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    January 17th, 2008


    Idol by Merle

    Summary: “The next day, he’d secretly snatch her mama’s wand while she cooked and made a lightning bolt scar shaped on his own forehead with it just like his hero’s. He’d grab Percy’s eyeglasses and put them on, even though he would not see a thing, even though the glasses weren’t rounded but rather square, but he’d do it all the same”. Oneshot, 896 Words.

    Why You Should Care: Ron’s innocent naiveté might be his most charming flaw, and this fic totally captures that. It’s adorable without being sappy, youthful without being irritating and charming without being clichéd. This is Ron, just canon Ron, nothing added or taken away, but somehow you see him in a new light. What Merle does isn’t to create excitement or intrigue, she just shows us what we already know, but didn’t realise we knew. It’s sweet and simple and illuminating.

    Why You Might Not Care: I’m not totally certain about some of the phrasing in this fic, and there are the odd sentences that bug me, but the style and emotions evoked are heartwrenchingly real.

    posted by winglessflight

    3 Responses to “Idol”

    1. Merle Says:
      January 17th, 2008 at 4:36 pm


      I can barely grasp that people read anything I’ve written. And actually rec them. Thank you!

      (And sorry about the weird phrasing, I guess that’s something that comes automatically when English isn’t your first language. sigh, world.)

    3. Yuan Says:
      January 17th, 2008 at 7:12 pm

      Meh. I’ve read one similar to this a few years back, and I got the impression it was a little more in depth than this one. This one isn’t bad, but I feel it could be better – the ending was too abrupt. I dunno if I could dig it up for you. I don’t particularly remember where I read it.

      Otherwise – great rec!

    5. Jamy Says:
      January 20th, 2008 at 4:34 pm

      I really like that last line.
      “At that moment, when his best friend would glance at him, what he would realise was how much Harry Potter wanted to be like him.”

      Because that what it’s really all about. We all have something that could be envied by another.