|Reviews for That Terrifying Momentum|
| xaphanea chapter 6 . 5/17
Re reading while I eagerly await the new Vis chapter. It's like culture shock to go back to Lila and Scott meeting everyone for the first time! I love all of Lila's day to day in this chapter, Vis doesn't follow her much on her own and I'd forgotten about this. She's such a great character and I love her inner monologue while she's interacting with the canon characters. Also of course her banter with her brother. I never tire of that. :)
| jcampbellohten chapter 1 . 9/17/2016
I recently reread this on PhoenixSong when I read the note that you revised it, but is it only revised here? I sort of want to read this here because I wanted to read the changes and might not have done so—and because I noticed typos every once in a while in this and /Vis Insita/ that I either missed or ignored before—but on the other hand I /just/ read through it and don't much want to do that again so soon or when I'm currently about halfway through rereading /Vis Insita/.
| nayin17 chapter 1 . 5/21/2016
| ToMyMuse chapter 32 . 2/7/2016
Very enjoyable story! It felt like a sci fi mashup/crossover, but having original characters made it less confusing or distracting, if that makes sense. Going over to read the sequel.
PS. I was cracking up when you had Scott explain "core competencies" to Harry. As a corporate employee who has attended many a dull meeting, bravo!
| fhl1234 chapter 1 . 1/29/2016
Scot's blind isn't he? His mannerisms are rather odd. Can he do magic, or is he just their to pass on wisdom to Harry?
nice divergence from cannon with the underage magic trigger.
| Revliledpembroke chapter 26 . 1/27/2016
I don't know if it's me, the stories I've read, or something else entirely, but my stance on the Death Eaters is just about identical to Scott and Lila. If you see a mad dog roaming the streets, you kill it. You don't stick it in a cage and hope no kid walks up to it thinking "OOOOOO Doggie!" My mother worries sometimes about me having such a cold outlook. Can't imagine why.
| Revliledpembroke chapter 11 . 1/27/2016
I know you were trying to relate a moment with the defeat of Atma, but it was sadly ruined for me because the game League of Legends had an item called Atma's Impaler, and once you said that Atma's was impaled...well, I had to laugh.
| germankitty aka Dagmar Buse chapter 16 . 10/26/2015
I'm really enjoying this story, although I usually detest OCs - especially if/when they're taking center stage, like yours. So, well done! It's very original. Looking forward to the rest, and the sequel.
Just one or two minor niggles (probably irrelevant, as it's long after you posted this): You made a few mistakes in your German.
1. "Er ist nicht der erste Mann, um für sein Führer zu sterben, und kaum der Letzte" - should be "Er ist nicht der erste Mann, für seinen Führer zu sterben, und kaum der letzte"
2. "Aber anders als den Soldaten, suchte dieser Mann die Dunkelheit aus, damit er zu folgen." should be "Aber anders als ein Soldat/die Soldaten, suchte dieser Mann die Dunkelheit, um ihr zu folgen."
(Actually, it's still not -quite- idiomatic German, but it'll do in order to keep to your original phrasing as closely as possible.)
Most egregiously wrong, though, is the way you've given the date right at the top of the chapter:
"Fünftel des März" actually means "a fifth of March", as in the fraction. (Which presumably is -not- what you were aiming at.) What you want instead is "Fünfter März". Take it from the native speaker. :-)
Reading on now ...
| Just So You Know chapter 10 . 9/13/2015
I think when you edited the story, you might have uploaded a chapter from Vis Insita instead of the actual chapter 10 from TTM. It's way different this time round (this is possibly my twelfth re-read) and also I remember it from Vis. Just have a look :)
| AlasEarWax123 chapter 1 . 7/27/2015
Love the start, you could have given more away about Scott but that is probably just my preference. Can't wait to read on!
| Simianpower chapter 1 . 6/24/2015
Why does this chapter exist? Its title says it all. It's several thousand words that summarize nothing happening. That entire sequence could be a two-paragraph flashback in a chapter when something DID happen. "Harry had met him the prior summer when..." This so far has been one of the worst first chapters I've ever read, not because of bad grammar or word choice, but complete lack of plot. Why waste your readers' time on nothing, especially as the introduction to your story?
| inside padme's wardrobe chapter 5 . 7/26/2014
Well. That's new and refreshing. I wasn't sure if I was going to continue this but I'm glad I did. Can't wait to see what Scott can do to help Harry.
| xvector chapter 32 . 2/23/2014
Well, that was an absolutely AMAZING story!
I've never seen any story with characters done as well as they were in this story. I've probably read well over 20 million words of Harry Potter fanfiction, but NONE of them had characters done nearly as well as you have here.
Your writing quality is unparalleled. Couple it with the way you use it to express the characters' emotions, and your writing quality outdoes any fanfiction writer I've seen here, and most "IRL" authors by far!
Scott and Lila, as characters, are phenomenal. I'm normally against introducing non-canon characters, and I was about to drop the story after I saw him in the first chapter (your writing ability kept me going), but you put SO much life and effort into Scott and Lila that I find them to be better than any other characters.
And I thought this about previous fanfictions, but this outdoes them all - this has to be the best HP fanfiction on the internet!
| xvector chapter 14 . 2/21/2014
Loving it so far. Some of the best writing I've seen, hell, you write better than most authors, Rowling included.
| IHateSnakes chapter 29 . 10/28/2013
You certainly deserve many more reviews...this is outstanding writing. Unfortunately, many people are lazy like me and only review at the end of a story. Anyway, mega kudos, I hope you write original stuff, too. I would love to read it. IHS