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5/30/2020 c1 52Louise Hargadon
I love the fact that you've written Ginger and Mrs Howell. They're awesome, and you know how much I love Ginger, she's by far one of my favourite female fictional characters of all time, like honestly fight me I will wipe the floor with anyone who disses Ginger or tries to reduce her to being The Sexy One.

Anyway! Before this is just one giant I Love Ginger rant...! Let me bust out a few bullet points.

. Ginger's flower matching her hair. Of course. Would she have anything less?!
. A rustle in the bushes? OMG! Is it a headhunter?! Is it an angry ape?! NO! IT'S MRS HOWELL!
. Ginger and Mrs Howell on a girl's night out. Or y'know, afternoon stroll. Po-tay-to Po-tah-to.
. "This place is lovely." "Yes I like coming here ALONE!" Oh, Ginger! She's such a dork! I love her so much!
. Mrs Howell is never annoying. Certain accident-prone First Mates, however...! Poor Gilligan, he hasn't even done anything. Yet!
. Mrs Howell admitting she used to be a bit jealous of Ginger for being all flirty and glamorous and gorgeous, but now she's got to know her, she sees the real Ginger that we all love - a gentle, caring person who would do anything for her friends.
. And also Ginger was/is jealous of Mrs Howell. Even if Mr Howell is a bit... Mr Howell-ish, there's no denying that those two cuties are still madly in love with each other after all these years. When you're a person who craves love and attention and you don't have the exact sort of love you so desperately need, it's understandable and natural to see how a tiny bit of jealousy sets in. Not a malicious type, just a "gosh wouldn't it be nice" type.
. Of course, Lovey knows EXACTLY what's up. Ginger is in love with the Professor. And because Ginger isn't an objective bystander, she can't possibly know how much the Professor is in love with her! BUT LOVEY DOES! LOVEY SHIPS IT LIKE FEDEX!
. Ginger's impressions of Proffy omfg. I can totally see her doing it. It just made me think of the episode where she was trying to teach Proffy to be more mole!
. Mrs Howell telling Ginger she has an attractive mind and Ginger thinking she's being sarcastic. I love it when we get to see these moments of Ginger not being the cool, collected, ever-confident person she shows to the whole world, and we see her insecurities and her vulnerability. It's a beautiful thing and you've totally captured her perfectly here.
. Mrs Howell complaining about being under constant attack from an entire plague of flies. Ginger looking around and seeing one (1) fly. Oh the drama! Does Mrs Howell know Virgil?!
. Mrs Howell and Ginger both being genuinely happy that they got to meet each other and that they became good friends. They're honestly so adorable.
. "Gilligan was here" "Gilligan is everywhere" - that's it, that's the show! Aww, and Gilligan and Mary Ann shouting to each other when they're out of sight of each other like an old married couple. I love them so much.
. Arriving back at the huts, Ginger sees Proffy and Mrs Howell is all "go get 'im, Tiger!" and steals a feather from Ginger's dress as a memento of their lovely walk. Honestly can we all have a Mrs Howell please?
. Beauty may only be skin deep, but when you have a beautiful heart and soul like these two little cupcakes do, you know they're going to be gorgeous forever - which is as long as their friendship will last.

I love these little snippets of daily life from the Island, Teebs. I love getting to spend a bit more time with everyone and getting to know them all better. Your characterisation is so perfect and the way you've written this gives me all the warm and fuzzy feels like I was on a desert island off the coast of Hawaii myself! Absolutely loved it.

You are by far the actual bestest, and I love you a lot.

Yours in eternal beautiful friendships, and more importantly, Ammydom
Ell Aitch xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
3/16/2020 c1 Ember Reverie
Awww, what a lovely story. Lovey is so underappreciated and I enjoy seeing her and Ginger just being friends.
11/30/2019 c1 42K9grmingTwihard
That was a beautiful story
8/25/2019 c1 118ChocolateChipCookie32
This was beautiful! I loved their little talk, and the Pinger! You even threw in a little hint of MAG. Lovely as always, my dear! :)
8/20/2019 c1 74Tim66
What a nice story.

Of course, Lovey would zero in on Pinger.
8/17/2019 c1 10Harry Albus Potter Dumbledore
Beautiful. Amazing. Perfect. Wonderful. All these words and more which I believe sums up this genius little story of yours. Honestly, I didn't know I was missing something like this until I came across your tale tonight. Very well done. Looking forward to reading more of your works.
8/16/2019 c1 56JWood201
This is lovely! A nice rarepair friendship fic is a pleasant treat - as is a Teobi story in a fandom that I'm familiar with! Haha.

I love Mrs. Howell probably more than most other fans and so I always cherish a fic that portrays her a wise and lovely and a little bit shrewd, not the dumb caricature we got of her in the later seasons. She's very astute and intuitive, especially in matters of the heart, and it's nice to see her giving council here and, duh, pointing out the obvious.

The thread of beauty woven throughout was lovely too, connecting Ginger's glamor to the beauty of nature to the beauty of intellect and humor and wisdom.

Beautiful. Haha.
8/16/2019 c1 Guest
What a GREAT story! Thank you!

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