Penname: Orual [Contact]
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Member Since: 08/12/2006
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Hello.  My name is Anna.  I don't have much to say about myself. I'm just a girl who likes to write. 

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Isn't it ironic that even without becoming Lord Voldemort, Tom Marvolo Riddle manages to orphan a young boy?

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Drabble
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: None
Warnings: Character Death
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 693; Read Count: 335; Completed: Yes

Updated: 09/09/2006; Published: 09/09/2006
Reviewer: Orual (Signed)

You definitely had me going. I thought Petunia was talking all along. Great job.

I do have two suggestions, however. First, I really wanted to know why Tom Riddle jr. went into the family business. I know that his father wanted him to, but Voldemort never struck me as one who cares about what other people want. I guess you could say his personality was determined by his environment. I’m just one of those people who has to understand every inconsequential detail.

You also had "The night your parents died you had a dinner reservation that had been made nights in advance. Your mother suggested cancelling –you really couldn’t afford to eat out". I think you mean "you" to be "they". I know that you mean "you" in the plural, but it's confusing and a one-year-old doesn't really have a dinner reservation, anyway. They just come.

Author's Response:

Thank you for the review.  I was very careful to be vague enough to maintain the surprise till the end.  Glad to know I was successful. 

With regards to why Tom joined the family business, it was more a stepping stone on his journey to being a powerful business man than something he did to please his father.  Really, he was that different from canon...

With regards to "you" vs. "they", after reading your comment, I recognized how this could be a source of confusion.  The change has already been made.  Thanks for pointing out the problem. 

Chapter 1: Isn't it Ironic?
Piano Squib by xXblacksakuraXx [Young Teens]
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A Harry Potterization of the hit song 'Piano Man' by Billy Joel. AU.

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Songfic
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Drama, Mystery
Warnings: Alcohol and/or Drug Abuse, Dark Fiction, Mild Language
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 6137; Read Count: 425; Completed: Yes

Updated: 09/14/2006; Published: 09/13/2006
Reviewer: Orual (Signed)

fVery nice job.  "Piano Man" is one of my favorite songs; I really liked how you adapted it to suit Harry Potter.  I was going through the song into my head to see what came next, actually.  Your waitress had me laughing.

On a side note, if you don't want to double space your song lyrics and stuff like that, shift+enter will give you a single space.  Heh, the day I figured that out was one of the red-letter days of my life.

Author's Response: Hey, thanks. I didn't realize I had a review on here, or I would have responded sooner. ^.^ I'm glad you liked it. I shall post the sequel.

Chapter 1: Chapter 1