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Reading Reviews for Swept Away
  
6 Reviews Found

Review #1, by ImaRavenclaw Swept Away

20th August 2016:
Aw, this story was so cute, I loved it! I'm definitely on the Brains/Brawn train, and I think they would be so cute together. Don't even get me started! You really wrote this so well, and I loved the theme you had with the whole "where the story started" thing. All together this was an incredibly good story, and I really liked it. However I would've hoped for a little bit more dialogue. Besides that, it was perfection!

Yours sincerely,
ImaRavenclaw

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Review #2, by Dojh167 Swept Away

2nd July 2016:
Hello!

I'm here for a belated review of your belatedly submitted Percy/Oliver story. Belated all around, so no guilt for anyone?

I normally dislike stories that are all description without dialogue or action, but I actually really enjoyed your structure here.

It really gave us the opportunity to explore Percy and Oliver's relationship from different view points, which was a special treat.

Most of the perspectives we saw were from characters we don't know, which made Penelope's perspective even more interesting. I would have enjoyed seeing another perspective from a character we know.

I was curious about the early perspectives. Eric's idea of when the relationship began is such a mundane moment. I like this, because it really is small things that begin relationships. However, I felt that something was missing there. It seemed like this was the type of exchange that could occur between Percy and Oliver on any number of nights, and I was very curious why Eric perceived it as something special, and what he saw as different between them after that exchange.

There is a sense of poetry to this story that I really enjoy. It is very easy to read by getting into the rhythm, and although there is not major action in the story, it made me eager to find out what would come next.

Well done with this story! I am really glad that you wrote it for me and took a stab with this pairing! =)

Sam.

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Review #3, by nott theodore Swept Away

19th June 2016:
Hello! It's been so long since I read any of your lovely writing (I think maybe back during last year's House Cup was the last chance I had?) so I'm really excited to be reading this!

It is never clear when stories begin.

I loved this line so much! It's such a great opening, and as a writer I think it's something we're always debating. I loved the way that you opened with this line and then used it to explore what different people thought the beginning of Percy and Oliver's story was, and tell their story through it. It was such a clever way of beginning and telling their story, and building up all these details about them.

I loved the little moments that you chose to focus on here, as well - the little sparks and attractions that made them notice each other. I can definitely imagine Percy getting annoyed at Oliver constantly talking about Quidditch while he was trying to work on essays. I feel like maybe he noticed it more because he was so aware of and distracted by Oliver, though, which of course he didn't admit at the start :P

The last paragraph was great, too - I loved the way that you explored the possibilities. Those sort of tiny turning moments in life that can throw two people together and completely change the trajectory of your life are seemingly so insignificant but can alter so much. Oliver and Percy being swept away by all of that is so true. And they got married! ♥ This was such a cute story, thank you for sharing it!

Sian :)
LGBTQA+ Review Event

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Review #4, by LadyL8 Swept Away

18th June 2016:
* For the LGBTQA+ Pride Review Event*

Hi There.

Iím was looking for a story for the LGBTQA+ Pride Review Event, and I came across this one and I knew I had to read it. You see Percy/Oliver is a guilty pleasure of mine. I love the two of them together, and I just feel like it could very well be true. Itís just that the two of them would fit each other a lot I think. Oliver would help Percy relax more with the schoolwork and stuff, while Percy would help Oliver take it more seriously and not just focus on Quidditch. And they are the same age too, so I feel like it couldíve happened. And in my head it did happen.

Anyway. So this was a very different way of telling a story. I donít think Iíve ever seen anyone write like this beforeÖ at least not on HPFF. And I like that this is basically them arguing over when the relationship between these two characters started. Usually stories that focus on this ship is all about whether or not theyíll end up together. Here we know theyíll end up together, and itís just a story of how they ended up falling in love with each other. I quite like that all the characters had a different beginning. Itís certainly realistic, and I feel like it gave us the chance to hear more of how exactly they did end up together. We didnít just hear about one moment, we hear about several. And I didnít think Iíd like that way of doing it, but I really did.

The story was just fluffy, sweet and amazingly well-written. I really enjoyed reading it. Thanks for sharing!

- Lotte

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Review #5, by TreacleTart Swept Away

18th June 2016:
Hello my dear!

I'm here for the LGBTQA+ Review Event! I happened to come across this story on the recently posted stories list, so I thought I'd swing by and leave a review.

First of all, Percy and Oliver are a pairing that I really enjoy. I love the idea of a big muscular Quidditch player and a more bookish type like Percy. The whole opposites attract sort of deal. :)

I really enjoyed the style in which you wrote this. I'm not sure I've ever read anything else done in this manner. It was cool seeing how all of these different characters thought the story started in comparison to Percy and Oliver. And the different thoughts on the start allowed us to see a few flashes of different moments between them over the years.

I liked that at the end, you had the part about how Oliver had known since third year and Percy finally admitted it in sixth year. After I saw that, I went back and read through all the memories again and you can definitely see them slowly moving towards each other. It was really sweet.

I usually try to leave a bit of CC, but I honestly have none for this. This was just the right amount of fluffy sweet that I needed this morning!

Good work!

~Kaitlin

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Review #6, by Marshal Swept Away

17th June 2016:
For the LGBTQA+ Review Event

This was a cute story! I like how you focus on beginnings. It is very unique and fun. You are so right that some stories don't have a true beginning and that it starts differently for each person. Yet no matter where the beginning is picked everything before and everything after add up.

You had a unique way of bringing the two characters together and I liked it. I liked the uncertainty and how they eventually found each other in the end. Also while I don't support prejudices I liked the little nod to the concept that they exist. I've always felt that the wizarding world would have even more prejudices to homosexuality than the muggle world does simply because of the already standing blood status and lineage things. Not to mention that homosexuality in some ways hinders the propagation of more pure blooded children. Still despite it all both me are happy and that makes for a good ending to a good story.

Also I loved how you ended things at the beginning in some ways how things end with how they first met. A nice cute little touch.

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