Harry constructs a new personae and strikes at the Death Eaters where they feel safe
(#) red_jacobson 2007-11-01 03:27:48 PMinteresting; very interesting; thanks for the quick update. I can't wait to see Hermione's rescue. It's interesting seeing Bill as such an out right ba$t@rd; and I'm curious to see what the twins are up to.
looking forward to more
Author's responseIt's up now... enjoy
- whistles I liked the touch of personal reminisences about individuals in "our" reality as compated to that one. The timeline was quite interesting and informative.
I truly suspect that what happened at Hogwarts is not going to dissuade too many, they've been conditioned by Tom's teachers for too long. Their loss as I doubt "The Reaper" is going to be too picky about punishing those who've earned it. Both WIlliam Weaseley and Lucius Malfoy have earned it in spades and their punishment will fit. Given 'our' Ron, I doubt that this Ron is salvageable, but one can hope that this Ginny is smart enough to pull her head out of the junk she's been fed.
So Shacklebolt's an Auror here, too. One could -almost- feel sorry for him as he encounters a force he can't handle, one Tommy-boy can barely deal with. He's made his deal with the devil, or one close to him, and he's going to have to live (for a little while longer, anyway0 with the bill. I don't envy him in the least as he gets nowhere and Tom gets impatient.
Author's responseHarry isn't looking to change minds, he's looking to scare them to death. He has taken the mantle of terrorist to heart, and is striking at their soft underbelly, not killing their kids, but they know that he could have if he wanted and there wasn't a think Tom could have done about it.
(#) GryffindorDragon 2007-11-06 04:26:27 PM"I’ve seen his nightmares. Horrible things, like nothing I’ve ever seen or imagined." -- given what a nightmare this alternate reality is and what Luna has experienced (making her so different), that is saying something.
I like so far, but I am disheartened somewhat that Harry didn't bring his magic-absorbing power with him. :)
I like how Luna "debones" Snape.
Hermione's attitude is very understandable, having been abused and raped. But she changes tune a bit fast -- just because Susan slaps her?
Author's responseYeah, I wrote that before I had fully plotted out just how screwed up this reality was... Still, it's a good sympathy evoking line.
If he had, the story would have been so much shorter. Like three chapters.
Finally. Almost no one commented on Snapes demise.
Her tune didn't change. Hermione is a damaged soul, but basically a thoughtful person. It wasn't that Susan slapped her, but his reaction to what she said. She knows she owes him her life, but reacts badly to what he does.