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Old 07-10-2006, 04:24 PM   #1
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At the Hands of the Other by The-Caitiff - T

Title: At the Hands of the Other
Author: The-Caitiff
Rating: T
Genre: Mystery/Supernatural
Category: General
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Status: WIP (2 chapters ATM, but the author is known as a regular updater)
Summary: Summer after fifth year. Voldemort kidnaps Harry and they agree to fulfill the prophecy once and for all. What starts as a simple duel to the death gets complicated real quick.

Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3036211/1/

Basically, Voldemort learns the Prophecy and decides that, in order to kill Harry, he must be trained to become his 'equal'. Thus, he starts teaching Harry everything he knows and pushing him through rituals, so they could finish their conflict once and for all.

The writting style is very simplistic, plot is completely surreal and illogical and characters are OOC, but for some reason, I rather liked this story. A nice light read that will probably be updated regulary. 3/5
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Old 07-10-2006, 04:30 PM   #2
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Darn it. I was working on the post for this. Ah well, you beat me.
True, some of the characters are ooc, but its still good. I love how Voldemort shoots down the whole 'the power he knows not is love' thing.
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Old 07-10-2006, 04:39 PM   #3
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I think this story is very on par with the author's usual work. I doubt it will turn into an outstanding fic, but it is entertaining, well written and a fairly original idea. I think the fact that the plot has a lot of room to move and grow is a big plus and is what is keeping me really interested in this story. In fact, that tends to be what I like about all of The-Caitiff's fics: I never really know what direction they will go. With the lack of really outstanding currently in progress fics out there, this is good example of the type of story to keep in mind. It updates fairly regularly (probably) and it is unique and entertaining, even if it isn't a classic in the making.
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Old 07-10-2006, 05:17 PM   #4
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The genre seems kind of wrong; it's more like a humour to me or is it just me who laugh at the dialogs in the fic?

Just like IP said, it is written rather simplistic, a little too simplistic if you ask me. The story also feels like a monologue, the dialogs give an impression that the characters can read each others mind.

Oh well, it was still a entertaining, so a guess I'll give it a 2.5 rating in the scale of 5, a bit below average but not too bad to be scraped.
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Old 07-10-2006, 05:38 PM   #5
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wow i really like this story (someone finally teaching harry and its not some ancient person that makes harry some god)

i found the start pretty funny and the whole interpretation of the prohecy but its a really cool idea.

hope its updated often
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Old 07-10-2006, 05:57 PM   #6
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Seems kinda...bland

I don't like it. I give it a 2

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Edit: oops wrong number ehheh
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Old 07-10-2006, 06:26 PM   #7
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Its light entertainment at its best. IM not going to continue following it, but I odn't begrudge the tme I spent reading it. 3
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Old 07-11-2006, 12:05 AM   #8
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It is a good read for light entertainment. I'll probably continue to read this as it is one of the more unique ideas I've seen done. 3 out of 5
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Old 07-11-2006, 12:14 AM   #9
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It wasnt the bad, but it wasnt that good. I'll give it a 3.
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Old 07-11-2006, 01:21 AM   #10
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Well i like the idea though it seems rather far-fetched.
it passes as something id read just to pass the time.
of course its only 2 chapters long and it could develop into a slightly better fic.

but based purely on these 2 chapters id say a 2.5 out of 5.
if it seems to take some interesting twists later on or some oother developments then id say at best this is a 3.5-4 out of 5.
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Old 07-11-2006, 01:41 AM   #11
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NOt a bad fic. I give it a 3 so far.
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Old 07-11-2006, 03:33 AM   #12
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Gah, I can't stand reading this fic.

Simplistic writing, no kidding. It is only a step or two above Run, Spot, Run.

There is hardly any description at all, it is ridiculous how little there is, it seems more like a movie script than a story.

The dialog, which is the majority of the story, is very unrealistic and reminds me of a badly dubbed kung fu flick without the amusingly off lip syncing.

That is it, this is not a Harry Potter fic but the movie script of a badly dubbed kung fu movie masquerading as a Harry Potter fanfic.

I was going to review this story and recommend that this person read some more books and get help from their English Teacher because surely this person can't be any older than Junior High age.

I checked, the author is a twenty-two year old Mechanical Engineering student. I sure hope they are a much better at that than writing, jeez.

Oh, and I looked through the profile and found this for another one of their fics:

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One off screen kiss between Voldemort and Harry. Why? Because I like H/LV slash! Its just a shame no one writes it.
That's right boys and girls, that possible plot twist you are hoping for? It probably will be hot boy-on-snakeman buttsecks.

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A definite 0/5.
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Old 07-11-2006, 04:49 AM   #13
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It's like reading a children book in fast forward. Seriously not something you would expect from a twenty-two year old. It's bad in the beginning and doesnt improve anytime soon. The idea is good but the author needs to improve his skills and rewrite the story.
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Old 07-11-2006, 09:14 AM   #14
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Third chapter is up. And all I can say is... BWahahahahaha!
Yep. Voldemort is still in character. Sure, he has to make Harry more powerful, but he is choosing the ways that are most painful, most likely to fail, most likely to cause permanent problems. After all, Harry is protected by the prophecy. So he might as well make this as enjoyable as he can
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Old 07-11-2006, 10:48 AM   #15
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Heh, good thing I overlooked bad writing style and gave this story a chance. New chapter is great.
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Old 07-11-2006, 07:36 PM   #16
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Meh, I didn't think it was that great. Decent action and a new take on a familiar bond. Dialogue still sucks, though. Still, it was the best chapter yet.
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Meh, it's alright. Good enough not to get the trash bin. I don't think I've ever seen a fic where Harry bonds to Hedwig and gets amazing Owl powers before.
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Old 07-12-2006, 04:20 AM   #18
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I liked it. Its quite funny and a light read and it's got new ideas. Please don't put it into the bin.
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Old 07-12-2006, 06:47 AM   #19
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I'm still not sure about the genre of this fic. But anyway, it is amusing. I didn't like the first and second chapter, but the third and fourth are good.
If nothing else, this fic is different.
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I don't think I've ever seen a fic where Harry bonds to Hedwig and gets amazing Owl powers before.
That's right. He's now got AMAZING owl powers! Including, "to be able to stare at my own bum. If I were gay, that might be a nice arse."

And on that note, the fourth chapter is now up. Nothing really note worthy about it. As for genre, I'd go with humor.
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