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Abandoned A Clock on the Face of Hell by IdSayWhyNot - T

Discussion in 'The Alternates' started by Anme, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. Anme

    Anme Professor

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    Title: A Clock on the Face of Hell
    Author: IdSayWhyNot
    Rating: T
    Genre: Adventure
    DLP Category: Time Travel
    Pairing: Unknown
    Chapters: 6
    Words: 52,514
    Updated: September 20, 2010 (ff.net)
    Updated: October 7, 2010 (DLP)
    Published: June 25, 2010
    Status: Abandoned

    Summary: Fate was sealed that night. I was to live and fight, to breathe and conquer. The night I died and lived England celebrated the end of the nightmare that had yet to begin and praised the baby they would later fear and hate. I am Harry Potter. I am legend.
    Link: FFN and WBA

    I noticed this one wasn't yet in the Library and more than 50k words seem enough to make a judgement.

    5/5.


    Checked by Minion, January 9, 2013
     
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  2. CareOtters

    CareOtters Headmaster DLP Supporter

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    :awesome is all I have to say.

    5/5 in WBA, and 5/5 here. Get this thing in the C2 already!
     
  3. Lamora

    Lamora Definitely Not Batman

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    Seriously. How is this not in the Library yet?

    ...

    ...uh, this isn't a replicate thread is it? Did someone check?
     
  4. Andro

    Andro Master of Death DLP Supporter

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    Yup, 5/5.

    One of the top five works in progress in the entire fandom at the moment.

    Zombie: Well, considering only stories still being updated, I would say the other four are Restu's Folly by Nuhuh, Circular Reasoning by Swimdraconian, Escape to Darkness by kmfrank, and enembee's Conload's Song.

    I wish VULTUS SERPENTIS by nos tres reges were being updated too, but it looks to be on a severe hiatus at the moment.
     
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  5. Zombie

    Zombie John Waynes Teeth Prestige DLP Supporter

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    What are the other four?
     
  6. Shinysavage

    Shinysavage Madman With A Box Prestige

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    4/5 right now, and I confidently predict a 5/5 before too long. The last chapter was pure awesome, and I'm looking forward to seeing where it's all going.
     
  7. EthyleneGlycol

    EthyleneGlycol Second Year

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    A 5/5 read for sure, but I did notice one small error. In chapter three, both Filius and Harry comment on how odd it is for one to wear a hood in the middle of summer, but The Fact Checker article is dated January 15th.
     
  8. Xenks

    Xenks Second Year DLP Supporter

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    I honestly just assumed they were worse than the Prophet, and misdated their article by half a goddamn year. Because I just couldn't accept the idea that something in this story could be wrong.
    5/5
     
  9. Clerith

    Clerith Chief Warlock DLP Supporter

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    I agree with this. While this is not quite a perfect 5/5, it's pretty close. Best 'new' HP fic that I've read in months.
     
  10. Xenks

    Xenks Second Year DLP Supporter

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    I'd toss in Joe's Heartlands of Time and Shezza's whatever the hell he's calling book 4 of the Denarian series. I'm pretty sure at least one of those deserves a spot in the top5.

    Though they are both sequels. So it's not like anybody doesn't know about them already.
     
  11. Joe

    Joe The Reminiscent Exile Prestige DLP Supporter

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    5/5 from me.

    This should be in ze library.
     
  12. Typhon

    Typhon Unspeakable

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    5/5 from me as well. This is absolutely one of the top five new fics in the fandom right now.
     
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  13. Howdy

    Howdy Dark Lord

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    5/5. This shit is awesome.

    The only thing that bugs me is that I'm not exactly sure when the canon divergence happens. Unless this is somehow important to the plot, I hope that IdSay lets us in on it, just to sate my curiosity.
     
  14. EthyleneGlycol

    EthyleneGlycol Second Year

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    I think the whole "going back in time thing" is a pretty big divergence.
     
  15. IdSayWhyNot

    IdSayWhyNot Minister of Magic DLP Supporter

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    The prologue vaguely says where the divergence is, or at least what the divergence is. It follows canon more or less until DH. Some things about the last book I'm keeping, others are sitting contentedly in the trash.

    For now though, given that Harry's in the past, the divergence isn't really important. Things will change when the sequel is up, however.

    Thanks for the rating, DLP.
     
  16. Typhon

    Typhon Unspeakable

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    This is gonna have a sequel?
    :awesome:awesome:awesome
     
  17. Grinning Lizard

    Grinning Lizard Supreme Mugwump

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    At first I liked the light-hearted writing style, but it's starting to grate on me, as it feels like the author and protagonist don't give a shit, and it's starting to make me not give a shit.

    Also,

    :facepalm Midget Abuse :facepalm

    I also don't like the dialogue. Not that I don't like swearing every other word - I love swearing - but it doesn't actually give me the remotest sense of what is going on, and people's entire attitudes seem to change from sentence to sentence.

    I might just be pissed off because I've got to the end of chapter two and still have no idea what's going on. And I love Joe6991's stories.

    2/5
     
  18. IdSayWhyNot

    IdSayWhyNot Minister of Magic DLP Supporter

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    Um, what do you mean, you don't know what's going on? There's this guy, who's called Harry, and then there's this midget called Filius. They're living under a tyrant's ruling and decide the only way forward is back. So they get their shit together, pawn some ass and travel back in time.

    Only their calculations went wrong because this guy, Harry, screwed up. So they get to 1945 and have two fight a two-sided battle: on one side with this evil tyrant guy and on the other with the badass villain. And there are nazis. I hate nazis.

    And that's up to and including chapter 2.

    It's fine if you don't like it, but if you couldn't understand it... Well, here's hoping it's you with the problem. Sorry, mate.
     
  19. Phantom of the Library

    Phantom of the Library Unspeakable

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    Warning: Newbie rape imminent. :awesome
     
  20. Grinning Lizard

    Grinning Lizard Supreme Mugwump

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    It is undoubtedly me with the problem. I appreciate that it isn't the most politic thing to do to review a story first of all that I didn't like by an established member, nor is it good form to review before finishing, but I'll reread it when it isn't the middle of the night and edit accordingly- ignoring the statement about my lack of comprehension (predominantly tiredness) and accepting the fact that if my initial reservations about the disconnected dialogue making it hard to connect to characters and the impersonal / wry narrative making it feel as though it was a story written for friends or as an in-joke more than for any real audience don't change, the rating may not either. But I'll see how I feel when rereading tomorrow.