Hi! The Golden Kneazle linked to this story on the forums and I thought I'd have a look at it :)
Well, this was short and sweet and I really enjoyed it! I laughed at the students not minding Baruffio getting 30 points for managing to transfigure things, and again at his mind lighting up with an idea - for the first time in two weeks!
I laughed a few times during this story and then it ended so tragically for poor Barruffio! I feel bad for laughing at the earlier bits. Although, actually, this whole story reminded me of the Cautionary Tales for Children by Hilaire Belloc with such delightful titles as 'Jim, who ran away from his nurse and was eaten by a tiger' and 'Matilda, who told lies and was burnt to death'. This could have been called 'Barruffio, who ate sweeties in class and was gored to death'. But I think 'Wingardium Leviofa' is a perfect title! Made me giggle.
For some reason, I never imagined that the Baruffio we hear about actually died from the experience, so I was slightly surprised by the end of this story, but it makes sense! One thing though... the Slytherins actually laughed at the violent death of another student right in front of them? God, they (we) really ARE awful! Haha!
Oh, and I loved your potions professor being called Professor Flagon - similarly, I've just written a story where the nurse is called Nurse Leech ;)
Well done!Author's Response: Thanks for your brilliant review! I really appreciate that you liked my fanfic. And for the Slytherins laughing at the death of a student, they were only fourteen, so most of them didn't really understand the fact that he'd never come back.
This was so brilliant! :D I've always wondered what happened to poor Baruffio who's mentioned so briefly in PS and I thought you retold it magnificently. His characterisation was real enough that you could understand his performing a Hover Charm incorrectly, and you made what was in the end a rather gory tale highly amusing.
The fact that it was because of sweets that a boar appeared was enough to make me laugh out loud, and the little details - like the wand actually belonging to his grandmother, and how nobody minded the extra Hufflepuff points when he managed a spell - really made it all come alive. I absolutely loved it all :DAuthor's Response: Thanks for the review! I loved the idea of a Baruffio fanfic, and I loved writing down all those details and stuff! Report Review
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