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HellsMaji posted a comment on Sunday 1st November 2009 7:50pm for Chapter Twenty - The Founding Mothers and Fathers

Wow.. The first half of this chapter was waay too much for me to read through all of it. I couldn't really connect with much from it.
But besides that, why was Harry surprised along with the other three when Cilia said Percival was there to stop and/or kill them? Mr. Weasley had already told him that part.

Brigrove posted a comment on Tuesday 10th March 2009 3:06pm for Chapter Twenty - The Founding Mothers and Fathers

The Weasley back story was quite interesting but to be honest there was too much of it

Locathah posted a comment on Monday 15th September 2008 4:03am for Chapter Twenty - The Founding Mothers and Fathers

Just wanted to point out a minor glitch in your html. Chapter Twenty-One doesn't currently show up in the drop down chapter list (for Granger Defense).

Asad posted a comment on Saturday 13th September 2008 5:48am for Chapter Twenty - The Founding Mothers and Fathers

I just read chapter 21 over at Portkey. It was a surprise seeing it available there and not here first.

Regardless, an excellent chapter as usual with a good blend of politics and action. The Peace day initiative with Fudge was doomed from the start. I wonder if this will sway him away from Umbridge and Sheets in the Wizengamot. Harry seems to be gathering allies and boosting the favorable votes which is good politics. However, I await his probably attack on the Sheets and Umbridge votes. The return of the Weasley votes from Umbridge to Arthur would be icing on the cake if and when it happens.

I also wonder if the attack at the end of the chapter will be reason enough for a vote of no confidence for Fudge.

The fight was nice and realistic. There should be some loses on the light side too apart form the injured.

Harry claiming Patron Protector at the end was foolish in light of his apparent lack of knowledge about it. This will certainly have interesting repercussions later on which will make the story more interesting though I do fear that in light of all the politics and Wizarding history put in the chapters, this story might lose focus from the story itself.

Keep up the good work, Ted, and I hope for an update soon. :)

pav posted a comment on Monday 18th August 2008 7:01am for Chapter Twenty - The Founding Mothers and Fathers

So far this is a truly impressive creation and i assume you intend to come pretty close to the size and richness of Sacrifices Ark.
The only thing i do not understand is why the industrial magical USA does not conquer the weak feudal magical Britain.
And i am afraid under the circustances your Harry will have to force the world to accept his plans through a real bloody revolution.

Clell65619 posted a comment on Wednesday 16th July 2008 1:16am for Chapter Twenty - The Founding Mothers and Fathers

A most interesting history there... So the Boston Tea Party was a bunch of pure blood twits screwing up? Wonderful.

- I kept waiting for James Madison to be a descendant of Mattie...

Christopher Estep posted a comment on Monday 14th July 2008 11:19am for Chapter Twenty - The Founding Mothers and Fathers

Aaran:

I've read both versions of this chapter, and in both cases, the couple (Harry/Ginny in "Great Scott", and Harry/Hermione here in GD) become revolutionaries in a way that Riddle should have seriously considered. As smart as Riddle was, why is it that he never even remotely considered Mongering? (Especially since supposedly Darker than the Dark Arts.) Believe it or not, Harry's Mongering is so classically Salazar-meets-Ben Franklin that Grindelwald should be equally ashamed *not* to have considered it. (Honestly; if you look at the Founding Fathers, even George Washington, and especially Jefferson, Sam and John Adams, how many of *them* would have fit right in with the ideals espoused by the non-Dark members of Slytherin House?)

Dervish posted a comment on Friday 11th July 2008 6:28pm for Chapter Twenty - The Founding Mothers and Fathers

More please:) we demand content:P. I hae thoroughly enjoyed both the granger defense and great scott potter. Generally speaking i do not care who harry ends up with as long as he knows love. and in both tales you flesh out the love interest very well. Not that Hermione is not fleshed out in canon but we all know Ginny is not well defined in canon. I eagerly await the next chapter

Wonderbee31 posted a comment on Wednesday 9th July 2008 1:06am for Chapter Twenty - The Founding Mothers and Fathers

A very fun and entertaining history built into the story here, and with them finding out more of this info, should be very interesting to see what effects this might have on Magical Britain later on, especially as people start to realize that maybe things can be changed for the better, and that just because the pure-bloods in control say it's this thing, but it might mean it's really that thing.

James Barber posted a comment on Tuesday 8th July 2008 12:02pm for Chapter Twenty - The Founding Mothers and Fathers

Interesting little history lesson! So I take it that the umbrigde crowd has hidden the fact that they can only use the weasley block of 46 wizengamot votes for 10 generations, which my calculations would make it up by now, so the weasleys should be legally getting them back except that they and nobody else knows about it! and oh yeah harry, I would like to give you some hard earned advice...I'm in my late 40's and you are one stupid son of bitch...I would give everything I own to have a woman like hermione love me! and your just pushing her away trying to protect her...thats about the stupidest reason I have ever heard...let me give you a little heads up, heres looking at it form a the snakelips eyes and his deatheaters, you want to hurt potter, take out his friends, especially the girls close to him! Potter an IDIOT! she already on their to kill on site list, so what are you waiting for!

takon65 posted a comment on Tuesday 8th July 2008 5:58am for Chapter Twenty - The Founding Mothers and Fathers

I love this story. The only thing that I'm curious about is the "Department of Magic" Having a Department of Magic implies that it is subbordinant tot he muggle government at least to me.

Crys posted a comment on Tuesday 8th July 2008 3:10am for Chapter Twenty - The Founding Mothers and Fathers

When you were growing up, you wanted to be a history teacher, didn't you?

That back-story was quite entertaining.

Loved how you tied little bits into the story. Madison, WI; badger state; Boston Tea Party; etc.

The PoV was probably off (Newcastle wouldn't have quoted dialogue from 200 years prior), but it makes for a better story this way.

Oh, and if the American MoM could write that story down, Harry (and the Weasleys) would have great fun publishing it far and wide in Britain.

I noticed that we never learned why there is a discrepency between Newcastle's story and the document regarding how long the Weasley family lost their Wizengamot vote. Curious on how that dangling thread will be tied off eventually.

Hey, got another prodigy (American this time) coming over for the Paladin program, huh?

> "That thing. The project you need to complete before we go back to school."
Not subtle, Ginny, but then this IS your brother we're talking about.

> "What was that about?" Harry asked.
> "No idea.
[cough]bullshit[cough]

Er, I don't recall the specifics at this point, but 1) isn't Hermione a Paladin and 2) aren't they on a VERY strict diet? Somehow, I can't see that . . . ethnically diverse meal being pre-planned.

> No, this fight may be my fate, but it's not my destiny."
Good line.

> "Good," Hermione said with determination, "a revolution. Everyone needs a hobby."
Snerk!

Enjoying the story. Now off to read the differences.

oso983 posted a comment on Tuesday 8th July 2008 12:01am for Chapter Twenty - The Founding Mothers and Fathers

Hi,
great to have you back! It was an interesting chapter. Though I have to admit that I am looking forward to more 'present time' story.

morriganscrow posted a comment on Monday 7th July 2008 11:50pm for Chapter Twenty - The Founding Mothers and Fathers

Your magical history lesson was fascinating, logical and seamlessly fitted into conventional history. Clearly a huge amount of thought had gone into it.
The other thing I really liked was how all those threads from the past were still active and significant in the modern day.
I most sincerely look forward to your next update.

Patches posted a comment on Monday 7th July 2008 4:49pm for Chapter Twenty - The Founding Mothers and Fathers

This is very good. I like the way Harry is interacting with Hermione. Quite different from Harry and Ginny but they are different people! I look forward to your next update. Thanks for updating both together. pms

Princess Fictoria posted a comment on Monday 7th July 2008 4:45pm for Chapter Twenty - The Founding Mothers and Fathers

Great chapter! I love what you are doing with these stories. I find it interesting that the social aspects in the two stories are so very different... the restaraunt vs. the flying and brooms.

The history lesson was great and I look forward to Harry and company discovering if the version of history that Harry learned was true... or if Umbridge's family has done something to steal the votes from the Weasley family in perpetuity.

I hope that you are able to post more soon... and I would LOVE to see more of the other offshoot, with Millicent. Total Kudos to you.

Jim_xinu posted a comment on Monday 7th July 2008 2:35pm for Chapter Twenty - The Founding Mothers and Fathers

It's a good history lesson with a short chapter attached. :-)

And I couldn't help but notice that women named Matilda Madison tend to meet sticky ends with Dark Lords. Is the current holder of the name going to be a deliberate comparison to Harry? Someone who's grown up all along with do-or-die expectations? Perhaps even a romantic rival for (Hermione|Ginny)?

If it was me, I'd have put in a separate 'story' like 'When Harry Lectures Hermione' or even as a larger piece like 'Makers of Fine Wands'. But either way, it adds another rich piece of history to the back story.

Thanks for sharing this with us.

FenrisWolf posted a comment on Monday 7th July 2008 10:19am for Chapter Twenty - The Founding Mothers and Fathers

What I've been waiting for? You mean we're finally going to see Draco devoured by carnivorous flamingos and Moldishort's robes infested by flying foxes in tutus? Yay!

Nic Clarke posted a comment on Monday 7th July 2008 9:00am for Chapter Twenty - The Founding Mothers and Fathers

A very informative chapter - one (!) problem with canon is that moest aspects of wizarding culture are ignored or simply don't stand up to close scrutiny. Your explanations of the Wizangamot and now magic in the Colonies give fantastic background to your story.

I would echo DrT's comments on railways - early 1800s for the first steam "locomotives" of Richard Trevithick, and Stephenson's Rocket (first passenger train) didn't run until 1825).

DrT posted a comment on Monday 7th July 2008 7:57am for Chapter Twenty - The Founding Mothers and Fathers

Some historical notes: I think you'll find the long-bow was pretty rare in England until after 1300, when it was adopted from the Welsh. cholera, typhoid, and tb were still major killers and if anything growing worse as London grew; disease theory is more of a 19th century idea, and of course trains only get started in the 1820s (even regular coach service was less than 60 years old in 1692! the first decent steam engine was still more than 10 years in the future. Singapore was founded in 1819.