History YMMV / HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality

21st Nov '16 8:54:59 AM Eilana
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* BetterThanCanon: To some fans, although obviously this is ''very heavily'' dependent on everyone's tastes. Those who think so think it's better because it's cleverer and funnier, has more complex heroes and antagonists, makes more sense that the original book, and (to those sharing the author's worldview), a much saner [=Æ=]sop than the original books'.

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* BetterThanCanon: To some fans, although obviously this is ''very heavily'' dependent on everyone's tastes. Those who think so think it's better because it's cleverer and funnier, has more complex heroes and antagonists, makes more sense that the original book, and (to those sharing the author's worldview), a much saner [=Æ=]sop than the original books'.
9th Oct '16 8:08:54 AM ImpudentInfidel
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** The phsycology in general is oversimplified in the fic. The physics, however is uniformly terrible. For example, Harry's rant about shape shifting that appears as the page quote is correct in that it violates conservation of energy (which strangely didn't bother him when the levitation did it), but the details are nonsense suggesting the author knows the terms but not the underlying concepts (you actually can have unitarity without the Hamiltonian or conservation of energy and none of that has anything much to do with FTL signaling). Especially since he focuses on the relatively minor quantum effects instead of the reality-shattering and much more obvious implications in thermodynamics.

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** The phsycology psychology in general is oversimplified in the fic.fic, mostly just re-framing it to fit the AuthorTract better. The physics, however is uniformly terrible. For example, Harry's rant about shape shifting that appears as the page quote is correct in that it violates conservation of energy (which strangely didn't bother him when the levitation did it), but the details are nonsense suggesting the author knows the terms but not the underlying concepts (you actually can have unitarity without the Hamiltonian or conservation of energy and none of that has anything much to do with FTL signaling). Especially since he focuses on the relatively minor quantum effects instead of the reality-shattering and much more obvious implications in thermodynamics.


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* UnfortunateImplications: Harry's objections to Quirrell's fascism would make more sense if the idea that all but maybe six people aren't even sentient enough to be blamed for things wasn't such a core part of the story. Even besides the elitism, nobody has any social skills other than blatant manipulation.
8th Oct '16 8:49:59 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* CriticalResearchFailure: The StanfordPrisonExperiment is taken at face value and treated as a serious piece of research; in real life it's considered a complete joke which functions as a checklist of how ''not'' to do research (as explained on its own page).

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* CriticalResearchFailure: CriticalResearchFailure:
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The StanfordPrisonExperiment is taken at face value and treated as a serious piece of research; in real life it's considered a complete joke which functions as a checklist of how ''not'' to do research (as explained on its own page).page).
** The phsycology in general is oversimplified in the fic. The physics, however is uniformly terrible. For example, Harry's rant about shape shifting that appears as the page quote is correct in that it violates conservation of energy (which strangely didn't bother him when the levitation did it), but the details are nonsense suggesting the author knows the terms but not the underlying concepts (you actually can have unitarity without the Hamiltonian or conservation of energy and none of that has anything much to do with FTL signaling). Especially since he focuses on the relatively minor quantum effects instead of the reality-shattering and much more obvious implications in thermodynamics.
16th Jul '16 4:25:12 PM Doug86
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* BetterThanCanon: To some fans, although obviously this is ''very heavily'' dependent on everyone's tastes. Those who think so think it's better because it's cleverer and funnier, has more complex heroes and antagonists, makes more sense that the original book, and (to those sharing the author's worldview), a much saner Æsop than the original books'.

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* BetterThanCanon: To some fans, although obviously this is ''very heavily'' dependent on everyone's tastes. Those who think so think it's better because it's cleverer and funnier, has more complex heroes and antagonists, makes more sense that the original book, and (to those sharing the author's worldview), a much saner Æsop [=Æ=]sop than the original books'.
2nd Jul '16 7:45:01 AM LogicDragon
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***Eventually [[Jossed]] in the final chapters.
27th Jun '16 7:17:06 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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* BetterThanCanon: To some fans, although obviously this is ''very heavily'' dependent on everyone's tastes. Those who think so think it's better because it's cleverer and funnier, has more complex heroes and antagonists, makes more sense that the original book, and (to those sharing the author's worldview), a much saner Æsop than the original books'.
10th May '16 1:29:58 PM ScroogeMacDuck
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** [[spoiler: Subverted, the part where she started out perfectly decent until Voldemort "ruined" her was a complete fabrication to manipulate Harry. She was apparently a deranged blood-purist zealot long before he ever came along.]]

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** [[spoiler: Subverted, the part where she started out perfectly decent until Voldemort "ruined" her was a complete fabrication to manipulate Harry. She was apparently a deranged blood-purist zealot long before he ever came along.]] Well, at least that was what Voldemort told Harry toward the climax, but [[UnreliableNarrator can we really be sure?]] ]]
18th Mar '16 6:18:32 AM MagBas
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* MartyStu: We have a heroic Marty Stu and a villainous Marty Stu. Whether they balance out or add together is up to the reader.
1st Nov '15 12:22:30 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* ToyShip: Harry and Hermione are eleven/twelve years old, even if they don't act like it. ''Everyone'' believes they will end up together - except the 'loving couple'.

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* ToyShip: Harry and Hermione are eleven/twelve years old, even if they don't act like it. ''Everyone'' believes they will end up together - except the 'loving couple'. Harry especially complains that it's hugely disrespectful towards Hermione for people to reduce her to just his love interest when she's a genius and heroine in her own right.
14th Sep '15 4:46:37 AM Dirka
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* CriticalResearchFailure: The StanfordPrisonExperiment is taken at face value and treated as a serious piece of research; in real life it's considered a complete joke which functions as a checklist of how ''not'' to do research (as explained on its own page). Unfortunately, the dodgy (at best) conclusions from it forms the basis of quite a bit of the later plot.

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* CriticalResearchFailure: The StanfordPrisonExperiment is taken at face value and treated as a serious piece of research; in real life it's considered a complete joke which functions as a checklist of how ''not'' to do research (as explained on its own page). Unfortunately, the dodgy (at best) conclusions from it forms the basis of quite a bit of the later plot.
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