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Subject: Re: It works! Remus and Sirius


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Vonnie
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Date Posted: Thu, May 27 2004, 22:40:55 GMT
In reply to: Jo 's message, "Re: It works! Remus and Sirius" on Thu, May 27 2004, 16:20:21 GMT

>>A writer can kid himself that he's in control of his
>>book and of its meanings. But eventually you come to
>>understand there's a character in your book over whom
>>you have no control at all. That extra character is,
>>of course, the reader.

This I understand. Because when I read a book the characters become mine. They exist in my head after all. In a way that's why I don't get into fandoms for the most part. Because other people having these people in their heads makes me....jealous? God....that's pretty sad, but really quite true. HP was different, but only a little really. I still sometimes find myself mentally snatching characters away from people and shouting "MINE" in my head. Heh.

Maybe that's why I can not read the end of the book sometimes. Because while I read it they belong to me, and if I want them to live and head the forefront of the Irish Pride movement then that's up to me.

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