The first part confused me a bit but other than that, GREAT STORY! So far I like it but it seems like it's going to be an interesting story. I also plan on reading the second and third parts of this series as well so please hurry and write them... athough I don't want to hurry you too much because I know from experience that when you rush stories they don't come out as well as you wanted them too.
Anyway, on to the next chapter...
Wow! Imagine my excitement when I saw that you had stories posted here that as far as I can tell weren't at fanfiction.net! I'm really excited about this one, it looks like it's going to be great...Harry and Ginny fighting...fun!
I've been searching for good fanfics for a very long time, and until I came across this story I've been extremely disappointed. I couldn't believe it when I started reading the first chapter... simply brilliant! I don't like the stories where Ginny is a silly little girl pining over Harry the whole time. It's refreshing to see a stronger version (more like the cannon version after OotP), and see her confronting Harry.
I'm reading the sequel now, and so far I'm liking it.
I really enjoyed this chapter. Which I wasn’t sure I would, as to date I have turned for you
only for my fluffier needs. Nice to see
you create something a little more complex, and do so well.
I don’t think I’ve
ever seen Harry and Ginny in such a confrontational relationship before.
(although my reading thus far is limited.) I like the idea that Ginny, growing past the flustered crush stage,
would be the one to challenge Harry both in his mindset and behavior.
Just the one scene changed really. What if Harry had run into someone who wouldn’t let him behave
the way he had? What if he met his stubborn match? After the ministry, the fight, Sirius, the possession the
prophecy, and Malfoy, someone challenged both emotionally and physically?
We’re about to find out. J My favorite line? “Somewhere in the back of Harry's mind, he regretted teaching her
in the D.A.” Hee. The fact that they
are both too angry and eventually to focused to stop the duel surprised me, if
only because they both seem to have such respect for McGonagall. But I accepted it from Harry as he’s
emotionally wrecked. Ginny’s reaction
was a little harder to accept. How
could she forget that Sirius just died?
I liked the scene in the hospital wing, if only because the
adults felt very true to canon to me. McGonagall would have that reaction. Sympathetic, yes, but also frustrated and disappointed. (And Ginny really should have gotten off
worse in my opinion.) I also appreciate
that Harry didn’t want to ‘talk it all out’ then—that’s not his style on a good
Nice evolution of Harry dismissing Ginny at the beginning of
the chapter, to being frustrated and angry with her, to grudging respect for
her abilities, to his being upset for her ignoring their duel. He doesn’t like the thought of being beneath
You’ve set up a unique situation, and I can’t wait to see
what the punishment will be. Thank you
for taking the time to both create and share this story. (You’ve been a great source of fun for me at
school this year, and you don’t cost the price of admission. We college kids appreciate that!) Please pass along my thanks to your
betas. You spelling and sentence
structure were excellent as always. I
can’t wait to get to the next installment. Your fan, Pixie (or ellie)
Mr. Intel Sunday 14th November 2004 15:25
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Oh, Pixie. What a wonderful set of reviews. You're nothing if not diligent!
I'm glad you like my little story. It's growing into quite the
beast, though, as it is now a trilogy spanning from OotP to the
fulfilling of the Prophecy.
I'll try to answer your questions, but hopefully, they have been answered already in the story!
I like the inserts of the book, it helped keep the story rolling, and I LOVED the scene where Ginny and Harry are dueling. Very original.
If this isn't to be a chapter story, I STRONGLY urge you to reconsider. It has AMAZING potential to be a great chapter story.
So... yeah. That's about all I wanted to say.
Mr. Intel Tuesday 24th August 2004 18:12
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No worries... I have at least eight chapters planned. Thanks for the review!