|Reviews for Dumbledore's Last Rant|
| Bronze chapter 1 . 7/28
What help is Hermione referring to? The ol' goat molesting sheep shagging fraud never did nor ever planned to actually train Harry! As he stated in the story, all he really wanted was to get Harry killed along with Sirius so he could claim both family fortunes! The only help he ever had in mind was to help both die quickly. Boy does this show Bumblemort in his truest light! A very good story that shows Bumblemort for who he is. Thanks for posting it.
| InAnnaCat chapter 1 . 3/18
Fun! Love a good evil dumbledore.
| hemotem chapter 1 . 11/16/2016
**Giggles** A truly great end to Dumblydore. Thank you for a good read.
| evans16 chapter 1 . 10/6/2016
| Marshman101 chapter 1 . 4/10/2016
Well that was cool and funny
| Badbonita chapter 1 . 9/12/2015
Excellent! convicting with his own words. May his reputation never survive. "smirk*
| noreenklose chapter 1 . 5/23/2015
I've always thought that Dumbles was evil-no matter what JKR said.
Thanks for writing, I enjoyed reading it.
| akinomatis chapter 1 . 4/21/2015
| Navn Ukjent chapter 1 . 3/30/2015
Nice little fic.
| GBTtown chapter 1 . 3/15/2015
| RebeccaRoy chapter 1 . 12/19/2014
Wow, now that was a great way to show an evil Dumbledore, and the potions and all, brilliant! Forced him to confess and how!
| Guest chapter 1 . 12/6/2014
| Catalina chapter 1 . 11/16/2014
Brilliant, absolutely brilliant! Harry would have been better off if all those people hadn't kept information from him, trying to "protect" him and let him be a "child". The old nutter! Cheers! ;)
| YSPM chapter 1 . 11/16/2014
Dumbledore bashing has a long history, ever since people realized that A) shit goes wrong from time to time and that B) Dumbledore seems to be fucking omniscient and omnipotent, and therefore that C) it's really fucking easy to connect the lines in such a way that Dumbledore is responsible. Like, childishly easy.
Sometimes, it works - from a plot perspective, anyway. Honestly, it's not too much of a stretch to think that maybe Dumbledore should have set up protections three brats couldn't get past, or been able to solve a mystery faster than them, or ascertain Sirius's innocence in some way that let him catch Pettigrew, or discover Moody.
But that was never the main problem with Dumbledore bashing, anyway. No, the problem comes from the fact that it discards all the beautiful characterization Rowling does with him.
Dumbledore's the kind of person who lives his whole life atoning for mistakes he made as a rash youth because none of the people he hurt are there anymore to forgive him. He recognizes the dangers in promoting ideologies over people, as revealed to him quite clearly when he lost his sister to his dreams, and found that she had taken up residence in his nightmares instead.
Because of his past, Dumbledore, though not an "inherently" good person like Harry appears to be at times, intentionally secludes himself from the world of power and politics in an effort to distance himself from corruption itself. Instead, he intentionally goes against the grain of the Greater Good and instead focuses on the greater good - not the ideology, but the attitude. He changes hearts and minds, inspires young children, and tries to improve people, not places.
Sometimes, he fails. Riddle turned out a bit of a monster, despite (and perhaps because of) Dumbledore's disapproval of his actions.
Other times, though, he succeeds. Harry, after all, though from a very similar background, becomes a Savior and defeats Riddle.
This is why the character Rowling wrote does not mesh well with most bashed interpretations; after all, what could he possibly want beyond the wellbeing of his students and the welfare of his country?
Power? No, he refused the position of Minister of Magic multiple times.
Wealth? He handled the fucking Philosopher's Stone in the first book; I'm sure if he needed riches he'd have them.
Fame? I'm pretty sure Grindelwald earned that for him in spades.
Women? Not only is he way too old for his libido to be anything more than a shriveled ghost of its past self, but he's also kind of gay.
In short, Dumbledore simply isn't the kind of person to do the shit he so easily could have done. He's not the kind of guy to cheat death and fuck everybody else over so he can have his fame and glory. No, he's the kind of guy who deliberately lets his wand get blasted out of his hand so he can cast a spell to save a beloved pupil's life and then spends his last remaining breaths begging for death at the hands of Snape so he can save the very wayward student who just disarmed him from the guilt and psychological damage of murder.
Yeah, maybe those actions are fueled by guilt and not true altruism. Maybe Dumbledore was a Dark Lord in the making whose path was simply shunted a bit to the Light by grief and pain. Maybe he really never was even half the man Harry was.
But in the end, it is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
(Also, probably not a good sign when your supposedly simpler interpretation has Dumbledore pursuing a goal that could have been easily accomplished with a Polyjuice potion, a couple strands of Lucius's hair, and an AK to the noggin.)
| Plague Knight chapter 1 . 11/16/2014
I couldn't read but a few paragraphs into this, it's so ridiculous I wanted to laugh at it.