An exiled Harry Potter sends a letter to the Daily Prophet after he is contacted about a new Dark Lord
(#) Genericrandom5 2008-04-09 03:23:14 PMsnrk I love it. I've seen plenty of letters similar to it in general concept, but this one is a little different, and perhaps a bit special, since you skipped the story and went straight to the funny, biting, sarcastic letter. Not bad at all.
Author's responseThanks for the review. I really hoped that this would be well received and you have validated it as such.
- That was very cool, and sort of what I expected would happen if harry was proven more powerful, than voldemort and if the ministry couldn't control him. so all around this was short and sweet and to the point, and I loved it.
Author's responseThanks for the review. I am happy that you like it.
(#) toranosuke 2008-04-09 04:48:44 PMGood letter, concise and to the point. The wizarding public may have been a bit more sheep-like than I would've thought, but that's just a minor detail.
Can't wait to see more of your work
Author's responseThank you for the review. Quite frankly I've never thought too much of the wizarding public in Rowling's story. I suppose that came out.
(#) sandmonkeys17 2008-04-09 06:46:03 PMit is a good piece of writing but...
some parts should have been expanded on such as his lover and bashing the ministry
i believe it would be a great pitch for a story and leaves great oppurtunities for a sequels. Probably starting when he wakes up from the hospital with a large flash back chapter... (i'm gonna stop ramling)
overall good work
it was an interesting fairly original idea
and i hope you continue writing
Author's responseThank you for reviewing. I didn't intend to make it a very long involved story you know. It was just a plot bunny that presented itself earlier while I was reading Harry Potter and the Soul Gems on FFN. I do agree that it has potential to go further.
- -Laughs Uproariously- Great letter that conveys his feelings clearly without rampant emotion clouding the message. Mind you, there's clearly plenty under the sarcasm. I might have said "...only home I have ever known." rather than "...only place I have ever known." but that's a nitpick and does not detract from the letter one whit.
Now, I could see this as a prequel to a story where the Dark Lord Marik is as stupid as the Ministry and attacks Harry and/or his lover and the UK finds out why ticking him off really isn't a good idea, period. I could easily see it as the prologue to a story similar to Kinsfire's "Burning Day" and with roughly the same outcome.
Author's responseI had actually put "... the only home" first, but I changed it. I'm glad that you liked the story.
- :D YEAH! Go Harry! :D
Frankly, I thought that as early as the end of OotP, Harry should have flipped Dumbles the bird and told the Wizarding World to solve their own problems rather than rely on him (based on the ravings of an alcoholic fantasist). This is exactly what I hope Harry would say in these circumstances.
BTW - Isn't it so like the Daily Prophet to twist Harry's disavowal of any responsibility to the world that rejected him as a declaration of support to the latest Dark Lord?
This is a great little work. Okay, it lacks depth but it is meant to be just a short newspaper article. The length is therefore just right. I would be interested to see Harry's story if you ever decide to write it.
BenRG's Rating: 7/10