|Reviews for Six Years, Six Applicants|
| Rubberduck697 chapter 6 . 4/30/2012
Great story and wonderful chapter! On an unrelated note, the anonymous review below this one is also from me... I got kicked out somehow it seems. And I thought of an idea for a Sequel of the below suggested Sequel in which McGonagall confers with the portraits of the deceased Albus and Severus, asking for advice on how to hire a Defense Professor. I could just imagine it:
"Well Minerva, as Albus will tell you, one of the most important characteristics to bare in mind when hiring a Defense Professor is his or her likelihood to make an assassination attempt on the worthless spawn of James Potter."
"Is that so? Well Severus, it would seem that during the six years Mr. Potter (who I might add, worthlessly rid the world of You-Know-Who) studied at Hogwarts, and despite your hatred of him, you were the least likely to try to, as you put it, assassinate him, after all, were you not?"
"Which is why Albus refused to give me the job for so long."
"I won't deny it Severus, your disinclination to murder the boy has always been a deciding factor in your employment here."
"Disinclination to-? Now now Albus, I don't think I'd go that far..."
| Guest chapter 6 . 4/30/2012
Could we have a sequel in which Severus and Albus' painting have to sit through a mock interview for Carrow to teach Defense Against the Dark Arts? Your dialogues are always brilliant! I've been trying to think of some possible things they would say like:
"I realize, Severus, that Voldemort has taken the liberty of awarding staffing positions at the school to the Carrow siblings, but if you don't mind me asking, who might you have had in mind to fill the position of Defense Against the Dark Arts Professor?"
"Well Albus, I heard Lockhart is being released from St. Mungos for one and that charming fellow Fenrir Greyback is said to have something of a way with children. Other than those two, I briefly considered hiring a Lethifold and the Giant Squid... and if only Potter hadn't dispatched of that bloodthirsty basilik four years ago. After all, I could only hope to uphold your own inflated standards for hiring."
"Yes, I'm certain a basilisk would have kept the children riveted to their seats."
"But as a thousand year tenant of the castle, he might have demanded tenure."
| Rubberduck697 chapter 4 . 4/29/2012
Seriously, your brand of humor is as spot on as a dalmatian and precise as Robin Hood... I can't get over how great it is! Every line... DADA interviews gang up on Albus time? Ha! and Mad-eye saying he's great with children? Oh I love this. Thanks again for writing and writing so well! I'm as grateful as Hallmark would be if people started exchanging cards on Thanksgiving.
| Rubberduck697 chapter 2 . 4/29/2012
Aw such brilliance... such flair... such well, I don't even know what to say, but you've got the touch! Fanfiction is your secret special talent, so thanks for writing! My favorite line of this chapter: "I've managed to become incredibly rich and famous, but I think I've still kept my head on the ground. Basically, I'm just an ordinary – if incredibly handsome and talented – man."
| excelsia chapter 6 . 4/26/2012
i loved this story! :) all the chapters! (though 1st one the least - cause the rest had rants too!)
| GSYH chapter 6 . 4/13/2012
I like Dumbledore, and I definitely sympathize with him more than Snape, but at the end of it all, Dumbledore does own Snape for taking the fall, I like to imagine that Snape gets to punch Dumbledore in the face when they meet each other at King's Cross, just once as a greeting.
| GSYH chapter 5 . 4/13/2012
Actually, in hindsight, considering that the position is cursed, someone should have manipulated Lucious Malfoy into teaching the DADA!
| GSYH chapter 4 . 4/13/2012
I wonder if the real Moody would have turned Draco into a ferret. Draco is a prat, but he's an UNDERAGE prat, and a fully qualified wizard doing that to him isn't fair play.
| GSYH chapter 3 . 4/13/2012
"It was we graduated over fifteen years ago, Severus, let it go," Remus snapped.
"Never!" Severus vowed.
...that right there, is why Sexy Seducer Snape is as ridiculous as Draco In Leather Pants, Snape isn't competent evil or sexy bad boy, he's bitter and childish in the worse of ways, he's probably permavirgin. I bet if a girl decide to pity sex him, he'll rather rant about things that happened decades ago, choosing to be a prick than to use his!
| GSYH chapter 2 . 4/13/2012
Well, Voldie had cursed the position for 50 years, I bet that slowly drove Dumbledore crazy.
Srsly though, couldn't they get around the curse by cancelling the position and splitting up the subject matter? Dark creatures in care of magical creature, charms that repel curses, etc.
| GSYH chapter 1 . 4/13/2012
I had some great teachers back in high school, but there was always one or two who seemed to be shuffled from subject to subject, and I know the principal was praying for a curse to get rid of them because it's pretty much impossible for a teacher to get fired.
| Sarah1281 chapter 2 . 3/26/2012
It wasn't a mistake. It is REALLY called the Philosopher's Stone and JKR didn't invent it; it is a long-established bit of alchemical lore. Scholastic just made American editions "The Sorcerer's Stone" even though it is stupid to change the book title and such an important part of the plot.
| anonymous chapter 2 . 3/26/2012
This is good! I noticed that you called it the Philosopher's Stone instead of the Sorcerer's Stone. That was the only mistake though.
| pwtpwns chapter 6 . 3/5/2012
Very funny up to the last chapter! Poor Lupin.
| Alpenwolf chapter 6 . 3/3/2012
I can so see those meetings happen, which they probably really did, but with everything from harry's view, we really don't know