View Full Version : [Oneshot] The Widower Maker by Draco664 - M (One Shot)
08-24-2008, 12:59 PM
Title: The Widower Maker
DLP Category: Humor/Parody
Pairing: Harry/Many (Not Harem)
Published: August 23, 2008
Summary: Be careful what you wish for. You may just get it. Author Notes:
A search of an old flash drive uncovered the beginnings of a story that I'd started to write in response to the old Marriage Act challenge. It didn't really catch my attention at the time. But a bunny jumped into my sights, and this is the result. It's not the story I wrote then, and it's not the kind of story I'd write now, but it was fun to finish.
Great One Shot from Draco664. It's told entirely from Harry's POV, in the first person, and in only his voice. Without a doubt the best Marriage Act challenge story I have read!
Edit: Oops, yes it is the Widower Maker. My bad.
Checked by Minion, February 6, 2013
08-24-2008, 01:27 PM
Ahahaha, the best, and I mean best Marriage Act challenge story that I have ever come across.
5/5, without a doubt.
08-24-2008, 01:37 PM
...It asks for a username/password to access the story. Is it available anywhere else?
08-24-2008, 01:39 PM
I could C/P it here, if that's allowed...
Otherwise, I'm pretty sure that's the only place it's been posted.
08-24-2008, 01:43 PM
I think it's Widower Maker, not Widow Maker.
08-24-2008, 01:47 PM
BTW, the title is "The Widower Maker."
As far as the story is concerned, it's all monologue-- Harry talking and responding with nothing said by other characters making its way in print, but you get the idea of what was said based on what Harry says. Intentionally so, of course, but it would have been nice to see some description-- not to mention that a story of that length done in that fashion gets kind of old.
08-24-2008, 02:06 PM
It's OK. But just a monologue. And it gets annoying after awhile.
08-24-2008, 02:16 PM
What Bio said. It started out quite nicely but it didn't offer anything new, so when I got to the middle of the story I got bored and closed the browser tab.
Don E. Delivery
08-24-2008, 02:24 PM
It was a little too long, but I liked it. Library material.
08-24-2008, 02:48 PM
I liked it as well. Found it amusing. 4/5 from me. Gets taken a point out for reasons stated above, but I was amused the whole time. Ending was interesting.
08-24-2008, 02:59 PM
I agree with John McCain. I thought this was rather amusing, and it ended with Harry/Padma, which is definitely a plus. The only downside was the fact that it was a monologue. 4/5
08-24-2008, 04:18 PM
Obviously I wasn't bothered by the monologue style. It would get annoying as a full-length story, but as a one-shot it works for me.
I double checked, this is only posted on Fanficauthors.net. For those who don't recognize the name, Draco664 is the author of the excellent Apprentice/Journeyman (http://forums.darklordpotter.net/showthread.php?t=479)/Master (http://forums.darklordpotter.net/showthread.php?t=8789) Potter Saga
08-24-2008, 04:23 PM
I liked the monologue style, it's something I haven't read very often so it was like a breath of fresh air compared to normal fics. It was a bit long though, but I think that it only seems that way because it's a sequence of single lines all the way down. All in all I doubt it would fill up two or three pages in MS Word if you put it all together.
4/5 for me.
08-24-2008, 04:24 PM
I liked it, though it would probably get tedious for some. I definitely see how the author could've forgotten about it, as it wasn't the most engaging story. 3/5
08-24-2008, 07:15 PM
I honestly liked it, it was original, which was probably the biggest thing for me.
4.5/5 for me.
08-24-2008, 07:26 PM
The style didn't bother me at all, I found myself writing fragmented dialog in my head after a while. The plans and responses would probably have come out clichéd if written out, so I think the story should better be left alone as it is.
I have a soft spot for stories were Harry gets on up on the big baddies, especially when his plans actually make sense in the context. The twists and hints at the end worked very well.
08-24-2008, 10:09 PM
I enjoyed this for some reason. The writing was different but would have become really annoying if it was longer.
3.5 rounded up to a 4.
08-24-2008, 10:26 PM
I didn't realise until the second read through... But Narcissa choking to death on Harry's Junk? Hilarious.
3.5 but for the board rounded up to 4/5
08-24-2008, 11:57 PM
Hum... a bit boring at the middle... 3.5/5
08-25-2008, 12:26 AM
It's definitely an interesting perspective to read from, but I found that sometimes the writing was a little unclear probably due to the writing style. Still, I throughly enjoyed it so I give it a 4/5.
08-25-2008, 07:11 AM
I enjoyed it. Leaving the responses up to imagination is more amusing than simply giving us the lines.
08-25-2008, 07:38 AM
Meh, I really tried reading it. But the style it was written in irks me. It was amusing for a while, but then the way it was written gobbled up the humor and spit out annoyance. I had to force myself to get to the half way mark. I didn't make it further.
08-25-2008, 10:21 AM
It was decent, a tad funny, but not really all that good.
08-26-2008, 07:30 AM
Pretty amusing, it passed the 5 laughs I need to enjoy a humour fic.
A novel new twist on the "marriage law" theme.
08-26-2008, 08:11 PM
4.5/5 Amusing enough, a bit of originality, even if the style irritated me until I got into the flow. Library-worthy, IMHO.
08-27-2008, 06:26 AM
Meh. The plot has been done before with other characters. I remember Hermione killing a row of Death Eaters in the same kind of setup. The humor is the kind where the author is trying to hard, and although it was mildly amusing it's nothing worth remembering. 3/5 because I read it all the way through. Might be worth a read if you are really desperate for entertainment.
09-02-2008, 04:24 AM
That was a great story. Imagining what was being said and done was more fun that being told what was being said and done. 4/5
09-02-2008, 05:51 AM
Reasonably funny the first time, and well written, even if was hard to get into.
09-08-2008, 05:51 PM
I liked it alot - rapist!Harry ftw ^^ 4/5
09-12-2008, 12:00 PM
Interesting plot, sort of boring. Ha.
*has been away from DLP for too long*
09-13-2008, 05:15 AM
I liked it alot - rapist!Harry ftw ^^ 4/5Er, did you read the right story? Harry was basically married to all of those women against his will. If anyone was being raped, it was him. As it stands, his 'beloved' wives all managed to have some rather serious accidents.
Well, the ones that weren't sexed to death. Still, they were literally asking for it. When did he rape anyone? :confused:
09-21-2008, 07:24 PM
I found it good, but the style it was written in annoyed me. I would have love to have the other side of the conversation. Other then that it was a good story. I can't comment on the originality of the story as I usually refuse to read Marriage Law stories.
3/5 I have read better and its only just worthy of DLP.
09-30-2008, 05:46 PM
Is the validation e-mail for the site this is hosted on working? I've had them send it to my e-mail several times, and I haven't gotten it yet. Didn't appear in my inbox or spam.
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