narutoDkurosaki: Well, I am sorry you feel that way, but, honestly, what is happening to Harry is fairly natural, if a little rushed. Harry is going through what I like to call accelerated puberty, meaning it starts very quickly and ends fairly quickly. This was actually the last chapter that will feature the memory/dream sequence scene so you don't have much to worry about anyways.
And no, Neville is not a replacement for Ron. If that were the case, I wouldn't have added Terry and Blaize to Harry's group of friends.
NARUHAREM FOREVA: The dream sequence involving Perenelle was a combination of memory and a teenagers wet dream. Basically, the part where Harry was with Nicolas Flamel was a memory, and sometime after that was not. However, I am leaving it up to you to decide how much of the 'sexy Perenelle' scene was a dream and how much was memory.
kroz phantomville: How dramatic did you want it? Just so you know, the lawsuit issue was nothing more than a subplot. It held no true relevance to the story, so there is no real reason for me to focus on it beyond closing the plot as realistically as possible.
shadowz101: No he wouldn't. First of all, Harry did not know Sirius was not the Secret Keeper. He was not around when Lily cast the Fidelius Charm, therefore, he has no clue who the Secret Keeper is. Secondly, Harry has met all four of the Marauders at some point in his life, and none of them gave any indication of being a spy. If they had, Pettigrew would have been ousted very easily. As far as Harry knows, Sirius Black was guilty of betraying his parents and that's that.
ImaDenarianLordX: While I understand where you are coming from, I don't really understand how you can think I'm moving fast with Harry's relationships. Right now, all we have some moments of cute fluff and Harry's growing attraction to the girls in his group. Nothing more. I think I explicitly stated in this chapter that even if he likes one or more of the girls in his group, Harry is not going to act on his feelings because he does not believe romance is important for a 12 year old boy.
serialkeller: I don't know how you can say that. Occlumency does not keep you from feeling emotions or showing them. It clears your mind and allows you to detect mental intrusions. Now, the act of 'clearing the mind' helps keep your emotions in control and keeps you from being too overt with your feelings, but it's not a sure fire way to yourself from acting like nothing is wrong. If it were, then Snape would have never lost his cool whenever Harry did something he did not like. He IS an Occlumency master with enough skills that not even Voldemort can penetrate his mind, you know.
Futon Lord: Maybe you're right, but then, Harry doesn't know that, does he? YOU know that eventually the Firebolt will come out and completely beat the Nimbus 2001, but YOU also have the benefit of having read the original 7 books. Harry does not have that beneficial knowledge, nor is he a seer. Right now, Harry Potter knows that endorsing the Nimbus 2001 is the best way to earn a lot of money, therefore, that is what he's going to do.
And don't blame Daphne for my bad grammar. It's not really her fault.
amoghtalwar: Selene will not be making a come back in this story, but she will be coming back in the 4th book. As I said, I only introduced her character in book 2 because it was the only feasible time to do so. The rest of your questions I can't answer, as I do not give away spoilers, especially ones that important.
totalsolution: Are you forgetting that Harry is already in a close physical relationship with another girl? Namely, Lisa? Also, Harry spent almost an entire summer dealing with Selene trying to seduce him. Do you not think he would get desensitized to such an act very quickly? The fact of the matter is, Harry has already gotten used to physical contact with females by this point in time, so him initiating the contact in this instance shouldn't be very hard to believe.
A few people how they felt this chapter was really just following canon events. I assume the reason for this is because of the Herbology lesson.
Yes. I will admit it. This chapter followed a canon event, but did anyone actually realize why? Aside from this chapter just being a set up chapter to show how Harry will be interacting with various characters like Lockhart, it was also because this particular event in canon cannot be changed simply because Harry has eidetic memory. Things like class scheduling are things that remain canon because nothing Harry does can change that unless he decides to try and convince the teachers that there should be a change in schedules and FIY, there is no reason for him to do that.
This being said, I can assure you that most chapters will not follow standard canon. We already have several difference. For example, instead of having detention with Lockhart, Harry will have detention with Snape. This will also have a large consequence on the storyline, though I won't tell you what. I prefer letting you guys guess.