Harry visits Krum in Sofia, and draws some interesting conclusions
(#) Wonderbee31 2009-02-17 04:51:16 PMThe brain creature in the DoM huh? You know, like so many other things, I always wondered about that, but it seemed to basically drop off the map after that first thing, much like the door, and so many other things that JKR into'd and then dropped. Was fun to see how Harry went into the sitch, and how he and Viktor seemed to get on, as well as he and Hermione and thier time together, as two people who've always had the potential but never quite got there, but with the siblings gone, I could see them getting on as time goes on.
Author's responseThanx, as always, for reading and reviewing. Yep, yet another underdeveloped plot device falls into my devious little hands. . .
Now the question becomes, who's the brain behind the brains?
- Alrighty, a connection's been found but proving it out and then finding the perp is almost certainly going to prove quite the challenge. On the domesitc side, I'm pleased that both Harry & Hermione are helping each other cope; given the apparent "encouragement" of their kids, it might well develop beyond that one of these days, but not immediately and likely not smoothly or, necessarily, willingly.
Author's responseThanx, as always, for reading and reviewing.
Yep, the kids are going to draw our favorite couple together but when was love ever easy?
- Great twist with the Brains i have been wondering what the hell they were when i read OOTP. Now i like what you have for t aplot twist and cant wait to read more
Author's responseThanx for reading and reviewing, I picture the cognivores as Portuguese Men o' War with convoluted sails.
- brilliant story. I absolutely loved it.
Very unique and different.
please dont abandon this story and update soon
Author's responseThank you for reading and reviewing, and for your enthusiastic endorsement. I have never abandoned a writing project. I have faithfully updated weekly, and I always finish what I start.
If this story ever appears abandoned, you'll know I'm dead.
(#) HalfFrogPrince 2009-02-18 06:39:51 PMOkay, the cognivores - definitively, sufficiently creepy.
My one question would be, who's the brain behind the brains?
Alternatively, are the brains collectively the "bad guy?"
Furthermore, when will Harry and Hermione get around to doing the horizontal Rumba?
Author's responseThanx for reading and reviewing.
Wow, very insightful questions.
There is a person or thing controlling the brains, and yes, they are malevolent.
Harry and Hermione may never get to dance the dance of the ages in this story, you can have love without sex.
- I am loving this story!
The way Harry handles the Bulgarian thugs was very refreshing, it made Harry like another Harry, the one played by Clint Eastwood.
"Dirty Harry Potter."
You could start a whole new genre of Fanfiction with that concept.
Author's responseThank you for writing such an uplifting and encouraging review. I'm humbled, truly.
"Dirty Harry Potter?"
Man, I hope a good writer takes this idea and runs with it.
"Seeing as how this is a 0.44 Magnum, the most powerful wand in the world. . ."
Thank you, also, for your closing comment.
For the record,
I love you too.
- nice connection back to 5th year.. i was thinking something more sinister. but this was accidental (originally) and then the situations just progressed. nicely done... so how do the brains with tentacles work, is there someone pulling the strings or does the brain simply allow an individual to forget his normal boundaries...
Author's responseThank you for reading and reviewing - very well spotted, the original "overshadowing" was accidental (can you say "Accio brains!"?)
As for who's the brains behind the brains, and who killed Ron when Ginny was already dead and Hermione lay unconcious?
That would be telling. . .
(#) twilliams1797 2009-02-21 12:56:34 AMAha! the connection.. who has been driving Ron all those years,and how?
somehow the confrontation with the three thugs sounds familiar, dii
d you use that elsewhere?
no matter, great story as usual.. not going to throw any IWWH shocks in there for us to get hyper about?.
philosophical question section:
what does it say about us as readers of fanfiction, that we get upset at the abuse or mistreatment of a character?
I, personally would hate any story where Hermione is abused, without cause, and she is just a figment of electrons and dreams, not even a real person.
Author's responseThank you, as always, for reading and reviewing.
As for who’s been driving Ron, you really don’t want me to answer that, not just yet anyway.
I have written Harry as a low-key, ice-water in his veins badass before, but the “Thug scene” was unique to this story. Perhaps you read the original version, which I collaborated on for GuitarGurl? Same scene.
No, no Earth Goddess world shattering shocks in this story, it’s just a little detective story centered around people we know and love.
When I first described the Hermione rape scene with GuitarGurl she was adamant that that particular scene was central to the story – and yes, we do tend to own our characters, even to the point where we feel their pain. It shows a level of empathy, even for imaginary people, and that’s not a bad thing.
slight spoiler Harry is terrified that his work persona, the ruthless, dangerous, unfeeling badass, will someday bleed into his ‘real world.’
Make of that what you will!