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Review:BeautyInFire says:
Okay. This is a pretty good story and I like where you are going with it. Although, they don't really sound like the actual characters all that much. And I know you said not to be offended by the "county hick" statement, but what if I called you a dumbass yankee with a horrid accent to match your attitude? I don't mean anything by it...

I don't actually think that of anyone living up north but it does still offend me that people believe that anyone down south is a hillbilly.

I can tell that so far you are getting the hang of it and I'm enjoying it. :)

7/10!

Author's Response: Thanks for reviewing.

I have a few things to say, just as a general response. I wrote this four or five years ago, as a teenager, and intended it not to be taken seriously for the most part. It's true, my characters don't exactly sound like JK Rowling's characters, but that is the beauty of fiction. Plus, at that time in my life, writing accurately was not my foremost thought.

Also, I never stated in any way that this so-called "country hick" comment was directed to southerners. That was a conclusion you had jumped to. Personally, I believe southerners are polite and friendly, and frankly, I love how they speak. The term "country hick" doesn't make me think of southerners, but in fact people in general who live in the countryside and have poor grammar. It is not something I delineate by region. I know this isn't a p.c. (politically correct) term, and I truly do apologise if I offended anyone.

Also, you're explanation of a "yank" has me thinking of Long Island, New York, a small fraction of the Northeastern United States, where there are some very distinctive accents.

Regardless of my locality in the world, I realise, in truth, my poor judgement and lack of forsight in choosing to describe anything in what could be considered an undesirable way. Hopefully, it doesn't appear in any of my other works.

Thanks for being honest and giving me constructive crit! :)


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