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webster
Wednesday 10th March 2010 09:25


2nd year
Num. of Reviews: 56

The 312th Edition
A very fun read!!
Rhetor
Thursday 11th March 2010 11:05
The 312th Edition (Author Response)
I'm glad!

~Ken
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ionik27
Friday 1st August 2008 09:53


2nd year
Num. of Reviews: 81

The 312th Edition
i loved the way you kept the story academic and Binns-like but still got away with a few laughs... And Hermione.. who wouldn't expect her to be great in this field she loved so much? The quote about Harry and the "I have a well-ordered mind" are just so her... 312 editions of "Hogwarts, a history" - one is most definitely written by her!!

A great story! Thanks!
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Minisinoo
Monday 17th September 2007 19:36


The 312th Edition
(snort-giggle) As I mentioned by email, this had me cracking up, AS a history prof. Very good academic-speak-ese, albeit you do have a bit of an advantage in that department.
Rhetor
Friday 19th October 2007 13:21
The 312th Edition (Author Response)
Thanks, Min. I wrote the story as a way of finding my "academic" voice in ficiton. All the other fiction followed. ~Ken
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CheddarTrek
Monday 13th August 2007 16:03


1st year
Num. of Reviews: 4

The 312th Edition
...death is but the next great adventure.

Great story, thanks for writing.
Rhetor
Monday 13th August 2007 20:42
The 312th Edition (Author Response)
...It sure is.

Thanks for you kind words.
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pyromain
Tuesday 17th July 2007 11:16


Hogwarts alumni
Num. of Reviews: 580

The 312th Edition
Ohh how lovelly, always wanted to read some of the hogwarts books and this is of course "the book" to read. Thanks for writing it I really enjoyed it.
Rhetor
Wednesday 18th July 2007 16:47
The 312th Edition (Author Response)
Thanks! I hope the real Hogwarts: A History isn't quite as dull as most of this one!
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DSDragon
Thursday 14th June 2007 21:30


1st year
Num. of Reviews: 39

The 312th Edition
Holy cow! If only REAL history books could be so interesting!

This is written so well, with so much detail, and yet it's not dry at all, despite the fact that it is peppered with dates and abbreviations which took a few paragraphs to figure out.
Rhetor
Friday 15th June 2007 18:46
The 312th Edition (Author Response)
I'm glad you liked it. But -- "interesting?" I was trying to make it dull!
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Wednesday 13th June 2007 17:21


The 312th Edition
wow. your writing is so good. I have read a lot of your stories and they are all fantastic. Keep up the good work!



Rhetor
Wednesday 13th June 2007 18:40
The 312th Edition (Author Response)
Many thanks for the compliments. ~Ken
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dogstar
Monday 28th May 2007 10:20


1st year
Num. of Reviews: 31

The 312th Edition
Is it true or only a rumour that JKR *is* now planning to write Hogwarts: A History? This was a fascinating read, wonderfully rich and detailed despite the dry-as-dust style. The jokes are very good, especially the Astronomy one, and your explanation of the DADA curse is brilliant. However, the overwhelming tone is one of sadness at what is missing. Harry, Ginny and Hermione's presence came through very strongly. I love the idea of the Donec Mors charm, if only one were available for Muggles! Although, of course, it would be nice to have 123 years of togetherness beforehand.
Rhetor
Wednesday 13th June 2007 18:40
The 312th Edition (Author Response)
And thanks again. (...and I'm not sure why it took me two weeks to reply; sorry about that...)
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dogstar
Monday 28th May 2007 10:18


1st year
Num. of Reviews: 31

The 312th Edition
Is it true or only a rumour that JKR *is* now planning to write Hogwarts: A History? This was a fascinating read, wonderfully rich and detailed despite the dry-as-dust style. The jokes are very good, especially the Astronomy one, as your explanation of the DADA curse is brilliance. However, the overwhelming tone is one of sadness at what is missing. Harry, Ginny and Hermione's presence came through very strongly. I love the idea of the Donec Mors charm, if only one were available for Muggles! Although, of course, it would be nice to have 123 years of togetherness beforehand.
Rhetor
Wednesday 13th June 2007 18:39
The 312th Edition (Author Response)
Thanks, Jo. I think the story about JKR writing Hogwarts: A History is a rumor, but it's based on something she said in an interview. I think she said she might write it as another one of those charity books, like Quidditch Through the Ages I'm glad you liked the little jokes and the new spells. The tone of sadness here is different, I think you'll agree, from the sadness of On the Headmaster's Wall. Thanks again.
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Lorelei Lynn
Friday 27th April 2007 19:15


1st year
Num. of Reviews: 36

The 312th Edition
I very much enjoyed the academic style of both this story and "Excavation". The spin that later historians put on events can be unintentially amusing. Hermione's last words are perfect.

Good job all around.
Rhetor
Sunday 29th April 2007 08:40
The 312th Edition (Author Response)
Many thanks. I just jumped over to your Oscar Wilde parody and enjoyed it too.
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hahaheeheehaha
Wednesday 14th March 2007 11:31


1st year
Num. of Reviews: 49

The 312th Edition
JKR hasn't said what Bill's real first name is. Antosha thinks it's "Bilius;" I think "William" is the more likely possibility...


if it was Bilius why would Ron be ronald bilius weasley?
Rhetor
Thursday 15th March 2007 10:20
The 312th Edition (Author Response)
Personally I agree with you, but Antosha is a very wise man and I'm sure he'd have a good reason if I asked him.
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hahaheeheehaha
Wednesday 14th March 2007 11:29


1st year
Num. of Reviews: 49

The 312th Edition
lol hilarious story, you should write more like this. are house elves mentioned at any other point in the 312th edition of "Hogwarts: a history"? i hope so!
Rhetor
Thursday 15th March 2007 10:19
The 312th Edition (Author Response)
Thanks! I'm glad you got all the jokes.
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LilyB
Thursday 8th March 2007 08:29


The 312th Edition
Oh, wow! I love this fic! History has always been my favourite subject at school and this fic just makes it even better. The part about H/G is so touching, and I love the part about Hermione's death at the end. It's great how the primary contributor of this is Binns. He's not quite so boring after all then.
Rhetor
Thursday 8th March 2007 11:03
The 312th Edition (Author Response)
Thank you very much for that praise.

Hm, I tried to make Binns's voice pretty dull -- but even Binns can't completely eviscerate the passion and devotion of the war; a little bit peaks through...
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Mister obi
Sunday 25th February 2007 13:13


1st year
Num. of Reviews: 1

The 312th Edition
Well i don't usually putr reviews but your story was so good that i could help myself. I really enjoyed this story, it was funny and a little bit sad at the same time. you really have some great ideas like the "I have a well-ordered mind". I loved that

Rhetor
Monday 5th March 2007 07:05
The 312th Edition (Author Response)
I'm sorry it took me so long to reply to your kind review. I'm grateful that you thought so well of my story. Thanks for reading, and thanks for the compliments.
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Anne
Monday 5th February 2007 08:19


The 312th Edition
Brilliant format to sue, I hope you expand it someday.
A.
Rhetor
Monday 5th February 2007 16:53
The 312th Edition (Author Response)
Thanks so much. I like the format too, although it's a bit tiring to write like that for an extended period. ~Ken
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Pud
Sunday 4th February 2007 15:47


The 312th Edition
that was so cool! i loved it! i can't wait to read more of your work! I have 1 question though:
is Bill's real name William? Because the curse breaker thing kind of got me confused.
Au Revoir,
Pud
Rhetor
Sunday 4th February 2007 16:45
The 312th Edition (Author Response)
I'm really glad you liked it.

JKR hasn't said what Bill's real first name is. Antosha thinks it's "Bilius;" I think "William" is the more likely possibility...

Thanks,

Ken
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Wendelin
Tuesday 30th January 2007 10:41


The 312th Edition
"For example, during the Astronomy OWL examinations in 1996, students using optical telescopes reported finding Venus in the sky at midnight, observing Orion during June, and having no difficulty in locating 5th magnitude stars in the presence of full moonlight. "

*chortle* Good one!

Brilliant writing here, because Hermione's passion (your own, too) comes through abundantly despite (or perhaps because of?) the academic tone - no mean trick.

I love your particular slant in this fic (and "The Headmaster's Wall") - the idea that our burning, dramatic stories will be mangled, transformed, made boring for history students in a couple of centuries.
Rhetor
Tuesday 30th January 2007 16:25
The 312th Edition (Author Response)
Thank you so very much for that praise. You got out of the story exactly what I was hoping readers would get. I seem to be haunted by the idea of how much is lost in the passage of time. ~Ken
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Larnagrace
Saturday 27th January 2007 22:30


The 312th Edition
This was remarkable, and I absolutely loved it. Thank you for your brilliance and originality... trust me, it's very much appreciated.
Rhetor
Tuesday 30th January 2007 16:24
The 312th Edition (Author Response)
Thank you for your kind words. I'm delighted that you liked it. ~Ken
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CrumpleHornedKiwi
Friday 26th January 2007 02:20


5th year
Num. of Reviews: 224

The 312th Edition
Oh this was very very good, being a history graduate I have read so many history books, yours was fabulous!
Rhetor
Friday 26th January 2007 17:58
The 312th Edition (Author Response)
High praise indeed. It's probably more like a dry survey than any sort of real analytical or critical history, but I'll take a bow wherever I can! Thanks. ~Ken
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girlyswot
Thursday 25th January 2007 20:25


1st year
Num. of Reviews: 27

The 312th Edition
'I have a well-ordered mind.'

I can so see her saying that. And so, by the way, do you have a well-ordered mind. I could never write a fic like this - it makes my head hurt even to read some of it. But I love how you've thought about magical theory and made it sound plausible. And I'm so glad that at least in this fic Harry and Ginny survive. 'The Boy who Loved...' - this is a fluffy fic after all!!!

Lovely. I think Linda should be made to read it ( )
Rhetor
Thursday 25th January 2007 21:39
The 312th Edition (Author Response)
Hi again! Yep -- this one has fluff buried at the end, and for a very particular reason. The story was written with the idea that Binns, the author, missed the point of most of the events he was recounting. So Hermione's quotation at the end is meant to be her protest against this voice, insisting that there was passion and devotion that the writer did not see. That was the idea that eventually made me write On the Headmaster's Wall. Thank you so much for your kind words.
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