|Reviews for My Gilded Life|
| Shocking 7/14/12 . chapter 14
I read the whole story since well, it was entertaining.
The first chapter was even promising.
But later, two very big problems developed.
Similiar to "Partially Kissed Hero", the author obviously had no storyline planned in the beginning, therefore it is absolutely not consistent (p.e. Dumbledore is being changed during the story from a respected headmaster to the incarante of all evil) and - also similiar to "Partially Kissed Hero", the author cannot hold back and just includes every thought that pops up in his mind into the stroy. His thoughts about characters, ideas, crossovers etc.
This is what makes this story quite a bit disappointing.
What is shocking about it, is the religious content. In fact, in this story on of the things that is most wrong about naive piety, religiousness, righteousness is shown: The protagonist is sooooo very sure to be always right, that his actions are righteous. This goes so far as DRINKING TEA is emphazised to be very much against his oh-so-strict-morals, while he does not even THINK! about the ethics of killing hundreds of people, setting of an EMP over London and messing with lots of people in a far more drastic way than "Manipulative! Dumbledore" ever could.
By the way: Just favoring one's own friends and family is certainly NOT more ethical than trying to work towards "the greater good". In fact, favoring one's one wishes (and by extension those of one's friends etc) over all others is the very definition of unethical behavious, since to act ethically, one has to assume the perspective of an unparticipating observer.
Entertaining story, but I would be positively afraid if I knew the author in real life.
| gaamundsen 7/8/12 . chapter 14
I read this once, a long time ago (I believe it was about 10 chapters long at the time), and could never find it again to finish it. I have to say, it is as good as I remembered. I do hope you still continue to write even if this story is finished. I loved Gilderoy/Jared- its by far the best blatantly self insertion fic I've read. My initial thought when I read the summary was it would be about a Gilderoy that didn't run when dragged to face a basilisk, but I definitely underestimated you.
Oh, one thing I did take umbrage at though, was a bit a few chapters back about the Catholic church. You got the doctrine right, but not that we don't claim divine inspiration. We do- that's the point of "Doctors of the Church", whose writings are considered revelations as important to church canon as the bible in many cases, and supplement it on issues that are not covered in the original text. I don't mind if you say you don't *believe* it is divinely inspired, but it's pretty rude/ignorant to say we don't believe it to be.
That's just one small part though, so I hope you don't see it as a condemnation of your whole work (even though some of the morality lectures did sound a bit like you were practicing for a speaking engagements for the Mormons). I did enjoy the main story line.
| jjl2357 6/19/12 . chapter 8
nice twist on the aberforth/goat thing...
| jjl2357 6/19/12 . chapter 1
Hmm... so at first Gilderoy is taking care of all these problems in typical self-insert fashion... then he kills the Dursleys. In cold blood. Interesting direction, and I'm sure there will be repercussions...
| Keeper of Storms 6/17/12 . chapter 14
As I said, Brilliant.
| KyuukiTheAnimeFreak 5/21/12 . chapter 14
At this point, I'm jealous that I didn't get a marriage proposal from Morticia... (oco)
I have too much to say that would involve much bouncing and squealing so I'll just stick with; YOU'RE STORY IS &*!# * AWESOME!
| musme 4/12/12 . chapter 14
I like it
| jupimako 4/7/12 . chapter 14
that was fun XD. could have done without the religion bits... but otherwise enjoyed your story tremendously XD. thanks for the great read!
| jupimako 4/7/12 . chapter 1
awesome first chapter! i really really like your story and I can't wait to read more.
| Mr H. Potter 3/27/12 . chapter 5
Would blood transfusions work for magical in-heritability or getting more powerful magic? Because if so you could just get Dumbledore or Voldemort blood and have super-powerful magic.
| LoreleiZabini 3/12/12 . chapter 1
Full points for originality...I actually had a fabulous time reading this!
| deathhides 3/7/12 . chapter 14
| Wrathkal 2/27/12 . chapter 14
Impressive thinking. I quite enjoyed this.
| iamnuff 1/23/12 . chapter 6
major mindfuckery in this chapter...
using "memory charms" to add years of character development is a stupid idea, especially when you SAY what is happening and dont tell it.
who is this new harry potter? we dont know him at all,
in the end of things you left the readers even further behind than you left ted, atleast he knows his own family,
| iamnuff 1/23/12 . chapter 1
starts off good, but the murder at the end...
do you really think YOU could take a human life, premeditated?
its jarring to read, i dont want to be thinking about wether the author is a closet psychopath whenever i read this.
note, my concern is not with the killing itself, but the fact that the self insert did it.