I do not own Harry Potter. I'm just a person who has thoroughly enjoyed the series and wishes to celebrate it with other fans.
Lookin' good so far! A few questions:
-> Why are Bill and Fleur sleeping on an illegal flying carpet?
->Why is everyone outside?
I'm really curious about what happens next, so expect more reviews from me!
Author's Response: Thanks! I'm really just imagining that the embargo ended with all the darkness on the carpet front, and they were outside because that's where they fell asleep...worry free life and all that jazz! I hope you like the next chapter...it's in the queue...
I just discovered I right some of the shortest reviews for this story. Eh, everything I write is short compared to other people.
I absolutely adore this chapter, even if it does bring bad news. At least we now know Ted isn't dying! Also, I'm pretty sure you've noticed this before (and most likely put it in yourself) Ted was doing something with silver when he was in Potions.
Thank you for saying my picture was cute. That means a lot to me.
I read this chapter yesterday and I'm trying to remember what happened without rereading it.
When are the auditions for "Alice"?
Author's Response: Luna, I don't mind that your reviews are short because I talk to you in real life! I can interrogate you in the lobby or something. And yes, he was certainly working with silver. Sharp eyes! I don't know when auditions are, but Levesque said she thought they'd be this upcoming week. *Shrug*
Oops. I just wrote the stupidest thing. Of course, you put the silver thing in yourself. I meant to say you put it in realizing what you were doing or someting like that.
Author's Response: No, it's okay, I know what you meant!
I finally got around to catching up on my Potter's Pentagon!
I've always imagined Charybdis rather, er, rotund.
Onto the next chapter!
Author's Response: Really? That's interesting. I've always had her as very tiny and birdlike and dainty angular.
I know I said I would post the reviews on your birthday, but I am, sadly, not a woman of my word.
-Jordan appears to be Spock at various points in this chapter. But that's okay--I like Spock (who is, of course, infinitely superior to Kirk).
-Ivy seems to me to be a bit fake in this chapter. I'm sorry; I know that sounds mean, but "I'm sorry, but it's so funny" feels a bit awkward. But that might just be the horrible character voice I have in my head for Ivy. Unfortunate that. Sorry.
-Why/How are you such an amazing writer? Every time I read a book, I look at it and say "Yeah, I can do that." Then I read one of your stories and say "Nope, I can't do that." Keep on being cool!
-I just realized that the entire time I was imagining the Burrow instead of Potters' house.
-Enlighten/Remind me: Dora Lupin. Is that Tonks?
Author's Response: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! YOOOOOOOU! IYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY, I MISSED YOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUU! Okay, sorry, but I haven't seen human beings for a long time. Haha, also, on my birthday, I'll be leaving for Disney World and not coming back for daaaaaaaays. Bahaha. And yes, Jordan IS Spock. Except I'd never seen anything Star Trek related when I wrote this story. But then I saw the STar Trek movie. And I said, "What is Jordan doing making out with Zoe Saldana???"
Ivy is fake in this chapter, yes. I always have trouble writing her at the beginnings of stories... I forget how to slip into her character. But I promise, you will like her at the end of the story! (I hope.)
Oh my gosh, my dear Luna, thank you soooo much for that compliment... I think you're superbly talented and everytime I read something you write, I go, "Wow, that's super-clever... how does her mind produce this stuff?" But yeah, in case you are wondering, I imagine ALL LOCATIONS in every book I've ever read/written/imagined to be places in my church, my grandma's house, my house, or the school (however non-appropriate for the occasion). Kind of like how you can't make up new faces, I can't make up new places!
Dora is Tonks, yep. That's addressed a couple times later in the story, but she is indeed Nymphadora!
"She’d show Zabini. She’d manage to get a passing grade on her Inter-House Unity project, even if she had to push Capshaw out of a window to do it." -Charming, really charming.
Why does Merlin look like Harry or Jordan minus any scars?
This Inter-House Unity Project reminds me of IRPs. I wish we did Inter-Grade Unity Projects instead. I would write a round robin. Ah, fun.
Is the Prefect badge silver or red 'n' gold in your version?
Who was Tyrone paired with?
Author's Response: I hated IRPs. I did mine all alone... I'm an antisocial Jordan when it come to group projects. Mine was about crickets and how you can measure the temperature based on thieir chirping, but it was winter, so they weren't chirping, and the crickets were almost all female, and only male crickets chirp. I slapped together some totally made-up information the night before the project was due, made a gorgeous poster, and got the highest grade in my bio class. The teacher still displays the poster to her younger students.
I'm a horrible person. I've just realized that.
As for the Prefect badge, it magically changes colour depending on your mood! YEAH!
Merlin doesn't look exactly like Harry and Jordan. His hair is long, he's got a dark tan/olive complexion, his features are, in my mind, different, with a sharper nose and a high forehead and a rounder chin, and his build is more similar to Jordan's than Harry's. (Harry, by the end of the series, is more lanky, while Jordan's body structure is more like Daniel Radcliffe's.) He has dark hair (not black, just very dark brown) and very dark green eyes (almost black). But I guess they do look kind of similar.
Tyrone is not in the rest of the group's potions class, so I never bothered making up who he was paired with. I'll do it right now, if you like, just off the top of my head. Okay, Tyrone got paired with a fifth-year Hufflepuff girl named Luna Natashi and "accidentally" made out with her on the first day of their project, then immediately regretted it and paid her a vast sum of money to never tell Emma. ^_^
Oh my! That's a plot twist for ye.
Tyrone is bringing dorky back!
I drew some parallels between Ted and myself when I was reading this chapter.
FRED! AND GEORGE! And Edwin! (Whom I love!)
"Bangles to jangle" - Aha! Rhym-age!
Why is there ready-made Polyjuice Potion? I was under the impression it was illegal. Or is it just against Hogwarts school rules?
Who is Edwin's mother?
I saw "Hello, Dolly" today. Me mum says I should play the milliner, Irene Malloy.
Enough of this randomness! Onto the next chapter!
Author's Response: Thank you! I'M BRINGIN' DORKY BACK! ALL THE OTHER BOYS DON'T KNOW HOW TO ACT! Sorry. anyway, what are the parallels between you and Ted? What, do you have hairy legs, too?? ^_^ No, I'm kiddin'. You have obnoxiously blonde hair. Except for when I colour in your eyebrows. It might be illegal... I've never paid attention to canon before, hahahaa. Edwin's mother is Eglantine Mackle from Long Distance Extendable Ears, unless he is Fred's son (can't remmeber which one he is in this story) in which case, his mum's Angelina. Either way, he's biracial. I still haven't seen "Hello Dolly," but I SHOULD. I loved the bits that were in "WALL*E."
"A gold necklace, a bald-headed figure slumped over on the ground, a wand, the top of a building, a pair of red eyes, Cecilia’s face frozen in a silent scream, and the phrase, “We’ve got nothing to lose,” echoed through his mind." -I would tell you what I think this means, but as I have spoilers I shall refrain.
"He shifted in his seat as silence buzzed around them." -Isn't that rather contradictory?
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!! What's wrong with Ted? (Don't answer that. I'll continue reading and find out for my self.)
Author's Response: Does your theory involve evil barbershop quartets? Speaking of which, scroll down to the review written by "me" for a full (and rather bogus) summary of the rest of the story.
Have you never heard the way silence buzzes?
Spoiler: Ted is pregnant with Jordan's child. Werewolves bodies work in ways you can't possibly understand.
Just submitted Chapter Seven! Wish me luck!
May I take this time to say a) you're very good at writing summaries and b) have you dismissed me as an impossible beta reader?
Author's Response: My summaries are obnoxiously long. :( Oh my gosh, I totally forgot about our beta-ing scheme! May I request your services, Madame Luna? -_0 The mods seem to be taking an inappropriately long time to put this chapter up. SOMETHING MUST BE DONE.
-I like this Uther Smith-Smythe. He sounds like quite the attractive young man, sarcastic no?
-I ADORE TYRONE! I can't stand how cool he is. (Yes, I'll admit it: I'm a Tyrone Thomas fangirl. *squee*)
-You were right: Ivy's getting more real. Huzzah!
Author's Response: Hi-Hi-Hi! Oh, believe me, that Uther Smith-Smythe is quite the sexy beast indeed. Does not get more attractive. AND I AM GLAD YOU LOVE TYRONE BECAUSE I LOVE TYRONE AND EVERYONE SHOULD LOVE TYRONE. Especially later in the story, when he gets especially wonderful. And speaking of later in the story... Ivy has some ATTITUDE later in the story, haha.
Apparently I was behind on my Past and I didn't realize it! I'm sorry!
I like this chapter as much as I've liked the rest, although I'm curious: Do you dance to cheesy 80's music on top of the teacher's desk whenever you have a subsitute?
Also, I thought it was "Arvetta" and not "Arvide." Perhaps I was wrong?
Author's Response: I DO! I DO! (Dance on the desk. Myess). Were you in school today? I missed you at lunch! Anyway, my character's name is technically Arvide, but since I'm a girl, we changed it to "Arvetta." (The role was written for a man.) However, if anyone on this site is familiar with "Guys and Dolls," and I said I played Arvetta, they'd be like, "Wait a minute, who's that? I only know of Arvide!"
I absolutely adore your description of the Auror office.
I love Chester. I told you a have an idea for a story with a Lolly Ollivander, didn't I? Well, I do.
Does Jordan watch School House Rock? "Knowledge is power!"
I also spotted the Beatles reference in the previous chapter.
Is Haley being Kitten Marie? (She's underneath the dining room table.)
What book is Jordan reading?
Author's Response: Thanks! I think you did mention Lolly Olivander because it makes me think of olive lollipops. MAYBE CHESTER HAS A SISTER! That excited me too much... I just ate a candy apple and it was EXTREMELY SUGARY! The 'knowlege is power' line's kinda common, but Jordan might just be the kind of person who'd watch Schoolhouse Rock. And the book he's reading is probably "Twilight," hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. Okay, I need to lie down. As for Kitten Marie... Haley would TOTALLY do that! ^_^ I almost bought a Kitten Marie shirt yesterday in Disney World, but I bought a Belle one instead, because I already have a Kitten Marie shirt. It's sparkly and has Belle and a horse and flowers and it says, "Once upon a time there lived a beautiful young princess named BElle!" and it's yellow with puffed sleeves. I got it from the kids' section.
Looks great! I really like this story, and I like your characterization of Xeno. (Notice I didn't touch his characterization when I was going over it.)
Thanks again for those fabulous banners you made for me! I'm glad I could help you with this story.
Author's Response: Thanks so much Luna! You were a great beta. *huggles*
"She had been to Hogwarts for six years and three weeks and she had managed to only gain two detentions, for only minor offences." -Ooh! What were the offenses?
Watch out for little errors! There are a few little mistakes. Things like "then" versus "than." Little things.
Author's Response: Ok, one was for talking to Alice in class in 5th year, when she found out that a sixth year boy had asked her out. The other was from Filtch for accidentally tramping mud through the corridors in her second year. Really, quite boring offences.
I do miss then and than's quite often. Thanks for picking them up, as soon as I get time I'll read through and fix it up.
Same thing I just said about the little errors.
I love your explanation for the Marauder's revelation of Lupin's lycanthropy. It fits well and doesn't seem awkward like some explanations I've seen. Yea!
Author's Response: Yeah sorry about the errors, I'll try and read through a bit more carefully next time.
I'm glad you liked my explanation! I felt this was a pivotal turning point in the story, and worked hard on putting in the right way. :)
Thanks for the review!
Oh my! That's rather unfortunate for Lily, isn't it? (At least for the time being.)
I think taking oil from a butterfly's wings for a potion is pretty interesting idea. But don't butterflies die when you touch their wings?
I've been waiting for this fic for a while. I was one of the repliers on the Title Thread for this story. I must have missed it when it went through the "Recent" page the first time.
Author's Response: Maybe you could somehow collect the oil without touching their wings? It would be very, very hard, but that would be why it is rare right? Ok now it is just getting into crazy hypothesis. Thanks for replying to the title thread. I saved all the suggestions, and you just might find one of them popping up as a chapter title. Thanks for the review!! Xoxo Helen
Oh! I can't wait for the next chapter!
Author's Response: It's written! For a sneak peak, take a look at my authors page!
I enjoyed it, as usual. This time around there were many more mistakes than there usually is, though. You used the word "defiantly" instead of "definitely" in multipule places.
I can't wait for the next chapter.
Author's Response: *Head Desk* I can't believe I missed that! I seem to do that a lot. Thanks for your reviews - Not just this time, but on the last three chapters. They have always been extremely helpful. I will probably be able to submit the next chapter when the queue reopens. It isn't finished yet, but it is close and I have three weeks to finish.
HA HA HA! (Yes. I am indeed quoting you.)
Hilarious. I found it had a Monty Python feel. My favourite part of Holy Grail is when the woman says: "Do you feel this should have been left out of the movie?" or something along those lines.
Anyway, I plan on reading the next chapter when it becomes available.
Well, Luna, you’re right about that! This story does have a very strong Monty Python feel to it. Aside from general insanity, I first came up with the idea for this story in a weird dream that involved a bunch of Hogwarts students fighting Tim the Enchanter from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Tim soon transformed into the author (ME!) and the rest is history – so yes, this story started out under the influence of the Pythons, and that set the precedent for all subsequent chapters.
Personally, my favourite part of Monty Python and the Holy Grail is the scene where King Arthur argues with the anarcho-syndicalist peasant, Dennis.
Also, the second chapter is in the queue!
Tim the Enchanter
Why was I vaguely reminded of "Kill Bill (And Arthur)" halfway through this chapter?
Tim, I love you. (This is, of course, a hyperbole.) You're just fantastic. I feel very compelled to read all your other stories. (Which I promise I WILL do!)
Lookin' forward to the next chapter (and the ones following it).
Well, hello Luna!
Thanks for reviewing and liking this story… again! Concerning Kill Bill (And Arthur), wasn’t that your co-op story with Schmergo about the parallel universe thing and the M.O.D.s and M.N.F.F.? I suppose the “all-powerful overlord” thing controlling the story might have made that connection…
And I love you too, Luna. Watch out for Chapter Three, and while you’re waiting, have fun with my other deranged creations!
Tim the Enchanter