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hihavaniceda
Monday 15th December 2008 04:24


4th year
Num. of Reviews: 184

Perceptions
thoughtful
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Me
Monday 27th March 2006 13:23


Perceptions
Beautiful.

Thank you for sharing.
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Me
Monday 27th March 2006 13:21


Perceptions
Beautiful.

Thank you for sharing.
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Anni
Monday 15th August 2005 13:10


Perceptions

This story was a little weird at the end, but it was still very good...

~Anni

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Astrid
Monday 11th July 2005 18:41


7th year
Num. of Reviews: 336

Perceptions
I'm rereading this just because I like it so much. It's our inner demons that render us ulitmately alone. Again, excellent work.
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DADAGinny
Thursday 3rd March 2005 19:29


6th year
Num. of Reviews: 277

Perceptions
I loved the line:   Black may be easier, but Ron prefers white.

That was such a great short story!  It is so good to see an understanding take on the three of them. 

Excellent job!


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snowbear96
Thursday 3rd March 2005 08:28


4th year
Num. of Reviews: 179

Perceptions
Wonderful, touching and very realistic.
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Hanna
Wednesday 2nd March 2005 19:13


Perceptions
Great story.  I love how you did each of the trio's point of view. And it's interesting to see how each of them feels left out and alone. The descriptions were very good, and I loved this story. I also liked the last line - "And then wonders which one she'd choose." I wonder, too.  I loved this story!
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Kundun
Monday 28th February 2005 20:34


1st year
Num. of Reviews: 9

Perceptions

"Get your mind out of the gutter, Finnegan, they're mates."

Cracked me up. Good job.

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tante
Monday 28th February 2005 20:16


4th year
Num. of Reviews: 169

Perceptions

This is definitely a well earned story of the week .  I'm so impressed I'm not sure where to begin.  No, that's not just mindless flattery.  I love the look into the mind of each friend as they interpret the actions of the others.  Each loved but alone - how human, how vulnerable.  Defined by both their relationships and for their unique preferences/character.  The duality of this piece is poignant and sobering (i.e. thought provoking) without being depressing. 

Apart from the clever/intelligent construction of the piece, the plot bunny itself is an incredible accomplishment.  Well done all around. 

Alexandra Lynch
Saturday 5th March 2005 19:40
Perceptions (Author Response)

I'm honored by your words.

It seemed to me obvious to take three paragraphs and focus on each member of the trio. How do they cope when it gets too much? Well, Harry flies. Ron plays himself at chess. Hermione escapes into a book. Different...but not so different.  And the one universal of adolescence is being alone. Because we all are.

I was quite surprised to wind up with this story, though, because I'm rather more known in the fandom for angsty twisted smut. I think this is one of the few G stories I've ever written.

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Narumi
Monday 28th February 2005 18:48


Perceptions
I really liked this one.  This is the first fic I've read on this site (I usually stick with the Quill), and I only read it because it was the story of the week.  But it's really quite good.  It's pity, and yet so very encompasing.  I look forward to reading more of your work.
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mary-v
Monday 28th February 2005 15:17


Hogwarts alumni
Num. of Reviews: 494

Perceptions

Black may be easier, but Ron prefers white.

That's my favorite line out of all of this! There's just so much meaning to it, and it's so wonderful, I had to quote it! You wrote this really well!

~Maria~

Alexandra Lynch
Saturday 5th March 2005 19:33
Perceptions (Author Response)

Black may be easier, but Ron prefers white.

That's my favorite line out of all of this! There's just so much meaning to it, and it's so wonderful, I had to quote it! You wrote this really well!

~Maria~

And yes, it was meant to resound with choices of side and right and wrong. I'm glad you enjoyed this.
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ToriRaella
Monday 28th February 2005 13:35


1st year
Num. of Reviews: 7

Perceptions
I love trio relationships!  This was brilliantly done, except the scene changes were a little confusing at times.
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little_one
Monday 28th February 2005 13:15


1st year
Num. of Reviews: 18

Perceptions
This was great.  I like it as a piece with no "romance"-it's rare to find those.  I love the stream-of-conciousness style you wrote in. Keep it up!
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Kelleypen
Monday 28th February 2005 11:25


Hogwarts alumni
Num. of Reviews: 416

Perceptions
I liked this the first time I read it too.  You have a way of twisting and prodding that makes me question what I thought I knew.  Making me think is a good thing.
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Bart
Monday 28th February 2005 05:19


2nd year
Num. of Reviews: 83

Perceptions
Wonderful, a great insight into the trio, you packed so much of their feelings into a short snippit of time.
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Bring and Fly
Monday 28th February 2005 03:17


5th year
Num. of Reviews: 201

Perceptions

What a great way you have with words! You have seen very claerly into what makes each of the trio tick and drawn lovely parallels that I've felt but been unable to articulate as well as this. You have got inside their heads and dissected out a facet of each personality most clearly and yet left hints of other things to make us think.

A great short story, which I enjoyed, which left me thinking and I say thanks for sharing!

p.s. In the last couple of lines, I think you mean 'I don't fancy getting woken up by nightmares...' Sorry, t'is the beta in me y'know.

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dibberne
Thursday 17th February 2005 02:32


1st year
Num. of Reviews: 32

Perceptions

Whoosh.... I really got absorbed in the tone of that story - you've created such atmosphere!  I felt as if I needed to swim back to the surface. It really connected with me, especially Hermione's POV.  I, too, escape in books.  I think that the characters' ideas were extremely realistic in that what everyone else has is often much more apparent that what we ourselves have.  I also appreciated that part at the end about Harry spending some nights in Ron's bed.  It showed real maturity in Harry, Ron, and Dean.  School boys wouldn't generally be able to handle that with their minds, as you put it, in "the gutter." 

Alexandra Lynch
Saturday 5th March 2005 19:45
Perceptions (Author Response)

Whoosh.... I really got absorbed in the tone of that story - you've created such atmosphere!  I felt as if I needed to swim back to the surface. It really connected with me, especially Hermione's POV.  I, too, escape in books.  I think that the characters' ideas were extremely realistic in that what everyone else has is often much more apparent that what we ourselves have.  I also appreciated that part at the end about Harry spending some nights in Ron's bed.  It showed real maturity in Harry, Ron, and Dean.  School boys wouldn't generally be able to handle that with their minds, as you put it, in "the gutter." 

I think many of us escape into books...I know I did as an adolescent and do now.  We always do think the grass is greener on the other side, don't we? And in terms of the gutter thing? There is a sequel, it's called Gestalt, and it is posted on restrictedsection.org. If you're old enough for that sort of thing.
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brad
Wednesday 15th December 2004 22:05


3rd year
Num. of Reviews: 136

Perceptions
Well, solitude isn't that much fun ... sometimes it hurts, reading all this good HP fanfiction out there (probably the closest I'll ever get to a 'romantic novel') and then realising that I'm alone.  Oh well.

I don't think you get it - you're supposed to write something that has me going 'awwww ...' and feeling *happy* at the end, not something sad like this!  Or sad'ish.  The friendship of the trio is one of the best parts of Harry Potter, a cornerstone of the series, and deliberately NOT ending up with the three of them together is almost a crime!!  I like the structure of your story ... each one alone, then the three combination of pairs ... but you're supposed to then finish with a 'happily ever after' triad!  Arrrgh.

Or perhaps you're leaving it as an exercise for the reader?  To connect the dots and fashion a content trio from the threads you've left running through the three pairs?  Hmmmm.  Your stories make one think, don't they?

No, seriously, a nice little piece, poking and prodding at the three core characters of the books and the undercurrents to the Trio.  And you finished it very well; I thought the Harry/Ron pair was beautifully done, and Hermione's concluding question was a goodie (I'm *not* a frustrated shipper, but all this fan fiction is making something of a romantic out of me, I'm afraid).  Very nicely done, thank you.
Alexandra Lynch
Friday 17th December 2004 09:13
Perceptions (Author Response)

Friendship's an interesting thing, you know...because no matter how much you love your friends or how close they are to you, there are going to be places they can't go with you, and even if you lay down beside them to sleep, you have to sleep with yourself. So there's the potential for the worst loneliness of all there. It is poignant and vaguely melancholy, I'll admit. I tend to write that way. However, if you're old enough you're welcome to write me privately to find out where the sequel to it is posted.

Thank you so much for your kind words!

 

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