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3 Reviews Found

Review #1, by nott theodore My Ghost

18th June 2016:
Hi Sam! I feel like I've heard a little whisper somewhere that you're actually a Sirius/James shipper so I couldn't resist coming to check this story out!

This was... really powerful. I don't normally like non-canon pairings, but for stories like this one with writing like yours, I'm finding that I don't even want them to be the exception. You wrote this story so well! I think one of my favourite things about it was the energy in this piece; from the very beginning, with the movement and power of the motorbike, it felt like the whole story was building towards something. And then we reached the end, and it was abrupt but just stopped where the reader knows exactly what's happened, and that was so effective.

I loved the style that you wrote this in, too - especially the lines in brackets, when it was like James was talking back to Sirius in their private moments together. It punctuated the rest of the narrative really well and almost felt like this beat that ran through the story, which kept driving Sirius onward towards the house to find James.

I think you definitely captured the relationship between James and Sirius really well - at least the sort of relationship that I'd imagined could exist between them. I felt so bad for Sirius reading this, though, because it felt almost like he wanted more from James, even though he'd accepted that he couldn't and wouldn't have it? I think the description of James as a ghost really made it feel like he was never completely there for Sirius. It kind of foreshadowed the ending, too, and that James would just be out of reach. It made me really sad, but I loved the idea of the two of them together because it fit the way you described it. They know each other so well and are so close that it just makes sense that they could be together as well.

The ending has broken my heart a little bit all over again, though. Why do people keep doing this with Sirius stories? :( This was wonderful, though!

Sian :)
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Author's Response: A whisper? You mean like how I can't not blurt it out every time I come across Wolfstar? Gee...

"I'm finding that I don't even want them to be the exception." Wow, that was unexpectedly really flattering! ♥ ♥

I really appreciate your feedback about the pacing. For me the inertia of the pace really parallels not only the motorbike ride, but also the tone of James and Sirius' relationship in general. I've had doubts about how abruptly it ends, but I am really glad to hear you find that effective!

I definitely ship James and Sirius a lot, though unlike some of my headcanon pairings I've written, I could definitely picture different versions of their relationship. This was what fit this story, but I may just have to get much fluffier with them at some point to make up for it!

It's not my fault your heart is broken, I swear! Blame Rowling for that one!

I'm really glad you enjoyed this ♥


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Review #2, by The Basilisk My Ghost

8th October 2015:
Hola! The Basilisk has come to leave you a review!

I actually feel silly for not reading the entire summary/story info. Because I totally finished this and had to ask myself "are they shipping James and Sirius?" And you are! And it's kind of amazing!

I'm very curious though... does Lily know about this relationship? It sounds like he says she knows, or that James' family knows anyway, about them. I just think that's very interesting and I'm kind of curious how Lily ended up with James in the first place if that's true...

But shouldn't Sirius not be able to find them since he wasn't the secret keeper for their Fidelus Charm? Maybe I'm getting too literal...

Anyway, I thought this was a great read! It flowed wonderfully and with such a fast pace, and I didn't notice any mistakes!

Great job on this!

-The Basilisk

Author's Response: Hola!

The benefit of waiting so long to answer my reveals, is that by now the identity of the Basilisk has been revealed. So extra special snakey hugs for you!

James/Sirius is a bit of a shameless head canon for me. I definitely wanted to focus on their dynamic here, rather than the bigger picture with Lily, but that's something I may explore more deeply in another story within the same universe.

Sirius was in on the secret - he had been told the location, as we know from his visits to the house prior to Halloween.

Thanks so much for your review, oh lovely Basilisk!


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Review #3, by ScorpiusRose17 My Ghost

17th September 2015:

I am finally here with your review! Sorry it has taken me a lot longer than normal to get to this. I had somethings come up in real life that needed my attention.

I really liked this. I thought you did a great job of characterizing Sirius. That longing need to be with James felt so real and pure. James' characterization is more subtle since he is more of the minor one in this One-shot, but I get the sense that he is honest with himself about his feelings.

The flow of this is well done. I don't see anything that slows it down between transitions of departure, flight and landing. The lines in parenthesis really help drive their shared love and remind me of someone whispering in the dark to the one that they love.

The pace is also well done. I didn't feel that this was too fast or too slow. I really like the descriptions too. They are subtle, but work well since this really feels like a more delicate story. I also think that it is coherent and clearly expresses the love they have shared.

You did a great job with this!

I look forward to reading more of your work! :)


Author's Response: Hello Jenn, thank you so much for your review.

This story's been up since before the queue closure, and I am so glad to finally have somebody review it!

This is my first time writing Marauders, so I am really glad to hear that you enjoyed my characterization of James and Sirius.

Whispering in a dark place is definitely a good visual for these two as I wrote them here.

Thanks so much!


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