Reviewer: leckleck
Date: 10/30/12 14:07
Chapter: The Torture of Hermione Granger

I liked this very much!

Author's Response: I know it's quite late, but thank you! Thank you so much for reading and for the review.

Reviewer: WeasleyMom
Date: 09/24/12 2:43
Chapter: The Torture of Hermione Granger

This is extremely well done. Your Hermione is right on the money, and I also appreciated her assessment of the boys, that Ron would not want to leave her and only Harry might possibly be wise enough to do it if necessary. You write the trio very well--I've recently become a fan of yours. :)

Author's Response: hI WeasleyMom,

I know it's incredibly belated (a temporary baby hiatus turned into a crashed laptop and other disasters), but Thank You! I love the trio. They are, by far, my favorite subject.

Thank you so much for reading and reviewing!

Reviewer: Eleanor Lupin
Date: 12/31/11 4:57
Chapter: The Torture of Hermione Granger

Yikes, that was harsh, but it was great! That whole thing was incredible! You got across how terrible crucio is, without going on and on and making me nauseous. Well, it did make me kind of nauseous, but in a good way, like when somebody writes something so bloody good that it gives you goosebumps! ;)
I absolutely loved that, great job!

Author's Response: Hey, Eleanor Lupin, Thank you so much for reading and for the review! I'm happy to give you the duck bumps. Thanks again, -S-

Reviewer: KatieandTed
Date: 09/13/11 13:55
Chapter: The Torture of Hermione Granger

Well Done! This was brilliant and really set chills down my spine. You haven't rambled on and on yet still gave us enough information to want to keep reading, you have made the reader feel for Hermione and kept her in character brilliantly!!!

Author's Response:

Hey, KatieandTed,

I'm so glad you enjoyed it and that you are appreciative of my brevity.  Expansive description would just slow things down here, and I felt a quicker pace was important. 

Thanks so much for reading and for the review!

-S-

 

Reviewer: EatMyPixieDust
Date: 08/20/11 13:45
Chapter: The Torture of Hermione Granger

I liked it. You didn't go on and on, you kept it to the point and your words were well chosen. I love the line


"Her boys. Ron, blindly brave, stupidly courageous Ron, who would not want to leave her, and Harry, who she hoped would be wise enough to know that they should."


Because it is so true, and just so Hermione. You did a good job with this piece. :)

Author's Response:

Hi, EMPD,

I'm glad you liked it. 

I really didn't want to slip into melodrama, here.  I think this teeters right on the edge, sometimes, and the only cure for that is to keep things shorter and sharper.  I hope I was successful.

Thank you so much for reading and for the review!

Reviewer: Snowlily
Date: 04/24/11 8:05
Chapter: The Torture of Hermione Granger

Loved it, again. I liked how much she cared for them instead of herself. Keep writing! Maybe other torture ones. I don't know...you did a good job! =)

Author's Response: I'm pleased you found it satisfying, again. Hermione is interesting to write because she is so conscientious. I feel I only just scratched the surface here to keep in time with the action in the canon. Thanks for reading and reviewing! I'll be posting something new in the next few days...Also Hermione's POV, if you are interested.

Reviewer: delila likes pie
Date: 03/14/11 17:25
Chapter: The Torture of Hermione Granger

Loved It!!!

Author's Response: Thanks!

Reviewer: keara96
Date: 02/18/11 18:39
Chapter: The Torture of Hermione Granger

very vivid! Your description was really great. I was confused by the ending too, but I read some of the other reviews and your responses and now I understand:)
Nice job!

Author's Response: Thank you for reading and reviewing! I'm glad you liked it. They say, whoever "they" may be, that writers should show instead of tell. I hope I showed you what it might feel like to teeter on the edge of madness. Or maybe I just really like the room that a bit of ambiguity leaves for the reader to move about in.

Reviewer: September December
Date: 01/04/11 0:16
Chapter: The Torture of Hermione Granger

I really loved this fic!! Your Hermione was so well written and her emotions that you described are so vivid. Nice job! :)

Author's Response: Thank you! I am pleased that you enjoyed it. I hope I remained true to the character.

Reviewer: Immunity
Date: 12/30/10 20:55
Chapter: The Torture of Hermione Granger

Utterly perfect. This is the first time I have read the torture written in Hermione's perspective. It is yet another side to the story and hence, rather refreshing for once.

Your descriptions of the torture Bellatrix had inflicted on Hermione was completely real and well-written.

I also like the way you portray Hermione's pain. It isn't exactly easy to do it without going over-board and yet, you have done it!

That's all. Keep on writing!

Author's Response: Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it and I'm pleased you found it believable. That is what is most important to me. And I'm glad that this type of thing has not been done to death. Not being an avid reader of fanfiction, I thought I was probably just adding to the pile, so to speak.

Reviewer: ProfPosky
Date: 12/29/10 15:20
Chapter: The Torture of Hermione Granger

Very compelling. I've read the other reviews, and I agree with you - in this case, the torture was merely to serve the purpose of getting information - Bella may or may not have enjoyed it as well, but the reason for it was to extract information.

I am also mystified about the part where you have Harry falling on top of her, dead. Is she hallucinating? Have you gone AU? It's not really necessary to do that for impact here, and the rest of the story being canon, I wouldn't go off in that direction without a very specific reason, so I wonder what that was.

Author's Response: Thank you for the questions. Honestly, I'm kind of glad you were "mystified" by the ending. First off, not to put too fine a point on it, but Harry did not fall on top of Hermione. Second, no, I did not go AU. Since the story is from Hermioneís POV, I wanted to convey her deteriorating mental state by leaving the reader with a bit of ambiguity. That said, there is a cue that lets the reader know that Hermione is probably hallucinating. Itís very subtle (perhaps a bit too subtle), but it is there. I do ask the reader to consider a broader definition of the Cruciatus Curse, and I only do so because, at some point, the physical has to impact the psychological for anyone to be defined as "Cruciated". We are never told in the canon why or when the mind begins to unhinge, so I filled in the blank.

Reviewer: Rene4hp
Date: 12/29/10 10:10
Chapter: The Torture of Hermione Granger

Very good
-R.L.S

Author's Response: Thank you!

Reviewer: DobbyDeath
Date: 12/29/10 8:01
Chapter: The Torture of Hermione Granger

I loved it! up until the end, i got confused there? did you change the ending? or was she imagining Harry and the disturbance above was Dobby saving them? but otherwise, great detail and i love the way you write!

Author's Response: The disturbance is only Bellatrix brandishing her wand to perform the curse. When I wrote this, I was thinking about how a person could be driven into insanity by pain and I didnít/ don't think that pain alone could it. I took the liberty of adding the psychological element. And thank you for the review :)

Reviewer: iwishicouldwrite
Date: 12/28/10 21:15
Chapter: The Torture of Hermione Granger

i really liked it!! Nice description and good portrayal of Bellatrix's sadistic personality

Reviewer: iwishicouldwrite
Date: 12/28/10 21:01
Chapter: The Torture of Hermione Granger

i really liked it!! Nice description and good portrayal of Bellatrix's sadistic personality

Author's Response: Thank you!

Reviewer: leftrightmiddle
Date: 12/28/10 18:15
Chapter: The Torture of Hermione Granger

Haven't come across a story like this before. I really enjoyed it! Your description was amazing. Nice work!

Author's Response: Hey, thanks! I'm glad you liked it. This was just a bit of a breather from something else I was working on. I think I

Author's Response: Hey, thanks! I'm glad you liked it. This was just a bit of a breather from something else I was working on. I think I

Reviewer: xxbabewithbrainsxx
Date: 12/28/10 15:20
Chapter: The Torture of Hermione Granger

I liked this! The descriptions were good and I've always wanted to know what happened when Hermione was tortured. Everywhere I've looked, all I've got are X-rated versions of Bellatrix doing nasty things to Hermione and Hermione kind of enjoying it, which is really not what I was looking for. This was how I imagined it to be. Well done!

~Soraya~

Author's Response: Thanks. I've never read another fic about this scene, but, like most fanfics about torture, I can imagine that most of them go for the s/m jugular. And though I don't necessarily have a problem with the concept of Bellatrix as a sexual sadist, I find it to be too much of a stretch to believe she was torturing Hermione to get her jolly's. I believe that particular episode was strictly utilitarian in nature.

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