IamNotawriter posted a comment on Monday 28th June 2010 8:27pm
Isn't English a wonderful language? So many different ways to say the same thing. Thank you for yet another original, well written and entertaining story.
P.S. Thanks also for the homage (intentional or not,)paid to the late Robert A. Heinlein's "Starship Troopers" (Great book, lousy movie adaptation.) with the talking bomb.
liquidfyre posted a comment on Monday 28th June 2010 8:12pm
Freakin Sweet!! I LOVED that ending.
Carol Layland posted a comment on Monday 28th June 2010 12:41pm
I love it! I really and truely do love it. Your are without any doubt the most devious and inventive writers in the HP universe and I simply and very easily pant with eagerness for the next installment.
ToriCat posted a comment on Monday 28th June 2010 12:32pm
I love how you're intermingling the mutants and wizards in this and the way they affect both Harry and Jean. Another thing I love is how you make all the technical expository simple enough for us uneducated people to understand. Keep up the great work!
P.S. I adore how specific you made that bomb! "I am a exothermic reaction device!" AWESOME!!!!
Zeta_One posted a comment on Monday 28th June 2010 11:37am
Enjoying this story more and more with every chapter. Thanks for sharing.
Kortir posted a comment on Monday 28th June 2010 9:04am
Haha, another wonderful chapter and I love the ending there. Serves the DE's right to get a warning they can't really understand. Funny thought about that, my common sense seems to think that any countdown during wartime should signify 'bad things approaching'. Buuuuuuut, that's probably muggle thought there as well. Or maybe I watch too much 'Burn Notice'. :D
Also, I love a lot of the thought about the NRO surveillance and Harry's economic theories. You really put a lot of thought into the plot. I'll be looking forward to seeing what comes of it!
Christopher Estep posted a comment on Monday 28th June 2010 2:02am
In response to Kara's accusing the FDA of being protectionist, perhaps you might have heard of aspirin, acetominophen, and penicillin? None of those was discovered by an American, or even in the United States. (If you are thinking in terms of Bayer, the best-known of the aspirin brands, it is a *German* phamaceutical outfit!) Most of the big pharmaceutical outfits, whether based in the US or not, have US manufacturing, if not distribution, arms (mostly located along either Interstate 95 or US route 40 in either Delaware or Pennsylvania). Also, Harry *specifically* stated that his cover firm is US-based. (Again, not a thing odd about that; pharmaceutical research is *global* in nature, and has been for longer than even Dumbledore has been alive. Unlike even farming, there is generally little resistance to research formulae crossing national borders; the real resistance comes in manufacture and distribution.) Lastly, a point about the globality of Big Pharma and the FDA's rather irksome forbidding of importation from Canada - the issues with the FDA roadblocks of Canadian pharmceutical imports are twofold (one of product safety, with which I have no beef; however, the other is purely protectionist, with which I have MUCH beef). However, the problem with most protectionist legislation (regardless of nation) is separating it from truly sensible legislation (it's not exactly easy to get inside the head of a *domestic* politician; would it be any easier with a foreign one?).
Colpinky posted a comment on Sunday 27th June 2010 12:43pm
Good chapter. I think I like the end the most. "I'm an exothermic reaction device 30." Keep up the good work.
Kara posted a comment on Sunday 27th June 2010 9:54am
Except the US FDA would never permit something that was invented somewhere else, or by someone other than a major American drug company. The example of a natural cure for cancer comes to mind...
pug54321 posted a comment on Saturday 26th June 2010 6:10pm
great story have you thought about making this a harry-ginny-daphane-tracey story, you don't do many of those and his early life was so shitty that he should get a small harem, why not have voldie allies himself with sinstero or appocalipes since magnetos not into mass killing , it would give harry a bigger fight also why not get voldie more allies from europe or africa and dark creatures.
irishdaddy0204 posted a comment on Saturday 26th June 2010 6:03pm
Awesome as ever. Can't wait to see the next installment. When are we going to see what Harry's friends planned for Snape?
dorodrigo posted a comment on Saturday 26th June 2010 4:46pm
Loved the chapter man! I can't tell you how much I loved it. Keep up the great work and update it soon.
marb_66854 posted a comment on Saturday 26th June 2010 4:11pm
I have read this several times and like what you are doing with it keep up the good work.
delrusant posted a comment on Saturday 26th June 2010 2:05pm
damn dumbledore and his path to hell, damn the death eater that can't see that what happens to one familly can happen to another and no one in his right mind would follow such a killing-his-own-people bastard. But the revolution is needed and the only way ofr their world to be ready to face discovery. Without it at least non integrated britain will simply be deleted of the map by the preemptive or reactive muggle defense.
Magic can't protect against everything that is the biggest plot hole in Harry Potter : A bomb sent on a seemlingly ruined castle will still destroy it.
NWL posted a comment on Saturday 26th June 2010 9:54am
Just a note: you might want to be careful with the terms you use. With the fake 'course' that Harry mentally attended, the name used for it is incorrect. What you described sounds more like a "Ethics and Technology" course, rather than an "Ethics and Engineering" course. That may sound like a nitpick, but there's a huge difference between the ethical decisions engineers face and the decisions their employers face. Engineers, depending on discipline, have codes of ethics that they must follow - and almost none of the code deals with whether or not building or creating something is in itself ethically proper. Most engineers have very little decision making power in what is designed; where they have control is in how it is designed and constructed.
Blackstone4005 posted a comment on Saturday 26th June 2010 6:11am
Another fabulous read. Thanks for the gift of your wit, humor and delicious cunning. I adore the Slytherin girls' revenge on Malfoy. I hope Parkinson gets her due by their hand. I did notice her vow lacked the time limit release as of the end of Voldemort issues. That could be an interesting starting point for her pennance....brood mare for House Elves or powder room matron for Moaning Myrtle ??? MWAHAHAHA doesn't cover the joy that will bring to the victims of Pansy & Draco. BTW...where can I get the UFD? I have some lesser mortals who need some WMD's upside the head.
sirchris posted a comment on Saturday 26th June 2010 5:02am
I have mixed feelings about this chapter, if I am being honest. As an avid fan of X-Men (and understanding and not minding in the least the AU aspects of this story, those seem pretty awesome) I think the dialogue for Xavier was not like him at all. It seemed way more direct than I am used to him being.
In fact, overall I'd say the dialogue was poor and felt really, really weird. I've read a lot of your stories (although I am late to the party on this one) and I think your dialogue is usually a bit better in your other works, but maybe I am just being nitpicky this one time.
Aside from that, however, you did quite an impressive job blending everything together. I rolled my eyes at the whole sister connection but the top tier patch job you did to make it seem plausible admittedly impressed me. I like Jean a lot and have absolutely no problem with her being related to Harry, and having a look-alike is A-OK for the job.
This looks very promising, and I will continue to read on, as the level of intrigue is well worth it. Sorry if I seemed too negative with the dialogue, I am pretty harsh on that in general as I love dialogue.
Rifty posted a comment on Saturday 26th June 2010 4:54am
Good stuff, as always.
Christopher Estep posted a comment on Saturday 26th June 2010 2:24am
Poppy's surprising offer to Professor X is critical to the story, as the next chapter will prove (and notice that Harry didn't know about it, as he's currently unconscious in the Hospital Wing).
Carolyn Jinn posted a comment on Friday 25th June 2010 11:39pm
Another great chapter to a brilliant story.
Dumbledore seems to be loosing his supporters (as well as his mind..) in everything he does. Fancy triing to get the ones responsible for tattooing Malfoy BUT not the ones attacking the muggle-borns and half- bloods. Then, attempting to get answers from one of Harry's main supporters, Hermione. He is definately loosing his hold on reality and everything else.
Is there going to be any more romance between Harry and Ginny (fluff) as there seems to have been quite awhile since there was any??
Anyway, great chapter and awaiting the next update. :)