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Review #1, by shoveitsunshine life is nought but a shade

3rd June 2012:
What an interesting little insight into Louis! I imagine him as Rose and Albus' age, and so I get the "His mother hadn't let him fly ("When you're older, I promise") and his father, forever echoing her thoughts, had said the same ("I'll teach you next year, son"). When he was old enough they were all too old and hadn't wanted to fly with him anymore."

And I like that all he'd wanted to be was free, and then his little (I assume) realisation at the end that the only way to be free is through death.

Author's Response: I imagine Louis as different ages depending on what suits the story I'm writing ;) Sometimes he's older than Rose and Albus, sometimes he's their age, sometimes he's younger... I should probably make up my mind.

Louis wasn't particularly happy in life and then felt short-changed when it ended so quickly, but yes, there is the irony in that he is much more free in death than he was in life, where he felt so constricted. Oh, it's a wonderfully cheerful story, isn't it? :P Again, thank you so much for all your reviews!

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Review #2, by ohtasha life is nought but a shade

10th December 2011:
Wow, such a gorgeous fic! Your writing is intense and well crafted, and I enjoyed Louis' characterisation.


Author's Response: Aww thank you! I'm really rather fond of this little fic, so I'm glad you enjoyed it too :) Thanks for the review!

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Review #3, by charlottetrips life is nought but a shade

10th August 2011:
I must say that I am loving your stories. I might not just stop at five reviews, lady!

This line: "There is something majestic about the picture before him, the nobility of something small standing up to a force far greater than itself. The town is being attacked by a foe it cannot hope to defeat, but still it stands firm." beautiful to me. It stuck out. I guess it's because I believe in standing up to something, even if it seems more powerful and greater than you.

This was amazingly fun to read. Here I am trying to guess which Weasler-Potter it is, feeling the aching loneliness he experienced as the youngest of them all and then you whap me over the head with the fact that he's dead and a ghost!

The imagery was haunting yet lovely. Your descriptions of his run, of how he doesn't tire yet he always reaches for that goal, reaching for just what is out of reach, were all just eye candy for me.

You have a sense of the otherworld here yet ground it to life and that is something that I find very special about this.

charlottetrips [Ravenclaw]

Author's Response: I am SO sorry it's taken me so long to get around to answering all of your reviews! I've been on a bit of a break to deal with Real Life and I kind of forgot I had so many unanswered reviews...

I feel especially bad because this is so lovely! Thank you! I'm really glad you've enjoyed them :)

I'm glad you had to try and work out which Weasley/Potter kid it was, and that you were surprised by the ending as well. This was me trying to be mysterious, something I'm not too comfortable with, so I'm glad it worked out alright. I'm really glad you liked the imagery too - as there isn't exactly any storyline in this, I had to really work on description etc.

Thanks for this gorgeous review, and again, I'm sorry for the delay in replying :(

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Review #4, by BrightStar life is nought but a shade

16th April 2011:
Hi, BrightStar with your review!

I LOVE this. It's love, it really is :D

So very well written, so poignant. The choice of poem was well suited, as was... pretty much everything!

Spelling, grammer, language, believablilty, all of it - can't fault you. Despite your use of "he", as I went on I was wondering if this was louis, yet I wasnt sure why.

I'm not really sure what to say - I think I'm going to have to read again when I calm down! This really is going in my favs!

Thanks for requesting, I adore this!

- B x

Author's Response: Hi BrightStar! Gah, what a lovely review! Thank you!

I really love the poem I used for this, 'Tichborne's Elegy', and as soon as I read it I just felt really inspired to write a super-angsty death fic x) I love Louis too, though, so I felt a bit mean about killing him off :(

I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks so much :)

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Review #5, by peppersweet life is nought but a shade

26th June 2010:
Ooh, I like it! You left such a lovely review for my story so I thought I'd return the favour (:

This was pretty ace. I didn't guess he was dead until the end, but whilst reading, I was a bit like 'ooh, he seems a tad supernatural. What's occuring here?' so good job with that! It kept me guessing. This was a really interesting read, and it was lovely too. I love the idea of him being young whilst everything else grows old, and those last three paragraphs or so were - well, I really liked them. Sticking to his old habits and such. Very well pulled off (:

Author's Response: Aww, thank you! Your story was brilliant and deserved nothing but lovely reviews, but it's very kind of you to return the favour all the same :) This was a slight experimentaion for me as I've never really written anything like it before, so I'm really glad (and relieved!) that you liked it :D Thanks for the review!

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Review #6, by Margravine life is nought but a shade

26th March 2010:
Lizzie, love, I saw this banner and my mouth dropped open. It's so unbelievably gorgeous it's not funny and I scribbe this on the way to eloping with it.

It was haunting (forgive the pun) and I loved every line of it. There was some confusion here "As if on casters" because I have no idea what casters are, but I thought this was such an original and beautiful take on Louis. I look forward to stalking more of your stories soon!

I have absolutely no idea why this hasn't been flooded with reviews, it really is a lovely piece of writing. Well done loff!

Author's Response: Thank you!! You're too kind :D I love the banner as well - I saw it in the UFG and I just had to have it! Astariel is amazing. Thanks so much for reading and reviewing!

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Review #7, by collette michelle life is nought but a shade

12th February 2010:
Oh, this was marvellous, really! Haunting and beautiful all at the same time. Your descriptions and narration in this piece were brilliant! I love how this was set to the whole 'running' thought. I think it's a metaphor or just something in general that I can associate with in a way (god that was a rubbish explanation!). The feeling of running, so fast that everything seems to blur is such a freeing feeling.

I love Louis (correction, I love all the Delacour-Weasleys, parents and children), and I was so pleased to see him written. I think you did a wonderful job with this, I can't quite find a way to explain how much I loved this piece, but I did. The descriptions, the flow and Louis himself were all set in a poetic tone, an easy flow that was almost very peaceful. Granted I think I knew where the ended would end, but this is because I knew of what the title meant. ;]

This was really wonderful, really. I loved it all, you did a brilliant job!

Author's Response: Thank you!! -squee- This is the first thing I've written in what feels like AGES so it's just brilliant to get a review like this! Plus, it's a pretty different style of writing for me, so I'm relieved it turned out okay :D

I love the Delacour-Weasleys too, but I've never really written them before, and so it's lovely to hear I wrote one of them well :) And description was good? Yay! (It's always been one of my weakest points so I've been trying to work on it.)

I wasn't sure about the title, because, as you said, if you know what it means then you already know the ending, but in the end I decided/hoped that knowing wouldn't ruin the rest of the piece and just decidedto keep it. (I also just like the word and think it's really pretty, so didn't want to change it xD)

Thanks so much for this brilliant review, Collette! You've got me grinning ear to ear :D

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