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Reading Reviews for The Poppy
4 Reviews Found

Review #1, by Ignis The Imp The Poppy

20th March 2016:

It is I, Ignis the Imp, here to review your fantastic story! Normally, I am more likely to pick something happy or humorous as Imps thrive on laughter and pranks, but every once in a while an Imp needs to have a good cry too! And cry I did over Lucy's tragic demise. She seemed far to young to go.

I considered making a joke to cheer up the young man mourning at her graveside, but even to an Imp that seemed inappropriate. I do hope that he finds the ability to laugh again though. I think Lucy would hate to see him lose his sense of humour because of her.

I almost lost my hat when I saw that Lucy had died of an opiate. Do those exist in the magical world? I always thought that was a muggle thing. Do you suppose someone learned how to make it into a potion? Or was it simply because her mother was connected to the muggle world that she knew it existed?

After this tragic story, I'm off to find something to cheer me up! I have a few more stories to get to during my time in this lovely place!

Ignis The Imp

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Review #2, by Frankie05 The Poppy

3rd March 2016:
Holy cow this was wonderful! Like so exceptionally wonderful. It's so heartbreakingly beautiful. I loved how your protagonist used the John Green quote and just sort of shoved it away. Like this moment at her grave was so necessary for healing but so painful.

In a short span on words you made me feel every emotion, rage, sorrow, empathy. Well done. Especially on a subject matter that is so difficult. I'm just amazed. This piece moved me.

Good luck on the challenge. Great job on the effort of this piece.

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Review #3, by The Basilisk The Poppy

21st December 2015:
Hiss Hiss, guess who? The Basilisk, with a review.

Wow, this was amazing. If I wasn't an ancient heartless creature and had a heart, this piece of writing would have surely shattered my heart into a million pieces. Your writing is so poetic and tragic and beautiful and violent and deep. It is so very powerful.

Scorpius' pain and grief and how much he's affected by Lucy's death came through very well from the narrative. It was sad to know Lucy died from a drug and the dealer died too. Scorpius' frustration at it all showed. The use of the quotes was very nicely done. And the bit when Scorpius is imagining Lucy's laugh, wow that was downright creepy and very well-written.

All in all, I loved reading it. Got me a good little dark read here. Thank you.

Hiss Hiss
The Basilisk

Author's Response: Thank you for the review!
This fic was difficult for me emotionally, but for some reason, I found it easy to write. I'm glad you think I conveyed Scorpius' emotions well.

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Review #4, by ravenclaw_princess The Poppy

17th December 2015:
Merry Christmas. Here is a gift for the Ravenclaw Gift Exchange.

This is a tragic little piece. The opium poppy is quite a pretty flower but it also has a more sinister side. I at first thought that she just liked the flower and I was a bit surprised how Scorpius destroyed it like he did, but then it all made sense when we found out that it was because of opium that she died. It makes me wonder who put the poppy on her grave and what sick game they were playing. I quite like the two paragraphs about the 'execution of poppy'. I like the on going metaphor and the action is somewhat cathartic to Scorpius.

Poor Scorpius did not handle her death well and it's taken him a whole year to be able to accept it and visit her grave. It makes me wonder what went on between these two. Their love must have been so strong and intense for her death to have such a traumatic effect on Scoprius that he has had to seek therapy to move forward. His tears at the end tell me though that he is starting to move forward again and claim back the life that grief took.

I would suggest italicising the head stone quote, to differentiate it easier to the story narrative, but other than that, the story flowed well and was packed with emotion. For such a short word count, you've managed to convey quite alot about the characters and what has led them both to this point.


Author's Response: Thank you for the review!
Fortunately, I haven't gone through grief like this, but this piece somehow came together with ease.
Oddly enough, I have no idea who placed the poppy on her grave. I only know the person wasn't a kind person.
Argh, the italics! Sometimes they translate when I copy and paste, but sometimes they don't. Thanks for letting me know!

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