Reviews for Blindness
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.
Guest chapter 6 . 1/2/2015
Fascinating story! Great writing too
Geloalto chapter 6 . 1/2/2015
Thank you for this enticing story.
Valvoga chapter 6 . 1/2/2015
Damn you. Damn you for tapping me again with another one!
MaleficentRace chapter 6 . 1/2/2015
Theoretically, you could use a magical contract(which is confoundus'd)to strip away someone's magic or kill them if they violate the conditions of the contract...which they've never signed or even seen.

Not to mention that it doesn't specifically state that the consequences of a magical contract have to be NEGATIVE. You could use this to your own benefit by manually taking control of your own body's growth, like manual genetic tweaking.

You could also have the consequences of the magical contract to be a compulsion to comply with the conditions stated in the contract. I think this would be perfect for eliminating corruption in a government body. Just have them sign a magical contract to always uphold the good and battle against evil or something.

Also, the consequences of a contract could be to force your brain to rapidly develop, force your magical core to expand(though the consequences of having your body go through such rapid and extreme changes could permanently damage it, like growth pains times a hundred), increase bone density and increase muscles mass by a %.
GoldfishAnimagus chapter 6 . 1/2/2015
great story, well written,
certainly the best blind harry story I have ever had the pleasure of reading.
Oogies4u chapter 6 . 1/2/2015
Oh wow... this is awesome.. can not wait to see what you come up next with. And atlast it stayed put.. what hapend...
McGeezel chapter 6 . 1/1/2015
Finally got the site to let me read the whole thing. I really liked Olivander's span on the rigidity of institutional education. It made everything harry and hermione are doing seen so cutting edge. I liked the mix with science and that there are bonds and relationships forming that harry struggles to understand in his own way. Finally when the goblet choose him and he grabbed his staff to defend himself, I totally thought he was going to block the bonding. It's amazing to think what that magic would be like to someone like harry, I think you got it right too. Thanks for the first half of this story, pretty good for speak and type.
GreyJediBA chapter 6 . 1/1/2015
Very interesting story so far. Intriguing plot so far. Intricate details are making story much more interesting than other fanfics. Can't wait for Part Two. chapter 6 . 1/1/2015
This is fantastic. I love the concept, and I'm very excited to see where you take this. Keep up the good work!
redwolf23456 chapter 6 . 1/1/2015
Great story so far
Aidan McKing chapter 6 . 1/1/2015
A new and interesting story.
I hope it continues.

Aidan Mcking
AshleytheWolfe chapter 6 . 1/1/2015
Amazing and we'll worth the frustration of no such story or chapter notices. ;-)
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