|Reviews for Harry Potter and the Acceptance of Fate|
| Runecutter chapter 14 . 1/29
Why should Molly have the right to object anyways? When was the last time SHE got eleven Death Eaters captured? Or killed the Dark Lord? Taking them in under the wings of the Order does not make them suicide bombers just by the decision, rather it gives them the luxury of being able to coordinate training and "missions" between adults and adolescents... both will know what the others plan and prepare to do and thus will be able to be more efficient. Last month communication was corrupted and Sirius died because of it. With Harry, Hermione and the twins part of the order they might have known other ways to reach the "adult part" of the order and could have turned the trap for Harry into an ambush on the other side with none of the kids in danger.
And with the Aurors part of the training staff they know how good the kids are getting, what they need to still learn and how to best go about it... if they did not have it, it would end up like the DA with huge ambition but limited coordination and in the next fight there might be another mistake like Hermione not stunning that Death Eater and somebody else might die like she almost did.
And finally... what exactly IS the order doing that is so dangerous? In fifth year they have only ever guarded one of two places... The Dursley's house and the Department of Mysteries... Okay, Arthur got injured during that and Sturgis landed in Azkaban for a short time... but it's not like they went into battle each and every night with wands blazing. Especially Molly who as far as we know did not even take part in those two tasks... so why is she blabbing on so much about "those kids" being in danger of throwing away their lives for some thrill... Is she stilll so caught in her brother's deaths? NOt everybody is Fabian and Gideon... James and Lily were very careful and had withdrawn from the fight yet were murdered... Sirius knew what he did and what he might lose yet it did not save his life.
Keeping the young generation out of the order does not protect them magically from the war, far from it, Harry's comment about them being at the first and most openly fought front of the war was after all spot on, but it does cost them valuable resourses and support they cannot get from anywhere else. And Mrs High and Mighty just can't keep her hands off from controlling other people's lifes, can she?
As for Snape... less snaring and more spying might have been advisable. And it's ridiculous to once more blame this on Harry... Hermione after all was part of the assault force at the ministry and embarrassed the Dark Lord by showing what a joke his best inner core troops were... not to expect an attack on her family's home, especially as she is a muggle born with and very prominent in her year for her knowledge and grades, is pretty stupid. And as she is already at Headquarters and protected by the order it seems others saw it similar for some time already.
I know you like a lot of other authors just try to do your best at imitating the book Snape with his irrational fantasy view of Harry and his motives, but it's no less irritating to see the blasted man never make any sense at all. Bizarro has a clearer world view than Snape.
| Runecutter chapter 13 . 1/29
Ehhh what? How ever did the birthday fly away so fast? They did not do enough to fill 2 hours, much less a whole day? O.o (Yeah i know it's mean, but it's an important aspect of narrating to make it feel like any given time really fills that much... an example for really bad "timing" in that way would be Half Blood Prince and the Riddle Dia show... where a couple of scenes that take not even 20 minutes each to read and feel like they are "real time" is supposed to fill six to ten dates of "all evening" that lasts a whole year and Harry isnt even dissatisfied until maybe christmas with this approach... You do jump directly from miniature scene to miniature scene without fillers so the end effect is that Harry seems only to spend a couple of 5 minute discussions with his friends and the adults and there's not much in between... suddenly all these scenes lead to a tired Harry after "such a busy day" but we never read what was so busy and epecially the part in this chapter (as Diagon Alley at least has some vagueness) when it goes from Ron and opening his handful of presents from which ONE is named (the boots) to thanking Dobby, hearing from Hermione about Ron's blunder and how she hates him now and to Molly once again forcing her thoughts over all over residents of the house because it's "oh so late"... why should Harry have a bedtime on his sixteenth birthday? Is she thinking he's six? But you see how either the surprise party and Ron's nagging about opening the presents and play chess come to a very late hour (why?) or you've compressed five, six hours into something that feels like more of like half an hour...)
Other than this formal things it's a wonderful chapter... I love this Dobby and how he supports his wizard against the force of nature that is Molly's closemindedness :D
And i really don't care about her attitude in this story... who is she to take over Harry's life like that? Interrupting him when he's just talking, trying to shove him into a room with Ron when he already has one of his own in HIS FRIGGIN OWN HOUSE? (Actually i don't know how you solved that inheritance thing yet... but it would make a lot of sense to assume Harry is Sirius heir anyways) and now this "wake up WE want to go to Diagon Alley" when she must know they took himk there to prepare his surprise party just a day earlier. What is she? Obsessive Compulsive with a streak of ignorant? Please tell me those two will have an argument about how Harry is sixteen and definitely not one of her kids and doesn't like being "mothered" like he isn't even old enough to tie his shoes all the time and they'll have it very soon and some of the other adults finally will take Harry's side and shut her down... At the moment she's annoying as hell and to be honest useless to boot. Why does she irritate the elves so much? She can't have been at the house for even half a day? I can understand why Ron is a bigger plague than the black Death, it's just his cheery disposition, but Molly?
| Guest chapter 6 . 1/27
Katie is in the year between the twins (and Angelina and Alicia) and Harry (or Ron), so she did not write her NEWTs with those two groups of NEWT/OWL students...
As for Harry'S training and the general progress of the story... highly interesting. I love the mixture out of surprise attacks and careful set up training to afterwards "repair" the deficiencies his teachers have found with his spellwork and fighting technique. The "don't shout" approach especially talks to my heart as i've always hated the movies for it. And i'm curious how soon the breaking the stunner training will come in handy in "real life" :) It is a wonderful concept that i have not seen used anywhere else, but doesn't sound halfway bad and unbelievable. It rather fits in nicely with the troubles in the ministry the kids had...
For the mirror... Awwwwwww
| Runecutter chapter 12 . 1/29
Oh you cruel cruel author... First McGonagall pushing him so hard on his birthday, then this little jewel of making them all queasy and jumping to horrible conclusions... That's bordering on torture (cruel and unusual punishments) and you better soon make it up with more sweetness... PLEASE?
| Runecutter chapter 11 . 1/28
Wonderful scene... just the right frame, mood and reaction afterwards. It's seldom to read so fine balanced accounts, most of the time it's one kiss and they know they're madly in love with no doubts or reserves... yuck. Your variant is ages better and leaves them space to be themselves, while also giving the audience what it deserves... glorious Harry/Hermione ;)
| Runecutter chapter 7 . 1/27
Amazing. You manage to bring a logic into Snapes quite brutal "lessons" with only a few words and concepts. I'm not sure if i ever would have seen Legilimency in such a way, but it has got a kind of inner logic and sounds "manageable" which seems a vast improvement over the book version :D
| Runecutter chapter 5 . 1/26
Oh that was exactly what i needed now... a bit cheer and joy to take the edge of a long and bitter day. :) Hermione really is wonderful to write in that bubbly, overexited way, isn't she? :)
And then you topped it off with Minerva almost glowing from glee when she rubs it in to Snape :D Slightly unprofessional, but OH sooooo satisfying to see the old battleaxe acting human once in a while. Yet it somehow feels right in character... Must be the boasting about HER Gryffindors *grin*
I wonder if on September 1st the tower's password will be potion mastery? :D
Bah, boys don't need a certain age to feel deeply connected to their ... magical staff :D Should be similar with girls. After all that's most of the reason why the stuff's there.
I'd find it more interesting if Hermione is maybe playing with the idea how he might understand her "innocent" suggestion and if she might really start flirting there ... Right after book 5 i'd still have bet my house and livelyhood on H/Hr becoming the canon ending, it was just TOO obvious for me in the books. And if you have seen the movies, i guess you noticed how the movie types also had those ominuous scenes up to almost the absolute end of movie No 8 that take on the same thought. ;) Or how easy you could cut out any mention of Ron in a relation but if you want to get rid of all Harry seems to be in love with Hermione scenes there would almost be no movie left? :D
| Runecutter chapter 2 . 1/25
Of course i never get tired of pointing out that it does not make any sense to say the Potters went INTO HIDING when they stayed at a known property of their own family... Even including the Fidelius charm wouldn't it work better with an adress not too many people already know when trying to hide it magically? Sirius had the advantage that nobody could have guessed he'd voluntarily hide in the home he hated when he was a child... and was banned from when only fifteen... the Potter ancestral home would never give them any such advantage but have the enormous problem of settling them at a place (You would forget there ever was a "Potter Cottage" at that special place in Godric's Hollow, as it would be the object of the Fidelius, but it could not make you forget that originally some Potters had a place around the village, just like the Secret on Grimmauld Place could not prevent Bellatrix or Narcissa from knowing they had been at a place of their aunt and uncle somewhere in London and probably a rough idea about the streets around the place so they could draw a circle around where a secret must be) a lot of Death Eaters would know to look out for anybody leaving the fideliussed property... and this idea is compatible with OOTP and the knowledge you might have posessed after reading only books 1-5.
As for Snape... i tend to agree more with Harry than with Dumbledore's somewhat idealized rationalisation of keeping Snape out of the Slammer here... you don't prove you've been only inside a pedophile ring to get the whole thing busted by the police and the true criminals behind jail bars by then acting fifteen years long as if you'd love nothing more than being a pedo yourself... Snape is cruel, prejudiced and systematically nurturing the Death Eater mindset inside the house he oversees while at the same time proving unable to even pretend to be a teacher... Lockhart, Quirrell and Moody/Crouch were thousand times better at faking it than Severus Snape. So where is the credence in his confirmations to be innocent and unwilling? Romanticism (or gullibility) aside, it's our actions that do define us, not our words or stated intents... and Snape's actions condemn him absolutely. I'd even go so far as that he only kept Harry alive during that quidditch match where the broom got cursed to avoid undue attention on his own life and possible accusations of his own person as the murderer of the BWL...
| Runecutter chapter 1 . 1/25
Whow, seldom to find a ten year old story so fascinating.
I get it from the "Published" date that this idea was born after your first few reads through OOTP?
That does make Harry's inquisitive mood even more impressive as much of the most horrible consequences would only become clear during TDH (that he was set up to martyr himself on the slim chance of a miracle and Dumbledore planned that for even from before Harry was born...)
I liked Harry's annoyance with Lupin's "spontaneous" visits... Hermione's letter was also a nice way to set up the atmosphere and i'd've loved it if JKR had ever used Fawkes that way instead of repeating the "not much information getting to Harry" sujet for 5 years... (a well reasoned central point of many of the "i was treated like a mushroom" rant from Harry always tends to be the "why couldn't my watcher leave a small note at the mailbox every day, it would not have endangered their invisibility in any way" and you've found an even better way.) and I couldn't help but chuckle when comparing the idealistic and helpful way your Dumbledore acts here with the year of foto albums Canon Albus forced Harry to suffer through basically stretching out a serious three hours talk to 9 months. Much better to see some really practical book titles in that basket.
And the weird book gave us the most stunning bit of the chapter... the idea of Harry's wand being connected to death rites and commemoration through its special materials... Can't say right now where that should lead to, but it certainly has got potential to make this an interesting story all by its own.
| Merlin's baggy bottom chapter 31 . 1/24
Great story and what not but, it lacking action, exciting things happening like the duels and cool lessons
| Merlin's baggy bottom chapter 11 . 1/22
I bet he polished his wand that night! After his first kiss
| Merlin's baggy bottom chapter 5 . 1/22
Yes it is! Ha slightly perverted
| Vegasman59 chapter 54 . 1/18
You left this excellent Story on a real cliffy I hope you soon return!
| snehal chapter 35 . 12/28/2013
i want to see more romance
| Guest chapter 54 . 12/14/2013
Don't be stupid harry!