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Reading Reviews for Flicker in the Wind
  
5 Reviews Found

Review #1, by The Summer Snake Flicker on the Wind

5th May 2015:
Greetings from The Summer Snake! I have recently slithered out of hibernation and discovered this amazing place with such amazing stories, so I want to read and review as many as I can before I go back into hibernation!

My my, this was such a sad, agonising tale. Poor Draco, why did he die? =( I love Dramiones so I think you did a great job with this one. I liked how you showed snippets of Draco & Hermione's happy life together such as the proposal. The day he died was also very sad and realistically done. It was interesting how George was the only friend who understood Hermione. His advice at the end, with Draco's appearance, worked well. I also liked how there was a small ray of light at the end with Hermione saying she's pregnant.

You captured emotions beautifully in this piece and your writing was very good. I am so glad to have come across this little one-shot. I felt for Hermione and wanted to give her a hug, even though being a snake I don't have arms. I am magical though so I shall give you a magic thumbs up for writing such a nice tale.

Great plot, characterisation and descriptions. Very moving! Nicely done! Now, I'm off to explore more of this wonderful sun!

Oh and before I go, if you'd like to guess who I am, here's a clue: I am a fellow house mate xD

See ya!

With love,
The Summer Snake

Author's Response: I have still yet to determine your identity. But I will prevail! Because I am stubborn. And I am a snake ;)

But I really appreciate you leaving this review, it means a lot to me =) Keep slithering away!


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Review #2, by ArtsyTigs Flicker on the Wind

21st March 2015:
Cried the whole time... Wonderful...

Author's Response: Thank you for the review - I'm glad you enjoyed it [even though I'm sad you cried!]

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Review #3, by bittersweetflames Flicker on the Wind

18th March 2015:
Hiya, Cassie Lassie. Here to review in support for the HPFF Fundraiser Event! Wooo!

Okay, first off, I am a HUGE fan of Dramione and I have absolutely no shame in admitting that! That being said, I could just HURT you with what you had written here. I hate feeling sad at night -- it tends to bleed over into sad dreams. TSK. But I forgive you because this was a good story.

I love the way you used a non-linear format for the telling of their life together. The way you intermingled the sad bits with the brighter, happier times made everything much more poignant. As readers, we can see WHY Hermione is devastated; even without having gone through a loss as devastating as hers we can see how much it could affect anyone.

The way you incorporated George in this one was also brilliant. To some extent, his part in it although small, felt like a mini-story inside the longer story that was integral to the whole. George was the perfect vehicle to teach Hermione the different between utter despair that leads to giving up and the acceptance that despair can be a part of life without being the force that completely drives it. So, well done! Like Hermione must have felt then, you can see that she can probably make it through everything and come out a better person.

Now the end.. Making Hermione pregnant was beautiful. I think about how her life would be with that reminder of Draco and I believe that it's going to make her stronger and happier and remembering the man she loved, while still painful, could be beautiful as well.

This needs more reviews. But I'm glad I read and reviewed it. Much love, darling

Author's Response: -glomps-
-throws flowers at-
-sings a million songs-
-glares at the nasty singing on the voice-

Thank you for the wonderful review - and I hope it didn't give you too many sad dreams that night ♥ and I'm glad we have our mutual share of dramione fics and rambling.

And the pregnancy part made me a little sad to write :( I mean, she should be happy but it's still really sad.


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Review #4, by marauderfan Flicker on the Wind

1st March 2015:
Hi! I'm here to review for the non-linear challenge!

Okay, well to begin with, I'm pretty sure that someone is cutting onions here in the library. No? Maybe it just rained a little on my face. Either way, this is a heartbreaking story and that last section really got to me, with Hermione and George grieving together. Gah. I really liked that scene.

I'm getting ahead of myself though - this was a really lovely story overall, and just so sad! It has this raw emotional intensity to it that's very powerful and I think is the strongest aspect of the story. So many emotions are covered in here and they all felt so real. The loss and grief that pervades most of the story is even stronger because of that first flashback, a huge contrast to the rest of the piece in how wonderfully happy and hopeful it is. But it's still tinged with sadness because you already know it's not going to last. Gah, I'm rambling here but basically, you did an exceptional job setting the tone of the story.

Hermione and Draco's story is so sad in this. Just as they are both recovering from the war, Draco is killed by someone on the side he deserted :( it really makes me appreciate just how difficult Draco's life must have been after the war. He doesn't really have a side at all, he's just on his own.

I think you used the non linear structure to a wonderful advantage here, how the main story takes place after Draco's death, and as Hermione struggles to come to terms with it, she has these flashbacks of better times, as well as flashbacks of the horrible day when she lost Draco. It makes perfect sense as after something as liffe-changing and devastating as that, she'd be really inclined to dwell on better times in her memories, as well as the kind of survivors guilt/ 'what if I could have done something' thoughts that would continue to plague her.

I'm just going to reiterate how much I loved the ending. I think George was exactly who she needed to talk to, as he understands more than others might, having lost someone so close to him as well. And his words to her were spot on. That's where you really got me. :'(

Bravo on this beautiful, tragic fic. Thanks for submittting it to the challenge!

Author's Response: I'm sorry for the delayed response, but thank you so much for the long review. I'm really glad you posted the story challenge because I had a lot of fun writing the story - even if it did end up being short.

And I'm sure someone was cutting onions in the library ;) I do it quite often myself ^.^


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Review #5, by Chrissy Flicker on the Wind

11th January 2015:
Such a beautiful, heartbreaking, and emotional story. You have me crying over here!! Literally!! I have no words but you did a fantastic job :-)

Author's Response: Thank you so much!! I had so much fun writing this story

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