Reviews for The Quiet Life of Severus Snape
Free2BMe1 chapter 1 . 5/30/2012
I've just read thru this beautiful story over the past couple of days. I really love the voice you give your characters. They all ring true to me. And I love how you've addressed the PTSD issue in a way I've never seen before. Your approach is plausible and refreshing, as is your treatment of the main romance. Brava! Please give us more soon.
middlekertz chapter 19 . 5/29/2012
Yes. This is a beautiful story, indeed.
randomfan17 chapter 19 . 5/29/2012
Hehehe, McGonagall can never be as meddlesome as Dumbledore could be but she sure is trying. When she uncovers a psychopath and digs into every aspect of their life and set someone else to take em down then she'll be as bad. I love their psychologist sessions, always so deep. Can't wait to see what happens next!
Lil Tine chapter 19 . 5/29/2012
This must be one of the best fics I've read in a while. I've been on a kick (of sorts) lately, and this easily makes the top of my list!

More than anything, the human interactions are realistic. The emotions each of the characters express are genuine and complex, but the story doesn't feel boring or weighed down by them. The characters themselves are refreshingly canon, and the dialogue is believable.

Really lovely writing! Hope you update soon.

Your devoted reader,

Lil Tine
blown-transistor chapter 19 . 5/29/2012
Another wonderful chapter!
TessLouise chapter 19 . 5/29/2012
I'm glad you've used the scar - it is a powerful image.
hnwhitlock2000 chapter 19 . 5/29/2012
Very good Sev!
heartmom88 chapter 19 . 5/29/2012
Ahh... I'm not sure I've read any other fic with that explanation for Hermione's inability to lift the memory charm-well done! It makes total and complete sense, especially in this context.

I've become quite a fan of this story. :) Looking forward to reading more soon!

Thanks for posting-

Lifeasanamazon chapter 19 . 5/28/2012
I am enjoying this story enormously. Your writing wraps the reader securely in your world and carries them along. I forget what I'm doing when I'm reading!
JeniDRalph chapter 19 . 5/28/2012
I'm glad you included the "Mudblood" scar. It is a powerful image and branding of "inferiors" is historically accurate. It's happened too many times in the past. Because canon is from Harry's POV and Harry was in the dungeon while Hermione was being tortured, we don't know for sure what all was inflicted upon the poor girl. I could even see her being too ashamed to tell him.

Great chapter. I'm glad they addressed her parents.
SmirkusPanda chapter 18 . 5/26/2012
Update soon! You're a fantastic writer and this fic Is amazing!
duj chapter 18 . 5/24/2012
Nobody knows how the wizarding govt works. Popular feeling can unseat a Minister of Magic, but they don't seem to have elections. Best guess is that the Wizengamot, prompted by public opinion, vote on whether to boot the existing Minister and whom to replace him with. And how does the Wizengamot appoint itself? I suspect that whenever there's a vacancy, by impeachment, infirmity or death, the existing members vote on the new one.
duj chapter 16 . 5/24/2012
It's a bit silly to talk of "second-to-last defence for the Stone", given that the whole thing was a trap meant to draw Voldemort to the Mirror and keep him there till Harry/Dumbledore got there. If Snape had really wanted to keep people away from the Stone, then *none* of the potions would have let people through. If Flitwick had really wanted to keep people out, then *none* of the keys would have opened the door.
duj chapter 15 . 5/24/2012
I never thought Dumbledore's trust was a good reason for Hermione to trust, and still don't. But she always thought too highly of Gryffindors.

It turns out that life debts are fanon, a misunderstanding of Dumbledore's (lying) explanation in PS. There is no magical compulsion, only a sense of obligation/gratitude/owing that a man of honour naturally feels and that will even give momentary pause to a man of no honour if he's reminded at a strategic moment.
duj chapter 12 . 5/24/2012
"whatever a sneaky seventh-year Slytherin spiked the punch with..."

And there her prejudice shows again, given that in her day it was *Gryffindors* (the twins) who were most likely to be the ones spiking the punch.

"...took part in tormenting and bullying others.."

I don't know how you parse that from canon. After the Shack incident, Lily complained that his friends were "evil ...creepy" and that one of them had "tried to do" something to Mary when Snape wasn't there. (She wasn't asking for information, or she'd have waited for an answer; she was expressing indignation.) After SWM, she accused him of being a DE-wannabe and calling people "Mudblood". She never mentions him bullying or tormenting anyone. (I don't believe for a moment that that word broke the friendship, BTW. When she could trust a Marauder over him about what happened when no one else was present, when she could hear that he'd almost died and not even bother to check on his welfare or ask how he was when they did meet, clearly her friendship was already broken.)
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