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    September 19th, 2007

    The Elusive Snorkack

    The Elusive Snorkack by Kethlenda

    Summary: There’s something unsaid and unresolved, something suspended in the air between them, and though she’s rarely at a loss for words she’s not sure which ones to use now.  Oneshot, 2,200 Words.

    Why You Should Care: It was a ship nobody really saw coming — that no one could have seen coming, really — and it didn’t take long for the fic to start.  Chance and circumstance threw Luna and Dean together, and while Jo has suggested they might not be forever, there does seem to be a little something sparking there.  Kethlenda writes Luna in many of the same ways JKR does, and while this piece would technically be from Luna’s POV, it’s a limited POV that follows her instead of getting inside her head.  The “Luna-ness” comes from the dialogue and the details, and I have to say it’s one of the best Luna stories I’ve read in some time; she’s terribly difficult to write well, but Kethlenda seems to do so with ease.  This is a story about transition: of people out of war and of people into relationships.  Quite nice.

    Why You Might Not Care: There’s actually very little “shippyness” in here.  It’s there, and it’s sort of the main subject, but I found the subtext more compelling.  This is more Luna’s story than Dean’s, but Luna’s the sort of character who naturally dominates almost any scene she’s in, so I’m not terribly surprised.  Even in the canon, the presence of Luna has a tendency to shift the focus: we don’t lose Harry, but he doesn’t have our full and complete attention like he usually does.  It’s funny how there are some supporting characters that just always do that.

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    One Response to “The Elusive Snorkack”

    1. Yuan Tao Says:
      September 19th, 2007 at 4:09 pm

      Wow. I loved this one too. I’m not a Luna/Dean shipper, but the characterizations were perfect. And I practically forgot that Dean was such an artist until this…

      =\ Too bad in canon Luna marries Rolf Scamander or someone.

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