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Review of chapter "They Found Buffy..." from eriktheviking
Review:
A brilliant piece of revenge.
Review By [eriktheviking] • Date [3 Nov 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "They Found Buffy..." from twlight
Review:
Okay they broke the guy, so how long did he last before he broke?
Review By [twlight] • Date [18 Jun 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "They Found Buffy..." from meteoricshipyards
Review:
Wow.

Although I'm not sure that the slayers could take out all the wizards. Of course, with Willow the world destroying witch they could.

Enjoyable isn't the word I'd use for the fic. Satisfying that the wizarding world got what it deserved, but unfortunately Buffy had to be killed to make it happen.

Thanks for the story.

Tom A.
Comments from author:
Well, I suppose it depends on when you think Fudge's reality diverts from Willow and Faith's. There's really any point where reality could be delusion in this story, I think it's up to the reader to decided when that shift happens.

Thanks for reading and reviewing!
Review By [meteoricshipyards] • Date [10 Jul 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "They Found Buffy..." from YoruHana
Review:
A little confused. Did they actually /do// those things, or after Willow made him sleep did she just make him /see// them doing those things. I ask becasue it seems at the end with them watching him that they just stood there and let him see a vision of them cracking the wizarding world like an egg without lifting a finger to actually /do// it...
Comments from author:
There's a point where Fudge diverts from reality. Where that point is, I say is up to the reader. Some people like it to divert right from the beginning, others until right before Harry and the Order show up. It's up to you to decide how much happened and how much was Fudge's delusions.

He DOES crack. Fudge is, after all, purely a political power, and couldn't stand up to true opposition. I like to think that his mind ran away early on, but that's just me.

Thanks for reading and reviewing!
Review By [YoruHana] • Date [9 Apr 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "They Found Buffy..." from banner
Review:
The story was grim enough, but "Bored now," made me *shudder.*
Good work!
Comments from author:
It just seemed to work that way.

Thanks for reading and reviewing!
Review By [banner] • Date [10 Jan 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "They Found Buffy..." from RippersGirl
Review:
Very creepy. You did a good job with it.
Comments from author:
Thanks, it's been fun to write. It was a different blend from what I'd been writing, but I think it came out alright.

Thanks for reading!
Review By [RippersGirl] • Date [3 Nov 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "They Found Buffy..." from endeni
Review:
Oh, boy, that was amazing. So powerful. The last line was a killer!
Comments from author:
Glad you like it!
Review By [endeni] • Date [20 Oct 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "They Found Buffy..." from alexceasar
Review:
Damn, that was dark! And yet totally believable as to how Willow and Faith could react to such an event. Amazing job. Loved it.
Comments from author:
Thanks, I'm glad you like it!
Review By [alexceasar] • Date [19 Oct 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "They Found Buffy..." from Chikageko
Review:
Fuck...

Talk about dark. Nice scene with voldimort though. It always struck me as strange how useless HP wizzards are without their wands.
Comments from author:
Yeah, it's something that always seemed to bug me, too. Of course, that does explain why disarming was such an important dueling move.

As for the darkness, it's just a little thing that seemed to work in my head.

Thanks for reading!
Review By [Chikageko] • Date [17 Oct 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "They Found Buffy..." from LetsRandom
Review:
This is a very good and dark read. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
Comments from author:
Thanks, it was fun to write.
Review By [LetsRandom] • Date [14 Sep 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "They Found Buffy..." from MarcusFenix
Review:
First, I have to get something out. It's from the first season, first? episode of Robot Chicken:

"DARKEST SKETCH! DARKEST SKETCH! DARKEST SKETCH!"

Ahem.

This was very, very good. I've never found a more fitting reward for Cornelius Fudge and the Ministry of Magic in fanfiction before this.

You deserve your award, good sir!
Comments from author:
Well, I don't have it yet, but thanks for your vote!

And that is a good sketch, if absolutely, positively, horrible at the same time.

Thanks for reading!
Review By [MarcusFenix] • Date [14 Aug 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "They Found Buffy..." from MissE
Review:
Oh. Um. Wow. Can see why it was nominated.
Comments from author:
Thank you. I am very honored by that.
Review By [MissE] • Date [28 Jul 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "They Found Buffy..." from (Current Donor)Speakertocustomers
Review:
Delightful! The next best thing to 'The Muggle Way' being finished.
Comments from author:
Thanks! I'm glad you like it.
Review By [(Current Donor)Speakertocustomers] • Date [20 Jul 10] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "They Found Buffy..." from (Current Donor)Shieldage
Review:
Yes, very 'Brazil'. Good fic :)
Comments from author:
I like Brazil.

Thanks!
Review By [(Current Donor)Shieldage] • Date [18 Jul 10] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "They Found Buffy..." from Prometeus
Review:
Huh, you're right. Wizarding society is a lot worse than even I considered.

The connection between bureaucracy and suppressing creativity is really obvious when you think about it, yet I missed it. I overspecified their fear as being against normals when it's really against any difference at all.

In most stories I end up thinking HP should just get a gun with wizard-killing bullets enchanted by goblins, something the goblins must have in order for war against wizards to be at all possible. I also end up thinking that quashing such creativity is obviously what the Department for the Misuse of Muggle Artifacts is all about even though it's not like the gun is being misused by enhancing its killing power, by working better than advertised.

Same with their immigration policy which is really racist. English wizards only, with the rare token from English colonies (Hong Kong and India). Despite their population being miniscule, there's no intermixing with those dirty sexually-liberated racially-impure French. They also don't take in any East European mudbloods even though Durmstrang refuses them. Probably Beauxbatons does but then France is a lot saner than England in real life.

I also missed the House = cult connection, probably because McGonagall fails utterly in the charisma department (is she played by a munchkin doing minmaxing?). But then that's why Dumbledore's a Gryffindore after all. Sorting by personality traits then becomes really obvious since it all serves to make their respective cult leaders more charismatic. The same thing for having the heads of house be the primary teachers and having them serve for nearly all classes.

I used to think of the wizarding society as feudal and the Order of the Phoenix as a cult, but that's not really it at all. It's so much more than that. Everything in Hogwarts is set up to promulgate cult behaviour.

The Harry Potter series isn't that creative (it was 'in the air' when JKR wrote it) and the values it promulgates (luck and self-sacrifice) are the same values JKR used to succeed. She never used intelligence or planning because she's not capable of these (as the series shows in its blatant inconsistencies and banality). I don't think she's capable of hard work either, otherwise the last books wouldn't have been overlong pieces of crap. Reading JKR's mind in Harry Potter is a trivial exercise. Or so I used to think. This whole cult aspect adds an entirely new, disturbing, dimension to it. Was she ever drawn into a cult in her life?
Comments from author:
I have no idea about JKR's experiences. I do know that most authors who build horrid worlds to live in, usually don't want to live in those worlds. HP is in large part used as a backdrop to society in general. I have no doubt that there is some from JKR's real life because everything we do is affected by our experiences. I do know that she used the world to send some great lessons.

A really good analysis of Harry Potter is Harry Potter and the Law, it's a fascinating read. http://tarlton.law.utexas.edu/lpop/etext/txwesleyan/potter.html

I really recommend it. I'm working on my own analysis of some aspects as well, but this is a good place to start.
Review By [Prometeus] • Date [7 Jun 10] • Not Rated
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