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WIP For Love of Magic by Noodlehammer - M

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

  1. why?

    why? Seventh Year

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    Nothing inherently wrong with a sociopath. If one were to be reductionist about it, it’s just a lack (or impossibility?) of empathy, narcissism and machiavellianism. That could make for a great story, but there are very few in the fandom, at least as far as I’m aware.

    The closest I’ve seen as of late is The Imaginizer’s HP and the Accidental Horcrux. Both Tom and Harry display many of the symptoms, but where Tom gives in to his true nature and is actively manipulative and will do whatever it takes to achieve his own ends, Harry struggled with this and tries to be better in spite of what his gut tells him.

    Another one is Control by Anon58, but it hasn’t aged too well (his dreams in Azkaban were terrible, urgh) and can also pass off as being overly edgy.

    There’s also the Shinysavage’s Dumbledore and the one in Harry Dursley and the Chronicles of the King.
     
  2. Dicra

    Dicra Groundskeeper

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    I know that, and I know the Accidental Horcrux. The important word was "dull". :D
    I could explain why, but this steaming pile of shit just isn't worth it.
     
  3. Methos

    Methos Seventh Year

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    If everyone else are dumb, what challenge the protogonist has?
    Look what HP did what he invented, who magical feats he reached, by implying that such young child can revolutionize so many fields of magic, bending time to be his bitch (hyperbolic time chamber)
    imply that all those Wizards and Witches are bunch of morons, with their brain drooling from their nose.

    I like to use Mathematical research to explain why it doesn't work.
    In our day and age, there won't be giants like Euler or Gauess.
    The art is so advanced compare to those genius days, that you need to dedicate years slaving through BA to your doctorate and than add become an expert in small section of the Mathematical world, to advance, discover or prove something.

    We are no longer in the beginning stage where you can touch so many fields and innovate there.
    Harry is doing that, implying that the magical research/knowledge that didn't suffer the dark ages are bunch of beginners and probably morons.
    Dumbledore, Riddle, Grindelwad are all genius yet Potter eclipse them before he is 20.
    That is example of poor plotting, lack of creativity and general masturbation
     
  4. MrBucket

    MrBucket Third Year

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    Is this trolling? You realize some slave owners fucked their slaves, right? Just because Harry fucked a black chick, or listens to her advice, doesn't mean he's suddenly not racist. This is on the same level as "I'm not racist, I have black friends!" It's incredibly stupid. I'm not saying Harry is racist against black people in this fic (he might be, I dunno, I stopped reading this story), but what a terrible excuse.
     
  5. kinetique

    kinetique Groundskeeper

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    Anyone who honestly says there's nothing wrong with a sociopath hasn't spent a good deal of time around them. One of my cousins is one, a lower form of mud would be hard to find. A complete lack of impulse control, extreme narcissism and zero empathy do not make for good people.

    This story is trash, but racism and sexism aren't what make it so. It's just a shitload of words to describe a big powerful man who fucks women into submission, with borderline no plot, a complete lack of understanding of social graces, for that matter a complete lack of understanding of the human condition.

    The potential for a story's main character to walk around ranting over the evils of whoever can certainly be done, villains can be the main character of a compelling story. The problem with this story, if you can call it that, is its main character serves as a blatant reflection of the author, who is a self admitted basement dweller, in other words compelling reasons to read the story are lacking.

    It's the lucid dream of an incel who spends far too much time on 4chan, this is masturbation, not a story.

    Methos, around about 70 years ago a man by the name of John von Neumann walked on the planet, you should look him up before declaring that absolute geniuses don't exist. There are entire branches of mathematics only starting to flourish right now, particularly those associated with computing, we will see another crop of super geniuses before long. You could even argue that Tao is approaching that level, though I don't believe that.
     
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  6. MonkeyEpoxy

    MonkeyEpoxy Alchemist

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    So, I have to say, the Westerosi sequel is pretty entertaining so far. As always, could do without the random sex and edgelord shit, but it's a fun little popcorn fic.

    Over/Under on when it jumps its own shark is set at 65,500 words.
     
  7. 99redbloons

    99redbloons Third Year DLP Supporter DLP Bronze Supporter

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    It's worth noting that For Love of Magic was entertaining in the first few chapters as well. I've been reading the sequel too and while its been pretty good, I just don't think that there's going to be any reasonable kind of conflict for at least 75% of the story until The Others start to make an appearance.
     
  8. Melkor

    Melkor First Year

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    Pretty much sums up my thoughts as well.

    Noodlehammer's fics usually starts off...decent-ish if you squint a bit, and somewhat entertaining for something so filled with cliches/fanon.

    Not that there's anything wrong with either.

    But it's not even a matter of if, but when it jumps the shark, as it were.

    And the sequel is no different from all the rest.
     
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