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Oneshot The Desk by Opalish - K+

Discussion in 'Humor' started by Swimdraconian, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. Swimdraconian

    Swimdraconian Denarii Host DLP Supporter

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    Title: The Desk
    Author: Opalish
    Rating: K+
    Genre: Humour
    DLP Category: Humour/Parody
    Pairing: Vague allusions to Harry/Ginny if you squint
    Words: 1,468
    Published: September 23, 2009

    Status: Oneshot
    Summary: Crack oneshot. Malcolm Baddock fails at office warfare, and Harry teaches his desk to speak.
    Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5397329/1/The_Desk


    Yet another fic by Opalish. It’s short and a little goofy in places but I laughed my ass off. Here’s a Harry Potter version of The Office*.

    *(The show, not the fic-that-must-not-be-named.)



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  2. Bittersweet

    Bittersweet Groundskeeper

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    I actually liked this one a lot more than "the Wendell that wasn't". The author's amazing really... 5/5

    -runs off to read all of his/her's other work-
     
  3. darklordmike

    darklordmike Death Eater

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    I didn't like it as much as the Wendell story, but it's still very funny. The author has a gift for brilliant, unpredictable dialogue. There's just no telling what direction things are going to take.

    4/5
     
  4. merchantofam

    merchantofam Fifth Year DLP Supporter

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    The author has knack for writing humorous one-shots but when he writes for a couple of chapters the humour steadily slips out. Good story though, can't really see the association to the tbs show "The Office".
     
  5. Averis

    Averis Don of Delivery ~ Prestige ~

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    Obviously it has to be like The Office because it's in an office.

    I didn't think this one was very funny. The Wendell story was better.

    3/5
     
  6. Aekiel

    Aekiel Angle of Mispeling ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    Did anyone else get visions of The Luggage when reading about that desk? Give it a year or two's time and it'll have sprouted a hundred little legs and be careering about after Harry and eating Dark Wizards.
     
  7. capo327

    capo327 Sixth Year

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    After reading it growl, yeah, I thought the desk was inspired by Rincewind's luggage.
     
  8. Alternator

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    I was laughing within the first hundred words, and never stopped. I love crackfics, and while this isn't quite off the wall enough to qualify, it's exactly what I look for in a humor story. Full marks.
     
  9. Manatheron

    Manatheron Headmaster

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    -Snickers-

    Not bust a gut funny, but certainly adequate for the library. 7/10
     
  10. Goddessa39

    Goddessa39 DA Member

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    Lol

    I liked it and may end up reading it again later. Nice one shot.

    Speaking of... where can I find Rincewind's Luggage?
     
  11. Xiph0

    Xiph0 Counter-Revolutionary Other Guy Admin

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    Respectably funny.
     
  12. LochNess

    LochNess Third Year DLP Supporter

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    I found this quite funny. There were a couple of parts that I laughed out loud, pictuing the situation, so a job well done!
     
  13. Portus

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    I hadn't read this particular story, even though the author is on my Favorites list. I loved Wendell and Gossip Queens, and this is in the same vein, though as has been pointed out, not quite as funny and not completely crack. Coincidence?

    My favorite from opalish is The Day Harry Potter Retired, though the hints of HHr might have a little to do with that. And looking thru his/her published stories, I now realize there's a lot of angst and a lot of slash lurking there. Huh.

    Anyway, this is a solid 4.5/5 from me, rounded up because it made me chuckle. The sentient desk reminds me very much of the old Ford Anglia, and this is just slightly too risque to be the kind of thing Rowling might've written if she were a little more off-the-wall. Just look at the loony enchanted items she sprinkled throughout canon; this desk ain't far off from the biting teapot and the regurgitating toilets, just to pull a couple off the top of my head.
     
  14. Shinysavage

    Shinysavage Madman With A Box ~ Prestige ~

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    True, but let's not forget Vimes' own piles of paperwork for an even better parallel.

    Anyway. Nice little fic. Not exactly a belly buster, but I was chuckling throughout, and it's well written.
     
  15. Mage

    Mage Chief Warlock DLP Supporter

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    One of my favorite one-shots. Nothing amazing, but one of those fics that can really make you picture what's going on while you read. The characterization is excellent, and it makes you chuckle. 4.5/5 rounded up since I've reread it.
     
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    A refreshing read after a tiring day.
     
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