Reviews for They Shook Hands : Year 1 (New Version)
Sugar chapter 5 . 9/10
To be honest? I love Pansy and Theo and their relationship similar to Ron and Hermione but in Slytherin...it feels more...fun. Romione's fights were always based on her eagerness to correct Ron and his derogatory comments towards Hermione. Pansy and Theo feel better.
Dark-Prince-of-Clowns chapter 13 . 8/31
Sooo... being around people who feed him different ideas, who WILL influence his personaloty like ALL friends, and being in a house that value high ambitions and thus SHOULD influence how Harry is as a person, which in turn influence what choices he makes changes exactly...

...nothing. _

*Sigh*

You're an amazing writer, but I'm feeling like I read the same story I read in the books with just the name of the characters and a very unnatural and forced motivation for doing the exact same things being changed.
Dark-Prince-of-Clowns chapter 11 . 8/31
...my hope is fading... _
Dark-Prince-of-Clowns chapter 10 . 8/31
Okay, it was a little weird when you had a group of Slytherins somehow obsess over the third floor corridor mystery when they don't in cannon.

It was even MORE weird when Harry, the-boy-who-always-bow-to-peer-pressure Potter go against his VERY FIRST FRIEND because he thought Draco throwing the remembrall was "mean"... He stuck by Ron though fat worse -Ron pretty much bullied Hermione, and Harry never spoke up beyond "I think she heard you"

But making them go after the Troll THAT feels like you're trying to brute-force hammer a sqare peg into a star-shaped hole! Oo

PLEASE tell me you are NOT going to follow the canon story BLINDLY!

I love the way Harry seem to ACTUALLY adopt Slytherin behavior and cave to peer pressure like any NORMAL person would, but I will be EXTREMELY dissepointed if he somehow acts like an idiot and face down Voldemort.

And I'm firmly labeling a ridiculus crack-fick lacking humor if he even TRIES to save Ginny! _

His actions are slipping towards a lack of logic only seen in bad horror movie.

I REALLY hope I'm wrong and that the story actually is awesome and logical, and this is all an elaborate plot to mislead the reader _;
Atomitrox chapter 19 . 7/14
This was recommended on Reddit. I needed a Harry/Draco friend-fic. I'm looking forward to the rest of the series. I expect the drama to grow significantly as the Dark Lord and company start involving themselves heavily in the plot. Will friends become enemies? Vice versa? I can't imagine Harry will take kindly to Mr. Malfoy giving Ginny Tom's diary, even if she's Ron's sister.

If I had any criticism, it would be that Harry's first year... might be a little too perfect? He gets excellent marks across the board, won the house cup, the Quidditch cup, rarely gets in trouble when he should... Granted, canon Harry got away with a lot of stuff, but it felt like there was a lack of conflict and consequence. He doesn't follow through with Hagrid's detention and nothing comes of it. Ron is his most common antagonist, but he's not threatening in any meaningful way. I don't know, I just like a protagonist to suffer a little so the victory is sweeter.

But I also know you wrote this awhile ago and I imagine that there will be more suffering in later parts. Looking forward to Year 2!
Tony Moonstone chapter 19 . 3/6
That was a perfectly good story.
You twisted the whole 1st story and I LOVED every minute, though it's the first time I've read where Prof. Mcgonagall was Venomous towards the Slytherins.
Can't wait to read the sequel.
Onward I read.
Take care and be safe!
Tony Moonstone chapter 8 . 3/6
It’s rare I’ll admit reading a story that has Harry friends with the Slytherins instead of with the Gryffindors.
Though it’s nice to see the world from the Slytherin point of view which has never been seen.
The fact that Weasley was friendly with Harry before the train and now he’s downright venomous towards Harry now that he is Slytherin.
So far, Harry’s first year is looking good so far.
Onward I read.
Take care and be safe!
Tony Moonstone chapter 3 . 3/5
Very interesting.
A very different take on Harry meeting Draco and his friends instead of Ron.
I'm so far intrigued.
Can't wait to see what happens next?
Onward I read.
Take care and be safe!
Sonofthor303 chapter 3 . 2/27
I’ve got to say you’ve done amazingly in the old version, and im really confused with the decision to change the names back but its a good story so keep up the good work
Clairnesa chapter 1 . 11/17/2021
My personal opinion of your take is quite controversial. I do not think that yours is bad, in fact, I believe that you wrote it beautifully, much better than JK Rowling herself. I say this because for my review, I’d say that your fanfiction is essentially the original text, however you’ve written Draco as a better character this time around.

That’s my controversy, I believe that in the original, you could cut Draco out and nothing would change. However, you’ve now given him something he was deprived of, actual presence in the story.
Guest chapter 7 . 10/26/2021
An alternate universe story my ass. It's the same JKR story with minor differences. Piss off
Al chapter 1 . 9/20/2021
Love your story! I read the first version long ago, and still like it, but I'm glad you rewrote it, though very sorry unobservant people were so nasty about it's being written pre-finale.
GoMagikarp chapter 10 . 9/20/2021
They way the author is forcing the major events of book 1 to stay the same despite the major deviation that makes up the story's premise (Slytherin Harry), is getting increasingly annoying. The duel was bad enough. Like, there weren't *any* other ways for Harry to discover Fluffy (as if he even has to) than to make Harry and Draco out to be bumbling idiots as they fun from Flitch?

Now they're making Theo a fucking lunatic Griffindor that for some reason *has* to go challenge a troll despite there being zero reason to do so. Like, out of nowhere he becomes an adrenaline junky with no higher thinking in pure opposition to his entire characterization to this point. All so Harry can go through the Troll scene. Which the whole point was to cement Harry, Ron and Hermoine's friendship - a point which literally has no place in this story.
Guest chapter 3 . 8/21/2021
where the hell is daphne and tracy is a half blood
PARI KOTAK chapter 1 . 6/30/2021
very nice fanfic im usualluy not so into fanfiction but this one is great :) i really wanna see this in the movies mann great work!
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