|Reviews for DID You Hear The Rabbit Cry?|
| writhen heart .inactive chapter 63 . 12/27/2015
It was so sad to see the system so malnourished here :( I really liked the insight we got into Petunia's warped body image issues too, and the details about the school nurse and teacher, and how they poorly handled the situation from their side.
I was so glad to see you updated, Katherine, and even though I'm so disappointed that your reporting hasn't been handled properly, I'm glad that you're all reasonably okay :) I really hope study and the rest of your life is going well, and that you all stay as safe and happy as possible. I'll continue to check this amazing fic for updates, but don't stress when RL has to take priority. - Michy Xxx
| writhen heart .inactive chapter 62 . 12/27/2015
Ooh, I really liked seeing more of Petal here, and getting a better understanding of her MO. Also liked the details about her sketching and the response she had to Ron and Hermione, xx
| jim chapter 5 . 12/24/2015
like all the voices in his head, they are entertaining and so so weird.
| jim chapter 2 . 12/24/2015
I know a mp person and you make funny but pitiful. Good story
| eleanor chapter 63 . 12/14/2015
Hello, I'm wanting to understand a little more about the condition as my little cousin was recently taken out of an abusive foster home, and they found she had DID. I just wanted to know if the mind setting is really that vivid and the alters so distinct. I also want you to know from being with my cousin (who's more like a sister), and learning things that almost broke me although the court battles drag on and bring horrible memories to the surface, it ends. Completely. It will let you feel freer. I'm hoping it will end for you too, and soon.
| AmeliaRoseOswald chapter 63 . 12/6/2015
Wow! I must say, this is truly fascinating. I have a friend with DID, though I did not know a whole lot about it until reading this. I can't say I understand your situation, and I know you don't know me, but all the same I wish you good luck and support. Don't lose hope, and stay strong. Thanks for writing this, it truly has been incredibly interesting! You have an amazing writing style that kept me wanting more. Keep up the good work!
| DeiStarr chapter 63 . 12/5/2015
Hello Katherine! Thank you so much for updating in Rage's absence. Is she alright? Do you know why she's been away so long? (I'm sorry if that's too personal; just ignore it if you'd rather.) I really hope things get better for her soon; and not just because I want to read more of this story!
Because of how much of herself she's poured into the story, I almost feel like I know her. (I suppose it's the sort of feeling a dedicated fan has towards whatever celebrity they like; they've read enough to feel like they know that person, but they don't really know them and they have no idea what that person's really like. It's a silly feeling, I suppose; but there it is.) But because of that, I can't help feeling worried about her.
However, I am glad you introduced yourself. It's nice to (digitally-but-not-really) meet you! ;-) You did a very good job finishing up Rage's chapters - if you hadn't said anything I might never have noticed that someone else had edited/finished writing them. Awesome work! :-)
Rage - whenever you get back and can read this - I just want to say that this story is absolutely amazing. It's so well-written and believable. I'm sort of awed by the fact that you're writing about DID from firsthand experience, and I'm very grateful that you shared so much personal information about your condition and your struggles. I can't tell you how much I admire you for your courage, both in surviving and overcoming your abuse, and in sharing so openly.
I love how you write the alters - I feel like I know them; like real, individual people and not just different aspects of the same character. They're amazing, and it's fascinating how they came to split; how they grew and developed and became who they are. It's fascinating how the alters split sometimes; though the persecutors (especially Vermin and Petal) break my heart at times - I can't imagine how hard it must be to have to live with having personalities in your own head that loathe you so deeply, and desire to punish you for whatever perceived sins your abusers had ingrained in you that you deserve to suffer for, or even simply for existing.
I have to ask, here - is Petal the alter that takes the sexual abuse (since it started with Petunia and Petal is desperate to please her - she's almost like an internalized version of Petunia, like Vermin is of Vernon), or is it a different alter that Harry and Potter (and most of the rest of the alters as well) are unaware of? How many alters does Harry have altogether, and how many have been introduced already? I keep getting mixed up, but I *think* that you've introduced 14, with the sexual-abuse alter as a possible but unnamed 15th.
I can't begin to tell you how much I love the fact that you gave Tom DID. I've never read that anywhere else, and the way you did it is absolutely brilliant. It makes me desperately eager to see if you use something similar to an idea I had for a Tomarry (Tom/Harry) fic; where Tom and Harry defeat Voldemort by doing a modified horcrux ritual that switches Voldemort with Diary!Tom, thus granting 16-year-old Tom Riddle a body, and trapping Voldemort somewhere that Tom could destroy him without destroying himself.
Granted, Tom then would want to try to find potions/rituals/spells/etc. to fix his appearance, since unlike Voldemort he wouldn't appreciate looking like a serpentine Frankenstein, no matter how effective it is at commanding fear in his followers and instilling terror in his enemies. He'd also want to be able to walk down Diagon Alley without causing a riot and getting into duels, and to establish himself as a different person from Voldemort. (Of course, part of the ritual could have Tom regain his own body, the way he almost did at the end of CoS in canon.)
Since it will probably be years before I get around to writing that fic, if ever, I'd like to offer up that plot bunny for you to use if you wish, if you haven't decided how you're getting rid of Voldemort yet. While your Diary!Tom is rather Dark and is both keeping secrets from and making plans for Harry, none of that is completely unexpected, and I rather like the idea that he'll be on Harry's side in this; even if he IS looking out for his own interests first. I doubt even Harry would expect him to do otherwise; he IS a Slytherin, after all.
...Anyway. *coughs* I really appreciate it when people write fics that acknowledge that Harry was abused by the Dursleys. While most people make their point by writing more severe abuse than was in canon, even what was in canon was abuse, and would have left physical, psychological, mental, and emotional scars that Jo blythely ignored, and/or wrote as aspects of Harry's character and personality that were to be praised; thereby confirming Dumbledore belief that it was all "for the greater good" and it all worked out in the end. He never gets any kind of treatment for it, and frankly, he was probably really screwed up for the rest of his life because no one ever acknowledged any of it as abuse or even as being wrong - just unfair.
Some of his issues would be physical - multiple problems (such as his small size) stemming from malnutrition, which comes from irregular and insufficient meals; his poorer-than-he-would-have-had-otherwise eyesight from malnutrition, from being locked in the cupboard so often and for so long, from having to do homework in the dark, having second-hand glasses rather than a perscription, and possibly from injuries caused by Dudley and his gang and/or being cuffed in the back of the head by Vernon and/or Petunia (I'm fairly certain at one point or another one of them takes a swipe at him, and while it was a careless gesture, and it missed and he/she didn't seem to care, they probably DIDN'T miss when he was younger before he learned how to dodge. Being hit hard in the back of the head can cause damage to the optic nerves, especially when you're younger. At the very least, the beatings the books describe and imply from Dudley, let alone with his gang pitching in, would have been enough to contribute to his damaged eyesight.); not to mention possible scars and/or improperly healed broken bones, etc. from Harry Hunting.
He'd also have psychological, mental, and emotional trauma from the verbal, mental, psychological, emotional, and fiscal abuse, neglect, and bullying he was forced to endure for 16 years; coupled with the knowledge that nobody felt like it was that big a deal for him to stay there even after they knew what it was like for him, which would have served as a subconscious affirmation that the way the Dursleys treated him wasn't that wrong, or that he deserved it on some level. It would have been a silent, subconscious affirmation that everyone he cared about felt on some level that the Dursleys were right about him.
(It is my firm belief that canon!Harry was gay (from his kiss with Cho Chang to his general awkwardness with and disinterest in girls in general to his obsession with Draco, everthing pointed towards it), but he was so psychologically scarred by the 16 years of the Dursleys, his unasked-for celebrity in the wizarding world, and his 7 years of having to fight Voldemort without ever getting any real support or counselling for everything he went through - from being forced to kill a man in self-defense when he was eleven, to being expected to walk up to Voldemort and voluntarily give up his life without fighting back when he was 17 - that he was so desperate to be "normal" without having any real idea what "normal" even meant that he suppressed it. I also hold that his relationship with Ginny was the product of a combination of a love potion (the sudden and inexplicable nature of his feelings for her coupled with Jo's creepy description of them (Chest-monster? His feelings for her were obsessive and possessive, without "love" or anything that sounded like it being mentioned), and Ginny's life-long obsession with "The Boy-Who-Lived" all make a good case for that), his desperate desire to belong to a family - the Weasleys especially - and an Odepial Complex (thanks to Dumbledore's harping on his mother's sacrifice and his desperation for love, his deeply-ingrained loneliness, and longing for family; and cemented by Snape's pensieve memories of Lily Evans).)
So it really gets me that so many people don't seem to recognize the Dursleys as abusive. Sorry about the rant; my thoughts are running away with me a little, here.
Is Snape going to do anything for Harry? He swore a Vow to protect Harry, so if he keeps letting Harry go back into what he now KNOWS is an abusive home without doing anything about it, he's going to suffer for it. (The books never specified what kind of Vow it was or what the penalty would be for breaking it, but judging by the Vows that WERE explained it wouldn't be pretty.) Plus, Snape had an abusive, alcoholic father, and he would probably feel more strongly than the other teachers about sending Harry back to the Dursleys. Dumbledore might have silenced his objections the first summer after he found out by citing the blood wards, and he might've been in a huge amount of shock for some time afterwards and not known what to do, say, or how to react; but I can't see Snape staying passive about things forever. That's not his style. Furthermore, he's a Slytherin; so sooner or later he's going to start planning to do *something*. The question is... what?
I really can't wait to see where you go with this, and what comes next. This is an incredible story, and you're an incredible writer!
| Guest chapter 63 . 12/2/2015
How do you get stuff done? My schedule is filled up, and I'm just one person! I applaud you on being able to write this much. This story is one of the few gems I have stumbled on in the world of fanfiction.
| Nix-LokiFan chapter 52 . 11/5/2015
So, I have a question. What exactly does TW mean? Like, is it an abbreviation or...?
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| Nix-LokiFan chapter 43 . 11/5/2015
Dun, dun, duhhhhh!
| Lyra Goldie chapter 51 . 10/18/2015
OHMYGOD WHY CAN'T HARRY AND HIS ALTERS JUST HAVE A FUCKING NICE NO BULLY LIFE, LIKE DUMBLEDORE YOU PEICE OF SHIT HOW DARE YOU SAY THAT TO HARRY I HOPE YOU DIE, DAPHNE I SO VERY MUCH HOPE YOU DIE A PAINFUL FUCKING DEATH YOU BITCH.
*stops ranting* I love your story, making me emotional about harry and stuff, I'm hating everyone who's being mean to harry like just stahp. *flips a table*
| Reader-anonymous-writer chapter 63 . 10/4/2015
I like Blaise.
Potter, don't be angry at Tom. At least, Tom is telling the truth, albeit reluctantly.
Draco has taken it well. But Lucius may guess who 'Tom' is.
Thank you. Good day, good night, and good luck, Blaise, Draco, Harry, Hermione, Lily, Marvolo, Potter, Severus, Snake, Tom, Thomas.
| ChaoticAscension chapter 63 . 10/2/2015
Recently decided to reread this story, in part due to boredom and in part due to how high the quality of this story is. As I read it I thought of a few things that could have interesting effects on the story depending on how they turn out... first: Are any of the alters in the horcruxes capable of splitting still? I couldn't think of any reasons why they couldn't as long as they had sufficient reason or need... but what would happen if they did? Would that alter have companionship within the horcux, or would it return to the body? Would it be up to the new alter?
What if Tom happened to be in control of Harry and he happened to split? Would the new alter be part of their system, or part of the one Tom is in?
With how much time Tom spends with them (and thus how much of the alters are used to hi presence), is it possible that, should he be absent long enough, the system might create a 'Harry' version of Tom?
I apologize in advance if these are either confusing or in some way insulting questions.
Hoping everything's going well lately!