Since I started my fanfiction reading before I encountered DLP I ran into some stuff that wasn't worth my time. A Black Comedy was a breath of fresh air...tinged slightly with the scent of stale beer, but whatever. Since that point I reread it several times, as I do with most things I enjoy. The dynamics of Harry and Sirius' relationship are what sells this story. An attitude that can be summed up as "I do what I want!" paired with the ability to back it up and the general irreverence made for several moments that had me outright laughing. The more serious parts where Harry talked about magic and how after a long enough time of doing it, certain elements became not just intuitive, but a buildup to wandless magic gives a picture that I like to see in the stories that I read. Harry's various assessments of Voldemort and the other wizards that they run into show a development that's taken place, and one that fits in well with both the story, and that I think works well with where the Harry form the original books would have ended up. The cursebreaking adventures and robberies were both displays of skill and the same tongue in cheek humor that kept me coming back for rereads. Remus and Tonk's relationship was one that I liked more in this story than in the original books. The playful banter and various roles that they played in the lives of the different characters around them, especially the Potters, helped to round out and polish this fic. They added depth to the story that would have otherwise felt a bit more flat. One of the things that I disliked about the fic (enough that I feel like it's worth mentioning) was one of the phrases that Lord Black states in his insulting the Wizengamot- "Muggles that can use magic." I'm not sure that the idea originated there, but I'm sure the popularity of the fic aided in pushing it farther. While it's accurate in some ways, I think it does a disservice to wizards and witches in other ways. Maybe a minor nitpick, but there it is. Oh, and Ginny. I know she was supposed to be one of the funnier parts, and she did have a few lines that made me chuckle, but I found myself skipping the parts with her in them. Couldn't place the reason, and it may just come down to personal taste, but there were several points where I think it broke the story up too much. Still- it has some of my favorite quotes: "Pureblood politics bollocks is mainly about who can cheat the most in a dick measuring contest." "Is he going to eat me and assume my identity? Why did our brotherhood charm just twitch?" "Yes I'm fucking listening, Snivellus," Harry spat out. "That snot-filled wheezing you call breathing is like acid to my ears."