Reviews For My Heart
Reviewer: Dracoisbeast
Date: 09/06/12 2:35
Chapter: My Heart

I like your Blaise/ Luna fics :)

Author's Response: Too sweet! While I love Luna with everyone, my favourites are Blaise and Theodore. :)

Reviewer: Gwenog Jones
Date: 04/05/11 16:38
Chapter: My Heart

I loved it! The only problem I had with it was something extremely minor; correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure Luna's eyes are supposed to be grey (although blue does work much better for your story). Still, it was great :)

Author's Response: Thank you (and, yes, Luna's eyes are grey; I was inspired by the movie Luna). Hehe.

Reviewer: Gwenog Jones
Date: 04/05/11 16:37
Chapter: My Heart

I loved it! The only problem I had with it was something extremely minor; correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure Luna's eyes are supposed to be grey (although blue does work much better for your story). Still, it was great :)

Author's Response: Yes, Luna's eye are silver. Most of the time I write them as such, but for this fic I had "movie" Luna in my head. :P Thank you. ^_^

Reviewer: Gemmac
Date: 11/06/10 14:39
Chapter: My Heart

Something I did guess at/notice: you used lines from the song "Congratulations" by Blue October in here w/o a disclaimer. Could this be an accident? I think not...

Author's Response: Could this be an accident? I think not...

That's rather rude - and you're not so subtle at suggesting that I plagiarised. I have it cited it on my other pages, just not here. I forgot. Forgive me for being human. I shall fix that.

Thank you.

Reviewer: The_Real_Hermione
Date: 11/04/10 2:46
Chapter: My Heart

Your writing is beautiful and really captured the heart of this story. It was an interesting pairing, I have to say I didn't pick Blaise, although I thought it must be a Slytherin - so probably Blaise, Theodore or some other one who isn't mentioned. At first I guessed Draco, but it didn't really read like his character.

I loved your use of vocabulary - so often using less common words can seem clunky, but you made it flow beautifully. Your prose writing is very lyrical and captivating.

I liked your metaphor about Switzerland - it certainly added to your characterisations, which were perfect. You showed Luna's character very well, even though it wasn't from her point of view. I liked how we could watch Blaise fail to understand her until the end.

Anyway, I think I'm going on a bit here... but I really loved this fic!!! =D.

Author's Response: //Your writing is beautiful and really captured the heart of this story.//

Pun intended? ^_~ Thank you very much for such a lovely review.

//Your prose writing is very lyrical and captivating.//

Thank you. *blush* It's hard not to be lyrical when writing Luna. ^_~

//I liked how we could watch Blaise fail to understand her until the end.//

You don't know what you have until it's gone. =/

Thank you again. You've made my day. ^_^


Reviewer: Valentinia
Date: 08/24/10 10:06
Chapter: My Heart

Aww. What an unusual pairing! And you pulled it off so well! Though I can't really see Luna giving up who she is, you really made it believable that she would for love, making this a bittersweet love story - and so interesting! Luna's hard to characterize, but, in short, I thought you got her just right. And such a sweet story, in the end! Lovely.

Author's Response: Aww, shucks. I think that's one of the greatest compliments to get when writing any story involving Luna--that I got her just right. *beams* It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy. Hehe. You are very right, though, that Luna is the kind of girl who'd never change who she is. I just put her in a rare situation where she made the exception but, eventually, realised that not being her made her miserable. I'm also very happy that you liked the bitter-sweet story. I guess it just seemed like a 'real' love to me, if you know what I mean. ^_~

Thanks again! ^^


Reviewer: h_vic
Date: 07/25/10 18:21
Chapter: My Heart

This story was refreshingly different. I've never read these two together before, and given I'm fond of rarepairs and tend to actively seek out the obscure, it's always a delight to find a pairing I've not encountered before.

I wasn't at all surprised to discover at the end who the pair were. Luna's characterisation was very clear, and although Blaise's was subtler and there's less to go on in terms of canon, I found him both distinctive and recognisable.

There's something about Slytherin/Ravenclaw pairings that I always find very appealing. I think perhaps it's because I expect a Ravenclaw to be intrigued, rather than repulsed, by the darker side that Slytherins possess, and Luna is a perfect example of that – we don't see it from her side to see what attracts her to Blaise and why she goes along with his controlling of her, but from what we do see, it seems to me that she views him as a puzzle to be solved.

"My mind, it kinda goes fast," she offers as an explanation, as she tilts her head to the side to examine me. "I'll try to slow it down for you."

This line explains Luna so perfectly, and it's a lovely way to credit her Ravenclaw intelligence – that it's not so much that she's strange as that she's just a couple of steps further ahead in the conversation than the person she's talking to. Her calm placidity also ups the emotional intensity of the piece considerably more than if she cried and ranted and screamed; it's as if Blaise's betrayal, when she has given him everything including giving up the essence of herself to please him, is beyond emotions.

The development of the relationship between them is well paced, despite the brevity of the fic. It works because of the curious intimacy that Luna engenders.

So precariously close is she that I imagine I can hear her breathing in synch with the beating of my heart.

This is so very intimate, despite how they barely know each other, and it just shows how Blaise could fall for her even when she's categorically not what he's looking for, but yet even there at such an early stage it is her who must conform to him.

The day she left me was the day she became whole again, and this pleases me more than I could ever admit.

The slow progression of his realisation that he has stifled the very part of her that he fell in love with for its uniqueness is tragic, and his eventual realisation here that she has been better off without him is very poignant and shows how far Blaise has matured in the time they have been apart. Not only have you done an excellent job of characterising a very minor character, but you've allowed him to grow and develop during the course of the story, which is really very impressive.

I bend for her. I am at her beck and call, but she rarely calls, and I am made to feel broken and incomplete.

I love how you end this, so that it reverses and suddenly Blaise is the one who is incomplete and vulnerable. It brings an equality to their relationship that was lacking before – they both need each other, but they both respect who the other is – and leaves a wonderful taste of hope that it can work between them this time around.


Author's Response: Wow, what an epic review! I am humbled. You pointed out everything that I liked about the story too--especially the development of their relationship, which ended up reversing. Blaise and Luna, for me, may lack the spark that certain fanon pairings have, like Draco/Ginny, but, to me, they have the potential to be so much more real.

Everyone guessed Luna, which I'm happy about because a lot of people are extremely picky about how they like Luna written. Most people assumed the male was Draco, but, IMHO, the male here was too nice to be him. I'm very pleased that you caught on to it being Blaise. ^^ Blaise is probably my most favourite minor character to write, and I am so so happy that you noticed his maturing process.

I just want to hug you for such an awesome review! You really made my day. Thank you so much, again. ^^


Reviewer: Page637
Date: 06/21/10 22:50
Chapter: My Heart

That was lovely! At first I thought that it was Draco, what with the pureblood thing and his mom and society, but I realized he would never be that nice while IC. I was wondering who the guy was, but once you said it was Blaise, it all made sense. Anyway, it was a wonderful piece of writing, and it made me go all mushy inside!

Author's Response: Aww, thank you. I thought some might think the male character was Draco, but, like you said, he was much too nice to be Draco. Only someone as superficial (and less bigoted) than Blaise could ever regard Luna for her looks and think that he could change her (in my opinion anyway). ^_~ I'm glad it made you go all mushy, because I was kind of going for that. ^_^

Reviewer: Kaiserin
Date: 06/16/10 15:45
Chapter: My Heart

Funny! I thought it was Draco/Luna!! The Luna part was pretty easy!

"He" could have been any pureblood brat... I don't know why I instantly assumed it was the ferret!

I really liked the way it was written. Very beautiful!!

Author's Response: Funny you should mention that, because I thought the exact same thing: Blaise could have been Draco here. ^_~ I am glad you liked the story nonetheless. ^^

Reviewer: Gmariam
Date: 06/15/10 15:25
Chapter: My Heart

That is fantastic writing! I mean, the prose is just beautiful - from your sentence structure to your amazing vocabularly, it really jumped out at me as incredibly well written. And written in character - I would imagine someone like Blaise speaking exactly like that, very haughty and educated-sounding. Spot-on.
And yet even though this is Blaise and he was an arrogant Slytherin, you totally made this pairing work for me, mostly because you just showed how two people could fall for each other and care for each other, in spite of - or perhaps because of - their many differences.
It was sad how Luna changed, but then my sympathy broadened and I felt bad for Blaise too, because he obviously knew what he did was wrong and really missed her. Their reunion was incredibly sweet. I'd like to think that they lived happily ever after and that in particular Luna was her old self and got to see her friends again. What do you think happened to them? Do they make it?
Lovely story, Lia - excellent writing and great job with such a rarepair! ~Gina :)

Author's Response: Aww, thank you, Gina. I'm glad you liked it. I have always found Blaise and Luna to be an interesting couple. In D/G fanfiction, they are often used as a sub-pairing. They tend to lack the fire and passion of the D/G, but they are more 'real', in my opinion. I'm also happy that you liked my explanations for them being out of character. ^^ I think it's easier to do that with minor characters (maybe not so much Luna, but definitely with Blaise).

Thank you, again, for the lovely review. ^^


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