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Old 01-22-2017, 06:09 AM   #21
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@DragonSin: "Let's use every trope we've ever used on Harry, on Ron, then bash Harry like he does Ron." That's hardly a fair summary of the plot, and not accurate in the slightest. Have you read it beyond the first chapter?

Honestly, the story is decent, but not much else. The fandom hasn't really had any great works recently, and because of its update rate people here seem to be dropping their standards and rating it higher than it deserves. The plot is interesting, but fairly predictable, the writing is acceptable but not particularly beautiful, and the characterization is all over the place. The attempts at humor is another issue altogether.

I read this story because Ron is an underutilized and under-appreciated character in fanfiction, but that one thing wasn't enough for me to overlook the rest of the story. 3/5 is the highest I can rate it in good conscience.
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Old 01-24-2017, 10:01 PM   #22
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Rating something higher than it deserves because it features Ron is stupid.

This story is full of cliches it plays entirely straight, and is just generally bad.

I'll give it a .5 for grammar, but that only raises it to a 1.5/5, because everything else is dire.

Additional points off for female Harry.

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Old 01-24-2017, 10:13 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by DragonSin View Post
I have yet to see someone make a good Harry-centric fic ... so why is anyone even attempting to touch Ron? I get that some people will give this fic a 5/5 just for showing Ron in a semi-decent light, despite all the glaring flaws, but c'mon, what is the point of it? "Let's use every trope we've ever used on Harry, on Ron, then bash Harry like he does Ron." 1/5
So you are saying that you've never read a good hp fanfic?

Why are you on a fanfic forum then?
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Old 01-26-2017, 06:02 AM   #24
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^Hunting for those tantalising Snape/Hermione fanfics maybe?
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Old 02-02-2017, 09:13 PM   #25
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I am trying to get through it because the idea behind it all intrigues me, but there's just a lot of pain to dig through. Can only hope it improves on all the issues everyone brought up above this because there's some serious improvements it could use.
Hope that was a decent first review/post..

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Old 02-08-2017, 12:57 PM   #26
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I am getting bored of this story even with its fairly good update rate. Too little is happening and Ron just seems to accept everything (greengrass secrets, allure attacks) without much of a emotional response or plan. I enjoyed this previously because it felt Ron was at least being somewhat proactive and trying to fix the issues that come up. I am seeing less of that now and I very much do not like characters that just go with the flow and not try to take initiative.

Lowering my rating down to 3.5 rounding it out to 4 due to how much I enjoyed the beginning.
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Old 02-16-2017, 02:25 AM   #27
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It seems this fanfiction has ignited quite a discussion, so I'm also contributing my share....

I like this fanfiction, it has quite a few interesting ideas, and those make it certainly worth reading, like a Ron-centric time travel story, the intermingling with other time travelers, the inclusion of famous fanfiction tropes... I must admit it i like it, even if it has its weak points, like the very uneven speed, and the "slytherin politics" need a bit of an upgrade....

But it is still quite an interesting read, and i think it will continue to be this way for quite some time. I would award it a 3.5 / 5
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Old 03-10-2017, 01:07 PM   #28
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The Red Knight has an interesting plot, good bit of mystery and a unique Ron-centric perspective that has been fun to read and has piqued my interest in reading Ron-centric fics more often.

That's what I would have said 10 chapters ago. The whole subplot that has occurred with the Dueling tournament and Greengrasses is the most asinine thing to slog through. At this point I'd rate it 3/5(and that's generous) only because I really enjoyed the first half of the fic.
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Old 03-10-2017, 05:05 PM   #29
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The author just doesn't know when to quit. They keep prolonging the drama (poorly written at that) on and on, because they either don't have any actual content to provide, so they use this filler bullshit that literally no one would care about if it had been revealed in one or two paragraphs, or they honest to God think this is good writing and totally needed to be there.

But yeah, 10 chapters of mind numbing boring shit.

At this rate, the fic will be 200 chapters long before Ron actually starts being proactive.
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Old 03-10-2017, 07:39 PM   #30
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I agree with the above sentiments, but I think that this is a problem most fics face in between years. Hopefully it'll pick up again when they get to second year.

And it is unfortunate that Ron is so lackadaisical in this, one of the better parts of the story was the confrontation with Hermione and Violet at the end of 1st year. I was hoping that he would tell Violet at least that he wasn't the Ron she knew, but he keeps stringing it along.

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