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    May 27th, 2008

    Literacy

    Literacy by Sin Fin

    Summary: Sirius is an illiterate bastard, James doesn’t care for the Dark Arts, Peter just wants to pass Astronomy, and Remus is a werewolf.  Hogwarts, years 1 and 2. Oneshot, 6,000 Words.

    Why You Should Care: This is not quite canon and also not quite the typical characterisation of the young Marauders, but there’s something about it that still just works in that way fics sometimes do.  The characterisations are solid enough that you get a feel for these boys as individuals, and tying the discovery of Remus’ lycanthropy into the theme of literacy is a nice touch.

    Why You Might Not Care: It ends rather suddenly, I think because the thematic elements weren’t as tight as I wished they were throughout all the facets of the story — you’re left hanging because there’s the feeling there ought to be more, that the author hasn’t quite said everything she meant to say.  As a whole, it lacks… something.  It feels unfinished and loose.

    posted by afterthree
    
    
    

    2 Responses to “Literacy”

    1. ChristyCorr Says:
      May 29th, 2008 at 11:29 am

      *has lengthy argument about canon with the author in question* Damn it, Chelle, look what you got me into *laughs*

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    3. afterthree Says:
      May 29th, 2008 at 11:34 am

      *has read the comments* Oh, Chris…! *laughs*

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