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Old 11-23-2010, 08:33 PM   #401
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?!?!

NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Now we're back to assuming that Jono is (a) dead or (b) a doucheface.
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Old 11-24-2010, 10:43 AM   #402
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Is there a way for me to read this story without joining the group? Since from what it sounds like, the author has pretty much been in MIA.
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Old 02-22-2011, 06:26 AM   #403
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all I want to know is, is this yaoi? I was told it was and got pretty damn repulsed by the thought of harry and the dark lord together DX otherwise i want to start reading it.
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:02 AM   #404
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all I want to know is, is this yaoi? I was told it was and got pretty damn repulsed by the thought of harry and the dark lord together DX otherwise i want to start reading it.
Did you read the rules ?
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:57 AM   #405
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I did indeed and find nothing wrong with my question.
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Old 02-22-2011, 09:03 AM   #406
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You didn't.

You don't necro story threads unless you have a legit review (I.e. You've actually read the fic). You did not, instead choosing to ask a question that, ignoring the forum's stance on yaoi, could've been answered by reading the previous posts.
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:34 PM   #407
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FUCKING RAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGEEEEEEEE!

I wish this thread was locked until/if an actual chapter was posted instead of bullshit getting posted time after time.

But to answer the question. Harry uses Voldemort as his ventriloquist dummy, only with his meatpole instead of his hand. It's all ball slapping action with butthole stretching and tonsil jamming. The scene where Draco Malfoy gets double stuffed and reaches out and fists both Crabbe and Goyle is amazing. Must read.
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Old 06-15-2011, 02:18 PM   #408
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Relatively new to the site but I hope I'm not breaking rules by posting this. I've hunted down chapters of this fic that were not available on ff.net. I couldn't read it at Yahoo groups either, but the best of my searching showed that Yahoo Groups only had up to chapter five. The site listed below has the story posted all the way to Chapter Seven.

I hope this makes a few peoples day, because it sure as hell made mine.

http://carolsheep987.blog.163.com/bl...0961764024820/

Just follow the english links at the top of the page. This link is to the beginning of chapter five, right where the fic ends on FF.net.

Hopefully you guys didn't already know about this, cuz if so, sorry for wasting your time.

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Old 06-15-2011, 02:24 PM   #409
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Up to chapter 7 is also posted on the Yahoo Group. I dunno if it's possible to get into the group nowadays though; I've been a member since long before he vanished. Assuming that getting into the group is impossible, though, this would be nice for people.
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Old 06-15-2011, 06:21 PM   #410
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I wouldn't mind if this story just ceased to exist. It's ship sailed a long time ago.
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:30 AM   #411
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I'm probably gonna get crucified for dredging up this old topic and getting everybody's hopes up for an update, but I really don't care at this point. Besides, I'm kinda used to it at this point. I haven't given this my thoughts, and considering this is my favorite fanfic bar none, I think I should, especially since I've reread the series over the last two days.

This trilogy (such as it is) is, I think, pretty close to perfection in my eyes. I'll start with Unholy. It has awesome scope (the first story being longer than any of the books) while not going overboard like some fics (read, most of Joe's stuff I've read). The battles are extremely well written, evoking a fluid, easy to follow scene. Jono has also clearly put some effort into researching locations, to the point that I was actually able to plot the climactic London battle between Harry and Voldemort in Google Earth.

The characterization is well done. Voldemort, in particular, is in top form. He is extremely intelligent here, much more so than in canon, and he will often keep the reader guessing. Take, for instance, his plan to overthrow the Ministry: it's obvious his capture is a ploy designed to help him. You know it, Harry knows it, everyone with a brain cell knows it. But you don't know how it fits in with his plan, and so knowing it's a ploy doesn't help. Other characters get their own moments, though, like Snape, Dumbledore, Flamel, and of course Harry. It's refreshing to see characters acting smart for once.

What is probably my favorite part of the story, however, is one that many on DLP probably think detracts from the story: the Muggles. Many on DLP think that Muggles should stay out of Harry Potter, thank you very much, but I'm quite the opposite: the two almost irreconcilably different cultures have a great deal to offer each other, and I love stories that show that neither one is better than the other, and that a lot of problems could be solved if they worked together. Unholy is probably the story that does it best: the Muggles are instrumental in ending Voldemort's reign - not by replacing the wizards, as some cliche stories that want to show how Muggles are so superior than Wizards would do, but by supplementing wizards with their own skills. This type of cooperation is too rarely seen in Harry Potter fanfiction, which is unfortunate for me considering my love for it.

Then we move on to Promised. Many of the elements that made Unholy great are present again, including great characterization. Riddle has more point of view time in Promised than in Unholy, and I think it shows him as a terribly conflicted but superbly intelligent man. Grindelwald is an excellent contrast to Voldemort, retaining the terrifying presence while not feeling like a carbon copy of Voldemort. If I have one complaint here, it's that Katie is a bit too like Harry, which is probably at least partly intentional on Jono's part.

The action scenes are once again great, particularly Harry's fight with Grindelwald in the Ministry. They suck me in like no other fics have before. I usually skim detailed battle scenes, but I feel almost compelled to read these in-depth. In fact, in both Unholy and Promised, Harry reminds me very much of Christopher Nolan's Batman - he's even called the Dark Knight! Almost every time Harry is in action, I have Molossus playing in my head.

This is a fantastic series, and is the easiest and most honest 5/5 I think I'll ever give. I sincerely hope that Jono will make a miraculous comeback and finish his saga.

And he might. This is not just a post about my review, I've noticed a few things that make me think that Jono may be lurking about. First, there is this that Blaise posted some time ago:

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But when I clicked the link today:



Assuming that this isn't something Yahoo did automatically, and assuming that Jono was the only one who could get into the account, then this implies that he's alive!

Another thing that I noticed (and this could very well be my mind playing tricks on me) is that I thought that the story seemed... different. Slightly. Things were there that I didn't remember being there last time I read it (and I last read it on his Yahoo group, just as I did this time - I already know that there are differences between the Yahoo and ff.net versions). It almost seemed more... polished. The date on the file uploads haven't changed, but I know that on ff.net, if you change something in a chapter but don't upload a new chapter, the last updated date doesn't change. If my mind isn't playing tricks on me... it could mean he's polishing his story for an impending update. It's probably wishful thinking on my part, but it isn't outside the realm of possibility.

Anyway, I should bring this to an end. It's probably the longest post I've ever put on the internet.
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Old 08-19-2012, 11:01 AM   #412
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Another thing that I noticed (and this could very well be my mind playing tricks on me) is that I thought that the story seemed... different. Slightly. Things were there that I didn't remember being there last time I read it (and I last read it on his Yahoo group, just as I did this time - I already know that there are differences between the Yahoo and ff.net versions). It almost seemed more... polished. The date on the file uploads haven't changed, but I know that on ff.net, if you change something in a chapter but don't upload a new chapter, the last updated date doesn't change. If my mind isn't playing tricks on me... it could mean he's polishing his story for an impending update. It's probably wishful thinking on my part, but it isn't outside the realm of possibility.
Can you elaborate/give an example?

I've read this story (and semi-sequel) many times, and know it as well as I do canon. (It's on my kindle and everything!! )

I've almost long since given up hope, but at even 24, any potential for an update to stranger makes me a very happy man-child!
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The story can also be found at http://strangerinland.weebly.com/index.html. I'm not entirely sure if this is what the author wrote since the second story seems to go significantly beyond what is on fanfiction (or at http://carolsheep987.blog.163.com/bl...0961764024820/ - and I have no clue about what is on the yahoo group).

The most memorable part of when I read the story half a year ago was towards the end of book one when everything seemed to fall apart. I simply did not have the strength to go on *reading*. This wasn't because the story was badly written at that point; I just didn't have the heart for it. I don't know how the characters managed to continue living in the situation they found themselves in. I had to skip a few chapters and get to the end already (because I was really hoping for a happy ending of sorts).


[Hmm.. my first post after more than half a year of browsing... This actually reminds of why I made this account - so I could read that Boy Who Lived story by The Santi. I actually google searched for it to see if more chapters were available beyond fanfiction. I did the same thing with this story.]

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Old 10-19-2012, 02:25 PM   #414
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That person just got the stuff from the Yahoo group and shared it with the rest of the internet since Jono hasn't been accepting people to the Yahoo group for a few years.
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