|Review:||Gabriella Hunter says:|
Hey, its Gabbie here with your requested review and I'm sorry that I didn't get here sooner, I was actually sort of busy these last two days. I was not pleased.
Anyhoo, I am pleased that you requested this for me, it was hilarious! I'm not sure whether or not I should be concerned about Snape's mildew socks or what but I really enjoyed his misery. He wasn't trying to be funny of course but at some point I couldn't stop grinning at how horrible the day was going to go for him. Slytherin House always sort of interested me, since alot of rich kids come from there and I think you played and poked fun at the cliche's that come along with it really well.
The individual interviews were of course, awkward for Snape, more than the student and his little notes had me dying. There were a few creepy bits too, like Crabbe's obsession with fire, which we know later ends up killing him. I loved that bit of foreshadowing of canon, it sort of gave me the chills, especially that line about him "not having a sister anymore". Eerie stuff!
Goyle's interview was even more pathetic, he really can't do much without Draco, can he? Hahaha. Snape seemed to be wilting away with that one and Pansy's really had me laughing. Being a fan of Wilted Flower, I could totally see where you were getting that little "Mrs. Draco Malfoy" bit from and it was great. From reading that story, that doesn't really go well, hahahaha.
Draco's was both worrying and a little funny, I sort of felt badly for him with all the things that were going on at the time. With the fact that this takes place during OotP, I had to nod at your excellent way of putting in canon events.
But doing hair? I had to pause at that one, it was just too bizarre. And poor Snape, worrying about his own! Ha. So funny.
Daphne Greengrass was a Slytherin I'd never really heard of before, like seriously, so I had to take a moment to think of who she was. But her idea of "shopping" versus "working" made me snort a little, I could sort of picture her as being a celebrity snob of some kind.
Blaise's really had me laughing, I think his was my favorite and the words "Human parasite" will make me laugh for the rest of the day. Poor Snape! Having to listen to all that? Awful, awful stuff! Haha, and Blaise seemed so unconcerned about it! Hahahha, it was awful! But perfect. :3
The ending bit was great too, I could practically see Snape sulking with the others and I loved McGonagall's description of Harry and Ron. Is it ironict that they DO become Aurors at some point?
Her last little comment showed some humor too, which isn't something we get all the time from her character in fanfiction so thanks! :D
No CC's for this, only that you should have gone on forever and spared me from having to stop reading. Hehehe.
Otherwise, keep being awesome!
Author's Response: Hi, there!
This was a story that I enjoyed writing immensely, and I'm really pleased that you liked it. I have such a strange, love/hate relationship with Severus Snape. He's definitely one of my least favorite characters in the books, but I love writing stories about and around him. I don't think he ever tries to be funny, he just *is* funny.
I really didn't think there was anywhere else to take Crabbe's character in this. In the books, he's honestly not that interesting. He does one memorably thing and it gets him killed. So making him a firebug seemed very apropos.
Goyle is indeed a very sad individual. He doesn't even have an interesting death. My Pansy was clearly heavily influenced by Wilted Flower, since this story was dedicated to Roots. I'm really pleased that she was recognizable.
My thought on Draco was that Snape, of all people, realizes just how bad things are looking for him around the end of his fifth year. But Snape being Snape, he's simply enjoying seeing the Malfoy family knocked off of their pedestal. The idea to have Draco want to style hair was based partly on a story I read on here where the author was fascinated with Lucius's long, flowing blond locks and partly on an old SNL skit, I believe, where this very macho, dangerous character has a change of heart and becomes a hair stylist
Daphne also appears very rarely in the books, but she seemed like a good choice for a character who exhibits nothing by vapidity.
I actually wrote Blaise's section first, and I loved it so much I saved it for the end. He's such a shallow, misogynistic scumbag. The opposite of Snape in nearly every way, actually.
I'm really, really happy that you enjoyed this! It was a blast to write and I think it made Roots pretty pleased. Thank you for reading and reviewing!