Review for JEDI POTTER


(#) HallowsNotHorcruxes 2010-04-10

Alorkin, I've read your stories, and really like them, but I can't help wondering why you dislike DH and the Horcrux plot line so much. It's not like it was something randomly added. No offense is intended, I just would like to know why.

Author's response

I'm glad you enjoy my stories.

As to your questions, I despise HBP, because Rowling turned the whole thing around. It started off as a light hearted adventure story, not a romance.

Her intention was to have Harry fall for Ginny and Ron and Hermione together. Unfortunately She failed to develop the character of Ginny Weasley /at all/, leaving us instead with a Mary-Sue of the most blatant sort.

In the first four books, she is either a background character, a damsel in distress or invisible.

In Book five she becomes the wonder-girl, literally able to leap tall buildings, etc. Nowhere in canon does it say she has the slightest interest in Quidditch, even on the three occasions where Harry visits the Burrow, and she could have shown him her interest. Nowhere is there any indication that she's anything other than Ron's little sister.

In book six, she is even worse. She suddenly decides to make Harry jealous, by snogging Corner and Dean. What kind of basis for a relationship is that?

HBP also takes the only developed female lead and has her brains leak out her ears, abandoning Harry because she's jealous. Where in canon is that supported? Hermione has supported Harry since the very first, even when he turned on her for it. Suddenly she's jealous that he's doing well? Her argument seems to be "Because it's not the 'official' instructions, using them is an academic crime!"

It's interesting to note that love potions are covered sop thoroughly in HBP while several of the main characters are acting like they're under the influence of narcotics.

DH is actually a decent story, with the exceptions of the Goldbergian plots and schemes the trio come up with to gain information, or in the case of the locket, steal.

Another, If Ron had left me on my own, to literally save the world, simply because he was hungry, I would have closed the door...and locked it. this is the third time he as divorced himself from Harry for his own selfish reasons. That is a friend? I don't think so.

the ending was entirely ridiculous. Who would have thought, after Dumbledore's lengthy discourse on love, that the 'power' was sheer dumb luck.

I have thirty seven other reasons to despise the two final books, but we don't have enough room here.


Sorry, forgot about the horcruxes. It's along the lines of my first complaint. While they were a -minor- part of the storyline, as introduced by the diary, there was no real indication they were going to be anything later. Dumbledore decides to tell Harry about them only after he has condemned himself to death, through his own carelessness, and even then, he refuses to tell Harry anything useful. His Psychobabble 101 class seems more designed to get Harry to understand and even sympathize with Riddle than to destroy him. Why didn't he tell Harry anything before? He could have at least tried to prepare Harry for the inevitable conflict, but no, he kept every secret to himself, trusting in his pet Death Eater instead.