|Reviews for Lily's Changes|
| Jiopaba chapter 10 . 7/19/2013
The letters are a lovely touch here. The disparity in the information going out is just hilarious. Harry's little rumor explodes out of control... I wouldn't be surprised if it turned out to be true.
| Jiopaba chapter 9 . 7/19/2013
Hahaha... the bit with Draco at the end was pretty amusing. The scene itself was alright, enjoyable and amusing, but the line at the end "Sure we can Hermione. Stick with me and you'll be surprised at what all you can do."
That was line was just perfect.
| Jiopaba chapter 7 . 7/19/2013
The story hasn't exactly mellowed out, but you advance a couple chapters and get over the initial hump of exposition, and it's a much more pleasant read.
| Jiopaba chapter 3 . 7/19/2013
It seems to me like this story has gone just way overboard on the 'evil lying Dumbledore' bit. Lily reads like a crazy raving bitch, but by dint of it being the premise of the story she's right about absolutely everything. If I was in Harry's shoes, at this point I'd have shoved her away and gone "No, you shut up woman. I won't hear one more word on this 'Voldemort could be redeemed' nonsense. I'm going to pull his spine out through his ass and beat Bellatrix Lestrange to death with it."
To go so far as having the resurrection stone be a fake, like the Deathly Hallows were never anything at all...
I get that it's an AU, but it's just coming on way too strong, in many many places. Considering how thoroughly Harry trusted Dumbledore half an hour ago, it seems especially weird that he's just taking literally every single thing Lily says at face value after a paragraph of exposition.
I suppose my complaint is that the character of Dumbledore doesn't feel 'real' here. Harry agrees with Lily because all of her arguments make perfect sense, and the fact that they do says that Dumbledore is literally a mustache-twirlingly evil villain who goes around being horrible just for the sake of being horrible.
I mean, making Dumbledore evil wouldn't even be a huge deal by itself, lots of people do it, but making Voldemort the good guy? It's not an outright 'evil' Harry fic, so the perfect flip of which one Harry is siding with to defeat the other is just way over the top.
| Jiopaba chapter 2 . 7/19/2013
Finally realized that this story finished ages ago and I ought to come back to read it.
I have to say, Lily really really likes to talk in the beginning here. She gives long long paragraphs of exposition on the fanon-standard cliches about why everyone but Harry is an evil dick and why he's an incompetent loser.
Which admittedly, some bits of it are true, and worth being said, but it does go on for a while.
The whole "Don't join the team until third year..." thing just makes me think she's being a bitch though. Chance of injury? Like Harry would give a (literally) flying fuck about getting injured playing quidditch. The dude had a Basilisk fang rammed through his arm, so telling him to hold off on one of the handful of bright spots in his life for several years is just cruel.
| d1x1lady chapter 26 . 7/18/2013
Great story! Loved to see a reckoning for Dumbledore.
| theo chapter 1 . 7/15/2013
can I translate this into Chinese？It's wonderful！！！
| RCPMione chapter 26 . 7/13/2013
Brilliant really enjoyed this.
| kingstonavery chapter 26 . 7/13/2013
Wow, this was BRILLIANT!
| ksecc1 chapter 12 . 7/12/2013
I do love how Harry deals with Snape. Thanks for writing this.
| Lady Elya chapter 2 . 7/11/2013
I'm sorry, I just can't read this anymore. The major Dumbledore bashing in first chapter I could survive (somehow), but the moment I read: '' Also there's no way in hell you're going to ever end up with Ginny Weasley, you'll be much happier with someone like Hermione'', I flipped. It is hypocritical to the core. She nags on and on how Harry should think for himself and not let anyone manipulate him, but then she practically tells him who he should be with. How is that thinking for himself if she expects him to mindlessly follow her instructions?
| kariza2013 chapter 25 . 7/10/2013
I really like this story!
| Claire Danielle chapter 26 . 7/10/2013
This has been an interesting and highly enjoyable story, On the one hand I think Lily was a bit harsh in her initial berating of her son. Harry couldn't do anything to stop Dumbledorks manipulations, he was brought up to be a tool. Only with her intervention the second time around could the Dursley's prove to be great people and exceptional parents.
The change in their relationship with Harry was superbly done, also I enjoyed to circumstances that surrounded the creation of Voldermort and how they redeemed him.
I also enjoyed the change in Harry relationships at school, avoiding Ron and dating both Hermoine and Luna...Awesome. All in all a great story, thanks for sharing it with us.
| MandibleBones chapter 26 . 7/10/2013
While I'm not usually a fan of Evil!Dumbledore as a story convention, I liked the eventual execution of the concept within this story. Also, thank you for going the "Ron is a bit of a manchild" route with your Ron!Bashing, because it was a lot more believable than the usual Ron The Death Eater / Ron The Eleven Year Old Dragon To Evil!Dumbles. The letter with the pie was highly amusing. Thank you for not Ginny-bashing (referring to her only briefly as a first-year fangirl is completely in character), at least in the long-term.
I'm glad I stuck with it.
| grey-shadow-horse chapter 26 . 7/5/2013
lovely fic :) I enjoyed reading about all the changes you brought. very nice! I liked the new schooling and modernizing of the WW.
The wizard World doesn't know how grateful they should be that lily potter was a very resourceful witch :)