|Review:||Your Secret Santa. O_O says:|
Hi again! Wow Gina, I canít Ė I just Ė canít. Youíre too good at everything! Humour, fluff, angst, dramaÖ Leave something for others! So for me, Cho has always been a character I neither liked nor disliked, someone I donít really read about. This fic may have changed my opinion about her completely.
I am just awed by how you portrayed Cho in this little one-shot. In so little words (about 1100, if I recall correctly) you managed to convey to us so much about her. How broken she is, and how much she misses Cedric, but also something about her thatís so strong. Sheíll keep going. And I respect her so much for that. I love how you started out telling us what Cho was afraid of Ė dragons and drowning, and you explained that to us before telling us how she didnít fear death.
This whole one-shot was written so beautifully, in such an amazing style. Iím pretty sure now that you can just style your writing to give a certain atmosphere to the story, and I am so darned jealous I think my sock are going to fall off. In this case, the story was written as if Cho was really writing it Ė bleak and sparse but with some strength and hope in there as well and gah it was just perfect.
Also, you did an absolutely amazing job of incorporting all the prompts in, the whole piece seemed really natural and when I saw all the prompts, that was the first time I realised you had to put all the prompts in. It was amazing how this all flowed so naturally.
I think that the fears both began with 'dr' wasn't a coincidence, and then the not-fear started with a 'd' and it showed how similar and closely linked fear and not-fear is. The same, but different.
This was a beautiful one-shot, I'm so glad I read it. :D
Now, I've come to a conundrum. For the first gift, I gave you reviews, and I'm planning to do a one-shot. However, for the second gift I would like to make a graphic, but since you're the Graphic Queen (staffer most likely to be pitted in a five-way vote for best graphic entirely against herself) I thought I would just run that by you. If you don't want graphics, I can offer more reviews, beta-ing services, really whatever comes to mind.
Author's Response: Waah thank you for all of your reviews! I'm just going to respond to this one first since you asked a question in this one xD Graphics or more of your lovely reviews would both be wonderful! I did just get a signature set at TDA, so a graphic to show off on my tumblr/about me would be really nice if you don't have other ideas c:
Ohh this oneshot was a doozy! I wrote in a rush like x__x just gotta post it. And so I did 5 minutes before the deadline. I had to include dragons and, me being the eternal punner, thought 'well that kind of sounds like drowning and death' (not puns but this sort of thinking happens a lot). The symbols fit too well! Fire and water and dust, the Triwizard trifecta. I wish I had time to go back and expand on this short speedwrite xD But the muse is long gone now.
I had an old oneshot on Cho looong ago, and writing that made me fall in love with Cho. I like the idea that she is strong in less obvious ways and that she's also just weak. That's she's weak and it's okay, because mourning is *hard* and war is traumatic. She endures what she can.
Teehee, I think jealous enough to make socks fall off is amongst the top of compliments. Please try to make them fall off on a house elf; they could use one.
♥ I will respond to the rest soon. Thank you very very much again! ^__^