|Reviews for All I Crave is a Normal Life
| Feinny chapter 18 . 2/19
It's been two decades, so i have no hope that I will ever live to see this update but wow. In the very, very odd chance that you ever see this-
This has to be one of my absolute favorite fics ever. And god knows I read an unhealthy amont, Severitus, Snarry or otherwise. I love the plot, the writing and the caractérisation. I will happily come back and re-read it in the future. Thank you for your work!
| Saint Snape chapter 15 . 3/23/2021
PLEASE update this story! I started reading it before I noticed it wasn't finished. *cries*
| Guest chapter 14 . 3/14/2021
I’m beginning to really hate Theresa. She serves no purpose in the story, is horribly written, and is obnoxious. In short, she’s Mary Sue-ish. It’s like she’s there just to annoy the reader.
| Maria Elena chapter 18 . 9/22/2020
Una tristeza que no esté terminado.
22 de septiembre 2020 México
| Snape'sSlitheringSlytherin chapter 18 . 9/21/2020
And now I'm sad bc I love this story and the way you wrote the characters, but it's been over 15 years since you've updated, so I'm not holding out much hope for you coming bacc :c hope all's well! Great Job and thanks for this beautiful read!
| Snape'sSlitheringSlytherin chapter 14 . 9/21/2020
I love reading snarry parings and came to this story for that, but honestly the lack of snarry hasn't deterred me at all. This is such a wonderful story in so many other aspects and everything I'd have wanted in a post-Hogwarts war-hardened scarred Harry. His reasons for leaving, his relationship with Greg and what happened there to his reimmersion bacc into the wizarding world to the method in which everyone found out his identity. Going great so far :D
| Snape'sSlitheringSlytherin chapter 8 . 9/21/2020
I appreciated the inclusion of the philosophical talk. its something I always wanted to see in the cannon series, Harry not just accepting his place and rushing off into battles but venturing to understand the motivations behind the war, the fact that it was still ongoing, etc. I'd hoped to see some of these realizations at least towards it end of the series, but hey, that's why I get my fanfic fix and find awesome stories like yours that touch on that point. Solid discussion scene
| Snape'sSlitheringSlytherin chapter 4 . 9/20/2020
love the story so far! it has unique spins on it that I haven't read in other post-hogwarts Snarries. Excited to see where this goes
| Eagle-Eyes chapter 18 . 5/12/2020
Very good story
Keep writing as life allows
| Guest chapter 18 . 5/16/2019
Please finish this story
| metamorphstorm chapter 11 . 2/26/2019
Although I’m enjoying this story immensely, I have to say that several important things could have been mentioned in chapters 10/11, and I would have seriously loved it if someone had pointed them out aloud: for one thing, Dumbledore, McGonagall, or Snape (or any of the Hogwarts staff, really) should have pointed out that IF anyone actually believed that there was sexual abuse of a student happening at the school, the Aurors would be involved, not merely reporters — especially reporters so unprofessional as to mention the name of the underage victim in a news story AND storm the school AND harass the alleged victim(s)/criminal(s). The reporters should have been silenced by the teachers immediately, too. The complete lack of true authority (Auror) involvement, even just as show of action or an intimidating presence, cheapens the whole incident, making it look like the farce it is. And someone really should point out that no reputable journalist would mention any names or print such a story prior to an investigation, especially when children are involved (whether they’re the victims or the suspects), because of course, a newspaper that prints lies will no longer be trusted and will no longer be paid for/read by the public.
And, it bothers me that Harry hasn’t called Dumbledore/others on what looks to me like harassment; if he was required to tell them his background/qualifications, he should have been questioned as a prerequisite during his interview, not made to feel as though he owes them information now that they’re colleagues. At the very least, Dumbledore should be attempting to question Harry in private.
If I may offer a few more critiques . . .
- The story would benefit from some editing; the following things don’t really detract from the story, but they do distract me as a reader:
- There are random numbers in with the story; missing quotation marks; whole paragraphs that repeat themselves, mixed in with each other; and things that you tell us in early chapters that you then repeat in later ones. There’s one part where you included what appear to be notes for yourself (you wrote: “Poppy’s eyes widened [suggest adding: As realization dawned upon her].” — which made me laugh), and a few things that look like leftovers from trying to format the story for another site. Also, I don’t think that, so many chapters in, we still need to see Jason’s name in quotation marks; we know he’s Harry’s disguise.
- Like I said, these don’t make the story awful or hard to read (because you, unlike so many, have a great grasp on apostrophes and the story itself is truly great, with a good, solid flow), but I do find myself skimming some parts, looking for repeated plot points and things I haven’t read yet.
Aside from that, I really have been enjoying this story so far; I love the idea that Harry is good at both Defence and Potions, and that he was able to save Professor Snape from the shadow-creature, and I especially like that you kept Severus a strong character — he wasn’t crying or begging for his life even when his throat was being slit, and he has trouble ‘lowering himself’ to ask for help even when he knows Harry/Jason can help him, but he’s man enough to do it anyway. I really like your Severus, and I like that you’ve written Harry as smart, observant, competent, and good at understanding that good people can (and sometimes have to) do bad things to do good in the long run. You even managed to make Ron, Hermione, and Draco likeable, and I normally hate them, no matter who writes them, haha.
So, all in all, this is great, and I’m really looking forward to reading the rest; I just had to stop and say all this. I don’t think you asked for massive reviews OR critiques (sorry), and I don’t even know if you still write . . . but if you do, I hope you come back to this story, because despite how my nit-pickiness might make it sound, it’s a truly enjoyable story that I’ve been glued to for hours! :)
| jenniboo311 chapter 18 . 4/3/2018
this is so good! I really hope you finish it one day! please come back!
| ntalcenent chapter 18 . 3/4/2017
Had to come back and re-read this. It is a very good story despite being unfinished.
| Anna chapter 18 . 1/15/2017
Amazing story! Wish there was more!
| jayswing96 chapter 1 . 11/1/2016
Sad to see this never be finished.