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Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

By alannahowe
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This is a scene from a Harry Potter fanfic I'm currently reading, in which Harry was raised by scientists before going to Hogwarts (as well as being something of a boy genius). Upon entering the magical world he then tries to rationalise and explain all the magic he encounters using scientific methods.

Very funny, I can highly recommend it :
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Daveissafe's avatar
Amazing good job
Ansicht's avatar
I love it! 
zgyt4033's avatar
This is just AWESOME! Can I use it as my topic background? It's about chinese translation of hpmor.
suryasm's avatar
This. The exact moment where the universe of science starts to bleed into the world of magic with Harry acting as the bridge. You have managed to make this scene suitably epic, even though Harry is just turning a part of an eraser into steel. Good job!
Kunh's avatar
WOW ! This is just AWESOME ^o^ !
alannahowe's avatar
Haha, why thank you.
OatmealFTLOTUDO's avatar
Oh my gosh, this is not only beautiful art but also shows one of the scenes that most exemplifies what the story is about (i.e. following logic even when conventional wisdom disagrees).

I love the expression on his face. 
alannahowe's avatar
Slightly crazed? Thanks for the comment! :)
Entraya's avatar
Well, it starts out funny, anyway. A nice witty humor and such. But the feels, the awe, the great moments of feel and amazement.. 
alannahowe's avatar
Agreed, a psychological roller-coaster.
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3mptylord's avatar
It's not quite as "very funny" when you get further in. It's still VERY good, though - and that's a very nice piece of art. ^_^
3mptylord's avatar
Yeah. It still has its charm, but it gets a little bit more serious after Azkaban. SOFT-SPOILER ALERT: If you're anything like me, the events of Time Pressure will probably hit you in the feels. :'(
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Really? I'm only at around 70, there is definitely less science happening, but still thoroughly entertaining :) Thanks for the compliment.
vcxd's avatar
Never before has transfiguration been so epic!!! 
CatoPhilosophus's avatar
Wow, very nice.

This is from Chapter 28, I suppose.
alannahowe's avatar
It is from chapter 28! Definitely one of my favorite chapters, I'd love if he kept making breakthrough discoveries in the magical world :)
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