|Reviews for The Dark Lord's Equal|
| Samariffic 5/14/13 . chapter 6
Are there any plans for a sequel to this? I've always loved your interpretations of Harry.
| WBH21C 5/11/13 . chapter 6
LOL! Very well done!
| chain.reader 5/4/13 . chapter 6
The first four and a half chapters were brilliant.
Then my brain was stuck on 'Huh?'
Oh well, tis good!
| Celexs Draconia 5/4/13 . chapter 6
This is a great story, it was a very fun read.
| eos9 5/1/13 . chapter 6
I massively enjoyed this and am now looking forward to reading more of your stories.
One of the most common points raised in bullsh*t artspeak is discussing use of negative space, and I have to say, in terms of writing, you've got that nailed. You're the best fanfic author I've come across in terms of balancing between explicit, hinted, and a fallible POV.
As a fanfic-a-holic, I'm at least vaguely aware of all of the writers you quoted from, but now am keen to hunt them all down again. Well, all except the Bungle in the Jungle duo- I'm only willing to go through that once in my life, even if The Lie I've Lived is one of my semi-regular re-reads. Oh, and that really depressing/tense Harry waking up back in time over and over again story. I much prefer your take on the motto of "Be Prepared".
So, back to the review and away from my waffling... and great use of negative space acknowledged, I think there is a part of me that would have love to have seen this at least just a tiny bit more fleshed out. Looking back on it now, there are so many ambiguities, in particular, who exactly Harry left behind, who followed, and how young Astoria and old Astoria coexisted, not to mention how exactly Harry managed to avert whatever caused the apocalypse in his own time (as I gathered that it didn't have all that much to do with the various dark lord risings, what with Harry keeping them in check). More than anything though, I would have loved to see just a bit more of Harry's relationship with Fawkes and perhaps a bit more backstory.
Yeah, I don't know why Fawkes of all things sticks out for me- maybe because Harry talks about Fawkes more than he talks about most of the other characters?
And why do I want backstory anyway when I've already complimented your negative space? Well, I guess it's all about making your intentions clear. At the end of the day, I can't help but wonder if *you* know the backstory. As long as your knowledge is ambiguous, your choices on what to include- or not to include- will always engender a little sliver of doubt.
Anyway, really great story and writing all-in-all, and I shall now dutifully trot off to read more of your work, and then revisit the various authors that you've cited. Cheers!
| 1sunfun 4/25/13 . chapter 6
Really nice Story.
| Drakensteel 3/27/13 . chapter 6
Your story, was awesome. Many thanks for writing it, havnt enjoyed a story this much in ages.
| Drakensteel 3/27/13 . chapter 1
Love the writing so far, Harry's confidence and casual attitude is enjoyable to read.
| Primus2021 3/10/13 . chapter 6
I would have asked for the Gear, Phoenix Hedwig, AND Hermione.
| Primus2021 3/10/13 . chapter 1
The part with HPxHGxFD sounds like "Cuckolding at Shell Cottage!"
| texrider 3/8/13 . chapter 6
I made it to the end, and even if I am confused, I still liked it. thumbs up.
| peachykeeners 3/6/13 . chapter 6
U are fucking awesome ;-)
| cakemaster 2/23/13 . chapter 5
Accidentally started reading this story again not remembering having read it ages ago. Got to the end of the first chapter hmm iv read this before its all coming back now. hour later i reach the end thinking yep it was worth reading again from start to finish. (also had to post review on chapter 5 due to already having reviewed at end before) So nice work :D
| darkED2 1/25/13 . chapter 5
You manage to convay A sense of awsomness that most just cant comprehend
And for that thankyou
| lyaser53 1/4/13 . chapter 6
I love your talent! I makes you read quickly just to keep up...Great stuff!