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Oneshot For Love of Hate by BajaB - K

Discussion in 'Dark Arts' started by Korisovra, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. Korisovra

    Korisovra Headmaster

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    Title: For Love of Hate
    Author: BajaB
    Rating:K
    Genre: Light/Dark
    DLP Category: Dark Arts
    Pairing: N/A
    Words: 4,848
    Published: September 30, 2010

    Status: Complete OneShot
    Summary: Harry Potter knew love, when he was young, but he grew up using hate.
    Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6363333/1/For_Love_of_Hate

    BajaB is one of my favorites and while this is not up to Baja's usual standards, it deserves an honorable mention nonetheless. You can tell that he's trying to get back into the swing of writing, but still an excellent one-shot with an original concept as expected from Baja.

    I rate it at a steady 3.5/5.



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  2. Andro

    Andro Master of Death DLP Supporter

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    Are you serious? You registered over two years ago, what excuse do you possibly have to not know the posting format?

    I'm tired of cockbags making a bad first impression of good stories and writers by not formatting the recommendation. You didn't even review it, just threw out a generic sentence, but even that's fine. But not even meeting the bare minimum? Fucking sloppy.

    On to the review.

    The story is a sketch of a hateful Harry's first year at Hogwarts. Very summary and exposition-based. Harry's character is a caricature in how BajaB's stuck with describing Harry hating this and that to the exclusion of everything else.

    But I like it simply for the pleasure of BajaB's writing style.

    4/5 for Hulk!Harry.
     
  3. Perspicacity

    Perspicacity Destroyer of Worlds ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter DLP Gold Supporter

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    I thought it was a very good, polished piece. BajaB does the "concept" one-shot as well as anyone in the business and delivers with a story that doesn't overreach, yet doesn't leave you feeling that it really should have been more. It was just right at 5k words.

    4/5
     
  4. Richard

    Richard Supreme Mugwump

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    Didn't really like it. Dunno why, but it just didn't interest me, even though it was well written. I'd give it a 3/5.
     
  5. NoxedSalvation

    NoxedSalvation Temporarily Banhammered

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    I don't like the hate=control concept. It's not only outside of canon (a plus often enough) but outside of logic. How could Harry be hateful all the time and still be on the "light" side? The writing is impressive enough though, and there are some good scenes in there. Check out the troll/bathroom incident!

    3/5
     
  6. Styx0444

    Styx0444 Minister of Magic

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    Interesting concept, I liked it, but I thought that some parts where a bit cheesy, unlikely, not well done, or just not elaborated on. godlike!Harry was also a bit of a minus, but still, better then average.

    3.5, rounded up to a 4, from me.
     
  7. Alexander

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    Not sure whether this is library worthy or not. An enjoyable oneshot and an interesting idea, but certainly not plausible for a longer fic. BajaB's style works well for this (and oneshots in general) and it was a good use of my time, but beyond that?

    3.5 / 5, I wouldn't call it a 4 but it certainly isn't a 3.
     
  8. ZeroTheDestroyer

    ZeroTheDestroyer Auror

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    Is it just me, or is BajaB's oneshots getting shorter, and shorter?

    This is a far cry from Dark Marauders...

    3/5
     
  9. Richard

    Richard Supreme Mugwump

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    True enough. DM was fucking awesome in my opinion. I really liked DM.
     
  10. silverlasso

    silverlasso Minister of Magic DLP Supporter

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    My feelings exactly.
     
  11. Kinser

    Kinser Fourth Year

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    It was an enjoyable read. Though the repetition of the word hate got very old very quickly.

    3/5 because I didn't care for the obvious repetition and of course the potential for Super!Harry.
     
  12. Johnny Farrar

    Johnny Farrar High Inquisitor

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    Did not like this one-shot much. It was simply a complete reiteration of the first year without anything that could really hold my interest. There wasn't anything here that I found interesting, no plot to speak of, just an angry Harry who can makes things happen if he hates them enough, even then it follows the canon story line almost exactly with no drastic changes to speak of.

    I don't mind re-do fics even if they follow the canon plot, but at least there has to be something to hold my interest. There was nothing here. Not even an interesting protagonist.

    2/5, good writing but that's all there is to it.

    Of all the stuff that I have read of BajaB's, this has to be the worst.
     
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