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    April 19th, 2008

    The Measure of a Man

    The Measure of a Man by Gilpin25

    Summary: “I’m sixteen years old and I’m in love with a girl who thinks I’m an arrogant, bullying toerag, and I don’t know how to change her mind as everything I do just makes it worse.” James Potter, who usually has all the answers, has none for this… Oneshot, 7,690.

    Why You Should Care: One of the most frustrating parts of DH for MWPP era writers was the order in which JKR presented the memories in Snape’s pensieve, suggesting in her cannon that Snape’s Worst Memory happened sometime after the Prank, which has made it difficult to track James’ character from childish, bullying tormentor to Head Boy material. This is the first fic I’ve read that addresses these events as in the order suggested by JKR and doesn’t use the Prank as the linchpin pulled in the growing up of James Potter, and it does an admiral job of tying those loose ends together into one cohesive whole. Creative, original, and very well characterised and executed on all fronts.

    Why You Might Not Care: Tired of Marauder fic yet? Boy are you at the wrong recs site…. 😉

    posted by afterthree
    
    
    

    2 Responses to “The Measure of a Man”

    1. slightly_smiling Says:
      April 19th, 2008 at 10:10 pm

      loved it

      and you haven’t changed the summary

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    3. Anonymous Says:
      April 20th, 2008 at 4:37 pm

      Hmm…I think the change from “bullying tormentor” to “Head Boy material” was a bit too quick in this one, but loved it all the same!

      And by the way, you forgot to change the summary 😛

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