Reviewer: delirioustk
Date: 02/21/09 8:05
Chapter: Where Laughter Dies

so good!!!!!!

ur amazing! i love this fic and your style of writing...the bits inside the parentheses are my favourite. and i really like the characterization of sirius and regulus...

Reviewer: liquid_silver
Date: 09/16/08 17:48
Chapter: Where Laughter Dies

Amazing. I'm extremely impressed by how well-written this fic was. I'll add it to my favorites as soon as this review gets through.

Reviewer: BringPadfootBack
Date: 06/04/07 18:09
Chapter: Where Laughter Dies

I cried while reading this lovely piece about 10 times! It's bloody touching, it is!

Reviewer: Tree
Date: 03/09/07 16:20
Chapter: Where Laughter Dies

What a lovely, lovely, heartbreaking fic. I’ve read most of your work by now (I’m steadily going through everything) and you never fail to disappoint. This, though, is incredible, because of the recurring theme of red and green (such wonderful imagery), all the italicized sections, and the ending.

“He slams his glass of wine down, hard, on the table, and watches the smoky, blood-red stain seep through the white, and he sees red everywhere, red-on-red, red-on-green.” This passage, because the wine is red, but the tablecloth is (presumably) white, shows the conflict Sirius is still going through. The red of the wine, and the red of Gryffindor, show who Sirius dominantly is, but the green that he’s seeing shows that he’s still going through a conflict, and still has a little vestige of Black, and Slytherin, in him-otherwise there would be no green, there would only be the red of the wine, and the white tablecloth. Though maybe I’m hyper-analyzing, and you just did it because it reads so beautifully.

The little mini-story with Sirius and Remus after the “Snape” incident-in section II-is wonderful, particularly the lines, “His own face shocked and startled flickering in the firelight, Remus laughing, Remus saying Well, of course I don't hate you any more. Let it go, Padfoot. I have.” And, “…and left him there holding onto the rags of a friendship hoping for a miracle.

Remus didn't know that Sirius still had nightmares.”

To me these lines capture the relationship between Remus and Sirius perfectly-that Remus was angry, that Remus did hate Sirius for a time. But also that he couldn’t keep hating him. Remus forgives Sirius, because is that sort of person he is, but Sirius is still miserable, sometimes, and he was terrified of what he did, because he knew that he had made a mistake.

The end conversation between Regulus and Sirius is so logical, because Sirius still feels some vestige of emotion towards his brother, but only really because of what they used to have, and he knows that really he and Regulus stopped being brothers-and friends-a long time ago. Sirius doesn’t go OOC, as I think that there’s a very good chance that most author’s would make him, but instead is realistic, and offers, but doesn’t really hope. It’s not an overly sentimental conversation, but one between two people who have a huge history but nothing left, and I think that it fits the way the Blacks were raised.

If Mugglenet still had a rating feature, this would get a ten (or five stars, or whatever it is, as I can’t remember anymore).

Reviewer: Dorky Dorcas
Date: 01/19/07 15:21
Chapter: Where Laughter Dies

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
GONNA PUT IT ON MY FAVES

Reviewer: maysiriusrestinpeace
Date: 08/04/06 12:27
Chapter: Where Laughter Dies

awww so saaad!! but so god none the less...

Reviewer: forsakenphoenix
Date: 07/24/06 7:38
Chapter: Where Laughter Dies

I read this when it was featured and added it to my favorites but I had yet the time to review it, so here I am now. :) I've already written my own particular version of the events, somewhat, that led up to Sirius running away from his family. But if I were to rewrite it, I wish it would be more like this. This story is flawless in its telling of Sirius' life prior to him leaving and what caused him to do so. The constant repetition of red and green, the colors he deserves and the colors he should have gained, equally add to his struggle with his place in both Hogwarts as well as his family. The descriptions are lovely and everything just fits so wonderfully. Thank you for writing such a fantastic piece. :)

Reviewer: BJ_prongs
Date: 07/22/06 16:26
Chapter: Where Laughter Dies

that was very nice, i loved it, poor sirius in a green and silver room... i dont ever wanna be in his shoes!!!
i loved it Noldo, keep up the good work

Reviewer: ForbiddenLove
Date: 07/21/06 10:57
Chapter: Where Laughter Dies

This was amazing. I loved Regulus, as I always love Regulus, but your fic painted him so beautifully, so angsty. Your descriptions were absolutely wonderful, especially of Bellatrix and her diamonds. It all flowed so smoothly.Your fic= love.

Reviewer: doorknobs
Date: 07/21/06 9:39
Chapter: Where Laughter Dies

That was very well written! Poor sirius...he's one of my favourite characters, and he just rips your heart out, doesn't he? You are a very talented writer, so don't give up on it.

Reviewer: MaraudersAffair
Date: 07/19/06 20:08
Chapter: Where Laughter Dies

So ghostly scared and confused. The character that really got to me was Regulus. I have never seen him in such light, in such desperate darkness. The character was incredibly touching - so lonely. Wonderful, just wonderful. :D

Reviewer: Potter_freak0515
Date: 07/19/06 16:36
Chapter: Where Laughter Dies

On a scale of 1 to 10, you get a 200!!! Write more fics!

Reviewer: Hatusu
Date: 07/18/06 19:10
Chapter: Where Laughter Dies

Once again, another brilliant story.

How do you do it? Your style is flawless. I swear, there's not even one WORD out of place. I mean, usually even the best writers make stylistic mistakes, but with you, one sentence just seems to flow into the next and I am never jarred out of the story by strange sentence structure or an out-of-place word.

Your characterization of Sirius is wonderful, like always, and it just makes all other Black-fics pale in comparison.

You are an extraordinarily talented writer with a distinctive style and basically I just love anything you write. ;D

So keep writing!

Reviewer: GreyLady
Date: 07/18/06 16:37
Chapter: Where Laughter Dies

Just amazing. You've completely captured the Black family. Actually, I take that back. Everyone is perfect. I really don't think it could have been done much better in that respect, to be quite honest. Stylistically, your writing is a real treat. You're so innovative! Everythig is just so good...the figurative language, the symbolism, everything.

You have a definite talent for description as well. It's just phenomenal word choices; you have a refreshingly extensive vocabulary. For my bit of concrit, I'd have to say you should work on making your writing a little less wordy, not that your wriitng is bad by any means.

Congrats on being featured, and sorry if I sound like a broken record; all I can say is that you are superb

Reviewer: Leahr
Date: 07/18/06 15:54
Chapter: Where Laughter Dies

Really excellent, well done story. You have Regulus exactly like he should be, and Sirius' relationship with his moother is done just right. I like how he does have a few good memories, pre-hogwarts, and how he and Regulus are so alike and yet very different. Sirius' feelings about the portraits in his house are really funny, how he enjoys offendong them, tho I'm surprised he doesn't do that with Nigellus. Peter's house and family sound very funny, no clues as to if they are magical or not, though, or to how Peter went bad. Still, that wouldn't really be releveant here but it moght be interesting in another story. Excellent job.

Reviewer: Ginny_rox_4ever
Date: 07/17/06 22:36
Chapter: Where Laughter Dies

really good story hard 2 understand at first but really cool anyways

Reviewer: Wonky Faint
Date: 06/26/06 15:36
Chapter: Where Laughter Dies

Amazing...

Seriously, I'm nearly speechlees.

Reviewer: FeatherTrader
Date: 06/16/06 23:19
Chapter: Where Laughter Dies

Firstly, I like the set-up of the peice, it's interesting and different. What I thought was most interesting about it was how the story was narrated in third person, but in the (parenthesis) was first person-Sirius.

Although I had many favourite parts, I'd have to say my absolute favorite was:
James had run afoul of her at school a few times, and hoped she'd rot in hell.
Sirius hopes she'll rot on earth.
I think it explains Sirius and Bellatrix' relationship(or lack of one) perfectly.

I liked how you characterized Regulus- quiet, obediant, keeps to himself. On the same note, I also liked how you showed the Marauders on such a strong level of friendship. Maybe even a twinge of envy from Sirius. Overall, all the characters were completely three demensional, and had some humerous side to their story. Visualizing a boy's room in pink fluffy carpet and rose curtains certainly is funny.

Keep up the wonderful writing!

Reviewer: Seriah
Date: 05/24/06 7:35
Chapter: Where Laughter Dies

Amazing. I don't know what else to say really, and yet I will have a go.




Your characterization of Sirius and Regulus was brilliant, I felt so in tune with their emotions and I could feel the weight being lifted of Sirius' shoulders when he walked out at the end.




Too many fics don't emphasise how hard it must have been for Sirius and just what he went through; they often make the situation sound less awful than it would have been (were this not fiction, that is!). I think you captured perfectly the horror of Sirius' past in a very real way, and it was definetaly not in my opinion and exggeration of circumstance.



Ooooh yes and the information about the Marauders that was casually tossed in. I think it all sounded v. spot on. Especially Peter's *ahem* lovely room!



Well done! You are an excellent writer and I look forward to going and reading more of your stories in the series. It will be a good break for me from Lily/James. They are getting cliche and quite frankly, boring. Not that they don't take up most of my favorites list!

Reviewer: Seriah
Date: 05/24/06 7:31
Chapter: Where Laughter Dies

Amazing. I don't know what else to say really, and yet I will have a go.


Your characterization of Sirius and Regulus was brilliant, I felt so in tune with their emotions and I could feel the weight being lifted of Sirius' shoulders when he walked out at the end.


Too many fics don't emphasise how hard it must have been for Sirius and just what he went through; they often make the situation sound less awful than it would have been (were this not fiction, that is!). I think you captured perfectly the horror of Sirius' past in a very real way, and it was definetaly not in my opinion and exggeration of circumstance.


Well done! You are an excellent writer and I look forward to going and reading more of your stories in the series.

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