|Reviews for Harry Potter and the Congregation of the Asp|
| DEBob19 chapter 20 . 5h ago
I'm going to be disappointed if Daphne follows 3 students she doesn't trust to meet with a shit-stain she knows wants her dead. She's much smarter than that, and definitely smart enough to find a way to not go to the meeting if she has to (or to find backup before going).
It happens so often, and I think of it as something of a reverse DBZ effect. The main characters start doing supremely stupid shit to make up for their obvious superiority over the enemy. Instead of the antagonist doing something smart or getting more powerful, the author temporarily makes the protagonist an idiot in order to get the conflict moving and explain why the intelligent and powerful protagonist is in a shitty situation that they are far too smart to have fallen into. So unbelievably annoying.
We'll see what happens. And I'm curious about Frank, so hope we learn about that soon. Cheers!
| GinaKim chapter 20 . 10h ago
Wow, Hermione has more balls than wimpy Harry. She certainly took care of that jerk, Cormac.
| Kairan1979 chapter 20 . 13h ago
Thanks for the update.
Some of the reviewers were upset by Hermione's actions. I think that her actions are justified, especially because of the 'protection' they were bragging about. If rapists can get away scot-free, that means system isn't working, and Justice must ignore the corrupt Law.
I'm worried about Daphne facing Umbitch.
Something tells me Harry will be forced to draw his wand, despite werewolves' warnings, and test his Lancea against Yaxley and his friends. Let's hope he remembered Narcissa's warnings and won't hold back this time.
| RHatch89 chapter 20 . 14h ago
| ILikeComps chapter 20 . 16h ago
A rather full chapter with more questions then answers. After reading your notes, I'm really looking forward to the next chapter. Fun reading how Hermione worked over Padma's abductor. Thanks for sharing!
| mworth1019 chapter 20 . 18h ago
Wow lots of action... Great can't wait for more
| Sedure.Maikeru chapter 20 . 19h ago
My only complaint for the chapter is I wanted to read about the quidditch match.
| dinadan256 chapter 20 . 19h ago
Good decision to let the chapter end with Harry, Hermione and Daphne in trouble. It takes away from the horrible harm Hermione has done.
Yes rapists, even would be ones, are horrible but two wrongs don't make one right. This is a general point: Injustice and cruelty does not become justice and punishment when done by the protagonists. The books do the same thing: Whether it's the Weasley twins shoving Montague into a vanishing cabinet, nearly killing him, in order to avoid losing house points or Hermione cursing a parchment to disfigure people who sign it, should they 'betray' them, despite it being an useless effort.
Might does not make right and the ends don't justify the means.
That aside, the chapter beginning was confusing. The jumps between Interlude, quidditch, past, quidditch, no resolution, interlude, days later... made me jump back and forth a few times. Please stop that.
On the pro side, the chapter is well written and focused. Characterization is fine, Cormac's sudden rapists tendencies and Hermione's 'getting carried away' notwithstanding. The plot continues, though it seems far more condensed than in the book. That can be a good thing. Hindsight will tell us more.
| lordblink chapter 19 . 3/13
I read the first story, and thoroughly enjoyed it, and couldn't wait to read what you had posted for the sequel. Each chapter flowed wonderfully into each other, and the story line is developing incredibly. I'm anxiously looking forward to continue reading as the story develops further. Keep up the great work!
| ceo55 chapter 19 . 3/11
A phoenix riding on top of a Basilisk. Showing his duel strengths and protective nature, Thanks for writing and shearing.
| debygoebel chapter 19 . 3/9
loved the birthaday surprise was really sweet
| Penny is wise chapter 19 . 3/9
Awesome chapter. Why not make his patronus a big wolf, since he's supposed to be an Alpha.
| femalefarrier chapter 19 . 3/9
| Mags0607 chapter 19 . 3/9
I know I don't review as often as I should, but I do love this story.
As for Harry's patronus, I believe a cougar or a dragon would be fitting.
A cougar represents Leadership, courage, power, swiftness and balance. Plus, it's still in the feline family while not being as cliche as a lion.
Dragon represents Power of Earth, combining bird and serpent as matter and spirit, breath of life, supernatural power, magic,
strength, wisdom, knowledge, guardian. Harry is so much more than just a gryfindor and a dragon represents the whole of hogwarts as well.
| FreeTraderBeowolf chapter 19 . 3/8
Patronus for Harry. Possibly one of the big cats, such as a Bengal Tiger. A predator such as a cat stalks its prey, thus has to be patient. Have no ideas on caring though.