Reviews for A Means of Survival
phoebuscat chapter 60 . 3/31
Aww, it was so grand and then you made Kingsley into Sev's lover! Why is everybody insisting that Snape has got to be gay? Can't we have -one- story without sex?
Guest chapter 31 . 9/2/2015
I like the part about the snake it's cute
Guest chapter 24 . 7/1/2015
SLOB! Love it!
Guest chapter 10 . 7/1/2015
I first want to say that I really do enjoy this story. (This is my third time to it.)
I love the action, the mystery, the humor, the love also the way you bring in all the different emotions into your story.
I hate to point out the negative things when your better then myself, by far. I do fine one thing that really does bother me but its something I have done myself and have had it pointed out to me from my writing teacher.
It's when you have a conversation between two and you repeat, "he said, she said over & over"
Otherwise the other mistakes you make are minor & even as I read your story(s) you have continued improving.
I want to let you know you have a fan in me always.
PS. I have to say I am a big fan of potter & snape!
phoebuscat chapter 69 . 1/25/2015
I like your stories. A lot! But... in this one, Harry is way too weepy and clingy. He was always such a strong boy (graveyard scene comes to mind) and he would never just weep and suck thumb and allow himself to be carried like a baby, constantly. And while Snape might indeed come to love him, he would not *treat* the teen like a baby, either. There is no real effort from anybody to change this behavior.
The rest... spellbinding, as usual. Dumbles is terrifying, and the effect of that drug... chilling.
lilyflower101 chapter 69 . 12/26/2014
die dumbledick die! i loved this story. :)
willowmelodynoble chapter 26 . 10/27/2014
'When did you get to be so intelligent' isn't really possible to take as an insult there, because of the offshoot 'Because you really are, so how did I inot notice/i'
Molly is wonderful at the end. Because really, soft calm voices are the best thing for any wounded animal. Which Ron is very much like at the moment.
deep chapter 69 . 9/26/2014
While your writing style is good which made me read the story till end, i found the number of sexual abuse cases within family or otherwise a bit too much. And i agree with two reviewers; how come harry buddy with draco and not even consider forgiving ron. I can understand him not being best friends with ron again, but not even forgive him? Then that is the matter of students going missing and the school as whole not even talking about it, much less do anything. And no legal action whatsoever on malfoys for doing all this. I still find 12 as too young to be able to abuse anyone but still can understand it. Probably i am ignorant on that issue. But few issues were a bit too much. You ended up exaggerating the issues. The only saving grace being your good writing style and probably reader's wish to find a happy ending.
Can't say i loved the story, but it was good reading experience.
Thanks for that.
WereBunny87 chapter 69 . 8/1/2014
This was awesome! I loved it! Well done!
What the hell chapter 69 . 5/9/2014
Okay... let me get this straight - Harry can buddy up to Draco (who raped Hermoine and Ron), but Ron who was viciously raped for days and out of his mind on drugs gets no sympathy whatsoever? Man this story blows.
nightpurrgmail chapter 69 . 4/9/2014
Hi, I should of been posting after each ch. I must say that even thought some of the rape was a bit too much for me personally. Your skill as a writer is excellent. I am going to be reading more of your stories in the future.
I personal would be one of your fans on any site that I can find your stories on. I would also be one in line to buy your stories if you ever went professional.
I would never thought I would like a book with so much slash in it but I have found beauty in it when you are writing it with the involvement of lobe. I guess the first I had ever read of it was a violent rape. I wrongly judged slash with that in mind. I am glad to have read your point of view of m/m with love. That touch my heart.
I have been reading others of yours including "unbuttoned" another great story. I know I am reading already one more of yours. I am glad that you do intend on finishing them.
If there are any I have not come by yet I hope you might send me a way to find them & their names. I know I have more or less said this but, worth saying again. . . EXCELLENT WRITER!
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nightpurr chapter 69 . 2/27/2014
I wanted to let u know that I find your stories to be very will done.
they are entertaining, hold my interest, & allows my imagination to be picked up & took far away (to quote a VERY famous line) somewhere over the rainbow.
I need to add , that the way you bring life & emotions to your stories and the characters is something I always look forwarded to.
Thanks for brightening, up my day.
The arithmancer chapter 69 . 2/25/2014
Such a hard story, and yet filled with love and moments of joy. A difficult read, but worth the emotional exhaustion that results. Thank you
baited breath chapter 69 . 6/6/2013
I read this fiction all in one go and I'm glad that I found it once you finished it I would have gone mad waiting for updates...
It's amazingly dark and twisted but with a happy ending. .thank you so so much xxx
Ja495ck chapter 13 . 5/9/2013
Why would Snape do that to Ron? He knows what happened, doesn't he? Or does he not know WHO hurt Ron. And why wasn't there any legal action even attempted against the Malfoys? And as a teacher, isn't Snape required to tell someone what happened to them? Aren't they too young for TOTAL confidentiality (it makes sense not to tell the parents if the parents were accused of hurting the kid, but if it wasn't them, shouldn't they be told)?
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