|Reviews for Heart of a Badger|
| reader1writer1 chapter 15 . 6/9/2014
i've enjoyed this. hope you get back to it sometime :)
| AJ chapter 12 . 6/14/2013
Loving this story so far. Always interested in seeing Hufflepuff (my house) in a story, since they are so underrepresented in fanfic (unless they're being used as an insult). I've read Draco as a Hufflepuff (for some odd reason), but Harry seems a much better fit.
Also, I hate to be "that guy", but that cauldron shopkeeper should probably go into a different profession since he doesn't seem to know too much about metals.
Gold is a soft metal, but pewter is still softer since it is at least 90% tin (both tin and lead are softer than gold) Copper, bismuth and antimony are mixed with the tin to strengthen it, but it still doesn't reach the point that the pewter becomes harder than gold or silver. Pewter is actually far more reactive than gold to most elements: air will tarnish pewter in a few days, it oxidizes in undistilled water and reacts to even mild acids like fruit acids, vinegar and flower sap. Special care needs to be used to care for pewter because so many things react with the metal. Pewter also has a much lower melting point. You can't even put pewter on a stove or in an oven because it will melt at the same temperature you would bake pie in. You can actually melt many pewter items with an ordinary candle.
Frankly, I think the only reason firsties have to use pewter is because it's so cheap, widely available and because they'll probably end up blowing up or melting a several baker's dozens of them over their school career anyway.
Gold meanwhile is prized for being one of the LEAST reactive metals. Only chlorine, fluorine, aqua regia and sodium cyanide will react with gold. Gold is also one of the few elements that does not dissolve in nitric acid, which will attack copper and most other metals
Snape should have called Harry out on this really. Either our dear potions master needs to brush up on his chemistry as well, or he was actually secretly hoping to sabotage the poor kid ;)
| Luiz4200 chapter 15 . 8/21/2012
I wonder what will come to light because of this medical record issue. Hopefully they'll figure out Harry contains a piece of Voldemort's soul.
| Luiz4200 chapter 9 . 8/20/2012
Like quills, they're more personal than those factory pens you Muggleborn seem to favor. Better for magic, when you use something personal.
That explains Lockhart's quill.
| Luiz4200 chapter 7 . 8/20/2012
If the acceptance letter called him "Harry Dursley", why was he called "Harry Potter" during the sorting?
| Luiz4200 chapter 3 . 8/20/2012
Couldn't Draco do his math and realize there was no way parents naming a yearmate of his wouldn't be aware of Harry Potter's then non-existant fame?
| Snickerdoodle Black chapter 15 . 6/22/2012
Two years. It has been TWO FREAKING YEARS since you last updated, which makes me very sad, as I love this story. If you could, please hang up your Sherlock Holmes obsession (though I know how you feel, as I've recently fallen under a Holmesian mood as well) and take a few hours to continue this fabulous story.
Honestly, the concept sounded interesting but I wasn't sure I'd like it at first. However, once I finished that first chapter, the cliffhanger made me go on until I found myself finishing the fifteenth, and now here I am, begging you for a new chapter. Please update.
| mworth1019 chapter 15 . 1/5/2012
I like this.. please update...
| DeengoBlue chapter 15 . 8/11/2011
I do hope you are planning on coming back to this, it was just veering off into interesting directions.
| st.anger chapter 15 . 5/23/2011
good story, can't wait for next chapter
| RebeccaSeverusSnape chapter 15 . 3/25/2011
Im loving this story so far, it's brilliant! I do hope you update soon, I cant wait to read more :)
| Dugleik chapter 15 . 9/18/2010
I love this story so much! I'll worship you if you ever update it, because you left it at a cliffhanger, and that's a little mean.
| Purple Artichokes from Mars chapter 15 . 8/21/2010
So does Susan Bones not exist in your story?
| Erroneously chapter 15 . 8/8/2010
Hi, just wanted to say that I'm really enjoying this story, especially the way you show how different things can be if Harry's in a different house, as opposed to "Harry does all the same things but Snape likes him because his Slytherin, and replace Ron with Draco etc." I look forward to reading more :D
| Felipe chapter 7 . 8/6/2010
Well, I try and wait till Harry gets to hogwarts to properly judge a fic, but the combination of staring in awe at a castle, and him not complaining about the sorting of Harry Potter rather than Dursley is disapointing.
Combine that with the decision that Ron is is BFF, because he's the first person who was moderately friendly to him, I really cant read this.