|Review:||The Hive Queen says:|
Oh man, this was... this was absolutely chilling! I loved it!
It started off well enough, you began moving things along, I saw that it would be about naming things, and Luna getting over her mother. I saw you explaining away Luna's nicknames and her reasons for loving all sorts of odd creatures, but man, the Thestrals! The "herd of Death." The ending was so, so perfect here, it all fit together so well! Naming the Thestrals after people who have died; so fitting. Sort of like coming full circle, in an odd sort of way. And it fit in brilliantly with your original topic, the importance of names! Very, very well done!
This was such a clever take on Thestrals. And Luna, of all people, was the perfect one to slip in and be the character that named them. It all felt very natural, the way you described it. I could just see Luna, making friends with the Thestrals, no big deal, having a solemn moment, and all the students in the background laughing at her. Very realistic.
And it makes sense for the Thestrals, too, to have names of their own. They're not death, they're just creatures who are made visible by death. And when they become visible, they need names. Of course.
Such a great job here, I really, really enjoyed it! I'll have to remember to come back and favorite it once my secret identity has been unveiled, muahaha. ;) Anyway, have a very happy holiday!!!
Author's Response: First of all, I wanted to say thank you for all of the absolutely lovely reviews - they really made my day and I loved them! (Also, the names were brilliant - I had a big smile on my face, so thank you!)
I have to admit that posting this made me a bit nervous, as it's a bit of a strange idea that I just decided to go with and write, so I am relieved that it seemed to work. It was inspired by a topic on the forums that I read a while back about what Luna's boggart would be, and somebody suggested Thestrals, and I started thinking about what they represented and how Luna might feel about them.
I am very glad that it makes sense outside of my head, haha! :)
Thank you so much! Means a lot. :)