|Review:||The Last Marauder says:|
BRILLIANT! BRILLIANT BRILLIANT! BRILLIANT! BRILLIANT! I could repeat that word forever and it still wouldn't be enough to describe this! :)
I LOVED THIS! I'm genuinely serious, I LOVED IT! This is officially now my ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE Lupin/Tonks fic on HPFF (and believe me, I've been on this site since 2007, and I've read pretty much very Lupin/Tonks fic here, and I write them myself, so I'm not easily impressed, but this BLOWS MY MIND!!)
You're characterisation is flawless, absolutely FLAWLESS! I love Tonks, I love how you get inside her head and bring her to life here on the page. She is so realistic, so believable, exactly like I imagined her to be! Loved that Hufflepuff loyalty there, you can argue that it's better than Gryffindor bravery, becuase hey, you need to be brave to be loyal, so Hufflepuffs, in a way, already have all the qualities Gryffindor's prize, or maybe I'm going to far?
Lupin was great too, you had that self-depreciation on the werewolf front down to perfection. We get this sense that he hates what he is, but at the same time is embracing it so he can help Dumbledore and the Order, so he can do his part in the fight against Voldemort. That and I loved how protective of Tonks is was too.
Incidently, I am ridiculously happy that you are not going for that love at first sight rubbish with the pair of them. It is far more believable if they get to know each other and then fall for eachother. Other fics wreck my head like that, they have this first moment where they meet and from then on everything is just fluff romance which makes me cringe and want to scream. Your way, however, is how it should be (or at least how it is in my head anyway!).
I loved Greyback as well. You had his way of speaking and thinking down to a pound. Brilliant stuff. Again, he is exactly like he is in the books. You also achieved that without having him swear/use overly vulgar language (a lot of fics do that). I think it is much harder, but far more effective, to do what you've done and capture him without having to resort to such over the top obscenities. I mean JK Rowling didn't do that, so why should fan-fic writers?
Em... yeah, I just freakin' loved this. 100/10. Seriously. 1,000,000/10 even! Please keep writing this! Please, I'll go mad if you don't. Thank you so much for sharing this story, and for taking my favourite characters in the whole wide world of literary canon and creating such a brilliant story in which you stay true to their natures and personalities! No easy feat that. Well done.
Ps. not that it matters or anything... but why you no reply to my review on MM? :-/
Author's Response: Hi!!
Ah! You've no idea how much this review made my week! I just want to go write the next chapter immmediately!! (Though I can't... it's MM week next week! :P)
Ah! Really? Wow! I'm so glad you're enjoying this and Mischief Managed! :) Yey for characterisation... haha - I keep sending Dumbledore away - he scares me slightly :P
I really don't know how to reply to this - it's the exact same issue I had with your review for MM (hence the ridiculous delay in responding!) -they're so kind and make me want to write that I have no idea how to respond! :P
Just - thank you so much for supporting my stories and leaving such amazing reviews!!!