|Reviews for Living without Danger|
| thelittlebassoonist chapter 35 . 9/19
What a missed opportunity JKR had with the basilisk, who could have been an ally instead of a monster. I wish more fic writers included this plot point. Sometimes I forget Sangre isnt canon and get a little sad.
And SiseehCeceliaLily? Lovely! Chefs kiss.
| thelittlebassoonist chapter 34 . 9/19
I completely forgot about the tidbit OotP about Nott seeing thestrals! i have read this series a few times and consider myself well versed in HP lore, but that one fact stumped me. Ive been trying to puzzle out the mysterious note writer for... a really long time.
Well done as always, Anne!
| Lady Archimedes chapter 1 . 8/27
I like this series. Probably my third or fourth time reading it, but if I had one criticism it would be that Sirius frequently seems to get the short stick. The others can occasionally be super overpowered but Sirius is always the butt of every jokein light of Danger and Remus, sometimes he's just there feeling useless, you know? It's not the healthiest relationship dynamic imo.
| Revliledpembroke chapter 27 . 6/11
This felt like a completely wasted chapter. You didn't kill Harry Potter in a HP fanfic. What a surprise. What IS a surprise is how you permanently broke all tension, forever, in this series because none of the good guys can ever die if Meghan is close enough to them. And all that tension is broken so you could do a real cheap "Is Harry dead?" cliffhanger.
And what did we get out of it? Immediately resolved angst (which renders it pointless in my view), your 8 year old OC is made "Oh so powerful!" despite... you know... being an 8-year-old. Her name shouldn't be Meghan Black. No, it should be Doogie Howser.
Except that was a comedy not meant to be taken seriously, and your story is apparently telling me that no one in the stadium (not Hooch or Dumbledore or anyone else) was able to cast even a first year spell like Wingardium Leviosa to catch Harry even though, canonically, Dumbledore has already caught Harry when he fell off of his broom. This lack of foresight about maybe needing to catch someone falling off of their broom lead to Harry's apparently imminent death. But his death is just for *DRAMA* (in the worst sense of the word), so there can be an easily forgiven and forgotten conflict between Draco and Ron, and so your super special OC can output power in the level of some minor deities.
Worse, this now kills any tension in the future, as any potential death of the rest of the group will just be solved by Megan going Healer Super Saiyan again, and it will be a plot hole if she doesn't!
Like, all the adults could have lined themselves up so they each take an Avada Kedava to the chest to protect Harry, and I'll just be sitting there, waiting for Meghan to Super Saiyan them back to life.
And for what? Cheap drama that nobody really believed!? Bah! You made an original character ridiculously overpowered so they could solve a problem that only existed so you could have a cheap "Is Harry Potter dead?" cliffhanger in this Harry Potter fanfic.
| Revliledpembroke chapter 26 . 6/11
That's got to be one of the stupidest cliffhangers I've ever seen. Who would possibly believe that you'd kill Harry Potter in a Harry Potter fanfic?
And, anymore, I'm just completely baffled that nobody has ever put "arrogant Purebloods with a snake fetish" and "there's a giant snake monster called the King of Serpents" together before. It feels like the kind of thing that should be blindingly obvious.
How was anyone in-universe ever confused as to what it was? How much brain power does it take to go "Dude who could talk to snakes probably had a snake monster. What're the most impressive snake monsters? Not the Ashwinder or that three-headed snake in Fantastic Beasts... Basilisk! It's gotta be the basilisk!"
| Revliledpembroke chapter 17 . 6/10
So... What, the whole of your OC losing control was to take Harry's win from him?
| Revliledpembroke chapter 15 . 6/10
What the hell is this weird magic crap that's threatening to take over your OC every time something happens in this book? Especially since it never happened before!
| Revliledpembroke chapter 14 . 6/10
Why didn't they tell McGonagall that Nott used Mudblood? Why didn't they say "3 v 1 odds aren't very sporting, so in defending our friend and cursing dirty little racists we may have gone a touch over the top in self-defense. Still self-defense though, and none of them are dead, permanently crippled, or wounded beyond Pomphrey's ability to heal, so... What's the problem? Especially since it wasn't "one curse at Longbottom, Prof. They were making him "dance." That's waaaaaaaaay more than one spell!"
| Revliledpembroke chapter 12 . 6/10
He used the "alpha voice"? Look, I don't care what they do in their bedroom, but doing that in public in full view of a bunch of kids is way out of line. And kinky.
And what's this nonsense about "Oh no! I lost my made up Alpha position that means fuck all because we're people and not animals!?"
Maybe that's just my inherent distaste for all these weird sexual A/B/O Dynamic stories I've run across and want nothing to do with, but I *really* don't like using the term "alpha" with anything associated with humans. Unless it's, like, a fraternity or a sorority.
| Revliledpembroke chapter 9 . 6/10
You didn't write a song that's at least 50 years old at the time you wrote this? Amazing!
| Revliledpembroke chapter 6 . 6/10
A big angsty scene over a traumatic event that leads to almost everyone immediately agreeing that there is no reason for the angst, resolving the issue is... Uh, let's just say really not my cup of tea.
It wasn't long enough for it to feel like the characters had to properly work through it (and thank God for that. I hate that kind of thing), but it *was* also long enough to bring memories of my father laying dead in the floor, and how I didn't do anything to help either (not that there was anything I could do. He was dead and cold to the touch).
So, you know, thanks for that.
| Revliledpembroke chapter 5 . 6/10
Reading about a "mock" chapter that came out so long ago it can now vote in the US and is a legal adult, without any context for what it was or what that means is... bizarre.
| Revliledpembroke chapter 3 . 6/10
If they asked a boon from Godric and the others, could they have asked for Remus's lycanthropy to be removed? Or him to be made fertile?
| Revliledpembroke chapter 2 . 6/10
Pester, pester, pester
| DarkLadySlytherClaw chapter 21 . 5/16
This is my third time reading the series, and i was wondering why Letha, Pearl, Moony, and Captain were made honorary heirs of the houses they already were blood heirs for. I understand how useful the gems they have in their pendants turn out to be, but I just got curious about this. I can see how this could have also been intended as foreshadowing, which is a technique that you use often and skillfully, with lots of little details I catch re-reading the Dangerverse that make me cry about knowing what is going to happen and all the little details that remind me of things. Just re-reading the prophecies make me cry knowing what they all mean. This got off track of my original reason for making this review, but your story is amazing (and possibly better than the original series.) Thank you so much for creating this!
Also, for the review topic that says talking about made up words, because if I’m reviewing I might as well do this too.
I prefer made up words that aren’t conjunctions, as your examples. I like to use the words skizzors, aminals, and crinimals, and others I can’t remember off the top of my head.
Again, thank you so much for contributing this to the Harry Potter fandom, and also, all of the published books you have written. I got 4 of them for Christmas, one of the collections of Christmas tales, Killdeer, Homecoming, and A Widow in Waiting. They are all amazing and I love your writing. Thanks (for the last time) for all of your amazing contributions to the world of literature!