Reviews For A Different Road
Reviewer: rambkowalczyk
Date: 09/30/06 9:02
Chapter: Ilico Res

What was I typing? What I was trying to say is that I like your imagination in coming up with original spells.

Author's Response: thank you!!

Reviewer: rambkowalczyk
Date: 09/30/06 8:54
Chapter: Ilico Res

Am with your imagination of magical objects. Ilico Res sounds like canon. I have no problem with Snape appearing to much.

Author's Response: that's good. i think Snape is a really interesting character. Thank you sooooo much!!! ~Sara

Reviewer: rambkowalczyk
Date: 09/30/06 8:44
Chapter: Be Careful

good interaction between Harry and Snape. Accomplishes your goals and also makes reader wonder why Snape isn't criticizing the other students after he talks to Harry.

Author's Response: thank you very much!!

Reviewer: rambkowalczyk
Date: 09/30/06 8:32
Chapter: Room of Buried Secrets

fascinating chapter, leaving more questions than answers. Like what is the purpose of the room? It can't be to guard secrets as Harry had no problem finding out Lucius'. Or is Harry's discovery unusual?

Also, to be nitpicky, Bella shouldn't have sunken eyes as that was a result of her years of Azkaban. Sirius' eyes were described in a similiar way.

Author's Response: thank you!! it was just a fun addition to the story. but Harry will be back to the room over the years, probably finding out more information. i just thought she already had dark, sunken eyes. but that's a good point. i nevver thought of that. ~Sara

Reviewer: rambkowalczyk
Date: 09/27/06 17:44
Chapter: Next Day Nothing

You present a Harry that is similiar to the Harry in canon and yet has a decision that the canon Harry will not have to make--that is choose power or choose friends. You keep making a good case for making friends, but you seem to have more difficulty making the case for power. What kind of power is Harry seeking? Your prev chapters say that Harry wants the kind that has other people bowing to him, yet Harry as of yet has not done anything to indicate he feels this way whereas he does try to maintain Ron and Hermione's friendship. It could be argued that his friendship with Draco is less of a friendship and more of a means to make his way in the wizarding world. THis would mean that Harry is using Draco. Maybe Harry should be using other people alittle. Does being a Slytherin mean that you can't be friends with blood traitors and Muggleborns? According to Draco in this story yes. but is it the opinion of other Slytherins? After all one's path to greatness might require the allegiance to these "unsavory characters" and a Slytherin should use any means available. You may want to reconsider relationships. Not because I care who Harry gets paired with but because why Harry gets goes out with a girl or why Harry chooses to not pursue a relationship might be important in the decision that Harry must make.

Author's Response: The power part comes later. You don't all of a sudden become evil. It's a gradual thing and that's what's going to happen. Things will change, I promise you. I wanted the first year to be more of a start up for him. Yes, being a Slytherin, they usually don't associate with blood traitors and muggleborns. I don't want to give anything away for future years and what's going to happen. I have already come up with something that's going to happen with a girl, but that won't happen till 5th year. That's for all the interesting points!! ~Sara

Reviewer: rambkowalczyk
Date: 09/27/06 16:57
Chapter: Findings

I like it when you add new mysteries to a familiar story. It looks as though Harry is bound and determined to hate Snape regardless.

Author's Response: Yeah, it would appear so, and I don't know if that will change. I'll see. And thank you! ~Sara

Reviewer: rambkowalczyk
Date: 09/27/06 16:50
Chapter: A Fall Downward

again being a little nitpicky. In canon Dumbledore wasn't there for the game that Harry's broom got jinxed. So was it Dumbledore who slowed Harry and Leven's descent? Or was it someone else? I noticed later Snape is explaining something to Dumbledore in the Great Hall, is he telling Dumbledore what happened at Quidditch?

Harry's dream sequence adds a nice touch to the chapter. Snape's nastiness is consistent with the rest of your story. The only thing is I can't picture Snape verbally saying to the Slytherins that it is ok for them to call him "Snape." I can see him saying at the begining that everyone must refer to him as professer or sir, but as a matter of action if a Slytherin just calls him Snape, he wouldn't have a fit. Although he would for Harry. I do like how Harry calls him professer instead of sir.

Author's Response: It was Dumbledore that slowed it. He was there in mine. In the Great Hall, they were talking about it and Quirrel, which Harry hears about later also. Sir just seems more formal to me than professor and it also seems like your calling the person master, and I doubt Harry wants to do that. Yeah, it seems weird. But I just wanted to further emphasize the difference in how Snape treats Harry to the other Sytherins. ~Sara

Reviewer: rambkowalczyk
Date: 09/27/06 16:29
Chapter: A Secret Between Friends

2 picky points that are probably irrelevant. Harry could have lied and said that it wasn't Ron or Hermione that he was writing to (although his answer was just as noncommittal). After all Harry could have be corresponding with Seamus and Pavarti for all Draco knows.

THe other thing was that the Ouidditch match in SS took place the 1st Sat after Halloween. Like I said minor detail.

Author's Response: Yeah, that's true, but Draco has seen Harry talking with Ron and Hermione. So that would be his first guess. Yeah, I just couldn't remember when the Quidditch game was, so I just wrote it in then because I had the idea for it. Thanks for the review! ~Sara

Reviewer: Big_Kelpie
Date: 09/27/06 14:13
Chapter: Revealing of Voices

aa very very good chapter...
i really jus cant wait 4 more

Author's Response: Thank you, thank you!!!

Reviewer: Ghostclown
Date: 09/26/06 13:34
Chapter: Revealing of Voices

For one, your story is fracking awesome! I'm still wondering as to wheter or not Harry will go to the Wealey Residence or Malfoy Manor over the summer, though.

Author's Response: Hmm...I'll just come out and say that he's going to both. Malfoy Manor first and then the Burrow. I've written part of it already. And thank you, Ghostclown!!!! ~Sara

Reviewer: rambkowalczyk
Date: 09/24/06 23:33
Chapter: Taken Away

I find it interesting that Harry didn't see the letters that say this is the mirror of Erised.

Dumbledore's question "Is there anything you wish to tell me about the mirror" seems misplaced. Harry has pretty much told Dumbledore everything he saw in the mirror. Dumbledore should have figured it out (even if I couldn't) that Harry has conflicting desires about what he truly wants. I find it odd that Dumbledore doesn't explain this to Harry.

Author's Response: How would Dumbledore know what Harry sees in the mirror? Yes, the parents would be obvious, but it could be different. Dumbledore is allowed to be curous himself about what his students sees in the mirror, so he asked politely about it and got answers. You make a good point about Dumbledore not explaining the conflicting ideas to Harry, and I think I'll go back and re-work that into the last chapter of year 1. Thank you for your input!! It really has been helpful! ~Sara

Reviewer: rambkowalczyk
Date: 09/24/06 23:21
Chapter: The Mirror

my 2cents about animagisus. I thin they can be repeated in that two people could be cats. The just wouldn't like the same. Mcgonagall has markings aroun the eyes like her glasses. Another person could be a different colored cat altogether.

Author's Response: That is very true. But I'm still going with the wolf and fox. You made a good point.

Reviewer: rambkowalczyk
Date: 09/24/06 23:16
Chapter: The Mirror

fascinating chapter. the description of what Harry saw in the mirror was confusing. I take it to mean that Harry saw his blurry parents for a while the the image would change to powerful Harry who would smirk back at him. That he wouldn't see the two images at the same time. Had to actually look up the meaning of res ipsa loquitor. The thing is not so evident to me. :)

Author's Response: Yeah, that's what happened and what he saw. Sorry if it was confusing. I didn't want it to be. I'm glad you understood it. And thank you very much! ~Sara

Reviewer: anAnachronism
Date: 09/24/06 14:55
Chapter: Revealing of Voices

Good chapter. I feel like a little kid because all I can say is: I want more! (I voted for you on QSQ, by the way.)

And I am still a fan for Hermione and Draco, and maybe Ron, to all be friends. Draco did help save Ron! There's still hope for him! I'm feeling very expectant for the next fic when it turns out that Malfoy's dad is the one trying to open the chamber...that will make the friendship a bit difficult...

ANYWAY, this was a great chapter! Trust Hermione to figure that one out. Hope Ron wasn't terribly damaged by the water. Maybe he'll just get a bad cold. As for Draco, please let him live! I'm sorry, you're probably sick of my 'protect Draco' rantings. Update soon!

Author's Response: Hmm...yeah, I'll have to figure out the part with Lucius somehow. That's a good point, I hadn't thought of that, so thank you for reminding me! Of course Draco will live. I can honestly give that one away. No one is dying...yet. *evil laugh* Thank you!! ~Sara

Reviewer: Janus
Date: 09/24/06 9:53
Chapter: Revealing of Voices

Good chapter. Please, update as soon as possible.
PS: I think that the small stones on the Konglomerate stone can be: Grimmauld Place 12, Hogwarts (Padfoot's cave) and Tom's pub.

Author's Response: I've already assigned them to different places, which Harry will do later on in the story. Grimmauld Place is one. Thank you! ~Sara

Author's Response: I've already assigned them to different places, which Harry will do later on in the story. Grimmauld Place is one. Thank you! ~Sara

Reviewer: Gladriel
Date: 09/23/06 19:02
Chapter: Revealing of Voices

That Was Awesome!

Author's Response: Thank you!!

Reviewer: BlondieFangurl
Date: 09/22/06 19:34
Chapter: Revealing of Voices


Author's Response: its okay. no one is dying. not yet anyway. *evil laugh* he'll be fine.

Reviewer: Sunflower at Dusk
Date: 09/22/06 16:50
Chapter: Revealing of Voices

Very good chapter. Really looking forward to the next one!!!! =D

Author's Response: thank you!!

Reviewer: Dream maker
Date: 09/22/06 16:13
Chapter: Revealing of Voices

please update quickly!!!!

Author's Response: you know I always update as soon as possible.

Reviewer: rambkowalczyk
Date: 09/22/06 14:05
Chapter: Competition

I like the friendly competion between Harry and Ackley. Is Ackley canon? Also it occured to me that Draco should be jealous of Harry playing seeker, shouldn't he? I was reading the reviewer who questioned who Lucius talked to that Draco over heard when he was seven. How could that be Voldemort? He's been vapor since Harry and Draco were one.

Author's Response: I never said the person was Voldemort. I never said it was anyone, really. I just had it in my mind that the person was just another Death Eater. Voldemort never told his Death Eaters that he was going after the Sorcerer’s Stone. Obviously, he was just vapor, like you said. But let’s just say that Lucius was randomly talking about the Stone and Draco overheard it.

Yeah, Draco should be jealous. I did think of that, I just always forgot to write it in. But I can add it in during second year. Oh, and I made Ackley up. Thanks for the review! ~Sara

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