I'll take a guess at the girl being Luna. I really hope it's Luna, she's a wonderful character and this sums her up perfectly. I really enjoyed the fic being from the sorting hat's point of view, he's always fascinated me. I say he because well, he was Gryffindore's hat. Anyway, an excellent piece.
Ok, i just read the other reviews, apparently I'm not the only one thinking it's Luna. Please tell us, are we right? Or are we all just big dunderheads who completely missed the point of this story?
Ravenclaw huh? Would this by any chance be Luna Lovegood? That's who it brings to mind for me. Especially since she asked the hat how he was doing. I liked this story, it's interesting to see the Hat's point of view. Great job!
Okay, so I am dense! Who is she? You need to add some to this story.... Is this supposed to be Hermione?
I love this story. Luna, who I'm guessing is the girl, and I think I'm right, is my favorite.
Very good story.
That was a good fic, I enjoyed it. The subtle humor and the way you portrayed Luna was excellent, I can just imagine her doing what you wrote down! I thought at first it was Hermione, being the smart (and brave) person she is. But I thought about half-way through it that you were portraying Hermione wrong, and it was more like Luna, lol. I enjoyed this, well done!
Okay, yes, I'll admit it... I'm here because of Josh. :P And I'm reviewing because I think your fic is vondabar! (To, er, steal Josh's word.) Anyway, I'm not much of shippy person, or a canon one at that, so I decided I'd read a one-shot about an unknown.I must say, I first thought it was about Hermione by default. Super, amazing, morphing!Hermione who is the star of so many dark and angsty one-shots. How refreshing to find out that it was about Luna! After reading about the life of the Sorting Hat, I started to realise that no, Hermione was not calm and serene as she was sorted... and no, she definitely did not get sorted into Ravenclaw.
The glimpse of the life of a hat was amusing. Yes, I said smelly. What did you expect? I've been jammed on children's heads my whole life! And some of them - okay, most of them - have not learned proper hygiene. How hard can it be to wash their hair before coming to school? LOL! I loved that. It was subtle, but the voice is perfect. The hat is wise, but it does have its exasperated moments.Souls full of bravery and ambition, dedication and genius. Ooh, nicely done. I liked how you named all the houses, because it obviously includes everyone. I had to read that twice to understand Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw. Good quote!
Your characterisation of Luna is two words: well done. She is quirky, yes, and tends to have her moments, but you showed the calm, serene person we know so well. She said exactly what I thought she would. She's very in character, just to make it even more obvious. Her answers were perfect. Not much, now that you mention it. But bravery isn't really about fear, is it? I always thought it was about being strong in the face of your fear, not being fearless altogether. Don't you agree? Excellent point. I've never actually thought of that before. It's very interesting and just the thing Luna would say.This is beautiful, albeit short and sweet. The title fits very well; the story was enchanting, like Luna. The style, whether intentional or not, was like how you described her-uncluttered and simple, in a good way. A job well done. I look forward to seeing more!
Wow…that was one of the most creative stories that I gave read in a long time. I really liked how you portrayed the Sorting Hat’s personality, especially since it was outside the ‘sorting scenario’. You wrote it with a perfect balance of humor and style that really fit well with what you were talking about in the story and how I portray the Sorting Hat.
I also think that you touched on some obvious (but not so obvious) topics that the Sorting Hat would inevitably talk about. I’ve never really thought about those kinds of things. Yes, I said smelly. That part made me laugh. A lot. Hm…I think the only part that I have a problem with is that you went off the subject for the story for a long time...I sort of forgot what it was about in the middle, LOL. Oh, and one question…it was Luna, right? That’s what I thought. I’m so smart. Anyway…I really enjoyed this story.
it was great!!!!!!!!!!! i loved it!!! i've just read all of your stories... they are amazing.
That was so amazing. I don't think I have ever read a story from the Sorting Hat's point of view. It was a nice change. I am almost positive he was talking about Luna. If I am right, that is a wonderful way to describe and portray her. Wonderful. 10/10!
wow... i never read a story from the hats POV. it was really intresting and i liked the humor in it. BUT WHO IS IT?! it sounds like Luna, but it could be Lily, or is it someone else we dont know yet? u r driving me nuts with this, but i don't mind. it made me think(which is EXTREMELY dangerous). keep writing
Amazing. Just...amazing. You are a wonderful writer, did you know that? I kind of like that you never tell us the girl's name--although I'm pretty sure it's Luna--because it made me think a lot more.
The most powerful thing that struck me while reading this story was the hidden personality of the Sorting Hat. I've been contemplating this review for a good while now, and I still can't think of the proper word to use for the quality your rhetoric brings out in him. It's not sadness or vulernability, though these qualities are certainly there... It's something, but I can't put my finger on it. The Hat seems so pensive. As if he's giving a eulogy for someone who he knows hasn't died.
Your story has a subtle humor to it, but it knows its limits. This is not a funny fiction. The humor is the same humor we find when people chuckle upon realizing their best friend is dead. "He's dead. *Chuckle* He was always too adventurous..." Something like that.
I believe your Sorting Hat lacks a certain boldness that is quite pronounced in Rowling's work, but I accept as an explanation for this discrepency the fact that he is sitting on the head of a girl the likes of which he has never before met. If this was deliberate, or if it should have been, worry not.
I don't have more to say, so I won't. Good job with this. 9
o, wow...I'm speechless...
Oh my goodness, who the heck is it TALKING about? Luna? It's an amazing fic, but it's going to kill me thinking about who it is. I think it's really interesting that you did it from the Hat's point of view. Intriguing. I love it. The Hat seems to have quite a personality as well. You are one to be remembered.
I liked it a lot; very well-written. Left me wanting more...too bad it is a "one-shot" story, so to speak. Can't wait to read more from you