All right, I was prepared to "squee" as soon as I saw this story was about Neville, because he is one of my favorite characters. He's sorta loveable and easy to relate to (for me), so he's an appealing character.
I thought it was in character for Neville to reject all those brave/heroic moments as just doing what needed to be done. I can kind of see his point, but I still like to think of them as heroic moments. :P Anyway, his opinion of being a hero is just very Neville-ish, and also it showed that he's done his best to move on from Voldemort and the battle, just as Harry did.
Alopex, RavenclawAuthor's Response: Thank you. Again, this story didn't come out exactly as I had hoped. I really like the bones of it, but it's always felt incomplete to me. I don't know if I captured Neville's voice.
I really enjoy Neville also, and I think there's a lot more to him than meets the eye.
Glad you enjoyed the story and thanks so much for the reviews.
In addition to the "aww" I said aloud once I'd finished reading this, I was thinking "wow, this is so Neville. This is who he is." He was never jealous of the others, was never looking for fame or glory, the most he ever sought was revenge for his parents - his very humility makes him an incredibly complex, nay, real, character, and you capture this aspect of him perfectly.
Everything here, the narrative voice - so easy and relaxed - the message behind his words, and the happiness that he finds at the end, turned out wonderfully. Thank you for reminding readers that heroism is often not about grand deeds and violent acts, but about being human. :)Author's Response: Thanks very much for the review of this. I was actually worried that Neville's voice here didn't sound right, so hearing from you that it's okay makes me feel better.
I agree that Neville would feel strange being portrayed as a hero and would always be a bit deprecating of what he did. I've struggled writing him for another piece and I'm glad this came out better.
And yes, true heroism is about helping others and being true to your morals, so I wanted to show that.
Your opinion means a lot to me, so I feel validated now. :) Report Review
aww! ! ! !!
that is soo cute xx :D xx
i loved it ^_^Author's Response: Thank you very much for the nice review. I've got to admit that I don't feel it's my best work, but I'm glad you enjoyed it.
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