Reviews For Beauty From Pain
Reviewer: nevilleherosnape
Date: 02/18/10 11:37
Chapter: Living a Memory

excellent!

Author's Response: Thanks :D

Reviewer: ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor
Date: 09/08/09 22:24
Chapter: Living a Memory

Excellent. Absolutely excellent. Elegantly written, and the imagery is vivid and poignant. This is a masterful tale, one I entirely intend to read more than once.

Author's Response: Thank you! I'm flattered! To read a story more than once, you must really like it, and I'm thrilled you enjoyed it so much. Thanks for reading and reviewing! You made my day.

Reviewer: Equinox Chick
Date: 08/31/09 16:41
Chapter: Living a Memory

OHH, wow. This is mesmerising. I don't read a lot of D/A or AU fics really, they're not usually my bag at all - but this is very well written (your gift for description and imagery is outstanding - mine is awful so I do love reading someone who writes it well without being too flowery). It is also a very original story- I was NOT expecting Ginny to be a Horcux - that shocked me and made me so sad because then they couldn't be together.

A very well executed story - well done.

Author's Response: Thanks so much for reading, and especially thanks for reviewing. You rock my socks. I'm glad you enjoyed it and your comment flatters me. I hope you read more sometime :) Thanks again.

Reviewer: Binka Fudge
Date: 02/07/08 13:27
Chapter: Living a Memory

This fic was beautiful, tragic, but beautiful. The sunset sounds breathtaking and the coldness of the stone too harsh a reality. You've a talent for making the text come alive and filling the reader with emotion, don't lose it.

Author's Response: Thanks so much! I'm so glad you liked it :) PS. The sunset WAS breathtaking :)

Reviewer: msmbchamp
Date: 04/15/07 11:05
Chapter: Living a Memory

The fact of Ginny being a Horcrux makes so much sense.

Author's Response: Thanks.

Reviewer: Griffgurl7
Date: 04/11/07 21:15
Chapter: Living a Memory

This fanfiction is seriously the saddest thing I've ever read. You have an amazing way with words, and throughout the entire story, I felt as though I was experiencing everything right beside Ginny. Awesome job!

Author's Response: Thank you so much! I'm glad you thought it was good. Thanks for the review :)

Reviewer: HPLoverForever
Date: 01/06/07 2:28
Chapter: Living a Memory

I love how i'm re-writing this whole review for the 3rd time because MuggleNet decided to be mean and log me out. :|

Anyway...

Wonderful story, Gabby! This was so sad though. Seeing love die is such a painful thing, especially when described in such an accurate way as shown here.

That's the main thing that struck me here. You have an awesome sense of imagery. I was seeing everything that happened here perfectly clear in my mind, which is really important in writing these kinds of stories. I could feel Ginny's pain, her sorrow.

I like the idea of Ginny being a Horcrux. It's very creative and, if you think about it, really does make sense.

Over all, this was a really great story. I wish it wasn't just a oneshot. I'd love to read more. :( Good job, Gabby! :)

Author's Response: Thanks for the review!!! Oh, about mugglenet signing you out when you want to review, if you have it set so that it remembers you, if you hit refresh page when it gets to the sign in oage, it should sign you back in and post the review so you don't have to retype it. Another thing I've learned to do is to copy my reviews to word if they're a long one in case something doesn't work. Moving on... It's so good to hear you like this story. I would make it longer if I had even the slightest of plot bunnies for it, but I don't... Though I suppose you could totally read my other stories! :) *wink* Thanks for the review!!!

Reviewer: helgaandgodric
Date: 11/24/06 9:45
Chapter: Living a Memory

Oh my goodness. This story is so sad, but so good. It's beautiful. Sad but beautiful. Sort of like the Thestrals. Nice job!

The Order of Ravenclaw House Elves

Author's Response: Thanks for the review. : ) I'm glad you liked it.

Reviewer: AurorGirl101
Date: 09/29/06 20:48
Chapter: Living a Memory

Wow, I'm aurorgirl101's sister, she told me to read this, i love this story!!!!!!! I wasconfused at first but, it was good!

Author's Response: OMG! She told you to read it?! I feel loved. I'm glad you liked it!

Reviewer: A_Pink_lady
Date: 09/28/06 14:39
Chapter: Living a Memory

that was sooo sad. Love the ending though

Author's Response: I'm glad you like it :) thanks for the review!

Reviewer: Purplemage
Date: 09/01/06 15:01
Chapter: Living a Memory

Finally I came to review your story. Sorry it took me so long, but I'm here now and that's what matters. I loved the idea of the story. How someone can see beauty in sadness and that it doesn't matter how bad things look there's still beauty,

I felt so sorry for Ginny during the entire story. Having her being a hocrux is a bit cliche, but you pulled it off nicely. I liked how she was also in love with Tom. I had never thought about it, but it makes sense that she fell in love with him. I had the funniest thought of Ginny chatting with Tom in the journal.

"Ginny: Hey Tom, wassup?

Tom: Not much, you?"

LOL, ok, back to the review. Ginny was nicely written, but I didn't like Harry's that much. I think he's a bit OOC. Specially with the line when they're watching the sunset "How can you see this and tell me that there’s not a God?" I really doubt that Harry would say something like that.

A word of advice: It's not necesary to write the flashbacks in italics. In a sorty like this with lots of flashbacks makes it a bit tyring. Use the italys for things like thoughts, notes, book names, stuff like that. The reader will understand that its a flashback even without the italics.

I very much enjoyed the plot. It's a really good idea. I especially like fics that deal with people's death. I'm morbid like that. I think that my favorite scene was when Harry cast the Avada Kedavra on Voldemort and they all sufered because they were connected. Even Tom, that was a nice touch.

Overall, this is a good story. You need to work a bit in characterization, but the plot was very nice and you have a special ability to describe people's feelings.

Harald

Author's Response: YAY!!! A review from Harald!!! I won't pretend I wasn't waiting for one ;D Harry was OOC because, well, it wasn't really him who said it. The whole sunset scene actually happened to me. (sure, it wasn't with a boyfriend and it wasn't romantic, but still) True, Harry actually wouldn't say that, but my friend did, and I was in awe of her when she did and I couldn't just leave that line out of the story. It's sort of hard to explain... but that's why sometimes the characters are OOC... because the first few flashbacks are things I actually did... I saw that sunset and I wrote that letter. Some minor things were changed... like the names... and the letter was edited to fit Ginny's situation, but otherwise, it's all me. Back on topic... I'm glad you liked the plot. This story took a lot of work for me and it makes me so happy to see that people like it. I'm so glad to finally see a review by Harald!!! Hope I see more later!

Reviewer: Simply Being
Date: 08/31/06 17:28
Chapter: Living a Memory

Awww!!! I love the idea of Ginny being a horocrux, it's so original! I've never seen it before! You have great ideas, and your imagery and descriptions are simply wonderful!

Author's Response: I'm glad you liked it!! thanks for the review!

Reviewer: whittyleah
Date: 08/25/06 12:48
Chapter: Living a Memory

Edit: That should be *can't wait*...oops...

Author's Response: And I thought I had bad typos... *smirk*

Reviewer: whittyleah
Date: 08/25/06 12:45
Chapter: Living a Memory

OK, so you know I love this story! You use imagery beautifully! Sight, touch and sound, you bring it all together.

Ginny's emotions are well thought out and presented. As you are reading you feel them too. The emotions are deep and believable, which can be hard to write. Great job!

My favourite part has to be the end. The Thestrals. They added SO much to the story! It shows what they went through and had to endure, death and suffering to get to place without it. A place where beauty can flourish. That scene is written beautifully.

Overall, *gives standing ovation* very well done! I can wait to read more from you!

~Leah

Author's Response: Yay! A review! Not to mention it's from Leah! I'm so glad you liked the story, and once again, I curse at the fact that everyone's favorite part is the thestrals and that idea cam from my friend. *sigh* that's life, I guess. At least I wrote it...*shrug* thanks for the review!

Reviewer: guiding ray of sunlight
Date: 08/24/06 11:08
Chapter: Living a Memory

OMG, Gabby! I just got around to reading it now, and I do not regret it. *sniffle* though I might be depressed for the rest of the day *sigh* oh well, everything comes good at a price...

You truly did a great job expressing Ginny's pain, I hope you write more fics like this.....

Author's Response: I'm so glad you liked it! I'm currently writing another dark/angsty fic that may prove to be even more depressing than this one. I think I should give fluff a shot...

Reviewer: Mrs Jim McGuffin
Date: 08/20/06 21:21
Chapter: Living a Memory

Dear Author,

You smell like the scum at the back of the freezer. I love your story!!!!

Peace, Love, and Happiness to you.

Author's Response: Ya, well your face smells like the scum at the back of the freezer...

Reviewer: Khrys
Date: 08/18/06 20:30
Chapter: Living a Memory

The ending with the Thestrals made me cry. It is so hard for me to share my pain, that I could not imagine that many people getting together, so overwhelmed by their grief, to share their pain.

Author's Response: Thanks for answering... and thanks again for the review.

Reviewer: Khrys
Date: 08/18/06 14:37
Chapter: Living a Memory

Hi!


Sorry I didn't get to review this earlier, I had printed it out and taken it with me to my silly doctors appointment. Needless to say, the nurse was worried about me because I was sitting in the waiting room crying.


You did an amazing job of describing the confrontation betwen Harry and Voldemort, including Ginny's rols as a Horcrux.


I really like the end, the use of the Thestrals to show unity in a time of despair.


Hmmm. There was something else I was thinking of when I read it, but I seem to have forgotten (Darn old age!), I will review again if I think of it.

All on all, this a hauntingly beautiful piece, and I think you captured the emotions perfectly. Great job!

Author's Response: You have no idea how happy your review made me. I had to giggle because I'm picturing you sitting in the doctor's office crying and the nurse seeing. I'm so glad you liked it an thanks soooo much for uch a lovely review.

Author's Response: Just out of curiosity... What part made you cry?

Reviewer: pheonix3000
Date: 08/18/06 9:25
Chapter: Living a Memory

WOW I loved the story..really it is amasing and so different to the other stories I have read. And no if it's any comfort to you, you are not the only one crying when you write, I always do.. anyway a really outstanding story..

Author's Response: Thanks so much for the nice review. I'm glad you liked my story. And it's good to know I'm not the only one who cries when I write.

Reviewer: amsies360
Date: 08/17/06 23:19
Chapter: Living a Memory

Wow! that was sooo sad. You did a wonderful job. I really don't want to see Harry die but I do have a feeling that is how the series ends!

Author's Response: Thanks for the review! I can't decide if Harry will actually die or not... but it makes for a good dark/angsty plot.

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