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Review #26, by academica Infinity

29th March 2012:
There are no words for how much I love this :)

I'm always amazed to see various authors' takes on this challenge, and I love yours -- dissecting the eternal 'always'. I love how honest and raw this feels -- some of the word choice seems a little foreign to Snape (for example, 'mom' and 'dad' versus 'mother' and 'father'), but other parts of it just scream out to me as things that he wished he had said. For instance, I love that he apologizes, that he just keeps saying how sorry he is, hoping against hope that she might listen to him now even though she refused to do so even when she still possessed living ears and a living mind. I also love that he feels guilty for hating Harry and transferring his hatred for James onto a mere child. It just goes to show how grown up he is, even if it took him a long time to get there.

I liked the flow here -- it was desperate, disjointed. Snape does not speak with his usual eloquence, carefully choosing and releasing each and every precious word, but blurts out things he has always wanted to know in his final moments.

The ending here was wonderful as well. He finally succumbs to the chaos in his mind, choosing to view his demise as a chance to embrace relief and accept that he fulfilled his mission, that he did not disappoint Lily despite all that she did to hurt him, despite the one thing he did to hurt her.

Lovely, Jane. Just lovely ♥

green with envy 2012

Author's Response: Amanda! I am always nervous for whenever you read something Snape-y of mine, particularly Snily, because you are queen of all things Snily. :3 I'm so glad that you liked this, though!

'Mom' and 'dad' are probably the two words in this that bug me the most, but I couldn't say 'James' or 'parents' or 'mother' or 'father' and it was more out of necessity than anything that they're in there. I think it's interesting that you picked up on that, actually, because I always sort of squick when I read that line. :D

I do think there's a sort of frenzied tone to this, and mostly because at this point in the canon timeline, Snape knows that he's going to die, and it's going to be soon. And he's died trying to protect Harry, which of course makes him think of Lily, and so all these things just come spilling out of him. I'm rambling now, but basically you got this down!

Ohhh, Amanda, I am just so glad you enjoyed this. ♥ And I'm so grateful to you for dropping by and leaving me a review -- thank you so much for taking the time to do so!

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Review #27, by NaidatheRavenclaw Infinity

25th March 2012:

So when I saw this initially, I became determined not to use the letter e in my review either, just to see how hard it would really be, but then I couldn't even right one sentence without it :P I mean, even the word "review" has the letter e in it. And if I told you I intended to write this sans e, I would be using e.

But after trying for a good five minutes to write a single sentence, I've become SO impressed at how hard it must have been to write this story. You couldn't even use the word "the"! It's incredible, to see all the beautiful word choice and imagery. It's hard enough to find the right words when you don't have to worry about a letter, but to do it all without the letter e is absolutely amazing.

And the content of this piece is lovely as well. I'm a huge fan of Snily when the two aren't actually together (basically anything where Snape is pining for Lily :P) and this was so captivating. I love how Snape didn't really blame Harry in this. It was more of a sad understanding that his pain was his own fault. And the end, when he said he would join Lily in death some day, I just got chills.

Lovely last sentence too, by the way, I'm so glad Always isn't spelled with an "e" :P You can't have Snily without sneaking in an Always somewhere!

Great one shot. You've done so many difficult things at once, and pulled them all off perfectly ♥


Author's Response: So sorry for the wait in responding to this! School's been unbelievably like whoa this week, but I've tried to sort everything out. All in due time! Anyway, I am here now. :3

Abstaining from using E is so difficult! :P I couldn't say Snape, James, the, mother, father, be, or basically any past tense verb... I shall never take them for granted again! I would have been duly impressed had you managed it, and anyway, it's the thought that counts. :3

I am so glad you enjoyed this! 'Always' deserves an award for not having an E in it. :D And oh my gosh, did I really give you chills? I am so ecstatic now. You have made my day. ♥ Thanks so much for swapping with me, and for leaving such a lovely review -- I appreciate it very much!

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Review #28, by maskedmuggle Infinity

23rd March 2012:
First of all, the fact that there is no E's in this is.. extraordinary, and very impressive, so congrats! And also that there are only 500 words in this - yet you still managed to convey so much! You are such a great writer, I really think you captured Snape's feelings and emotions really well. I love the idea of infinity and how Snape reflects on his feelings not only to Lily but also about Harry.

Also, that last word was just the perfect ending :) So fantastic work on this story! Really is impressive how you managed 500 words with no E! Great story :)

Author's Response: Thanks for dropping by, Char! ♥ Wow, this really made my day. I'm trying to come up with a response worthy of it. It's almost more difficult than writing without the letter E. :D

I'm not surprised this turned into a Snape story, although it didn't start out that way consciously. :3 Thank you so much for reviewing (again) -- you're awesome!

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Review #29, by LilyShadowHaze Infinity

23rd March 2012:
It's really beautiful! I can't really say anything else.

Author's Response: Nothing else needed -- I'm glad you liked the story, and took the time to tell me so! I didn't start this story consciously with Snape as a narrator, but I'm not at all surprised it ended up that way. ;) Hope to see you around soon, and thanks again!

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Review #30, by BKL8008 Infinity

23rd March 2012:
Fantastic. And all without using an "e"? That's hard! This is also so touching. All through it, I think of the film and how moving it was. Amazing, huh? Got that part right, film guys & gals. Finally. I think this is just how our Potions Prof. would think of his actions. 10/10

Author's Response: Hey -- great to see (hear from?) you again! Writing without using 'e' was difficult, and I slipped up many times. Thank goodness for MS Word's search-and-find function!

The eighth film is one of my favorites in the franchise solely for the emotions Alan Rickman conveys. Gahh, he's so brill. ♥ Thanks for the great review, and I'm glad you liked the story, too!

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Review #31, by magicmuggle01 Infinity

23rd March 2012:
Once again a brilliant story. You did a fantastic job.
You did a good job with Snape's feelings. I could feel the feelings of Snape as he spoke of his love for Lily even when she'd passed away.
10/10 and adding to favs.
Great job despite no E's.

Author's Response: Thanks so much for being the first to review! Writing this was a really good challenge (one I recommend, actually, if you're up for it), and I had a lot of fun doing so. I literally just set fingers to keyboard without knowing Snape/Lily would come out of it, but I'm not complaining!

Thanks again for the totally sweet review -- I really appreciate your taking the time to leave it. Hope to see you around! ♥

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