Reviews for Blindness
dunedain714 chapter 6 . 1/5/2015
Chaps. 1-6: A superb departure from the usual dark story associated with a blinded Harry. Almost poetic in tone...the ethereal nature of Harry's world brilliantly painted in words. A unique and engaging addition to HP fanfiction. I look forward to how you'll handle Harry's involvement with the Tri-Wizard Tournament. Thanks-Dane.
RamblingMadness chapter 6 . 1/5/2015
This story is brilliant! I only wish there was more, and I'll be glad to see an update.

It's certainly unique as well, being a premise I've not seen before. You've done an excellent job with all the various elements that hold a story together and I can't see much fault with it. It'd be nice if the pacing was slower, but that's probably just cause I want to read more. :P

Good work so far, and keep going!
Guest chapter 6 . 1/4/2015
Good job! I really hate that you killed Sirius and Remus though! Such wonderful characters! I see the point of it as far as the story line goes, still...
Anyway, good luck with it and looking forward to the updates!
MysByTheNight chapter 6 . 1/4/2015
Very excited, I can't wait for more. This is looking to be a very good read - I really like your characterisation and the way that hermione and harry have taken their disability in stride. I also really like your dursleys, I wish we could see this kind of portrayal more often.
aeder chapter 5 . 1/4/2015
Really good story - I have already re-read first chapters. I'm sure that you know better, but:

1. Ron and Neville must not be complete jerks. Slightly inflated ego, not more.

2. As I understand, both Harry and Hermione will travel to Hogwards to take a part in Tournament.
It will make a sense to not spend time in Hogwards at all - arrive by portkey just before the event,
but it will be not good for the story - so, they will live in Hogwards to be able to study in library.

3. Jule Ball - even Ron will not be thick enought to ask Hermione. And, I think, it will be completely out-of-story-line if Harry even think to ask somebody else. (May be exception - Veela magic? How Harry will see it?).
Guest chapter 6 . 1/4/2015
Damn Good.
Blackknife1987 chapter 6 . 1/4/2015
I love the way you write. It's so smart and full of carefully thought of information. I can't wait to read more.
Jeremiah Bull chapter 4 . 1/4/2015
With five/six students dead, wouldn't Hogwarts be shut down, or at least wouldn't Dumbledore be sacked? Just one student dying 50 years ago was supposed to be a big enough scandal to get Hagrid life in Azkaban with no actual proof. And then they hold the Tri-wizard Tournament at the school where a basilisk could have killed a majority of the students?
I'm harping. But in WSOSW you made a point of the Tri-wizard tournament not being held at Hogwarts after only one student died in an uber remote part of the castle, and this time the incident looks many times worse. Even between Dumbledore and Scrimegeour it doesn't seem possible.
But this is the only major potential plot hole I've seen, and it's still explainable with some so far unstated political back room dealings, so feel free to ignore my ungrateful griping.
nth-x chapter 6 . 1/3/2015
Wow, I am utterly enthralled by your story here. I love your analytical and brilliant Harry. I look forward to seeing his eventual reaction to Hogwarts and the many new magics and magical peoples he will meet there.

I found your story on Darth Marrs' favorites list earlier today, just thought you'd like to know.

Thanks for writing!
CycoMW chapter 6 . 1/3/2015
Wow, very cool. Look forward to reading the rest.

Thanks for writing and sharing.
Maxed959 chapter 6 . 1/3/2015
Simply riveting!
A marvelous story spun out fresh and intriguing! As with your other stories, it captures the attention from the beginning and only gets better from there!
crossoverftw chapter 1 . 1/3/2015
great new story. Interesting to see him not go to hogwarts but be brought up at home. Was surprised with all the deaths usually authors stick closers to cannon but im liking it. Hope Ron and Neville aren't characterized as complete gits, don't really enjoy bashing fics when a stories is this good to not need it. keep up the good work
bartjojo1 chapter 6 . 1/3/2015
Chim Cheree chapter 1 . 1/2/2015
When I read that Harry was blind in this story I really expected not to like it, but gave it a try anyway because I like the other stories you wrote. Every disabled!Harry story I read so far was an angst-fest with a weak and helpless Harry, who often had suicidal thoughts and spent whole chapters being bitter and feeling bad for himself which just wasn't very nice to read. This first chapter though seems really interesting, I like Harry's characterization, and how his magic helps him deal with his blindness. The Dursleys are obviously different, but I don't think they are too OOC. I can see Petunia changing for the better when she realizes that there is no need to envy her nephew like she envied her sister. 5 more chapters to read, lovely.
Jeremiah Bull chapter 6 . 1/2/2015
*Internet Applause* Congratulations, another Harry Potter story outshining that J.K. Rowling two bit junk. The story so far covers fourteen years of Harry Potter's life and does it in a more interesting way than just about anything I've read. The pacing was skillful and concise (and precise, for that matter). With an idea/plot this novel, some authors would have wasted time on unnecessary exposition to display their shiny new idea, and if what I've read isn't partially the result of you reigning in that impulse I can only commend your instincts.

Making Dumbledore a sociopathic, remorseless puppeteer and Ron Weasley an asshole/werewolf, and other things along those lines often come off as forced in fanon stories. You've made it convincing without dialogue, or perhaps because of the lack of dialogue, where overzealous bashing seems to grow and blossom and taint their stories.

The Goblet of Fire Plot Device strikes again! What treachery! What guile! What OverPoweredness! I'm really hoping the Harry in this story also destroys the Goblet with his unique approach to magic.

You're making Harry/Hermione fans very happy. So good job. I don't actually care one way or another, though I do agree with Rowling when she admitted in an interview that the Hermione/Ron pairing was dysfunctional and based upon her own wish fulfillment.

Also, I can't think of a better way of keeping Harry Potter out of Hogwarts than blindness, aside from him running away or something to that effect. Of course Wizards would discriminate. Nice going.

There is going to be so much drama at the beginning of part two. Like a lot. God, I'm feeling anxious for them. I just feel bad for the characters. Hermione (probably) returning to Hogwarts. Harry making his first public appearance. The world (Britain) finding out he's blind. Anger/angst over being forced into the tournament. Dumbledore being a prying asshole. Scholarly pseudonym being uncovered (probably). Neville/Ron being assholes. Celebrity hype. Skeeter stories. Life and death situations. And a whoooooollleeee neeeewww wooooorrrrlllddd at Hogwartz Harry gets to explore and see with his special eyes, shining, shimmering, splendid. Heck, they might even go on a magic carpet ride. (I've never actually watched Aladdin all the way through, but that song is hilarious)

Seriously, the drama. You're being so mean to Harry/Hermione. You could have spread it out, even if it makes more sense and is definitely more entertaining this way. Actually never mind. Let them suffer. *Cackle*

Dudley being an awkward teenager. Priceless.

Hopefully this story will get the attention it deserves. I have faith, though it might be more likely if you spaced out chapters a bit so it's on the newly updated list more often.

Also, you could totally write an original book, if you didn't know that already. Your stories range from good to great at all points.
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