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The Crow posted a comment on Thursday 16th October 2008 5:53pm for Albus Dumbledore and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

I made a point of watching Addams Family Values when it was on TV recently, so that's where the name of the title came huh?

Quite a stellar cast, Morticia, Wednesday, Uncle Fester, Gomez were all great and as I remembered them and had the quirks I liked in this fic. Christini Ricci was Wednesday Addams. Only Pugsley was a bit of a letdown.

The three at camp definately looked like Wednesday, Pugs and Harry. WHen did the idea form for you while you were watching this?

Anyway, a solid mystery/general fic up to this point. Thanks.

Can't wait for the muse to strike again.

Ishtar replied:

The title was inspired by the AFV movie, but as you can tell, nothing else came from it. Pubert may show up later, but Debbie won't - I have other plans for Uncle Fester's love life - and there will definitely be no summer camp). My Addams Family is based on equal doses of the original New Yorker cartoons, the 1960's TV show and the first Addams Family movie (if you have not seen that one, run right out and rent or buy it - it's much better than the second one, which I actually kind of despise).   My Pugsley is based more on the intelligent Pugsley of the TV show, who cared for and protected his little sister.   The cartoons also showed an intelligent, although malevolent, Pugsley who gave as good as he got.   Wednesday is definitely the movie Wednesday.

I got the idea when I was looking at some reprints of the cartoons, and realized that there was very little about the Addams Family that was incompatible with Rowling's world, and much that they had in common.   Then I went looking for crossover fics and found very little.   So obviously that gap had to be filled.   :D   I hadn't even thought about the character of Joel at the summer camp looking like Harry, and the idea did not form while watching that movie.

I have chained the Muse to her work table, and hope to have a new chapter soon.

Lottii posted a comment on Wednesday 15th October 2008 8:17am for Albus Dumbledore and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

Hi Brilliant story - I'm looking forward to the next chapter.... Cheers

Koalasco posted a comment on Friday 3rd October 2008 5:30pm for Albus Dumbledore and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

YOU ARE AN AMAZING AUTHOR!!!!!!!!

Really, I can read this story over and over and over again and NEVER get bore of it.

When are you thinking about updating? I hope you're muse hasn't gone too far away.

PLZ update soon!

mid1riko posted a comment on Thursday 25th September 2008 9:06am for Albus Dumbledore and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

i LOVE this story, (no pressure, but) i hope you update soon!

jlmac posted a comment on Tuesday 23rd September 2008 8:09pm for Albus Dumbledore and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

i have re-read this three time cant wait for an up-date

Grace Cole posted a comment on Tuesday 23rd September 2008 10:30am for Albus Dumbledore and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

Wow! I love this story. More please!

Aflibble posted a comment on Saturday 20th September 2008 10:10am for Albus Dumbledore and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

absolutely love it.

Silo posted a comment on Thursday 11th September 2008 10:39am for Albus Dumbledore and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

i hope to see an update soon man

Wolfhaven posted a comment on Monday 8th September 2008 11:13pm for Albus Dumbledore and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

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.

NaiveGhost posted a comment on Wednesday 3rd September 2008 12:02am for Albus Dumbledore and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

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 for Albus Dumbledore and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

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 for Albus Dumbledore and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

i hope u update soon i love this fic

Tammy Driver posted a comment on Monday 25th August 2008 11:32pm for Albus Dumbledore and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

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 for Albus Dumbledore and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

Excellent story. Great characterization! Please write more!

alueua1 posted a comment on Sunday 17th August 2008 10:40pm for Albus Dumbledore and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

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 for Albus Dumbledore and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

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

Anthony May posted a comment on Thursday 14th August 2008 4:03am for Albus Dumbledore and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

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 for Albus Dumbledore and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

*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

Christopher Estep posted a comment on Wednesday 30th July 2008 11:56am for Albus Dumbledore and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

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 for Albus Dumbledore and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

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.