|Reviews for The Cupboard Series 5: United We Stand|
| xxXMr. DarknessXxx chapter 30 . 6/2/2018
Concoctions... Poor Snape
| noreenklose chapter 32 . 5/8/2018
I LOVED what you did to Dumbles- - - -ALMOST as much as that *BLEEP* deserves. I have always wanted him to have justice served on him because of Dumbasadoor's evil, interfering, conniving ways.
I also greatly appreciate that MoRon & Ginny are only on the periphery in these stories. I just love it!
Thank you for writing, I'm really enjoying reading your stories.
| Searching for Beauty chapter 30 . 4/12/2018
I have never written a review before, but I have really liked both the Muggleborn Champion and the entire Cupboard series. When I fished the later, I decided to reread the entire series again since I enjoyed it so much.
When I read it the first time I was pretty certain that you had Harry get his apperation license and his side along licence before they went after the ring. This is the chapter than the license was gotten. When they go after the ring you had Harry sheepishly admit that he didn't have a license. I will try to remember to review at the end of the chapter with the ring in case you want to fix the minor plot mistake.
Again really enjoyed this and am looking forward to you next HP story.
| Love2read23 chapter 10 . 3/7/2018
I loved all of this. I'm specifically touched by Lionel and this opportunity for him. Thank you.
| Love2read23 chapter 3 . 3/7/2018
This is such a cool twist! I love that Harry has found more family. I am slightly surprised though that his huge family tapestry didn't show more people in the same generation as him and that Harry would immediately contact all those still alive. I just remember the suggestion I would have put in the box for Diricawl (I never I had one but couldn't remember): what about starting magical education earlier? Or even just any education? Magicals are just home taught usually until Hogwarts but mundane-born and raised attend primary school where they learn so much. What if Diricawl had a primary day school program?
| DavisSanders chapter 23 . 2/20/2018
You're probably not gonna see this but I'm gonna go ahead and guess that you've watched Agents of Sheild? Is that where you got the name Jemma Simons from?
| mysinger chapter 32 . 2/12/2018
What a finale! Amazing story. Poor Professor Sprout! I feel a little sorry for Dumbledore, but he deserved to lose his magic at least after what he had planned for Harry. It is ironic that he won't be able to share his carefully guarded secrets. It will be interesting to see if Snape has fully gone over to the other side. I am so glad that the sequel is already written. Thank you
| Scabbers1957 chapter 32 . 12/15/2017
Bloody ell, you are an awesome writer...these stories are very well thought out n written.
Keep up the great work.
| World Theory chapter 16 . 12/11/2017
I was thinking about defenses for Potter Island, and maybe have also had some ideas floating around from the direction of Tom Riddle's potential perspective. I heard that Tom grew up during WWII, so it got me thinking about the fortifications that the mundane armies would have used. And combined with my knowledge from playing various real-time strategy games, I realized that nearly all wizarding defenses have a major flaw: they all seem to rely on passive defenses. Passive defenses being things like walls, wards, bodies of water, etcetera. In all the games I've played, passive defenses only work against the very weakest, and unintelligent, or uninterested enemies. You can send defenders out to fight an attacking enemy, sure; but that is dangerous, and a poor use of personnel. Being the defenders is generally a disadvantage in military conflicts, so people have come up with ways to try to give them an advantage while defending. I think that one which would apply well to potter island, is some kind of gun emplacements. Big guns; artillery. If Voldemort is left to stand at a distance and lob attacks at the island without worry, until it falls, that's just a delaying tactic, as the wards will eventually fall.
I know that magic could provide a huge benefit to the maintenance and operation of an artillery piece. But if you were to use magic to create it in the first place, you could create something with offensive abilities to give even Voldemort pause. Gun generally work by pushing a projectile down a pipe with expanding gas. The first speed limit that physics imposes is the speed of sound. Sound waves are just compression waves of matter bumping into those next to it, and propagating the effect. The speed of sound is different, depending on what it is traveling through. Breathing in helium, and then talking in a high pitched voice, actually demonstrates that sound travels faster in helium than our normal atmosphere. The speed of an explosion is limited by being able to push other things out of the way, such as atmosphere, and by the speed of sound in the gasses of the gasses that make up the explosion. So to propel a projectile down the barrel of a gun faster, you need to increase the speed of sound of the expanding gas cloud that does the pushing, or simply bypass that mechanism for propelling projectiles, like in the case of the gauss rifle, or railgun, which both use magnetic coils activated in sequence along the barrel, to *pull* a metal projectile along. Magnetic waves travel at the speed of light, as far as I know, same as waves of gravity. If you were to choose to use gas to propel a projectile, you might want to find a way to increase the speed of sound inside the barrel of the gun. The alternative to speeding up a projectile past the limits of conventional physics, is use something else to propel the projectile. If there is a known speed of magic, it might be good to compare that to the speeds of sound and light.
Something very useful to know about magic's known capabilities, when constructing a magical artillery piece, is that magic can make objects physically indestructible, even if their still vulnerable to magic. One of the problems that explosive artillery shells have, is that the shells need to stay intact while being fired, and in transit, until impact. Explosives are not the only option for magical artillery shells, though. You could load dangerous potions into a shell, and enchant or charm it indestructible until it has traveled a certain distance from the gun. You could load a shell with basilisk venom, or perhaps a potion made with the venom, to efficiently dilute and use is for its destructive properties, without loosing potency. Basilisk vemon would be useful against magical protections. You could also enchant the shell itself, to be immune to summoning charms or other way that magic can affect the shell. You could even hold a very large amount of compressed air inside an indestructibly charmed shell, to dispell after when two conditions are met, after it has left a certain distance from the gun, and when it impacts something.
The intelligence that can be imparted to objects, using magic, can be especially useful, too. From simple algorithmic functions like designating where you want an artillery shell to land, and having the cannon mave the necessary adjustments to elevation and angle for distance and wind, to potentially creating defensive automatons that can make limited decisions about what to attack, and how to go about the task of attacking. We saw some defensive automatons in use by Hogwarts, in the seventh-year book.
| Harly Reimer chapter 32 . 12/6/2017
Well done. Love it.
| HoneyBear84 chapter 32 . 11/25/2017
Loved it, on the the sequel
| iadorespike chapter 27 . 10/11/2017
Oh, Luna, never change. *ggg*
Thanks so much!
| iadorespike chapter 12 . 10/10/2017
Interesting. The Toad is, as always, a disgusting creature that inspires a lot of dislike, frustration, and...hatred.
Good part, thatnks so much!
| iadorespike chapter 11 . 10/10/2017
Sheesh, and Harry made sure that they'd be okay. So much for the walrus.
Good part, thanks so much!
| iadorespike chapter 10 . 10/10/2017
Awww, I am overcome with the sweetness. Truly, I'm slightly weepy. It will be so nice for Lionel, and a proof of their diversity goals for the school to have a student who is a werewolf.
Thanks so much!