YMMV / Weasley Girl

  • Base-Breaking Character: Snape in the first story is probably the biggest one. While he has his moments of heroism, he is still an unrepentant Jerkass; Word of God is that this is a deliberate response to the softer, Woobiefied Snape of other fanfics, and while some readers enjoy the the Jerk With A Heart Of Jerk interpretation of the character, others view him as an off-putting Karma Houdini who gets away with too much and is not punished enough for his jerkishness.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: Judging by a poll the author took to gauge audience interest in early 2014, Harry/Ronnie is the favoured (possible) ship, with Harry/Ginny & Ronnie/Neville as each characters' second-most favoured pairings. The author has refused to comment on what couples (if any) will crop up once the characters become older and start noticing the possibilities, although he has noted that he would give indication if any pairings contradicting canonical sexualities end up happening - in this case Slash, since even Ronnie is strongly hinted to be straight.
  • The Untwist: Following Snape's resignation at the end of the first story, it's pretty damn obvious to the readers that Horace Slughorn will be his replacement. This is brilliantly subverted - the new Potions Master turns out to be Nicholas Flamel who, thanks to changed events, has elected to not die yet and continue assisting Dumbledore for a while longer.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • The author was planned a slightly larger role for Fay Dunbar for the first story, including the revelation that she had never even seen a Muggle in her life, in order to emphasize world building and class distinctions. He couldn't make it fit, although Fay's presence means it might come into play later in the narrative.
    • In Secrets of the Past, he admitted that he'd planned for Slughorn to take over the role of Potions Master after Snape's resignation, as most people anticipated. During planning of the story, however, he realized to himself that Dumbledore - in his position - was a person who had many people looking up to him but few who he could speak to as equals, let alone as his own superiors. Thus, Roo decided to bring in Nicholas Flamel, who was Dumbledore's partner in alchemy and close contemporary despite being 500 years older in order to explore this facet of Dumbledore's character in-story. He was able to justify Flamel not destroying the Philosopher's Stone yet due to the events of the previous story, most significant of all being Voldemort would be unable to use the Stone even if he did get it, thanks to the Immunity Potion that Snape used on him.