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Nentuaby
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06:20:56 PM Sep 18th 2012
Is there any particular reason for the opening line— something that would invite particular comparison, or a running fandom joke? Otherwise, I think we can assume that TV Tropes readers are smart enough to realize that not every fantasy book with a student in't is just a Harry Potter rip off!
illegalcheese
10:48:20 PM Jun 17th 2013
I agree. It's a juvenile attempt to appeal to a stupid common denominator. I mean, it implies that Harry Potter is some sort of end-all be-all yardstick for fiction with an academy and supernatural elements. Not only is it unoriginal, it's disrespectful to both the authors and audience.
Telcontar
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02:11:56 AM Jun 18th 2013
I've removed the line.
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