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    November 8th, 2007

    Black Widow

    Black Widow by Victoria P

    Summary: She stared at herself for a long moment, wondering when she’d become a ghost in her own home. Oneshot, 1,317 Words.

    Why You Should Care: A little moment in the life of a women who birthed an heir who defected to Gryffindor and a spare who died before any of her hopes for him could have been turned into realities, this fic is wonderfully delicate. I’m a sucker for symbolism, and Victoria P uses the image of personal preparation (clothing, make-up, greeting the audience) as this incredible symbol for the situation the Black Family find themselves in. A nice cameo from a very neatly canon Bella, and a couple of other Blacks along the way, and it’s nice to see that Regulus’ death is worth a real affair and not, as so many fics think, no recognition at all.

    Why You Might Not Care: Although characterisations are nice, this fic is very irritatingly not canon-friendly — either the Black Family Tree hadn’t come out or Victoria P hadn’t read it, but for whatever reason you’ve got Cassiopeia as Sirius’ mother and other Blacks never mentioned in canon, which vexes me greatly. But if you can move on from that, this fic’s crammed with tender motherhood in a family bound by tradition.

    posted by winglessflight

    3 Responses to “Black Widow”

    1. Sara Says:
      November 9th, 2007 at 8:56 am

      You’re right — the canon error irked me to where I couldn’t really enjoy it. Um, by the way, in your rec you say Cassiopeia is Sirius’ father; I believe you meant his mother.

    3. afterthree Says:
      November 9th, 2007 at 10:05 am

      Error’s been fixed. Cheers, Sara.

    5. winglessflight Says:
      November 9th, 2007 at 12:30 pm

      *blush* Just possibly. Thanks, Chelle.