The summer through the morning after the Cup.
(#) mathiasgranger 2008-04-05 12:15:22 PMCue Luna to give them a completely different perspective on magic.
I'm amused that Riddle had to at least give something up to make his horcruxes, of course he would see the trade off as well worth it.
Let's see how many more Slytherin plots come to fruition this next year, underneath everyone's noses.
- Quite the interesting chapter and I wonder how long Tommy-boy will retain the initiative. I'm not surprised to see Luna relfecting her unique nature and giving them a different perspective to evaluate magic from.
On the down side, I did come across one near-homonym typo, "parameter" should be "perimeter" from the context.
- Brilliant. The insights in magical theory and gender line templates aside, i was fascinated by the little detail of pornographic pensieve vials. How brilliant! Why didn't I think of that, card-carrying perv and all? Mankind will always use all possible media to promote images of sex. It's in our jeans!(:))
So, just how reversed will the femme-crux be? If the male process involves killing and dehumanizing effects, will the female variety, based on procreation, increase the user's humanity? If Hera is involved as an antagonizing factor, could Aphrodite be invoked to balance her out? Looking at Herakles' story, Hera is one determined bitch. A counter, or accomodation could be possible, I suppose. Zeus would not be a good choice, horn-dog that he is. The theory is that the killing tears the soul apart, making it possible to store a part in an object. How could the soul be split by procreation? Perhaps the act of it expands the soul in the moment of orgasm, and that this sudden expansion normally just evaporates, but could, with effort and timing, be stored? Would this then lock the female soul in a state close to orgasm, possibly rendering the user permanently aroused? Oh, there are so many interesting side-effects one can invent here. I'll just leave you to it. You've never disappointed me so far, and I really don't think you're about to start. Thanks.
Author's responseThe penseive vials was an idea taken from the nonjon story 'You Did What!' on ff.net
I haven't decided what Hermione's fate will be. If I go with the Horcrux idea, just think -- Riddle's Horcruces were made through fission (splitting the soul). How much more powerful might the creation of a soul (fusion, perhaps?) be. . . .
(#) PerfesserN 2008-04-05 03:15:02 PMJust to pick up a small thread of Vanir's - remember the orgasm is often referred to as the "little death," that brings life.
Well told, well paced story - excellent read - as usual.
I'm curious as to how a horcrux will be activated. We have a few images of the soul repositories being created, but how does one use them?
Inquiring minds want to know. . ,
(#) morriganscrow 2008-04-07 02:09:03 AMYou do write Luna very well, and she will, I hope, become more than a bit player.
In vitro fertilization, with Hermione's eggs, Harry's sperm and Tonks' uterus??? Magically ensure a girl, and name her Hera - it couldn't hurt!
The rest of the chapter adds interesting tidbits to what Voldy is up to.
I am looking forward to more.
(#) Meteoricshipyards 2008-04-07 08:46:49 AMGood chapter!
The environment surrounding the World Cup was richer than JKRs. Pornographic penseive memories . :-)
Loved Luna. Her description of the difference between men and woman was fascinating. The obvious moment for a woman to create a horcrux would be either at the moment of conception, or the moment of birth; and I'm not sure either can be accomplished by Hermione.
Liked the twist of the World Cup attack being a diversion. The story just got more dangerous.
Thanks for the update.