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DLP's highest rated top ten fics.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by HarrySeverusPotter, Aug 2, 2016.

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  1. HarrySeverusPotter

    HarrySeverusPotter Disappeared

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    The Prisoner's Cipher by Ecthelion3 4.79
    By the Divining Light by enembee 4.75
    The Denarian Lord by Shezza 4.74
    The Song of the Trees by Tinn Tam 4.73
    Escape to Darkness by kmfrank 4.73
    Forging the Sword by Myst Shadow 4.71
    The Unforgiving Minute by Voice of the Nephilim 4.70
    An Unfound Door by joe6991 4.67
    What Would Slytherin Harry Do? by Big D on a Diet 4.67
    Queens Of Darkness, Ladies Of Light by
    Thalarian 4.66

    Do you agree with this list?
     
  2. Clerith

    Clerith Ahegao Emperor ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    Sure. Some of them are pretty old, but I'd still probably rate all of them at least 4.5/5. My personal top ten is different, but that list is fine.
     
  3. Anarchy

    Anarchy Half-Blood Prince DLP Supporter

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    Queens of Darkness, and WWSHD are both outdated, and Escape to Darkness was mostly rated before the author randomly reappeared a few years ago and updated it with a bunch of nonsense and jumped the shark.
     
  4. Republic

    Republic The Snow Queen ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    The rating system has never been reliable, and while standards change over time, ratings don't.
     
  5. Stan

    Stan Order Member

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    The list is incorrect. The Prince that was Promised (4.9, 162 votes), What you Leave Behind (4.79, 58 votes), Geminio (4.76, 80 votes), Concentric Wavelength (4.68, 69 votes) and many more are rated higher.

    Eh. The only one here I like enough to rate five stars is The Song of the Trees. May be Forging the Sword.

    The Denarian Series and Queens of Darkness are just not good at all. The rest, I feel, are mostly three to four star fics, though major YMMV on WWSHD.
     
  6. haryypotterfanboy

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    I would have to disagree with the previous poster on the merits of The Denarian Series, a series I personally enjoyed. While I agree that there were many cliches, and the author seems to portray Harry as more demented than I could imagine him being, I still found it to be a good read.
    Whether or not that had anything to do with my weeks spent scouring FF.net for a good read, and coming up with nothing, had anything to do with it is still up in the air. Yet, its novel length, completed sequels, and ability to draw you in and visualize Harry's relationship with Meciel, are all points of interest, and positives in my book.
    (Sorry if this is formatted poorly, this is one of my first posts on this forum)
     
  7. ScottPress

    ScottPress The Horny Sovereign ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    I find it interesting how DLP's tastes and standards have evolved over time. Nowadays we praise WYLB, years ago Denarian Renegade was highly rated. I checked checked it out once and, I'm sorry to say, but the writing is atrocious. Keeping with the example of WYLB, a lot of the praise in the review thread is directed at the quality of prose - not just what cool stuff the fic does, but how it does it. As such, the Library is a reflection of how DLP changed over the years.
     
  8. HarrySeverusPotter

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    Continuation of the list

    4.65 Awaken Sleeper by Water Mage
    4.64 Almost a Squib by BajaB
    4.63 A Black Comedy by nonjon
    4.62 Harry Potter and the Wastelands of Time by joe6991
    4.62 Sistat Inter Bitu pe Marvos by Cervus
    4.61 Evil Be Thou My Good by Ruskbyte
    4.60 From the Abyss by Ruskbyte
    4.60 Dimension Hopping for Beginners by nonjon
    4.60 Equal and Opposite by Amerision
    4.59 The Denarian Renegade by Shezza
    4.59 Breach of Contract: Twelve Signs by The Matt Silver
    4.58 You Did What! by nonjon
    4.58 Elizium for the Sleepless Souls by Voice of the Nephilim
    4.57 Conlaodh's Song by enembee
    4.56 Demon's Feign, Merlin's Pain by nuhuh
    4.56 Adventures in Child Care and Other One Shots by Perspicacity
    4.55 The Resistance of Azkaban by Shezza
    4.54 What Lies Beneath by Master Slytherin
    4.53 So Sue Me by lunakatrina
    4.52 It Could Only Happen to Harry by HoosYourDaddy
    4.52 Ectomancer by RustyRed
    4.52 Just a Random Tuesday… by Twisted Biscuit
    4.51 On the Way to Greatness by mira mirth
    4.51 The Skitterleap by enembee
    4.50 Memorium by Aesop
    4.50 Temptations of a Dark Soul by Amerision
    4.49 Only Enemies by leave this world
    4.48 Timely Errors by Worfe
    4.47 Culture Shock by Ruskbyte
    4.47 Sighs of the Neglected Flower by nuhuh
    4.47 Fantastic Elves and Where to Find Them by evansentranced
    4.46 Shells by liseli
    4.46 A Clock on the Face of Hell by IdSayWhyNot
    4.46 The Denarian Variation by Shezza
    4.45 Ambient by Caliburn
    4.45 The Lie I've Lived by jbern
    4.44 The Broken Victory by Kate Lynn
    4.44 Bungle in the Jungle: A Harry Potter Adventure by jbern
    4.43 Incorruptible: The Dementor's Stigma by The Matt Silver

    These consists of the highest rated Top 50 fics in DLP.
     
  9. Dark Minion

    Dark Minion Bright Henchman DLP Supporter Retired Staff

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    Closed. For reasons mentioned elsewhere every now and then.


    Also:
    The list misses loads of entries and it changes every time someone rates something.
     
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