Harry returns for the start of his fourth year, and the Tournament starts.
(#) mathiasgranger 2008-04-19 12:21:24 PMThe retarded Slytherin plots continue to work...it really is insulting to the intelligence of everyone else that this continues to happen.
Harry's brotherhood friends are getting lazy and continue to be outmanuevered by the biggest idiots in the brotherhood.
I'm not holding my breath that they'll just start killing Slytherins to spare everyone else the danger.
Author's responseBe fair. It seems well-established in canon that magic rots your logic and common sense to some degree (even Hermione was severely affected in books 6 & 7). Give the 3,000-6,000 year old guys a chance!
- Heh. Yes, and that's why all the cunning political fanfics are so widely OOC. Magic and logic are mutually exclusive!
Thanks for this one, Doc. The polite and realistic Harry did great at the Goblet, and the scene with the imperius actually cracked me up. 'Grow some balls, Death Muncher.'
I pity Pansy a bit, but she deserves something bad. Malfoy is getting better, i think. The whole thing with the badges was beautiful. Thanks again.
(#) red_jacobson 2008-04-19 02:50:51 PMInteresting story; and I'm glad to see things are moving forward. I'm curious though, because I don't remember it being clear; is the Ministry covering up Voldemort's return? I ask because there was no reaction in the school to Voldemort's return, and I would expect to have Snape or Dumbledore make some comment.
Looking forward to the next chapters, and was wondering how close to the two of them Luna is going to be in this story? GRIN
Author's responseThe Ministry has no idea, and no one else really has proof. Yet. And Volde doesn't trust Snape yet. I don't think Volde did in canon either, until after Snape showed up after the rebirth
- Thanks for the chspter Dr T! Sighs....honestly, if Lucius and Draco are representative of the Malfoy line I don't hold out much hope for the triplets! They might be an improvement on Draco, but not by much. As for Crouch junior he should have packed it in the second his little test didn't work! Harry really did a good job of showing his innocense about the whole contest matter. That's one thing that puzzled me in canon, every year someone was out to kill him and/or his friends, and no one thought that the goblet buisness wasn't fishy? He's hoping that the collaboration between Luna and Hermione leads to good news soon! All of those plots and counterplots may trip over each other very soon, and I wonder who'll be caught in the mess? Here's hoping that Snape is one of them, and that Ravenclaw's spies end up as another!
(#) Wonderbee31 2008-04-19 06:34:03 PMExcellent part here, and can't wait to see how things go with the Tourney, as well as how things with Barty go, given that he now seems genuinely afraind of Harry, will he back off some, or will this make him meaner in the long run?
Author's responseBack off -- as long as Harry does well in the Tournament, there's no reason for him to risk his cover
- Heh, I agree with the others, the scene with the Goblet was most excellent. I do think that a lot of plotters are going to be taken by surprise as matters evolve. I do agree with that line at the end, sometimes the best move is the "least dangerous" as opposed to "safe" in that an overconcern with safety severely limits your options.
It should be interesting to see where Hermione's researchs, quite possibly with further guidance/assistance, from Luan head and what she finds. I suspect there are going to be a lot of very surprised people when all is said and done.
I have to wonder if, seeing Pansy, Draco isn't having second thoughts; not that they'll do him much good at the moment. Too, if he has consumated things with Pansy, I doubt it's going to do her much benefit given who they assoicate with.
- Love the story. Very original idea (well, of the 100s of other stories I've read so far). The bits of canon inserted into the story, like the Cedric badges, are very well done. And it's nice to see someone trying to do something with Luna's character. Most authors aren't able to pull it off this well.
- I refuse to feel sympathy for Pansy, but think Draco's "doing his duty" just shows what a sincere low-life he is also. The idea of her 'incoherent speech' being rendered so by multiple magical oaths is clever.
Enjoyed the cold light of reality played on the 'eternal glory' thing :-)
Love the idea of Hufflepuff house voting for Cedric as their sole representative, a great 'typical Hufflepuff response'. I'm surprised Hufflepuff lobbyists didn't try to persuade students outside their house that one candidate for the whole school was an admirable goal.
Harry's magical vow which 'silenced the crowd' was another great idea. Where are magical vows mentioned or defined in canon? They aren't just a fanon invention, are they? The quick and simple "this statement is true" variety rather than the complicated one that Snape gave Narcissa at the beginning of HBP. Something else that canon!Harry should have done, but didn't, because Rowling wanted a more contrived Ron/Harry split, if they're in canon.
Author's responseI don't think basic oaths are covered, but they are a logical extension of what we see