|Reviews for Of Letters and Lists|
| Guest chapter 1 . 6/27
| Guest chapter 1 . 4/27
harry is not a human being, he's just an Idiot Ball dispenser- like the ones you see at the mall for bubblegum or rubber balls- vaguely shaped like a human being, with a lightning-shaped scratch in its paint.
| misherukuro chapter 1 . 9/25/2016
Idiot ball... lol
| Nobody Smurf chapter 1 . 12/9/2015
| Guest chapter 1 . 2/5/2015
| Cassandra30 chapter 1 . 11/20/2014
| Guest chapter 1 . 5/26/2014
Wonderful work- as always
| 777angeloflove chapter 1 . 4/25/2014
lol! love it!
| mndstjohn chapter 1 . 1/17/2014
| moonprincess97524 chapter 1 . 1/11/2014
I really really love the paragraphs with Dumbledore that is wonderful, the part about before Harry was even five is really really good.
| Guest chapter 1 . 1/7/2014
It's magic! No need to explain.
| Bobboky chapter 1 . 1/4/2014
| Village-Mystic chapter 1 . 10/2/2013
Some interesting ideas here, but a bit sketchy in terms of understanding the point of it.
| Benjamin Goldberg chapter 1 . 5/21/2013
My own theory of why Harry would have gotten hundreds of letters, is as follows:
Harry's a celebrity in the wizarding world. Really big celebrities get several letters a day from their fans... perhaps even a few hundred on some days. Since the Dursleys would surely have thrown Harry out of their home many years ago if they had to deal with those letters, Dumbledore put up some sort of magical owl repulsing ward, to send letters back to their senders, or something of the sort.
When Harry didn't respond to his first letter, Dumbledore removed the owl ward, and had a second letter sent.
So after the first letter, Harry got only one additional owl-sent Hogwarts letter, but with the ward removed, he also received the hundreds of letters from well-wishers (and probably some hate mail, too) that he hadn't been getting. There might even have been invitations to other magical schools!
After deciding to send Hagrid to hand deliver Harry's third Hogwarts letter, Dumbledore recast the owl ward spell, with some adjustments so that Harry can get letters from his friends, from school, and from the ministry. If done right, Harry wouldn't even guess that it was there.
Basically, it's yet another case of Dumbles doing what he thinks is right, and trying to give Harry a "normal" childhood.
I can imagine a Harry Potter AU, which branches off with Harry's first letter. Specifically, Harry pockets the first letter, and hides it from the Dursleys. When those hundreds of letters arrive the next day, Harry is nearly as surprised as the Dursleys (who of course wouldn't have had any warning about them). To make things even more interesting, Harry might grab a few of those many letters off the floor, and run off to read them in private.
Where the story goes from there... who knows.
| 1sunfun chapter 1 . 5/20/2013