I actually really liked this chapter, the last few have been really great but I just have a soft spot in my heart for the trio.
Goodness harry does seem to be in quite a . . . bizarre, spot right now huh?
“From the very beginning?” asked Ron with a grin. “Merlin, I hope you have a few hours to spare then, Hermione. Should we start with Parseltongue or is there something even before that o—”
HA . . .i love that line . . .brilliant! well please update soon and for now im off to go look at ur drawing . . .Farewell!
Author's Response: I'm happy you also liked this chapter... I owed you all one last "Trio" chapter before the great turning point of the story. I liked writing the line you quoted, too :)
I hope you like the drawing! Thanks for the review.
oh my god!!!!! you cannot just leave off like that! we need to know what happens, and we need it now! please. anyway, i disagree with you that this is an insipid chapter, i liked it very much. and i do hpe very much that ron doesn't die. you would never kill off ron, would you? ::puppy dog eyes:: thanks, this was a great chapter!
Author's Response: Would I kill off Ron?... Aaaah... (*looks mysterious*). I'm not telling yet. I'm happy you disagree with me -- as weird as it sounds! -- and... well, you're welcome. Thanks for the nice review, and I'll try to update soon!
I think they left some things out of Harry's list of oddities. I seem to remember that he can see in the dark (although they may know the cause for that), and he did not shift to his werewolf form at moonrise like Lupin did. Instead, he shifted when he stepped into the moonlight.
Author's Response: I left things out??? Bugger. Buggerbuggerbugger... You're right. Harry's sharpened senses are a direct consequence of his insensibility to pain: when you lose a sense, the others tend to develop more than usually. Harry lost his sense of touch, therefore his hearing and sight developed. Convincing?... Ah, I'll have to add it somewhere in the chapter.
About the other oddity: Harry had told them all about his strange werewolf form before they started making those lists, and when they talked about it later ("Everything comes back to that Forest!" etc....), Hermione may just have added "unusual transformation" to her list. It's part of Harry's unusual reaction to the werewolf's bite. In that case, fortunately, it is not an omission.Whew. Thanks for pointing that out! And I'm impressed to see how well you know the details of the story.
that was a really good chapter, you shouldn't be bothered by it. hermione's organised approach is very in charcter and it also really helps the reader recap the story and understand it better as well. i like this mysterious new character, its got me intregued. well done
Author's Response: Thanks, it was the main purpose of that chapter at first: helping the reader to "recap the story". The bit with the feathered woman wasn't even initially planned so soon into the story -- then I thought I couldn't leave the chapter like that. Too short. Too dull. Again, thank you for the review!
Very good, the trio together again is priceless, is the figure dressed in green a person of the forest, I actually got a Robinhood impression. This is the most original post Vold. stories I've read
Author's Response: You would be right when assuming the woman clad in green has something to do with the Forest... After all, "everything always comes back to that Forest" in this story. Thanks for your lovely comment!
Although you dislike it, I think your chapter is well done. It seems very trio-like, Hermione working through things with the occasional inspiration of Ron and Harry as they watch her. The end of the chapter, with Harry giving Ron advice, that was splendid! I like it. Two thumbs up. I can't wait for the next one.
Author's Response: Thanks a lot! Well, for once, I'm glad everybody disagrees with me! :D I'll try to get the next chapter ASAP...
WHOA!!! no that's not allowed to happen!!! what's going on!!! where's the next chapter!!!! RON DEAD!! no it can't happen!!! where's the next chapter i have to see it!!!
Author's Response: I've begun the next chapter, but now I think of it, I think I'm going to delete it and start another one. Sorry!... And thanks for the -- erm -- four reviews you left me for this chapter... :)
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it's been validated!!!! now i'm going to read it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Author's Response: Go on, go on... be my guest...
I'm sorry you don't like this chapter, because I think it's great! The bit at the end with Harry and Ron really made me smile. I am kind of confused by this girl with the arrows, but I'm sure we'll learn her story soon enough. :)
Author's Response: First, it's short. I don't like short chapters. Second, I worked on the "explanations" part for so long that I ended up hating it: it sounded like an endless summary of all the mysteries encountered in the story, "without head or tail" (French expression, I don't know if the equivalent exists in English), awfully tedious on the whole. The conversation between Harry and Ron came out of nowhere, but I'm pretty pleased with this part. And it's normal you should get confused by the girl with the arrows (God, something confusing is coming up in every chapter of this story!!!); her story will be told later. Thanks for the review!
So far, I think this is a brilliant post-V story. I always wondered just how Harry would be able to deal with horrors after it all ended. Great job so far.
Author's Response: Thank you!
Great chapter. I'm glad Harry is back with Ron and Hermione. But what happened to Ron!!?? Did she kill him?
Author's Response: Thanks. As for Ron, I'm not tellin' yet... (*looks mysterious*)
Let me start by saying YES!! Woohoo, finally!
And now, OH NO, NOT RON! He can't be killed. There's still a chance that Harry might be there. You said 'just before Disapparating', not that he actually did it. So there is still some hope, right? Right??
Which leads me to my next question, who is the feathered woman and what does she want? What did she take, or not take, from Hermione's apartment? Did she just read over the files? Surely Hermione would have noticed if some of her research was missing.
And where did this woman come from? My guess, the Forest. Although I don't think she's a dryad, for some reason. I think she's something else, something new. But she could be a dryad, of course, since no one has seen one in forever. I guess that's for you to decide, isn't it?
Your explanation of Harry's insomnia and lack of feeling are very plausible to me. And I like the way you wrote Hermione with the ink all over her face. Very believable.
And could there be a wedding on the way? That is, if Ron even makes it!! Ahhh!!
You raised an interesting question: why does the Forest hate wizards so much? and why would the founders choose to form a school so near to such hate? My theory is this: that the forest did not originally hate wizards. I don't think anything instinctively hates; that is one 'value' that has to be taught. So, perhaps it is something the wizard community did over the course of time that inspired such hatred in the Forest. And it could be anything, really. Perhaps they had to cut down some of the trees, which I assume the Forest would not take too kindly. Or maybe it's that over the years, the wizards started to take the Forest for granted and stopped respecting it. Maybe they thought they owned the Forest instead of treating it as their equal. I mean, the Forest seems to be as living and concious as you and I, so why should it not be treated with the same respect?
Anyways, if you couldn't tell, I liked the chapter, even if you didn't. Hahaha. Hope you can get through my novel of a review!
And death to writer's block!
Author's Response: I'm glad you liked this chapter in spite of everything!! I don't remember why I started hating it so much... Maybe because it gave me so much trouble I had to go through it a hundred times before I was more or less satisfied...
You're asking all the right questions :). Will Ron be killed? Who is the woman clad in green, and why is she taking such an interest in the trio's discvoveries?... To answer one of your questions, no, she didn't take anything from Hermione's apartment, she just read the lists. And you're right, she's not a dryad. Dryads are creatures who can't go in town -- they need to stay close to forests.The explanation of Harry's insomnia is not completely mine -- as I said in my A/N, Hamm On Wry gave me more than half of my ideas in a review he left for chapter 4.
Your theory about the Forest's hatred is interesting -- and not so far off the mark, in some points. I know EXACTLY the answer to that question (*excited squeal*). Though it won't be revealed before a few chapters... You'll see, it's pretty interesting too (*looks smug*).And I love loooooong reviews! :D
And yes, WRITER'S BLOCK MUST DIE!
i had to leave another review!! i'm glad your writer's block is gone, i really hope that doesn't happen again! this next chapters gonna be good i just know the title says it all finally getting some sense out of all those clues! here's hopeing this get's validate uber ASAP!! :D(:
Author's Response: I can't promise it won't happen again, so let's keep our fingers crossed, ok? ;)
OMG!!! YES!!!!! IT'S A NEW CHAPTERMY FAVORITE STORY IS UPDATED!!!!!!!!!! they better validate this ffast i don't think i can wait very long!!!!
Author's Response: Thanks, I hope the chapter lives up to your expectations!! personally, I don't like it...
. . . . . .FINALLY!!!!! YES!!!!!!
Author's Response: Eh oui! Here it is! Two words: writer's block...
Wow this is such an interesting story- not a story line you would normally come across which I love. I thought that was so cool having Harry as a white wolf with green eyes- bet it was beeuteeful. Love this- keep up the good work!!
Author's Response: I'm happy you loved the white wolf -- I have a weakness for wolves! Thanks for the nice comments!
no!!!! not a cliffie!!! i can't sleep with a cliffie on my mind!!! please...i beg you, update as soon as possible!!
Author's Response: Done! (*looks satisfied*) Sorry, I know I took my time, but -- the next chapter gave me some trouble.
I really love all your stories, this one included! It's so good, never a chapter without a surprise. I am anxious for anyone Ginny encounter though! She was perfect in the last one, very in character. They all were. Great job!
Author's Response: Thanks! But don't expect too much from Ginny... I don't like her ;)
This chapter was amazing! Even though you didn't have dialogue, it was still amazing. I was holding my breath the whole time it was Harry vs werewolf leader! I really liked when you said, or Harry thought, "But do werewolves like tomato sauce?" It gave a nice touch to the chapter, even though Harry was later bitten by a werewolf.
Author's Response: Thanks a lot for the nice review :) This is one of my favourite chapters...
Wow...that's all I can say! I've read this chapter over and over again and I just keep finding out new things. The first time I read it, I was eager to keep reading. You really can keep a reader reading even though you've got some lengthy chapters. But, heck, who cares? You've got a good story going and I adore the way you describe things. Amazing! I've been keeping up with SotT, so I wanted to leave a little review for you! (;
P.S. English? Second language? You're good...
Author's Response: Thanks for leaving me a (not so little) review! Everything you said (well, wrote) made me very happy. I always have doubts about the length of my chapters... I'm always scared they might be wearisome. If you still want to keep reading in spite of this, now I'm saved!
P.S. English second language, learned out of books :) I don't think I would've been able to write in English if I hadn't fallen in love with that language...