- Truly a most enjoyable story and one that rings true. I wonder what the betting pool is on whether or not Minerva and Filius remain as teachers or not? I agree that removing the "Cult of Dumbledore" is a good move and 'twould be quite interesting to see the effects of all these changes. 'Twould also be rather "interesting" and "educational" to see who ended up replacing Malfoy and the other "Imperius victim" on the Board.
(#) StephanieJ 2010-10-17Most excellent premise!
"Perhaps Harry was just unfortunate enough to find his life being controlled by the worst sort of wizards."
That summed it up for me. Finally some one called out what a trainwreck the "responsible" adults were in the HPverse. It made for a good story, but thank God it was not real life.
Thanks for adding this to the genre.
- Very interesting disection of Albus' reign of Hogwarts. If reading the last book hadn't been enough of an eye-opener to his character, you finished the job. Well done!
It's nice to see Neville all grown up. He's come a long way.
And Malfoy got what was coming to him snicker!.
There were some typos - actually missing words. Happens to all of us. You can comb though them in your leisure and put them in.
(#) mayfair_void 2011-01-07Well considering that three of the four characters (all the girls) were themselves guilty of beleiving the nonsense spouted about Harry in the second, fourth and fifth years (except perhaps Susan Bones), it's trifle rich to hear all the indictment of Hogwarts professors coming from them.
Why don't I recall the brave Gryffindor Parvati Patil stand up for her housemate Harry in those times? Strangely enough she had nothing adverse to say against her favourite teacher Sybil Trelawney whose lessons were a bigger hocum than those of Binns if not anything else.
The icy Slytherin never gave any indication that she ever stood on the good side.
The shy Hufflepuff was hardly volunteering to shush Ernie McMillan or her housemates when Harry was being labelled a dark lord, heir of Slytherin, an attention seeking prat, a liar and what not.
And they have the gall to take moral high ground against bullying, when having either actively participated or at least condoned the same during their times at Hogwarts.
The only one with any ground to stand on here would be Neville Longbottom.
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