Reviews for Poison Pen
city bookworm chapter 32 . 9h ago
I see so many loose ends I hope that you did write a sequel.
MSCOCO chapter 32 . 4/17
I lloved thisstory
Guest chapter 32 . 4/15
I hope that Frau will get better soon! and will you guy's (people?) ever continue this? its great! and I would think it was awesome if you did!
MoonlightDragon chapter 1 . 4/14
Honestly, all these peiple who are criticizing you for your statement "only in America is there true freedom of the press" need to shut the hell up. One reviewer said that resorting to artistic lisence goes against what the story is about, but I think that one statement is brilliant. Regardless of your intention when you wrote it, Xeno's line illustrates a main idea of the fic. You're trying to show how people become blinded by propaganda and what's written in public media, and that one statement shows it. Whether the idea that America has the most freedom of speech is your opinion or Xeno's, it says that people are biased toward the stereotype of a country. Freedom of press is written in the US bill of rights, so most peple blindly believe that it's the most free. What some fail to see, and I dare say this is a major plot point in your story, is that there are other countries with freedom of the press.
Off the topic of the story portion, others are criticising you for your response to these reviews. They need to get over themselves. Don't like don't read. It's your story; it's an AU: author's universe/alternate universe. You can say whatever you want and not be criticized. In fact, the point of the term artistic license is to give authors something to help them when they want to create a statistic or act for their story. I've seen it plenty of times in published novels and nobdy complains about that. While there should be evidence of truth, it's not really necessary in this case because you aren't trying to argue who has more freedom. It's a work of fiction, and if they're offended, they can read something else until they're mature enough to accept that it's not all truth or what you believe. You weren't being rude; you made a valid point about the way people's minds work. They need to get a grip, really. Just thoght I'd point this out even if you don't read these anymore or don't reply. Ignorant people just make me angry sometimes
TheDeductionist chapter 20 . 4/14
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
icyquest4 chapter 31 . 4/11
love it
IndigoDragonRider chapter 31 . 4/9
I really loved this story. It was very well-written and thought provoking- I don't think I'll ever read Harry Potter the same way again. You managed to write a great story about and independent harry without cluttering up the space with pairings or too many useless powers. I found that everyone was very in character and all situations were plausible based on information given in canon. The only thing that was slightly unbelievable was the idea of harry being both Gryffindor and Slytherin's heir, but you managed to make it work and not go over the top. I think you did an excellent job of addressing all of the possible gaps in canon without smearing all the characters to the extent that one would wonder why you're writing fanfiction for a story you hate. I also thought that the beginning, in which harry had secretly had dobby bonded to him as a way to carry his mail, was quite plausible- not as harry being suddenly and inexplicably a Slytherin, but simply the act of a boy who wanted contact with people he was being denied contact with and devised a way to do that. And of course, once he had that access, all he had to do was do a bit of thinking and it was completely in character for the story to roll from there. Of course, the things harry does at the end would not be done by canon harry, but over the course of the story your skilful character development made it the natural thing for the new harry to do. On another note, Harry's better-than-in-canon intelligence is explained plausibly- why wouldn't he hide his ability when the dursleys constantly punished him for it? And after such an upbringing, and the people he met and befriended, it was natural for him to keep hiding it. I also really liked how you managed to refrain from slandering Ron and hermione- they weren't, as many authors would have you believe, evil from the start, but were quite brainwashed into having fixed ideas of what was best. They aren't perfect, but nobody is.
Anyway, I think I've said enough. Thanks again for taking the time to write this story- it totally made my day.
xxxxxxxx chapter 14 . 4/8
This story is the best fan fiction I have ever read. :)
fadingbreaths chapter 32 . 4/7
Hi. I apologize in advance for any grammatical, structural, or just plain obvious errors this may have. My name is Valerie, I'm fourteen, and I absolutely adore the Harry Potter universe. Canon, as in the book series, mind you. Hollywood has a tendency to ruin things with their movie adaptations. I'm not sure whether this account (yours) is active or not. I rarely use . I only come on to read. For writing, I generally revert to Wattpad or Quotev (Those were dark days, in terms of my writing). I'd just like to applaud the two of you, GF and Frau, for a story well written. Once I started the first chapter, I couldn't stop reading on my laptop until the very last word in your notes. Every part of it was well written, brilliant. At first, I experienced a lot of inner turmoil, wondering how possible college students, could write so well. Then I realized you two were "old ladies" (Please excuse my wording, I mean absolutely not even the slightest amount of disrespect), and that put me to ease. The plot is well written, and to anyone who flamed it, if they read the series well enough, they would be able to see how well you've incorporated your own original idea, whilst keeping it canon. The Oliver Twist bit was pure genius. Not only is he a famous fictional character in the "Muggle" world, I think it was the also the best representation of a pen name for Harry Potter you could've picked. It goes to show how blinded those with magical abilities can be. I'm sure many Ravenclaws or muggleborns could've put two and two together. Also, I absolutely adored the plot. I personally love the whole 'Harry Potter, Most Noble Lord of the Potter/Gryffindor Linage' (Again, please excuse my inaccurate wording), many fics have. I like how the characters were portrayed accurately. Dumbledore is not evil, nor are his intentions. His presence may be a bit tyrannical, but he does these things with the 'greater good' in mind, though he is deluded at times. Snape is not evil, though nothing can justify some of the actions he took with Harry. He merely holds a childish school boy grudge against him, for the misdoings of his father and the Marauders. Sirius is not any less of a person, even though he is unfit to be a guardian. I love how you portrayed the professors. I personally thought Filius wasn't given enough credit in canon. The Ministry also had many invalid points that left me wondering why no one questioned them. The emancipation bit was genius, I assume you did your research, as did I a while back, when I was wondering why Harry didn't take action. I'm sorry, this review is very loose and lacks structure. It's practically loose rambling based on the thoughts in my head, really. I'm going to head on over to your profile, and check out your other stories. I truly hope this account will remain active. Although this may be four years late, my prayers go out to your health, Frau. Thank you both so much for writing this. It truly satisfied some of the angst I felt towards the series.

Valerie aka, currently, fadingbreaths

P.S. I adore how you two portrayed Dobby. He's honestly quite hilarious really. The safari bit while hunting for beetle Rita Skeeter had me clutching my stomach from laughter.
Specky Clarke chapter 32 . 4/6
Brilliant story, loved every word.
Specky Clarke chapter 12 . 4/6
Brilliant story. Has anyone else pointed out JKR's "errors"? They certainly have'nt done it so well if so. Love your HP stories. I hope that Hermione and Harry get together, I cannot stand the canon pairings.
debster62 chapter 32 . 4/5
This was sublime. Absolutely adored it.
melissa.mcginnis3 chapter 26 . 3/31
Good for Dobby! He finally caught that beetle of a woman! curious though, and this, sorry, bugged me even in the books, why didn't she just transform and break the jar?
nintschibintschi chapter 15 . 3/31
finally harry gets a health check up and questions about marketing from oliver :)
nintschibintschi chapter 12 . 3/31
So tell me from who did you get the phrase I googled it and found two People for it : ) Eldrige Cleaver or Charles Rosner ?
I just love this story
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