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Review:MEW says:
Hi again...

I'm usually very short of speech, but when I read the other novel-length reviews I started to feel guilty XD
Especially because "Heading out to the Highway" truly is the best fanfic i've read so far.

For a few days I had trouble writing, because I couldn't get my canon of SB right... and he's my second main character!
After I read this, I wrote 35 lines to describe Sirius and now I can go on writing my story.

I got to your page because I noticed you where a man. Not that I like stories written by women less, but it feels like 90 percent of this website is written by women and I wanted to see a fanfic written by a man and I was not disappointed at all! It was exactly what I needed, a man's POV.

about the story.
All the reasons why I love Sirius Black so much really shine out in this story. His temper, his daring and hazardous personality... I sometimes wonder if it's a good or a bad thing JKR ever wrote about him, because i'm not sure if I'll ever get married because no man can compete with my imaginary husband XD :S
Your story really reminded me of that, it's a great additional story to his canon.

I could SO imagine him "pulling the scariest face he can manage and say BOO!"
LOL

How do you come up with those great expressions??
Remus the furry w...?
I won't quote the other superb sentences, because I think you know very well which ones those are. :P
I'm really jalous of your English...

(my father has a Jag MK2, though not an ascot tie and no tweed thankfully :P)

I always thought he loved his little brother despite their parents driving them apart. He made no secret of hating his mother and father, but I felt like he didn't hate his brother, and hide for Harry he mourned his death. I made me wonder if Regulus is more like Sirius than Sirius knows...

Thank you for writing this great story, now I can write in peace! (though still envyous of your vocabulary)
love - MEW

Author's Response: Hi, there!

So I'll get this out of the way right up front: I honestly don't mind you using this story to say what you needed to say about Heading Out on the Highway because this was a House Cup challenge story and therefore kind of a throw-away in the great scheme of things.

I'm really glad you like my version of Sirius. I like to make him complex and interesting without being overly sentimental or emo. I'm never a fan of the "I love you, man!" Sirius. He comes from a completely dysfunctional home where I'm sure affection was rarely expressed in any form. I doubt he has the emotional vocabulary to be "I love you, man!" Sirius.

The female-to-male ratio on HPFF might actually be more than 9-1, if I think about it. It's interesting that you find it driving a different perspective. I don't really think of it that way, but then again it's my writing, so I guess I'm not in the best position to judge.

I'm actually American, not British, so I synthesize a lot of my better lines by reading authors who are British and running the results past my British beta reader who lets me know it anything sounds completely stupid.

Your father has much better taste than the antagonist of this story, and I suggest you do your best not to let him backslide. ;)

I doubt Sirius hated Regulus at all. I think he was disappointed in his brother and, by extension, in himself for allowing things to get so bad between the two of them. The main difference between the two of them, in my opinion, was that Sirius had the strength of character to reject the foul things his parents stood for from a very young age while it took Regulus longer to see the Dark Lord for what he really was.

I'm really glad that you enjoyed it! Thanks for reading and reviewing!


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