Reviews For Finite Infinite
Reviewer: Secret Seeker
Date: 06/23/09 3:07
Chapter: Finite Infinite

Hi, first off, I want to say that I really liked this Regulus One-shot. The characterization is very interesting and I really like how you brought out the reasons to Regulus’ actions. I would like to comment on the characterization, in fact. However, I noted that you do not mention why Regulus was in a Hotel room instead of just being at Grimauld Place, and I think it’s a bit confusing, although nothing really that big :P.

I like how Regulus knows that he did wrong in the past and that he was quite naive when he joined the Death Eaters. I do believe that he had no idea what he was getting himself into when he swore his allegiance with Voldemort, otherwise, he wouldn’t have backed out when he found out about the Horcrux-because a change of heart does not happen so suddenly, I believe. “The way Bella had always mentioned being a Death Eater made Regulus want that prestigious title terribly.” I agree with that. I think that Bella, as his cousin would have influenced him greatly on his becoming a Death Eater. All the family must have been so proud of her that I think Bella was revered for being loyal to Voldemort- therefore Regulus wanted it too, he wanted to show his parents that he was a worthy son, and the ‘glamour’ of it that you mention is also very realistic. I think that Regulus’ house mates would have looked up to him, and what teenager would resist to being awed at by his peers? I think that Regulus was under a lot of pressure as a teenager. I believe that on one hand, he wanted to be just like Sirius, but on the other, he wanted to show his parents, family and peers of his worth as a Black. In the end, the latter won over being like Sirius, and thus he became a Death Eater. In fact, I do think that Regulus felt much remorse for what he did, and so he immediately took his chance to try and bring down Voldemort, even if he knew that it would cost him his life.

However, personally, I think that the letter should have had a slightly different tone. I feel that since Sirius left home and left Regulus alone, I think that it should be Sirius apologizing to Regulus for not being there for him. As I said, I’m an avid believer that a part of Regulus wanted to be just like Sirius, and since Sirius was his older brother, Regulus would have looked up to him. Though you could say that in the end, Regulus did want to become a Death Eater and didn’t really show any interest in following Sirius’ footsteps, but they were brothers, and I really do not think that they really hated each other. In fact, in OotP, when Sirius talks about his brother he does so in a bitter tone, not with hatred or anger.

All in all, this was a very interesting read and I really like how you portray Regulus. Well done :).

Reviewer: ringobeatlesfan4
Date: 08/30/08 10:16
Chapter: Finite Infinite

Ugh double post. Sorry about that. {BeccA}

Reviewer: ringobeatlesfan4
Date: 08/30/08 10:16
Chapter: Finite Infinite

Hey Jessica! I wanted to thank you again for making that banner for me over on the forums, AnythingButOrdinary13. And I decided to drop over the second I got a chance to review here! (Quick question: how do you exactly get a banner to your author page? I'm hopelessly confused with banners and the forums in general. I do believe I'll draw myself a map).

Never before have I read a fanfic where Regulus was getting ready to leave, and where he wasn't afraid of dying. And I love how it mentions the trio like that in the end. All in all, excellent job capturing all of his emotions like that, and I just love the idea for the story. {BeccA}

Reviewer: ringobeatlesfan4
Date: 08/30/08 10:16
Chapter: Finite Infinite

Hey Jessica! I wanted to thank you again for making that banner for me over on the forums, AnythingButOrdinary13. And I decided to drop over the second I got a chance to review here! (Quick question: how do you exactly get a banner to your author page? I'm hopelessly confused with banners and the forums in general. I do believe I'll draw myself a map).

Never before have I read a fanfic where Regulus was getting ready to leave, and where he wasn't afraid of dying. And I love how it mentions the trio like that in the end. All in all, excellent job capturing all of his emotions like that, and I just love the idea for the story. {BeccA}

Reviewer: jenny b
Date: 03/29/08 21:53
Chapter: Finite Infinite

I had to give you a review after that fabulous banner, Jess, and now I’m glad I decided to. This story was wonderful! Your writing is wonderful. There were some lines that just sent shivers up my spine, because you captured the moment and Regulus’s feelings so perfectly.

I think you characterised Regulus really well. He was young and confused when he first became a Death Eater, and he didn’t think it through. I really think that part of Regulus is very realistic. He was pressured by his friends to do what they said was cool, and by his family to do what they thought was brave, and then later he regretted it, when it was too late to go back.

I don’t think the books or most fanfiction give him enough credit. It would’ve been so hard to do something right, when it would be so much easier to just run or surrender. Especially since Regulus’s whole life has been spent under the influence of everyone associated with Death Eaters, it would’ve made it even harder to break away from that.

You portrayed the relationship and similarities between Regulus and Sirius really well. Regulus must have, deep down, always cared about his brother, and felt the same way about right and wrong, but he never had the same amount of courage that Sirius did, and the latter was just too stubborn and prejudiced to help him out.

You might want to fix the end of your summary: He’s forced to either write the letter and send it to the addressee or forever hold

You didn’t finish the sentence. :] Also, the sentence: It’s what he wanted to tell him. I’m pretty sure you meant to say ‘It was’, and if you abbreviate that it sounds very awkward and clunky.

He knew his death was now; it was breathing upon him already starting its decaying process. You need either a comma or ‘and’ in between ‘already’ and ‘starting’.

The last line was very sweet. It’s nice to think that Regulus got some recognition for what he did. That line made me smile, which was good, because the rest of the story made me sad. I go on about last lines a lot, because I’m hopeless at writing good ones for myself. :]

Thank you for writing this wonderful fic and making my wonderful banner, Jess. It really made my day. I hope you understand this review. I tend to waffle on confusingly sometimes.

~Jen

Author's Response: wow! Thank you for this review; it completely made my day. I'm glad you picked up on how I was trying to portray Regulus, and I just felt this was something Regulus would have attempted to have done. And that's odd: I swore I fixed the summary. I'll fix it now, ha. Thank you, again. This seriously made my day.(:

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