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Complete Gentleman Usher of the Scarlet Rod By Heather Sinclair

Discussion in 'Dark Arts' started by Antivash, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. Andro

    Andro Master of Death DLP Supporter

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    Rofl, caps lock like mad in the last chapter.

    I haven't read any Lovecraft, but I always expected such a battle to be more immersive and to place a heavier emphasis on the sentiment of fleeting sanity.

    and mentions of the characters clutching their sanity just doesn't do it for me.

    The Harry/Padma interaction was probably the best aspect, it is something not often achieved in fanfiction.

    4/5 for a story strictly the sum of its parts.
     
  2. darklordmike

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    Just got around to reading this; I had avoided it because it was in the 'Dark Arts' section, and now I have no idea why it's in here. The overall tone is so humorous that it bears no resemblance to the other stories in this category.

    The fic itself is all kinds of awesome. Sarcastic!perv!Harry is fun, and I'd like to see more of his adventures. This could easily be turned into a series: perv!Harry and his faithful minx Padma battle new kinds of evil in a sequence of 40k word fics.

    For some reason when I was reading this it kept reminding me of Ghostbusters. Harry had Bill Murray's dry sense of humor, and his flirting with Padma would have been in character for Murray too. And Chthulu or whatever its name was reminded me of an uglier Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man. But maybe I'm just crazy.

    Anyway, I loved this fic and want to see MOAR. Don't let the Dark Arts label scare you away if that's not your usual cuppa.

    5/5
     
  3. Innomine

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    DLM, I had exactly the same issue before I read all of Heather's work.

    I always had this idea, that it was dark and gorey, whereas its really not. I completely disagree of where its been put. Dark Arts really don't fit it at all. AU would be a far better placement imo.
     
  4. Perspicacity

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    I think the mild Cthulu crossover is what made it Dark Arts. Irrespective of where it's placed, it's still a superb read.
     
  5. jpdt19

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    Well it's sort of Dark Arts, but yep i can see your point.

    Regardless of where it should be it certainly is an amazing and very fun read.

    I also really wish you would write the sequel she hinted at in the final chapter on ff.net
     
  6. Cruentus

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    Unfortunately Heather has been swallowed by the Abyss so I really don't know if we will ever hear from her again.
     
  7. jpdt19

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    Bugger! Just when she had started that ever so 'interesting' story about Harry & Cho

    :D :D :D
     
  8. John Hopkins

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    One of the best Fic's i've ever read. While i could say a few things about the ending, which i thought was..I don't know, I don't like endings that leave you hanging. The Alt ending I just did not understand. (Feel free to enlighten me)

    Anyways, great Fic, if you read anything today, read this. Fantastic.

    5/5
     
  9. Manatheron

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    Be nice to see the continuation, but the stand alone is quite good. I'd like to know why it's under 'Dark arts' though.

    4/5
     
  10. Oz

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    o.o

    I thought I'd reviewed this... Anyway, this is like the Indiana Jones of HP fanfiction. 4/5
     
  11. Innomine

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    Manatheron, I am pretty sure that many people, myself included have questioned this fics placement within the Dark Arts section, yet no reply, nor indication of movement, so yeah. Here it stays, I guess.
     
  12. Manatheron

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    -Nods to Ellisande-

    No doubt, no doubt. Just adding my voice to the din I guess.
     
  13. Xantam

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    Excellent story, I assume wishes for the sequel would be in vain, but a man can hope.

    5/5

    By the way, the WIP tag should be removed from the thread.
     
  14. Cruentus

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    I think Sinclair said there would be a squeal, but only after she finished up The Taste of Blood is Sweet, and whatever else she wanted to do before then.
     
  15. Portus

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    While we're always interested in her sex life (she likes girls and boys, after all), what does that have to do with the story?
     
  16. Cruentus

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    Absolutely nothing, just didn't catch it sorry.