Reviewer: red haired mom
Date: 08/10/07 15:29
Chapter: Whatever Gets You Through The Night

Anyone who has lost someone close to them, and been through the stages of grief can relate to this story, also anyone who knows the character of Moony can understand the way he feels. I really felt this one, for both reasons, and want to tell you how great a job you did with the emotions.
Sirius was my favorite character of the books, and the films, so when he died, I was very upset. I know these are fictional characters, but when you have been reading them and actually ‘lose’ yourself in the books, they become friends. So when one dies, you feel like you have lost someone too.
The ways he dealt with the loss, and the reactions to the offers of help, plus the way he wanted to help Harry and in turn help himself, were really perfectly written. I was a little surprised by the Hestia situation. Then how they comforted each other. But the jaw dropping was actually funny.
Another beautifully written story and I am looking forward to the next one.

Reviewer: cazthenorthender
Date: 05/17/07 14:07
Chapter: Whatever Gets You Through The Night

This is fantastic!

The pain Remus feels at Sirius' passing is so evident in this story, and the portrayal of his personality and reactions are exactly how I could imagine him to feel. Really moving stuff.

And of course, a little reference to John Lennon doesn't do any harm either! :)

Reviewer: hermy_loves_ron
Date: 08/24/06 17:07
Chapter: Whatever Gets You Through The Night

Moony has always been one of my favorite characters, and you portrayed him so WELL. I've also liked the brother-like relationship between Sirius and Remus or James and Remus, cause it always seemed that Remus was the odd one out. In foursomes, I always feel bad for one.
I am absolutely captivated by all your stories. Congrats, you are officially dubbed by moi as "amazing."
Here, here.

Reviewer: Spaced Out
Date: 03/14/06 23:57
Chapter: Whatever Gets You Through The Night

That was one of the most moving things I've read in a long time. Very powerful. Very sad. You had me feeling his pain; and I was never tempted to skim, like I sometimes am through longer, mediocre fics, but this is certainly not mediocre; outstanding, heartwrenching, and completely compelling, however, are all adjectives that apply. I've now read all your stuff here on MNFF, and I must say you're one of my favorite authors. Please keep writing! I thoroughly enjoy your fics. Kudos to you for great talent and capturing and keeping my incredibally short attention span long enough to read this and your other two stories!

Author's Response: Thank you. It maybe sounds horrible to say I'm glad you found it heartwrenching, but I was trying to get that effect so I'm pleased it came off. And once again thanks for your very kind comments!

Reviewer: songbook99
Date: 03/10/06 13:09
Chapter: Whatever Gets You Through The Night

Wow. What to say about a story like this? One that conveys such an emotionally draining subject with such clarity. The whole time I was reading this, I really got a good sense of what Remus was going though. It is always hard to lose someone so close to you, and you do a wonderful job of conveying exactly how much it hurt Remus to have lost Sirius for a second time. I love your theme of doing anything to get through the night - it is definitely a mantra people going through the same thing would repeat to themselves. However, I was slightly confused by the sentence: I have things to do, people to see. Then go home ... and get yourself through the night. From the way the rest of your story is wirtten, this sentece just seemed really odd. Personally, I think the word 'yourself' should be 'myself' to make it really feel like it belongs in the rest of the story. I was definitely surprised by the end of your story. What a shocking revelation to learn that Sirius had been in a relationship with Hestia just before going to Azkaban. However, I really liked the idea because it made her the perfect, and pretty much only, person for Remus to unburden himself to. I was very happy to see that he had finally come to the right moment with the right person and the right words to work through his feeling of loss - he really deserves to find happiness. And, just in case my review hasn't made it obvious, I want you to know that I absolutely loved this story, even though it brought a lump to my throat.

Author's Response: Thank you very much indeed. I was trying to evoke his sadness and bring a lump to people's throats, but still finish on a positive note, so I'm glad that worked! As for the line you mentioned: I think I was referring back to the "get yourself through the day" line just before when he was talking in generalities, third-person as a form of distancing yourself from what you're saying? Glad Hestia worked too -- she's one of those background characters who doesn't show up in fanfic often, but when I wrote this she seemed like a reasonable choice.

Reviewer: Jules_Monster
Date: 10/25/05 13:52
Chapter: Whatever Gets You Through The Night

This is one of the best stories I've read on MNFF. I really hope you keep writing.

Author's Response: Many thanks. I've posted most of my stories elsewhere, but I'll have to add some more here at some point.

I'm sorry that I didn't reply before -- I've only just realised that it was possible!

Reviewer: JaxX
Date: 05/19/05 3:10
Chapter: Whatever Gets You Through The Night

coolies

Author's Response: Thank you. :)

Reviewer: JerseyGirl10
Date: 02/04/05 20:44
Chapter: Whatever Gets You Through The Night

The story was fabulos! It was written so well and it gave a very deep insight about Remus. It was totally beleivable. I saw soon real flops but yours was certinly not one of them. Keep up the good work!

Author's Response: Many thanks, and I'm glad Remus comes across plausibly.
Sorry that I didn't reply before -- I've only just realised that you can!

Reviewer: nolimit
Date: 12/30/04 6:32
Chapter: Whatever Gets You Through The Night

pretty sad to think about. Im sorry but i couldnt finish it....i think i should steer clear of the dark section...depresses me LOL! Enough with my babbling...quite well written, i thought it was about harry right till the end of the 1st day. Pretty slyly written. in short...it was very good.

Author's Response: Thanks, and I'm sorry it felt too bad. Apologies that I didn't reply before -- I've only just realised that you can! It was indeed meant to suggest Harry to start with.

Reviewer: Zetera
Date: 12/14/04 10:49
Chapter: Whatever Gets You Through The Night

I really, really liked that. Great writing, and a great insight into Remus - well done!

Author's Response: Many thanks, and I'm sorry that I didn't reply before -- I've only just realised that you can!

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