That was amazing. It was so peaceful and quiet. . . but sad. It was a beautiful, tragic story. . . it was quite poetic, really. You are an amazing writer. I am deeply impressed, but very glad and honored to have read something so very well-crafted and wonderfully written.
Thank you for a wonderful literary experience, from the bottom of my soul.
Ugh! That sounded so cheesy! I swear to Godric it was completely serious, though! You are a truly terrific writer. Also, I was due for some flowery prose.
it had never seized to burn? I think you mean ceased. And do all spells fail when the caster dies? Gubraithian fire should last forever, reagrdless. But hte scene with the giants is very funny, and Fawkes is very well-written. And the bit at the end...with the portrait...sad. Sniff.
Author's Response: Thanks for telling me about the typo. To be honest I never really thought about the fire. It's just that old-fashioned, romantic conception of all the enchantments lifting once the caster dies. Come to think of it, that's not possible, because Hogwarts is being hold together by the charms of former Headmasters and Headmistresses and of course the founders too. So I guess you were right, it should have kept on burning forever. It just seemed a nice picture... Perhaps it's got something to do with the Avada Kedavra, with being murdered. But you wouldn't be satisfied with that, would you? Anyway, thanks for the critisicm and the feedback!
Heart-wrenching, but beautiful.
Author's Response: :D
I'm all teary eyed. I absolutely loved Dumbledore. I loved his character too much to let him go in my fanfic. I had him come back as a ghost to help Harry.
Author's Response: Who could not have absolutely loved Dumbledore? I therefore understand that you didn't want to let go of him. But I think especially in admiration for his character it would be wrong to let him come back as a ghost. He certainly wouldn't have been afraid of death. That man has spent over a centuary helping people. I think it would be more acurate and more to his honours to write about his past than letting him remain as the imprint of a soul to fearful to move on. Sorry, if that sounded a bit know-all or arrogant. It was just what I think... I would have liked to see what you had made out of that idea though. Is that fanfic of yours going to be published here? Thanks for the feedback!
* sniff* sniff*... that was soo beautiful! i tell you, nomatter how many times i read HBP or nomatter how many times i talk about him being dead or read a fanfic about it... i cry horribly each time, tho none as bad as the first time... the first time it said he was dead, i was in shock, i didn't cry because i didnt get it. then at the end of the book i cried a little, but still i didn't really feel it. then i felt guilty, like i should be crying and screaming, but i wasnt and i felt like i was being rude. but still, it took me untill 3 hours later at 2am on the phone with my best friend to get it. we had discussed HBP for the past hour and then all of a sudden i just broke. i stopped and slid down to the floor and lay there sobbing, my friend was sobbing on her end too and we both fell asleep crying on the phone in the same spots we fell... that was the wierdest night of my life.
sorry, sidetracked, story was beautiful!
Author's Response: I'm sorry if I made you cry again. I was in shock too when I first read about Dumbledore's death, but in the end it sank in dryly, without tears. Though I admit it is very sad, probably one of the saddest things yet written, because you had six books to get to admire, like and love that character. Once, when it had already sunken in and I was thinking about it, my eyes started watering a bit and i felt really down, but I didn't actually cry. Well, this story was my way of dealing with it. And I don't think it lacks sadness... Oh, I almost forgot: thank you for your review and save some of your tears for the happy end of 7! :D
Oh Merlin... That is soooo sad. That just brings a tear to the eye. Oh Merlin, I need a minute... *One Minute Later* Okay all better. Awesome one-shot! Perfect! It's great! Good job! ~HStarRunner23
Author's Response: Thank you HStarRunner! I'm flattered. Though I would be very frightened if I'd already reached perfection. After all, where is the fun of writing, if there isn't any room for improvement? ;) Then again, there'll always be something to do better, I guess. :D
wow, i really like this. great last line too
Author's Response: The first review already? Thanks, I really appreciate your feedback.