|Reviews for Wait, What?|
| X-Song of the Night-X chapter 14 . 3/10
Actually, about the 'Snape wanting to kill Sirius even though he knew he's innocent', you're wrong. I just went and read that chapter in PoA. The door opens after Hermione starts screaming that Remus is a werewolf, and after that Remus only explained about how they kept his lycanthropy a secret and how Sirius told Snape how to get to the Shrieking Shack (which is only slightly better that a murder attempt, if you ask me). Then Harry says, "So that's why he hates you?" and Snape reveals himself and goes, "That's about right!"
Now, I'm not trying to excuse Snape's behaviour as an adult. He bullied children on a daily basis and never gave Harry a chance. And that's not even mentioning his becoming a Death Eater, even if he repented.
I like Snape; he's a fascinating character, but he's not a nice person. But he's not the monster you make his out to be. Also, I really don't understand why everyone calls his hatred of Sirius ' a schoolboy grudge'. Sirius wanted to KILL him. It wasn't thoughtlessness on his part. Rowling says in an interview that he did it because he hated his guts.
The only reason I'm not calling that 'prank' a murder attempt is that Sirius didn't bodily haul him there. The fact remains that he 'knew' Snape will go there if he tells him. At that time, Snape didn't know Remus is a werewolf and therefore, he stupidly and nosily (is that a word? lol) followed him. I'm not talking about laws here, I'm talking about morals. Snape was a 16 year old who wanted to know his arch-nemesis' secret. That's not completely unexpected. What IS unexpected is sending a classmate to his death.
But moving on.
I agree with you whole-heartedly on the issue of child abuse in the books. I won't even talk about Neville's life. I simply can't comprehend it. How on earth no one reacted to that?!
But about Harry. I don't really understand why he needs to remain at his relative's house, as there are plenty of safe places out there for him. But even if we accept that, there is no excuse for how nobody from the wizarding world tried to help him. (it's already established that Durdleys are foul people). They got him out of the cupboard quickly enough after they thought someone was watching them. (WHICH raises another question. Does no one read the address on the letters? Did it not raise any suspicions that Harry's was addressed to 'The Cupboard Under the Stairs' ?! And why wasn't Harry's letter hand-delivered, anyhow? He's muggle-raised. Surely the all-knowing Albus Dumbledore could guess that ge doesn't know about magic? (I don't think he's evil, just manipulative and unable to see the 'small picture,'.) )
Dumbledore could easily drop by once a month, or monitor the house magically to make sure they're not under-feeding him or using his as a mobile punching bag. (and we know that Vernon and Petunia DO hit him. Maybe not routinely, but they do it nevertheless. The casual way she swings a frying pan at his head is pretty self-explanatory. Vernon DID choke him in OotP, and in HBP it was mentioned that he had learned to stay out of Vernon's reach.)
The Durdleys are scared of magic. Dumbledore wouldn't even need to draw his wand. Just show up and make sure they are too scared to beat/starve him. But no. At least he's not a pampered brat like Dudley. YAY! Apparently the only way to make sure BWL wouldn't be spoiled is child-abuse.
And what is it with Molly ignoring the children when they told her Durdleys had put bars on Harry's window and were starving him?
And sending children to the Forbidden Forest! That's forbidden for a reason (though why it's next to a school is anyone's guess.)
Wizarding logic: "Something dangerous is killing unicorns. Hm... Sounds like a job for ickle 11 year olds."
Also, putting a giant three headed dog in a school full of nosy adolescents? And not even warding the area?
There was a clip, named 'How Harry Potter Should Have Ended'. I love the beginning of it:
Dumbledore: "Welcome everyone to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. A place I assure you, is safe for children and has absolutely no secret that can threaten our entire existence. But... there's a killer snake downstairs. And a giant, vicious, three-headed dog. And a three that could kill you... And man-sized spiders that can eat your face..."
| Yinko chapter 13 . 3/3
Ah. So all those fics where they say that every magical family loves all their children unconditionally are bullshit. That actually makes a lot of sense.
Why did Mrs Figg not do anything about the obvious abuse? Because she's a squib and had been abused her whole life, she thought it was normal. Why did Dumbledore not do anything (assuming he's not evil or incompetent), maybe his parents knew he was gay as a child and tried to beet the freakishness out of him, he thought it was normal.
| Yinko chapter 11 . 3/3
There has never been any evidence that Dumbledore is brilliant. The only things we know of his magical prowess is that he has created a handful of minor magical tools and did some work discovering new potions ingredients. Those are HARDLY impressive credentials.
| Yinko chapter 3 . 3/3
Given the level of apathy and incomptense involved at Hogwarts, I'd say they simply don't care. Remember when Draco is trying to kill Dumbledore, he gives a cursed necklace to that girl. She dies, and no body cares! I don't even think there was an investigation.
| BloodLordShade chapter 10 . 2/28
Dumbledore has definitely had it since he left harry potter at the dursleys house when he was one
| Eldersprig chapter 2 . 2/22
You live in a third world country. Congrats.
| Eldersprig chapter 1 . 2/22
I've always taken it for granted that at some point either Dumbledore or Riddle would be in full possession of Harry's body. The whole "boy-who-lived", ie. the original article in the Prophet, was nothing more than a "political myth" to allow the rising of the adult Harry Potter into a place of power and influence, after he destroyed the latest Dark threat.
| JanusGodOfPossibilities chapter 5 . 2/22
Excellent chapter. 2,000/10
If someone decides to continue this one, maybe the ones who participated in this conversation could start planning the basics/framework of a shadow organization/world where they buy up huge tracts of land in the muggle/mundane world in the wilderness and near isolated areas and maybe in an extreme case a few muggle towns where they can put up wards like muggle repelling, unplottable wards, and maybe a few others and whatever other wards they can find. Kind of like their own version of Camp Halfblood and New Rome in the PJO and HoO series.
And maybe to fund the shadow organization/world in an alternate means, if they still find out about Flamels' Stone and if it is the real one they can sneak that one out and use it.
| KarisTasogare chapter 3 . 2/22
"follow the spiders" is actually great advice.
every one of them Ran Away form Hogwarts. which was seen by many of the students.
hagrid doesn't misname things. If he meant Aragog's children , he would have said so.
No clearly he ment the "normal' spiders and suspewcting what the actual cause was, wanted harry to get far away from it.
But that woud have been a different story.
| Karinta chapter 6 . 2/14
| Karinta chapter 5 . 2/14
Ohhhhhhhhhh my god. Now I realise...
| Karinta chapter 2 . 2/14
Ohh wow this is clever. I never noticed.
| GenetiX23 chapter 15 . 2/9
I think I love your stories.
| GenetiX23 chapter 10 . 2/9
Rowling's Dumbledore reminds me of a Sci-Fi story I don't remember featuring robots that end up taking all humans prisoner because the only way to follow the first law of robotics is to ensure that people never have the opportunity to put themselves in danger.
He's obscenely manipulative and his actions led to terrible events, but he's just fallen into what I like to call the utilitarian logic spiral.
| GenetiX23 chapter 7 . 2/9
Oh my. I knew Snape wasn't a good guy, and would try to get Lupin and co. killed. But I just realized that, by not bringing the potion, he also stuck three young teenagers with a transforming werewolf. Three teenagers with no defense against that werewolf.
Severus Snape almost murdered 3 students, either because he was so blinded by childhood hatred that he ignored them in favor of lupin/black or because he made a deliberate attempt at disposing of Harry and his friends.
Forget his school-time grudges, he nearly got three students killed.