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Review #1, by kenpo He's dead...no seriously!

20th March 2014:
Oh my gosh. This was brilliant.

Firstly, I love the idea. We all know that the way the movies went was questionable at best, but I never would have thought to write about it!!

I loved the writing style. It was humorous and ridiculous without being poorly written - something that's seen a lot in humor. You toe the line between realism and complete parody marvelously. I think the reason for it working so well is that while Harry is satirical, the rest of the characters are reacting to the ridiculousness normally (while still being funny).

Harry's narration and dialogue had me laughing, and reminded me of how it feels trying to explain the ending to someone who didn't read the books.

This was just... Seriously amazing. Well done.

Author's Response: Thanks so much for reading and reviewing this little drabble :P

I had been wanting to write this story for ages, but had a really tough time doing it (it was supposed to be funnier/more of a parody, but I discovered that I'm not so great with that kind of thing). I'm really glad you liked the way it turned out.

I loved writing the bit where Harry tries to explain everything! Poor guy, but you're absolutely right, it's terribly confusing and convoluted to try to explain to people who haven't read the books :P

Thanks again for reading and for leaving such a great review! I really appreciate it :D


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Review #2, by DoctorUnderwood He's dead...no seriously!

10th March 2014:
Ha! Stupid HP movies with your plot holes!

Splendid job fixing their mistakes!

Author's Response: Tee hee, thanks for reading! Glad you enjoyed this ridiculous plot hole patch :P

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Review #3, by toomanycurls He's dead...no seriously!

5th March 2014:
Hello!!!

I got a serious laugh at the "did no one else see that" One because of the idea that, yeah, no one saw him do it and two because that had to be a huge let down to not have witnesses to vanquishing Voldemort. Is there an emergency eye wash station for him to get the Voldy dust out of his eyes?

I'm not surprised to see them ask for proof that Voldemort is dead. That has to be horribly awkward for him though. I'm so torn between laughing and wanting to hug Harry. ahaha, Harry explaining the fight is hysterical. Oh man, he needs charts for that one. Oh and now it's sad that his closest friends are having a hard time believing Voldy is dead.

Yay for magic liquid memory!! aw, poor, poor Harry robbed of his moment of celebration.

This is hysterical and quite good. I mean, the movies mucked up so much of the books that trying to conenct them is boudn to be hard.

Great job!!

-Rose

Author's Response: Hi! Thanks for reading and reviewing :)

This story was basically a way for me to cope with my negative feelings regarding the way (I feel) the movie makers completely mucked up the Harry/Voldy battle. I'm glad you found it funny. I've never really written anything like this before, so I wasn't sure how people were going to react. Glad to hear that I didn't completely miss the mark :P

I think Harry might be out of luck with the eye wash station, though I do see great potential in him trying to aguamenti himself in the face to try to wash out his eyes :P

Harry explaining the fight was one of my favorite bits. It really is quite complicated when you think about it. Especially considering how little anyone outside of himself, Hermione, and Ron know.

Thanks again for reading and for leaving a review! I really appreciate it :)


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Review #4, by HPlove He's dead...no seriously!

12th February 2014:
This was great. Seriously, I always wondered how movie canon made any sense, because in the book Voldy just died without much fanfare, but in the movie he practically dissolved for no apparent reason. Anyway, just wanted to tell you how brilliant this is,,and it made me laugh. Thanks :)

Author's Response: I think the reason is called 3D. When they decided to make and release the movie in 3D, they needed to find a way to utilize the effect in the death scene, so we get stupid floaty Voldy with little pieces that float away and get in poor Harry's eye.

*climbs off soap box*

Thanks so much for reading and reviewing! I'm really glad it made you laugh. I have never written anything like this before, and wasn't sure how it was going to go over, so I really appreciate your feedback :D


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Review #5, by Lululuna He's dead...no seriously!

14th January 2014:
Hi! :)

Ah, this really killed me. It's so ridiculous and brilliant, I love how you've taken the dramatization of the movie and turned it into and obstacle of Harry's, and it's written so smoothly and drily and really made me laugh.

Harry's frustration was amazing, how he went through this huge epic battle and has nothing to show for it. I loved how you played off the ridiculous nature of Voldy dissolving into pieces and floating away, and Harry getting a piece in his eye was just perfect.

It actually makes so much sense- of course they need proof, you silly movie producers! But I also thought the idea of his announcement and all the Death Eaters just stopping and giving up was really funny and anti-climactic as well. Harry's attempts to explain everything, especially the Apparating around everywhere (that WAS weird!) and the seven books and eight movies things was brilliant.

The Avada Kedavra curse never seems to work quite right around him, so maybe Voldemort did break into tiny pieces? I thought this was really clever. :P

"The momentís passed. I'm going to bed." This is just Harry's luck! Haha, love it.

I think you should turn this into a short story collection where the other mysterious deaths are explained, such as Quirrell turning into a crumbling man-rock (how did Dumbledore know what happened with that??) and Voldy turning into a swooping ghost thing which flew around, Sirius just casually disappearing through the veil and all of a sudden everyone in the world knows he's dead despite there being no body, and of course Bellatrix's own special explosion. I would definitely read it if you did! :P

Also, all silliness aside, this story reminds me of how wrong it was for Voldy to dissolve and not have a body. The whole point was that he died like any other man when he was stripped of his Horcruxes. Ugh!

Brilliant story, I loved it! :D This review is very rambly and probably makes no sense, but I really enjoyed this. :)

Author's Response: Yay! I'm so glad you liked it! :D

Voldemort's death was just so anti-climatic. No one watching in our theater at the midnight release even cheered when it happened, (I think because we were so dang confused). Don't even get me started on the apparating thing. Sadly, I actually /really/ liked the movie until they went up and screwed up the ENTIRE CLIMAX OF THE ENTIRE SERIES *cough* but you know...no big deal...

I'm really glad you pulled out the seven books/eight movies line. I don't know why I find that line so hilarious, but I laugh every time I see it. :p

Yeah, there were definitely some other doozies in the movies (I specifically had to ignore the fact that Bellatrix also died in this way to make the story work...), but I'm fairly certain this is going to stay a one shot. As fun as it was to write, I just don't think I'm cut out for parodies.

Thank you so so very much for your review (and for giving me the chance to ramble about my story a little more.)


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Review #6, by theblacksisters He's dead...no seriously!

3rd January 2014:
So funny, even if I never liked DH2 all that much. (seriously, they screwed up so much)

Author's Response: Thanks for reading and reviewing. So glad you found this funny!

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Review #7, by UnluckyStar57 He's dead...no seriously!

2nd January 2014:
Hello! I'm here for the Seventh Day of the Twelve Days of Reviewing. :)

HAHAHAHA, this definitely was a little bit silly! I really enjoyed reading this because it didn't take itself too seriously--you obviously were going for sarcasm, and you got it! The joke about a piece of Voldemort flying into Harry's eye was really funny. I also liked the "seven books, eight movies" thing that you threw in--I see what you did there! :D

Wow, gosh, I don't think I know what to say! I loved that this story didn't try to continue Harry's adventures, but it just adapted a bit of one event. It sort of reminded me of the silly things that the Harvard Lampoon did with that vampire book and The Hunger Games. xD

I hope you're having a good new year so far!

~UnluckyStar57

Author's Response: I'm really glad that you enjoyed this! It's been floating around in my head for ages (the 'got some Voldy in my eye' was actually a comment I made after seeing the movie for the first time way back when it first came out :P)

For some reason, the "seven books, eight movies" line cracks me up every time. It's not even that funny, but I can't read it without laughing...still :P

So way to go! You picked up on probably my two favorite lines in this story. You win a hug! *hugs*

Thank you so much for reading and reviewing this!


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