|Reviews for That Terrifying Momentum|
| usernames are for losers chapter 25 . 10/2/2010
I know that you don't like this site, and as such don't in any way expect a reply to this.
However, I felt it necessary to review this masterpiece after I managed to read what you had so far. I like fanfiction dot net mainly because I can read white text on black background, but aside from that, this is where I have an account and what I know how to use, so I'm sorry if it annoys you to receive reviews from here.
And as for the story itself... Wow. Just wow. I think I've only read such likable OCs as Scott and Lila in one other story, and not in the Harry Potter fandom. Scott is a work of genius, and he's just so funny as well. I love where you're taking everything and the whole new dimension that is totally unique makes this story particularly amazing. I really can't wait to see where else this story is going to take me, and I find myself wishing that JKR had conferred with you when she was writing the series originally.
Truly awesome work, I can't wait for the next chapter.
ps - once again, I'm sorry that this review does not come from your preferred site.
| freshwater not signed in chapter 25 . 9/26/2010
TELL ME THAT SCOTT WILL REAPPEAR IN A NEW FORM! TELL ME NOW!
**huff** Okay, that was intense. Losing DD was following canon, losing Scott seems like exploding your story...something which I am fairly confident you would not do at this point...right?
So, I predict that "Scott" will receive a nice funeral...or be shipped home to the U.S. for one...and that a new transfer student will soon arrive at Hogwarts to take his place. Maybe a girl, this time? Probably someone with a personality rather different from Scott -although I'll miss him- so as not to raise suspicions...?
As ever, desperately awaiting your next update.
| jmeec316 chapter 25 . 9/26/2010
Intense chapter. Please don't leave us waiting for long to see if Harry and every else are okay!
| kitiem3000 chapter 25 . 9/26/2010
heavy. Great chapter.
| B00kw0rm92 chapter 25 . 9/26/2010
Oh, ACK! NOOOOOOOO! Scott is NOT dead! Please update again soon!
| freshwater chapter 24 . 8/28/2010
"There was an eerie unreality about the scene, especially the stillness. The way the shape was ebbing and then bursting back over the threshold he would have expected a cacophony.
The shape was convulsing and the world was a leaf in a windstorm."
LOVE the way you contrast the eeries stillness of Hogsmeade w/the sense that the shape is out of control. Very effective scene building and atmosphere.
Some things that seemed to be inconsistent: Lila first tells Ginny to go w/her to RoR and the rest to "guard the common room", then tell them to go to the front entrance, then when all are in the hall she tells them to stick w/her and not split up, and finally sends them to Malfoy and the RoR while she and Ginny go to Snape's quarters...and how did she know she was needed back upstairs? Sounds of fighting? Just seemed like Lila was pretty indecisive...or rather, very decisive, yet very changeable.
So it seems that the events of the Astronomy Tower have played out: DD freezes Harry under the Invisibility Cloak, Snape kills DD in front of Draco and the DE's, and is about to escape when confronted by Scott...he's too late to save DD (unless you've got some other trick up your sleeve) and doesn't realize the role Snape is playing...at least in canon. But, shoot Draco with a Blue bullet, on a dare from a DE? Seems like his supervisors would yell at him for that one...not to mention the challenge of explaining it to folks at Hogwarts. And you alluded to his possible stay there for another year...dare we hope that you plan another year's worth of fic? **puppy dog eyes**
I wouldn't mind if someone knocks Scott's arm and the Blue bullet hits Greyback instead.
Also, Ginny didn't ever drink any of the Felix Felicis...does this mean she'll be injured, a circumstance which may give vent to Harry's feelings for her? The romantic in me is past ready to see H/G together in this fic (**taps wand against thigh menancingly...oops, sorry, didn't really mean to threaten the author!**).
As always, loved it, and eagerly awaiting the next installment.
| hikarinayoshi chapter 24 . 8/24/2010
Oh my gosh i can't wait for chp25
Please update soon
| kitiem3000 chapter 24 . 8/23/2010
| jamesdf chapter 24 . 8/23/2010
Another excellent and riveting chapter.
I can see the possibility of Dumbledore's most idiotic plan in the history of plans failing straight away because of his own arrogance in holding all information to himself.
It never made any sense, in canon, to bolster the position of Snape as what use is a spy who cannot share the information he gains?
| B00kw0rm92 chapter 24 . 8/22/2010
Oh, ack! What a cliffhanger! Please update soon!
| Omega Warrior 42 chapter 23 . 7/13/2010
Love the chapter titles in this chapter, both of them. A way I found around the formatting craptasticalities: use a line of x's for your break, instead of stars or dashes. It is the only thing I've found that still works and doesn't look too bad.
Having read the entire story so far, I say that Scott DEFINITELY makes me think Steve Blum, with his younger self sounding closer to Spike Spiegel and his older self sounding closer to Vincent Valentine. It's the attitude that does it, I think.
The last few scenes of this chapter remind me of an old Bloom County cartoon, where the infamous Bill the Cat smokes every last cigarette a chronic smoker owns at the same time and one of the characters loudly comments in the last panel: "BILL'S BAZOOKA-BARFING!"
Great stuff, man.
| kitiem3000 chapter 23 . 7/2/2010
This is quite amusing~!
| fhippogriff chapter 18 . 6/26/2010
Flitwick assigned Scott to writing lines (I am a wizard, not a water balloon).
And the last line: "I've had about enough of this being-a-kid crap," Kharan grumbled. "I don't know how you guys put up with it."
| fhippogriff chapter 15 . 6/26/2010
I have really been enjoying your story. I found it a week or 2 ago, and I've been reading it straight thru (taking time out for a final, in summer of all things). I've had several old favorites update during this time, but I've had a hard time leaving your story to catch up with them. I've enjoyed the crafting of your story. At this point, I guess we're still in the set-up and the characterization part. And I really want to know what's going to happen to these people. Teaching Harry what a gun sounds like... It's all very interesting. I've had to suspend disbelief that fate would give Scott a job but not all the info, and he has to wing it a lot, but I'm willing to go with the plot. A nice long enjoyable story. I've had a lot of laughs through it, and I like Scott's rambling quotes. I like both Scott and Harry here, and you are very generous to HR. Thanks for the great story.
| freshwater57 chapter 23 . 6/23/2010
On the PS site, jediprankster wrote:
"Hmmm... It seems I should have read the other reviews and your responses before positing my theory about the meaning of the title."
...and you responded:
"Why would you even bother? Surely there's little entertainment to be found in the reviews for work that isn't yours."
Au contraire, silly rabbit. Reviews for your fic are often entertaining, and your responses to those reviews are twice as often also entertaining...feels a little bit like corresponding with Scott, actually...a bit.
I enjoyed seeing how Scott handled the trip to the cave -except for the icky parts about dead body bits in the water: *bleah*...but then, I am a girl.
After all the stories showing Scott to be practically invincible it was surprising to see him so affected by the potion...or was it the dead body bits in his mouth? **bleah, again** While I like the twist of Dumbledore remaining alive and well (at least until they return to the castle) I am concerned about Scott giving his knife to Harry...will Harry actually use it? Also, the handover had a tang of "here, I wont' be needing this anymore", although I don't truly expect to lose Scott at this point in the story. Still, seeing as he hasn't taken well to using magic so far, it may be that magical potions (or body parts *bleah*) can affect him in ways that brutal physical force cannot...?
As always, looking forward to the next chapter...