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Review:Beeezie says:
Wow.

There is so much caught up in these 500 words that I don't even know where to begin.

First: I loved the boggart. I loved it because we saw it torturing Molly Weasley in a very similar way in OotP as it did Sirius here. I'm not sure whether that's a coincidence or whether this boggart revels particularly in portraying horrible deaths, but either way, it's a really interesting parallel.

But more than that - wow, did I feel bad for this boggart. I'm pretty sure that we're not generally supposed to feel bad for dark creatures, particularly not dark creatures who torture our favorite characters, but I really, really did. It had been locked up in that desk for who knows how long when Sirius let it out, and presumably it was locked there for decades more until Molly tried to tackle it. I don't know how self-aware boggarts are, but that just seems like such a terrible, lonely existence.

Second: I thought that your take on Sirius's mother was very, very creepy. From what we heard about her in the books, I can absolutely see her keeping the desk (and the boggart) around out of family pride, and to me, that's just the sign of such a deranged psyche it's difficult to fathom it.

Third: This illustrated perfectly how boggarts, which can be pretty straightforward to deal with in a classroom, are much harder to take in the real world. When one jumps out at you and startles you as this one does to Sirius, it's hard to deal with it. (Not that I'm really sure how one could make the sight of your loved ones laying there dead funny in the first place.)

Great job!

House Cup 2014 Review - Ravenclaw

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