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Patches posted a comment on Saturday 31st January 2009 11:17am for Chapter the Third

This is good. I really like this story. A really different view of the Potterverse but you are really good at doing new situations. I am sorry to see that you are not going to continue with HP stoies. You have written some really good ones. If you should change your mind I will be here to read them. Thanks for sharing your tallent. pms

Kokopelli replied:

PMS,

Thanks for your kind words.

I''m not burning any bridges, just letting people know that fan fic is no longer the season of my life.

J

Deborahsu posted a comment on Saturday 31st January 2009 1:06am for Chapter the Third

You updated!!!! Hurray!!! I thought you'd abandoned this story. But it'll be your last? I'm sorry to hear that. I've always enjoyed your work in this delightfully flexible universe.

Kokopelli replied:

No, I will finish this story - the question is whether or not it will be one or two additional chapters.  The problem is time - I work, I'm married, I have kids - after spending time on all of these activities, there's precious little left for writing.

My children, however, are only going to be under my roof for a few more years, so they're the priority for now.

After that, maybe something original that I can sell.

brad posted a comment on Friday 30th January 2009 6:21pm for Chapter the Third

I do enjoy your stories; they have a very 'practical' feel to them. It's a pragmatic flavour I've enjoyed since my fandom beginnings, when TLoS was pretty much the first fanfic I discovered.

I think I irritated you with the last one-shot you published - the one with Ginny climbing into Harry's lap and spending the night there, in full view of the common room, after the final battle. My anti-canon!Ginny bias interpreted that as 'staking a claim' to her hero for all the world to see. That might not have been her only aim, but it certainly was a useful result.

This time around Ginny's returning with a '*very* smug smile on her face' has me seeing Weasley red. I guess Ginny's obstacle-free ride to Harry's heart from HBP continued without obstruction through Lily's interrogation? Maybe it's because I'm a male, but I can't help but see a first-time chat with my romantic interest's parent as something to be nervous about. Doubly so if the parent has the reputation of Lily (a woman who sacrificed her life for her child). I note that Ginny was 'wary' (but had the charm turned on) prior to the walk. I'm with Ron; I would have loved to hear that conversation, and I am curious as to how/why dear Ginny came back so cock-a-hoop happy.

I suspect that some of your readers wouldn't have minded being in on the torture - potential or otherwise - of Snape either. :-)

It's an excellent glamour that relays such things as wind-driven red-and-white cheeks and ears of the underlying body to the superimposed image! :-)

Looking forward to the conclusion of this tale ... wondering if Lily/Harry is going to survive!

Kokopelli replied:

Ah, Now What - I enjoyed that little drabble - it was H/G because it was strict to canon - but I'm no longer feeling bound to be a canonist - so there ;-)

You must remember that this story is from Hermione's POV - she interpreted Ginny's expression as smug, but it equally could have been terrified or "I'm smiling because I don't know what else to do..."

Lily lit the torch and convinced Severus that if he didn't start talking, she was going to peel his skin, starting on his feet and working her way up.  She was very believable.

You may or may not enjoy the ending - we'll see.

Thanks for reading.

JEC

kate19 posted a comment on Wednesday 28th January 2009 7:47am for Chapter the Third

it's nice to read something different sometimes. and this is funny too! also nice to see a different point of view.

kate

Kokopelli replied:

In my NSHO, more fanfic should be written from Hermione's POV, but so few writers take advantage of it.  When writing TLOS, I experimented with writing different chapters from different POVs - and I found that I enjoyed writing Hermione very much.

J

Jim_xinu posted a comment on Sunday 25th January 2009 5:08am for Chapter the Third

Huh. I was sure that it was Pettigrew that they caught.

Good chapter, thanks for sharing it with us.

Kokopelli replied:

You're welcome.

Evan Mayerle posted a comment on Saturday 24th January 2009 10:45pm for Chapter the Third

Man, even with the glamour that has to be confusing for all involved. I suspect a lot of readers would love to hear the discussion between Lily and Ginny, though I suspect Harry would be horribly embarrassed to hear it and will only "enjoy" the results of it. Looking ahead, I'm wondering just what surprises Lily has in mind for that Teeter meeting. This is a uniquely different and enjoyable fic, thank you.

Kokopelli replied:

I may write that scene as an omake, or write it into one of the chapters to come.

riegert8 posted a comment on Friday 23rd January 2009 9:20pm for Chapter the Third

This is a sad story, seem that Harry has such bad live that he the only one that can't talk to his mother. What worse is that she take over his body, which make him a prisoner that alone.

Kokopelli replied:

That's not where this story is going.

Wolfric posted a comment on Friday 23rd January 2009 4:49pm for Chapter the Third

I enjoyed the chapter. Thanks for writing. I am somewhat discouraged in that you are the latest author that I like who has announced his intention to quit writing. I suppose that I can understand that peoples interests evolve and change but that doesn't lessen the sense of loss for the enjoyment that you have so unselfishly provided. The very best of luck and satisfaction to you in your future endeavors. Thanks again. W.

Kokopelli replied:

It's time to stop writing in JKR's sandbox and starting my own stuff - but at this season of my life, writing is a hobby that takes a back seat to family - alas.

Anthony May posted a comment on Friday 23rd January 2009 3:53pm for Chapter the Third

So you are alive!!!! As far as I can tell, you are the Shepherd of the Fan Fiction Writers. I have been wondering when we would get to hearing from you. It's been a while and it's good to have you back. As always the story is great, I had to go back and read the first 2 chapters again-but it was worth it. Please, I beg of thee, do not make us wait another year for a chapter. Always a fan, Anthony

Kokopelli replied:

Shepherd?

Tommy posted a comment on Friday 23rd January 2009 7:55am for Chapter the Third

Hey! :)

Sad to hear it might be your last HP fic. You're a brilliant writer, and I really appreciate the work you've shared with us in the HP community. I understand you might write from other fandoms, or maybe even original works, so I'll keep an eye out just in case. ;) These days the HP fandom popularity is on its way out, and the anime/manga series Naruto is quickly taking over - maybe that'll be something for you? I know Team 8 here on this site is among the most popular out there. Whether we'll see more of your work or not, a big thank you for a brilliant ride of adventures!

Sincerely,

Tommy A. L.
(Fanfix)

Kokopelli replied:

Matthew Schocke (Veridian) writes in the Naruto universe - he spent almost an hour once explaining the story to me, but I've yet to crack into that world. 

No, the next step in writing will be collaborating with other authors on original stuff, and writing some original stuff of my own - but I'm waiting for my kids - I'll write more once they're away at college - which is years away.

K

Hoss posted a comment on Friday 23rd January 2009 4:35am for Chapter the Third

I'll have to go back and reread 1-2 to get my head around this one. It's good to see you back and to know tour not dead. Thanks so much for the chapter, and looking forward to the next one. Hoss

HopelessFan posted a comment on Thursday 22nd January 2009 11:48pm for Chapter the Third

I was going to joke but I was quite saddened to see this might be the last HP story you'll finish.
You were one of the first Fanfiction authors i read and I've faithfully been following you for ages.
I know there would be a day eventually when you moved on.. i'm just sorry its come so soon.

Thanks for your contributions.. they have all been read and appreciated.

noahshonor posted a comment on Thursday 22nd January 2009 10:17pm for Chapter the Third

Never mind how long it takes, when Kokopelli writes, all is well.

The Midnight Poster posted a comment on Thursday 22nd January 2009 7:14pm for Chapter the Third

WoW, I had forgotten all about this story. Good to see you haven't forgotten. Looking forward to the next chapter 6 months from now :)

Lon Huey posted a comment on Thursday 22nd January 2009 1:34pm for Chapter the Third

Thanks for coming back.

KateHC posted a comment on Thursday 22nd January 2009 11:46am for Chapter the Third

Lovely. I read it all from the beginning again just because it had been a while. Telling the story from Hermione's Point of View allows us to get to know her better. Very well done!

Jimbocous posted a comment on Thursday 22nd January 2009 10:19am for Chapter the Third

Thanks for the update!!!

amulder posted a comment on Thursday 22nd January 2009 8:30am for Chapter the Third

Well, John, I'd about forgot this existed.

Now I have to go back and re-read the whole thing. I'm lost! :-)

Hope you're doing well,
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