February 6th, 1692 - Later
Why can't they just use wandless magic?
Author's Response: They have no idea how. Ron does do a bit of wandless magic without meaning to but they can't control it - so they can't use it. :)
It has taken me ages to actually read the last four chapters of this fic.
I should have read it ages ago, instead of waiting until now. *sigh*
Throughout this entire story, I tried ot guess the ending. I tried to understand your plot, and figure out the twists. Iím proud to say that I guessed a fewÖ although my past reviews have only shared my truly spastic nature.
When I read DH, I was started by the similarities of the book and your fic. Mostly, it was just the camping. This fic also convinced me that Ron would die in DH. Especially since he died on ice, and in DH he saved Harry on ice. It was just so startling. Did you sort of squee when you saw the similarities of your fic in DH? Personally, I like this fic a lot more than I liked DH.
You know, I donít think this fic warrants a real sequel. But it would be really cool if you wrote a one shot thatís about Harry defeating Voldemort. When itís at that end. I donít make any sense! But, like, if you wrote about Harryís internal battle, actually knowing how similar he is to Voldemort. Maybe even understanding Voldemortís fear, and for a momentÖ maybe feeling a bond. But quickly brushing it away to realize that heís that much stronger than Voldemort. Yeah. That would be cool.
I was really disappointed that Naima died. When you said that the nod from her mother sealed her fate, I realized that it would. Yeah. :[ When she didnít die from the explosion, I realized she would die in a different way. I didnít expect her to AK Harry, I thought she would have just sat it out with him, and watch him die.
I know, I know, this review is a let down and nonsensical. Iíve just read the past four chapters of this fic (that has to have been over 10,000 words) and before that I was actually studying for my history final! Haha. History.
For the record, I would favorite this fic again. Translation: It was amazing.
Author's Response: Thank you! I love getting reviews to this ages after I've finished it, and I'm supre happy you actually made it to then end. had it been me, I think I would have stopped and died of boredem. Anyway, I'm sqeeuing with joy that you took the time to read this whole thing. it's funny that even now I remember the usernames of my consistent reviewers. Onto the story. I'm glad you guessed some stuff in the middle of the fic, I tried to make it so that readers would.
I'm shocked that you noticed the similarties between this and DH. I was slightly shocked when Ron saved Harry - I swear I thought Ron was going to die and I'd have to launch a strike against JK Rowling.
I'm so flattered that you think this is better than DH, though I sadly could never agree. I consider myself a rather poor writer in comparison to the things written in DH. I was one of the people who actually found the book a good one. :p
I was disappointed that Naima died to! Dumbledore's explanation was something I had not planned on. The story and the answers to all questions were supposed to be told to the readers by Harry himself after he researched everything and traced the Beckers' history. However, as I sat to write the chapter out of nowhere popped Albus Dumbledore in his purple boots and he stole my pen! From then on, much of what I wrote was not my choice. My intention was to have Naima help rebuild her community after Harry's "death". It wasn't to happen. I had to go back and edit previous chapters with clues about her death because I didn't want it to jump out at my readers like it jumped out at me. Naima died and though I know how, I don't know why. Probably to stop me from writing a sequel in which Harry or the entire trio grab a Time-Turner to go back and see her.
I'm so glad that you reviewed, and no review is ever a let down. I was disappointed in this fic for a long time because I felt the ending was a let down. To find that some people actually enjoyed it all is very pleasing. Thanks for being a loyal reader!
P.S: I actually love you're idea for a one-shot. The DH end of Voldemort was slightly disappointing (I actually didn't realize it had even happened and had to go back and read it again!) and that little idea has sprouted a plot-bunny. But as I am in the middle of a plethora of other fics, I suppose it'll have to wait. :( Thanks again!
February 7th, 1692
Galloping fish! This is good, but it is graphic. I just watched the Crucible a few days ago, and it was like this.
Author's Response: Yeah, it is a bit graphic but I think it was necessary to portray emotions correctly. I'm glad you liked it! Thanks for the review!
February 17th, 1692 - Later
Author's Response: Thanks!
February 17th, 1692
wow, that was a low blow...
Author's Response: :D
it was simply amazing. rowling herself would applaud you.
Author's Response: High praise! I'm flattered, thank you so much for reading!
February 16th, 1692 - Later - Midnight
ha ha ah I knew she was a which...because i rememeber Hermione saying something aboutSamantha shwoing Hermione tea ;eaves..ha ha i knew it!!! I really like you story..I just wish that Hermioen and Ron weren't dead :`-(
Author's Response: Sometimes I do to - but its all part of the story! Yeah, Hermione's comment about tea leaves was a clue. A small one, but still.
Creepy ending. :)
wow....that last chapter has just left me in shock...absolutly fantastic! I just loved this story...virtually cried when Ron and Hermione were killed...screamed at the computer at certain times...sat in a daze for a while afterwards...everything...im gonna definatly check out some of your other stories, youre very talented! The ending really invites a sequal...if there isnt going to be