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Harry Is A Dragon, And That's Okay by Saphroneth - T

Discussion in 'Review Board' started by James, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. James

    James High Inquisitor

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    Title: Harry Is A Dragon, And That's Okay
    Author: Saphroneth
    Rating: T
    Genre: Adventure/Humor
    Status: In-Progress
    Library Category: General Fics
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    Summary: Harry Potter is a dragon. He's been a dragon for several years, and frankly he's quite used to the idea - after all, in his experience nobody ever comments about it, so presumably it's just what happens sometimes. Magic, though, THAT is something entirely new. Comedy fic, leading on from the consequenes of one... admittedly quite large... change. Cover art by amalgamzaku.
    Link: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13230340/1/Harry-Is-A-Dragon-And-Thats-Okay

    Harry is a dragon. Muggles don't see anything weird, due to various magic all over the world to keep muggles from noticing things out of the ordinary, so the first time he gets any reaction is when he is introduced to magical world.

    It's written technically well, has quite a few of nice moments, and has generally well done atmosphere. First year is finished, so we'll see where this goes, but as of now, it's an interesting fic to read to counter many other fics currently written. It's a little light on any kind of 'oomph', and can be best described as a collection of slices of life of a dragon Harry Potter.

    I don't quite think this fic is a library material, but it's a nice way to pass the time and will be a nice addition to Almost Recommended category, I think.

    3/5 from me.
     
  2. TheWiseTomato

    TheWiseTomato Tactical Tomato DLP Supporter

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    This is vaguely entertaining, in a 'turn your brain off' kind of way. Now and then there are nice ideas that really deserve a more serious fic to flesh them out in, but otherwise it's a fairly casual ride. Not bad, not amazing. 3/5.
     
  3. Thaumologist

    Thaumologist Supreme Mugwump

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    I've been following this for a while now.

    The writing's decent enough, the idea is interesting, and the update rate is pretty good - generally we're getting one or two >1K updates a day. There's been some changes from canon, which is expected, given that Harry's a dragon, but it feels quite downplayed - people are shocked, and there's some bigger responses. But generally speaking, everything is a pretty quiet SoL fic.

    Light, fun, but lacking any major sparks. 3/5
     
  4. Johnnyseattle

    Johnnyseattle Headmaster DLP Supporter

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    I...

    What in the exact fuck did I just read?

    3.5/5 for an original idea done pretty well. :)
     
  5. pbluekan

    pbluekan Order Member DLP Supporter

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    I mean ... it's interesting, and done pretty well. But...
    This. It's not crack, I guess, but it is absurd. I just couldn't really get into it. I don't want to rate it though, because it was more personal preference than about the quality.
     
  6. DeathShade

    DeathShade Third Year

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    I liked it, but nothing much happens. It's almost like a slice-of-life novel with the main plot points of Harry Potter inserted with a twist.
    The humor is okay. Not really laugh out loud, but better than many other attempts at a humor fic.
    I especially like how the fic handles Dumbledore.
    I would give this 3.5/5 rounded down to 3/5.
     
  7. Nazgus

    Nazgus Chief Warlock

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    Blitzed through it on my flight. It's nothing amazing, but it kept a smile on my face throughout so I'd say it did its job just fine. Doesn't take itself too seriously, but doesn't go all the way to crack either. It's a nice halfway point.

    3/5 from me
     
  8. Hymsicality

    Hymsicality Fourth Year

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    If you liked ashes of the past, the authors other work, you’ll probably like this. Both have this vague sort of interesting but no agency thing going on. Just imagine if Joey from friends was suddenly a dragon and everything went on as normal. That kind of shut your brain off, spend some time in a familiar situation with people you’re fond of and an amusing but inconsequential twist with zero stakes.
     
  9. Ched

    Ched Da Trek Moderator DLP Supporter

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    The best way I can find to describe this is that a 6-year old fan of PS/SS would enjoy having it read to them after the first book had been read to them.

    It's cute, I guess? The author deliberately cut out any and all tension from the original stories which makes this just... sweet, maybe? I don't know, it's hard to describe.

    I don't know how to rate this. Doesn't belong in the library. In my opinion it's too long for what it is, which is a cute little story about Harry being a dragon (and that's okay!). But it's written well enough and I'm reasonably sure it hits the mark it meant to hit.

    3/5 - and only because I do think this qualifies as a nice almost recommended story for extremely light reading. I just wish it was complete at ~50k and not hitting the end of first year at ~100k.
     
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2019
  10. Synchro

    Synchro High Inquisitor DLP Supporter

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    I found this to be a drag and boring to read - far too long for what it tries to do (a cute Harry-is-a-dragon story), I think. I agree with Ched - this is something I can see my 5 yr old daughter really enjoying.

    Written well enough to not deserve a poor rating, so 3/5.
     
  11. Changes

    Changes Muggle

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    It's okay, but clearly not the best, it's definitely a tad boring. However, it's a great way to blow time off. There was nothing special about the writer's writing style but nothing terribly wrong either, it just met all the criteria to an ok story but didn't bother to go past the boundaries.
    3/5 for me.
     
  12. Shouldabeenadog

    Shouldabeenadog Auror

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    Too long. It would have worked better as a short story with vignettes hitting the highlights.

    Still, it was fun and certainly unique premise. 3/5.
     
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