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Review:redherring says:
Was there ever a more genius pairing? I think not! Not only is it original, but it's actually a possible one, as well. You haven't just thrown two random characters together in an attempt to be a bit different - here you've really created a believable relationship in a likely setting. And the way you wrote it made absolute sense, as well, with Minerva's need for control and Myrtle's insecurites.

Plus, it was really nice to see these characters written about in this way - Minerva stories usually just involve her being paired with Tom Riddle, and with Myrtle it's usually just her as a ghost complaining about how rotten her life was and her death is.

Minerva was written brilliantly, by the way. Absolutely spot on. Everything about her seemed like the adult McGonagall from the series, and yet she was obviously a teenager at the same time and all her thoughts were very age appropriate. I liked the bit we saw of Myrtle as well, and the line about her family was really interesting too, with the bit about her father fighting in the war. I mean, obviously she must have had a family, but it's not really the kind of thing you think about, so I just thought that was a nice detail to add in there.

Your writing, of course, was fabulous, but that pretty much goes without saying :D Oh, and that last line! Brilliant. And very chilling. But anyway, I just loved the whole thing!

Author's Response: Thanks, Lizzie! I love that you find this a possible pairing - it makes me so happy to hear that. I wasn't sure at first, but the more I think about it, the more I really think it could have worked.

Minerva's one of those complicated characters who's tricky to write - especially as a child/teenager - so thanks for your comments on her!

That thing about Myrtle's family just came to me. We knew she wasn't pureblood, since the Basilisk attacked her, so I've always wondered what her family was like. She didn't seem like someone who was privileged, so I assumed her father would probably have been called to fight as a soldier in WWII.

Thanks so much for this great review! I really appreciate it.

xoxo
Melanie


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