|Reviews for Tied for Last|
| Frozen Fire 6/17/13 . chapter 33
Holy cow. I can't even put into words how amazing this story was...
| Guest 6/16/13 . chapter 1
Thank freaking Holy Mother of Jesus Christ you did not just take this fic off the website, it would have been an absolute tragedy! To frame in simple words, I'm in LOVE with this amazing story (as I've been constantly saying for the past 2 years, aaaand the feeling's intact) in fact, reviewing the first chapter anonymously was inevitable when I've done already done it from my actual account. And is the case with the rest of the chapters. Just to let you know, do not take this off 'cause it indeed will be back in no time with absolute credentials, I'm sure there are plenty like me who are not just ready for such atrocity (mind you, I'm not even slightly exagerrating) of which people will make sure isn't multiplied by having it falsely accredited. That's not even the point, though, I'd just want the incredibly talented person who's responsible for this story's making to actually acknowledge the masterpiece she has created and not just 'leave' it here for the fans, but for her own sake. Consider this as your possibly first mind blowing, most ingenious work that's changed people's lives, because it is, indeed, capable of that level of impact. I can tell, I've tasted it. Simply shows how much more substantial you could go, I'm sure fanfictions merely point to a start. Mark my words, speechwriter. You do that.
| The-One-Who-Laughs 6/10/13 . chapter 33
Wow. Wow, wow, wow, WOW.
This must be, without a single seed of doubt, the most wonderful Tomione fanfiction I have ever laid eyes on.
The most wonderful fanfiction, even.
It is tragically beautiful in a way that twists your heart yet makes you smile - and I loved it, I truly did.
I particularly liked this Tom Riddle. His mannerisms, his actions, how he was undeniably bad for her yet nothing could possibly tear them apart. I liked how he learned, how he slowly but surely developed into someone human, fully human. The idea of Peterson was excellent also, and brought about a more solid reason as to his hate for Muggles than just the leaving of his father. This Riddle is most definetely how he should be written.
Another thing I woukd like to mention is the feelings laced through the writing - the raw emotion, and how you managed to capture the essence of it is beyond me.
Even the idea of it is so brilliant, the reasons behind everything, the realistic sense of it - no, you didn't stick to the ending of the original book. Instead, you made it your own.
And I can honestly say, that this fanfiction made me feel more than Rowling's works. Your words brought about more emotion than hers, and that is a feat that not many can accomplish.
| eltseth 5/30/13 . chapter 33
i only cried for like, two hours after this. srsly I am so hardcore doyouevenlift
Well, I gotta start out with how original and how well planned the plot is. It's quite amazing how you looked upon something canon and expanded on it so much, making it a whole new world (not an aladdin reference : )
And now I have to say dayuuum man you write those characters like you met them irl and studied all their ways and ahhh I just *self combusts*
AND THIS WAS QUITE A FEW CHAPTERS AGO BUT I AM SO MAD AT GODRIC AND THE DUEL AND WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT BOGGART SHIT YOU PULLED OFF I WAS SO ANGRY AT HIM I'M NOT SURE WHY BUT GAH AND THEN A MONTH LATER YOU'RE BACK LIKE "lol peace" WHAATTTT. but i guess the pain he inflicted on hermione etc. sorta mirrored the pain he went through when Mina moved on. they were so adorable cries.
I sorta saw the ending coming... certainly not like this but the feeling that Tom would disappear or leave. But this wasn't really expected up until the last few chapters. I also love how you said he exploded into "glorious light" because it contrasts with the darkness that was in him before yakno. No need for me to get poetic over this. /sniffs I also read the original ending and didnt know whether i should leave a review here or there. or both. IDK.
I cant believe this is the first time I've read this pmsl.
Definitely rereading. YOU ARE A WONDERFUL PERSON WHO WRITES WONDERFUL THINGS WONDERFULLY GAh okay i'll stop being insane now
| anaraz 5/29/13 . chapter 33
loved your story.
Good ending (I didn't see it coming )
| You'reAWizardHarry 5/27/13 . chapter 16
...Oh, my god. This is seriously the best story I have ever read. Ever. I don't even know what I'm going to do when I finish, but it's damn straight excellent. Beautiful. Clever. Amazing. I could go on for a while, but I'll just leave it short and sweet. I love Harry Potter. I love Tom Riddle. I love Hermione. I love this story. And I sure as hell appreciate those people that helped you with it. This was a lot to write, I bet - and it still came out graceful and light, however, making an impact on one's decision to lay one's eyes on this story. I could not even thank you enough, so I will leave it at that. Thank you. So much. I am more thankful thank you think!
P.S. I don't give a damn if he's the darkest Lord on the planet Tom Riddle, is perfection. How he does everything, I just, wow. I'm seriously mesmerized. Damn it! I'd probably be under his spell, easily! Ha, ha...
Oh, and I also love how you managed to carefully show how he has feelings, anybody and everybody has the ability to feel and possess emotions, and feelings even if they're dark. Other than being the most badass villain I've ever seen and heard of in my life, Riddle is actually like, my biggest inspiration; I'm not even kidding. You're completely persuaded that Lord Voldemort is the most terrifying being to ever attack, but then you realize... he may not look it, but he certainly has an aspect of human too, and that means he's also been through bad things, and has had to roughen up and shut it away from him to survive through. And the way it's put altogether, really is fascinating.
Anyways, I am LOVING this story, I'll probably have to go back to my uh, role-playing on Twitter when I'm finished with it, because when I do I honestly don't know what I'll end up doing with my life (yeah..).
Thanks again, SO much, I cannot thank you enough! This is so beautiful, I love the story. Everything.
And a lesson, too. "There is always a cost to abuse... but that does not mean you cannot see the reason." (...Something like that.) but, yeah! Thank you, again!
| basically 5/21/13 . chapter 9
"He couldn't understand her logic. He was attractive and there for her – wasn't that all girls wanted? Actually, wasn't that all boys wanted, too?"
Ha! What's this? Does Tom Riddle want the same things too or is he not a boy? Or maybe he has the foresight that one day, he'll become a complete monster. Well, either way, I think Sir Riddle is going to be stuck in the body of a 17-year-old boy for a while (I mean, not counting the past two decades of life or un-life, that is).
| absolutemalfoy 5/16/13 . chapter 33
Massive plot twist with Harry dying. He has alway survived in any fic I've ever read - either that or he simply did not exist. But I cried a few times within this fic and I wish I had your writing abilities. You're an outstanding author and this story is perfect. Thank-you for not deleting it.
| Terahlyanwe 5/10/13 . chapter 14
I've read this before, but at this point all I can think is "god damn, cut his head off, Hermione."
| jade daniel 4/27/13 . chapter 33
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| ATT159 4/7/13 . chapter 31
The setup you've created with this story is so original. Finally reading a non Time Turner T/Hr has been refreshing, I have to say. And the characters you've created or expanded upon have been awesome - Mungo, Abraxas, Godric, etc. Simply amazing.
| ATT159 4/7/13 . chapter 33
This was incredible. I'll definitely reread this many, many times. The confrontation between Voldemort and Riddle was superb. The backstory you created for Tom was not gratuitous but actually made a lot of sense, considering Voldemort's intense hatred for all things Muggle. Terrifying, though, to think about. I guess the saying "there isn't anyone you couldn't love once you've heard their story" really sums up the message of this story.
One thing I've been wondering about, though - when the last Horcrux was destroyed, wouldn't Tom leave the purgatory? And wouldn't there have one point been multiple Toms in the purgatory - six, in fact?
Now back to that paper I've been procrastinating on ...
| ATT159 4/7/13 . chapter 32
What have you done to me, Speechwriter? This story is killing me. This is actually painful.
| ATT159 4/7/13 . chapter 30
Oh God. As with every T/Hr fic, I'm sure Tom's going to die at some point - I mean, they can't exactly just buy a flat and move in together after the war, that would be ridiculous - but I REALLY DON'T WANT HIM TO. I love this character so much. :(
| ATT159 4/7/13 . chapter 28
Tom Riddle really needs to stop speaking in the third person.