|Reviews for The Cupboard|
| Mopman43 chapter 1 . 11/3/2012
It is a very well written story.
I have always been a fan of reading stories where Dudley has a heart and a brain, but most deal with the aftermath. Yours showed the process.
For what seems to be your first story on here, I think it is as good a beginning as could be gotten. Keep this up, and every story you write will be a hit. (School exams must be something special from you)
| herpderp14 chapter 1 . 10/31/2012
I really enjoyed this! Good job!
| Furrina chapter 1 . 10/31/2012
I like the ending. Maybe if you could do a sequel where Dudley meets Harry's friends... (kinda AU)
| sniperbob18 chapter 1 . 10/21/2012
Thank you, thank you thank you! I always wanted to see more stories with Dudley finally coming to his senses and apologizing to Harry. I really hope you write another story - maybe set in a couple of years time when they bump into each other?
| chazzlehazzle chapter 1 . 10/16/2012
I really like this - its brilliant! I love the way Dudley is portrayed in this - we don't see much of his side in the last couple of books - or the movies - but I really like this story :)
ps would you ever consider writing a sequel - maybe another story about harry and dudley in later years?
| amb520 chapter 1 . 10/10/2012
This was really good. Thanks for sharing.
| FreelanceBum chapter 1 . 10/4/2012
| RemaSofiRuin chapter 1 . 10/3/2012
I really enjoyed this. Seeing things from Dudley's perspective is always interesting and you did a wonderful job of keeping him in character. The parts with the cupboard were especially well done. Great job!
| What Came First chapter 1 . 9/29/2012
Aarrhh, thats was so good. I thought you portrayed Dudleys character perfectly.
| Lily13 chapter 1 . 9/28/2012
i really love this story! it's written so well and you show dudley's thinking process so nicely...
| Windschild8178 chapter 1 . 9/27/2012
Wow. This was amazingly well written. I have to admit I've been in Dudley's shoes. Not the being ignorant part, but confronting your parents about how they treat, in my case, step-siblings. They're denial that something is wrong was perfectly potrayed. The fear of knowing that you have to say something, to stand up against it, all the while knowing that you have to live with these people that you love and disagree with all at the same time is really hard.
After some of our arguments my mother would just pretend like it never happened. When I would try to bring it up again after I saw something she would whisper my name in this tone, so filled with anger, betrayal, and hurt... and then she'd go... "Just don't... Don't say anything. I don't want to hear it. Just shut up." She'd refuse to even look at me. It was really hard.
It got to the point where my mom and family in general didn't want to hear anything I had to say at all.
"Just don't... we all know what you have to say. We all know you don't agree. Why do you have to say such things? Why do you have to start fights?"
And then they'd go around two minutes later and act like they hadn't said anything like that. They had all these things they did and said that were wrong and I was the bad guy for pointing out what they did was wrong. It was very confusing. I really just honestly think you potrayed this story very well.
After I left for college my mother went bipolar on me again. She didn't want to do anything with me when I lived with her. It got to the point where she wouldn't even watch a movie with me. Then the moment I moved out she demanded that I come home every weekened. Wanted to rent movies to watch with me, go to the movies, go out to eat with me. It leaves you really tired and wary.
Being at ends with how your parents just really sucks to be honest. I give Dudley props. And you dear Author, have become someone I'll be looking for more stories from. Possibly a sequal?
It's all good when the adrenalin is going and your pointing all that out, it takes a hell of a lot of guts let me tell you, but walking back in and facing it is worse. It's like this unbearably tense atmosphere when even when their pretending to forget about it there's this gaping hole between you and them that just won't ever go away. It's been a few years and it's still just as fresh as the first day you walk back into the house. Every conversation is brittle. And in the back of your mind you have this thought that you should have kept your mouth shut, because you do love them and you want that closeness back. You don't regret your decision, never, but the thought really never goes away because you've lost that close bound and it hurts.
Oops... went too deep. But it would be cool to see a sequal you know? Your a great writer.
BTW I took child in with me under foster care. She's in a better place with me.
| MrRobertsIII chapter 1 . 9/26/2012
| Doomsought chapter 1 . 9/24/2012
It was well written, it was believable, and you ended it at the perfect place. This is one of the best fics on this website.
| nath11 chapter 1 . 9/23/2012
This story, is a unique piece of art amongst a plethora of cheap, badly written- well I think you get the gist of what i'm trying to say.
I love the idea of how Dudley is given a conscience, you've humanised the characters, which not many other authors seem to do, and I love it. D
| W.Blackbird chapter 1 . 9/13/2012
This was extremely well-written. You are quite talented.