|Reviews for Darkened Paths|
| andre.scutieri chapter 8 . 2/18
I liked the story very much, and (as a reader of Death's Pride too) found it your best story so far. But, something that irked me was Harry's treatment of his mother. Ok, James is a strange for him, and Sirius already took the father figure in his life, but Harry has a HUGE Oedipus complex, and I found it really difficult to picture him avoiding his mother's touch. There is no mother figure in his life (Emma is not even close, and Celeste is a stranger bigger than Lily), and is hard to believe Sirius took this place as well.
Great story so far, and I'm waiting for the next chapter!
A Brazilian reader :)
| Um the Muse chapter 5 . 1/19
I really like the concept of death being the PHKN. I thought it was too, when we found out that Harry had a Horcrux. Harry shouldn't have been able to die except Fiendfyre or Basilisk venom unless all Horcruces are equally vulnerable, right?
| RykOakwine chapter 8 . 1/10
Great lemon scene again, kudos.
Was disappointed that Lilly Potter hasn't taken Harry aside for a talk. Sure, there's obviously tension with James and Harry, but it's not like Harry has a mother figure. Harry doesn't want to push Serius aside as his godfather, makes sense, but Sirius isnt Harry's godmother.
And what mother would just let days go by without making every effort to connect to her son? Just seems a bit like that part wasnt given the attention it was due. And what's with Sirius not talking to Harry either? Luna's mother has had more face time with Harry than Sirius has, and, like Lilly being given short shrift, it just seems off.
Great story, lots of potential, and damn sorry to see it's been abandoned.
| RykOakwine chapter 7 . 1/10
lol, the lemon scene was great, though it keeps the fanfic convention of showing Harry to be a testosterone-less eunuch, really.
I dont know any guy who, after taking care of his partners orgasm, doesn't have extremely specific expectations of immediate resolution for his own needs too, whether the muff diving was putatively "pay back" for a blowjob from last week or not.
Harry is shown so often to have virtually no desire, himself. that's fine, if he's a 50year old guy in need of hormone replacement therapy, or if he's a teenage girl, who typically embrace sex for reasons other than their own physical desires.
anyway, just seems a common theme in the stories that talk about Harry's sex life. his girlfriends have got to get frustrated, since 90% of their motivation for a sexual encounter with him will be affirmation of their desirability, with only about 10% being actual horniness.
| RykOakwine chapter 5 . 1/9
argh, between Hermoine yelling and screeching at various points in the chapter, I'm wondering when was Sakura (pre-Shippuden) substituted for the supposedly logical bookworm?
Seriously, read it over and picture her with pink hair. it fits.
| RykOakwine chapter 4 . 1/9
Why is Hermoine such a horrible b1tch in most stories? ismit because she's a horrid b1thc in canon? im asking because I couldn't stand the canon story enough to read the books, and just watching the movies was painful enough.
in this story, and most others, she is shown constantly jumping to conclusions, and when she does so she reveals that she thinks the worst of everyone who isn't an authority figure.
And those, she assumes the best of, to the point of stupidity.
in this story, she repeatedly accuses luna of lying, misleading, being deceptive. she does so by way of what she assumes, when she's constantly jumping to conclusions.
if I had a friend who regularly showed that their default opinion of me was that I was dishonest, or manipulative, or unable to control my base instincts, or any of a hundred other unspoken, yet clearly made, accusations Hermoine makes about everyone around her, I'd tell that friend to bugger off, in spades.
if how she's shown doing this in fanfic is a honest representation of the canon character, I'm at even more of a loss of why so many fans like the character. Luna, I understand people liking. But Hermoine? Even in this story, she's a horrid b1tch who assumes the worst of Harry AND Luna, regularly, and is never called out for it.
| Sicarius Domini Erebus chapter 2 . 1/5
Omg. Why did Luna go in the shower with Harry?! xD
| AliB1149 chapter 8 . 12/29/2013
Given the time period I guess there is no chance of this being finished but I will follow it in hope anyway.
| Drekk chapter 5 . 12/27/2013
Wow now that is a twist I never saw coming. I do like your interpretation of the "power he knows not" much better than love. Love is powerful but not that powerful unless it is twisted and tainted by something else.
| Drekk chapter 4 . 12/27/2013
Ah yes the insanity women weave around us they are truly lifes greatest mystery the only question us men should ponder is weather or not we should solve it or enjoy it.
LOL I for one know more than most and I tend to find the more you know the more frustrating the mystery becomes the only way I can describe it is trying to apply logic to chaos. Logic will always fail because Chaos is fundamental while logic is not. The simple truth is that we men are not capable of understanding just as we will never truly understand chaos we can never truly understand women.
| Nella Hyuga chapter 8 . 12/20/2013
awesome! this is absotutely wicked!
| Nella Hyuga chapter 3 . 12/20/2013
lol the omake is funny lol
| mrsgravyrug chapter 8 . 12/12/2013
You said at the beginning this was only a fill in. Will you be finishing this story? I'm really enjoying it.
| Kithrin chapter 7 . 12/10/2013
recommend 'fate's gambit' and its sequal 'FG2' . also 'death's pride' is good for fics with that paring.
| Kithrin chapter 1 . 12/9/2013
question, why'd you change the conversion rate for knuts to sickles to galleons?