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Silo posted a comment on Thursday 11th September 2008 10:39am

i hope to see an update soon man

Wolfhaven posted a comment on Monday 8th September 2008 11:13pm

Excellent, excellent, excellent!

The idea of an Addam's Family/Harry Potter crossover was a little scary at first, but you've done a wonderful job at it. The Addam's family characters don't feel oddly juxtaposed in a world where they don't belong; they fit right in. I particularly love Gomez in this fic. An interesting spin on Dumbledore, as well - I wasn't fond of your Dumbledore at first but he is growing on me.
"...there were some round cakes with an interesting sweet red filling that he found quite tasty." I have to ask, could this "interesting sweet red filling" be pomegranate filling? Overall, an engaging and original fic. Can't wait for the next chapter.

Kyle Bissett posted a comment on Saturday 6th September 2008 7:40am

The Addams family history goes back much farther than John Dee in the late 15th/early 16th Century. The proof? A quote by Gomez in the first movie:

"We danced the Mamushka while Nero fiddled,
We danced the Mamushka at Waterloo,
We danced the Mamushka for Jack the Ripper,
And this Mamushka, Fester Addams, is for you."

That traces the Addams family and one of their traditions to the Great Fire of Rome, which was started on July 18, 64AD. Since Harry's first year started in the fall of 1991, that means his family history is at least 1,927 years old. The history of Hogwarts itself only dates back approximately 1,000 years. In a culture that views lineage as a status symbol, that's a powerful weapon.

NaiveGhost posted a comment on Wednesday 3rd September 2008 12:02am

I just found this story yesterday! (thru the Quibbler Awards) I love it I had trouble not laughing out loud (I was at work).
This is so funny! I love it when Harry is not raised by the Dursleys.
Keep writing!
;-)

LKK posted a comment on Friday 29th August 2008 3:28pm

It's a great story that has great potential. The entire Addams family is awesome, by the way. I kind of feel bad for Dumbles, he has way too much work for his age; he may end up having a stroke or a heart-attack sometime soon if he keeps it up. Update soon!

Silo posted a comment on Thursday 28th August 2008 9:53pm

i hope u update soon i love this fic

Tammy Driver posted a comment on Monday 25th August 2008 11:32pm

Is your muse behaving itself, or has it run off to parts unknown again? This story is really good. Please update soon.

npetrenko posted a comment on Friday 22nd August 2008 5:15am

Excellent story. Great characterization! Please write more!

alueua1 posted a comment on Sunday 17th August 2008 10:40pm

I love your story. You are able to meld two different universes into one intriguing story.

kyoshi711 posted a comment on Thursday 14th August 2008 6:23am

This was a very funny chapter. I love listening to Gomez, as he is one crazy puppy!

kyoshi711 posted a comment on Thursday 14th August 2008 5:26am

I love how you made Mr. Adam sound like him on the T.V. show. Excellent work!

Anthony May posted a comment on Thursday 14th August 2008 4:03am

Well I must say I was absolutely determined not to read this story. The idea of Harry with the Addams's was truly not enticing (For me). I know, to be part of Fanficauthors.net means you are part of an elite group of writers - so I finally decided to give you a shot. I must say I owe you an apology for taking so long to read this story. You have done what I thought was the impossible. This is a great story and you are a great writer. I hope your next update is coming soon. You have me hooked. Keep up the great work - and thank you for the hours of enjoyment!

ladynight posted a comment on Friday 1st August 2008 1:50am

*Pouts* Ishtar... I'm sad over the little clifie... Can't wait for you to write some more. I love the terrorizing of Dumbledor... he drives me up the wall and the lengths that your characters go to benignly 'stick it to him' are refreshing.

Thanks

The Crow posted a comment on Wednesday 30th July 2008 4:21pm

“That she is, boy, that she is. Shall I have her dish ye up some?”

I’m afraid not now. I’m on escort duty at the moment, but perhaps later.”

Wrong, this sounds.
Reverse it you must.

I like reading about a younger trio for a change. Refering to them as the 'tribe' makes us readers feel like a part of it too.
I lol'd at the LotR reference at the end of the chapter.

Overall, basically enjoying the fic, and seeing their little adventure this chapter and earlier chapters shows it can really stand on it's own without Hogwarts.

Cheers.

Ishtar replied:

Wrong it may sound but acceptable and correct it is.  Stay it will.

Christopher Estep posted a comment on Wednesday 30th July 2008 11:56am

The clementine is the EU cousin to the navel orange and are grown in Spain. Unlike the navel, clementines don't grow very large (a clementine is barely larger than a tangerine, while navel oranges can approach the size of large grapefruit). Clementine sightings (in North America) are typically in November and December, and usually in boxes of twelve. The poor pommie that Dumbles was interrogating is related to the clementine (both are citrus); atypically, it grows in colder climates (in North America, pommies are grown as far north as New York State; the northern section); it's entirely possible that the Particular Pommie that Morticia finally rescued from Dumbles' interrogation was grown near the castle. I've bought, and eaten, plenty of both; in fact, I buy some of each when they become available, as their seasons don't overlap.

Ishtar replied:

Note comments to the previous review about the actual range and botanical family of the pomegranate.  They are Mediterranean plants and would not survive in New York State (except maybe in a greenhouse, which really doesn't count).

Clementines are mandarin oranges, not navels, and they are extremely sweet and delicious.  I eat them like candy when they're in season.

Christopher Estep posted a comment on Wednesday 30th July 2008 11:41am

Oh, that's Utterly Priceless! Finding a way to work *gagh* onto the Hogwarts menu! (For the non-Klingon/non-goblins among you, gagh are akin to grubs/roaches, and are typically eaten while still alive; actually, grubs are in fact eaten as food in some parts of Africa and Asia *today* by humans. Doubt me all you want; check out the Travel Channel or the BBC......unless you're squeamish.) Awww; is poor Dumbles afwaid of a wittle bitty pommie? (Pomegranates are citrus, and related to the orange and the grapefruit; however, unlike either oranges or grapefruit, they don't spoil quickly, and their seeds are designed to be eaten. They can be found in most larger food stores, and even in outdoor markets in larger cities; my own first major exposure to them was at the 9th Street Market in Philly's Little Italy in 1979, and I pick some up *somewhere* every year.)

Ishtar replied:

It is always nice to see that people get my references; here I assumed that Goblins, being native underground dwellers, would likely eat things found underground - worms, grubs and the like.  Grubs are excellent protein sources, and as you point out, they're eaten in many places (including, apparently, in the Addams Family kitchen).

However, your pomegranate information is a bit off - first of all, it's not a citrus fruit, but a member of the rose family - the fruit resembles a giant rose hip. They were bred in the area of Persia and are Mediterranean plants, requiring a hot, dry climate.  They do l not grow in Northern climates such as England, much less Scotland. Morticia's pomegranate likely came from Spain.  In the U.S., they mostly grow in Arizona and California, though on the East Coast they grow as far north as Virgina (where Thomas Jefferson grew them) and (with coddling) Philadelphia.  A typical upstate New York winter, however, would kill them - they can't withstand a heavy freeze.

Clementines are lovely little fruits; they are a variety of mandarin orange, and I can eat them like candy, going through several boxes of them in the fall.

Christopher Estep posted a comment on Wednesday 30th July 2008 11:16am

When you want an adversary demolished, hire professionals. And the Addamses are VERY professional, make no mistake. What happened to Dumbledore/Snape/Lucius Malfoy at the first Parents' Weekend was as professional an op as anything the SAS (or even the SEALs) could ever run. Even better, the Addamses had the opposition lay most (if not all) the ground work.

Christopher Estep posted a comment on Wednesday 30th July 2008 10:14am

Scratch one Quirrelmort. Harry makes up with Fluffy, too. And all practically under Severus Snape's big beak.

Bravo!

Christopher Estep posted a comment on Wednesday 30th July 2008 9:26am

Poor Severus Snape. Pugsley, Wednesday, AND Harry in Slytherin, Then, throw in Draco looking less like a prince than more of a nearly-drowned Gilderoy Lockhart clone. If he were smart, he'd start the seventh-years on pain-relieving potions; he (and Dumbledore) are going to sorely need them!

Christopher Estep posted a comment on Wednesday 30th July 2008 9:14am

Scratch one Horcrux (at least; it's certain the ring is one). Talk about payback; not only does Gomez Addams, Harry's proxy, control the Diagon Alley Trust, but by his position in the Trust, knock the Malfoy Alliance down quite a few pegs. (Can you say "Indian Getting"?) And talk about irony; the house that Gomez is renting is Riddle Manor! Oh, Tom; you are renting your ancestral home to your mortal enemy! This story has more plot reversals (for Riddle) than Nagini has scales!