Reading Reviews for Empty Chairs At Empty Tables
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Review #1, by greenbirds There's A Grief That Can't Be Spoken

29th May 2015:
ok so i am like the biggest les mis fan ever and you have done both the french revolutionaries and the marauders unlimited justice in this beauty, poetically bittersweet one-shot. i am genuinely speechless; i'm not crying, but i know if i try to speak i'll burst into tears.
so, so well written. it was so raw, so sad, yet so stunningly phrased- and the way you interweaved the deaths of france's barricaders of the les mis universe (but also those who died for freedom in france in real life) and the marauders was oddly, the closest i've ever truly gotten to closure over both groups' deaths. by intwining empty chairs and remus' pain (i interpreted the dead heroes at the end as part of his death and entry into the afterworld but i could be wrong- i probably am) you've put the marauders on such historical and fictional context of revolutionaries fighting for liberty, young ideological and tragically naive men dying for a greater good. i love it. i am so in love with this.
i loved the reference to james and sirius recruiting more fighters for the order- it was my favourite part. so enjorlas and marius, but totally believable, definite head canon now. it's so, SO refreshing reading that after story upon story of the two being nothing but womanising arrogant teenagers; you've highlighted a whole new side to them that just isn't explored or written about enough, which in itself is a kind of tragedy.
moreover, the way you captured remus's survivor's guilt is absolutely perfect. of course he would, being remus, harbour guilt and regret for the rest of his life, and it isn't explored that much in the books, so i love how you've written about it here. there are so many layers to remus as a character and you've pulled it off so, so handsomely well.
i am so in love with this, and sorry for rambling ♥ absolutely perfect.

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Review #2, by chasm There's A Grief That Can't Be Spoken

7th February 2014:
I can't read this without sobbing.

Just so you know, once, a while back, I did read this one-shot -- before I had even read Les Miserables, even. I think I was much too intimidated by the sheer beauty of it to properly review but here I am now to compensate! >D (Guess who? 8D Though it's probably fairly obvious by now, ha.)

Anyway, this one-shot is seriously, ridiculously good. You've captured the raw emotions that Remus must have been feeling perfectly, and even though I'm not even ashamed to admit that I am definitely biased because the Marauders are my favorite people ever, their friendship just shown through here; the drawing on the table is so very Marauder-esque that I shall now go bash my head on a table because it's not fair that you're so good at everything, gosh! D:

All of the flashbacks and the appropriate lyrics and gah, I can't even word now. I really love how at the end there's a flash of hope, of defiance, as they help him find the light again after being disillusioned. This piece was seriously perfect.

--Chasm ^___^

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Review #3, by PhoenixPulse There's A Grief That Can't Be Spoken

30th July 2012:

I've honestly been on an emotional roller coaster ride today, picking through the archives for something that will activate my "allergies", then picking something that makes me laugh and feel higher than a kite. I don't know what's wrong with me!

Anyway, on forward with my review. All I can say was that this was really amazing. It's so well written and it just shocks me how such a splendid piece doesn't have as much reviews as it should.

The emotions are raw, and the just the way Remus feels digs its dagger deep into my gut. And the song being tied in--it's perfection! I loved every bit of this piece because its so realistic and can be applied to Remus appropriately. Very well done indeed, for I have no room to complain.


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Review #4, by BellatrixLovegoodLongbottom There's A Grief That Can't Be Spoken

19th June 2012:
Absolutely beautiful! I love Les Miserables, I love this song, I love Remus Lupin... so all three of them together = AMAZINGNESS! Very well done. :)

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Review #5, by prongslittleflower There's A Grief That Can't Be Spoken

11th January 2012:
Wow. That was rough. And by that I mean I literally almost cried in the middle of the crowded library. Bravo. This was exceptionally well written and the emotion was raw and real. Write more!

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Review #6, by leopard There's A Grief That Can't Be Spoken

16th December 2011:
This was so good and very well written, the lyrics were well selected and fitted in perfectly.
I love les mis and am really pleased that it inspired you to write :)

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Review #7, by fauxthefox There's A Grief That Can't Be Spoken

16th December 2011:
Wah, beautiful! I'm usually not a fan of songfics, but this was absolutely seamless! :')


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