|Reviews for The Grass Is Always Greener|
| justanothernerdyfan chapter 8 . 8/16
This was great! Really enjoyed how you wrote everything, it was a pleasure to read!
| dragonheart117 chapter 8 . 8/15
stopped reading at the 14 years later thing because it always worse than the hopeful ever after feeling. anyway.
To get on with the overly long cookie recipe version of a review. For a long time, several years in fact. I've been reading fanfics. Looking for that fanfic that is THE fanfic, the preferred way of remembering how harry potter went. Other than his wife tieing him up for laughing at something silly she did which is abuse, and the wrapped around her finger stuff dynamics which is just poor taste I think this is the fic.
It is quite different plotwise, completely dodging canon except for the dumbledoor poison thing which was skipped over. Which is good. Fresh really. Everything seemed to come together really well. Good fanfic.
Would I change some things, yes, but it would probably not improve the story.
Now onto the royal road version of an advanced review.
PLOT 4.5 stars. I can only see the Nott thing as a reason to buy the tabliod and just seemed excessive. -0.5 star. Everything else seems like 4 stars as in quite good, but not super amazing, which is near impossible, but i also couldn't think of anything to not have it be 5, so I'm satisfied with a 4.5 with the Nott thing taking away a little.
CHARACTERS 3.5 stars. the women giving men a "look" and them instantly obaying some sort of order hints at some weird power dynamic that is kinda gross -1 star. -0.5 star for the Ron thing taking so long. The main characters where quite good. I like both main leads.
GRAMMAR 5 stars. Very rarely I had to go over a sentence again, but I'm not too picky on grammar so its easy for a perfect mark here. (I've also not read anything good enough that I use that as a standard of beauty for word-craft.)
STYLE 5 stars. I'm not to sure on this one, I'd give world wa for its amazing method of story telling. This not so much, but you showed everything that should be shown, I never thought I would have rather saw that from a different perspective or the scene should have been shown in a different way. You made this story yours so 5 stars. I could argue 4, but that's entirely emotional based. (as you can see I use a reductive approach to the review process)
Overall Average 4.5 stars which I agree with. I powered through this in a day and am really glad I didn't close the tab like I almost did because of the pairing. Here are some things I liked because a reductive approach is always so negative and receiving a negative positive review still ain't the best feeling.
Liked the innovative way to get rid of voldi which I had never even thought of using the POTION MASTER used by the dark lord to possibly attack him, cudos. Always like a fanfic that makes you look back on cannon in a new light.
Liked the way you got rid of the death eaters, although it was a bit hand wavy with the no magic letter spell thing. Could make that a little more realistic and cut some Ron crap, but it wasn't the stories focus so it gets a pass as a side thing.
Liked the little conflicts leading up to the voildi thing with dumbles and co.
Liked that Harry grew a spine and told off people. I've seen it a lot in fics, but few are so satisfying.
Liked the relationships between other characters, esp the hint the Herm would like harry, but actually having an explanation instead of the sister brother bs. (first time I've seen it from her instead.)
| crazydavey chapter 8 . 8/3
Thanks for the story. I enjoyed what could be described as a lengthy epilogue too. Even after the big bad was taken out, there was a lot of story left to tell and I think you did a good job of tying things up and showing us what the future would look like. I really enjoyed this.
| Perfect Chaotic Life chapter 8 . 6/22
I loved every minute of this story!
| Lamorak Korving chapter 8 . 6/15
This has been one of the best Harry Potter fanfictions pairing Harry Potter with Daphne Greengrass, and certainly one of the most enjoyable ones I've ever read.
| Lamorak Korving chapter 7 . 6/15
"The Grass Is Always Greener" by kbO is a remarkably fine Harry Potter/Daphne Greengrass
fanfiction, just like "The Secret Friend" and "Harry Potter & the Unexpected Friend". As those
who complained that Daphne is a "Mary Sue", either must have spend 15 years living under
a rock or boulder, or they were educated on a different planet. To those still complaining,
I simply say "Stercorem pro cerebro habes". It's Latin, you idiots, and means "You have shit
| Lamorak Korving chapter 6 . 6/15
As I thought I mentioned before, I REALLY enjoy fanfictions that do NOT pair Harry Potter
with Ron, Ginny & Hermione, but rather Harry Potter and Daphne Greengrass. I also think, that given how often Gryffindor House let Harry down and betrayed him, that Harry was wrong to choose Gryffindor rather than Slytherin, since most of the Slytherins have proven to
be far more loyal friends-and loyal allies, than the biased Gryffindors.
| Lamorak Korving chapter 5 . 6/15
As the author of three fully original Victorian detective novels-A Cadaver for Christmas, A Body
for Boxing Day and Notoriety for New Year, plus 1 Harry Potter fanfiction, "Harry Potter and
how to Snag a Slytherin Girl" featuring Daphne Greengrass, I'd say, quite honestly, that of
all the Slytherin girls I've written about, I seem to have a natural insight into how to write
Tracey Ann Davis. Too many fanfic writers seem to enjoy writing her as a young, downtrodden
girl playing second fiddle to Daphne, but that's not her at all. Tracey is warm, lively, irreverent, cheeky, friendly, teasing. She is also resourceful, cunning and her own person.
| Craven Star chapter 4 . 6/15
Craven Star agrees with author kbO that Daphne Lenora Greengrass is most assuredly NOT a
"Mary Sue". Yes, she CAN be a nice person, but she's no means perfect. Her way of getting
revenge on Draco Malfoy using catnip and Mrs. Norris more or less proves she can be VERY
inventive when it comes to getting revenge on her enemies. Besides, I have always enjoyed
stories where Harry is paired with Daphne Greengrass, since they are usually far more enjoyable than Harry & Ginny or Harry, Ron and Hermione.
| kiwihipp chapter 8 . 6/3
What a delightful different story you wrote here! Lots of action and lots of growing up very fast at intervals! I love how you ended it, with Harry becoming MoM and busy changing the wizarding world for the better. He couldn’t have done it without Daphne. The was the best thing he ever could have done, asking her for help with Occlumency and Legilimency.
| HalfBlood Prince chapter 8 . 5/28
This fic and pairing was wonderfully developed, I will forever love "The Ice Queen"... :D
| Guest chapter 4 . 5/9
You have made Daphne relatable but at the same time knobbled Hermione into a complete twit. I suppose this clears the field.
| Henri91 chapter 8 . 3/17
This is by far the best Harry Potter Fanfiction, including a relationship between Harry and Daphne. Your writing style was easy to read but not simple or dull. The ideas that you presented in this were, in my opinion, well thought out and fantastically brilliant. However, I must say that I would have liked it better if you had made more but shorter chapters.
Concluding, I can say that this Fanfiction kept me reading late into the night and that it has kept me interested very well and for quite some time. I would like to see more of this sort of Fanfiction.
| Daggerxxx chapter 1 . 3/13
Too simple, too naive, too standard. In one chapter, they went from strangers to good friends, and Potter even asked Daphne out on a date.
| Guamexican chapter 8 . 2/20
Good vibes, very enjoyable story
My one thing is that the way you end it as having Harry doing Daphnes plan despite his own reluctance feels like your stripping his agency in his life in the same way that the authority figures around him had. Bro clearly doesn’t want to do politics but feels obligated too, and in my opinion, he’s done a lot of shit and he should be able / willing to just fuck off from all that and do what he wants.
Like he cares for Daphne and all but he needs to have agency over his own life and not just follow the little script she’s got for him. Only thing. Otherwise it’s a nice little fluff piece