dan26 posted a comment on Saturday 4th June 2011 11:34pm for The Beginning
A short but uniquly beliveable story comes to mind
Wolf550e posted a comment on Saturday 4th June 2011 11:29pm for The Beginning
There is a serious problem with the "last descendant of someone who lived a thousand years ago" trope. The genes of the successful (rich / powerful) people who lived in the middle ages are in millions of Europeans (and thus, Americans). All of Western Europe is descended from Charlemagne, and I'm sure all of Wizarding Britain is descended from Godric Gryffindor. Descent from legitimate heirs (direct male line, born in wedlock, able to inherit) is much less probable, but this is not what we're talking about.
Huge disparity in power quickly leads to: "Harry wished all the world's problems would be solved. He snapped his fingers, and it was so. Harry looked at the world with all its problems solved, and it was good."
- As a general rule you're right about an ever spreading family tree. There are, however trees that have been pruned root and branch. In the grand scheme of things, pretty much any of us are related to pretty much any major personalty sharing our heritage from a thousand years ago. Individual lines can and do die out. In this case the Gryffindor line was winnowed down to a single family, of which Harry is the sole survivor.
- While the Bewitched canon magic users are absurdly powerful compared to JKR's canon, they aren't gods. There won't be any solving the worlds problems.
Orion posted a comment on Saturday 4th June 2011 11:02pm for The Beginning
Very interesting. I generally enjoy crossovers, and having read quite a few HP crosses, I'm quite pleased to run into one that I have never seen before. I find the power discrepancy issue especially interesting. Also the difference that magic done by one wizard can only be undone by the same one.
As for Dumbledore, I'm usually a fan of him either way - good or bad - but I've seen a lot less of the good lately, and even if this is "less manipulative bastard" rather than "grandfather/teacher/leader" it will still be refreshing change of pace. Not that it's not fun seeing evil-D get an anvil dropped on him on occasion too.
Riegert8 posted a comment on Saturday 4th June 2011 10:39pm for The Beginning
This is an Interesting chapter
OdinMage posted a comment on Saturday 4th June 2011 8:48pm for The Beginning
I can not wait for more of this. I absolutely love this idea, it's a crossover I've never seen, and one I want to see a lot more of! I saw a bit of this chapter... I think in the Caer Azkaban Yahoo! Group, and was hungry for more even after that little bit, the way you've finished up the chapter is great, and I really want to see more soon!
drewz05 posted a comment on Saturday 4th June 2011 8:46pm for The Beginning
Are the children going to notice when Darrin is replaced by a completely different person, twice!?
reader1writer1 posted a comment on Saturday 4th June 2011 8:12pm for The Beginning
I enjoyed that a lot. I can't wait to find out how badly Dumbledore messes up and what Samantha and family do about it :)
magic53 posted a comment on Saturday 4th June 2011 7:03pm for The Beginning
Oh this looks like fun, love the beginning. Bewitched was the first show I ever saw on a color tv (and yes, sadly, I am dating myself). Just imagining Paul Lynde smirking (yes, the original smirk) and Marion Lane as Rowena is wonderful. Looking forward to the rest of this very much.
Greg Johnson posted a comment on Saturday 4th June 2011 7:00pm for The Beginning
Fun story. Can't wait for the next chapter. Thanks for posting!
FireStorm posted a comment on Saturday 4th June 2011 6:56pm for The Beginning
AWESOME!!! Please keep up with this story. I'm looking forward to seeing where you go with it
bonnie posted a comment on Saturday 4th June 2011 6:09pm for The Beginning
Great start. Really liking this. Would love to see a conversation between Clara aka Rowena with Dumbledore where she absentmindedly informs him just who she is and casually mentions that she really not a very good witch as she has control and focus issues that mess up her spells, and she accidentally obliterated Voldermort. Looking forward to what happens next.
rockcock posted a comment on Saturday 4th June 2011 5:55pm for The Beginning
A very refreshing idea , after all the mystical stuff that have acompanied harry in the fanfiction universe this is for me the first time to read something like this.
As I said, a very refreshing and interestimg idea.
It would be a pity not to continoue developing it.
Very well written good job.
tempest_bda posted a comment on Saturday 4th June 2011 5:55pm for The Beginning
After a devastating dry spell in my fanfiction reading , this fic hit the spot perfectly i am completely in love with it and cannot wait for more.Great Job in keeping the characters in character blending the worlds together and i love your explanation for Aunt Clara's magic problems.The Elder Sect is Brilliant as well. Also i love Endora so more of her would be great XD her taking Dumbledore down a peg or two or three will be the highlight of my day when ever i read it. Keep up the good work!
Wynter posted a comment on Saturday 4th June 2011 5:44pm for The Beginning
I think I'm in love. Seriously, one of the best things I've read in a while! (btw, can we have Ravenclaw!Harry? Please?)
nothorse posted a comment on Saturday 4th June 2011 5:23pm for The Beginning
Glad you're posting this.
I liked Dumbledore's letter. I hope you can avoid the usual Potterfic clichÃ©s. It definitely starts very cool and looks like it will be fun.
Ed Guttierrez posted a comment on Saturday 4th June 2011 5:20pm for The Beginning
THIS LOOKS TO BE A VERY ENTERTAINING LITTLE STORY EVEN IF MOST OF THE READERS ARE NOT OLD ENOUGH TO REMEMBER BEWITCHED.
Lordamnesia posted a comment on Saturday 4th June 2011 5:16pm for The Beginning
Nice! Very very nice! The simple disparity of the power levels is as huge as you put it, from just watching both versions of magic. Keep up the awesome work, not that anyone expects less the that from you!