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Review:randomwriter says:
Hello lllb! I'm here for the hpff review-a-thon! I wanted to leave a review for all the mods, for all the lovely work you do around the forums to keep this great for us :)

I think this is the first story I've ever read by you, and that is surprising because I've seen you around quite a bit and I've always wanted to read something of yours.

I should begin by telling you how much I absolutely loved your characterisation of Petunia. Form the minute you started off till the last word, it was one hundred percent her. When you said pudgy dinner rolls, and given how she expressed her love for him, I instantly knew you were talking about Dudley. But a part of me was hoping for it to be Harry. It'd be interesting if she had initially treated him with that sort of maternal love before she was sure of his blood.

Despite the panic that was running through the piece, there was also this slight undertone of humour, something that especially became evident during moments like when she wanted to scrub the magic right out Dudley or when she wanted to get on to a train and smack Lily and James. That also made me sad though. Knowing that it was so near the end, and that soon, their boy too would be Petunia's to care for.

The flow of this was a bit rushed, kind of appropriate and significant to the tone you were going for. The panic and helplessness came out right through the piece. I am curious to know how Vernon reacts though. I would suppose that he already has some idea about Lily being, in petunia's words, a freak? So I can't help but wonder if he would take it out of Petunia for bringing this into the family, or actually calm down to see any proper signs, though I'd hardly credit Vernon with the composure and common sense to do the latter.

Anyway, I'd love to stay on and review this better, but I want to get more reviews done! Great work, and I'll be looking forward to stop by your page some more in the future :)

Author's Response: Hi! That's so sweet of you to review all the mods for the review-a-ton! I really appreciate the thought. And this was the one review I got as a result of the event (I wasn't expecting any, given that I haven't written anything in a while, also I mostly just forgot to wonder if I'd benefit from it at all) so it was a lovely surprise!

I know I've seen you around the site for a while too! I also don't know if I've read anything of yours... May have to change that...

I'm really glad you liked my characterization of Petunia. I know that was something I was really intent on nailing for this story, so that's wonderful to hear. That idea about Harry is a good one, though! I wonder the same...

It's nice of you to attribute the rushed tone to the story's theme, but it's probably because I wrote this in a rush too :P And it's five years old and I never made the edits I promised in the author's note! Oh well. Maybe I really will go back now.

A lot of people have wondered about seeing more of Vernon at the end, so that's definitely one route to take it. I'm glad you pointed that out.

Thank you so much for not only reviewing me, but for the effort you put into the event as a whole! This was a remarkably detailed review, I couldn't have asked for anything more.


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