Why can't they just use wandless magic?
Author's Response: They have no idea how. Ron does do a bit of wandless magic without meaning to but they can't control it - so they can't use it. :)
It has taken me ages to actually read the last four chapters of this fic.
I should have read it ages ago, instead of waiting until now. *sigh*
Throughout this entire story, I tried ot guess the ending. I tried to understand your plot, and figure out the twists. I’m proud to say that I guessed a few… although my past reviews have only shared my truly spastic nature.
When I read DH, I was started by the similarities of the book and your fic. Mostly, it was just the camping. This fic also convinced me that Ron would die in DH. Especially since he died on ice, and in DH he saved Harry on ice. It was just so startling. Did you sort of squee when you saw the similarities of your fic in DH? Personally, I like this fic a lot more than I liked DH.
You know, I don’t think this fic warrants a real sequel. But it would be really cool if you wrote a one shot that’s about Harry defeating Voldemort. When it’s at that end. I don’t make any sense! But, like, if you wrote about Harry’s internal battle, actually knowing how similar he is to Voldemort. Maybe even understanding Voldemort’s fear, and for a moment… maybe feeling a bond. But quickly brushing it away to realize that he’s that much stronger than Voldemort. Yeah. That would be cool.
I was really disappointed that Naima died. When you said that the nod from her mother sealed her fate, I realized that it would. Yeah. :[ When she didn’t die from the explosion, I realized she would die in a different way. I didn’t expect her to AK Harry, I thought she would have just sat it out with him, and watch him die.
I know, I know, this review is a let down and nonsensical. I’ve just read the past four chapters of this fic (that has to have been over 10,000 words) and before that I was actually studying for my history final! Haha. History.
For the record, I would favorite this fic again. Translation: It was amazing.
Author's Response: Thank you! I love getting reviews to this ages after I've finished it, and I'm supre happy you actually made it to then end. had it been me, I think I would have stopped and died of boredem. Anyway, I'm sqeeuing with joy that you took the time to read this whole thing. it's funny that even now I remember the usernames of my consistent reviewers. Onto the story. I'm glad you guessed some stuff in the middle of the fic, I tried to make it so that readers would. I'm shocked that you noticed the similarties between this and DH. I was slightly shocked when Ron saved Harry - I swear I thought Ron was going to die and I'd have to launch a strike against JK Rowling. I'm so flattered that you think this is better than DH, though I sadly could never agree. I consider myself a rather poor writer in comparison to the things written in DH. I was one of the people who actually found the book a good one. :p I was disappointed that Naima died to! Dumbledore's explanation was something I had not planned on. The story and the answers to all questions were supposed to be told to the readers by Harry himself after he researched everything and traced the Beckers' history. However, as I sat to write the chapter out of nowhere popped Albus Dumbledore in his purple boots and he stole my pen! From then on, much of what I wrote was not my choice. My intention was to have Naima help rebuild her community after Harry's "death". It wasn't to happen. I had to go back and edit previous chapters with clues about her death because I didn't want it to jump out at my readers like it jumped out at me. Naima died and though I know how, I don't know why. Probably to stop me from writing a sequel in which Harry or the entire trio grab a Time-Turner to go back and see her. I'm so glad that you reviewed, and no review is ever a let down. I was disappointed in this fic for a long time because I felt the ending was a let down. To find that some people actually enjoyed it all is very pleasing. Thanks for being a loyal reader! P.S: I actually love you're idea for a one-shot. The DH end of Voldemort was slightly disappointing (I actually didn't realize it had even happened and had to go back and read it again!) and that little idea has sprouted a plot-bunny. But as I am in the middle of a plethora of other fics, I suppose it'll have to wait. :( Thanks again!
Galloping fish! This is good, but it is graphic. I just watched the Crucible a few days ago, and it was like this.
Author's Response: Yeah, it is a bit graphic but I think it was necessary to portray emotions correctly. I'm glad you liked it! Thanks for the review!
Author's Response: Thanks!
wow, that was a low blow...
Author's Response: :D
it was simply amazing. rowling herself would applaud you.
Author's Response: High praise! I'm flattered, thank you so much for reading!
ha ha ah I knew she was a which...because i rememeber Hermione saying something aboutSamantha shwoing Hermione tea ;eaves..ha ha i knew it!!! I really like you story..I just wish that Hermioen and Ron weren't dead :`-(
Author's Response: Sometimes I do to - but its all part of the story! Yeah, Hermione's comment about tea leaves was a clue. A small one, but still.
Creepy ending. :)
wow....that last chapter has just left me in shock...absolutly fantastic! I just loved this story...virtually cried when Ron and Hermione were killed...screamed at the computer at certain times...sat in a daze for a while afterwards...everything...im gonna definatly check out some of your other stories, youre very talented! The ending really invites a sequal...if there isnt going to be a whole sequal, what about like a one-shot spin off or something? Please? i would write my fav bits here, but theres so many bits it would take an essay length to write out and will be far too big...just that the ending was pretty chilling and amazing. Thank you for writing such a fantastic story!
Author's Response: Just the kind of review I like to see! :D I like the one-shot idea, but I also have been thinking of a sequel... I don't know, we'll have to wait and see. I'm giddy with joy over the fact that you liked the ending because I liked it too. :p
J'ai vu dans les réponses que tu parlais français.tant mieux, ça rendra ma rewieu plus simple à faire. * mets les mains sur sa bouche* C'était HORRIBLE! Tellement triste , je ne sais pas comment Harry pourra s'en remettre! Je pense que Hermione est celle qui a le moins souffert mais j'estime que Ron tout comme harry va avoit du mal à s'en remettre. Mais c'e'st vrau que j'ai ressentit moi aussi la douleur de perdre ces deux amis, le sentiment que jamais on ne reverra ceux qu'on aime, son époque et d'être seul. Seul au monde.
Je suis triste, mais aussi FURIEUSE ! Je crois que tout comme Harry j'aurai pété un câble contre Dumbledore*crache*. Ce ...Cet.... raaaaaaah! Encore une fois il a manipulé Harry , lui afait passer une sorte de nouvelle"épreuve" alors qu'il aurait PU le sauver! Ou du moins lui faire passer un message pour lui expliquer! Mais ça n'a pas réussi aussi bien qu'il le voulait*smirk*. ET COMMENT IL PEUT DIRE QUE CE N EST PAS DE LA FAUTE DE SAMANTHA!* je crois que jamais je n'ait été aussi furieuse contre lui meême lors de la mort Sirius* C'est de SA faute! Elle aurait dû ....Etre torturée, crever etc...Mais je suis aussi furieuse du fait que Douglas ait ainsi insulté la mémoire de ceux qui sont morts! Ils n'ont PAS été tué par des moldus! Ils ont été PIEGE! J'ose espérer qu'Harry &co pourront rectifier cela! ....Quand je pense que Dumbledore n'a eut qu a REVER ça!* peline de rage*
Cette exprience st tellement traumatisante*serre ses bras contre sa poitrine* que je ne sais pas COMMENT Dumbledore peut même "espérer" qu'Harry lui pardonnera *furieuse* c'est bien fait pour lui qu'ils soit réincarner mais je ne comprend pas...Naima ne s'est pas réincarné? Samantha elle s'est réincarnée en Voldemort ou quoi ?(ça pourrait être un moyen pour qu'Harry ne le /la rejoigne pas!) et ...Pourquoi Harry et ses amis se sont réincarnés? Eux n'ont rien fait de mal ! Mmm j'ai essayé de trouver ma dernière rewieu(je suis sure et ecertaine d'en avoir laisser une !)sans succès. Je trouvais que le passage oùHarry pleurait seul après la mort de Ron était vraiment TRES triste(j'ai failli pleurer) et c'est vrai que depuis qu'on a vu Douglas j'avais l'impression que TOUT cela était un test. Rien de plus qu'un simple test.
Je pense que tu devrai écrire un sequel, ou te servir de ça pour une futur fic. Un événement aussi traumatisant changera a jamais c'est sûr le trio....Mmm Je ne suis pas sûr qu'Harry ait peur de mourir. Je pense plutôt qu'il a peur que ceux qui sont autour de lui ne meurent. Tu dis aussi qu'il sait que lors de la bataille finale il sait qu'il ne se battra pas, pourtant même contre Naima il l'a fait!
Le passage avec le serpent(epilogue ) m'a rappelé OotP. Ton histoire se passe durant OoTp ? Je trouve que ça serait vriament interessant si Harry en parlait avec Sirius....Enfin bon. L'important c'est qu'il y ait un sequel. JE trouve aussi que tu te dénigres un peu.Je trouve que ton hsitoire est nettement meilleure que HBP; même si l'idée des Horcruxe est interessante, je trouve que ton hsitoire fait PLUS évoluer Harry(j'ai trouvé que son personnage stagnait un peu chez Rowling dans le tome 6). Nan vraiment écris une suite ou alors...Un voyage dans un autre monde où Harry aurait ses parents encoreen vie et où il n'y aurait pas de Voldemort. Il irait avec Ron et Hermione et tous les trois pourrait, en parlant avec leur doppelganger ou plutôt leur parents(je pense surtout à James Lily et Sirius et les Weasley en fait). *reçoit un coup sur la tête * Quoi ?Bon okay j'avoue que se serait le genre de fic que J'adorerai lire ou écrire *sourire gênée*^-^Bref tout ça pour te dire que ce fut une merveilleuse fic où plus d'une fois j'eux le souffle coupé, je manquai de pleurer et j'espèrais et je desespérais que ça aille mieux, et pleine de colère et de ressentiment envers Dumbledore à la fin ...Et Samantha. faut pas lui chercher d'excuse et je trouve qu'elle n'a pas assez souffert! Alors je ne suis pas complètement satisfaite....Pauve Naima en plus. DUMBLEDORE ET SAMANTHA VOUS ALLEZ LE PAYER JE -VOUS-DE-TES-TE!. Vous êtes pareil qu'UMBITCH ET BELLATRIX! SI CE N EST PIIIIIIRE!
Thank you for the great story. I'll admit I was a little disappointed with these last two chapters- they were kind of anti-climactic and sort of a let-down after all that has been going on with the rest of the story. I didn't like that Harry was pretty much turning over to Voldemort's mindset of fearing death and wanting to avoid it no matter what and all that. But other than that, I've really enjoyed the story and I can't wait to see more from you!
Author's Response: Aww, I'm sad these last two chapters didn't meet the standards you were hoping to see. :( I agree, it was quite anti-cliamtic but I was hoping for that effect - Harry didn't really TURN to Voldemort's mindset - there was a temptation to do so... the last lines when the snake was asking him to join it and he just lay down and slept - those were supposed to be symbolic - Harry might have a fear, but he won't succumb that easily. I'm glad you liked the story in general though!
Ruddy fabulous, if I do say so myself. The way you brought out Harry's greatest fear, not unlike that of Lord Voldemort's, was quite astounding. It was very real, a fear I think almost all people can relate to.
This was fantasic, and I am sorry to see that there will not be a sequel, although your ending was very good and left me thinking.
Author's Response: YES! Glad you enjoyed it. :) There won't be a sequel - at least not soon... I have three chaptered stories coming up soon, and when I finish those, I might be willing to write a sequel to this - we'll have to wait and see! :D
Whoa. That is so freaking cool!!!!
Author's Response: Woohoo! Just the effect I was hoping to see. :p
Nice chapter, despite the fact it was so sad!! I felt Harry's fear and sadness and anger. It was great and I'm sad to see it go!! It was a fantastic story!! ~Sara
*gasp* wow wow wow amazing end i loved it!
...wow...(sighs) It was a good...ah..ending.
Et bien, j'ai adoré ton épilogue. Oui, il est un peu sombre, mais il est réaliste. Comment Harry pourrait-il réagir autrement après ce qu'il a vécu ? Comment ne pas en vouloir à Dumbledore ?
Et, quels sont les sentiments de Ron et d'Hermione ?
Hermione qui doit vivre désormais avec le souvenir de cette agonie qu'elle a vécu, pendue à Gallows Hill !!!
Rien ne pourra plus jamais être pour eux comme avant et pour Harry, la tentation de passer de 'l'autre côté' peut-être grande en effet. Merci encore pour cette belle histoire !
Author's Response: Welll, it was a story about Harry, not Ron and Hermione... and they did not spend as much time in Salem as Harry did or see most of the things he did (e.g. Samantha dead, having to ask Naima to kill him)... but you are right, they had a very traumatic experience as well... like I said before, this epilogue does warrant a sequel to the fic. :D You're very right indeed, Harry's going to have to fight hard to get rid of that "temptation" or the snake. I hope he does! :D
"...death is only the next great adventure..."
:D That's one of my favorite quotes strangly enough.
Author's Response: Mine too! :D
Very informative chapter! I now totally understand everything that happened!
Well, you definitely get the "longest explaination chapter" award for this one! I've enjoyed the story... I hope there will be at least one more chapter!
"My opinion has always been that if you lose something from your pocket, even after taking all necessary precautions against such a loss, then the object in question has probably left your pocket for a very good reason."
This was my favorite part of the chapter- it sounds JUST like something Dumbledore would say!
Author's Response: Well, I can tell you now that there IS one more chapter and that it will go into the queue today! Glad you liked the chapter - it was indeed a lengthy explanation!