|Reviews for Carpe Diem|
| Guest chapter 1 . 4/6
I always come back to this story
One of my favourites
I wish we can get another part of it after Tom's death Hermione and Draco getting together
You did a fabulous job
| geborgenheit chapter 38 . 2/1
It was a very strange fanfic: starting with the fact that Tom was never called Thomas and this is an invention of the author, ending with the Little Whinging(fucking town where the Dursleys lived LMAO), which, damn it, for real is called the Wool’s Orphanage and it was mentioned both in books and in films. The dumbest thing for me was that Tom kind of died, but lives in her head and it all sounds very crazy! Why did you make Hermione look like she is possessive dumb bitch? Why is Tom not given a chance to repent here, it would be possible to invent such a story! In short, the first part of the story was interesting: Hermione played with Tom and fell in love with him, they had a good family life, but the second part, when she returned to the present: complete fucking hell. Hermione is a whiner who seems to be brave, as before, but also infuriates terribly. Plus a very incomprehensible Voldemort, who dramatically sacrifices himself at the end... C-R-I-N-G-E
Idk what I expected from such old fanfic, but it could be worse
| moonlightshiver chapter 38 . 1/19
That was a whole roller coaster, from start to finish. The beginning, when they fall in love in the past and all that jazz, and get married, that was fine (for my heart I mean) but then she gets back and I remember that he BECOMES VOLDEMORT. He still goes evil. And then his pov comes and I’m like oh shit. Intensified.
The previous chapter and this one really took my out. I got close to crying at least five times and would have if it weren’t for the fact my door was unlocked and anybody could walk in. When Voldemort looked away from Harry to save Hermione, it hadn’t been Voldemort, it had been Thomas, her Thomas, and goddammit I’m going to start crying all over again. It doesn’t help that I already have a runny nose at the moment. The absolute heartbreak was real. For both Hermione and me. I know there was no way Ton would have lived and people would have forgiven him, it’s impossible, and it would also feel like cheating, but perhaps I was hoping that they would find another way. They were always supposed to be together, he always said.
Coming to that, the nightscape seems cruel to me personally. It’s an amazing, tragic idea, it just makes me cry is all. That she can basically only dream him, even though he’s dead, even though it doesn’t make him less real, she will never be able to with him again. She’ll live the rest of her life loving a (very realistic) magically induced memory. Her smile at the end, that’s what killed me. Because even though it’s so less, even though he’s dead, even though she’s suffered so much with and without him, she’s happy or at least relieved for the small, untainted memory of him that’s going to accompany her every night.
Excuse me while my throat closes up. Thank god this is a written review I wouldn’t be able to speak past the lump in my throat.
I know it’s been YEARS since you last updated, a decade to be exact, and I know you probably won’t reply, but I just wanted to let you know that you are very amazing person that made me cry so. Um. Yeah. I’ll be looking into your profile for any more gut wrenching stories, it seems I’m on a roll today. (Oh yes I completed it in one day? Yup, so no emotional breaks for me. Yay?)
I only like happy endings. Call me basic but I can’t bear to start stories if I know there is no happy ending. Towards the end though, I knew it probably won’t end up good for them, but I read anyway because I’m too invested and too attached to characters I’ve been reading about for the last few hours.
This isn’t to say your story isn’t good. It is. Really, truly is, it’s just that my poor heart can’t take it even though I keep seeming to abuse it. I’m more of a Angst with HEA kinda gal, but yours really didn’t let me go. Kinda like Tom. heh.
Forgive me for ranting but I’m going to try and explain my feeling about the sad ending just so I can put it in words (it is in no way supposed to be insulting you or your fabulous tragic story I promise)
I guess it just isn’t that deep.
I guess I just want true love to prevail and LIVE to see the tale, you know? True love did win after all, Thomas saved Hermione and in turn saved everyone else from himself, but… the characters didn’t. Hermione and Tom didn’t. They didn’t get to live in that house and he never got to hear her hum while cooking again and fuck I’m tearing up again. What is wrong with me today—? I guess what I’m trying to say is that while this story flipped me inside out and burned me and stomped on my heart, I won’t be able to read it again unless I’m truly feeling like I wanna off myself. With a happy ending, I probably would read it many times in the years to come, but it’s not like that and it’s FINE. Because some stories are only meant to be read once I guess. Especially me. I cant reread sad stories, I don’t like feeling like I’m losing hope in love (though i know it’s not exactly that) and the snot really is disgusting.
I’m sorry for the gigantic review, but I guess I don’t have to worry about you reading it lol.
Happy 2023, and I hope you’re happy and safe wherever you are, with a love (Platonic or self or otherwise) that you hopefully won’t have to give your life to.
Gah I’m way too emotional right now. I’ll go sniffle away.
| FelineNinjaGrace chapter 38 . 7/31/2022
I loved this story! Hermione has her ups and downs but she chose the light in the end. I’m so proud of her! Not an easy decision but the right one, and I know it’ll bring her peace. I’m so glad that she remained a true friend to Harry. Some fanfics have her choosing Voldemort over Harry and it drives me absolutely bonkers. Thanks for the great story!
| FelineNinjaGrace chapter 25 . 7/30/2022
“Hermione felt a bubble of resentment well up within her. She wasn't their 'Mione. Not anymore.“
Damn, who spit in her cereal? You don’t see your best mates for 3 years and you go act like this? I wasn’t expecting that. I thought when she saw her friends she would run to them and hug and be a crying mess.
Like the fact that Harry and Ron sided with HER instead of Dumbledore and understood that she had a broken heart just shows what amazing friends she has. (Not going to lie. I thought it was super weird that she missed Severus and Malfoy more than Harry and Ron. Two grown-ass men and a minor? That’s not creepy or anything ) She doesn’t deserve Harry and Ron.
| FelineNinjaGrace chapter 23 . 7/30/2022
I’m….disappointed in Hermione. What about Harry and Ron? Her true friends? Ugh.
| Winny.-.13 chapter 2 . 7/21/2022
Oh my god. That last line was pure perfection. It hit so good. Beautiful.
| alleaves61 chapter 5 . 6/7/2022
Hermione’s middle name is Jean not Jane
| WillowBabble chapter 38 . 5/14/2022
this was beautiful! I wish she could have been pregnant I think that that would have helped her in the long run but beautiful just the same.
| Ryouta Kouyuki chapter 38 . 12/21/2021
Ok hi. Eum- to be honest I'm confused about what to say because I just discovered this masterpiece a few weeks ago. Like- WHAAAT IS THIS SO GOOD SO COOL IDK HOW TO SAY IT AGAIN. But, yeah... yk, I just wanted to say I REGRET JUST FINDING THIS NOW! I'M CRYING LIKE A GIRL WHO'S BROKEN THE LAST FEW DAYS BECAUSE OF THIS! I LOVED THE PLOT YOU MADE FROM THE BEGINNING TO THE END, I LOVED THE CHARACTERS YOU FORMED FOR MY TOMINONE. So, I love you xoxo
| Kurojistou chapter 38 . 10/1/2021
This was believable. The plot the ending and even the romance. To many Tom x Hermione fix’s get a bit OC. This I could feasibly believe to be the canon book series. Great job and thank you
| m.a.n.y.a.l.e.o chapter 1 . 9/6/2021
i don't feel content at all...it feels as though my heart shattered.. i really didn't think...can't accept he died. I'm grieving for someone who's just a figment of your imagination, but it feels so real. I'm getting a headache from all the crying. a very moving story indeed.
| iminadaze chapter 38 . 8/5/2021
oh this is a beautiful and bittersweet story. i loved it! i admit i cried on these last chapters but the ending is very believable. thank you for sharing, again, a wonderful story!
| Girness chapter 38 . 7/21/2021
This is a beautiful story. Thank you.
| Hesrylle chapter 38 . 7/15/2021