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Why was my Mr. Granger character interpretation taken down?
It was moved to the YMMV tab, which is where Alternative Character Interpretation entries belong.
Yes, the story hasn't been updated since December 15th, 2009, but the author hasn't outright said the story has been abandoned. It's classified as a Dead Fic by that trope's definition so I put that trope up. Please don't list it as abandoned until the author says so. Thank you for your time.
Question on the Designated Hero trope. It's been a while since I've read the story but didn't Harry go about the possibility of ruining the Dursley's as an insurance to keep them at bay? He didn't do anything until after he was nearly killed. I don't see anything Designated Hero about unleashing a bit of revenge on people that abused and nearly killed you.
Edit: Ok I reread a bit of it and this is the bit why I took Designated Hero down.
"You wish him dismissed from his post for revenge?" Goldfarb asked, but it wasn't really a question.
But Harry shook his head, making the goblin raise a gnarled eyebrow. "I wish leverage, not vengeance. There have been… incidents. I want a way to end those." Harry looked thoughtful for a moment. "If they… continued… and something happened to me, my uncle's family constitutes my sole remaining relatives. Were they to gain control of my assets they would immediately withdraw them and place them in a Muggle institution."
It is clearly stated he is having this as leverage not revenge. It sounds like he doesn't intend to used it except as a last resort, and he probably never expected things to turn out as bad as they did.
Well, the man DID beat him half to death and literally left him to die in his room.
About the Occlumency and the war. If I understand well the canon (which is book canon until the divergence and book 6): The First War lasted well over a Decade and it was more of an attrition war (Terrorist attacks, splinter cell combats and the like) than full out war. That would have allowed the Order and Aurors to practice more easily and with better equipment. Second, this were all grown wizards, several of them Aurors (i.e battle mage) which mean they will be more in tune with their magic and would be easily to master it having previous training and could practice day in and day out; Third, lack of time would hardly be an issue for the fight of survival (Harry and Co do it and the Second war was by far worse). It just seem... well no offense to fans but it’s so silly that Harry was the only Wizard in history who learned that Occlumency was so easy to learn and somehow still believed to be an special ability, more so when Voldemort was feared as the greatest Legilimens ever lived. And about Snape... Yes, he was nasty and mean but the Fic put him in such One-dimensional line of being evil (a recurrent feature in S'tarkan) that it became an strawmen, and a badly bad at that. You cant simply take him seriously. If going by the tip of the fingers he was supposed to be an accomplished spy for over a Decade and he act with the self control of a 2 year old with severe sociopathic disorder just because James son call him Names. It was when he called Hermione a Mudblood and threatened to brake her wand that it passed from tolerable to cartoon idiocy.
The masquerade... Dozens of buildings razed, hundreds (may even thousands) dead, inexplicable terrorist attacks that no group take credit for years, long line of unresolved murders and quite likely far, far worse, oh and the Ministry is completely destroyed meaning that no one was there to put a wool over the incidents. I mean Muggle stupidity can only go so far; hell not even Jim Butcher would managed to get away with this and he go beyond the Impossible to justify the Masquerade.
Thank you for keeping this civil, and not personally attacking each other.
Ancient, you've proven you've got an open mind about things with other edits here as well. Your opinions here would make a great review, and I'd like Unclouded TJ to do one too. We might even need a WMG or (if we have them yet) Fridge Logic page for this.
For the record, Ancient, your points the things that niggle at me even though I like this fic. I'm just wanting to see them in the right place so they can be preserved, and not taken out in a moderator pass.
And Unclouded TJ... thank you for being reasonable, even in your disagreement. I think you've both been very polite, while still "sticking to your guns" so to speak.
Thanks for the honest opinon. So, umm, should we create a WMG or Fridge Logic Page for such discussion? The fact is I don't know how to create such a function in TV Tropes (or in what part it should be put) so I sadly wouldn't be able to help and it would be good to create one, since discussing the pro and cons of a work (be literature, movie, web etc.)is one of the best things in the medium. Specially in the Internet with so much International Point of view (Values and Moral dissonance being some of my favorite pages) to pick for.
Sorry for being of so little help.
Made a Just Bugs Me page as it covers more ground as anything can bug you about the story. Knock yourselves out.
Thank you, that was very nie of you.
Yay. Now get back to troping, all of you! DISMISSED!
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