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Review:Santa!! says:
Santa returns- with dodgy wifi, and an unending wish to give you some gifts. She's very sorry that she had been a bad Santa- perhaps Rudolph went missing?

This chapter was very fun! I loved seeing the platform scene from Ron's point of view. I keep saying it, but to me this story is so original! I love stories told from Ron's point of view, as he is one of my favourite characters. Somehow i can never bring myself to write him (probably because in many ways, we are quite similar), so it's lovely to see someone else provide such a realistic view inside his head for me.

The only thing I can say even vaguely negative about this chapter is two fold- I thought that, similarly to the last chapter, it was a bit short! I think that maybe you could of extended it a little bit more by, perhaps, writing a little about the Weasleys before they got to the platform.

I enjoyed the fact that Ron didn't recognise Harry at all- that he didn't even guess who Harry was. This not only tied in nicely to JK's canon, it also fitted beautifully with yours. Molly and Arthur's constant assertations that Harry was in a happy, loving family probably would have thrown him off a small, scrawny boy who was all on his own, even if the physical characteristics pointed otherwise.

Another wonderful chapter,
Santa!!

Author's Response: Ron is one of my favorite characters as well, and probably my favorite one to write. I think he gets a lot of flack in fanfiction (mostly becuase of Dramione), but I think he's awesome, and try to write him as such. I really appreciate the nice things you said about his characterization.

Ron has unrealistic expectations of who and what Harry is. While he understands (at some level) that Harry is an 11 year old boy like himself, he hasn't /really/ grasped that idea. In his head, he still sees Harry as this big, strong, superhero type. I can only compare it to the first time that I watched the Chamber of Secrets movie. At the ending, when Dan Radcliffe pulling out the sword and fought that giant snake, I couldn't help but think 'Holy crap...Harry's only 12 years old..." Yes, I always knew that, but it never really registered until I saw tiny little Dan on screen.

Sorry, I tend to ramble sometimes :P Thanks for reading and reviewing!


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