Awesome! Seriously, I love this story. I've always strongly disliked Dumbledore and, had it not been for a few (or more) of JK's examples of morality over reality, I would've actually believed he wasn't all that good after all. I'm glad that in the end, she did give up on that whole "I'll put this up here to teach kids a moral example even if it's virtually impossible" kind of thing and made Dumbledore selfish manipulative. I love this story, it's a brilliant expansion of the point proven in DH. And I liked the tragedy-like style you used here - very fitting. It's nice that you didn't reveal the narrator (except on the banner, but that's different) - I like ambiguity in stories, especially concerning the characters. I've just seen too many of those stories that go like "this is Harry speaking" - honestly, where's the fun in that? All in all, I think this is one of the most brilliant portrayals of Dumbledore ever - you perfectly showed the contrast between what the world sees and the person he really is. The ending was absolutely fabulous as well (and the part with the sun shining out of Dumbles's ass :P). Congrats for the lovely story! 10/10Author's Response: Why thankies!
And this was written before DH. I hated Dumbledore from around the second book when I realized that he wasn't the sort of saint that he's so often portrayed to be. (OK, hate is a bit strong, but you get it). And that he's a realist. The fifth book cemented that for me. Deathly Hallows made it canon.
You mean the sun doesn't shine out of the orifice of Dumbledore's? Who would've thunk it? Report Review
Brilliant! I've mistrusted Dumbo since the beginning of the 5th book. I wonder his "next great adventure" is a personal trip to Dante's 9th circle of hell... He could join other traitors down there. A million/10Author's Response: I don't think he was quite a traitor, but I never viewed him as a character to be sympathetic to-he had a war to win, and sometimes, that meant that others needed to be sacrificed for the greater good. He was not the altruistic person that he's made out to be, who can do no wrong.
Thank you very much for your review! Report Review
I really liked it, I never really thought of Dumbledore not being perfect so it was really neat to see another point of view. :) Amazing ficcy. Author's Response: Thank you so much! I can't say I was ever fond of the old coot...and Im glad to see I've made someone else think about it! Thank you! Report Review
Wow! Now this is something I didn't expect to read at all. I adore fics that portray characters in some 'new' light. Especially after reading DH, it sort of was like Dumbledore did just stand idly by on some occasions where he could have intervened or at least given some information to help. Anyways, this was great! 10/10Author's Response: Thanks! i was kinda blown away, cause this was written before DH to find that my suspicions about his character were dead on. Thank you so much for your review! Report Review
Very interesting story. When I read the summary I was very intrigued. No one really writes about Dumbledore like that, but there are two sides to every story. You did a great job writing about another side to Dumbledore that may be there. Great story.Author's Response: Thank you. I firmly believe that he's not the picture of goodness that he appears to be. Thank you so much for your review! Report Review
Yay! First review!
Okay, first of all I love the song you chose for this because APC are one of my favourite bands and I adore this song - I was actually thinking of doing a song fic based on The Noose as well because it seems perfect for it.
You used the song very well in this fic and had the right lyric-text ratio.
One thing I have to say is I wasn't completely sure who the narrator was? I guessed at Mad-Eye Moody, but admittedly this was just from the banner. I think a bit more personal references to the narrator's experiences would have been good.
Also, I have to say that I adore Dumbledore and can't bring myself to see any bad in him so this was a pretty difficult fic for me to read! It was interesting, though, to see how he could be perceived and it was challenging in that respect, which I liked. But I think maybe you could have produced a stronger argument against Dumbledore. Maybe a bit less repetition of similar points and expanding more on specific situations would have been good. You did this regarding the Prewetts and Longbottoms, which was good, but I think it would have taken a little more solidity of argument to convince me of the narrator's stance.
Overall, though, I enjoyed it as an interesting story that made me think a bit about the character Dumbledore overall, though I must say I wasn't about to change my attitude towards him! ^^Author's Response: Thank you so much!
Yeah, I was wondering if it was getting a bit redundant, I think I'll go back and come up with more that he's done that was sacrificing members.
The narrator was supposed to be somewhat ambiguous, I think I probably should have left someone off the banner entirely or brought in more personal reference-and since it's easier to fix text than banner, I think I'll add in more about moody.
Some people are dead set in their beliefs about Dumbledore, you're entitled to your opinion. ;)
But thank you anyway for the review! Report Review
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