|Reviews for Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality|
| Bridgefall chapter 13 . 5/3/2010
I'll write a longer review as soon as I finished the last chapter. I just want to tell you that this story is absolutely brilliant, has gained about twenty new Reviews in the time I was reading it and that you managed to do what my professors failed to do for nigh five years now - motivated me, interested me. Thank you, you made my year.
by the way, my friends have a game. it goes like this.
You lost the game.
Do you know it, because it's scarily similar to Harry's game. Nobody knows what game they just lost. Considering the game theories, it isn't even a game, just a bad, bad joke. But when I read that chapter just now, it hit me like, well, really now?
Another question, do you really have the motivation, time and Interest (with capital I) to read all reviews you get? Considering you're in your middle ages, have a job with normal working hours, have to read Less wrong (on my favourites bar now), have a social and family life and write these really good, really long chapters there, paired with normal human things like sleeping etc. you really shouldn't have the time to do it. Then there are those reviews with only “Great story, continue!” In them, which admittedly makes any writer happy, but really after 1500 (let's be optimistic and say the other 1800 leave somewhat longer reviews) of them 1.) your mailbox has to be really, really cramped and 2.) you have to be really, really bored of them.
So, do you read them?
Thanks, and please continue...
| Nancy Lebovitz chapter 18 . 5/3/2010
That chapter is spectacular. Harry can't just push the adults around any more (though those bits were hysterically funny), but he's not out of his depth, either.
I appreciated the bit where, even though Harry won to a large extent, Dumbledore keeps negotiating. Most more realistic than a simple victory fantasy.
Harry's wealth gives him quite a large, simple tool for outstrengthing people. Do you suppose it might go the way of free use of the Time Turner?
In other words, I'm hoping to see the next chapter.
| bananacupcakes chapter 18 . 5/3/2010
Please continue :]
| Animagiman chapter 18 . 5/3/2010
just finished reading this fic. definitely one of the most original out there. i hope you can keep the high quality going.
If i may offer any criticism, it would be that the storyline itself has kind of slowed. while its fun to see harry's logical confrontations with the world, the pace you've set is impossibly slow. it would take hundreds of chapters to finish the first year. and i personally hope you expand this into a series stretching his entire hogwarts stay.
However now that you've had Harry introduced to all main profs, i suspect time to pick up in speed. I'm curious to see how you have harry perform when the main plot conflict arises.
either way, keep up the good work. even if you keep a slower more detailed look at his first year, this story has been added to my favorite list. i eagerly anticipate your next installment
| DoubleC chapter 18 . 5/3/2010
I've been looking forward to the first Severus chapter with an expectation to savour it thoroughly and exquisitely, and I have not been disappointed. This chapter is epic and seems like a story in and of itself, pretty much able to be read as a standalone. Severus appears to be mysteriously multi-dementional, too; Dumbledore continues to be dangerously barmy, and Harry deeply amazing. Oh, and a sympathecit Minerva is a nice warm treat. Again, this was EPIC.
| hjcallipygian chapter 18 . 5/3/2010
You could not have ended this chapter more perfectly.
| Pommyth chapter 18 . 5/3/2010
Oh my god, oh my god... That's all i have to say... I don't think I have retained the capacity to think more clearly yet.
| bananacupcakes chapter 13 . 5/3/2010
Please continue :]
| Celestial Moonwalker chapter 18 . 5/3/2010
Bravo! Let Harry's legend live on forever!
| scotherns chapter 18 . 5/3/2010
Another superb chapter. Looking forward with great anticipation to the next!
| PBrules chapter 18 . 5/3/2010
Your writing is pure poetry.
I loved the description of what Harry was thinking went he went to the dungeons/basement. And then 'the assassin swept into the room.'
Simply fabulous stuff.
The finger clicking at the end was wonderful.
This is one of my favourite chapters of the whole story so far:)
| themysterioustickingnoise chapter 18 . 5/3/2010
This story is undeniably one of the best I've ever read. Following the link I started to read the sequences, but I haven't gotten beyond the first essay on belief yet, but I am curious about where this might lead me.
Keep up the great work,
| MatsumotoXD chapter 18 . 5/3/2010
Bwahahahah xD Epic! WOnderful! Absolutely awesome! I was all jumping in my chair over here! 3 I wonder if it's the Horcrux influencing little Harry's emotions and ablilities... He's just unique like that. Pf... his dark side. I like it that he likes it. His dark side, that is. He realises that it augments his own abilities and isn't the pus sy the canon one is.
I really enjoyed his showdown with Dumbledore. And the LOTR refereces - PRICELESS xD
Can't wait for your next chapter!
| DoubleC chapter 17 . 5/3/2010
The desription of Dumbledore is, probably, the best I've ever read.
Oh the Star Wars references! The fan in me is rejoycing at every mention. And the quest/inventory remark was delicius. ))
After the confrontation with Dumbles, I'm thinking this story isn't that serious after all. Possibly. - It's awesome, though, I'm left guessing at every line, what reasons there are for anything that happens. Getting more and more complex here, r, alternatively, more and more cracky, maybe both. )
| LuMiLoS chapter 3 . 5/3/2010
I have sampled many Harry Potter tales that exist within an alternative universe similar, but diversely separate from the mainstream. Needless to say I have seen many that brought shame upon the novel, but you're story is one that I will always look upon with respect and admiration to its creator.
Using big words and phrases is fun :))
P.S. ur awesome