Harry makes a gift to Tom, exactly what he's always wanted.
(#) cloneserpents 2009-06-30 11:59:26 AMA very fitting end... or rather an unending continuation seeing that Voldemort cannot die. Stuck forever in a slowly dying world. A bitter mockery of his desires to be immortal and ruler of the world.
Thanks for sharing,
Shawn (a.k.a. cloneserpents)
P.S. Damn you! I now have the image of Bellatrix writhing under Voldemort saying sweet nothings such as "You're the only one to ever make me feel like a real woman, my sweet Snickerdoodle." and "That's it, Snickerdoodle! Right there! Oh Gods YES!!!"
(#) PerfesserN 2009-06-30 12:45:10 PMOh yeah, good to see you publishing again. There's been a dearth of good reading on the fanfic front lately.
I agree with you and Zefram Cochrane, who told Kirk in the TOS episode The Companion, "Immortality consists largely of boredom, Captain.
- oiy!! That's a truly fitting revenge for Harry to visit on Tom; all the more fitting because he used a mixture of magical and muggle methods to very, very firmly exile and condemn Tommy-boy to the fulfillment of his every desire, but not at all in the he expected it to happen.
That was a very affecting one-shot and I almost feel sorry for Tommy-boy.
- A thing of beauty. I particularly enjoy the lack of despair. I mean, Tom might be a bit unhinged about the whole immortality thing, but he's a survivor, a very cunning man and he's not really a quitter, is he? Of course he would soldier on, trying to find a bright new future to fight against.
I can't keep myself from comparing this to the myth of Sisyphos, spelling not withstanding.
Eternal, yes. Hopeless and in vain, yes, but unhappy? Certainly not. Their ignorance of reality gives them hope. It's just until he can make them balance/find something new.
Would Tom be able to grasp his reality? Nope.
Thanks. This was CPR for my own muse.Bunnahabhain makes me philosophical. Sorry 'bout tha'.
- LOL -- I like this v. much; as I've had Hary point out in a few stories (and others have as well, no doubt) entropy wins, and nothing material, not even the universe, will last forever. So good luck with that immortality, Tommy!
Author's response- I think it was the first time I got the vaguest understanding of Continental Drift that I first understood that Comic Book style immortality wasn't the best plan in the universe.
- It was then I thought about the culture Tom came from, Muggle raised, but in a situation where modern science was still pretty much unknown... Forever probably sounded like a good idea to Tom.
(#) Azriel_Legnasia 2012-06-27 11:03:59 PMQuite the story you got here Clell, it kinda gives off a Twilght Zone/Outer Limits/Tales of the Darkside like vibe. I would love to see a sequel to it, even though the stories in the various anthology series mentioned & unmentioned were/are traditionaly stand alone one shots.