|Reviews for The Hardest Riddle|
| Guest chapter 5 . 7/21
This is - this is hard to swallow. This whole fic - I really like the premise, not going to lie, but the Harry/Harold interactions feel way too forced.
| httpkirby chapter 18 . 6/6
I loved this chapter and the last. Very satisfying and interesting to read~
| RykOakwine chapter 38 . 3/28
An excellent story and an intriguing premise! I enjoyed reading it and am sad that it's incomplete.
Glancing at the reviews it is unfortunate but entirely predictable that this story is besieged by the worst part of the Harry Potter fandom: fanatic shippers.
That this story has a Harry/Ginny pairing, not that the Ginny he married is much like the real world Ginny, we see all of these people who've developed a seething hatred for this fictional teenage girl. They don't have any real reason to hate her: canon Ginny has maybe two dozen lines of dialogue in all seven books and the version of Ginny that Harry dates in the 6th and 7th books isn't objectionable. Not unless you invent a bunch of character flaws for her, which the Shippers do.
Then they bring those invented flaws and apply them to fanfic, including stories where Ginny isnt the same as Ginny in canon.
It is ridiculous and even pathetic that grown adults act like this.
I wouldn't say Ginny and Harry are my favorite pairing but at least I judge the pairing based on what each story does with them. This story was fine, if a wee bit forced, with its pairing.
But the vitriol from the Ginny haters in the reviews is just ridiculous.
These are (mostly) grown men and women who act like Ginny stole their boyfriend. Their petty pathetic rants against a fictional teenage girl are embarrassing. I truly feel badly for these people. How empty and sad must a life be to hate a fictional teenage girl so much? Especially a teenage girl who's done so little to earn that hate?
This stories primary world Ginny embodies much of the invented flaws these Shippers project onto canon Ginny (no dount on purpose by the author) but does the Ginny Harry married act like that? No. But these pathetic examples of humanity continue to heap scorn and loathing onto her and onto the story!
Sorry, had to get that out. It's amazing these idiots don't realize the damage they are doing to the fandom at large with their pathetic Shipping Wars bullshite.
| Guest chapter 31 . 3/27
This story kinda reminds me of The Lone Traveler
| Voronwen chapter 38 . 2/26
I am so glad that I stumbled on your ficus this past weekend. I have enjoyed this one very much; with all the different dimensions and different Harry Potters. You have a very creative imagination and kept me absorbed in each chapter. I see that it has been a number of years since this story has been updated. I do hope that you haven't given up on it. I'd love to see the outcome of this particular dimension, as well as the final disposal of Voldemort in dimension number 1.
| SomeGuyFawkes chapter 1 . 2/17
Acceptable way to pass a few hours, despite some annoying errors and being abandoned.
| darrelldeam chapter 27 . 12/7/2017
'After his morning abolitions' should be 'After his morning ablutions'.
| dead feather chapter 38 . 5/28/2017
Okay. This story had some interesting concepts and chapters. I skipped over the house elf Harry ones, the idea was just too odd. That Harry Potter there could take such a different form. Maybe the target of the prophecy could wary but even then it would not be Harry.
I do hope you finish this one day. Like I said previously, this type of plot is hard to write and find strenght to carry it on and maintain the quality.
I do not know what to say about Ginny. I dont think that version was right for Harry. I mean she obviously had the hots for travelling Harry while married to someone else. Taking all het late husbands gold, she is just as greedy as the mental one. Harry just pondered good qualities Ginny should have but I dont think a single one is found on the tramp he chose to drag with him. It soured the last chapters for me. I just wish O had known this story would do a 180 on all the things told in the first chapter. That was good, it turned bad.
| Luc chapter 34 . 5/28/2017
Oh no. Harry/Ginny always needs a warning so people can stop reading. And the Ginny Harry married is a two timing bi tch! What happened to this story? It began so well. Right ppl were bashed and Harry was powerful enough and intuitive. Now all those bashed are suddenly finding a conscience and Harry got supremely dumb and married the b itch!Weasley.. dziizh. I feel sorry for myself for falling in this trap of a story. Hours wasted
| dead feather chapter 11 . 5/28/2017
I didnt really see why Harry had to have any worlds btw the first and this. I mean a big problem in this kind of stories is repetitiveness and due to that, overly summarizing things. I think it would be good to have few solid worlds first and then jump over pretty much the rest until it gets interesting again.
| Jonanjo chapter 38 . 5/15/2017
Good story. Too bad it ended like it did.
| rantingbanshee chapter 33 . 4/12/2017
There is nothing natural about this Harry/Ginny pairing...no matter how "sweet" or nice you make that fangirl out to be.
Ginny is repugnant in any variation and in any dimension. Unless Harry gets his rocks off dating a girl that looks like his mother and finds incest to be an acceptable convention, he would have found the idea of getting together with her repulsive.
Hermione would never betray Harry in Canon, period! I always found it odd that JK Rowling didn't pair Harry/Hermione together since they both had muggle background, equal respect for each other and more importantly, Harry always knew that Hermione was a girl. Ronald Bilius Weasley didn't see Hermione as a girl until the Yule Ball in fourth year...which should only serve to teach the ignorant that Ron finds anything attractive if it has boobs.
Lastly, wizarding marriages are for life so even if Harry found this "Akakko" Ginny attractive (unlikely), the magical vows that Ginny made to "Masahiko" Harry would be in effect similar to something like an unbreakable vow. If she cheated on him it could potentially kill her.
| Rascal chapter 34 . 4/5/2017
Just when I tawt this was a great story, Ginny Weasley ruins it. I hope she dies in the next chapter.
| kkarrot chapter 3 . 3/31/2017
| sundrawnshadow chapter 38 . 3/31/2017
good show chap!