(#) aka_thenewguy 2010-08-19"emancipated minor"
If I correctly recall the definitions of those two words wouldn't using the two of them together like that be a contradiction?
Author's responseActually, no. Despite what many people think, 'Emancipated Minor' is a real legal definition.
Emancipated simply means responsible for one's own actions. And minor indicates the age of said person is under that of the accepted age of majority.
In most states in the US, anyone can be emancipated if they can show they are A: unsafe where they are, B: able to care for themselves and C: have a verifiable legitimate income, or sufficient moneys available to satisfy 'B'.
As a minor they are still restricted from drinking, smoking, gambling, visiting a brothel(Nevada and Maine) and other such vices.
Depending on the local statutes, an emancipated minor may also be restricted from driving and voting until they are of specific age.
In all other respects, they are considered legal adults.
(#) ROBERT_1958 2010-09-05I just was Alerted that a new chapter of "JEDI POTTER" ready to read. I went to read the new chapter and I find out it is "CHAPTER 21. Chapte 20". I think this site has trubble Alerting users.
Alorkin, it would be nice if the readers could leave you a message here or E-Mail you.
Alorkin, is there a nother site where you post your stories, if so please let use know?
I realy like reading this story and am looking forward to more.
Thanks for the replay,
Author's responseI don't know why FicWad is alerting you all. Today, (9/6) is the first time I've posted in a couple weeks. I've explained why there.
If anybody wished to contact me, i can be reached at: Alorkin (at) MSN (dot) Com. be advised, however, I'm currently having trouble with a spam-bot.
I do not as yet, post anywhere else. (I used to post on Smargden but that site had no way of leaving feedback.)
I am considering posting on FF.n, though, assuming my raunchier fics are acceptable to that site.
(#) Cliviussum 2010-09-14This is without doubt one of the most exciting stories I have ever had the pleasure to read. It is well-written, chock full of wonderful ideas, the grammar and syntax pass muster and the hero beats the villain(s). I have had no doubt in adding it to my list of my all-time favourite stories.
Have you considered posting to ff.net, as I am sure that you would receive many more wonderful reviews. Believe me this is a very good story and at least IMHO better than many.
Tibi grates ago fabellae, ave atque vale. Cliviussum
Author's responseWow! That's one of the nicest reviews I've ever gotten. I am still pondering the ups and downs of posting on FF.n.
- I've certainly enjoyed the story. I'm sorry to hear about your sister and I would like to let you know that your family is in our prayers.
I find myself agreeing with your reasoning on why you don't like Ginny much. I can't help but agree and even though Harry/Hermione is a constant in fanon, it is still enjoyable to read.
I hope things get better for you and I'm looking forward to the next post.
Author's responseI'm happy you are enjoying the story, and both my daughter and I appreciate your kind words.
If Rowling had bothered to develop Ginny's charioteer she would have been more acceptable as a mate for Harry. Instead, she gave us Ginny-Sue. Bleah!
Harry/Hermione is more fun to write because they just 'click'.
I have a great deal of work done on this next chapter, so I should be posting soon.
- Chuckle, you have a point about Voldy and the DE's intelligence; anyone stupid enough to buy into Voldy's ravings and the pureblood agenda wouldn't make it into kindergarden without someone greasing the skids. Antartica might be far enough away, but while Voldy could use the mark against them does he really have the troops to spare if anyone did go awol? Sending what remains of your best out as a hunting pack for errant troops could cost him more than he expected. It might take a little time, but I suspect there will be a few more willing to run from Voldy. Perhaps any punishment Voldy could dish out via the mark is cut by distance. Add in that he's got plenty of problems with Harry, Amelia, and the goblins and he might put that on hold. I can see why Harry isn't telling Hermione about the books right now, but if he had Voldy would have had a headache for days....... snicker. Drace will wear out the ministry monitors since stupidity is his his best skill! Moody was probably impressed that Harry and his students had taken "Constant Vigilence!" to heart! It will be a lovely day indeed when the roof falls on Snape and Dumbles heads......and by the way, have Fawkes, the Hat, or Dobby overheard Dumbles say anything about Trelawney? After all, it would spook Dumbles if she was rescued. Will Dobby "improve" any more of Snape's potions? If Diaz does end up shining shoes I'm pretty sure he won't turn out like a certain humble, but lovable shoeshine boy who moonlighted as Underdog! It was also nice to see Graswold! Thanks again for the chapter! :)
Author's responseHey Teresa.
While I would normally agree with you, as to the IQ factor, many of the brightest minds in Europe were convinced by Hitler's rhetoric. There was a world-wide depression going on at the time, and he gave them a vision of the future. It's no different here. the die-hards are only about five percent. The rest are criminals seeing this as a perfect opportunity to play, or simply want more power for themselves.
On the other hand, most of the lesser Deez are little better than cannon fodder.
A second attempt to escape: While possible, it's not likely. After all, Voldemort had every Death Eater he had there to witness the 'punishment'. many are considering a lifetime vacation but are any of them really smart enough to try it?
Voldy punishing: While the ability to locate is demonstrated in canon, the ability to punish is only alluded to. I don't think distance really matters, as the connection s a magical one. Though it doesn't go into much detail, Karkaroff was tracked to somewhere in northern Britain.
Given the pain one feels when one is 'summoned'(as attested to by Both Snape and Pettigrew) if he 'summoned' one of his servants strongly enough, or long enough, it could quite well be a long-distance torture.
Moody: The students that were aware of the Order, knew he was a member, and so, felt him to be a treat. At this time, only Harry, Hermione, and a small handful of others know Alastor is working for Harry.
Hermione: Partly, but also that he needs her focused on the task at hand. When they're done, assuming they all survive, it'll be her 'reward'. (His reward will come soon after and guarantee a burial for Voldemort is not necessary, as his corpse would have burst into flames!)
Trelawney is safe where she is. Dumbledore would sacrifice her if he thought she was a potential leak, but under the Draught of Living Death, she's basically static. Still, Dumbledore is losing his touch, and might see her as a potential threat. I'm going to be pulling the Longbottoms out of St. Mungo's, for that very reason, so I might have Dobby and gang snatch her at the same time. Wouldn't that just stuff a burr under his hide!
Improving potions: We still have six months(figurative) for fun&games. Anything can happen!
Diaz: He might. Nothing like getting shot down to knock the starch out of someone. Of course, it could also be a rallying cry. It all depends on how good a cop he really is. I had actually planned for Diaz to learn from his mistake...and it's aftermath. While the Deez have infiltrated the Auror Corps, most of the rest, being cops, have to be smarter than the average bear.
Graswold says 'Hello' too.
Until next time...
(#) spellmaster 2010-11-27A very well written story
I agree with your earlier [april] review reply about the many seriously lacking sudden events in the later books.
I'm not sure if Rowling was scaping the bottom of her idea barrel with a chisel, but so much there was just at a minimum poor writing.
Sudden wonder characters?, hermonine having her brain dripping from her ears?, letting Ron rejoin them when they should have left him with a broken jaw [at least] after walking out?
The love potion idea has been also covered by many other talented authors, and i agree that it puts a huge range of suspiscion on everything in several later books
Ok there was some foreshadowing if you squint really hard after a bottle of absinthe, and if you care to think that very minor plot points can be something more.
The canon relationships.., yeah, enough has been said by you, others and many family pets, to say that a hat and a blindfold was probably involved for that to happen anyway.
Hoping for another quality update soon
Author's responseHello, spellmaster!
Let's just say the series ended with book five, shall we?
There was some foreshadowing as to several plot points, including potions. It only makes sense for Dumbledore to keep Snape out of prison, his forgiveness policy notwithstanding. It would allow him to have someone under his thumb to brew the proper potions to keep the more troublesome students(and perhaps, adults) under his control. I think it was in book four that Molly told the girls abut using potions on Arthur. Wile it may have been an inhibition relaxer (liquor does that!), it was still laying the groundwork. Book sux, was so filled with the potions, that it's impossible to not suspect the use of 'freelance pharmaceuticals'...especially given the abrupt personality changes in both Harry and Hermione.
Still, Rowling did give us a nice playground filled with all kinds of loverly plot-holes.
Anyway, thanks for writing.
- I just got an alert that your story was updated and went to check and there was no new chapter and none of them were updated today. The last update was on the 23rd so I have no idea what ficwad is doing. Other than that I love your story and can't wait to see the next chapter!
Author's responseNo idea. My current chapter is 26, and that was posted on the 23rd.
Glad you love the story, and hope to see more of you.
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