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Reading Reviews for She First Considered a Puppy
4 Reviews Found

Review #1, by anon What's Called Unconditional Love

14th June 2015:
Hello, I read this story months back but was unaware that one could review anonymously. In any case, I think your writing is very solid, and your characterization of Tom is as well. 'Fixing' the circumstances of his life is a pretty big task, and I like and feel that it's realistic that you are going about it in small steps. I think this is a great beginning so far.

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Review #2, by lauraf68 It's Fine

2nd January 2015:
Good bit of back story. Looking forward to see how Tom handles shopping with an older lady. I doubt he has much experience with that.
Happy Writing,

Author's Response: I suppose that would be interesting, but the next chapter won't quite be focusing on that. I sort of want to move along a little further in the time line. There will be a lot to cover, from childhood to adulthood. With so much to touch on, a lot of time skips have to be made.

However, I do have an idea of how it went in essence. Tom wasn't all too happy, mainly about being dragged around town with a woman he despised and a pair of sore feet. He mainly spent his time glaring at her in silence. Even when Mrs. Carter asked things like "do you like this?" or "Would you wear this?", he followed with the line, "It's *fine*, without so much as making eye contact with her. When she let him pick out a toy, he just grabbed the first thing he saw in the store, just to get out of there as soon as possible.

Mrs. Carter was unsure of his attitude, but simply chalked it up to being unused to being away from his first home (the orphange), and figured that he would lighten up eventually. However, as we'll see in the next chapter, she will eventually lay down the consequences for him.

In any case, I'll be submitting the next chapter for validation soon. Thanks for tuning in!

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Review #3, by lauraf68 Tom is a Very Odd Boy

30th December 2014:
Very interested in where you will take this story. I see an undertone of possible changes to Tom s personality due to knowing someone cares for him. Read the answer you gave within other review and I too believe a lot can change with a nurturing background.
Happy Writing. ~Lauraf68

Author's Response: Thank you so much. And believe me, many other changes will occure due to this change in Tom's personality. He'll still be an ambitious Slytherin type, but not in the evil way that most people think when they hear the name "Slytherin". Not to mention that the lives of several of the characters we all know and love will be affected by the changes as well.

In fact, if you stick with my story long enough, you'll find that the world in general turns out to be much more different than the world normally associated with Harry Potter. But I won't delve too deep into it now, lest I accidently release a spoiler.

For now, I'll just say that I have several things lined up for little Tom, and there is pleanty more to come!

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Review #4, by Ohpl Tom is a Very Odd Boy

25th December 2014:
Great first chapter.Interesting concept.I am looking forward to more.

Author's Response: Thank you so much. I have pleanty more in store, once the new year begins and I'll be allowed to make submissions again.

I actually gleaned the concept from reading through the HP Wikia, where it's quoted on Merope Gaunt's page, "J. K. Rowling has said that if Merope had lived and raised Voldemort, he would have turned out to be very different, probably a better person."

I also plan to play with the aspects of nature vs. nurture, regarding personality. You'll find that Tom turns out to be a very different person, but you'll certainly see some of the original Tom shine through.

Thanks for reading, and be sure to stay tuned!

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