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Review:dirtydeedsdonedirtcheap says:
Remus is a constant in her mind, so much so that she can neither tell where she ends and the train of thought that is purely Remusremusremusremusremus begins

^ I enjoyed the way you repeated Remus over and over again. Just. I really don't even know what to say about this. Words escape me. I never really read Remus/Tonks because I just feel like...their story is so tragic. Makes no sense since I read Lily and James but Remus...Remus was the first person I used to read in fanfiction. I do not like to think that he died. You know what I mean?

It's so unfair that Harry Potter had to start with an orphan and then end with an orphan. Poor Teddy.

Yet she knows - the bodily sort of knowledge, the kind that rises from her stomach, making her sit up straight and flex her fingers as if preparing to fight, like her magic but even more innate - that she can heal him: she can erase his grief and isolation, and make him at least marginally happy, given the right set of circumstances.

^ I find it interesting that women seem to think they can fix a man, change him. I think we have this part of our brain that tells us we can do anything -- of course we can -- but healing someone is extreme to me. I think it works of course in the story but I'm going beyond that. I'm saying everyday life.

It is the saddest day of her life.

^ That line just killed me. This entire piece was incredibly sad and just when I thought that maybe, just maybe, things would pick up I reached the end and that was that.

I was left feeling empty. I don't mean I was disappointed because I wasn't. I just mean...I wish that Remus could have been happier. He deserved it. The entire portion about Sirius was just mind blowing. I think that was my favorite part in the entire piece because while Tonks was thinking Remusremusremus, Remus was thinking Siriussiriussirius and there's just something about that, that is incredibly heartbreaking.

Author's Response: I know what you mean about Remus, he is my favourite favourite favourite character in the Potterverse and I love him to pieces. Remus/Tonks' story for me is horribly tragic in a different way from Lily/James, because it all goes to pieces while they're both still alive - he turns bitter, and she's depressed. And that's just in canon.

It is unfair. Personally, while I know objectively what JKR was trying to acheive by making Teddy an orphan, it just feels sort of cruel. *sobbing, etc.*

I wasn't intending to stereotype an entire gender through Tonks' characterisation, but okay. In Tonks' case, well... she's a Hufflepuff, after all, isn't she? She just wants to help people. She's chosen the wrong person to help, but she can't know that. I couldn't tell you about everyday life, though.

Empty is how I wanted you to feel, so I'm glad that got through. :P
It's interesting that you feel sorry for Remus, though, because the majority of the responses I've had to this fic are on the Remus-is-an-emotional-abuser side. Hmm.

Thank you for your review, and I'm glad you enjoyed the fic. :)


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