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The Ripple Effect by Lady Salazar. Oneshot. K+

Discussion in 'Almost Recommended' started by Goddessa39, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. Goddessa39

    Goddessa39 DA Member

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    Title: The Ripple Effect
    Author: Lady Salazar
    Rating: K+
    DLP Genre: Time Travel
    Summary:With the war over and the lives of the fighters shattered, Hermione decides to go back in time to write a better future. Too bad she didn’t realize that fate doesn’t appreciate being messed with. ONESHOT


    ... http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3268340/1/The_Ripple_Effect


    Here is another of Lady Salazar's little oneshots that I deeply like. It again isn't something to make you think, nor is it humorous. In fact, it's kind of dark in a way.

    Tired of all those time/dimension travel fics that seem to work out or succeed? here is a fic that asks the question: "Do you risk something worse in trying to change anything?"

    It's from Hermione's POV but Harry is a major focus.

    5/5 for doing what it does, but it isn't the top fic Ive read or anything. Just try it. It'll only take a few minutes of your free time and I guarantee you'll at least see something that isn't totally cliche.
     
  2. The Mysterious Nobody

    The Mysterious Nobody Auror

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    I'm not too sure, but I remember seeing this posted here somewhere. I may be wrong, but I can't help to think that I've already seen it around here.

    Meh, I'll read it and post later anyway.
     
  3. Aekiel

    Aekiel Angle of Mispeling ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    Pretty boring to be honest. Just because he was sorted into a different house does not mean he's going to become the next Dark Lord. I wonder though, was it destroying the horcrux that did it, or the advice that Hermione gave him?
     
  4. kalantha

    kalantha Sixth Year

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    Surprisingly enough I enjoyed this fic, but I feel like there's almost not enough content to judge it by. It starts off rather cliché, but eventually it morphs into something rather interesting. My biggest complaint though, is that right when it started to get interesting, BAM, it ended. Sure, the author's being mysterious and let you decide what happens, but it just doesn't feel completed. For those reasons I rate it a 2/5.
     
  5. Memory King

    Memory King Order Member DLP Supporter

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    Thought provoking, but not one of Lady's best works.

    3.5/5
     
  6. Iztiak

    Iztiak Prisoner

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    Like Aekiel, I don't think that him being sorted into another house doesn't mean the end of the world.

    It's still a decent story though, if not the best that LS has written.

    3/5
     
  7. Antivash

    Antivash Until we meet again... DLP Supporter Retired Staff

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    Pretty good read, but doesnt feel like a story. More of a Prologue or an idea.

    4 out of 5 for that, but as a complete, self-contained story? 3.
     
  8. Kensington

    Kensington Denarii Host DLP Supporter

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    This story kind of felt like:

    Step 1: Steal Underpants
    Step 2: ???
    Step 3: Profit!

    Applying that analogy:

    Step 1: Hermione removes Horcrux.
    Step 2: ???
    Step 3: Slytherin Harry!

    Intellectually I realize that Hermione's few words spoken to Harry altered him to the point of being a Slytherin. Still, this story felt like it skipped too much between steps 1 and 3.

    3/5 for me. For some reason it doesn't work as a one-shot in the current format.
     
  9. Goddessa39

    Goddessa39 DA Member

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    I have plenty of complaints on it. There needs to be more in focus, like Lady Salazar's latest. Too much of the fic is left up to possibilities. However, I thought it was a pleasant change to lets-save-the-world-and-get-everyone-into-Gryffindor fics that plague the net like a set of bad mullets on rednecks.
     
  10. Renzhoulawyers

    Renzhoulawyers Sent Back to India

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    For a prologue: 4-5/5. As a one-shot? Barely 3. RE: ken, the link was quite clear, it doesn't take an idiot to figure out a more canon indy!harry would be sorted to slytherin. Well that was the conclusion i saw instantly when it came to the sorting anyways... and if it's obvious, then imo nothing save boring filler is skipped.
    p.s. godessana, you do realise you got a glaring typo in ur sig.... rite?
     
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2008
  11. Illution

    Illution Seventh Year

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    A lot of parts are left out, however she made it quite easy for the reader to interpret or use their own imagination to fill in the blanks. Over all I enjoyed it as a one shot. 4/5
     
  12. Xanatos

    Xanatos Professor

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    Not enough to it, just thought provoking with little substance

    3/5
     
  13. The DarIm

    The DarIm Groundskeeper

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    Um...a different house does not a dark lord make.

    Reminded me of "The Butterfly Effect". I liked the movie, and I like this ficlet.
    Still, it's too short to rate appropriately. For writing skill alone, I'll give it 4/5. For content and ability to make one think, 3/5.
     
  14. Clerith

    Clerith Ahegao Emperor ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    Pretty nice I suppose. I could actually give it 4/5. It was a pretty alternate dimension, yes? Harry wasn't that ...sneaky in canon =p
     
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