I alphabatize my socks... you could probably deduce the nature of my entire life from that statement... but here you go anyway.
(...Since finishing HBP I feel the need to vent - excessively. Ok, so here it goes...
1. Everybody seemed OOC (Dumbledore especially)
2. JKR seems to have gotten every bit of everything from CoS (my least favorite of the HP series)
3. Nothing was subtle.
4. It was a time warp, and if I'm not mistaken, they skipped Halloween. (As we all know, there is usually some sort of drastic plot event on Halloween, then we enter a time warp again, and go to the Christmas Holidays)
5. All the analyzing that us H/Hr shippers has been totally disregarded, along with the fact that Ginny gave up on Harry. (I'm still comparing HPB books together to make sure mine's not different from everybody elses)
6. Hermione has shown absolutely no affection for Ron, why is she starting now?
7. The writing style is completely different. (I've heard it was co-written)
8. All the information was handed to us on a silver platter. We did not have to figure anything out for ourselves.
9. There was a shift in the characters social lives. They go from being unsure of the opposite gender, to snogging in public.
10. About a gajillion and three new characters were introduced at once. There was no background information provided after.
11. Background characters were suddenly part of the plot, there were no subtle hints, or anything that suggested that they were involved at all until Dumbledore *sniff* realized it.
12. The trio did not seem united. Ron was snogging Lavender half the time. Hermione was trying to get Ron to notice her (very un-Hermione-ish in my opinion) and Harry spent most of his time with Dumbledore. What happened to the wonder trio? They didnt have to solve anything together, they were handed information by the very OOC Dumbledore...
... I just have to say this: (and I know I'll sound like some know-it-all, but I dont care at this point!) I KNEW THERE WAS SOMETHING WRONG WITH SNAPE!!! I KNEW HE WAS REALLY EVIL!!! I WAS NOT SHOCKED AT ALL WHEN HE STARTED WORKING FOR MOLDY-WART AND HIS STUPID CRONIES!!! I KNEW IT I KNEW IT I KNEW IT!!!
... Ok, I'm done with that... sorry...
... How 'bout the things I like about HBP? Ok, here it goes, not sure you care, but anyway...
2. T (Troll)
3. Lupin and Tonks... it was so cute...
4. Fleur wasn't a Phlegm ball after all...
5. Sarcastic Harry "There's no need to call me sir, Professor." I almost died reading that...)
IM A DEVOTED/DELUSIONAL H/Hr SHIPPER, AND IT IS NOWHERE IN MY FUTURE PLANS TO RELINQUISH THAT HONORABLE TITLE. so there...
...My favorite Book(s) are PoA or GoF or OotP. My favorite movie (which I watch every weekend at least once) is the PoA movie.
... According to 'Which ****** are you?' I am most suited for Fred/George Weasley. I am most like Harry Potter. I'm Mrs. Fred Weasly, or Mrs. Sirius Black... disturbing, huh?
...Cool phrases I find amusing:
-On the other hand, I have different fingers.
-Radioactive cats have 18 half-lives
-Some people are alive only because it's illegal to kill them.
-The Schizophrenic: An unauthorized autobiography
-If God had intended man to smoke, he would have set them on fire.
-Gravity is a myth, the Earth sucks.
-I believe in getting in hot water, it keeps me clean.
-Few women admit their age, few men act it.
-I dont suffer from insanity. I enjoy every minute of it.
-I almost had a psychic boyfriend, but he left me before we met.
-What happens if you get scared half to death twice?
-Hookt on Fonix werkd four mee!
-You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say will be misquoted, then used against you.
-Remember, you're unique, just like everybody else.
-All generalizations are false.
-I took an IQ test, and the results came out negative...
-I used to have an open mind, but my brains kept falling out.
-Dont let your mind wander, its much to small to be out alone!...
...I AM A PROUD MEMBER OF THE VIRGIN LIPS CLUB... I have not swapped saliva with anybody in my life (wull except that one time that my cousin kissed me, but we were four, and i was asleep at the time, so it doesnt really count)... And I have absolutely no intention of doing so in the near future... nor tonsil hockey...
does 'The End' mean THE end? Or just the end of the chapter -- because if it's the former, that would be heartbreaking. Wonderful chapter, as usual, cant wait for the next! (I saw the review left by 'Mischief ha ha ha' or whatever her name is, and i get the exact same review! i was laughing the etire night at her stupidity)
Author's Response: Hi Waddiwasi Chik! Three girls went to the Department of Mysteries with Harry and various fanficts have paired Harry with all three of them. Does Harry love Luna? I say yes he does. She got a date to the Christmas Party. Does Harry love Ginny? I say yes he does. She got Harry's hugs and kisses for several weeks. Does Harry love Hermione? I say he's saving the best for last. The Ron-Hermione shippers have exactly one argument in their favor: Hermione and Ron fight a lot, dat meens dey gots 2 git marryed.
putting up a wall in front of Mrs. Black? Ingenius! I'd thought about that locket as well, but i also thought that Regulus wasnt close enough to Voldemort... Didnt Sirius say that Regulus couldn't have been murdered by Voldemort because he wasnt important enough? If he's not important enough, how would he know about Voldemort's Horcruxes? I think i enjoy you're observations about the book as much as the chapters!
Author's Response: There have been a number of excellent editorials posted on Mugglenet bit for and against the idea of Regulus Black being R.A.B. I wonder what R.A.B. meant by "I know your secret (or whatever). Surely LV bragged to his Death Eaters about making the Horcruxes. Maybe the secret was where to find a Horcrux or how to recover one or maybe the secret that LV kept was that his father was a Muggle. Maybe R.A.B. would want to betray LV because LV turned out to be a lousy half-blood not fit to shine te boots of a Black.
I swear my vocabulary has been confunded, because the only words i can think of to discribe this story/chapter are 'Flippin SWEET' (I'm a Napoleon Dynamite fan...) Again, i completely agree with Hermione's not-so-subtle flirting with Harry (if its flirting she's doing)
Author's Response: Hi Waddiwasi Chik, Hermione is not exactly a Girls Gone Wild sort. Her flirting is pretty subtle. I'm trying to keep Harry, Ron and Hermione in character in this story. So I felt I could leave it G-PG rated.
*happy dance* *chanting* you're writing another sto-ry! you're writing another sto-ry!... sorry about that. Anyway, i like this story so far, and ought to go read chapter 2... and i completely agree with your observation about Hermione grabbing Ron's arm...
I really liked this chapter as well, but since im writing a fic from Harry's owl's point of view -- her name is Hedwig... unless he's using a different owl? i dunno... agian, i agree with your observation...
Author's Response: OOPS! Sorry about that bit of brain lock there. Hedwig is going to be a rather minor character in the rest of this little story, but I do like your story.
i agree that your insite for this chapter is rather like that part in OotP where Hermione is telling Harry that he should have told Cho that he though Hermoine was ugly, but Harry says he doesnt think she's ugly. Hermione was ovbiously fishing for SOMETHING! The more i look around the 'anvil' sized hints, i see more and more H/Hr stuff! who knows... guess i am delusional! i liked how Ron reacted to having to apparate with Lupin.
Author's Response: Did you notice that in POA the book, Hermione follows Harry into a crowd of dementors and almost dies with him, but in POA the movie she stays with an injured Ron. This is a HUGE difference. In HBP Harry refers to the incident and reinforces the idea that the book is the canon, not the movie.
This is NOT your first fic! It cant be... That was really really good! I hope you're one of those authors that updates often...
Author's Response: lol, thanks. I'm not sure how often I'll be able to update, with school starting...but I'll add as often as possible!
I like this story, it's cute how innocent they are, and how you characterize Hermione!
Author's Response: Thanks for reviewing! I might write more stories about them as children...
Aw, that was cute! I never thought of Harry becoming an unspeakable....
Starting at the beginging was a wonderful idea. I laughed at how Tonks greeted and conversed with Mad-Eye. I'll definitly be keeping an eye on this story.
Author's Response: Why thank you. More coming, I promise!
I'm definetly a fan of the angst, and i like the fluff as well. I really like how you did this story. Are you going to write any more one-shots?
Ginny, Ginny, Ginny, such a socially active girl, eh? You'd've thought she'd have at least dumped him... Don't you think she has some decency? But 'twas a smooth chapter none the less! Cant wait for another!
Author's Response: Mmm, yes and no. The Ginny we know from the books would break up with him but you have to realize this is later. There is a war with Voldemort. Everyone has changed, in a sense. I mean, of course I could have had her dump him. But really, isn't it a lot more exciting this way? Ginny confesses she knows Harry and Hermione are soul mates; I feel it's a lot better than "I think we should just be friends".
But I'm glad you enjoyed it anyway! Keep checking back!
Wow, deffinetly a story to keep an eye on. If I updated that often, my readers would love me. I love how you express emotions, and how everything fits together, (or will fit together). I cannot wait!
Author's Response: Next chapter is written and ready to go, I'm just waiting for it to be okayed. Keep an eye out for it, it'll be here very soon
Curse me! I'm still not sure about Snape and Malfoy... A part of me says that they're still innocent! But that's only a part... But the characters were very good all the same.
Author's Response: Haha, they are not innocent in my story :)
I love Fred with the white hot intensity of a thousand suns! I thought I'd never find one of these! I thought i'd be the only one in my Fred/Hermione ship! (Well I practice H/Hr, but I like the idea of F/Hr) I even wrote one... but I lost it! So mad! But anyway... Love your story - cant wait for another chapter!
Wow, this is very eloquantly written! Everything pulls together. The snowball idea was really deep, made me think! I hope there are more stories to come!
Wow. That was intense... almost as intense as this part in Chronicles of Narnia - all these good-guy troops were lined up ready for battle in red and gold, and all i could think was "Go Go Gryffindor!" Which makes absolutely no sense and has absolutely no connection to this story... But i really enjoyed it!
Author's Response: Haha- all I could hear was Hermione shouting, "Go Harry!" Thanks for reviewing!
I am completely in favor of writing different ships... (I do it myself, although I only post H/Hr... Love this story, though!
Author's Response: Thank you!
Author's Response: Thank you!
Ginny's a slut... harry's being a typical boy... I cant wait for more! love the begining.
Loved this fic, too bad it couldn't go on into something more. You characterized hermione really well, something that I can't completely figure out. Dont give up hope - I used to hate HBP... but do you really think that JKR sat down and thought "Hey, Hermione loves Ron, and I'm going to proove it by showing her attacking him with birds!" (R/Hr shippers are sure that attacking people with birds is the deepest sign of affection) JKR knows what she's doing... she's getting them comfortable (R/Hr shippers) and then she's going to surprise us all... I personally cant wait. JKR understands people, it's not like she wrote the first five books, then suddenly forgot! But don't give up hope! I'm keeping my fingers crossed!
Author's Response: *thank you form the bottom of my heart* You give me hope, chicky! *hug* ...and I might continue on this story- but it would be a LOOONG while (months) before I would finish it and send it in. Thank you for reviewing, making me laugh, and giving me hope!