|Reviews for Backward With Purpose Part I: Always and Always|
| 90's Kai chapter 48 . 8/25
This got to be one of the best stories on time travel! Seriously! IT IS AWESOME! I'm gonna keep reading the Book of Albus and hope there's more to read in the future. Thank you for the hours of entertainment that you gave me with this,
Greetings from Costa Rica,
| Guest chapter 38 . 8/23
Dang i kinda liked Bella cuz of all the fics about her. Delenda Est comes to mind.
| Guest chapter 6 . 8/21
Why would they destroy the stone? Should've waited til yr 2 for venom.
| Princess Kassie chapter 1 . 8/20
I love this story this is the fourth time I've read it all the way through!
| KiwiSaladFace chapter 49 . 8/12
Thank you! I love you and your awesomeness!
| peanut chapter 35 . 8/12
I think merlin's sirius
| Foxy-Floof chapter 1 . 8/10
Well THAT'S a new one... Having to function with progressively fewer memories as part of the preparations, and an essential part of the ritual itself...
| xavs5 chapter 4 . 8/10
You can't block the Killing Curse...
| xavs5 chapter 2 . 8/10
1. Snape would have definitely known what a Horcrux was.
2. it seems strange that Pettigrew would be able to beat Minerva.
3. Bellatrix didn't participate in the Battle of the Astronomy Tower in canon.
| Readerjkr chapter 24 . 8/10
To me, this story is a brilliant adventure. It's marvelously written.
| Memma chapter 34 . 8/6
...Maybe it's Sirius? And the Gateway was the Veil?
| Temporal Knight chapter 48 . 7/28
Ah the end. I liked the final conflict and the death trip. It does make things a bit more confusing concerning the spectral Kings Cross vision from a few chapters back but I guess that could just be the ghost of a memory of the first time through when that was probably where he had gone and talked with Dumbledore. This time I'm guessing there was no need to head there since Albus was very much alive.
-I do confess that the final blow being struck by the rebound of a certain someone was poetic and karmic though a bit anticlimactic for me.
-I like the connection established between Harry and Ginny. It's not hitting you over the head like most of the soul bonding things and it seemed to have an actual sorta justification.
-I wasn't actually particularly fond of Chapter 47. It was just a bit too surgary sweet for my tastes. Too many people apologizing and bending over backwards for everyone else. Just seemed like more a redux than a denouement.
-I like how Harry named one of his kids Neville. That was sweet. I also had a huge laugh at James getting together with Sirius' girl. I do wonder however if he followed through with naming his firstborn Elvendork...I sincerely hope not...that poor kid...
-Ha! I totally called that! So did Harry die on the first second round through? Is that what Merlin was trying to say but continually getting interrupted with? I question how he could be on the original timeline and know about the changed timeline yet be actively working towards the altered version of events before they had been set in motion and...now I'm confusing myself. I think I'm just going to have to reserve the timeline scrutiny until I read the sequel lol.
All in all, a very well done fic. Several minor errors and revisions are obviously needed if only for spelling and grammar but nothing that detracts from the story for more than a few seconds and nothing glaring obvious. No one acted out of sorts and while parts were heartbreaking and frustrating all good stories need those sections to truly justify a great payoff. I'm still sorry to see Neville not make it through but buoyed by all the other great successes involved. My only parting regret is that we didn't get a final send off for Daphne who despite her relatively minor role seemed to be one of Harry's better allies when those were very few at one point. Thanks for making a really good Peggy Sue story with several interesting twists! It was a pleasure to read!
| The Dabbler5443 chapter 13 . 7/27
Some people say that there is no way fanfictions are books. This is one of those few Diamond-In-The-Rough Harry Potter (or any other really) fanfictions that take the characters we love and delves deeply into the personality and events of the Harry Potter world and take it to such new extremes. That makes you feel immersed and hoping everything turns out right. So Zr: Deadwoodpecker. Only 13 chapters in and you have a fan. If you ever decide to go into the world of writing and publishing your own works you will have a follower there And I know you would do great.
Ps. I have a sneaking suspicion that Sirus is a bad guy this time around.
| Temporal Knight chapter 43 . 7/27
Well it's nice to see Luna being epic again what with her taking on dozens of enemies and giants and sticking around to interrogate and execute prisoners. I just wish it hadn't all been off-screen...
Is it funny that I was disappointed at first when Harry considered the "Holy Grail" to be being reminded of his drive and love? As soon as Luna said Holy Grail I was fully expecting them to walk into that room and have the Horcrux Cup sitting there on the bench all gift wrapped for them. I'm glad I was slightly vindicated at the end for that hope though.
Also Merlin...oh god he's one of the kids isn't he? Nobody gets that incredibly awkward talking about sex than kids being forced to talk about it with parents...
| Temporal Knight chapter 41 . 7/27
Damn. Why do people always kill Neville?! He's too badass to die even in canon...
Tears shed for Moody. This was one of the (very) few fics where I actually considered the possibility the crazy old bastard might just survive through to the end.