History Fanfic / HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality

25th Apr '18 9:33:53 AM Malady
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** Ironically, the actual Evil Overlord List's Rule 34 ([[IThoughtItMeant no, not]] [[RuleThirtyFour that one]]) is "I will not turn into a snake. It never helps."

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** Ironically, the actual Evil Overlord List's Rule 34 ([[IThoughtItMeant ([[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant no, not]] [[RuleThirtyFour that one]]) is "I will not turn into a snake. It never helps."
23rd Apr '18 11:46:58 PM Madd
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* RecursiveFanfiction: The story has inspired several, and the author has left a large gap between the finale and the epilogue and encouraged others to write their own take on events after the story concludes. So far, some are fairly straight, such as the prominent ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11117811/1/Ginny-Weasley-and-the-Sealed-Intelligence Ginny Weasley and the Sealed Intelligence]]'', whereas others, like ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11123939/1/To-Boldly-Go To Boldly Go]]'', are just a bit of fun.

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* RecursiveFanfiction: The story has inspired several, and the author has left a large gap between the finale and the epilogue and encouraged others to write their own take on events after the story concludes. So far, some are fairly straight, such as the prominent ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11117811/1/Ginny-Weasley-and-the-Sealed-Intelligence Ginny Weasley and the Sealed Intelligence]]'', straight whereas others, like ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11123939/1/To-Boldly-Go To Boldly Go]]'', are just a bit of fun.
6th Mar '18 2:26:38 PM FiliasCupio
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* The UnChosenOne: Facing the prospect of going down in history as Harry's sidekick, Hermione sets out to make herself a hero.
1st Mar '18 4:31:27 PM grendelkhan
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** ''Additionally'', just about all of the plot twists are retained. [[spoiler: Quirrell is really Voldemort in disguise, the Philosopher's Stone really does provide eternal life and is hidden in the Mirror of Erised, behind a series of weird traps on the third-floor hallway starting with a three-headed dog.]]
27th Feb '18 2:44:53 PM urutapu
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* CastFromExperiencePoints: Several spells are powered by sacrifice, including Fiendfyre, which permanently decreases the caster's blood volume, and the Unbreakable Vow, which permanently decreases the oath binder's magic reserves (thus explaining why it's not routinely used to enforce business deals).
* CastFromHitPoints:
** Although most in-universe magic draws on a caster's magic reserves, so that people who exhaust their magic faint or are physically fatigued, and students' magic reserves grow year by year, [[spoiler: Harry's patronus charm]] draws on something besides that magic. In Chapter 54 it threatens to consume his life when he loses control over it. [[spoiler:Other patronuses are based on running from death, not combating it, so presumably do not have this issue.]]
** Quirrell claims that casting Fiendfyre will make the caster's body lighter by one drop of blood, each time it's cast. PERMANENTLY.
** After [[spoiler:Hermione's body is fixed]], Harry decides that the only thing ''wrong'' with it is that [[spoiler:it's dead and magicless]], so he [[spoiler:uses the True Patronus Charm to infuse her body with life force and magic]]. He notes that it costs him a significant chunk of his life and magic--not all of it, by any means, but enough to notice.

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* CastFromExperiencePoints: Several spells are powered by sacrifice, including Fiendfyre, which permanently decreases the caster's blood volume, volume by one drop, and the Unbreakable Vow, which permanently decreases the oath binder's magic reserves (thus explaining why it's not routinely used to enforce business deals).
* CastFromHitPoints:
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CastFromLifespan: Although most in-universe magic draws on a caster's magic reserves, so that people who exhaust their magic faint or are physically fatigued, and students' magic reserves grow year by year, [[spoiler: Harry's patronus charm]] draws on something besides that magic. In Chapter 54 it threatens to consume his life when he loses control over it. [[spoiler:Other patronuses are based on running from death, not combating it, so presumably do not have this issue.]]
** Quirrell claims that casting Fiendfyre will make the caster's body lighter by one drop of blood, each time it's cast. PERMANENTLY.
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]] Later on, after [[spoiler:Hermione's body is fixed]], Harry decides that the only thing ''wrong'' with it is that [[spoiler:it's dead and magicless]], so he [[spoiler:uses the True Patronus Charm to infuse her body with life force and magic]]. He notes that it costs him a significant chunk of his life and magic--not all of it, by any means, but enough to notice.
27th Feb '18 2:34:59 PM urutapu
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-->"When I’m writing HPMOR’s Death Eaters, I’m trying to pass the Ideological Turing Test for Death Eaters—-when I write Draco Malfoy’s viewpoint, I’m writing about Death Eaters the way that Draco Malfoy would see them. The goal is that a real Death Eater would read my Draco Malfoy viewpoint and not say, “Aha! This was clearly written not by the real Draco Malfoy, but by someone who wanted to make Death Eaters look bad.” ... Professor Quirrell is being written with a goal of making sure that the real Professor Quirrell wouldn’t be able to point to one of his lines and say, “What? I wouldn’t say that. There are much more persuasive arguments for a nation that stands strong under a strong ruler, like—-“"

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-->"When I’m writing HPMOR’s Death Eaters, I’m trying to pass the Ideological Turing Test for Death Eaters—-when I write Draco Malfoy’s viewpoint, I’m writing about Death Eaters the way that Draco Malfoy would see them. The goal is that a real Death Eater would read my Draco Malfoy viewpoint and not say, “Aha! 'Aha! This was clearly written not by the real Draco Malfoy, but by someone who wanted to make Death Eaters look bad.” ... ' ... Professor Quirrell is being written with a goal of making sure that the real Professor Quirrell wouldn’t be able to point to one of his lines and say, “What? 'What? I wouldn’t say that. There are much more persuasive arguments for a nation that stands strong under a strong ruler, like—-“"like—-' "
27th Feb '18 1:59:25 PM wingedcatgirl
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** For a specific example, at the end of the story, Voldemort has [[spoiler:placed Harry under an Unbreakable Vow not to destroy the world, or take any undue risk of destroying the world.]] Mere hours later, [[spoiler:Harry tries to repeal the Statute of Secrecy -- only ''after'' he is stopped by the vow does it occur to him that this could lead to, for example, someone trying to Transfigure a kilogram of up quarks ForScience, which is completely permitted by the laws of Transfiguration, but is such a violation of physics that he has ''absolutely no idea'' what would happen. Harry has absolutely no desire to destroy the world, and Voldemort was ''still'' right to fear the possibility.]]
23rd Feb '18 5:59:49 PM Cleric_Quarion
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* ArsonMurderAndLifesaving: The Weasley twins think they are going to be expelled after [[spoiler: disobeying orders and helping Harry try and save Hermione.]] In fact they are commended for their actions.

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* ArsonMurderAndLifesaving: The Weasley twins think they are going to be expelled after [[spoiler: disobeying orders and helping Harry try and to save Hermione.]] In fact they are commended for their actions.
5th Feb '18 3:05:37 PM thegreatfox
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** [[spoiler:Partial Transfiguration, especially applied to air to make, say, razor-sharp carbon nanotubes to behead your

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** [[spoiler:Partial Transfiguration, especially applied to air the tip of your wand to make, say, razor-sharp carbon nanotubes to behead youryour enemies.]]
5th Feb '18 8:21:41 AM thegreatfox
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* DoorStopper: The story's word count is 661,648--about as long as the first five ''Harry Potter'' books put together. When formatted like an actual ''Harry Potter'' book, the first 83 chapters exceed 1300 pages.

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* DoorStopper: The story's word count is 661,648--about 661,619--about as long as the first five ''Harry Potter'' books put together. When formatted like an actual ''Harry Potter'' book, the first 83 combined 122 chapters exceed 1300 1900 pages.
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