Creepy story dude!
Author's Response: Bellatrix is a creepy character :). Thank you for the review! xx Ariana
The line 'But she loves the taste of hesitation -- so different than the blind desire and simplicity of the opposite sex.' was just so wonderfully Bellatrix. This piece is an interesting way of looking at the character, I really enjoyed it.
Author's Response: I'm glad you liked that line - I am hoping to explore more of Bellatrix's relationships in future stories. Thank you so much for leaving this review!
I think this is extraordinary. I will definitely be looking for your other work. You took my favorite character and made her better, 10/10
Author's Response: This is such a lovely compliment - thank you, I am so glad that I didn't ruin Bella in any way. She is too intriguing of a character for that :). xx Ariana
Your writing is so vivid and raw. You were very insightful of Bellatrix. How intense and unforgiving she is. I applaud you for this excellent piece of fan fiction. I would not be surprised if you became a best selling author. I do have to admit that this is not Rowling like work, it is awe inspiring but just not Potter. That is OK, because that is how you grow as an author.
Author's Response: Wow, thank you so much! I'm crossing my fingers that I'll be published one day, but we'll see :). Thanks again for taking the time to leave such a thoughtful review! xx Ariana
THAT WAS FAB and beautifully messed up and fantabulous. I mean, haha, I read it already, a while before, but I didn't have enough time to leave a review. Silly me. Anyway, did you know that you're amazing? Because you aaaaaare! Your imagery is so fabulous and vivid and pretty scary and disturbing at times, and that all fits brilliantly with Bella's character. Your writing style is so gorgeous, and I think you did such a fantastic job characterising Bellatrix in this. I remember reading your initial drabbles for the gauntlet, and I wasn't sure how you would connect them together, but you managed to seamlessly. I shall attempt to write something vaguely coherent in SBBC, but know, my dear, that you are ah-mazing. :D
Author's Response: Soraya! I heart you so much for leaving a review - thank you thank you thank you :)! I am so glad that you thought the imagery and the characterization was okay. I had so much trouble with the drabbles that I almost didn't post a one-shot, and even writing it out I was worried it would be clunky, so it really makes me so happy to hear that they worked well together. You are the best :). xx Ariana
This was a rather sad and scary story that set my nerves on end with the sheer unpleasantness of it all. But don't think that it was bad, because it was actually quite good. It all seems to be exactly the kind of things that Bellatrix would have done.
Author's Response: Thank you! That is pretty much what I was going for, so I'm glad it worked for you and that you thought Bellatrix was true to her character :) xx Ariana
Ariana, this is heartwrenching, and I never thought I'd use that word to describe a Bellatrix-centric fic. Wow. I think you caught Bella's disturbed mania so well. Everything felt so her. And yet, at the same time, it was such an interesting take on her because I've always thought of her as someone who only enjoyed the pointlessness of killing. Here you've shown us The Three, and these three aren't pointless, they're almost like revenge from what has happened to her in the past and it's like she views these three killings as important because their catalysts are what made her such a twisted and broken person.
Seriously, this is brilliant. It's a brilliant insight into Bella's mind, and you manage to humanise her, which is not often seen. I am abhored by her, and yet, I am also sickened by what led her to the first two killings. You've definitely given me some food for thought.
I haven't even touched on your beautiful writing, yet. Well.
Keep on being fab :)
Author's Response: Thank you so much for this lovely review! I am so flattered that you liked the story. I wasn't sure on how far I could go without Bella becoming OOC, so I'm glad that you thought the story still felt like *her*. You are so sweet for reviewing -- thank youuuu! xx Ariana