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Oneshot Battles with Basilisks by SnorkackCatcher - T - ONESHOT

Discussion in 'General Fics' started by ip82, Jan 19, 2007.

  1. ip82

    ip82 Prisoner

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    Title: Battles with Basilisks
    Author: SnorkackCatcher
    Genre: Action/Adventure/Humor
    DLP-Cat: General
    Rating: T
    Pairing: None
    Words: 6,241
    Published: December 28, 2006

    Status: Complete, ONE-SHOT
    FF.Net Summary: AU. Harry and Ron visit the office of the Defence Against the Dark Arts Professor to tell him where the Chamber of Secrets is. Everything Gilderoy Lockhart writes about himself is actually true.

    Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3312486/1/

    One of the silliest ideas I've seen in a while - a competent Lockheart! Oh he's still a fame-seeking jerk, but in this one shot, he has the skill to back it up. Pretty weird characterization, but undoubtedly original.

    All in all, not an exceptional story on its own merit, by an unusual idea makes it a worthy read IMO.

    3.6/5



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  2. Shuujaku

    Shuujaku Fourth Year

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    4/5
    Good recommendation, Ip. This is the first time I've seen competent!Lockheart. He wasn't an untouchable master either (shown by losing his wand to Voldemort's memory), so it left a touch of believability.
     
  3. yojorocks

    yojorocks Seventh Year

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    Funny and a touch absurd, but very well written and thought out. I have never seen Intelligent!Lockheart before, but I must say it was strangely... refreshing.

    The potential pitfalls from plot holes were covered beautifully, as was the introspection into his character. IP, you really found a jewel in the rough here; I would have never even have bothered to look for something like this it hadn't been suggested.

    4/5 for pulling off a very original, refreshing story. Not perfect, but pretty damn good.
     
  4. Amerision

    Amerision Galactic Sheep Emperor DLP Supporter

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    Nice to see a competent Lockhart.

    5/5
     
  5. Aekiel

    Aekiel Angle of Mispeling Prestige DLP Supporter

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    I don't know why but I just don't like the thought of an intelligent Lockhart. It was well written and the plot was good, but Lockhart is my all time most hated character. Meh, I'm too tired to work it out now. I'll review properly tomorrow.

    4/5 cause its a good story but I just don't like the premise.

    Aekiel
     
  6. Manatheron

    Manatheron Headmaster

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    I have to admit that this is probably the first time I've Ever seen an Intellegent Lockheart too. I found it funny in a rather Ironic way that the author of this fic had Lockheart addmitting that about the only spell he couldn't do very well was 'Oblivate'.

    Above average story, But still not perfect.
    4.5/5
     
  7. DreamRed

    DreamRed Seventh Year

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    Very strange, but original too. I don't think anybody's done something like that before. 4/5
     
  8. Dark Syaoran

    Dark Syaoran Persona 4 Admin

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    Nice read. Never seen Lockhart like that so points for originality. It was refreshing.
     
  9. DemonDream

    DemonDream Professor

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    Amusing, but I must agree with Aekiel. I simply do not like the idea of an intelligent Lockhart. Especially since I prefer for our favorite Harry Potter to be the one who actually accomplishes things... meh. 4/5, for a well written and original story.
     
  10. Alexx

    Alexx Card Captored and buttsecksed

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    Well written, original and enjoyable. First time I have ever read competent Lockhart. 4/5
     
  11. Darth

    Darth Third Year

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    That was a good story. I was actually quite surprised by how believable it was. Although, I didn't like how the Basilisk was defeated.
     
  12. Vulcan

    Vulcan Groundskeeper

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    You know, I grew to like this Lockhart, despite him being as much as a fame-seeker as he was in canon.
     
  13. LadyGaia

    LadyGaia Muggle

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    Nice, but I don't like competent Lockhart either. 4/5 for an original and well-written work.