|Reviews for Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality|
| NihilCredo chapter 26 . 6/16/2010
(assorted compliments i squee a little whenever i get an email update notice bla bla bla)
I was relieved that the diary wasn't Riddle's (or, at least, that it was more than just Riddle's) - this fic is already chewing through canon characters/plot devices at a concerning speed. In part it seems clearly deliberate - let us show the canon subplots as silly and easily solved, that the main plot of Slytherin-esque mind-games may appear more impressive and mature - and there's obviously no intention to follow a pacing anywhere as uniform as Rowling's (nor, probably, to have the story last seven years) but it's nevertheless jarring to see Ron, the Time-Turner, Snape's abuses, and now Rita Skeeter all being dealt with over a handful of updates.
My hope is that you are eventually going to replace the dismissed canon side-shows with new ones drawn from the ranks of the Rowling-neglected. Flitwick as an extremely intelligent but [i]also[/i] extremely emotional (and scheming-averse) authority figure would be an obvious choice, serving as a contrast to both the several Xanatoses and to the über-straight woman McGonagall. Ravenclaw House can also provide plenty of underdeveloped students (as well as scenery), since Draco and Hermione cannot carry the show alone, even with a borderline-aspie Harry needing less socialisation than canon!Harry.
| MrRobertsIII chapter 26 . 6/16/2010
You still have the coolest Quirrell ever.
Harry was going to stick around in the middle of the fire until Professor Quirrell got back.
-loved that line.
| graynavarre chapter 26 . 6/16/2010
And the world just got a little brighter.
I think that I would faint if someone gave me the diary of Roger Bacon and I would really listen to my Ravenclaw and Slytherin side. The gryffs and the puffs can shut up.
| Darth Marrs chapter 26 . 6/16/2010
What better prize for a young rationalist than an original work by Roger Bacon. Very, very nicely done.
| winternym chapter 26 . 6/16/2010
Hooray! A Quirrell chapter!
It's almost hard to believe that Quirrell and Voldemort are the same person- or at least, are on the same person. I'm still trying to figure this out. But it was awesome. Especially the newspaper article.
| phoebe turner chapter 26 . 6/16/2010
i loved it!
| MiiRsEnd chapter 26 . 6/16/2010
Nice, I liked the end of skeeter, and I am hoping for some more information on the prank the twins pulled. Very enjoyable. Also well done on the update rate, very impressive, especially with such a pollished work. I didnt spot a single error.
| stalker32 chapter 26 . 6/16/2010
| Sardonik chapter 26 . 6/16/2010
That was perfect from beginning to end. Perfect tension, perfect punchline.
| Gogolu chapter 26 . 6/16/2010
| Max Knight chapter 26 . 6/16/2010
Whoa, you had me there, I really thought the diary was the Riddle Diary. Glad that Rita was crushed lol, one enemy down, a few dozen more to go.
Are you sure the Goblin Banks don't do investments? How else would they be able to get muggle money?
Well hope to see what happens next. Oh and I can't wait to see Hermoine get another one up on poor widdle Harrykins hahaha.
| writer1066 chapter 21 . 6/16/2010
yo, i take it you are trying to make the story more british because you use the word mum, woop go you.
In britain I believe msot people call gym class PE or physical education. but most people call it PE.
Recess is termed break, morning break afternoon break, or lunch time/lunch break. (this was in previous chapter).
| Zicou chapter 26 . 6/16/2010
| kitiem3000 chapter 26 . 6/16/2010
Bye bye Rita. I'm curious as to what the diary will say. I'm totally confused how the Weasley twins pulled it off.
| BluWriter chapter 26 . 6/16/2010
For some reason, I keep thinking that the diary Quirrelmort gave Harry is actually the horcrux, and that he had somehow managed to convince his younger soul fragment to pretend to be Bacon.
As always, great story. I look forward to reading more.