|Reviews for Suddenly I See|
| Guest chapter 44 . 9/23
I have mixed feelings about this story. You have Sirius dead on, at least at the beginning. The 360 flip to all googly-eyes on Ivy wasn't exactly the best dust-bunny, but it kind of worked.
Honestly, I hated Ivy. Throughout most if the story until the very end, I hated her. Hated her character and the redundancy of describing her with wide eyes and long stares. Like she was scared all the time. Even with Sirius's point of view on the story, I still don't get it. Why he chose her and her personality. Sirius changed dramatically just so she can make sense. She was so stagnant in this story, I rolled my eyes.
But, at the end, my opinion has changed. Ivy started to show less of her fear-mongering self and I started to see the metamorphosis of Ivy changing, because of Sirius. But, this story is very kaftaesque. In order for Sirius to change, Ivy does too. But once they actually start the seriousness of their relationship under very real and adult pressures, she goes into the alley and gets the killing curse. When Sirius and Ivy were growing up, it was cut by Ivy's end. It makes me think Sirius is going to go back to his old ways. Sure, he is a changed man, but the catalyst is gone. He couldn't even give her the ring.
At the end I literally broke down and cried. Very few authors done that to me. I realize you know your limits and cannot write that type of fanfiction. So, logically to finish the story, you end it before it could begin with a metamorphosis. It's okay, many fanfiction author's tried to write past that part in the romance department of Harry Potter fanfiction couldn't do it well and it changed to a dragging story. I think you recognized that and did the only thing that could keep the story good: Ivy's death.
Maybe this was planned all along, with the Anne and Sebastian story as a sort of foreshadowing. Instead, their story was what the readers expected: Ivy and Sirius running away from the war. But, they couldn't.
Good story but like I said before, mixed feelings.
| lizziecats chapter 44 . 6/16
This story was amazing and yet so terribly sad. I swear I was crying my eyes out, still sad about their unfortunate parting. I didn't want Ivy to die but I understand why she had to. Maybe you could write a one-shot of them being reunited in the afterlife after Sirius gets killed by Bellatrix. I think it would be nice if they could be reunited even if it's in death, I mean he wouldn't only be reunited with Ivy he'd also be reunited with James and Lily who were sadly killed protecting their son. Anyway the way things ended with Ivy and Sirius not being able to see each other before she died I just wish they could have a happy ending together even if they have to be dead or ghosts to have it.
| Ads S chapter 43 . 6/14
I confess- I haven't actually read the original story: but this chapter still made me cry. Writing emotions like this are incredibly hard and you've done it beautifully. I apologize for not reading either, but I do know the basic plot-lines for both and commend yoi on your success. This chapter; though it tugs on heart-strings; is the best angst chapter that I've ever read. Hats off to you
| yuki chapter 43 . 4/10
shit. this Is just so sad man...
| Guest chapter 44 . 1/16
I'm crying! This and Ivy's POV story were both so beautiful and tragic, and I feel you captured and wrote each character so perfectly, enough to bring out emotions. Thank you for Sirius's side of the story and you are an amazing writer. Keep up the fantastic work!
| Dusty Miller chapter 44 . 10/12/2014
...asdfghjk. I who just said I was glad not to get to read Sirius' reaction to Ivy's death in Ivy's POV story.
It was nice to see everything from Sirius' perspective, and I must say you managed to catch what a difference people have in their views upon life. It's amazing how you've used another writing style in this story as well, it's all very Sirius and I like it, a lot.
It made me very sad to read the last few chapters, but it's something different from many other stories where everything is all dandy. Personally, I read and write to live in another world where everything is better than in my real life at the moment (nothing sirius), but sometimes it's good to get a reality check. Thank you for writing this!
| Ginny-T-Potter chapter 44 . 7/9/2014
You're an incredible author, and I sincerely hope you continue writing. This journey was brilliant. Really, I can't get enough Sirius/Ivy/Remus.
| wickedgrl123 chapter 44 . 5/20/2014
That funeral scene just ripped my heart out. So beautiful and painful. Makes me wish they got their happy ever after, but there is just so much meaning in the way she died. Wonderful job :)
| Clirkus chapter 44 . 5/2/2014
Damn it... you accomplished what no other fanfiction author has. You made me cry.
| ReadingStar chapter 44 . 4/6/2014
This killed me, I was going to write a nice long review like I usually do but I can't... Maybe tomorrow morning when I'm not crying...
I loved it though, I love this so much I'm going to read more fics about them because they're just so perfect together...
| ReadingStar chapter 43 . 4/6/2014
So I didn't cry at this bit on Ivy POV, I'd expected it. I'd expected it even more over here but their reactions... Oh Gods, I can't stop crying.
This is so well written... You got their emotions just right. The way everyone felt... Everything...
I god, I'm literally crying.. This was so sad and perfectly written...
I love this fic...
| ReadingStar chapter 19 . 4/6/2014
And... I hate Sirius... as expected...
Seeing what he went through during these two Chapters was... different, but I liked it... I think... I mean he made me feel like punching him (nothing new...) but seeing his POV was, well, well written!
| ReadingStar chapter 18 . 4/6/2014
AAAG... I FINALLY GET TO SEE WHAT SIIRIUS THOUGHT DURING THIS BIT IN DETAIL! *squeals/ fangirls* /because reading this bit in Ivy POV was... annoying... I felt like punching Sirius... yeah...
| ReadingStar chapter 12 . 4/6/2014
Can I just say while reading this Chapter I was on the verge of strangling Sirius... I mean fine he didn't mean it but he is soo oblivious to everything... urgh...
Btw, I did NaNoWriMo this year too! (idk why but I felt like saying that...)
| crimsoncomfort chapter 44 . 2/11/2014
Okay, so right now its midnight, and I just finished this story, I really should be asleep, but I needed to write this review otherwise I'd be thinking about it all night. I loved it. I read Nobody Sees Me Wishing in like two days and I immediately starting reading this story today. I'm so incredibly sad that Ivy was killed, but it is a great example of the casualties of war and that even though Ivy wasn't in the order she was still killed. I may or may not have bawled my eyes out like a little girl upon finishing your story. Everything about it was so perfect, in both SiS and NSMW, the way you wrote them... it just sort of flowed. There is no other way I can describe it other than perfect. Seriously, I'm at a loss for words.
Just... keep writing stories because I like you and I love your writing and you're fantastic and talented and awesome. This has been the first story (this includes Nobody Sees Me Wishing) that I have cried this hard over, and I just want to thank you so much for posting this and taking all of us readers on an awesome ride with the Marauders and Ivy and Eleanor and everyone else. Thank you.
Okay, I think thats enough writing. Sleepy times for me now. Keep writing awesome stuff and yeah.
And this is a bit long. Woops.