Reviews for They Lived: A Twist on a Familiar Tale
dontgiveahoot chapter 6 . 11/5/2011
I realise that this fic has not been updated for three and a half years and probably never will be, but it's a heartbreaking concept nonetheless. Usually in Wrong BoyWhoLived fics, James and Lily are either hugely abusive monsters who are only sorry for the way they treated Harry because they cannot control him when they discover the truth, and I sit there steaming because they should be eaten up with guilt. Or else they are genuinely well-meaning but neglectful parents that ARE eaten up with guilt as soon as they realise what they've done and how they've treated him, in which case I usually feel sorry for their pain but also think that they deserve to feel that pain. In this fic, however, they DON'T deserve it. They are good parents (and godfather) whose feelings towards their son/godson was twisted and warped by mind control put on them someone they admired and trusted. They will hate themselves for what they've done even though they had no control over it at all. This would be every loving parent's worst nightmare - to wake up and realise that because of someone you trusted, you'd spent ten years hating your child who you actually loved very much.

Now that Sirius has had the spell removed, what will happen when he remembers Harry and their abandonment of him. Will he help persuade James and Lily that the Malficence spell is on them too? I'm also worried about Larry. He didn't deserve this either, and it seems he's become addicted to dark magic he didn't even choose to wield. Hopefully there are no permanent effects on him, as he is a victim in this as well.
BookWorm230 chapter 6 . 3/12/2011
hurry up with chapter 7 please
E THE TIME KEEPER chapter 6 . 3/3/2011
update?
izzy bikoukishi chapter 6 . 2/27/2011
this is getting good update please
Guest chapter 1 . 8/20/2010
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skorpian672 chapter 6 . 12/18/2009
GAH! i want to know what harry is! why must you do this to me? why? really good story nice job merry christmas ]
DarkNaruto002 chapter 6 . 8/29/2009
Excellent story! I enjoyed reading this story very much. I like the plot so far, especially since this plot is very different from other plots that involve Harry and his twin brother...

My favorite part of the story is the love that Lupin has towards Harry. I cannot wait until they meet. I recommend having Harry end up growing up with Lupin and Severus Snape as his parents.

The charcarcter that I am worried about, though, is Harry's twin because of the side effect that he has shown towards the spell that Dumbloedore has put on him. I recommend on Dumbledore to TAKE ACTION in his decision on no longer putting the spell on him anymore (as he was thinking of this as you wrote in this chapter-though, it is one thing to think about it and doing it).

I do have another recommendation though. Perhaps, when (if you decide)you have the spell "Hatred spell" from Dumbledore be dispelled from Lily and James, maybe, a side affect that has resulted from the long usage of said spell would be that they do not care about Harry or perhaps, they don't hate him, but they just don't care about him. This was, Harry can have Remus and Snape as his parents, especially since the wolf in Remus already recognizes Harry as his cub. Besides, I don't think the wolf in Remus will allow Harry to not be with him anymore in the end; it only would want for Remus and his mate (snape) to raise him...Again, this is just a suggestion.

I like the whole characterization that you have on Harry. I like that he is nice and pure even though he has suffered a lot. The characterization of Dumbledore is quite clever and unexpected. I like that you actually expalin why he is taking the actions he does (you know, through his thoughts).

There are some punctuation and spelling mistakes but they can be fixed.

Overall, the story is very promising and worthy of being read. I cannot wait until you update.

Please update soon!
trax chapter 6 . 3/6/2009
update! i wanna know what happens.
Proof of Nothing chapter 6 . 1/2/2009
I hope they realize soon about that spell Dumbles cast on them.. Maybe they'll finally realize how bad Dumbles really is.. Please update soon!
Saturnblue chapter 6 . 11/13/2008
It's amazing seeing Sirius is the first one actually break through the spell I wonder if Lily, James, and maybe Larry will able to do so. It's very wrong of Dumbledore to cast that dark spell on toddlers. Dumbledore robbed the Potters their family and only son to sacrifice and betrayal. It's good to see Potters actually value their son not fame hungry beasts. Good work. It will be a long road for Dumbledore if he ever revert back to the light again.
summersgirl2526 chapter 6 . 10/18/2008
i loved this!
xxxxParvati-Patilxxxx chapter 6 . 10/5/2008
I love this story so far! Please update again as soon as possible!
AbandoningAccount Read Profile chapter 6 . 8/17/2008
please update! and make sevie and remmy do the monster mash! much loves!
evil-sami-poo chapter 6 . 7/7/2008
This is really really good. Just outta interest i may not have read it properly but was all the curses taken off Sirius or has he still got the Spell of Malficence? Update soon please!
917brat chapter 6 . 7/3/2008
god dumbldore so so fucked up i hope harry gets away from his hold!
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