|Reviews for Mutual Understandings Behind The Façade|
| Grabbag Lapidary chapter 1 . 1/14
(Okay, so . . . . I have a fanfic author's pledge on my profile which says I will review if you like, follow, review or fave one of my stories or communities or me . . . . and I have a note in the file wherein I keep track of such things I owe you a review! Also, I had made a New Year's resolution to give 365 reviews in 2015. So here is review 7 of 365!)
(Full disclosure : I have never read Harry Potter, and have never seen the movies. So, I shall review this as if it were a standalone piece. Feel free to ignore anything which comes from a place of ignorance of the source material!)
Alright, here we go!
Obviously, I am not familiar with the details of the fandom - but one cannot be on the internet and be unaware of Snape and McGonagall as characters. What you have done here is draw excellent characters - the opening two scenes, focusing on each one of them, are superb little vignettes. The word choices are superb and the way the characters appear to the reader excellent. Too often, fanfic authors simply rely on the fact we know these characters - but you have drawn them as if they were new characters we do not know. I don't know if they are particularly "in character", but it certainly seems as if they are.
The way they interact is also excellent - we get to see the characterization come through once more, of course (Snape is particularly good) but we also see some lovely interaction. They react to each other - they don't just have a story they want to tell without the other responding.
I really like this - it is very well written. You should be proud of this. As I say; I don't know the fandom but this is a great little story which shows some real skill. I do hope that you can write more - perhaps in this fandom or another - and perhaps a longer, more involved story. I really do think you have a knack for writing.
| time2read chapter 1 . 9/15/2013
Wow just wow brilliant!
| Telain of Lorien chapter 1 . 7/23/2012
I thought this was really well done. I loved the writing style. I especially loved how you wrote dear Severus's lines. I could honestly hear Alan Rickman speaking those words. Well done! Do write more :)
| adaon45 chapter 1 . 6/22/2012
Well done-I think you get Snape's voice quite well. I look forward to more, should you wish to write it. And I'm glad you're focusing on friendship, rather than romance, between these two; the former seems more credible than the latter, and frankly more interesting!
| Dormantness chapter 1 . 3/2/2012
Very interesting. I too thought Minerva's life story was similar to Severus and thought it would be nice to see them bond over it. I really enjoyed this chapter, and hope to read your other chapters soon:)
| ScarletLioness chapter 1 . 2/26/2012
I just happened upon this story and I really liked how you wrote this; I'd definitely read the other two parts :)
Keep going like this ;)
| lilyevans12681998 chapter 1 . 2/26/2012
This is an interesting and great story! I've added it to alert and favorite. McGonagall's a great character, and Snape too, so their love life saddens me. And yeah, I read all about her on Pottermore. If you want to friend me, I'm MirrorRose208.
Thanks for sharing this great story with us!