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    July 29th, 2007

    Dancing Shoes: A Music Box You Couldn’t Fix Remix

    Dancing Shoes: A Music Box You Couldn’t Fix Remix Original by Pirate Perian, Remix by Riko

    Summary: Neville Longbottom finds where he belongs. Remix Oneshot, 3,651 Words.

    Why You Should Care: I’ve very specifically rec’d this the day after Dancing Shoes because it’s a partner piece to it, or “remix” as they’re often called in fanfic. This springboards off the ideas presented briefly in Dancing Shoes and paints a beautiful sketch of Neville. The words and syntax are simple, reflecting the age of Neville, and this story carries him in moments and brief memories from a young boy to a young man. The simplicity is most assuredly deliberate, and the author finds the theme in it: simple language, simple moments, simple memories. Every overwhelming defining moment of Neville’s life is looked over in favor of the quieter ones, the ones that reveal where he came from, and Neville’s line at the end is appropriately true. Masterful.

    Why You Might Not Care: You’ve got to be willing to be there with Neville, in those quiet moments, or nothing here will affect you in the ways it should. Neville is neither hero nor anti-hero — only an everyman who will never know any glory but that of being completely average.

    posted by afterthree

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