(#) Wonderbee31 2013-09-20Wow. Another amazingly well done story that will entice me to read it over and over again lol. Great to think of Tom in his little Dumbledore statue heading to the astronomical equivalent of hell, and could imagine Dumbledore heading to the same place. Seriously, JKR really messed things up with the character there, to the point where I think she just didn't expect him to become very reviled by the fandom, at least the ones I know of. Must say its a great idea to think of Harry having a happy ending, up to including his little bookworm getting saved as well, and that he will finally be able to maybe be just Harry for once in almost ten centuries of life. Again, well done, and grateful to see another well written story from you. Top of the charts!
Author's responseHeya Wonder!
It always tickles me to find that readers like my wordcrafting well enough to read more than once.
Tom: Can you imagine a more humiliating end than being trapped in an icon meant to glorify your nemisis?
Hell: Precisely. Dumbledore, probably, metaphysically speaking.
JKR messed up: I agree. JKR made the three most common and most warned against errors in writing. She introduced a last minute plot twist, she used Mary-Sues and she didn’t do her research or develop her characters. I attended one of my sister’s psychology classes a few years ago, and Dumbledore was thoroughly dissected. The general consensus was that due to the actions he’d taken throughout the series, especially where Harry was concerned, he was, at the very least, a sociopath, with more than a few students voting for full-blown psychotic. I wonder if he would be a psychological case study some years down the road.
Happy ending: I always try to have a happy ending, unless it’s required for the story…and I could never consider sacrificing the My Little. I developed her.
Harry: basically, yes. He will grow up with Hermione in a hopefully better world (wizarding, at least) and they will learn and love together, each healing the other’s hurts.
It’s interesting how this started out as a much shorter story than got posted.
Thank you for your kudos. Never got a top of the chart before.
- Thanks again for another very enjoyable read David. Very different and original way for Voldie to depart this planet. At last Dawlish pays for his trouble. I think we mentioned this before. You can just see Dumbles on late night TV spouting his fundamentalist and bigoted views and asking for donations. Nice happy ending. Take care mate and hope to read more in the future. Cheers.
Author's responseG’day Z!
You are quite welcome. While a great deal of work, it was a lot of fun to write.
Different: Well it had the benefit of never having been tried before.
Dawlish: I don’t like Dawlish. Even in canon he struck me as an over confident ass. I only wish that he’d ignored Dumbeldore’s warning in Book five. It would have been fun to see him turned into a goldfish or something. Here he pays for his decision to support Voldemort first with his magic, and then wth his life.
I can. Dumbledoe walks on the stage, with a glitterinig halo hovering oover his head. “Friends…”Saye he in a southern accent. “Gawd, has told me that it is for the greater good that y’all send me your entire life savings!”
Happy endings are more fun, but I will occasionally write one that isn’t so happy.
Until next time…
Harry landed the My Little exactly were they’d departed.
Satisfied his charm would no break,
on the whole a great story while truly dark dumbledor isn't my favorite you did him reasonably well here
i look forward to what you come up with next
Author's responseUntil my spell checker is on line again, I suppose I’ll make more misteaks. I frequently type too fast, though I usually edit a story between three and seven times before I post it, and unfortunately, readers find what I’ve missed. On the bright side, I average only three errors in a thousand words. Overall, that’s .03 percent. For an amateur writer with a day job, that’s not too shabby.
Dark Dumbledore: This is by no means the darkest Dumbledore I’ve imagined.
- A delightful story and a most enjoyable wrap up (have to love seeing Albus reap the full measure of what he's sown). The subtrefuge over dispatching My Little Bookworm was a nice touch and I'm certain a lot of folks will be disappointed when their tracking charms don't find anything.
Author's responseHeya Cat!
Thank you. It was a pleasure to write (if a bit trying at times).
Albus reaping: Duenelos wrote a very good series starting with ‘The Boy Who Died Alone’, which describes a perfect punishment for Albie too damn many names Dumbledore.
[My Little/]: I couldn’t just let her sink into the ice, now could I? I mean Harry still owes Sirius a ride, and there’s a whole lifetime of UFO pranks and unexpected trips to places like Mars to go through.
Tracking charms: And of course, for some reason, witches and wizards (And Goblins for that matter) still seem to think they cannot be anticipated.
Until next time…
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