Reviews for The Golden Age
DRAGONRIDINGSORCERESS chapter 21 . 5/15/2012
I don't think they call them bedroom communities in the UK, though I'm really only going off Wikipedia (If the link comes through: wiki/Commuter_town )

I'm finding this fic a very interesting read, although I must admit some parts are kind of depressing. I do like what you did with Snape.

twistyguru chapter 24 . 5/7/2012
...and thus it ends, not in glory and happiness, but in flames, smoke and death.

Well, it couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of people. You've done a marvelous job of extrapolating from canon, right through to the awful end.

Ultimately, all of Harry's sacrifices and suffering eventually came to naught. I hope that Dumbles' painting is happy with how his grand scheme turned out.
twistyguru chapter 23 . 5/7/2012
Oh, what a horrible chapter! Ron's divorcing Hermione, the Irish are revolting, and Harry's being cuckolded and doesn't even realize it.

Yep, that's about right. You're still playing it out logically, and I can't find anything wrong with it. Utterly awful, that's what it is-not the story (still excellent), but the fates of the people if you hold them to the canon pronouncements.
twistyguru chapter 22 . 5/6/2012

I LOVE that the only way Hermione/Ron and Harry/Ginny work is when Hermione and Ginny are on the magical version of Prozac.

Not surprisingly, I know of more than a few muggle relationships that are exactly the same way. There's a reason that Prozac replaced Valium as 'Mother's little helper', you know!
twistyguru chapter 20 . 5/6/2012

Resurrecting Snape using a completely logical (well, it follows canon, how about that?) method. Regardless of how you feel about the git, it works.

He's right. He should have befriended Harry, and taken him from the Dursleys. Too bad, so sad. Of course, there are a number of good fics like that out there.
twistyguru chapter 18 . 5/6/2012

Okay, I confess, I'm stumped. I think I missed something along the way. Is Snape really alive, or dead? It's a mystery.

Somebody call those darn kids and their mangy dog.
twistyguru chapter 17 . 5/5/2012
A couple of things: first, here in the South it simply isn't a party without cheese straws. Second, I would hope that the wizards who are studying the planet's climate don't make the same mistake as their muggle counterparts and forget about THE SUN! There's this little thing called TSI (Total Solar Irradiation) that the 'global warmers' conveniently neglected.

Of course, I remember back in the 70's (yep, I'm that old) when it was global cooling, and we were all going to be skiing (not on water) in August. Yeah...

The planet gets warm, the planet gets cold; there are factors beyond our control (volcanos, the solar cycle). Pity that so many people forget little things like that...
twistyguru chapter 16 . 5/5/2012
I think that Percy and Hermione would be perfect for each other.
twistyguru chapter 13 . 5/5/2012
Yeah, Hermione the Nag (well, really just her being her normal, hideous self) would be hard to take. I can totally see the bitch, er, Miss Granger-Crouch unilaterally deciding to mind-wipe someone she didn't approve of. After all, she's the smartest witch of her generation; if not her to decide how things are going to be done, then who?

Please send her to Azkaban...pretty please?
twistyguru chapter 12 . 5/5/2012
First Gilbert and Sullivan, and now Edgar Rice Burroughs? What's next, Pellucidar?

You realize that most of these infants have NO idea about those references, don't you?


Yeah, I suspect that you do.

Well, it's fun for me finding them.
twistyguru chapter 11 . 5/5/2012
Mother of Jefferson Davis! A PATTER SONG? Tell me you didn't...


Yep, you did.

*thunk thunk thunk thunk*

(sound of man beating head on desk repeatedly)
twistyguru chapter 10 . 5/5/2012
hmmmm. Sometimes the best person for the job is NOT the 'best person for the job', if you catch my drift.

You're plotting something with this Ms. Rochester, I can smell it.

Oh, and having thrown a few grand parties in my day, I can only wish that I'd had house elves. With the elves to do the prep work, ah, the galas I'd have put on!
twistyguru chapter 9 . 5/5/2012
twistyguru chapter 8 . 5/5/2012
Finally! Harry and Ginny break up (thank Merlin!).

Molly is such a hypocrite, the harridan!
twistyguru chapter 7 . 5/5/2012
Wonderful chapter! I really never saw Hermione and Ron together more than briefly; seriously, aside from the fact that he's a clueless Ginger (ALL GINGERS MUST DIE!) git and Hermione's a nagging bitch, they are too dissimilar to ever make a lasting relationship work. Seriously.

I agree with you, kinda, about pranks. Non-damaging, minimal humiliation fun is okay, but there are definite limits. Unless, of course, you're doing a Crank Yankers on a telemarketer who calls during dinner time. They deserve anything you can say to them (and I'll say no more about THAT!).

If Ron drenched my library, I'd kill him. After I castrated him. Probably by drawing and quartering, which, after all, is part of MY ethnic heritage, and who are YOU to deny ME my ethnic heritage.

Oh, and Molly, Mother of All Gingers, MUST DIE!

Damn, I take an evening Adderall, and get all bitchy, don't I?
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