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  1. Kyle Lippincott

    I enjoyed it.  Haven’t started the sequel (not much is resolved at the end of wastelands..)

    If you want good harry potter fanfic, I have to recommend Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality.  It’ll be kind of ‘beat you over the head with the ideals of those who proclaim their beliefs “less wrong”‘, but in general I can’t really fault it for that, since I haven’t been able to think of ways in which they’re incorrect.  Look forward to things like pointing out that there’s no concept of arbitrage in the wizard muggle currency, that quidditch’s scoring is completely bonkers, and other amusing things in that vein that occur to a “rational” Harry Potter who is thrown in to the Wizarding world and wishes to make sense of it, not just memorize it like everyone who had apparently come before.

    Amusingly, in attempting to remember what Voldemort was doing during Methods, I stumbled across this: http://gerrycanavan.wordpress.com/2011/01/20/harry-potter-and-the-methods-of-rationality/ which has the author of Methods reference Wastelands with praise. :)  If you want to not have a minor plot point from Methods ruined (a rather minor plot point, admittedly, but an amusing one when you consider a rational protagonist AND a rational villain), then you shouldn’t read the second to last paragraph at the above link.  It won’t really spoil anything, but you might see where a conversation is going a few pages earlier when provided this information in advance.

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