The Dursleys weren't exactly a model family
- I liked this. It was dark and disturbing, but not too far off the canon personalities of everybody involved...especially McGonagall. I can easily see Harry saying 'Up yours' to the Hogwarts group, particularly now that Hermione is dead. (You evil bastard, you!)
If you intend to do a second, might I suggest two separate venues...first, with the goblins, as they're the only ones with the wherewithal to help Harry escape Dumbledore's control...'for a reasonable fee, of course', and at Hoggy's where each and every one of the students and staff are forcibly shown just how badly thy balled things up...with particular emphasis on ol' Minny.
Well, them's muh two knuts.
(#) siledubhghlase 2011-05-07 04:02:21 PMThis is good, but incomplete. It's McGonagall to a point, though. She has a bad habit of not wanting to listen when children try to tell her things, which, like the Stone debacle, can end in disaster.
Where the bloody hell was Dumbles through all this anyway? He had to know something wasn't right...but then again, he knew something wasn't right in canon and still insisted on doing things his way.
"To hell with them all." Will Harry run or will he do himself in? I guess we'll never know because you ended this story too abruptly.
- amazing story, I can really believe that this would have happened. With everyone's actions throughout the books, I could see everyone bullying Harry in Gryffendor and McGonaggle not listening to Harry's pleas for help. Please do a sequel. This story line is amazing and I would love to see what happens next.
(#) Cho_Fleur_Nymphadora 2012-04-30 06:30:25 AMThis fiction has one major problem. Given Harry Potter's slightly different thought patterns (i.e. more realistic), shouldn't he have been sorted into Hufflepuff?
Still, it's an interesting look into the lack of ethical behaviour at Hogwarts---and by extension the British wizarding community as a whole.