- I really like what you've done to Harry. If he gets to do things his way, He'll make damn sure the students are ready for Voldemort. Dumbledore may be a fine figurehead, but as seen in canon, he really has no power. The feud between Odysseus and Snivellus is only likely to get worse, Dumbledore's wishes notwithstanding. Harry's reasons for inflaming tensions, given before, are valid, and until Dumbeldore realizes he's being a ass, by protecting an unrepentant Death Eater, things are not about to change.
You're likely going to get some criticism from the H/Hr shippers (like me! Grins unrepentantly)because of the heavy handed way he dealt with Hermione. I recall reading somewhere, I think it was 'Fidelus' by Ishtar, where Snape handled her in a similiar manner. If anyone gives you grief, and you feel like responding to said grief, tell them that one cannot raise a child with unrestricted love and no discipline. One without the other is as bad as no guidance at all. In other words, I have spanked my daughter from time to time. I feel like hell when I do, but it's something that needs doing. Harry's method of spanking is much gentler than others.
I eagerly await the next page of 'Like Some Song...'. Alorkin
Author's responseUnrestricted Love and no discipline vs. no love and unrestricted discipline. Dudley vs. Harry. A theme brought out by Dumbledore at the beginning of HBP. As for spanking... HOW COULD YOU!!! I have three daughters and when I spank them I don't feel bad in the least. As the family doctor told my mom when I was a kid. Go ahead and spank them if they need it. If it doesn't help them at least you'll feel better. ;-) BJH
- It was a long time since I read a fic that moved me as this one has.
Below the issues that Harry has with Dumbledore, Snape and the world is a storyline of a teacher that tries to help his students.
The arc (so far) with Luna was the most moving (for me).
I've marked the story for alerts and I'm eagerly wainting for that mail saying that a new chapter has been posted.
Author's responseWell, thank you for the lovely compliments and the next chapter should be up in a day or two. BJH
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