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Review:teh tarik says:
LOVE the way you explain magic.

Magic was electric. A little unexplained. It helped to think of it as electricity; it made more sense to her that way. Like magic was mains electricity that wizards and witches could somehow connect to, to draw upon. She was like a plug with a broken fuse, a gap in the connection that could not complete the current.

It just makes so much sense that Lucy stops to analyse what it must be like, what it is, she doesn't have the luxury of taking magic for granted...simply because she's almost completely unmagical. You've just captured her Squib's perspective excellently. And yeah, something I wanted to add about being a squib and the term and political correctness and all. It's so realistic! I'm pretty sure the non-magically able would definitely not be pleased with the term, and I love this little detail you've added about political correctness and stuff. Also, as for the rest of the wizarding world, I think you've done a terrific job in portraying the prevailing attitude toward people like Lucy, and the education systems tailored for them. And how they are taught to be able to integrate into the Muggle world, which must indeed be really depressing because it's like the magical world wants nothing to do with them no wonder poor Lucy is so depressed and downtrodden and I'm beginning to ramble.

Don't know if I mentioned this before, but your writing style! ♥ it. It's so crisp and clear and interspersed with tiny but absolutely lovely details, that are so precise in conveying a certain mood, or a certain aspect of the setting etc.

And Scorpius. Again, I love these two and how they interact with each other. It's so incredibly original that Scorpius deliberately eschews magic and instead asks for Muggle stuff like quantum physics. Lovely, lovely. Great dialogue as well.

Can't wait to see how the Schrodinger's cat thing will be used as a metaphor!
Loved this chapter to the moon and back.

-teh

Author's Response: I have to credit justonemorefic for that description of magic! She wrote a similar passage in And Capers Ensue which has become my headcanon for how magic works - and I'm going to tell you now that if you haven't already, you should go and read that story now because it is certifiably fantastic.

Thank you, I'm glad you like the passages about being a squib! I suppose it'd be similar to the treatment of people with physical or mental disabilities in our society - they can often be shunned, or certain disabilities can be stigmatised (especially mental illness), or people can often patronise those with disabilities under the guise of 'being accepting', which is better than nothing but still hopelessly not right. I'm not sure I totally succeeded, but I think that's what I wanted to get across in this fic.

:3 thank you! Eee. Your reviews are so lovely. I think I want to print this one off and pin it to my wall to cheer me up whenever I'm down ♥


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