|Reviews for Memento Mori|
| Moewe24aol.com chapter 12 . 8/24
Thank you for your kind words in the last, hiatus-announcing chapter. Be assured that your reasons are all plausible. Some years have gone by, fall is approaching quickly again, and I'm sure the landscape in the place where you are living is already looking marvellous again. Time flies, and I assume that you won't return with further chapters anymore. But an interested reader can try, right? I found this story via the recommended-stories-list by Whitehound, and due to the fact that "M" precedes "R" in the alphabetical order, I found this one first.
Is there any chance that this story will ever be continued? If yes - great! If not, well, I'd like to take this opportunity, at least, to express my appreciation for the story. I liked the plot very much... the idea behind the story, you see? The protagonists were very much in-character, I think. Well, sometimes it was a bit hard to see them appreciate each other, not being able to leap over their own shadows ... yet - to make a step towards each other. But as you mentioned before: taking their respective characters into consideration, as well as their past, it surely takes time, otherwise the authenticity could suffer. I.m.o. the 7th chapter, the chapter in which Harry and Ron find out that Severus is still alive and that Hermione knew about it, and in which Harry freaks out rather thoroughly, was the best one. I really read it with bated breath.
I do hope this review (which might be the last one received for this story, I assume) finds you well, and thank you again for the previous, interesting, chapters. I should probably look up 'Requiem...' - I'm sure I'm going to like it too.
Best regards from Germany!
| Xiaou Nem chapter 11 . 4/28
I like many aspects of this story. One thing I don't like so much is this plot point of Hermione being injured all the time... Accident-prone heroines is a trope and a negative stereotype about women, always running into danger and having to be rescued and cared for. I think you can do much better than that!
| thatperfectsomeone chapter 12 . 12/24/2014
Oo Liz please tell me your gonna write more... please please please
| thatperfectsomeone chapter 11 . 12/24/2014
I love this story soo much its simply amazing
| Sienna246 chapter 12 . 10/1/2014
Please keep writing, will be waiting for your next update, whatever story it is :)
| AMW1014 chapter 12 . 5/1/2014
Was really enjoying this story and was therefore highly disappointed to find it has been abandoned. I hope you complete it one day.
| Guest chapter 12 . 3/7/2013
I have enjoyed reading MM and had enjoyed requiem of a dream.
To be honest I think I like the pacing of MM better and Ifelt it started off quite different; there are a few echoes between them, I agree; but I would love to be able to finish reading MM if you ever had inspiration to do so. I love reading third person, well written fiction so please keep it up!
| Too bad chapter 1 . 2/23/2013
...this is incomplete. It was a good story.
| bookivore chapter 12 . 2/16/2013
I don't know if you've moved on completely, but I found your works through a rec on one of the completed stories, read both of those, and then took a deep breath and started in on this although it was unfinished (and long without update). Your writing is good enough to read the incomplete stuff which is not common.
As far as this being a repeat of Requiem, I think it isn't. You've done a good job distancing Hermione from Ron and Harry in this story and showing her in a deep depression. You've established an interesting Auror following the Granger case and - how do I put it? - wrote some nice terror incidents from the remaining DEs. The non-romantic plot is slow-moving but strong.
That said, I have a feeling in their current situation Hermione and Severus would stubbornly remain in the same position for years if not forever. We haven't reached the tipping point in the romance yet, where they both admit they are attracted and start losing hold on all those things that keep people from getting involved. That could be one thing that is frustrating - the plot seems to want to put them into the adrenaline-fuel post-skirmish embrace, but Hermione & Severus are stubbornly refusing to get into that kind of situation, and if they did they both would know better than to be misled by adrenaline. So, that's hard. (One problem is that it's easier for people to be romantic in new situations, and they aren't in new situations: they've both taught for long enough and fought for long enough that there isn't something there to open them up.)
My other nitpick is that you've used some lines directly from canon and it grates on me a bit. The dueling club scene, for example, had bits from Snape's sixth year opening speech and his lesson on silent casting. I was looking forward to something a bit more inventive considering his experience with fighting, especially since there doesn't seem to be anything else that could happen when you set an entire class to practicing spells other than someone breaking the rules, but my other main point is that practicing to fight is not the same thing as practicing to learn the spells and I like it when people show that. For one thing, the bouts should be run one at a time so that the supervisors have a chance to catch problems (there really should have been worse casualties) and the arena should be a *good* empty area to practice fighting, at least to start with, and extraneous items like hanging skeletons and more fighters should come in after the students have shown they can handle the easier situation. I'm really running on here and it isn't about the main plot of your story, it's just that JKR didn't know fighting or war and I prefer to see authors put some thought and/or research into it (by analogy, of course - fencing, Renaissance duels, how people skirmish in the woods all could be applied to Harry Potter magical fights.)
| Dolcedot chapter 12 . 8/7/2012
It was still a great story, thank you for sharing. I look forward to an update on your next story. I just love how the characters come alive. Thanks for sharing.
| Dolcedot chapter 9 . 8/6/2012
I just love your stories and characters - they really stand on their own and resonate.
| mekareami chapter 12 . 7/26/2012
I am really disappointed this story was abandoned. I was enjoying it and hope your muse returns someday
| kitty-gurl1 chapter 11 . 7/15/2012
been re-reading this again and i hope you come back to it some day!
| araeofsomething chapter 12 . 6/13/2012
Aww man... now I have to go and suss out Requiem so I'm not so bummed about the 'hiatus' of Momento Mori. ;) Hope all is well!
| Jennatem chapter 12 . 4/24/2012
The personalities of Severus and Hermione in this fic are lovely. I do see the similarities between this and your other SS/HG fic. I have enjoyed their interactions more in this story more although the were good on the other fic as well. I hope to read more in the future if you are able to sort out what direction you want to move in. It's not that easy to find a good T rated SS/HG fic.