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Amamama posted a comment on Sunday 21st May 2006 1:25am

Great chapter! Perfect after-dinner snack... I really like the way Harry and Ginny interact, their level of mutual comfort is a wonderful read. Hermione's practice dummies were a neat touch, and I guess Harry takes Tonks' suggestions to heart and improves them before the next meeting. But - Harry ought to give Ginny a bouquet of roses soon, right? I'd be a bit miffed if something like that happened to my hubby and he didn't even give me one of those roses he kept on conjuring... Anyway, Harry's "standard" threat was a sweet touch - Remus really is the closest thing to a family Harry has (omitting the Dursleys, they don't count).

Wonderful read, as always. Thanks for sharing!

circe1 posted a comment on Saturday 20th May 2006 4:55pm

like the story.

Manatheron posted a comment on Saturday 20th May 2006 2:56pm

You know, I never even realized that you were (Are?) a FF.N writer, this is the only place I have thought to look for you works, much to my shame.

You are an exceptionally gifted writer, Please keep up the excellent work!

Musings of Apathy replied:

That is definately a was.   They deleted my story for exceeding the stated rating of 'M' and so I accepted that and moved on.   This group of authors was kind enough to invite me to join, and so I did.   Shortly, I will be removing my stories from any other sites that I can remember posting to.   It is too much of a hassle to post new chapters to several different sites, and then half the sites out there want to beta and correct stories posted there, and I am liking hte greater control that is offered here.

Thank you for reading and reviewing.

Mike (MoA)

HermioneGreen posted a comment on Saturday 20th May 2006 6:12am

A most awesome chapter . . . are you still taking votes, or have you already decided which prank was the best? I wait on the edge of my seat in eager anticipation for the next chapter.


Musings of Apathy replied:

No, the votes and the writing of that chapter was done more than half a year ago.   If you wish, you can tell me before I release the chapter and see if your guess is correct.   In truth, every prank received at least a few votes, but I had a clear winner.

Thank you for your interest in my story.

Mike (MoA)

Zarz posted a comment on Saturday 20th May 2006 3:16am

This is really great! I can't wait for the next chapter! My one question is, when did the Room of Requirement get broken? I can't remember that happening, not when, why, or how. Please, keep up the good work, I love your story!

Musings of Apathy replied:

The room or Requirement got broken when Bill locked Ginny in it for Harry's stint as a Male Veela.   She needed to be out of the way, and she was until she blew the door up with a rocket propelled grenade.   Voila, no door and one broken room of Requirement.   Their 'Punishment' was to fix it.

Thank you for reading and reviewing.

Mike (MoA)

freakyfinger posted a comment on Saturday 20th May 2006 3:13am

That anmagus scene makes me really want to be able to transform to something . . . a wolf or a raptor pehaps . . .

AK posted a comment on Saturday 20th May 2006 2:11am

Ron laughs at his best friend and said with the biggest smile he has to offer,
--> tenses !!!
--> does this exist?
Interesting chapter, though I am still waiting for the plot to start and kick in.

Musings of Apathy replied: my english might be tinged with a bit much Californian.   Any word can be made real here.

Thank you for sharing you views of my story with me.

Mike (MoA)

Amamama posted a comment on Thursday 18th May 2006 2:16am

What a sneaky way to make sure Ginny remains unharmed... Voldemort and his minions sure are a bunch of dunces.

On the other hand, this prank was great. Far from producing the frustrations Fred probably planned, it gave Harry a day off from classes to explore his animagus form. What could be better than that?

Great chapter, as always. Thanks!


Philipe posted a comment on Thursday 18th May 2006 12:55am

A quiet chapter.. but i like it.. but i did miss Ginny.. Where was she?


HermioneGreen posted a comment on Wednesday 17th May 2006 10:47pm

Interesting that Harry couldn't break Fred's prank . . . does that mean that Fred used some hertofore unknown mage lock that permited a spell only to be broken after a set time, or that Fred is actually stronger in his magic than he relizes or allows others to see?

Keep up the good work.


Musings of Apathy replied:

{Biting tongue to keep from spoiling it}

I just rewrote the chapter that deals with that. (The reveal chapter...coming soon)

Just a few more chapters and you will see.

Thank you for reading and reviewing.

Christina C. Keimig posted a comment on Wednesday 17th May 2006 9:27pm

Quite the fun prank. And relatively harmless as well. I enjoyed this chapter.

Aaran St Vines posted a comment on Wednesday 17th May 2006 9:03pm

The creativity of your pranks has never ceased to amaze me. Only Ron's prank was a bit cliche, but then Ron would not be that original, would he?

I am sad that the Weasley boy prank contest has ended. But I look forward to the retribution.

Revenge is a dish best served hysterically.

AlanSmithy posted a comment on Wednesday 17th May 2006 4:40pm

I must apologize for not reviewing before now, as I have been following your story for the past few months and I am enjoying the progress. But something in this chapter caught my attention and as it is one of my few pet peeves, I felt that I must point it out. Your reference to the nursery rhyme "Ring a ring o’roses" as a metaphor for the black plague is not true, but rather an urban legend. There are many reasons it is impossible for this rhyme to refer to the black plague, the least of which is that the first instance of this rhyme being documented was in 1881, meaning that it would have existed unchanged for 500 years. Such a popular rhyme would have undoubtedly been recorded before then, and would have existed in a Middle English version. For more evidence I shall refer you to

this website

I apologize for the impromptu history lecture, but I thought I should do my part in attempting to kill this urban legend. Good work on your story and keep it up. I enjoy reading.

Musings of Apathy replied:

Thank you for the history lesson.   However, for the purposes of this story, the urban legend, true or false, is the one I am using, as it is told by Harry, who could have and probably would have heard the origin of the nursery rhyme the same as I did.   If I were quoting it as fact rather than one character telling another, it might be different, but when I researched the rhyme on the net, I found many accounts of it being aboutthe plague and verified my interpretation of it.   I even changed the phrasing from what is taught to nursery school kids in the United States to that sang by children in england and wales.

Just for curiosity, I will check out your link.

Thank you for your interest in my story.

Manatheron posted a comment on Sunday 14th May 2006 12:33pm

Excellent! Two perfect transfirmations on the first attempt! Huh... Wonder how long it took wormtail to get it right... or even padfoot and prongs for that matter.

Excellent chapter, Love it!

Aaran St Vines posted a comment on Sunday 14th May 2006 9:33am

Without a doubt this has been the best explanation of the Animagus Transformation, and description of two actual transformations that I have ever read.

Excellent research and brilliant execution.

Patches posted a comment on Saturday 13th May 2006 4:55pm

This is a very good chapter. I really like the "prophecy" that Hermione came up with. What a great idea to protect Ginny. Moldyshorts will think twice before hurting her to keep Harry from gaining power! A real stroke of genius!
I love the detail in describing the animagus transformation and the level of respect that people should give to a predator even if it is a witch or wizard transformed into an animal! It reminds us all that animals need to be respected and we as people need to try to understand what animals like and don't like from others. Especially other animals and people. It was enlightening to see MacGonagal's reaction to being petted. Even with all her years of experience she succombed to stimulas from Ginny petting her in her animagus form.
Thank you for writing. pms

Musings of Apathy replied:

That was an excellent review, Patches.   I had to make some decisions and assumptions about Animagi and the Animagus transformations.   Jeconais, in This Means War, gave me some of my inspiration when he had Snuffles forget where he is when he is transformed and start to lick himself as dogs are wont to do.

In the end, I figured that there would be a good portion of the animal's base left with just the human controlling it.   I really can't imagine it being intelligent to snuggle up to a predator, be it an animal or an animagus.

Thank you for reviewing.

ridmania posted a comment on Saturday 13th May 2006 11:02am

loved it!!!

Amamama posted a comment on Saturday 13th May 2006 2:01am

Cool animagi! How fitting that they are both serious predators. Nice. Will they start roaming the grounds together? Going out for late night hunting sessions? Harry's getting hold of Ron's snack was just the perfest touch.

The acting at the beginning of the chapter was very convincing. I'm looking forward to see what comes out of it.


Terry Swain posted a comment on Friday 12th May 2006 9:30pm

That was a great chapter. :)

HermioneGreen posted a comment on Friday 12th May 2006 8:49pm

A most wonderful chapter . . . I just love the new prophecy . . . How many times will someone have to cast the spell on them for them to change? or was it just that one time for them to be able to note the process?

Thanks again for sharing


Musings of Apathy replied:

That was the one time the spell has to be used, if successful, which it was.   If their animal form is correct in the back of their mind, that spell will bring it forward into activation.   After that it is a mental excercise to change.   It requires no wand.

Thank you for reading and reviewing.