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Wasted Potential fics.

Discussion in 'FanFic Discussion' started by Johnnyseattle, Aug 25, 2017.

  1. Johnnyseattle

    Johnnyseattle Auror DLP Supporter

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    So I just got done reading the Albus Potter series. It had some great takes on some of the magical theory concepts and all, and I quite liked some of the OCs, but at the end of it all it just kind of... drifted I guess, for lack of a better thought. There are a lot of fics out there like this - POTDK of course, due to just cruelly disappearing halfway though the last book, the Triangle Prophecy trilogy due to the worst ending ever for an otherwise great tale (for its time at least, I refuse to read it again), and others.

    So what fics for you were just unfulfilled potential?
     
  2. Perspicacity

    Perspicacity High Score: 3,994 Prestige DLP Supporter

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    I remember following Unsung Hero by MeghanReviews when it was released and have never been so disappointed in a fanfiction story. The fic had started out well (for its time and my level of fanfiction pickiness at the time) and ended with middle finger to the readers.

    As well, I'd probably include every novel-length fic by Jeconais. They all start out with an interesting premise, but midway through they lose all semblance of conflict as Harry becomes ultra-mega, everyone loves him for it, he gets the gal (or gals, as often as not), and rides off into the fluffy sunset.
     
  3. Quiddity

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    Slightly different concept, but Hit The Ground Running was a fantastic fulfillment of a common concept - the Horcrux wakes up - which then ruined everything with its final chapter.
     
  4. Palindrome

    Palindrome Magma Moderator Moderator DLP Supporter

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    Could you remind what happened in a spoiler tag that makes you think that? I've read the story and all that I remember now is that it was pretty good. And that Carnivorous Muffin's sequel never got up and running, mumble grumble.
     
  5. Quiddity

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    To quote Taure

     
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    Something from DLP's own stable, Silens Cursor's Criminal Limit, the abandoned sequel to Renegade Cause. I've written often and at length about why I love RC and consider Criminal Limit one of the great losses of the fandom.

    Unless @Silens Cursor wants to finish it sometime. hint hint nudge nudge Though as I understand he's quite busy irl with his day job, YT channel and original fiction writing.
     
  7. Shinysavage

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    I'll echo the shouts for PotDK and Unsung Hero, and nominate Regulus' R Series, a seven year AU which started off as an enjoyable if slightly darker take on canon, with Tonks de-aged to be Harry's contemporary, leading into a sweet if clichéd romance between them, before turning into full blown Dark!Harry, who was thoroughly unpleasant to read, prone to Dumbledore bashing, and then basically seemed to be positioned as a seven book prequel to the series the author wanted to write. Silens wrote a brilliant demolition of it somewhere, I'll try and find it once I've slept.
     
  8. Joe

    Joe The Reminiscent Exile Prestige DLP Supporter

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    Wastelands got away from me a little bit - lack of forward planning, in hindsight. Wasted oxymoron.

    Heartlands could have saved it, but it's been the best part of half a decade... unlikely. I'll finish it, but I'm looking forward to heading into a fresh field and planting anew.
     
  9. Tasoli

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    I think I gave up on that series when Tonks cheated on Harry. At that point I was not enjoying the story.