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Review:nott theodore says:
Hi Sophie! I was really pleased to see that you'd added another chapter to this story, especially one about Hagrid - I agree with you that he doesn't really get the credit he deserves!

It's really interesting to see all the different approaches you can take to the title of this story, and of course Hagrid fits brilliantly with it. The theme is cute and it can be interpreted in a lot of ways, so I always enjoy seeing how you develop each chapter!

The way that you came full circle in this chapter was really nice. I loved the way that Hagrid went from feeling so enormous and dwarfing Harry to feeling dwarfed by the power and magnitude of what Harry had done. It was really effective. You also added some depth to his character, such as when you mentioned his attempts to use shrinking potions just so that he could be a normal size. It was really cute!

I thought the flashbacks you included were really well chosen, and not too long compared to other parts of the story. I felt very sorry for poor Hagrid during the part when Riddle accused him of letting a monster loose on the school. I liked the fact that you hid Fang's real identity until the end of the flashback, referring to him as the visitor all the way through instead. It was really sweet to see how Hagrid got his best friend and I was really happy for him that he wasn't lonely anymore. Another thing I thought you conveyed well was the way Hagrid cares for all the animals around him.

As usual, I really like the descriptions you used; they aren't too long for these stories, but I can imagine what you describe well.

A few little typos I picked up:
"he said apoligetically, although there was no need to apoligise really." -- apologetically and apologise
"The dog's joules" -- jowls

Other than those small mistakes, this was a really cute story and I enjoyed reading it. I hope another one comes soon!

Sian :)

Author's Response: Another review?! You're awesome Sian! Thank you so much! You're reviews honestly make me so happy! And I'm thrilled you like Hagrid too - he is a lovely character!

Yeah - I'm going to go through all the metaphorical types of big, and of course the physical big too! I did try to keep it open, so people could see it from different angles, and I'm pleased you saw that! Awhh you're too nice! I'm sooo pleased I added enough depth to Hagrid because it was a shorter chapter than last time, and I did want him to be cured of feeling so enormous and different all the time. In the books it's never really mentioned, but growing up so big must've been so hard for Hagrid, and I can sympathise with the poor guy!

I wasn't going to include another flashback, but then I realized how Fang had actually been with Hagrid for so long and through so much, it would be impossible to miss out such an awesome loyal dog! I also wanted to illustrate how Fang is just like a human in a way to Hagrid, and he's a nice companion that did make Hagrid cheer up. Yay! I did try to 'paint a picture' really, and I'm so happy I achieved this!

Grr! Typos! It's so handy you picking them up, just because I often miss them, and it's a thing I hope I'll get better at noticing!

Thanks for one of the loveliest reviews I've ever received! I'm buzzing right now, thank you so much Sian! &hearts

Sophie :D


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