I never really considered Regulas to be an exciting character...but wow you've changed my mind! Fantastic story! You're a very talented writer :) Report Review
Jessica I'm excited to finally get over here to your writing and take a look. I hope you'll forgive the time it took me to get all my ducks in order ;)
I really enjoyed the opening detail, it captured my attention and the clean writing and well paced movement between past and present managed to keep me fully engaged until I reached the end.
I have always been interested in reading more fan work with Regulus, he's such an interesting character and when placed next to Sirius the possibilitis for story telling are endless.
You version of this very elusive and mysterious character is well done. You have created a distinctive voice for him, and his determination is clear and vivid through out the entire piece.
I do wonder about the title, especially since you draw it back in towards the ending. I don't really feel like it fits, or that you've managed to integrate this concept of family ignorance well enough through out the work to justify the attention you give it in the end.
I feel like the emotional tension and focus hovers between Regulus and Sirius, and so a title like, 'Two Brothers' seems more fitting.
Over all a really decent piece of work though, I enjoyed it.
BBAuthor's Response: Hey, thanks for reviewing! It's not a problem about the time, don't worry (:
I'm glad that you enjoyed it, and thank you for the compliments; they're always good to hear :)
I do see what you mean about the title and how it was worked in. I wrote this piece for a challenge, the aim of which was to basically write a one-shot based around the saying 'Ignorance Is Bliss', and I couldn't think of my own title in the end so I just used that.
I do see how the story isn't really about that and that it could have been a little more focused. No-one's ever pointed this out before, so thank you for mentioning it! I'll bear things like that in mind :)
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Hello! I really liked this story, actually. (Is that a note of surprise in my words? Yes, indeed it is. ^_^) I wasn't sure how much I was going to like this, but I liked it quite a bit. I like how you portrayed Regulus as this character who never fully had the courage to stand up for what he believed in until his dying day, as opposed to the Death Eater who was frightened. I like the last paragraph and feel that as a writer, the best thing you can do is give a great ending. You did just that. My favorite quote is "...I finally had been given the chance to become the man that, deep down inside, I knew I always wanted to be - a man worthy enough to be the brother of Sirius Black." This pulled at my heartstrings. Well done! 10/10
-Mrs Roonil WaslibAuthor's Response: Thanks very much!
I'm glad you liked my characterisation of Regulus. I wasn't too sure whether or not I liked it, let alone anyone else haha.
Oh, yay! I always want to write strong endings and I find that I struggle a lot of the time, but I'm glad you though this ended well :)
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While I do wish that this was longer, you painted a brilliant picture in what you did say. This is fantastically written and is a rather good idea.
~TFMAuthor's Response: I have such trouble with writing longer stories, and I end up wishing most of my work was longer, so I can sympathise with you. :P
Thank you for your compliments (it always puts a smile on my face when someone thinks that my work is well written) and thanks for taking the time to leave a review! Report Review
A very strong and emotionally evoking piece
Really, the section where he had kept his brothers letter and wished to be able to do what his brother did was absolutely beautiful, I honestly nearly cried
I seriously love this and your interpretation of Regulus is exactly how I always had it in my head
A very well written and powerful one shot
spam_up_sam xAuthor's Response: Wow, thanks very much!
I\\\'m so very glad you liked it, and I\\\'m glad you think that I interpreted Regulus well :)
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I quite enjoyed this. Regulus was very realistic here and you managed to explain in such a short span of time exactly why he did what he did.
Great work!Author's Response: Thank you! I\\\'m very glad you thought Regulus was realistic, as I wasn\\\'t sure myself. :)
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Oh my stars I loved this. c;
It's so angsty and sad, yet happy in a different sort of way. I really love Regulus so much, and many times he's a character who's overlooked too much. I love how you portrayed his relationship with his family in this and the closure the story gave.
I'm glad I read this! :D
~serenadeAuthor's Response: Thanks so much!
I find Regulus really interesting, so I really wanted to explore his character and how he felt about his family. :)
Thanks so much for reviewing! I\\\'m glad you read this, too :P Report Review
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