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[Complete] Seventh Horcrux by Emerald Ashes (HP AU)

Discussion in 'Humor' started by Tutorial Boss, Jun 20, 2014.

  1. Tutorial Boss

    Tutorial Boss Seventh Year

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    Title: Seventh Horcrux
    Author: Emerald Ashes
    Rating: n/a(I'd estimate it to be T)
    Genre: Parody/Adventure
    Library Category: Humor
    Pairings: n/a
    Chapters: 21
    Words: 104,212
    Updated: Feb 3, 2015
    Published: Sep 7, 2014
    Status: Complete

    Summary: The presence of a foreign soul may have unexpected side effects on a growing child. I am Lord Volde...Harry Potter. I'm Harry Potter. In which Harry is insane, Hermione is a Dark Lady-in-training, Ginny is a minion, and Ron is confused.
    Link: http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/seventh-horcrux-hp-au.298748/
    Link: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10677106/1/Seventh-Horcrux

    Unfortunately, being on Spacebattles, it has no proper summary and rating. However, this is a pretty hilarious and seriousish crackfic of Voldemort effectively possessing Harry as he "died," with several toppings of an interesting, if OOC characterization of Voldemort, especially using excessive paranoia.

    Admittedly a bit short and still WIP, with no real plot, but...

    The humor is fun and many interesting twists have been done. For example, this is a portion(spoilers possible, though it hasn't much of a plot)

    Checked by Minion, Jan. 19, 2016
    Added the ff.net link and stats. Thx to AinoUta for the link.
     
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  2. mybu

    mybu First Year

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    Surprisingly, I found this witty and somewhat memorable. I think it is the blatantly obvious sarcasm. While it isn't impeccably written, it doesn't have to be to get its point across. I think it is a good summer read, and I found myself chuckling at the author's antics. The characterization of Voldemort was humorous enough. 4/5 for the humor
     
  3. Taure

    Taure Magical Core Enthusiast Prestige DLP Supporter

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    Voldemort and humour just don't mix for me. Aside from that, I've never finished reading a crack fic and considered it a good use of my time. 2/5.
     
  4. WhereTheWindTakesMe

    WhereTheWindTakesMe Squib

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    Decent enough, some of the sarcasm is good and it's not more of the same cliches, but the overall story isn't as good as it could be. 3.5/5
     
  5. Radmar

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    It was... not exactly bad, but I wouldn't call it good either. It was an easy read, something that I would read if I didn't have anything better. I stopped reading during forth chapter, because it got too nonsensical. Oh, sorry, I meant too cracky.

    I am not sure how I should rate it. If it was in any other category than humor, I would rate 2/5 (for some good ideas, quite good quotes and pleasant writing without any glaring errors), but since it is labelled humor... Well, I will rate it 2/5 nevertheless. It was not that entertaining. Sure, I laughed just about four times, but when I got used to author's writing style, humor simply disappeared. Also, crack fics just aren't my thing.
     
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  6. Doctor Whooves

    Doctor Whooves High Inquisitor

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    I quite enjoy crackfic, and this isn't bad. Certainly not the 2/5's others are rating it. It's a decent idea, and it's crack - so its not exactly supposed to be high literature. I reckon it's a guilty pleasure, so I'd go for a 3/5 normally, but 4/5 for the rating system.

    It's above average, definitely, but not excellent.
     
  7. Taure

    Taure Magical Core Enthusiast Prestige DLP Supporter

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    I agree that it's good for guilty pleasure, but guilty pleasures don't belong in the library.
     
  8. Doctor Whooves

    Doctor Whooves High Inquisitor

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    I don't think that's the case at all, most crack is guilty pleasure. That doesn't preclude it from being library-worthy.
     
  9. Stormey

    Stormey Groundskeeper

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    I believe since its meant to be a crackfic, its decent enough for its genre that it should be in library. I mean, I have rather fics less than this that were heaps better, but I still think things should be rated based on their genre.
     
  10. Clerith

    Clerith Chief Warlock DLP Supporter

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    Tried it, got bored pretty quick. The juvenile, silly Voldemort doesn't really work for me.

    3/5.
     
  11. Republic

    Republic The Snow Queen Prestige DLP Supporter

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    It's funny you say that, considering that by today's standards at least 60% of the Library wouldn't even qualify for Guilty Pleasure.

    Edit: As for the fic itself, 2/5. Meh.
     
  12. esran

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    4/5. The story has one of the highest humor densities. On the other hand its short and has no plot.
     
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    If not the Humor section of the Library, this at least deserves a spot in the Recycling Bin. I don't find the fact that it's a crackfic to be a downside. It's hilarious. I saw some strange sentence structure once or twice, but overall, spelling and grammar is high quality.

    I loved it. 4,5/5 from me, rounded down to 4 for the thread vote.
     
  14. Invictus

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    It started strange, Voldemort was damn strange, but after you learn to roll with it, it's pretty funny. I like crack fics, I still laugh every month about the 'my uncle told me to find the lonely men." A solid 3.75 up to 4.
     
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    Well at least the tradition of nothing good coming out of Spacebattles is in tact.
     
  16. Nauro

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    It's ok.

    That's probabaly the closest evaluation I can give.

    It's a good concept with an ok execution, which is genuinelly funny at times and trying too hard at others. I read it fast, had a few laughs and entirely forgot about it the very next moment.

    There were no terrible things, same as there were no great lines either.

    It was just that - average kind of good.

    Thus, 3/5.
     
  17. Nuhuh

    Nuhuh Dastardly Shadow Admin Moderator

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    When people said it was crack I expected a hell of a lot more nonsense and incoherence. I was surprised not to find as much. Crack, to me, usually means something completely off the wall. As in something in the realm of Johnny Knoxville. This wasn't that.

    I really enjoyed it. I think it's good enough to be in the humor section of our library. There are certainly far worse things in there. The story follows a basic episodic set up, it stays within logical confines of Harry Potter world, and it's amusing.

    Humor is a very subjective thing, so I'm sure some people will just not see what's funny in this. My vote is a 4/5 on the funny.
     
  18. Eidolonic

    Eidolonic Chief Warlock

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    Yeah, I don't really view it as purely a crack fic. It certainly doesn't take itself seriously and is purely humor, but it at least follows some semblance of storyline and structure.

    I chuckled a few times and had at least a slight smile reading most of it, which is more than I can say for almost any 'humor' fic I've read in the genre.

    Worth checking out if you don't try to take it seriously.
     
  19. DC

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    He updated the next chapter, and it really isn't that funny. One bad chapter can ruin a story, but I am going to hold out till the next one. Otherwise, the story is funny, and I laughed in a couple of places, and smiled my way through others.

    He seems to be trying a bit too hard with the Dark Lady Hermione thing, I feel.

    3/5 for me.
     
  20. Charlesnaismith

    Charlesnaismith First Year

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    I quite enjoyed as far as crackfic goes.

    3/5

    I think people get a bit precious about what goes in the library sometimes too.