Continued, confrontation and questions in the Headmistress office
- YOU MISSED!
Albus's picture doesn't show where he's at. A nice trip into the fire should fix that.
Author's responseI think that it would be more appropriate to find the artist responsible for the painting, freeze it and have the artist repaint the close to have him in a sheer pink nighty. Call me wierd.
(#) DavidMPotter 2007-03-02 06:22:30 PMThat was bloody brilliant. I wish we could find out that albut dumbledork put a curse on Harry to limit the power he could acess and it is decaying since his death. I look forward to the great snorkack hunt!!
Author's responseThanks for your review. While I like that idea, I want to try and stay original to my ideas and I've seen that done before on both Harry and Neville in the same story. Harry's always shown great amounts of power in the canon stories in the form of wild/wandless magic, i.e. apparated on top of his school while Dudley and gang were chasing him, regrew his hair overnight after his aunt gave him a particularly bad hair cut, blew up aunt Marge, destroyed Dumbledore's office. So to have his powers bound, while interesting in theory and made a interesting story elsewhere, I find it to be unrealistic considering his obvious displays of raw power in canon. I also look forward to the hunt.
- another great chapter. You have raised some very good points about Harry's life that needs answers? One problem that Harry noticed in this chapter is why he never asked questions about things in his life. I loved you pointing out things about the Fidelius. Now I am going a little further and raised a point that you might have missed with this theory. Now if Dumbledore performed it, Peter was the secret keeper, where did Sirius fit in. He knew the most about what was going on because he suggested they use Peter, so he would have to have known who performed the charm. So why did Sirius never say anything about Dumbledore? I mean if he knew Dumbledore performed it, then Sirius must have realised that Dumbledore left him to rot in Azkaban all those years. Why didn't he say something?
Also, nice cliff hanger, can't wait for that explosion between the Weasley's and Harry about what Ginny did. I hope you really stick it to her. You never sais what Harry had decied to do concerning Ginny. I think whe really needs to be punished. Think about her first year. She let the basilik loose on the school. Even though she was posessed, that doesn't excused the fact she knew it was wrong to have that diary in the first place. Her father had warned her for years against objects like that, and yet she kept it and used it anyway. After everything no punishement, so I think she should get punished this time.
Author's responseThank you for your review. I especially appreciate reviews like this because of the attention to detail in which they are written. As far as punishing Ginny goes, however, I don't really think that is going to be necessary. Here are a couple of questions about Ginny. What did Ginny do wrong? She used Amortentia on Harry to use him for a bit of snogging. Her intent was to have him love her, and while under the influence of the love potion, he certainly did, albeit against his will or personal intentions. Now that he is no longer under it's affects, does he love her? No. Does she think that she is in love with him, still? Yes. Will she have him? No. So I'd say that the punishment is already in place. Wouldn't you agree? I think I'll leave the truly gruesome punishments for my other story and try to make this one just a little bit more down to earth. She'll be mad she'll rant and rave. I'm basing Harry and Luna's advancing relationship in this story on the pretense that they are picking up where things left off after their one date and the fact that deep down Harry really likes Luna because she's a good person and see's Harry the boy, not the boy-who-lived. Please continue to read and review in this detail.
- I think, in this chapter, you have identified and sealed nearly every plot hole Rowling has to offer. (Damn!)
I have ALWAYS believed Dumbledore was behind nearly everything that has happened to Harry...and his parents. I agree with Minerrva. His frame SHOULD go into tthe fire.
Harry's requests are sensiblle, and somehow, the pre-eminent wizard of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, has been unable to predict, with his one hundred fifty years of experience, what Riddle, who is easily seventy years younger than he is, would do. I'm only thirty-two years older than my daughter, and yet, I can predict her actions with a 90% accuracy.
I agree with Harry. Ginny's comment was not only trite, it was stupid. She's known Harry, at least socially, for years. She should know, especially from Ron's, and especially Hermione's descriptions that he never wanted his fame. The cost was far too high.
The ending is a nice cliffy. Ginny is gonna have a coronary. I'm certain she's going to begin a Molly-rant any second now!
That said, I eagrely await tthe neext page of 'Quest for Pieces'. Alorkin
BTW, my comp is down and I'm using a borrowed one. The keypad sticks, so please forgive any errors. Alorkin
Author's responseWhile I agree with you in part in regards to the picture at the counter-point, it would serve him right to be in the I told you so situation which is why I didn't do that initially.
As far as Ginny goes, let's say that her motivations in this story are completely different from those in Season of Hell. Season of Hell is fun to write, however keep in mind it's just for fun. This story's a little more on the serious side of things. Not as much sex, only one love interest for Harry and an honest sidebar discussion of JKR's mess ups throughout the whole series and not just book five and six. There were plenty of errors, as I've already pointed out and will continue to do so. Please continue to read and review. I've put this update off as much as I can but I feel the conflict for this upcoming chapter will be completed either tonight or tomorrow. Enjoy and please keep the reviews coming. Yours are most helpful.
- chuckles Oh, now that's a fascinating chapter. All the questions brought up are quite legitimate and the answers, if any, given will be fascinating. I truly loved and laughed over Luna's description of how she saw things. The final touch wsa the last few lines; 'twill be most interesting to see further details of Ginny's reaction(s).
Author's responseThanks for the review, it's always night to hear form my MIA beta.
(#) glazedlookineyes101 2007-03-03 03:50:04 PMI like this fic. I like it a lot. This is the very first Harry/Luna fic I've ever read and I'm glad I did. I only wish Ficwad had a update notice alert like fanfiction.net has. I really want to read more of this fic, especially the Weasley's reaction to Harry dating Luna. The Ginny bashing is harsh but I guess you needed a reason to break the two up. Oh well, just please do not treat her too badly from this point. Anyway, I hope to see more of this fic in the future. Update please!
(#) jbstarnes1 2007-03-04 02:45:13 PM"Author's Response: Yes, I agree, your words are cynical and you're a load mummy should have swallowed. Thanks for your words of encouragement."
Well met. Obviously I can't possibly stand against such intellectualism and insight. This battle of wits is at an end.
Author's responseAnd your comments are absolutely useless. you read a story and provide no insight. Again, I say mummy should have swallowed, or the fates should have seen fit to allow you te decency to dribble down her leg. It's funny that I clicked on your name and there wasn't anything there that you have written, now why is that? I would venture to guess a lack of courage, one, and a complete and utter lack of talent. I'd also venture to guess that there would not be alot of reviews to see your efforts in allowing Spot to sit, or allowing Spot to run. I understand you're bored. Find something else to do besides waiting my time with your four sentence retort. Now, before you argue, as I'm sure you will. Well met, doesn't really count, now does it? Lastly, fuck off.