Saturday, April 19, 2014

Eyeroll

Rather than give you guys a review, today I have decided to address an anonymous review who posted on one of my earlier chapters in Harry Potter and the Heir of Slytherin.

I don't remember the exact words, but the An review called themselves Eyeroll, and their review was basically talking about how the relationship between Harry and Lisa Crawft is completely unrealistic and that no 11-12 year old kids would be that close to each other physically. They went on to mention how Harry placing his head in Lisa's lap was disgusting and then said they should report my story for pedophilia.

After laughing for several minutes I ended up deleting the review, but still felt the need to explain myself.

The relationship between Harry Potter and Lisa Crawft is based on a real life relationship I had with a girl when I was younger, between the ages of 6-14. This girl, who shall remain anonymous, was very close to me, we literally did everything together. And yes, we were so close that it would not be unusual to find us snuggling together under a blanket or for me to have my head in her lap while she ran her hands through my hair. We did this when we were 9-13, and only stopped later on when my friend got a boyfriend.

In some ways you could say our relationship was sort of the inverse of Harry's and Lisa's. I had the major crush on her, but she had placed me firmly in the friend category despite how intimate we were. I never did date her, and she ended up moving away at some point and we eventually fell out of contact. That being said, the relationship we had was almost exactly like Harry's and Lisa's right down to how we acted with each other. It's the reason I found Eyeroll's words so funny. He called their relationship unrealistic when I was using a relationship I had with someone else as an example.