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    December 9th, 2007

    Where We Start From

    Where We Start From by Allie_Meril

    Summary: The war ends for everyone. Oneshot, 1,200 Words.

    Guest Rec’d By: Kali (thirty2flavors)

    Why You Should Care: What I might like most about this is the characters that allie_meril uses; there are lots of “Sirius when the Potters die” fics and “Remus when the Potters die” fics, but there are few that cover this range of characters and with such stunning brevity. The addition of OCs in this piece is a brilliant one — we see the war as it affected other people, those not on the front-lines of the Order, and it’s a refreshing view of the First War that is rarely seen. The writing itself is concise and eloquent, and the allusions to poetry that start off each section aren’t so bad, either. The scene at the Burrow is, I think, particularly brilliant.

    Why You Might Not Care: This doesn’t deal too heavily with the first characters that might spring to mind: there’s no Remus, no Peter, only the barest sign of Snape and most of the Order, and in their place are a handful of names we’ve never met. At first read I found the OCs were a little name-heavy — referring to other OCs that are never met — but if you can keep track of them it’s well worth it.

    posted by afterthree

    3 Responses to “Where We Start From”

    1. Oxymoron Says:
      December 9th, 2007 at 7:00 pm

      Oh, I’ve read this before, and I love it. I for one enjoy all the OCs.

    3. afterthree Says:
      December 10th, 2007 at 1:06 pm

      This is excellent. Drabbles, except not really. They all tie together much tighter than the word “drabble” allows for, and the construction of the original characters are done delicately, with a mind on the theme. Great!

    5. allie_meril Says:
      March 19th, 2008 at 2:42 am

      o.O Oh, wow. That’s me!