Wow! This story is SUPERAWESOMEFANTASTIC :). I think the "Babe Magnet" chapter is my favorite so far, just because of how awkward it is to watch that scene in the movie KNOWING how OOC that is for Harry. I love the idea of Ginny being jealous of that, and I thought your depiction of the twins teasing Harry was brilliantly done!
I was a little hesitant to read this, because it is so easy to write this kind of story the wrong way. However, I am SO very glad that I read this chapter because I am really loving this story. It's such a refreshing, creative plot and very well executed.
Are you going to include messed-up DH scenes, since the movie comes out in only days? :)
Update soon, please, if you can! This is such an enjoying read!
Author's Response: Hey Ariana! NIce to see you outside of class. ;) Yay, I'm so glad you like this. It's way off from what I usually write, so I feel a little nervous about it. It's fun to write something AU for a change though. I will definitely be writing DH scenes, though I confess I am disappointed. When I learned about the Hermione/Krum dance, I immediate got inspired and wrote a scene for this story where Ron finds out and has a bit of a tantrum. But then--GAH!--they cut the scene from the movie! So I've got a chapter written that now does not work. LOL. Ah well. I have a couple more from HBP first, then I will move on to DH. Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to leave a review, Ariana. I appreciate it. See you at Hogwarts!
I love the story, the only thing that bothered me is that its not a subway station, but an overground railway station (if you want, it's Surbiton station in Surrey). However, this is only a minor detail and the overall thing is brilliant, I couldn't find anything else wrong with it.
Author's Response: Hmm... I will have to watch that scene again, as I thought the stairs were going up from the platform where he stood with Dumbledore. I will double-check and change that if necessary. Thanks for pointing it out. :) I'm glad you like it so far... thanks for reviewing!
Mwahahahahahahaha *snort* cj
Author's Response: :D
Spot on! Wonderful premise! cj
Author's Response: Thanks!
Hilarious! Please do the awkward shoe-tying scene. It drives me insane every time I see it.
Author's Response: The shoe-tying scene will be covered, but not as its own separate scene. That might be my favorite bit so far... stay tuned. And thanks!
continue please im interested to see where this is going..
Author's Response: More scenes are forthcoming, but it will be a while, I'm afraid. Thanks for reading.
This is a very clever idea! We know as fans how we feel about the changes but I've never thought about how the actual characters would feel if they were real people. Great job, can't wait for more!
Author's Response: Thanks! I find this is the healthiest way for me to channel my frustration with some of the choices that were made for the films.
Very funny! I like it. The only thing is that there isn't really a good transition from the first to the second....but i don't mind because it think it is is hilarious!
Author's Response: I'm so glad you think it's funny! I know what you mean about the transitions, but it will continue to be that way. That's why I mentioned in the summary that this fic will really read like a series of very short one-shots... and yet it made sense to keep them together... so... it is what it is. Glad you liked it! Thanks for the review!
Author's Response: I'm going to assume you liked it. So thanks!
Beautifully written and hilarious! I loved it, what a great idea for a story!
Author's Response: I'm glad you like it ~ thanks!
That was perfect! I think the scene, while wildly out of character, was supposed to show us that Harry had moved on from Sirius' death? And also that he was a desirable legal male on the prowl? All I could think was "That girl is way too cute to go for a guy that looks like *that*." Of course, she didn't notice that the pictures on the paper were moving so she couldn't have been that smart in the first place...
Please tell me you examine one of the scenes where movie!Ginny is meek and boring. Or crying about her relationship with Dean! I'd love to read what Harry and the Twins would think of movie!Ginny.
Thanks again for a great chapter!
Author's Response: Hmm... I don't think they intended to show that he had moved on from Sirius, since in the very next scene Slughorn mentions his death casually and Harry is obviously still dealing with it. If anything, I think Harry's line to Dumbledore, "I like riding on trains. It takes my mind off things." So maybe more an attempt to forget what he can't get off his mind? Sirius, I mean. But here's the deal: he would have been thinking about Ginny, too. He didn't want to end things with her and that had only been a couple of months before this. So yeah, the idea of Harry being slick with girls is just so OOC as to be ridiculous. As for the Muggle girl... she wouldn't have been able to see the pictures as moving anyway, right? I have already written a bit about the silliness of the wimpy movie Ginny, so stay tuned for that in a later chapter. Thanks for reading and reviewing--I really appreciate it!
I absolutely love it! It's hiliarious! Well done!
Author's Response: Yay! Thanks!
That was lovely! For me, the movies have gotten worse as we go and since I love OotP (book, of course), I loathed the movie. To tell you the truth, I can't even remember what happened in the movie at this point since I was so appalled that movie!Harry gave the prophecy to Lucius. But, your story is going to help me get over the movies, chapter by chapter. Right?
Author's Response: Haha. I'm not sure I can actually help you get over them, but we can at least bear it together, right? Misery loves company, as they say. Thanks for reading and reviewing!
Bahaha that's brilliant! Whenever I'm watching the movies, I always complain about lines or scenes that are completely out of character (for example, the scene in the diner with Harry and the waitress XD) and this made it even better, thinking about what the actual characters would be thinking if they could see the atrociousness of the movie franchise. Fantastic job! Becca:D
Author's Response: Yeah, me too! Thanks for taking the time to review. I've gone way AU with this one, and it's helpful to know it's connecting with a few folks out there. Glad you are enjoying it!
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
I'm so glad you managed to get this on the site. it's wickedly funny and just what's needed to brighten up my day after the hideousness that is Kloves/Yates is unleashed on the world.
And now I know why you wanted Babe Magnet and 'on the pull'. Poor old Harry!
Great fun ~Carole~
Author's Response: Yes, and thanks for supplying the correct terminology for me. :) I hadn't considered the timing of this thing, but I'm glad it went through on the day we learned about the movie Harmony. Gives me an outlet for my rage. Hehe. Thanks for the review, Carole! I'm glad you think it's funny!
LOL!! Soooooooooo very much funny. And so true btw. That bit of the movie was awfully, painfully OC!!
Author's Response: I know, right? I can't believe no one on the set or in the process bothered to say, "Um, actually Harry's no good with girls." *sigh* I'm so glad you are enjoying the fic, though! Thanks for the review!
Take that, Yates!
This is brilliant, Lori. Simply brilliant. I can't WAIT to see how you tackle the unnecessary Harmony dance.
Author's Response: I'm thinking about how to write that dance already, but I'm not seeing much humor at this point. Poor Ron. :( As for this, I'm glad you thought it worked! Thanks, as always, for the review!
Love it, love it, love it!! That scene inthe movie was one of the most AU of all the stuff that should not have been in the movie - I know that is how the real characters would have reacted to that scene. still laughing, more please!!! Debbie
Author's Response: I honestly never watch that scene because it is just so WRONG. Hehe. Glad you are enjoying the ride! Thanks for the review.
That was really randomly awesome!!!! Write more!
Author's Response: Randomly awesome... lol. I'm working on more, but I've got too many irons in the fire right now. Ugh! Soon, I hope! Thanks!
um k funny but really AU
Author's Response: I included an AU warning. Thanks for reviewing.