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Review #1, by magicmuggle01 Train|niarT

31st December 2011:
A nice unusal twist in the Potter Genre. An enjoyable read and 10/10.

Author's Response: Hi,
Thank you so much for reviewing, I really wanted to create something different I don't know why, I just did, and my friends challenge was the perfect excuse to give this a try! I'm glad you enjoyed it!
~ In The Shadows I Dwell

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Review #2, by Secret Santa Train|niarT

23rd December 2011:
Hello :)

Really great oneshot! I wasn't sure what to expect with this, but I liked it. The idea of Harry's life without magic is so similar, yet drastically different.

I like how you created a parallel of his life to his magical life, right down to platform 9. The teachers at Howards are like at Hogwarts, and he still meets the Weasleys, but his parents are still alive and there's no magic.

It's cool to consider this perspective. Even though Harry got his happy ending, I wonder if he would have been happier without magic.

You've really got me thinking with this oneshot!

Well done :)
-Secret Santa

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Review #3, by forsakenphoenix Train|niarT

7th August 2011:
This was bizarre. It's interesting to think of how Harry's life would have been different if magic didn't exist. I like how his parents are still alive and for the most part, he gets along with his aunt, uncle and cousin. I giggled at Howards and Harry still meeting Ron! I was confused because it's listed as a One-Shot but it also says WIP, so are you planning on continuing this?

I would also suggest having a beta proofread your work and help it flow a bit better. You have some issues (and I noticed in your other work too) with dialogue tags (he/she said). You've got some confusion with capitalizing letters when they shouldn't be and you aren't consistent with using a full stop or a comma (though a comma is what you should be using). I wasn't sure the point of capitalizing Mother and Father unless you were using that as their names rather than a general term?

But otherwise, this is a very interesting and unique idea and I should hope that you would continue it!

forsakenphoenix (Ravenclaw)

Author's Response: Hi,
Thank you so much for your review, I just feel awful that it's getting kind of frighteningly close to being a year waiting for a response.

I think in a lot of ways, my friend challenging me with this one was an experience I'm unlikely to forget, details, one's that seem even entirely insignificant need to be altered because really, they are so heavily influenced by the magical word JK Rowling has created. Really, I hadn't even thought of it so much, well until I wrote this. I think I just wanted to write something different, something where in the end, it would be like looking through a mirror at the opposite of the series we know so well.

It's listed as a WIP because I really, just can't bring myself to decide whether I turn it into a short story collection or whether it should just end with one chapter. I can think of so many moments that I could write for this, but at the same time, they might lose that effect that not having magic has upon the one chapter. I really don't know.

Oh I'm awful with dialogue tags, I would most likely blame not having been taught them correctly, nor having ever been really corrected on them before I started writing, but it's really my own fault and it's something I'm slowly trying to work on, with most of my grammar. With the Mother/Father capitalizations, I really don't know why I do that, honestly, it's a strange habit, one I really need to stop. Again, it's one of the things I'm working on.

Thank you so much for your helpful review, who knows? Maybe one day I'll feel like actually writing that chapter it's marked as WIP for!

~ In The Shadows I Dwell

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Review #4, by crestwood Train|niarT

1st May 2011:
Okay. First of all Harrys parents are still alive! Second, Harry doesn't believe in magic! Third, Harry and Dudley get along! This is very very interesting! I don't even know where to start, but I'm sure this will be really different. I love it. 10/10
P.S. favorited (:

Author's Response: Hi!
Ahh yes, the complexities of removing magic from the world of Harry Potter! It wasn't until I started this one-shot collection that I realised how much of the story prior to Harry's discovery of his place within the Wizarding World would change without it! In some small way I felt it's removal would have shifted almost everything included who lived and who died, friendships and of course, ultimately the relationship between the Potter's and the Dursleys. I realised we don't often think about these things until we really try and think about a way to make the impossible, well possible! And it was certainly a learning experience writing-wise!

I wasn't overly sure how this idea would seem as a story, I mean removing the magic from Harry Potter - it just sounds completely ridiculous in itself... But I'm glad you ended up enjoying it!

Thank you so much for your review! :)

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Review #5, by TheHeirOfSlytherin Train|niarT

26th April 2011:
Interesting. I've never read a story like this before. I like it ^_^

Look forward to reading more!

Author's Response: Thank you so much for your review!

I'm really working towards creating something entirely unique, and I don't believe I've seen a magic-less Harry Potter before, so I'll be working towards writing a few one-shots here and there about different events minus the magic. Although it's looking more and more difficult because I have no idea what I'm going to do about Voldemort! :)

Thank you so much for your review and I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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