Review for Battered Hearts

Battered Hearts

(#) twilliams1797 2009-02-21 12:56:34 AM

Aha! the connection.. who has been driving Ron all those years,and how?

somehow the confrontation with the three thugs sounds familiar, dii
d you use that elsewhere?
no matter, great story as usual.. not going to throw any IWWH shocks in there for us to get hyper about?.


philosophical question section:

what does it say about us as readers of fanfiction, that we get upset at the abuse or mistreatment of a character?
I, personally would hate any story where Hermione is abused, without cause, and she is just a figment of electrons and dreams, not even a real person.

TimW

Author's response

Thank you, as always, for reading and reviewing.
As for who’s been driving Ron, you really don’t want me to answer that, not just yet anyway.
I have written Harry as a low-key, ice-water in his veins badass before, but the “Thug scene” was unique to this story. Perhaps you read the original version, which I collaborated on for GuitarGurl? Same scene.
No, no Earth Goddess world shattering shocks in this story, it’s just a little detective story centered around people we know and love.
When I first described the Hermione rape scene with GuitarGurl she was adamant that that particular scene was central to the story – and yes, we do tend to own our characters, even to the point where we feel their pain. It shows a level of empathy, even for imaginary people, and that’s not a bad thing.
slight spoiler Harry is terrified that his work persona, the ruthless, dangerous, unfeeling badass, will someday bleed into his ‘real world.’
Make of that what you will!
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