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Complete This Is Not The Chosen One You're Looking For by TardisIsTheOnlyWayToTravel -T-HP/GO

Discussion in 'Almost Recommended' started by blisfulloblivion, Sep 2, 2015.

  1. blisfulloblivion

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    This Is Not The Chosen One You're Looking For
    Author: TardisIsTheOnlyWayToTravel
    Fandom: HP/Good Omens crossover
    Rating: T
    Genre: Humor/Angst
    DLP-Category: Humor
    Chapters: 14
    Words: 38,611
    Updated: Sep 6 2015
    Published: Sep 23, 2011
    Status: Complete

    Summary:
    When the infant Antichrist is brought to Earth, he is secretly exchanged for another child with no one the wiser. His new parents? James and Lily Potter. The situation doesn't go exactly as Heaven and Hell planned, however...

    Link: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7404385/1/This-Is-Not-The-Chosen-One-You-re-Looking-For


    It's an unusual crossover between Harry Potter and Good Omens with only about 20,000 words. It's nothing to write home about but it's fun with a new chapter released every few days.


    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. TheWiseTomato

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    Good rec. Author actually understands punctuation and grammar, and has a handle on the manner of the original Good Omens style.
     
  3. Khazad-Dumb

    Khazad-Dumb Loves the Gay Porn DLP Supporter

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    It was certainly enjoyable, but ultimately forgettable. It took the premise to it's conclusion, so points for that. A good way to kill time. As an aside, the story is complete. Also, you linked to the 9th chapter.
     
  4. Dark Minion

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  5. Klackerz

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    This is pretty good and just the right amount of length. If it had been any more longer, it would have become boring.

    There was two chapters where the author made fun of the wizarding world's ignorance, but beyond that I liked it well enough.

    3/5
     
  6. Shinysavage

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    Pretty good. I felt it slipped a bit once it got to Hogwarts - the scenes of Harry fixing things make perfect sense, given the context, but they felt very cheesy to read. However, the writing is good, very close to the Good Omens style, and most of the fic is gently amusing. 4/5
     
  7. M.L.

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    I would have liked this so much more if it wasnt for the wizard bashing in the middle that truly served no purpose.

    As it is 3/5
     
  8. NuScorpii

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    The writing is good and parts of the fic are very enjoyable, but overall it was a disappointment. I expected some conflict despite Harry being so powerful from the beginning, but there wasn't any and it turned out to be just another powerful Harry wank.

    2/5 because the writing is good and I enjoyed the first few chapters.
     
  9. bhelliomatic

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    I liked it, but the HP side of the plot was resolved with so little tension as to be negligible. Add to that the fact that the author created an AU Harry Potter greatly different from canon and it isn't much of a Harry Potter story. 3/5.
     
  10. happyg

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    Kept me reading until the end. Not spectacular, not terribly creative, but readable. Enjoyed it and would recommend to any who loved Good Omens. 3/5.
     
  11. EvilOftenWins

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    I actually liked this quite a bit. I'm not too familiar with Good Omens, but that was never an issue while reading. Conflicts were solved a bit too easily, but the characters and dialogue ended up being pretty fun.

    4/5
     
  12. Captain Trips

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    I would say this fic reads much like Good Omens, not much more to say about it. Except that I enjoyed it 4/5 from me.
     
  13. The Iron Rose

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    I like Good Omens, I like Harry Potter, but this was just... boring? I guess is the best word I have for it. It's by no means bad, but just so completely and utterly un-engaging that I couldn't finish the last couple chapters despite the fact it'd take me like, 15 minutes to do so. Maybe it's because I read it when I was quite tired, but honestly life is too short to read boring fanfic.
     
  14. blisfulloblivion

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    Huh, was not expecting to see this on the review board.

    Going to go ahead and rate this now that it's complete. I felt the story started strong but lost its way a bit once Hogwarts was introduced. It continued to be entertaining but didn't quite maintain the level it had before.

    3.5/5 bumped up to 4/5 since its actually complete.

    Also, there is a sequel continuing from where the first left off.
     
  15. darkklight

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    Story Review

    Overall, It was a good story. I enjoyed the flow and the ending had just enough suggestion of a future sequel.
     
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