Harry ends one quest, so he can start life
- It took an hour to get this up-loaded correctly, but it is.
This is all I got. After 5 1/2 years and many many sagas, stories, and one-shots on here and two other sites, for the moment at least, I have nothing more to add.
Still, I thought I had run dry before, so something else may come up. Certainly there won't be any more until spring. . . .
Thanks to everyone who has read.
- You're probably the most prolific writer who still churns out very concise little stories that approach all the old issues in a different way all the time. I really hope to see you write more soon. Your writing is always interesting and I hope that we see some more soon. hmm.... I think I just repeated my self. Meh... Anyway, thanks for your hard work.
(#) red_jacobson 2008-12-22 12:36:15 PMWell, I'm sorry you feel you don't have any more stories to tell, because I can think of one right off hand that still needs to be told. The sequel to Training and Confrontations, where they get their memories back and get back to where they should have been before you ended the original story.
Also, I have to admit, I'm kind of disappointed in the way this story ended, it seemed like you forced way too much into one chapter, the events would have probably flowed a lot smoother if it had been stretched out over 5 or 6 chapters.
Anyway, besides that, thanks for a hell of a ride, I've enjoyed just about everything you've written, and hope to see more in the future.
- Well, that didn't work out so well, did it, Albus? 'Twas quite a ride and I thought it was well-finished. The use of the shaking-off of dust was a nice metaphor that I suspect took Albus a while to figure it out. I like the way Harry managed to deal with everything without losing control of his magic.
I rather imagine that given some time to percolate, you'll find some more interesting ideas to work with. In the meantime, I most certainly enjoy re-reading the work you have posted.
(#) dogbertcarroll 2008-12-22 02:26:57 PMI like that ending. You could have dragged it out, but truthfully seeing a Harry that was smart enough to get out when he was no longer really needed was refreshing.
"Harry, you've got boulders for balls," Neville said, awed.
"Really?" Luna asked, interested.
"Metaphor," Hermione hissed. Luna pouted.
Just had to laugh at that one more time.
(#) ALConfederate 2008-12-22 03:13:12 PMTo quote the great African philosopher and warrior Simba, "Slimy, yet satisfying." :)
I was wondering where you'd take this, and I do have to admit this is not was what I was expecting. There is something to be said for your theory that once the Horcruxes were undone, "Voldemort" was vanquished and it fell to the rest of magical Britain to deal with Tom Riddle. Dumbledore was, though, just way too easy, here. Not much of a protest when Harry stole his wand. Not much of a protest when Harry said, "screw you I'm outta here." It did feel rushed.
And Red's right...there should be a sequel to Training and Confrontations. He's not the only one who felt that the characters got screwed over there, and a little authorial justice would be nice.
I hope Harry's shaking the dust from his shoes is not a metaphor for your leaving HP fanfiction. I've always enjoyed your stuff. You, like Jeconais, have never been satisfied with writing the same thing over and over, and we have all benefited from that. Now he's leaving the fandom and you're on hiatus for a while at best. I hope inspiration strikes soon.
(#) Wonderbee31 2008-12-22 03:37:17 PMVery good here, and really enjoyed how things worked out for Harry and his friends, and that he left things out for the last time, letting the rest of the wizarding world finally work at what it should have done ages ago, and hope that we'll be able to see more of your great writing in the future. Wonderful!
- A short quick snippet of a story yet a clear reminder how many see the butchering of the last 2 books of the series by the influence of not just a sad lovelife of the author.but of the studio and publishing house bugwigs who have a flagpole up theire collective asses while trying to get as much $$ as they can while destroying a storyline that could have been as dramatic and entertaining had they not put their greasy thumbs in it!
P.S.-Please keep Em coming Bud!