Reviews on "Famous Last Words" by Grimm_Sister
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Written by Anonymous on chapter #16.(January 10th 2013, 9pm)
Happy you're back :)
Written by AnotherDreamer on chapter #6.(January 12th 2011, 5am)
ahhhh! the minister. rufus. this was perfect. just the right balance of proud, stubborn, and bitter. just the right amount of Rufus. Great job. Boy do I love these pieces of yours!
Written by Anonymous on chapter #13.(April 22nd 2009, 9pm)
Aww. This is lovely. I really liked it, especially the last one, about Gellert Grindlewald. It's really touching.
You're a really talented writer, this is highly creative. Loved it :)
Written by Anonymous on chapter #13.(February 5th 2009, 4pm)
I endlessly marvel at your ability to find and select precisely the right quotes for each character you've tackled with this peace. From the entire compendium of English literature, popular culture, poetry, prose, philosophy... you always manage to find a gem. Hegel for Grindelwald is perfect; well done!
-GlynnisGriffiths (at work and not logged in)
Written by GlynnisGriffiths on chapter #12.(January 24th 2009, 3am)
Wonderful choice for Tonks - the ebullience of her personality at odds with the maturity that others saw her as lacking... And how she had to fight tooth and nail for that respect. I love the last line. Great job, as always!
Written by Anna_Karenina on chapter #12.(January 23rd 2009, 9pm)
Written by vodkaholic on chapter #11.(January 21st 2009, 6pm)
oh, oh, this one made me tear up! It was so sad, btu captured all the right emotions for each bit of it. I love it! I hope to see more!
Written by vodkaholic on chapter #10.(January 21st 2009, 6pm)
Oh, this one was very fitting! I love the way you wrote it, and the supposed dialogue in the last two paragraphs. It's very Bella, and I love it! It was amazing and so believabe!
Written by vodkaholic on chapter #9.(January 21st 2009, 6pm)
I like the metaphors you litter your pieces with. You have a pretty amazing way with words. Poor Sirius, everything seemed to be like a bit of deja vu for him. I loved it!
Written by vodkaholic on chapter #8.(January 21st 2009, 6pm)
I didn't care for Umbridge, but this bit is fitting for her nonetheless. Great job!
Written by vodkaholic on chapter #7.(January 21st 2009, 6pm)
I could picture those being his last words, and I love how you wrote about the girls redoubling their efforts to provide him with a win to glorify him, to an extent. This was a wonderful bit, and so far my favorite.
I hope he real survived, too.
Written by vodkaholic on chapter #6.(January 21st 2009, 6pm)
I really like the insight to the characters that you give. It's nice to see a little bit more than what Rowling provided, to be given a different perspective and possibly their own thoughts on their situations, despite being fiction. And I can perfectly visualize Rufus like this, the last bit puts it all into a very realistic sense.
Written by vodkaholic on chapter #5.(January 21st 2009, 6pm)
Wow, this one was fantastic! I like the bit about how Colin didn't manage to get a picture with the Grim Reaper, fairly fitting for his personality.
Written by vodkaholic on chapter #4.(January 21st 2009, 6pm)
This was deep, I really liked it though. It was very well written and I like how it gave a new view of Snape.
Written by vodkaholic on chapter #3.(January 21st 2009, 6pm)
Aw, that's depressing. Poor Andromeda!
Written by vodkaholic on chapter #2.(January 21st 2009, 6pm)
A bit dark, but I like how it brought these severed brothers back together.
Written by AnotherDreamer on chapter #10.(November 19th 2008, 5am)
I love this series, but this might be my favorite of the characters so far. I love where you took Bellatrix is such a different direction, joyful, laughing, happy. I love that she loved dueling "even when she was too young to be any good at it, really." Like the challenge and andrenaline were enough for her. Wonderful.
A Prewett too. Bellatrix remembered her brothers, silly little brats, really, but brave. She hadn’t expected quite that level of opening viciousness from their sister, but all the better. The final game for one ancient house, played out by the daughters as Bellatrix always knew should have been the case.
Like some glorious game in which she places herself as the lead...
Written by vodkaholic on chapter #1.(November 8th 2008, 9pm)
Awwwe, that ending was powerful. Poor Harry. It's interesting to think that he talked to Dudley after all of it, Rowling never mentioned a word of it. I really like this bit [;
Written by Anonymous on chapter #11.(November 7th 2008, 7pm)
Oh, my god...this was wonderful. I was rather upset when Jo barely mentioned Remus&Tonk's deaths in DH. Practically a crime, in my humble opinion. I thought this little tribute was perfect--and the connections to his earlier life were almost haunting. Well done.
Written by GlynnisGriffiths on chapter #9.(October 26th 2008, 8am)
Just a quick thought, because after I reviewed chapter ten I realised I missed out chapters eight and nine, and I really liked them both! Eight (especially the quote) has a very fitting sense of the absurd to it. And Mary Cattermole gets her revenge!
Nine is well done from top to bottom, but the line at the end about Bellatrix being the bookend to Sirius's life is just fantastic. I reread it several times!
Written by GlynnisGriffiths on chapter #10.(October 26th 2008, 7am)
Wonderful - you've really captured an aspect of Bella's personality here that feels very right and resonates with her last scene in DH. I'm endlessly amazed (and impressed) by the wide variety of characters you're writing - and writing well! - in this fic. Well done!
Written by Anonymous on chapter #7.(September 26th 2008, 5am)
Hi! I really love your story, and I think it's a really great idea! But I just wanted to point out that in the seventh book, Oliver Wood does come back for the Battle of Hogwarts, and he doesn't die. The last time we see him is carrying in Colin Creevey's dead body after the battle is over. Sorry!
Shoot. I missed that. Thanks for the correction.
Written by GlynnisGriffiths on chapter #7.(September 25th 2008, 2am)
Sorry - the review below was me. I *never* seem to be signed in!
Written by Anonymous on chapter #7.(September 25th 2008, 2am)
Nicely done - although your author's note made me grin because I really hope Oliver lived, too. If he didn't though, I think this is just the way he'd have wanted to go - for he who took every match as seriously as a battle, it seems very fitting.
Written by Anonymous on chapter #6.(September 22nd 2008, 1pm)
This is so beautiful and a very clever idea. I like Fred's especially, your're right, it does seem easier to find death than carry on struggling. This is just amazing. Can't wait to see who's next!
Written by GlynnisGriffiths on chapter #6.(September 21st 2008, 2am)
Oh, I love Scrimgeour's. The end is especially haunting - I love the way you used his good intentions, mirrored in the Buchanan quote. Nicely done, as always!
Written by Anonymous on chapter #1.(March 6th 2008, 1pm)
Hm, this is quite good! I am definitely looking forward to reading the rest of your story!
Written by AnotherDreamer on chapter #4.(December 3rd 2007, 4am)
Yay! An update. I like the way you explore Snape. You always make him real: loving, angry, bitter... a lot like in book seven when he shows Dumbledore the patronus never changed. Like he hated that he couldn't stop loving her.
You had a couple typos in this one though:
"It was what I hated most about Gryffindors, and the only thing I could ever bring himself to hate about her."
Is "himself" supposed to be "myself"? I was really confused about the person, and the rest is in first, so I assume it is.
“If you loved Lily Evans, if you truly loved her, then you way forward is clear.”
you should be your.
"You know, I sometimes thing we Sort too soon…”
"thing" should be "think."
" A foolhardy, principled Gryffindor after all? How annoying."
I just really liked that line.
"Curse her for making this lot mine, and for making me want another."
I like that idea too. That he's self aware enough to know that he might not have wanted a better death were if not for Lily. That's a nice touch.
I get tripped up in the second paragraph because Snape (addressing Dumbledore, I think) says that "you took everything without delivering your side of the bargain" and I don't know what Dumbledore promised. I assume that it's in the book. Was it to protect Lily? No matter, it's supposed to be stream of conscious so it still works, of course.
Can't wait to read more.
Thanks, I think I've cleaned it up properly. And the bargain was to save Lily, from that swept hilltop scene (I just think that's a really dramatic place for it and I wonder which of those two would have chosen - probably Dumbledore but it's kind of funny). Okay, that was random. I really want to just say thanks for the review.
Written by ladybalin on chapter #4.(November 29th 2007, 4am)
Always the choice with them – as if anyone really made a free choice in a vacuum, as if those who grew up with Voldemort’s doctrine really made a choice in the matter any more than those who grew up with Muggle-loving sentimentality ingrained into them.
I particularly like that line. It seems very relevant to current events. I do wonder if Snape was brought up with any sort of doctrine at all though.
I've always kind of thought that Snape hated his father for the way he treated her and that coloured a lot of his reaction to Muggles, but I take the point. He certainly was exposed to and embraced enough pureblood doctrine to fashion that title for himself.
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