|Reviews for The Marauders' Manifesto|
| accountless person chapter 1 . 11/23/2011
Lol! That was so funny! I completely agree with you on almost everything. I still feel there were plenty of unnecessary scenes in the movies, which could have been used for more important stuff *cough Marauder backstory cough*. But c'est la vie.
| Khelc-sul Renai chapter 1 . 11/11/2011
Marauders, you have many good points, and I agree with them.
I'm sorry, Mr. Moony, but I'm one of the people who like the idea that being a werewolf gives some sort of enhanced speed/strength/senses, I think it should effect him in some physical way the 28 days out of 29 that the moon is not full. He works so hard to control himself and act like any other human that if he was a little stronger or had slightly better senses no one would notice... BUT slightly stronger or better does NOT mean godly. Other than this I found myself nodding along with everything in the rant.
I like that the Marauders could work together one last time to create this.
Well written. Fun read.
| verity candor chapter 1 . 8/31/2009
This can be quite confusing, as no one will be sure whether this person will die and leave their possessions to their failure of a son or dye something coarse and leave their possessions to their quiet flatulence. - Okay, BEST LINE EVER! (trans. BEST LINE EVAR!1!1!1 SQUEE!1!1!) This was amazing.
| Lemondrop xxx chapter 1 . 10/8/2008
I'm sorry. I can't stop laughing long enough to write a proper review. All I can say is- "bloody brilliant". You can now kill me for using that one. Hitchhiker's and Who refs were noted and duly appreciated. Hopes Mr. Moony Jr will -not- face a Dark Lord but can already imagine the hordes of fanfiction coming...
| nalagaOcean777 chapter 1 . 9/13/2008
This made my day. It really, really did. To be honest, I don't even remember how in the blazes I stumbled upon this fanfic in the first place. O.o Rest assured, though, I'm glad I did. Incredibly glad.
The whole concept of this 'Manifesto' is simply amazing. The point of view in which it was written, the disagreeable-ness of the ancient Quill, and the sophisticated humor combined with the refined-and-complicated-but-exceedingly-amusing-if-you-know-what-it-means vocabulary just made it all so...so wonderful. The following scenario with Snape approaching and the ensuing argument was just the icing on the cake - it's almost nostaligia, being able to find some good old-fashioned Maruader bantering again.
This one quote also nearly had me laughing for a good three minutes:
'It is also not an ‘Adolf Hitler’ mustache, despite popular belief. Mr. Hitler’s mustache was more like a thick, rectangular bush and seemed to continue up his nostrils (and for all anyone knows, it could have originated from his nostrils).'
Uhm...anyways. I feel totally rejuvennated by this fic for some reason, and I have you to thank for that. :D Truly a masterpiece, this was. This is the first Harry Potter story to go on my favorites! :)
But I guess I should stop now, as this is getting ridiculously long, and I'm probably already taking up enough of your time as it is. ' Just know that your effort has been wholeheartedly appreciated. Again, thank you for the wonderful read!
| PowerOfFail chapter 1 . 7/9/2008
Hahaha that was crazy amusing!
I love the part with James, Sirius and Lupin and the trend of orphan's fighting dark lords.
I also enjoyed that Sirius used Binns as an example of failed entertainment xD
Anyway, good job again!
| Nirselen chapter 1 . 1/12/2008
I just love when people write fics like this! Great job!
| Lexie-H chapter 1 . 9/28/2007
Lol very astute - you had me chuckling the entire way. Bravo!
| An Aspiring Author chapter 1 . 9/22/2007
brilliant! this addresses many things that i myself feel are terrible about the fanfiction world! i admit that i am sometimes guilty of a few misdemeanors listed here, but i am trying to correct them!
i would also like to add the fact that it is terribly annoying that lily seems to always have two best friends that are the female versions of sirius and remus and always seem to date/marry/bear the children of (while still in hogwarts) their male selves. how is it that lily and james are portrayed as opposites (which is why they are attracted to one another) and then sirius and remus are attracted to their significant others because they are the same?
anyways- great job!
| RyanKathrynCelia chapter 1 . 9/14/2007
Well I must say this is bloody fantastic.
I love the way you keep it absolutely consistant throughout, all the characters are in character throughout the whole thing!
I love that you include Mr. Wormtail, because he is often so overshadowed by the choices he makes later in life. I seriously doubt he got up and thought one day 'Today I think I'll try my hand at being evil and betray my closest of friends! Yes what an excellent idea!'
Very well written indeed, and well done for including references!
| lyin chapter 1 . 9/11/2007
WOW, this rocked. and plus you referenced some of my favorite things ever- between gaiman, pratchett, and doctor who, you'd already have won me over if this wasn't by itself a kinda sweet story.
really good to see peter used properly; he's so often by-passed, and afterlife, well, if there's anywhere for forgiveness- love the voices of your marauders, the fanfiction parody-ing surprised me given the earlier context of the story - i loved the first and last bit best and almost separately from my true amusement for the opinions coming from the marauders' voices so realistically- every gripe from sirius -'snogging the whomping willow' ;)- was so fun, and lupin was perfectly droll- love all the mrs. prongs, mrs. moony mentions and the warning of 'mr. snivellus'- well, basically, just loved it. (and agreed with just about everything said, for that matter, though i'm not fond of gary oldman's sirius, not 'cause of his looks but b/c i felt in ootp the movie version of sirius really lost the sense of who sirius black is as a character in favor of father-figure to harry- though i suppose that's more attributable to script-writing/directing- and honestly i'm not keen on lupin, either, b/c of how the actor comes off- and i've seen thewlis in other things and found him more lupin-ish in those, actually-) but anyway, really agreed w/ all the fanfic commentary in a laughing sort of that's-so-true sense, and finally, a decent parody- b/c i've gotten almost as sick of mary sue parodies now as the real thing. :) anyway, great job, quite the manifesto indeed. :)
| undercrisis chapter 1 . 9/5/2007
i loved it! to cut it short, let's just say i agree with almost everything messrs. moony, wormtail, padfoot and prongs said. i just can't recall what exactly i agreed on.
i've only just stumbled on the approximate meaning of "mary sue". and all the other stuff that goes with it. so, yeah, i'm one of those people who are a bit annoyed with incredible characters and incorrect grammar. (partly because i'm old...er) i do applaud the imagination that the authors have in coming up with these fics, but sometimes we can only tolerate so much wormtail-bashing or sexy albus dumbledore (shudders at the thought) among other things.
| Kirah Ruth chapter 1 . 8/30/2007
Kirah: Well. We're torn.
Ruth: On one hand, we agree with you almost completely.
Kirah: And on the other hand, we have just a few points that made us unhappy-
Ruth: And these points made us unhappy primarily because we're pretty sure you're right.
Kirah: But nothing short of severe pain and probably amnesia could get us to give up on the Sirius/Remus pairing at this point, so we'll just graciously ignore that section and move on with the rest of the essay-
Ruth: Which we agree with whole-heartedly.
Kirah: And despite our dislike of Tonks (purely on principle, due to our loyalty to aforementioned pairing; the character herself is actually one of my favorites) her appearance at the end was entertaining.
Ruth: And the style of talking was absolutely perfect, of course.
Kirah: I suppose they were slightly OOC, but that is simply a risk you have to take to avoid scathing flames from half the people who read this, as I sincerely doubt that many of the things we do with these poor characters Rowling, or the characters themselves, if they had conciousness, would aprove of.
Ruth: Which is probably why JKR has decided to steadfastly ignore fanfiction. She may be the 'God' of this fandom, but we outnumber her many million to one.
| xxanglophilexx chapter 1 . 8/29/2007
Although I'm a huge Remus/Sirius shipper and Remus/Tonks makes me retch a bit, I really loved this. You pointed out some great flaws about fanfiction, and I loved the comments about the movies. I also liked how you referred to them as "Mr." and "Ms.". It just made it even more amusing.
| MotherBear chapter 1 . 8/29/2007
LOVE this! Y'know, I really believe that this could be what those char's really would say (if they were real). Are you JKR?