(#) Wonderbee31 2008-05-16Very nice, and so Dumbledore has already thrown away any of the goodwill that Minerva might have gained for the school and the wizarding world with his ham-fisted way of getting Harry there(and it was true what Harry said, if it was so important that he be in the Muggle world to be safe, but then, have him go to Hogwarts, where he has a target on his back?) Really enjoyed the way things went here, and can't wait to see what all goes down when Harry gets to Hogwarts, and here's hoing he does not put up with nowhere near the crap he had to in canon.
(#) Cocoa_girl 2008-05-16Harry only said he would come to Hogwarts he doesn't have to be nice. He can make his headmasters life and the other teacher's life a living hell. And any detentions Harry gets he can choose to attend them or not. He doesn't have to go to classes. After all the Headmaster wants him there, he won't be expelled no mater what he does. And he can spend his time in the library to find a way to protect himself even more and to get away from the headmaster. Does he have enough to buy the Daily Prophet? And must Harry do away with his muggle subjects. Can Harry not learn in his free time and take tests like home schooled children?
(#) magilla925 2008-05-16Hey,
Love your story and the way you portray Harry. With Harry as being as intelligent as he is he must be aware that he can get away with pretty much anything he wants without fear of being expelled since Dumbledore made such an effort to get him there in the first place. Now in the muggle world it hasn't been in Harry's character to misbehave because he has been trying to get ahead but will his new situation cause him to do what he wants to and not follow the rules since he knows that nothing can happen to him. I mean if he does something to give him a detention he can merely skip it with no consequence. They either expel him which he must know they wont do and even if they did would allow him to go back to the muggle world or they just do nothing. If I was Harry I would use that to my upmost advantage.
- Nice story so far. I really liked your explanations about magic in the earlier chapters.
As for the chapter, it was really good. I enjoyed Dumbledore's meddling. Of course, he better regret it also.
I would like to see Harry with keeping a grudge against wizarding world and not really caring about it. I think it could match with his mentality.As someone else mentioned he should exploit the fact he can't get expelled to the fullest. I would also like to see him continueing his muggle education. It shouldn't be hard, as it doesn't really need to be repeated much in the story.
Other than that, awaiting your next chapter.
- I agree with Cocoa_girl. He said he would show. Nothing about being nice. nor prepared. I would go to gringotts have them put a stop on any bill sent to them from Hogwarts not to pay. Show up with no trunk, no books, no wand. Also send off a letter to the minister, the Head of the DMLE and a reporter from the Prophet (he had to have read that in a book) to attend the opening cerimony. I assume that by putting the sorting hat on its a magical binding contract to attend. So he shows up in jeans and shirt not uniform and refuses to put it on. There in front of the entire school the press and the wizarding world tell him how he loathes the headmaster who took away 5 years of his education and his right to chose. He produces the letter of decline from the Deputy headmistress and then asks her to confirm that he declined to attend. What an up roar that would cause! But hey we already know that he's smart and now full of hate. What things he can get up to.
- Interesting chapter at a guess I'd say Dumbles just managed to make himself a very dangerous enemy. Considering Harry's probable opinion of Dumbledore I suspect Slytherin or Ravenclaw is in his future and the first time Fudge tries to move against Dumbles Harry's liable to help him. Keep up the great work.
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