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Review:MidwinterMasque says:
For a story with no overtly sad theme, I've gathered a very melancholy vibe from reading it. It's a good thing, I think, because your style of writing was quite sparse on detail and pensively, almost distractedly purveyed. I LOVED IT!
Still, I feel (if you'll pardon the overused term) a quiet sense of loss from reading it. Not really because of the way you ended the story, but because of the cutaway of their relationship, and both of their lives being condensed (not really the right term, but anyway) into a few short chapters. You've made me reconsider, er... I'm not sure what it is I'm reconsidering, but rest assured I'm reconsidering it.
I'll be staring out of windows, thinking about this one for the next few days, I foresee!

Author's Response: Melancholy is one of my favorite words to throw around when I write, but funnily enough, I never applied it to this. I agree that the writing itself was incredibly sparse, and am relieved that it worked. And I also agree that there is a quiet sense of loss pervading the story because of the deterioration/strengthening of Albus and Eugenie's association (I think both happen at the same time). I never thought of the loss coming from condensing their lives into 11 chapters, maybe because I don't think it's condensing them at all. I look at it more as summarizing, describing, but nothing as radical as condensing. But I'm really glad that you're thinking about a story, as that's one of the greatest parts of reading, and I'm very glad you read through it all. Thanks for the review!

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