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Oneshot Quo Vadis? by Ruskbyte - T+

Discussion in 'Dark Arts' started by Eidolonic, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. Viewtiful

    Viewtiful Groundskeeper

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    3/5

    While I enjoy Ruskbyte's writing style, I couldn't help but compare this to the far superior Evil Be Thou My Good. At first I was expecting something more akin to Ravenous, with Voldemort being the saviour. I also really didn't see the point in the interview with Rita, which seemed completely out of place.

    Still, I'm a sucker for Horror fics recently, so I'd reccomend this.
     
  2. Jeram

    Jeram Elder of Zion DLP Supporter

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    Great concept, dang good writing, but the execution?

    And that ending?

    It wasn't quite what I really wanted from the story.

    Still, it was above average.

    Close to Andro's Joe out of 5.

    3.5/5
     
  3. Belmorn

    Belmorn Guest

    I was given the impression that perhaps Voldemort's horcruxes had something to do with why he still seems to have some semblance of self at the end there. I know it was never actually said, or even implied really, but there you go. I've never bothered to post an introduction, but I just finished reading this and felt the need to throw my two cents out there.
     
  4. Memory King

    Memory King Order Member DLP Supporter

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    Voldemort didn't suspect Pettigrew of anything strange, so I think it more likely that the Harry thing has access to everyone's memories, and is really good at acting.
     
  5. merchantofam

    merchantofam Fifth Year DLP Supporter

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    The premise was hooking, the plot gripping, the end sucking.

    That being said, this was a disturbing tale. Could someone explain to me what the 'us' referenced too. The author states it was magic, but that doesn't really help me understand the whole idea.

    3.5/5
     
  6. Moridin

    Moridin Minister of Magic DLP Supporter

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    I would actually much prefer something along the lines of Dethklok's idea. It seems a little more fleshed out and understandable. Yeah, the being wouldn't be Harry Potter, but if an author could pull off a convincing alien psyche, it would be very interesting to read a long oneshot.

    Quo Vadis, however, does not compare to Evil Be Thou My Good (which was not only longer and more plausible but far better) or Ravenous. I actually hope he would focus on Flying Without A Broom, or if not, Something Grim This Way Comes (which was recently updated) or Culture Shock.
     
  7. Jormungandr

    Jormungandr Prisoner

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    The ending did leave me with many more questions than answers, though...I wonder if he will write a sequel?

    Oh, and 'Flying Without A Broom' was simply fucking awesome. Fact. Especially the Bellatrix scene.
     
  8. Jolina

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    I really liked the idea but at the end it wasn't as scary as it could be....
    Though I think it would be interesting to see her write that article and how the people react...
     
  9. happilyeverafter

    happilyeverafter Sixth Year

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    I found it didn't draw me in enough and also we didn't get enough information of what it was. I thought the ending was good, if anti-climatic. I also have to agree with what most people have already said, that this didn't compare to Evil Be Thou My Good.
    3.5/5
     
  10. Lion

    Lion Denarii Host DLP Supporter

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    I really liked this story a good one shot. I think that it could have been made epic in length if only Voldemort wasn't turned at the end. It would have been interesting watching him travel around trying to figure out ways to stop Harry/Monster.

    Also this totally explains the monster in Harry's chest in canon.