History Fanfic / HarryPotterAndTheMethodsofRationality

25th Aug '16 3:39:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* GuestFighter: In chapter 77, from the SburbPatchNotes thread. [[spoiler: It's [[TheUnfettered Tricia Glasswell]], but most likely an AlternateUniverse version of her.]]

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* GuestFighter: In chapter 77, from the SburbPatchNotes Roleplay/SburbPatchNotes thread. [[spoiler: It's [[TheUnfettered Tricia Glasswell]], but most likely an AlternateUniverse version of her.]]
16th Aug '16 9:14:01 PM PaulA
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---> [[spoiler:[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga The key to strategy is not to choose a path to J. K. Rowling, but to choose so that all paths lead to a J. K. Rowling]].]]

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---> [[spoiler:[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga [[spoiler:[[Literature/TheVorGame The key to strategy is not to choose a path to J. K. Rowling, but to choose so that all paths lead to a J. K. Rowling]].]]
16th Aug '16 12:39:04 PM ScroogeMacDuck
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Complete as of Pi Day, 2015. Except for the Epilogue, which Yudkowsky stated he might post after Pi Day 2016, after he gives fans time to write fan fiction.

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Complete as of Pi Day, 2015. Except for the Epilogue, which Yudkowsky stated he might post after Pi Day 2016, after he gives fans time to write fan fiction.
fiction (which they did, by the way; among the more notable RecursiveFanfic[=s=] would be ''[[http://www.anarchyishyperbole.com/p/significant-digits.html Significant Digits]]'', a sequel that got the approval of Eliezer Yudkowsky, which skips 7 years ahead in time and deals with adult Harry, Hermione and Draco and their newlyfound political power; ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10636246/1/Following-the-Phoenix Following the Phoenix]]'', an alternate ending AU diverging at Chapter 81; ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11223914/1/Draco-Malfoy-and-the-Practice-of-Rationality Draco Malfoy and the Practice of Rationality]]'', another sequel set in 2nd year centering on the rational Draco Malfoy; and many more).
20th Jul '16 1:05:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy:
** This version of Voldemort has apparently read (actually, ''written his own version of'') the EvilOverlordList. This has made him smarter about how he manipulates people, but it also strengthened him to the extent that in Chapter 20 we find that (same spoiler as AllThereInTheManual) [[spoiler: ''Voldemort made the Pioneer plaque a Horcrux.'']]
** In Chapter 49, Quirrell mentions two of the rules by number, except that his versions of the rules are nearly the opposite of the rules on the EvilOverlordList (e.g. "Never turn into a giant snake" vs. "Become an Animagus"). So if Quirrell wrote the EvilOverlordList, then he intentionally introduced some errors in it to throw people off the scent! Sort of. Because he also pointed out to Harry in an earlier chapter that if you're going to follow ''all'' the rules ''all'' the time, there's no point in even being a Dark Wizard. So being an Animagus may be a place his disagrees with the real EvilOverlordList, but then again it may be one of those exceptions he allowed himself. The fact that he calls it a rule implies the former, but it's hard to say.



* GenreSavvy / WrongGenreSavvy: Harry. Also Dumbledore, who is a big fan of ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' and [[InvokedTrope consciously casts himself]] into the role of ManipulativeBastard while pretending to be a CloudCuckoolander.

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* GenreSavvy / WrongGenreSavvy: GenreSavvy:
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Harry. Also Dumbledore, who is a big fan of ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' and [[InvokedTrope consciously casts himself]] into the role of ManipulativeBastard while pretending to be a CloudCuckoolander.CloudCuckoolander.
** This version of Voldemort has apparently read (actually, ''written his own version of'') the EvilOverlordList. This has made him smarter about how he manipulates people, but it also strengthened him to the extent that in Chapter 20 we find that (same spoiler as AllThereInTheManual) [[spoiler: ''Voldemort made the Pioneer plaque a Horcrux.'']]
** In Chapter 49, Quirrell mentions two of the rules by number, except that his versions of the rules are nearly the opposite of the rules on the EvilOverlordList (e.g. "Never turn into a giant snake" vs. "Become an Animagus"). So if Quirrell wrote the EvilOverlordList, then he intentionally introduced some errors in it to throw people off the scent! Sort of. Because he also pointed out to Harry in an earlier chapter that if you're going to follow ''all'' the rules ''all'' the time, there's no point in even being a Dark Wizard. So being an Animagus may be a place his disagrees with the real EvilOverlordList, but then again it may be one of those exceptions he allowed himself. The fact that he calls it a rule implies the former, but it's hard to say.
16th Jul '16 9:54:37 PM BlackHumor
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* GeniusThriller: The conceit of the fanfic is that it's HarryPotter rewritten in this genre.
3rd Jul '16 7:55:52 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* TheUnfettered: In chapter 86, Harry tries--and fails--to explain to the adults that if Voldemort was as smart as Harry but evil, they would have all died in the first ''seconds'' of the war. Harry tries to think of a reason why someone like that might choose not to fight at full capacity, but is interrupted before he can think of anything.

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* TheUnfettered: In chapter 86, Harry tries--and fails--to explain to the adults that if Voldemort was as smart as Harry but evil, they would have all died in the first ''seconds'' of the war. Harry tries to think of a reason why someone like that might choose not to fight at full capacity, but is interrupted before he can think of anything. [[spoiler: We find out at the end that he was originally planning to ''lose'' to his other identity, but got so frustrated by the Ministry obstructing it's heroes that he gave up and just focused on prolonging his game with Dumbeldore because it was fun.]]
3rd Jul '16 5:10:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* GenreSavvy / WrongGenreSavvy: Harry. Also Dumbledore, who is a big fan of ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' and [[InvokedTrope consciously casts himself]] into the role of ObiWan / ManipulativeBastard while pretending to be a CloudCuckoolander.

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* GenreSavvy / WrongGenreSavvy: Harry. Also Dumbledore, who is a big fan of ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' and [[InvokedTrope consciously casts himself]] into the role of ObiWan / ManipulativeBastard while pretending to be a CloudCuckoolander.
24th Jun '16 11:39:56 AM mccrimmonmd
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** The main reason why Voldemort turned evil. He actually tried out how it feels to be good, his original plan with his Voldemort personality was so that it could be publicly defeated by himself under a different alter-ego, but he just found out that he got much more respect and obedience from his followers as Voldemort than as David Monroe.

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** The main reason why Voldemort turned evil. He actually tried out how it feels to be good, his original plan with his Voldemort personality was so that it could be publicly defeated by himself under a different alter-ego, but he just found out that he got much more respect and obedience from his followers as Voldemort than as David Monroe.the "good guy".
24th Jun '16 11:22:19 AM mccrimmonmd
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* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: Subverted. [[spoiler:In the final confrontation with Voldemort, he offers to spare the life of a single person Harry cares about for every secret Harry gives him. However, Hermione is ''not'' on this list, as Voldemort has given his followers orders that she should not be harmed under any circumstances, explicitly including should she somehow escape. Plus, since she's now a troll unicorn with a Horcrux, there's very little that anyone could do to permanently harm her anyway.]] As Harry explains to Hermione, he was fighting to save everyone he cared about ''except'' her.

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* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: Subverted. [[spoiler:In the final confrontation with Voldemort, he offers to spare the life of a single person Harry cares about for every secret Harry gives him. However, Hermione is ''not'' on this list, as Voldemort has given his followers orders that she should not be harmed under any circumstances, explicitly including should she somehow escape. Plus, since she's now a [[ItMakesSenseInContext troll unicorn with a Horcrux, Horcrux]], there's very little that anyone could do to permanently harm her anyway.]] As Harry explains to Hermione, he was fighting to save everyone he cared about ''except'' her.
9th Jun '16 4:33:00 AM AllanV
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** Amelia Bones, Head of Magical Law Enforcement. Who has come up with a procedure manual which includes possibilities such as a code RJ-L20 "Guard requires relief because prisoner is attempting psychological warfare against him/her and is succeeding". It also states that it is ''not'' up to the person receiving this code to determine whether or not it is valid. They are merely required to act on it ''immediately''. Its validity will only be evaluated ''after'' the guard in question has been relieved.

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** Amelia Bones, Head of Magical Law Enforcement. Who has come up with a procedure manual which includes possibilities such as a [[PoliceCodeForEverything code RJ-L20 RJ-L20]] "Guard requires relief because prisoner is attempting psychological warfare against him/her and is succeeding". It also states that it is ''not'' up to the person receiving this code to determine whether or not it is valid. They are merely required to act on it ''immediately''. Its validity will only be evaluated ''after'' the guard in question has been relieved.
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