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Review:TidalDragon says:
Howdy! So, I've set myself the task of R&R-ing as many of the Golden Paw nominees as possible before voting, since truth be told I haven't read near enough of them.

Despite it being a song-fic, which I typically dislike and therefore never read, I really enjoyed this story. The biggest plus for me was how you captured Sirius at his most hot-headed and before age and maturity could temper his reactions and judgment. Even his profanity (which I usually don't like in stories), was effectively done here and I thought the lyrics actually added to the mood and characterization for once (like I said, I'm VERY ehhh on song-fics).

Despite having the red mist descend on Sirius in this tale though, you managed to make him get across his thoughts on the big topics in the Marauders Era and his family, and give insight into his relationships with James, Lupin, Lily, and even James's parents. The word choice in doing so was impeccable - it was both true to how I think of Sirius in his youth and it was laden with emotion.

An excellent story and an enjoyable read!

Author's Response: Hi, there!

I'd never written a song fic before this one, but I thought this song was such a great fit to Sirius Black. It's all about disaffection and rebellion and striking out on your own. It also fits very well with motorbikes.

Pondering the Sirius Black we see in the books, I thought there was just enough of that hot-headed, immature guy left to suggest what he was like before suffering the loss of James and Lily and going to Azkaban. I wanted the profanity to be driven by his mood and not be excessive, so I'm glad that worked alright for you.

I'm really pleased that all of his thoughts came across well and it all sounded believable. I was thinking of riding his bike as the thing he does to get away and think, so it was fun to just let all the thoughts come to him and sort of flow.

Thanks so much for reading and reviewing! It's very admirable, trying to make the time to read all of the great stories that were nominated.

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