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Review:FredWeasleyIsMyKing says:
Hello :)

Oh this story was hilarious! I'm quite glad I'm sat on my own as I've been tittering out loud to myself!

How you have to love to hate the Slytherins. The way you characterised each one was so true to the books but you've also but you've also fleshed them out and given us a good laugh.

Your characterisation of Snape throughout this is amazing. From his dialogue to his thoughts, the whole thing was perfect. I loved his notes about each student though. Mental... Stalker... Human parasite. The line about Harry at the start though: 'Perhaps minor deities in Potter's case.' - just great.

I was slightly freaked out by Crabbe. I loved how you played on his obsession with fire but the line, 'Mr. Crabbe, you don't have a sister' - I was slightly scared!

Pansy was funny, just planning on being Mrs Malfoy. I think I enjoyed this more because I know it's not going to work out for her and I don't like her. I like that you managed to get Snape's own problems with Lily through in this section too. As much as I hate the thought of Snape/Lily I did feel a little sorry for him.

I liked the fact you brought in Zabini and Daphne who aren't mentioned as much throughout the books. I think the 'career' choices you brought in for them were what we could expect from them. Zabini's lines though, 'if the broom's been around the pitch a few times, at least you know it flies' and 'Don't hate the player, hate the game.' - I think I might have found his section the funniest if it hadn't have been for Malfoy...

Oh Draco. A hair stylist. I can pretty much see him doing it too. I think the whole idea of it and the fact Snape was so eager for them to try and make some of the potion for his own hair, I was just in stitches.

I haven't really got any CC or anything: I thought this was a very funny and great little one shot!

Lauren :)

Author's Response: So first off, I want to keep redirecting at least part of the credit back to my pal Roots In Water. The idea of Snape having to sit through a day of career counseling sessions with his students came from a comment in Wilted Flower, which I recommend to anyone.

I absolutely love to have the Slytherin kids from the book. They're such an arrogant, entitled and ultimately clueless lot. I'm really please that you liked the way I characterized them, even if it was a bit exaggerated in some cases. OK, most cases.

Severus is fun to write because I can simply tune in to Alan Rickman's portrayal in my mind and the words just tumble out. The snide, demeaning comments and cruel, cutting observations are what I like most about him.

Ha. I started writing Crabbe's section with a totally different idea in mind and then the fire thing hit me like a ton of bricks. How I didn't think of it to begin with is beyond me.

Poor Pansy doesn't really have a Plan B, does she? Too bad that she'll be long forgotten by the end of HBP. I do think that Snape could see at least a shade of his past with Lily in her dilemma, not that he'd ever consider opening up to offer her a personal example.

I actually wrote Zabini's section first, and I liked it so much that I saved it for the end. He's such a shallow, narcissistic, misogynistic jerk. For whatever reason, that makes him a joy to write. ;)

Draco's section was inspired by a "big, bad guy" character in a movie who decides that he wants to give up his life of crime and style women's hair. I either watched it so long ago that I've forgotten everything else about it or maybe I just made the whole thing up in my mind and it never existed. Either way, I thought it was a great choice for him, because it allows Snape to revel in Lucius's humiliation and fret a bit over his own greasy locks.

Wow, I'm really pleased that you enjoyed this! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such a lovely review!


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