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Review #1, by luvinpadfoot Another Kind of Crazy

7th July 2014:
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After all the lovely reviews you left on Moonlit Sonata, I just had to come by and see your stories and I'm so glad I did! This one is absolutely lovely! You delve so deeply into Bellatrix's thoughts and I adore how you've 'justified' her position. She honestly believes she can be in the right too and the way you've written it, I've started thinking 'well, why not?' It's really great!

The only critiques I can offer is that at times there's a lot of exposition and it can feel like you're just explaining her life. The parts with your imagery, like at the very beginning, are so powerful that I'd love to see more of them! A few of the paragraphs are also a little large, but that's more formatting than anything in your story.

My favorite part was when she was talking about being the perfect follower and the perfect wife. I felt that was so perfect and true to Bellatrix's character. She loves Voldemort more than even her husband. You really managed to capture her essence in this story and she's not an easy character to write. I truly loved reading it! :)

Author's Response: Awww, thanks so much! You reading my stories and leaving this review means so much to me! When I was writing this I was thinking that no one really ever thinks that they are evil for the most part. They have all reasoned things out for themselves. I thought that Bellatrix would be no different, especially since she was raised with those ideals.

Thanks for the criticism, I wrote this my freshman year of high school on a separate site and haven't really looked at it since except for when I put it on here, but rereading it I can see what you mean. I think I might go back and just touch up a few things so it reads better.

Thanks again for leaving such a wonderful review, I truly appreciate it! I hope you keep writing and coming up with some more stories! I really loved your take on the Marauders Era!


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Review #2, by Jolly Another Kind of Crazy

15th June 2011:
Good story! I however found it slightly repetitive since a large part of the story was Bellatrix telling us things about her background that we already know. I think you would have gained a lot by focusing more on Bella's feelings and supposed 'craziness' than exactly what had happened in her past as we already know this and it becomes slightly dull.

However, it was interesting to read about how you invision Bella in school and her feelings towards her husband. It would have been interesting to read more where Bella defends her hatred against muggles and muggle-borns and continue her explanation of why she wasn't crazy and if you had her beleifs you wouldn't interpret her as crazy.

I, however, am quite convinced she is crazy as a nutter ^^, and it would have been nice to see some of that craziness shine through in the writing. (Unless your intention was to make her sound as sane as possible.) In this piece she sounds a bit too sane and reasonable for my liking and it makes me feel like she is slightly out of character.

Despite all this, this is definately a great story! I really like the descriptions you give of the Azkaban cell. I always like stories that focus on 'supposedly evil' characters and try to explain and defend their actions.

Author's Response: Thanks so much for the review and the feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed reading. =]

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Review #3, by Victoria LH Another Kind of Crazy

29th April 2011:
I think Bella is really hard to write. You did ok.

Author's Response: Thanks for the review! =]

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Review #4, by Bob Another Kind of Crazy

29th April 2011:
Too long and boring!

Author's Response: Thanks for your opinion. =]

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Review #5, by HP fly on the wall Another Kind of Crazy

28th April 2011:
This is really, really good. Bellatrix isn't revealed this much in the the series, and most people don't delve this deeply into how she got the way she is. However, there are certain things i would think about editing."total happiness"? Bellatrix was in Askaban, and isn't that the power of the dementors? To suck all the happiness out of you. And the way Sirius described it, ounce you were in there long enough, you weren't capable of a single happy thought. I doubt she would be able to think this clearly.
Also, "evil is a matter of opinion"? From what we've learned about Bellatrix, i don't think she cares about what's evil and what's not. She cares about her total faith to the dark lord and that's about all.
Still, though, it's really good. "The Dark Lord became my reason for living" Yeah, that seems completely in line with her character.

Author's Response: Thanks for the review! =] The way I see it (and it's totally fine that you have a different opinion) is that because the Dark Lord was her entire life and she was completely devoted to him, knowing that he was alive again was so powerful that she was able to feel happiness for that moment, although she probably wasn't able to stay happy because of the dementors.

And then with the "evil is a matter of opinion" it's just something about how really you think anyone who believes in what you don't is evil, and they think you're evil. She doesn't care if they think she's evil or not, but she's just saying that she doesn't think she's evil, she thinks they are. It's just something I've thought about and it seemed to fit so I put it in there.

But thank you for taking the time to review, I'm glad you enjoyed it. =]


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Review #6, by spencefa Another Kind of Crazy

28th April 2011:
i liked it, it was intersting, very well written. hope you got a good grade.

Author's Response: Thank you, and I did, haha. =]

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Review #7, by PurpleDusk Another Kind of Crazy

25th April 2011:
this is awesome! Just a bit of advice; try split up the paragraphs a bit, like that last one, it's really long -if you split it up a bit it makes it easier for the reader to read it :)
Feel free to ignore the advice or take it. Thanks for the review on my story, by the way!
xx

Author's Response: Thanks so much for the review and the advice, I'll definitely keep it in mind. I'm glad you liked the story. =]

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