|Review:||sunday sunday says:|
it's like i've died and gone to hell ! which, of course, is much more exciting than going to heavan. so, uhm, yeah. very interesting story. and i mean interesting in the good way, not in the '...yeah...that was...interesting (awkward smile)...?' kind of way.
for starters it's defnitely engaging. as in, you keep reading beacuase you have no freaking idea of what's going on! but, again, in a good way. that's one of the things that stuck out most for me so far in this story is the pacing. everything takes it's time in revealing itself, from all the mystery surrounding this gurl's death, to whatever it is dominic is holding captive inside himself, to even in the first chapter, the identity of the narrator.
whom i love. i love the narrator. such a unique voice she has. very tidy, well thought out, with a wide vocabulary and an almost old fashioned way about it. i really had no idea who to expect behind it! i thought it might've been an older, y'know, well dressed, black suit and tie, hair slicked back kinda guy. actually, such a voice could've even belonged to voldemort i think, and yet you've given it to a character who, at least on the outside, seems far less sinsiter than someone like voldemort; a younger gurl, still enrolled in school.
these are contrasting images, i think. to put such dark themes, and such an intelligent point of view to a school setting, and to teenage characters. but, somehow, it works.
i don't know, maybe i'm just talking out of my nose, and i completely misunderstood the whole thing, but either way i still liked it. i suppose if i spent a little more time thinking about it i could find something to be pickey about, but really i couldn't care to. for now, i'm just waiting for the next chapter, and hopefully to understand it all.
Author's Response: Hell is interesting, I'll give you that. And this story is (hopefully) interesting. In the good way.
If you have no idea what's going on, it's because I don't either, honestly; I have a very vague framework of motivations and plot, but nothing concrete at all. So I'm glad it's engaging and not (that) frustrating. My vagueness about plot is also why the pace is rather slow, but hopefully (I'm using that word a lot, I think) it all reveals to something or other at the end!
The narrator is very blunt, in her way. She doesn't see herself as being particularly eloquent or having a wide vocabulary -- she's very focused on getting her point across, and she'll do that however she wants to. Funnily enough, when I first wrote the first chapter and had no idea who the narrator was, Tom Riddle was an obvious candidate. But I chose who I chose to throw the convention on its head and work within a whole new set of rules: the rules of society in school. The contrasting images, the juxtaposition between the darkness of the fic and the supposed carefree times they live in, is exactly what I wanted to achieve, and I'm so glad it actually works!
You're absolutely not talking out of your nose; in fact this is one of the loveliest (hehehe) reviews I've received for this story. I hope everyone, myself included, will come to understand what this fic is really about, but in the meantime, thank you so much for reading and leaving such a wonderful review!