|Reviews for Bottle Fame and Brew Glory|
| Arithmancy Master chapter 5 . 5/10/2012
I hated the idea tha Dumbleore had died.
I know JKR had her reasons, but I thought something would happen at the end of book six, including the time after the funeral, to show Harry / us that he was alive.
I then waited with great expectations for the big reveal at the start of book seven. But no. Sill didn't happen.
Therefore it is quite clearly going to be the case here so I look forward to finding out who knew, who is looking after / hiding him and whether he suffered any long term damage from the fall or if he either levitated himself or had help from Fawkes that prevented a hard landing. Presumably it was a drop of eight or more stories as it would seem unlikely that the astronomy tower would be lower than the room of requirement, so there will have been serious velocity as he went over the edge.
| Arithmancy Master chapter 4 . 5/10/2012
Harry is certainly being anti social - angry and uncooperative. If he and Snape are the main characters of this story then Harry will have to change, as they're currently unlikely to even meet other than at Order meetings, if Harry is even allowed to attend.
Delighted to see Snape and Neville working together successfully. Must have taken a lot to overcome Neville's fear of the man, to go from his bogart to a workmate is a substantial change. Maybe the appearance makes a difference, even if they do know who is inside the fifteen year old body.
Now wondering, if Snape is going to be poly juiced for the whole school year, whether they will get new hair cuttings at Christmas, firstly because they might run out and secondly so that the body can ge a bit.
Also wondering if Snape has an accent. Maybe he has a translation charm that inserts Americanisms into his speech pattern.
| Arithmancy Master chapter 3 . 5/10/2012
I wonder what Snape would have done to get sorted in Ravenclaw. Maybe connected with lodging the umbrella in such a way that it would reduce / prevent water going into the well so that more time was available for getting adequate assistance, including a boat. If the well was too wide for this, maybe the umbrella could be used as a bucket to throw water over the side of the well. If arms chained too, preventing this and chains were long, prisoner would be able to float. As only six feet deep, might be able to keep above water for a substantial period. Or just find a wizard who could do unlocking charms or conjure a boat or summon the key.
Well, they were all possibilities that occurred to me in the first few seconds. I would hope that the hat could have just placed me without doing any role play or what if scenarios. I know where I belong. Just a pity I'm not a wizard.
| Arithmancy Master chapter 2 . 5/9/2012
Nice to see Mad Eye being something other than mad.
Not as smart as Severus though.
They will need an awful lot of hair clippings if Snape is to keep up the polyjuice for a sustained period, retaining the same character each time.
Like the way Moody calls Snape boyo. Makes him appear rather Welsh.
I love Fred and George so hope that they feature again.
I'm sure Snape had fun goading Harry when in his Russell character.
| Arithmancy Master chapter 1 . 5/9/2012
No need to apologise for it being different to canon. If it was the same then a) you would be liable to prosecution; and b) no-one would read it, as we've seen it all before.
It actually seems to bear a lot of resemblance to the original so it seems like you did quite a lot of astute guesswork / puzzle solving.
I found it amusing that Snape referred to himself as Russ, something I have never seen before.
| peruvianprincess chapter 20 . 5/6/2012
Wonderful, fabulous, absolutely genius work! I hope you intend to make some money with your talent. Beautifully written. I was a little dissapointed at first that Harry had such a small part in the story line, but I got over it. Your depiction of Snape was masterful. I can't say enough good things about this story. I'm glad I found it.
| Divvie chapter 20 . 5/3/2012
A decent enough ending, I can see Snape going the healing route. Seems a bit limiting, though, to just have him fade into muggledom.
However, I simply cannot see Neville to come out a "competent" potioneer *gag*. Never ever ...
Also I cannot see Snape catching up with Harry's new life. Apart from the fact that I always considered it quite sick that Harry would call his kids James and Lily. Seriously, do you really imagine that Snape wants to be involved in the future of THAT?
Thanks for the story, anyway, though ;)
| aurorianskies chapter 20 . 5/2/2012
I really loved your story! I found your profile recently and since then I have read all of them. Your style of writing is really great . I love how complex they are and the way you look at the different sides of things. Keep writing!
| BlueWater5 chapter 18 . 5/2/2012
Great update! Just a few questions.
The original plan is never explained, but it's implied Harry destroys the opportunity to execute it. What was the original plan? It seems like nothing happened after Snape gained entrance.
I really like how you bring Snape's back into it - a good continuation of the story line from the first book. The scaring must be horrific for it to stun Voldemort. Who else saw it?
At some point, will Snape explain to Harry, Luna, and Neville that Dumbledore did not cause his scars? Otherwise they may believe it. Does he fully explain, or does he just tell them the partial truth?
| Divvie chapter 18 . 5/2/2012
Bloody Potter simply cannot do as told, can he? Does he at least get that he fucked up and is not the hero in this peace? If Snape is going to thank him for saving his life I will be seriously pissed off because Harry screwed up here.
Still, I don't get how Voldy could accept Snape back into his group; after all Snape's reasoning about having been forced from the Death Eaters still doesn't account for his initial pretense to be a muggle boy, or did I miss something?
| LGilbert1982 chapter 17 . 5/1/2012
Really loving this story. Can't wait for the next chapter! :D
| BlueWater5 chapter 1 . 5/1/2012
| madeyemarauder chapter 4 . 5/1/2012
Clever, to work in Diana's death, then use it as a sort of shibboleth to distinguish muggle-raised students from the purebloods.
| bookivore chapter 11 . 5/1/2012
I agree with you on Sirius being blatantly anti-Snape (and illogical) with the whole idea that Snape recruited Regulus. Picture Snape being tapped to be a recruiter, especially as a sneaky, poverty-stricken, outcast student - laughable. Lucius Malfoy is a very plausible recruiter - all those implications that if you join the Dark Lord you'll become rich, beautiful, influential (or at least hang around with that type). Also, it seems to me that Tom would hate to recruit someone too much like himself and he'd prefer poor/graceless or rich/charming/not too terribly smart, and preferences show.
| iwright chapter 16 . 5/1/2012
"Snape concentrated on trying to cut a piece of meat, the fork difficult to hold in his weak left hand."
North American habit. All of the Brits I've met get incredibly snotty about it when they see you do it.
I much prefer this version over the last book. No MacGuffins pulled out of thin air, no sudden Five-Minute Hates directed at Potter and the Order from the Ministry... It's good.