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Review:ShadowRose says:
Hello, I'm here for Blackout Bingo!

I don't think I've ever read anything about Morfin Gaunt before so that was definitely unique. I think you've captured what little we see of his character in the books excellently here - he's obsessed with his Slytherin lineage, hating of Muggles and impure blood, and unpredictable in his ability to cause problems. I'm not surprised that he got kicked out of Hogwarts, given that he behaved the way that he did. His whole life story is so dark and twisted, and you've captured that so, so well here.

I really like the syntax of this piece - the sentences are a bit choppier than those of your usual writing style, but it really serves to emphasize Morfin's character - he was poorly educated, so his thoughts come in staccato bursts rather than in long, flowing, seamless ideas. As usual, you still pack in these fantastic metaphors, like this one "If he is not a creature of the past, then he is a parasite of the future," which is so creepy and haunting and almost disgusting (in the best sort of way). You've captured his character so well and so fully, and I'm really impressed regarding how short of a time period this was written in - it seems like a much more thought out piece!

Overall, I think you did a fantastic job with this story - it's a unique character, and you took what little we know about him and expanded it into this creepy and powerful piece. Great job!

-ShadowRose (Taylor)

Author's Response: Hello! :)

I never had either, and so this felt like the perfect chance to explore Morfin a little. Yes, I felt that his portrayal in the books would make up most of his character, since he's such a simple man with simple motivations. He really wasn't socialized or disciplined at all, so I felt he wouldn't have lasted long at school.

I'm pleased you liked the writing as well! It is a little rough around the edges, but I felt that worked for Morfin as you said. I'm so glad you thought I captured his character well! :)

Thank you so much for the lovely review! :D


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