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Review #1, by jrg0715 Catalyst

2nd June 2011:
Absolutely love your depiction of the "silver trio". Neville is such an under used character in most fanfic and I was so happy to see him here, up front and center! Well done!

Author's Response: Thank you so much! This is probably my favorite story and I had so much fun writing it (even though it was quite a challenge). I adore Neville, but steered clear of him for a long time because I was afraid I couldn't do him justice. If you love Neville, NevillesSoulmate does a fantastic job writing him. Check out her stories if you haven't already.

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Review #2, by ollieb Catalyst

30th May 2009:
aw that is so sweet!
i think its a really good idea that something that was obviously close to neville but so often overlooked was the catalyst.
bravo!

Author's Response: Thank you so much! I think Neville himself was very often overlooked, so he would take great comfort in something so small and seemingly insignificant. Thank you so much for taking the time to read my story, this one holds a very special place in my heart! :o)

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Review #3, by Misty_Rey Catalyst

5th March 2009:
This was such a wonderfully creative story! I was completely blown away by how good it was, how well it fit into canon. When I read your author's note about this being a Fat Lady/Sir Cadogan Murder Mystery, my reaction was O.o and my thoughts "Damn, how're you going to do that?" But then I read it and well, words are not enough to convey how much I enjoyed it.

You captured Neville perfectly, I was very impressed. His voice and narration stayed true to him throughout the story. I really liked how he mentally made all these observations and how clever and amusing they came off as, even in a serious sitaution like finding his beloved pet dead. Ginny, Luna and McGonagall were very well-portrayed as well, as secondary as they were. Luna especially shone and it was sweet that McGonagall would be so concerned and sad over Trevor's death. Honestly though, what really took me by surprise was what you chose to be the murder mystery. I wasn't expecting Trevor at all, even with the obvious clues of him going missing and all. It just never occured to me but when it happened, my heart really went out to Neville. But if Trevor had to be killed to bring out the very best in Neville, then I like to think Trevor didn't die in vain knowing his owner became a hero ^_^. Oh gosh, now I feel like I'm just babbling nonsense.

I can't leave without mentioning the weird painting pairing. I share Neville's view, I never thought of paintings shagging.. Then again, if they can get drunk and talk to people outside their portraits, then anything is possible right? =P Is it weird that as I was reading their romp, I was wondering how on earth the fat lady can even fit in the frame much less hide from view? I dunno, I just found it odd. Funny, yes, but odd. xD

Anyway, I can't say enough about how well-written this one-shot was. It was incredibly creative and I can really imagine this exactly happening during DH. Amazing job, 10/10!

~Misty

Author's Response: Thank you so very much for the wonderful review! It's been a while since I got one so well thought out and long :D. I've really developed quite a fondness for Neville... and what's funny is I avoided writing him for a very long time, afraid I couldn't do him justice. Writing this one in first person really helped me to embrace him, and he's just a favorite of mine now. Believe me when I first read the challenge I was o.O too! I think a few choice words were said to Gubby silently (and typed out in the cbox at SAYS), and I seriously considered bowing out, but I was determined to try it, and I am so glad I did, because I really think this is one of my better stories.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read, and for leaving such a lovely review! I really appreciate it. :o)


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