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Oneshot The road less taken By way of life - T - HP/Avengers

Discussion in 'Trash Bin' started by IBG, Jul 17, 2015.

  1. IBG

    IBG Seventh Year

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    Title: The road less taken
    Author: way of life
    Fandom: The Avengers
    Rating: T
    Genre: Supernatural/Mystery
    DLP-Category: The Alternates
    Chapters: 2
    Words: 5,366
    Updated: Jun 29, 2015
    Published: Feb 6, 2015
    Status: Complete

    Summary:
    Death is annoyed at an Asgardian for all the dead that he had been sending to Death's realm before their time. And Death lets his annoyance show. Master of Death Harry! Powerful Harry! Dark-ish Harry! And now a two-shot on popular demand!

    Link: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11026019/1/The-road-less-taken

    Nice little HP/Avengers one shot where Master of Death = force of nature/mystical being Harry. Second chapter kind of ruins it a bit since it worked well as a one shot but oh well, I enjoyed it.


    Edit by Minion, October 3, 2015
    Moved out of the Almost Recced Thread.
    To be moved out of For Review October 24.
     
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  2. Dark Minion

    Dark Minion Bright Henchman DLP Supporter Retired Staff

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  3. Perspicacity

    Perspicacity Destroyer of Worlds ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    Though it's marked as such, this isn't really Harry Potter since the protag shares no qualities with him except name and Master of Death titles.

    As a story, there's no conflict, only curbstomp. I agree with IBG that it should have remained a one-shot.

    2/5
     
  4. Jon

    Jon The Demon Mayor Admin DLP Supporter

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    A concept that could have been interesting to follow if it was better written. The 'climax' was over too fast and the pacing was off. Like Pers said, it was Harry Potter in name only. Honestly it all felt a bit stilted, especially 'chapter 2'.

    I think one of my main gripes was that the fun characters that this Harry could have interacted with were told to shut up. Thor just isn't a compelling character no matter how you cut it.

    A properly written story where Harry as the Master/Emissary or whatever of Death could have been interesting, but this is just... yeah. I don't blame them for writing it as they did, it's clear fantasy fulfillment. I suppose that's the best way I can describe it, you know?

    3/5 for concept. 1/5 for Execution.

    2/5
     
  5. Republic

    Republic The Snow Queen –§ Prestigious §– DLP Supporter

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    Basically what Jon said. I'm all for MoD Harry, but this fic is basically a study on what not to do. So full of shitty tropes.

    2/5
     
  6. World

    World Oberstgruppenführer DLP Supporter Retired Staff

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    Didn't you notice Harry has a pimp cane (like Lucius Malfoy, how British) and makes the temperature drop by being somewhere? How cool is that!

    I was surprised that it was completed - it mentions a lot of consequences that we'll never see. Much like the basic fantasy fulfillment of Harry's character, it's basically 'let's bang out the awesome intimidation scenes, then quit'.

    2/5 for not being shit on a technical level.
     
  7. M.L.

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    I really just didn't like it. It lacks substance.

    1/5
     
  8. Ptolemy XII

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    I think the author had this idea in his head of a badass Harry, who's full of witty one-liners, going and kicking ass in the Avengers' universe.

    Suffice to say, it didn't come out like that at all.
     
  9. The Iron Rose

    The Iron Rose Chief Warlock

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    Well that was terrible.
     
  10. Shouldabeenadog

    Shouldabeenadog Competition Winner CHAMPION

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    Disappointing. The best aspect of it was Thor's characterization, which I get the author was going for. However, it was so ham fisted it could feed NYC on christmas
     
  11. darkklight

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    The story began with a nice premise, of an all powerful Harry who would provide true justice to Loki's victims. Yet there was no true plot development or even a true story. The first chapter was acceptable, as it at least made a little sense. The second chapter just seemed to involve death. 2/5
     
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