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Review:Alopex says:
*huff* I can't believe someone snuck in here and left a review before I did! I checked your page almost exactly an hour ago (59 minutes by my clock as I type this sentence, believe it or not; I know the time because I was planning out my reviewing time tonight), but I decided to plug away at my project read for a little bit. Ah well, it's pretty cool that someone saw this and wanted to read it! :-)

Anyway. I loved it! It was so funny, though of course I would not be pleased as a pet owner. Actually, I'm not much of a cat lover, though I know you are. (I'm actually not much of a pets-in-the-house lover . . . I know, I know.) But I still think I could appreciate this story. :-)

I definitely think you captured the character of a cat, particularly a Crookshanks cat/kneazle. I loved that this story was entirely from Crookshanks' POV, and the present tense made it seem so much more immediate and amusing! Crookshanks' thoughts were so grouchy and full of character. What a fabulous read!

I got such a kick out of Crookshanks' predicament! Poor cat, just couldn't get any peace at all. That was so comical. But then, I suppose we shouldn't feel TOO sorry for him (though I have to admit I was moved by the image of an old, sneezing cat huddling under the couch, trying to escape the noise--though perhaps I was moved because Crookshanks cleverly described the scene in such a way as to manipulate the sentiments of the readers) because it seems he's more than clever enough to look after his interests. Typical Ron . . . out-maneuvered by a cat! Of course it would be Ron. Haha! Really well done. This is going right into my favorites. :-)

Author's Response: Thanks for the review. You know your opinion means a lot to me.

I don't usually write first person or present tense, but I thought this story really needed both. I'm really trying to work on first person as it's what I'm going to need to do to get through 'Dudley and Lavender' when I re-do it. I'm really working on each character having a distinctive voice.

And yes, you're correct that my wife and I own cats and love them very much. I based some of this on how our cats act.

I've been wanting to write a story from Crookshank's pov for a long time, ever since my wife suggested it for a challenge during the Last Drabble Writer Challenge at eHPF (the one for the Mirror of Erised when I wrote about Griphook instead). I think Crookshanks was definitely spinning things his way in his telling of the story :)

I wouldn't feel too sorry for Ron, he got some of what he wanted, too, and Hermione; you especially know if you read the story this is based on by Georgia_Weasley.

I'm so glad that you thought I got the grouchy 'old man' character of Crookshanks. I sort of based him on myself...a grumpy old man. LOL.

Thanks again for the review.


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