This is my new headcanon.
What? The Hat is a Horcrux. Oh my god. Totally. That's exactly what it is!! HOW DID YOU EVEN THINK OF THAT?!?
I don't have words. That's so ridiculously brilliant. That could mean that Godric is still alive... and doing things. What? Whoa. I'm... I don't have words.
I need words, though, to tell you how good this story was.
I LOVE how you wrote Tom. His dismissive nature towards his friends, and how he feels completely superior to them fits so well with what we know about him, and I'm really impressed with how you wrote it without being really obvious.
(I'm still not over it that the Hat is a Horcrux. Does anyone else know about that?!)
And the song!!! You wrote a song!!! I'm a total chicken about writing a song. You did it, though, and it was good and the lines fit together and you're just amazing.
I'm sorry. I'm just stuck on how awesome of an idea it is that the Hat is a Horcrux...
And then when you have the Hat give Tom advice, that he immediately dismisses, you show how stubborn Tom is, and how he's unable to grasp the concept that he might not always be right or have the best ideas. Major character flaw, other than... you know... the fact that he's evil.
OO! And the other thing I wanted to talk about what that I think it's cool that you wrote Tom being powerful enough to penetrate the Hat's mind. That's cool. It makes me think, though, because if Voldemort was able to "defeat" a Horcrux, would he try to find a better way to keep himself alive? I mean, obviously, the Hat is still alive, but he was able to penetrate it. Or maybe the soul is only as strong as the wizard?
It's late and I need to go to bed but now you've got me thinking...
This was really a lovely story. Not only is the plot obviously fantastic, but you wrote it eloquently and I'm jealous.
Author's Response: Hello! :)
Haha! I love reading reviews on this story because people are always so shocked. :P I love how you think this sounds like canon as well, it's so exciting. I have no idea how I came up with this idea, it just sort of clicked one day that the hat could be a Horcrux.
I know! Someday I might write a sequel about whatever the frightening spectre of Godric is doing. :P
Yay, I'm glad you liked Tom! He's a really intimidating character and I was nervous about writing him, so it's really lovely to get positive feedback on this.
Thank you!! I loved writing the song, it was so fun, and I'm so excited that you liked it! :D
Tom is so stubborn, and I really enjoyed writing that side to his character. It's his fatal flaw, in a way, how he is incapable of empathizing with people and understanding their strengths, like how he underestimates Harry's ability of love.
Interesting! Hmm, I saw Voldy as being a very strong Legilimens, but he only sees what he wants to see. So he defeats the hat's defences, and he sees that Horcruxes work, but he'd never put himself in another's shoes and see that his Horcruxes could be defeated in the same way. He's very narcissistic that way (and every way :P).
Thanks so much for the amazing review, I loved reading this! :)