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Reviews for: Free...Like Sirius
Review(s): 7

Reviewer: Reader 2Date: 2006-02-28
Reviewid: 140373Chapter: 1
Nice

Reviewer: BriDate: 2005-07-01
Reviewid: 125831Chapter: 1
Wow, that was an excellent story. I actually found myself trying to hold back tears as I read through it. I have to give you a rating of 10/10 for this piece. It was magnificent. I think you captured Remus beautifully! Very good job with that. I hope your other stories are as good as this one. I guess there's only one way to find out. I must go read the rest of them. I shall be off now. Again, good job.

Reviewer: prplhez8Date: 2005-06-24
Reviewid: 125069Chapter: 1
Jem -

This came on a recommendation by my friend J Forias. I can honestly say I wasn't disappointed. It was so lovely and so Remus. I loved reading the fight within himself to mourn and be free from the constraints that he had placed upon himself. I just loved it!

Well done!

Reviewer: J ForiasDate: 2005-06-22
Reviewid: 124881Chapter: 1
Jem, this is really good. You've written it beautifully, but with incredible power.

<<And now? Remus swore under his breath, feeling as unstable as the sky above. Why was he always the one left to sort out the problems? Why was he the one who was responsible, who could maintain control, who was reliable? Why had he been chosen to be the grownup, when all his mates had indulged themselves in fantasy, in pranks, in belief that the world was an innocent place? If only you had all grown up! He raged at them, silently. If only you had been in control, NONE of this had to happen!>>

Beautiful. I have this wonderful image of the Marauders all getting drunk and causing untold problems, and then Remus, the sober one, having to pick up the pieces. And that's what's happened now. They've all died and all their responsibilities have fallen on him - aiding the Order, winning what they fought for, looking after Harry. It is a damn selfish thing for them to do.

And the sentiment at the end is very moving. Yet Remus can't afford to be free quite like Sirius. People need him, they rely on him. He shouldn't take the kind of risks, or adopt the same reckless attitude as Sirius. But your story gives hope that he can be free in his own way, by accepting that he can't control fate, and by allowing himself to live free of the millstones round his neck.

Reviewer: shaolaDate: 2005-06-22
Reviewid: 124849Chapter: 1
Hey, that's a great story. The title made me expect another of those mourning stories, where Remus wants to die at the end. so I was pleasantly surprised, that you used 'free' in another meaning. It gives Remus' character another turn- and a very cedible. I can really his controlish steeks and also their necessity in his situation- and that give his loss a whole new dimension.
oh, and i like as well your very allegoric writing, espacially this sentence: "He stumbled at this realization, his senses reeling, as a flash of lightning illuminated the depths of the storm."

Reviewer: jynx67Date: 2005-06-21
Reviewid: 124758Chapter: 1
Wow... after all the mourning stories I've read from Remus' perspective, I really like this one. You really get deep within his psyche and show what's going through his head. It's exactly what I would expect from Remus. And it explain him. Bravo.

Reviewer: SuzanneDate: 2005-06-21
Reviewid: 124722Chapter: 1
This was stunning. I really don't know what else to say. This was absolutely an incredible portrayal of Remus' character. I really loved the part where he was thinking about how his friends had given him something that he could not give himself. This was a lovely piece and I thank you for writing it.

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