Wow. It's been a while. But I'm still alive, and now that I've finally got the net in the apt., I read all those wonderful reviews that have been left for me since May and before!
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v. inteeresting. anxiously awaiting the next chapter, whether combined or not. :-)
Author's Response: thankies XD
ooooh.... i LOVE descriptive writin, and you are amazing at it!!!
thanks so much for updating, and writing in general! i can't wait to read more!
Author's Response: LoL, you're very welcome. Thank you so much for your review, it was very sweet. I'm already working on Chapter 10, beware...lol
veeerrrrry interesting... wonder what the "orange stuff" is??
can't believe u got 3 chapters in all in one update!!
ca'nt wait to read more! keep up the good work!
Author's Response: Thank you for your comments! :) (They've suddenly started approving my chapters very quickly. Not complaining.)
wow. wow. wow. so angsty. And I completely understand why he did it. I hate to say it but, Poor Harry.
veeeerry interesting. i'm looking forward to seeing what Harry does next, and how he figures this potion out. hope you'll update soon!
I don't think Harry is being 'wimpy' at all. I think you wrote his reaction PERFECTLY. I know that's how I would react.
I absolutely love what you're doing- it so complex, and you've obviously put a TON of thought into it.
Keep up the AMAZING work, and I hope they feature you!!! I de believe I shall send them an email...
Author's Response: Thank you! :) It would be great if they featured me... there are so many fics here though! And I hope EVERYONE who reviews is reading this, because I really want to thank you for your comments even though I'm a bit too lazy (and busy) to respond to everyone. I read and appreciate every single comment. :)
I remembered you asking about what we (the readers) thought about how the story should turn out- that is, when Harry should learn his lesson.
Let me tell you that I think this is an absolutely WONDERFUL story, and I love the creativity. I can't wait to see what Dumbledore's Lesson really is. I'd say- just to annoy people- that Harry shouldn't be "righted" before the end of the summer. Although... I WOULD have him turn back at least within the first week of term, and just show up. When people ask questions, he could just say "WEll.... I had some... growing up to do" Or something to the effect, prolly just less cheesey. :-)
Can't wait for more!!
If you're looking for a read, I would reccommend "Escape"- can't remember the author, but it has a rather creative twist, too, and it's one of my other faves.
Author's Response: Thanks for the recommendations. "Escape" is really good so far. I like it a lot, so thanks for telling me about it. I've thought of writing a similar story (that is where Harry somehow lives with his parents), but I've read a couple, so people would probably say I plagiarised.
hahaha. Harry must have been SOOO cute as a four year old- all that tousled black hair!!! And that bath scene!!! HA! sooo typical four year old male!
Author's Response: Another new reviewer! Thanks for reviewing. You're probably right about Harry being cute, but not just his hair. Green eyes are so precious on young children. I don't think Harry was protesting the bath for the same reason other four-year-olds do, however. He was still thinking like a sixteen-year-old at the time. Thanks again for reviewing some of the older chapters.
man, I totally feel for Harry and his Pox. I just got over shingles last month (aka adult chicken pox) and let me tell you- they were NOT FUN. I was sick for 3 weeks, and that's just NOT good when you're in your third year of college. on to the next chap....
*sigh* I check every day to see if you've updated... once again, i'm disappointed. I hope you will soon!
This is really interesting and wonderful way to talk about the 'after war'period, should Harry lose. And you know... it's EXTREMELY realistic, and that just makes it better. Scary, too. Can't wait to see who Hermione had her... 'altercation' with. I have some ideas, and i want to know if i'm right! please update sooN!
Oh, MrsGeorge, well done! SOrry I stopped reviewing on all the chaps, but I had to log off so I pulled up the story on the new "story" option (which is wonderful, btw! Yay to for adding that feature).
I loved the character developments- Ellie is wonderful. SO headstrong and VERy much a Potter/Dumbledore mix. I also really enjoyed the idea of the "green" Howler you had Neville receive! I heart Neville!
I'm off to read your next continuation-- I know it will be AMAZING!
oooh.... I was so scared it would be someone unfriendly sitting there! Whew!
It's me-- I thought I would like to read your fic, since you're always so lovely and review mine. Your work is WONDERFUL! So completely detailed and I'm breezing right through and can't wait to get to chapter 2!
That was so beautiful, and sad. I wish everyone had a Remus when they lose a Sirius.
Oohh... freaky deaky. DD has a granddaughter? ANd that is so true, even (and especially) w/ Jo's story. There is SO LITTLE we know about DD. That would explain how HArry recognized the nose.
I must read on...
Ellie has me greatly confused. And I love it. At first I was all "oooh... I kind of want her and HArry to get together, even tho I'm a die-hard H/G fan."
And now.... are they family? B/c that would be nice, but I'm VERY interested as to see HOW you make it happen.
Twists and turns ahead, I hope!
dun dun dun... enter Ginny.
I kinda already figured it out I think-- Ellie is HArry's cousin. Andrew and James brothers (or cousins), Jane is DD's daughter???
"...Courage in itself is a contradiction... Itís the desire to live taking the form of a readiness to die; itís a bit of a bizarre combination, more often that not it is the art of being the only one to know that youíre scared to death."
How old is Ellie? 18? 19? I thought you said 2.5 years older than Harry, but she seems so much older. Then again, so do a lot of people. :-) Brilliant.
I've never thought about LV using the SOrting Hat, but now that you mention it... (I'm sure you hear that often) It was an excellent, in-depth thought, and wouldn't it be AMAZING for Harry to discover that the Key to Voldemort was in front of his nose the whole time?? I can't WAIT!!
WOW. You certinly put a TON of thought into this!!! I am super impressed- I especially loved your creation of the "binding quill". Brilliant, absolutely bloody brilliant. Now- on to chapter 2. p.s. it's a SHAME if they don't feature you.