Politics, another dance, and the Second Task -- after which, Draco broods.
- Very nice part. Pity Draco didn't drown, but looks like he may be planning to win a Darwin award.
Author's responseRE: Darwin award. Yes, in the end, Draco will regret this move; the question is when will Harry hang him out to twist slowly in the wind. . . .
- Shrug..... looks like Draco's about to meet his final destiny. Oh well, it's not as if it'll be a great loss; the inteligent quotient of the Wizarding World will rise the minute he's taken out! A very nice rendition of the second task Dr T! Many thanks for the chapter! :)
- Great chapter. This version of the second task certainly has more for the spectators to see. Thanks for writing. W.
Author's responseThanks! While not as much fun as JBern's second task, I think the spectators would have gotten a lot of fun out of this -- esp watching magicals paddle a canoe! (always tough on the inexperienced)
(#) hammerhead 2010-06-09 02:55:15 PMGreat chapter but Malshit needs more humiliation and crap in his life...like exploding castration hexes followed by reparo's and then getting caught by several people staring at Crabbe in the shower as he pulls his micro pud, and maybe add some bad luck potion in for good messure.
(#) twistyguru 2010-06-10 07:27:52 AMnice--I really liked the second task being something more than just 'go and fetch it'.
Poor brooding, sulking Draco snicker. His life sucks, and it's all Scarhead's fault. chortle
Hopefully he'll be completely humiliated during whatever he tries to pull in the third task--perhaps something involving a lust potion and a blast-ended skrewt?
Just a thought....
- Definitely a better Second Task than in canon, and certainly a more enjoyable one for the spectators (an hour staring at a lake is fun?). I do suspect that Malfoy is going to find -this- Harry Potter a much more difficult person to deal with and "do unto"; between the experience and power factors, methinks the last of the Malfoys is going to be exceedingly lucky to survive, let alone survive in good health.
And I will agree with you, paddling a canoe takes some getting used to, but once you know what you're doing, it's way faster than a rowboat (says he who earned a canoeing merit badge in Boy Scouts something over 40 years ago and still enjoys going out on a canoe when the opportunity presents itself).
- You said:
In some ways, this Harry is a mirror image of Dumbles -- who sees the 'good' in so many and forgive too readily, in the hope that the mass murderer in question may someday redeem themselves. This Harry knows the evil some individuals were capable of in his original world, and sometimes refuses to allow them the chance to do that evil in this one (like Umbridge).
Author's responseWhy, yes, I did say that!
- - Why, yes, I did say that!
Sigh. Ficwad lost nine-tenths of my post. It must have problems with less-than symbols. Argh. I've forgotten the details of what I said.
Something along the lines of Harry definitely being evil ... his killing Rita ('squash' - ugh) was NOT along the lines of the little speech that he gave Hermione, Rita wasn't a major-league dark wizard who was going to kill or destroy people's lives.