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Review #1, by SiriuslyCrack Monochrome

20th February 2008:
Oooh, I loved the way you have written this one-shot. Present tense and in third person; it's unique and enhances the effect of your story. I also like how you portrayed Regulus and that he had misgivings, too, about doing what he did and being who he was. The title is very catchy as well and I think it fits well with the story. Loved it, great work, Chels! *glomp*

Author's Response: I wasn't planning on writing it in any particular tense, but it just sort of fell into its element. Thanks for reviewing - I'm glad you liked it!

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Review #2, by 77minerva77 Monochrome

25th August 2007:
That was very good-I think it was very accurate, the way you described Regulus' feelings. 10/10.

Author's Response: Thank you. :)

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Review #3, by Elf_ears13 Monochrome

24th August 2007:
I love the use of the present tense; the pounding pace seems like a train chugging along and gaining speed and then all of a sudden - WHAM! Ending. The one-word sentences were really effective, and I would normally get on your case for all of those short sentences that could have been combined, but I really think they add to the pacing and are more poetic (if that's the word I'm looking for?).

The analogies and vocabulary you used were amazing; I especially like the Ministry and Regulus sitting in a frenzy, because that's not something that I'd usually think of, but it makes absolute sense. Your word-crafting, in that sense, was fantastic. My favorite part was the weakness that Regulus recognized in all human beings: Eventually darkness will rule. But darkness does not have a master, and that is something the Dark Lord cannot see. He is blind to that fact. He has no light with which to see it. That really struck me, because everyone ignores what they don't want to see, but in this case it was more that he was blocking it completely and unable to comprehend it.

I thought it was interesting that Regulus saw himself in power and it didn't affect him so much (after drinking the potion). After the doubts and flip-flopping he went through, I would imagine that he'd still hold out a little bit of desire for that life. I guess that says a lot about his resolve and worldview. His pride and nobility were well-portrayed, and in general his characterization was really believable. I really, really liked that he had doubts about doing the right thing (and the incorporation of Snape was cool, too).

Author's Response: Ohhhh Elfy. I

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Review #4, by GubraithianFire Monochrome

17th August 2007:
I can't believe this amazing one-shot has no reviews, for it definitely deserves wide recognition.

The title was what caught my attention. Monochrome. It really speaks volume about how this fic focuses on Regulus' thoughts and misgivings, which you illustrated very very well. The third-person present-tense style was an awesome choice, too. I don't know, it just added to the mounting sense of dread and everything. I loved it, I really loved it.

The very fact that Regulus had misgivings showed immense insight, too. I've read fics where there was no question in Regulus' mind about what he had to do. I've never really thought about it before, but what you've written has got me thinking: Regulus was still a Slytherin, he still became a Death Eater. You can't make a decision like the one he made - to die in order to hinder a ruthless tyrant - and not have doubts.

All in all, this thought-provoking one-shot really portrays the complexity of Regulus' mind at the most crucial time in his short life. I absolutely adored it, this is brilliant work.

P.S. Ten out of ten, and going on my favorites. But I think that was obvious ;)

Author's Response: Wow! Thank you soooo very much for the awesome review! You really truly made my day. :)

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