|Reviews for The Other Side of the Mirror|
| Guest chapter 2 . 10/6/2013
It's a good story line, but I'm getting infuriated about the lack of speech marks. Please add them, it hopefully won't kill you, and will make the read a lot easier and less confusing!
| dragoncreators chapter 8 . 8/10/2013
'soft and silky' are you SURE it's not slash?
| dragoncreators chapter 7 . 8/10/2013
I am getting really irritated at female-harry...
| dragoncreators chapter 2 . 8/10/2013
why not harriet?
| hotcat chapter 21 . 12/4/2012
great plot :)
| Jimbocous chapter 20 . 12/3/2012
Good grins so far, and certainly an interesting and unusual romp through the multiverse. Now that Coexistence is wrapped, any chance you'll revisit this? Hope so! Thanks for a fun read!
| Dragon Tamer103088 chapter 21 . 9/6/2012
Well, I have got to say this was one of the more interesting stories I have ever read. Granted, reading through eight chapters with no quotation marks was sheer torture, but it was worth it, as come chapter nine, quotations are alive! I'm not sure if you plan on finishing this story or not, since you're more than likely busy with college and or real life, but if you do, I would at least be very interested to find out what happens next!
| Larisya chapter 21 . 7/16/2012
Noooo! More, please! I loved it so much! Please?
| Ladylaurel chapter 3 . 3/4/2012
I can't read the beginning - the first few chapters don't have any quotation marks! I know the last chapter does - maybe ate them?
Please fix the grammar so you might have new readers.
| Shiauko chapter 2 . 2/15/2012
Why are there no quotation marks? I might have actually kept reading if I could tell when people were talking!
| Riddle Wraith chapter 21 . 11/19/2011
Nooooooooooooooooo! Please write more? Please? And OMG it would be perfect if they could all stay in this world in the end! Please? *Bats my eyelashes* That would be the most awesome ending ever! Please say you haven't discontinued this! I know it's been years but I'll wait! Just please update!
| Guest chapter 2 . 10/10/2011
I just started reading and your story seems interesting so far.
But the lack of quotation marks is bothering me. I can barely tell where a sentence starts or ends. I have to read things over to determine whether one of the characters are 'thinking' or 'talking'. I would definately come back to read your story if quotation marks were included.
| Reader-anonymous-writer chapter 21 . 8/19/2011
When, not if. - Everybody dies, sooner or later, and death doesn't necessarily come at Voldemort's hand.
He turned back to a sight he certainly had never expected. Professor Snape had fainted.
Now, if only his lips weren't twitching. Purely a small muscle spasm, of course.
"Don't you just love the universe's sense of dramatic irony?"
How does Severus not notice 'Sal' name?
So, Salazar comes as Voldemort?
Life doesn't care for your grief, your pain, your disgust . . .
Ray and Shadow...
Xia . . . I'm so sorry . . .
he sympathized more with Voldemort than his sister-of-sorts in this particular argument . . .
So where is Jamie?
So... Lucia visits her universe, her Severus; Draco is in the original universe, and displays Necromancy skills to Albus and Severus - I can only hope Albus will be curious enough to stop prejudices from getting the better of him, and will not call Draco Death Eater, for Lucifer actually wasn't against Muggles and Muggle-borns; and Jamie is with Tom Riddle in the past; where is Voldemort after this accident?
Voldemort was holding onto his chair awfully hard . . . and do you really want him wandering into another universe that he might very well be able to take over unopposed? No, it's better that he stay right where he is for now. - Oh, well, so he is in the same universe and time as Draco?
I'm disappointed that Harry still has to stay in the time of Tom Riddle. And how did he manage to be accepted as Potter?
Possession... Is Dumbledore insane? If he can read auras, he will see, that Draco has only one aura, not two, and it's the same as during the masquerade.
My son? - I cannot believe Draco is also Severus's son - he looks too different. So, do you mean Severus is reincarnation of Lucifer's father?
As for Dumbledore . . . *huffs* Honestly. I was going to have him demand explanations like a rational person, but then I actually write him and he suddenly tears himself away, jumping up and down and shrieking Salazar Slytherin! Evil! Possession! Necromancy! Die! *throws hands into the air* Honestly. - How can you let this prejudiced Gryffindor bee to get so out of hand?
"Getting into the Headmaster's office without knowing the password . . . that's pretty impressive."
"I wasn't aware you knew the word 'self-restraint', much less how to apply it."
"You know, don't you, that if Voldemort found out that the boy he's been trying to kill for so long is Slytherin . . . reborn, I assume? . . . he'd have a heart attack." Mischievous grin. "Sounds like it's worth a try, then." "Why, Sal' taught Potions, of course. What else?"
Albus Dumbledore is a great man, Draco, but he has his faults. One of them is an implacable hatred of the Dark Arts-for he believes that, without the Dark Arts, Dark Lords and the like would cease to rise. - Insane! Necromancy is harmful only when wrongly used; Inferi are crude simplistic application of Necromancy, whilst true Necromancy Master raises the dead with their own will, freedom of thinking and acting, soul and mind.
How could he have been so stupid, leaving one of his daggers with Riddle like that? No wonder the bastard was so powerful, with one of his daggers there to enhance his power and help him.
It was all his fault. His parents' deaths . . . all of it. In the darkness of the Great Hall at Hogwarts, Harry Potter threw his head back and began to laugh.
Harry Salazar James Rafael Potter-Snape-Slytherin? The thought of even trying to carry around a name that laborious resurrected the giggles that had themselves been about to die. Or of his father trying to digest that mouthful as he targeted Jamie that first day of class in first year. So, Mr. Potter-Snape-Slytherin, where would I find a bezoar? Or the thought of, not only a Slytherin, but one with that last name, being the wizarding world's Golden 'Boy-Who-Lived'.
At least that answers my question of what time period I'm in. - Another universe. Ah, fortunately, it's still the same one where Tom got one of the daggers.
"Dream as though you'll live forever, live as though you'll die tomorrow?" Blaize tried to kill Severus, did he succeed? Why is Severus alive? Because the Killing Curse requires hate? Darn, Voldemort still killed Severus.
Lucia looked through the mirror, saw Harry-Tom dialogue, but somehow landed into time with James-Who-Lived.
What's wrong with hugging? - Aside from the fact that they had probably either announced or at the very least tacitly acknowledged their intentions to kill each other next time they met . . .-assuming that the rest of the rumor is true-Malfoys just don't do hugging.
So, Voldemort is dead in the Harry-Tom-daggers time-travel universe (Harry, don't forget to get your second dagger from dead Voldemort). Severus is dead, and Lily is live.
Draco is hiding Necromancer, teaching Severus, in original universe, and Severus still continues to teach Potions and Survival, despite Albus's idiotic mistrust. Draco is bored. Why doesn't he see anything though Sal's eyes?
Lucia is somewhere in universe with James-Who-Lived, Harry Potter going to Hogwarts, and Voldemort probably alive. Severus Snape, Remus Lupin, Sirius Black - dead. Harry is a Hufflepuff, and for unknown reason Malfoys are considered more dangerous than Lestranges. Because Lucius Malfoy managed to become the Dark Lord.
Darn! The dagger will be quite difficult to tame now.
"Devil's spawn, eh? Wow, that brings back memories . . ." A raised eyebrow. "Come on. My parents were foolish - or stupid, or drunk, or some combination thereof - enough to name me Lucifer."
There is definitely something strange about that bird . . . - Animagus, or somehow related to Necromancy? Animagus, Cho. I suppose I should have known.
"I know I stayed out of the limelight when I could ... but why, in the name of Merlin's long and exceedingly unkempt beard, does everyone and their pet monkey think that Salazar was a Necromancer?"
Harry Potter Ravenclaw? What universe was it? Terribly confused.
Harry Malfoy Snape Potter, from original universe to Harry Snape Potter's universe, to original universe, to Harry Laurence Hufflepuff Snape prankster universe.
Harry Snape Potter Salazar Rafael Slytherin, from original universe to Tom Riddle's universe, with time travel, with Severus and Lily and Harry and Remus Lupin and Sirius Black and Marauders Map; slipped to Voldemort name Potter and one of the daggers, and then took it back and killed him, and has yet to tame it again.
So, Harry Malfoy's universe, and Harry Slytherin's universe, have Voldemorts alive and too powerful. Harry Hufflepuff killed Voldemort quickly, and now has Lucius Malfoy Dark Lord. Harry Ravenclaw had Voldemort killed by Harry Slytherin.
"Never again will I travel so far without you at my side. I promise."
He's lost what few marbles he had to begin with, I swear
Animagi are a bit too easy to reveal, why are they traditional disguises? They should have become not effective long ago.
"... Do you ever get the feeling that you've missed something important?" - Too much for me. Reincarnations, time travel, universe travel, Necromancy, soul bond... My preferred pieces are:
1. Twin Slytherin daggers;
2. Slytherin's bonded, advocating equality of Muggleborns, moderating Salazar's anger, Lucifer, Necromancer;
3. Reincarnations of Salazar Slytherin and Lucifer;
4. Severus's class Survival;
5. Harry's deep respect for Severus, and less importantly, Harry being Severus's child. Blood relation isn't necessary for guardianship/mentorship relationship, and it's difficult to imagine how Harry's true heritage would have been hidden, even if Lily decided that existance of child of a Death Eater and Muggle-born witch is too dangerous for both Harry and Severus;
6. Animagi: white fox and vampire bat. Dragon, even ice dragon, is too stereotypical. Sparrow and dog are mundane, and monkey is funny.
So, I will look for something less complicated. I don't know where your travellers will settle in the end of war which is the beginning of peace, but I hope only Voldemorts and evil Death Eaters will die, and Albus will either come to his senses or be unable to intervene into their lives. I say: good luck, best wishes, deepest respect and gratitude...
Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today...
Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace...
You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one
Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world...
You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one...
| Reader-anonymous-writer chapter 12 . 8/18/2011
Correction-Draco would arrange the costumes for both of them, as the blond had a very low (and probably justifiable) opinion of Jamie's fashion sense.
A deliciously evil idea occurred to him, one that he discarded almost immediately. Still, he let the smirk curl his lips. "Perhaps I'll come as Voldemort."
"Somehow, I don't think we'll be studying tonight, Andrea." Rich with enough hinted sarcasm to prompt spurts of muffled laughter here and there.
With all my heart, I wish to join the House of Salazar Slytherin.
Just watch. I'll be the best damn commentator this school has ever had.
The man looked amused. Jamie considered being offended, before deciding that he was just way too exhausted.
Slytherin blood? Wouldn't it automatically make anybody in the Slytherin house - a snake-speaker? And Harry already is Slytherin's descendant.
That Gryffindor had been more than half of his own invention; Jamie had always felt that Snape's concept of him was very different from he himself. Still, it was hardly polite to say so, so he kept his mouth shut and his face (hopefully) blank.
And I was calling Gryffindors the oblivious ones . . .
"You're intelligent, crafty, loyal . . . so honest it sometimes scares me, even if you're also one of the best people I know at twisting the truth to mean what you want people to think you're saying . . ." He grinned. "What's there not to like?"
my life is so crazy that I really have no standards to judge how normal parts of it are.
He no longer wished to bow down to anyone. Not Dumbledore-even though at least the old man's reign rested relatively lightly on his subjects-not his father, and certainly not Voldemort.
I'm Salazar Slytherin him-bloody-self. - Brilliant. And Draco is your soulmate, is he not?
So, will Harry and Draco go to the masquerade under glamours/make up of their previous reincarnations of Salazar and Lucifer?
"We do what Ravenclaws do best, of course." "We study!"
"Now, if only I could recall exactly where I left my daggers . . . damn my swiss-cheesed memories, anyway . . ."
Slytherins are at least as stubborn, many times, if not more so . . . they just tend to be slightly quieter about it.
they could use each others' wands like their own
. . Merlin. What am I going to tell him about Harry and Draco? He'll skin me alive . . .
"Just because you've never heard of something, doesn't mean it doesn't exist." Not that sing-song tone again . . .
It's done, and it cannot be undone, so, Albus, don't interfere with this.
Good luck, Severus, Salazar, Lucifer.
| Reader-anonymous-writer chapter 10 . 8/18/2011
"The notice says something about all magical illusions being stripped away at midnight. That way, people would then find out who it was that they had been spending time with." - Person X, put on non-magical make up as person Y, and then glamour as character Z. At midnight, you will be seen as Y, instead of X. If you are conspiring with somebody else, non-magical makeup could allow you to switch places instead of being exposed at midnight. And, people will most likely know who they had been spending time with, from behaviour, demeanor, world view, direction of thinking... Especially those who took Survival: looking past illusions is necessary here.
I wish you would stop speaking disparagingly about him in my presence. - Not disparagingly, Harry admires him, in his own way.
Being Gryffindor doesn't make us invincible . . . or necessarily always on the right side. Living the life she has lived, how is it that she remains so oblivious? I think she knows that not all Slytherins are bad guys, but I'm not sure she realizes that not all Gryffindors are good guys. - Parvati understands at least half of the problem.
Veritaserum? Excellent! - Severus and Draco are likely to be interested in Polyjuice and Time Turner. But I hope that at least some privacy will be given so that not everybody can hear the questions and answers. Though, from example with the bubbles, I will not be surprised if Professor gets access to all questions and answers.
selectively tell the truth...
The things you never knew about your parents . . . - Severus was married to Lily, after their divorce Lily married to James, and somehow childbirth was delayed enough that Severus's son was thought to be James's, and only Lily knew the truth. When will Harry assemble the puzzle?
The Council-informing-Head-of-House scene will come eventually . . .
Jamie has enough of a sense of humour that if Ron started making vampire bat remarks, he'd be more likely to just start laughing like crazy. Which, in turn, would probably make Ron think he was crazy . . .
I cannot read page next
Of your interesting text
Since electricity has disappeared
And the modems off were switched
With batteries they were not fitted
To work with the supply reserved.
So here, waiting, lines imagined write,
Thinking what future can have in sight,
What be hidden in your store might...
The guesses are likely off mark, right?
I hope they cause no fright and flight.
The bark is really worse than bite...
So let us not delay until late night.
Professor Severus Snape somehow hasn't yet noticed
The three students of him who into Animagi transformed.
Will later in Survival Animagi and their use be introduced?
Their usefullness can be neither ridiculed nor underestimated.
Will there be privacy to hide Animagi forms chosen?
Will something by Harry's dragon, Jamie, be frozen?
Will Professor introduce all to illegal transformation?
He isn't one to support Ministry in its misinformation...
When and why would Severus these two Harries adopt?
Will Jamie return to Heritage's book strange misprint?
What are Tom and Albus planning, give a small hint?
Does Siri know Slytherins are not necessarily evil?
That Ravens, Gryffs are as likely support of devil?
The rhyme is trite, devil isn't always evil, roses can be blue,
And some time in the past people actually died from the flu.
Non-sequitur, I'm tired, electricity doesn't return,
Light of imagination does no longer brightly burn.
Here is some odd poem about prejudice against snakes, magnificent beings.
Why do people fear snakes and chase them away?
It's not like snake would attack human right away?
Not every snake has poison in its fangs,
Not all poisons bring death to the bites,
And if deadly poison is brought by fangs,
Death could be fenced off from attacked,
Like any illness, this one can be healed,
And most snakes only attack in defence,
Of themselves, their nest, their fragile eggs.
Snakes could strike out together in offence,
Take out the prejudiced people, whole lot,
But it would only quicken prejudices' rot.
So the snakes patiently hide from most,
Living through the stubborn loathing frost.
Some people, who are wiser than most,
Know, snake is symbol of healing, sense,
Wisdom, cunning, subtleness, prudence.
You would not be afraid of piping raven,
But some for loss of kids are him blaming.
You are in awe of regal, noble lion and tiger,
And yet some are known for manslaughter.
You are enraptured with beautiful stallion,
Yet it can trample you under its hooves.
Fly, bee, mosquito bring pain, ill and dead,
Snake isn't the one whom you should dread.
I hope my whining doesn't wake up the dead...
Electricity is absent for one hour at least,
When, when might it clear away the mist?
When, when might it return the network?
I know it's not required for current work...
But it's boring, distracting, when you know,
That not even Wikipedia article you saw
Can be refreshed, or redirect your quest
To another page, welcoming you as guest.
Many a true word is spoken in laugh, jest:
Addiction to Internet will not let me rest,
It might be spoken in laughter and jest,
But it doesn't mean it is not a true pest.
Each line has taken me about one minute.
It's like I'm counting every single moment...
Come on, give a laughing joking comment.
When you read, electricity will have returned,
Tides and moods will be into opposites turned.
I wish you, with best regards, good day, good night, good luck.