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Review:Unwritten Curse says:
Hello again! I'm here for the Blackout Battle, which is really just a fantastic excuse to 1) read more of your writing, and 2) read another Speed Dating entry. Win/win!

Yes. I adore your writing and this did not disappoint. I particularly liked your portrayal of Bellatrix. I typically imagine her as incapable of such sophisticated thoughts while she's in Azkaban, because Azkaban drives people mad and Bellatrix was a bit mad to begin with. But I like this approach--she's ever the elegant pureblood queen and that makes this situation even more eerie. Even in Azkaban, Bellatrix is Bellatrix, which means that she's more powerful than I anticipated and, perhaps, she was already in a dark place and Azkaban therefore has less of an effect on her.

I also liked the bit about Bellatrix needing Rodolphus less and less as her devotion shifted to the Dark Lord. Yet Rodolphus didn't have the same thirst for killing, so inevitably he couldn't give Bellatrix what she needed. The bit about the roses raining down from the chandelier and Bellatrix using them as target practice was heartbreaking in a way I can't put into words.

Ah, so well done, as per your usual. :)

xx Gina

Author's Response: Hi Gina! :)

Aw, you are just too sweet! Thank you! :D

I'm so glad you liked this! It was quite fun to write Bellatrix, so I'm pleased you liked her. I imagined that Azkaban did drive her a little more mad than she was before and this weird train of thought was the result of it, but that she also maintains her "class" in being haughty and proud.

I'm glad you liked the way the pairing worked as well! I did imagine them having some sort of an emotional bond, but overall Bellatrix's allegiance to Voldy and to herself and her own ambition are more important. I'm quite pleased that you found that image heartbreaking, it did make me feel a little sorry for Roddy, especially since he was quite sweet and a rather likeable in my partner's story, which made me like him more! :P

Thanks so much for the lovely review! :)


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