|Reviews for Ectomancer|
| cheitanz chapter 4 . 10/11/2008
sounds really good from these first few chapies :) keep going! :p
| AshenV chapter 5 . 10/11/2008
I know some people do not like this, and want action all the time but what I like is a good fic, and this is turning out to be one. In order for it to flow properly we need this type of chapters, plus let me just add, it was very interesting.
I love the Peeves interaction and am going to guess that he is intrigued by Harry because he can perhaps feel a thing or two of that other place. Also it would actually be expected from someone in Harry's position to act out a bit in this, harmless way. It can be very liberating causing chaos and of course not harming anyone. Should be fun to see what this results in.
Poor Minerva, but good choice! Well done! This is one of the things I will look forward to seeing how it plays out if you get her back. About Hagrid - good choice and I love the story around him. He always did seem knowledgeable and is completely underused in most fics; usually depicted as a bumbling but joyous simple man. I like it how you have kept him IC and yet have given him depth in a believable way. Very nice, and another good thing for Harry - both learning healing and actually getting some exercise.
Thank you very much, am enjoying it!
| fletchp chapter 5 . 10/10/2008
hmm quite good, i wonder if hermione will be able to find anything
| Mark27 chapter 5 . 10/10/2008
Just find this story, and I really like what I have read so far.
With only 5 chapters is difficult to value this story, but the beginnig is promising. I only hope that you have a more or less clear outline of what is going to happend. It's truly sad when a good start, becomes nothing when the authors run out of ideas of what can happend next.
I only have to say that continue writing and update very soon.
| anon chapter 4 . 10/10/2008
Excellent story. And the frequent updates keep me coming back and checking for new chaps. Very nice. Keep going! You're posted on DLP forums too so you might want to check out the comments there. Nice work.
| Hwi-Noree chapter 5 . 10/10/2008
Well the McGonagall thing was certainly a surprise (to me, anyway). And I like the pranking with Peeves. A mischeivous Harry is my cup of tea so I like to see him getting in touch with that side.
Your Hagrid seems a bit off to me in characterization which is fine as long as it's on purpose. I always thought he did magic with his umbrella and for some reason I'm of the impression that his umbrella is actually made of his wand. Now, that could just be because I've read too much fic and that's not actually canon. Dunno. I like what Hagrid was saying about balance but at the same time I don't think he would condone, much less actively participate in using an animal for human entertainment. He is half giant after all and many see him as a dark creature so I would think that he would relate to animals in a different way that other wizards would. Just my 2 cents.
So this wizard cruise sounds like it may lead to something interesting. Dumbledore goes? Giant bull fights? Unhappy house elves? All in international waters.
Cheers to you for making something different happen to Harry this time round.
Oh. Also, thanks for the no ginny and no hermione. Luna then, perhaps? :)
| goddessa39 chapter 5 . 10/10/2008
...Occlumancy. I am not a fan of Snape. If you are trying to get him on Harry's secret at all-like using the ONE SINGLE lesson to get through his head, then I am gonna get iffy on this fic.
I will do my best to be optimistic that you wont.
| Quetzalcoatls chapter 4 . 10/10/2008
wow very good! update soon this is interesting!
| Hwi-Noree chapter 4 . 10/10/2008
great! I love the action and originality of whatever the hell Harry has got himself into this time. Oh the colors! What were those dementors doing? How come Harry can escape through a birdbath and why is he setting things on fire without meaning to? (I'm sensing these may be related.)
And also, who was the fake Dumbledore? What was that other thing that attacked the dementors in lala land? Oh, and not that I really care, but what has happened with the Dursley's?
So, I'm looking forward to the next chapter! *hint hint* You know, you're not supposed to say that you have all these chapters written and that you will post for reviews cuz then I'm gonna say "Update you twat!"
| kyzhart chapter 4 . 10/10/2008
This is quite original. Excellent work.
| Death in a Pink Boa chapter 4 . 10/10/2008
Wonderful. I really like it. Your discriptions are beautiful, but not to lengthy. The Dumbledore copycat was great. I'm really intrigued by the idea of this otherworld that Harry can enter.
| Kaeim chapter 4 . 10/10/2008
awesome story mate! Keep up the great work!
| Uncle Stojil chapter 4 . 10/10/2008
Well, well, well, if it isn't a good fanfiction... a rarity nowadays. Let's begin!
Good first introductory chapter, with the right amount of angst, little touches of ever-needed humor and a bit of action as well. The hints at Harry's new power were few but good - as they succeeded in keeping us interested in it -, and his erred assumptions about an hypothetical 'Squibilization' were realistic and funny enough. I didn't like Rita Skeeter's scene very much, but it was decent anyway.
The second chapter flowed very well. It was enjoyable, funny, thrilling, but there were a lot of things that made me frown.
1)Hedwig's letter to Dumbledore - We don't know much about owls and their capabilities, but I've always been pretty sure it's very difficult to fool them, so I wondered why Harry's letter ("tomorrow at noon") didn't reach the real Dumbledore - as it obviously didn't. This could maybe be explained with the fake Dumbledore's trip to the Ministry - which you revealed later in the story - where he could have done something about it, but I find this theory quite forced and unrealistic.
Anyway, this is a little thing.
2)Harry accioing the ceiling - Well, he did accioed a wall during the fight against those young Death Eaters in the first chapter, but this seems a little too far fetched, especially considering the Dursleys' house should be heavily warded and protected.
Anyway, this is another little thing.
3)Harry's conversation with fake Dumbledore - Have I really to tell you how stupid, idiotic and unrealistic was what Harry said just before the fight against Dumbledore and especially before having his wand in hand? Witty and cocky lines are good and all, but you could have him saying that when he was ready for the fight with his wand in hand at least.
Another little thing? Maybe...
4)I was a little annoyed by Harry's repeated worries about whatever trouble he would get into because of the attack. That's stupid, if somewhat canon. I didn't like that.
5)I was more than a little annoyed by the fact that Harry waited like an idiot for more than three hours, repairing the house of all the things. Perhaps calling for help, for the authorities, would have been the right and rational thing to do. Yeah, Hedwig was not home, but maybe exit the house, cross the street, knock on Mrs. Figg's door... no? Okay, don't do that then, but when Harry's snowy owl comes back, write a decent letter at least, not that useless thing. I hated his P.S. by the way. Just... what the hell?
6)Last but not least, let's talk a little about Harry's ability of taking good, smart or just normal decisions.
There are many enemies in his backyard and he decides to run away. Good choice.
He leaves a note for Tonks and turns it into something she is likely to recognize. Very good.
Then he hides the fake Dumbledore, so his little friends can't find and free him. Hm... we could discuss about this one, but I'll let it slide.
Sadly, I can't in good conscience let this next one slide, because is far too stupid in my opinion... The last thing Harry does before bolting outside is… Accio coin-purse! Accio coin-purse? Accio a coin-purse? A stupid coin-purse? A stupid, idiotic coin-purse? Where the hell did Harry think he was going? To shopping?
In the third chapter I didn't spot anything particularly annoying, but oddly enough, I liked it less than the second. The only thing I frowned at was how Harry was tired, ready to collapse any second and his shields weak, just for then make him destroy a tree trunk with a Reducto. Hm…
Anyway, it was an enjoyable chapter.
I liked how Dumbledore and Tonks treated poor Cornelius. Also loved how the Headmaster physically hit the imposter. It was a nice touch.
The scene at the Ministry was fantastic, all with the Headmaster actually shouting against a service desk-man and Tonks insulting another one.
Harry disappearing from the Ministry radars was a good enough ending of chapter.
Fourth chapter - Very good descriptions of Harry's body, of the 'Underworld' and of their interactions. I don't know what to think of the Dementors, of Harry's stag and of that 'something big and predatory' - it's still too early -, but I liked the idea of this Other Side nonetheless. And I'm glad Harry 'let his godfather go'. That reduces the possibilities of angst in the future.
I'll keep an eye on this story, because it's entertaining and well written. Update soon.
| SeriousScribble chapter 4 . 10/10/2008
A very engaging start, I should say. A barest minimum of post-Sirius-Angst, a writing style I like and interesting ideas (never seen something like the polyjuice-drip-device) made that a joy to read - and that is something that doesn't happen too often, nowadays.
However, you should perhaps think about not categorizing based on pairings. People tend to look like that for stories, so if you at all HAVE a paring in mind, you'd probably get more reviews if you added the second character ...
And anyway, can you at least exclude the possibility for Harry/Hermione? Not that I want to tell you how to write your story, it's just that I get annoyed when I read a FF and suddenly a pairing pops up I don't like, and I have to give up the story. If I know what it'll be, I can avoid these FF; however, if you don't tell ...
Well, other than that, keep up the good work.
| AshenV chapter 4 . 10/10/2008
Oh my! This is so very original! And when you've been in the fandom for years and years, finding something different is ever so exciting! I can't wait to see where this particular talent will take our intrepid hero.
I particularly like how you are not rushing everything. You are slowly unfolding it all, and I prefer this type of writing. Harry seems very IC, and it was such fun to see Dumbles all riled up! Anyway, I am really looking forward to more. You have only just started but it promises to be a great story. Thank you!