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Oneshot Ask You-Know-Who by NeoSapien - K+

Discussion in 'Almost Recommended' started by Andro, Sep 17, 2007.

  1. Andro

    Andro Master of Death DLP Supporter

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    Title: Ask You-Know-Who
    Author: NeoSapien
    Rating: K+
    Genre: Humor/Parody
    DLP Category: Parody
    Pairing: None
    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.
    Link:http://www.fanfiction.net/s/462397/1/Ask_You-Know-Who

    This is pretty much what a humor fic should be. The letters with Voldemort's responses are very well done.
     
  2. Lorelei of the Sea

    Lorelei of the Sea Unspeakable

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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.
     
  3. PsyckoSama

    PsyckoSama Groundskeeper

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    Not high level comedy, but worth a chuckle.
     
  4. LogrusMage

    LogrusMage Supreme Mugwump

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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.
     
  5. Chime

    Chime Dark Lord

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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
     
  6. Croaker

    Croaker First Year

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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.

    3/5
     
  7. malaga

    malaga Auror

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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.
     
  8. Niffler Lord

    Niffler Lord Headmaster

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    It was worth a quick laugh. Some of those are will written. But not for the library.

    3/5
     
  9. Testament

    Testament Seventh Year

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    All I can say is "Meh". Some got a chuckle out of me and thats about it. Nothing special.

    3/5
     
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2007
  10. ip82

    ip82 Prisoner

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    I've seen this a while ago. Wasn't overly impressed.
     
  11. Light and easy, but nothing special about it. Sort of like popcorn; fluffy with no big substance.
     
  12. Manatheron

    Manatheron Headmaster

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    I could have sworn that I picked this story up here... was I mistaken?
     
  13. Rehio

    Rehio The Chosen One DLP Supporter

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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.

    3/5
     
  14. Kinser

    Kinser Fourth Year

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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.