Jeconais posted on Saturday 14th January 2006 3:23am
For some reason, Aftermath seems to be a very popular fic - despite the fact that it has many problems with it.
I also get a lot of requests for people wanting to continue it, so this is a blanket "yes". All I ask is that you mention where you got the idea from, and send me the link.
If it's of interest to you to do so, my basic ideas for the rest of the fic were - and feel free to use or disregard as you like:
- Harry talks to Snape about Ginny - asking for love advice. Snape is as embarrassed as hell, and doesn't know how to respond.
- Harry - not dating Ginny yet - visits the Burrow for Christmas. When he gets there, Fred and George are pranking, and he shouts, "Down and give me 20" and Fred, George, Bill, Charlie, and Percy all drop and start doing press-ups... because they all know Harry pretty well, because they worked with him during the war.
- A Quidditch match, where Harry is a beater (size and strength) agaisnt the Slytherins... He see's Draco as Seeker foul Ginny as Seeker, and whacks a bludger as hard as he can - straight into Draco's face - knocking him out and letting Ginny get the snitch.
- The duel with Sirius
Around that, is the whole Harry learning to be human, and not get into frightening situations. One of the important things is that Harry is an adult - so acts as one, so kids behaviour will confuse him.
aengus posted a comment on Monday 29th May 2006 5:30pm
Jeconais's Aftermath: sorry but I can't let this one die. on FF.net again.
Matt posted a comment on Thursday 9th March 2006 4:03pm
'Learning to Breathe' by Onom on FF.net is a story of the same idea as 'Aftermath' and is done by a talented author.
Phifa posted a comment on Thursday 16th February 2006 11:57pm
Does anyone know of any other spin offs of aftermarth other than Aengus. I have been trying to find them, but cant.
Serry posted a comment on Friday 10th February 2006 1:27pm
Much thanks to bornagainpenguin for the heads up. I do hate it when people do that so now I know to avoid that 'writer'.
Pandabears05 posted a comment on Monday 6th February 2006 4:14pm
aftermath was definitely my favorite story out of the 300 or so that i keep tabs on. i hate that u discontinued it and i have to tell you that the continuations i have seen are nowhere as good as yours. i wish you would continue with this story, but we cant all get what we want, i guess.
Quizer posted a comment on Wednesday 18th January 2006 7:20am
Alright guys, disregard my earlier comments. I obviously confused 'Aftermath' with 'Alone'. The ideas you suggested seem to be appliable to 'Alone' as well, for the most part (except maybe the Quidditch match).
Tim, you're right, it's obvious that your ability has improved a tremendous amount since you wrote this. If you decide to devote yourself to your other stories instead, I don't mind at all.
The other things that have nothing to do with the mix-up obviously still stand.
Also, 'Red and Yellow' is posted right here on this side, it's the Harry/Hannah story. Check it out, Heather.
Tim Henderson posted a comment on Tuesday 17th January 2006 6:35pm
Your ideas sound better than what's being written on that story right now. From what I've seen, the continued stories keep him in permanent Terminator mode and that gets old after a while. Your ideas seem to flesh him out a little more and bring out his humanity.
Heather posted a comment on Tuesday 17th January 2006 2:52pm
I, too, am sorry to hear that you have abandoned 'Aftermath', but if there are comtinuations of the story out there that people have written, could you post the links to them at the bottom of 'Aftermath' so we can find them easier? Also, Quizer, where is 'Red and Yellow' posted? I'd like to read it.
Thanks a lot, and keep on with your stories; I am eagerly awaiting the next updates!
walsall posted a comment on Sunday 15th January 2006 12:14pm
Has anyone taken this story up yet? It was a great story, but as are all of yours. I only hope future writers can do your work justice.
Thanks for the suberb stories, and keep up the good work.
Quizer posted a comment on Sunday 15th January 2006 7:19am
Nah, that's more what Harry's like in 'Red and Yellow'. In Aftermath, he just teaches them lazy Aurors a lesson ;)
Alek Taziar posted a comment on Sunday 15th January 2006 6:28am
this whole thing with harry trying to learn to be human reminds of this anime called full metal panic fumoffu. the main character's a 16 year old counterterrorism agent who has to blend in with normal high school kids, but he uses excessive force and violence to respond to everyday events. now i'm thinkng of Aftermath being like that, except with magic...
Quizer posted a comment on Saturday 14th January 2006 4:46am
Too bad. I liked Aftermath, too, and would rather see it continued by you rather than someone else (I don't trust many people to provide your kind of quality). I'm aware that Aftermath hasn't the same kind of scope as your other multi-chaptered stories, but it was a fun read nonetheless.
There might be people out there who are able to continue your fics adequately, but you really shouldn't have posted your ideas for everyone to see like that. They're very good and would have made for several good laughs, but if we now see them realized in someones work (which will probably happen, since they ARE good ideas), the reader will recognize it and just think "D'oh!", and most of the effect will have been lost. This applies mostly to point two and three.
However if ceding this story to your readers means that 'Hope', 'This Means War' or 'Wild Horses' gets updated more quickly, I certainly won't complain.
I especially like the latter of the mentioned fics, despite me having never seen a single episode of Buffy. It's a credit to your writing ability that you can take such a complex world and make it understandable even to outsiders, while still adding tons of new stuff to it. When I read that you 'gave' the story to Kinsfire to play with, I paused a moment to mourn your sanity. He'll probably write it into a Xander/Dawn/Harry love triangle. If I ever see hints of something like that, I'll probably stop reading his stuff to preserve MY sanity.
Please continue writing on that fic, too!
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