Reviewer: Nez
Date: 08/04/09 14:30
Chapter: The House on Preston Road

Excellent! I'm off to read your version of CoS now. :)

Author's Response: Belated reply: hope you enjoyed the series so far!

Reviewer: ginnyrulz13
Date: 11/11/08 23:00
Chapter: Advice from a Hat

oh i hope you at least mention lily and james! because i just realized that they are alive and that makes me kinda happy. haha and i love how hary and ron are old friends! i also really hope that harry still falls for a little red-headed girl we all know and love....

Author's Response: Lily and James are one of the great mysteries of the series, I should warn you. I'm two chapters away from explaining where they are in Goblet of Fire! There will be many relationship twists and turns in the series, but you can rest assured that all will be well in the end.

Reviewer: ginnyrulz13
Date: 11/11/08 22:53
Chapter: On the Hogwarts Express

so, is neville going to be best friends with hermione and seemus, then? that would really be interesting, but i can't picture hermione with anyone besides ron...

Author's Response: Neville needed a best friend and I wanted it to be Hermione. You'll see how the friendships between Neville and the trio develop as you read on.

Reviewer: ginnyrulz13
Date: 11/11/08 22:48
Chapter: The Alley of Surprises

Hagrid was perfect, too! you're a wonderful writer!!

Author's Response: Thank you - you're a wonderful reviewer :)

Reviewer: ginnyrulz13
Date: 11/11/08 22:42
Chapter: Past Scars

you portrayed Dumbledore very well, and he's a hard character to write.

Author's Response: I know. I've found it easier to write him as I've gone along - I don't know if I've got better!

Reviewer: ginnyrulz13
Date: 11/11/08 22:37
Chapter: The House on Preston Road

wow, this is such a creative and cool idea! i can't wait to see what's different and the same about this "series" and the real Harry Potter one.

Author's Response: Thanks! I hope you'll read and enjoy it all the way through to Goblet of Fire, and beyond as write more.

Reviewer: dahboigh
Date: 05/31/08 17:53
Chapter: The Professors' Tasks

“Snivellus, really?” said Harry. “Well I’m not surprised. It’d be just the sort of sneaky thing he would do.”

LMAO He really is James's son in this version ^_^

Author's Response: And indeed very much Sirius' godson, as you'll see when you read on into CoS and PoA.

Reviewer: dahboigh
Date: 05/31/08 17:22
Chapter: A Dragon and Detention

Firenze was *perfectly* in character. Bravo!

Author's Response: Thanks! Firenze is odd, but I like his style.

Reviewer: E Crawford
Date: 03/14/08 17:35
Chapter: On the Hogwarts Express

looks really good, i love the alternate universe theroy, and the way u dicribe everything!!!

Author's Response: Thank you! I hope you continue to enjoy it.

Reviewer: chosonone
Date: 02/11/08 15:09
Chapter: On the Hogwarts Express

It's nice to see Neville and Hermione as freinds

Author's Response: See below

Reviewer: chosonone
Date: 02/11/08 15:09
Chapter: On the Hogwarts Express

It's nice to see Neville and Hermione as freinds

Author's Response: See below

Reviewer: chosonone
Date: 02/11/08 15:09
Chapter: On the Hogwarts Express

It's nice to see Neville and Hermione as freinds

Author's Response: I felt Neville needed at least one friend, and Hermione was the obvious choice.

Reviewer: chosonone
Date: 02/09/08 12:17
Chapter: The Alley of Surprises

I wasn't expecting Neville to meet Hagrid until he went to hogwarts

Author's Response: Ah well, always good to surprise my readers!

Reviewer: chosonone
Date: 02/07/08 11:24
Chapter: Past Scars

So neville doesn't like to say Voldemort's name.

Author's Response: See below.

Reviewer: chosonone
Date: 02/07/08 11:24
Chapter: Past Scars

So neville doesn't like to say Voldemort's name.

Author's Response: No he doesn't. He's raised in magical society and so is used to the name being unspoken. Harry, who came in from outside, didn't have that.

Reviewer: The Scribbler
Date: 01/12/08 14:18
Chapter: The House on Preston Road

I always wondered what might have happened if Neville was chosen instead! Good luck with the series. I like it already.

Author's Response: Thank you! Keep reading!

Reviewer: C_A_Campbell
Date: 01/02/08 10:40
Chapter: The Seeker and the Secret

hm...nice chapter, but I think Neville's character was off. He suddenly started acting like Harry. He's usually a lot more quiet, and I think he would hesitate before jumping to conclusions (jumping to conclusions is Harry's trait). I think he would do a lot of thinking of 'maybe I'm imagining things' and then after the incident at Quidditch he would think that maybe he was right. But then he would still be thinking 'no one would believe me even if I did make my suspicions known'. Hermione should have done all the questioning at Hagrid's, because Neville is a very quiet and timid boy. He just suddenly got comfortable in his own skin and all of it just screamed 'Harry'. So yeah... I still want to keep reading though. I like this story.

Author's Response: Yeah, you're right, Neville shouldn't jump to conclusions and he probably is a bit off here. I think my COS Neville is a bit better, especially when he plays off against Harry and you can compare the two. The trouble is of course that someone has to think Snape is responsible, or the plot doesn't work, and it's unlikely to be Hermione, who is the only other option I have at this stage. In these stories I'm constantly pitting Neville's reluctant nature against the needs of the plot. Harry's natural reaction to any crisis is to do something, even if it's the wrong thing. Neville's natural reaction is to do nothing. Sometimes I feel I have to get Neville into situations in spite of himself, and it's probably at those times he slips out of character and becomes more Harry-like. Hopefully it doesn't happen too often. I hope you like 'Reflections', I think it's one of my best chapters of PS.

Reviewer: C_A_Campbell
Date: 01/01/08 22:42
Chapter: Learning Curve

Ooooh, Snape. I love Snape, and you did a good job in characterization - though I'm slightly confused on where this is going. He was hard on Harry which mean he still hates Snape. But shouldn't he love Neville's mum? Because the whole thing of the sacrifice protection on Harry was because Lily chose to die instead of live and she only had that choice because of Snape. I know this was probably written pre-DH but I'm still really confused on how it will turn out. Oh well, nothing left to do but keep reading. Good job, I really like this story.

Author's Response: This was written pre-DH (as was all of my PS, DH came out between me finishing PS and beginning COS), but I think my version of Snape's storyline still works out. Rule No. 1 for this fic is that everything that happened pre Voldemort's choice of Neville over Harry (in mid 1981) remains canon. So Snape still loved Lily and has no interest in Alice Longbottom (That is of course why he is still mean to Harry). I have come up with a (I hope) plausible reason why Voldemort offered to spare Alice, but I don't know when it will be revealed (maybe not until my DH). It has nothing to do with Snape, however. Snape's story over the course of this series will differ (starting in GOF) and his loyalties will even further be called into question. After DH came out, I had to sit down and plan out all of Snape's story very carefully and I think it has the potential to be one of the highlights of the second half of the series. I hope you're still reading when we get there...

Reviewer: chosonone
Date: 12/23/07 18:34
Chapter: The House on Preston Road

I relly liked the way the chapter was writen

Author's Response: Thank you!

Reviewer: C_A_Campbell
Date: 12/17/07 12:00
Chapter: Past Scars

Another wonderful chapter. You taught some wise lessons via Dumbledore. I loved it. I'm sorry I can't say much more than that I really enjoyed it, but take the fact that I found nothing to critique as a compliment. I will continue to read when I find time.

Author's Response: Thank you! I remember finding Dumbledore hard to pull off when I wrote this chapter (I think I've got better at him since). But it's such a crucial chapter to set up everything that follows. If I wrote it again now it would probably be a little longer, but all the key points are there.

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