Additional Comments: A good Groundhog Day story needs a compelling reason of why and when the time loop stops. This fic/podfic gives a wholly convincing reason (a philosophical one, even). It does so brilliantly, adapting the Groundhog Day trope to the Winter Soldier in a way that makes perfect sense and at the same time adds something new to understanding post CA:TWS Bucky Barnes. This fic/podfic is such an original recovery fic. I just love how we see Bucky healing slowly and step by step as each new loop of the same scenario unfolds. The writing of the fic is exceptional. The story is told entirely from the Winter Soldier’s|Bucky’s pov, and @kiwikero does a brilliant job of conveying the Soldier’s irritation and anger at what he initially thinks must be a maintenance glitch. This is not an easy fic to podfic, with repetitions, change of tone, the lines back and forth of what Bucky remembers and anticipates, and what is actually happening, and Bucky’s internal monologue. @kiwikero articulates – through volume, pitch, attitude, well-timed pauses – wonderfully what is going on in each moment; the podfic is a pleasure to listen to. I’ve listened to it often, and haven’t yet had the heart to take it off my mp3-player. I know I’ll listen to it again tonight. :) The podfic uses music, Nine Inch Nails’ “Every Day Is Exactly The Same”, where the fic’s title comes from and which fits its theme perfectly.
And you managed to do what everyone wants: to get a role on Skam! How did that happen? That’s because Henrik, who plays Even, is my buddy! We played in the Revue three years ago, and he tipped them about me and then they called me, so … !
“The odd thing is, Harry,“ he said softly, "that it may not have meant you at all. Sibyll’s prophecy could have applied to two wizard boys, both born at the end of July that year, both of whom had parents in the Order of the Phoenix, both sets of parents having narrowly escaped Voldemort three times. One, of course, was you. The other was Neville Longbottom.”