A decision is made for House Slytherin.
(#) graypearl 2005-05-12 12:22:06 PMThis was a very interesting story. At first, it seemed strange and slightly unrealistic to me that purebloods would settle their issues in this way. However, thinking over it, it does seem like a very archaic and ancient tradition, which would appeal to the Slytherins. You did a good job fleshing out the situation in such a short amount of space. Now you've got me wondering why Severus went back on the Slytherin tradition-- why he chose to change sides. Great job!
(#) Whispered_Words 2005-05-16 12:42:52 PMIs this showing how Slytherin follows traditions beyond all else - and the stupidity of doing so? If so, this is a good example! It's well-written, too, though you may wish to watch out for pov. In something so small, it's hard to tell if it's meant to be omniscient, but if it wasn't, it did slip out of pov.
Anyway, I think this is well-written and an interesting fic!
(#) MissTaffyNunai 2010-05-17 10:31:17 PMA fascinating take on pureblood customs, and the root cause of Slytherin's reputation as Voldemort followers, I doubt JK Rowling herself could determine something like that in such a short piece. There were no problems that I could detect, grammar was fine, spelling perfect.. As another review mentioned, POV may have been a problem, but it seemed deliberate to me. Fantastic job.