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topcatloveee007 posted a comment on Thursday 21st August 2008 1:17pm for Martha Maybeck

hmmm.... wonder what happened with aunt martha. i loved the scene with Harry and Ginny and Teddy, it was soooo cute. can't wait to read the next chapter

Gena posted a comment on Tuesday 19th August 2008 12:56am for Martha Maybeck

i hope you update soon i like this alot and i wonder what ginny has in mind

Anthony May posted a comment on Monday 18th August 2008 12:10pm for Martha Maybeck

I love this story! Please stop the agonizing teasing with Ron and Hermoine and have them get engaged already...please...for me... - Please update soon, I'm hooked!

UlrichScheper posted a comment on Monday 18th August 2008 4:56am for Martha Maybeck

I would like to comment this:

So like Dumbledore planning his own death, it's my theory that if Harry willingly decides to spar with someone and loses, the wand would know that it was "planned" enough that it doesn't change allegiances. Does that make sense?

I think that magic in HP is essentially based on intention. A good hint to that was given by JKR in the Ministry-fight where Harry tried to crucio Bellatrix, and she told him that for the spell in to work he had to mean it. That shows clearly that the intention is the essential thing. This is also visible in a lot of other Examples, see the Patronus where the Form of the Patronus is individual and represents something from the mind of the caster.

UlrichScheper posted a comment on Monday 18th August 2008 4:40am for Martha Maybeck

So, you did it again! After forcing me to read "Consequences of the Hearth" in one go, and then C O t Mind - wich you did not finish aargh! - I´m now glued to Master of Life.

As usual with your Stories, I can´t stop reading. At least until there is nothing left to read...

So, keep going. I´ve read fanfiction since years, and there ist simply very little das comes close to your level of writing.

Finishing the Consequences Trilogie would be highly appreciated!

Gest wishes from Germany!

Sonicdale posted a comment on Monday 18th August 2008 2:25am for Martha Maybeck

I'm in a Author Note.
And my vacation has addled my brain. I can't recall how I was inspiring. But I'll take the kudos and run.

Liked the scene. "Stop trying to hex me and hex me!" was great. Would have loved to see someone else's reaction to the sparring.

Good work with the Martha lady. You're stacking the deck for a great next few chapters. Next, you'll be using a few more movie scenes. Hm. What would work here? Maybe a few "embarrasing Ginny" photos dragged out by Molly? :)

Good work.

Mr.Intel replied:

Of course you were mentioned in an author's note.  It was your idea!  It was much fun to write as the other short story, so it was a pleasure.

TxA_GunFighter posted a comment on Saturday 16th August 2008 11:52am for Martha Maybeck

Very good chapter.


Carol Layland posted a comment on Thursday 14th August 2008 9:48am for Martha Maybeck

Hi Mr. Intel, This was a lovely chapter all full of the pathos of lost love and tha angst of young love. I do think that there are many things that are between the lines here and as a mature adult they are fairly easy to percieve. I hope that you allow Ginny to understand that she must allow her parents to give her this wedding as it will complete the childhood ties that envolve any parent child relationship and get their adult relationship off to a proper start. Carol

brad posted a comment on Wednesday 13th August 2008 12:52pm for Martha Maybeck

The link to your forum doesn't work for me.

Hmmm. I find myself struggling to accept just why Ginny, barely 17 years old, if that, is marrying Harry in the first place. Oh, that's right. Her mother half-pushed them into it so they could have a holiday overseas. It all seems rather extreme to me, and embodying a disproportionate sense of priorities. That thought just occurred to me on reading this. Shucks, Ginny hadn't even thought of the cost of the wedding ... is she ready for the life-long commitment of matrimony? At age 16?!

> Harry left the Elder Wand in his regular robes and wondered idly if losing in a sparring match would transfer its allegiance to his opponent. He somehow doubted that.

Convenient!!! Why would the Elder Wand discern any difference between a 'sparring match' and a bonafide fight? Disarmed to a superior opponent is disarmed to a superior opponent?!

Mr.Intel replied:

I'll check on the forum link.

The reason both Ginny and Harry accept the marriage is summed up by Harry in chapter three:

"I want you to come with me, Ginny and there’s never going to be any one else, so we might as well...”

Basically, they know that they love each other more than the average 16/17 year old.  They know they aren't going to love anyone else, so it makes just as much sense to get married now as it does to get married later.  Does that mean they have a wealth of marriage sense?  Definitely not, and that will be manifest in later chapters.

For the Elder Wand... It doesn't discern in and of itself, but it chooses the wizard.  Consider Harry's words in "Flaw" from DH...

Dumbledore’s death was planned between them! Dumbledore intended to die, undefeated, the wand’s last true master! If all had gone as planned, the wand’s power would have died with him, because it had never been won from him!"

So like Dumbledore planning his own death, it's my theory that if Harry willingly decides to spar with someone and loses, the wand would know that it was "planned" enough that it doesn't change allegiances.  Does that make sense?

warpwizard posted a comment on Wednesday 13th August 2008 8:47am for Martha Maybeck

Heh, nice Matrix homage. :)