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  1. asexual flag overlay

    Oh my goodness. Hi, and thank you for reading. :) I'm so glad you found something in this fic worth thinking about and leaving such an incredibly detailed review on.

    These Walls Stand Silent was originally written for the nextgendarkfest on LJ, where the prompt involved the Stanford Prison Experiment--I forget the exact wording of the prompt now (this was almost a decade ago!), but that is definitely one of the elements. That it took multiple read-throughs for you to pick up on many of the other elements was part of the design of this fic and I'm also glad to hear that it works the way it was supposed to, even all this time later.

    Re: your question about Lily on the tower at the beginning: I always imagined the scene taking place before the Event started, before the kids even knew about it. Because Lily knows her relationship with James is highly forked up (hehehe, The Good Place reference! I see you!). She's always been aware of that, but has had to force it down and force herself to believe she loves him in order to survive, just to keep her sanity. In that moment, she was closer to losing it than she had ever been before, until the final moments on the Lightning Struck Tower.

    I'm always willing to answer questions. :)

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    1. birds flying high at sunset

      Thanks for answering, and please excuse the tl;dr review, as that's what happens when I get thinky and excited and don't stop to edit. Because I'm usually so focused on character development, which is most often linear, I get all excited when a story grabs me by the throat because the writer has played with the craft of storytelling so effectively that the structure evokes something about the story's theme. So I got a little excited - plus it was 3am and I couldn't sleep.

      Thank you for leaving your work up for folks to read, even though you're no longer writing in the fandom.

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      1. asexual flag overlay

        Don't ever apologize for being thinky and excited. I love thinky and excited, and get that way often myself! It usually leads to fics like this.

        I also get insomnia, it's not fun.

        You're welcome. And to be honest, this whole thing has me kind of want to start writing again. Not in the HP fandom (though, I have had the thought of writing every single HP character as trans just because). I've been working on an Arrowverse fic for the longest time and I really should get back to it. This has kind of given me a boost in confidence about my writing.

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        1. birds flying high at sunset

          Would be interested in reading any new stuff you write, and understand what might drive you to thumb your nose and write everyone in HP as trans, if just to satisfy the frustration of JR's expressed political views creating more danger for trans folk. But, even as much as I'd love to see continuations of so many 'verses and stories I've loved, I never (now that I've grown up a bit more) want to pressure a fic writer to continue once their muse has moved on.

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          1. asexual flag overlay

            That Arrowverse fic is here: https://archiveofourown.org/users/noxcaelum/pseuds/noxcaelum

            That's really the only other place for new fic, and that's probably the fic I'm really going to keep working on.

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            1. birds flying high at sunset

              Thanks! Have dl'd first fic to read.

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              1. asexual flag overlay

                Cool, I hope you like it. :)

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