Reviewer: MollyandArthur Signed Date: 2016.04.11 - 06:05PM Title: Two Stones
Love the scene with Harry practicing his seeking skills with Teri. She really will become a force to be reckoned with. It begs the question of her paternity. The group at Hogwarts now knows what they are facing and will hopefully practice caution.
Yes, Quidditch largely remains a recreation for Harry -- an escape; a medium for him to learn about himself and (as he is discovering) a mechanism to further his relationship of trust with Teri. As far as her paternity, that question is answered in philosophy (if not in fact) in another one of my stories on here (a story that is kind of an extended epilogue).
Does Harry's brain trust now understand what they're facing? I would say that they've now acquired about 80% of the requisite 'big picture' perspective.
Reviewer: lunagranger Signed Date: 2015.08.27 - 12:09AM Title: Two Stones
I love The interactions of Harry and Teri, she tries so hard to impress him, but in a good way.
I agree -- Teri has found someone around whom she can shed her normally taciturn and abrasive persona. It's fun to write a character who is wilful, impulsive and yet well-intentioned -- this plays well off the Harry in this story who has gradually become laid back and even a bit conservative.
Thank you once again for chiming in, Silvia! Hope all's well with you!
Reviewer: Aragorn Signed Date: 2015.08.25 - 12:17AM Title: Two Stones
A fun chapter!
Glad to hear that you enjoyed it! Probably the fluffiest chapter so far, but that won't last.
Always great to see a review from you -- thanks for the support!
Reviewer: RighT3rantZ Signed Date: 2015.08.24 - 09:00PM Title: Two Stones
110881 is concerned about Bellatrix. Their position is aligned with, but in antipode to my own. A challenge and a gift. How bizarre. Perhaps if one of them has some African or Native American magical ties they will fend off the unseen forces yet. Ginny's ability to become a Muggle rock should figure into things, perhaps.
Fascinating! You have just taken three turns off the well-beaten path -- two right turns and one left turn.
Intersection 1: Is Bellatrix the greatest threat?
Of course I won't answer any of those yet, although I won't hesitate to say that an ability to magically hide in a manner far better than what can do with disillusionment of invisibility cloaks will prove useful.
Great thoughts -- thank you for following along and offering your insight!
Reviewer: Gin110881 Signed Date: 2015.08.24 - 02:48PM Title: Two Stones
I am relieved that Bella's potential victims have been warned now. But apparently no one has remembered anything unusual. Maybe it was to long ago. Nevertheless, it was nice to have a summary of the investigation.
Good point! So, thus far Ron, Lupin, Tonks and Tracey have all (in previous chapters) attempted without much success to describe the experience. Pansy and Ted have proven to be fairly useless in providing evidence relevant to the Diagon Alley brawl (Pansy never described anything supernatural, and Ted has basically seemed prepared to admit that he was inexplicably idiotic). The only two people who have really sensed an evil presence have been Harry and Teri. This is part of what has made the crime difficult to characterize and counter.
And yes, you're absolutely right about the way H&G talk. The more time the two spend together, the more frequently they supplement each other's thoughts. At this point, Ginny still lets Harry lead in on a new topic of discussion with the broad strokes, but is fairly quick to offer elaborations and explanations. Needless to say, their conversations (with and without others) are fun to write.
For a hint on what the fragmentation trick might be used for, you might (at your leisure) skim quickly through the first chapter again.
Azkaban trip will prove very helpful, for the sake of one glimmer of insight that will change the tenor of the case...
Thank you most kindly for reading and deconstructing!