Why hello there!
I was laughing at the summary and laughing as soon as I started reading because this: This is the story of how I became marvellous. That's a joke. I was always marvellous. Is officially one of my favourite lines in the world ever. Also I'm so glad that I finally know the time that Lockhart discovered he looked good in lilac. This is very important.
I really don't understand why; he is intelligent of course, but his eyebrows connect in the middle. Oh my Thor I'm dying. I always knew you were amazing at writing humour but this just totally goes above and beyond. Please write me a novel-length Gilderoy Lockhart fic. You write his voice so well and it's so entertaining.
The funniest thing in the whole story is actually probably that he thinks he's humble. I bet Lockhart invented the selfie. Also I'm not really surprised that girls would be making eyes at Sirius even while he's bullying them. And Lockhart tuning out in class to admire his own smile... everything is just so hilariously perfect.
Amazing work, as always, my dear! <3
Omg! I was so excited to see a review on this as it's such an old story and I forget it exists sometimes, and then it was an extra bonus to see the review was from you. ♥
Haha, thank you! I never expected that line to become as popular as it is. And yes, that's a crucial point in his life. There is an entire chapter dedicated to the colour lilac in his book Magical Me.
Aw! Thanks! I mean, mostly it's just funny because Lockhart himself is hilarious. I had nothing to do with it. :P But thank you! I'm so glad his voice comes across well and that it's entertaining. It sure was a lot of fun to write :D
Gilderoy Lockhart: Inventor of the Selfie - you know it. As for Sirius vs the girls, well, it's an evenly matched fight, I guess - there are spells going in both directions :P And, well, who wouldn't tune out in class to admire Lockhart's smile? He did win the Most Charming Smile award. ;D
Thanks so much! <3
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Hahaha! This was so funny!!! I'm still giggling!!!
Absolutely Gilderoy! How did you manage that?
I loved every bit of it! Seeing the world through Gilderoy's eyes is just so... I don't really have an adjective for it... Surreal?
The scene with James and Sirius was great! When he gave him flippers, I just had a deja vu of another Potter missing some bones... Just great!
I loved all the other characters, too. Bertha, Gladys, Slughorn, McGonagall. They were all perfectly portrayed, and looking at them from Gilderoy's pov was just so amusing!
I'll never tire to repeat it, Kristin, you are really an amazing writer! Can't wait to read more of your stories!
Lots of love,
Hi again Chiara! Haha, this story was probably my favourite one to write. I'm glad you enjoyed reading it! And yes, I was definitely going for some deja vu there. Once I figured out that they probably would have gone to Hogwarts around the same time, there was no way to leave it out! And thanks, it's great that you enjoyed the other characters through Lockhart's POV. Thanks so much for reading! ♥♥
This was golden. I'm sitting here waiting for the train smiling like a goon. Had to stop myself from laughing. I'm quite jealous of his perfect teeth and hair. Wish I had someone as sensible as Gildeory when I went to school. Whose favorite color isn't lilac? I mean really. It's only the greatest color out there. Ha!
Deeds! Thank you so much! I'm so glad to hear this made the wait for the train a lot more fun :) And of course, I think it must be impossible to not be jealous of Gilderoy, so who can blame you? Which reminds me, I believe his fan club is open to anyone and he does indeed reply to all his fan mail. :P haha. Thanks for your review! ♥
This was really enjoyable. I like how you tied James into it. Very creative!
Thank you!!! ♥♥ So glad you liked it :)