- briliant story so far. I love the depth. I have no idea, why people are not reviewing - to lazy i guess - but the story is brilliant. loke the unique AU. Luckly Sirius So Harry as a girl in 3 of the 4 houses. No one in Ravenclaw yet. (I don't see Ginny going annywhere besides Griffindor.)
i look forward to more for this story, to be repetative - its briiliant.
Look forward to seeing what Ravenclaw is like. Others writers just the coomon room seem like a library. But i hope you can add a house library + still have the love seats and couches.
How is harry with his magic, you mentioned pranks and he did get into ravenclaw, so he is not an idiot. I look forward to seeing what happens in clasess. What about Hermoine. I like the Ron bashing (its subtle, but still there). cheers thats it for now. I look forward to he next chapters.
Author's responseThanks for reading and reviewing! I've actually gotten the best reviewing reaction from this site, so I can't complain. Sex and violence sells, and that really doesn't come up in a PG-13-ish Gen story. Maybe when i get to the later years, it'll attract more, and I get a better writing reputation since this is my first. Weasleys = Gryffindor so no way Ginny won't end up there, I think maybe the only one I'd have been tempted to Sort differently would be canon Percy, but in this AU he's a tad less.. indifferent to his family. I put a bit of thought into the design of the Ravenclaw common room, I hope it was unique in style. Especially early on Harry is with everyone else on magic level, pranks and tricks he knows more without a wand because he'd been doing that for years, Nym couldn't use her wand when she came back from summer, so she could just show him what she got at Zonko's and such. Hermione and Ron will be sprinkled in sporadically, they'll get their spotlight during Halloween. I like the animosity right now, and it'll be there throughout, though Ron will be less.. rude to her after the Troll. I'm not a big angst reader, so I don't see Harry going through a lot of problems with girls.. I don't see that with Ron though, so he'll keep his teaspoon sized emotions, bringing some levity to the stories.
(#) whatareyouevensaying 2006-10-08Quite a good chapter. I think you handled Ron and Hermione particularly well. Again, I think a Harry/Multi pairing is wasted when it's primary focus is Ginny, but I'm sure I'll muddle through somehow. He's already got quite a roster lined up.
Looking forward to reading more.
Author's responseI'm glad you liked the chapter! As I just noted in a previous review response, Ron/Hermione just bring that.. stubborness that makes things entertaining. Especially the early years with Hermione trying to prove she's not inadequate but isn't exactly a genius at making friends, and Ron feels threatened by her tenacity and isn't exactly polite about it. I wouldn't worry about Ginny dominating Harry's attention, he'll get around once his hormones gets going. My emphasis is just making clear that she'll be as close as Bonnie is to him right now. I have rough plans to go through, but that's down the road, right now Harry'll just get randomly hugged/smooched/squeed while he's going through the halls.
(#) matthiasblack 2006-10-08I enjoyed the new chapter and finding out that Harry is now in Ravenclaw has my mind yearning for the new chapter. I hope you have it ready for us soon. Good luck with the fic.
Author's responseI'm glad you liked it! Thanks for reviewing as well. I think I'm trying to make Harry be clever about things, while keeping his impulsiveness when it comes to pranks and such.
- So, you've plumped putting Harry in Ravenclaw. I notice that a lot of people do that in AU stories - mostly because the 'Claws are a good 'neutral' house. Both Slytherin and Hufflepuff carry with them lots of characterisation baggage that puts off some authors.
Anyway, it is interesting to see the different direction you are taking this. Harry has been raised basically as a pureblood in this universe (by members of the two oldest families - The Potters and the Blacks), so he will necessarily think differently. He is unlikely to be prejudiced against Muggleborns, but he will probably be a bit of a snob towards 'lineless' students like Hermione.
This story has a unique approach to the HP universe and I'm interested to see where you take it.
BenRG's Rating: 7/10
Author's responseI agree about the houses. I can't do much with Hufflepuff, but Slytherin I like in more dark!Harry stories. Ravenclaw gives me the flexibility of still being a strong character but with a new support of characters. Because of Harry's situation growing up, he doesn't really think about bloodlines, especially being famous as he is and all the interviews/photoshoots/visits, et cetera, that he does he's a pretty middle of the road person. The only family he's wary of is the Malfoys for how they treated his aunt, and I think leaving it wide open gives the chance of people like Michael Corner and others to not like Harry for unintentionally not being attentive to them and such.
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