|Reviews for Run that by me again?|
| Vanillastump chapter 7 . 4/16
Ignore my comment for the last chapter. I read the first half and became annoyed because I remembered the mirror when I was reading the book, and became annoyed, then finished the chapter.. Whoops.
| Vanillastump chapter 6 . 4/16
My biggest annoyance with this plot point (I kinda hate OotP anyway) but Sirius gave Harry a mirror. He even said "say my name, and I can talk to you" or something similar, and Harry breaks into a teacher's office to floo him. Twice. He holds the idiot ball all throughout the book, when he's not screaming at everyone and feeling all angsty that he wasn't made prefect. Although Ron being made prefect is also stupid. He breaks rules with Harry.
| Kai chapter 5 . 3/18
Now that I think about it, it's not so improbable that indeed all girls at Hogwarts were in love with the peacock. After those millions of books he forced the students to buy he could easily afford to pay an enchanter or potioneer to make all girls love him somehow. Of course, that enchanter or potioneer was obliviated afterwards. Can't have anyone around who knows about dear Gilderoy's misdeeds now, can we? And it drastically reduces the bills if the service provider can't remember having provided a service.
| Kai chapter 1 . 3/18
Aaargh! That scene! You place your emphasis on the history between Snape and the Marauders. What I hate most in that scene in canon is the massive, absolutely brainless stupidity of Remus Lupin, moronic werewolf.
"Ah, tonight is full moon. I haven't taken my potion yet, but it's late and the capable brewer is guaranteed to be on his way already to bring it. Oh, what do I see on this here wonderful map? Students are following another student on the grounds who's accompanied by Sirius Black and Peter Pettigrew. (If Sirius' name is on the map Peter's name MUST be as well. Harry saw Pettigrew's name on the map earlier and Pettigrew had no opportunity afterwards to mess with it, if that's possible at all.) Let's go down there and have a look. After all, Sirius is thought to be the murderer of the other clearly living person with them and could possibly hurt the students. Hm, if I go now I WILL change down there and I WILL kill, kill and eat, or turn the students. Ah, never mind, I still need to go instead of waiting a couple minutes at the most for my potion that makes me safe to be around. I could go meet Snape halfways, and take my potion on the stairs, but, ah, it's better if ignore the danger and still go murdering students." Moron!
That from the guy who had ignored Harry for ten years. That could even be explained, although I'm quite sure the explanation would start with "Dumbledore said..." But ignoring Harry for a whole year when he'd desperately need an adult on his side during the tournament? When Harry knew by then that Remus had been friends with James? There's no excuse. Especially as he won't have a job as werewolf that could keep him completely occupied.
And then he knocked up the girl and tried to run away as soon as he knew it. Loser!
There are less than a handful of people in the books that I like. Lupin is not one of them.
| Kai chapter 18 . 3/19
Hagrid did not only not take responsibility for his actions, he told the kids that they were at fault. He said that when someone has done something wrong they have to accept to be punished. He obviously never thought about the fact that they saved his moronic arse from Azkaban. That he illegally hatched a dragon and got out of being punished for it by making first years solve the problem for him. And they even had to convince him to let go the Class XXXXX monster. They were in trouble because he's a world class criminal idiot too stupid to understand that he's not allowed to do as he wants just because. And we're talking about a moron who brought one Class XXXXX acromantula into a school and then provided it with a mate, to create tens of thousands of them. Who brought a Class XXXXX manticore into a school to illegally breed some similarly illegal cross-breeds with it. Who brought a fully grown feral giant into a school. And Hagrid came out of the forest with fresh injuries for weeks. Grawp was NOT a tame giant.
Considering the low threshold for executions in Wizarding Britain he should've been kicked through the Veil of Death for his atrocities. He's one of the people I hate the most in the Potter books.
For his attacking a muggle child without provocation with magic he wasn't allowed to cast anyway, thereby violating the Statute of Secrecy, he should've been executed, too. I mean, he WAS provoked, but not by the child. And in our modern world, if a child is born with a tail, which is rare in the first place, they're removed shortly after birth. An eleven or twelve year old boy does not have a tail.
Stupid brainless ... Aargh, I'm just going to repeat myself.
| Kai chapter 14 . 3/19
Well, Hermione can't know everything, but slavery in the muggle world is alive and well. Plantation slaves in West Africa, child house slaves in Haiti called restavecs (oftentimes including sex duties), sex slaves being rented out as prostitutes everywhere, whenever people don't have a choice but do others' bidding, not even fleeing, they count as slaves. I read a statistic many years ago that Nigeria had the highest number of enslaved people within their borders, many of them children from neighbouring states in the plantations. And Mauritania had the highest percentage of slaves among their population. Don't know current numbers, though.
She's very idealistic about that topic.
| Kai chapter 11 . 3/19
Of course they don't want Voldemort back. But hasn't ANYONE of them ever heard of necromancy? Even muggles know about that. For us it's fictitious (I hope), unless it happens in a operating theatre, where even people without a heart are revived after they got a new one. But still, no magical knows that term?
| Cassandra30 chapter 3 . 2/14
| Cassandra30 chapter 2 . 2/14
Actually most of the first half sounds like Dumbledore and how he treats, Snape, Harry and just about everyone.
| Cassandra30 chapter 1 . 2/13
| scyfly chapter 1 . 1/29
if you walk that way you walk of the cliff. this implies falling to your death but im assuming you are smart enough to understand this.
this is not attempted murder
| Guest chapter 21 . 1/2
Not that they couldn't trust him, I thought Dumbledore had him trying to infiltrate the werewolf packs?
| Guest chapter 14 . 1/2
Thank you! I have always thought Hermione went way overboard with SPEW, trying to force her way of thinking on everyone else!
| Guest chapter 12 . 1/2
I like it better when Harry stops to actually think, he's done so much dumb stuff that could have been avoided by clear thinking
| Guest chapter 11 . 1/2
JJKR left way too many plot holes, pensieve, veritaserum?