|Reviews for Words Have Meaning|
| lrsgreenleaf chapter 1 . 9/18
If this was a continuing story, I would say...Not Ginny, Not Hermione, Maybe Luna... just not the way Dumblesnore wants it to go. I would have the headmaster live long enough to see all his plans go splat! Too vindictive of me?
| Badbonita chapter 1 . 9/10
Yea, I would say that this is complete but the possibility is there for continuation. Maybe some time in the future, you'll find the interest and plot bunny to see what Harry plans as well as revealing Dumbledore's plans.
Either way - nice piece.
| Jamr chapter 1 . 7/8
this is not complete
| Grovtech chapter 1 . 4/27
Perhaps JKR didn't write this, but it is certainly what a lot of readers were thinking when they read it. I know I did.
| Star Shimer chapter 1 . 3/10
Well, Harry, you may be able to pull some magical Bull***** with voldermort having your blood, therefore making you two one and the same...
Anyway, I kinda expected you to cut off your hand and tell Dumbledore to go kill Tommy with it.
| Nanz chapter 1 . 10/10/2015
seriously wish you would add to this story I really liked it
| Centaurious chapter 1 . 10/1/2015
I see you are falling into the same fallacy concerning the Blood Shield that is plaguing HP fanfiction lately. To whit that Harry can control the Shield at Privet Drive. Harry has to return every year to recharge the Shield, in fact he is the battery for the Shield. Dumbledore created the Shield using the blood link between Lily and Petunia. Petunia accepting Harry into her home activated it.
"While you can still call home the place where your mother's blood dwells, there you cannot be touched or harmed by Voldemort. He shed her blood, but it lives on in you and her sister. Her blood became your refuge. You need return there only once a year, but as long as you can still call it home, there he cannot hurt you. Your aunt knows this. I explained what I had done in the letter I left, with you, on her doorstep. She knows that allowing you houseroom may well have kept you alive for the past fifteen years."
—Albus Dumbledore to Harry Potter
"She may have taken you grudgingly, furiously, unwillingly, bitterly, yet still she took you, and in doing so, she sealed the charm I placed upon you. Your mother's sacrifice made the bond of blood the strongest shield I could give you."
—Albus Dumbledore to Harry Potter
The key word in the first quote is 'can' as in "While you CAN", "as long as you CAN still call it home". This places the control of the Shield with Petunia and as long as she lets Harry stay there and Harry charges the Shield once a year the Shield exist. As we see in the second quote it is a charm and not a ward.
Harry calling the Dursley's no longer his home will do nothing. Would Dumbledore create something this important that a two year old Harry having a tantrum could bring down?
Way to cause the Shield to fall.
1. Petunia casts Harry out making it no longer his home.
2. Petunia and Dudley both dying.
3. Harry not returning to recharge the Shield
1. The Dursleys moving. It is not a Ward anchored to the property so it should be movable. If they moved and set up Harry's room I would think things would be ok.
2. Petunia dying. I would think Dumbledore would need to quickly get Dudley and Vernon to agree to let Harry keep living at Privet Drive.
| Insanity under the moonlight chapter 1 . 8/18/2015
I really like this. I find the fact that he goes right back to scheming shows he still didn't listen to what Harry was saying.
| bkerrmom1 chapter 1 . 7/31/2015
Wow just wow
| Ada1229 chapter 1 . 6/20/2015
Its a good start but its completely disappointing you consider this to be a one shot story. this story has so much potential to be a fuller story then this. again, good start tho
| ToddGilliss chapter 1 . 12/19/2014
need to follow up this story
| SillyJCool chapter 1 . 10/21/2014
This was an awesome and I mean awesome bashing of Dumbledore. I blamed him for Sirius death. Dumbledore dies atleast so I'm happy
| missgsmith51 chapter 1 . 6/9/2014
That was powerful. Too bad it didn't happen that way in the books, because Dumbledore really does need a reality check.
| lisa.ryanz1oh1 chapter 1 . 6/3/2014
I like it.
It is simple. It is honest. It is brutal. It is how I had hoped Harry would react to the revelation that he is essentially a puppet, molded and baked, ready to be thrown to the snake and in the process, be crushed to pieces and then trampled underfoot. They would make a Harry Potter Day and be done with the memory of the boy who never had a normal life. He would be eternally forgotten.
And no-one would ever suspect Dumbledore of anything underhanded or sinister.
Thank you for this honest portrayal of this pivotal scene. It deserves an 'Outstanding'.
| Rebecca Waite chapter 1 . 5/28/2014
Some things about Dumbledore's logic have always made me laugh, and angry at the same time, about his decision for placing Harry with the Dursley's.
1)-Blood wards. I think we can all guarantee that Lily wasn't thinking of Petunia with her last thoughts, so there is nothing binding Harry to her (for protection or otherwise); so where did they come from? Dumbledore. The 'lead of the Light' used blood magic (which is supposedly the vilest act possible for wizards) to keep Harry imprisoned there.
2)-Knowing but purposely ignoring the abuse that Harry's gone/going through; those who know about abuse and do nothing are almost as bad as the abuser but those who purposely place someone in a position to be abused are worse than the ones doing it.
3)-Doing all of these things for 'Harry's own good'. He claims that no only was Harry safe with the Dursley's from all who would do him harm, he wanted Harry to see that muggles were worth protecting from Voldemort but one of his top 'reasons' was because he wanted him to be 'normal'/humble and that being raise with a wizarding family in the wizarding world would have made him arrogant. But he conveniently overlooked the reason that Harry was even known to the population to begin with.
Nobody but Voldemort and Harry were at the scene, Voldemort was turned into a spirit and Harry was too young to tell what happened, so how was it that everybody in the world knew the events of that day? Yes, Hagrid took Harry to Dumbledore but that was because he was told by Dumbledore what happened; if you were really worried about other wizards being around and a child being in danger would you have sent someone who could do magic (or could only do limited magic)?
The only way that everyone could know what happened, or even what Harry looked like (that scar), would be if the one who instigated the kidnapping told. Whether he did it to 'give people hope', or so that he could justify kidnapping Harry, nothing changes the fact that all that happened only became public knowledge because of Dumbledore.
Had he kept quite or said that all the Potters were killed Harry could have had a (real) normal childhood or he could have even gotten the training he should have been receiving all along, but both outcomes were infinitely better than what Harry was subjected to instead.
Frankly, Dumbledore is lucky he didn't create another Dark Lord; I'd think two was enough for him but based on his actions he seemed hell bent on creating a third. He helped Gellert raise to power under the same banner of 'greater good' and he could have stop Voldemort when he was just Tom Riddle; why he continues to try and create people who hate is beyond me but you do think he'd learn.
This was another compelling read and I'm grateful that you took the time to create and post it; you do a very good job in portraying realism in your settings and at capturing the characterizations of the individuals as if they were real. No offense to JK and all but nobody suffers through that much abuse and comes out without issues. Again, thanks for taking the time in creating and posting this for our enjoyment!