Reading Reviews for Task One Challenge
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Review #1, by NaidatheRavenclaw Pincushions

11th July 2012:
I loved this!

After reading a lot of action fics, it's nice to have something that seems so /normal/. And I don't mean that in a bad way, I really don't. I mean that Susan's life feels so normal in this. She seems like any other girl with her views on the world and worrying about her future and discovering what's important to her, and that to me is what makes an excellent character. Usually, characterization is only important in the fluffy "this is what this character thinks" one shots, but you've managed to develop Susan so well without all of that. You showed a very normal, albiet a very important day in Susan's life and you made it interesting and fun to read about. I adored it.

Hagrid was a really nice touch, I think. I've never imagined him being friendly with the other students, but you wrote this so naturally so it felt real. His dialogue was great as well - I'm hopeless at writing his accent :P

An excellent one shot. Nice job!


Author's Response: Aww, thank you Naida!

I really enjoyed writing this. And I'm glad that is was so normal, haha. It's often the little, normal moments that can change a person's life, and I really wanted to show that. I'm so glad you liked Susan!

Hagrid's accent was difficult; I still think it's a little funny. We never did see Hagrid with any other students, but I can't imagine that he wasn't friendly with them. It's just who Hagrid is, you know?

Thank you so much!


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Review #2, by xelha horse Pincushions

9th July 2012:
Loved reading about how Susan found her "true calling" :)

Author's Response: Thank you!

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Review #3, by DracoFerret11 Pincushions

8th July 2012:
Hello there! This is DarkRose from the forums. I'm wandering around reading and reviewing everyone's entries for the first task. :] This was a wonderfully done piece! I loved your portrayal of Susan! (And I have a very random love of hedgehogs, so that's exciting as well!) I think you definitely hit Susan's characterization perfectly. She wasn't perfectly confident, but she was still making an effort with things. Hagrid was quite good as well. His accent was written a little strangely, but really, who can write it perfectly besides Jo Rowling herself? I think you could spruce this up with a few more details, but other than that, it was amazing! I loved the way you worked the prompts into your story. They weren't jarring or distracting. I wouldn't have even noticed their presence if I wasn't looking for them. :] Well done! Great entry. I can't wait to see how this task turns how. Good job with your story's plot and how well you executed this task. Good luck to Hufflepuff in the Cup!


Author's Response: Thank you! Susan was such an amazing character to write; I can't believe I haven't done her before this.

Eh, Hagrid's accent. I'm not surprised it came across strange. It's so hard!

I'm glad the prompts weren't out of place! That's such a relief to hear :)

Thank you so much! And good luck to Ravenclaw as well, you have all written some amazing stories.


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Review #4, by TyrannicFeenix Pincushions

8th July 2012:
Excellent fic. Susan makes such a wonderful main character. I might have to go looking for some more with her once the Task is finished. Those Hufflepuffs are a wonderous lot. Always mentioned after the other three but they're always there, not just some placeholder but real people with sometimes even more amazing stories to tell. it's great to finally see some of them. Brilliant job.

Author's Response: Thank you! I must admit, this was my first time writing Susan, and I loved it.


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