Voldemort takes actions, Dumbledore is surprised, and Remus thinks aloud to Sirius' confusion.
- This was a good chapter. The fact that Draco suffered as he has is an enjoyable bonus. It almost makes me glad he isn't dead yet. Hell, if Voldemort decided to leave Harry alone, I would say he is deserving of clemency for making Draco suffer.
(#) red_jacobson 2009-05-08 06:58:04 AMinteresting chapter. I don't believe you've used Technomages to train Harry before. I have to agree with MonCappy, it's always good to see some Draco Torture! GRIN
By the way, are you going to post some of your other stories from FA here? I just re-read "The Old Believers" and, despite the fact that it's a H/G, R/Hr, liked the background you provided, and would like to see Doctor Pwy again.
- red: Is there really a demand for old FA stories here when they can be easily read there?
Treck: alas, no.
pi: 'someone' took the elder wand from Dumbles, giving him one made from pussywillow and flobber worm instead. Until that was pointed out, however, the pussywillow wand looked like the elder wand.
In the next chapter, Harry makes his first big mistake, but he won't be the one who pays for it (although that in bad dreams. . . .), and Dumbledore demands 'his' wand back.
- I'm hoping we'll see you get in-depth on the TechnoMages, like you did with the Old Believers.
'Gizmos', huh... Is anybody else using that as a specific term for a technomagic amalgam? Over on crystalhall.org, they're calling them 'devises'.
You're still confusing me a little with things done behind the camera's back, which is a most entertaining skill of yours. This is fun!
(#) sparky40sw 2009-05-08 08:08:47 AMNOt only are you posting chapters close together, each is a wonderful treat - love to see the worst examples of the wizarding world get what they deserve - Dumbles and Draco, but didn't Draco get banned from playing quidditch for his attack on the train? - and his injuries are not preventing him from riding a broom?
I am, as the reviewer above anxiously awaiting the backstory on the technomages - I recently gave Arthur Clarke's quote to a colleague,, and she was thrilled to finally have the light come on.
thanks for this and the other wonderful stories you have shared.
- siaru -- nope, I know nothing about how anyone else uses technomages. And yes, there is a lot going on 'behind the camera'.
My quick take on technomages -- a group of Muggle-raised back in the late 1800s in the US and Canada wondered what else they could use magic for, and with. Magic must use some sort of power (or else it shouldn't interfere with electronics) -- and they are 1) researching what else that power can do and can be used for 2) using the results to push into new areas of learning, beyond what Muggle or Magical people think. The Wizarding Wireless was an early result (about the only common 'gizmo' easily available in Europe, where the leaders are afraid that new knowledge will displace the Purebloods running things), while gizmos like the deluminator are available with special permits (so in canon, Scrimgeour knew what it was, but not how it worked, allowing Dumbles to have it modified to also be a Harry detector, while such a thing never would have occured to the Death Eaters -- hence how I am fitting this into the canon world to a degree)
sparky -- no, Malfoy was confined to the slytherin common room except for class and meals for September, and his injuries were less than Ron's, who would have been playing as keeper.