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| Kiss-Kiss-Kiss-Goodbye chapter 1 . 2/27/2013
Fantatsic! As usual of course :)
| Runecutter chapter 1 . 2/14/2013
You'd think the bitter old picture would be happier that his murderer has been judged and gone on to the next great adventure... typical of Snape to only see the lemons in the fruit basket...
The idea has some merit and they could have even supported it by organizing as much "high power" magic being used as possible... training the DA to have more stamina or using special charm selections and so on... collecting more free wizards to fight and whatever else... if nothing happened it would still give them an edge against the enemies...
| Krulk chapter 1 . 2/2/2013
Best Ending Ever...
Kudos to you my friend, today you have surpassed the highest bar ever set and killed the "Magicnet" for a great total of fifteen minutes...
| Pyeknu chapter 1 . 1/29/2013
Sometimes, the simple solutions are indeed the best ones. _
| SomeGuyFawkes chapter 1 . 1/25/2013
| Snarky64 chapter 1 . 1/19/2013
Another highly original story. I do like the way your mind works.
"It could be that I did not hear the entire prophecy, because it seems that what happened was the power Tom knew, being magic, not working." How funny!
Although I think magic would be a talent and energy internal to the witch or wizard, rather than something external, like electricity, I still think this is another great story. Well done!
| Nebresh chapter 1 . 1/16/2013
I like it.
| Reader-anonymous-writer chapter 1 . 1/16/2013
"Pathetic," said Snape's. "Six years of education here, and your 'triumph' comes from something a Neanderthal could have done. Hitting an old man on the head with a rock."
Agree. It's pathetic, to attack a person who cannot defend himself. Though Voldemort had done the same when magic was available - attacked Harry as an infant, and then as a first-year muggle-raised student.
It was very hard to hear in the Hog's Head that day.
[Raging] It's not enough that prophecies in general are vague, misleading and often self-fulfilling; you also had to invite the Seer into this tavern instead of Hogwarts itself.
Good day, good night, and good luck, Severus.
| Luan Mao chapter 1 . 1/16/2013
What can I say but, haha?
| Angela M chapter 1 . 1/14/2013
Awesome! But I still think you should have fudged the dates and had it that everyone's wands weren't Y2K compatible. :D
| AutevielleDeLaFere84 chapter 1 . 1/14/2013
This is absolutely brilliant! I laughed so much!
This story just made its way into my favourites. Thank you very much for the most entertaining moment of my week thus far.
| iwright chapter 1 . 1/14/2013
Out of many things to love about this story, I like the fact that the tech references are clearly 1990s-era.
And Snape's last line. I love that last line.
| Imraphel chapter 1 . 1/14/2013
Original and clever. I like this.
| red-jacobson chapter 1 . 1/14/2013
Cute, and the last line made me laugh
| Oriondruid chapter 1 . 1/13/2013
Very funny and a brilliant way to introduce the 'third law' to those who don't know it.
Indeed all 3 of Clarke's Laws might easily be applied to magic, those being...
1: When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong. (Just change scientist to wizard or Professor of Magic and it is just as much likely to be correct).
2: The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible. (That is called experimental research, either into magic or science it makes no difference).
3: Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. (As your story so eloquently explained).
A very profound insight that 3rd Law from the inventor of communication satellite technology.
The way I normally explain it is that were one to give a high quality mechanical watch to Leonardo da Vinci he would easily be able to analyse it, discover and describe it's mechanism and draw it large scale to show how it works, maybe even build a large working model. Even though mechanical engineering of the time was not able to work to fine enough tolerances to permit him to replicate it at the true scale.
However, give him a dirt cheap digital watch he could stare at the innards until he died of old age and never have the slightest clue as to what makes it work. That despite the fact that he was very inventive and highly intelligent. He would almost certainly realize what it's display was showing, but now matter what he could only put it's actions down to 'magic'.
I enjoyed this story a lot, thanks.