Review for Harry Potter and the Distaff Side

Harry Potter and the Distaff Side

(#) Terdwilicker 2009-03-19

A number of your HP stories go almost directly into "Uber!Harry" territory. I suppose I can understand this when many of them are direct xovers with comic books. Considering the Deus Ex Machina frequency of Rowlings writing (multiple times in book one alone) its not so out of character. However, someday I hope to see you write one where HP isn't uber anything. He's not rich, not a lord, not possessing incredible powers and instead is just "lucky enough" to survive. Harry is a wizard-equivalent to the cockroach: fast, wily, and hard to kill. Playing to that strength will be your next challenge as a writer, if you're up to it. If you turn this down I can totally understand. After all, Uber is your preference, as is parody and humor. And you're good at those enough of the time that your work is well received. But do you understand the character enough to try the harder road? You'd be doing something even Rowling failed to do, and writing her character more truly and better than she did gets you a certain legendary status. Up to you.