Reviews for The Essence and the Descent
Vinelle chapter 1 . 11/8/2015
What a stupid kid.

I really, really like this, though: gives the genuine feeling he's cursed himself, to that half-existence Dumbledore spoke of, and on some level he realises that, but still he wants to ascend, become great and immortal and pure... it's worth it to him. I like your prose, too, it gives a fevered, hazy feel, and couldn't be more appropriate.
aimz chapter 1 . 11/11/2013
You are so talented! Beautiful grasp of the English language and your writing is such a pleasure to read!
Please keep the fanfiction coming! You must never stop lol
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Not Enough Answers chapter 1 . 11/23/2012
I never fail to be amazed by your descriptive, alluring writing. You write Tom so perfectly. I'm very envious of your talent :)
xXxMartelxXx chapter 1 . 3/30/2012
This was fantastic and beautiful. You deserve every praise you've received for your writing -both in the reviews for this fic and for your others.

I'm sorry that I can't even begin to think of how to describe in detail why your stories are so cool.

You have a mastery of how to use the English language _right_, of how to build a story _right_, of how to hook the reader's attention, directing it as you please, and not letting go.

I felt so incredibly sorry for Tom through all the story, but especially at the end. You can just see how much this broke him, and how much he doesn't care. He could have been a better person, he could have chosen differently.
Calasse chapter 1 . 9/17/2011
If someone were to ask me what line I liked the most out of this fic, it's this:

"...wondered whether the part of him inside the diary was feeling as cold as he was."

It struck me as a kind of a notion that once, Lord Voldemort was human in Tom Riddle. It implicated that once, Tom Riddle hurt like a normal human out there, until there was no more of him to feel hurt because all he has is emptiness. It was a good ending, and it left much to be thought over.

Nice touch with the broken, italicized words describing Tom's experience. I think it worked better than a well-worded paragraph.

Very good read. :)
Moth Gypsy chapter 1 . 2/6/2010
i wish there was more writing like this out there, but then, i guess it wouldnt be exciting to read then.

there is a very strong feverish tone to this, like if it were read aloud it would get faster and faster and louder, and then silent. and it is very artful, this sort of writing is so vivid and pleasant to listen to, in the mind, its almost more like a tangible piece of art.

im a bit upset cause im being really ineloquent about it- sorry! ive been reading for about twelve hours, and my brain is trying to take a nap without my consent. i want to convey though, that this is beautiful, and important, in that its rare that words are used like this, with a consideration for the rules, and a subsequent breaking of the rules.
Potterworm chapter 1 . 11/15/2009
It's unbelievable how good of a writer you are. Just amazing.
expiry 4.23 chapter 1 . 10/19/2009
I love your writing style (maybe because it's similar to mine?). The combination of prose and e. e. cummings-like poetic description...choking, gasping, sweeping the reader beneath the undertoe...

There was something dizzying about this piece; something skeletal and ghostly. It put me in mind of teeth (if that makes any sense without my coming across as a total weirdo). And oh so much blood. Yes.

Brilliant.
your tinsel tinkerbell chapter 1 . 1/1/2008
Ah, this one is so well written. Mistakes? I think not. "With every ritual, every piece he tore away he would draw closer to that centre, to the point where there was no impure blood or Muggle father or weak, dead mother" it's so like Tom to think such a thing.

"the small cut on his palm and the trickle of blood that followed the crease of his life line, staining it crimson" ...and... "Tom clenched his fist around his bleeding palm with its scarlet life line"; those lines are so symbolic.

"This would happen again, he knew (he knew, he knew, but he never dreams of the second time or the third or the fourth or the)".

You are a genius. It's plain and simple. Don't ever stop writing.

-AA
TwilightStar47 chapter 1 . 9/1/2007
wow.

that's really all i can say.

this is just great.
EarwenLalaith chapter 1 . 8/5/2007
Very nice. I like it. Interesting...I always wondered how a Horcrux was made. .
Dark Serpentine Lady chapter 1 . 7/31/2007
Wow! It almost feels as if you're there!
Kralia chapter 1 . 7/28/2007
Like this a lot, although it would have been nice for some detail on who Tom had killed.