Content Harry Potter Jane Austen by Pamela St Vines

Reviews

Nytefyre posted a comment on Wednesday 13th March 2013 1:22am for A Harry Potter Christmas Carol

Nice twist - A Wonderful Carol? I think you captured the angsty angry feeling pretty well.

Thanks for posting.

Abraxan posted a comment on Saturday 29th December 2007 5:01am for A Harry Potter Christmas Carol

Wow, that was a rather chilling Christmas story! But gripping, too! Well done!

brad posted a comment on Tuesday 2nd January 2007 5:55pm for A Harry Potter Christmas Carol

Interesting short story! It's been a few days since I read it, so apologies if I got it wrong, but I think there were various grammatical errors, mixups in tenses, that disrupted the story in the reading. But you've mentioned the lack of proof-reading.

Had to laugh a bit at the Ravenclaw Harry, that one was really over the top. Too 'anal retentive', as the real Harry said. Bit of a chilling ending, though.

amulder posted a comment on Tuesday 2nd January 2007 5:38am for A Harry Potter Christmas Carol

Pretty Decent! Good job. The Hufflepuff segment was a bit long on narrative by Sprout, but I'm not sure how you might have avoided that.

Please ignore the rather rude FenrisWolf. Sigh.

I think I liked the Ravenclaw segment best. It was a very fun way to exaggerate Hermione and see how annoying a Ravenclaw character could be when pushed to extremes.

Blessings,
...art

Mark Weippert posted a comment on Sunday 31st December 2006 12:20am for A Harry Potter Christmas Carol

Wow, I have to say I really enjoyed that. Thank you very much.

Patches posted a comment on Saturday 30th December 2006 11:00pm for A Harry Potter Christmas Carol

A very well done story. A little sad but war is sad and so has Harry's life been. At least now he realizes that he is living the life he was meant to live and he needs his friends to succeed in his life's destiny. Very well done. Thank you for writing. pms

FenrisWolf posted a comment on Saturday 30th December 2006 2:49pm for A Harry Potter Christmas Carol

A fair blending of 'A Christmas Carol' and "It's a Wonderful Life', two of my favorite holiday movies (It has to be the Alastair Sims version, no other will do). Too bad you had to spoil it at the end with the Weaselette.

M. R. Moore posted a comment on Friday 29th December 2006 11:56am for A Harry Potter Christmas Carol

Great job, but what does John Ford have to do with anything? Frank Capra was the director of "It's a Wonderful Life".

Aaran St Vines replied:

MR,

Thanks for pointing this out.  I knew better, but...

I'll change it right after this reply.

Best regards.

Jim_xinu posted a comment on Thursday 28th December 2006 3:43pm for A Harry Potter Christmas Carol

Nice piece. I'd have it beta'd when you have the chance, but it's just for minor things.

Thanks for sharing it with us.

Princess Fictoria posted a comment on Thursday 28th December 2006 3:02pm for A Harry Potter Christmas Carol

Excellent! I love the way Harry's other lives were revealed and how he made his decisions. Well written, kudos to you!

Bernd Jacobitz posted a comment on Tuesday 26th December 2006 6:51pm for A Harry Potter Christmas Carol

Well, dickens and Ford will not be dissapointed by your addaptation. Really well done.

Amamama posted a comment on Tuesday 26th December 2006 3:33am for A Harry Potter Christmas Carol

Now that was a neat way to show Harry why he should absolutely be a Gryffindor. Those other Harrys were not a good thing, though well written. :-)

Thanks for sharing, it was a fun read.

Cheers!
Berte

Ben Russell-Gough posted a comment on Monday 25th December 2006 10:20pm for A Harry Potter Christmas Carol

A nice little turning of the "It's a Wonderful Life" and "Christmas Carol" concepts to the HP universe.

If there is a characterisation error in this story, it is that you assume that the house defines the personality of the character. This is not as overwhelming a change as it could be. Harry might end up a little different in his methods if he were in one of the other houses but his upbrining defines his values and thus would modify how the different house viewpoints mould his personality.

However, to criticise your use of the cliche personality changes would be to forget that these are not alternate universes, the spirits were showing Harry archetypes of what his life could have been if it had taken a different course. He is being reminded that his choices define him and that a different path would not have solved any of the real problems caused by other people. He should worry less about what was and what could be and focus on ensuring that the future is what he wants it to be.

Overall an interesting and most enjoyable little parable of choices and natures.

BenRG's Rating: 8/10

Evan Mayerle posted a comment on Monday 25th December 2006 3:43pm for A Harry Potter Christmas Carol

A delightful variation on the theme. Thank you very much for this Christmas present.

One small homonym typo, "...to bare this..." should be "...to bear this..."

uthamm posted a comment on Monday 25th December 2006 2:48pm for A Harry Potter Christmas Carol

Nice! I like your version of the 'Other House' Harry - most fics solve all Harry's problems with a simple house change. Thanks for sharing.

KateHC posted a comment on Monday 25th December 2006 10:47am for A Harry Potter Christmas Carol

Cheers for a delightful "there but for the grace of Merlin" story.