02 Mar 2018 12:18 PM ·
Time Well Spent
This is for your review request in the staff review thread back in (I'm ashamed to say it!) OCTOBER.
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First of all, you already know that I have long been a fan of the way you write Luna. What I like so much is that do justice to her eccentricity without overdoing it. That's the easy part to latch on to, and it is an important part of her character, but I never feel like she's a one dimensional character when you write her.
I thought the three styles of painting were a good representation of something Luna might do, and it was a nice extension of the fact we know her bedroom walls/ceiling are covered in paintings. :)
I thought you did well with the other characters too. I'm used to reading (or thinking of) Harry in the third person, I guess because of the books, but I was drawn into the first person pretty quickly.
I could feel how wrenching it was for Harry not to visit the Burrow that Christmas. Ouch. I think you did well portraying his tendency to be moody and self-pitying, but also the fact that he can move past that with the help of his friends.
All around, I enjoyed characterization and the palpable emotions in this story.