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vlad
03-24-2010, 02:34 AM
Title: Hedwig and the Goblet of Fire
Author: Meteoricshipyards
Rating: T
Genre: Humor/Romance
DLP Category: Humor
Pairing: Harry/Parvati - technically
Words: 3,993
Published: February 26, 2010
Status: Complete, one-shot

Link (http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5777316/1/Hedwig_and_the_Goblet_of_Fire)

A humorous one-shot. Plot is a bit fast-and-loose and the writing while technically solid isn't spectacular. Still, it's was a humorous read and a fresh take on what would otherwise be GOF!Rehash. A nice little timewaster.

4/5


Checked by Minion, February 9, 2013

silverlasso
03-24-2010, 02:53 AM
Amusing...but owls don't bark. Ugh. Other than that, it was pretty good and I agree that it's a decent time-waster. As a humorous one-shot, 4/5 is definitely reasonable, especially when considering the originality.

vlad: The status should be "Complete".

Edit: Okay, owls do bark. My bad.

scaryisntit
03-24-2010, 05:44 AM
Agreed with everything silverlasso said. Hedwig's "bark"ing was kind of irritating. But the rest of it was a solid, quick, enjoyable read.

4/5

Vir
03-24-2010, 08:15 AM
uh... owls bark. Will edit with more...

Edit: Was kinda funny. Very light hearted

4/5

pdo91
03-24-2010, 08:56 AM
Yeah, owls bark. Not dog bark, but they do a sort of hacking thing as well as their hoots and hums.

I liked it well enough. 4/5 again.

happilyeverafter
03-24-2010, 11:22 AM
I thought this was a good oneshot. Pretty funny. As everyone else has said owls do bark, but they also go "twit-twoo".
4/5

Terrai
03-24-2010, 01:00 PM
Was a pretty lighthearted one-shot, though the owl barking made me facepalm and laugh at same time...

Id give it a 3.5/5

silverlasso
03-24-2010, 01:27 PM
Well, today I learned that owls bark. Shows what I know.

Still, every time I came across "bark", all I could think of was a dog barking. Perhaps I'll go YouTube some barking owls.

SUCCESS! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEH6nF0F1Nk) Interesting...

Novera
03-24-2010, 01:30 PM
Voice:The Snowy Owl is virtually silent during nonbreeding seasons. The typical call of the male is a loud, harsh, grating bark, while the female has a similar higher pitched call. During the breeding season males have a loud, booming "hoo, hoo" given as a territorial advertisement or mating call. Females rarely hoot. Its attack call is a guttural "krufff-guh-guh-guk". When excited it may emit a loud "hooo-uh, hooo-uh, hooo-uh, wuh-wuh-wuh". Other sounds are dog-like barks, rattling cackles, shrieks, hissing, and bill-snapping.
Nestlings "cheep" up to 2 weeks of age, then hiss and squeal.

http://www.owlpages.com/owls.php?genus=Bubo&species=scandiacus

So I guess it would be unusual for Hedwig to bark, seeing as she is a female, but not impossible.

EDIT: Beaten to the punch.

Kensington
03-24-2010, 02:06 PM
I liked it. I especially liked how it wasn't only Harry who was circumventing the age restriction line on the Goblet, but that Ron and Draco got in on it as well. The author seemed to hit all the right spots for humor.

4/5.

Darje
03-24-2010, 02:44 PM
Well, today I learned that owls bark. Shows what I know.

Still, every time I came across "bark", all I could think of was a dog barking. Perhaps I'll go YouTube some barking owls.

SUCCESS! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEH6nF0F1Nk) Interesting...

That video is hilarious, even if it is just two owls barking at the night. xD

The story was pretty amusing too, but it didn't ring as well with me as some other stories do.

3/5

Shinysavage
03-24-2010, 02:59 PM
It was...ok. Technically sound, if rushed - although quite how you could extend this to a full length fic, I have no idea. But the humour left me cold. I smiled a couple of times, but nothing more.

2/5

Revenant
03-25-2010, 06:19 PM
Meh, I got a bad feeling about this fic as soon as I saw the title.
Writing was pretty decent, but other than that nothing spectacular. The attempts at humor fell flat. 2.5/5

Dark Minion
03-26-2010, 05:55 PM
It was ok. I agree that the fic is rushed - though not as bad as Rorschach writes. It had quite a few funny moments, for example when Harry explained to Hermione how to cross the age line.

And in my humble opinion it definitely is way better than the psycho!Harry - err - pysics!Harry that's praised so much lately.

4/5

Teresoul
03-29-2010, 12:20 PM
The fic is supposed to be humor, but I was only mildly amused by it. Writing style is good but the Hedwig vs. Dragon thing didn't sit well with me. Still, I managed to read through it, so that has got to count for something.

3/5

Intelligo
03-29-2010, 12:56 PM
Good for what it was.

I couldn't imagine investing any real amount of time in reading, let alone writing, a full length story with Hedwig competing in the tournament.

I had to force myself to accept the "Harry understands Hedwig" cliche though. It was tough.

3.5/5, rounded to 4.

Oneiros
03-29-2010, 09:09 PM
He was amicably talking to the sphinx. There was a gong that signaled the end of the contest, and as it went off right as Harry met the half woman, half lion, all naked creature, he took advantage of the situation. He didn't know any riddles so he was telling her knock-knock jokes.

And now, I have the strange desire to read a Harry/Sphinx story. 4/5 from me.

TheDefiantOne
03-30-2010, 01:06 AM
I thought it was funny, even with the barking. 3.5/5

Phantor Clockpiece
04-09-2010, 01:51 AM
Pretty decent for a crackfic. Good that it avoids redundancy.

Red_Hourglass
04-12-2010, 03:22 PM
http://www.owlpages.com/sounds/Bubo-scandiacus-1.mp3

Mercenary
04-12-2010, 10:04 PM
I liked it. Its funny for a short one shot. :D

4/5

Memory King
04-13-2010, 11:10 AM
This one is a solid 4/5 IMO. Situations pushing believability in some points though, but the fic works because it was never supposed to be serious.

Hugo
04-14-2010, 01:34 PM
TIme waste wise: totally worth it. This fic is only meant to be read when you have nothing to do and are a moron/retard like me who's procrastinating at exam time-5/5.

potterheadcharles
01-19-2015, 06:23 AM
Title: Hedwig and the Goblet of Fire
Author: Meteoricshipyards
Rating: T
Genre: Humor
Status: Oneshot
Library Category: Humor
Pairings: Harry/Parvati
Summary: Harry uses Hedwig to test the restrictions on the Goblet of Fire. Obviously, they're not good enough to stop the smartest owl in Britain!

5777316

So, basically Harry puts Hedwig's name in the goblet and she is selected as the fifth champion. And lo and behold, she crushes her competitors!

I laughed quite a bit during this oneshot at not only Hedwig's antiques but Harry's as well. His thought processes aren't in league with the canon Harry, and it works here for the better.

5/5 from me.

Don E. Delivery
01-19-2015, 08:36 AM
6/5.

Probably library worthy. A quick, humorous (completely crack) fic that will take you about ten minutes to read and will put a smile on your face.

dmacx
01-19-2015, 09:10 AM
The only way to describe this is "cute". 5/5

Invictus
01-19-2015, 09:20 AM
It made me smile all the way. Many flaws, but it does it job and I do like crack fics. A 3.5 rounded up to 4.

Genghiz Khan
01-19-2015, 10:13 AM
4/5 I didn't laugh at all, but it was a good crackfic. A really good crackfic.

Taure
01-19-2015, 10:19 AM
In the words of HoS, it was... okay. Didn't laugh, or even particularly smile, but I did blink in a appreciation a few times. And you can't go wrong with Harry/Parvati/Padma in the Prefect's Bath.

The problem is that the humour is all in the premise here. Once you've finished the first scene (which is very good), the rest of he fic is merely an extension of the same joke.

3/5.

Newcomb
01-19-2015, 04:13 PM
4/5 I didn't laugh at all, but it was a good crackfic.

Pretty much agree with this. 3/5 from me - it doesn't have that "wow" factor that I look for in an excellent humor/crack fic. Definitely worth reading; it's short, there are some good lines. Like Taure, I thought the first scene was the best - some great banter-y lines between Harry and Hermione.

Republic
01-19-2015, 04:40 PM
rofl/5

Yes please.

Shinysavage
01-19-2015, 04:53 PM
It was...ok. Technically sound, if rushed - although quite how you could extend this to a full length fic, I have no idea. But the humour left me cold. I smiled a couple of times, but nothing more.

2/5

My review first time this was put up for review. Successfully, it seems, since the old thread is in Humour.

Anarchy
01-19-2015, 07:38 PM
I honestly thought this was already in the library, and I guess Shinsavage's comment confirms it. I remember reading it awhile ago, and a quick reread has reminded me what I thought.

Story is good for a laugh, but nothing mindblowing, since it's about 2 words long. There's probably more words in this thread than there is actual content, so nothing really to get excited over.

CheddarTrek
01-19-2015, 10:47 PM
Fun. It's not a 5/5 in my opinion, because there just isn't enough to it (and I don't only mean because of word count), but I do think it should slide into the library. 4/5

Mordart
01-19-2015, 10:47 PM
I still want to know how the hell hedwig knew mermish. Also, Bacon is the universal currency of the universe. 3/5 for length and lack of detail

Nuhuh
01-21-2015, 12:19 PM
Very amusing and I really like this story's Harry as well. 4/5.

Dark Minion
01-25-2015, 04:05 PM
Yeah, this totally slipped under my radar... I merged the threads.

Reptile3607
01-30-2015, 06:41 AM
Hm... Reading some of the reviews:

Interesting fact about Hedwig - she faked her death in the Deathly Hallows so she could pull the strings from the shadows. You didn't think little Harry could hunt all those horcruxes and get the Elder Wand by himself did you?
Another interesting fact - While in hiding Hedwig was giving Neville Longbottom lessons in badassery. They worked.

I now want to see both of these ideas in a sequel ;-)