|Reviews for Do Not Meddle In The Affairs Of Wizards|
| Guest chapter 20 . 9/20
So many tropes, and yet I still wholeheartedly enjoyed this fic. One of my favorite parts is that Harry stands his ground from beginning to end, instead of having a contrived epiphany and deciding that all is forgiven. Was he super harsh with people? Yes. But did they deserve it? In this universe, also yes.
And I did saw what you did there with the Count of Monte Cristo references. Very appropriate! :D
Things I wished for more of: Ginny spiraled out of control pretty quickly. It would've been nice to have had slightly more build-up prior to her going completely off the rails. And the twins! (But that's mostly because I just love Gred and Forge.)
Also, while I like that some things were left more open-ended, it would've been nice to have a little coda at the end (if not a full epilogue - I'll never say no to more of a good revenge story) to let us know how certain things went. The successful reopening of Hogwarts, for example, or if Snape ever managed to get his head out of his ass long enough to cure lycanthropy, etc...
Also, point of continuity: Fudge is mentioned in the final chapter as refusing to leave his house, when, at the conclusion of his trial, it was stated that we wouldn't be hearing about him again. Not a big sticking point or anything, but I'm honestly a little sad that he wasn't in muggle jail by then (I cackled a bit when they brought that up as an option). Although janitorial hell does have a certain appeal, too.
| mumphie chapter 18 . 9/12
Chaos of an open ending is right! - Did another reread - soooo want to know if Harry/Dantes found contentment/happiness in his life. Did he ever find someone to love and have more children? Did he stay as Dantes the rest of his life being there in the Wizarding world and no one knowing who he really was? Did he ever work through his anger and hatred? Did he ever find real friends? I can only hope so, since I am a HEA person.
| Ultach chapter 12 . 9/5
You and many other FF authors REALLY need to buy and USE good quality English Language dictionaries.
I am absolutely fed up with the simple concepts that at least eight HP FF authors have fucked up in stories I have read in the last week.
Leaving a country to move to another is to EMIGRATE, not IMMIGRATE you fucking dunderheads!
They then IMMIGRATE into their new country, legally I hope. That's why those who do so illegally are called ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS. Perhaps you've heard that term forty or fifty million times on the news over the the last twenty years?
| Guest chapter 20 . 9/2
Very much enjoyed reading this, so many twists! Loved the complexity, loved the come uppances. Taking away reading is so very appropriate for Hermione. Ending was good surprise. Well written story. Thank you for sharing it.
| Guest chapter 2 . 9/1
Count of Monte Cristo! Edmund Dante reappears!
| InAnnaCat chapter 20 . 8/28
I wish that I had confirmation that Lunas and Nevilles child is Harrys child. I know that it is implied and the timing and that mysterious potion. I think that the potion aloud different genes like Lunas and Nevilles to be substituted in the baby making the baby Nevilles and Lunas.
| noylj chapter 11 . 8/18
That show punished an innocent who, as I remember, never hurt anyone.
Go to optometrist and use optic machine to get close to your prescription and read in that chair or try all glasses you can find
| noylj chapter 2 . 8/17
Count of montochristo?
| JK chapter 20 . 8/12
Plot was interesting. Characterisation was unpleasant and unbelievable. Extremely powerful, hyped up Harry is unconvincing and implausible. His own arrogance and superiority make him contemptible. I'm bothered by the characterisation of Ginny Weasley and Hermione Granger, because they deviate quite far from cannon, and they over exaggerate their worst qualities which seems completely unnecessary. The rest of the Weasley's seem to fit with their original profiles so their actions and thought process don't require a massive overstretch of the imagination. Overall, whilst the plot had the potential to be great it was ruined by the constant animosity and the ridiculous over amplification of Harry's talents and embellishments regarding his intelligence level. Harry is a fallible character with lots of glaring personality flaws. For Harry to be presented as the exact opposite and filled with unwarranted righteous indignation or simply put - unrighteous indignation left a nauseating, depressing feeling for the reader. I certainly couldn't feel elated by the personal means and methods with which Harry used to enact his vengeance by all those he believed had wronged him. It was mostly just sad. Completely tragic. The vindictive manner in which he carried out tasks he believed were necessary to right the wrongs done to him meant that the actual satisfaction of seeing them achieved still created feelings of hollowness and emptiness in the reader. It was so bad that in the end I simply chose to skip huge chunks of the text merely skimming whole paragraphs because it got to the point where the author seemed to be hell bent on creating conflict for the sake of creating constant drama and tension for the reader. Without any peaceful moments, or moments filled with reckoning and reconciliation the story seemed to stagnate and lack any positive development. If this was intentional by the author of this fic and that's what they wanted to see for certain characters in the HP universe fine. Fair enough. I won't begrudge the author writing what they want to see happening to the characters in the HP universe in their own way. I personally didn't like it. I thought the premise and the conclusion were weak and under developed. I thought the presentation of some of the main characters presented within the HP fandom or universe showed a lot of personal bias and as such reduced some of the usual protagonists to one dimensional beings. The story revolves around conflict and I think at the end that is probably what many other readers are left with as well. The plot line was intriguing. It could have been brilliant. Unfortunately there were quite a few glaringly obvious issues with characterisation, dialogue and action that made it feel inconceivable, I couldn't reconcile what I knew of the original characters and the way they would behave with the way the author adapted them to fit their fic. I think the author is blindsided for personal reasons with certain grievances against certain characters. I think they had every intention of being diabolical with their work and the way they wanted certain events to unfold and characters to be portrayed.
| Epeefencer chapter 17 . 8/2
The job title is the Minister for Magic not the Minister of Magic. I find it a copout as a writer to not decide Fudge's fate. It does a huge disservice to your readers.
| Epeefencer chapter 6 . 8/2
Harry was correct, it is Neville and me, not Neville and I. The rule is remove the first person and read the sentence. The information left is the one that reads correctly. In the sentence used, it would be Neville and me.
| Epeefencer chapter 2 . 8/1
The name is a mash up of The Count of Monte Cristo and Edmond Dantes.
| Zile0 chapter 20 . 7/29
| reberebecca chapter 20 . 7/14
Una storia spettacolare! Una continua giustizia e ben meritata vendetta
| Lola Krantz chapter 20 . 7/9
what a phenomenal ending. I read this story twice in 5 days. It's now one of my all time favorites.