View Full Version : [Abandoned] Scorpius Malfoy and the Improbable Plot by opalish - T?

12-16-2010, 12:02 AM
Title: Scorpius Malfoy and the Improbable Plot
Author: opalish
Rating: T
Genre: none
DLP Category: Humor
Pairing: Canon
Chapters: 19
Words: 47,805
Updated: October 31, 2009
Published: June 29, 2008
Status: Abandoned
Summary: Scorpius really should have listened to his father's numerous and dire warnings about the Potter clan. Harry feels his pain. Gen crackfic WIP, yo. Seriously, so cracky.
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4357627/1/

Yes, it's a next-gen fic. If you can get over the canon pairings, it's actually well-written and actually pretty funny. I'm not all the way through, but I'm 5 chapters in and enjoying every bit of it.

It's pretty cracky, and so far there's very little semblance of a plot, but (at least the beginning) is Harry-centric, and I think if it does become children-centric, it would still remain interesting. The author actually added (gasp) character to the names that JKR provided us.

Next stop was Madame Malkin's. Her door was closed firmly, a 'Never Opening Again, Bugger Off You Little Bastards, And You Too Mister Potter, Sir, Though Thanks Again For That Dark Lord Thing' sign upon it. Harry sighed and, for the seventh year running, resorted to emotional blackmail to get her to open back up.

Checked by Minion, February 15, 2013

12-16-2010, 12:40 AM
It's very well written. It starts out really well, and I was ROTFL at many points. I started to lose interests as the story went along though. The humor is still there, but seemed a little forced at times. Time/dimensional travel made me roll my eyes, but it didn't really detract from the funny either.

An entertaining read, good crackfic with some great lines. Unfortunately, its hasn't been updated for over a year and is likely abandoned. Still, 4/5

12-16-2010, 11:07 AM
The only problem with this story is that it has not been updated for over a year.

Read it long ago. Enjoyed it very much then.


12-16-2010, 10:24 PM
Couldn't get passed the 1st chapter myself. The first chapter didn't really draw me in. I'd rate it 3/5, but I'm not going to rate the story, since I did not read very much of it.

12-18-2010, 09:59 PM
Reasonably amusing, although it gets really crackfic at times, which doesn't work for me in a fic that is trying not to be one (according to the author's notes). The characterization of the kids gets a bit tired over time, and it takes too long to get to the interesting parts. And then it takes too long being boring a lot, also. Middle of the road, not great, okay story.


12-24-2010, 10:06 AM
Started well, got bored after a point and it wasn't that funny after a few chapters. The beginning worked though. It was also nice to see the children had personalities to an extent beyond meaningless fluff as seen in other fics. Lily Potter kind of scares me a little. But it hasn't been updated in a while so I decided not to bother continuing.

1 for good writing, 1 for proper grammar and punctuation and a surprisingly good vocabulary, 1 for being funny and having its moments and .5 for Lily, she grew on me.


07-17-2013, 07:36 AM
It is crackfic - therefore either you get it or you don't. This one failed for me, it was neither funny nor interesting. No new ideas, no plot, no humour. On top of this it is abandoned and I dislike all described characters (I have no clear idea how the last thing happened).

1/5 as I was unable to read it past the second chapter, but I can imagine that for somebody who likes this humour it may be 5/5, with correction to 4/5 as it is abandoned.

I think that it is currently the worst story on main list of the DLP library.

08-13-2013, 07:13 PM
I enjoyed it quite a bit. Lily was funny as hell, as well as some of the other characters.

It was crack, whether the author was trying for that or not. 3.5/5, rouded up to 4.