History YMMV / HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality

29th Jun '17 12:15:03 PM MagBas
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* LoveItOrHateIt: [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=FanFic&target_title=HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality Read the reviews (and their respective comments) on TV Tropes, and see for yourself just how polarizing the story is.]]
23rd Mar '17 2:29:52 PM DeathBySnooSnoo
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* MagnificentBastard: Draco took lessons on how to be one, but so far he's only a beginner. The true MagnificentBastard of this fanfic is, of course the one and only Professor Quirrell/Lord Voldemort. Without spoiling anything:

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* MagnificentBastard: Draco took lessons on how to be one, but so far he's only a beginner. The true MagnificentBastard of this fanfic is, of course the one and only Professor [[spoiler:Professor Quirrell/Lord Voldemort.Voldemort]]. Without spoiling anything:
23rd Mar '17 2:27:04 PM DeathBySnooSnoo
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** Even though if you haven't fallen in love with the author after chapter 10, the rest of the book becomes SoBadItsGood, PosessionSue, and CriticalResearchFailure in equal amounts.
20th Jan '17 5:37:04 AM M4dH4tter
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** Even though if you haven't fallen in love with the author after chapter 10, the rest of the book becomes SoBadItsGood, PosessionSue, and CriticalResearchFailure in equal amounts.
14th Jan '17 8:08:27 PM M4dH4tter
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* FanNickname: Quirrelmort, [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Harryzer]].

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* FanNickname: Quirrelmort, [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Harryzer]].[[PossessionSue Quirrel]][[DracoInLeatherPants mort]], [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer Harry]][[PossessionSue zer]].
14th Jan '17 8:05:42 PM M4dH4tter
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** There's a long running debate within the fandom on whether Harry is a sociopath or not.

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** There's a long running debate within the fandom on whether Harry is a sociopath or not. The fact that the author admittedly is makes this an interesting one.
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'.
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