|Reviews for Parseltongue is Really Very Ordinary|
| GreengrassRebel chapter 13 . 3/5
What Pansy said to the Hufflepuff in the library is one of the Slytherin things everrrr.
| Guest chapter 27 . 3/1
This story is just getting better and better with every tome. I already loved the first year in Hogwart and would be completely satisfied if the second match it's level, but hey, little did I know how many more plots are waiting to unfold. Chapeau bas! I really enjoyed your slow character development, and your Hermione's portrait is as canon as I have ever seen in a fanfic. It is nice to see balanced characters that have both strong traits and flaws. I never particularly liked Ron in the original book series, but you manage to present all his worst traits and habits in a way that made me feel sorry for him, and hope that he will outgrow his weaknesses. I really liked your version of Chamber of Secrets quest. Let's hope it's not the last time we hear about Lockhart's adventures, he is truly hilarious. I am a little sceptical about Snape being so composed and mature, but I guess it could be explained by seeing only snippets of his life, where all "self-reflections" and "growing up" is done behind the curtains. Can't wait to dive once more in your amazing and truly magical word!
| nif-ravenpuff chapter 19 . 2/12
I love this series and the different take on many characters. I even find myself going back and forth on the pro-Harry presumption a reader must usually default to. At this point (mid-chapter 19) I’m thinking “You know what Harry, if that ring comes your way, go ahead and put it on, I dare you.”
| Guest chapter 27 . 12/20/2022
I am loving this series! It’s amazing.
| Guest chapter 23 . 12/20/2022
“Horror at Hogwarts” is tale of the mysterious Basalisk and the oh so courageous Gilderoy Lockhart which tells the story of his great triumph over the monster.
| Guest chapter 20 . 12/20/2022
This is worse than what happened with Quirrel!
| Guest chapter 17 . 12/20/2022
He reminds you of Tom Marvolo Riddle I would guess.
| Guest chapter 9 . 12/20/2022
| Guest chapter 2 . 12/20/2022
It’s fanon, bu it’s widely used, so it’s probably alright.
| Jimbocous chapter 27 . 10/27/2022
Thanks for another great read!
| Guest chapter 27 . 8/3/2022
Enjoying this series thank you!
| Dark-Prince-of-Clowns chapter 17 . 7/29/2022
I LOVE and ADMIRE the way you subtly hint at Snape using Legimency without saying it!
You have moments of giving too much dry info that makes you fall out of the story and scroll past (like the long writing about the snake in that book) but you also have some absolutly amazing writing skills that few others have! _
Also; Good work to not make Hermione flawless.
Especially since she is not remotly intelligent-she just studies very, VERY hard. In a REALLY stupid way.
Teachers prefer SHORTER essays, not longer. Because if you can't explain a topic -ANY topic- in a few short sentences, it shows you do not actually understand said topic.
Longer essays will always show only that you can copy what a book say, much like a copy-machine can. It does NOT show that you actually UNDERSTAND it.
And Hermione's tendency to directly quote books instead of explaining what those words MEAN, paired with her lower-than-Harry preformance in the physical aspect of magic, shows that Harry is actually MUCH smarter than her.
Because Harry read the topic once and write a half-assed essay to match Ron's low grade (in canon, having replaced dudley with Ron as the one to match out of fear for his jealousy tantrums) and he gets the spell equally fast, faster, or close to as fast, as Hermione -with all her around the clock hard work- does.
...actually... she might be stupid, come to think of it. Because her hard work is what she needs just to keep up. (Although I honestly think she just have bad study habits. There's a ton of books on the subject of how to study that could have made her work a fraction as hard as she does.)
Of course, your version of her is bound to be influenced by those around her in your story, but I'm glad you are wise enough to not make her act overly smart. _
| Dark-Prince-of-Clowns chapter 16 . 7/29/2022
Huh. Actually, Lucius' reasoning for the gifted diary make sense... even if I personally was convinced it would have a...what's-it-called charm on it -that thibg that when you write in one book the writing appears in a second, linked book.
Something on P...? *Knocks my fist on my head* Nope, sorry. Can't remember the name, but I'm 85% sure it's a canon thing and not just in fanfics.
Anyway... I expected him to want to see what secrets he had. But I guess I was wrong. Lol
| Dark-Prince-of-Clowns chapter 15 . 7/29/2022
Considering it is Hermione and Neville that was Harry's FIRST friends, and he now has a whole bunch of them... WHY would he EVER want a fair-weather gold-digger like Ron back? Oo
He has no deeprooted psychological attachment to him, nor an equally deeprooted fear of loosing him -because those are teansfered to Neville and Hermione.
And less strong because he has so MANY friends now.
Ron was a shitty friend in canon, and he's a shitty friend in your story.
Why would he even consider taking him back, never mind hoping he'll "come around"?
| Dark-Prince-of-Clowns chapter 7 . 7/28/2022
Small note you may have missed... (Because J.K. Rowling Tweeted this tidbit of info)
Hogwarts is paied for in FULL by the Ministry of Magic.
(Just like british schools are -with the exception of a few posh private schools)
So your Mcgonnigal is lying to Harry in this chapter. (Even if it may be a lack of info on the writer's behalf causing it. Lol)
That said, students still have to pay for school supplies -those are not covered.
(Although there may be some sort of found for orphans like Tom Riddle -because how else could he have afforded his books and uniform? But the Weasley's still have to buy everything with not enough money for it.)
You may want to change that bit. _
(Or at least twist the section so that it's a school trip they tried to draw money for or something like that -which is less likely to be covered by the goverment.)
In brittain schools and medical care is free for everyone -and J.K. Rowling is as british as they come, and aside from the medival prison-system and their equally medival treatment of the criminaly insane (like dear Bella), she does appear to have modelled the wizarding world after england.
And more or less modernised the things we take for granted. (Like free healthcare and schools.)