Reviews for Self Slain Gods on Strange Altars
mak5258 chapter 3 . 6/26
I love this. I love your precocious narrator, young and idealistic. And I love your Snape, the exact opposite of young and idealistic, that commitment to protect clashing with the bitter, jaded reality of his life.

You've done a great job pulling from canon, weaving in your own and enriching bits that we already knew with the different perspective. And there are some wonderful lines in this!
whenthesnowmelts chapter 20 . 6/11
Take your time. We are the ones privileged to read your work. Life happens and hiatuses happen. Its all good. I will miss your story but I believe you when you say you'll be back. You just need time and we all can respect that.
Xoxox whenthesnowmelts
whenthesnowmelts chapter 1 . 5/15
Omg. This is only the first chapter? How have I not read this fic before? Please tell me it's complete. It was on an author's favorite list so I thought I'd give it a try!
Can't wait to read more!
Xoxo whenthesnowmelts
Anon chapter 20 . 5/5
Dear Scum,
Love stories that make your heart feel that twinge of loneliness. You would probably make my year if you updated.
TanyaVDG chapter 20 . 4/20
hey, i'm kind of at a loss for words here. i just feel privileged i've got to read your story (which is seriously so f-ckin under-appreciated (SO UNFAIR) and by far the very best and most plausible when it comes to ss/hg) and seriously, you and your writing are a delight which needs to be appreciated by everyone. that's all i've got. i know i'm supposed to say sh-t like please update soon or whatever but everything i wanted to say to you in this review is already said in your last announcement so i don't feel the need to repeat it. i get it and i'm sorry and i just want to hug you and also let you know what a pleasure was to get a glimpse of your beautiful and complex mind. take care, author and please remember every time you feel lost or don't love yourself the way you supposed to do that there are a LOT of people here who adores your writing and think you are unique and a great talent. don't ever let anyone tell you otherwise. xxx
Guest chapter 20 . 3/12
Okay, so...
I don't even know what to say here. This story is beautiful, and ugly, and wrong but so right, and I hope you can find your genius again because it just can't be over.
And as far as being self-conscious about writing, I think that the good ones are rarely happy with their work, and the great ones never will be. With all the shit that is posted on here, it is a testament to you that you care so much about quality - and it shows in your stories.
Life is hard. Writing is hard. Anything worth doing is hard. I don't want you to post anything that you aren't willing for us to read, so take your time. Live. Write. Play.
But please come back.
* lip quiver *
Guest chapter 20 . 2/27
This is exquisite. I read it twice in two days, and then everything else you've written. Write more, please. If not this, anything.

Returning to the HP universe as a 20 something and finding this reminds me of the magic I felt reading those books as a child. Your writing is so powerful, and reading this was so cathartic, and just WOW.
camillablue chapter 20 . 12/8/2015
This story is...exquisite. Every once in a while I read a particularly striking metaphor over and over again because I can't believe such a beautiful collection of words exists. It's inspiring. I do hope you finish this's been a long time, but I feel like I need to say it, anyway. Wonderful stuff.
Ajtak chapter 20 . 12/3/2015
I read it in 2 days. I couldnt stop. I missed lectures. I cried all the time while reading. Your story is so powerful. Its amazingly well written. It touches all the nerve endings and burns them!
A part of me wishes to had never found it. How can I ever read another fanfiction and not compare it to this one? The knowledge that there is such a masterpiece even in its unfinished state is hard to bear. I have probably to take a break from reading fanfictions. Your talent is wonderful. I wished you would write. Even if its not the next chapter of this fic. Its been a long time since your announcement. Do you think there will a be an ending for the war?

Thank you so much.
Guest chapter 1 . 11/16/2015
Awesome so far!
WhenasInSilks chapter 4 . 9/21/2015
"No one has to do that."

Love. Rereading this and it's messing up my life because I have so much work to do but this is so good and I can't stop. Your writing is... Like. Wow. Why aren't most things this good.
Snapesservant chapter 20 . 8/17/2015
So, I realize that this story went on hiatus presumably almost two years ago, and I realize that it is statistically unlikely that you come back to finish this, but I just wanted to leave this review here to say that I really, really hope you do. Your prose is so, so gorgeous and lilting and magical and cutting (in a good way) and real. Your characterization of Hermione as a very imperfect, very fragile yet brave girl-turned-woman is different than what I'm used to seeing of Hermione, but it is so refreshing and brilliant. As for Snape, all I can say is that of all the depictions I've read of him in fanfic, yours has to be one of the closest to what he would be like if we were ever to have had a JKR written story told from someone not-Harry's point of view. Your pacing and style of the sorry is certainly unique, definitely for fanfiction, anyway, and I found myself pretty enraptured by it, especially when you reached the war-torn years.

Anyway, if you're looking for a sign or motivator or reason to continue this story, I would venture to be so presumptuous as to say that this is it. You're a fabulous writer, this is a heartachingly beautiful, tragic story, and the fanfic world is better for your/it's presence in it.

(Though I would like to note that I certainly understand just losing the feeling for a story after a while, or the day you can't just write for that reason, and the days begin to snowball more than you thought they would and you tell yourself that you'll get back to writing, but you never really do. I've done that too many times, not to say that this is what happened to you. God knows that I won't be surprised or judgemental if you don't pick this up again, though I"ll definitely confess to disappointment.)
NaomiK chapter 20 . 8/3/2015
Well, I am ofcourse incredibly dissapointed not to find more chapters, but your insecurity has no basis in reality.
Definitely one of the most well written pieces of fiction I've read. It really touched something. Hermione was so very very human and I could relate to her so well. And Snape was... Very Snape, which is actually incredibly unique :)

If I ever get that alert for more chapters I'll be very delighted! Or even just a note to tell us where to find your original fiction :)
NaomiK chapter 13 . 8/3/2015
That was a rather unexpected direction to the story. I'm burning with curiosity about where you're going with this. It's definitely a good read.
Not sure i mentioned it yet, but I'm so ridiculously impressed with how human your characters (mainly hermione) are... And how well done Snape is. He's just done ridiculously well. The whole last week of hogwarts was deliciously insightful. And I love how you're not a silly romantic having him suddenly defend her honor or such nonsense.. No the harshness of it was beautiful.
NaomiK chapter 5 . 8/1/2015
I really quite like not seeing anything from Snape's pov. It adds a delicious tint of mystery. Ofcourse hermione's obsession with him is obvious and that can easily turn into anything... But it's hard to imagine at this point how you could possibly manage to turn this into a romance.. Or maybe it already kinda is.

Hope it doesn't 100% follow canon, but I'm afraid it will. Reading on now to find out ;)
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