|Reviews for The Unusual Connection|
| Difdi chapter 1 . 6/24/2015
The flaw in this story is that the Goblet of Fire is an ancient magical artifact.
Modern school teachers and headmasters act with a legal power called 'loco parentis' which basically means, in the absence of parents. The modern form has limits - parents can't legally kill their kids, can't legally sell them into slavery, can't do any number of things.
But when the Goblet was made, parents COULD do all of those things, and so the Goblet would have no problem with a teacher entering Harry's name.
The story is funny, and it accounts for a possibility, but it's not the most plausible. Still, for a crackfic, it does well enough. For all we know, magic could really operate that way - wizards tend to lack logic, after all.
It's possible that it only worked because of Harry's scar giving him co-ownership of Voldemort's soul.
| Guest chapter 1 . 4/1/2015
Whoa...does that mean a magic exists to kill anyone anywhere as long as you have their name?
| Covante chapter 1 . 3/30/2013
Ehh I think having him write out a contract stating that on his magic he'll never kill anyone and then sign it as Tom Marvolo Riddle and possibly every other death eater he knows. You can't kill Voldemort very easy but you can squib him rather effortlessly.
| Penghost chapter 1 . 11/6/2012
I just stumbled on this one.
You had a brilliant idea and i hope someone will take your idea further.
Very well done.
Thanks for it.
| Walks-in-Shadows chapter 1 . 9/14/2012
"I'm a nineteen-year-old dude who suffers from depression and ADD caused by a mental disease on the autistic spectrum."
Well, I don't believe you are Autistic, simply because no Autistic of my experience would express such self hate as to spew the vitriol of Autism Squeaks. Please try again.
| SilverFoxQueen chapter 1 . 9/9/2012
That was a very different but interesting way to end the war. I wish I could write, as I would think this little nugget of an idea could spawn a really interesting story.
| Plunny.Empress chapter 1 . 9/9/2012
An interesting idea. -
| DnG The Blind Guy chapter 1 . 8/24/2012
I like the concept of Harry uttering a magical oath on someone else's magic and/or life and I might use that as a way to rid the world of a manipulative Dumbledore, the Voldemort and the Death Eaters in a story.
Hermione is always a Harry girl, no metter what, just like there's always a Bond girl. Although I like the idea of several girls, kind of like Charlie's Angels.
This is the first story where I have come across this concept, so if I do use it, I will give a nod in your direction for the concept.
| Advent of Shadows chapter 1 . 5/18/2012
Interesting concept. To be honest, I don't see why no one entered Tom Riddle into the Goblet of Fire. If Dumbledore was willing to lure him to the school with the Philosopher's stone, then doing it with the Goblet of Fire isn't outrageous. He either shows up and gets killed, or he suffers...
Unfortunately, they never actually said what happens if you didn't compete after your name came out of the goblet.
| Slie Amos chapter 1 . 3/26/2012
I follow the reasoning here, and agree that is how oaths and magical contracts are really first presented and explained in the books (#4 GoF).
Cute little story here, and I like the challenge at the end... Has anyone actually take it?
| Runecutter chapter 1 . 3/20/2012
Yes, an interesting concept... and if you'd just choose "by the Horcrux embedded in my head" it should really work as this magically would appear to be a part of him... or the first Scan of Poppy should have shown "magical foreign object embedded, dark arts aura... Dangerous... remove asap!"
| amsev chapter 1 . 10/30/2011
| Cerulean Night chapter 1 . 10/25/2011
chuckles love the loophole
| Smargden chapter 1 . 9/24/2011
Yes - good,
| alichi chapter 1 . 8/30/2011
Ah, the fun of nit-picking Rowlings logic.
I'm of the opinion that either this take on magical contracts is true or cannon Dumbledore was an evil bastard lying to Harry about him needing to participate in the Tournament.