Reviews for Self Slain Gods on Strange Altars
Snapesgirl chapter 15 . 3/27/2013
I have read a lot of HG/SS and never, ever written a review. Not even if I loved it. I am writing to tell you that I simply adore this story and your writing style. The second half of Chapter 11 is sublime and well worth the wait. You could stop at Chapter 14 and it would still be an amazing story, but I do hope you continue and bring our Prince back.
Dinny chapter 15 . 3/27/2013
You know what? I think you just need to stop being a teenage drama queen and just continue this fic!
Seriously! If you need people to assure you that this story is great, trust me, you can see it from the review you've got BEFORE you deleted this fic! This is the only HGSS fanfic i read for now because this is the only fanfiction that make sense! you had an amazing plot there, amazing take on Snape & Hermione characteristic, i enjoyed chapter 16/17 that you deleted, THIS FANFICTION IS EPIC! I LOVE EVERYTHING in this fic!
Too angst you said? We HGSS fans are angsty to the max! We love the miserable life of Severus Snape & how miserable hermione is to make snape's life not miserable!
If i want happy lovey dovey fanfiction I'll go to hermionexron fanfic, but noooo, we want angst! And its been a while since i read amazing HGSS fanfiction, and you thought that we did not enjoying this fic? If i could marry this fanfiction, i will!
I'm sorry if i sound pissed, but I just love this fic so much, i wanna read it till the end. Hope my review cheer you up :D
Sorry if i offend you in any way:)
Just keep on writing this fic, okay? Teehee
Guest chapter 15 . 3/26/2013
I just finished reading the last of the published chapters and I simply must join in the and tell you you how very great I find this story. I've read your others too and I would like to just let you know that you have a new fan.(woo hoo, bring on the trumpets! aaanyway, back to our scheduled reviewing) If only I could write like this. Seriously. What could you possibly mean by "it's floundering?"or "Dying an undignified death"? Wha... can't even... That simply isn't true. I PARTICULARLY LOVE the pacing of this story and all that angst is so very real and very much justified. Skillfully done too. This is Strong Stuff. The plot (though I may or may not have a special preference towards extended-war/lost-war themed hp stories so there might be a bit of bias here:)) is simply great and the portrayal of the characters is beautiful. I don't sense a loss of direction at all (although, as the author you might know better, but it certainly doesn't feel that way for me).
I must add (But please don't take this as a vote towards abandoning it -pretty please... with unicorns on top!) that if you happened to put a "complete" on it at this point, it still sort of would kind of feel sort of complete in a cry-my-eyes-out-and-generally-being-a-mess kind of way. Sort of. In an "End of Book I." kind of way, more like. That said, I would like to take this opportunity to solemnly ask you, in the name of all your anonymous fans/readers/non-reviewers out there to please, please, please continue it! And sorry for the verbal diarrhea, Bad habit. :/ :)
Aisha04 chapter 15 . 3/26/2013
I loved this story. Your writing style is very impactful and is brilliant. Update soon.
Elizabeth chapter 15 . 3/25/2013
I think you're wrong.

I know this is your story but I'm still really invested. I don't think you steered that far off the path, you can so bring this around. I liked that you showed Hermione broken, I like that. I like how you showed Snape. I firmly believe that you can finish this story in a great way. You have no idea how many times I've checked to see if you've updated. I've told a lot of people I know about this story and you "See, some fanfiction can be really fantastic." Please don't give up.
Aisha04 chapter 3 . 3/25/2013
Amazing chapter
stephanie duncan chapter 15 . 3/24/2013
This story really reminds me of Never Let Me Go, especially now with Hermione drifting around to the different safe houses. and just the quiet sadness of it all. its one of those stories that really touches something within you, and makes you sympathize with the characters. its a story that just pops into my head sometimes when I'm washing dishes or something. you're so good at capturing emotions and creating images and I love every chapter so I do hope you finish this.
Ladyjulian chapter 15 . 3/22/2013
Look, it's damn fine stuff even if it has got a bit bogged down. If you don't like it, take it down. I'll be disappointed, but nothing is worth berating yourself like this.
cooemi10 chapter 15 . 3/21/2013
The story started off strong, but it does feel like you kind of lost your train of thought as you went on. And I really don't mean that rudely. Cross my heart and all that jazz. I like the story and the writing style, even with all the angst. 'Misery porn' mad me giggle.
toriashley chapter 15 . 3/21/2013
Well, if the angst is going somewhere...or at least if the plot is going somewhere, then angst is fine. As long as things are moving on, then I'm happy. If you feel trapped or discouraged, it might be worth posting an alternate second half, sort of like what AnubisAnkh did with Pride of Time, in case SSGOSA can go two ways. I'd read both. I love your angst with direction. :)
giraffelaugh chapter 15 . 3/20/2013
Hey, I'm a 20 year-old too, but I only wish I could write like you. And you're an engineering major...what? This story is so eloquently beautiful, and it was fun to read! I like the angst and it just add to the story and made it real. There's nothing wrong with this and it's truly different from the rest. I just hope you will find your happy place again soon :) And I really, really should be studying for my finals right now, but I'm going to reread your fic. Again. Heh.
Guest chapter 15 . 3/20/2013
I'm still reading your story! I like the angst. It's not stupid angst, it's justified angst.

I hate seeing people get discouraged-I'm always so impressed with fanfic writers who manage to write a compelling story.
MSCOCO chapter 15 . 3/20/2013
ohh nooo!we just getting to the good stuff ! its a good story but im not a writer so i hope you find what you need to give this closeure.
totalreadr chapter 15 . 3/20/2013
You are talented and are obviously willing to work hard. Try not to get too distracted by anxiety and insecurity. You have high standards, and that's a good thing. But you don't have to be perfect.

You seem to have been letting anxiety prompt you to obsessively revisit minor details which don't have much of an effect on the story; hence the repost. If a sentence, paragraph or chapter "feels done," but then you worry-just go ahead and post. You can always edit minor details later.

You show clear signs of being a millennial. Not necessarily a 20-year-old one though. ;) Millennials as a generation have been taught they must never make any mistakes ever. It's not your fault you were taught this. But try to relax; you're doing this for fun, after all.

And I'm not saying lower your standards, either. Part of the fun is persevering until *you* think it's good, even if everyone else would be happy with "good for a 20-year-old." Stick with your own standards. By "relax," all I mean is, don't be afraid to risk making mistakes!

I hope you enjoy your break, and come back refreshed and ready to have fun with this story again!
rosin1 chapter 14 . 3/20/2013
Honestly, I did enjoy reading chapters 1-11 more than the later chapters but I attributed that feeling to Snape's absence from the story after Hogwarts fell rather than "misery porn." I was hopeful after the last chapter you posted (17?) that we would be getting more SSHG soon and was really looking forward to future updates. Out of all of your wonderful stories, this was the one I am most enamored of. But even if you feel the need to take a break, would you consider writing old-fashioned smutty SSHG instead? Pretty please?
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