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Old 09-16-2007, 07:58 PM   #1
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Ask You-Know-Who by NeoSapien - K+

Title: Ask You-Know-Who
Author: NeoSapien
Rating: K+
Genre: Humor/Parody
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Status: Complete One-Shot
Summary:The Daily Prophet has introduced a new opinion column to replace Rita Skeeter's. Minister Fudge claims it's just a publicity stunt, but many have already written to You-Know-Who for all kinds of advice.

This is pretty much what a humor fic should be. The letters with Voldemort's responses are very well done.
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Old 09-16-2007, 08:23 PM   #2
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It wasn't very funny. The whole thing just felt very stale to me. It probably would have been more amusing if the letters weren't from thinly concealed Hogwarts students, and instead were from young witches who just got their first period.

Maybe I just can't suspend disbelief enough to conceive Voldemort writing an advice column, even in a parody situation, to enjoy this fic.

2.5/5 rounded to 3 for rating purposes, because the Dumbledore part was a little entertaining.

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Old 09-16-2007, 08:49 PM   #3
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Not high level comedy, but worth a chuckle.
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Old 09-16-2007, 09:30 PM   #4
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I lol'd at a few of them, a few got no reaction.

4/5 ~ Mainly because it's humor. I don't know... I liked it for some reason.

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Old 09-16-2007, 09:35 PM   #5
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The Mcdonald one made me smile, but the rest are Eh~. It was ...cute for the lack of a better adjective. Not library worthy, I think. 3/5
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Old 09-16-2007, 10:09 PM   #6
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My favorites were the "Operation Kill the Muggles with Fat and Cholesterol" and Voldemort suggesting a threesome.

Still, the rest of them were forgettable.

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Old 09-17-2007, 04:14 AM   #7
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The Dumbledore ones made me grin, as did the last Harry one, but the rest were meh. I think trash-bin worthy, not library worthy.
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Old 09-17-2007, 05:15 AM   #8
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It was worth a quick laugh. Some of those are will written. But not for the library.

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Old 09-17-2007, 05:47 AM   #9
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All I can say is "Meh". Some got a chuckle out of me and thats about it. Nothing special.


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Old 09-17-2007, 06:21 AM   #10
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I've seen this a while ago. Wasn't overly impressed.
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Old 09-17-2007, 11:12 AM   #11
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Light and easy, but nothing special about it. Sort of like popcorn; fluffy with no big substance.
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I've seen this a while ago. Wasn't overly impressed.
I could have sworn that I picked this story up here... was I mistaken?

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Old 09-18-2007, 04:31 AM   #13
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I remember reading this six years ago. It was slightly amusing then, and it still is. Not quite worthy of greatness, but it should get a mention in the Trash bin.

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Old 04-20-2012, 12:29 AM   #14
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Normally I wouldn't read a one shot, much less a short one shot that is labeled humor. It goes against me not having a sense of humor.

That said, the need to completely suspend disbelief over a Voldemort Advice Column was enough to draw me to this.

Firstly the flaws, the letters are poorly concealed letters from Hogwarts students and Death Eaters. Bland. That said the ones from Dumbledore were amusing. 2/5 from me for making me almost laugh.
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