The Last Battle has been fought, and Harry Potter has won. The price, however, has been high. Nearly every person Harry cared for is dead, maimed, or otherwise injured. The magical culture of Bri...
(#) Lira_Snape 2006-06-23 01:57:16 PMWhile this story (being more of a transition-chapter) was not that exciting, seeing the email in my mailbox that there is an update of your story always is a high point of my week. :) Keep up the good work!
Author's responseI suppose a number of chapters will be like this, as Volde is mostly trying to figure things out and Harry is mostly just being a rather normal student. Still, there will be some highlights. . . .
(#) whatareyouevensaying 2006-06-23 02:00:10 PMSeems like a bit of a transition chapter, not that I didn't enjoy it. I was assuming that it'd end up Harry/Hermione (can't remember if you told us it would be or not), but your method certainly shocked me. The bond was an excellent idea, and it's open about how you want the bond to affect things. Does it have magical side effects? Will they see things from each other's perspectives with ease? Don't answer those, please...just some stuff to think on.
I'm glad you're not fully committing Draco to Harry's side just yet. He's almost there, but it makes sense for him to still not be perfect, given his upbringing.
I'm looking forward to what you've got next, particularly what's in store for Harry and Hermione. How soon is Hogwarts?
Author's responseI wasn't sure when I started the fic, but it did turn out that way. the magical side effects are making the couple totally monogamous.
Draco is coming along, but Harry doesn't believe he's there yet. They should be in Hogwarts for the next two 1/2 chapters
(#) haphazard1 2006-06-24 02:20:28 PMFound this story from a friend's recommendation, and have really enjoyed it. I like the twist of back-to-his-younger-self Harry not trying to hide the fact he's from the future. Seeing him grab life by the horns and take charge has worked really well. Luna's fate was rather sad, even if she chose it herself.
Author's responseThanks. Harry will keep the knowledge to a pretty small group, however.
this is not yet on schnoogle, so here i am :-)
i think i am getting hint of either a time jump soon, or that voldemort will be done in by fifth year?
Very good so far, i just hope thatthis time around, you have more complex style of dueling (transfiguration, etc).
Author's responseVoldemort will be dead by the start of 4th year, although I had hoped to spin this out until the end of the Triwizard Tounament, I just couldn't come up with a good scenario for it. The final duels will be very fast, but hopefully impressive.
- Well, I was whinging last week about how sudden the relationship between the two (very young) principals of this story seemed to materialise; now you've explained why. But I can't help but feel the bond, and their relationship and budding romance, could have had a LOT more punch if you'd built it up a bit in the preceding chapters. A paragraph here or there on what Hermione was feeling, how much she admired Harry, etcetera (like a chapter or two ago where she told her parents she would never leave him). SHOW us what you said in a comment once about how, in the new Harry, she had everything she needed as a leader and friend. As you nicely had Dumbledore TELL us here ("needs to believe mightily in truth and knowledge ... she has placed that belief primarily in you").
It's good to have that very powerful (to me) concept articulated finally in the story, rather than in one of your out-of-band review comments, but I can't help but wish that we'd seen evidence of this incredible faith and trust in Harry build up over the last two years of the story.
Anyway, you replied last time that the story's pace had gotten away from you, so I shall say no more. And I'm glad Dumbledore summarised it here.
I can understand why Harry thinks he's 18 - that was his age when Luna sent him back, yes? - but why Hermione at 15?
I don't understand the logic at all about how Neville is included as one of the people who can handle the prophecy. Neville satisfies PART of the prophecy but is ruled out by the 'marking' section. The prophecy as a whole only relates to two people - Tom and Harry.
On the other hand, I've often thought of the potential of the prophecy (to my dying day I'll never understand why JKR deliberately emasculated it, essentially retconned it to nothingness, in HBP). Harry has been marked, sure; but the prophecy logically doesn't exclude another ALSO being marked. Nothing as to what the 'real' mark would be. Harry could die, Voldemort could 'mark' Neville in some manner, and then Neville would also satisfy the prophecy. But this seems too involved to explain Harry's comments here in this chapter, whose reasoning isn't detailed at all.
SO childish for Snape and Sirius to 'chaff' at being held off each other ... but that's 100% canon, I'll grant you!
LOUD CHEERS that you had Hagrid's ban on performing magic repealed. I'm not sure I've ever read a fanfic that did that, and you'd think it'd be the right, honourable and obvious thing to do once the facts of his frame-up were revealed. How public were the events of Harry's second year made, in canon, anyway?
Thanks for the chapter!
Author's responseAgain, Harry sees himself as mostly future!Harry with some influences of current!Harry. Hermione is mostly current!Hermione, but is also influenced by ghost!Hermione, making her a bit older than her chronological age. Neville is Harry's best friend from his own age group, and he's justifying bringing Neville close by saying he needs to know the prophecy.
As for Hagrid, I know I do it in many fics (his Patronus was baby Norbert in one in fact) and I'm sure I've seen in mentioned before, but no one seems to do much with it.
(#) Meteoricshipyards 2006-06-26 05:59:03 AMAnother good chapter. It was funny, Dumbledore "approving" Harry's plans, meanwhile Harry had no intention of changing them even if they didn't get the headmaster's approval.
The training was interesting. It seems dangerous having Crabb, Goyle, and Millicent(sp?) there.
I'm not sure I completely got the part about the full moon. The moon does reach fullness at a certain point each month, so are you saying that Remus didn't change when the moon reached it's fullest point at 9 in the morning?
Thanks for writing. I'm looking forward to more.
Author's responseIn my Potterverse at least, werewolves don't change in daylight. They change at night and revert when the sun rises. Obviously, there are any number of other ways it might work.
Crabbe and Goyle follow Draco. Millicent follows Goyle. Still, people keep an eye on them, but it isn't necessary
(#) THX1138 2006-06-27 04:22:24 AM> He kept one pearl for himself, uncertain
> exactly what he would use it for. He
> would wear it as an earring after he
> turned 15, but of course did not know that
I really like this story so far, but where did you get this idea? It's just ... wrong! An earring ... okay ... no problem ... but an earring with a pearl? That is way to feminine for a guy like Harry!
Author's responseIt will make sense in chapter 33, and remember, it will be matching his 'girl friend'