Okay, so that was kind of the creepiest thing EVER. And I loved every leering, simpering, psychotic moment of it. I truly did, because this is much, much scarier than any amount of gore or violence you could have written. This is scary in a whole new level, and is, in my opinion, the epitome of horror and dark as nothing else I have yet read on this site.
I don't think Fortescue will ever be the same for me in the books. WHY DOES HE GIVE HARRY FREE ICE CREAM. Scary as heck.
I can't put my finger on why this was so compelling to read -- it wasn't just your imagery, or just your plot, or just the spine-chilling effect the whole thing had. Your stories always have an element completely apart from themselves and, whatever it is, it draws me like a magnet to a pole. You just have a WAY with words. I've said it before, but you paint with them. And everything combined made me shiver and wince and grimace and I could not have stopped should you have tried to make me.
I tend to ramble in reviews to you. And repeat. A LOT of repeating. But I really and truly cannot help it, because I am an odd duck. As it were.
This may be one of my very favorite one-shots of yours, and I wish you would stop writing them. (Not really, though.) Each one just builds successively on whichever one you wrote before, raising the bar higher. And I always think you'll never meet the standards, but you always meet them, and then some. This was fantastic, absolutely fantastic, and if you don't win the challenge my eyebrows will disappear into my hairline.
Author's Response: EWWW FREE ICE CREAM.
By the way, Jane...I have this rocky road ice cream here if you want to share it. Don't mind the camera. Just pretend it's not there, okay? By the way, I really like the new faucet you installed in your bathroom.
Your reviews don't seem rambling to me, but then again I might be enjoying them a bit too much. Ahem.
-pets my inflated ego-
YOU ALWAYS LIKE THE LEAST-POPULAR STORIES OF MINE THE BEST. If other people shy away from it, you're all grabby hands. I love that you have an appreciation for things that aren't aesthetically pleasing. I kind of want to give you a hug. Just imagine the bear emoticon here, with its little wriggly ears. So cute.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING AMAZING ALL THE TIME, LIKE NONSTOP. IT MUST BE VERY TIRING. ♥ P.S. I WANT TO KNOW IMMEDIATELY WHEN SNETH IS VALIDATED.