|Reviews for Facing Danger|
| Tharin chapter 1 . 8/21/2006
It's great that you're going to start this now. I'm really curious how your sixth year is going to differ from HBP.
| Freja-the-goddess chapter 1 . 8/21/2006
You want "Facing Danger" to be better than the prequels? You're going to have to work hard because I absolutly LOVE all of your Dangerverse storys.. Hopefully Harry will get away from Privet Drive a little earlier even though Petunia seems a little nicer in this story.. Keep going!
| erinacea chapter 1 . 8/21/2006
Hmm, I'm still out on my judgement ont this chapter. *frowns*
I really didn't like the beginning - Pureblood stuff, didn't understand a word. Don't they know that Sirius is married? I suppose the sisters will become important somehow.
Aw, poor Luna, I knew right away what was up with her but the extent of her visions... awful. Is it just me or is all that den fighting in the beginning of the story some sort of bad omen? :( Ron, no... If it's Harry he'd rather die (scratch that, he'd die for any of them). Oh, and on the topic of Ron, I suppose it should be 'Red Wing' rather than 'Redwing,' right. Either case, it looks weird. I like the name "Snow Fox" but that's about it, all the other names (read in one of your Oneshots) are much too fancy for my liking. I like the simple forms like the Marauder names, 'Neenie' or 'Wolf.' Do wolf!Danger and pegasus!Letha have "code names" as well?
Well, all that blood is a given really as they'll all be taking part in the war. Bloody mouths could be from bites in animagus form. (Oh, and btw, will the twins want to learn Animagi as well once they get in on the secret?)
Hmm... for Luna to be so upset it has to be either herself or Draco, and with Danger's comment it's probably the latter. I'm still rather hopeful about that. Maybe she's seeing what happened in canon, i.e. AU to Dangerverse, or Malfoy finds another way to meddle with his mind like he did at the World Cup, so that it's not "our" Draco.
Why did Danger admonish Luna to pay attention not to be bitten? I mean she was still human when Luna did that, it wasn't really her fault.
Ah, Harry's dream is interesting - very mature way to get rid of the memory, btw - but who's "they"? Not the Pack? *cowers*
He, there's more to Petunia than meets the eye, but what?
Will Headquarters still be Grimmauld Place or somewhere else? Why do Remus and Harry talk as if Danger and Remus had lived at the Dursleys? Doh, of course. The houses are all cut the same...
I don't understand why the blood bond would help override the link to Voldemort... I mean it would still be there, Voldie still has... ah, I think I get it! If Harry becomes siblinged (or whatever) with Remus then Voldemort doesn't have the blood connection anymore because that would have to be Lupin blood. Right? Yeah, I like that idea. Hmm, we've got no idea how Lupus works for people who are not connected like Remus and Danger are. Is it coincidence that all your Lupus victims are wolves? I suppose Wolf won't be allowed to bite anyone, just like Danger. Apart from that I lack the information to predict what might happen, though there will probably some unexpected effect on Harry's Gryffindor power. Vote for it!
Snow fox is brown... *blinks* Hmm, yeah, it was December when Danger turned them and in dreams things like that won't matter. But when did Draco learn that? I thought he was so far behind. I suppose they're mind talking via Harry's pendant, and now they're having a den dream which is also the reason for Draco to go there. Sweet!
Interesting beginning, but yeah, I didn't like it all that much. Of course, I dislike prologues in general and with the repetitive information in combination with things I didn't understand this chapter _was_ rather prologuey.
The part I liked best was the last one. It was great of Draco to come visit. When Harry saw the brown streak I thought it might be Neenie, 'cause the brown threw me off. Anyway, hopeful ending to a grim chapter. :)
Looking forward to TAtL... and the next chapter, of course.
To "Facing Danger"!
| walklightwhite chapter 1 . 8/20/2006
Excellent chapter, as always. Especially like the mature way Harry handles the Dursleys. Let's hope it lasts the whole year, eh?
Curious, about Harry struggling with Occlumency, if it isn't too much of a spoiler: What is the cause in your world? I know, say, in Canon it's from his emotional scars of years with the Dursleys/Voldemort induced PTSD, but what will you be using in yours... if you do, after all you didn't say that Harry's bad at it, or will be, just a one-liner from Harry. Eh.
| Selene 147 chapter 1 . 8/20/2006
An update? Thank God for you Anne, this is the first non-depressing surprise I've gotten in... too long. I needed an update. I just wish I was able to read it sooner...
The whole "summing up of previous Dangerverse" thing was a bit odd. The other fics just say "read the other fics first" at the top. But eh, no matter, it was still awesome, just, different. It had a different feel to it, sorta. Bleaugh, I'm not even making any sense, am I?
I wonder if we'll see more of those two Gamp (or whatever their name was) witches in a higher role later on. I pity Sirius, being away from his family to be stuck in places like that...
'Why do people keep calling you evil' you asked? BECAUSE YOU ARE! You're evil and cruel and wicked and - and - how could you! I won't believe it! I won't! I REFUSE to believe that what she saw was right! Changing sides? She CAN'T mean Pack or Pride! She just can't! It's gotta be someone like - like - someone else! And then there was that bit about Ron and the falling thing - which I'll forget for now - but what did she mean about "Not tonight, though. And not tomorrow. The day after.” Combined with Danger's thought 'There’s only one person who won’t be here tomorrow. And he’s just the person Luna would least want to hurt.' which seems to refer to Draco ("...least want to hurt.") but that still doesn't make much sense. Harry won't be there. Sirius won't be there. So why would Danger think only one person wouldn't be there? But it still points to her talking about Draco. The day after the next night - that's when Draco will still be a fox at Privet Drive. But... she can't actually mean she thinks he'll switch... It's just - grr! NONE OF THEM WILL GO BAD! YOU HEAR ME? NONE OF THEM WILL SWITCH SIDES! SHE'S WRONG! SHE'S JUST WRONG THIS TIME IS ALL! PACK DON'T GO BAD!
Sweetness about the burning the memory! Take THAT you awful thoughts! - I wish I could do that with my bad memories... but I dont' think there'd be that many memories left in my head then... so screw it.
I'm lost at Harry's dream. Who were the men (or women? Nothing rules out the possibility of one or more of those D.E's being female) and what on earth were they takling about? Oh well, I'll get it sooner or later.
Somehow I mangage to laugh more than I have in over a month ('I had a weird childhood. Besides always being ready to run away from the Ministry, I told stories to snakes, I slept in the same bed as my sisters and brother, and my guardians told me I had to grow up and save the world. - Maybe I need therapy.') - but then again, it WAS hysterical laughter and I was near in tears at the same time - as well as have the classic expression of 'Jaw-dropped, eyes wide, peering through fingers at screen' thing in the same chapter. (See above rant about Luna being wrong.) Hmm. That's both freaky and awesome at the same time.
Would the most boring ties in the world make for good Den-Night stories? And for the record, I loved Yuhan's prank idea.
Ok, I get the whole bonding thing, even though it seems kinda freaky. A lot of risks... but I bet Harry, being a teenage boy (in other words, stupid), will probably agree to it without another thought. And it's still possible it might not work either.
Yeah... why does everyone on group seem to be in general agreement that Letha's pregnant? Where does it infer such a thing? Or am I missing something?
And you said you'd use the bread between DwD and FD to work on side-stories! - But this works too. I'm incredibly grateful, believe it or not. Just, it may not show, because I am terribly upset still. Life currently sucks dragon eggs. Oh well, update!Happy counters it a bit!
"May it be better than all it's prequels?" Hmm... something better than LwD, LwoD, and DwD? I didn't think it was possible... Then again, you're writing it, so it wouldn't surprise me.
How pointless was this review? I'll shut up now.
| reporterchik chapter 1 . 8/20/2006
it's here! woot! The first chapter was awesome as usual and it left me wanting for more. Can't wait to see where this fic leads to, and who will end up switching sides. All i can say is that i'm ready for one heck of a rollercoaster ride.
| dombilly chapter 1 . 8/20/2006
Nice reference to LOTR. Yay Eowyn!
This chapter didn't seem too redundant. I think you did a good job incorporating old info with the new story.
| RiverGold chapter 1 . 8/20/2006
To facing Danger!
| Diamond Raider chapter 1 . 8/20/2006
Oh an update. Much happiness for those who were obsessively checking your profile for Facing Danger. Those who weren't me of course...*shifty*eyes*'cause of course I wasm't doing something as drastic as that!Hehehe. Good start...excuse my slowness, but does blood dripping from the mouth mean they become Vampires or Cannibals?
| Alma Gloriosa chapter 1 . 8/20/2006
Anne Walsh, you are a cruel, cruel woman.
From the VERY FIRST CHAPTER putting it into our heads that not only are many Pack/Pride members going to be gravely injured, but that they're going to die, they're going to sacrifice themselves for others, and one of them might switch sides!
I have to admit that I was shocked when I read that. And then I thought Draco (and then I felt bad about that) and I thought of Draco even more because Luna didn't want to tell. And then I thought perhaps Luna herself because she didn't want to tell, but then I thought that was absurd. And then I thought perhaps it's not really someone who switches sides but someone who's spying, but she only Sees them reporting to Voldemort or something. And then there was Danger's explanation and so ANYTHING could happen and we're going to have to wait and find out. *Pouts*
And then there was the thing with Ron, having to choose. Of course, as I said before, anything could happen based on Danger's interpretation. Or it could be that Ron really does choose. I think if he did he would save his friend (probably Harry or Hermione, I think). Then again it could just be throwing us off the scent of someone else who's going to die. Oh, you are cruel! I don't want any of them to die!
Anyways, as to the rest of the chapter: muy bueno. I'm curious to hear more about the purebloods and if Sirius is having any success. I'm curious about Corona and her sister. I'm assuming that last line in the first section ... about her sister shooting them death glares, wasn't added for purposeless amusement.
I hope Luna learns to control her gift a bit before it comes back full force. I honestly don't want to hear anything else of what she Sees. It makes me too anxious (my mother tells me that I am a very high-strung person). Though I am curious as to what it is that she still has to take care of essentially the day after tomorrow, in story time.
I am also interested in what's going on with Harry. I am a little bit confused actually. When, at the end of the last installment, they explained that he had to go there to deactivate the link between his and Voldemort's mind, I thought it was supposed to be different than in JKR canon, because Harry does have visions while with the Dursleys. I thought Dumbledore was casting different wards or something. But clearly, Harry can still see through the connection, if he saw through Voldemort's eyes. So what exactly is the connection supposed to stop? Is it only when Voldemort knowingly tries to infiltrate Harry's mind? Or is it supposed to prevent full-on possession or something? I don't quite get that. In any case, I'll be curious to see whether Harry decides to bond with Remus in order to stop the link. I have a feeling the lupus could end up being a problem if he does (because honestly, what's the point in giving him an illness if you can't use it as a literary device?). Although, maybe bonding with Remus, who was given Gryffindor's gifts, will be what Harry need to fully unbind his own inherited Gryff traits?
In any case, great chapter. I thoroughly enjoyed it, even if I did want to pull my hair out during the part with Luna's visions.
Keep writing, woman! But don't slack on your homework!
| truffletruffle01 chapter 1 . 8/20/2006
"Better than all its prequels"? that's going to be rather hard, I'd say...
Yay for the return of the Dangerverse! Draco amuses me no end.
| Jam-jackson chapter 1 . 8/20/2006
Well, when I reviewed Dealing with Danger last night I wasn't expecting to have the first chapter of facing danger today! It's great, and I really like where you're going with it, particularly Draco and Luna. Good luck with your grad work, and I hope to read more of this soon.
| witowsmp chapter 1 . 8/20/2006
Yay! You finally started the story so I can put it on my story alert! This is a wonderfully well-conceived series! Keep up the good work!
| LunaCatt chapter 1 . 8/20/2006
Good chapter! I'm really excited to read the rest of Facing Danger! It's sad though, that it's the last story.
It sort of seems like you're hinting that Draco will change sides... I really don't want that to happen! I like the non-evil Draco!
You mentioned Brian Li in Dealing with Danger, didn't you? He wrote a letter to Remus or something like that, right?
| gnome-goddess-cat chapter 1 . 8/20/2006
Anne! Yayness! I'm so glad the new story is up. I thought the whole Lord of the Rings quote was a little iffy - but I'm glad Sirius said the whole thing about her quoting it. Will she be neutral or against Voldemort then? There almost seemed to be some sort of Andromeda/Belletrix thing going on with her and her sister. I can't wait to hear more. It would be so neat if Harry and Moony blood-bonded! Then there isn't anyone in the pack who isn't bonded to someone else in the pack by blood. Everyone is family by blood. Not that blood matters that much in family (except in Draco's case in DwD) but still. I hope they do it. It would (hopefully) help against Voldemort and if they ever had something like what happened with Draco they're already protected against it. So good.
Will Luna be getting lessons or something during those three weeks?