Greg Egan (who, you may remember, started out in supernatural horror before he switched to hard science fiction) has now written (and published) a p-zombie horror story: https://www.tor.com/2018/07/19/the-nearest-greg-egan/
Eliezer never wrote an epilogue, and probably isn’t going to, since Alexander Wales already wrote a better one.
Every ‘Tick.’ is a moment where Harry wastes time by acting suboptimally (given what he then knows).
I see, the comments do sometimes get posted in the wrong place. [My comment on the previous chapter had been here before.]
The forward links here are messed up, in various ways.
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I remembered the bit about the chest, and I accepted that as showing that Michael’s a Muggle, but it’s vaguer about Petunia. But I forgot about the potion that had already worked on Petunia; that seems pretty clear. So thanks!
It says 4 comments to me, so at least yours is now being counted, but I don’t know what those mysterious 3 other comments are either. (It still says 4 to me, after adding this. But after reloading the page, it says 5.)
Harry seems convinced that his mother Petunia is a Squib, since the potions wouldn’t work on his father Michael but are expected to work on her. Has this ever been established? Based on the genetics alone, there’s a 1⁄3 chance that Petunia is a Muggle like Michael appears to be. (In contrast, both Petunia’s parents and Hermione’s parents are guaranteed Squibs, short of any mistaken parentage.)
Yeah, I’ve been having some issues too.
In canon, a Squib is simply a Wizard-born Muggle, the counterpart of a Muggle-born Wizard. Here it seems to be something different.
You can’t go to the Moon, you need a rocket ship! Do you have rocket ship, Potter? I bet you do.
I’ve been marvelling at the Britishisms that have been picked into this, but ‘I shouldn’t ought to shake his hand’ takes the cake.
I think that you can probably rewrite this comment without the rot13, except for the last bit.
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I suppose that someone ought to mention here that when it says above the author loves reviews, he means that he loves reviews on fanfiction.net. Not that he would necessarily mind reviews here, of course.
Sure, that explains why the story was written with this flaw, but it doesn’t remove the flaw. But I don’t have a better suggestion.
Well, right, when one speaks of the disaster of war, the first thing that comes to mind is of course the senseless and wanton scattering of perfectly correct pebble piles. Further thought reveals other problems, such as a reduced population leading to fewer future correct pebble piles and so forth, but that’s not the visceral image that you get when contemplating the horrors of war.
Voted down this comment, because 2 other people voted it up and didn’t even have the guts to admit to it.