Reviews For Animal Quackers
Reviewer: lunagranger Signed Date: 2016.11.25 - 08:30AM Title: The Sheep and Teddy Bear Affair
I love this story. It is so funny! And it has an excellent pace.
Thank you so much for saying that about the pacing!
This third chapter contains what, to my own very fallible memory, seems to be the only real chase scene that I recall either in HP canon or HP fanfic (although Fantastic Beasts seems to have at least one; surely Brennus had a chase or two in there somewhere too). Anyway, they're a bit tricky to write -- how to make them 'seem' bewildering, without actually bewildering the readers...
Anyway, I'm immensely gratified that you've been enjoying the little tale!
Reviewer: aimless Signed Date: 2016.11.21 - 10:21AM Title: The Sheep and Teddy Bear Affair
As always, nicely done!
Hey, it's great to hear from you Aimless! Hope life has been treating you well!
Thank you very much for the kind words. Now I just need to buckled down and complete the final chapter!
Reviewer: Gin110881 Signed Date: 2016.11.20 - 07:08AM Title: The Sheep and Teddy Bear Affair
Many thanks for another brilliant instalment that was rather instructive, too.
You are most welcome; always wonderful to have your feedback!
So, those are good points/questions about the Room of Requirement. I'm assuming that if the room works equally well for humans and house elves, it must be keyed to sentience. I think it may have been a stretch for the room to turn from night today like that, however one thing I couldn't get away with canonically was providing 'real' food, due to Gamp's Law of Elemental Transfiguration. A lot of fanfics have turned the room into a romantic get-away, but I take my cue from DH, where Dumbledore's Army was forced to rely on a tunnel to the Hogshead for food. So, a great resource, but one with a few limitations.
And yes, this story is intimately tied to Secrest and Fuddle Fog -- they contain a lot of the back story and character development this story relies on. Been a while since I wrote Secrest, though; hope you don't re-reading :)
Yes, damned Pettigrew. Rowling may have given him some mitigating qualities, but I don't think you'll see much charity from me. This story already has enough ambiguity, and I'm afraid I have never much liked rats.
Well, I can certainly applaud the Hermione in you for acuity. Neither the proverbial 'fat lady' nor the portrait version have yet sung, and when either of them do so, I think some eyebrows may be ever-so-slightly raised at the antics yet to come ;)
Thank you for another fine review!
Reviewer: MollyandArthur Signed Date: 2016.11.18 - 06:41AM Title: The Sheep and Teddy Bear Affair
Love the way Professor Lupin has been brought into this story! He has always been one of my favorite Hogwarts teachers. Harry, Ginny, and Luna have pieced so much of the problem together, and of course with Lupin's help, have sent the sheep home. I'm thinking about Luna's dream and wondering what state of existence Voldemort currently enjoys and what Peter will do next. It's a shame Lupin didn't recognize him, though given the circumstances, he can hardly be faulted for that. Looking forward to reading the next chapter!
Lots of good points in a fine, cracking review!
For those of you keeping score, Lupin is actually the first non-villainous adult to have a non-sneezing role in this AU. He will be joined in the next chapter, though, by the hitherto unidentified figure alluded to several times in this series only as an Auror.
More light will indeed be shed upon both V-mort and on Pettigrew' machination.
And, with that, back to editing. Thank you very much for the illuminating thoughts, Kimberly!
Reviewer: Dad Signed Date: 2016.11.17 - 08:00PM Title: The Sheep and Teddy Bear Affair
If Shaun was sheared and the wool was made into a cardigan for Lupin, would he be a werewolf in sheep's clothing? Actually, I thought Lupin was being a bit obtuse in this chapter. It all makes me smile anyway.
Indeed, Shaun need not be shorn for Lupin to be a werewolf in sheep's clothing! All that faded tweed, after all, is hardly brushed from hippogriffs.
Yes, I have to admit that the new DADA professor is not quite at his best in this chapter. In part I think this is all a very sudden transition for the old fellow, and perhaps too soon after a full moon, but also I believe that the capers that H&G find themselves in likely seem a bit baffling to most adults.
Either way, thank you very much for the witty review!
Reviewer: Aurorofthelight Signed Date: 2016.11.17 - 07:29PM Title: The Sheep and Teddy Bear Affair
Another humdinger of a chapter! Glad to know I can converse with Luna in Sheepish! Great to see Remus show up in this saga and save the port bear! I was hoping he'd catch Pettigrew tho! Oh cripes -- I about fell out of my chair laughing reading that bit about Lavender's gastric distress and belch paste! (BTW, do you know if WWW still has belch paste in stock? Sounds like a lot of fun!) For some reason this chapter made me miss my own teddy bear Yogi who I had from age 5 to 11 when I passed him along to my little brother who was 3 at the time! Glad Shawn apparentlly made it back to wherever he went! Can't wait for the finale! BTW, do ducks speak duckish or quackish? :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
Last things first, ducks and geese both speak variants of the ancient tongue known as Fowlish. The duck dialect, Qvackese, is almost unintelligible to geese and swans, however. AFAIK the only non-ducks who understand the obscure Qvackese phrases R texters.
Pettigrew got away! Yes, in this AU there seem to be only two types of vilians -- those who always get caught, and those who always get away. The rat may prove to be a slippery one.
Regarding the Belch Paste -- yes and no. The paste is a hyperconcentrated form of belch powder, which is definitely still available over the counter. Unfortunately, the paste has a nasty habit of blowing up -- the purification process is risky, but it's also been known to go off on the shelf (scares the Pygmy Puffs, to say the least) and has potentially deadly effects when mixed with citrus. So beware!
Oi! Now I'm missing your dear little Yogi too. I must be touched in the head.