(#) jbstarnes1 2006-07-07"Harry had given some hints that his information was very much insider trading, in which goblins were firm believers."
Your stories tend to be a little overly clinical, making it hard for any kind of emotional connection, but every so often you come up with a killer line, and that's one of them.
Author's responseThanks, I liked that line, too,
- SPECTACULARLY AWESOME CHAPTER, I love this chapter, it rules, I love the concessions they make so that they can have the physical contact they need seeing as they can't and wont have more intimate relations till later on in there lives, still an all around awesome chapter, do keep up the excellent work and update soon please:):):):)
Author's responseNo, they will still start phsycially young, but not THIS young.
- I really enjoyed the last part. It's what I would have done should I have had a daughter with a bond mate. The way you wrote Hermione's parents is very consistent to the story, and Harry remains secretive as ever. Update soon, I was getting frustrated from a lack of update.
Author's responseThanks, glad you found it believable.
(#) whatareyouevensaying 2006-07-07Good chapter, though the beginning seemed a bit dense.
I like how you used Nott, and I also enjoyed the Yaxley attack. The Grangers' reactions to everything seem pretty acceptable. I'm glad they aren't under the illusion that they can control Hermione, because that'd just be annoying.
Um...how old is Tonks at this point? And how old is Remus? Two years out of Hogwarts and she'd probably be twenty, right? Seemed a bit less gross in canon when they did it four and a half years later, but it doesn't bother me at all.
Can't wait to see what's next.
Author's responseTonks would be 20 or 21, Remus 33, which is a bit of a wide gap at that point, but over the next 100 years or so, things will balance out.
(#) Lira_Snape 2006-07-08Interesting chapter.
I don't quite get the part with the money: Harry used his foreknowledge of the future to know which companies would do well and where to invest? Hmmm. Just because he went back ten years in time doesn't mean he actually knows that. I mean if I suddenly found myself back in time ten years, I'd be absolutely clueless as to where to invest!!! And the Harry we see in the books never has anything to do with money or investing - other than him gifting the twins with his Triwizard winnings for their shop. Did Harry check out the magical stock market for the past ten years just before going back in time or something?
Well, it just isn't logical to me. (I even dissect JKR's books logically at times and end up very disappointed due to some holes in her logic you could drive a truck through! lol ;))
Author's responseNot the magical stock market (which is unlikely to exist) but the Muggle. As I said in the chapter, Harry often heard Vernon ranting abut how much much he would have made if he had been able to invest on the groudn floor, etc. etc. etc, and Harry based his investments on those rants.
Something of a cliche, but not nearly as improbable as you suggest
(#) selenepotter 2006-07-09I have greatly enjoyed your 6th year fics. HBP has put a real damper on fics. Many people, you and I included have reacted to this by writing time travel fics.
This is a good one!
I look foreward eagerly to the next chapter!
Author's responseI did do one Year 7 fic, but I couldn't do any more (and when you consider how many year 6 fics I did, that's says a lot) -- I really will be suprised in Rowling can really make book 7 more than an extended D&D novel. The ONLY thing I really liked about HBP were the Horcruxes. If I write any more complete HP before book 7 comes out, they will also be 'reset' stories like this one. Perhaps one where Harry goes back to the Marauders' era instead of his own past, or perhaps (for this site) a nice Harem/one year reset tale.
Or who knows, maybe Rowling is a marketing genius, since we can't easily extend canon now!
- As always I enjoy the political slant/thread to your story. Amusing and clever to see how the magical communities are forced to make laws which 'spelled the end of any large dark movements in their territories ever again'. And in particular I think it's entirely feasible for many of the pure-bloods to abandon the half-blood Tom Riddle. Let the DEs - those that stayed - be revealed to be more interested in violence and power for themselves rather than possessing altruistic ideals for the betterment of the wizarding world.
I was surprised that Harry didn't even let Hermione in on his plan.
What is the significance of Nott being one of the higher-valued DEs? I really must have a bad memory ... did he do something in this story (against Hermione?) that I've already forgotten? (sorry!)
And we have a looming threat against Harry, courtesy of Ted Nott. It's probably about time to introduce some tension, Harry seems to have had it all going his way for the last few chapters.
Author's responseHarry didn't want Hermione to object to giving the elves extra work, even though they loved it. As for Nott, he's been a minor pain-in-the-butt. Had one of Pansy's parents been Marked, they would have had a much higher reward.
As for the Volde/Nott plot, you just know it's going to backfire in this story, right? Poor Harry, he's just a guy who wants to enjoy his vaction when Volde strikes. . . . (in case anyone has read a story called 'Make a Wish')
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