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Review:GubraithianFire says:
You make me want to die.


I should leave this at that, because I really have nothing else coherent or 12+ to say at this point, but I've never left you a legit review and that makes me sad, because Merlin knows you deserve it (Merlin also knows I'm an idiot for never having done it before). So.

Can I just say, I never believed the Victoire/Victoire-ness. I imagined in a Narcissus type of way and you just gave it a crazy name to attract attention. So this twist -- Why didn't I think of this. What is wrong with me. I don't understand. GAH. So simple, so creative, so WTFJUSTHAPPENED. And yet it makes so much sense. It's so obvious that I just -- I can't even.

Since I assumed the "you" was Victoire Weasley (it's been so long since I read second person and you've rekindled my love of it with such effective use of it), I can't really imagine it being the other Victoire. The line about "I'm always compared to you" just seemed to point to that conclusion. But I appreciate the ambiguity because it didn't hit me until your a/n that you never actually said which Victoire is which. Subtlety is your middle name, isn't it? I thought so. Celeste Subtlety. It flows nicely.

And holy crap, the technicality behind this story drives me insane. I don't know how you did it, and I get now why it took so long to get right and gosh, it's so impeccable and clean and eek how did you do this. I can't even. Seriously. Out of order fics drive me crazy because at some point it doesn't matter that they are out of order; they're ostensibly constructed that way so that it doesn't strictly matter, and I think you did that brilliantly. I had to read it over again just to process it.

The first read, of course, was just to luxuriate in the language. Like, holy orguhxd, really, Celeste? Are you trying to make us all crawl back into our holes to dominate the archives with your freaking amazing diction? So much evil jealousy, I don't even know how to explain it to you. I would go back and comb through lines to show you how jealous I am and how much I hate you right now, but even now there are just concepts and expletives roaming through my mind and I can't pin anything down. There are a few I vaguely remember, specifically the dreams and steel lines and then the one "Her eyes were like money." The second one stuck out because money is such a mundane word, you know, and I thought it just brought the whole thing down (in a totally good way!) from the sort of abstract, existential fog of beauty and melancholy that you seem to perpetually live in.

And I obviously think in weird ways, so let's ignore that and sum up: I hate you. So much.

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