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Review:Violet Gryfindor says:
Whoa. You should write at 3am more often, if this is the result. I'm trying to think of something to say that isn't a mass of incomprehensible squees - it's hard to resist screaming the awesomness of this story to the stars and back, but really, it's so amazing. The whole thing. The idea of it. The writing style. The characters. The symbolism. Oh my gosh, it's brilliant.

It's terrifying too, but that's the whole point, and probably why I love it. It's horror at its best. The way that all the puzzle pieces of this story fit together is also perfect (okay, so everything about this story is perfect, but I can't think of another way of saying it at this time of night :P). Aligning Teddy with the werewolf and Victoire with the virginal maiden, then Dominique undergoing that transformation - how her youth was red and her change makes her very saintly, like a Magdalene. But even with the cure, he can't be tamed - that's the terrifying bit, that the instinct is always there.

How can such a short story contain so much? No idea, but now I really need to read something else of yours (why haven't I yet?) - I've wanted to read your stories for a while, but after seeing Gubby's review for this one, I had to read it right away, and I'm really glad that I did. It's definitely an immediate favourite. ^_^

Author's Response: (I might have been hyperventilating ever so slightly when I saw this review. This might also be an understatement.)

I had the idea for a Little Red-inspired horror for awhile, and I totally did not expect this response o__o! I first didn't know how to approach horror -- there's death, but what makes it chilling? I always thought that the most dangerous driving force for a person is an obsession, to lose control of oneself to a single vice. And so it went from there.

When you analyzed the characters like that I have to admit, my first thought was, That is a far better analysis than what I saw in it! (It's actually what I was aiming for, but I tend not to realize these things until someone else says it for me. My mind tends to just process, "something about growth and carnal instincts and your past coming to eat you up"). I always say that I'm a terrible terrible reader because when I read vague fic, I can never figure out what they mean. Which apparently applies to my own fic as well.

And oh dear, -runs around like a headless chicken- PLEASE DON'T READ ANYTHING AWFUL. My WIPs tend to be very happy + gratuitously cast with hot brooding men -- not like this in the slightest. My metaphor usage tends to be locked up in what few dramatic one-shots I have. But erm yes, don't read awful things: that is the best suggestion I can provide :D

Thank youuu for the review! ♥


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