|Reviews for Emerald Eyes|
| pat Wood chapter 32 . 1/28
Good adaption of the chamber of secrets, and very well writte
| Guest chapter 1 . 1/8
I know you gave a warning about the spanking scenes, and I didn't mind because I've read a few stories with corporal punishment involved before, and thought they were appropriate and not too harsh. However, I can't help but notice, while your story was fabulously written in certain aspects:
- You are exceptional are describing Harry as a 12-year old. You describe the feelings and emotions brilliantly.
- Your writing prose is truly beautiful. You can paint a vivid picture based off of what you wrote.
...There are a lot of things I found an issue as well.
I was emotionally torn reading this. I knew that while sometimes, occasionally, corporal punishment might be deemed necessary, I felt a lot of them were unjust for Harry, and I ALSO felt that Snape wasn't treating him properly. It wasn't just that Harry was being disciplined - the child, throughout the fic, was barely able to express his feelings. While Snape WAS doing it for the greater good, as Harry needed to learn to control his temper, I felt as if Harry had such little power over his own emotions. He was being warned about being punished over the littlest comebacks and attitude. I don't think any adolescent wouldn't argue with an adult, and I think being threatened to be spanked for voicing their opinion is unacceptable. Again, like I said, while this may seem like a horribly negative review, there was a reason why I say I was 'torn'. On one hand, I really LOVED your story, and at the same time I couldn't stand the lack of freedom Snape allowed Harry. It left me in such a...troubled position.
However, overall, aside from what I said above, I did think the story was a good read overall. Your writing was exceptional.
| misslexander chapter 8 . 1/7
This is a well written story so far. However, I will unfortunately have to stop reading it as I find the glorification of child abuse offensive. Hitting a child is never acceptable, even if it is "discipline". In Norway, fortunately, spanking is illegal. I cannot understand how they can allow such actions in a place of education. I am also shocked that so many reviewers seem to think that it is ok to use violence against a child.
| Megz chapter 20 . 8/31/2013
This story just gets better and better, really loving it! Thank you for writing it :-)
| Susan M. M chapter 13 . 8/24/2013
When I was a girl, getting my mouth washed out with soap was a far worse punishment than a spanking. Taught me not to repeat certain adjectives my father used, though.
| Megz chapter 7 . 8/24/2013
Really loving this, keep on with the gd work :-)
| Guest chapter 31 . 8/17/2013
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| Guest chapter 21 . 8/17/2013
snape is snape but still nice
| Guest chapter 20 . 8/17/2013
| Lily-Magnolia chapter 30 . 8/14/2013
Harry will be the death of Severus, I mean, he was the death of Severus in the book (almost literally, despite indirectly). Lol! It's beautiful how you've built their relationship slowly throughout the year, and did not jump straight when it comes to bonding with each other.
Just that I wish Severus could be stricter when it comes to dealing with Harry's impudence. That child really needs to learn to be a disciplined one, soon! Thank you for sharing this story with us :)
P/s: I have read your story before, but only reviewed once at the end (chapter 32) so yeah. Glad that I reread it again, it has been fun!
| Lily-Magnolia chapter 31 . 8/14/2013
Has the sword been imbibed with Basilisk's venom? Because that was the only way to destroy the hocruxes, right?
Heh, if only they did not kill the basilisk and it becomes Harry's familiar or something!
| Lily-Magnolia chapter 27 . 8/14/2013
Harry has been testing Severus' patience because Severus is the only adult he trusts and in order words, he's been unconsciously pushing the boundaries to see if the man would reject him. Oh Harry, do you know how much he cares about you, even if he refuses to admit till the hell freezes over?
It's good to see Severus finally relented to Harry's wish!
| Lily-Magnolia chapter 25 . 8/14/2013
Lol, throwing tantrum, Draco getting spanked? Lovely! Getting enough sleep sure did Harry some good!
| Lily-Magnolia chapter 24 . 8/14/2013
Dush dush dush, slap Harry for his insolence. Severus is being too patient for what it is worth.