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Review #1, by Leonore The Riddle of Lord Voldemort.

9th July 2014:
Helllo! It's ME! (I know, me actually reviewing, shock horror!)

Today is not a "coherent" day, sorry in advance. This is not going to flow at all.

Voldemort seems so normal, so logical, and it's the calm way his ambitions are presented that gets to me. His calm belief that muggles are beneath wizards. Urgh, this shows it rather clearly. "He wanted to be more than human; more even than a wizard." Wizards are more than humans.

"Lord Voldemort was the smartest boy in my class" - haha, yes! Definitely not the reputation he's looking for!

Just catching a comma which I don't think should be there, after the word "although" in this sentence: "It sounded slightly disrespectful, although, of course it pleased him that people did know who." And perhaps it could do with a little more detail on his rebirth, on how he feels when he's inhabiting the snakes in Albania.

But I really like your characterisation, on a character I see a lot of people struggling with. His calm certainty of his own superiority (ignore my grammar, I'm speed reviewing). He's often portrayed in a slightly mad way, but he's charming on the surface while entirely sure of himself inside. And his pride in being a descendant of Salazar Slytherin! That's definitely very important to him, and I really like the way that's mentioned at various points right through the story.

A joy to read, like all of your stuff!

~ Leo xx

House Cup 2014 - Educational Decree #5

Author's Response: Thanks for the review. *grins*

I'll take out that comma. Actually, I'll do it after responding to this, before I forget.

Characterising him for this story felt easier than it should have. Actually, I think this might interest you, he comes across as a textbook case of RAD to me, although I wrote this story before I even heard of RAD, so it hasn't much to do with that.

I was thinking of the fact Tom Riddle grew up in the English equivalent of an industrial school and while I don't think things were as bad there as here, nonetheless books like Agatha Christie's show that orphans were pretty much looked down on there too. Miss Marple's employing of young girls from the orphanage as servants is pretty much seen as charitable, although she likely couldn't afford a maid otherwise.

So imagining how it would feel for somebody who was looked down upon by all of society to then find out they belonged in another world where they were descended from one of its most famous historical characters and where those who looked down on them are themselves looked down upon. I think it is easy to see how he could have bought into that.

Although of course, it's not an excuse. He could just as easily have decided he'd never look down on anybody, knowing how it felt when people looked down on him.

Thanks again. I'm glad you enjoyed it.


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Review #2, by LilyLunaPotter17 The Riddle of Lord Voldemort.

3rd April 2013:
Hello! Thanks for entering my challenge!

I understand this was originally for another challenge, which gave you the first sentence or so, and I think that really helped set you off for a really powerful story.

I really love the way that once Tom found out about his heritage, he wanted to hunt down his father. That was very Slytheriny (If that's a word?) of him. And the way he felt no guilt shows the way he later felt neither love nor remorse.

I never thought Voldemort really considered the names people called him, apart from the Dark Lord. I guess it makes sense he'd like that one. But I didn't think he thought "You-Know-Who" would sound disrespectful - I'd have thought he'd just be glad that people were so afraid of him that they didn't want to use his name.

This story delves deeper into Voldemort's mind than most I've read. I've always been curious as to what he thinks when he plans a murder, or something like that.

I especially like the way Voldemort was so confident he would succeed in his plans to become the most powerful. The last sentence was as gripping as the rest of the story. I think it shows how he knew people would be afraid, how he could get followers. I think those twelve words could open up a whole new idea into his mind.

Overall, it was a brilliant read. Well done!

Author's Response: Thanks for the review.

I'm finding it a bit hard to respond, because I wrote this so long ago that I've forgotten what I was thinking and so on writing a lot of it. But I'm really glad you enjoyed it and thank you so much for all the compliments.

I remember it being surprisingly easy to get into his head, which is a little scary really. *laughs*


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Review #3, by ERICA The Riddle of Lord Voldemort.

6th September 2005:
ITS OK BUT THE PROBLEM IS MATE ITS NOT THAT GOOD U NEED MORE INFO ON HIS BACKGROUND AND PLUS BE MORE SPECEFIC ON STUFF SUCH AS THE HORCRUX AS TO WOT IT IS. THEASE LITTLE THINGS MATTER. HIM REFFERING TO WOT HE IS LIKE TO BE CALLED IS GOOD BUT IT NEEDS MORE DETAILS AND INFO AND A TAD BIT LONGER FOR GOOD EXPLANATIONS! APART 4RM THAT ITS OK.

Author's Response: Thanks for the review.

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Review #4, by Catherine Fitzroy The Riddle of Lord Voldemort.

5th September 2005:
This story is definately one of my favorites. I especially do like the stories that deal with Voldemort and the Death Eaters' point of view, because you see so little of them, and this one was amazing. I did like how you went through explaining how he likes it when people refer to him with all those different alias-how he knows he has power.

Author's Response: Thanks for the review. I really appreciate reviews like that, that actually point out what a person likes or dislikes. Really glad you liked it. I got the idea from a challenge by Entropy.

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Review #5, by crystal allan The Riddle of Lord Voldemort.

28th July 2005:
You have a very eloquent writing style - a bit verbose at times - but wonderful all the same.

Author's Response: Thanks. Glad you liked it. My other stories aren't quite as verbose. *grins* It's just that this has a rather dark theme. My lighter stories use more ordinary language.

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Review #6, by trixytonks The Riddle of Lord Voldemort.

28th July 2005:
that was brilliant! I think you actually fufilled the requirements of the challenge - you justified his actions. reading this, you know he didn't think he was doing anything wrong as such. great work!

Author's Response: Thanks Trixytonks. Really glad you liked this. I really value your reviews, because I know you will be honest and point out anything you think is wrong with it. I'm not so good at doing that. I'm glad you think I fufilled the requirements. I was wondering if I went a bit off the point by going on about how powerful it made him feel, but I didn't think he'd openly justify himself, so I was trying to do it more subtly. Thanks again.

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Review #7, by Hallie Dove The Riddle of Lord Voldemort.

28th July 2005:
Awesome!!!!!! Definitely a 12 out of 10. I like how you decsribed the history behind Voldemort. Hope you win your challenge.

Author's Response: Thanks. Glad you liked it. I don't think there is going to be a winner; I think it's just for fun. The idea was to explain how Voldemort justifies his actions. I must read your new chapter properly and review. I read it, but I wasn't really concentrating when I did, so I'll read it again when I am more with it.

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