Grace Cole posted a comment on Saturday 9th January 2010 7:59pm
So is Dumbledore certifiably insane in your story? Because he was thinking that Lucius Malfoy and B. LeStrange could be salvagable. That is crazy!!! I think Dumbledore has cracked!!!!
Keep up the great work...until next time.
coruscater posted a comment on Saturday 9th January 2010 3:59pm
Ohhhh, fantastic!! I read far to many fanfics really, but this one is definitely special - when ever I see that update email in my inbox I get all happy and excited :D. I liked how you dealt with Harry's confrontation of his first kill(s) - will be very interested to see how it develops!
Thanks for a great update - see you next time whenever that may be (I say this with no sarcasm: take your time!! The wait'll be worth it when it arrives, and you should of course be writing for fun, not under pressure!)
Jinx15 posted a comment on Saturday 9th January 2010 3:28pm
Excellent chapter! I just adore all of your stories, and I wouldn't ever tell you how to create your plots or who Harry is to be paired with. Both of you produce top quality stories which show in each post.
I consider myself lucky to have found them, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart that you continue to write stories for us to enjoy.
qwikshot posted a comment on Saturday 9th January 2010 2:13pm
you updated!!! i'm thrilled to read another chapter and hope that more are coming soon -- this is by far my fav hp crossover and i love how you've managed to get the personalities to come across so well (esp. logan, harry, and charles)
being a (very!!!) long time x-men fan (original series #101) i find that the combination of hp and your vision of the x-men to be one that tickles my fancy right into hysterics
please write more soon and keep up the most excellent work!
Riegert8 posted a comment on Saturday 9th January 2010 11:51am
This is a very good chapter
snoopmary posted a comment on Saturday 9th January 2010 10:25am
You know, every time I try to get over my fanfic addiction, you post a new chapter and I get totally addicted all over again!
This story is just really well-plotted without getting into absurdities of flowery language and poor characterization. I truly enjoy your works.
Keep it up - your stories make me smile! :-)
mrs moonie posted a comment on Saturday 9th January 2010 9:23am
Great chapter keep up the good work and update soon.
morriganscrow posted a comment on Saturday 9th January 2010 8:28am
Will you be humiliating/injuring Dubya?? *gives puppy dog eyes*
That was a great read - you've even warmed me up on the Harry/Ginny romance, and the Hermione/Neville one is lovely.
Thanks for all your hard work on this, it really is entertaining.
David Shadel posted a comment on Saturday 9th January 2010 7:09am
Great chapter. It was nice to see Malfoy and Bella to get there's. Can't wait to see what they do to all the other little Death Eaters in the school. Looking forward to the next update!!
deecee74 posted a comment on Saturday 9th January 2010 6:48am
I've read everything you've written and I'm absolutely loving this story! Can't wait to see where you take it next...thank you for writing!
impatientuser posted a comment on Saturday 9th January 2010 5:59am
Excellent... For some reason I didn't see using Wolverine to jump through the bubble, but it was a very cool touch. I like the Ginny/Harry interaction and look forward to more. At first I thought it was sounding a little forced on Ginny's part... but if she isn't blunt and matter of fact about it, he probably wouldn't get a clue.
joeBob posted a comment on Saturday 9th January 2010 4:37am
Thanks for the update.
Celevon posted a comment on Saturday 9th January 2010 12:38am
Gotta admire the Goblins for sticking it to the Wizards! I also liked what happened to Skeeter! Oh, please do update again soon!
beauty0102 posted a comment on Friday 8th January 2010 10:18pm
yeah great chapter can’t wait for more so please update again as soon as you can do so.
WhiteElfElder posted a comment on Friday 8th January 2010 9:39pm
Oh boy, while Harry has definitely made friends with the Goblins and advanced his relationship with Ginny; he has not reduced himself into a mental shock and retreated behind a mental shell that is probably stronger than that shield he was using in the shower. On a positive note, the Goblins are not going to not help and will probably hurt Voldemort and his people. I wonder, will Harry get the Lestrange and Malfoy fortunes as Right of Conquest which the Goblins most likely support being the blood-thirsty race they are? The best person to talk to Harry now is probably Logan as he has killed a lot and probably knows where Harry is coming from.
Will we see Harry talking with Dragons sometime? I mean, other than the one at headquarters.
Sarah5 posted a comment on Friday 8th January 2010 9:00pm
I really enjoyed this chapter and look forward to more.
slickrcbd posted a comment on Friday 8th January 2010 8:06pm
I still don't understand why the X-men consider it so important to keep Harry at Hogwarts and in England. It seems the same as Dumbledore sending Harry back to the Dursleys year after year. I especially think that Harry has the right idea about moving his assets. Especially now that the fact that he's considering it is known to the Minister. He needs to move them before they are frozen, confiscated, or heavy exit taxes are imposed to prevent him from exercising that option. That's how people like Scrimgeour think when they are in danger of losing like that. Take the choice away from Harry so if he moves away he loses all his money, even if it means changing the rules. Of course, most of the time it means making a new special rule that is so narrowly defined it only applies to the person they want to stop.
So, Harry's got the right idea. Take Ginny if he must and get out of there. Send a notice to the Press about his reasons for leaving citing the way he's a second-class citizen and how everybody wants him to fight Voldemort for them, but nobody's willing to fight for him. How the Death Eaters get special treatment and that before he even considers fighting Voldemort the Ministry needs to start thinning out the ranks of Death Eaters. Heck, he could even propose making the lives of Death Eaters hard using the laws against werewolves and now mutants as a precedent. Anybody bearing the Dark Mark is forbidden from holding jobs, public office, etc and is subject to the same treatment as second-class citizens that so-called "Dark Creatures" are subject to.
Stuunad posted a comment on Friday 8th January 2010 7:54pm
As I've come to expect, absolutely brilliant. Thanks very much for your continued work!
johnny_bravo posted a comment on Friday 8th January 2010 7:50pm
I enjoyed this chapter....was funny with Wolverine :)
Please update soon :)
Jim_xinu posted a comment on Friday 8th January 2010 6:51pm
Nice to see the other students standing up, even if the adult wizards don't--and Hagrid believing him and even siding with him. And a nice bit of romance without rushing it.
I'm kind of glad you elected to not do Animagus. While a neat ability, it's been used enough times in different fics.
Recognizing Griphook, while better than most, since he was at least hesitant about it, is still horribly cliche. For second, I was cheered that Harry might recognize him, but not remember the name. I thought that would have been a nice compromise.
The combat was good--it's easy to make a case that Harry, while trained isn't experienced and was emotionally involved and that's why he didn't fight as well as he might. His aftermath was well done, too. Thanks for addressing the question of 'why didn't Prof X handle it?'. :-)
I do have to wonder about a couple things, however: How could Harry and Griphook both hear Lucius and Bella plotting while their escort, who was literally arm's length away, could not? Second, what were they thinking?? How could that attack possibly help them or LV? How could they have possibly expected to get out of Gringott's alive?
Great to see Xavier and the other X-Men really understanding Harry's POV and predicament finally. And Prof X taking the gloves off--that's gotta terrify DD, seeing someone who can manipulate directly with such ease.
A writing quirk you might want to consider: I noticed that you tend to use first names for some characters all the time (Harry, Jean, Ginny, etc), last names all the time for some (Dumbledore, Snape, etc) and switch back and forth for some (Professor McGonagall and Madam Pomfrey). It doesn't appear to be based on who's POV the section is from, either.
I know I've seen published authors who do it, too, but I find it distracting.
Great chapter, thanks for sharing it with us.