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darklordmike
09-22-2009, 07:29 PM
Title: The Wendell That Wasn't
Author: opalish
Rating: K+
Genre: Humor
DLP Category: Humor/Parody
Pairing: Harry/Ginny
Words: 1,814
Published: July 15, 2008
Status: Oneshot
Summary: The true story of how Harry and Ginny's kids got their names. Really, it's all Snape's fault. Crackfic oneshot.
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4396574/1/The_Wendell_That_Wasnt

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Another offering from the queen of crackish oneshots, opalish. This one explores how we ended up with James Sirius, Albus Severus, and Lily Luna as characters.

I really liked the idea of Snape haunting Harry, and there are several laugh-out-loud moments here. My only complaint is that I wish nonjon had written it and raunched it up a little.

4/5



Checked by Minion, February 23, 2013

knothead
09-22-2009, 07:46 PM
4 stars because I liked seeing 'Unca Snapey' in print.

Portus
09-23-2009, 11:47 AM
I didn't expect it to be that funny. I'm not usually a fan of crack-fics, and I thought this was more just funny dialogue and a wacky situation than an over-the-top crack-fic. I could actually see many of the lines of dialogue being said by those characters, especially Harry and Ginny, and to quote DLM, the idea of Snape haunting Harry is absolute win in this one-shot.

5/5 from me; I can't see how it could be any better. Possibly a tiny bit funnier if there were some dirty jokes sprinkled in, but it's awesome just the way it is.

For those who aren't familiar with opalish, you should also read The Day Harry Potter Retired (http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4389875/1/Gossip_Queens) and Gossip Queens (now that is a crack-fic)

vlad
09-23-2009, 01:25 PM
It made me lol, and thus did what it set out to accomplish perfectly.

5/5

Bittersweet
09-23-2009, 02:16 PM
:awesome

Amusing. 4.5/5

Aekiel
09-23-2009, 02:32 PM
An amusing and light hearted read that made me grin like an idiot. 5/5

Kensington
09-23-2009, 02:35 PM
Opalish is the King(or Queen - not too sure of the gender) at one-shot funny fics.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this. It's quite possibly the best portrayal of Ginny I've read... ever.

5/5

Silens Cursor
09-23-2009, 02:36 PM
Fuck that was great. Genuinely funny, and utterly ridiculous. Massive props for a crack!fic that actually did what it was supposed to do.

5/5, and definitely deserving.

Sageun
09-23-2009, 02:49 PM
Definitely worth a read. Actually made me laugh out loud a few times. 5/5

Banner
09-23-2009, 05:02 PM
4/5

That was happy and funny, and just what I needed.
I'll reread it in a few months and see if it still makes me smile. I might boost the rating.

Rhys
09-23-2009, 08:42 PM
This story, and more generally, author, is good with the lolz. This was the first Epilogue-anything I didn't hate wholeheartedly.

5/5

nonjon
09-23-2009, 09:40 PM
opalish writes some of the most enjoyable and pleasantly satisfying little drabbles and one-shots. This is pretty standard fare for when she's on with the endearing and humorous. Or in other words, well worth a read.

Still, not quite perfect, so rounding down to a 4/5.

Gabrinth
09-23-2009, 09:56 PM
Lol, the author used canon realism, which we hate here at DLP, but it was still so damn funny. I laughed out loud multiple times.

Opalish made Ginny a bit of a commanding tart, Harry spineless in the way that should only be attributed to Ron, and Snape the kind of pathetic asshole that is only an asshole because of his own sob story; all perfect 7th book characterization.

Innomine
09-23-2009, 11:58 PM
Meh, amusing, but not incredibly so. I'd give it a 3/5. I've preferred her other work.

Ceebee
09-24-2009, 03:39 AM
I must have no sense of humor, because I didn't like this at all. I didn't think it was funny, didn't even make me smile a little. The authors other works (like The Desk, currently in for review) are pretty good, but this for me does nothing.

Katricia
09-24-2009, 10:15 PM
It made me laugh, especially that part about "Unca Snapey"... It's good for a quick laugh, but not amazing... 4/5.

Redeye
09-24-2009, 11:24 PM
Wendell Ivanhoe

I loled at that

4/5 for me, made me laugh. Which is more than any other post DH epilogue fic can say.

Clerith
09-25-2009, 02:21 PM
4/5

Pretty amusing, and I was smiling after reading it.

Mog
09-29-2009, 09:20 PM
If Snape was there when naming the babies... and he was can't leave their side.. doesn't that mean he had to watch Ginny and Harry getting it on? If he did I understand his anger; an afterlife filled with watching the son of his hated rival getting it on every night and not getting any. That is of course assuming that he still has a sexual drive.

Portus
09-30-2009, 12:56 AM
If Snape was there when naming the babies... and he was can't leave their side.. doesn't that mean he had to watch Ginny and Harry getting it on? If he did I understand his anger; an afterlife filled with watching the son of his hated rival getting it on every night and not getting any. That is of course assuming that he still has a sexual drive.

"You know," Ginny said thoughtfully, curled up in bed with Harry, her head resting comfortably on his chest, "when I agreed to marry you, I really didn't think it'd mean being married to Snape, too."

Harry grunted.

"Eloquent as always, I see," Snape said, perched on the window seat and looking pointedly everywhere but at them.


Seems obvious to me that Snape is indeed bearing witness to the Potters making the beast with two backs, although it does state that ghost!Snape generally prefers the attic to their company, at least early on.

Nuhuh
10-01-2009, 01:16 PM
haha, this was funny. The one scenario that makes Albus Severus an acceptable name.

Xiph0
10-01-2011, 09:26 PM
5/5. This is practically the only acceptable order of events that could justify the prologue.

LochNess
10-11-2011, 02:04 AM
The author did a great job at maing the story genuinely funny as opposed to many I have read where they attempt to be funny and really miss the mark. I am feeling a bit sorry for Snape though, having to be stuck with those two and their children. What a sad afterlife.