It's Harry's birthday! What could go wrong?
(#) whatareyouevensaying 2006-05-20 08:02:31 AMWhat a great way to turn the tables on Penny! I'm starting to get eager for them to go back to Hogwarts...update soon, please!
Author's responseI am glad you enjoyed the twist. We still have the month of August to deal with and several more characters to kill off. Next update in 2 weeks.
- Oh, I REALLY like the ending of this chapter. Bravo, Ghostly Percy! Did Dobby set all this in motion, or was he relaying a message from Dumbledore? Who knows, maybe even Ginny can be redeemed now, unless she's stupid enough to blame Harry/Dumbledore/Percy instead of realizing that Penny was playing her.
Harry's retort to Hermione was very well done. Somehow, I doubt any professor would use the line on a student, however -- although they might make reference to a shovel
Author's responseYou'll find out next chapter how Percy blew the whistle. Ginny's not that stupid. She really has had a rough month though! I'm sure Professor Vector paraphrased the quotation.
Have a great weekend.
- Well! It should be interesting to see what Molly and Ginny do now! Ginny could turn at any time, although seeing that it was one of Tom's followers dropping poison in her ears may confuse her even more and prevent a quick decision.
As for Penny... well, the future is bleak. The new Minister is not renowned for his tolerance for Voldemort's followers. The child, of course, will be taken away from her at birth.
This is a very original story. The whole H/S genre is generally quite weak on the ground and the way you have chosen to pursue it is very interesting. Your characterisations are unusual too, showing a desire to see the dark sides of the familliar personalities.
I will be looking out for more.
BenRG's Rating: 8/10
Author's responseLet me know what I need to do to make 10/10! Next chapter will cover the disposition of Penny. I am glad you enjoy the originality of my efforts.
- UTTERLY AMAZING! I love it! Great idea about Hannah picking up on Susan and Harry from the library, and really nice job on Susan's insecurities. Keep on playing those up. Keep up the superbe work!
Author's responseGlad you liked it. I'm not a big fan of those stories where Harry's mate suddenly becomes uberwitch! Susan is trying really hard and she'll get stronger, but she'll never be in Harry's league. Jim
(#) harrisonpotter 2006-05-21 02:08:01 AMI like.Their friendship can rebuild,,eeuucckk.I think that was the hardest part I've read.The Gift from Hermione is always the same,a book.Nice to see someone say, when will that BITCH realize he doesn't need it if she realized yet.I hate Ginny,I hope she goes dark so Susan can kill her since she is a Hitwizard.License to kill.I like the Hitwizard thing,better then Unspeakable job.I liked this Penny,but like always "Good things never lasts".
Author's responseGlad you enjoyed reading all of Penny's hateful thoughts! I've never been a huge fan of the unspeakable plotlines. Most authors use it as a device to create their own ultra cool super organization. -- Jim
(#) MasterKtulu 2006-05-23 06:55:36 PMAnother great chapter, I really like the direction this story is heading and how the characters are evolving. This has become by far my favourite FanFic anywhere, and for that I thank you deeply. But I feel that I must inform you that I’m disregarding my strong primal instincts to communicate to you my need for your next update to be posted really soon. What I will do instead, is to ask you to take your time writing the next chapter so becomes as great as every other preceding chapter was. (I bet that you’ve never been asked that before eh?)
Author's responseThank you for naming this your favorite story. Chapter 17 was just posted today, so you'll be pleased. You may be disappointed that I will be on hiatus until the end of July, but I shall return with a vengenance. Jim
(#) CootiePatootie 2006-05-26 11:26:28 PMWay cool. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Penny getting hers. Oh yes, that was sweet. Gin needs some serious help. Ditto on Hermione. Susan rocks. I love her character, and you've done her justice. She's not perfect, and she's definately not all-powerful, but she's spunky and willing to deal with Harry's moods. You have Molly pretty much down pat - as well as Bill and Charlie's avoidance methods. Not feeling the twins' complicity in Ginny's scheme, though - they read as 100% loyal to Harry. Oh well. Can't wait for more. I'll be checking this one often!
Author's responseHope you liked Molly from chapter 17. One of the best parts of that chapter was taking a basically cannon version of Molly and convincing her to use a dark artifact on someone. Ginny does need help. Hermione notsomuch. Thanks for your compliments on Susan. Happy reading - Jim