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    October 12th, 2007

    Anagrams

    Anagrams by Melyanna

    Summary: On a Christmas Eve during World War II, Cornelius Fudge witnesses an ordinary children’s game and hears a name which will haunt his career. Oneshot, 2, 450 Words.

    Why You Should Care: This fic chills me to the bone, it truly does. It’s not exactly angsty, it’s intense – it’s dramatic. The characterisation is spot-on: Melyanna really gets to the core of young Voldemort and shows, with subtlety and eloquence, the cruel, coldness that foreshadows the later evils. Fudge, too, is incredibly characterised: so fitting with his unfriendly, unprofessional canon exterior and yet portrayed sympathetically. The concept of this fic, that Voldemort and Fudge might’ve attended school at the same time, is a little way-out, but Melyanna more than makes up for that with her fabulous storytelling. She takes you right into the scene, putting particular emphasis on detail – you too can feel when the fire seems to have stopped crackling. And if you, like me, revel in beautiful use of language and linguistics, the anagrams and connotations thereof that the writer delves into are truly mesmerising.

    Why You Might Not Care: Timeframes and timelines in canon are a little iffy as to whether or not this could have actually happened. Also, there is a corner of my mind that says this is a little unrealistic: surely if this was young Riddle he’d have been ostracized, not adored. But it’s brilliant, and so cleverly executed. A masterpiece.

    posted by winglessflight
    
    
    

    6 Responses to “Anagrams”

    1. afterthree Says:
      October 12th, 2007 at 10:14 am

      The story link has been fixed and actually works now… Sorry about the confusion.

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    3. winglessflight Says:
      October 12th, 2007 at 10:26 am

      Oh, lord, sorry Chelle!

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    5. afterthree Says:
      October 12th, 2007 at 11:05 am

      Actually, I think it was a WordPress bug. WordPress occassionally does something randomly weird. No worries.

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    7. Merle Says:
      October 12th, 2007 at 2:59 pm

      I had to read this one for the Hourglass Awards. Very interesting.

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    9. Sara Says:
      October 12th, 2007 at 5:31 pm

      That was absolutely excellent. I liked it a /lot/.

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    11. Zwii Says:
      May 28th, 2008 at 2:10 pm

      Loved the ending to this one.

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