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Review:Dalek194 says:
Nice work! Your portrayal of Lockhart is spot on; he is instantly recognisable as the full-of-himself, hopeless show off from the Chamber of Secrets, though (crucially) you don't portray him as a nasty person - just someone completely pathetic. I've never thought Lockhart was a nasty guy - he just went too far to ensure his sucess.

One thing I would say is that I think Lockhart was in Ravenclaw (rather oddly, seeing as he couldn't perform even the simplest of spells) rather than Slytherin. I think this came from a picture seen hanging in the second film, in which he was wearing Ravenclaw quidditch robes; Lockhart never came across as a Slytherin personality (I'd have thought he'd have been Hufflepuff, but there you go).

A very humourous and clever way of explaining how Lockhart achieved his "Outstanding"s; the part with the cat was particularly clever. Well done!

Author's Response: Thanks so much! It's wonderful getting such a lovely long review. I had a lot of fun writing Lockhart- I know he's a bit of an idiot, but it was interesting to try and portray that kind of character. I agree that he wasn't nasty as such- just too selfish to realise what he was doing. I think you mihgt be right about the Ravenclaw thing- other reviewers have pointed it out too. But when I wrote the story I had no idea, and I quite like him in Slytherin- he has a sly sort of cleverness and ambition.
Anyway, I'm really glad you liked it. Thanks again! :-D


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