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Old 08-01-2008, 11:36 PM   #1
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Anatomy of a Leader by Cyblock - PG

Title: Anatomy of a Leader
Author: Cy Block
Rating: PG
Genre: Humor/Parody/Alternate
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Chapters: 7
Words: 9,845
Published: July 30, 2008
Updated: August 06, 2008
Status: Complete


Summary: The election is around the corner, so it is only a matter of time until Harry Potter will ascend to the magical premiership. The youngest minister ever, the shining light of our people, but in so many ways a complete enigma. Where does he come from, what makes him tick and what really happened during the tri-wizard-tournament? Join Rita Skeeter, in her series “Anatomy of a Leader”, one writer’s attempt to retrace the trail Harry Potter blazed through the world ever since that fateful night.
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Work by Authors thread: http://forums.darklordpotter.net/showthread.php?t=10266 Complete
Patronus Charm: http://patronuscharm.net/u/1130/ Edit in the works.

I liked it overall I'll give it a 4/5. The chapters are short, but it is a worthwhile read.


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Old 08-02-2008, 12:05 AM   #2
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Wasn't that great of a story. Left a review on PC. It's just your average story following Canon with his own tiny little twists thrown in. 3/5 from me.
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Old 08-02-2008, 01:23 AM   #3
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I couldn't even read through the whole thing. It was okay at the first few lines I guess, but the whole 'I AM HARRY POTTER' thing got annoying before the second time. Petunia was the whole motherly mode in front of the Skeeter bug but the clues underneath were pretty obvious.

FAIL. Spectacular FAIL. However, I will give it a 1/5 for the attempt at a new (well, not 'new' but more Original) idea put on the net.
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Old 08-02-2008, 02:34 AM   #4
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I couldn't get into this story at all, The "I am Harry Potter'" thing annoyed the hell out of me also. I just don't like the hole retard!Harry thing.

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Old 08-02-2008, 03:06 AM   #5
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I couldn't even read through the whole thing. It was okay at the first few lines I guess, but the whole 'I AM HARRY POTTER' thing got annoying before the second time. Petunia was the whole motherly mode in front of the Skeeter bug but the clues underneath were pretty obvious.

FAIL. Spectacular FAIL. However, I will give it a 1/5 for the attempt at a new (well, not 'new' but more Original) idea put on the net.
Why do you rate a story that you didn't read?
For people who don't pay attention. This is a Retarded!Harry fic. He is mentally dysfunctional with the huge forehead and the whole deal.

And the aunt wasn't being motherly at all. You could look in a primary school English textbook to know what these [brackets] mean in quotes. Petunia was calling Harry a freak and retard through out the interview written by the skeeter.

For review. 4.5/5 for extremely funny presentation ways to portray how Harry got through the years as a Retard. The writer of the prophet articles are extremely believable in character as well, doing things like misspelling names and balantly editing quotes.
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Old 08-02-2008, 05:55 AM   #6
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I read this in WbA, then at Patronus Charm, and I liked it. This is the first time I read a retarded!Harry, so it is original (I believe). My favorite is when on the second day of class in First Year, he started going around, giving people great big hugs.

4/5.
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Old 08-02-2008, 07:57 AM   #7
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I liked it.

Retarded Harry was funny. 4/5 because nothing is perfect.
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Old 08-02-2008, 08:26 AM   #8
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I left my thoughts in the WbA section, so I'll leave it at that.

4/5 for originality, amusement, and for acheiving the original aim. Let's not even mention the fact it is actually finished.
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Old 08-02-2008, 10:43 AM   #9
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5/5. It is very rare that a parody makes me laugh - far too often the genre is an excuse for poor grammar and lame jokes, and an excuse for obsessive OOCness. Here that didn't happen - Petunia's thinly veiled abuse and the prophet's attempt to change it was hilarious, and certain lines from interviews were top notch - in particular Cedric's and Ron's - funny because they were Cedric and Ron, and not OC's that just shared names with them. It was very easy to transpose this onto the canon story, and that's what makes satire worth reading.
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Old 08-02-2008, 01:08 PM   #10
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I've never laughed at a parody, this was no different. Retarded!Harry is, in no way shape or form, amusing. 1/5
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Old 08-03-2008, 02:07 AM   #11
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I laughed. I shouldn't, seeing as I'm a teacher. But I laughed.

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Old 08-03-2008, 05:36 AM   #12
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I was amused, I loved how you could tell that Rita was forced to edit the interview with the Durslys. Reading between the lines of what was and wasn't being said made this an entertaining read. 4 out of 5.
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Old 08-03-2008, 04:36 PM   #13
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It was...decent enough I suppose. Pretty much in the middle of my scale between a great work and absolute donkey balls. So, a 3/5 from me.
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Old 08-06-2008, 07:03 PM   #14
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Final chapter is up over at PC. Shit is done. It’s different than the WBA version, maybe worse, maybe better, but it’s done.

A fat thank you to all the reviewers. I do like those of you better that gave me a good review, but I love those of you that elaborated. My one true hero, however, is the brave soul who rated this thread “terrible” without commenting. That takes balls, massive balls. Kudos, I want to touch you.
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I can't read it as I said but I can understand the idea. Petunia was never motherly towards Harry but tried to act like she 'had loved him' as many might have.

Retard!Harry is, well, retarded for a true plot but this little bunny worked for some I see.

And I didn't give it any points for reading. The single point I offered was for originality.
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Petunia was never motherly towards Harry but tried to act like she 'had loved him' as many might have.
You still aren't getting that Skeeter fixed Petunias wording. She took a few liberties with the conversation. What I'm trying to say is she put words in Peunia Dursley's mouth.

Not that hard of a concept to understand. Most reporters only do brackets to clarify what their interviewee said. Rita isn't like most and changed up a few things to make Harry appear normal.

Cy - It wasn't what I had in my mind's eye when I thought up Retard!Harry, but you took it and made it your own thing. Somethings I didn't like, but I laughed and enjoyed it for the most part. Good job on the first fic.
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For the socially retarded, or perhaps victims of the same birth defect that this Harry has, here is a clarification to prevent future confusion.

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“What would a [wizard] learn in a school for [non wizards]? He was better served with the other [special children]..”
See the brackets? It means that Rita changed it. Knowing Petunia, it was probably something like this.

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What would a freak learn in a school for normal people? He was better served with the other freaks..”
See?
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Lol. I inserted the word retard for most of those. Freak works too.
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Eh, just using it as an example. You're right though, retard works better. In my defense, I skimmed over a good bit of the story.

I did like it though.
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