|Reviews for Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality|
| Sarah1281 3/23/10 . chapter 7
Wow, that was creepy...
| SituationalExtrovert 3/23/10 . chapter 7
So, obviously, Draco had been sorted into Slytherin. Presumably there will either a flashback or some sort of expositionary chapter in which Harry meets Hermione? One can only hope. Now, to specific lines which inspire aject worship:
"Not headed for Ravenclaw, I take it."
"But, but, but if you get rid of the Snitch, how will anyone know when the game ends?" "Buy. A. Clock..."
Hilarious AND awesome; Ron can be such a berk.
And this, the most awesome of all:
And right afterward, after a delay short enough to imply that they had been watching for at least some time, Harry saw the approach of two figures with their faces cloaked by winter scarves. "Hello, Mr. Bronze," said one of the masked figures. "Can we interest you in joining the Order of Chaos?"
Ah. The twins. Because everyone needs psuedo-Slytherin minions.
Picture me kowtowing madly, with an expression of utter devotion.
| Intelligo 3/23/10 . chapter 7
It is hard to express my feelings about this story.
Maybe...I am occasionally intrigued and entertained by fanfiction.
This is perhaps the first time I've felt legitimately intellectually intrigued by fanfiction.
| Nargus 3/23/10 . chapter 7
"The Mary Sue is not defined by her power, but by her lack of an even more powerful opponent."
I think I'd like to disagree with you here. I believe the definition of Mary Sue is that the character keep gaining power progressively non-stop, which in effect /force/ their adversary to be gaining in /equal/ power to keep the story going. I believe it is all about reasons. The dual power gaining can only reach to a certain level, and for certain times, before it start turning into Mary Sue.
And also, sometimes dual power gaining cause annoyance to the readers. I think an example of this is Time-travelling Harry fics. If I were a 100 year olds elemental arch-megi who travel back in time to defeat Voldermort and save his ex-dead friends, it'd be expected that I'd face a much easier time in all things than when I was 14. Unless, of course, the enemy also regain their memory of the future also. Otherwise, many readers would be expecting a more relaxing storyline. Sometimes people want to read 'I-always-win' fics just to balance out with the overly dramatic 'world-has-ended' types.
| Dark Elf2 3/23/10 . chapter 7
I have read some Smart Harry Fics, and those are usually fairly crack types of fics. This is the first time I have seen one that is taking itself seriously. Good luck, and I hope to keep enjoying this.
| what are you even saying 3/23/10 . chapter 7
Brilliant update, I can definitely handle a lack of comedy in this story. It's unbelievably grand! The final scene brought everything together, particularly Lucius' misinterpretation.
Looking forward to more.
| Sayle 3/23/10 . chapter 7
You know, I must say that this story never ceases to surprise me. When it seems to settle into the calm and predictable genres from which is sprung, like a hyper-intelligent Harry or such other concepts, it immediately springs out again. The first moment in this chapter for me was the discussion of morality and the psychology of a child who hadn't been taught that his opponents were people. I mean, truly people.
Then: 'I am going to tear apart your pathetic little magical remnant of the Dark Ages into pieces smaller than its constitutent atoms.' It's cold, it's chilling, and it is totally in context. The delicate dance here between flirting with slapstick and dark humour is excellently performed.
The second part which caught my notice was the letter to Lucius from Draco. Part of the implication is that only Severus Snape would have used those words with that kind of current to them, a sense of understanding and calculation. Another part is that within a few hours Harry has cut to the heart of both what Draco and his father were in relation to each other.
Genius is rare, it can be very cold, and very, very frightening.
| Baughn 3/23/10 . chapter 7
..sometimes, I take the time to look around me and see what we have done.
For all that is left undone, for all the howling of the sword of good, there is still this: That we are much more than our ancestors could have dreamt, more than they were even capable of dreaming.
With three paragraphs describing Apollo, you did the same thing. Well done.
| Zicou 3/23/10 . chapter 7
Wow Awesome chapter!
| jtptan 3/23/10 . chapter 7
Another great chapter! This really is a gem to fanfiction, in a fandom I'd rather lately been considering mostly 'over' with little in the way of new ideas.
I may have come across some introduction of coffee to the lungs this morning - the pregnancy headline started me choking, but Harry's inarticulateness in addressing the multitude of problems the headline posed was what really put me over.
I'm finding myself in anticipation of what his reactions to the Felix Felicis potion altering the laws of probability might be...
| jojobevco 3/23/10 . chapter 7
Yeah, the raping thing was a bit disgusting and I'm still waiting for Hermione to show, but Good Chapter!
| CJNyfalt 3/23/10 . chapter 7
Excellent and intriguing chapter.
| ARedHair 3/23/10 . chapter 7
Great characterization of Draco.
I am very much looking forward to your next.
| Rahul 3/23/10 . chapter 7
Fantastic starting premise- A Harry who not only uses his brain but is good at it is certainly very interesting. Especially more so since by removing the Dursley taint, it gives him a loving childhood and threfore we dont see an obvious dark or evil Harry.
I really like the story and your writing style.
Please keep the chapters coming.
Any idea how long the story will be?
| jouve25 3/23/10 . chapter 7
Absolutely loved that last scene. Brilliant.