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Review:Lululuna says:
Hi, here for your requested review! :) This was such a great story, and a thoughtful insight into Greyback's mind. I think you did a really good job in the way that you didn't deny that he was a villain, but showed me why he was the way he is. It's very tragic that he really just wanted company and to be appreciated!

It's interesting how he recognized that he's a monster, and there's a certain degree of self-loathing that came through the story. The contrast with Lupin was interesting as well, and I sensed a little jealousy on Greyback's part: people love and listen to Lupin, and he can navigate regular wizarding society whereas that option isn't really possible for Greyback, so he has to make the best with what he has.

I liked how you gave the context of Greyback being bitten and then cast out of his house and rejected by the Headmaster, whereas Lupin had a different story and ended up the better for it. I wonder, had Greyback's parents had still loved him and the Headmaster accommodated for him at Hogwarts, if he would have turned out differently and not done all those horrible things. It's a little ironic, because by being unkind and selfish those people sort of created a monster as well, and in a way they're partly responsible for the people that Greyback turns and mauls.

I loved the description of him being an "attack dog" for Voldy. It really complemented the descriptions of him in the HP books: how he wasn't given the dark mark, and wasn't even properly accepted into the DE. Your story really pinpoints his isolation from other humans, which he copes with through violence.

"And then there were the times where he couldn't even be bothered to stop after infecting the child. The crunch of bones under his powerful jaw, the metallic taste of blood, the symphonic sound of their last screams - it was addicting."

This was such a great description! It was really well-written, and gave an image to his beastly and brutish nature. :)

Anyway, you did a really excellent job with this! The characterization was spot-on, and you really succeeded in saying a lot in only a few words. I loved seeing this other side to Greyback, and by the end of this story actually felt quite sorry for him! Nicely written! :)

Author's Response: And I die by the awesomeness of this review.

The whole point of this little collection is pointing out that just because someone seems evil doesn't mean that that's all that they are, so I'm glad you picked up on that!

I liked drawing some comparisons between Lupin and Greyback. It's interesting that both were bitten young, and they turned out vastly opposite. I wanted to give a little bit of reason behind that with Greyback's background in comparison to Lupin, who went to Hogwarts and had the Marauders for friends.

Okay, the fact that you picked up on that little bit of irony I threw in there regarding the people's mean behaviours creating the monster in Greyback makes me so happy! :)

Gosh, that sentence was one of my favourites. It just kind of came naturally and I really fell in love with it.

Thanks so much for this review!

-ShadowRose (Taylor)


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