- Please take all the time you need to deal with your family problems. fanfiction is great, but not to the detriment of the real world. without the real world, we would have nothing to escape into fanfiction FROM.
loved the chapter, and will look forward to seeing more when you can.
Author's responseThank you Axelrajr.
What to escaped from, indeed.
(#) ROBERT_1958 2010-09-07Since Snape helped of the purging Voldy of the potions, what side is Snape on, besides his own?
Author's responseI have Snape being mostly on Voldemort's side...as long as his own interests are not endangered. Here he's a pureblood bigot, and fully supports Voldemort's ideals (and methods). One of the most glaring inconsistencies in canon is that following Voldemort's reincarnation, Karkaroff was killed but Snape was not, and yet, neither came to the graveyard when Voldemort summoned them. Had Snape -really- been spying for Dumbledore, he would have been hunted down and killed as well, which supports my thought that he was ordered by Voldemort, to spy and sow disinformation.
(#) LordMesron 2010-09-07My sympathies on the loss of your sister.
I am really loving this story. I look forward to each new chapter. Please take the time to properly mourn, and then when you feel able to post the next chapter once you have written it.
Author's responseThank you, LordMesron.
I'm glad you're enjoying the story and thank you for your kind thoughts.
- I can understand about seeing things you know someone will like and then, "Damn!" I still do that with regard to my father; we'd gone from being father and eldest son to good friends, too, and I share some of his offbeat wit and taste for wordplay.
I hope the insurance more than covers everything and leaves you in, at a minimum, a decent position. There's enough pain and suffering there already without other forces adding to it.
As I said before, deal with what you have to, write when you can, and we'll enjoy reading it whenever you do post it. You're one writer I know I'll always enjoy reading.
To change the subject to something we're both familiar with, I got a better reading on the S-61T rebuilds Sikorsky is doing from various S-61 and H-3 airframes. There are engine upgrades combined with all-new, latest technology (in both aerodynamics and materials) rotor blades, and new avionics and instrumentation (possibly a glass cockpit akin to the latest H-60 variants) with a full-up re-wiring. There may well be structural "zero-timing", too.
Author's responseHeya Cat.
Yeah, I know what you mean. sometimes I couldn't stand her, and sometimes she was pretty cool.
The thing I'll miss the most about her, is her sarcastic wit, and her encyclopedic knowledge of so very many things.
If the insurance is there, we'll have enough to pay the back-taxes and at least we can keep the house. From there on in it's all gravy.
Thanks for your kind words. I was writing one midnight, when I couldn't sleep, and I filled in a great part of Chapter 22, so it should be up soon.
I'm glad you ave steady work, though I can't understand why the Navy is refitting the 'kettledrums' after all, there are only two reserve squadrons left who actually use them. H-3 s a good plane, no doubt about that, but it's time has come and gone.
I wonder how five blades would affect the H-60's flight performance.
- Another awesome update. I really enjoy this story, it has so many things going for it. I cant wait to see the large scale battles they should be vastly entertaining.
Author's responseThanks, Celexs. It's been a challenge to write, but a wonderful learning experience for me(mistakes and all).
The final battle is going to be an unusual one. That's all I can say for now.
(#) JustAReader 2010-09-08Sorry to hear about your loss I wish you and your daughter the best in your time of grief/recovery. I've greatly enjoyed your story, but just wanted to point out that Krum used the Cruciatus curse on cedric while under the Imperius. It's your universe and what you say goes but I just had to point it out. Though any problems you need to work out in your real life far outweigh this tiny little thing.
Author's responseThanks you JustAReader.
We will survive. We will continue. I believe strongly that 'from life comes death, from death, life'. We will mourn my sister, and we will always remember, and that is enough, I think.
Cruciatus: That's one of the glaring inconsistencies in the story (of which there are hundreds). In GoF, Crouch Jr. tells the DADA class: "You could all get out your wands point them at me and say the words, and I doubt I'd get so much as a nosebleed" and Bellatrix said in OotP: "You need to mean them Potter! You need to really want to cause pain -- to enjoy it!"
IMO, curses, are intended to cause harm, whereas jinxes and hexes are meant to cause disruption and charms are for the most part, benign, so to cause harm with a curse, you have to 'want' to hurt someone.
If the Imperius robs one of free will, as Malfoy claimed, then it should not be possible to use an 'intent-based' curse.
thanks again, for your thoughts.
(#) TurtleBlue 2010-09-08Alorkin,
My sincerest sympathies for you and your family of your dearest sister. I too have also suffered the loss of my dear wife, Barbara, who passed away the day after Thanksgiving last year. Heal as best you and your family can.
Author's responseHeya Turtle.
I thank you for your thoughts. While time is supposed to heal all wounds, my wife died fifteen year sago, and I still miss her terribly. I suppose it's the price one pays for being human.
My condolences on your loss as well.
- I'm not going to say I know what your going through because we all take loss of loved ones diffrent. Just take your time. Remember the good times and cherish them allways. Just think she's on the Next Great Adventure.
Author's responseThe pain of a death is one of the hardest to overcome. Every day I think: "Wow! Marion would love to see...Damn!"
Most likely she's wreaking havoc in whatever comes after. She doesn't believe in heaven, but if she's there, then she and my mother are getting drunk, and laughing at all the memories. If not, well, I suppose she'll make do wherever she is.
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