|Reviews for Partially Kissed Hero|
| Transreal Clouden 5/9/13 . chapter 103
This story is absolutely over the top in every possible regard.
It's funny though. I hope you com back to it at some point.
| Fullmetal11791 5/7/13 . chapter 94
I've gotta say, for the majority of this fic, the facts you have looked up have generally been correct, with some exceptions that I've pointed out. Well, here's another.
"In real life three hundred Spartans occupying a strategic pass were able to stop the entire Persian army from invading."
This is complete garbage. The spartina army got obliterated. The story, and the movie, were just that. Fiction. They may have held for a few hours, if that.
| Fullmetal11791 5/7/13 . chapter 88
A) Dumbledore didn't create enough horcrux to become soulless and emotion less for at least a few decades in your story. Being such an information monger, it's sort of contradictory that he needed coaching on how to act. One would think that he would memorize how to act very well, as he knew that making so many horcrux would leave him handicapped.
B) Its both untrue and uninformed to state that the vast majority of charities and relief organizations in the real world spend most of their money on themselves. It is true that some of the more successful ones, the heads of the organizations do have a very nice salary. However, the vast majority of all funds they raise, from those successful ones to non successful ones ALL go towards aid/relief of some sort. And really, if you funded and head an organization that gives aid to hundreds of thousands of people, you deserve a nice salary. The amount of work these companies take to keep running is staggering. And Hell, the Red Cross alone raised AND spent 2.2 BILLION dollars on aid/relief for hurricane Katrina victims. And there were lots of other organizations also helping out. And that was just once incident. Stating that these NPO's are only in it for themselves is really ignorant and demeaning to the thousands of people who work at these companies trying to make a difference in other people's lives.
| Fullmetal11791 5/6/13 . chapter 86
"Still, people enslaving themselves to genocidal megalomaniacs are never the type gifted in critical thinking."
I feel I should point out that in real life this is rarely true. In World War Two, many of the most brilliant minds in the world worked for (most willingly) for Adolf Hitler. While many scientists working for Hitler hated what he was doing (notably the scientists who created the first hydrogen bomb, and process's to smuggle it into the middle of the ocean, and sink it, more than willing to sacrifice their lives in order for that technology to be kept out of his hands), others whole heartedly worked under Hitler. Hell; as disgusting as it is, a vast majority of medical progress came from the scientists conducting human experimentation on those kept in the concentration camps.
Even now, countries such as China (who are being ruled by genocidal megalomaniacs. Hundreds of thousands are killed every week by starvation and oppression), have some of the most brilliant critical thinkers in the world willingly working for them.
So really, I know you are trying to keep this T rated, and I guess keep the scare factor down by downplaying how smart the terrorists are in this story, but making broad generalizations such as that, which are obviously untrue, is just a bit annoying.
| Fullmetal11791 5/5/13 . chapter 76
Hell, for that matter, imagine if Rome never fell, and instead continued to flourish and spread ideas and culture worldwide, and the Middle Ages never happened. We lost like five hundred years of potential progress. Really upsetting.
| Quietlovingman 5/5/13 . chapter 103
Being a Heinlein fan I found this whole story a refreshingly practical take on the realities of the civil war in the magical community.
| NemesisNecrosis 5/5/13 . chapter 45
I broke my rule of one review per day because I'm just that amazed by this fic. I don't even know how old this one is (I guess I'll check that later), and you could easily have nearly forgotten about it. I couldn't care less, though, because the amount of Greek, Norse, Roman and freaking everything else in here may have made me into a slave to-er, I mean, ultimate fan of- your is totally a part of your master plan, isn't it? :P
| NemesisNecrosis 5/5/13 . chapter 43
Spent all night and all morning reading to this point. I love it so far, and completely agree with you on the topic of Slytherin love, Goblin love, and basically all the other subjects you brought up. That's not to say I don't enjoy reading those fanfictions, but let's just say the folks I'm living with have been known to get tired of the way I fumingly declaim the authors... I'll be sure to send in a more complete review when I get closer to the end of the story, though I'm sure it will do little to raise the already huge number of reviews you have.
| Fullmetal11791 5/4/13 . chapter 53
While I understand the need to humble Narcissa, I don't really think I can morally agree with how Harry, Luna and Hermione were treating her, especially after you stated that she was basically a victim. Stripping her to check for the dark mark was important. Holding a conversation about how they held her life in their hands, while constantly reminding her of that, while she is being treated like an animal by Luna, all while she was naked really shows huge parallels to the slave trade/sex trafficking. This scene just really paints Luna, Harry and Hermione as being no better than any of your dark wizards in this story. And this really isn't an arguable point.
| Fullmetal11791 5/4/13 . chapter 44
While the majority of this chapter was basically how to guard your home, it really struck me that most authors on this site are idiots. You are, of course, correct. Everything you did for protection on the houses is already in the HP universe, and yet, almost no one thinks of stuff like this, they come up with their own ideas (some good, most bad), or they just ignore house safety altogether. Either way, color me impressed that you made very nice protection ideas from the inadequacies of Rowlings's universe, and annoyed that after your story being out for five years, and over 13 thousand reviews, that most people have flat out ignored your ideas.
| Fullmetal11791 5/4/13 . chapter 43
While I, for the most part, find myself agreeing with you in regards to your comments about snobs, as well as human nature, I think that the real answer there are so many strange, and not so well thought out plot lines, is that the majority of people who use this site just are... Fuck it, not gonna bother being polite. Most people on this site are either a) very young (and therefore naive) or b) idiots. Usually a combination of both. The reality is that most stories are being written by sixteen year olds. And while there are exceptions (and thus, the stories actually worth reading), its just that, an exception.
Also, while the HP books portray everyone in Slytherin as snobs, I'd like to point out that it was intended to be a children's series. And thus, very clear cut. In reality, there would be rich pure bloods showing off in each house. And in reality, being rich does not automatically lead to being a snob. And really, Slytherin is for the sly, the cunning, the ambitious. Not for the snobbish pure blood sect of society. Most of the students in Slytherin should never ended up there in the first place. Hell, Crabbe and Goyle, who constantly show mindless bravado, should have been instantly sorted into Gryffindor. So, to sum up, while on one hand I agree with you on a lot of your beliefs of the books, and while I know you understand that Rowling fucked up a lot in the series, I think you need to be open to the fact that some things can be changed (such as there being outwardly friendly slytherins. Because really, if they really were 'sly, cunning and ambitious', they wouldn't be making enemies out of everyone).
| NemesisNecrosis 5/4/13 . chapter 2
My first reaction:
Hmm this looks coo-ooo! 103 chapters!
More after I've read some more, but this looks awesome!
| Fullmetal11791 5/4/13 . chapter 42
"I want a fantasy story, not Rambo, the Fairy Blood"
Alright, you got me, I chuckled.
Seriously though, I'm impressed. I know you started this story in '08, and really, so many of the stories that started in '08 that I've read are pretty bad. The ones that arnt have clearly borrowed ideas and built their own ideas off of what you have started here. And while I find some explanations a bit too drawn out, I understand its done as to close all loopholes, especially to those complaining about what they want in your story. Also, I know you havnt updated this in awhile, and that you have over 13,000 reviews, so I don't know if you care about one more, but I just wanted to say I'm really enjoying reading this. Andd I hope you find the time and motivation to keep writing. Have a nice day!
| April Sunshine 5/3/13 . chapter 6
Colonel Sanders, Barney, and the Pillsbury doughboy! LOL! That was hilarious! I got to say I like this Harry better than canon Harry even though I love the books. Great job so far.
| bearblue 5/3/13 . chapter 103
Such a brilliant, awesome story. I will be tracking this for sure. Thank you for sharing this.