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Review:charlottetrips says:
Hi! Here from the Review Tag :)

“Either the burning in his arm or the nightmare in his head woke him up.” – oh, such a good way to start a story.

Wow what a very descriptive way to describe getting branded. That was way descriptive. It fits so well into the dark undertone of this story. Have you burned something before?

I like how you put emphasis on Draco’s concern and worry over his mother’s safety. I definitely feel that this was a driving force behind Draco’s acceptance of the Dark Mark and the continuing of the horrible task to kill Dumbledore.

Also the way you point out how family is the most important thing to the Malfoys, for different reasons: Lucius’ borderline obsession to see to it that the “glory” of the Malfoy name continues on and Narcissa’s and Draco’s concerns that they all survive, even at the expense of others.

What a bitter and cold-hard moment to write about. I feel that you handled it well. Draco was forced to mature just as the others at his age in this time and I can really see it here. What’s sad about it is that he very clearly sees it.

Author's Response: Hey! Thanks for coming to check out my stuff :)

Haha, well, I like to cook, so I've definitely burnt my fingers from time to time while handling hot pans and food. I also have a tattoo, but no Dark Marks here! I'm glad I was able to convey a realistic sensation without having personally experienced something so drastic.

Yeah, you're right in pointing out that family is important to each of the Malfoys in different ways. This story is one attempt to describe Draco's feelings of being unsure whether to follow his dad, who is all about blood purity and superiority, and his mother, who really does care about her family and loves them from the bottom of her heart.

I'm also glad that I caused you to look upon Draco with some pity. That was one of the driving forces behind the piece. Draco is put into a difficult situation just like the "heroes" of the story, and though he doesn't come out all brave and perfect at the end, he does experience some growth as a result, I think.

Thanks so much for your lovely review! :)

academica


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