Reviewer: A_Pink_lady
Date: 09/06/06 13:35
Chapter: one-shot

Brilliant, it shows how they would all be severly affected by war and that the pain never goes, but you move on. I c wat u mean about only hermione able to talk to harry about that

Reviewer: A_Pink_lady
Date: 09/06/06 13:30
Chapter: one-shot

Brilliant, it shows how they would all be severly affected by war and that the pain never goes, but you move on. I c wat u mean about only hermione able to talk to harry about that

Reviewer: Emily_the_Poet
Date: 07/27/06 13:58
Chapter: one-shot

Wow, that was touching. You really showed that every person will have to hold on or give up at one time or another. That was amazing.

One nitpicky thing though, if you space your paragraghs better, it'll look neater and won't look like on big block of text.

Author's Response: Ah. Paragraphs. Mugglenet coding and I don't get along, you see. I gave up on trying to get it to look right. :-\ Sorry if it annoyed you.

Author's Response: on another note though, thanks! I'm glad you liked the fic. ;)

Reviewer: UnnamedElement
Date: 12/04/05 11:14
Chapter: one-shot

I really enjoyed your story! I as well think that you could have drawn out Harry's reasoning behind feeling guilty. Perhaps just the twisted way Harry's mind was organising things. But, I still loved the story. Cheers!

Author's Response: Thank you for that. I don't think Harry's mind was organising things in a twisted way though. I think it's perfectly natural. You force yourself to get used to war, and then when it's over, it's hard to have the energy to force yourself back. I recently saw a WWII documentary where a civilian woman said she was hiding in a cave from some American soldiers. When she and some of her friends came out, the Americans started firing. She says she can still remember the horrified looks on the soldiers' faces when they realized that they were shooting teenage girls. How do those soldiers go back and look at the world the same way? They can't. But is it really their fault? I don't think so. That doesn't make it any easier though. I was trying to separate this from those typical stories where Harry feels guilty about the war. My point is, he doesn't need to feel guilty. The memories are enough. I think it's unfair of us to expect soldiers to come back from the hell that is war, and be the same people they always were. As the HP series moves on, the harder it is for me to believe that Harry will defeat Voldy and walk hand-in-hand with Ginny into the sunset. He's seen so much, where do you draw the line? Where's the point where he can't look at the world and see benevolence anymore? How much do you have to lose before you shut whatever's left away? I don't really have an answer. This fic was an attempt to find one. It didn't work that well, as I'm beginning to see. P.S. A big thank you to all my reviewers!

Reviewer: Wise Owl
Date: 12/04/05 0:55
Chapter: one-shot

This was nicely done...but I wish you would have given us more of a reason for Harry needing to be redeemed. A bit more about Ginny being tortured would have done it (I think!)

Author's Response: Yes, I see what you mean. But I was trying to make a point in that Harry doesn't need to have actually done anything to need redemption. I was trying to make it so that you could easily change the names and apply it to a real war. I'm doing a history project on war at the moment, and one of the things that continues to strike me is that no one seems to notice how hard it must be for soldiers, after all they have seen, to sit back down in front of the couch and watch crappy soap operas. Do you see what I mean? So the reason Harry needed to be redeemed was because he fought. It's not that easy to go back. He needed someone to help him.

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