Author's Response: Thank you very much! I appreciate it! ~Gina :)
I don't even know what to say. I felt as though I was Sirius. And suddenly, he didn't seem like an arrogant, careless person like he is often made out to be by those around him. I connected to him, strongly felt the fears and inner feelings. In fact, I think his Boggart would be mine- to see myself consumed by darkness. It would be a failure of myself, and I don't think I could live with that.
Anyways, I was really impressed. I think you need to trade brains with me for a day so I can write something this good. :)
Good luck on the challenge!
~Nagini Riddle, a fellow challenger
Author's Response: Thanks for reading this, Nagini! I'm glad you liked it. :) It was tricky at times, trying to suss out just what Sirius's boggart would be. I'm glad it made sense and came across well enough. I'll keep my brain--you wouldn't want it anyway, there is also a lot of useless fluff floating around, lol. Thanks again for the lovely review - and good luck yourself! ~Gina :)
Whoops, I must not be awake- I meant 2nd person. :P I blame school.
Author's Response: I guessed as much, lol - thanks again! ~Gina :)
Wow, this is fantastic. You made the third person really natural, and instead of it being really clunky and acting like it's the elephant in the room, it flowed beautifully.
It's kind of ironic that Sirius Black is afraid of the dark, but you captured it and made it something else. A wonderful job, as per usual, and it really makes you think about Sirius in a different light (that was an unintentional pun). There's a lot about Sirius in the fifth book that could be expanded, and I really wish we had some more time with him in the books.
Great job, I can't wait for whatever you have next! :D :D :D
Author's Response: Thank you once again for the lovely review! I am so glad you are enjoying these stories, and really appreciate you taking the time to leave a note (a lot of readers don't, I think) I am even happier you found it so well done. It was tricky, to be sure. But the vision of Sirius's boggart being a darker vision of himself just really struck me and I had to go with it. I mean, we have this surface impression of him that isn't always very positive, but he must have had a hard life, both as a youth, as a fighter in the war, in Azkaban, and after. So there is depth to him - so much to be expanded. Thanks again for reading this!! ~Gina :)
It was certainly a very different sort of style, but a good read.
Author's Response: Every so often I manage something slightly different - no too often, but at least I try, lol. Thanks so much for reading. I'm glad you enjoyed it and appreciate the review! ~Gina :)
Yayayaya. This is great. Even the dreaded second person is good here because it sums up Sirius' introspection and depression so very well. I loved the way he had to tackle the Boggart again because obviously it would have changed after his time in Azkaban, and then it turning into himself - but a dark horrible self - that was so good.
UGHH! I hated his father so much that I wanted to hex him. Walburga came over as sympathetic to begin with, and I was itching for her to smuggle something into the attic, but obviously if she'd done that then he'd never have learnt to cope alone.
Well done and good luck in the challenge. ~Carole~
Author's Response: Carole! Thank you so much for reading this! I know how you feel about second person - well, most of us do at times, I think, lol - so I'm glad it worked for you here. Yes, his father was horrible and his mother might have been nice to the infants but she still ended up a witch, as we know, so no sympathy. ;) Thanks again for the lovely review, I really appreciate it (I'm terrible at replying though, if you hadn't noticed, lol) ~Gina :)
Wow! That's the best 2nd-person POV story I've read in years. And a great character study. Bravo!!!
Author's Response: Thank you so much! I really appreciate the comments, especially about the 2nd person pov. I actually started it in third person, and I'm glad I switched. And I'm glad you enjoyed it - thank you again! ~Gina :)