- Posted: Tue, 13 Nov 2012 02:06:54 +0000
The excerpt shall change as I decide what the best bit I have typed up is:
If having one or more incarcerated parents was a poker game, I had been dealt a royal flush. Not only was he kept in a forbidding wizard prison fortress on a stark island guarded by miles of sea and some sort of deep, ancient magic, but my father had been put there as a sort of war criminal, the right-hand man of Wizard Hitler. It was like the way little kids will pile all their favorite things into one nonsensical jumble, only somewhat reversed.
This is my Harry Potter fanfic, (the other one) for those of you who know me. For those of you who don't know me, it's still that. It's a letter, (albeit a very long one) written by Nathaniel Rookwood, son of the convicted and imprisoned Death Eater Augustus Rookwood, to Harry himself, and in which Nathaniel tells of his own time at Hogwarts. Armed with wit, empathy, and his long-time involvement in a Muggle support group for kids with incarcerated parents, he tries to unravel the forces that shape his story: the volatile bond between parents and children, the cultural narrative of adventure, the conflict surrounding the Dark Lord's vie for power, (or... something) and a troubling recurrence of victims who have become complicit in their own suffering.
It shall be posted in its entirety on my Livejounal account because it's fricking long, and links to each part shall be posted here:
Whelp, nope, now it's getting posted on ff.net. Because I seem to think that was a good idea. Chapter 1 (same thing as Part I) is here. Mind you, I am much more likely to reply to comments in this thread than reviews on ff.net, because apparently ff.net thinks the best way to reply to reviews is with private messages. I disagree.
(Also, there shall be section titles once I get around to it. That shall be after I finish typing up what I've got so far, and possibly after I finish the whole thing.)
Genre: Um... I'm gonna have to go with slightly deconstructive. Or Literary. Take your pick.
Rating: Might get as high as PG-13 for violence and some language. Might not. We'll see how Nathaniel describes people fighting and getting injured. PG at least for themes.
Pairings: Hrm. Canonical things happen, mostly offscreen, but things might be... different for the epilogue. Also Tom/Florence. mrgreen And Griffith/Melissa.
Length: Probably about novella length. Possibly. It's unfinished, and it's in a notebook, so I can't give a very good estimate.
Comment/Critique? It'd be much appreciated. This is a draft, it is largely for my own benefit, but y'know what else is for my benefit? Knowing how to improve my writing. Post here, post on LJ, send me a PM, anything'll be fine.