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Review #1, by alicia and anne Behind those Prison Walls.

10th March 2015:
I have such a weakness for Sirius stories, I love him too much! So I'm so excited that you have this about him.

This has made me so sad! And I absolutely loved how he wondered if he was even capable of returning to the real world now, after being in Azkaban for so long. That gave me chills at thinking that he has spent so long of his life in there.

And the fact that he had accepted his isolation was devastating and showed just how much he had changed because of that place. He really isn't the same person at all, but you managed to convey how much he had changed so brilliantly.

You used those lyrics spectactularly! I absolutely adored the way that you had them in this story and they fit with Sirius and his situation so well!

Can I hug him? I want to hug him! *hugs him so tightly* It's so easy how reliving everything is making him slowly lose grip on things. I would hate to be reminded constantly of what had happened. I'm so glad that being Padfoot was an escape for him.

Dementors are horrible creatures and you've written them chillingly, you've shown the devastating power they have over the inmates so well. I would hate to be near them so much. They'd be such a massive fear of mine.

I honestly yelled 'yes' when Sirius started thinking about how he was going to be getting out of Azkaban and go after Harry before he forgot about him, and to protect him. I love the determination he has now. But it still broke my heart that at times he wished for death.

A hauntingly beautifully written one shot!

Just amazing!

Author's Response: Thank you so so much for this awesome review.

I just sort of had to use that song as a Sirius songfic; the lyrics fit SO well. I'm still not sure if this is a coincidence or if J.K. Rowling had those events in mind when she wrote about him. Even the dates almost match. I did have to leave out a few lines, that specifically mentioned Ireland, but most of it worked well.

I'm not actually much of a Sirius fan, but that just worked too well to waste.

When you think of it, by the time he escapes from Azkaban, he's spent about a third of his life, and nearly all his adult life there. I think people sometimes forget he was only 21 when he was arrested.

And, yes, of course you can hug him. *laughs*

Thank you so so much. I don't even have words to say how much I appreciate this review.

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Review #2, by wolfgirl17 Behind those Prison Walls.

18th November 2014:
Hey love,

This was so sad and yet so moving to read. I'm really intrigued by stories about Sirius in Azkaban. I really liked that song you had throughout the story too. Very fitting indeed.

You did have a few spelling/grammar issues that could do with touching up, just a quick edit through and you'll be able to catch them. And I noticed you describe the effect of the dementors as obliterating happy memories. Yours wasn't the first story I've noticed that detail in and so I looked in up of the wikia =)

The don't destroy the memories, they just suck out all your happiness while they're around, so it wouldn't be so much that the memories would be destroyed and lost forever, but that Sirius would be unable to access them while he was in Azkaban because the effect of the dementors feeding on his emotions and being around would prevent him from feeling happy very often.

Although, that said, I assume when they go away one must be able to think happy hopeful thoughts again, else the dementors would have no happiness to feed on...

Anyway, a very interesting read. You've definitely got me thinking about the prison and the idea of how truly awful those years must have been for Sirius.

Keep up the great work! =)


Author's Response: Yes, the song and the real events it's based on are so similar to what happened to Sirius that I have wondered if J.K. Rowling was actually thinking of those cases when writing about Sirius. Even the dates almost match.

I wasn't suggesting the memories were gone forever, but the story is from Sirius's point of view and he has every reason to believe he will be in Azkaban indefinitely and therefore, he will continue to have those memories obscured and rarely if ever be able to access them.

I'll take a look through it sometime to check for spelling and grammar issues. The story is eight or ten years old, so yeah, quite likely I missed a few things.

Thanks for the review. Glad you enjoyed it.

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Review #3, by datbenik513 Behind those Prison Walls.

18th February 2009:
Hi Margaret,

First of all, thank you for this wonderful immersion into, as it seems, the most pure, most literate form of the English language. I enjoyed every word, every sentence, reading them aloud, tasting your words with my mouth.

Sirius' fate was, without any doubt, the most tragic one in the whole range of the HP books. Condemned to rot away in Azkaban without a proper trial, without the possibility to defend himself, being yet another innocent victim to someone's political aspirations. His grief for his lost friends, his despair for his own misfortune is palpable in every sentence.

If it wasn't so tragic, I would've said it was a wonderful experience. Now I should rather say it is a masterpiece.

Slan leat,


Author's Response: Thank you so much for this review. I honestly don't know what to say. I reread the first paragraph a couple of times because I was so touched by your words.

The song is based on a real life situation rather like Sirius'. Having grown up, listening to that being debated, I guess I'm rather desensitised to a fictional version, but yes, what happened to Sirius is dreadful.

Thanks again for your kind words. They mean a lot to me. Go raibh mile maith agat agus slan leat.

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Review #4, by Ria_Lee Behind those Prison Walls.

1st February 2009:
Wow, that was really powerful. I love the idea, it's quite original. I'd never really thought before about how Sirius was in his time in Azkaban.

The story flowed really well, and I didn't get bored at all. It moved at a good pace, not too fast and not too slow. As far as I could see, there were no grammatical mistakes or things like that.

Over all, I loved this one shot. Well done!

Author's Response: Thank you so much for that review. I really appreciate it and I wish I could think of something more original to say because it's great to receive a review like this. I'm really glad you liked it.

Ever since I heard about songfics, I've been tempted to write one about Sirius with that song. The situations are so similar that I wonder if JK Rowling was actually thinking about the political events the song is based on when she created Sirius' situation. (Even the dates are pretty close.)

Anyway thanks again. I really do appreciate it.

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