there are people that would like you to finish this story here and i think you should since you started your series here.
Great chapter, but why was Black so mean to Harry, wouldn't he try to explain his situation?
Author's Response: I guess he was just agitated. I would say that he thought Harry would act differently -- perhaps be curious about what happened, instead of just angry, but he wasn't.
Exactly how much did he drink?
Author's Response: Hmm...good question. Well, this is firewhiskey, not beer, so I'm not sure how much of the stuff would effect a man, having never drunk it myself. lol! But maybe he had four or five firewhiskey's. Hope you liked the chapter! ~Sara
I can't believe you're not going to be posting on here anymore. :( FF.net is a pain in the arse awell. *screams in frustration!*
Author's Response: I'm sorry, but from my point of view, MNFF is the pain. I can never submit when I really want, I have to wait for the mods to accept the chapter, and at times it takes close to two weeks.
Anyway, I hope that you're curiosty about the story will take you to FF.NET to see the new chapters! I promised the readers on FF.NET that I would update every week on Friday, so you can just check every Friday evening for the new chapter. Cheers! Thanks! ~Sara
Oh my god! I hate cliffhangers! I can't wai to see what happens next! Great chapter!
Author's Response: Thanks!!
What an idiot! I mean he's a 13yr old boy, what on earth can he do against a mass murderer? Sorry, just needed to get that out. Anyway, great chapter, and i like how Harry's using his hand of glory, wonder if it will become significant later on? I would've thought Hagrid would march Harry back to the school and have him sent back into hiding. I wonder why Harry never met a dementor in Hogsmeade, quite a stroke of luck, don't think i'd want to run into them either. I wonder if harry will become friends with Black, help him hide all year and then lose him to the dementors? I'm so looking forward to the next chapter so update again soon please.
Author's Response: I know, honestly! What did Harry really think he was going to accomplish? Well, I felt Hagrid had enough confidence in him to do the right thing that Hagrid didn't have to march him back. Harry didn't meet a Dementor because they're starting to patrol on August 15th and in this chapter it was only August 3rd. Sorry to disappoint you, but Harry and Black won't be friends during the year, although that would be a cool idea!! The next chapter will be added to the queue shortly, and will hopefully be up soon! Thanks!!! ~Sara
Love the story, but these last few chapters I have found Snape to be a bit of out character. His calling Harry a bastard and telling Lupin that he "does not need this crap" seem like really odd things for Snape to say.
Apart from that, no complaints. Update soon!
Author's Response: Yeah, I too felt that Snape was out of character. I have to be more careful with my characterizations. Thanks!!! ~Sara
I'm a little confused as to why Harry managed to use the time turner, I mean did he accidentally turn it over three times while looking at it from different angles? And will we find out why Snape had a time turner? And nice move introducing Horcruxes in Harry's third year, I wonder what difference it'll make in the end. I've never thought of Remus as being someone who'd welcome confrontation, but perhaps Snape telling him about the near fatal prank and then insulting his long dead friend pushed him to retaliate. I'm a little concerned as to what Harry's going to get himself into in the next chapter, and if they find out about the conglomerate stone will they take it off him to stop him flitting about all over the place, or will they think it a good escape incase he gets cornered by Sirius? And will he keep the time turner and use it when Hagrid tells him to go back to Snapes to give him more time in Hogwarts to think, or will he just make Snape think he's run off somewhere? Oh there are so many ways this could go and i can't wait for the next chapter. Oh and while discussing how Sirius escaped, was Remus trying to determine whether Snape knew Sirius was an animagus, because if they had both been death eaters surely they'd all know. Or was he trying to push Snape into thinking of animagi himself so that Remus need not feel guilty for keeping such an important fact from Dumbledore and the Ministry. Sorry i'm off again. I love this, keep it coming.
Author's Response: Thanks for explaining your confusion -- I don't want any readers to be confused. About the time-turner: I just never really thought it was that difficult to use a time-turner, but perhaps I was wrong. I figured if he just accidentally turned it three times, it would send him into the past, but maybe its more complicated than that. I haven't read the third book in a while, so I'm sorry if I'm wrong. And about Snape having the time-turner: I would like him to have it for a relaly good reason, but the reason is still being worked out in my head. I hope its a really interesting reason!
I'm not sure why I introduced Horcruxes so soon, but I felt it would be somehow beneficial to Harry later on for having heard of them before. Well, I don't think Lupin or Snape really welcome confrontation, but they seemed to be pushed over the edge on some matters. Though Snape is always so calm, I felt he had the justification to yell at Lupin for saying those things.
You should be concerned about the next chapter!! I'll just leave the Conglomerate Stone question open until you read the next chapter -- wouldn't want to give anything away. Well, I will tell you that Harry keeps the time-tuner, but I haven't decided when he'll use it again. He won't be using it again this year, though he will be using another one!
Interesting point about Remus deducing whether Snape knew about Sirius being an Animagus!! I never thought of that! I just had it as Remus trying to get valuable information from Snape -- anything he might know about Sirius' escape or where he might be. But of course he won't be getting anything since Sirius obviously isn't a Death Eater.
Thanks for the review!! If you're still confused just let me know! Thanks! ~Sara
this is really addicting. can't wait for the next chapter!
i really thought snapes reaction to lupins assumption of harry being in gryffindor was great. : )
Author's Response: Another addicted reader! Yay! Thank you!! ~Sara
I think this story is great. I just hate the fact that I can't add you as favorite. I almost can't wait to the next chapter. This whole story is really good. But I always think when I read the story that Harry is very Slytherinish.. And that's the point. I hope he wont end up hateing his family (James and Lily) for some reason. After all he lives with Snape.
Author's Response: Thank you!! I don't know why you can't add me as a favorite. There must be a glitch in the server. Well, yes, Harry is very Slyhtherin-like and will continue to be as time goes on, but he won't hate his parents. That would be very sad indeed! Harry does live with Snape now, but that's only for the summer...however.... SPOILER ALERT!!!!....Harry might return to Spinner's End. We'll see. Thanks again! ~Sara
OOO this just gets better and better. I loved the presents Harry got for his birthday, quite different from those in canon. Is the jar of powder a little like using a pensieve? Does the powder contain someone's memory of a place so you can visit it too? Wish i had some i'd never leave the house. I wonder if Harry leaving his cloak at the bottom of the stairs is significant? I remember in HBP he left it on the tower but nobody ever said when he got it back and yet in DH he had it with him. That'd be a good one-shot, how he got his cloak back. Anyway, sorry for digressing. I think it adds a little more interest to have Snape inform Lupin of how he discovered his condition as opposed to his already knowing about it. Oh and I wonder if in the next chapter Harry finds a time turner or is the timetravelling object something else? Perhaps Harry could give it to Hermione at school so she can get to all her classes, instead of her being given one by Professor McGonagall? Can't wait to read on, I love this fic!
Author's Response: Don't get me wrong, I love canon, but sometimes there needs to be a change. The jar is more like a portkey, but not physically, just mentally. As in your mind is brought there, but not for real; its just an illusion. I know right! I would stay home and go all around the world in my mind!
No, him leaving it there isn't really significant, it's just helpful for later, which understand when you read it. The object he finds is a time-turner. I could've come up with a new magical object, but the time-turner does the job well! That's a good idea, but it wouldn't really work. McGonagall would wonder where Hermione got a time-turner since she has to know what classes one of her students is taking.
Anywho, I absolutely thrilled you love my story!! Yay! Thanks for reading and reviewing! ~Sara
Oh good...another bit of timer travelling coming up...lets see if you can annoy Snape again...(though that might not be a good idea (Snape wouldn't be impressed...and will almost definetly suspect Harry) Make sure harry has a good alibi ready..oh and if you can let him keep the 'item' whoch he finds...
I guess its too much to hope for that Lupin might be able to chnage Snapes point of view...so...just give Snape hell and I'll be happy. ;)
Make sure Harry picks up that stupid cloack before Snape comes home.
Author's Response: Time travelling is always interesting, so why not include it?!
Funny you say "give Snape hell" because that's what Lupin will say in the next chapter, but I won't say in what context he'll make the comment. He'll definitely be picking up the cloak since he'll be using it to intrude on Lupin and Snape's conversation. That I'll let you know.
Thanks for the review! ~Sara
i love this story!! I can't wait to see what happens with both furry little problems!! keep up thegood work
Author's Response: I'm glad you do!! Thanks a lot!! ~Sara
Still a great story. Can't wait to see what Harry thinks of Lupin in this story's perspective.
Author's Response: Thanks a lot!! ~Sara
Another great chapter. It's so fascinating to see the situations you've devised to supply Harry with knowledge he would've recieved more easily in Gryffindore house. It's such a shame Snape can't get over his prejudice, there's so much he could teack Harry, but I guess he wouldn't be the Snape we know and love if he didn't hate Harry. I wonder what Harry will make of Professor Lupin, he should like him, I mean what's not to like? Can't wait for another installment, I love thiis series.
Author's Response: Very true. He's most certaintly not getting the information as easily as he would if he were in Gryffindor. I didn't think about that. But it's also true that I have to come up with unusual ways so he can get all the information that would have been bestowed upon him otherwise.
I always thought Snape and Harry would be pretty good friends if it weren't for the fact that Snape hated Harry's father; though loving his mother certainly isn't a fault and did actually help Harry in the end.
Thanks!! I'm thrilled you love it!! That makes me happy! ~Sara
You know..for a moment during the chapter I thought you might have Harry 'accidently' cast the killing curse at Sniffy...NOW THAT would have been an interesting situation...
I could just picture it now...a court scene where everybody finds out how Harry has been mistreated while Harry is questioned under Vertisterum...A '''creative' way for old Snivullous to bite the bucket...lol
Author's Response: HAHAHA!! That would be fantastic! If only! Sorry to disappoint you, but Snivellus will not be dying in the near future. It would be funny though!
Thanks for the great review! I literally laughed out loud! ~Sara
As always gret chapter...
You know...I am beginning to have a lot of sympathy for people like Tom Riddle and Harry.
It because of fools and rigteous %%*~! (won't write the word since its too foul to even write) that these otherwise wonderful people become evil.
Before the end of this series I want...NO demand to see justice...and that INCLUDES 'Dumb like A Dork' and Sniffy...
While I do agree he had to be vanquished...be easy on Tom... he's just the product of the other fools.
It makes me very angry whenever *%&@@~ like Dumby and Sniff abuse good kind hearted people...people who only turn evil because of thier actions.
Anyway...as always... wonderful story/chapter...Ill say it again...the fact that you can rile people up shows that your doing a great job...
just please...if you can...teach the two **&*&#* a lesson they will never forget...
Author's Response: Thanks!! In a way, I'm glad that I can rile you up! It means I'm doing my job!rnCheers! ~Sara
OK, this is terrible! I've read parts I and II, enjoyed them immensley, and somehow, I have neglected to leave even one review. I'm fixing that now. I liked the first two parts of this series, but somewhere between part II and part III, you must have went away somewhere and practiced a lot. The quality has jumped considerably. From the first chapter, I noticed a big improvement. The first two were good, but not great. This one, so far, looks like it may be great. If you keep writing, and keep improving at this rate, it just may reach the level of fantastic by the end of the series. Keep it up.
Author's Response: Thank you so much! I'm not afraid to admit that, quite frankly, the first in the series is just shy of terrible. The second is all right, but the third is really great! I think what helped was going to college! Being a Creative Writing major, I've taken a few classes to help my writing and it's definitely paid off!
I'm thrilled you like my series and I hope you continue to! Thanks again! ~Sara
I enjoyed this chapter. I don't know that I would have expected that reaction from Snape, but your explanation makes sense. Can't wait for the next chapter!
Author's Response: I appreciate your opinion and I can see why you would think that since it is Snape. Thanks a lot!!!
He's staying at Snape's house! That's cruel but absolutely hilarious.
Author's Response: I know right!! Thanks for the review!