Harry returns to school following the Christmas break, Dumbledore discovers some new things he doesn't like, Sirius meets Tony, and they have an outing.
(#) GinnyMyLove 2010-06-04 04:49:53 PMExcellent! I've been waiting a long time for this update. With Ironman and Ironman2 being so huge it was natural to find a crossover, but for it to done so well is something completely different!
Thank you for the work you are putting into this story and I look forward to more chapters. I also understand how fickle Muses tend to be so I won't chastise you too much for taking awhile.
- Darn you!! You had to go and bring in Squirrelmort, the bane of good guys, and nut farmers, everywhwere.
The various vignettes were quite enjoyable; it's good to see Harry's team pushing ahead and working together. I'm not enough of a computer tech to know what Harry did wrong (I'm a user, not a tech, I use them to design aircraft and other aerospace vehicles), but I'm certain Tracey will figure it out and I reckon Harry will be embarrassed at his error but proud of Tracey for finding it.
Sirius and Tony make quite a pair and I can see that whole situation encouraging Sirius to consider moving to the United States. Be amusing to read the Daily Bugle's headlines on Sirius' antics.
Beyond that, it's good to see that your muse encouraged another chapter of this one; muses can be very, very fickle creatures and seemingly love to take long vacations in far away climes.
- Welcome back.
Can we call the rodent Squirenius?
It's a pity Nagini wasn't brought along with the troll, else Padma would already have her half-adder.
Siriusly... I really like how you've got Black and Stark bonding; the SOB (sick) needs a hobby. With a Time-Turner, he can even be his own Wonder-Dog sidekick.
Stark just found out he needs to get more proactive in TechnoMagic. A combination of shrinking charms, minerals and nanites in a spray-bottle, and he wouldn't have been unequipped for this incident; he could label the bottled product Armor-All.
Here's hoping Lucius ends up having a good long chat with Sirius once he's back in the UK. Malfoy, all his pride aside, is a follower-type; he just found out that following Riddle has a higher price than he can pay (quite aside from Riddle being a loser). Maybe, if he's given a better leader, he can be rehabilitated. Since you've made Sirius an Alpha (and I'll be interested in whether you can bring off that recharacterization, as he struck me as being more a follower himself), maybe he can lead Lucius towards a more progressive and protective stance. If you're in the spandex crowd, nobody expects you not to wear a mask. Or do you have a more operatic career in mind for him?
- Sirius as "The Magician" had me laughing out loud! :-D
That was excellent! I wonder if he will try to be a super hero for a time, just to be nearer to Harry...
Say... if Albus can feel the wards are weaker, then he may have a good reason to forbid the objects powered by ambient magic...
OK... You've got me! What is the problem with the counter?
Oho! From a squirrel to a hound... I guess it is some improvement...
Please, update soon!
- It lives!!!!! Yeah!!!
Hope she can find out what is naging her about that counter.
Perhaps trying to make counters in the other major nummerical(?) systems?
Will you let Tony be introduced to a trunk-apartment and how to make one by Serius?
I'm betting his first would be a portable lab for Harry, powered by Arc and Magic energies.
Mmmm, a magical Ark Reactor.....
Serius should shrink something of Tony or perhaps expent.
Hallway??? Tony: "When did it become this long?" "Serius!!!!!"
(#) potterfanchuck 2010-06-21 07:31:31 AMGenerally I arbitrarily reject this type story. However it captured my interest in the first chapter and I can't wait for the nest. I am glad you stopped with the redundant telling of who all of the characters were as it seemed to take a quarter or more of a chapter length to do so. However, when a new character is introduced an explanation of who and what they are seems to be very appropriate to me, but you're the author not me.
Please keep up the great work on this story. I'm not a Dumbydore fan even in the cannon and never trusted the Weasleys that much either. There is much about the canon that defies logic some of which you point out. I appreciate the effort it takes to write such a story haven written four Interface Manuals and writing as well as teaching the Disc Drive Training program for Seagate in the late 80’s through 2004.
Looking forward to your next chapter.