Reviews for Fate
Eaken chapter 157 . 10/23/2023
Thanks for the chapter!

I really liked the story around the centaurs, the Amelia coup I found a little bit unrealistic, 30 American Aurors, and whatever British ones they had wouldn't hold against the armies of mercenaries the purebloods could easily hire. Especially with such a simple plan, if it can even be called that. And they have to hold against the DE backlash as well.

I can't see this going any other way than a short coup followed by all of them getting murdered.
MeritoCrastination chapter 156 . 10/22/2023
Thank you for the grat chapter!
I miss this story. Have a lot to catch up.
Starway Man chapter 157 . 10/21/2023
First of all, good luck with your exams! I hope they go well. Now, you started off okay with Amelia Bones handling Pius Thicknesse and Alastor Moody, in typical politician style...I liked some of her speech to Moody, such as the way he escaped the hospital so quickly. But later, her speech to the magical press was much better - powerful stuff that, once I read it, my initial thought was, "Holy cow, is Amelia's character being set up to be killed off?" Not to mention the subsequent talk with Barty Crouch senior - I hadn't taken her to be such a revolutionary, nor for Crouch senior to freak out so much, so that was some good character development. Of course, once he was home the father simply didn't have it in him to kill the son, as I expected (but secretly hoped Crouch would - that would have been quite the plot twist!)

The scene with Bones and her magical police force confronting the Wizengamot, Dumbledore doing his vanishing act with Fawkes, and then all the 'unworthy' members getting sacked - it was written fairly well, even if it was a bit wordy in some places and it made me wonder why Amelia didn't just order her people to fire stunners at the Wizengamot members and then throw them all out of the chamber onto the streets (preferably starkers, just for laughs!). Still, Amelia's appeal to the leftover Wizengamot members was uplifting in its idealism, and I could see her actually going along with Ron's plan to affiliate the Order of the Phoenix with the Ministry - as the idealism has definitely not tarnished the practicality in Bones' actions. Oh, and I liked Ron's wisecrack comments to Dumbledore and Snape in the next scene, especially the one concerning the Weasley boy's upcoming night-time fantasies...

Hmm, Blaise's apology to Daphne for his nasty words was alright, but the subsequent chat with Pansy Parkinson felt a bit better to me...and yes, now that you mention it, the Zabini boy *has* been acting like a typical Gryffindor lately - strange how I never noticed it until you stated it in the text! And then the scene of Draco Malfoy eavesdropping on Fate!Ron talking to Ravenclaw!Ron, but only hearing one half of the conversation - context is everything, but you definitely caught my attention with Weasley's disparaging remarks towards Hermione and Harry, not to mention Draco's decision to keep his mouth shut about everything (that is, after deciding that Ron was completely insane!) I have to admit, I always suspected that Fate!Ron would screw up that way one day, and I'm glad to finally see it happen.

You made me chuckle in the following scene, how Ron was the one to school Hermione on wandless magic instead of the other way around - it definitely showed how Fate!Ron has a greater 'people' awareness than his canon counterpart very nicely. The next few scenes with Daphne's father - wow, you made it clear from the pensieve memory that Sebastian was a truly *horrible* human being when he was younger, a Death Eater Voldy would have been proud of, but you also made a nice counterpoint to how fatherhood changed him for the better, true character development if I've ever seen it.

And then - the scene in the forest between Ron's mercenaries and Daphne and her father, that built up the suspense nicely for the confrontation with the centaur certainly surprised me there, I thought for sure Sebastian was going to die from the build-up, instead he just walked away from that horror (even if it cost him in terms of Daphne's feelings towards her parents). Nice example of subverting expectations, I guess...just like the scene between Daphne and her mother, and when Daphne confronted Ron at Hogwarts in the aftermath, he didn't utterly reject her like I was half-expecting. And yes, let the Fate-verse third year end, already - I'm sure lots of readers are looking forward to your version of the Goblet of Fire!
Guest chapter 157 . 10/21/2023
Beautifully crafted chapter. Please update soon.
Brocole07 chapter 157 . 10/20/2023
great chapter keep up the good work
1shinChan chapter 157 . 10/20/2023
really great writing...a dictatorship (no matter what amelia says she staged a coup using military force) running the country during the war is not something a common britain folk would want and to use foreign force for that is not going to end well for magical Britain but amelia intentions are right the purebloods weilds too much power that needed to cut down... Sebastian greengrass pov was one of your best writing piece... now the story where is now is the perfect time for a small time skip... nothing major will be lost and it will really boost the story to move forward at more speedy pace...hope you are well
MeYouNThem chapter 157 . 10/20/2023
Uhh... this chapter is really heavy. Btw Amelia is getting on my nerves. I know Ron needs her but seriously can we have someone else as a Minister. She's no better than her predecessor. Well maybe a bit better but still worse in different way. Also I have mixed feeling about Daphne. Sure she apologized but the fact that she kept picking a fight with Ron and insulting him and then Ron just accepted it like that kind of irked me. Guess even when breakup he still has a soft spot for Daphne. Well can't wait for the next one.
Pk930 chapter 157 . 10/19/2023
Great chapter, very creative usage of POVs and trying to make the reader make effort to connect dots and draw conclusions, very nice new style of writing in this chapter, also, no Ron POV is refreshing for a change
TimC34 chapter 44 . 10/19/2023
The down side to seeing a new chapter is, that now we have to wait a month or so fir the next one!
raimondimi chapter 157 . 10/19/2023
Thanks for the chapter!
Jamie0 chapter 52 . 10/8/2023
Yeah imma just say these pureblood customs are stupid and everyone completing as lords or ladies or lards or whatever need to get some better hobbies. If someone's going to go around demanding everyone refer to them as dr so and so, well they've got another thing coming to them. Hermione is right here just as they were right to try to end the disgusting practice of house elf slavery. Of course Hermione has plenty of other flaws but not these.
Jamie0 chapter 49 . 10/8/2023

Clementine better not try anything disgusting with a thirteen year old...
Jamie0 chapter 45 . 10/8/2023
I once thought I would want Rowling to go into a day-by-day blow of all of Harry's and others' events. Thanks to this fic, I have learned that in actuality I very much would not enjoy such a thing. I don't need to read the fiftieth time that Ron vacillates between reasonable and stupid, or Daphne does something stupid, or Neville is stupid, and so on. I guess many people seem to enjoy that stuff which is fine, I shall just skim some repetitive scenes and hope I don't miss anything important. I think there's often something to be said for brevity, but if other people want length I certainly won't object.

But seriously, Ron, stop acting like an arrogant jerk. Like, Ron isn't even likeable anymore, and that isn't helped by how in the end we know everything will go Ron's way even when they are in the wrong. It's rather like a super Harry fic (which I have grown tired of, along with super Hermione and it turns out super Ron as well), except with the protagonist being even more annoying.

Also dear Sebastian Greengrass: You notice how despite Voldemort threatening and blackmailing everyone, we pretty much only know of a single non-Slytherin (Pettigrew) who joined the death eaters? Maybe there's actually some value in defiant courage even with it's hopeless, or even loyalty or whatever the nonsense the Hufflepuffs espouse (Ravenclaw's intellect I suppose helps them dodge things). But Slytherins are too ambitious, the world would end if they die, so they bend the knee. Ron's a disgusting human being in Slytherin and I know it won't happen, but let Ron be resorted to any other house, even Hufflepuff, and hopefully get away from the politics-cosplaying Slytherins. (Like seriously, even for 12 year olds, what kind of people playacting politicians throw tantrums constantly?)
Jamie0 chapter 40 . 10/8/2023
Huh, I did wonder if Ron would get it and it was so. This gives me hope actually that things will improve.
Jamie0 chapter 37 . 10/7/2023
Ugh how many times do these stupid people have to relearn the same lesson? Which is I suppose very realistic, but I have enough realism in real life, these fictional people need to get it together and not have to get bashed in the head dozens of times until they learn. And I mean pretty much every single child.
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