Reviews for Culture Shock
Guest chapter 7 . 9/7
This is so damn good
CM chapter 7 . 9/3
Thank you, quite unique and intriguing world building. Really enjoyed reading your story. Be well.
SatanSan53 chapter 3 . 6/12
So much horny crap... I like that.
Dark-Prince-of-Clowns chapter 5 . 4/23
I'm impressed that Harry even understands the CONCEPT of money. The cultures who's never had it, or people who has grown up with someone else dealing with money (even highly educated spoiled brats) rarely understand the concept.

Did he watch a lot of movies from less advanced planets growing up, or is it something he downloaded? _

Pocketspace... by the long name I cannot remember... and suddenly I want to read about Harry raised by Rick Sanchez. (Rick & Morty.)

"It was the patiently polite face of a world class conductor being forced to listen to a recital of his favourite symphony, being played on a pennywhistle by an untrained orang-utan."


Why are they suprised at paintings moving tho? With Videos, VR, and likely even Holographic imagery -and remember those electronic picture-frames a few years back-? They must SURELY have seen something similar before. And paird with an AI...

Of course, I'd say Grid Energy over electronics...

Plus, they know about the manipulation thingy the self-proclaimed Wizards do...

Have you found any place where it ACTUALLY says if magic do or do not interfear with electronics?

I've never seen it mentioned myself, so I always assumed it was a fan myth that cropped up long after the tech-less 90s when the books origionated.

(I didn't even have a pc until nearly 2000 or so I think. Before that, I shared a pc with my brother and two cousins, it was a black-and-white World Perfect run device with no mouse.

The 90s did NOT have cellphones widly available in brittain for kids under the age of 15, nor did they have laptops.

I always assumed THAT is why we never see any muggleborn bring them; They simply don't exist. Or, those that DO exist are not given to children. Nothing like today.

But that's just my hypothesis. If you have proven facts, please tell me. _

Have they considered the possibility that some species (like a type of humans or human-like creatures -wizards and muggles are proven different species, see the muggleborn myth on potterwiki-) might be able to manipulate reality via some yet-unknown energy?

(I always hypothesised Dark Energy myself, but it's closer to an assumption than a presumption -I really don't know enough about the subject to be even halfway sure.)

Do the book series mention anything like that?

Because I FULLY believe Magic CAN be explained by science. It's just something not-yet-known. And in the HO universe, anchored in genetics.

Also... Hogwarts IS free. It's paid for by the Ministry of Magic according to JK Rowling's twitter. (Most things in Harry Potter mirrors the british muggle world -Azkaban's medival torture not withstanding.)
Lord Bz chapter 7 . 4/9

Isn't well written. Or, more accurately, it isn't written to its logical conclusion. And I'm not remarking on the unfinished state of this fiction but on the Culture's methodology.

They adopted Harry when he was 1 year old, fully *aware* the child was endowed with a very peculiar ability. They effortlessly concluded from logic and observation, that Harry wasn't the only human in possession of this ability.

It is an ability they want. Not at any cost but this is the Culture. They have the necessary technology.

So, did they flood Earth with drones of all size to spies and learn as much as they can about this ability?

No. They unexplicably didn't, waiting instead on Harry receiving his Hogwarts letter to investigate.

That is just monumentally unbelievable and obviously a case of the author just not thinking. All the same, the Minds are bizarrely stumped by "magic". They don't bat an eye at Harry being able to teleport in a way they don't understand, yet they lose their shit for a moving painting? In spite of being able to measure "hyperspace" (so, magic) signals? No. This just doesn't make any sense as a whole.

There's no cohesion in the logic and this is why this is just overall bad writing.
Guest chapter 7 . 3/19
Interesting reaction to the sorting hat!
I was considering a similar reaction in a story I am currently trying to put to paper.
At least Harry did not blast it last me I was considering.
Dry interesting story.
Daemoniorum chapter 7 . 1/26
I utterly loved this and would have loved if it was complete/there was more of something similar
greymanhacker chapter 7 . 1/25
I think you’ll be totally awesome if you finished more of the story. This is truly something different, and I’ve been reading on here for at least 10 years.
Eldersprig chapter 2 . 12/27/2022
"The entire concept of this 'money' is very strange. Exchanging pieces of paper for food and services… I honestly don't know if I'll ever figure it out."
currency ya digbat,
wow the culture doesn't know what 'money' is
or may be just an eleven year old.
gginsc chapter 3 . 12/24/2022
jaqmaq77 chapter 7 . 12/10/2022
14 years... such a pity that such a good story just gets dropped, but it's to be expected...
Out of 27 stories written, only 8 complete... sad, so sad... for such an interesting writer to just not give a damn.
I'll follow n favourite, just on the off chance it gets continued, but I'll avoid holding my breath...
Guest chapter 7 . 11/16/2022
Well written fic. Was really hoping to see Harry and culture swallow the fact that in an hp universe there is magic
Guest chapter 1 . 11/5/2022
Amazing story, although you should have a look at Death by water, it's another harry potter/the culture crossover, it's dead aswell, but I love it
Jimbocous chapter 7 . 10/23/2022
Thanks for a great read so far! Sure hope you'll find your way back to this at some point.
HowardAmos chapter 7 . 10/19/2022
Absolutely awesome start - totally different.
Shame you stopped so soon.
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