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Lee Dickie posted a comment on Wednesday 16th October 2019 1:33pm

A well written and insightful take on the summer and the Dementors.

ILikeToRead posted a comment on Tuesday 15th October 2019 7:14pm

I remember reading this somewhere and a few more chapters but thanks for sharing!

HopelessFan posted a comment on Tuesday 15th October 2019 1:44pm

It's always good to see a new post from you, I'm a huge fan

amulder posted a comment on Monday 14th October 2019 9:38pm

So is Paxton a bit like Jasmine from the letters of summer? As in, a competent helpful adult, who is also kind of mysterious and all that?

Totally was not expecting the Dolores surprise death!

Thanks for sharing

Kokopelli replied:

Paxton would say he's not all that mysterious. 

Jasmine was an uber-competent witch in the ninja bodyguard tradition. 

One of the many plot holes in JKR's narrative is how the Dementors got from Azkaban to Little Whinging.  I'm assuming that they didn't ride the ferry to the mainland and then catch a train.  Here I'm painting Dolores as someone who might have been played by Lucius Malfoy.

dogbertcarroll posted a comment on Monday 22nd July 2019 6:16pm

Interesting...

rgshea96789 posted a comment on Monday 22nd July 2019 1:02am

Very nice to see you writing again. Have a great week.

deeniebee posted a comment on Sunday 21st July 2019 10:58am

I actually would have loved this Lockhart, there is so much more complexity here then first appearances like in the book, which only reinforced the shallow nature of the character whereas some depth would have really made for a richer experience overall. Plot bunny for the win!

Mistress of Potions posted a comment on Sunday 21st July 2019 6:36am

Interesting view of Lockhart, with more intelligence and compassion than the original.

DukeBrymin posted a comment on Friday 19th July 2019 8:03pm

Nicely done.

I have to admit, I thought fanficauthors was defunct--so it was doubly exciting to see something by you, AND coming from this site.

ILikeToRead posted a comment on Friday 19th July 2019 6:46pm

Lockhart seemed quite competent in this chapter. Thanks for sharing!

Kairan1979 posted a comment on Friday 19th July 2019 4:51pm

It's great to see your story updated.

Crys posted a comment on Friday 19th July 2019 3:34pm

Yes, that was interesting.

An observant Lockhart who is honestly looking out for his students. That still leaves the room for incompetent and narcisstic to stay inline with canon, though being careful with the diary might show his incompetence is an act.

Interesting start to a story.

Clell65619 posted a comment on Friday 19th July 2019 2:59pm

Interesting. A 'Not Useless' Lockhart is a rare character in HP fanon, even after all these years. I do have to admit a Voldemort influenced by the Canon Gildroy has real potential... I'm sorry you're not continuing this.

The Seeker posted a comment on Friday 19th July 2019 1:48pm

Nice to see something new from you. This is a wonderful gem of a story. The extremely self-serving Lockhart does have a redeeming quality - he cares about the welfare of his students. Who would've expected that? In your hands, though, it made sense. Your two examples showed small, perfect encounters that highlighted these good deeds, even showing Lockhart using different means to reach his goal. Using the 'Gilderoy Lockhart was many things' description at the start and end of this story was inspired. Looking forward to your next story. - The Seeker

Manatheron posted a comment on Friday 19th July 2019 12:40pm

Good to see you again! I was just reading one of Jeconis' stories (Matryoshka Vignettes) and stumbled across the chapter you wrote for him, and wondered what you had been up to lately. Fate it seems, is fortuitous. This version of Lockhart appears to be a fairly significant step up from what we saw in Rowling's books... that being said she has an awful lot of internal inconsistencies, so I'm okay with that. Always looking forward to your stuff, ~Manatheron

ZanyMuggle posted a comment on Friday 19th July 2019 11:29am

It's great to see your work again. I like your characterization of Lockhart and CoS plot as much as canon. It's interesting how many characters you delved into and how many plot points you covered in so few words. Thanks for writing!

vl100butch posted a comment on Friday 19th July 2019 10:41am

OMG, you've made Lockhart a decent human being, well done! Very interested to see where this goes if you continue.

Kokopelli replied:

Oh, he's still a sleazeball, passing off other peoples accomplishments as his own - the word for that is stolen valor.  As I write Lockhart, he's a competent sleazeball.

amulder posted a comment on Friday 19th July 2019 10:26am

True, true, but a child is more gullible and naive. I'd expect most adults to see through Mr Riddle -- he was only sixteen, after all -- as well as the danger of an intelligent book.

Now Quirrel might be interesting, as he was actively seeking Voldemort.

You actually have presented a fairly competent and good(?) Lockart. Not sure he'd fall for the book. Hmm. hmm. Hmm. Now I'm trying to recall if I've ever come across a story with an adult using the diary. I kind of think I have, but I'm totally drawing a blank on details.

Kokopelli replied:

He's competent, but he's still stealing other people's accomplishments and obliviating people for his own convenience.  He just does good along the way, when it's not inconvenient.  He's vain, he's a liar, he covets all sorts of things, and has incredible lusts that drive his life.  Not exactly "good" in my book.  Even sleazeballs, however, can do the right thing.

Possessed Lockhart?  That would be a scary story.

bernicrumb posted a comment on Sunday 23rd June 2019 6:16pm

I enojyed this chapter very much. Paxton is an excellent original character; I found him very likeable. I also enjoyed seeing the story from someone other than Harry Potter's point of view.

Kokopelli replied:

I have two or three chapters that follow on from this.  I didn't want to write something the size of Order of the Phoenix, but that's what the story arc looked like.  Between family and work, I have precious litte time for writing these days.  I may return to this someday.  Thanks for your kind words.

bernicrumb posted a comment on Sunday 23rd June 2019 12:38pm

I love this! I never liked the idea of Harry becoming an auror. After being forced to be a child soldier in canon, and his experiencrs with being controlled by Dumbledore and persecuted by the corrupt Ministry, I just can't see him willingly putting himself into a position where Ministry leadership can give him orders. While it would be nice to see the future outcome of this oneshot scenario, I find the fic as it currently exists to be wholely satisfying. Well done!

Kokopelli replied:

The next story in the vault is more or less the sequel.  Yes, I never liked Auror-Harry - too much same-old, same-old.