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Oneshot Unholy by Lady Salazar - T

Discussion in 'General Fics' started by Azrael's Little Helper, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. Azrael's Little Helper

    Azrael's Little Helper High Inquisitor

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    Title: Unholy
    Author: Lady Salazar
    Rating: T
    Genre: General/Horror
    DLP Category: General Fics
    Pairing: None
    Words: 5,944
    Published: June 23, 2007

    Status: Complete (Oneshot)
    Summary: There are some things the human race is not meant to know. Harry didn't care instead, he made it his life's purpose to learn them.
    Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3612995/1/

    A MadScientist!Harry in the making. A few repeated spelling errors and a bit lacking in detail and content coverage but a reasonably fun 5 minute read. 3.5/5


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  2. Klael

    Klael Headmaster DLP Supporter

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    She's always been a fairly talented writer, and when it comes down to it, being able to come up with interesting plots and characters is a hell of a lot more important than being able to type flawlessly. Both are nice, but I'll take the former over the latter.
     
  3. ip82

    ip82 Prisoner

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    This was fantastic. One of the most interesting characterizations of Harry I've seen lately. It's only a shame the story is so short.
    5/5
     
  4. Aekiel

    Aekiel Angle of Mispeling ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    Absolutely brilliant, reminded me of Rodney McKay gone bad to some extent. Sketching out dimensional theories during primary school is fun, and probably more challenging than building a nuclear weapon for a science project...

    5/5 and a desperate need to see more Mad Scientist!Harry.

    Aekiel
     
  5. 007_rock

    007_rock DA Member

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    Loved it. I always liked something different and this new type of Harry looks really nice. I loved the scene with Snape. It was done beautifully. For that alone the fic deserves full marks. Add a bit of Dumbledore and Lupin bashing and you get a winner. Pity it is a one-shot though. Hoping to see more along these lines.

    5/5
     
  6. KubYnator

    KubYnator Second Year

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    That sums it up perfectly, nothing to add.
     
  7. deathinapinkboa

    deathinapinkboa Minister of Magic

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    I've read hundreds of rewrites of Harry's first potions class, and that is the best one.
     
  8. Verse of Darkness

    Verse of Darkness Denarii Host

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    5/5. It's a shame this wasn't drawn out to an actual story, but I guess that some fics aren't meant for that.
     
  9. Ckeep

    Ckeep Guest

    That sums it up pretty well. Brilliant, IMO.
     
  10. Azrael's Little Helper

    Azrael's Little Helper High Inquisitor

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    The best part of this story for me was Harry's sadistic curiosity and experimentation with Riddle's diary. My score of 3.5 was based on the general lack of "horror" under which this story was classified. Only having 2 real incidents of sadism just doesn't whet my appetite.
     
  11. Aekiel

    Aekiel Angle of Mispeling ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    To be honest, it was more humorous for me than horrific. I suppose the ending is quite horrific, but without anything after that its just amusing.

    Aekiel
     
  12. deathinapinkboa

    deathinapinkboa Minister of Magic

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    So the auther put it in Horror when it didn't belong there, so what. It's still a great fic!
     
  13. Manatheron

    Manatheron Headmaster

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    Humorous, in that odd sort of 'Funny how odd it would be to read about that' kinda way.

    4.7/5

    Your right, we need more mad scientists.
     
  14. Jamven

    Jamven Headmaster DLP Supporter

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    Read it, liked it. Highly recommended waste of 20 minutes. 4.6752356/5 stars.
     
  15. Anarual

    Anarual Seventh Year DLP Supporter

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    Love it ! would be a great start of a story .

    4.9/5
     
  16. MrINBN

    MrINBN Unspeakable

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    I rarely say this to anything I review, but this earns a perfect score. The author seems to have corrected the spelling and grammatical errors the earlier posters pointed out, and the plot was delightful. When the 2008 DLP Fanfic Awards roll around, I plan to nominate this for best one-shot. 5/5
     
  17. Mage

    Mage Chief Warlock DLP Supporter

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    Amazing oneshot. 5/5 and I have to say my favorite part was the bogart. Very creative and something that doesnt get addressed much. And IBN I'l definitley vote for it.
     
  18. InfernoCannon

    InfernoCannon Seventh Year

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    I found this fic only yesterday whilst I was looking for Horror stories after reading a series of OneShots by ManicR. And I've got to agree- more MadScientist!Harry fics should exist and it's 5/5.

    People seem to find it isn't Horror, but it depends on how you look at it. Horror isn't necessarily sadism- the summary hints at what kind of horror it is. Harry tries to discover what he can- to the point of abusing a being he know lives despite their plea. And then agreeing to Voldemorts offer 2 years later, can't you just imagine that Harry creating Hybrids, bring worlds to their knees as he brutally murders them to study their pyhsiolgy?

    It's like the first Scream- the real horror coes fromt he reason as to of why they murder them.

    PS: I'd reccomend Always Smiling to anybody who liked this, by the same author. It's not a genius Harry, and has him weild a sword, but it is just as good IMO.
     
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  19. ulkser

    ulkser Groundskeeper

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    i liked the boggart part most. 4/5. a nice one shot
     
  20. Marie M

    Marie M Raptured to Hell

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    I have never read anything like this, it was brilliant.
    5/5
     
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