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Aug. 29th, 2007 @ 06:05 pm Fic Update: Absolution (Dumbledore)
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Date:September 4th, 2007 12:01 am (UTC)
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you know, i do love the fact that you have used second-person pov for this, it seems like the only way to write this brand of dumbledore: repentant, tormented, haunted not by who he is, but by what he must do in order to be dumbledore. when he thinks of sirius the sting is particularly sharp and clear: In the back of your mind, you know that while Sirius would die for Harry, he cannot live for him. and the constant presence of snape. and the misleading/protecting of harry. and aberforth, aberforth... these men were all so damaged, all of them. (twisted, evil rowling.)

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Date:September 4th, 2007 04:18 am (UTC)
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Thank you! I'm glad you liked the second person. I'd never used it before, but nothing else would work for this. First person feels too much like a diary, and third-person wasn't close enough to the character (not to mention all the ambiguous pronouns).

these men were all so damaged, all of them.
I agree completely. Even though Harry got his happy ending, so many of them didn't. Doomed from the beginning, because it had to happen the way it did. *sniffle*

Thanks again. :D