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Lira posted a comment on Thursday 13th July 2006 8:25pm for 36 - Trial of Dolores Umbridge

Oh, I love how Dolores Umbridge got hers. (And just something minor: her name is spelled Dolores, not Delores. I'm surprised how many different writers have adopted this wrong spelling - unless it is perhaps caused by a misspelling in the American edition!)

Anyway, great, great chapter! Loved every second of it! And I'm happy we got two updates so close to each other. More soon, please!

Crys replied:

Argh.

I've updated the chapter itself, but I'll probably wait to change the chapter title (as it's also affects the URL) until I post the next chapter.   Good catch!

noylj posted a comment on Thursday 13th July 2006 6:01pm for 36 - Trial of Dolores Umbridge

Gaahhhhhhh---I just started re-reading this story and I come to this chapter and.... there isn't another one? Damn. Maybe if I re-read it again, there will be a ch 37 by the time I get there????

Crys replied:

Sorry, only three pages into the next chapter.   These last two came really close together, so it may (unfortunately) be a bit until I get the next one out.

Ann F posted a comment on Thursday 13th July 2006 5:46pm for 36 - Trial of Dolores Umbridge

Love this story.

Jarvey posted a comment on Thursday 13th July 2006 5:20pm for 36 - Trial of Dolores Umbridge

Weeeeee! Prison Time for Toady!

clancy21 posted a comment on Thursday 13th July 2006 5:06pm for 36 - Trial of Dolores Umbridge

wOw !!! At last. Good Chapter. Looking forward to more....

Musings of Apathy posted a comment on Thursday 13th July 2006 4:27pm for 36 - Trial of Dolores Umbridge

Another great chapter. I wish I could write this good, but right now it is not looking like a possibility.

I loved the way you had the Ministry prosecutor do something so bold and stupid at Fudge's direction. It is classic to canon. Harry's response was excellent, showing him to be the adult he now is.

Thank you for writing.

Mike (MoA)

Evan Mayerle posted a comment on Thursday 13th July 2006 3:52pm for 36 - Trial of Dolores Umbridge

Heh, the scene where Fudge finds out about this should be colorful, either to read directly or to have told in retrospect.

Zaz posted a comment on Thursday 13th July 2006 3:50pm for 36 - Trial of Dolores Umbridge

http://www.googlefight.com/index.php?lang=en_GB&word1=%22Dolores+Umbridge%22&word2=%22Delores+Umbridge%22
:b

Sssith posted a comment on Thursday 13th July 2006 3:36pm for 36 - Trial of Dolores Umbridge

Gotta enjoy Delores getting sent to jail.

Looking forward to your next Crys. Thanks.

Ken Warner posted a comment on Thursday 13th July 2006 2:47pm for 36 - Trial of Dolores Umbridge

Now there is some court room drama that beats Law and Order all hollow. Nice to see the good guys instead of the government minions winning for once.\

loving the story, really appreciating the frequent updates
thanks and warm regards

Crys replied:

I'm glad you enjoyed it.   I'm not a lawyer by trade nor never seen out outside of TV and movies.   I'm happy I'm writing them such that they feel okay to the readers and not contrived or hokey.

Roberta Johnson posted a comment on Thursday 13th July 2006 2:36pm for 36 - Trial of Dolores Umbridge

Yes! Can we hope she lives with the Dementors a lo-o-o-n-g time before one gets
"friendly" with her?

Crys replied:

Are you kidding?   Not even a dementor would get "friendly" with that hag! :)

Christopher Estep posted a comment on Thursday 13th July 2006 2:21pm for 36 - Trial of Dolores Umbridge

And the hammer comes down with a *crunch*. Right upon the noggin of Dolores Jane Umbridge. Life in Azkaban. And that's just the *beginning* of the Ministry's woes. Harry basically had to prosecute the case himself (and he's *not* a barrister, as the Elder Judge so *helpfully* pointed out). Given that Harry not only basically slam-dunked the case, despite having no more information than the prosecuting barrister, but even got the PB to admit he was being pressured to basically tank most of the charges, it doesn't bode well for the Ministry as a whole, and decidedly not Fudge.

Draco664 posted a comment on Thursday 13th July 2006 2:01pm for 36 - Trial of Dolores Umbridge

*sniff*

What a beautiful, piece of poetic justice. Wonderful legal smackdown, and a side order of public rogering through the press thrown in.

You, sir, have produced a wonderful fic.

scott2 posted a comment on Thursday 13th July 2006 1:55pm for 36 - Trial of Dolores Umbridge

Suffer, Umbridge! Suffer!

Excellent chapter :)

Nick5 posted a comment on Thursday 13th July 2006 1:41pm for 36 - Trial of Dolores Umbridge

Oh, REALLY SMART, Lady - now he knows who to get fired and which place to own very soon.

Also, good part with the lynching of Umbridge - wonder who gets taken down next?

One thing I AM glad for is the life imprisonment - call me a sadist, but she needs to suffer.

Crys replied:

You think Harry might be considering that? :)

As for sadist, you may be, but then I am, too.

Greg Johnson posted a comment on Thursday 13th July 2006 1:40pm for 36 - Trial of Dolores Umbridge

Great Chapter! I can't wait for the next one. Keep up the good work.

AzureSky posted a comment on Thursday 13th July 2006 1:31pm for 36 - Trial of Dolores Umbridge

Excellent chapter.

jinx66 posted a comment on Thursday 13th July 2006 1:26pm for 36 - Trial of Dolores Umbridge

damn that was quick

Crys replied:

[Vulcan eyebrow rise (tm)]   Would you like me to pull the chapter, then?

Voldemort is Dead posted a comment on Thursday 13th July 2006 1:12pm for 36 - Trial of Dolores Umbridge

I can't wait to read about the reaction about Umbridge's trial. Super!

Jim_xinu posted a comment on Thursday 13th July 2006 1:12pm for 36 - Trial of Dolores Umbridge

While the trial read well, I do have to wonder why you had Harry working so hard to get the parts about the blood quill via Veritaserum, only to make proving the other charges via Pensieve memory so easily?

It was still a good chapter, though. Thanks.

Crys replied:

Couple reasons I did it this way.  

First, chasing down and nailing every charge would make for a very LONG chapter which would be horribly boring for any non-lawyer to read (as well as for me to write).

Second (and the "story" reason), once he proves one thing that the prosecutor didn't touch, he hits two birds (the prosecutor and Umbitch) with the one very solid stone.   After that, he's proven they're dirty.   Evidence of other things may or may not require quite as much support before being believed.   Especially with the wizard oath he spoke just before giving it.