|Reviews for Thou Shalt Not Suffer|
| Bjalf chapter 10 . 2/8
Drama/Humor? I can see the "Drama", but not the "Humor". The amount of crap that Michelle has to go through is just ridiculous. I would have left the school after all those attacks. I have no wish to read further.
| aryllia chapter 17 . 2/7
It's good to see an update from you again, and while you might not be making promises on the next update I still look forward to seeing the story continued.
| Guest chapter 9 . 10/12/2013
Whenever I re-enter a new HP Hogwarts-oriented fic, I wonder how Snape hasn't been fired yet and then remember that was THE OTHER fic.
| Waterfall chapter 16 . 8/24/2013
Thank you very much for writing this! I really enjoyed the different perspective on the Wizarding world, and that Michelle reacts to having her worldview challenged in a realistic fashion. It's a little sad that we won't get to see it finished, but these things happen sometimes. I'm still glad I read this far! (I'll follow the story anyway, just in case you feel like writing again at some point in the future. :D)
| Honorius12 chapter 16 . 8/21/2013
I love the original characters. Michelle is an extremely compelling lead. I hope to god you haven't abandoned this wonderful story.
| tygerburningbright chapter 16 . 8/3/2013
I have very much enjoyed this fic after finding the recommendation on TV Tropes however after a entire year without a update causes quite a bit of concern about the status of it.
| Lee Totema chapter 16 . 8/3/2013
This is amazing, I love the way you're putting the slytherins in perspective instead of just labeling them a racist bunch. I hope you update soon :3
| strangebloke chapter 16 . 5/18/2013
Very, very sad that this appears to be a dead fic.
Good original content, a feel that matches the original work, and a nuanced plotline. The number of fics on this site that actually meet all three of those criteria is small indeed. Moreover, as someone who grew up with 'Harry Potter books are of the devil,' I think this work has a special interest to me.
I also really appreciate how everything in this work is so well-balanced and fair to all groups represented. Even the purebloods are likeable, if nasty.
| CloudyDream chapter 16 . 5/5/2013
This is very, very well done.
| Xiaou Nem chapter 16 . 4/29/2013
First off: good story! It has an interesting premise and is certainly engrossing. It is interesting that you have your OC character in the 'real' Harry Potter timeline. I'm interested in seeing how you pull it off and still keep up the novelty (since we all know the books so well).
I actually like your main character and her little Copi. The other ones, Grant, Sypha and Jac don't feel all that Harry Potter-ish. Well, Sypha feels like the most in-universe character, but the other two don't feel as real to me (yet). Otherwise I like how you portray Harry, Hermione and Ginny.
Portraying Cedric as a Christian also feels right.
About Michelle's and her parents' beliefs... They feel (to me) a little too 'generic fundamental Christian'. I understand it is not about a special type of Christianity, but to me it feels less believable that you haven't specified in what type of Christianity she's a part of - since that would make her issues all the more real. Are there any special commandments or lifestyle choices she needs to adhere to? In many cases (type of clothing) it seems very liberal and 'anything goes' and I don't think that is your point.
One caveat: I'm not a believer myself, so take my criticism with a pinch of salt.
There are some sentences that you repeat 'can't fight their way out of a bag' (about Sypha and some Slytherins) and to me the repetition feels strange. In both cases it is as if you use it for the first time, and if you plan to use it more thanonce, the second time kind of needs to refer to the first or to be a part of the character's natural way of speaking. I'm not sure I can describe this very clearly here, so feel free to write me about it.
In the letter Michelle writes to Amanda and tells about being bullied she writesabout someone called 'Tom Riddle or something like it'. This is Tom Shephard we are talking about. How can she confuse this with Tom Riddle? For the reader, who knows who he is, this is a lightning bolt kind of name. There was no foreshadowing to indicate that Michelle would know this name - and certainly not enough to confuse it with such an everyday name as Shephard. It is a bit offputting that sucha huge thing is dropped once and then not mentioned at all, since he is after all a huge plotpoint (Tom Riddle, not the Shephard guy).
Well, keep up the good work!
I hope my constructive criticism will help you improve. :-)
| The Wayland Smith chapter 16 . 3/30/2013
I am honestly awed by your skills at writing. I came across this story from TV Tropes and I can definitely agree with those who recommended it that it deserves to be in the 10% worth jumping off the Astronomy Tower for. The characterisation is magnificent, you have created truly believable people. The relative simplicity of the story, and its obedience to cannon are both very impressive. I look forward to continuing to read this.
To any one else who might read this review as a mark of whether or not to read this story, I wish to say that this is one of the most touching stories I have read.
| MissAleatory chapter 16 . 3/19/2013
I really love this story and sincerely hope you haven't given up on it. Update soon, pretty please?
| Guest chapter 11 . 3/11/2013
The Killing Curse isn't forbidden in America. As they say: wands don't kill people, people kill people.
| FloodleFlishFishofDoom chapter 16 . 1/20/2013
| FashionablyHospitable chapter 7 . 12/2/2012
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