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Old 03-11-2010, 05:58 PM   #21
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Meh...I actually like Petunia and her husband in this fic. The question remains however how endearing this story will be once they're in Hogwarts and Harry...is doing something.

I'll withhold judgment until we have a few Hogwarts chapters. I'm still not quite sure how one is to review a story prior to Harry's immersion into the magic world.
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Old 03-11-2010, 08:53 PM   #22
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Call it the Geek in me, but I loved it. I rather hope the author manages to keep it going at this level, because I'm going to be sorely disappointed if it peters off in a chapter or two.
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Old 03-11-2010, 11:50 PM   #23
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5/5, if just for the Madam Malkins scene.

My god, that make me crack up harder than I have in ages.
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Old 03-12-2010, 03:27 AM   #24
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Going to get a 4/5 from me.

While i was barrel rolling at the Malkin-scene with everyone, I have a big problem the amount of intuitive intellect that Harry is being given. I forsee, like Smileofthekill, that Harry's expansive knowledge (which is already formidable enough to put shame to most any adult wizard of even great intellect such as McGonagall, who was clearly stumped by half the shit he said) will override the story. It's a bit asinine, but it's making for rather hilarious scenes in-between the rage.

All in all? Very very well articulated story, spot on math and deductive reasoning skills, and a very damn good read if you can get past the nit-pick. I'll be following this one.
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Old 03-12-2010, 04:06 AM   #25
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This Harry reminds me a tiny bit of Sheldon (from TBBT).

As enjoyable as this story is, I question whether the author has enough talent/imagination to evolve Harry into more than just another arrogant smart-ass genius. Hmmm... maybe s/he'll also give her character a realistic amount of time to perfect an obscure magical something-or-other. Hopefully the cliche of Harry instantly knowing something is one that the author chooses not to include.

Good: Grammar, spelling, chapter length, update frequency.

3.5/5

EDIT: Yeh, you're right... it was a dumb line

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Old 03-12-2010, 06:46 AM   #26
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Quite possibly one of the dumber lines I've ever seen. Anyway... I laughed at some points in the story. 3.5/5 rounded to 4.
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Old 03-12-2010, 09:00 PM   #27
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I loved the Malkin scene, and the other chapters were also pretty good.

No rating yet because it's early, but if the Malkin chapter were a one-shot it'd be worth 5 stars.
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Old 03-12-2010, 09:17 PM   #28
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I loved the Malkin scene, and the other chapters were also pretty good.

No rating yet because it's early, but if the Malkin chapter were a one-shot it'd be worth 5 stars.
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I would love to see that chapter cleaned up and made into a one-shot.
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Old 03-13-2010, 05:07 AM   #29
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It is a pretty good fic.
This was by far the best ever Draco-Harry first meeting I have seen.
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Old 03-13-2010, 09:46 AM   #30
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I didn't really find it that funny. Harry was too smart, and using too many technical terms. He shouldn't be that socially retarded.
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Old 03-13-2010, 12:05 PM   #31
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I didn't really find it that funny. Harry was too smart, and using too many technical terms. He shouldn't be that socially retarded.
QFT. I like a smart Harry... but this is just over the top. As for the Draco/Harry meeting.. mjeh. Only the last part of it was actually funny.

2/5 from me but it could improve and be Recycling Bin worthy if Harry is toned down a bit.
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Old 03-13-2010, 12:11 PM   #32
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The fifth chapter made it worth it.
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Old 03-13-2010, 01:28 PM   #33
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Old 03-13-2010, 02:19 PM   #34
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People really do seem to be taking this too seriously. The whole story is untenable from the start, however, it does do what it goes out to do, and it does it with style.

It made me laugh more than fanfiction HPFF has since Nonjon, and frankly, I think that deserves some praise.

Stop taking shit so fucking seriously. :/

Edit: I don't know if i've mentioned this recently Bucks, but I really wish you were the girl in your avatar. Just wanted to put that out there again.
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Old 03-13-2010, 03:51 PM   #35
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I don't take it that seriously. I am fine with having super smart Harry.

What I can't stand is how obnoxious Harry is. I hate people like that in real life, and reading about him is not fun. I am fine with him making fun of some of the logic in the Wizard world. I am not fine with him making fun of it then going on about how it can be fixed and talking like the story itself is serious.

Screw it, I'll just rank it on how I feel like this story will be and what I have read so far. 0/5. No laughing means zero rating. Oh yes, +1.9 for the Draco thing, but rounded down.
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Old 03-13-2010, 05:46 PM   #36
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Jesus Christ I've never laughed that much in MONTHS! The first four chapters were moderately amusing, but the sheer hilarity of the fifth chapter is just stunning. I think I'm going to have to give it a 5/5 solely for that chapter. No doubt about it.
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This is the funniest story i have read in a very long time, from me it gets five out of five.
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Its sort of interesting to see how polarized this forum is with regards to this one.
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This Harry reminds me a tiny bit of Sheldon (from TBBT).
This. So much this. Hell, this Harry is a lot like me IRL, which may be why I relate to him so easily. And that is why I've added it to by favorites list. 4.5/5, easily; one of the funniest stories I've read since nonjon. Oh yes; the lulz is strong in this fic.

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Man, people really either love or hate this fic. Polarity is an excellent way to describe it Rhys.

Quite interesting.
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