Review for JEDI POTTER


(#) Nekoranmakun 2011-12-19

I really enjoyed this story, it was a well thought out story with an excellent plot. While I don't agree 100% with how you portrayed Dumbledore, you backed up everything in the story, and even backed some of it up with quotes from the books. I do agree that he isn't nearly as light as he would like people to believe, I'm just not sure he is as bad as you portrayed him. Well I hope to see you continue writing, and maybe you can do another sw/hp x-over as they seem rare.

Author's response

Hello, Nekoranmakun (and I’m not even going to try to pronounce that!)
I’m glad you enjoyed the story.
I cannot see Dumbledore as anything but evil. I really can’t. The problem is, I lived the same life as Harry, (this version, not Rowling’s…everything but the rapes. My father never crossed that particular line.) and I see anyone who would allow that, or even foster it, as I’ve had him do here, as purely ‘scumbag city’.
Canon actually supports this version, as throughout, the series, he’s manipulated Harry, withheld vital information, placed all his friends at deadly risk on an annual basis, and basically convinced a teenager to commit suicide…all for his own version of the greater good.
On that topic, it took a great deal of work to push Dumbledore from merely manipulative to outright sociopathic, as he was in the last few chapters, but it was a lot of fun!
I do have another HP/SW crossover, along a slightly different line of thought. When I have a steady job and regular access to the net, I’ll start posting it.

Until then, tell your friends.