Reviews for Harry Potter and Grief's Wisdom
Tony McNucklz chapter 10 . 9/19
I believe you are underestimating the catastrophe a wizard and muggle war would be for BOTH sides. between bombers, artillery, tanks and other armored vehicles, naval firepower and of course nuclear bombs, muggles absolutely have wizards out gunned in sheer destructive force. Except for one problem. besides hogwarts, the majority of the magic world exists while surrounded by muggle civilians. which nullifys most of these forces being used against them unless the muggles are ok with carpet bombing their own people. its essentially like trying to route out the vietcong in an urban jungle, but when you fire bomb a football field of land trying to kill a handfull of the enemy, you dont burn a few collateral trees, you kill your own innocent civilian bystanders by the potential hundreds depending on whats used.
wizards also have 5 things that would allow them to decapitate the world government. teleportation, invisibility, mind-reading, truth serum, and mind-control. ONE witch or wizard could use these abilities to teleport past outer security defenses, walk and teleport past internal ones invisibly, and if they do it after the target has gone to bed, then have several uninterrupted hours to rip the nuclear codes and protocols or any other top secret information from the President/Prime Minister/Secretary of Defense/person of importance. and after they have everything they want, the Imperious Curse leaves them with a mole at the highest and most dangerous position imaginable. Even if you have the highest echelons protected by disenfranchised muggleborns, they cant protect everyone. the assistants that pass orders. the IT department people in charge of communication security. imagine every internal electronic security person becoming Edward Snowden with 3 drops of vertaserum in their morning Starbucks.
Wizards might not have the numbers and power to win a front line-engagement between armies. but they can make literally any officer a traitor, they can destroy dams and utility stations, they could destroy bridges and collapse subway tunnels, blow up oil and gas reserves. a handfull of magic users could plunge a country back into the dark ages over a weekend if they just did a couple Google Earth searches. i think you like most people are thinking about a war like the one against the nazis with clear battle fronts, when you should instead consider a homegrown terrorist cell with no limitations on movement or access to your country's leadership, officers, supply lines, and civilians.
the muggles might win the war by sheer numbers, but if the wizards move their people to new places behind new wards that the disenfranchised muggleborns dont know about. they can strike literlly any target at any time while denying the muggles of targets to move against. and yes, maybe at first the muggles have the upper hand on information, but the American Military was vastly superior to a bunch of 3rd world magicless farmers called the vietcong, but we all know how that went for the numerically and technologically superior American Forces. the wizards get hit hard by the first strike, but war teaches quickly, and they would inevitably adapt in the face of extinction.
Tony McNucklz chapter 4 . 9/19
wand holsters wont work on most people with average arm length when wands are usually over 10 inches. bend your wrist and elbow 90 degrees and find a spot that you can comfortably fit a stick that is between 10 and 14 inches long without sticking out past your elbow or limiting your wrist and hand utility. the wand-drops-into-hand thing was added to the movies because hollywood doesnt think about these sorts of things when they can get a cooler shot by ignoring such an annoying thing as normal forarm length. i believe the shortest referenced wand in the books was 9 point something in a manner that implied that it was an unusually short wand, and even that would barely be short enough for most people to fit on the arm of someone that has finished puberty. for teens that havent finished growing, the probability that they can fit a wand between 10 and 14 inches is unlikely, as even the seventh year students may not be fully grown.
otherwise a good chapter.
Tony McNucklz chapter 1 . 9/19
this was a strong opening with one minor flaw. throwing knives. wizards can reshape reality with a flick of the wrist. why would throwing a knife somehow be more useful than learning to cast more curses silently? learning to hit a target with the knife, and hit it so the blade actually properly stricks, takes dozens of hours to get right on a stationary target at a single fixed distance if you want to have a higher hit than miss ratio. now make it a human target at various distances that moves randomly, and you want to hit somewhere specificly crippling or lethal, and we're talking hundreds of hours to get the hits reliable. added to that your potential target can easily put up a shield (which adult battle tested wizards like death eaters should have been reflexive for a couple decades) in the couple of seconds it takes you to draw, grip proper, cock your arm and then finally throw, and you've wasted several hundred hours on a skill that will only be effective on the completely incompetent. and if they're that terrible, you shouldn't need to resort to a knife. there's a reason soldiers aren't trained to throw knives just in case they lose their rifles. instead they're just told: dont lose your goddamn rifle!
it just makes more sense to take those hundreds of hours learning a not particularly useful skill and instead apply them to A) learn to summon your wand wandlessly in case you are so incompetent as to lose it. presumably this one wandless skill for pulling an object so intimately tied to you in your direction is at least feasible B) repurpose the remaining time into honing your far more versatile and deadly spell capabilities into reflexive silent and immediate responses to threats.
enjoyable start. looking forward to the coming chapters.
Guest chapter 40 . 8/25
Thanks for the notice mate
Ada1229 chapter 34 . 7/25
Actually Voldie attacked the Potters in 1981, NOT 1980. July 31st 1980 was the day Harry was bourn (Neville was bourn a day earlier). Which means Harry had already celebrated his first birthday.

I know this because the books have said that Harry was 15 months at the time of the attack which is a year and 3 months. So yeah

Sorry, i just get a might annoyed when people get that part of cannon wrong
Blake2020 chapter 21 . 6/8
Super
Blake2020 chapter 20 . 6/8
Liking this
Blake2020 chapter 19 . 6/8
Epic
Blake2020 chapter 18 . 6/8
Cool
Blake2020 chapter 17 . 6/8
Well harry had the talk about both his girls and interesting to see it unfold as well.
Blake2020 chapter 16 . 6/8
Amusing a lot
Blake2020 chapter 15 . 6/8
Well now harry noticing Hermione and luna as well this be interesting to see how they bond in his harem.
Blake2020 chapter 14 . 6/8
Entertaining
Blake2020 chapter 13 . 6/8
Poor dude and loving it
Blake2020 chapter 12 . 6/8
Enjoy it
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