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Review:academica says:
Hello, lovely :)

So, fact? I saw the title for this and my first thought was that this would be about Slytherin's Locket. But I love that you've tried to dissect Ron a bit. It's not often that I see a serious Ron piece, and this is probably the kind of story I'd write about Ron, so you know I totally ate up every word.

I love your use of the color green! It's easy to see that it really does represent everything evil in Ron's life: the Killing Curse, Slytherin, that stupid locket, and the reminder that he will always be second to The Boy Who Lived in every story.

I really liked the raw emotion here, too. Finally, Ron gets decently angry about the fact that Harry is sneaking off with his baby sister! I liked the reference to his jealousy about Hermione, too, because I thought that was an interesting point that I didn't consider fully until I saw Deathly Hallows I. You can really feel the pain when he's talking about being the one who gets all the hand-me-downs, both in possessions and glory. It makes it much easier to understand why he'd want to set off on his own in the middle of the Horcrux hunt. It's especially powerful to see that having Harry's good qualities isn't enough for Ron; he wants something of his own, too.

This was fantastic! You packed so much into such a short piece, which is a marvel in and of itself. Best of luck :)


Author's Response: Amanda, you beautiful soul. ♥ Thanks so much for taking the time to swing by this! And you know, I sort of wish I'd thought of the locket idea -- it fits very well. :D I think the world needs more serious Ron pieces, because, as he so pointedly says here, he's not just the guy around for comic relief.

I've always thought it was so interesting that green represents so much evil in the series -- the Killing Curse and Slytherins, as you say -- and yet, Harry's eyes are quite obviously a bright green. I'd actually set out to do a piece involving mirrors, and then I was thinking about colors, and this hit me. Add in the fact that green is also a color for jealousy, and I couldn't say no.

These emotions come from a very real place, and I'm really glad they've translated so well. :) I love these short pieces, because for some reason unknown to me they always end up being some of the stuff I like best on my author's page. No idea why. But anyway -- thanks so much, as always! You really have no idea how much it means to me that you came by. And please let me know just as soon as your own entry is up, because I definitely owe you a review on that!

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