Reviews for Uric the Oddball and the Wild Hunt
LoneTraveler chapter 3 . 8/14/2019
Paper airplane? In the 1680? Too much of an anachronism. Since this is a time period that a lot of readers won’t be used to, the story needs more description of what people are wearing, and there needs to be more attention to language. There’s no way I expect completely authentic language, but these don’t need to sound like 20th century kids. I like that you changed some features and habits.

Interesting story so far, I like the premise, and your follow through is okay so far. Needs more of a flavor of the Renaissance.
Ikurus chapter 20 . 6/8/2013
This was wonderful. Definitely loved Uric.
Thank you for writing and sharing this story.
lesari chapter 20 . 4/8/2013
A cute story, very original and I enjoyed reading it. I also want to commend you that you invite other fans to use your original characters. It is the spirit of fandom. Nothing irritates me more than fanfic writers who play in the worlds of published authors yet allow other writers to play in theirs!
tidmag chapter 1 . 3/1/2013
You know Sheldon Cooper from big bang theory reminds me of Uric if Uric lived a muggle life.
sweetlilsunshine chapter 20 . 10/14/2012
That was an amazing story, it was like a whole new world than the Harry Potter one. I liked Uric's eccentricity and how well Mena and Louis complemented him as friends. Great job, hope you write sequels!
raka chapter 20 . 4/6/2012
Easily, the best Harry Potter fanficiton that doesn't have Harry Potter as the protagonist...

Am off to the other Uric stories you have written... ! :)
The Terrible Jester chapter 1 . 9/16/2011
I can quite honestly say this is the most unique thing I have ever read on this website!
Dormant-CynicalDonkeys chapter 5 . 12/28/2010
Gods, i love you for writing this.. Is uric a ancestor of Luna and Xenophilius by any chance?
Carumati chapter 20 . 12/11/2009
It's really cute and playful! A bit historically inaccurate but really, I don't blame you too much as long as you don't degenerate into american slang, which you didn't. So good job, a real original AU you have here.
austronothorusclarki chapter 2 . 9/13/2009
Fav quote: “Uric. Do you have any idea just how unique you are? I doubt I’ll ever meet a mind like yours again, not that that isn’t a bad thing…”

You've probably heard this before, but Uric remids me a bit of Luna (except a bit weirder). That kind of laidback, calm interest in whatever grabs their attention...although Luna has a considerably clearer outlook on life.

I'd be interested in seeing what Chocolate Frog cards looked like in those days. Did they even have them back then?
austronothorusclarki chapter 1 . 9/10/2009
If you have problems with people faving and not reveiwing, let me say: I will get round to reveiwing. Eventually. So, just saying.
Samwise O'Keefe chapter 18 . 12/19/2008
Love Uric's literalness.

Peeves is a poltergeist NOT a dead wizard. In Rowling's world if he was ever anything velse it wasn't human.
Samwise O'Keefe chapter 17 . 12/19/2008
You wouldn't shred parchment. It is thin leather. You would clean it off with a knife or cleaning spell. (Hobbits can't do spells though). It doesn't crumple, and is quite expensive.
Ariana Deralte chapter 20 . 12/19/2008
Dear Samwise,

I did a lot of historical research for this story. I'm an archaeologist so I hate historical anachronisms in historical fic. That being said, Rowling already messed up her own chronology; castles in the founder's time, and putting the entrance to the Chamber of Secrets below the faucet of a sink. Rather than ignore these things or follow some obscure theory of mutating castles, I've decided to incorporate them into the wizarding world. There is nothing saying that wizards have to develop at the same rate as the muggle world, and considering how advanced Roman plumbing was, I have no trouble assuming that wizards have more advanced plumbing in 1680 than their muggle counterparts. I've also decided that wizards discovered and settled Australia earlier than their muggle counterparts - this is not an anachronism, it's a choice on my, the author's, part.

For any other apparent anachronisms, they are actually because I'm writing this story in modern language, rather than the middle English it could have been written in. The Dancing Trousers in the last chapter are not trousers as we would interpret them, but they are two tubes of cloth covering the legs which were attached together at the top and tied/held around the waist. They're not culottes since those were worn by the upper classes, and calling them knickerbockers would also be anachronistic since that's a term from the 19th century. I chose to use the word trousers in order to make the story accessible to modern readers and because trousers is the closest modern word for what the Dancing Trousers are.

Trust me. I do think about these things before I write them.

Thanks for your reviews,

Samwise O'Keefe chapter 9 . 12/19/2008
I had assumed the glass ball was a thankyou for explaining.

Trousers? Possibly not in 1680. Knickerbockers? culottes? Makes more sense of other inconsistencies - had thought story was set further back.
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