great story hope to see more soonAuthor's Response: Thank you! I hope to write the next chapter very soon... so sorry for the long wait yet again. :/ Report Review
Ahhg theres something about this story that I really like!! I'm so glad you updated it!!Author's Response: Aw really? That makes me happy :D Thank you for the review! I'm gonna try and update in less than 2 months this time... Report Review
Okay, I just HAD to review since there was a DW reference. :D:D
I really love this story- it's definitely one of my favourite Dudley Dursley ones! It was really funny when Rose and Greg were talking in Madame Malkin's, and Rose kept on using words that didn't make any sense just so that she'd sound superior or something. :P (Am I right about that, by the way? ;o)
I also loved it when Greg persuaded his mom into letting him go to Honeydukes to get sweets, and then Lily joined in and persuaded Harry. x)
Can't wait for the next chapter!Author's Response: Yay for Doctor Who! :D
Aw thank you. Yeah, you're right about Rose. :)
Thank you for the review! Next chapter will be up soon I hope, this story is nearly at its end. :) Report Review
Awesome! I wish there was more of the story. IT WAS SO VERY AWESOME. Best thing I ever read LITERALLYAuthor's Response: Haha, erm thanks I think! I'm glad you like it ;) Report Review
This is a brilliant idea for a fanfic!!! I've always wondered if Dudley's kid would have a chance to be a wizard! And completly at random.. how do you make the little greyish white lines in the middle of your story or before an authors note... i couldn't figure that out when i wrote my storyAuthor's Response: Thank you! :)
You press the 'insert horizontal line' button (next to insert image) wherever you want it.
Or if you use the simple editor just type < hr /> (without the first space) :-) Report Review
I think this was a MUCH better chapter. A lot more believable. I love the characterisations and the fact that Dudley and Petunia have finally accepted magic.or...well...sort of.Author's Response: Yay! I'm glad you think so. They're definitely getting there, aren't they? Thanks for the review! Report Review
Another awesome chapter!!! My fave character is def James, he's so funny. Author's Response: Haha I love James too :) I'm glad you like it! Report Review
great story when can we expect more?Author's Response: Hopefully in the next few weeks or so. Thank you for the review :) Report Review
great story so far. cant wait for more.Author's Response: Thank you!! I'm glad you like it. Report Review
I am missing Katrina's parents from the birthday celebration. They are (or at least one of them is) part of the wizarding community. Besides Greg is too much his father's copy (weight problem, counting the number of presents), though Katrina definitely differs from Petunia, and Dudley has distanced himself from his childhood self somewhat. A slightly different Greg would be more 3D.Author's Response: Katrina's parents are going to visit their grandson later on in the day. Vernon and Petunia like to avoid them at all costs as they think they are too abnormal to associate with.
I'll try to make Greg a bit more different from Dudley. I just thought that he would be very similar to his father since they've both been so spoilt. Also, Vernon has a weight problem as well, so maybe it runs in the family ;)
Thanks for reading! :) Report Review
I think that Greg will have alot of his sillyness knocked out of him at Hogwarts. Another great chapter and 10/10. Plz update soon, if not sooner.
By the way, I think Voldemorts mother was a witch not a squib. She was to scared of her father to use her magic.Author's Response: You're right, she was a witch. I looked it up and her father called her a 'discusting little Squib' because she didn't show her magical ability when she was young... I think it's time for me to reread HBP! :p
As much as I hate little mistakes like that, I think I'll just leave it in for now, otherwise it won't really make much sense what James says.
Thank you for continuing to read and review! Report Review
I love this story alot! I also love the banner! :)Author's Response: Aw thank you :) I know, the banner is amazing. gleek77997 is so talented! Report Review
Cute little story you have here so far... i believe that you got the spirit of the Dursleys better than most of the Dursley related fics I've read... keep it up! Not sure if I like Greg though, he seems a little spoiled if not a lot... then again we shall see... post more soon!
LanaAuthor's Response: Greg is an extremely spoiled little boy :/ Thanks for reading and reviewing! :) Report Review
Great story I just wish you would write another chapterAuthor's Response: Thanks! The next chapter is waiting to be validated and should be up in a few days :) Report Review
I think Harry is right. And poor Dudley is just going to have to face up to the fact that there is another wizard in his family. 10/10 and plz update soon.Author's Response: I've only written a teeny amount of the next chapter (like, 100 words) but I'll try to get it done verrry soon. Thanks for the review :-)! Report Review
A nice start to this story. It will be interesting to see what happens where Dudders son magic abilities are concerned. 10/10 and to move on.Author's Response: Thank you! :) Report Review
Eeep! You updated! It wasn't much of a bombshell though, because 1. You hinted it in Chapter 1 and 2. In the chapter description, well.you reveal it there. But I like the direction this story is going to go in.Author's Response: hehe!
hmm. I really should have thought that through... although the story summary gives it away anyway I guess :p Thanks for the review! Report Review
I really like your story so far. The way you made the sibblings befave was really fun too read.
I love stories in which Duddlys child is a wizard or a witch and I really like how you made his kid so much like he was when he was younger. I feel a bit sorry for him when he comes to hogwarts, where he won´t be in the centre of atention and only the cousin of the great potters. but I guess that will do no harm to his character ;)
I really want to continue reading, as you may have guessed from my thoughts about how it will contiue, and I really hope you write more of the story.Author's Response: Thank you for the review! I will definitely continue, I'm glad you like it :) Report Review
THIS is the chapter that caught my attention while validating. The characterisation is spot on, and I truly think that getting Harry right is the hardest thing to do in HP fanfic. Getting his voice, and his reactions down is a very difficult thing and I think you've done an extraordinary job.
The kids are all great too - I love their sibling chemistry, the realistic banter and the whining they do to one another and their parents, the cheek they have and this obvious, unspoken familial bond.
Greg is well done as well, just because Dudley came around in the end, parents are often doomed to repeat the sins of their parents and while Gregory doesn't appear as malicious as his father was, he's just as spoiled obviously. And Dudley's obviously gone after someone very like his own mother.
I am quite curious as to how Dudley and Katrina met, seems a very interesting little backstory there.Author's Response: Thank you so much! I really enjoy writing Harry, he seems to say what he wants.
Haha I love writing the kids too, I kinda base them off my own siblings ;)
I tried to make it obvious that Katrina was just like Petunia.
Thanks again! Report Review
I think this is a great start and a very original idea. No one seems to give much thought to the Dursleys in any sort of fic and I find myself enjoying the thought of seeing them and how Harry interacts!
I do love that Ginny is the one who is convincing Harry that he ought to remember his family, especially at Christmas. Their interaction throughout this whole story is great, actually - very true to the books and with that great balance that they seemed to have, with her not being afraid to tell him when she thinks he's being a sod and him knowing what's good for him and not putting up too much of a fight.
I love the idea that Dudders might produce a magical child. After all, I think JKR has said that even Muggleborns usually have a magical relative along their family tree, so perhaps while it skipped Petunia and Dudley, with Katrina's added genetics they could have thrown a magical child.
Looking forward to reading more!Author's Response: Thank you! I think the Dursleys deserve more attention in fanfics. I'm so glad the interaction is okay and true to the books. Thank you for taking the time to review :) Report Review
I thought that was amazing! And no spelling mistakes, that you tend to find dotted throughout FanFiction. I like that even though JKR said she didn't think that NextGen Dursleys would be magical, but you made it a whole lot more plausible by having Dudley marry a Squib, because so-called 'muggle-borns' have a Squib in their ancestry, but the gene lies dormant. It makes a lot more plausible if it came out when both parents had the dormant gene. I'm not to sure if you were aware of that, or if it was just a happy accident. Either way that was a brilliant chapter. Bravo!Author's Response: Thank you so much! Haha, I get annoyed when I see a spelling mistake in other fanfics so I like to make sure I spell correctly. Ah, yes that was a happy accident ;) Thanks again! Report Review
WOW! This is so cool! Do continue, I'd love to see what happens!Author's Response: Thank you so much! I'm putting the next chapter in now for validation so it'll be up in a few days :) Report Review
love the setup so far. cant wait for moreAuthor's Response: I'm glad you like it! thank you for the review :) Report Review
Just thought I'd give you a heads up so you know: JKR said in an epilogue interview that it would take between two to three generations for Vernon Durlsey's genes to phase out of any kid of Dudley's in order for them to become muggle born witches and wizards. Which means Dudley's kids wouldn't be going to Hogwarts - but grand kids and great grand kids could.
This is in no means supposed to deter you from continuing this. That's the LAST thing I'd want anyone to do. Ideas are a great thing, and I don't want to quash them, even if I don't like them just because it contradicts canon or something JKR said in an interview. We can't all be nitpicky. I'm just a strange person like that XDD
So keep it up, because you've got good flow in your writing, and your sentence structure is pretty decent as well. And I give you props for making the magical kid a son instead of a daughter, because lately you can find stories like that everywhere.Author's Response: Yeah, I heard about that, but this is just fan fiction right? ;) thank you for the review :) Report Review
It seems like at good start! :)Author's Response: Thank you! :) Report Review
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