You took a flat, simple character from the pages of GoF and gave him depth and emotion that JKR never hinted at bestowing upon him. Instead of a socially awkward Quidditch prodigy, we have a young man on a burning quest to prove himself and rise above his family's past. The imagery is lovely, and telling it from the perspective of the goblet is very original. Well done!~GW
Author's Response: Thank you, I'm very glad you enjoyed it. It was a hard piece to write, and one of the few that I haven't had the itch to revise! ;) I have been asked to write chapters for Fleur, Harry, and Cedric, that is on my "probably will never get to it" list but you never know...
I never thought it was possible to voice the thoughts of an "inanimated object" in such a poignant way.
This fic is just about the most complete way to introduce a character we know well, and yet, we knew very little about. Viktor Krum. Bulgarian student, Star Quidditch player. Through the "eyes" of the ancient Triwizard Cup, his life, mind, sacred wishes unfold before us.
I can very well see you expanding it into a collection of one-shots, one chapter per each Champion. I'll be the first to read and review it!
A truly original fic, a very nice take on events.
Author's Response: I'm so pleased that you enjoyed it so much. I definitely didn't have the intention of writing more than one chapter, since this was a challenge piece, but I may put it on my list! Cedric and Fleur don't get that much in-depth treatment in the books, and of course the chapter on Harry would be the Cup Confunded, and that might be entertaining in itself.... Thank you for the review!
Pretty good for an inanimate object. Held my interest, and made me wonder about Viktor, too.
Author's Response: So happy you enjoyed it. Thanks for the review :)
That was REALLY intriguing . . and I hope there will be a follow-up story about "What Ever Happened To Victor Krum" HINT! HINT!
ANYWAY, it was a special, unusual perspective from an extraordinarily magical object. Bravo! Excellent!
I liked it . . .can you tell?
Author's Response: I'm glad you liked it! I noticed that this is so far the only story on this site featuring Viktor Krum in a starring role. I may have to add him to my plot bunnies list. ;) I think he turned out pretty happy in canon, eventually. I liked writing the "character" of the Cup, it was a mind-opening experience to write from the perspective of an object that has been locked in a trunk since 1792. (or thereabouts)
Hi Peeve! What an amazing read! You manage to capture a potent voice in the Goblet of Fire, giving personality, motivation and drive. For an inanimate object, there's a lot of humanity there!
I love the scenes of Viktor's life: you convey so much with a few precious detials. There are no wasted words here, and each memory lends Viktor's character great depth.
I also love the last paragraph. It is a perfect ending to this piece, which has been a wonderful read. Good job!
Author's Response: I'm glad you liked it! I have to admit I was a little daunted by the assignment at first (hehe) but it was a good writing exercise. I have rarely had a one-shot turn out to be so hard to complete. I hope we have more fun entries to read in your challenge!