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Review:ShadowRose says:
Hello! I'm here for the Gryffindor/Slytherin Blackout Battle!

Okay, so I don't think I've ever read anything from Umbridge's point of view before, so this story's definitely unique. I think you've done a great job of capturing her character - she definitely has this strong air of superiority and that running inner monologue about how she's planning to take all these people down. It's actually strikingly similar to her actions and quotes in the books, so you've definitely done a great job with her characterization.

I particularly liked the part where you talk about Hagrid and Flitwick. Granted, what you say from her point of view is dreadfully cruel and mean, but it also shows so much about her personality, and shows one of the scariest things about Umbridge - she has these strong hatreds not because she doesn't know better, but because she knows things well enough to twist them to make other groups look bad. She has so much backing for all of her opinions, and so much influence in the Ministry, that all her ideas can garner support from those easily swayed by words. Ugh, now she's reminding me of a politician. Which, I guess, in a sense, is true of her.

Oh gosh, I get the feeling the kids got a hold of some Puking Pastilles. What a great way to use them. I can just imagine how much that would irritate Umbridge - she hates messes and children and foul odors, and that's just everything at once! Go Fred and George!

Also, I love the part where she's analyzing the Houses - there's definitely some strong prejudices there, and really gives the reader an opportunity to see just how much she hates all these different groups of people. "What was a Hufflepuff anyway?" made me think of A Very Potter Musical, and I started giggling to myself.

Anyway, I think you did an excellent job here, and this was fun to read - a great insight on a character rarely written about in fanfiction!

-ShadowRose (Taylor)

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