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Review #1, by Panda Weasley  Mad for nothing

25th September 2015:
Hey there!
I'm here with your blue vs. bronze review. I hope it is okay that I chose this story? I was going to read one of the more recent ones, but this one caught my eye.

I really enjoyed this story. I think what you wrote is beautiful and heart-breaking. Draco is obviously in love with Astoria, but Astoria doesn't seem to always return that love until it's too late. I think the touch at the end where Draco is reflecting on the regrets he had, and how he died thinking of Astoria's love was a beautiful touch. I feel like it adds a whole other layer of sadness and meaningfulness to the story.

I also really liked the final paragraph. I feel like in that paragraph Draco is also talking to the reader, even if that wasn't intended. That ending really ties the whole story together very nicely. I caught a few tiny typos, but overall I felt that this story was really well done. Excellent job!


Author's Response: Thanks for picking up this story. I'm happy to get some love and feedback on anything.

I haven't read it in a while so I went and re-read it. There sure were a few typos, I better go back and fix them with the benefit of fresh eyes.

It is a pretty heartbreaking tale, but poignant too. As I re-read it, I could see what you meant about talking to the reader. It makes me remember to treasure the people I have in my life.

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Review #2, by horcruxxx Mad for nothing

22nd January 2015:
It was one of the stories that gave me chills and I loved that :) Draco has been my favorite character to read about recently and I really liked your story, though for the first couple of paragraphs I had some trouble relating to Malfoy who was caring and loving. But as the story progressed I was more and more convinced, so congrats on the believable story telling :)

Author's Response: I guess Draco was caring and loving here. A few years have passed since the war so he's matured a bit. He's still got a bit of an angry streak in him though. Thanks for the review.

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Review #3, by kenpo Mad for nothing

11th January 2015:
Hello! I'm here from the BvB battle, and I saw that this story had less reviews so I thought I'd come check it out.

I really liked the way that their marriage had sort of just fallen apart. You did a really good job showing just how important trust is in a marriage, and how bad things can go without it. I feel badly for Draco here, because he'd obviously trying, but being in that type of relationship makes you so tired.

I was really surprised when he got hit by a car. I almost feel like there's a lot of significance in the fact that his death was brought by muggle means. Draco never would've predicted that for himself - how could a muggle thing be strong enough to kill him?!

I'd really love to know exactly what's going through Astoria's head throughout all of this. She seems like such an unlikable person, but I'm still interested in wanting to know more about her, and knowing what happened to make her so insecure.

The one thing that I honestly didn't like was the switch to second person. It felt jarring, and I'd consider either making the transition smoother or switching all of it to one tense (I'd vote for second, if you do decide to do that).

The ending was sad - the idea that he could be there for her, but she wouldn't know. I'm sure Astoria constantly regrets her last words to him, and he can't comfort her.

This was a nice oneshot, thanks for sharing!


Author's Response:'re so right, I did switch to a 2nd person point of view. I hadn't even noticed. I guess its the natural break from the showing of the events to Draco's introspection. I may have to ponder over this for a while and see what I can do about it.

I choose a muggle means and a car, because it's just so sudden, and being caught in a muggle environment, there was no magic that could save him. Things can change so quickly and I'm sure that Astoria now regrets alot of thins.

Thanks for your review. It was very helpful.

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Review #4, by AC_rules Mad for nothing

15th December 2011:
Hi there :)

This was a lovely, sad, little one-shot. I love it when things like this take hold of you - its such a nice feeling - and I thought you pulled it off very sucessfully.

I liked the dynamic of the relationship you created: its nice to see couples not working functionaly and how you created the issues that were all seated in Astorias doubt about his feeling was very believable. The argument was good too - both Astoria and Draco staying pretty much in character. Anyway, I pretty much loved and I'm really glad I read it.

The only thing I would say is that it confused me slightly when you switched to second person, but that only threw me for a minute. I can see what you tried to do though that - but maybe you could make the transition a little smoother? Anyway, thats alll I have to say.

Lovely one-shot :)


Author's Response: I switched to second person.whoops, I didn;t even realise. I do have a habit of doing it so I'll have a look through and see if I can pick it out. I really happy you liked the couple dynamic. Unfortunately not all relationships end happily so it was fun to play around with the deeper feelings of resentment and mistrust. Thanks so much for your review :)

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Review #5, by Woodrow Rynne Mad for nothing

13th December 2011:
Trust is so necessary in a relationship.

Anyway, I loved this one-shot. Their relationship is fairly unusual, yet so real. I also liked the reason behind their marriage.

But it was all so sad and heart-breaking! :'( Draco's point of view was so refreshing and just perfect. You really showed how much he loved her. At first I thought that after Draco's accident everything was going to be okay, but I got my hopes up in vain. *glares* :P

The character of Astoria as well, was well done. All that insecurity that she hid behind her anger. And to think both of their pride was their downfall. I loved that theme in the fic.

No, seriously. I love the way you right angst. It's real, believable and tugs at my heartstrings. Brilliant writing. Loved it.

Author's Response: Thank you so much. I love how you have interpreted the characters; it gives me encouragement that I must be doing something right. I'm sorry I couldn't give you a happy ending. It just makes the message stronger. I wrote this at a time when I didn't know what was going to happening to me health wise, so suddenly the message became a lot more personal. Thanks so much for the reivew.

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Review #6, by justonemorefic Mad for nothing

5th September 2011:
It was quite interesting, the way you described Draco and Astoria's relationship, on how they were somewhat arranged because of their stature, but did come to love each other. And that, even so, the way their marriage came together causes a lot of doubts and escalating conflicts.

I didn't expect him to be hit by a car. Draco going down by muggle means -- strange thought! It's quite tragic how he really did want to tell Astoria, but couldn't get the message to her. I thought maybe, he might have a last chance, but he didn't.

Writing's the best form of recovery, isn't it? :D Spur of the moment oneshots are the best!

Author's Response: You're first paragraph sums up very nicely the whole issue between Draco and Astoria. She wanted to believe he loved her but just couldn't get rid of the nagging doubts.

Yes...muggle means brought down the great Draco Malfoy. I wanted it to be sudden, for him to be surrounded my people but yet so alone. In those final moments there was no one around that knew his name and no one to convey his last thought to Astoria.

And writing definitely is the best form of recovery. it is also the best way to pass those boring hours until you find yourself sufficiently tired to be able to fall asleep when it's hardly dark, there are people walking about and machines beeping and you can't sleep comfortably as you have an IV in your arm. Writing definitely helped :)

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Review #7, by Singularity Mad for nothing

4th September 2011:
Aww, this was really sad :( It had a lot to say on the themes of love, guilt, and forgiveness. It's also a good example of the importance of never leaving angry. It's just not worth it.

I had never heard this song before, so I went and listened to it, and can definitely see where your inspiration came from.

I think jealousy is a very real and this is something that many couples have to deal with (especially if your husband is as hot as Draco Malfoy ;)). It was a really interesting take on their relationship. Draco seems to have grown up a lot. Yes, he does engage in a bit of a screaming match, but he is frustrated and want to make it right.

I'm glad that you were able to find inspiration, even in the hospital and that you've recovered. :)


Author's Response: Sometimes I do like writing a sad story and drawing on all those raw emotions. There were some quite powerful themes so I'm glad they came across well.

I think I'd be constantly on edge to if my husband was Draco. It also shows how easy it is though to get the wrong idea. Trust can be easy to lose but so hard to get back.

Thanks for your review :)

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