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    November 24th, 2007

    Night Comes Early

    Night Comes Early by Laura Walker

    Summary: Winter came, and with it came the dark. Oneshot, 1,782 Words.

    Why You Should Care: I have unending respect for writers who can take lesser-known characters and make them real, and so fics like this just make me glow inside. Laura Walker takes the character of Moody, who saw it happen, lived through it, faced every demon — twice — and she tells us his story, using this wonderful metaphor of the turning seasons. It’s evocative, and ties in with everything we know about the character in canon; the delicacies of his psyche, sometimes even the sentimentalities, actually seem to fall into place with the exterior we know. Tightly, concisely written and very thoughtful.

    Why You Might Not Care: Why do I have unending respect for writers of lesser-known characters? Because they tend to be few and far between. If you’re looking for something mainstream, or something fluffy, look further.

    posted by winglessflight

    2 Responses to “Night Comes Early”

    1. AML Says:
      November 24th, 2007 at 11:03 am

      This fic shows how to write with a theme. Darkness symbolizes various physical and mental attributes of Moody’s life, and the story’s imagery was the means to a very effective end.

      Great, smoothly built, fic.

      Thanks for the rec!

    3. Oxymoron Says:
      November 24th, 2007 at 6:27 pm

      Thank you for the rec! This was wonderful.