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Impressions by Aggiebell [Mid Teens]
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Remus' thoughts on Nymphadora Tonks. A series of 100-word drabbles, which, when taken together, tell a complete story. Warning: Mentions of character death.



Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: Nymphadora Tonks, Remus Lupin; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: General Fan Fiction
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Drama, General
Warnings: Book Seven Spoilers, Character Death, Mild Language
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 1563; Read Count: 473; Completed: Yes

Updated: 02/07/2009; Published: 02/07/2009
Reviewer: cts (Signed)
02/08/2009

These were very well done;  the imagry is intense and the flow exceptional.  I like how the emotional and visual imagry were interwoven.  For the rest of my review, take a gander at the front page of the archive :)

 



Author's Response:

*blinks* Wow.

Thanks so much for the kind words! I have to admit that I'm a bit floored by the response to this piece (I'm quite thrilled by the response, mind, but floored, none-the-less).

~Julie




Chapter 1: Impressions
Home Again by Gmariam [All Ages]
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Written for the One-Hour Challenge, this short story follows Samwise Gamgee as he says farewell to Frodo at the Grey Havens.



Categories: Lord of the Rings; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: One-Hour Challenge
Classification: General Fan Fiction
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 1458; Read Count: 809; Completed: Yes

Updated: 06/23/2009; Published: 06/23/2009
Reviewer: cts (Signed)
07/26/2009

Very well done.  The style and the characterizations were a perfect fit with Tolkien, and the background and emotional coloring were quite effective.  The splicing with Tolkien's text was very well done.



Author's Response:

Squee! You used the 's' word - 'style'! Thank you so much for that particular compliment, as I worked very hard on that. I must say, having read some of the new LOTR fics coming into the archive, that mine seems a bit stodgy by comparison. I think as I read more, though, I'll get a better idea of how to blend my own style with Tolkien's. Thank you so much for reading this story and for leaving such a great review! ~Gina :)




Chapter 1: Home Again

A sixth-year fic begun pre-HBP, this fic begins where Order of the Phoenix left off. As Harry lies in his bed in Privet Drive, guilt-ridden and devastated, Voldemort finds an "easy in" to the young wizard's mind. How will Harry withstand the attacks, and as his role in the war becomes clearer and more vital, will he rely on the strength of his friends as he seeks a way to vanquish the Dark Lord forever?



Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: Alastor 'Mad-Eye' Moody, Albus Dumbledore, Arabella Figg, Arthur Weasley, Bellatrix Lestrange nee Black, Bill Weasley, Draco Malfoy, Dudley Dursley, Fred Weasley, George Weasley, Ginny Weasley, Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Kingsley Shacklebolt, Lucius Malfoy, Luna Lovegood, Minerva McGonagall, Molly Weasley, Mundungus 'Dung' Fletcher, Narcissa Malfoy nee Black, Neville Longbottom, Nymphadora Tonks, Percy Weasley, Peter Pettigrew, Remus Lupin, Ron Weasley, Rubeus Hagrid, Severus Snape; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: General Fan Fiction
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Drama
Warnings: Character Death, Mild Language, Mild Violence
Chapters: 40 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 215676; Read Count: 44895; Completed: Yes

Updated: 04/25/2011; Published: 02/13/2011
Reviewer: cts (Signed)
04/05/2011
Too short, but good plot development. I approve of the tweaking in the re-write.

Author's Response:

I'm glad :)




Chapter 2: Chapter 2: Reflections
Reviewer: cts (Signed)
04/05/2011
A very well done and emotional chapter. The mood was set and managed quite well.

Author's Response:

Thanks




Chapter 3: Chapter 3: Almost Nothing Left
Reviewer: cts (Signed)
04/05/2011
It is great to see this story revised and back on line. It's a favorite, and one I am looking forward to re-read. The characterization is superbly done, the dialog very much in cannon, and the plot an example of how good fan fiction can be as good as the real McCoy.

Author's Response:

Thanks!




Chapter 1: Chapter 1: In the Night
Reviewer: cts (Signed)
02/28/2011
This is one of my favorites. I am glad to see it getting a touch up and reposted.

Author's Response:

Thanks, cts!  I'm having fun with it!




Chapter 1: Chapter 1: In the Night
Reviewer: cts (Signed)
04/05/2011
One mere pronoun away. Good one.

Author's Response:

Yeah, Ginny's kind of being forced to deal with her feelings in a rather quicker manner than usual, now that Harry's being put through the wringer right in front of her.




Chapter 7: Chapter 7: Protection Gone Astray
Reviewer: cts (Signed)
04/05/2011
And thus the plot does thicken.

Author's Response:

:)  That's the point!




Chapter 8: Chapter 8: Coming Back
Reviewer: cts (Signed)
04/05/2011
And the backstory grows. Again, excellent character development, particularly of the younger generation. Having Hermione at a distance allows some good development for Ron and Ginny.

Author's Response:

I despise fics that cast Ron as the idiot.  He's not, and it's not within character to cast him that way.




Chapter 9: Chapter 9: Learning the Truth
Reviewer: cts (Signed)
04/05/2011
Again, good character development, and good building of the back story. Quite well done.

Author's Response:

I was definitely trying to build characters here, but I'm not sure if I knew, at the time I was writing this, exactly what the backstory was going to be.  I know now, of course, but I didn't then.  It's an interesting thing, authorship.




Chapter 6: Chapter 6: Assigning Blame