|Reviews for Unknown Memories|
| Tomon chapter 15 . 10/7/2014
Very interesting and captivating story. I like how you really let them be their age and commit the mistakes or acting how young people really do. Especially well it's shown on the main relationship, but I hope they will be one of the few who in fact manage to overcome the first trials and stay together :)
It's indeed very nice so I hope it will continue some day
| Cassandra30 chapter 2 . 5/16/2014
| Cassandra30 chapter 1 . 5/16/2014
Yes! does a little happy dance! Terrific idea!
| Runecutter chapter 15 . 1/11/2014
Okay, that's that. Sorry that this story seems dead, it had a lot of really interesting ideas and right now when the elaborate hints from the background changes we've got a glimpse in Harry's nightmares paid off and things really GOT new and interesting there is nothing more to follow it up. On the other hand a lot of the story is shaking and testing, not really sure where it wants to go with too many irons in the fire to really be faithful and fair to all of them...
I originally found this over the favoritestracker while searching for some unread Harry/Katie stories and thus maybe i'm biased towards expecting too much from their little dance around the whole feelings and falling in love thing, but it was the first sign of what i now think is wrong with this... we get a ginormous number of tantalizing glimpses on what may come, on what may some day be the center of the story and grow into a really important thing... but then the next of the countless plot points screams for attentions and the time is cut short. Rinse and repeat...
Add to it that with Dumbledore, Bones, Fudge, Ollivander ... the Death Eaters, you've got at least four, five scheming factions in the game, probably more and that as of now nothing precise is known about their motives and goals in the process and it's mighty confusing to what and which way this all might someday lead. There's no red thread through all of this with the possible exclusion of Harry's visions and the development of his magic into apocalyptic dimensions... and no real handhold to see that we're getting anywhere, just more and more of these tasty little morsels of stunningly interesting ideas strewn into the whole mix, but not necessarily sharing in the work of lifting the storyload or pushing the concept forward to a likely solution. I'm all for complexity, but this is close to mimicking the labrinth of minoan fame... And i have more than once noticed i'm losing interest in the details and the complexities just wishing to get a whiff of where it all aims at...
I've tried and stayed with it up to the end, but if this were a 79 chapter story i could not guarantee it would hold that way all the way... i cheer for the treasure trove of tiny changes, ind epth reflexions and innovative interpretations of the HP cosm, but i'm also getting lost between the lines, when everything always seems to end up in circles and without strong directions to go to.
| Runecutter chapter 14 . 1/11/2014
What? Anybody spouting that monologue about clothing and the almost police state like apparatus and supergenius level memory/recollection necessary to fill all needs of fashion to me would instantly sink into the "institutionalize for the sake of humanity" category... Ron's standard utterance of "completely mental" doesn't even start to cover these ideas... more like "potentially lethally insane".
Must be the same level of mind breaking paradox like girls SWEARING on the truth of body types, color types and the like depending on your fitness, form, tan, hair- and eyecolor and many other things and then turn right around and greedily suck up the completely opposite ideas of magazines about "colors of the season" and styles/cuts that EVERYBODY will have to use this year. It's an advanced level of mental pretzeling no sane mind ever will be able to replicate...
btw... it's doubtful that ALL boys at Hogwarts would wear Jeans & T-Shirts, even if wizarding wear might have reached a level where Slacks and shirts are not that distinct from modern day muggle wear, the recreational clothing CAN'T possibly be the same in houses that despise muggle ideas, concepts and styles... Malfoy in a normal kid's day wear? Are you kidding? Even the Weasleys with their strongly backward ("Scarlet woman" what a laugh) mother would not be quite up to the nineties in the nineties...
And i'm pretty sure that in earlier Chapters Cephea was the wizarding mother of Katie's and Alexia the little sister...
Hmmm strange chapter... the interaction with the foreigners was okay and had some interesting aspects although it seems he is not quite that intent on using the Olivander technologies on everyone he meets once he's back at school... but the rest got confusing... his "relationship" with Katie is awkward and jumps around all over the place from glowing passion to "great she wants to talk i can't talk with her (now)" and neither does really seem to know what they want from this, which might be more realistic than other depictions, but still in the frame of a story i read for entertaining i find such tendencies - if going on for too long - a bit discouraging and turning my interest away from finding out more about the whole shebang and where it might end up...
and this cliffhanger scene was totally confusing... which again seems fitting when thinking about an attack and a fight situation, but still is leaving your reader with little to use to understand what happened and what it may mean for the future of the story (as little as there is)
| Runecutter chapter 7 . 1/9/2014
Interesting... it somewhat seems clearer now why Ollivander is so keen on making Harry this GREAT wizard, as he seems to hope he'll give the magical world things back that have long been lost and would be needed to return to former greatness... quite intriguing as a goal to keep in the back of your mind for a long time...
Katie and the kiss... sounds like Legilimency and like Katie's experience was pottered up above all that the other two Lionesses ever experienced... :D Not too happy a moment per se, but she was fine enough with it by the sound of her exuberance... I'm starting to appreciate this weird shifted double-tempo of their well "relationship"... of which only she seems to be aware right now. ;)
| Runecutter chapter 6 . 1/9/2014
Girls are weird... to completely misunderstand the situation (TWICE) and then construct such a feeble and far fetched conclusion from Harry's behavior in the underwater city... weren't it slightly sad it would be hilarious. Teenagers!
And another unique and outstanding lesson by Ollivander.
| Runecutter chapter 5 . 1/9/2014
Whoa what a mean trick you've played on poor little Katie... getting her hopes all up skyhigh on false impressions. Tzk tzk. Not very gentlemanly... and why is Mr Potter so little chivalrous and DOES take his while staring at what obviously was a very private look he chanced to catch? Sodom and Gomorrha ;)
Actually i'm enjoying this more and more the further i get into the narration. Ollivanders mixture of strictness and mild mannered charity is very endearing, while his teaching style of showing promise and greatness to motivate Harry to learn the tedious tidbits and WANT to learn more about the basics so he can sometime master the advanced fields is a very entertaining and well readable adaption of the required "training montage" and finally introducting the wild bunch aka Gryffindor Chasing line into the formula allows him to not only better his scholarly attitudes and learn things he'd never have known otherwise but also to live a little bit like the teenager he so obviously SHOULD be.
I guess soon he'll start training more to get a bit more of bodily strength and endurance which - surprisingly - will also help with keeping up long extracted battles/duels... ;)
And of course somewhere in there lures also the conversation with the lovely but not as yet attention-compulsing Miss Bell, which should keep things interesting enough.
| Runecutter chapter 2 . 1/8/2014
Well with the excemption of the little caveat that knowing boatloads of spells won't do you any good if you can't make use of them in a situation when things get rough (a stupid wizards that ACTS will beat a clever witch that FREEZES ninety nine out of one hundred times in a duel) this looks very convincing.
Ollivander is a fun choice, the old man creeps me out in both the books and the movies ;) and thus should be a treasure trove of little moments to fill up the story...
But i also feel that at some point in time Harry will have to confess just WHY he wanted the Pensieve if only so he can share some of the more advances memories too and will get honest advice on what to prepare and what to try and learn... or to become able to contact more people that can help him achieve whatever goal he aims at (e.g. get the prophecy without stepping into Riddle's trap and endangering Sirius... maybe even get Sirius acquitted way earlier than after his death?) Ollivander is a good point to start as everybody will believe he knows lots and lots of obscure things and will have some comprehension and acceptance of Harry's situation... still he's not a cure-all as he seems to be more of an artisan or specialist and not that involved in general public life...
| Runecutter chapter 1 . 1/8/2014
Oy, wizarding parents are CRUEL... to christen their child after a deadly plague bacterium is kind of far out left field, isn't it? :D Even if the last syllables were switched ;)
I like the premise, but it's way too early to really judge how these changes will influence the boy. Or how they'll be explained (time travel, second chance ala Reptilia, fate evening out chances so Voldi does not win?), let's look again some chapters further in.
| FalconLux chapter 1 . 1/8/2014
Ha! I love the name of the healer!
| Guest chapter 3 . 11/10/2013
Harry James Potter is pathetic -.- , he would have been greater in the slytherin true, as well as without his stupidity of downplaying his intelligence and down right retarded with his 'Morals' which effects everyone of his choices even minor, who the hell thinks 'lesser evil' when answering the door instead of doing what ever chore you were doing?
| Sandaime Hokage chapter 15 . 10/11/2013
An enjoyable read, different from a lot of fics i have read, shame you abandoned it,
| Danterevan chapter 15 . 5/28/2013
well i liked it but i had the feeling he was still a little dumb but none the less was a great idea and intriguing
| AJ Granger chapter 15 . 5/1/2013
Luna's wiser if she put in her name - just saying. I get all the choices except Cho, and the Mary Sue girl since no one knows her.