Reviews for Snape's Portrait
||2007.10.05 - 10:46PM
|An excellent short - haunting and powerful, with a high face validity of all the characters.|
Author's Response: Thanks so much; I'm glad you enjoyed it!
||2007.10.05 - 03:42PM
|This is really touching, and yet you've kept Snape very much in character, and Harry, too. I loved the hand with the photo and letter paused in front of the fire, and then the decision to tuck them, temporarily of course, into his pocket. This would have been so much better as an epilogue than the one JKR wrote. Thanks so much for posting it.|
Author's Response: Ah, thanks, that's very kind. I liked JKR's epilogue... but I just wanted another one featuring Snape! A sort of pre-epilogue or post-epilogue perhaps.
||2007.10.05 - 01:08PM
|Wow this is heart-wrenching and wonderful.|
Author's Response: Thanks very much - your words are much appreciated.
||2007.10.05 - 06:17AM
|nicely done. You've portrayed Snape's sarcasm very well|
Author's Response: Thanks very much. I'm English, and sarcasm is our national sport, so I love writing dialogue for sarcastic characters.
||2007.10.05 - 02:56AM
Author's Response: There's no need to go on and on about it...
||2007.10.05 - 12:32AM
|What can I say but Wow! What a moving piece. You really captured the riff between Severus and Harry and brought them a sort of unspoken understanding. I loved this story. Thank you for sharing it with us.
Author's Response: Thanks so much - a sort of unspoken understanding was exactly for what I was aiming, so I'm really pleased you think I achieved that. I didn't want them to start liking each other, but I did want them to come to understand each other, just a little bit.
||2007.10.04 - 05:06PM
|Really nicely done. It made me a little weepy, and it felt quite right. Good one.|
Author's Response: Thank you! I'm really glad you enjoyed it.
||2007.10.04 - 03:32PM
|Nicely done! Harry and Snape are still themselves, but they do have closure. I really liked Harry asking Snape's persmission to name Albus Severus - it seemed a very good reason for him to be there, having that conversation. There were a few places where your description was too close to the original (the jars of slimy things) in Snape's office), so that it felt a little jarring to me, but overall I thought it was *very* well done.
Author's Response: Thank you very much - your comments are much appreciated. Regarding the descriptions, it felt wrong to me without descriptions of the surroundings, and when I did describe things, I didn't want them to *contradict* the original if I could help it - but I do take your point, and I really appreciate the feedback.
||2007.10.04 - 12:34PM
|Excellent! I got very teary-eyed reading this. I'm so glad that you kept Snape in character. He still does not suffer fools gladly. Thanks for posting this, and I hope that you'll write more.|
Author's Response: Thank you very much. I'm glad you feel I managed to keep Snape in character - not suffering fools gladly, his sarcasm and the way he deliberately makes people feel uncomfortable, never making the conversation easy, are things that I think are absolutely key to Snape's personality, so that's what I was aiming for.
Your comments are very encouraging and I definitely hope to write some more.
||2007.10.04 - 09:52AM
|While I've always found the idea of the lingering headmaster and mistresses portraits somewhat disturbing (I don't know why), I found this sweetly sad story quite a good antidote to DH.|
Author's Response: Thanks very much for the encouraging review.
I've always found the portraits quite a comforting idea... well, some of them, anyway. The headteacher portraits are OK, but I don't think I'd fancy sharing my home with the portrait of Mrs Black that hangs in 12 Grimmauld Place!
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