|Reviews for The Best Revenge|
| Dramagirl007 chapter 4 . 4/22/2009
This story is awesome. I bet Harry ends up in Slytherin because Ron was kind of rude. I wonder where the Potter fortune went, I bet Dumbledore took it because he has Harry's key. I'm glad Harry is going to get his Gardian money and stuff like that. :)
| MilleniumHeart329 chapter 8 . 4/22/2009
omg, love the story! can't wait for the next update
| BettinaW chapter 8 . 4/22/2009
you've got a great take of the theme. Snape was maybe a little too nice on their trip to Diagon Alley, but generally I like all characters.
I enjoyed the addresses of Neville and Draco and all the other small ideas you inserted, and I heartily agree that there had to be Muggle-money for Harry from the British state. It's a point that is easy to ignore for Purebloods, but a poor family's boy like Severus certainly has a good idea of it.
He's a much better choice to prepare Harry for the new world than Hagrid was, thoightfully selecting books and all.
Great idea as to why a shotgun transfigures well into a salmon-I always prefer an not-perfect Snape! With all these tiny items you remain very close to the original,
OK, now I will sit down next to Albus and Severus and wait for Minerva's plan.
| duj chapter 8 . 4/22/2009
It's hardly posturing to say he'll take the boy overseas to live ... unless he doesn't have the power. He doesn't have a claim to the guardianship, and can't put one in without alerting those who have a better. Is "James Potter was the only son of an only son-of an only son" actual canon though? We don't know whether Charlus had siblings, IIRC.
If James and Lily really did lose almost all their money funding the war, it seems rather irresponsible of them. They knew their lives were at risk, and Sirius's, so they should have made some provision for their child. (That irresponsibility seems to be canon though; they *didn't* have a backup guardian.)
I never believed in the blood wards and DH couldn't make me. They certainly didn't protect Harry from Quirrellmort in PS, Basilisk in CoS, Wormtail in GoF or Dementors in OotP. They were just a badly-handled contrivance, like so many others in the series.
| aasaylva chapter 8 . 4/22/2009
I'm thrilled to find you're writing again (after Golden Age, I mean) and love the story so far. I'm always happy when an author tackles the more ludicreous parts of canon and finds a way to explain them in a believable way (like you did here with the whole blood protection balderdash). Congratulation on keeping all three of them totally IC - and "The Supreme Mugwump was astonished" made me giggle no end.
| David305 chapter 8 . 4/22/2009
Continues to be very well written. Keep it up!
And a note to other reviewers:
I suppose you have every right to ask an author to introduce your plot twists, ideas and prejudices into their story. And the author has every right to utterly ignore your suggestions, and frankly would lose my respect if he didn't. Good writers do not write by taking a poll or fishing for input. They are smitten by their muse, and they write because they can't help it. Stories as good as this one are clearly in the deft hands of someone who knows where they're going and doesn't need to be pleaded or bullied into replicating someone else's vision. If your plot ideas are so good, then write your own story! There, I said it. (grin)
One other point: All fanfiction is a distortion. The characters are made to act or think in ways that they do not in canon. If you read too many fanfics where Slytherins are comforting and sympathetic, Ron is a stupid, conniving, betraying boor, Dumbledore is a vicious monster, and Harry is a scheming and brilliant Dark Lord wannabe, AND TAKE THEM SERIOUSLY, you lose your objectivity about the characters, and let fanfic authors' interesting contrivances become your own deep convictions. I'm a fanfiction fan, but I don't HATE Ron and Dumbledore just because I've read more than a few fanfics that portray them negatively. Always keep in mind the original template, and remember that fanfiction is just a diversion, an entertaining "What If." Do not be poisoned by someone else's interesting flight of fancy, because the authors probably aren't by their own, and could not portray their variations convincingly if they didn't have a good grasp of the base characters. Some "devoted shippers" or "devout character haters" might be surprised to discover that their favorite authors don't share their agendas, and are just being creative and having fun.
In short: while a lot of it is superb writing and great fun to read, it's just fanfiction - not a religious tract. Lighten up.
All the best,
| Blackpenny chapter 8 . 4/21/2009
I don't believe Dumbledore's account of the money for one second. Even if it is true, he was completely irresponsible to accept the money at the time - where's his fortune?
I look forward to Minerva's plan. You've written her very well. I especially likes the way she commended Snape for a "exceeds expectations" transfiguration.
| Firelye chapter 8 . 4/21/2009
"Pull the other one. It's got bells on it."- I loved it. Even came back a couple days after reading just to tell you. Great Chap, looking forward to the next one.
| Harrysmate chapter 8 . 4/21/2009
What a great story I hope you will update this soon as I am looking forward to the next chapters.
| Jan-AQ chapter 8 . 4/20/2009
ouu, what is this new idea? I'd like to hear it!
Harry really is in a pickle, the poor boy. i hope that he gets rescued somehow! Dumbledore is infuriating, but at least he explained things at the end. I LOVE how Severus was willing to get a new job out of the country. Awesome. Great chapter! Please update soon!
| Mottsnave chapter 8 . 4/20/2009
Ah ha! Here's the conversations we've been waiting for! So very satisfying! I especially liked Snape's threats...
FunFact! Did you know that the giant squid was originally a visiting professor from Miskatonic U hired to fill in on the DADA post? Unfortunately by the end of his year teaching he discovered that his family roots in Scotland ran a lot deeper than he realized...
| rnl1993 chapter 8 . 4/20/2009
awesome story I love it please please update soon I can't wait for the next chapter. I think Harry would do good in Ravenclaw there are few Ravenclaw Harry stories out there.
| shiftyless chapter 8 . 4/20/2009
Just so very damn neat, also written well I like how everything was described in detail as well
| CrayonsPink chapter 8 . 4/20/2009
This is a GREAT story! I LOVE it! I can't wait to see what hapens next!
| shiftyless chapter 3 . 4/20/2009
So very awesome this here is