What a terrible story, I hope you die. Just kidding, it's great.
wow this is a powerful little thing it is i t hought it was well written and many props to the author
Author's Response: Thank you very much for the props. I'm really happy you thought it powerful and well written.
And many thanks for reviewing!
That was a weird story but oddly interesting! but i must say i dont like the whole harry and draco pairing but whatever floats your boat!
Author's Response: I'm glad you thought my story oddly interesting. The fact you thought it interesting at all is a good thing!
As for what floats my boat, traditionally it's supposed to be water, but in my case, it's probably a whole lot of hot air...
Thanks for the review!
I'm not much of a slash person,but this was a good story...keep up the good work!
Author's Response: Thank you so much for the review! I confess it's probably my best work to date. I'm shocked that people are still reading this. It's really cool!
OMG i loved this well done the end was very stirring i got v upset :( lol xxx well done again :D
.:~* $g 93 *~:.
Author's Response: Wow! I cannot believe that people are still reading this fic almost a year after I posted it. I feel all warm and fuzzy.
Thank you for leaving your review and I'm really glad you liked it.
That was so beautiful. in a slytherin manner. The ending was too...angst, too perfect. I loved it.
Author's Response: 'That was so beautiful. in a slytherin manner'<\i>
That has to be the best compliment I have recieved for this story. Thank you.
My apologies for not responding earlier. Holidays can make a person lose track of time!
wow i loved the ending but it was kinda confusing and didnt explain everything but i thought it was quite good
Author's Response: Just out of curiousity, how was it confusing? Constructive criticism is always good. I have an intolerance of stories that explain the plot and it's nuances in too much detail. It leaves no room for the imagination, I think. If there is anything in the story that you think should be explained, please let me know. I'm really glad you liked it and even happier that you took the time out to leave me a review. Not to mention that people are still reading my story! Yay!
Wow. Well, let me just say that this was absolutely wonderful. I was hooked since the first two lines.
The descriptions you used were amazing, and the imagery--wow. I loved how the different emotions seemd to scream out from the computer screen. Also, I don't think I've ever read a more accurate account of an AU!Harry. You managed to keep Harry's nature while placing him in different situations. The part where he was dying was heartwrenchingly moving.
The Draco/Harry romance threw me off a bit, at first--me being compltely opposed to HP slash--but as I read on, I realized it made perfect sense. With Harry and Draco not being enemies anymore, and all I guess that would totally depend upon the sort of friendship they had.
Anyway, wonderful job here. I enjoyed it immensly!
Author's Response: Thank you so much for your comprehensive review. I now have strong case of warm fuzzies! I'm so glad you enjoyed my story
Usually, I'm only average as far as imageryis concerned, but the format of this story lent itself to short bursts of description that just seem to flow. I'm glad that it wasn't too cumbersome.
I confess that I very rarely write Harry in my stories. Because he is such a well-known character, I'm worried that I will not do him justice and make him OOC. I'm happy you thought I kept his nature. It really can be a case of nature vs. nurture sometimes, but I honestly think that the two are never mutually exclusive.
I had a review from somone on another website who had a very strong objection to Harry/Draco in my story, but I never did find out why. I do like to flatter myself that the way it was written was subtle. My AU!Harrry ended up a confidante of Draco's, something that Draco lacks in the books. It would not be the first romance in history to come about because of a strong friendship.
Thank you again for letting me know what you thought. It means a lot!
he died????? oh that is so saaaaaaaaadddddd! oh well, good story and i think you perceived ron reaction quite well about that time on the train when draco said the wrong friends comment, considering the curcumstances. oh well, a ten!
Author's Response: Thank you for reviewing again and you gave me a ten! Woo-who! I'm glad you thought I gave Ron the right reaction on the train. For some reason I find Ron's reactions rather easy to write; he's a simple creature, really. Not stupid, just uncomplicated, like most men I know. lol
first a slitherin and friends with draco and hating ron and hermione and now he dies? very good writing but i think i should stop reading AU fics that include and snakey harry.
Author's Response: Thank you for letting me know what you thought of my writing, even though you didn't really enjoy the content. It was good of you to review! So few people do that...
Beautifully written and I like the way you including a different 'ship' too.
I so loved the last sentecne.
'He closed his eyes and stopped fighting.'
I think it was.
Almost made me cry! =D
But ace story. I'd love to read any more you write.
Author's Response: Thank you very much! I really appreciate you taking the time to let me know what you thought of my work. I do have more stories out there on the public domain. Just copy and paste the link in my profile and you'll be right there. I've just put up a new one too!
Author's Response: Thank you!
Did you have to make him gay? WHY!!!!!!!!!!
Author's Response: I could be trite and respond with "I made him gay because it is my story and my spin on AU characters, so there!", but I won't. I will say, however, that it is surprising to think that Harry being gay (and I am assuming you're referring to Harry for this question, considering you didn't stipulate which 'him' you were talking about) seems to offend so many people. It leaves me wondering if it's homosexuality in general that people are against, or if it's the potential for Harry to have a homosexual relationship, or both.
Regardless, there is a slash warning that comes with this story. Forewarned should have been forearmed! (grin)
Did you have to make him gay? WHY!!!!!!!!!!
Wow. That was great! A very interesting idea, and very well done too. I really liked it, even if the Harry/Draco made me squirm a bit. I love that it means Pettigrew was caught, and I'm glad Harry didn't join Voldemort's side. I wonder, would Hermione have been part of the order without Harry? Would she have become friends with him and Ron, when it was coz Harry was there that they went and found her in the toilets, Harry's sense of adventure. Other than that I really liked it, even though it's heartbreaking that he died :( I loved the way he acted though, so much like Malfoy. Just like another Malfoy LOL. If you don't know I love Malfoy LOL Anyway, fantastic! It's great to see more stories from you :D
Author's Response: Thank you! I too have have a fascination with Malfoy. Some would deem it an unhealthy one... :D You raised an interesting question about Hermione, and it was one I had never thought of. I guess it boils down to any Gryffindor has the potential (and I stress, potential) to be trustworthy enough to join the Order. As much as it pains me to admit it, I do not have a backstory in this fic for any of my characters save Harry, which is most unusual for me. My bad! Oh, there is so much to explore in this whole AU thing. Can't get side-tracked, can't get side-tracked... Thanks again!
this is good. i like the parts where it was different then is the book. keep going
Author's Response: Thank you for the review! It's nice to hear how people respond to my stories!
Funnily enough, this is likely to be the only one I write like this. The premise was something that tickled my fancy at the time, but who knows where the muse will take me?
great story except the harry and draco love thing...
Author's Response: Thanks for the review and I'm glad you liked it, for the most part. Out of curiosity, why did you not like the Harry and Draco love thing? My reasoning for it was that, although it may go against the nature of Harry's character as we know him from the books, the Harry in my story made a whole lot of different choices, starting with shaking Draco's hand on the way to Hogwarts. He then no longer had a dread of being placed in Slytherin, never asked the Sorting Hat to _not_ put him in it, and thus that was where he ended up. Different influences would give him a different world view and, while it can be argued that sexual orientation is not a matter of choice but a matter of what you are, my Harry would not cringe from exploring that aspect of himself. Anyway, thanks again for the review!
I like the part you added with Lupin and Snape. Nice touch. Good job! ~Sara
Author's Response: I'm so glad you like it. I ould have hated for you to not like something I wrote from your idea. The scene with Lupin and Snape was a late addition between my beta and myself and, I think, tells so much about the characters and their situation than you would expect from such a snippet. Thanks for the review!