|Review:||Toujours Padfoot says:|
Just - stop. Stop being so good. You're so talented, it's ridiculous. And I can't even start pointing out every little piece of this chapter that amazed me, because I WOULD BE COPYING DOWN THE WHOLE THING.
I'm pretty sure the first paragraph was the best, most descriptive, alluring paragraph in the history of forever.
The way Snape came into the world - the imagery, the emotions, the relationship between Eileen and Tobias - HOLY COW. You have a way with Snape and his story like no one else I've ever come across.
You're going to get so sick of my gushy reviews. But I can say, with all honesty - and I don't care who else reads this - that I think you are the best writer on HPFF. And I'm not just saying that because I like you personally. Even if I had never spoken to you at all on the forums, I would still stalk your author page. I have never read anything written by you that I didn't absolutely adore - and I am separating the Jane I love from your writing. It's fantastic standing on its own. And I think that this chapter right here, is my favorite chapter anywhere on the archives. You just breathe life into everything you write, and you have the talent of someone who's been writing regularly for 20+ years.
I hope you win this challenge. Whoever made them would be crazy not to give you first place.
Do NOT, under any circumstances, feel obligated to say similar things in your reviews with my stories. I do not say these things because I want you to compliment/review me in return; I have never given a review that I did not mean. If something ever needs improvement, I say it. If it's missing something, I say it. But it seems that with every story you write, it just gets better and better until I am absolutely blown out of the water. And now I'm just on this long rant (and I planned to only leave a couple of sentences or so because I don't want to annoy you with my lengthy fangirl-fest) because I still just can't get over your versatility and writing technique. You deserve so much exposure.
So, I'm going to shut up now. Perhaps I should stop reviewing you, because it's just this repetitive cycle of "that was beautiful". But it's your own fault, for writing such beautiful stories! So if you forget anything that I've just said - remember that when I say this is the best chapter I've ever read on the archives (and in comparison to many published books, as well), I mean it. I'm going to go recommend this on the forums.
I hope you're having fun on your vacation. :)
Love you tons!
Author's Response: Sarah, this review made me cry. Not tear up. CRY. As in, there were some salty drops running down my face.
I am so glad I'm getting Snape right... no one wants a cliche Snape, and I'm trying to explore maybe some of his less-seen angles. Sick of your reviews? Never ever in a million years, and those are the truest words I've ever spoken.
I think it's so funny that I feel the EXACT same way about your stories - and I MEAN that. You have a way of writing things that makes me jealous beyond belief, and I am not just saying that because you leave me such beautiful reviews. I am SO jealous of both CHaNT and 12 Ways, and yes - all your one shots. Your Dudley one shot? Holy. Cow.
You deserve JUST as much exposure, if not more. And I mean that with everything I can put into these pixels. YOU are amazing.
I love you, Sarah! Thank you for making my whole week brighter. Seriously, I meant EVERYTHING I said up there.