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Review:Aphoride says:
Like so many things you've written, that was just incredible. I'm going to have to take a minute to find something coherent to say in this review ;)

First off, I'd like to say that you handled the subject matter so brilliantly. You didn't glorify it, you didn't make it seem like a good thing or particularly like a bad thing... it just was, which I think is so important for something so difficult like this. The simplicity of your writing and the scenes you had the characters in really allowed you to explore the emotional side and the topic itself so well.

Gosh, it was so emotional! I actually felt for all the characters (and I almost never feel anything for the characters, seriously, so kudos to you for that) in this, I really understood where they were coming from and why it was so hard and why they were so upset and all the rest of it. I could relate to all of the characters in one way or another, understand them all, sympathise with them all... it was just fantastic.

The language you used was so beautiful - it didn't make the topic seem beautiful, though, don't worry! - but it really struck me and pulled me in and kept me there with Lucy and Molly and Audrey and Percy for the entire ride. The simplicity really suited the piece.

I loved how you showed different glimpses from different parts of her life, with a prologue-y kinda paragraph at the beginning and an epilogue-y paragraph at the end. It really allowed us to see how she progressed from an innocent little girl to her teenage self to her adult self and how she grew, you know? It wouldn't have been quite as effective if you'd missed those pieces out.

I just loved this. It was so beautiful, so simple and yet so powerful. Wow.

Aph xx

Author's Response: Hey there aph! Sorry about the five days it took for me to respond to this, I tend to respond to the short ones first so I can have more time to do the lovely juicy ones properly. e, thank you for such a lovely reivew.

I was really scared of writing about it in a way that would make it worse if someone was struggling with self harm and read this, obviously if it's glorified it's against the TOS and then making it seem like something really dirty and shamefull it just well, not fair.

This was a very personal thing to write so I'm really glad you connected and felt for all the characters, even though none of them were around very much, and yeah. I'm just really glad that you were able to do that. It's such a sensitive issue and it's horrible for anyone who touches the issue in any way.

I like fancy language, so I guess that's that covered.

I need to not get into a habit of having a tensey-time-povchangey theme going on with my one-shots, as that last ones have all had a similar sort of thing like that.. BUt I don't know, I guess I really writing like that.

Thanks for such a loveellyy review :D

AC


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