This was freaky, chilling, and most of all sick. It was brilliant! I think I'm going to get nightmares from it though.
How did that happen to her?
Author's Response: Because Hermione loved Ron so much, and yet was so insecure, when he died something within her snapped. Sorry, I don't really want to explain any more...
The whole time I was thinking, "Maaaaaabye Hermione..." and when I found out it was her, I was like, "OH. MY. GOD!!!!!!!"
Author's Response: I'm glad that I wasn't totally obscure--or totally obvious, either! Thanks!
Oh my goooooooooooooooood! That's what I was thinking when I finished, exactly that way. I think this is the first fic I've read along these lines, you must be really creative. Good job!
Author's Response: Thank you. At least I hope that I'm really creative! lol!
*shudder* Okay, that was just... sad, actually. It made me want to cry. Poor Harry. Poor Hermione. Poor everybody. The sad thing is, I think Ron may have gotten the best part of this deal. I enjoyed it, in a sick and twisted sort of way.
Your descriptions were very good -- clear, but not overly graphic. I also really liked your creativity, not only with the shocker of who the villian is, but also with the rather gruesome idea of her preserving the bodies of her victims. You know, now I think about it, the way I started this review really sums it all up. *shudder*
Author's Response: I've always found psychological impact more important than raw gore. I don't think that I'll ever do "graphic" in that manner. Thanks for stopping by!
No I didn't mean you did anythign wrong writing it! I just had a feeling powered by nothing but what my friends think is paranoia and irrationailty.
Author's Response: There is nothing wrong with those insights or intuitions. Where do you think this story came from? How do you think Stephen King makes so much money? Don't pay attention to whatever your friends might call it. Just learn to harness those feelings, senses and perceptions. I can feel that all you need is a little self confidence. Best wishes!
Author's Response: You also 'got' the true psychology of the piece, the sadness is what I really wanted to portray more than the madness.
I knew it was Hermione or Ginny. Then when I found out they were married I knew it was Hermione. That was incredibly disturbing and graphic. You wrote it so well I'm sure I'll have nightmares for a week. I'd put a smiley to say the nightmare thing is joke, but this isn't the smiley review type of fic.
Author's Response: Well, it's nice to know that I didn't perfectly disguise the villain. LOL! Actually, I thought it was creepy myself--and I usually don't write (or read) creepy things. Thank you!
I really liked this story. Lots of fanfics meld together after awhile but this one really stood out for me. The scene in the Great Hall was delightfully ghastly. The story unfolded at a nice pace too, you didn't overwhelm us with all the details at once. I love the last line. It really made me think.
Author's Response: Thank you. You hit me on two points. I like my stories to stand out--and I like to make people think. Especially that particular last line. ;)
"...dark and twisty." Dark Heart seriously gave me goosebumps and made my mouth drop in horror! I've never read anything darker... absolutely brilliant! I didn't want it to end!
Author's Response: Thank you. It was inspired, and I had a lot of fun with it. I wish I could have made it perfect, but it's pretty good.
Author's Response: Thanks. ;)
Oooh, creepy. A really nicely imagined dystopian view of the Potterverse after Voldemort. I loved the collection of the preserved dead characters at the school.
And the end...so sad. In the end she didn't use magic on Harry. Madness? Or a secret desire for it to end?
But I want you to know: Rowling is NOT killing off Ron. Nope. Not. Ron and Hermione are living happily ever after in Book 7. :p
...I think I would be more upset if she killed him off than if she kills off Harry...
Author's Response: Can't you see, Hermione in twenty years? A professional mom, with seven kids at home, half of whom act just like their dad...and all girls? Hey, that sounds like a plot! ;) As for your questions, just like any sensible...er,good author (I can pretend), I'll leave that to your imagination. :D
Wow, that was brilliant. I almost cried when it came to Harry trying to touch Ron. I look forward to reading the rest of your stories ;):tu:
Author's Response: Thanks Latisha! I remember thinking--"After so many years since Harry has seen his best friend..."
that was amazing. nice shock ending!
Author's Response: Thank you. I try. ;)