|Reviews for My Gilded Life|
| gaamundsen chapter 14 . 7/8/2012
I read this once, a long time ago (I believe it was about 10 chapters long at the time), and could never find it again to finish it. I have to say, it is as good as I remembered. I do hope you still continue to write even if this story is finished. I loved Gilderoy/Jared- its by far the best blatantly self insertion fic I've read. My initial thought when I read the summary was it would be about a Gilderoy that didn't run when dragged to face a basilisk, but I definitely underestimated you.
Oh, one thing I did take umbrage at though, was a bit a few chapters back about the Catholic church. You got the doctrine right, but not that we don't claim divine inspiration. We do- that's the point of "Doctors of the Church", whose writings are considered revelations as important to church canon as the bible in many cases, and supplement it on issues that are not covered in the original text. I don't mind if you say you don't *believe* it is divinely inspired, but it's pretty rude/ignorant to say we don't believe it to be.
That's just one small part though, so I hope you don't see it as a condemnation of your whole work (even though some of the morality lectures did sound a bit like you were practicing for a speaking engagements for the Mormons). I did enjoy the main story line.
| jjl2357 chapter 8 . 6/19/2012
nice twist on the aberforth/goat thing...
| jjl2357 chapter 1 . 6/19/2012
Hmm... so at first Gilderoy is taking care of all these problems in typical self-insert fashion... then he kills the Dursleys. In cold blood. Interesting direction, and I'm sure there will be repercussions...
| Keeper of Storms chapter 14 . 6/17/2012
As I said, Brilliant.
| KyuukiTheAnimeFreak chapter 14 . 5/21/2012
At this point, I'm jealous that I didn't get a marriage proposal from Morticia... (oco)
I have too much to say that would involve much bouncing and squealing so I'll just stick with; YOU'RE STORY IS &*!# * AWESOME!
| musme chapter 14 . 4/12/2012
I like it
| jupimako chapter 14 . 4/7/2012
that was fun XD. could have done without the religion bits... but otherwise enjoyed your story tremendously XD. thanks for the great read!
| jupimako chapter 1 . 4/7/2012
awesome first chapter! i really really like your story and I can't wait to read more.
| Mavarax chapter 5 . 3/27/2012
Would blood transfusions work for magical in-heritability or getting more powerful magic? Because if so you could just get Dumbledore or Voldemort blood and have super-powerful magic.
| LoreleiZabini chapter 1 . 3/12/2012
Full points for originality...I actually had a fabulous time reading this!
| deathhides chapter 14 . 3/7/2012
| Wrathkal chapter 14 . 2/27/2012
Impressive thinking. I quite enjoyed this.
| iamnuff chapter 6 . 1/23/2012
major mindfuckery in this chapter...
using "memory charms" to add years of character development is a stupid idea, especially when you SAY what is happening and dont tell it.
who is this new harry potter? we dont know him at all,
in the end of things you left the readers even further behind than you left ted, atleast he knows his own family,
| iamnuff chapter 1 . 1/23/2012
starts off good, but the murder at the end...
do you really think YOU could take a human life, premeditated?
its jarring to read, i dont want to be thinking about wether the author is a closet psychopath whenever i read this.
note, my concern is not with the killing itself, but the fact that the self insert did it.
| Kudou Shinichi chapter 14 . 1/16/2012
Wonderful and clever. I cannot praise this story enough. It does make the point that mind related magic should be the first thing you learn though. And everyone should have a pensieve, although it's unclear if the duration of a memory is equal to the length of time watching the memory.