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Ashsaber
Oct 24, 2010

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Feldegast42 posted:

Did anyone ever read that fanfic that imagined Harry as a radical athiest incel that reddit loved

I read a chapter or two, saw it brought up elsewhere by someone trying to show how good it was and to try and impose its version of magic rules on someone else's goofy fun piece, leading to a really good takedown, that IIRC goes something like: 'In HPatMoR it is a big deal that Harry is the first one to ever do a partial transmutation, since it has always been an all or nothing thing. Meanwhile in cannon, Neville's teapot is skittering up the wall on spider legs/trying to get into a mousehole/is furry.' I also remember that the guy who wrote the story never read one of the books or watched one of the movies, and thought it was all stupid and he could make a better one after reading like wikipedia summaries.

amigolupus posted:

What's really stupid is that while Dumbledore used the excuse of being afraid Voldemort would read Harry's mind to not tell him anything, he eventually admits that the real reason he tried to keep Harry out of everything is because he wanted Harry to keep being an innocent child. There's just so many things wrong about it. A) Harry's already a focal point in this war because Voldemort's targeting him, and he already asked why Voldemort wanted to kill him when he was eleven, B) Harry's not a kid, and is just two years away from being considered a legal adult by wizards C) Harry grew up in an abusive home and had to yearly deal with Hogwarts being a massive death trap, that poo poo will make you grow up fast.

And this is probably a large part of why from book 5 onwards people were jumping onto the idea of Dumbledore being secretly evil. Because at that point if you believe you can actually keep someone innocent and out of the fight after the fight has shaped their whole life you are either deluding yourself or talking out your rear end.

Really didn't help that the conclusion to the whole war with Voldy involved Harry basically just walking into a death curse, so for pretty much the last 13-17 years anything fans tried to write about the universe defaulted to Dumbles being capital E EVIL, or just really loving incompetent and stupid.


Can I say that I really, really don't get where so many people find their love for Snape from? I mean, aside from wanting to gently caress the version they have in their minds, of course. Dude had one friend he really cared about, who cared about him, then after getting an in with the magic Neo-Nazis and joining them to improve his own social standing he gets pissed that his childhood crush, a member of the group the magic neo-nazis hate most, doesn't marry him and instead marries the good looking rich jock who A) bullied him, and B) is not a magical neo-nazi. He gets so pissed he brings part of a prophecy to wizard Palpantine so that he can have his crush's son and husband killed.

Maybe he thought that if Lily was single again she would instantly get together with him, because she was nice to him when they were kids. I cannot see it possibly ending in a way that didn't involve brainwashing or dungeons though, most people would be unwilling to romance a person who put on their family after all.

And then he spends over a decade helping encourage Slytherin to be a racist cesspit by rewarding them unconditionally and keeping them from facing consequences, while taking out his rage on the jock house because his own poor decisions pushed his crush away from him and he didn't think she cared about her baby enough to die for it.

People think he is a good person, why?

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Ashsaber
Oct 24, 2010

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Low combat Metroidvania, spells are your tools, gently caress it designs itself.

Ashsaber
Oct 24, 2010

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Harry Potter and the absolutely nothing happens is why I never actually got around to reading curse of the sidequests

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