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Ladybug
Saturday 28th January 2006 21:24


Hogwarts alumni
Num. of Reviews: 375

Chapter One
Goodness, you actually made me interested in Dudley! I enjoyed this very much. It's difficult to maintain a reader's interest with a straight narrative style but this was captivating, extremely well written. I thought the first paragraph especially was excellent. It's interesting how the effects of peer pressure, though hurtful, can turn out to be beneficial.
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Bagelz
Monday 12th December 2005 19:58


3rd year
Num. of Reviews: 133

Chapter One
Great perspective - I really look forward to continuing the story!  Keep up the great work. 
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PHsname
Wednesday 7th December 2005 23:31


4th year
Num. of Reviews: 161

Chapter One
clicked the story-of-the-week link, and took a looky.

and i must say, this is a very creative plot...even tho this would never happen in canon, it's a perfectly reasonable and possible plot.  just in the canon-books, the purpose of Dudley is to be a comical antagonist i think...but realistically, i could totally see this happening.

great job!!
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Dalf
Monday 5th December 2005 01:16


Chapter One
  I really like this.  I have always liked Dudle as a character mroe than the other dursleys and since JKR said that "there might be hope for him" yet even if there is not for his parents I have had a lots of silly ideas (none of which are likley to pan out in cannon) but this is a lot of fun to read. 

  I am glad you are taking a slow route and explainning his change not just doing it and have him reveal that he has been reasonable all along and finally realised.
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Neely61
Tuesday 29th November 2005 15:28


3rd year
Num. of Reviews: 102

Chapter One

Um,  where's the "chance encounter on a London street?"

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Monday 28th November 2005 19:23


Chapter One
wow. great story. that was really nicely written!!
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bbnaz
Monday 28th November 2005 06:06


Chapter One
Found this through a recommendation by an Undeniable member and must admit that I enjoyed his slow 180 degree turn a very good read......will there be more?
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SueP
Monday 28th November 2005 05:37


Chapter One
I give you major kudos! You took a completely unbelievable idea (Dudley getting a clue) and turned it into a wonderful, heart-tugging piece of fiction. I loved this!
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ChaoticK
Monday 28th November 2005 01:52


1st year
Num. of Reviews: 29

Chapter One
Wow!... you've managed what I thought impossible by anyone but the great JKR - making Dudley believably pitiable - and what she didn't do - making him somehow redeemable... I can't wait to see where you're going with this. Thanks!
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Black_White_And_Grey
Sunday 27th November 2005 14:12


1st year
Num. of Reviews: 22

Chapter One

Wow.... and this goes on? I wasn't expecting another chapter! Wow!

What an exceptional piece of writing this is. Rarely anybody has ever taken on the challenge of Dudley and have made him into a potentially interesting and/or redeemable figure at all, while still keeping the boy in character. I'm very, very impressed. I also love how you handled the narrative- how it seemed as if you were describing his life, rather than it all coming from Dudley's perspective (as that would have made him seem too intelligent for it to be his thoughts at all).

This is one heck of a piece of work. Much kudos to you and the wonderful Pumpkin Juice. :) Will be awaiting the next chapter happily and patiently- wonder what Dudley is going to do next! ;)

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roastpuff
Sunday 27th November 2005 12:26


Chapter One
Please, continue! This is incredible work - we get to see another side of Dudley that we haven't been able to before.
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Harry luvs Gingin
Sunday 27th November 2005 12:20


Chapter One
Very interesting point of view. I think you did a very good job on capturing Dudleys personality. Another chapter, hopefully?
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Bella
Sunday 27th November 2005 07:58


2nd year
Num. of Reviews: 77

Chapter One

This is wonderful. A very plausible start to what promises to be a very interesting story. I can definitely see this happening to Dudley - even though I think he'll grow up to be exactly like Vernon, but we can dream, can't we? - and I can't wait to read the next installment. Excellent job!

Bella

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Eressea
Sunday 27th November 2005 03:21


1st year
Num. of Reviews: 46

Chapter One

Very interesting portrayal of Dudley and how he grows up.  I really think we don't see enough of him.  Is there going to be a sequel involving the curly-haired girl.  She seems to pop up too much for it to be purely for the sake of being mean.  You also did a really good job portraying college.  The changes can be kinda jarring and sudden.  My only criticism is the scene when he first gets there and he lets his parents baby him so people could hear it.  Didn't he start crying so his mother would do something for him sometime, maybe in the first book, and then immediately shut up when his friend came over to go to the zoo?  And Harry laughs at the contrast between "Big D" and "Dinky Duddums" or something in book 5.  Anyway, you've totally got the start-of-college-struggle down pact, with it being more work than ever before and a huge adjustment from what you're used to.  In a lot of fics, Dudley suddenly becomes a good guy and apologizes to Harry.  It's cool to see how in this one, Dudley changes slowly as a part of growing up and we get to see just how that happens.  Great story.

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Unamp
Sunday 27th November 2005 03:13


Chapter One

I am impressed. You really did a great job; I've been looking for a good Dudley fic for ages. It is difficult, IMO, to make this sort of story interesting to read. I am looking forward to more of your story. :)

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Delani
Sunday 27th November 2005 01:02


7th year
Num. of Reviews: 319

Chapter One

That I would normally not be interested in a Dudley story is a testimony to your skill in writing. Not only have you made an otherwise taboo topic interesting, but believable as well, which makes it even better.  Well done, and I'm looking forward to wherever you chose to take this.

 

Delani

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Arnel
Sunday 27th November 2005 00:54


Hogwarts alumni
Num. of Reviews: 582

Chapter One

I normally don't read Dudley stories, so when I came across this one I nearly skipped it.  I'm really glad I didn't and I will definitely be looking for future updates.  That said, I'm fascinated by the fact that your Dudley is finally maturing and realizing just how shallow his parents' lives are.  I'm very glad he's decided that that is not the life he wants even though he's scared of what this realization means to him.

Please update soon.  This story is terrific!

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hewithnoname
Sunday 27th November 2005 00:45


2nd year
Num. of Reviews: 73

Chapter One
You are forgiven. We don't have a scholarship system as far as I know. When I was at collage you had to get a grant. Now I'm  affraid you even have to pay that back. So yes come over here to collage and uni and get into debt. (Sounds great dosn't it.) Having said that the Dursleys would of paid for all his fee's. You are right about the grades though. If they were not up to scrach he would be out. I liked this fic and I will look forward to reading more when it comes. I hope he meets up with Harry and finally says sorry. Then Harry can punch him in the face. Job done!
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amamama
Saturday 26th November 2005 14:30


Hogwarts alumni
Num. of Reviews: 440

Chapter One
Cool - a Dudley awakening.  About time... and I really look forward to see where this leads.  After all, he can only get better - but there are still quite a few roads he can head down.  This is going to be an interesting journey indeed.

Thanks for sharing!
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Snoopmary
Saturday 26th November 2005 13:01


Chapter One

I am really quite impressed by both the structure and the way you have Dudley's awakening and revelations sink in.

I can't wait to read more and I especially can't wait to see what happens with the female Dudders at the uni.

Good work, looking forward to more.

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