|Reviews for Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality|
| Harriverse chapter 26 . 6/23/2010
Two wonderful surprises in one chapter! I really like the conversation between Quirrell and Harry about warnings to Muggleborn's (and his comments about 'breeding'). Then that ending was also LOL-able. I thought it was Voldy running out of energy, but you turned it into 'bug-a-cide'!
| James Birdsong chapter 9 . 6/23/2010
*Grins* Well played author. Well played.
| James Birdsong chapter 8 . 6/23/2010
Eerie but good.
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| James Birdsong chapter 6 . 6/23/2010
*giggles then does maniacal laughter* Cool. And I wonder how much is fridge brillance *cough* You-Know-Who in his head *cough* And how much is actually the character Harry would become if his life mirrored one you presented to us.
| Zargon chapter 26 . 6/23/2010
Well, put me down for liking the use of italics. Lots of content in human communication is conveyed through channels other than the actual words, and all of that is lost when you're just reading text (which is why irony and sarcasm fails so consistently over the internet). The italics do a reasonable job of recovering some of that without being obtrusive like bold, caps, or font size changes would be.
Story's still awesome. Keep it up.
| James Birdsong chapter 5 . 6/23/2010
*laughs* You are brillant.
| James Birdsong chapter 4 . 6/23/2010
Cute. Great *laughs*
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| James Birdsong chapter 1 . 6/23/2010
*laugh* Awesome first chapter
| Tomorrows News chapter 6 . 6/23/2010
I like your story, it's got an interesting way of conveying descriptions that fanfiction ain't known for. The humor is also actually humorous.
But I cannot get past your excessive emphasis through italics. You use it so much it's lost meaning. It's annoying seeing so many words "stressed". I've heard this opinion shared by other authors and readers before, for their own reasons I'm not privy to, but I'll venture my own take: every once in a while I see a word indicated with additional 'umph' and I go, "Okay, that guy was especially worked up right now." But when I see every 4th word italicized or bolded or _DONE_ "LIKE" *THIS* I imagine one of those fucking assholes I meet in real life that think of themselves as some dramatic force, enthusing about everything with a ridiculous tone that grates on my nerves like a cheese-grater dragging on my supple flesh.
You don't need to do that! We can imagine the conversations just fine. Don't try cramming how you feel the conversation will flow or how their voices will enunciate down our throats.
Now any more criticism may start sounding harsher than I intend, so I'm just going to stop here.
Love the story, hope you keep improving.
| Cyndy Cooper chapter 26 . 6/23/2010
This story is actually getting me interested in Harry Potter again ... and your version of Harry is about ten times more likeable for me than the original, to boot!
| Hikari Daeron chapter 26 . 6/23/2010
Yeah I've always hated Rita Skeeter... though of course, the repercussions of her death will be interesting.
I loved the 6th book reference-I told it to my dad, and he laughed appreciatively.
I also enjoy the inner house debate Harry has to have, it's amusing.
I watched The Sorcerer's Stone last night, and all I could think of is how much I prefer this version of Quirrell.
| mist shadow chapter 17 . 6/23/2010
you know, this whole chapter i had no idea what to do - laugh my ass off, go round-eyed and slack-jawed, go "wha..?", repeatedly restart my brain after in repeatedly got fried, or just sit back and enjoy the chapter. In the end, I did all the above plus couple of other unstated things. thank you.
oh, and thursday is not finished yet, is it? poor Harry
well, i'll just enjoy his 'torture' *gigles evilly* (hmm, can you actually giggle evilly?)