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Review #1, by patronus_charm Micsconceptions

24th May 2014:
Hi, here to review your entry, and congrats for being able to write one in time, it was very impressive!

Wow, this was such an interesting into Draco’s mind at such a challenging time of his life, I really enjoyed it so much! I loved the use of second person POV too, because added another level to the complexity of the story so it gave me a lot more to think about while reading which I enjoyed a lot. He really is an introspective person now that I think about it, and you conveyed that so well here, that I felt as if I got to see another side to him because of the depth of your analysis.

I think the reason why it had so much depth was because of the almost dual perspectives with the use of italics highlighting that there was a more morally ambiguous side to Draco’s character which showed him what he truly was no matter how much the other side of his brain tried to deny it. I thought that was a really interesting twist, because it not only made him think much more about his actions, but it made me think about my own too.

I loved your descriptions throughout and they just added so much to the story with the way it set the grim atmosphere to the lake. What made it even better was how you sometimes connected it to his past events such as here ‘he Forbidden Forest looms in the background and you are instantly reminded of your first experience in there’ and that made me sympathise with Draco more because his life really has been haunted by the shadow of Voldemort.

Anyway, thank you for such a great entry as it really has made me re-think what I thought of Draco at that time!


Author's Response: Hi, thanks for reviewing and thanks for starting an awesome challenge. I had so much fun writing this.

I'm pleased you enjoyed it and that you had a re-think on Draco's character! He was hard to write but in the end I don't think he really knew what he wanted so it was easier once I realised that.


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Review #2, by Lady Asphodel Micsconceptions

22nd May 2014:
Another entry for the Second POV challenge! Awesome! I wanted to participate, but I did not know (at first) how to approach a story like that (until too late.)

Anyways, I love your take on Draco Malfoy. The characterization was spot on! Great grammar, just the right amount of description! You really got into his head! :D

One of the coolest things about these Second POV stories is that - when you read "You" the readers automatically think of their self - not the character. At least with me it does. :P I see myself with a smug smile... boosted up with confidence and all that. It's like a teaser to the mind you know?

I enjoyed reading the monologue though. I can feel the emotions wrecking about and I can see how it'll drive him crazy just like how Draco was in the books (especially the movie -- Tom did an amazing portrayal of what you written) - him not having a choice and it's either he sacrifice himself or someone else ... I know it's not an easy no... that is an ultimatum... I don't know how exactly take it if I was in his shoes.

You made this one-shot incredibly intriguing - the follower, the murderer and you delved in deeper to bring those points home. That was a pretty cool move you made there! :D

There was one small mistake you made - which was where you writing about Draco breaking his hand... and a memory coming to him. You said "scent" not "scene unfold.." A quick fix - but just thought I'd let you know. ;)

The part with the little girl is so sad. She was unaware of what was about to happen to her and even Draco - I think (if not then excuse my line of thought.)

Lastly, the reflection on Lucius Malfoy was deep and us as readers can understand all the weight he laid on his son's shoulder without consideration - thus, leading Draco to be furious with him.

In the end, you wrapped up everything in a cliff-hanger like way - it's a pretty cool way too; Draco is bracing himself to walk the path we know he'll take. :)

Great job with this piece, and I wish you luck on the challenge! ^_^

- Asphodel

Author's Response: Hey!

thanks so much for the review and the awesome banner! I love it ;)

haha neither do I, I just write whatever and usually it turns out alright in this POV for some reason. I find it much easier then any other tbh, which isn't helpful for longer stories!

Thanks a lot, it means so much that you thought I got inside his head. I found him such a tricky character to write because I was struggling to see which side he was leaning towards the most. Good or Evil? In the end though I realised it didn't matter since he was probably asking himself the same question so it worked out ok in the end I thought.

Yeah I know what you mean, the emotions sort of hit deeper with you. Well that's what it is like for me. It's easier to relate with them.

It's just hit me that in a way, Draco and Harry are quite similar, both born in to something they don't have much control over. In the end though I guess Draco had more choice.

Thanks for pointing that out!

Thanks for the review and sorry it's taken me a while to reply to this.

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