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Name: megan_grace1405 (Signed) · Date: 11/04/07 9:52 · For: Et in Mortem Ego
i love the fact that Voldemort and his mother are reunited in death and that voldemort is the form that we saw in DH....god job!!!

Author's Response: Thank you, glad you liked it!

Name: the14me17ha (Signed) · Date: 10/11/07 17:16 · For: Et in Mortem Ego
Wow, I really enjoyed reading this! A really good idea, very thoughtful about what death would be like for Voldy. Especially like the reactions of the other dead people to him. Good stuff!

Author's Response: Thank you! I'm so glad you liked it.

Name: whittyleah (Signed) · Date: 08/27/07 21:57 · For: Et in Mortem Ego
This story is freaking amazing.

You use the flow and tone of the piece to tell such a powerful story! I had tears in my eyes by the end, that never happens.

You took such a horrible man, Voldemort, and broke him down until the reader could really understand him and feel for him. You show that even he, the Dark Lord, could hope and feel. That isn't something easy to do and you did it wonderfully!

The last three paragraphs are my favorite part. It is the perfect ending.

Overall, you wrote a beautiful, moving story. Great job. I hope you don't mind, but I am going to nominate you in the upcoming Quick Silver Quill awards here on MNFF.


Author's Response: Wow, thank you so much for the nomination! I'm so glad you liked it and I'm very flattered! ^_^

Name: mock_turtle (Signed) · Date: 08/24/07 23:30 · For: Et in Mortem Ego
wow. this is powerful. I wouldn't have written his death like this, but it is very interesting and thoughtful.

Author's Response: Thanks, I appreciate the comments!

Name: potterfan226 (Signed) · Date: 08/24/07 22:17 · For: Et in Mortem Ego
Oh, wow, that was amazing. Seriously. That's all I can think to say. It acctually made me pity Voldemort. Amazing job; keep up the good work!!!

Author's Response: Glad you liked it, thanks so much!

Name: RonandMioneForever (Signed) · Date: 08/23/07 14:06 · For: Et in Mortem Ego
Wow. That actually brought me to tears. I hate Voldemort, but I do pity him, and even more so his younger self, because he lived without love. I think it's extraordinary that Merope still embraced her son after all he's done. I'm sure he only realized the strength in love after he died, but I still don't think that could change him. Amazing work.

Author's Response: Aw, I'm glad I brought someone to tears! (That sounds bad, doesn't it?) I think a good mother's love is unconditional; even though Merope wasn't strong enough to stay alive and raise him, I think she still loved him (and would probably have felt a little guilty about what he became). Thanks for your review.

Name: bonbon_13 (Signed) · Date: 08/23/07 1:15 · For: Et in Mortem Ego
Wow...deep and intriguing. Excellent job!

Author's Response: Thanks!

Name: rambkowalczyk (Signed) · Date: 08/22/07 20:55 · For: Et in Mortem Ego
Not dark enough. I can accept that his mother would want to reach out for him but after a lifetime of rejecting love why should he change? The mother should reach out but he should spend eternity trying to escape her.

But other than that good portrayal of the after life for someone like Voldemort.

Author's Response: That's a valid point. I wanted to show him finding some peace, though -- after all, it's not really his fault that he never knew love. Thanks for your take on it.

Name: Stubbornly_appeared (Signed) · Date: 08/22/07 16:22 · For: Et in Mortem Ego
Oh, and your title, if you didn't know, means And I in Death or something of that sort. Very interesting.

One question I just thought of though, after I first reviewed, was this: where did you get the idea that Voldemort was the thing under the chair when Harry was in King's Cross? Because Voldemort hadn't died yet, unless it is some sort of ubiquitous plane of being.

Thank you for writing such a wonderful story; it really made me think.

Author's Response: It would translate to "And I am (even) in Death" or "And I am (also) in Death." I assumed it was Voldemort under the chair, because although he wasn't dead yet, he was knocked out just like Harry was. Or, I thought maybe it was the portion of Voldemort's soul that used to be in Harry. It's not completely clear in the book -- but JKR did confirm that that was Voldemort in her chat interview. Thanks again for reviewing :D

Name: Jazzbones (Signed) · Date: 08/22/07 15:21 · For: Et in Mortem Ego
Very good POV story. It was nice (if you can use that phrase with Voldemort) that in the end, he was a face only a mother could love. He finally found his home.

Author's Response: Yes; I think she's the only one who could love him. Glad you liked it, thanks!

Name: Osced (Signed) · Date: 08/22/07 14:03 · For: Et in Mortem Ego
Great one shot, Voldermort's mother taking care of him is funny....

Author's Response: Thanks, glad you liked it ^_^

Name: JustLikeHermione77 (Signed) · Date: 08/22/07 13:11 · For: Et in Mortem Ego
*sniff* *trying very hard not to feel bad for voldemort* must... not... feel... pity......
good story!

Author's Response: Hehe...there's nothing wrong with pity! Thanks.

Name: arwenevensatr (Signed) · Date: 08/22/07 13:02 · For: Et in Mortem Ego
One thing this exellently wriiten fic draws attention to is the fact that a mother will always be a mother. Even though merope failed him in life, he is still her child. Only a mother could accept a child as is.

Author's Response: That's what I was going for; glad I was able to convey it. Thanks for reviewing!

Name: Stubbornly_appeared (Signed) · Date: 08/22/07 12:37 · For: Et in Mortem Ego
Wow. Very creepy; very good. Merope arriving was interesting, how a mother's unconditional love reaches out even to Voldemort.

He felt pain when he died, too. But, when Harry asks Sirius if dying hurts, Sirius replies, "Dying? Not at all. Quicker and easier than falling asleep.".

Perhaps it is only those who fear death that feel pain in death. And again, Voldemort will be trapped in his orphanage forever, for he will never "take a train" and move "on".

Well done.

Author's Response: Thanks for your comments! Yes, I think death was painful to Voldemort because of the crippled form he was forced to take. That's the sense I got from reading the King's Cross chapter, anyway.

Name: betafish0919 (Signed) · Date: 08/22/07 2:51 · For: Et in Mortem Ego
Oh my garshh! This is probably THE BEST fanfic I've ever read. Beautifully written, and totally original. It's dark, but i really enjoyed it. Keep writing xD [[wishyy]]

Author's Response: Thank you ^_^

Name: harrypotterfangirl21 (Signed) · Date: 08/22/07 2:01 · For: Et in Mortem Ego
Really dark, but really well-written.
Not sure if Voldemort would have actually seen his mother (does he deserve it?) but everything else seems fitting.
Also, one more question: Why did Bellatrix not help Voldemort? She went to, but then she kind of changed her mind...
Really good fic overall.
I look forward to more from you!

- Katie

Author's Response: Thanks for your comments! Well, I don't know whether he deserved to see his mother, but I wanted to show that she at least still loved him, and also that it was his lack of HER love that was really the source of his problems. As for Bella, I think she finally saw him as he really was (not the idealized, all-powerful person she had thought him to be) and it repelled her.

Name: SJZuhlsdorf (Signed) · Date: 08/22/07 1:31 · For: Et in Mortem Ego
Wow, dark story. Wonderfully written.

I like the ending line: My mother wraps me in her arms, and together we join the chorus of the dead.

Author's Response: Thank you so much! I'm glad you liked it.

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