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Review #26, by Toujours Padfoot  it certainly does love you

8th July 2012:
Okay, so I hate you.

Not really, of course, because I love you, but SO MUCH ENVY. I read a portion of this earlier today and was also writhing in envy, and reading it as a whole made me even more jealous. I am just eternally so jealous, but also so in awe. I admire your writing greatly.

You took this challenge and ran with it, Mel - like, I can't envision many other pieces rivaling this one. Your descriptions and metaphors and imagery, and the way you used the prompts - especially with the ghost dragons - it's just so amazing. So, so amazing. Everything was beautifully done, and you fleshed out Cho like I've never seen her fleshed out before - the miniscule glint of gold and the pewter cauldron and the room full of perfectionists, and the ghost dragons again - just so stunned, I loved them, especially Harry's dragon. Just wow. Sorry about the lack of coherency here, I kind of just want to flap my arms around in fangirl-ness.

Also the swan-like neck and obsidian eyes - she is just strength embodied right there. I can picture her, like this massive eagle just taking flight, about to conquer the world.

So many feels. This ranks right up there with my favorite stuff you've written.

Author's Response: CREY. I now have two reviews for this one shot that begin with the words "I hate you" lololol 5eva. You are far, far too wonderful, and I'm continually flabergasted that you enjoy my writing and are so/so/so supportive of me and my little writing escapades.

Writer envy... is there a potion that cures it, because I suffer from it every single time I read anything you and the rest of the gang. If there's not a potion, I'll have to converse with dragon Cho and see if she'll come back and invent one -- she likes potions. :P

I swear, I have no idea where this idea came from... I initally intended to write a fluffy, learning-to-love-again one shot with Cho/Cedric as the ship. Crey. How these things happen I'll never know. Brains are /so/ weird. I'm so glad that you enjoyed the ghost dragons. Initially, I didn't think I'd be able to fit that prompt into the story and then BAM there they were haunting her. Like I said, /brains/

Baww. Sarah, you're too kind, but I am proud of this one shot. :) Thank you so so much.


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Review #27, by deluminator  it certainly does love you

8th July 2012:
Amazing one-shot! So very creative and clever.

All of the prompts you weaved throughout this story were used wisely and fitted in perfectly but I have to say your use of the prompt - features a theme of flourishing in the face of adversity is by far my favourite (honourable mention for the brilliant creation Animus Chopacis). Also, brilliant and very fitting choice of quote to begin the story with.

I like how you wrote Cho and managed to fit so much of her into this one-shot; from being a perfectionist to reeling under the loss of loved ones and then to being reborn as an even more powerful woman- it is a brilliant cycle. The imagery is fantastic too, I can picture everything you wrote and I have to say that the image of Cho bursting out of an egg is quite an amazing thing to picture. Well done!

Author's Response: Hey!! Thank you so much for this review!!

It's so great to hear that the prompts flowed with the rhythm of this one shot. I was a bit worried that they'd feel out of place with the more, stylistic, feel of this piece. I honestly have no idea where it all came from... this was the sort of story that wrote itself. I sat down and then, Cho was stretching her wings and taking to the sky.

Again, thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed this. :)

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