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    June 23rd, 2007


    Spinning by Aldalindil

    Summary: Luna spins a tale of mice and dragons, lions and gold, and a hero who doesn’t know her. Set during the spring of GoF. Oneshot, 1,242 Words.

    Why You Should Care: Luna’s another one of those difficult characters to get a handle on — especially in first person POV — and here she walks the line between airy and just a little off nicely. There’s just a tiny bit of wisdom thrown in too, here and there, like an expertly used spice for that extra flavour. It’s curious to hear Luna’s thoughts on the boy who lived, even before they became friends.

    Why You Might Not Care: Oh, this is one of those fics that gets a little… free-form at times. Poetic and dreamy. If you like your feet planted firmly on the ground and don’t like to think too much when you’re reading, you won’t get as much out of this. You’ve got to find the subtext, or it’s not going to resonate.

    posted by afterthree

    One Response to “Spinning”

    1. Anna_Karenina Says:
      November 3rd, 2007 at 11:52 pm

      I have always adored this one-shot. It is the best peek into Luna that I have found, balancing her absurd beliefs with her unique cleverness and seemingly endless insights. She is perhaps my favorite character from the series (tied with Bellatrix and Fleur, I know, an odd collection) and it always makes me feels bubbly when I read a fic that appreciates her astute observations. The line, “I wonder if he knows his aura is all splotched with ink” so characteristically describes how Luna views the world, and at the same time contributes a huge amount of deepth to her considerations. It reminds me of the scene at Bill and Fleur’s wedding when Luna recognizes the polyjuiced Harry.

      Ergo, love it! Luna is awesome. Excellent choice.