Reviews for As to a Portrait, Gently Drawn
Guest chapter 1 . 9/20/2017
Well that was depressing.
UnluckyAmulet chapter 1 . 4/14/2017
Oh my gosh, this is so wonderful. The words flow so well it's like reading both a poem and story at the same time. Snape's outward demeanor mixed with his protectiveness towards Luna are so fascinating and heartrending to read. I loved the line "They will hurt her if they can. He'll be damned if it happens on his watch." It was so nice to hear such a fierce declaration from such an outwardly dispassionate man. Luna being a source of light and innocence whilst still seeming wise beyond her years is the perfect blend of her character - some make her too spacy, when really she's just seeing what others can't.

Amazing job!
McGonagal'sCat chapter 1 . 7/17/2016
This is fanfiction at its finest. You paint such a moving, beautiful, oh so human, portrait of a man who too often is depicted rather one-dimensionally as cold and reserved, even above the need for human interaction and connection. But here Severus feels so real and vulnerable, lonely and in terrible, desperate need of real connection. You give him depth and honesty and it was a joy to read. Luna was done with a careful, delicate hand that showed her bravery, intelligence, intuition and incredible heart. I've never thought of these two together but you make a damn-well justification for his pull towards her and her kindness towards him. This was downright moving. Thank you for sharing this impeccable story.
langeline chapter 1 . 4/29/2016
Natural writing. :D
Amanthya chapter 1 . 1/31/2015
There are some stories that are so real and full of truth and sorrow, of possibilities lost and pain never healed, that they hurt you to read. This is one of them.
XxXSmiles101XxX chapter 1 . 7/11/2014
Brilliant and sweet. Well done :)
Rue chapter 1 . 4/10/2014
Aww this is beautiful! thank you I love how you describe Snape and the strange, almost new and ambiguous feeling that flourished in him, for Luna
The Terrible Jester chapter 1 . 10/13/2011
beautiful. my heart has gone all tingling.
pamelawright chapter 1 . 8/19/2011
Elegant. Touching. Thank you.
Trellia chapter 1 . 7/22/2011
Utterly magnificent. A pairing of my two favorite HP characters explored in a beautiful, heartbreaking, sweet, and somehow canon-compatible way. Thank you for this gift of a fic. _
AuroraMeansDawn chapter 1 . 6/10/2011
This was so beautifully written... I'm amazed - thank you so much for this wonderful fic.
kiraglitter chapter 1 . 4/20/2011
(Know how to break someone's heart don't you?)

Lovely story.
minlin chapter 1 . 2/3/2011
Lovely, though rather sad.
Bagge chapter 1 . 12/29/2010
Very well written interaction and portrait of two odd birds in a dangerous time. Snape's slow warming to Luna and growing dependence on her is believable and beautiful. Luna's detachment and piercing insight is true to her character, and the portrait she made of Snape was a fine climax of the story. Well done..
Vanafindiel chapter 1 . 12/6/2010
Rather poetic, I believe.
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