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Review:FredWeasleyIsMyKing says:
Hello :)

I saw you had a new one-shot on your status and it really caught my eye so I thought I'd come and check it out. I'm so glad I did, it was absolutely amazing!

The way you brought the whole story to life with the photos was so orginal and worked for Colin perfectly. The descriptions you used were amazing and the care that Dennis feels for his brother clearly shines through. I really loved Dennis as a character too which was really great.

I particularly enjoyed his project on Doris. I like to think the boys gave her just that bit of company, her story was really sad. I liked how you used things that happened in the book too, the fireworks for example. It gave us something to relate too.

I loved seeing Colin in this different perspective. In the books it's just generally him being annoying and bugging Harry but here he's just a photographer desparate to get his photo for his project. It was so refreshing.

I liked the way you described how Colin felt during his time being petrified. That's something we never get to hear about and with Hermione being one who was petrified I think we should have really. I liked how you mentioned he still suffered with some of side effects too. Everything you said made the whole thing more realistic. Just staring at the same crack in the ceiling for months though, jeez. It made the whole thing more terrifying to me.

I think the best part for me (I don't want to say favourite as it was a horrible bit) was when Dennis was seeing his life in snap shots. The last one 'Snap. Colin, lying somewhere in the middle of a row of people, his neck at an impossible angle - awkward, even then.' Gosh - it just carried so much emotion for me and just gave me a horrible mental picture. Just amazing writing.

I'm glad Dennis got one picture of his brother, and a really good one by the sounds of it. It made me want to fill up!

So yeah, I loved this one shot. To answer your AN no, it's not confusing at all! There were a couple of grammatical errors but they don't take away from what an amazing story this really is. You're a really great writer!

Well done!

Lauren :)

Author's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful and completely unexpected review, Lauren! I'm so glad and so relieved that you enjoyed the story!

It's not original at all :p As I mentioned in the disclaimer, the style and structure of this fanfic is influenced by a short fiction piece by author Emily Perkins :D In her story, the narrator is also looking at a bunch of photographs taken by her recently deceased mother, and it sort of reveals a series of snapshots of her life with her mother. So, yeah. I got the idea from there. But then again, I think this is a fairly common concept; I've seen it before in films - people looking through photo albums, recounting their lives...

Colin and Dennis are so much fun to write! I really enjoy writing those annoying characters in canon - Colin is one of them, and I've got another much longer story on Lavender Brown as well :D I love characters like them, who have their own annoying quirks :) In this story Colin still has the knack for taking pictures at rather inappropriate times! But I've tried to portray him in a more human, more rounded way with his relationships with his family and everything.

I'm so glad you didn't find this confusing at all! And yeah, I know the grammar! Late night editing :p I've corrected them and put the edited version in the queue :)

Thank you so so much for your fabulous review and all your wonderful compliments! they've really made my day :) And I should certainly head over to your page soon to check out your work!

Cheers!

-teh


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