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Oneshot Harry and the Hobgoblins by respitechristopher - KPLUS

Discussion in 'Review Board' started by JoJo23, May 4, 2020.

  1. JoJo23

    JoJo23 Auror

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    Title: Harry and the Hobgoblins
    Author: respitechristopher
    Rating: KPLUS
    Genre: Adventure/Humor
    Status: Complete
    Library Category:
    Pairings:
    Summary: Harry discovers things far more dangerous and cunning than even the traitorous Sirius Black. Written for Perspicacity as part of the Sober Universe Yuletide Fic Exchange
    Link: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6619152/1/Harry-and-the-Hobgoblins

    Astonished to discover that this masterpiece isnt in the Library already, particularly given the Perspicacity link. Harry Potter discovers Luna Lovegood has information on Sirius Black somepoint in third year, and begins to work out a plan of action to take out ""Stubby Boardman"".

    Some standout quotes
    "Perhaps he was only 13, but he'd already faced Voldemort three times and survived, killed a Basilisk, and caught the Snitch in every Quidditch match he'd played in which Dementors hadn't given his opponents an unfair advantage. Harry was 13, yes, but he was nothing to trifle with"

    "Harry and Luna worked for the next several hours developing questions for both Stubby Boardman (most of which were devoted to the Rotfang Conspiracy and the use of dentifrice to control world markets) and Sirius Black (which wasn't really a question, more of an exclamation "Die you traitorous scum!") before breaking to get ready."

    Solid 5/5
     
  2. WierdFoodStuff

    WierdFoodStuff DA Member

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    It's a good enough story, funny and with good character interactions.
    At some points they felt ooc but you can overlook it.

    The ending felt rushed though, a light 3.
     
  3. Genghiz Khan

    Genghiz Khan Headmaster

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    4/5 for me, the silliness kind of trumped the funny. Not too much, but just a little. The characters are nice, the premise is wonderful, but certain points aren't silly enough, and others are a bit too silly.

    But only enough to knock a point off. A solid 4/5.
     
  4. darklordmike

    darklordmike Order Member

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    I'm getting 'Story Not Found' from the link. A google search sent me back to the dead link. I don't even see respitechristopher as a registered writer on ffn. Did the story disappear in the last two months?
     
  5. Genghiz Khan

    Genghiz Khan Headmaster

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  6. darklordmike

    darklordmike Order Member

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    That was silly and cute. It had a few laugh-out-loud lines, particularly when Harry listens to all of Stubby Boardman's records looking for clues in his lyrics. There's not much to it, but it did exactly what it intended.

    3.5/5, rounded to 4/5
     
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