(#) mathiasgranger 2008-03-01Well....still not exactly what I would call a just solution. What is money as compensation in the face of the ending of the Potter line potentially?
It seems to me, that when things start happening here for the better, they will need to happen fast and hard.
I'm still baffled as to why they don't take each and every student aside when coming back from a break and question them about their allegiances...its not like civil liberties are that protected of a commodity in the wizarding world after all.
Gender bias is indeed a rational explanation for why it doesn't seemingly work for women. But, despite all of their blathering, the advances in scientific reasoning since the last time the brotherhood ventured out into the muggle world would seemingly offer great hope for Hermione.
Author's responseIt's an early Germanic custom, very popular in Anglo-Saxon times -- blood money in lieu of feuds
- Hmmmm....all in all, Pansy would have been better off in Azkaban. I rather doubt that serving Voldie and his little pet was what she had in mind for job security.... if she was the type to even consider honest work in any case. Quite frankly I feel that she and Draco haven't paid nearly enough, but then I'll admit to being a tad vindictive towards bigots. It was also good to see how Harry gave Osirus and the others something to think about. I wonder why none of them considered having a woman look at the info before. Was it just a case of cultural sexism, or merely a sense of being too close to the problem to see it clearly? As for Voldy's little spy, under the circumstances perhaps they should reconsider that career choice. But then, I've always thought that Voldy's minions would never rank as prime examples of intelligence in the human race. There much more likely to be on grunt squad listings. Thanks for the latest chapter Dr T!
- Good chapter, thanks for sharing it with us.
While not related specifically to this story, I have sometimes wondered about what Viking influences there would have been in the British Wizarding World. You've shown considerable Druidic influence in different stories, as well as ancient Mediterranean and Middle East, but nothing I recognize as Norse invader/settler. I would have thought that around the time of Hogwarts' founding there, Vikings would still be current events.
And you are the author I figure is most likely to come up with something about that both interesting and plausible. :-)
- I really don't feel sorry for either Pansy or Draco and, somehow, I have a feeling that their punishments have just begun and that more stringent ones are in the offing for them. I do like the approaches that Harry & Hermione are taking and I loved it when Harry pointed out a fundamental fault in the Brotherhood's studies that they'd never noticed (obviously, their cultural conditioning, despite the extra ages of experience, have left some blind spots). Somehow, I suspect, Hermione is going to find a twist, likely in some "minor" portion of the Horcrux ritual, that limits the sex for the successful performance of the ritual and, with a small "tweak", it'll work for either sex; perhaps some word that carries a "males only" connotation and can be replaced by a neutral or "females only" word for Hermione to use. If that happens, I wonder if Hermione can use Pansy for the ritual? 'Twould seem most fitting in the extreme.
(#) darklighter 2008-03-02interesting with the horcrux idea to keep hermione alive, and also idea sparking. if you have a horcrux and ur body is destroyed, u would simply recreate ur body, without injuries that caused ur death etc, would that include long suffered injuries, say, inability to concieve a child, theoretically, could hermione make a horcrux, if her research succeeds, destroy her body, and make a fully functional one to return to? good so far, i like stories that spark the imagianation in its readers
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