|Reviews for Druella Black's Guide to Womanhood|
| Mayaku no Yuki chapter 13 . 1/26
Will you even read this?
I feel as if you've given up on this story, because despite the vehement declaration that you /will/ finish it, you haven't updated since 2011. So please, at least give us a /sign/ that you will continue this, I detest this waiting, because I'm hoping for something that I'm not sure that will happen. Even if you say that this story is abandoned, it will still be (slightly) better than /waiting/.
But moving on to the story.
Andromeda's situation is so... I don't know what I would choose. I was so sure that I would do what she will do, but reading about her situation... Could I truly give up someone who I grew up with? Could I really make a choice that results in me not seeing my sister ever again? I don't know, and it's amazing that you can make me question myself like this.
And Andromeda and Ted! They're so cute together! I love their study date under the stars, And when Ted said how easy it was for Perseus. That was beautiful.
Please, I want to know the status for this story, I'm not asking for a chapter (but that would be great).
| Clever Pseudonym chapter 13 . 10/27/2013
The funny thing about fanfiction is that no matter how long it sits and gathers dust, new readers find it and want more. Hope you come back home someday.
| humanthesaurus chapter 13 . 10/21/2013
This is an amazing story! All three characterizations are spot-on and so nuanced! please keep updating this, and soon!
| thepapergirl chapter 13 . 9/25/2013
This is lovely. So very very lovely. It is incredibly well written, the characters are distinct and poignant... everything is utterly beautiful and, it goes without saying, heartbreaking. I've managed to get all of my friends into this story, and it's the best fanfiction I've literally ever read- I know life gets in the way but if you do continue, I can assure you you will have three devoted readers
| Guest chapter 12 . 7/25/2013
Wow...I have fallen in love with your story and all it's characters! You are an incredibly talented writer and I really hope you decide to continue...but if not I am so glad I came across and read this story anyway xxx
| fizzlybubbles chapter 13 . 7/16/2013
I thought you should know that last scene, Ted and Andromeda under the stars, made me cry. Thank you for that.
There's something heartbreakingly beautiful about the way you write the Black sisters. I love the pureblood society you've set up and the impact it makes on each sister. There's something so compelling about the fire each has and the unique way they each express it.
Gorgeous, gorgeous work.
| WhisperOfTheHeart925 chapter 13 . 4/3/2013
I can't even find the words to describe how amazing this is!
-Keep up the great work!
| BOOM. nailed it chapter 13 . 1/30/2013
Told you I'd get you that gold star. Also, before you go getting big headed/creeped out, you should know that I have too much time on my hands, hence my reading fanfiction in the first place.
| Guest chapter 13 . 1/30/2013
I miss this. It was such a nice little excursion from daily life. I suppose you stopped writing because you don't need an excursion (gold star for you) but I'm just going to take this moment to say thank you. You helped me put off reality, adulthood, and my ever encroaching sanity. I'm seriously going to find you that gold star to pin on your lapel for a job well done.
| woobloo97 chapter 13 . 1/29/2013
Oh. My. Lord. Can I just say how much I truly love this story? It took everything relatively *adult,* if it isn't blasphemy to say so, about the dear old books and just... made this. I love EVERYTHING about it- the perfect setup of the social scale of the Wizarding world (I just reread House of Mirth recently, so perhaps that strikes a particular chord because of this)- you set up the male vs. female thing, the casual discrimination, the social games. And I love how you give each character their own form of this, and you can see how Bella's violent hatred grew, and Narcissa's habitual nastiness, and Meda's deep ambivalency. More broadly, I adore each character's voice, because for one, each one perfectly sets up how they are in the book. I abhor non-canon, especially for Harry Potter (they came out when I was young, and they are sacred to me) and these are the characters from the books, except they are deepened and perfected and developed to an absolutely stunning extent. Bellatrix, in particular- my god can I say how amazing you've put her here? Because she's human, but crazy (because of course she is)- and you can feel her, her passion and her wildness, and her connection to both Rodolphus and (how much I loved this) Voldemort is... amazingly, amazingly written. And Andromeda and Bellatrix's connection- this is such a realistic feeling thing, especially for this world, and it's presented so strongly that the whole thing just makes my heart ache.
Meda herself is wonderful, but I have to say, it's Ted Tonks who's stolen my heart. I've always had a weakness for the ones who make me laugh.
And Narcissa... she's so childish, but in a way that you can just see how she became Narcissa Malfoy, social constructs and familial loyalty. And I like her connection with Lucius as presented here, because I've never believed they had a completely loveless marriage and Narcissa's a secret saint as is sometimes presented, but this- the mixture of distant liking, social niceties, and actual connection is perfect.
This is a perfect HP fic, what with filling out backstory, rich characters, and all the perfections of the development you have going here. Perfect. At my age, I even prefer it to the books, maybe- the way you're filling out the themes introduced in the books is amazing. I seriously doubt this long, gushing review will prompt you to continue, but I must beg you to anyway, and perhaps someday you will. Because seriously, this is one of those fics you just don't forget.
| TARDISharbinger chapter 13 . 9/16/2012
So I don't know if you're still on fanfiction, but this is brilliant and really well written and it would be awesome if you continued it.
| summerful21 chapter 13 . 9/3/2012
I'm not sure if you've given up on this fic or something, but it seems that it's been ages since you've updated it. I just found it, and I would like to say that it is amazing. The plot is exciting and interesting, and my favourite part would be the characters. Your take on the sisters is incredible- it's an idea I've never seen anywhere else. And Bellatrix, Bellatrix, the way you write things from her POV- you can FEEL her passion and thirst, and it's exhilarating. I could wax poetic about your other characters, but suffice to say that they're all awesome, and that's it's great to see a fresh perspective on them.
I'm rather torn between begging you to continue writing it (because it is fantastic!) and begging you to leave it the way it is, because if you intend to follow canon, we all know it's not a happy ending for them. Not just because Bellatrix dies, but because just thinking of how these sisters who were so close and loved eachother ended up on opposite sides, alone, just makes me feel like crying, so perhaps it would be better to leave the fic in the happier days, before the war got in their way, and before the inevitable loneliness!angst! to follow.
| Nuna Hatem chapter 13 . 8/14/2012
Oh I love this chapter! This is like my ideal story. I love having all points of view and the way you portrayed Cissy and Lucius's realtionship is perfect! Oh and the way you portrayed the other characters is also perfect! I loved every chapter, please update ASAP! :)
| Iwait4theRain chapter 13 . 7/6/2012
This story is AMAZING! I absolutley love the way you created Andromeda and Bellatrix's relationship; most people think they absolutley loathed eachother when they were younger but I think it makes each of them a whole lot more meaningful as characters if they loved eachother. This is such a great fic! PLEASE CONTINUE!
| PoppyPotter chapter 13 . 7/5/2012
A really, really great fic! You write Bellatrix and Andromeda perfectly and I can really imagine Narcissa being like that when she was young. I really hope you update soon- please don't abandon this story, it's brilliant!