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Review:Rumpelstiltskin says:
I'm here from review tag.

I didn't know which story to pick at first as they all looked interesting. I think the deciding factor (a very poor way to make decisions on my part) was because I noticed that this one had a character named Sebastian. That's one of my favorite names, ever (I have had three rats named Sebastian). Anyway, despite how flawed the process in which I decided was, I am glad that this is the story I decided to read.

Anyways.

It's always a shock when somebody close to you dies. I think that you pulled off the reaction to hearing about a death that was so close to the heart very well. The emotions are true and personal, allowing them to be believable.

You certainly have a way with imagery. The beautiful descriptors are breathtaking. I mean honestly, when you're throwing in delicate phrases like "rainwater on glass" and invisible tension that ripples" you just can't go wrong.

On of the things that most significantly stood out to me was the phrase "can never be mastered" in reference to death. It definitely is a unique way to approach the subject. It took me a while to figure out what caused me to be so hung up on a single phrase, but I think it has to do with the dynamic of the entire sentence. There are variant meanings that I have found in this. Most significantly I am caught between the uncertainty that arises in the wake of death and the inevitability of it. I am assuming it is the latter, but who am I to guess.

Moving along, as I have the tendency to ramble and there are several phrases that I'd like to dissect (but I wont, I promise!)

Your character interactions are written flawlessly and I quite enjoyed them.

Also, I'm very interested to see what happens next. Until then-

-Rumpel

Author's Response: Hi! :) Haha, I'm glad you thought all my stories looked intriguing, but I'm especially pleased you picked this one as it doesn't often seem to get picked from review tag. That's a funny way of picking the story indeed- I'm curious to know what you think of the Sebastian here, as he can be a little unpleasant at times.

I'm glad you thought I wrote Verity's shock and grief well! I imagine she would be very upset when her best friend died and I'm pleased that came across.

Wow, thank you so much! I'm really glad you liked the descriptions and imagery- I love writing in that sort of poetic style and this story presents a good outlet for it. I'm also pleased you were interested in that one line, and yes, it can have different meanings depending on the reader. I like your analyses of it, especially about death being inevitable and being unable to have any control over someone else's death, which is how Verity is feeling right now.

I'm glad you liked the characters and the plot seemed suspenseful and interesting! Thank you so much for this lovely review, it was a real joy to receive! :D


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