|Reviews for Hogwarts 1940|
| theflowofmusic chapter 20 . 11/13/2019
I enjoyed reading this little corner of the universe. Best of luck.
| Go Outside chapter 20 . 9/19/2019
This was an incredible story, so well researched and written! It’s amazing how you wove together real world events and your own creations/Rowling’s. I really enjoyed reading this. Thank you!
| G F chapter 7 . 7/3/2019
The fact that a team COULD lose every game and still win the season, on points - is a whole different thing than the probability that it ever WILL happen. I'll take those odds, and your money, all day!i
| Rosina Ferguson chapter 20 . 3/16/2018
I have just finished reading your unique and well-constructed story. Wow! What superb original characters, back-story, and interlacing with both canon and real-life events. As someone with 16 years of fanfic reading under my belt, I can honestly say this has to be one of my favourites. It saddens me to see too few reviews and likes, perhaps some people are not prepared to invest in the new characters and only want the old favourites. Their loss is all I can say.
| Lauren0kiy chapter 20 . 5/4/2016
This story was amazing! So sad it ending. I had a hard time taking breaks from reading to make my self do the things I was supposed to really be doing.
I loved how you incorporated a new story with a sort of prequel to the series.
Again, sad to see that it's ended and there won't be more of the hogwarts story's. If there ever are id love to read them!
| Guest chapter 20 . 2/11/2016
I love the Hagrid/Mary relationship dynamic. It adds depth to his friendship with Harry.
| aturnofthepage chapter 20 . 5/3/2015
So I finished Hogwarts 1835 and meant to go on to On Being Mrs. Malfoy but got distracted by this title and decided to read this first. Anyways this story was another wonderful world building adventure with interesting characters. I think you've shown more of the character growth in this one, which makes sense considering the very grim times and unusual circumstances everyone found themselves in. I loved the jazz band and was delighted to read how they evolved after school. I think you did a very god job of showing how entrenched prejudice can be in these institutions and how beneficial it is for those in power or those with connections. I would love to read more of your wizarding world even in the form of short stories but understand why you would want to write for a more demonstrative audience. Loved the story and thank you so much for sharing, you created such wonderful and three dimensional characters!
| not a pug chapter 20 . 2/17/2015
I just finished reading all three of your Hogwart's stories and they were fabulous. I loved seeing the families from the first two stories pop up in this one. Besides being populated with really well done characters the world building you did was amazing and made me even more curious about everyone. I think you did an absolutely amazing job with your work and although I understand why you haven't published more I really think the fandom has lost out. Thank you so much for these three works they were superb!
| Guest chapter 19 . 5/4/2014
Very much enjoying the story, but - ouch! Children in 1960s England didn't call their mothers "Mom". (As far as I know, they still don't.) It would be "Mum", or, if younger, "Mummy". There was an instance in a previous chapter but I thought it was a typo.
I suppose it's one of those problems with a fictional world set in Britain, and a majority of North American fanwriters, but "Mom" (along with "semester", "block", "upperclassman", "fall", and a bunch of others) makes my suspended disbelief crash to the floor. Which, given that I'm enjoying the story, OCs and all, probably irritates me more than it deserves.
| G Fawkes chapter 1 . 5/3/2014
OK, been saving this one for when I 'really' need a good read... and a lot have sucked (conjugated THAT verb, jr high kids... oops! Sorry) recently. So here I am, after holding "1835" up as the perfect fic, in all ways, and what writers everywhere should aspire to. There's stories I LIKE better, but not a single one in 'my' (500 plus, now) experience, that measures up to the 'writing', the little stuff... (yes I have been recently called a Grammar Nazi, so there's some irony to ME reading THIS story)
So... no pressure... just ready to read more from the author of my number 5 all time fic (which is really kind of weighted against you un-fairly, as "Brave New World" is 870K words, Harry Crow isn't complete yet at 700K plus, and Sirius v. Severus is 319 chapters or something(no word count, but it HAS to be 3 mil if it's anything), and I started reading it 12 years ago... the first fic I ever even heard of. Number four currently, is just the biggest lemon filled, lemon iced, lemon pound cake of a harem/smut fic no-one could ever hope to compete with, placing YOUR number 5 slot at the first of the 'average' length, what some might call 'normal' fics. (Woo Hoo!)
| Glosswen chapter 16 . 1/14/2013
Nice story. However...in case you didn't know: the German plural of "Ritter" is "Ritter" not "Ritters".
| RightMeow chapter 20 . 10/30/2012
I love this one too! I'd be happy to read more, if you wrote them :)
| Chandagnac chapter 20 . 3/22/2012
I'm glad I gave this story a second chance and read it through to the end. Definitely worth it!
Hogwarts 1940 is an altogether more grim and disquieting story than the rather light-hearted Hogwarts 1835, overshadowed by the horrors of WW2 and the first footsteps of Voldemort's rise to power.
I found this story difficult to get into at first, but over time I came to care for many of the characters and I wanted their stories to continue. There were several that I thought were quite unlikeable, but I was still interested in them.
I'm impressed at how you've given Hogwarts and Hogsmeade real world context. The level of detail you've put into this story has given it a verisimilitude that I haven't often seen in fanfics. It felt *real* to me.
For me, the confrontation between Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald (and the aftermath of that) was a highlight of this story. Also, I thought that Hagrid's story was very well done; I felt genuine outrage when Professor Dippet blamed him for the Chamber of Secrets incident and expelled him even though the Aurors knew that he hadn't done it and Aragog wasn't responsible, what with Dippet's smug 'he's a half-breed, he must be to blame' attitude and his calling in favours from the Department of Magical Law Enforcement to declare the case closed. In my mind, that part of the story is Harry Potter canon- it fits so well.
Once again, I must congratulate you on a superbly-written story and I hope that my feedback has proved useful/encouraging/enlightening.
| Chandagnac chapter 16 . 3/22/2012
I thought this was an excellent chapter. I like your version of Dumbledore and your version of Grindelwald is fascinating. It seemed right to me how he looked around at the devastation of war and decided that the world was ripe for wizarding rule... yeah, that was something I could see happening.
The Dawn Knights are interesting. I guess they're your creation? I found myself wanting to know more about them.
| Chandagnac chapter 8 . 3/22/2012
Heh. I think it's amusing that this isn't even the first time I've seen an American seemingly outraged that the British spell it "defence".
(I used to play some Roleplaying games on a play-by-post basis. I had a weird argument with one of my (American) players after I called one of my games 'Defence of the Realm'.)