|Reviews for Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality|
| Darla chapter 14 . 4/27/2010
Your story is hysterical. A departure from cannon, sure, and Harry seems to be a totally different person than in cannon, but hey, it's your story. And I love the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant reference!
| themysterioustickingnoise chapter 17 . 4/27/2010
Wow. The average review is right about this story. It definitely is something else, strange in a really good kind of way ;) And I really laughed hard in the last few chapters.
Keep up the good work,
| T3Ko chapter 17 . 4/27/2010
Great story. I liked your omake section.
| mergirl007 chapter 5 . 4/27/2010
Harry is SUCH a smartass. And he can talk the nerdy, too. This story is spectacular.
Also, when Draco started mocking Harry in return, I started shaking with laughter, and I didn't stop until I'd reached the end of the chapter and spent a few minutes recovering.
Muggle science and wit ftw.
| MegaB chapter 16 . 4/27/2010
"That the Sorting Hat decided to put me in the House of 'Slytherin! Just kidding! Ravenclaw!' and I've been acting accordingly."
And that is the single most-awesome use of a recycled plot-point I have ever read.
Have you read Artemis Fowl? For if you have, I think you should be writing that whole damn book, not Colfer.
...Though he's alright at it too.
| dead feather chapter 3 . 4/27/2010
This is heavy and slow to read. Perhaps it will mellow out in time. Nevertheless this is interesting.
| MegaB chapter 14 . 4/27/2010
Hahahaha! So I was...partially right! It was Harry who did it, but in a severely twisted prank on himself no less...
What's with that? How sad do you have to get to prank YOURSELF? That's like saying you have zero self-esteem because you can find no better target than yourself.
Which means he has some very serious psychological issues. No wonder the Sorting Hat took exception to him!
Though I would have enjoyed a small note at the bottom with Hermione's reaction to one of the 'Puffs conveying his 'message' along with the story of what happened to Neville. That would have been fitting.
| MegaB chapter 13 . 4/27/2010
Well...that was a strange chapter!
My guess is either Harry did it to himself via some charms and then Obliviated himself to teach himself how to regain and act if he were to be obliviated, or this is a highly elaborate prank by Fred/George and/or Hermione.
And I think I'm severely wrong on both counts. xD
Nice parallel between the books by the way; seemed like you were borrowing some of the prevalent themes from OotP and CoF.
| Mr Stereo1 chapter 17 . 4/27/2010
Excellent, Insane!Dumbledore was a nice blindside.
| FishGod chapter 17 . 4/27/2010
That was GOLD!
Is Harry shifting between this new Smart Harry and old Neglected Harry or something caused by a paradox in the time line that his future, now non-existent self, did or somebody else tried too make his life better or something and now created a paradox that time/universe has no idea what time line stays?
| the true elec chapter 17 . 4/26/2010
Harry trying to mess with time was hilarious, both times. His talk with Dumbledore was very interesting for many reasons, of which you know, but the most obvious is why Dumbledore either didn't have possession of Harry's invisibility cloak or didn't tell Harry he was the one who sent it.
| lilyayl chapter 17 . 4/26/2010
(1) I really like your profile page. I have clicked the links and that is where a large portion of my day went.
(2) Apart from sounding like he has swallowed a textbook, I like your Harry and the struggles he has. I was concerned at first with Quirrell since I could not think of any actions that would have lead to the change in his teaching style/etc, but then I thought that perhaps after observing Harry in his first meeting with Quirrell, Voldemort had decided on a different tactic. And Riddle is finally getting to teach DADA.
(3) That rock may come in handy when the troll comes around. Or when he is facing Voldemort before the mirror.
(4) Will Harry even be able to remove the Stone from the mirror?
(5) Your Neville is fantastic.
(6) I really, really cannot wait until Harry meets Luna.
| MomochiNaruto chapter 4 . 4/26/2010
Actually, it's not a given that McGonagall's transformation would violate the first law of thermodynamics. The problem isn't the initial transformation. It's: where the hell did all that energy go? and how does she call it back?
Sorry, old joke. The standard 'Animorphs' explanation would work, i guess, but where the hell...
This is good.
| Guest chapter 17 . 4/26/2010
Does time travel have to form a stable loop? It would be much simpler if the Many Worlds interpretation holds, and a time-turner sends you into an Everette branch that split off as of the time that he aimed for. If the Harry that already exited in that Everette branch going back in time would put him in the branch that future-Harry would come from, it would even explain why most of the time, time travel does form a stable loop, though not why it still does when Harry tries to manipulate it.
| riayi chapter 17 . 4/26/2010
And here's a chapter to set most of the others chapters to shame. Of a reasonable length, it's very, very funny throughout. Harry remembers that "intent to win" stuff from Quirrell, and it seems he's found a flaw of his that'll keep rearing its ugly head. The experiment with the note and the time turner was entertaining and informative with respect to the future of the fic. I suppose that in a world where magic exists, rules have to be created in order for it to make any kind of sense. So you have to explicitly state that "create water" cannot be cast except into a container so that enterprising tweaks won't go casting it at the dragon's lungs, ruining the game session, much like you have to set clear rules for transfiguration, time turner use, and a lot of other things afterwards. On to the next thing, the scene with Dumbledure was... hm... funny, certainly, unexpected, of course, and surely educational for Harry. Too bad he's found that people can look and act much crazier than him, terrifyingly so, putting him at odds with the Headmaster. Guess he won't be becoming the only friend of the deranged Supreme Mugwump. The Remembrall is a nifty bit I hope you explain sometime. Also, I'd guess that creating an unstable time loop, would open up a can of paradoxical whoopass, making it impossible for the universe to existe unless DO NOT MESS WITH TIME was the answer. So anyhow, gotta log out now, and I hope you keep up the great story. Cheerio!