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Review:javct says:
Wow. Just wow.

I have to compliment you on the originality of this story. In all my time on the forums and this website I've never come across such a story as this. It's unique and something completely different. There are plenty of post-hogwarts fan fictions out there but all of them focus around Lavender Brown and all the trio, I'm really glad that someone remembered Hagrid. He's a character that is usually forgotten about in the wonderful land of fan fiction :D

Characterisation wise, this story was fine. I cannot pick up any mistakes with the characterisation -- I can defiantly see Harry threatening someone for his friend's sake (be it any friend!) and I also adore how you have got Hagrid's speech downpat; now, I have never written Hagrid-dialogue but I have always imagined it to be really hard because of his slight-illiterate problem but you have made Hagrid sound like, well, Hagrid.

Out of the whole story there was only mistake I picked up, and a small typo none the less, here:

"Thanks," be offered weakly as he regained his balance.

Should be

"Thanks," HE offered weakly as he regained his balance.

Just thought I should point that out :D
Happy writing and congratulations on a excellent story!
Jasmine, x

Author's Response: Hi, there!

I'm glad you thought the story was interesting and original. Hagrid's story always seemed like one of the larger holes -- no pun intended -- left over after the end of the books. We know that he's still teaching at Hogwarts 19 years later, but we really don't know anything about what happened to him after the war. We do know that he suffered a terrible injustice at the hands of Tom Riddle, and I always liked to think that things were set right somehow.

I write canon stories. They're pretty much all I write, so I'm really glad that you thought the characterization was good. I went back and forth a few times on Harry's demeanor in this, trying to get it just right. There are a lot of different things that would have tweaked his confidence in one direction or the other after the end of DH, I think. Overall, I think of him as being even more self-conscious about his fame, but also much more assertive about confronting injustices because he knows what a high price was paid to defeat Voldemort.

Writing Hagrid's dialog was hard, so I'm glad you liked it. Whew... ;)

Thanks for pointing out that typo. I'll get in there and patch that up.

Thanks so much for reading and reviewing!


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