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Review:marauderfan says:
Hello! Here for review tag.

This is such a neat and original idea for a story. I really liked that it was told from a portrait's POV. I'd never really considered what portraits thought of their existence, so this was a nice insight.

I loved the scene with him bickering with Dilys Derwent. Interesting back story on Peeves too - it's hard to imagine him being a "faithful assistant" who did Phineas Nigellus Black's bidding, after knowing what he is now, haha. And I really liked the comparison of Phineas' imprisonment in a portrait to Sirius being trapped inside Grimmauld Place. That was really well done.

The only thing that seemed a bit off was Dumbledore - a bit too forceful/irritable at Phineas (unless you intended it that way because maybe Dumbledore just gets tired of Phineas's attitude all the time, haha). But I know it's SO difficult to write Dumbledore! Anyway, that was really just a small thing - other than that I thought it was great. Excellent job on this :)

Author's Response: Hey! Thanks for reading and reviewing. Sorry for the delay in responding.

I am glad you liked the idea and the POV of this. I had never considered it before the challenge either!

I am pleased you liked the bickering scene. The backstory of Peeves was something I included on a whim so I am glad you enjoyed it. The imprisonment comparison was one of the main themes of the story so I am pleased you liked it.

Ah, I am not too good when it comes to writing Dumbledore. He is a very tricky character to write but I'll try to polish his bit when I edit. Thanks for the tip off.

Thank you!


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