Date: 02/10/2008 09:33 AM Title: The Trouble With Dudley
Aw! Poor old Dudley. Still, life happens, I guess.
I found his stories of Petunia's behaviour very interesting. He is probably right to say that she is likely trying to work out her jealousy at Lily's gifts by living that same life vicariously through her granddaughter. Young Petunia may find that, like Draco Malfoy with his father, she has to fight very hard to be allowed to be her and not her grandmother.
It is nice to see stories that try to make Dudley act as if he had grown up. A few authors do tend to make him Vernon's clone but I suspect that the events at the beginning of OotP may have shaken him up a bit.
Hopefully, the next chapter will focus on the kids and their slow attempts to find a balance in their relationships. I have a feeling that Rose and Petunia might also have a... er... difference in opinion. :-p
Date: 02/10/2008 08:50 AM Title: Strangers on a Train Platform
Nice and new point of view for a fanfic. Poor Dudley, having to loose his wife and unborn child like that. Hopefully he will find comfort in his new found friends
Please do continue on this level of story telling and let us enjoy your story as it unfolds.
Date: 02/03/2008 10:38 AM Title: Strangers on a Train Platform
An interesting beginning to a story. I loved the character of Petunia and what you have done with Lily and Rose, who instead of benig her mother's clone, as many writers have her, instead show a bibliophile with Ron's lack of tact.
I imagine that Harry and Dudley are going to have a very awkward afternoon trying to reconnect. I also think that Ron is going to make at least one faux pas and be taken outside by Hermione for a talking to.
I will be looking out for more from this universe.