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3 Reviews Found

Review #1, by heartjily4ever Kore.

19th June 2017:
o my lord this is amazing. I'm such a greek myth buff n semi studying it and i approve so so much of this. this is perfect in everyway, not least the writing. Tom is literally the perfect Hades, and I especially liked all the links with wealth and gems which fits so perfectly with his sharp edged bone structure and skin n coldness and omg this just made me so excited.
Albus dumbledore is and always will be zeus.
ps. Your writing is amazing wow

Author's Response: Albus Dumbledore is Zeus in man's form.

No arguments necessary.

Haha, but no, I'm glad you liked it! I had so much fun writing this one shot (tbh it wrote itself) and Tom as Hades was just... I knew I had to do it. I'm by no means a Greek mythology buff (I don't even know where to start with it, though I'd love to) so it's a relief that my links to his domain/role worked! Phew :P

Thank you for the review!

Plums xo

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Review #2, by IchigoPan Kore.

21st August 2016:
Thank you for your submission, Dirigible_Plums. I have to say this was a very interesting read. Never would I have thought of tying Greek mythology into the HP-verse.

Your prompt was "explosion" and you have weaved the usage of said word very well.

The story echoes the kidnapping of Persephone (Hermione) by Hades (Tom Riddle/Moldy-Voldy), with Zeus (Dumbledore) trying to get her back for Demeter (Hermione's mom) through diplomatic means.

Words-wise, you painted a beautiful scenery (can hell even be called as such?) throughout the story. Tom's sadistic/narcissistic nature was the embodiment of Hades. The pure and fierce Hermione stood her ground, awaiting her freedom while trying to figure out what Tom had wanted with her.

However, I was briefly confused with the story pacing 5 seconds in and then everything made sense when I started reading it like a mythology instead.

All in all, you did a great job using the prompt. I look forward to seeing your future challenge submissions, should you choose to participate again :D


Author's Response: Hello!

First of all, thank you for awarding this entry 2nd place. Seriously, it was so great to see that, especially because I know this entry was a very strange fic and not everyone's cup of tea. :D

Yeah, I was a little worried that I didn't apply the word "explosion" all too well. There was obviously the very literal explosion at the start of the fic when Tom appears, but there's also the impact it has on the physical world and all of the relations between the characters. Tom's actions rock the foundations of the system in an 'explosive' way, so you know.

I still can't get over the fact that I made Dumbledore Zeus lol.

On the plus side, I tried to keep everyone else in character as much as possible! As you said yourself, Tom tried to manipulate/intimidate her into staying with him forever; Hermione stayed firm to her resolution while trying to work out what Tom was playing at. (He wanted power basically and - rightfully - thought that having her would give him more.)

"Words-wise, you painted a beautiful scenery" - thank you so much! I took extra care with this fic given the nature of it so this really means a lot.

Yeah, I understand what you mean about the pacing. Since it's such a wild card, it's difficult to adjust to unless you know that's heavy Greek mythology, really.

Thank you for hosting such a great challenge. It was really interesting and fun to write for!

Plums xo

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Review #3, by NH Stadler Kore.

21st August 2016:
Okay why doesn't this have more reviews??? Seriously. It should have a million.
Like I said in my review on The Cliché Life, you are an amazing writer and I enjoy reading your stories immensely. The scenes you create come to life easily and effortlessly, and I enjoy every sentence of them :)
I have a soft spot for the Hades and Persephone myth and I really think you did a very nice job implementing it in the HP universe. Also, the feelings Hermione/Persephone has towards Tom/Hades are SO WELL portrayed… I literally could feel her internal struggle, being both repulsed and attracted to this strange god.
This is another brilliant piece of writing! Keep up the good work!

Author's Response: Hello :)

Aw, that's so sweet! It genuinely means a lot to me to hear that from you, especially because this is what I affectionately refer to as Weird Fic since I know it's a little... out there. [Maybe that's why it doesn't have more reviews? ;) ]

Seriously, all of these comments are just making blush [cough do go on cough]. But no, I'm really glad I've managed to pull this off because this really is a weird fic. The Hades/Persephone myth is a really interesting one and to substitute the characters into it, especially these characters in particular, meant that I had to portray them very carefully. What I mean to say is, THANK YOU. I was so worried that Tom and Hermione were going to come off as a bit... awkward? Like an awkward fit? I don't know, but everything you mentioned was what I was trying to get across so it's great to know it worked. :D

Thank you for the brilliant review!
Plums xo

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