Date: 04/20/2008 07:05 PM Title: Machination
Oh man! This is perfection! Talk about a spin on a moment in time! Niiiice!
Author's Response: Thank you! I'm really glad people have appreciated it. When I wrote it, I didn't know if it was too vague or subtle, or if it was too obvious. It was one of those stories I just sent out, not knowing what the reaction would be.
Date: 04/20/2008 06:08 PM Title: Machination
Oh my GOD!! This was amazing...I have been too afraid to write a story like this--one that questions the similarities between Voldemort and Dumbledore--as I've gotten shit for what some would assume was Dumbledore bashing in the past...but this was clever and rich and I truly loved it!
Author's Response: It was really interesting to see people's reactions when I posted this in my fiction journal. The comments thread kind of evolved into this big indepth analysis of Dumbledore and his motives, and that was a lot of fun. One person on there who didn't believe Dumbledore could be so cold as I'd implied (but was very polite about it) was actually pacified when I directed her to my other drabble on Dumbedore, Silver, as it's the other 'side' of the coin, if you like, and neither interpretation invalidates the other. I actually felt quite smug about Silver, lately, as recent comments by JKR have made it far more in line with her interpretations of his character. I felt very pleased that I'd got it 'right'.