(#) Nene-Akiko 2008-05-09I like what you are doing with this story.
The way you describe how Harry manipulates his magic. How he acts with his relatives and now McGonagal to get his way. His outlook on life is in line with the way he was brought up. If he goes to Hogwarts he'll end up in either Slytherin or Ravenclaw I bet.
The other two ways I see this progressing, with Harry going to another school or staying where he is. He might well milk McGonagal for all he can learn and decide to go to Beaubatons.
Given how involved his selfstudy in magic is, I don't see him opt for the muggle school.
- Yes, that was a great chapter. I like this intellegent harry, he even put minnie in her place and how will dumbles deal with an independent harry that doesn't look to him as a savior to his time with the dursleys. And I had always wondered why harry seemed so weak in hogwarts I mean he took care of himself for years but when he went to hogwarts he seemed to need help almost all of the time. and thanks for putting hermione first on the list of possable girlfriends. and one more thing, why would molly weasley ask loudly what the platform number was when she and her childern have been going there for years?
- Very nice.
Theoritically, he could milk McGonnegal for everything magical, go with her to Diagon Alley, buy a ton of books and then tell her the Muggle world holds more opportunities...
Then again, with that plotline, it would be pretty hard for him to, plausibly, hook up with Hermione. Oh, well.
Author's responseMind reader you are. That's actually the direction I'm going in, but Dumbledore will put spokes in that plan right quick, landing him in Hogwarts.
- Two absolutely brilliant chapters. I am so glad to read that Harry actually has to work at his magic, much as in the nature of building up a muscle, rather than to suddenly learn and two days later master every aspect of magic in the known universe...and a couple others besides.
Your descriptions of that build-up, are well writ, and both informative and entertaining, especially when he learned how he'd screwed up with the water. He does seem to have an affinity with water, from his straw trick to modifying the temperature and humidity. Perhaps he's an elemental?
His letter to Minerva was not only funny, it also directly addressed a problem most of us have seen through the entire series. Seeing an angry Minerva going after Dumbledore, is gravy.
Their first meeting could have gone easier, but I suppose Harry showing her what he could do wandlessly after her wanded demonstration, would be rude.
His last response was great! "You have five hours to sell me your school."
As before, I eagerly await the next chapter of 'Elementary Calculations'. Alorkin
Author's responseBiscuit to you. Yes, he is a water elemental. He will also be showing no one anything more than he has to. Even though he's known about his magic since he was eight Petunia still doesn't know that he knows.
(#) jabarber69 2008-05-09Hey I know this is your story (a great story to by the way) and you have to send him to hogwarts for the story, but if I was this harry I would after viewing diagon alley and its antiquated ways, I would take possession of my vault, use it to help me in my life, get a multi compartment trunk and the necessary supplies to then home school myself and keep attending my muggle academy while also in private further my magical education with my new wand and of course continue doing and learning wandless!
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