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Review of chapter "Kuh-thwip!" from Morgomir
Review:
Great chapter. Keep up the good work.
Comments from author:
Thanks!
Review By [Morgomir] • Date [7 Aug 12] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Kuh-thwip!" from Infinix
Review:
This was a great chapter. The fight scene was engaging and believable. The bit of catharsis in the middle wasn't angsty or overblown but just enough. The Prank is beautiful in it's elegance. It's not an instantly funny joke (besides the Darth Vader part.) It's imagining the amount of rage it would cause Umbridge that makes this really funny, to completely undermine her authority in a very real, public and lasting way is perfect.
Comments from author:
I worked pretty hard on this chapter. I like to think it came out alright. When it came to the prank, I wanted something that would really stick it to her. It was perfect, I think.

Thanks for reading and reviewing!
Review By [Infinix] • Date [7 Aug 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Kuh-thwip!" from meteoricshipyards
Review:
Wonderful scenes here. The arrows, the fight with the aurors, the horse helping, the nazgul line, and Darth Vader. Everything is better with Darth Vader.

One thing - it took 3 weeks to create the prank. What was Harry doing during that time?

Thank you very much for the update.

Looking forward to more.

Tom A.
Comments from author:
Harry's three weeks of work will be the focus of the next chapter.

I'm glad you liked it. I had to get this one just right, which is part of the reason it took so long. The other part is that I'm a slacker.

I should have more soon.

Thanks for reading and reviewing!
Review By [meteoricshipyards] • Date [6 Aug 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Kuh-thwip!" from (Recent Donor)Specter
Review:
That was Awesome! Both the fight scene and Hermione's prank
Comments from author:
Glad you liked it.

Thanks for reading and reviewing!
Review By [(Recent Donor)Specter] • Date [6 Aug 12] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Kuh-thwip!" from LordCorwin
Review:
Note to self: Go pee before reading anything from DireSquirrel
About pissed myself laughing .... I look forward to the next chapter.
Btw, glad to see this chapter, as it's been a while since you posted.
I'm glad to see you're back.
Comments from author:
I guess that means you liked it.

As for posting, I'm not really regular like that. I've got a lot of projects going and not all are fanfiction. It's hard for me to do this as much as I want and still have time for the things that I need to do. So I slip it in here and there.

Thanks for reading and reviewing!
Review By [LordCorwin] • Date [5 Aug 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Kuh-thwip!" from seawurm
Review:
I am dying to see where this story will end up.
Comments from author:
I'd suggest living to see where it ends up, but that's just me.

Thanks for reading and reviewing!
Review By [seawurm] • Date [5 Aug 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Kuh-thwip!" from LMiC
Review:
Awesome. Love the movie references.
Comments from author:
Thanks!
Review By [LMiC] • Date [5 Aug 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Kuh-thwip!" from Oakheart
Review:
So... Much... Stuff...

Harry's desperate stand of self-defense against the Dementors.
Imbuing the arrows with the Patronus.
Residual effects clinging to their cloaks - or is it in fact, residual?
The confrontation with the self-important troika of Aurors.
The fog-shrouded ride through London with nine Nightmares!
Sirius Black, more vilified than ever.
Severus Snape, cut off at the knees (metaphorically).
An extra tier of questions regarding Marion and her herd of Nightmares: How were they
found; how were they hidden? What abilities will they prove to have, over time?

More, and more still - I'm on the edge of my seat here. Amazing. Gripping.

Thanks.

SD
Comments from author:
I'm glad you liked it. Most of your questions will be answered in later chapters, so I won't get into it now.

As for how they were hidden, the wizards never thought that muggles would have any so they didn't look.

Thanks for reading and reviewing!
Review By [Oakheart] • Date [5 Aug 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Kuh-thwip!" from CageFire
Review:
Hehe, great chapter, keep up the excellent work. The prank at the end was pretty funny. :) Also the whole thing with comparing him to a ring wraith. LOL. I'll be looking forward to reading more. :)
Comments from author:
Well, what else do you call a dark rider with an oppressive aura that seems to just appear and vanish through the fog? I'm thinking of actually painting the scene to post. I'm working on a number of pictures that just haven't gotten there yet and I'm planning on posting them when I'm finished.

Thanks for reading and reviewing!
Review By [CageFire] • Date [5 Aug 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Kuh-thwip!" from Misty
Review:
That is one brilliant idea! Love it, thank you
Comments from author:
Well, thanks for reading!
Review By [Misty] • Date [5 Aug 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Kuh-thwip!" from AllenPitt
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giving/taking points, great idea. But wouldn't Umbridge try to destroy the column? Meanwhile Voldemort may have outsmarted himself on this --Harry is very unlikely to show up at the Dept. of Mysteries now, so the prophecy will remain out of V's reach? Nice to see the good guys starting to fight back, though.
Hm. Too bad they don't know any Willow-like wiccans, I bet that's a form of 'wandless magic' that Harry could learn.
Comments from author:
The way I see it, Magic is Magic. People just use different techniques to access it. Willow, for example, chooses to mostly call on other powers for the big stuff, but uses basic incantations for the little stuff. HP wizards and witches use wands with precise motions and incantations to get effects. Both work because the caster believes it will work.

Tommy won't be using the same old trick. He'll be doing other things.

Thanks for reading and reviewing!
Review By [AllenPitt] • Date [5 Aug 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Kuh-thwip!" from kalibex
Review:
Aww Yeah.......
Comments from author:
Thanks!
Review By [kalibex] • Date [5 Aug 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Kuh-thwip!" from (Past Donor)chaoseternus
Review:
*Grins* Oh, I do like Hermoine's idea of a prank....
Comments from author:
It did seem to work out, didn't it?

Thanks for reading!
Review By [(Past Donor)chaoseternus] • Date [5 Aug 12] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Kuh-thwip!" from IrFane
Review:
Nice.
Comments from author:
Thanks!
Review By [IrFane] • Date [5 Aug 12] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Kuh-thwip!" from Warlocke
Review:
You might want to tweak a few things in this chapter.

The bit where the aurors think of Harry's bow and arrows as a strange staff and feathered sticks really should be changed.

Wizards have a bus and a train. The Ministry uses cars. They have radios... They have a quidditch team named The Appleby Arrows, and the fans used to use a spell that conjured arrows (until the practice was banned).

I think it's safe to say the average witch/wizard knows what bows and arrows are, to say nothing of trained aurors, even if some of them do come off as painfully obtuse in the books.

Furthermore, Godric Gryffindor used a sword; humans had arrows or similar projectiles a long time before anyone had the technology to construct a sword (we're talking Paleolithic versus Bronze age, at the least), so -and I feel silly even pointing this out- if wizards are aware of swords and axes, (and knives- which Dobby could tell you, if one hadn't killed him), then they are certainly familiar with the basics of archery.

Heck, the wheel (and, perhaps more relevant to Harry and his ancestors, the potter's wheel) was invented roughly 3000 BC, way, waaaay after the earliest arrowheads, yet wizards, I'm sure, know what wheels are.

Anyway, that's enough with the history lesson; I'm not trying to beat you over the head with it, I just wanted to put things in perspective. It's just that, whenever I see a story try to imply that wizards are so backwards that they can't recognize even the most primitive muggle technology, things that existed before the Statute of Secrecy, it makes me cringe a little at how hokey it sounds, and I'm sure that's not what you're aiming for.

Wizards seem to be aware of a lot of muggle technology, it's just that (in the case of more modern tech) they seem to underestimate its usefulness and, perhaps, deadliness, or misinterpret its uses. In fact, wizards may not even consider such basic things as swords and arrows to be "muggle" technology, since they have been around so very long.
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Secondly, food can't be conjured, not even for horses... existing food can be increased, but it can't be created from thin air. Apparently it's one of the things magic simply cannot do, according to Rowling.
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The passage that reads, "...the hawthorn arrow glowed with the light of a patronum..." should say "Patronus". 'Patronum' is just part of the incantation, the spell itself is a Patronus Charm, and the thing it produces is called a 'Patronus'. So the arrow would have glowed with the light of a Patronus.

Other than those few issues, and 'kneazle' not having an 's' in it, things seem to be alright.

The story is pretty interesting. Good luck and keep up the good work.
Comments from author:
Well, I suppose I could tweak that, but it's one thing to know how to cast arrows from a wand, it's something else to know that they are supposed to be shot with a bow. I'll think about that.

I'm not sure where you think I said their food was conjured. I went back and looked and it doesn't seem to be there. Maybe I missed it. And I was thinking more of making a space where grass is forced to grow magically, not conjuring bags of oats.

The others are easy enough to fix.

Thanks for reading and reviewing!
Review By [Warlocke] • Date [5 Aug 12] • Not Rated
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