You're absolutely spoiling me so I'm back to love more of your stories!
CROOKSHANKS POV! Yes! I love this already and I've read one sentence.
Okay I've read the whole thing now and I adore the cat POV, it's just so much fun to read. Everything cats focus on - like who in the common room has the softest hands and the best lap, or how nice it is to curl up on a bed or stretch out on the rock outside, or how much he loves his routine, or how much smarter he is than dogs. :P And how Hermione was just gone during that one year and running around - what she was doing is not of much importance to a cat, haha.
Crookshanks' indignation at Hermione upsetting his routine throughout the story is so funny. And so perfectly cat-like. And all his disdain about dogs cracked me up as well - like the bit about how he hates coffee, and dogs probably liked it XD
The ultimate betrayal at the end kind of cracked me up. Crookshanks is such a dramatic cat. (I guess all cats are though :P ) How it was just that Hermione was sneaking out to meet Draco, and Crookshanks hates that it makes her less dignified, at least in his cat-definition of dignified (which doesn't include liking mornings). Bahaha.
one minor note:
six years of schooling and one year where she was off running around doing Merlin knows what -- this is a really minor thing but I think Hermione got Crookshanks in third year so he wouldn't have been around for six years of schooling, just four. But that's an unimportant detail :P
Anyway, I absolutely loved this story, it was so much fun! I'm so glad you introduced us to what the world looks like through the eyes of Crookshanks. This was great.
Reading Dramione is my guilty pleasure. Now, reading about a secret Dramione relationship through the eyes of an oddly dramatic cat... This is something I've never read before. And it was positively delightful. I was so amused with Crookshanks throughout the whole story, with his exclamations and huffs and complete obliviousness to the reality of the situation. Every time he got offended when Hermione stopped following the schedule he'd grown accustomed to, my cat-loving heart felt like singing. Because cats are idiots, and that fact makes me laugh.
As soon as the story kicked off, I knew it was going to be good. Crookshanks' perception of what occurred during the Second Wizarding War ("[H]e had grown used to her absence during the day after six years of schooling and one year where she was off running around doing Merlin knows what") was the funniest intros I've read. He didn't care that Hermione and her friends saved the world from destruction, just that she was mysteriously absent. If that doesn't scream CAT I don't know what does.
My next favorite part was Crookshanks' continuous assault on the concept of dogs. "It was rather tiring, running around frantically like this…and more than a little unbecoming of a cat like him. Running was something that dogs did." That's so freaking hilarious. You characterized Crookshanks perfectly, despite him being...an animal.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this, thank you for writing it!
Well it’s nice to see that this was written for Magic as that’s what this review is for :P
This was such an interesting fic, and reading from Crookshanks point of view is really amusing, especially the way you’ve written him. You can just feel the attitude rolling off him, and I would not like to be on the wrong side of him. I kind of feel sorry for Hermione, she has to live with him 24/7!
I also love how you chose Lavender as the other person who he quite likes, maybe that should have been a hint to the ending but I clearly missed it because I was not expecting that!
That ending! Oh my words, that was such a surprise (I’m not one for reading tags lol), I mean I guessed it was a boy, maybe Krum or even Ron, but Draco?! I think me and Crookshanks share the same opinions about that happening :P I thought the betrayal was going to be something silly, something a cat would see as a betrayal (I guess this still counts :P) but that was something else. It worked though, and made the fic really interesting!
This was a fun read, great job! :)
So I can't resist the description of sassy Crookshanks! I thought this was so cute and it had me smiling through the whole thing! I can't pick what my favourite part of this is. The idea that Crookshanks thinks that Mrs Norris might fancy him is hilarious! I love how you captured all the little details through his eyes like 'green-robed humans'.
I love how you took a swipe at coffee too, that's perfect haha. These sassy comments about dog, of course Crookshanks is a cat elitist. :P I do like how you had this running theme how he kept getting distracted by cat thing like getting attention from hermione. I thought it was really clever how Crookshanks has this high opinion of him as the only male in Hermione's life too so that makes her 'betrayal' all the more great.
Ron as 'redhead human boy' hahaha. I thought it was interesting to use this as a dramione! I didn't know you shipped them?! also a word for my girl Lavender, I'm glad she has a good reputation with Crookshanks, obviously he is a good judge of character. :P I thought this was really interesting, unique and fun piece! I just caught the link to this on twitter but I'll make sure to visit your AP more often!
- Abbi xo
Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving this super nice review :) I’m glad you appreciated some of the little bits that I put in there. I’ve always had a headcanon that maybe Mrs. Norris might like Crookshanks a little too much... hehe. I’m glad that you liked his elitism too and that it wasn’t too overtop; he’s a real aristocratic cat (an aristocat! Hahaha) in my mind and I’m ecstatic that that was conveyed in this :) I really appreciate your observation about why Crookshanks considers this a betrayal... not just because those awful green-robes humans terrorize him, but also because he’s very close to Hermione and possessive of her. This fic was meant to be fluffy fun for sure, but I also wanted to offer a little insight into Hermione and Crookshanks’s relationship and I’m really happy that I could do both!
Hehe. Yes, I do ship Dramione! But let’s be real, I ship anything once I’ve found a good enough fic to convince me to ship it hehe. And ah yes, Crookshanks is definitely a good judge of character hehe... I’m glad you liked my headcanon about Crookshanks and Lavender getting along, I think that Lavender would be a cat person, don’t you?
Thank you for stopping by my AP; again, this review really made me smile :) Thank you! ❤️
What is this. I can't even.
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Shreya, this is amazing in so, so, so many ways. It's so well-done and funny, and I absolutely loved reading it. I'm so glad I came across it in the queue - my only regret is that the SotM noms are all closed, so I can't nominate it for anything until next month!