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Rasec posted a comment on Thursday 1st November 2007 9:49am

Clarinda's Pulp Fashions for witches and wizards

zukertort posted a comment on Wednesday 31st October 2007 10:56am

A suggestion to Clarinda's shop: Jordan's Stitches

I chose it by way of exclusion: Attire evinces too much formality, Garment evokes generality and I felt it somewhat commonplace, just like Apparel.

Stiches sound nice (as there is no vocal disturbance between the two words unlike, i.e. "Jordan's Garments"), and seems impartial enough to not imply that such store is focused on being either "girly" or "boyish", all the while maintaining an air of modernity to Hogwarts' students as well as decade long graduates. (Well at least for me anyway).

Just my two cents!

zukertort posted a comment on Wednesday 31st October 2007 9:58am

Absolutely one of the best stories out there. I find that economy and political twists and turns are heavily underused in HP fanfiction, at least from my current experience.

Love your work and the long chapters.

liquidfyre posted a comment on Wednesday 31st October 2007 5:34am


cackles insanely

good story update though was worth ihe wait i think

mathiasgranger posted a comment on Wednesday 31st October 2007 3:32am

Well, interesting chapter, but I must admit I am nauseated that you have spent ten times more space describing Ron and Hermione's kissing experiences than you have even talking about Harry and Hermione.

Oh boy they really enjoyed that hug they shared...not to begrudge the story at all, but the romance aspect is really...well not good.

Perhaps realistic, but not enjoyable to read in any manner. I can only assume it will get much worse before it improves.

Thanks for writing,

Prodipan Sengupta posted a comment on Tuesday 30th October 2007 9:31pm

Your idea of fluff is discussing quantum physics!!(LOL)
please,please ask your wife to write something for us about your marriage proposal.did you discuss newton's laws before you went down on your knees?
hey,don't get me wrong,i like your writing very much,but this is priceless.:D

morriganscrow posted a comment on Tuesday 30th October 2007 6:51pm

CbC - Clothes by Clarinda.
Excellent story. I am so sucked into this now!
I have read all 17 chapters in one sitting and loved them. I am now, like an addict, hanging out for my next fix.
For interests' sake, I'm off to read the sister story now.

misumo posted a comment on Tuesday 30th October 2007 1:55pm

Sub. : Name for the shop

Something with the word 'Sartorial' meaning tailored, tailoring in it. like
CJ's Sartorial Pleasures / Elegance / Excellance / Palace / ???

TxA_GunFighter posted a comment on Tuesday 30th October 2007 10:31am

Outstanding chapter.


morriganscrow posted a comment on Monday 29th October 2007 10:57pm

As to words for kissing - pashing, smootching, necking, second base, frenching. These are all used here in Oz. Tonsil hockey too.
Great story. Must go - more chapters to read!

aemon_targaryen posted a comment on Monday 29th October 2007 2:53pm

I'm so very pleased that this story hasn't been abandoned. The thing I like about your Harry is that he's so much more pro-active than JKR's Harry-it's hard to admire a hero who simply reacts and never acts. It's interesting that your story was one of the few fanfics with a strong Christian imagery ingrained in the story, while in canon it seemed almost atheistic, until the last book with its Harry-as-Christ imagery and JKR's post-series comments. Speaking of which, I find that almost all of her post-series comments serve to diminish her work-before, we are left open to interpretation, speculation, debate, etc.; with everything being spelled out, the wonder and mystery of the series is gone-I guess that started with the epilogue, where it seemed that not much had changed in the Wizarding World, just that Voldemort was gone--it seemed almost more as a "F"-you to shippers not behind her canon pairings than a real "what happened afterward" type epilogue. She basically admits the weakness of the epilogue by going on in interviews and explaining what everyone's job is, that the wizarding world really has reformed(really really!), that everything is better now. It's like being shown the man behind the curtain-endlessly disappointing.

One thing I really, really like about your series are your ideas on relating quantum theory to magic; I find it fascinating and original, and in this case explanation is appreciated over canon, which has huge gaping holes in how it explains magic(i.e. not at all). It's a fascinating perspective on things, and reminds me of an adage from the sci-fi side of things-"To a primitive culture, any sufficiently advanced technology would appear to be magic"-paraphrased, of course.

I eagerly look forward to your next installment. I remain a fan of the Harry Potter world created by JKR, just not that pleased with how she chose to finish it.

morriganscrow posted a comment on Monday 29th October 2007 2:49pm

A most enjoyable chapter.
The explanation of how magic works was excellent and logical, as was the explanation of Hermione's psyche.
The relationship was handled perfectly too.
Keep up the great job!

Gardengirl posted a comment on Monday 29th October 2007 10:41am

Thanks, this was great! Her love of learning would definitely make her so excited about watching Harry deconstruct all those spells - geeky foreplay, right? I really enjoyed this update, and look forward to more as they become available. Unless you die a tragic and unexpected death, right?

oldman posted a comment on Monday 29th October 2007 8:37am

worth the wait. You really are struck by quantum physics allowing magic, would you go so far as miracles?

You certainly aren't rushing the romance or the plot. But your solid base should make all the more amazing things possible!

Prince Charon posted a comment on Monday 29th October 2007 6:37am

Very interesting. For a name, how about Jordan's (or Clarinda's) Wizarding Apparel?

Thank you for the update.

More soon, please.

Jim_xinu posted a comment on Monday 29th October 2007 6:23am

Also a good chapter. I think I liked this version of this chapter better. The fluffy was more fluffy and the magic/science (vs business) more interesting--to me at least.

Thanks for sharing it with us.

Arkeus posted a comment on Monday 29th October 2007 5:38am

Most Excellent, as usual.

Got to love your spell mongering and technical explanations. Though i have my own theories, they aren't based on things half as real as yours.

Thanks for sharing that with us.

Oh, and don't say that to "pamela" but couldn't you have left out the jane austen part? I have ot say i loath her books, becausei find her female main characters weak- the kind of weak that tries to pass as strong, and makes me ill.

Ah well, sorry for that :/

halhawk posted a comment on Monday 29th October 2007 4:29am

It's great to see another chapter of this - can't wait for the next one! I love the way Harry made certain that Hermione could see Spell Mongering without telling her about it.

Clarinda's shop - with good advertising I would just use her name - but develop a slogan to use in the advertising - something like 'Future Fashions Now!' Could be used on the shop front/in the windows too.

Just a small Britpick (hope it doesn't offend you) - you refer to a muggle bookshop as 'W.H.Auden's'. I think you mean 'W.H.Smith's' - Auden was a poet.

Dragon1 posted a comment on Monday 29th October 2007 3:12am

This is a brilliant Fic and I wait impatiently for the next chapter and wonder when Harry and Hermione finally get together...

Name for Clarinda Robe shop could be Rinda Fasionable Robes

Patches posted a comment on Monday 29th October 2007 2:51am

This was really good. I like the fact that Harry is finding ways for him and Hermione to be together for "training" of different types. I think it is amazing that he was able to show Hermione that flying is fun in 3 short hours. That was great. Of course Hemione wanting to spend time with Harry makes all the extra training very helpful. It is always easier to do something if you get something out of it for yourself. Hermione is getting more time with Harry which is what she wasts.
For Clarinda's shop name I like "Clearinda's All Occasion Magical Wear"! You can add that to your list. Thanks for writing. I understand long delays between updates. I am just so glad that you have not stopped writing. pms