Reviews For Another First Meeting
Reviewer: Yunchao Signed Date: 2010.07.13 - 11:08PM Title: Another First Meeting
Good job! I really liked how your story kept to canon. The part where Ginny was going to choose to get caught and tortured just so that Harry would hear of her was very well done. I've just read this story for judging. Thanks for writing!
Reviewer: Spenser Hemmingway Signed Date: 2010.07.13 - 06:39AM Title: Another First Meeting
This was a great story. The characterizations were dead-on, but not what I was expecting at all. That’s one of the reasons it worked so well. I especially enjoyed how Ginny seemed to grow with each passing visit. You really have a good one with this. Thanks--Eric
Reviewer: bengpotter31 Signed Date: 2010.07.09 - 10:45AM Title: Another First Meeting
Well done with this one though it's not strictly under the challenge, as you said. I do hope Lily and Ginny meet up again after the Battle.
Reviewer: annep Signed Date: 2010.07.09 - 07:14AM Title: Another First Meeting
Your story was the best of the batch because it was different and original, making it stand out from the others. It was also concise, letting us see the characters' personalities without spoon-feeding a lot of information that readers of this site already know. I especially enjoyed the evolution of Ginny here--it was appropriate for her age and circumstances. Thanks for sharing that with us.
Reviewer: Lord Dreadnault Signed Date: 2010.07.07 - 09:53PM Title: Another First Meeting
(Judged for the challenge.) Well done. :) I enjoyed how you covered so much while being so concise. Good luck.
Reviewer: parakletos Signed Date: 2010.07.05 - 02:11AM Title: Another First Meeting
Of all the stories submitted so far, I think this is the only one to capture the essence of both women. Well done and good luck in the voting.
Reviewer: santafe Signed Date: 2010.07.02 - 06:30PM Title: Another First Meeting
Nice one. I think you've caught the spirit of the challenge well enough to go all the way. The concept is great and being canon-compliant does well too. I enjoyed it, and nothing to pick, either. Thanks SF
Reviewer: Enchantedgurls Signed Date: 2010.07.02 - 04:11PM Title: Another First Meeting
Rich, you're back!! Great take on the challenge, I love the animosity between Ginny and Lily. Anyway, it was so nice to read something from you again!! :)
Reviewer: Zoltan42 Signed Date: 2010.07.02 - 12:58PM Title: Another First Meeting
I tried to give the 2nd comment a higher rating to balance out the lower one, but it didn't seem to take. I guess SIYE doesn't want people to constantly rate and rate a story (high or low) to skew the scores. Of course, after stating that, what are the odds it's work this time and I just made a mistake the first time?
Reviewer: Zoltan42 Signed Date: 2010.07.02 - 07:36AM Title: Another First Meeting
Yeah, that's much better.
Reviewer: M_And Signed Date: 2010.07.02 - 01:16AM Title: Another First Meeting
I don't know why you're hem-hawing over this piece, Rich. I liked it a lot and I found it to be pretty original (which is a neat trick in challenges). I think you captured the essance of Ginny's fiery nature and mirrored it back into Lily. It definitely had a teenage daughter (or future daughter-in-law, in this case) - mother conflict feel to it; yet both women had one overriding objective - Harry. It was a well told story, and, as you say, it got you writing again, which to my way of thinking is a definite plus. Good job Rich, and best of luck in the challenge! - Mike
Reviewer: Arnel Signed Date: 2010.07.02 - 12:18AM Title: Another First Meeting
I love your stories and this one doesn't disappoint. I think the element that stood out most was the fact that Lily never quite told Ginny everything she was supposed to know so that Ginny had to work the various situations out for herself. I love Ginny's animosity every time Lily shows up and I can understand why she's that way, especially when Dumbledore dies and Ginny thinks Harry is dead. You've put a very different spin on this particular situation, with Lily's frequent visits and Ginny's attitude (it's her turn to become the disgruntled teenager!) which makes this story something I've thought about since I read it several hours ago.
Reviewer: Ginny Guerra Signed Date: 2010.07.01 - 08:58PM Title: Another First Meeting
Interesting take on the challenge.
Reviewer: nyladnam04 Signed Date: 2010.07.01 - 07:30PM Title: Another First Meeting
I'm really glad I didn't read this until today...I'm a bit of a format snob too, so I would have skipped and then missed out! I really enjoyed this fic. Good luck!
Reviewer: Dad Signed Date: 2010.07.01 - 04:18PM Title: Another First Meeting
I can see how people have a problem if the lines do not make sense, but it read great for me. It was a good read. Thanks!
Reviewer: Zoltan42 Signed Date: 2010.07.01 - 07:30AM Title: Another First Meeting
Waht curren said. When writing dialogue, the general rule is that when the speaker changes, start a new paragraph. I took one look at this and didn't bother reading it.
Reviewer: curren Signed Date: 2010.07.01 - 05:40AM Title: Another First Meeting
I didn't even bother reading this. Fix your formatting. Make a new line every time someone says something. It would take a giant effort for anyone to read this, and that's not what you want when writing, i assume.
Reviewer: GoDons Signed Date: 2010.07.01 - 04:48AM Title: Another First Meeting
Please fix yor formatting. I've had trouble reading your fic properly, paragraph by paragraph, right near the start.