Hey! Congrats on the invite to chat! You deserve recognition as a great author!
I enjoy the new chapter, but once again I'm so confused. I don't ask questions though because I know eventually you'll answer them. I'm really hoping that Josef is actually a good guy. There's already been so much deception and I hope he stays on Ginny's side (and Harry's for that matter).
So Albert is a good guy, then (for the time being)? I guess I missed that in the last story. He let them go, right? And gave them some of his liquor? I'm going to go back and read the stories once their all finished, try and fill in all the holes that I can't remember.
How come you don't email responses anymore? Just curious. You always had great emails to me highlighting the things that had happened whenever I was confused and I appreciate that fact that you took the time to do that. Don't feel you've got to or anything. I like short little Author Responses, too. I'm just curious.
Anyway, great chapter and of course, I'm always looking forward to reading more!
I still do email responses. You just have to ask more specific questions. Or... ask them louder... or stuff. Anyway, you'll get your wish.
Yes, the deception is unfortunate. I have all of my readers secong guessing everything they read now. I'll explain more in the email. If everyone else wants to know, they'll have to ask on their own time. There is no free lunch.
That said... you know.... you could always email your questions to me. You're allowed to do that. They don't even have to be questions. I'm not picky. I just like knowing that people are enjoying the story.
Oh, and: *kills* *kills again* I'm not going to stop killing you for a long time you realize, right? *grins*
Hm... very confused about the girl and the Prefect. It's like she's half Dementor or something the way Ginny was describing how she went all cold inside and Harry spazzed out. The rattling breath and the black sightless eyes, the greying skin... but that's impossible.
Great chapter, another edge of the seat read. I'm still a little paranoid about Josef's loyalty. It's like "Trust No One" kinda thing.
Can't wait for another update.
Author's Response: A number of comments: 1) Yes, the secrecy is unexplained for now. In my mind, it's justified. Perhaps the failure is in conveying this to the reader. I feel this will be clearer in the future. 2) Harry isn't worried about who can keep a secret. He's not even telling Ginny. 3) We haven't seen any werewolves showing off this excellent sense of smell. Greyback didn't detect Harry in Half-Blood Prince. Lupin never detected Pettigrew in Prisoner of Azkaban. I don't see why I would introduce that now. 4) Why would McGonagall think she was dealing with someone in an invisibility cloak? Nothing she or Lupin has said involved invisibility. 5) Thanks for the reveiw! I do enjoy hearing the thoughts of someone willing to nitpick a story.
Author's Response: You don't like Valencia? You've barely met her. It's a liittle harsh to imply that she's creepy as well. You're going to hurt her feelins.
I think you hit JK Rowling's harry right on here. Of course, you've always been in character, but he always seemed to do everything perfectly (save problems that occurred outside of his control). His accidently answering McGonagall while invisible was perfect. :)
Poor Tonks! Remus seems a bit oblivious to the entire "jealousy" thing...hopefully he's just igoring it and isn't that dense. ;)