|Reviews for Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality|
| J-Kid chapter 101 . 3/8
So my whole take on Hermione Granger's death and disappearance? Harry orchestrated the entire thing. An OLDER Harry, somehow managing to go further back in time. Because currently, he's benefiting from circumstances a LOT. Dumbledore's power is weakening (no more "For the greater good" machinations) He's now allies with Malfoy again, even more strongly, because Draco's father is backing the alliance; He has a a clear purpose now (defeat death), he has the backing of the younger generations of pureblood houses such as Nott, Davis, and Longbottom; he's also finally cutting more ties with the DA professor. Also the return of the money is a minor thing on the whole to the House of Potter, but let's not forget that he's no longer beholden to House Malfoy under debt.
I think if Harry is wise, he'll start putting HIMSELF as a suspect just as highly ranked as, say, Dumbledore and the DA professor. After all he's already messed with time once to trick himself and his layers of plot run that deeply. The disappearance of Hermione's body points to this idea too. An older Harry, having defeated Death, (and there's no question that's where this story is going) would HAVE to steal her body to resurrect it.
The idea that Harry will have to destroy stars to defeat Voldemort in the end and get rid of V's Horcrux? No wonder the centaur wanted to kill him.
In regards to the forest: WHY WERE THE FIRSTIES IN THE FOREST AT ALL?! How many weeks had passed since the new edicts from the Board of Governors and the arrival of the Aurors? Also Harry's greatest weakness as a character- assuming WAY too much. Granted he hasn't been told yet about Unicorns, but even then . . . if he was worried about eating sentient vegetables, why wasn't he worried about Unicorns?
| sachi1325 chapter 5 . 3/8
And I can't stop laughing at 2 o clock in the night. My flatmates probably think, I have gone mad or something. This is gold, I swear!
| sachi1325 chapter 4 . 3/8
I think wow is the word I am looking for. Came across a reference to your story on science-harry potter answer thingy on quora. Amazed by the writing. It has been too long since I have read such a good fan fiction. I really,really hope though that you don't abandon this story like the zillion others on this website.
Thanks again for the story, even if you abandon it in the future :)
| Guest chapter 39 . 3/7
Both Dumbledore and Harry are wrong about this subject. If the Veil was simply an archway that made you hear voices and disintegrated you if you passed through, a large amount of Finite Incantatems would be sufficient to break the charms and boom, no more Veil. The fault of Dumbledore is that it hasn't occurred to him to test this and prove Harry wrong. About what you said concerning Neville's parents, if they are truly uncurable, the best thing for them would be death, afterlife or no. They're basically brain-dead. As for the truncheon scenario, I find it extremely naive. The universe doesn't care what you think about death, just as it doesn't care that you have to say Wingardim Leviosa to make things fly. All the same, death shouldn't be subjectified as something good either. Subjectfying death and the afterlife are some of Dumbledore's faults as well. The thing Harry fails to realize is that people do eventually get tired of living, and that someday he will too. I don't think Harry should be skeptical about the afterlife, because I can think of plenty of ways the afterlife can be proven using magic, ways that wizards just haven't thought of yet.
| johan.diaz.12532 chapter 5 . 3/7
Dear God chapter 5 maybe fall on my laughing and rolling on the floor is so hilarious
and top it off he tells her to go get another drink.
| Guest chapter 45 . 3/7
Rest enough for the individual man - too much, and too soon - and we call it death. But for Man, no rest and no ending. He must go on, conquest beyond conquest. First this little planet with its winds and ways, and then all the laws of mind and matter that restrain him. Then the planets about him and at last out across immensity to the stars. And when he has conquered all the deeps of space and all the mysteries of time, still he will be beginning.
- Things to Come
| Sailor Saturn fan chapter 16 . 3/6
Quierell is not stuttering, acting stupid, or being afraid of anything. He is clever, dangerous, and a SLYTHERIN! Looks like Harry has a challenge! So far, this is my favorite chapter. Review later!
| berkeleyjake chapter 63 . 3/6
This was one of my favorite chapters for vague references from the author.
Urulat, where the wizard posessing the Eye of Vance was ruling is a city from the novel Banewrecker from the Tolkien universe
Verdandi is a being from norse mythology
Iocane Powder is a toxin from The Princess Bride
Bahl's Stupification is a reference to the absolutely stupid plan of Voldemort in the original books to lure Harry to the graveyard for his resurrection.
And the Bronze statue of a furry creature like a small child, holding a peculiar flat spear is almost certainly an Ewok. There are too many other Star Wars references both subtle and plainly obvious in the book for this to be anything other than an Ewok.
| Siriusly StarKid chapter 74 . 3/5
Wow. All I can say is Wow. I'm only on Chapter 70 something but I thought I should review about now. I don't understand half of what Harry is talking about, all that Science stuff, I don't even get the gist of it, but this whole story is just hilarious. The first few chapters were so funny, I was literally rolling on the floor laughing. This is better than the actual books, and this is the best story on here. Fact. I LOVE THIS! :D :D :D
| Catch22 chapter 5 . 3/5
Wow. Just... wow.
If was cracking up during chapter 3. Hil-ar-i-ous.
If had to reread it a few times, and it cracked up every single time.
Quite a knack for humor, it must say.
Thnx for a good laugh :D
P.S. This is the fourth time I've read this chapter, it keep on coming back to it every month or so. I cracked up every time
| InterdimensionalHitchhiker84 chapter 5 . 3/5
I nearly suffocated from laughing so much! Dear goodness, I can't breath! I love this story SO MUCH! Thank you, dear author! Thank you!
| d chapter 64 . 3/5
I am cackling. I am cackling, because it's 3am, and there is literally no reason for me to be awake right now, and I don't entirely understand how you've done this to me, but... it seems a lot like I should take your advice. oh my god.
| Jacob Erickson chapter 79 . 3/5
This review contains what some people may see as a SPOILER, but it is very vague. Read at your own risk.
The question Severus asks Dumbledore, if he knows any magic that can find a soul... Even without including the marauder's map, I can think of 2 from the Harry Potter universe.
The first are Owls. The magical owls that deliver the post do not seem to need any sort of directions to find the recipients of their letters. They just need a name and a letter. This is shown even more so in the original books when Harry gives letters to send to Sirius using his dog name and Hedwig is still able to deliver them to someone who is hiding from the police.
Therefore, all you need to do is drop a GPS tracker on an owl and tell them to send a letter to Tom Riddle.
The second way of finding a soul, and probably easier is with a patronous charm. Same as with an owl, the message can be sent to a person regardless of where they are. And from the chapter in this fic with the troll, we know that a patronous is able to lead its caster towards the person they are asked to find. One could ask their patronous to find Tom Riddle. It may even possible to ask the patronous to find all the horcruxes and lead you to them... but not sure about that.
It would be funny to just tell your patronous to find Tom Riddle (or anyone else) and just read the entire contents of wikipedia to him in a squeeky voice, just to annoy him.
| Deathday Party Planner chapter 10 . 3/4
Ooooo - That's the kind of prank that will get a magical hat run through a shredder at some point!
| Deathday Party Planner chapter 1 . 3/3
Wonderful! Honestly, as soon as you try to elevate the Potterverse beyond a young childs fantasy, the problem of how you get someone responsible to send their child off for 10 months a year to a school the parents can't even see much less visit becomes manifest. I have never understood how you could convincingly motivate a muggleborn to Hogwarts short of confundis compulsion or outright kidnapping. A fanfiction friend recommended your story. Thank you, I am so looking forward to enjoying it.