|Reviews for More than Ruin'd Hopes shall Mourn|
| Guest chapter 21 . 12/16/2015
So my last rant was on just before the first time we see Theo Nott. And its really confusing reading over it.
Now reading till the end I agree with "Carling". I'd like to add to the rant concerning Harry, and Draco for that matter. Both said it was a good thing that Draco made Harry work for his relationship instead of having it handed to him. Yet in the end, Draco accepts Harry back with open arms? After almost EIGHT months. No, I'm sorry but no.
I'd like to hex Harrys balls off and magic them into multiple earings. Ill make sure he knows and proceed to give them to all the charactors in this story to wear. I'll only tell what they really are. I have a feeling she would be overjoyed to wear them 24/7.
I thought this would be one of those fanfics that have douche!Draco throughout it and then he'd realize he's wrong and try to win Harry back. Except Harry would already be affected beyond repair by his douchy-ness and hate Draco. I was pleasently surprised.
My heart broke so bad when Draco became blind. I could (can still) feel the stabs to my chest because of how sad he was. Ok that was maybe too much generic emotion but it's true.
Anyway. Love your story, hate your Ginny DESPISE your Harry and a special brofist to you for this story.
| Guest chapter 9 . 12/15/2015
Draco is so anti-Drarry right now that he's the enemy. Did he place a bet that he could kill me and Harry in one exchange that I know and am dreading is coming up? If so he's going to win.
I don't know how to feel about him. He's anti-Ginny and he's about to stick it to Ginny. Something ill enjoy. At the same time he's anti-Drarry and once he realizes he isn't it will be too late.
So how am I suppossed to feel about him? I almost hope that the curse made him imagine the whole thing after it was cast. When it breaks he'll return to that moment with all his I'm-a-complete-douche memories intact.
Damn you Draco/author for making me wish for the whole SURPRISE IT WAS A DREAM thing I usually hate. Damn you but congratulations. There really is a first for everything.
| TheCauldron chapter 21 . 8/24/2015
Bloody brilliant! Totally didn't see the blindness thing coming, that was a great twist! It's heartbreaking that Draco would never get to see Harry again, but that's part of what made this so great I guess. Its balanced in the repercussions. Great work!
| Natalie chapter 21 . 8/11/2014
MY HEART IS LITERALLY IN PIECES! You had me sobbing by the end of this fic and I can honestly say it's one of the best I've read! Your writing is truly great. I'm still trying to decide if my tears are happy ones because this was such a great ending to an amazing story or if they're sad tears because it's over. You did a truly amazing job :)
| Carling chapter 21 . 12/14/2013
Maybe my ethics are skewed or something since a lot of readers seem to think Draco got his just karma and Harry went off on a self righteous rant, too, but I think Draco got way worse than he deserved all around.
Yes, he was a right bastard for a while but as he went along he turned his attitude around. He did his best to help the people he loved. I think he did a good job trying to explain how difficult and bleak and hopeless life had been for himself and his friends and mom and he valiantly tried to get Harry to at least try to understand. If Harry couldn't see redemption staring him in the face then ironically he is the blind one.
I think Harry was a self righteous prat who went back on everything he promised Draco. He promised protection, he promised acceptance and he promised love and then when push came to shove he took it all back without pausing for thought or reflection. Yes, he was in character. But how dare he hate Draco without even trying to understand what it's like to walk in his shoes? Instead he chooses to declare that Draco hurt the entirety of the wizarding world? Um, how exactly? That's absurd. All Draco did was flip a switch to exchange one set of sheeple-ish behavior for another that would let him and his mom exist in peace and dignity. He could have abused that adulation, but he instead did some good with it, and that speaks well of him despite his mistakes and attitude problems.
My goodness, the man Harry pledged love and everything to (and who loved him in return) was viciously attacked and tragically blinded and Harry couldn't be arsed to visit him in the hospital? His reaction was to go back to Ginny? What, did she throw Neville over for Harry the way she threw Dean over in canon? What kind of person does that make Harry, then. He can talk about how Draco hurt the public but he surely is using and hurting Ginny, and hurt Draco, and possibly Neville. But no, he'd rather focus on some vague intangible hurt Draco supposedly inflicted on people who would be better off minding their own lives anyway and not putting people they don't know on pedestals or knocking them into ditches.
And no, it wasn't a happy ending. A happy ending would have been Draco having yet another epiphany and realizing that the way Harry threw him over wasn't indicative of the love Draco originally said he needed, and he decided to date until he could find a man who could accept his failings without going off on a seven month hissy fit. Never mind taking back ginger-bit's sloppy seconds...or now it's thirds? For a guy so self righteous about sex, Harry got more action in this story than poor Draco did. Draco was practically a monk by comparison.
All that beings said, I did thoroughly enjoy the story and thought it was very well done. My comments aren't a criticism of the writing or even the ending. Just a rant on poor Harry! He made me angry and go all Pansy on him!
| Carling chapter 2 . 12/13/2013
I had just read Issues, and while I liked that story immensely, all the suffering Draco survived and the resulting placidness of his personality have me really relishing his bitchiness in this one. I like how you write fairly long, committed stories, so I can really immerse myself in your worlds. You pace your stories expertly from what I've seen so far.
| tainted-tash chapter 6 . 11/26/2013
Bahahahah I do love Draco's name for Ginny... I find it very fitting ;)
| tainted-tash chapter 5 . 11/26/2013
OOhh yes... the angry kiss... always a good kick starter ;)
| tainted-tash chapter 4 . 11/25/2013
Wow... someone really is trying to kill Draco
| tainted-tash chapter 3 . 11/25/2013
Oh he is a little devil that Draco...
| tainted-tash chapter 2 . 11/25/2013
Sounds to me like Malfoy's spell has backfired in a sense
| tainted-tash chapter 1 . 11/25/2013
Oh crap... What the hell just happened?
| DeiStarr chapter 21 . 6/13/2013
Awww, that was so sweet and sad and wonderful.
I love your Draco. Love him. Your Harry, too.
Their romance was perfect. Well written.
| Aline chapter 21 . 6/1/2013
OMG! Amazing! I love it! And cryed a lot when Draco got blind. But sincerely I didn't like the ending. Ok, Draco changed but Draco is Draco. He would make Harry crawl a little (with all the reason!).
| shugocharaxxx chapter 21 . 1/20/2013
It's really an awesome story! I love everything about it! Thank you for sharing it :3