|Reviews for What If? … An Alternative to Order Of The Phoenix|
| Bronze chapter 5 . 8/20
I was expecting Harry to loose the Horcrux in his scar on the island. Depending on the author what happens when the soul piece is ejected. Some have it return to Tommy while others have it die without a host. So seeing as they're down around Tahiti that soul fragment gonna have a long way to travel before it can rejoin Tommy's remaining soul fragment.
| Bronze chapter 4 . 8/20
This is the second time that I've read a story were the Granger family interpreted the prophecy a whole hell of a lot differently the Dumb-as-a-Dore. The first time they said it was from Beowulf. And again Dumb-as-a-Dore argued for his. Now as I understand HP history, ol' Dumb-as-a-Dore failed to stop Tom Riddle when he was in Hogwarts as a student. How is that he didn't know what Tom was up to when all the ghosts paintings and suits of armor report to him? He personally insured Tom returned to the orphanage were he was raised every end of school year. He knew about the abuse Tom suffered there. Was he trying to create another Dark Lord by having Harry raised in a similar manner? Then there's his habit of withholding vital information from those who should know it. Case in point, Harry's scar. He has known since Harry was brought to the school by Hagrid in '81 that it was a Horcrux and yet done nothing about it. Thus he is a Dark Lord masquerading as the leader of the light.
| Bronze chapter 1 . 8/20
Try looking at it this way. Would you be embarrassed to go on vacation with clothes like Harry's? Would your friends even associate with you if you did? So of course the Grangers took Harry shopping for new clothes! Though you might just've missed a trick or two there. Is it not possible that Bumbleohsomore had tracking charms on his clothes and maybe even his trunk? I personally wouldn't put it past him!
| teedub chapter 7 . 7/9
I really enjoyed this series but...and don't take this the wrong way...but I can so tell you are a father of girls and are writing what you want them to act like, not what teenage girls actually think and do :-)
Hermione was very OOC for a normal girl. Or even a slightly prudish teenage girl. No way could a girl (or boy) in a relationship be that uptight and asexual. During puberty no less. Especially in the scenario's that happened in this story. She wouldn't be in a relationship to begin with if that were so. And no partner (girl or boy) would be that...passive or "understanding" when intimacy is dialed back and forth on her whim alone. And seriously...no one is to see her naked except her doctor or husband? LOL...snicker...such a dad of girls. Are you forgetting her parents or the fact she's grown up in boarding schools? Probably more than two dozen people have seen her naked.
Still, I got quite the chuckle out of this idea while reading and I did enjoy the ripple effect of various small, but significant actions that were different from canon.
| sexy Seren chapter 1 . 4/19
| XxTaintedxDaggerxX chapter 7 . 1/26
What a lovely idea!
| Guest chapter 3 . 1/2
Would have been funny if Shack and Tonks' French partner was actually Sirius in disguise
| Stefan Bathory chapter 7 . 7/4/2016
The end of Harry and Hermione adventures were original. If adults british wizards had actually a backbone and if Dumbledore was able to give informations to others than just Snape and Harry, everything will be better.
Of course, as usual Dumbledore had little consideration for the life of his students, as he was just sorry for Katie Bell near death by dark artifacts while he was playing with Draco, Greg and Vince "redemptions". It will be cool to see the reaction of Molly Weasley if Harry was unable to save the life of Ginny, his husband or Ron while all of them were under the responsability of Dumbledore. The sad fact is that many of people think that the fact that Draco was unable to kill Dumbledore on the Astronomy Tower saved his soul, which in fact was already tainted by so much attempts of murder and uses of Unforgivables. Draco Malfoy is just a coward that is unable to kill somebody while looking in his eyes, while he was very confident and happy too see Muggles or Muggleborns being tortured during the Quiddich World Cup and it was very easy for him to use dark magic or poison to kill Dumbledore and his others victims during his 6th year.
I liked very much your description of French Polynesia and the characters life on Black Island.
Good luck if you continue to entertain us with your stories.
| crankypants16 chapter 7 . 7/1/2016
I do love some of the wackier tropes, and enjoyed this very much as well
| katmom chapter 7 . 5/1/2016
I do like to see adults acting grown up! This was a great story and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. Thank you for sharing.
| Jimbocous chapter 7 . 4/7/2016
Thanks for a great (re)read!
| G Fawkes chapter 7 . 4/2/2016
So Bones can't figure out to run an all inclusive, marathon court day... soak the bastards in truth syrum, and get confessions out of them. Then, sentence them ALL at the same time. Give 'em a choice of life, or the veil. No parol. Nevet getting out.
| G Fawkes chapter 5 . 4/2/2016
Still not getting how you take notes one handed and hold a broom while flying. Clipboard charmed to the broom? Sharpie, writing on her own leg?
During the mapping part of the flying, she could sit behind him and draw on his back. Then transfer it to paper (while Sirius laughs at them)
| G Fawkes chapter 4 . 4/1/2016
Probably already asked this years ago, but it's not "fixed" (if that sort of thing even happens, so...).
Why would we NOT think the goblins are magically converting and updating, even with interest 'payments' happening, to keep the vaults balanced down to the 'least common denominator', or whatever you call it with money? There should never be more than 19 sickles, or 37 knuts (?), at least right after an update.
Maybe the extras trickle in and pile up a bit before the monthly, or more likely, weekly adjustments? Still, 13,640 extraneous sickles? What good are all those piles of coins to anybody?
Isn't the amount of space 722 galleons takes up, a whole lot more efficient?!
That's a HUGE waste of time, piling and counting knuts, especially considering the number of vaults there are.
Is Griphook 'compelled' by Dumbledore to not let Harry know about all of his Family wealth?
| Guest chapter 7 . 3/6/2016
Regarding soul bonds, yeah, a Life Debt shouldn't do that. But, remember that the medieval societies did believe in Life Debts, defined as created when you save someone's life at great risk to your own when you have no reason to do so - so a guard saving the life of a noble doesn't incurr a Life Debt.
Life Debts can result in a marriage when the one owing the debt offers a sister or daughter to the one owning the debt. Or if the one saved is female and the savior male.
Also, the age of consent prior to 1860 in England was generally accepted as 8-9 years old and was raised to13, then 16, in the 1860s. It is not unreasonable for the Wizards to ignore Muggle Laws, as canon frequently has instances where any laws passed since they separated cultures are ignored, so they could still have an age of consent of 11, since that is when children start their magical education.