- Liked your breakdown of lycanthropy. Nice intro to Harry and Hermione. Loved his explanation to the teacher. You were lucky, I only heard of Heinlein and Anne McCaffrey within the last year through either Bob & Alyx, TimW and yourself via FF sites. I grew up with the luxury of Larry & Stretch and JT Edson westerns. Cheers.
Author's responseHeya Z!
A lot of what I use here, was developed for JEDI, and so I use it where I can find a place. It does make sense to me that the disease would be so specific. Anything at a cellular level would be much simpler to treat, ergo it has to be smethign the WW wouldn’t’ consider. I also made mention of that failing while having Harry and ‘Mione analyzing the blood samples.
Intro: Since at this point in time, both are children, and taking into considerationboth characters from canon, I figured this would be the best way. She makes a friend and at the same time steps into another world. As for Harry, he gets to see hos his beloved grew up…and maybe influence that rearage.
Heinlein was my very first favorite author, and McCaffery was my first ‘grown-up level’ author. I’ve read literally hundreds of authors and thousands of books, from Asimov to Zlelazny. Never was much for Westerns, as I grew up in New Mexico with the native Americans (we called them Indians then) and saw the other side for myself.
(#) ralphmullins 2013-06-15I thot this chapter was as fantastic as the last one. I liked his introduction to Hermione. I look forward to the next chapter.
Author's responseThanks ralphmullins.
Yeah, I thought it appropriate. Having been bullied for my incredible intellect as well as my magnificent appearance…screw it. I was bullied as a kid, and so I know how it feels.
The next chapter is on the way.
(#) jabarber69 2013-06-15Hey great chapter....also I got to tell ya the description of house elf bond to their masters was the most thought out and most detail explanation I've ever read....
love the intro to hermionet that was so cool.....especially the part where milk came out of her nose, I can just see little emma watson doing something cute like that!
Author's responseHeya Jabarbar!
Thanks for them kind words.
Yeah, the hosue elf bond has always been a sticking point with me. Hermione immediately went on the offensive in canon, even without having all the facts. That struck me as odd, given her otherwise thorough nature. She never took into consideration that there might have been a legitimate reason the house elves were there. I based my explanation on the story ‘The Shoemaker and The Elves.’ Those elves (brownies???) acted exactly as the house elves did in canon, and that story explained why.
Intro: thank you. It just seemed ‘right’. It’ll also allow Harry to interact with her tormentors in a manner that might get them to think for themselves.
I’ve seen that happen all too often (Usually when I’m reading something from Rorshach’s Blot, Clell or Fangella Marie!) and little Hermione, genius she may be, is still a child.
And so can I.
(#) red_jacobson 2013-06-15Good chapter, but I'm surprised that Hermione wasn't pestering Harry for more information on how he fixed her project.
Author's responseHeya Red.
Thanks, and happy to hear from you. Hermione is barely six. She’s still young enough to accept ‘magic’ as being…magic. My daughter wanted to go to Hogwarts until she was twelve. I had to explain that everybody could make time go slower by watching the clock, and that wasn’t the kind of magic they taught there.
Don’t worry, though, Hermione will get another taste of magic in either the next chapter or the one after that.
- It's good to see how Harry, Sirius and Remus are rebuilding their family bonds! And soon they'll add Hermione and her parents! Will those bullies at Hermione's school actually learn something from Harry's story (and he should have been up for Best Dramatic Actor for more then one competition) or will they try another nasty little stunt? I'd say that Harry's daughter took after both her parents, he and Hermione would have acted in the same way (and often had) if innocent lives were in danger. Hermione always spoke of Harry's saving people thing but her's was just as strong! Many thanks for another excellent chapter! :)
Author's responseHello Teresa!
I love your reviews! So many wonderful insights!
Dumbledore has done so very much damage to practically everybody, in his quest for omniscience, but those three specifically, that I just had to turn some of it around. You’re right. Harry has gained a family that doesn’t despise him, and although Sirius isn’t really healed from his experiences yet, given time, he will be. Don’t forget, Amelia is aware of the situation as well, and, I believe she may make an appearance from time to time…just to check on them. Remus, is much more stable, and with a safe place to transform and people around him, not to mention the medicine that ‘Mione is brewing, he ‘ll live to a ripe old age with many grand-pups around him.
In canon, the Grangers are a blank sheet. I’ve always written them as being intelligent, understanding and oftentimes free-spirited, (although I’ve read some very good stories where they were anything but), and so I have no propblem introducing themto the world of magic.
BAFTA: I think one is OK for the now.
The bullies: Yes, in fact, they will…not specifically from his story per se, but from his silent threat. I believe a strong example is a good beginning for any sort of education, and Harry’s ‘example’ was both strong and frightning, and at the same time, non-invasive. Kids respond to that kind of influence more readily than many people think. (Dr. Spock was WRONG!) As for a possible ‘other nasty stunt’, I will also have Harry training Hermione to defend her self from attack when necessary.
April: How could she not? Given that she was raised by Harry, (Hermione would have been dead by that time) she would have been intelligent, driven and dedicated…even to the cost of her life, if she thought she could make a difference. And you’re right; Hermione was as much a ‘saving people’ person as Harry. (Try saying that three times fast!)
Always a pleasure.
- Just like your previous chapters, excellent work - I eagerly await your next installment!
Author's responseHeya jjracer.
Thanks muchly. It’s a lot of fun to write…if a bit frustrating at times.
Next installment should be up on Friday…but don’t quote me on that.
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