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Reviews for: Anchoring...
Review(s): 24

Reviewer: Miss GypsyDate: 2005-09-01
Reviewid: 131447Chapter: 1
Astoundingly real. It takes real talent to bring grief like that so close to the surface in a fanfic. Thank you for writing this, I enjoyed it very, very much.

Reviewer: Poppy PDate: 2005-08-29
Reviewid: 131204Chapter: 1
This was very touching. I'm much happier w/ Harry world now that we have HBP (despite the big death). But this was perfect for the mood right after OotP. A lovely, sad scene. (lovely & sad sounds weird, but that's exactly how I feel about this) ;)

Reviewer: Larna MandreaDate: 2005-08-28
Reviewid: 131097Chapter: 1
Just found this searching through stuff and couldn't let it go without comment. Brilliant job; you understand human emotion so completely, and that allowed you to give life to this amazing -- for lack of a better word -- moment.

Marvelous job. This piece is really, truly amazing. Thanks for it.

Reviewer: SarahDate: 2005-06-11
Reviewid: 123694Chapter: 1
You really know how to tug at the old heartstrings! Keep up the good work. I'm crying, here! How tender. Lovely. Specially like the analysis of door-openings. And about losing control... I think I'll print it out and ut it on my wall. Thanks...

Reviewer: Reader2Date: 2005-03-19
Reviewid: 117051Chapter: 1
H / H fluff. Not with the crowd, are we? Good Job.

Reviewer: Evil WombatDate: 2004-08-20
Reviewid: 98046Chapter: 1
Okay, I just read what everyone else had to say about this fic and saw the word "wow" in almost every one. I was a little embarassed, because I'd just said what everyone else had already said in my review. Then, I realized that this is an amazing story and you deserve every bit of it, so here you go: WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW!!!! :)

Reviewer: Evil WombatDate: 2004-08-20
Reviewid: 98045Chapter: 1
Wow. This idea of anchoring is...profound. I wouldn't have thought that it would be better to lose it in front of someone instead of losing it alone--and I certainly wouldn't have imagined Harry coming to that realization. But you're right. You're absolutly right. It does sort of center you, and...wow. Wow. The way you... Okay, words are failing me here. I'm just going to applaud you on this deep and profound and moving fic and offer up the only word my stunned brain keeps coming back to: WOW.

Reviewer: Angel of MusicDate: 2004-06-12
Reviewid: 86788Chapter: 1
Curse you for making me cry all the time.
No, not with tears but a searing pain felt somewhere inside me
That’s meant for for someone completely illusory.
With effortless words you draw me in, break my heart.
More than Rowling already has for these feigned individuals
“It’s not real,” I tell myself, and you don’t let me believe that no people actually feel that way.
And then I know, people do. Harry did, Sirius did.
Curse you for making me cry so hard.

Reader at your whim… †The Phanom of Tir Na Nog†
P.S. Sorry, I was just so very touched.

Reviewer: NigellaDate: 2004-02-13
Reviewid: 70469Chapter: 1
Just read this again, SweetSirius - I was right, thank goodness! I'm crying too!

Reviewer: LauraDate: 2004-01-25
Reviewid: 68394Chapter: 1
Awww, that was great. I started crying.

"And now I’m scared, because losing control in front of people is bad enough – losing it alone is a thousand times more frightening. There’s no one to anchor you…no one to catch you."

That line was the best one in the story. It shows how well you understand how it can feel to lose someone. Makes the reader understand how terrible Harry is feeling. And I got the friendship feel from Hermione so don't worry bout it! (Personally, I don't really have a problem with the ship in the first place though...)

Reviewer: alyssa pDate: 2004-01-07
Reviewid: 66058Chapter: 1
great way to show harrys emotions awesome and i mean awesome story n

Reviewer: Golden SnitchDate: 2004-01-06
Reviewid: 66017Chapter: 1
That was so beautiful! I really liked the way you wrote it, a different angle, (kind of).

Reviewer: RainydaieDate: 2004-01-06
Reviewid: 65998Chapter: 1
Wow. Very good. Short, to the point - tear jerking, at the same time. Nice job with that. Very, very nice. Feelings are so hard to interpert, to predict... but you got it down.

Reviewer: StephaniDate: 2004-01-06
Reviewid: 65997Chapter: 1
WOW,Powerful...

Reviewer: BrianneDate: 2004-01-05
Reviewid: 65975Chapter: 1
Oh! It's so sad. Beautiful, too.

Reviewer: SamiDate: 2004-01-05
Reviewid: 65955Chapter: 1
wow.... that was intense. *tear*

Reviewer: Olicia PitcherDate: 2004-01-05
Reviewid: 65943Chapter: 1
Short but very powerful. Wow, the ragged emotion that you've portrayed here is just stunning, and this seems exactly the way that Harry would grieve.

A beautiful story.

Reviewer: Hannah LeeDate: 2004-01-04
Reviewid: 65759Chapter: 1
Wow, that was so beautiful. I haven't been this close to really crying in a fanfic for a long time....

Hannah

Reviewer: mdelaurDate: 2003-12-08
Reviewid: 62568Chapter: 1
Wow. That was amazing. It makes you feel an immediate chill crawl over you as you read the final words and then a fush of warmth as you realize just how truly great such a friend is at such a crucial moment as the death of Sirius. Truly well written.

Reviewer: MorgannaDate: 2003-12-08
Reviewid: 62545Chapter: 1
This is superb!! My heart is racing and I'm fighting tears - and I don't cry easily.

Reviewer: SarahDate: 2003-12-08
Reviewid: 62514Chapter: 1
I really really enjoyed this, and you've managed to convey just how much both Hermione and Harry have grown up over the last few years because of how you have them act in this piece.
I really love this also because it shows Hermione and Harry as best friends. So many times people have Harry and Ron always understanding and being there for each other and Hermione is just another person there, as if insignificant. I know Ron and Hermione are both best friends to Harry, but I like how you shone the spotlight on her for once.
I think you're right in assuming that Harry's bond to Hermione, and Ron too, after Sirius' death and I hope JK gets a chance to read this before the 6th book is released... maybe she could use a piece or two...
Fabulous story... one that will keep me coming back to read it over and over again... well done!

Cheers,
Sarah ^_^

Reviewer: SonicDate: 2003-12-08
Reviewid: 62425Chapter: 1
Wow, touching... I like the whole part about losing it alone is a thousand times more frightening because no one's there to anchor you... so true...

If there's criticism to this piece, it's a bit too analytical of Harry I think... or is his emotional maturity shining through now? As well, I think there would be so much more emotional impact to the reader if you implied some of these brilliant thoughts and ideas of yours rather than explain it all.. some things are better left in hints... :)...all in all, cool.

- Sonic

Reviewer: RosieDate: 2003-12-08
Reviewid: 62382Chapter: 1
Gorgeous. Absolutly wonderful. Thank you for this.

Reviewer: mattyDate: 2003-12-08
Reviewid: 62378Chapter: 1
excellent. very moving

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