5 Reviews Found

Review #1, by Elf_ears13 

2nd August 2007:
First, I LOVE the description of the weather and the emotions it dredges up at the beginning. I really like the way you told Ernie's story through someone who both admired him and recognized his faults, but of course she saw those faults - like envy - as almost good things. The war/death paragraphs were pretty much amazing, and you really captured the horror of death and the way it changes people and haunts memories. It was really neat how you kept the characters familiar, but didn't restrict them to the confines of only what we know, if that makes sense. Best line: Life lives to spite.

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Review #2, by I_am_ever_so_Sirius 

2nd June 2007:
Ernie and Hannah DO seem to be closer than friends... :D 10/10

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Review #3, by andharrywokeup 

22nd November 2006:
Delta, you do not know how much I have been wanting to read something of yours. Your user name is on my list, but I am so glad to have got a glimpse of your work so quickly. Ever since I recieved a review for my contribution to this collection, saying you fic was great, I have anted to read it and I was not let down. This story was so incredibly beautiful, so incredibly touching. The imagery, featuring stories blowin in the wind, was stunning. As Propmaster said, this story has so much relevance to today and it really contributes to what this project was for me: so many different people working together. You last paragrapgh, and especially your laast sentence, was extremly powerful. Excellent Story. 10/10. ~ andy x x

Author's Response: I'm glad you liked it, Andy dear, marvelous author that you are. Descriptions are really what I love writing and it sort of permeated into this and every fic that I've written. What Propmaster said sort of sums this up in its relevance to today and how we often overlook the ordinary heroes amongst us. Thanks so much for your wonderful review!

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Review #4, by PropMaster_staff 

14th October 2006:
I tear up as I type this. This has so many parallels to today's world events, I hardly have the words to describe it. I found out earlier this week that a man I knew at college was killed in Iraq. I attended a small midwestern college and the summer after my freshmen year, I went on this sociology trip with about 6 other people, a 4 week camping trip, and this guy was part of that group. After that trip and in the following years, I didn't really see much of him; we didn't travel in the same circles. But re-reading your story just now makes me think of all those people affected by war, all those young lives cut short, and about those left behind. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

Author's Response: Thank you so much! I understand exactly what you're talking about. All of us are often blinded by the more trivial pursuits in our lives and forget about all the fighting and starvation and persecution going on out there. Just this week, the Lidle crash in New York raised security issues and the death of Steve Irwin a month or two earlier brought remorse. But the fact of the issue is that we often only see the larger-than-life figures in the world and miss out on the many dying in Iraq and some African countries where persecution and genocide is a daily issue. It's words like yours that bring life to the stories that authors tell. Thank you for the wonderful review and insight. I truly appreciate your review.

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Review #5, by Noblevyne 

14th October 2006:
Wow delta, I've never read anything of yours before and I'm starting to think I've been missing out! What beautiful imagery and use of language you have, those opening paragraphs are gorgeous (as are the rest, but those opening ones set the tone very well).

To be truthful, I'd never thought about a Hannah/Ernie pairing but it makes sense, doesn't it? You draw the character of Ernie very well through Hannah's memory, I like that his stubborn pride was both a flaw and a positive - it's what drove him to stand up for Harry, to fight with him, to do the pompous, noble thing and die. Youd didn't shy away from the fact that he was a bit of prat and that works in your favour.

I also really loved the description of how death had become such a regular thing for Hannah, such a trivilaity - it's very realistic and completely horrible to think that all these characters we love will have their innocence corrupted by this war.

To sum up: thank you for writing this, you gave life to a couple of characters who are so easily skimmed over in the books and made me really enjoy the way you write them.

Author's Response: Thanks for the loverly review, Noblevyne! I had a lot of fun writing this and thought a lot about war and love and death in the process. The descriptions and utter and bleak sadness that penetrates this is a result of my penchant for continual, unrelenting angst and endless description. ;) I'm really happy that you like the way I portrayed death, war, and Ernie. Taking an unshaped character like him and turning his life into a story was fun and stimulating - especially since I wrote this completely different thing on Ernie before I decided it was trash and started over. :P

Thanks again for your kind words. I'd like to thank all of you guys again, for this wonderful site dedicated to Harry Potter fanfiction, where writers and readers can enjoy a place where our imaginations can run scot-free. You guys are truly amazing and deserving of our unending thanks.

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