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WIP Blood Crest by Cauchy

Discussion in 'Dark Arts' started by Palindrome, Jul 8, 2015.

  1. Otters

    Otters Squib ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    Some of this chapter was bland first week at Hogwarts fare, but there was some good material in this as well. I rather enjoyed the Quirrell interactions towards the end of the chapter, which bode well for the Quirrellmort interactions with this Harry. There was some interesting magic alluded to, while still feeling in tune with canon.

    I continue to be cautiously optimistic about the direction of the school year, although this chapter was rather heavy on unnecessary minutiae of the schoolchild small talk.
     
  2. Xion

    Xion Robot Overlord Admin

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    Blood Crest has been updated with a new chapter.

    Story Stats
    Chapters: 24
    Words: 136,669
    Updated: 2018-11-15 16:16:18 UTC
    Published: 2014-08-19 00:34:26 UTC
    Previously updated: about 1 month ago

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  3. Spanks

    Spanks Chief Warlock

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    Interesting take on transfiguration having it’s own language and alphabet. It’s nice to see someone actually put more than just “will power” down for how transfiguration works.

    Also, I think Harry got memory charmed when showing Quirrell the Enemy Curse. Just kinda seemed like there was too little explanation for his reaction to Harry’s curse.
     
  4. MonkeyEpoxy

    MonkeyEpoxy Prisoner DLP Supporter

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    I had thought the enemy curse was responding to Voldemort within Quirrel
     
  5. Xion

    Xion Robot Overlord Admin

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    Blood Crest has been updated with a new chapter.

    Story Stats
    Chapters: 25
    Words: 151,444
    Updated: 2018-12-25 18:38:27 UTC
    Published: 2014-08-19 00:34:26 UTC
    Previously updated: about 1 month ago

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  6. Donimo

    Donimo Professor

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    This chapter was a really great look at more casual Hogwarts life.
     
  7. Xion

    Xion Robot Overlord Admin

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    Blood Crest has been updated with a new chapter.

    Story Stats
    Chapters: 26
    Words: 163,956
    Updated: 2019-08-21 00:14:40 UTC
    Published: 2014-08-19 00:34:26 UTC
    Previously updated: 8 months ago

    Brought to you by Scryer story thread updates.
     
  8. Majube

    Majube High Inquisitor

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    This remains one of my favourite Harry Potter fics from the past few years, the author is pretty spot on with Harry's personality and the whimsical worldbuilding is just so fun to read about.

    The latest subplot about 'wizard-reading' is something I've never seen before and if it had been written by a shitty author I'd find it absolutely ridiculous but in this I really like it and how it ties in with that squib-girl from earlier chapters. Like how Draco obviously learned how to it the normal way but Goyle and Crabbe weren't taught.
     
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2019
  9. Drachna

    Drachna Second Year

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    I really like this fic, but I can't help but feel that it's incredibly slow pace has become a detriment. In the latest chapter for spoilerific reasons Harry has to try out for the house Quidditch team. An extremely long and detailed section of the chapter tells us everything that happens at the try out and then Harry doesn't get the position he went for.

    The fics take on magical theory and how it handles character growth keeps me reading, but it's getting bogged down by a lot of unnecessary filler.
     
  10. Zombie

    Zombie John Waynes Teeth Moderator DLP Supporter

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    The update rate def. is a contributing factor to that. If there were thirty to forty chapters of intermixed content then it wouldn't be such an issue because there would be something else, but now we're going to have to wait however long until the next update.
     
  11. Drachna

    Drachna Second Year

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    He needs do do a timeskip or we'll be stuck in first year until 2021
     
  12. Zombie

    Zombie John Waynes Teeth Moderator DLP Supporter

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    Considering the story is five years old. I'm not sure what their long term plan is if any.
     
  13. mrttao

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    It has been so long since the last update i completely forgot everything.
    This is a common problem with some fics that update less than once per year, I not sure if i can justify rereading the entire story just to understand the latest chapter.
     
  14. Drachna

    Drachna Second Year

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    Very true. I do have hope though. It's hardly been abandoned, and there are older fics of similar length still recieving sporadic updates.
     
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