|Review:||teh tarik says:|
Waah, this is such a unique oneshot! I did NOT expect the ending, that Ginny is actually dead and reflecting on all her Valentines' Days, the good and the bad. Absolutely wonderful job, balancing out the humour with the singing dwarves, and the fluffy Harry/Ginny bits, and finally, that rather wistful ending, which pretty much changed the whole fic, and made me look at it in a different way. The ending really cast a shade of nostalgia over the beginning; initially, I thought Ginny sounded rather grumpy :P
You've also captured her voice wonderfully! I love how matter-of-fact she is, and how dry and funny her narration is. She's direct, honest and she's SO GINNY, and you've made her much more interesting than the books or the films...I'm not Ginny's biggest fan, but now and then I will read a fic about her. I can also imagine her teasing Harry for being soppy :P
I'm not entirely romantically-challenged (it's a trait that runs in the Weasley family though).
Ha! So she acknowledges this about the Weasleys including herself, then! So she does share something with Ron, although Ron is far more 'romantically-challenged' than her. But really, I love her reflections on Harry, and how she misses him, and is stuck somewhere, probably waiting for him to come along so they can set off together into the afterlife or something. It's incredibly hopeful.
And then you have that final line about Chocolate Cauldrons, which really ended the fic on a perfect note. It brings back that rather lovable dryness to her voice after she goes all nostalgic, thinking about Harry. :P
Great oneshot, Kristin! This was absolutely lovely, and it really is such a perfect but completely unique Valentines' Day fic. ♥
Author's Response: Hi! Ehehehe, thank you, I was really hoping that the end would surprise people, so yay, that's lovely to hear :P And it means a lot to me that you think this is unique! I'm glad you thought the balance was good with the silly and the grumpy and the nostalgic things, haha. That makes me so happy, because writing this whole thing was an experiment - I just sat down and typed and this is what resulted, and until I got a few reviews I honestly had no idea what I thought of it at all! :P
Yay - I'm so glad this sounds like Ginny! I think I am actually quite similar to her in some ways so I could get the dry humour, but since she's much older (and dead) it made for a very weird type of narration haha. (I didn't like Ginny in the films either, but I thought she was great in the books!) Anyway, I'm so glad that you read this despite not particularly liking her :p
She never seemed like the sentimental type, and some of the other Weasleys I certainly can't see being sentimental either. Ron is probably the worst, yeah.
Ahh, I'm so glad you like the end! I think 'hopeful' is a very good way to put that, as it's really left quite open. Haha, I'm glad you liked the last bit about Chocolate Cauldrons. Despite being dead I thought Ginny still wouldn't get carried away with nostalgia!
It's wonderful to hear such good things about this slightly weird fic, haha. Thank you so much for your review, and I'm glad you liked it! ♥♥