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Review of chapter "NtOO: Ch 7: Actions and Reactions" from draconis
Review:
I like the potential of the story. Seems to be leading up to something quite good.

But, here we are at ch7 and the Order of the Phoenix and the Weasleys are STILL "looking" for Ginny (mostly seeming to assume she's been kidnapped), while Dumbledore (the titular head of the Order) keeps them all 100% in the dark.

Even if he can't tell them where Ginny is or the circumstances for tactical/strategic reasons...he could at least tell the Weasleys that Ginny is safER wherever she is, or is on a mission, or SOMETHING. At least that it was something Ginny AGREED to do.

What tactical/strategic/safety-of-Ginny value is achieved by letting the Weasleys think Ginny may have been captured by Vmort's forces and is being tortured? None that I can reason.

Vmort KNOWS that isn't the case so there is zero value to Vmort in Ddore's disclosing that it isn't the case to the others. By doing so it would alleviate a significant portion of the pain being felt by the Weasleys. It would also free up Order resources that are being spent running-down clues and sources re: possible kidnapping. It's a useless waste of manpower and time and could put many other lives in jeopardy while Order resources are being misdirected.

As for the Order, Ddore could even put in some misdirection (while getting them off the kidnapping tasking) in case Vmort has a spy...and that could be very helpful in further reducing any actual and perceived danger to Ginny.

Even though we all know Dumbledore is a ruthless plotting bastard...as another reader noted it is just needlessly cruel to the Weasleys, esp the mother to keep them so ignorant when there is nothing to be gained by doing so...and in fact a number of reasons to at least rule out kidnapping/torture.

And, what's to prevent the very powerful Ddore from putting the Wizarding Geas (or whatever it's called in HPotter canon) on Molly (with her permission of course) so that she can't tell anyone else even if Ddore told her the complete and utter truth?
Comments from author:
You are right they are still looking for her... There's not much I can say to defend Dumbles... other than the fact that he thought there was more time.(We all know how that usually works for Dumbledore...Remember what happened to Sirius?) Sure, the man was a very powerful and intelligent Wizard, but he certainly wasn't counting on what happened in only a matter of days. You have to keep in mind that in fact it's only been a few days since Ginny left. You'll probably see this in the next few chapters, but he wanted Ginny first to get comfortable or at least used to be in a whole different country, and second he wanted her trained before any information reached the Order, the Weasleys or Harry as any leaked info would put her in more danger. Obviously, things didn't go as planned. The first knew, and plotted to ruin things even BEFORE Ginny arrived to the Hellmouth.

The Order was going to be informed (not in detail, of course, just that she left on Dumble's orders for ah...safety reasons) next chapter, actually, but at this point they think her dead. Not sure yet if they are going to think she died while away or if someone is going to be smart enough to check the clock. The matter of when they are going to find out she's alive is suposed to be left to the readers to choose. There will be a poll about that on FF. net if you want to vote. Or you can tell me in your reviews... You can access the poll through my profile, there's a link to my FF. net page there.
Review By [draconis] • Date [22 Feb 10] • Rating [7 out of 10]
Review of chapter "NtOO Ch 8: Pain" from (Recent Donor)christytrekkie
Review:
I'm so glad you're back and Oh frack with this chapter. Oh the first will tare the Weasley's heart apart. Oh I hope they find out the truth before it does to much damage.
Review By [(Recent Donor)christytrekkie] • Date [19 Feb 10] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "NtOO Ch 8: Pain" from Clandestine
Review:
Awesome!
Comments from author:
Thanks!
Review By [Clandestine] • Date [19 Feb 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "NtOO Ch 4: The Bully And The Slayer" from (Recent Donor)Hawklan
Review:
just read this story of yours in one go and must say I like it so far, ohh and I hope
Ken broke her neck or something like that. Never liked that girl :)
Review By [(Recent Donor)Hawklan] • Date [13 Nov 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "NtOO: Ch 7: Actions and Reactions" from winnie
Review:
what a terrible place to leave us hanging. good chapter. looking forward to the next.
Review By [winnie] • Date [12 Sep 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "NtOO Prologue" from organicmagic
Review:
This is interesting so far.
Review By [organicmagic] • Date [11 Sep 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "NtOO: Ch 7: Actions and Reactions" from (Past Donor)Joyful
Review:
You know, it's very Ginny to jump right into doing a dangerous thing without worry of her own survival. She could have repaired the broken dishes, though, with the reparo charm. It seems to me she would have realized when she didn't get an instant letter, that the ministry couldn't track her on the hellmouth, and would then be willing to cast lots of spell. Just me being nit-picky, though.

Will Bill still get married with Ginny missing and presumed dead?
Comments from author:
About the ministry tracking her...well she'll realize it soon you'll see:)

Will Bill still get married? Yes. Not a big wedding like in the book though...that'd be just wrong! But I dunno, I think that with so many bad things happening they need a bit of happiness. And they will also want to get married before something else happens...we'll have to wait to see what happens. Musie can be evil sometimes...ok, most of the time. Oh well.
Review By [(Past Donor)Joyful] • Date [11 Sep 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "NtOO: Ch 7: Actions and Reactions" from (Past Donor)Joyful
Review:
I have a feeling Ginny's gonna freak out when she realizes she was dead, even if it wasw for just a minute, and demand somebody send a letter to her Mum. . . .

Stupid Kennedy.

I hope you update this soon!
Comments from author:
True she's gonna freak out...not so sure about the letter, but I'll think about it :)
Review By [(Past Donor)Joyful] • Date [10 Sep 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "NtOO: Ch 7: Actions and Reactions" from Clandestine
Review:
One word: awesome!
Comments from author:
Thank you :)
Review By [Clandestine] • Date [10 Sep 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "NtOO: Ch 7: Actions and Reactions" from (Recent Donor)christytrekkie
Review:
Okay someone kill Kennedy, I'm tired of the bitch.
Review By [(Recent Donor)christytrekkie] • Date [10 Sep 09] • Rating [7 out of 10]
Review of chapter "NtOO: Ch 7: Actions and Reactions" from (Current Donor)JanessaRavenwood
Review:
Minus the Kennedy bashing, it's a decent story.
Comments from author:
have to be honest...I don't like Kennedy. I don't really see her as an evil ***ch and wanna kill her, though. There IS a reason for her to be acting the way she is, and that should be explained in future chapters. It's kinda easy to figure out, if you think about it.
Review By [(Current Donor)JanessaRavenwood] • Date [9 Sep 09] • Rating [7 out of 10]
Review of chapter "NtOO: Ch 6 Deathly Choices" from rhiowen
Review:
love this story already, please update :)
Review By [rhiowen] • Date [12 May 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "NtOO: Ch 6 Deathly Choices" from winnie
Review:
good/fun story.
looking forward to more soon, please
Review By [winnie] • Date [9 May 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "NtOO: Ch 6 Deathly Choices" from FireWolfe
Review:
very interesting indeed. I do hope you bring Ginny back and I can hardly wait to see where you take this.
Dumbles should have warned the Weasleys that was cruel.
Lisa
Comments from author:
Dumbles honestly considered telling the Weasley's something... but in the end there were a few reasons that convinced him not to. 1. They wouldn't have let Ginny go.specially if they didn't know where she was going and to let them know any details was too dangerous if Voldy got the info somehow

2. If Ginny left a note to the W's before she left, it could be intercepted and again any details would have to be left out of the note. but what about a "I'm fine don't worry about me, but I have to leave for a while and I can't tell you where I'm going." kind of note? well I think...God this is going to sound cruel, Dumbles would rather have Harry think she was taken, than have him lose his will to fight, by thinking he drove her to leave willingly, Harry would feel guilty either way but if he thought her kidnapped, Dumbles knew Harry would be even more willing to fightthan if he thought she left because of him.
Unfortunately he didn't think of the clock. Ginny wasn't supposed to "die" , so he didn't think the clock would suddenly point her dead. Dumbles isn't perfect you know? ^_^

3. a message after she left was out of the question as it could be traced back to America.

I believe he thought that the less people knew of Ginny's whereabouts the better. He told Ginny in the letter he left her not to leave any kind of note as it could be dangerous for her and her family if Voldy somehow got a hold of it. And I think Gin would comply with the man's last wish.
Review By [FireWolfe] • Date [3 May 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "NtOO: Ch 6 Deathly Choices" from ALM
Review:
Good story. I hope you feel better.
Comments from author:
Thanks!
Review By [ALM] • Date [2 May 09] • Not Rated
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