Like many folks, including a lot of fanfic writers, I loved Deathly Hallows but felt let down by the Epilogue. I just couldn't see how JKR got from the end of the battle to 19 years later. Too ma...
(#) thomaswatts 2007-08-28 11:42:08 PMI did enjoy this story very much. I am not really a big Harry/Ginny fan with as little positive character development she had in canon, and absolutely despise Ron/Hermione on the basis Ron is a bloody berk, so I would like to see more from you to better tie this to the epilogue.
Harry and Hermione still seem to be good friends in this fic, they didn't say ANYTHING to each other in the epi.
- I really think the epilogue is rather hopeless, but this was a plausible and well-done attempt to make it readible.
Author's responseI sort of got the feeling from it that she did indeed wright it years ago but then never bothered to update it to allow for how the stories had evoloved away from what she originally thought they would be. BJH
(#) Wonderbee31 2007-08-29 09:12:00 AMWell, I liked this very much, and found myself nodding with what you said about Snape in your notes, I honestly do not know how Harry came to think of him in the way that he did. I do wish that JKR had did a bit more than the simple time-skip she wrote, adn what happened after all was said and done. I wish that she had tried to do things like actually show Ron grow up, but didn't, as well as show how Harry suddenly fell head over hills for Ginny. Too bad, what started out as a very good series went out with a fizzle, imo. That said, I liked this a lot, adn hope to see more of your works.
(#) ZanyMuggle 2007-08-29 06:14:37 PMI agree with your afterword regarding the Book 7 Epilogue: ALBUS SEVERUS?? Yes, I want to name my son "Manipulator Abuser Potter" or, even better "A$$hole Prick Potter"!
On the other hand, like all of your efforts, this prologue-to-The-Epilogue reads well, is a nice character study, and has some good ideas in it. Case in point: Hermione's characterization AND her idea with the goblins was priceless. Your characterization of Harry, Ginny, and the Goblins was excellent as well. Really, the only characters you didn't dio well are the ones you didn't include!
So, thanks for sharing it with us, in spite of the non-profit, time-consuming nature of fanfic. I, for one, appreciate your efforts!
Author's responseYou mean there's a character I DON'T do well? I'm shocked! (:-P)
(#) silverleafhp 2007-09-29 01:32:12 PMSad part is that your epiloge was just as bad as JKR's. Sorta sad to see this kind of effort by someone who I know is a good author, if "Adaptations" is anything to go by.
In your version you did nothing to clear anything up, other than showing what might of happened to get Malfoy off.
Overall, a poor effort.
Author's responseI'm sorry that you didn't enjoy it but I'm also a little confused as to what you mean by 'clear anything up'? No, I didn't pursue any new plots or devices, the purpose of the work was to resolve, to my own satisfaction, how the story could have gotten from the end of the battle at Hogwarts to Draco sending his child off to school along with H&G and R&Hr's. I came up with what I thought was a reasonable explanation of how Draco got out of going to prison, how Harry and Ginny would begin to come back together, and how Harry, Ron and Hermione manage to escape the wrath of the Goblins after the destruction they caused in Gringotts.
A new story or plot aside, what were you expecting to see?
(#) hushpuppy22 2007-10-01 04:04:57 PM"Snape is a vile individual. The best thing that can be said about him is that he was consistant in his obsessions. He was a stalker. He was prefectly happy with the idea of killing Lily’s husband and child so long as he got to take possession of her. Her happiness and welfare were meaningless to him."
I couldn't agree more! I have mixed feelings about Dumbledore after DH but I just loved when he called Snape on the fact that Snape didn't care if Lily's husband or Lily's own child died as long as she lived. It's truly disgusting.
I liked your one-shot and have to say I wonder what happened to Harry's money too. I think that the Ministry probably confiscated his vault after the Death Eaters took over power. I do think Draco deserved at least 6 months in Azkaban but your solution is good too 'cause he would actually suffer for longer.
Author's responseIn my own opinion, the Ministry doesn't have the power to confiscate vaults, if they did then why didn't they take Sirius's? Or the Malfoy's? No, I think the reason people will trust the Goblins with their money is that they trust the Ministry even less. I don't doubt that after consolidating power among the humans Voldie would have tried to take over Gringotts and subjegate the Goblins but whether or not he succeeds would be a matter for another story. Hmm, I feel a bunny attack coming on.
(#) Luinlothana 2007-10-24 10:05:22 AMGreat Story. It makes the epilogue make a bit more sense - not that I believe DH made much sense as a whole. I like your take at Malfoy trial. You found logic where there seemingly was none - good work. And by the way - what was Harry thinking naming the kid? Simple - that it's a bit suspicious that he was born exactly nine months after he spent some time in States promoting his book "Dumbledore - The Man Behind the Myth" Pity he vented on the child though.
(#) Clell65619 2008-04-01 09:17:26 PM- Speaking as one who detested DH, this is very good. Now if only someone could write a story with a good justification for Hermione mind raping her parents.
Author's responseWell we all know how Hermione worships Dumbledore, even more so than Harry in canon. His devotion to the Greater Good and his willingness to do anything to promote it, or at least his version of it, would make it quite easy for Hermione to justify altering her parents memories and uprooting their entire lives for what she envisions as "their own good". BJH