Oh my god, that was amazing! Im a Tool fan also, and Stinkfist is my fave song by them, and you portrayed the song Spot On with this story!
i love this. it's so amazingly written. good job!
Wolfstar! I love it!
Your style is unbelievably addicting. I couldn't stop reading once I started, and I slowly felt myself getting pulled into the story. Your characterization of Remus seemed a bit exaggerated, but he did sort of fall into a black hole with Sirius in jail, so it seems quite realistic.
The older man scene was an interesting way to show Remus's 'insanity', though effective. I was a little skeptical, but you pulled it off quite well.
I was so relieved when Snape pushed off Remus. I really thought you were going to have a Remus/Snape scene! I enjoyed this ending much better, though, and seemed like a very Snape-ish thing to do, especially with thoughts of Lily in his mind.
Bravo! I loved the darkness and
Author's Response: Hm... I suspect there's somthing missing at the end there? No matter. Thank you for such a wonderful review! Almost makes me want to start writing fanfiction again... :P And I'm glad you enjoyed it even though there were bits you initially wasn't too fond of. So thank you! :)
Um...since when is Remus gay?
Author's Response: Well, since I wrote him that way, if you don't mind. Why, do you think he's not? Are you sure?
wow- this storyline is so original and wonderfully written.
you described lupin in such detail in such a short space of time, but i feel i've known him for much longer.
great story :)
Author's Response: Thank you very much for this positive review! I'm really glad you liked my story, and that you liked my interpretation and portrayal of Lupin. I do love that character, and DH made me so sad... Anyways, thanks a lot!
Maia, this story was amazing. The emotions were right there, skimming the surface, the whole time. The despair and loneliness that Remus felt was so visceral and raw that I positively ached for him. Remus is my ultimate favourite character and I was afraid that I wouldn't be able to read this story and have it be believable, let alone enjoyable. To my fortunate surprise, it was both. Your description is captivating; I could feel the oppression of Remus' life boxing him in to the point where he is drowning in it. Snape was a wonderful addition and completely in character to the end. Simply awesome.
~The Marauding Cupcake, Gryffindor Review Crew
Author's Response: Thank you so much for your review! It's wonderful to receive one that is so kind and full. I'm glad the chracaterisation of Remus worked for you; this is how I see him, so I've been hoping I'm not alone in my interpretation. I'm also overjoyed that I culd describe his feelings do vividly! Thank you so much for reviewing, and I'm really happy you enjoyed it! :)
Wow. Poor Lupin! Isn't that strange, one touch from Snape, and he's "alive" and many nights drinking and doing other things, nothing. This was wonderfully written.
Author's Response: Thank you! I'm glad you liked it. I think what I wanted to do with this story was show how much more powerful an emotional connection can be than all the physical and material things in the world. Thank you so much for reviewing! :)
Really sad and heartbreaking story. Poo r Remus! I know the feeling of loss too as I no longer have my parents. So I can identfy with his feeling of loss.
It is a nice story and hopefully Lupin can find a silver lining in his grey cloud.
Author's Response: I too have lost a parent, so grief fics come to me rather easily, it seems. Remus is such a perfect subject for them, because he's an emotionally complex character. Of all the characters in the Potterverse, he's the one that's most likely to actually end up in a state like this, sad though that may be.
Thank you for reviewing, and I'm glad you enjoyed my story!
Wo1 this was really dramatic! i assume you're portraying Lupin as gay, but you know what happens when you assume!
Author's Response: True. When one assumes, one often ends uo making an ass out of u and me, but in this case your assumption is correct. Remus will always be gay in my mind. I can't help it, it's how I've always perceived him. Since way before I became a part of the fandom or started to write fanfiction. That's why I could never write Remus/Tonks. Just feels wrong to me, no matter how canon it is.
Thank you for reviewing! :)
Wow.... I've read some smash fics, but that was just not what I had expected. I've got to admit that I didn't want to keep reading after the older man in the pub... but something about your style, and the story itself made me want to.
When Lupin made for Snape... I literaly gasped; and felt just as sorry as Lupin did when Snape pushed him off. You made the most unlikely person to ever try and pull Lupin out of his deppresion, seem beliveable. Hell, you made the whole story beliveable when it's probably the most unlikely plot I've ever read.
The way you stuck to Sev's canon characteristics, yet kind and somewhat understanding was brilliant. Lupin, a drunk nypho, seemed like it was the most natural thing in the world.
Smashing good job :D
Author's Response: Wow! Way for a first review! Thank you so much, I'm really happy you liked it. I had a lot of fun writing it. I just love dark-fics, I love to explore the darker sides of humanity and their suffering. There's always very little magic in my HP fics.
Thanks a lot for a really great review, and for reading my story, even if it was against your better judgement. :P