Harry was determined to find books that were written in parsletongue. It didn't matter that they probably didn't exist, because he was Harry Potter, and he /would/ find them.
- Another great cliche idea! It's a nice plotdecide, but it doesn't make much sense.
I do have to admit, Salazar having a private library somewhere is not that big a stretch, though I suppose it would probably have been found and placed in the Restricted Section... Not mentioning the fact that it'd be a bit outdated...
One cliche that bothers me is the 'Potters are billionares' thing... As someone once pointed out to me, the Wizarding community of Britain is not that big... there'd be no reason for so much money to even be in circulation let alone in the possession of one family. (Do the other countries have the same currency? I can't remember...). And even then, who says the Potter's were old and wealthy?
One other one: Harry has been accused of being crazy and a Dark Lord several times... I'm surprised some slander and dark looks have been all that he's subjected too...
Hope these give you some ideas to work with!
One thing though: chapter 1 has a spellingmistake: Animangus instead of Animagus.
Hope you'll continue soon!
- Parseltongue as a language never bothered me. In fact, lots of oddities don't bother me - the people of the wizarding world aren't quite rational, and the magic isn't quite rational, so plot points don't have to be rational.
Note: The Giant Squid in the previous chapter was obviously a magical giant squid that could survive in both fresh and saltwater.
One cliche to consider: Goblins will be extraordinarily nice to you if you bother to remember their name. Although that cliche has been tackled. Repeatedly. Into the ground.
(#) HallowsNotHorcruxes 2010-04-18 06:02:29 AMI love your Realism series, and am greatly amused by the random killing of Harry Potter. I thank you so much for the laughs. I have nothing to criticize, as everything you wrote is logical. I do, however, have a suggestion. I am so sick of those fanfics where Harry gets thrown in Azkaban, and then is released, and is forced to adjust back into society. However, we are talking about a boy who will faint if he doesn't have a Patronus protecting him. Does anyone really think he'd last longer than a week? So, take that idea if you want it, and I hope you continue with this series.