7 Reviews Found

Review #1, by alicia and anne 

14th August 2011:
This was such a good idea! I love the fact that this is from a portraits point of view!
And how they wanted to help even though they were physically able to. I liked the touch of having Snapes portrait already waiting for him to go into it.
I wish that Dumbledore didn't feel all of his guilt and feel the need to hide, and it was sad to see him crying :-(
I really enjoyed this idea and the way you wrote it.

alicia and anne

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Review #2, by Celtic_Dreamer7 

6th August 2011:
Ohhh. I wondered what the portraits, especially Dumbledore's, were thinking throughout the battle. I love how you've captured a missing moment and brought it to life. It felt like a piece that you would read if the books were re-written from Dumbledore's point of view. I also like the way you included Snape. I was hoping he would receive a portrait as well. Great job.


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Review #3, by In The Shadows I Dwell 

20th August 2010:
I always wondered what Dumbledore felt as he watched Harry coming to the conclusion that he was always meant to die. It's interesting to see that he concealed himself rather than face him directly, although I suspect the tears may have been a slight give away. I knew he would be remorseful, I suppose no-one was really suspecting the whole Platform 9 and 1/3 scene, well, no-one I have spoken to anyway. It would seem as though you've portrayed Dumbledore as being uncertain of what his actions would cause, which in itself is intriguing as the one thing about Dumbledore was he always seemed so sure. Yet perhaps this is the one time he wasn't and we are given a rare glimpse into his mind through this great little piece. I wish it were slightly longer, but it may not have had the same long lasting impact upon me if it were.

A very well written piece which allowed me to see and wonder about many things I hadn't thought of prior to reading this, so thank you for giving me that and keep up the marvelous work!

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Review #4, by theelderwand 

19th August 2010:
Wow. An interesting take on Dumbles, here. Curious if its intentionally AU, that is that Dumbles in this reality didn't think Harry could live. Or if he was just overcome with guilt at what he was forcing Harry to do, but hoping it would turn out alright. Intriguing!


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Review #5, by propertyoftheHBP 

15th August 2010:
I think that you've written Dumbledore's guilt very well, and you captured most of his character in its essence. The one thing that felt a bit strange to me, though, was that Dumbledore told the other portraits that Harry had to die because he was a horcrux. The only other person he'd ever told was Snape, and even then he didn't reveal that Harry was a horcrux. The battle wasn't over yet, and I don't think Dumbledore would want to risk Voldemort or a Death Eater possibly finding out the truth. That's simply my opinion, though, and I did like this.

I like how Snape simply popped into the portrait, it's interesting and believable that he anticipated his own death. Dumbledore would be feeling very guilty, I think, but I think that he'd know that he did the right thing in the end.

Overall, I liked it! It was well-written, and for the most part I felt that everyone was in character. Nice work! :]

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Review #6, by maskedmuggle 

14th August 2010:
Wow. This is such powerful writing. And you've made me realise how much guilt Dumbledore was feeling, and you've made me sad! I feel so sorry for Dumbledore now. The last line was very powerful.

I thought all your characterisation was spot on, except for this line, "We're dead, Phineas." I don't believe Dumbledore would say that. I really like this though, "A tear slid down Dumbledore's cheek, "That was the only way." That's so Dumbledore! I really liked this story because you gave me a look at Dumbledore from another perspective.

Well done! An enjoyable, well written story.

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Review #7, by AndrinaBlack 

14th August 2010:
A story about the portraits! I liked this! This showed exactly the conflicting sides of Dumbledore that we got to know in the last book. Mostly he's really kind and good, but then there are those times that you can't but help disliking him a bit. The other headmasters in the portraits obviously had a bit of the same feelings about him. I also really liked your Phineas. He is just about the opposite of Dumbledore, as he is not a really kind and nice person, at least unless you're a pureblood, but then I at least can't help liking him in some ways. He often, like in your story, shows that he isn't that bad after all. Like now he really wants to help and do his duty. He is the not-so-very-black Black.

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