Reviews for Memorium
Darklooshkin chapter 1 . 7/24/2011
I wonder just how the wizarding world intends to deal with security cameras? For one thing, i doubt there's an electronic equipment equivalent of the obliviate spell. For another, the UK is littered with security cameras and electronic surveillance networks, a lot of which are in private hands. In the 21st century, obliviation would not be enough, especially if people started posting "Jedi sightings" on youtube and facebook...

And "The ministry of magic, boldly rising to meet the challenges of the 19th century". Best summation of Magical Britain's government ever. Good fic overall. Enjoyed it.
Luan Mao chapter 1 . 7/24/2011
Quite a good story. I especially like the rather ambiguous ending, with nothing really changed, nothing really fixed, and Joanna basically screwed over but doing the best she can with what's offered her. And her reactions to the unfolding garbage of the wizarding world were spot-on, I think.

About the only thing I can think of to object to is that you posted it as one large chapter rather than, say, three 10k chapters for easier reading. And as criticisms go, that's a pretty mild one. (The lack of section breaks I lay entirely at FFN's feet.)

Regards,

LM
jbfritz chapter 1 . 7/23/2011
Excellent!
peregrin chapter 1 . 7/23/2011
Great!
pazed chapter 1 . 7/21/2011
Heavy, bleak, excellent thriller; not just about fictional wizards, but a clear indictment of man's inhumanity to man when individuals or groups put their own importance and comfort above that of others. But with just that touch of individuals fighting back for their self-respect as well as they can, so one is not left feeling it's all too hopeless.

Well done, well-written.
mykyou chapter 1 . 7/19/2011
really impressive story. interesting starting point, and great development. if you were to write more on it, i'd love to read it.
Arkanrium chapter 1 . 7/19/2011
This... this is good stuff. Great point of view of the magical world for a muggle.
Immatrael chapter 1 . 7/18/2011
I love it. I've always thought that the Memory Charm was a horrible piece of mind-rape, and Wizarding Society as a whole has huge amounts of Fridge Horror, when looked at with a discerning eye. Very nice all round.
Fleetwood Mac chapter 1 . 7/18/2011
She didn't later change her last-name to Rowling by any chance, or was that just a coincidence rather than a chosen name?

Great short-story, though.
Killache chapter 1 . 7/18/2011
Wow that was damn awesome and very well done.
Meatzman2 chapter 1 . 7/18/2011
That was a brilliant one-shot. While there is no particularly good basis for a larger story, as a one-shot it is very good indeed. It works much better by not being divided into several chapters.

The last obliviate at the end was a touch of genius, well done.
mamapyjama chapter 1 . 7/17/2011
That was superb - a real thriller. Excellent building of tension and conclusion. A very honest look at what contact with wizards would mean for muggles.
sergris chapter 1 . 7/17/2011
A thought-provoking piece on muggle and wizard kind interactions. Kudos.
Murazor chapter 1 . 7/3/2011
Though not exactly perfect and twisting canon facts around for the sake of the plot (obliviation can be canonically reversed and even brute-forced to access the hidden memories, though the later appears to involve substantial risk of mental damage), the story is still an interesting exploration of some particularly unpleasant aspects of the wizarding world which Rowling largely failed to address.
Hamartian chapter 1 . 6/30/2011
This entire story was wonderful.
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