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Thursday 23rd April 2009 11:04

5th year
Num. of Reviews: 239

2: It Was All So Different Then...
Oh... bugger. But at least they're talking right?
Amazing chapter,
Wednesday 9th July 2008 17:04

Hogwarts alumni
Num. of Reviews: 2461

2: It Was All So Different Then...
huh... at least harry is telling her what happened
Wednesday 25th June 2008 17:57

Hogwarts alumni
Num. of Reviews: 375

2: It Was All So Different Then...
Very dramatic chapter! Overall I think it's way more demonstrative than either Harry or Ginny are, but that's a matter of interpretation.

Obviously, I'm still a bit perplexed by the unreasonable and self-centred response of Ginny and by guilt-ridden Harry - he did what he had to do. E.g. ...
There is no defense for my actions.

That seems a bizarre attitutde to have when he proceeds to give an excellent and very justifiable defence for his actions.

Once they do get to the (Hor)crux of the matter, it's much more realistic - Ginny's response to that news was very realistic. I continue with much interest ...
Thursday 29th May 2008 01:43

5th year
Num. of Reviews: 210

2: It Was All So Different Then...
Oh, this is so good! I love how the reunion wasn't perfect, it was all disjointed, and then he was crying and she was trying not to... Perfect detail of greif and confusion. I love your writing:
Seconds collided into minutes

I didn't get this, though...
My Aunt Petunia made sure I knew which road was paved with good intentions

Maybe I haven't thought about it enough, but I didn't understand. Anyway, I plough on to the next chapter!
Friday 30th May 2008 02:50
2: It Was All So Different Then... (Author Response)
Philospher John Ray said, way back in 1670, that the road to hell is paved with good intentions.
Wednesday 26th March 2008 04:22

Hogwarts alumni
Num. of Reviews: 477

2: It Was All So Different Then...
I like this chapter a little better. It still seems a little overly dramatic and almost theatrically emotional, and I still do not agree that Harry did anything that horrible to Ginny ... but I see some logic here.

First, Harry always beats himself up horribly over things that are not really his fault ... he may have made the wrong choice or the best possible choice, but since Ginny was hurt by it, he will see himself and what he did in the worst possible light.

Second, it's so easy to forget how young these people, especially Ginny, are. Going from hitting, to kissing, to sobbing in a few moments and swinging from comforting Harry to speaking with "venom" in her voice seems a lot more reasonable when you consider that Ginny is only 16. There's nothing wrong with being 16 ... and at 16 I would have been resentful of anyone hinting this, but no 16 year old (even one as mature as Ginny was throughout the last several books) has the years of experience to view major life events with any perspective and without overreacting. And even while I am cringing, thinking, "I can't believe this is happening in front of all these people," that's exactly where a lot of real meltdowns occur, especially with a young person who has not learned as much emotional control.

So my problem is in assuming that you, the author, feel the same way as Ginny and would have done the same things. Obviously, you are aware that not not everyone would feel the same way about Harry's actions - you showed that with how Arthur treated him in the previous chapter.

Anyway, forging ahead with anticipation...
Sunday 23rd March 2008 11:21

5th year
Num. of Reviews: 201

2: It Was All So Different Then...
You certainly know how to write drama.
Wednesday 5th March 2008 19:38

Hogwarts alumni
Num. of Reviews: 1157

2: It Was All So Different Then...
Poor Ginny. She loved Harry so much but she couldn't let go of her anger until he was there for her to vent it on. Now he has to tell her the whole truth. The fact that he had part of Voldemort's soul trapped in his scar for all those years and that is why he had to die, if only for a short time, to be able to kill Voldemort for good was the hardest thing for him to do and for Ginny to accept. No wonder she got sick. To have that monster that had possessed her also spend time in Harry must have been totally disgusting to her. I look forward to where you are going with this. Thanks for writing. p
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