Reviews for Potomac
||2011.08.18 - 07:01PM
||28: Chapter Twenty-eight
|I have to admit, when this started I didn't really know what to make of it and was prepared not to like it. But it turned into a great story, with great characters and plot. Well done!|
Author's Response: Thanks so much!
It means a lot to hear that it was worth the time invested to read.
||2009.05.29 - 09:59PM
||28: Chapter Twenty-eight
|Hi, I have enjoyed the journey and hope to read more of your stories. It was well set up and flowed nicely. A good read for sure. I live in the Netherlands, near the sea. Thanks for sharing your story.|
||2007.10.10 - 02:48AM
||26: Chapter Twenty-six
|This is such a good story, although a bit cryptic in places. I am looking forward to more.|
||2007.10.07 - 03:43AM
||1: Chapter One
|I just found this story and am fascinated after the first chapter. |
||2007.09.25 - 10:45PM
||24: Chapter Twenty-four
|Okay, most of this is clear. I don't understand, though, in what way Remus thinks he is being Severus's enabler. I thought the risk was more the other way around. And how could Jack help in his present situation without understanding his past and his wizard-ness? The Penelope Clearwater story is clearly an interesting and significant part of the war story, though it is emerging slowly and mystifyingly, like everything in your story. I look forward to your next chapter. Thanks for posting these.|
||2007.09.18 - 03:15PM
||22: Chapter Twenty-two
|So, Moody's colluding with Yaxley? Or just being ornery? (I know--wait for the next chapter and I'll find out.) Thanks for answering my previous queries. I'm not usually this muzzy but I'm down with a bad cold and I'm afraid very little makes sense this week. It seemed to me, though, that Snape could have put Yaxley in prison without the charade in the cell. I know he wanted to learn something, but apparently he hasn't. Why, then, is he feeling like Harry does when he's just about to catch the Snitch? Is that to do with Moody, too? (I suppose I should go back and re-read.)|
Author's Response: No worries! I love that you give me feedback.
Moody's is just nursing an old grudge. This is the same antagonism from OOTP, and a lack of trust in 'the spy'.
Yes, the charade in the cell was a ploy to learn as much as he could to help Amanda, but he ran out of time.
The Snitch is in reference to the fact that Severus has been playing mind games with Yaxley. Just sending him to prison wasn't enough. He wanted to break the man, and letting him think he could escape justice then crushing that hope was the last step.
Yes, Dr. Crane is skirting the 'Dark Side' by using his clinical experience to settle a score.
||2007.09.16 - 06:09PM
||21: Chapter Twenty-one
|You're getting all inscrutable again. What's in the letter? Is it the same thing that's in the paper, that makes the Hogwarts faculty accept his innocence? And if so, why is he being imprisoned with a Death Eater? Surely there's such a thing as bail. I'm puzzled. And what is "the best wedding present of all"? Revenge? They've already got Amanda back. And I thought it was Macnair whose Death Eater activities needed proving? And in what sense was Yaxley "dominant"?|
Author's Response: Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Let's see if I can offer some insight.
n the letter, Remus is breaking the Fideleous Charm--or, more accurately, leaking some of the information that was controlled by him. The paper contained information that the wizarding world at large needed to know; the letter contains extra information for McGonnagal alone and some form of threat in the post-script. Potter stepped between them, and quietly assured her that Remus Lupin was to be taken very seriously, especially regarding the post script-- which must have been written after Samuel had seen the letter. (from Chapter 21)
Why is he being imprisoned with a Death Eater? Hmm... perhaps things are not entirely as they appear. Bloody fool. You should have confessed. Now, I'm going to make you pay for dragging me from my comfortable office. (also from Chapter 21) Severus doesn't seem especially worried about injustice or his own freedom here...
The best wedding present of all? Returning Amanda--a close friend to Potter, and Ron Weasley's (ex-?)girlfriend--to physical and emotional health. The catch? If one of her captors escapes justice, her physical and mental security will likely be shattered.
Macnair is a fugitive from Azkaban already. He was captured in cannon OOTP at the Department of Mysteries debacle. "Macnair isn't the problem, prof--, I don't even know what to call you anymore. Setting Yaxley free for lack of evidence is unacceptable. Unless Amanda can testify--" (from chapter 19)
Regarding Yaxley's 'dominance': Severus doesn't know enough about the current 'relationship' between those men, other than they were apparently partners in crime. His assessment of who was 'top dog' is a general accounting of what he personally knew of each man, five years before. Macnair was still a killer. Yaxley must have become quite dominant to have held the other wizard in check for nineteen days. (from chapter 21) Severus believes that if Macnair were the one making the decisions, Amanda would have been killed outright, not tormented over nineteen days before her captors were apprehended. That means that Yaxley must have been calling the shots, and Severus finds that puzzling because he believed the man to be a 'follower', not a 'leader'.
||2007.09.10 - 08:59AM
||19: Chapter Nineteen
|Ah, so things are moving now. I love the moment in the mountains, and the way you've shown how much Samuel loves his life. And Silas Marner is indeed perfect. I continue to love reading your story, particularly now that I'm following the plot a bit better.|
Author's Response: I've been working on trickling in the pertinent details... Sorry if things were confusing for a time.
I will say that Glacier National Park is one of my favorite places on earth, so it makes me happy that you liked that moment. It took me several drafts to even begin to capture the (quite literally) breath-taking beauty.
||2007.09.07 - 07:03AM
||18: Chapter Eighteen
|Reggie sounds lovely! I get the feeling that Samuel hasn't been top dog in his house for a while now ;) I'm interested to see how things are between Samuel and John after their tryst at the end of the last chapter - are they happy? Together? Leaving it at that? So many questions ...|
Author's Response: I'm so glad that you like Reggie. He makes me smile when I write about him too.
I hope I've conveyed that John and Samuel will always have a very complicated relationship, and their past just doesn't want to leave them alone.
Love from (smokey) Montana,
||2007.09.04 - 10:48PM
||18: Chapter Eighteen
|Snort! ("at least he knows who's alpha!")|
Author's Response: ;)
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