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    A past, more sensible, less frightened version of me might wonder what I was doing with a human leg, most of a human hand, thirty gallons of petrol and a crowbar.

    Luckily, all sensible people had long since left my house.

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    For the prompt: 'BODY SWAP AU W GILDEROY LOCKHART AND MODERN SI GO'.

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    26 Jun 2017

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    It cries out for a sequel, but it’s a really good start. Good point about how threatening the reaction of the wizarding public could be.

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    The invasion of Konoha during the chuunin exam didn't fail. Team seven is broken, people are dead, and Sakura is hurt and frightened and a very long way from home.

    Alternative summary: In which Sakura carries half of Hidan across two countries, leaving a trail of blood, bodies, and other people's legs.

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    26 Jun 2017

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    A lot is left unexplored in this story, but the parts that are explored – Jashinism, Hidan’s character, torture, and what-if Sasuke – are fleshed out enough to make something interesting. At least I can fill in some of the remaining mysteries with canon knowledge.

    It would be nice if Sakura’s new philosophy made more sense to me. Then again, if it made sense that could also be a bad thing.

  3. Public Bookmark 17

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    "I've summoned a demon for sex," she said, on the second date and the fourth martini. "It's safe as long as you don't let them talk."

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    25 Jun 2017

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    Interesting exploration of a human’s views in the Daevinity Glowfic setting, and the conundrums one would face there. But the ending is sad because it brings the main character’s journey to a dead end.

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    Harry Potter has been banged up for ten years in the hellhole brig of Azkaban for a crime he didn't commit, and his traitorous brother, the not-really-boy-who-lived, has royally messed things up. After meeting Fate and Death, Harry is given a second chance to squash Voldemort, dodge a thousand years in prison, and snatch everything his hated brother holds dear. H/Hr/LL/DG/GW.

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    5 Mar 2017

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    This story has some problems with believability, but also has much to recommend it. Despite the problems, it was still usually an engaging read, and I look forward to the next installment (currently only 33 chapters are published).

    The worldbuilding around what is possible with magic, and what a magical world with more sensible institutions would like, is quite interesting. This includes the better Quidditch rules in chapter 22, Harry’s phobia, and the Fidelius shenanigans.

    The plot developments are also surprising and clever. The political maneuverings show depth. And I like the glimpses of the darker, rarely-written-about sides of the wizarding world such as the whorehouse and the lustful ghost.

    The building of the harem is a bit unbelievable, especially in how it starts. How did Harry convince Hermione’s parents to let him tutor her in math behind closed doors for so much time? Why do all these girls like him so much after merely spending time with him, and why are they so happy about him being their “lord” in some cases? Culture could explain some cases and individual personalities could explain others, but there are too many girls for that to be a believable explanation for all of them.

    However, the characters in the harem are all different enough, and eventually have enough interesting stories of their own, that I can forgive these mistakes and still enjoy the story, though the flimsy premise is always in the back of my mind reminding me that it could have been greater.

    Another disappointing element of the story is that the AU elements are not very clear, though that hasn’t been as much of a problem in later chapters. Magical institutions were arbitrarily upgraded just to make them cooler, but only as a side note, which means I can’t predict when one of those differences could affect the plot. Albus being relatively evil is also cliché given that it isn’t the main premise of the story, though a partial explanation has been hinted at that at least ties his actions to one of the original magics of the story, so it’s mostly but not completely out-of-the-blue.

  5. Public Bookmark 35

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    The diary of one of the Ancients responsible for designing the original Stargates is discovered. Some things that were previously thought to be fundamental features of wormhole physics turn out not to be. A comedy about the importance of software testing and mass-extinction.

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    8 Jan 2017

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    A somewhat interesting account of fictional software testing. However, since I haven’t watched the show, most of the humorous references fly over my head. And I was disappointed that I didn’t get to read Sam’s reaction to the diary – not know who Sam is, I don’t understand why she would hate what it says.