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WIP For Love of Magic by Noodlehammer - M

Discussion in 'Almost Recommended' started by Jon, Dec 25, 2015.

  1. Psychotic Cat

    Psychotic Cat Order Member

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    It started out good but got pretty eh...

    If I wanted to read about how awesome it is to be a sociopath I'd read Rand.
     
  2. Donimo

    Donimo Seventh Year

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    I used to like this story a lot, gave it a 3.5 rounded up, but things have deteriorated quite a bit. I fell behind a bit and it was a chore to read the last two chapters. I think Harry and his Mengele-like experiments were the best part. There should be more of those, and less time spent with this useless harem.
     
  3. Methos

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    If only Harry didn't snuff the Carrow Twins (they are twins right?)
    Without twins to experiment on, it won't get his Mengelle achievement
     
  4. lordamnesia

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    You know, reading about how it deteriorated as a story makes me glad I stopped reading it about the time he was agonizing over accidentally killing Pettigrew. I mean, you found out a while ago that this was the shlub that caused you to not be raised by your awesome godfather, and have held him for a while. Then you accidentally kill him, and it WAS and accident. No real need to beat yourself up over it, especially not with how he's written.
     
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    I want to dislike this fic, I really do, but somehow I read every new chapter. I can list a lot of reasons why the story is a bad piece of writing but I am still entertained by it. It is an easy, enjoyable read, and although a cliche is a cliche and nothing can change that, at least the author shows a somewhat original take on those. Unfortunately the quality of this story deteriorated quite a bit.

    I would like to see the author writing a character driven story based on the ideas from “For love of magic” but without masturbatory, op, harem parts.
     
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  6. magicmojojojo

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    The biggest pet peeve of mine for this story has to be the rune power up, even if that worked, wouldn't it be a major weak point if Voldemort or someone else found a way to disrupt or even erase the runes. I do like when he goes into detail on how and why magic works though, too many good authors overlook that. Also I want to know those vampires are up to?
     
  7. Peter North

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    My peeve about this fic is that you wait a month for a decent update and your rewarded with a fuckfest and no plot development.
     
  8. Methos

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    12 pages are dedicated to this fic, 12 pages of ranting.
    Last ch, Harry erect more things, make what suppose to be extremely complex, an easy procedure and find more reasons to have sex, same as all chapters before that.
    Tonks is first against something, than it is proved she knows nothing about it.
    Harry correct her.

    I do disagree with my esteemed college above, there was small advance in plot, but it was minor.
     
  9. Dicra

    Dicra Groundskeeper

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    I tried to read this again, and I failed. Sorry for that, but this fic is shit. Changing my rating to 1/5, because I dislike pretty much everything about this fic right now.
    First problem, most notable problem: The plot. It only becomes apparent every sixty thousand words, when the author can stop his masturbatory fantasies for a minute, and that situation doesn't exactly make for an even remotely satisfying story.
    Then, his rants. He always seems to try and force some (slightly) obscure viewpoints on his readers through Harry's dialogue.
    Is there anything else? Ah, his characters. Well, Harry's the most relatable character in the whole fic and he's a fucking sociopath, no questions asked. I don't know if the author tried for "cool" and ended up with a shell without any emotions, but the result is anything but desirable.

    Frankly, I feel cheated by the author. The first chapter(s) promised an interesting, if slightly drawn-out story about Harry with a very different skillset and a deep exploration into magic. Especially after Malfoy's death (which was the last event in the story I personally cared about) that derailed completely and doesn't look likely to get back on track anymore.
    This story has become porn. We get some plot for every two or three (or ten) sex scenes we're witnessing. Just: Porn wasn't the reason I clicked on it.
     
  10. iamnotreal

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    Dicra

    I concur, I don't know why he's doing this story radically differently to all his other ones. His Naruto-centric stories were able to balance the ridiculous and unnecessary tangents with a sensibly paced plot each chapter. Reading 5000+ words about stealing dirt to help make an island out a magma forced from the earth's core (seriously i know 'magic' but is that even remotely possible?) and fertility rituals even kills me inside and i DO enjoy this story, at times.
     
  11. Donimo

    Donimo Seventh Year

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    Yup, I've just been skimming chapters for awhile now hoping it'll get back on track. A few more like this and I'm just going to take it off alerts.
     
  12. The Pro

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    This.

    Damn it's become completely ridiculous. Smut is fine in a fanfic. I don't really care either way, as long as it adds some value to the premise. There's none of that here. The smut isn't positively contributing to the fanfic since all it does is pad the word count. And the smut isn't even outstanding to begin with. Frankly, Noodlehammer's been trolling us since third year started.

    I'm just really annoyed that he had a perfectly good premise and allowed it to degenerate into barely-tolerable trash. I know this, yet I retain hope that someway, somehow, Noodlehammer will pull his head out of his ass and finally bring the story back on track. I've been disappointed every time.
     
  13. Jon

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    Just do what the rest of us rational adults do; skim over the smut as it isn't significant to the plot in any fashion.
     
  14. The Pro

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    I do. Doing that eliminates roughly 60% of most chapters nowadays.
     
  15. Jon

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    I'd say that's an exaggeration, if only slightly. I've noticed that he eases up on the smut as time goes on, unless someone whines about it, and then the percentage increases. It's mildly retarded.
     
  16. The Pro

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    The only reason you don't have a thumb up right now is because I'm out of thumbs up to give. But yeah, it's retarded. Why waste time doing something that lowers story quality because you don't like someone's comment(s)?
     
  17. deyas

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    Because he has skin as thin as paper? The tone of many of the author notes, a great deal of Harry's internal dialogues, every single rant, and his entire profile page, would seem to indicate that pretty strongly.

    Alternatively: cognitive dissonance at work.
     
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    Cognitive dissonance would certainly explain it. Or, like you said, he just has an incredibly thin skin.
     
  19. PomMan

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    I'm curious as to if the inverse applies. As in, if people comment saying there's not enough smut, will he make his story better, or oblige them?
     
  20. Zel

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    Considering how many words his stories devote to outright preaching, I think the paper thin skin was a given. Doesn't make the smut-revenge any less stupid though, doubly so considering that he also goes on and on about rationality, and drowning readers in bad smut hardly seems a warranted response to a couple of negative reviews.
     
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