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Review of chapter "Chapter One" from twlight
Oh this is WONDERFUL! I love how different both Vernon and Petunia are regarding both the children. I love the training that Vernon gave the kids and I am extremely eager to see how Harry takes that into the magical world and hopefully knocks it on its ass. :) I have to say that I can't see Harry being friends with Ron as Ron is a bit lazy and prejudice and Harry has had that trained out of him. I do have to wonder what House he will get into when he is at Hogwarts. I do look forward to more of this, hopefully as a sequel?
Comments from author:
Thanks. I tried to envision what a real human being would do in that sort of situation, as opposed to the cartoon caricatures JKR gave us, and this is what my muse showed me.

I'm trying to get the next story finished, but my muse has all the focus of a sugared-up five year old. ;-(
Review By [twlight] • Date [26 May 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from garrycooper
Just found this story. I like it! A very good take on Harry Potter. Please Continue!!!
Comments from author:
Thanks. I'm working on the next story as my muse directs. ;-)
Review By [garrycooper] • Date [15 May 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from JoshuaRichardson
I'm pretty sure I have reviewed this before, but it's so good I think I'll do so again.

Love this version of Vernon. It is impossible to not like him. We need MORE. Please and Thank You.
Comments from author:
Thanks. Trying to get the sequel finished, but my muse is ignoring me about this one at the moment. ;-(
Review By [JoshuaRichardson] • Date [15 Apr 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from (Past Donor)boo
Making my way through your fics again :) had to reread this because I enjoyed it so. Please tell me the sequel is still on its way. I would love to read it. Hopefully soon!
Comments from author:
I've got the sequel started, and I'm trying to get my muse to focus her attention to it again, but it's like trying to herd cats. ;-(
Review By [(Past Donor)boo] • Date [13 Apr 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from Misty
That was..... amazing!! I'm blow away.. Thank you
Comments from author:
Thanks. Glad you enjoyed the story. The next one in the series has been started, but it's slow going at the moment.
Review By [Misty] • Date [17 Jun 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from musumenosuoh
awesome! hope you do more to this!
Comments from author:
Glad you enjoyed it. I've started working on the sequel, but it's coming along very slowly.
Review By [musumenosuoh] • Date [15 Mar 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from loretta
i love this story, please please continue with harrys first year at hogwarts soon
Comments from author:
Glad you enjoyed the story. I've got the next story started, but my muse hasn't been paying much attention to it lately. ;-(
Review By [loretta] • Date [20 Jan 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from kaleecat
I tend to come back to this story often when I just want a short, tight story. It's focused, engaging and I always end it with an evil grin of anticipation because dumedore, Snape and the wizarding world are about to meet reality and common sense. I also feel like this Harry would have no patience for either hermione or Ron's narrow viewpoints-- Neville on the other hand....
Comments from author:
Thanks for reviewing.

And yeah, the Wizarding World won't have the faintest idea what to do about a properly-trained Boy Who Lived.

Well, maybe the smart ones will realize that they should get the hell out of his way. ;-)
Review By [kaleecat] • Date [10 Jan 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from (Past Donor)Skyefather
Ok Jon;
it's your best story yet, I really love the way you've done this. got to disagree with the person that said harry might end up a Ravenclaw. Vernon's taught him ( and Dudley) to stand up not only for themselves, but for those not able to fight for themselves (much as I was taught by my grandfather, and the reason I joined the Army and became a Ranger) got to go Gryffindor, where else would the son of a royle Marine end up and lets face he might be James Potter's son by blood but hes a marine raised and trained. He'll of course hate Malfoy from the start, so that will prejudice him against the snakes but I think this could be a great long term story. hope too see more soon.

Comments from author:
Thanks for the extremely appreciated good words.

And *my* Vernon has taught Harry that everyone possibly has a good side - you just have to look harder with some people than with others.

*This* Harry Potter is NOT the one anyone in the Wizarding World is expecting to show up. ;-)
Review By [(Past Donor)Skyefather] • Date [17 Dec 12] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from DigiSim
I've read quite a few HP fanfics, admittedly alot of them, but this is the first where Vernon is a decent human being.
Comments from author:
Yeah, that's quite true. I felt like trying to take a completely different spin on this, and followed up on Cal's comments.
Review By [DigiSim] • Date [8 Dec 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from Cateagle
Very definitely hope your muse returns to this story. *This* Harry would be far less amenable to manipulation and/or game playing and I daresay he's even odds on Gryffindor or Ravenclaw. 'Twould be amusing if his discussion with Hermione on the Express, if he does encounter her, points her to Ravenclaw instead of Gryffindor also. I wonder how Albus would take such a twist to his plans? For that matter, would Severus take such an exception to a young man clearly following in his mother's nature rather than his father's? Lots of potential here for twists from canon and where they might lead.
Comments from author:
Not to worry - I've got the next story in the series mostly plotted out, and I've got the beginning sequence started.

It's just a matter of finding the time to get it written, among all the other stories my muse has dictated to me. 0.o
Review By [Cateagle] • Date [4 Dec 12] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from Michaelsuave
Wonderful story Grey. I really hope you continue this some day.
Comments from author:
The next story in the series is partially written. Just have to get my muse to finish dictating what she wants me to write. ;-)
Review By [Michaelsuave] • Date [16 Aug 12] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from ChaosLady
*poke* Hey Greywizard! Have you written the first chapter of the sequel yet?
Comments from author:
I'm currently working on that one, and a number of my other stories, too.
Review By [ChaosLady] • Date [7 Jul 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from Wolflady
BTW: If you are interested in another nice Vernon and Petunia story, might I suggest "Petunia's Boys" in How is your muse doing?
Comments from author:
Thanks. I'll check that one out.

And my muse is keeping busy with a great many things. ;-)
Review By [Wolflady] • Date [6 Jul 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from Letomo
I really hope you do continue it; it's a beautiful look at a real person's raising of Harry. Yes, being a Sargeant is a bonus for him, but any loving caring home is a good thing. Skimped a little on some details - like what accidental magics would Harry have done? When told he really didn't want to hold something, would it float? What would draw an emotional response? Would he still have visited the zoo, and learned he could talk to snakes? What would Sgt Vernon make of that?

Please, more!
Comments from author:
Definitely continuing this series, and have started on the next story.

As far as accidental magic is concerned, I consider that anything Harry might have done was immediately recognized by Petunia as such, so there wasn't major emotional distresses in that area, and because of their casual acceptance, Harry didn't do nearly as much as was shown in canon, because of that acceptance.

You do raise a good point, though, and I had completely forgotten to address that in this story. Must have been a brain fart. ;-)
Review By [Letomo] • Date [5 Jul 12] • Rating [10 out of 10]
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