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Vilkath posted a comment on Sunday 17th February 2008 3:39am

This is perhaps the best HP cross over I have ever read. I really did not expect much from a HP/Addams family xover but this turned out better then I expected. I have seen more compatable series not work out.

I love your Harry, I love your Wensday and ofcourse I love how the Addams are changing the school and putting Dumbledoor in his place at every turn. I really can't wait for the next chapter.

JTKent posted a comment on Friday 15th February 2008 12:52pm

I just discovered you yesterday, and have been reading "Family Values" all the way through, and I'm delighted! I love fanfic in general, when it's well crafted, and I really appreciate the way you've worked the characters in the Addams Family into the Hogwarts universe. You've really captured the Addamses and their interaction, and the English Wizards' reaction to them is priceless.

I also appreciate what you've done for Remus -- you've managed to give him some real self-respect, and going into the differences between the British and American wizarding communities was a really nice touch. Grandmama's comments to Snape about the nature of magic were wondrous!

I see, unfortunately that you haven't touched in since November, and that concerns me -- please tell me you haven't given up on it! It's priceless, and I've been telling all my friends about it about it, so PLEASE keep going!

Thanks again for a WONderful tale!

Anansii posted a comment on Thursday 14th February 2008 5:00pm

Just discovered this fic - this is lovely! Please continue.

ladygaia posted a comment on Tuesday 12th February 2008 2:26pm

I love the story! You should put it on, they'll love it! If Dumbledore didn't want Harry raised by the Addams then he shouldn't have just dumped him on the doorstep of people who he knew wouldn't want him. It's funny how he keeps trying and failing to get Harry back. You don't mess with the Addams, but I don't think that he knows that yet. I'm glad that someone finally brought Snape down and put him on a leach. I hated the way that Dumbledore let him get away with everything and how he treated Harry because of his father. How pathetic is that? It seems that the Addams are taking over Hogwarts, which is a good thing. Hogwarts needed a change. I really hate Malfoy and the Slytherins. They still haven't gotten justice from that attack on Harry that Malfoy did in the beginning. Hopefully the Slytherins will be brought down too because they're use to being allowed to do anything they want to but now they won't have Snape on their side if he wants to keep his job.

Ishtar replied:

I haven't put any of my stories on because I haven't heard anything good about their software for loading and maintaining stories.   Everyone on ffa that has had stories on has complained about it.   Additionally, I am not happy with the non-responsiveness of management to problems, some of their more restrictive policies, and the arbitrary way stories are removed and authors banned without notice or appeal.   I am very happy here at ffa and doubt that I'll post at any time soon.

I'm glad you're liking the way things are going in the story so far.   Malfoy has already been publicly humiliated twice now at Harry's hands, and Gomez has gotten the best of Lucius Malfoy twice as well.   Things will continue to escalate, but I'm sure you'll appreciate that I couldn't have it all happen in first year.   What would I have in the rest of my story?

willstarr posted a comment on Monday 11th February 2008 8:11am

I was reading something today and it reminded me of this line.

Headmaster, if you want the Hufflepuffs to take over the world, just say so.

And I remembered that when I first read it I was so eraptured by your fic that I forgot to comment.

For the record, this is possibly one of my favorite HP quotes of all time. Brilliant. Brilliant. Brilliant.

Aelita posted a comment on Monday 11th February 2008 12:24am

Why oh why won't you update! Please do and soon I am sooooo hooked on this story. YOu are sucha great author please update this soon!

Andrewsquill posted a comment on Sunday 10th February 2008 6:49am

This is actually my first review even though I have read quite a few stories here. In the future I will do a better job and post an honest review from time to time.

I am really enjoying the relationships between the Addams Family and the Wizarding world. Their normal, which is very different, response to wizards and the world around them is why I loved the movie so much. I picture your Gomez and Morticia to be the two actors from the movie and it really makes the scenes so much more enjoyable to read.

Harry's development was very well done and you have begun to show his slightly different outlook, especially with the death of Quirell, to various situations. I am really looking forward to your next update.

Keep up the good work.


AnnaTigg posted a comment on Wednesday 6th February 2008 5:34am

This fanfic is really well written and plotted. Love Addams vs Dumbledore. Hope you post more soon, as I'm really getting into this!

Aurilia posted a comment on Friday 1st February 2008 3:53pm

Fantabulous fic, Master Ishtar. It's got me howling with laughter more often than not - I think my mom thinks I've completely lost what little of my mind I had left!

One little 'issue' I noticed in this chapter, though:

"Not all of the parents were easily reachable, of course, since most of them worked, and it was not surprising that Morticia and Gomez got *their* first."

I believe you meant 'there'. ;-D

Thanks for the great read thus far, and I hope to see an update soon!

Peregrine829 posted a comment on Tuesday 29th January 2008 11:20am

Incredible fic. I look forward to updates.

Arica 120 posted a comment on Sunday 27th January 2008 6:16am


Zarz posted a comment on Saturday 26th January 2008 5:19am

I just reviewed, but then something else occurred to me. On the train ride, Wednesday told Hermione, "It’s always better to say too little than too much. That way people underestimate you. Until it’s too late."

Who replied: "Why would you want someone to underestimate you? Do you want people to think you’re stupid?"

"I don’t care what people think, except for the teachers. And even they don’t need to know all of it."

Given that back-and-forth, I have to wonder how suspicious it is that in this chapter Malfoy thinks:

He’d decided to spend some time watching his targets, and noticed that while Potter seemed to be good at everything, and Pugsley Addams was strong and fast if not skilful, Wednesday was struggling in Charms and Transfiguration. It took her a long time and many tries to achieve her desired result, and often her Transfigurations were flawed, just good enough to pass. She spent a lot of time studying and writing, but Daphne had managed to get a look at some of the grades on her essays and saw that she was only pulling A’s. Clearly, she was not going to be a very powerful witch. And that made her a possible weak link.

Maybe Wednesday just isn't a very good witch, but my current theory is that it's rather suspicious that she's so successfully walking the line of just doing well enough to pass. I don't suppose she'll end up doing the best of all of them on the OWLS and NEWTS?

Great work on the story!

Zarz posted a comment on Saturday 26th January 2008 5:09am

I love this story! I've been putting off reading it for ages, but now that I've actually watched a few old Addams Family episodes, I thought it was high time I read it. It's hilarious! Yes, the Family is everything. I think Remus ought to get formally adopted at some point. He's certainly earned it, even if his original entrance was a bit, ah, inauspicious. I'm definitely looking forward to when Gomez realizes that Sirius was put in prison without a trial. That will certainly stir up an uproar. Keep up the great work. I'm really, really, really waiting with baited breath to see the next chapter. I wonder what the group will think of the challenges when they go down there to steal the stone, and what they'll do with it once they've got it to keep it safe from Voldemort? Keep up the wonderful work!

bobman posted a comment on Saturday 19th January 2008 10:17am

"The boys heard her cursing in Russian, so they knew she was all right. If she was actually hurt, she’d be using Chinese."

That's gotta be the strangest method of determing if someone is okay that I've ever heard of. Great story so far, very interesting crossover.

SlytherinSlayer21 posted a comment on Friday 18th January 2008 3:15pm

i love it! please continue!

Tara Monk posted a comment on Thursday 17th January 2008 5:35pm

This story is utterly engrossing, and thoroughly charming! It's a mix I never would have thought of, and you've made it work flawlessly!

I admire the way you've weaved the Addams Family into the Potter-verse, and the roles you've given them to fulfill within the wizarding world. I especially am interested to see how History of Magic progresses, with Monsieur Addams at the helm.

I was sad to see that I had reached the end. This isn't pressure for more (as a writer myself, I have great respect for the havoc time can play on creativity) but a way to let you know that what you have given us is marvelous, and you have a ready audience, should there be more.

Thank you!

Jeremy Desat posted a comment on Wednesday 16th January 2008 11:08am

I have to say, I held off on reading this for some reason... I really don't know why, but I didn't think it would be all that good... I mean... the Addams Family??? That said, I've just finished it, and I LOVE it... I can't wait for the next chapter. I hope you update soon!

Register posted a comment on Wednesday 16th January 2008 4:46am

I . . . love this fanfic! This is so bizzar but fun at the same time - just like the Addams. ^_^ Please continue the fic! I love how you're shaking Hogwarts up, from everything to well-established house tension to the way things are taught to the food they eat. And how you show different sides of Hogwarts, like the clubs.

Looking forward to the next chapter,

Also_Iris posted a comment on Sunday 13th January 2008 3:27pm

Of course you can use it, it's your story.
I'll just be proud I guessed correctly :-)
Although I am wondering what you were working on, as there seems no other way to convince the ministry to do a trail. (Apart from very extended bribery and blackmail.)

Also_Iris posted a comment on Sunday 13th January 2008 5:49am

The crowds parted almost magically for them, and they ignored the stares, whispers and occasional snickers. It was all part of being an Addams.


That way people underestimate you. Until it’s too late.
And that is one of the main rules Wednesday lives by isn't it?

But don’t let Aunt Morticia hear you saying Divination is ‘woolly’. She can give a cold reading that will knock your socks off.

And there is the secret behind the Families financial success. It isn't really venture capital when you know the risks involved.

He smiled sadly. "Where do you think the stories come from, Hermione?

Ah yes, there isn't any argument against that statement.
How do you come up with them - seriously.

Even Hermione, whose parents were dentists and who had been sent off with a bag of sugar-free treats and healthy snacks, happily abandoned them in favour of the joys of Chocolate Frogs and Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans.

Good, you made her normal!

"And do you," he choked out, "prefer your p-pumpkin juice shaken or stirred?"


The thugs, who Harry decided he would call Thing One and Thing Two,

No he didn't, that's insulting to the real Thing!

So, after stealing his werewolf they are now busy stealing Dumbledors deputy.
Will they be stealing Dumbeldors pet death eater too? That would be very difficult... as Snapes loves teaching so much he'd kill for the change to get an offer of sponsorship for doing research. It's going to be though negotiating, Addams style, but then Snape might even tolerate Harry for the coming seven years. He'd be his charming self for the first weeks of course. However, the Family will lock him into their arms once they find out it was all done pining over an Addams Daughter and thus entirely understandable.

And all the Addams children in Slytherin... I trust you to fill the house students of a varied political and economical background than the standard lot off rich spoiled inbred junior death eaters. If so the trios interaction with their House mates is going to be interesting. Merlin, they might very well tear the House apart!
And then rebuild it from the pieces :-)

I love it how Wednesday is compared to Narcissa, because however much I love her, it fits.

Ishtar replied:

No he didn't, that's insulting to the real Thing!

Quite right, and I need to go change that at some point.   Perhaps he'll call them the Wickersham Brothers ("Horton Hears a Who" reference).

However, the Family will lock him into their arms once they find out it was all done pining over an Addams Daughter and thus entirely understandable.

Well, not quite.   He did reveal the prophecy, which  lead directly  to her death ... so he owes something to the Family.   That will catch up with him eventually.