|Reviews for Dear Muggle: Letters from Hogwarts Students|
| Guest chapter 3 . 7/22
(It is funny (-:
| Guest chapter 2 . 7/22
If I were the Prime Minister I would criticise Dumbledore, not Draco.
| Guest chapter 1 . 7/22
Draco should not get detention. And this letter should have had a beta-reader before sending ist to the Prime Minister.
| Cringey Claire chapter 3 . 7/12
This is really great.
Sorry that I don't have intelligent or interesting commentary - just wanted to show some appreciation. :)
| lord Martiya chapter 3 . 6/5/2016
And for this once, I agree with Dudley.
| lord Martiya chapter 1 . 6/5/2016
Ooooooooooooh... Congratulations Malfoy, you nearly got Wizarding Britain nuked.
| Mike Wolfman chapter 3 . 1/4/2016
Wait a moment...this has blown my mind.
A: Dudley can read?
B: He was able to comprehend the contents of the letter?
C: He was able to formulate and write a reply?
*Imagines Dudley flooring Fred and shoving a ton tongue toffee down his throat*
| AwesomePineapple chapter 2 . 6/14/2015
We muggles are clearly too inferior to the wizards that we can't read those letters due to the fact that they pretty much wrote everything wrong between "your" instead of "you're" and muggle being spelled wrong.
Oh, yeah...it's me again. It isn't like I have been reading your fanfictions at midnight or anything like that...
| AwesomePineapple chapter 1 . 6/14/2015
It has been eight minutes and I love you again. Not only was that hilarious and brilliant, but it was so true. Draco WOULD have written all of that. Oh, and you like Harry Potter AND Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles...so...yeah. We are sourcrouts now (long story)
| HermioneWP chapter 3 . 4/28/2015
Oh my god the bits in italics are killing me.
| RPMasterweaver chapter 1 . 4/11/2015
To the eminent and esteemed wizard Draco Malfoy:
Your letter, intended to be read by someone else, has ended up in my hands. I have no doubt this someone else has read it and deigned not to respond; he is, unfortunately, very busy. However, as a non-magical person myself, I feel I must take up the duty of replying.
It is fascinating to know that you attend a self-defined school of both witchcraft and wizardry. I, of course, am not familiar with either branch of magical practice and do not know the semantic differences, but I surmise you are taught a plethora of subjects relating to arcane lore, alchemical engineering, mystical arts, practical magic, and natural thaumatology. While I am of course curious about your wizardly talents, I fully understand that your wizarding world would be uncomfortable with such unusual subjects as mathematics, literature, chemistry, biology, sociology, psychology, electronic engineering, mass manufacturing, and home economics. We must seem like a terribly unusual lot to you folk, who simply waggle their fingers to think things into being-again, an assumption, although I'm sure magical prowess can be challenging for those as unique as you.
I am sure that the intended recipient of this letter has done his best to understand the full comprehension of the loathing you have directed to him; it is with great regret that I feel I myself cannot label it anything other than singularly underwhelming, and attribute it to one of my primitive gods. Oh, Xenophobia of the house of Psychological Disorder, why have you poisoned our life this way? Alas, having never met one of your great people in person I cannot know the truth. However, I suspect there is a method to lift this terrible curse upon the both of us. For my part, I shall answer your questions as thoroughly and honestly as I can.
Our stench does not arise from rolling alongside our canine companions, though I can understand your confusion; many members of our society will allow their pets to sleep on top of the covers of their bed, while they rest underneath. The smell is in fact generated by an odd phenomena known as Eccrine glands, reacting to heat by releasing material to cool our skin. Many of us attempt to wash this material off, but we cannot control when it comes and goes directly; it is a constant struggle for those of us not gifted with the power of magic.
As to our moving pictures, I will admit to not frequenting them as often as my contemporaries, so I cannot lay judgment upon them. If they truly are as violent and obscene as you claim, I suppose I must bow to the wisdom of the one who has seen one and judged immediately that every such movie is not worth his while. Still, I find most of our culture is transmitted through an incredible device crafted by dozens of Electric Engineers, an amazing box called the Television which shows us what is happening around the world. True, some of us transmit Movies through it, but I do not actually watch those as I have previously mentioned.
And regarding Harry Potter, while I am certain some individuals might accept a monetary reward in exchange for his demise, the vast majority of us would probably seek to assist a stranger who, I assume, we would see as paralyzed. Our desperate straits force us toward camaraderie for survival against our many primitive gods, after all, and it was in this belief that some of our oldest city states such as Sumeria and Egypt were founded.
Now that I have done my part to purge the poison of Xenophobia from myself-may the name ever be cursed!-I feel I must tell you what our primitive beliefs suggest you do so that you are no longer ensorcelled by the dark god. It is my humblest of suggestions that you opt to separate yourself from the use of magic or magical effects on yourself or anything that you touch for a period of six weeks. I do not demand that you remove yourself from the magical realm-far from it! It is simply that refusing to be seen as a wizard, I believe, will cause Xenophobia to lose interest in you. Alas, as you have lived with magic for so long, I do not know if it will be enough. But it is a first step nontheless.
I do hope you have found this correspondence to be enlightening.
-A professional sanitation engineer
| Hypothetical Spiritual Entity chapter 3 . 2/21/2015
Somehow, it gets progressively funnier.
| Piper chapter 3 . 11/1/2014
This. Is. BRILLIANT! Continue! I LOVE this!
| definitelyinfinitely chapter 1 . 9/9/2014
Ignore my previous review, since I was apparently stupid enough to not notice the huge glaring "Dear Muggle" in, you know, the TITLE of the fic.
Still, I enjoyed all three letters! Thanks for writing!
| definitelyinfinitely chapter 3 . 9/3/2014
This was a fun read!
"thoroughly Muggle-tested" was a nice touch - probably the reason Dudley bothered to reply. (Is he really such a good speller? Although, to be fair, having it spelled right does make the story easier to read, and also maintains the punch of "We'll see how many..." which is more important.)
A minor point: Fred's letter begins with "Dear Muggle", which led me to believe that it was a mass flyer, something like the Wizarding version of spam. Ignoring the (obvious?) question of what happened to the Staute of Secrecy, "the Muggle in question" seems to indicate that it was only for Dudley. If that is the case, perhaps "Dear Muggle cousin of Harry" or "Dear Harry's Muggle cousin" or "Dear [insert insult]" or whatever might make it more clear?
Yes, I overanalyzed a joke. I really should be finding better things to do.
Anyway, thanks for the smile!