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Review:Beeezie says:
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This is really, really excellent. I love the way that you introduced doubt in himself and his family without making it seem contrived or out-of-character. Draco didn't seem soft or weak or friendly to muggles here, but he did feel sympathetic. It can be a hard line to walk, to humanize a character without whitewashing him, and I think that you did an amazing job. I personally really like Draco, so I loved reading this, and also added it to my favorites. :)

The only thing that seemed a bit odd to me was Draco's referring to Voldemort by name; wouldn't it make more sense for him to think, "The Dark Lord" or "You-Know-Who" or something?

Other than that, this was awesome. (Also, "Losing My Religion" is an amazing song.)

Author's Response: Hey! Thanks for the review :) I do love the song, and isn't it kind of perfect for Draco?

I'm glad I did his character justice. I agree that it's important to toe the line between sympathy and reality, and while Draco did have a bit of an unfair time, he still has a number of unsavory personal characteristics that cannot simply be ignored. I tried to show that bad things can still happen to people who by all appearances look like they've got it all together, that those things can break you down no matter how strong you think you are. You make a good comment about Voldemort. I guess I was thinking that this was in third-person and thus not directly from Draco's thoughts, but nevertheless I agree that Draco would be hesitant to refer to such a fearsome wizard by name. "The Dark Lord" or simply "He" might be most appropriate.

Thanks again for your kind review! :)

academica


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