Summary: The darkest summer reveals the strangest light. An AU sixth year with canon pairings.
The part I find most interesting about this fic is the many contrasting themes. On one hand, you have a collision of worlds, the violence a first-person video game shooter meets the Wizarding world, a classic crash of American and British/European cultures. And just to spice things up, you throw a very sophiticated philosophical tangent. Nicely done.
One question: who was the LAST person to stop shooting at Scott when he was nullifying their magic in this chapter? My bet is on Ginny. She's stubborn, and the existence of Scott's mission has implications for her on a personal level that she isn't quite ready to address (of course, the same was true of Ron and Hermoine, and look at where they are now.)
Author's Response: Contrasting themes is very important to this story, I think, though I wouldn't define it so much as American vrs. British culture as Kharadjai\Modern culture vrs. Wizarding culture. I don't think Scott would be very out of place in Muggle London. As for the violence, I think Rowling's books always had the potential for violence, it was just always kept under the hood. For example, she never describes what happens in book seven when all those mandrakes get shot at the Death Eaters, but it had to have killed a bunch of them. The Wizarding world is a dangerous place, it was just always Rowling herself who shied away from the violence implicit in giving everyone lethal magical powers. Interesting question. To be honest I never really thought about it, but I think you're probably right about Ginny's motivations. However, if I had to go back and write the scene out, Luna would be the last person to stop shooting, because she'd be having fun and wouldn't really be surprised that it wasn't affecting Scott.
Brilliant. Where did you get that password poem? Don't tell me you made it up!
Author's Response: Yeah, I just made it up. I wouldn't quote someone else's poem without identifying the source.
Summary: With Harry off hunting Horcruxes, Ginny, Neville and Luna reform the DA and do what they can against the new regime at Hogwarts. Contains DH spoilers, obviously!
I've been looking forward to a good fic following Neville, Ginny and Luna during Year 7. Looks like it's off to a good start.