|Reviews for Magical Contracts|
| Guest chapter 1 . 9/1
Interesting story. Film Severus is sort of redeemed, but book severus is awful in that he has no problem with a baby or the baby's father being killed as long as the woman he loves, who doesn't love him, is left alive. i always think the other characters must find harry's admiration of severus weird, especially hermione who would remember him making fun of her appearance when she as a child.
| goku90504 chapter 1 . 8/21
to play devils advocate here who says that someone being confunded automatically means the simple confundus charm after all saying someone was shot doesn't mean much on it's own were they shot with a nerf gun? a hand gun? a rifle? a tank gun firing shells as big as their heads? confunded could be a generic term in the magical world for being affected by any spell whose effect is to confuse someone of which the standard school version could be like being shot by a nerf gun or hand gun and what was used on the goblet was more the equivilant of the tank gun with shells bigger than a persons head
also it could be that the goblet being so powerful is also part of why it worked
that's assuming dumbledor wasn't just lying to begin with
also it might very well have been harrys signature put in the goblet if barty tore his name off the top of one of his defense assignments
that said despite all of the above i found your story amusing but it also touches tangentially on one of my major pet peeves about a lot of harry potter fanfiction is that so few people think about what it really means for magic to be real and as powerful and as easy to do as it is in harry potter
for one anyone who graduates hogwarts and is comfortable in the muggle world there is no reason for them to be poor ... one example is the reparo charm can easily be used to make money in the muggle world even if you put restrictions on how the spell works it would still make making money in the muggle world easy with a little creativity and thats just one spell dozens of others with a bit of creativity could also be used to make money in the muggle world
another is why does the magical worlds economy have to resemble the muggle one in any way shape or form? for one thing food might very well be basically free in the wizarding world for any number of reasons ... even with the rule of you can't conjure food or transfigure food from non food and even if you include an unspoken food can't be simply duplicated nothing prevents you at the very least enchanting farming equipment to automate a large farm to produce food with virtually no ongoing man power ... also what about perhaps they can accelerate a crops growth perhaps with simple spells or perhaps with rituals
yet another is so many assume that the ratio of the school age portion of the population to total population is the same as in the muggle world despite 1. magicals live longer than non magicals (consider that dumbledor is over 100 and still working and the lady who gave him his owl tests was still working when harry took his test which means she's at least older than dumbledor by a few years at least and is still working and 2. that ratios isn't constant in the real world due to many factors and 3. that school is only 11 - 17 in the magical world ... maybe 11-18 where in the real world school starts at about 5 to 7 and goes on to college
once again i found the story amusing but does assume a lot to be both literal and true and taken at face value
| cztelnik chapter 1 . 8/20
Haha, liked the short sweet story with it's moralizing and the author's note too. I agree that Hermione's parent's would have taken her and fled England to another country - for certain during the summer - she can't use magic over the summer without being expelled anyway but no parents would have allowed what was going on at Hogwarts to threaten their child, let alone and only child.
| R chapter 1 . 8/16
The story brings up an excellent point. Rowling creates so many inconsistencies in her work that it is laughable. A "normal" person would not have been so forgiving in the face of constant betrayal and disappointment. Harry was a damn punching bag.
| azulkan2 chapter 1 . 8/8
Perfect poetic justice. Great story.
| Celeste Verteidiger chapter 1 . 7/22
I would say that the saying "Karma is a bitch" is especially true this time. *thumb's up*
| guest chapter 1 . 6/10
I would like to make it clear that Severus begged Voldemort to spare the Potters. He also became a spy out of guilt, Harry also made not of the fact that Severus is a hero. After all Severus did try and succeed to save his life in almost every book.
| atymer chapter 1 . 3/23
made me happy. *claps hands repeatedly*
| iisAnonymousperson chapter 1 . 3/6
Can I use your confounded contract idea in my story? I love it!
| Triscribe chapter 1 . 3/5
Good for Harry.
And good for you as well, esteemed author, letting us enjoy this prime piece of vengeance.
| GriffonSpade chapter 1 . 3/5
Harry forgot to write up a contract for the Goblet too. Strip my magic? Hah! Let's see you try when I've already stripped YOUR magic!
Of course, this ignores a few factors: The Goblet potentially being a powerful magical artifact of unknown origin that simple contracts can't compare to or that while the Goblet was confunded to select Harry as champion, the one bound to the penalties could have been the one who actually put the name in the Goblet. Either everyone assuming that Harry did indeed put his name in or simply that this sort of thing has never happened in living memory, so they don't know what will happen for certain.
| hdres chapter 1 . 1/16
Enjoyed your story. If only it could ll be this simple.
| Kamagong chapter 1 . 1/12
Just found this little gem of a fic while trekking through my favorite author's favorite stories. I wish there was more as this story deserved a followup. It would have been nice to see the fallout of what Harry did
| Elfin69 chapter 1 . 12/31/2016
I know you wrote this so long ago, however, I just found it and loved it. Will Harry have already viewed the pensieve and had names of other DE's so that he can do their contracts also and thereby get Barty Jr's name
| BooksAreMedicine chapter 1 . 12/31/2016