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[Oneshot] Every Boy Should Have A Dog - Rhapsody Belle - T (Oneshot)

Discussion in 'Dark Arts' started by Rhapsody Belle, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. Rhapsody Belle

    Rhapsody Belle Sixth Year

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    Title: Every Boy Should Have A Dog
    Author: Rhapsody Belle
    Rating: T
    Genre: Drama, Oneshot
    DLP Category: The Dark Arts, The Alternates
    Pairing: None
    Words: 1,823
    Published: January 30, 2009

    Status: Complete, Oneshot
    Summary: James raised his wand, and Sirius had one shocked moment to register the stark black ink on the inside of his best friend's forearm before the world went sickly green and then faded away.
    Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4828199/1/Every_Boy_Should_Have_A_Dog

    I had a lot of positive reviews when I posted this in the WbA section; I thought I'd try and see if this fic was worthy of the Library. (It is relatively short, so that might play against me.)


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  2. sincostan

    sincostan High Inquisitor

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    You have my sword.
     
  3. KrzaQ

    KrzaQ Denarii Host DLP Supporter

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    And my sickle.

    Definitely library worthy, even if a little disturbing.

    4/5 from me.
     
  4. Kinser

    Kinser Fourth Year

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    Deliciously evil. I give it 4/5. And thats high praise considering I don't generally like one-shots.
     
  5. BioPlague

    BioPlague MD DLP Supporter

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    Oh yeah. The highest.

    5/5. One of the best one-shots in a long while. Dark themed (see: name of website) and presents a reasonable scenario - how far will one go for safety? Also, there is a dog.
     
  6. Silens Cursor

    Silens Cursor The Silencer DLP Supporter

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  7. Marsupial

    Marsupial Death Eater DLP Supporter

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    Nothing more need be said.
     
  8. Procyon

    Procyon Squib

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    It's good! Kind of disturbing, but it's going into my favourites. 5/5.
     
  9. 007_rock

    007_rock DA Member

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    Original plot with a touch of evil. Awesome man....
    5/5
     
  10. DarkAizen

    DarkAizen Professor DLP Supporter

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    Very original, I liked it.

    5/5
     
  11. Bratling

    Bratling Professor

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    Now that gave me the shivers. 5/5.
     
  12. Freelancer

    Freelancer Fourth Year

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    Seriously, I think DLP have spoken and this story defenitely deserve the place in the library. Although, I don't really think there is a needs for a sequel to this one-shot since current ending add to the mystery and give us a chance to use our imagination on what will happen next.

    5/5
     
  13. Mindless

    Mindless Big Boss DLP Supporter

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    Definite 5/5. The most enjoyable part of it is not only is the premise original, it's presented in a way that makes a lot of sense. One could see this happening, if not before then certainly after it's been read.
     
  14. Memory King

    Memory King Order Member DLP Supporter

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    5/5, an awesome piece of litterature.

    There's no need for a sequel for a sequel's sake.
     
  15. sincostan

    sincostan High Inquisitor

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    Unless it's titled "Every Dog Has His Day."
     
  16. Magus

    Magus Groundskeeper

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    You took the words out of my... Keyboard?

    Anyway, this is an undeniably discomforting but excellent story. It's a shame that there really isn't much more too say considering how short it is. Highly readable for a one shot and I do hope you pursue the idea further.

    5/5.
     
  17. Psychotic Cat

    Psychotic Cat Unspeakable

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    See, I suck with words but I felt I should say something so here I go.


    Awesome, 5/5, would read again.
     
  18. meatzman2

    meatzman2 Backtraced

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    It's still as disturbing as when I first read it and still as excellent when I first read it. Kudos to you for having the cojones to post it in For Review, definitely good enough for the library.

    I love the gritty realism that James has and his utter ruthlessness in protecting his family, I like to think I would do the same sort of thing to protect me and mine.

    5/5 for a superb, short, to-the-point fanfiction.
     
  19. darklordmike

    darklordmike Auror

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    Wow. Superb in every way. Probably the best dark oneshot I've ever read.

    5/5
     
  20. Richard

    Richard Supreme Mugwump

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    I have to agree. It's an awesome dark tragedy story for Sirius. I also vote it a 5/5.