something terrible to him. I hope for more Tobias in general!
I love this; I love you!
| Silverdove1313 chapter 1 . 1/22
Wonderful, I’d love a copy of this for my personal library. Wish it was completed tho.
| jflamewalker chapter 142 . 12/29/2023
This is one of the best fanfics I have ever read. I have read it at least 3 times now and theres always little bits thats new to me.
I really hope you pick it up again soon but if not I expect i will read it for a 4th time in a few months.
| AccioAstro chapter 142 . 11/8/2023
Revisiting this work is always a comfort. Please come back to it soon!
| moonprincess97524 chapter 13 . 9/8/2023
A broom that follows Harry around like a puppy?! This is just a little bit too silly, I love it though.
| eyann85 chapter 9 . 9/4/2023
I’m actually crying cause I cannot believe I have never seen this fic before today… bloody hell it’s awesome
| Happydragon5 chapter 142 . 8/27/2023
I just read all this in one go. Took me all weekend haha. It is very good. I love to see Petunia getting some attention! Never read a fic about her before. I’m so glad she didn’t get with Severus either. She deserves someone who treats her with respect. I can tell you’re a good writer because I’ve been furious with all the men belittling her all the time. I hope She makes them eat their words. I see you have writers block, maybe. Or maybe life has just got busy. Pity, it seems like you’re almost there! I hope to read the ending someday. I can see it’s been a lot of work
| Fan girl 39 chapter 6 . 7/31/2023
What de-actually you know what? I don’t wanna know.
| Guest chapter 76 . 7/30/2023
WAIT HOLD ON! petunia isn't gonna be with snape? WHYYYY? you built up all the tension and story to wind up around snape, and then you're just not gonna make snape into our leading man?! unless you planned to have him grow and mature first, making it a sloooowww burn, then OK, i get it if petunia is seeing other options first, but NO JUST NO if snape isn't end game! but who am i kidding? author, pick this up again and finish it pleeeaaseeee! i need to see petunia married to snape in the endddd!
| Erielaw chapter 142 . 7/26/2023
Fascinating au. Love to see this continue, if author finds the muse.
| Terahlyanwe chapter 142 . 7/11/2023
Just binge re-read this and had a fantastic time. This is even better than I recalled, and by my recollection it was excellent! Thank you for writing!
| Guest chapter 142 . 7/6/2023
I’ve just spent the last two days straight reading this and got increasingly anxious as I approached ch142, fearing it would leave me on a cliffhanger… and now my anxieties have come to fruition! Author, please, PLEASE I entreat you to finish! You have a delightful writing style, and this is one of the best HP fan fictions I’ve ever read. I can’t bear not knowing how it ends. Even if you decide to post a “last chapter” with a summary of what you intended to happen, I’d be ever so grateful. I want to know what you envisioned. We’re so close to the end! They have all the hallows, all the horcruxes. There’s hints that Dumbledore may be corrupted by the Elder Wand. I MUST know more!
| Reyes chapter 142 . 6/28/2023
Hi, just got to the last chapter posted... Is this a work in progress or has it been abandoned?
| Guest chapter 135 . 4/13/2023
Why on Earth are all these people so stupid? Why did they let him get his hands on that without expecting the obvious result?