Reviews For A May 2nd Carol
Peter is the betrayer and Death Eater, warning about his fate if he has not atoned sufficiently yet.
James connects with him through Lily, the two men knowing and loving her the best.
Remus, despite Snape's aversion to his wolf side, is the one he actually respects the most - at least his intelligence - and is the one whose oppinions he might actually listen to.
Sirius takes the opposite path, using their mutual antagonism to encourage Snape to choose to spite him.
I like the way you left the ending open, although a hint of what a future with a living Snape is like wold have been nice.
Author's Response: Sirius, master of reverse psychology.
Author's Response: Meh, I can't stand "A Christmas Carol, so I get the feeling. I don't know what happens at the end of the story, and I strongly suspect neither do any of the characters. It's a weird feeling for me as an author.
Oh my... I'm not sure why I've missed it earlier but I surely regret it! I dropped a few tears over this story. It's great. Just great plot, great ending. I don't think anyone of us likes how Snape died in 7th part of book, so anybody that messes with that and is doing it well deserves a 10/10 grade on story. Hope you're gonna write some more awesome stories like that. And... let May the 2nd Carol sound!
Author's Response: Thank you, I'm so glad you liked it! It's always nice to get a review on old stories. It's been a long time since I wrote anything in the HP fandom but I do have a story I'm working on set in the Good People and Death Eaters series. I hope you get to see it and like it when it's finished.
Thanks! I know Snape's death follows classic archetypal lines, the scape goat, the redeemed sinner, but still, I think the real reason he died was that he was a fan favorite and not JKR's, and she offed him to shut us up.
I keep waiting and waiting for someone to point out I ended it almost the same way as "Blurring." Hmmm.
Author's Response: Thank you!
Author's Response: I'm glad you liked it. Severus does have some survival instinct, and he hates obliging Sirius
I'm glad it doesn't come out as simply cliched. I vacillate between Sirius really really wanting his old schoolboy rival to kick the bucket, damn it, or just using really clever reverse psychology.
I really liked reading this story, wonderful job!
Funny thing is, I don't like A Christmas Carol either. It's trite, preachy, and has really dreadful characterization, but my brain doesn't do Christmas, and when I tried to insist that it should come up with something, my brain decided to torture Snape instead. I've written bleaker ("Paying off Debts" comes to mind), but this isn't a happy fic. All the humor comes from Snape and the Marauders acting like they never grew up, and now that I think about it, it's pretty damn bleak.
And Sirius isn't thinking, or he'd have realized that Snape dying right then would mean he'd be stuck with him sooner.
Author's Response: Thanks!
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