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Pet Peeves v.11

Discussion in 'Fanfic Discussion' started by Dark Syaoran, Jun 10, 2016.

  1. darklordmike

    darklordmike Headmaster

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    There isn't that much to write about, although I haven't read this story. All these million+ word fics are a direct result of patreon fucking things up. The writer is incentivized to pump out more and more superfluous content if it brings in the money. The same thing happened with serialized novels in the 19th century. That's how Dickens published (one chapter a week to magazine subscribers), and that's why his novels are big, shaggy messes even when they're good.
     
  2. James

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    WIZARDING TRENCH WARFARE

    sigh.
     
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  4. Odran

    Odran Fourth Champion

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    So that's what that was about.

    It makes as much sense as seeing wizards and witches acting like long distance relationships are too hard given that they can fucking teleport around the globe more or less unimpeded.
     
  5. Atram Noctem

    Atram Noctem High Inquisitor

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    Mr. Ollivander can't find a wand for Harry. You know, the guy who pretty much sells wands to everyone. Because Harry is just such a special snowflake that he needs to trek into a cave in the Himalayas to find a basic piece of magical focus that would work for him.

    Didn't realize how much I hate this trope until I tried reading another fic that had it and had to close it in disgust.
     
  6. dmacx

    dmacx Groundskeeper

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    They can? It's been a bit since I read the books, but I'm not remembering any apparitions over long (1000+ mile) distances.

    Feel free to refresh my memory if I'm wrong.
     
  7. aAlouda

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    Continent wide apparition is suppodely extremely diffcult and unfeasable for most wizards.

    Though nothing stops you from using a Portkey, which are regularly used for that kind of thing. Though you need permission from the ministry to make one, so if you dont want it to be reported you need to bribe somebody like Newt did in Crimes of Grindelwald.
     
  8. James

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    Harry "remembering", or "reviewing" things so far. I'm not sure if I'd rate it above or below the dreaded `--- FLASHBACK BEGIN---`, but it never fails to make me chuckle. It gets points for trying to stay in story, but it's extremely hamfisted approach to infodumping.

     
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    Super progressive and amazing Magical America that is so much better than Britain in every way and looks down on them as a corrupt backwater with weak wizards. Even the revelations in the FB franchise didn’t seem to dispel this trope in any way, never mind the Trump administration and the fact that the USA is seen by most of the developed world as an appalling dystopia. Of course, the UK is hardly a shining beacon too, but still marginally better.
     
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