Penname: Wolfs_Scream [Contact]
Real name: David Wolfskill
Member Since: 08/18/2005
Membership status: Member

Not creative enough to be an author; I can help with proofreading and the like, though. The Web site above has nothing about Harry Potter. Buried in some pages on the site you might find hints as to the origin of the penname, but that's about the extent of the relevance.

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What if the fates that let Harry's parents live the night he got his scar, also gave him a younger sister and let him befriend Ron Weasley earlier? What would be different?

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Alternate Universe (AU), General Fan Fiction
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Fluff
Warnings: Alternate Universe, Mild Language, Mild Violence, Sexual Situations
Chapters: 59 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 223354; Read Count: 118214; Completed: Yes

Updated: 12/26/2006; Published: 08/23/2005
Reviewer: Wolfs_Scream (Signed)
Cute way to bring in the Marauder's Map. Seems to me that Ginny can be a fairly forceful character on her own (well, more so in a couple of years than right now in the story); with Rose as an ally, those two could be pretty scary. :-) Well done!

Chapter 11: More Marauders and a new tool
Reviewer: Wolfs_Scream (Signed)
Heh; cute prank. One slightly pedantic point: Medusa was the name of one of the Gorgons. That said, had you referred to the Slytherins' hair turning "into writhing snakes like a Gorgon's," I expect it might have taken some readers a while to figure out what you meant. :-} What's up next? Quidditch practice?

Author's Response: Thanks for your last three reviews, Wolfs_Scream. As you guessed, using Medusa as the reference point was deliberate since this is the name most people associate with this type of creature. Your guess about the next chapter is close but just wait for it.,

Chapter 12: Another New Marauder and a schoolwide prank
Reviewer: Wolfs_Scream (Signed)
Snape was certainly "in character," there.... :-} Well done!

Author's Response: Thanks again for the review. The next chapter will be up soon.

Chapter 13: The Strange Visitor
Reviewer: Wolfs_Scream (Signed)
Pretty good; I'm wondering if Rose will end up in the Chamber along with Ginny (though I don't see any reason for her to be there). More specific notes: I believe that the cloak is generally referred to as an "invisibility cloak" (vs. "invisible cloak"). How & when did Harry retrieve his invisibility cloak (after tossing it into the alcove (so Filch woudn't see it)? Harry desperately hope that he wasn't -> Harry desperately hoped that he wasn't Malfoy had conjured a snake which Lockhart attempted to blast it, -> Malfoy had conjured a snake which Lockhart attempted to blast,

Author's Response: Hey, you thought of something I considered, Rose in the Chamber with Ginny. But you're right, that there's no reason for her to be there. Sorry about the invisible cloak booboo, my spelling check elf was busy with work. I forgot to mention that Harry managed to retrieve the cloak the following night. Thanks for reviewing again.

Chapter 14: The Voice and the Chamber
Reviewer: Wolfs_Scream (Signed)
Hmm.... I wonder what Rose's role in this adventure will be.... I'm a little surprised that when the kids were watching the trainee Aurors, they weren't in some "observation booth" (like a "cry room" in a sanctuary) Neville showed more-than-average cleverness, there, especially for a 12-year-old. Good on him! :-).

Chapter 15: Chamber Secrets
Reviewer: Wolfs_Scream (Signed)
Hmmm... good overall, but I think it would have been more plausible for McGonagall to have used a Sonorus charm, rather than a megaphone. (The thought of McGonagall acting like a cheerleader is a tad scary, actually.)

Author's Response: I know that using a Sonorus charm would have been better but in the book, McGonagall used a megaphone. I just wanted to use some details from the book.

Chapter 16: Finding the Chamber
Reviewer: Wolfs_Scream (Signed)
Hmmm... interesting variations on Canon, there. Should be interesting to find out why Lockhart is tied up, too. :-} I wonder if it's significant that Fawkes didn't need to shed tears to heal Harry....

Author's Response: I wasn't sure if there was a point to having Fawkes heal Harry with his tears other than showing a phoenix's powers, so I did this variation.

Chapter 17: To the rescue
Reviewer: Wolfs_Scream (Signed)
What can I say...? Well done! :-) And I see that Lily has noticed Harry's "saving people thing" (though she had the decency to phrase it slightly differently. :-}) Hmm.... and is it possible that Harry, having grown up in a loving family and having known the Weasleys for so long, might actually be a little less slow to figure out that he's attracted to Ginny (vs. Harry in Canon)? :-)

Author's Response: Thanks again for reviewing. About Harry and Ginny, just wait for the next chapters. I hope what I plan won't be too cliche or old.

Chapter 18: After the Chamber
Reviewer: Wolfs_Scream (Signed)
Ah ; thanks for the Christmas present -- and a Merry Christmas (and congratulations on getting out of the hospital) to you! All in all, quite good -- though I can't help but wonder about the exam-cancellation -- what about the students who were just completing their 5th or 7th years? And as far as trying to hide the identity of who was abducted -- I'd think that just about anyone could visit the Hospital Wing and/or compare notes regarding who didn't make it to the dorms the previous night. That might not prove the identity beyond a reasonable doubt, but surely it would reduce the number of possible candidates. :-} Interesting that Harry was able to sense some of what Ginny was feeling; I get the impression that we may find out more regarding this effect later on, and find that it was rather more than mere coincidence. :-) Yes, the martial arts training [I need to be sure and avoid transposing a couple of letters, there -- the kids are rather too young for *that*] should prove both interesting and helpful. Well done!

Author's Response: Thanks you for the review again. I was also a bit concerned about OWLs and NEWTs when I started the chapter but forgot about it in my rush to finish the chapter. Until this point, I had decided to use the books for the main plot and some details and just went along with the cancellation of exams. The next few chapters should be interesting as thrid year for Harry will be different in many aspects from the book.

Chapter 19: End of another schoolyear
Reviewer: Wolfs_Scream (Signed)
So Tiberius is a Gryffindor, eh? Not entirely unexpected, I suppose: there has been precedent within the Black family. :-} But what is he normally called? "Tiberius" seems a bit off-putting, at best. [What parents name their children!] Interesting bit of a "confessional" between Harry & Rose in the first part of the chapter. And I see that Rose is ... observant. :-) I was a little surprised that Remus announced his new position to the kids; then again, since Sirius wasn't an escaped convict, there wasn't the call to have Dementors surrounding the school, so there wouldn't have been the Dementors on the train, &c.... Very well done!

Chapter 21: Start of term