|Reviews for Knowledge is Useful, But Power is Power|
| Lousy Poet Automaton chapter 2 . 5/26/2013
I like this fanfic. You don't have exceptional style, pacing or characterization, but you have a compelling idea.
| SomeGuyFawkes chapter 5 . 5/26/2013
Entertaining chapter. Thanks for the update.
| mrpietan chapter 5 . 5/25/2013
just a quicky? Is this story done? I hope not, it's just gotten very interesting.
| hpreader1974 chapter 5 . 5/25/2013
What an awesome story. Very unique and clever. Please keep up the great work. Good luck with all of your writings.
| Oh I am Slain chapter 5 . 5/25/2013
until the broke off the
until they broke off the
It's not that many orphans that manage to float for long.
Not many orphans manage to float for long.
How does one change hearts and minds?
[Ah, a classic dilemma. I love this whole discussion.]
"I'll have for you tomorrow afternoon
"I'll have them for you tomorrow afternoon
Some reason people seem more interested in the other pool
For some reason people seem more interested in the other pool
Better a restored body than a bit of tipsy
Better a restored body than a bit of tipsiness
You called it House of Magic
You called it the House of Magic
"It's the surprise nature of them that angers me."
["Surprise" is a noun or a verb; you'll need an adjective there if you're using the word "nature".]
Some considerable number angered her.
A considerable number angered her. OR Some angered her. ["some" can't go with "number" when you're using "number" to mean "amount".]
Overall, fascinating chapter. Some parts of the story are a bit jarring due to consecutive events that don't plausibly follow from one to the next, which lends a dream-sequence tone to the story, since that's sometimes the only way a reader can maintain suspension of disbelief. Also, the characterizations are a bit weak, since you seem to focus on the events and ideas. Frankly, the weakness of characterizations and occasional implausible leap between events are particularly jarring *because* of how bloody novel and interesting the story's events and ideas are. Anyway, keep up the excellent work. Cheers!
| fhippogriff chapter 5 . 5/25/2013
Such an interesting, interesting story. I read this chapter, waited a couple of days, and read it again. If you had asked me at the beginning of the second reading, I would have said the chapter ended with Malfoy hunkering down in his manor. How wrong. The conversation with Dumbledore/Hermione ended up being minor points, but the end is very important, it must have been too short to stick in my memory. I love your ideas, like: "Anything difficult someone wants to do will be easier here." And the gradual changes. Tiny stones rolling down, soon to start an avalanche. I have a feeling there's going to be an avalanche coming. Watch out Yaxley. I wonder how Harry's going to get Malfoy to come out...
| Shannon Dee chapter 5 . 5/25/2013
Thank you for another good chapter.
| TJG chapter 5 . 5/25/2013
Here is a simple system that could be used to replace the current one for oaths:
1) Oaths and other similar bindings must be in the form of a contract in which there must be an equivalent or better perceived exchange of goods and services by all participants for set period of time which is also parts of the equivalency of exchange and the penalties or resolution for any contingencies. This means no one-sided contracts or oaths.
2) All contracts must be entered into willingly, without coercion, and fully knowledgable of all aspects of the contract at the time of entering into it. No unwilling and no ignorance or stupid. This may mean that some people are unable to enter any such contracts due to mental issues.
3) Anyone and anything touched by an active contract is affected and subject to the interpretation of Karma even if they are not explicitly stated as one of the participants or assigned any penalties. Abuse magical oaths at your own peril as it could result in you being considered voluntarily taking on the role of the participant that needs to suffer all the possible penalties.
4) Contracts cannot be set up in such a way to violate the concept of Karma and those who attempt to do so are immediately subject to the force of negative Karma (imagine really Bad Luck for years).
| lazyguy90 chapter 5 . 5/24/2013
Nice work on this.
| Random number generator chapter 5 . 5/24/2013
Harry's "What to do?" - I am quite surprised that asking Hermione was not even considered.
| Shuttereye chapter 5 . 5/24/2013
An excellent story, very well written en o so enjoyable to read!
| FatesShadow83 chapter 5 . 5/24/2013
| Bobboky chapter 5 . 5/24/2013
Very very good
| sunsethill chapter 5 . 5/24/2013
Very interesting twist there at the end as Harry wakes up Magic and sets her free. I can't wait to see what Harry (and you) come up with as a way to destroy the Ministry's ability to bind people up with Oaths. And I imagine that Yaxley is in for a world of hurt. I'm also intrigued that Lucius has gotten out of Dodge and is hiding out at his Manor. This story started with Dumbledore despising Lucius and wishing he could kill him. I wonder if Harry will feel the same way. He obviously has picked up on the fact that Dumbledore is still trying to manipulate him from the grave. I can't wait until Harry can rub his nose in the fact that he dealt with Voldie as a fourteen-year-old. ;-)
| Wolfric chapter 5 . 5/24/2013
Great chapter. I was expecting Luna to be the apparition, since it is in Ottery St Catchpole. Good luck on your novel. I suspect JKR would be pleased that perfecting your skills with HP fanfiction lead to your own novel being written. Thanks for writing. W.