(#) whatareyouevensaying 2006-09-09I think it's an excellent start. Your interactions between Dumbledore and McGonagall as well as between Arthur and Molly are quite well done. Few people ever have drawn out discussions between the latter pair, but you've got it down pat.
Looking forward to more.
Author's responseThe scenes with AD & MM and AW & MW are the only times I feel I've pegged those characters. I hope to continue that trend through the rest of this (probably short) story. Thanks for the encouragement!
- A good start! I can't wait to see how things play out.
I think you're the first time I've seen Tonks use her metamorphmagus abilities to confront Harry with Sirius after his death - and I think it was something Harry really needed. And I hope she continues to help him - she really is a good match for him.
I definitely can't wait to see what Sirius has pulled off with regards to the Black Estate - though I do think Dumbledore is missing a very simple solution to the problem of stripping the house - two simple solutions, actually, and likely a whole army of them. I'm sure Dobby and Winky would love to help! And perhaps a few of the Hogwarts elves, since it is summer and things are so slow.
Author's responseI'm glad you like Tonk's idea. I'm really proud of that scene. Before Book 6 came out, Tonks was one of my favorite characters. Since this fic does not follow HBP, Tonks will be a major character.
A lot of good writers have used Sirius' estate as a turning point for Harry. I doubt that I could do any better. I agree that there's a whole army of helpers available; it's too bad they get ignored in canon and fanfics alike.
The elves will feature strongly in my other fic, HP and the Mind Sifter. I haven't decided how prominant they will be in this fic.
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