- Good to see Sirius free. And Dumbles on his way to the grave, just hope he doesn't cause to much damage before he gets his well deserved reward.
Author's responseSirius isn’t quite free just yet, they’ve just gotten him out of Azkaban. Don’t worry about Albie, he has some tricks left before he shuffles off this mortal coil. I have his ultimate demise already written and it’s gonna be one he will hate for the rest of whatever.
(#) ralphmullins 2013-05-22I loved the chapter. I like how you are working on replacing t
he corrupt Government. I look forward to see if you start a company with all of Harry's future knowledge.
Author's responseHeya ralphmullins.
Thanks much. The wizarding government is one of my pet peeves, ad so I try to replace it as often as I can. In one of my unfinished stories called ‘Assassin’, I change it in a rather abrupt and final manner, with none of the niceties I used here or in JEDI.
Company. While a great idea, that is beyond the scope of this story.
- You might have to do a Perry Mason Xover. Funny how two megalomaniac wannabe immortals(Dumbo & Tom) turn out to be Thanatophobes. Like the way the ladies are taking control. Pity Dumbles didn't try and put the ring on another part of his anatomy, tongue, ear, through his nose or somewhere lower. Looking forward to the battles to come. Very enjoyable. Cheers.
Author's responseHeya Z!
I can’t say as I’ve ever even considered a Perry Mason crossover. He would he a hell of a shock to the WW though, wouldn’t he?
I’ve never heard the term Thantophobe before, so I had to look it up.
Ladies: I’ve always written strong female leads…especially those females. Honestly I cannot see them any other way.
Dumbledore wearing the ring: I worry about you.
The battles to come will mostly be in court (next chapter) and with one exception, no open combat is to be expected.
- Great stuff so far. I love skullduggery when it's Harry getting away with it. Why, I wonder, did you opt to have him confess to Carolyn about his disposition of the Dursleys? I really didn't see the point in her knowing. Ah well, I guess you'll tell us down the road a bit.
I do so hope that after 1000 years Harry is able to out-think and out scheme the old man and that he WON'T get in the way of Sirius getting free and staying free. You'd think Harry would have had hundreds of years to think the old 'if I only knew then what I know now, THIS is what I would have done differently'.
Author's responseThank you, ladysavay.
I had Harry give Carolyn that information because should Dumbledore ever determine he was not killed, he’d immediately try to convince everybody who’d listen that Harry was an up-and-coming dark lord who’d murdered his relatives. Since Chapman and Associates represented his family, it is only reasonable that she have whatever information needed to stave off any accusations of that sort.
Outthinking the old man: C’mon! Dr. Evil could outthink the bumblebee.
When Harry was given the choice of coming back, he fully intended to use his collected knowledge to make sure things turned out differently. That way he wouldn’t have to second guess himself.
- Amusing chapter. I find it interesting that Amelia, Connie, Carolyn, and Augusta are going to commit the same crimes that Albus and Millie committed in order to accomplish the sames goals that they did. They plan on manipulating people and breaking the law to mold the Wizarding World into the shape that they want it to take.
Author's responseHeya BJH!
You’re right, but given the corrupt nature of the wizarding government, the only other way would be stage an armed revolt, and of course Dumbledore would be there in a flash to put it down. Legally speaking, they haven’t violated any actual laws. They’re simply using the ‘rules’ in place to their own advantage.
‘Illegal conspiracy’ is a term that can be used to mean whatever the prosecution wants it to mean. For instance, the first factory shoemakers who tried to unionize were arrested, tried…and even executed for ‘illegal conspiracy to increase wages’.
Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) once said: “Laws and Sausages are two things you should never see being made.”
- Things are slowly coming together isn't it?
Well I am highly anticipating this as when the litteral S**T hits the magical fan I hope to have a great smile and feel content in the outcome!
Author's responseHeya dennisud.
This is not going to be as serious a story as JEDI was, so, while there are going to be some serious parts (as well as some Sirius parts) it’s more for fun. Harry’s prime reason for returning is to have the life he never got, and that’s how I’m slanting the story. Any fecal matter striking the forced ventilation system will be intended for Dumbledore, Snape (absolutely!) and Voldy hisownself.
(#) misteryman526 2013-12-28Harry writes down that he swears that the letter isn't dangerous, but what exactly does that mean? I think you've mixed up a binding magical contract with the spoken magical oath. She can't SEE him make the oath and you didn't say that the oath marked the letter in any way so he basically just promises that the letter won't hurt her when she adds the three drops of blood...
Author's responseHeya Mysteryman, (good movie…silly, but good.)
Technically any contract is an oath, whether written or spoken. Harry was tryng to lay her fears to rest. Think how easy it would be to poison someone via letter. I’ve used this twist before, and incidentally, so did Rowling in GoF. In this case, I used the three drops of blood as a guarantor. If an oath is anchored in blood, it would be more readily acceptable. For nstance, in Kinsfire’s fic ‘Ties of Blood’, Umbridge’s forcing Harry to write I will not tell lies so many times made it into a blood-sealed oath. He literally could not lie. (I guess he’ll have to stay out of politics.)
The difficulty here is the ambiguous nature of magic, and it’s interpretation, both by Rowling and by all the fanauthors, each of which has a different view of how magic really works.
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