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Review #1, by cathilde we found each other hungry.

22nd February 2015:
Hi, I translated this into italian for my friend's birthday and I was wondering if you'd like me to send it to you??

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Review #2, by ravenclaw_princess we found each other hungry.

11th November 2014:
Hi, here for the review tag

This is a very interesting piece of writing. I really like the abstract nature of it. Its basically an extended metaphor of imagery between the the two of them. I knew if was Tom and Minerva because of the summary, not sure I would have picked it up on my own, but knowing who it was, I could see reference to them. The claws being the Cat like attributes of Minerva and the Tom just being this other worldy body.

I sensed alot of lust between them, drawn together out of pure need and desire more than through love. Yet they constantly tore each other apart, relishing in the pain of it all.

Its a very poetic piece, monstrous yes, but not everything in this word is daisies and candy floss. I loved the raw and powerful imagery. You held nothing back with your writing and delved into the dark places of the human spirit. Awesome work.

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Review #3, by evil little devil we found each other hungry.

12th July 2014:
Hey! I decided to wander on over to your author's page after loving your House Cup entries so much. I was not disappointed!
I have a huge thing for angsty Tom/Minerva as well, so this is fabulous! They're such an unusual pairing, but I really love writing and reading them.
This is just amazing! It's so violent and raw and feral. The imagery is to die for! Him as a black hole, her burning brightly. I love how you translated the violence of their emotions and the self-destructive nature of their relationship into such beautiful macabre descriptions of them tearing open each others' ribcages and eating their soul.
I love this so, so much. The style and the writing and the pairing and everything! Just, wow. I am in love.

- House Cup 2014 Review.

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Review #4, by greenbirds we found each other hungry.

3rd January 2014:
this really surprised me, because it was written really well, but it's very abstract and i found myself having to re-read whole sentences to understand. i liked how you completely discarded any physicality the two have and yet through comparing their spirits, or souls or their love? i interpreted it as lust, for each other to other inhumane things- such as the stars and food- you, in essence, completely distorted them as a duo to something far more powerful than just pure beings. which is ironic, because that's what tom is all about, isn't it? how humanity, especially wizarding humanity, is the peak of all nature and eternity. yet his feelings for minerva extend far greater than that. i don't know, that's just how i interpreted it.

Author's Response: yes it was definitely very abstract and open to interpretation, and i love your interpretation of it! i imagine them as wanting something beyond just physicality, and i always think of tom as someone trying to transcend humanity, and in this one-shot, bring minerva along with him. thank you so much for this wonderful review! ♥

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Review #5, by prettywishes we found each other hungry.

31st December 2013:
I love reading things for the every word counts challenge because absolutely every word does matter and trying to tell a story in so few words is so impossible but yet you've managed it so well. I loved the way that you handled the pairing, very interesting to read, and your writing style is flawless!

Author's Response: reading things for the every word counts challenge is so interesting; i love seeing what people can do with 500 words! thank you so much for this amazing review, i'm glad you liked it! :D

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Review #6, by patronus_charm we found each other hungry.

30th December 2013:
Hi, here for the 12 days of reviewing challenge over on the forums, plus the fact this is a Tom/Minerva story which I love makes me want to read it even more!

Wah, you must know that I’m a massive fan of your work and this was proof of why I just fangirl every time. Your stylistic choices in this one-shot just blew me away because it was so obscure and almost distanced in its narrative from the norm but it fitted the ship really well given how some people find it hard to connect to Tom/Minerva as a ship.

I thought you got the self-destructive feel of this ship perfectly. It really showed them for all their flaws and horrors in a way in a way which I’ve rarely ever seen before. One thing which really stood out was how it grew progressively more violent and more terrifying as if it was copying Riddle’s pursuit into this madness and how Minerva was growing more and more repulsed because of that.

You had some really lovely lines in this one-shot so I may just quote a few now! ‘she, the astronomer, the cartographer, tries to chart the constellations as they fall from his mouth’ ‘He is a black hole, distorting and bending all light around him,’ and ‘ it shines red and flashing and self-destructive, the spoil of war.’ They just fit the general theme of self destruction in the one-shot so well and were just amazing.

Another thing which really worked and ties into the description is your wide and varying use of vocabulary which really made me view things in a different way and try and see what they really were. It was just wonderful to come across these words all so rarely found.

An amazing one-shot!


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Review #7, by shez we found each other hungry.

23rd October 2013:
Review tag!

This was an excellent, 'monstrous' one-shot. Your use of different elements (parenthesis, italics, disjointed prose and onomatopoeia) really makes for an entertaining read--I didn't know it was Tom/Minerva until the A/N. Some of the metaphors struck me funny (in a good way haha)--like the part about the apple (A/N explained the significance though). I don't know how to explain my feelings for this one-shot; it's very different from anything I've ever read. I had to read it twice to get it. I like how you portray Tom as a destructive, distorted entity (in so many different ways) and Minerva's inherent fascination with him, and further on his annoyance with her.

"She does not see.)

His mouth curls up around the edges, disgust."

Can't believe you wrote this in an hour. Impressive work!

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