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Review #1, by Iellwen The Mirror

12th July 2014:
House Cup 2014 Review! :)

Ooh, I love that she didn't think of her deepest dream until she sees it in the mirror! Because Bellatrix is entirely devoted and loyal to her Lord, her first, second and third thoughts are for him and him only - but what about her secret, deeply hidden thoughts? The ones pushed back so far away even she had no idea she had them! I love that she was a bit surprised yet not enough to reject the idea...
The thought of her wanting Lord Voldemort accept her, acknowledge her as strong and even his equal, as he pays homage to her! Genius.

Having the imaginary scene take place on the heaps of piles of corpses just reinforces that Bellatrix is really, deeply and truly twisted. And evil. And barking mad. :D

I love that you had Bellatrix look into the mirror then switched to the final Battle and her death. I think it fits that Bellatrix was fighting and thinking that the battle is already won, that a part of her thoughts were concentrated on the future glory of killing as many as possible for her Lord to be proud or happy.

After reading this one-shot, I'm thinking the only reason Bellatrix was defeated was because she wasn't fully concentrated on the battle at hand - until now I thought she had simply underestimated Molly and gotten too comfortable. ^^

It was a really interesting and fun read! Kudos for writing it! :D


Author's Response: Hey, thanks for the review first of all.

That was exactly what I was thinking when I put her on top, Slytherins are ambitious, sure she's probably happy with how things are as far as her and Voldemort are concerned, but there was always going to be a part of her that wants more.

Oh she is totally insane... she needed sedation in a mental institution, not being driven more insane by death eaters...

I'm not entirely sure that putting that spin on her death was my intention... I think it's more that she thought she was two steps ahead of Molly when she wasn't and took it for granted that she could allow herself not to concentrate properly.

I'm glad you enjoyed it... and thanks again for reviewing... :D


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Review #2, by Singularity The Mirror

19th December 2010:
Hi :) So I'm pretty much the worst challenge-hoster ever. Life got busy, I got forgetful, and the board got deleted. Sorry. But I'm here now, and pleased to announce that you are the winner of this challenge. Yay for you! That means you are entitled to 5 additional reviews of the stories of your choosing. PM me with a list :)

I really enjoyed the way you characterized Bellatrix. I was a bit taken aback by what she saw in the mirror (primarily because I always assumed that she preferred Voldy over her husband), but it's very in character. The idea that she sees herself standing a top a pile of corpses is so morbid and so Bellatrix. She really is a crazy, crazy witch.

There are a few spelling/capitalization errors that I noticed while reading through. I think if you do another read through, you should be able to catch most of them. It wasn't anything too extreme.

Thanks for entering my challenge! I'm sorry my review took so long.

Author's Response: Thank you so much! I really didn't think I'd win, it means a lot, thanks :D Wow...

Cheers for the heads up about the capitalisation thing... apparently my fingers put capitals where my brain knows there shouldn't be any... oops... lol.

Thanks again, can I officially change the story summary now?!!? :P

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Review #3, by Kandy The Mirror

4th December 2010:
Wow. That's all I can say. Best one-shot I've read on this site! Full 10/10 for this, and a cyber-high-five from Kandy!

Author's Response: Wow... Thank you... cyber-high-five received with much gratitude :D Glad you like it :D Wow... I really don't know what to say... apart from thank you :P nice to know my work is appreciated I guess :D cheers!

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Review #4, by NervousTruth The Mirror

4th December 2010:
I liked it, I think that is something like what bellatrix would see in the mirror.

Author's Response: Thanks! I really struggled to think of what she would see, and despite the fact that she is loyal to L.V. all she really wants is power, and eventually that would mean over him too.

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Review #5, by Hyacinth Dursley The Mirror

4th December 2010:
Well done and very true to Bellatrix character. An excellent one shot story!

Author's Response: Thank you! So glad you like it :D

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