- Good action scene with a nice cliffie at the end; that makes for an excellent chapter. 'Twill be interesting to see what happens next, but I suspect he's better prepared for Tom this time. Still, it seems his luck is holding true to form and he simply can't get a break.
Author's responseBut isn't that the heart of all fanfic? Poor Harry can't catch a break? If life was fair to him then there would be no story to tell. BJH
- Ah! Amazing update. This cliff~ was evil tough.
I'm looking forward for next updates ^^
Author's responseAs I said before, blame my beta for the cliffie. I wanted to go further and finish this arc but she said to end the chapter now. I think she just wants me to work on our joint story some more, Joint Venture.
- You updated! Yaaayyyy!!!
A very fast paced chapter. Luna was a nice twist, as was Harry's insistence she stay here, and not go elsewhere.
The battle between Harry and Blinky was fast and furious. Each move could have ended in disaster, but fortunately for Harry, they didn't. What the hell was wrong with those bloody chickens?
Now that the battle is done, Harry has to contend with Ginny/Riddle. This promises to be a strange battle. Ginny, in actual possession of the diary, will likely have a better grasp of dueling. Even with his skill and experience, Harry will be hard pressed to deal with him/her. He doesn't want to hurt her and Riddle most definitely does want to hurt him.
As always, I eagerly await the next chapter of 'Like Some Old Song...' Alorkin
Author's responseYes, the typical portrayals of Luna are either as a Seer who truly does see things that no one else can, or an exceptionally clever witch who intentionally uses the dreamy approach to fend off people. I picture more as a dreamy girl forced to be even more detached by the cruelty of others. It is a coping mechanism but not a deliberate one.
And sorry but Ginny and Harry won't be dueling. This actually becomes a turning point for Harry and his dealing with the people from his past world. It started with Hermione and comes to fruition here. They aren't his enemies, they are his students. The old world is gone and he needs to make a life for himself here and not waste it getting revenge for how he was treated there.
- I just think after so long without an update than when you do its kind of short it would have been nice for their to be no cliffhanger. Cliffhangers are meant to drum up excitement for a story to keep readers reading till next time The people who really have stayed reading after so long don't need one
Author's responseSorry, the next update won't be nearly as long a wait. thanks for the review.
- I'm winded! Damn, that was intense. I can't believe i haven't seen this story before, but now i've read it all in one go, right until the dreadful moment where i searched for the Next-link, and there was none. I even clicked the white space a few times, just in case. You do write a delightfully semi-adult Harry. Incredibly mature and cynical in some ways, and quite juvenile in others. His reactions are credible, his measures beautiful and even his flaws are perfectly consistent. Your descriptions of the people who lived without Harry around are vivid and believable, especially Ginny and Hermione. It must have been catharctic for Harry to tell Hermione how NOT to be an insufferable know-it-all.
[insert standard pleas for rapid updates here]
Author's responseCynicism is often defined as the handicap of seeing things as they truly are.
- Oh, you evil person! Good chapter, but nasty cliffhanger.
Thanks for sharing this with us.
Author's responseBut isn't that the point of a cliffhanger, to be nasty? I mean how would it be to end a chapter with, "Oh dear," Harry said to himself, "I think I have a hangnail"?
Doesn't do much for me.
(#) SilentOmega 2008-04-06Definitely enjoyed the more action packed scenes, but how is it that Harry is still so naive after all hes been through? Especially as compared to how hard hes been earlier in the story. He just put a person almost comepletely under to control of Voldermort asleep (who just physically overpowered Harry, a fully grown adult) and then left it with a student who "remembers" how to do the most basic restraint spells.
Author's responseThe main problem with cynics is that, deep down, they want to be able to trust. It is their key weakness.
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