Reviews for Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
Pedro Carvalho chapter 72 . 6/23/2011
Read it twice. Twice! Do you have any idea what it takes to make someone read a 1157 pages book twice? And it was during my finals too! More than once did I have to downright turn off my computer to focus on studying otherwise I'd just... read... just one more chapter...

Also. When's the next chapter? I mean, seriously, it's been almost a month now and the curiosity is killing me!

I wonder, could anyone give me a time machine to treat my book withdrawal syndrome? One that goes forward, please.

That's feedback. As on Review, I believe everything I could possibly have said has been. It has many, many flaws. Which are crushed TO DEATH! by all the qualities. Great work!
disarmingsmile chapter 5 . 6/23/2011

Sorry, can't be eloquent now, saving it up for the bachelor thesis, which you pulled me away from. Curses! Gotta get back to it!
thatpokepornguy chapter 1 . 6/23/2011
I can tell I'm going to love this fic. (:
Halla - Carrot Truffle chapter 28 . 6/23/2011
eve and Adam Shea: I'm pretty sure it was just Snape not being completely oblivious and finally deciding (thanks to his discussion with Harry) to quelch her unrequited crush.

Aftermath 2, etc.: I'm pretty sure it was just Snape finally deciding (thanks to his discussion with Harry) to quelch her unrequited crush because he didn't want to deal with seeing it blossom/fester from that point onward.

Vabbie: I'm pretty sure that in canon, you need will and a conduit or battery (whichever wizards and witches are) to cast a spell. In HP&tMoR, will is a definite requirement. Quick-Quotes Quills et. al. canonically don't have will, just sufficiently advanced instructions to make it look like will to a novice observer. Even if they did, it seems to me that it would be inefficient to have a wand made specifically to be able to hold multiple charges of conflicting magic (which is not to say I wouldn't try it, given sufficient funding to make or contract the construction of such a wand).

DragonMan180: People can be attracted to those who disgust them for one reason or another, because the part of their minds that register attraction is separate from or overridden by the part that notices the greasy hair and horrible personality (though depending on what Alissa's fantasies involve, she may not consider his visible personality to be horrible for her purposes). Case inpoint, Indigo Ziona.

Indigo Ziona: I know how you feel. Not with Snape, but with other fictional characters and sensationalized real people.

EsperJones: That was a full transfiguration partly done, like Hermione's match earlier in the story, or Ron's fuzzy teacup/teapot in the film/book. I don't know if Krum was using structured transfiguration and being stupid, using a specially taught and highly dangerous form of free transfiguration and being stupid, or just being stupid.

ejhawman: I understood variations on such concepts when I was thirteen or so, and I had a slow start due to my parents not buying me any physics books for the sole reasons that I wanted to read them and the library didn't have anything more detailed than Stephen Hawking's "The Universe in a Nutshell" and the other one.

VN: Conceit is correct. In this context, it basically means "assumption which is not backed up by anything more solid than faith and/or anecdotal evidence".

I came here via google search from the main page for Chapter 28 because I noticed Alissa Cornfoot was not given a year, and there seems to be no readily-accessible online information on what year she is currently attending. I really, REALLY hope it is sixth year or later. Fourth or fifth year (depending on when hir birthday is) can range from mildly creepy to amazingly awkward, but if she's one of Harry's contemporaries, that is just to a point so far beyond the beginning of disturbing that I have no better way to describe it than far, the story has been amazing in some parts, merely okay in others, and both those extremes and anything in between has been at times hilarious. I've simply had no specific reason to respond to a particular chapter until now.
Evermore chapter 72 . 6/23/2011
I think Less Wrong is waiting for at least 13,000 reviews before he posts the next chapter. This is my attempt to spurn you into updating faster, although if you are expecting 13,000 reviews I do have to say that I am trying my very best to spread the recognition of the this fic through word of mouth. The 13,000 mark doesn't seem to far off, we might receive an update yet!
EvilDime chapter 26 . 6/23/2011
Evil man. Still can't decide whether it's a different version of Quirrelmort or if this is Quirrel's true character. Huh. I'm not really sad about the beetle, though... And I really thought it was Riddle's diary. Kudos to you.

The start of the chapter with the canon!Harry bashing was fun.

- Dime
Tamraj Kilvish chapter 11 . 6/23/2011
Ha ha! You saved the best for the last, eh?
Tamraj Kilvish chapter 8 . 6/22/2011
Hermione finally meets her match! Can't wait for Harry vs Dumbledore!
Tamraj Kilvish chapter 6 . 6/22/2011
Poor Minny!

Can't wait till Harry meets Hermione!
Tamraj Kilvish chapter 5 . 6/22/2011
Draco wants to be a Gryff? The end of world approaches... RUUUUUUUUUN...
kaiiju chapter 5 . 6/22/2011
Tamraj Kilvish chapter 4 . 6/22/2011
Wish JKR had written Harry like that... :)
Tamraj Kilvish chapter 2 . 6/22/2011

Had me laughing for hours!
Artful Lounger chapter 72 . 6/22/2011
A good story so far, a very good story so far. A couple of things that don't make sense mind you, like how being an Occlumens, being able to prevent someone from reading your mind, somehow makes you immune to Veritaserum, truth potion. No idea how a thought exercise makes you immune to truth serum. But aside from odd things like that, very nice indeed so far.
EvilDime chapter 24 . 6/22/2011
Huh. Seriously, Lawliet'? Poor kid... I like Ryuzaki' better.

Oh, and I wonder if Draco will be lying to himself about wanting revenge for dozens of chapters or if he actually will take revenge at some point.

- Dime
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