This chapter was, like, seriously, WOW. It shows your amazing writing skills and how much creativity and thought you've given in this story. It's definately keeping me interested into seeing where the rest of this story is going. Once again, AMAZING JOB!!!!!!!
Author's Response: Cool! That was one of my favorite chapters too--I really liked playing with the idea of the founders and how they chose the spot for Hogwarts. And how the past connects to the present, and... well, you get the idea.
I am quite sad that it is done!! :-( But really amazing story line
Author's Response: Well, it had to end somewhere... Thanks!
Aw... it's finally over. It's been so long! I can remember last year, getting up early and reading this before I headed off into the day. Arguing with my friend about it. Theorising. Waiting and waiting during that drought of updates.
Thanks for writing a fic that's helped bridge the gap for me: first, from HBP to DH, and then after, from DH into the future. I've enjoyed it nearly as much as DH (the only thing against it is that you're not Jo, sorry); I've probably reread it as much.
I thoroughly enjoyed this tale. Thanks again.
(I think I'll order one of those books.)
Author's Response: Thanks! Cool! I'm glad you enjoyed it so much! Well, if you want to order one, I just figured out the costs, so send me a PM or an email and I'll get you the info. I hope to put in the print order in 2 weeks.
Two thumbs up!!! Excellent chapter :-)
Author's Response: *bows* TY!
So what happen to Harry and the trio
Did harry every get married?
I loved the story i was just hoping for a little more in the end kind of telling what happen to them?
Author's Response: Well, you get to imagine it, which is good. I don't think Harry ever married, just because it seems like the truly powerful wizards like Dumbledore (and Voldy) end up alone. Plus I think the act of killing Tura kind of haunted him for a long time. Ron marries Luna and Herms marries Viktor, and of course Snape gets Tura 2.0.
IN RE your response to the previous review, I thought JKR did explain why DD had James's cloak. (I thougt it was a pretty anticlimactic reason, but a reason nevertheless.) No spoilers here, but this was one of the mysteries she did resolve. (I agree that DH failed to tie up many other loose ends, however.)
Author's Response: *shrugs* She might have--I must've forgotten it. I was so unimpressed with DH that I was pretty much skimming it after the first couple of chapters.
i went a bit too far with the total crap thing but it was a bit of a let down after the rest of the story and left me feeling a bit let down alot like the original hp 7th book maybe it was that i didnt want it to end but it seemed to me that you could have given atleast one more chapter before it and only finished there so that you could publish it. over all i think it was a great story but this last story did not live up tho the rest of the book.
also i did not want nor need for it to be spoon fed i kinda guessed what happened but i guess i feel it would prob have been better leaving it at the chapter before as you could have probably guessed what happened from that.
Author's Response: LOL, no worries--I sensed you were mainly disappointed. Well, the thing is, it's gotta end SOMEWHERE. You can't just keep telling the story forever. In my mind, a good story ends when all the little mysteries are solved. That was what I hated about DH, actually, was that it didn't really solve any of the overall story arc mysteries--what happened during the Missing 24 Hours on Nov. 1, 1980; how did Dumbledore end up with James's invisibility cloak; what was up with the Horks (why a cheap Muggle diary??) etc. So I tried to wrap those up, and others, and then at the very end, wrap up the mysteries I introduced, like what happened to Tura. All that got done, I thought, by Chapter 48. Telling any more would have been overkill. I only needed the epilogue to clarify that Snape got the girl and Harry went on to have a productive, if somewhat lonely, life. I mean, what more is there to say?
I'm thinking there is no way on earth for two children raised and educated as muggles till they were 11 in England no less would mention Hitler in a manner that says they don't really know who he was. Hermione in particular. They did teach them history from kindergarten, or whatever it is in England, on up. And really, I do think Harry would have a bit more of a clue as to how to use a cell phone. Other than that, well written, though I am wondering about what Harry is thinking regarding Ginny.
Author's Response: Yeah, I changed that part about Hitler for the final version--I wrote it that way to get my kids talking about history a little, but it did seem pretty OOC. But for cell phones--this took place in 1997, when they weren't quite as much of an everyday phenomenon, and I gotta say, I still don't know how to use one and I've been around them! Harry certainly wouldn't have one of his own from the Dursleys, and I doubt anyone at Hogwarts had one. And I doubt that, after Harry became a wizard, he even bothered snooping through Dudley's gadgets anymore. Anything invented after 1989 would probably be foreign to Harry.
well i loved the fic! the whole thing I though it was just fantactic. You are amazingly talented. I agree with a few people the ending didn't do much for me, i feel like there should have been another chapter in between the last 2. I would have liked that just to wrap things up a bit as far as the other relationships go apart from Harrys. But I liked the "Epilogue" I agree with you that we need to use our imaginations. What is the fun in bein spoon fed! Lol. Congratulations on an amazing story, i look forward to when its published and i get my copy which reminds me i must email you now! I am very sad there is no more to the story. Thanks so much Fi :-)
Author's Response: Another chapter: Eh, maybe, but I like it this way. I mean, there can be too much of a good thing, ya know? You know Tura ended up with Snape--who wants to read about Harry's inevitable heartbreak when she chooses the other man? He obviously gets over it and finds solace in Quidditch. Plus as he got older, he kinda reclaimed his tendency to help and serve others by becoming a Healer--so that bitterness and angst from killing Voldemort finally resolved itself too. There's a lot of story tucked in there, you just have to read between the lines.
not that i dont like the story i do love it but this last chapter is complet crap it does not tell you anything who did harry get wiv??
Author's Response: Well, "complet crap" isn't exactly constructive criticism... I thought it was perfect. You're supposed to use some imagination and dream for yourselves where they all went, not just have me spoon-feed it to you. Harry ended up alone, which is why he looks sad on his Frog Card.
ooohhh....i'm so sad that it's over, but I'm also pretty happy at the same time. you had very, very many unforseen twists, and that one with Tura/Crooshanks nearly put me over the edge! More than one chapter sounded jut like JKR, and I'd have to say that you're one of the best FF writers that I've read.
Author's Response: Thanks! I was trying to imitate her style at the beginning, it's true. Glad you liked the Crooks thing--it always bugged me that Crooks seemed to have a story behind him and JKR never told it.
cooooool, I am excited..
Author's Response: :)
it has been nice reading your story, but with all honesty, the last two chapters didn't quite go well. in writing 50+ chapters, i've seen your style changed, and i thought it was getting good, and better. but really, please don't hate me, the last two posts were not so good.
Author's Response: Huh, wow, those are the chapters I worked hardest on. Well, not everyone likes the same thing.
Oh, so what about poor Harry? If Tura married Severus, and Harry looked "sad" on the frog cards, does that mean he ended up alone? Or did I miss something? BTW, thanks for giving Sev a happy ending!
Author's Response: I kinda thought he would end up alone--sort of like Frodo at the end of LOTR, a little too broken to fit in anymore. But he made the best of it--used his powers for good and all that. :)
Wonderful story! I absolutely loved it. I wish I could order a book.... but I'm broke. Go figure.
Still... AMAZING fanfic!
Author's Response: Thanks! Well, it happens. You can always read it online.
ah. thanks for the explanation. its all clearer now.
but what of ron and luna, hermione and victor, ginny and elias and was harry left on his own?
Author's Response: Well, pretty much, yeah.
wow. great story. but, no offence, i didnt like that last chapter. to me, its too rushed. but the last bit of it was good. but what happened to tura after she was ressurected?
Author's Response: Well, you have to read between the lines, so to speak. She married Severus Snape and had at least one child named Harry. He then had a son, Harry Jr. who is the boy we meet in the epilogue, talking about how only his grandma is disrespectful to Headmaster Snape in public...
yay tura! now get the next part up!
Author's Response: Ok, Ok--last chapter coming up...
Awesome chapter!! I just hope Tura picks Harry to be with and not Snape... Harry belongs with her. Can't wait for the final chapter please make it quick!!!! Fi
Author's Response: Wanna give it a couple more days--not many people seem to be reading right now, probably final exams and stuff...
You brought tura back! YAY!!!!!!!! Did i mention how much i love you today?
Author's Response: *blush* awwww, shucks.