Harry Potter and the Daft Morons

By Sinyk

Status: Abandoned, Word Count: 745,200, Pairings: Harry Potter/Hermione Granger/Fleur Delacour/Daphne Greengrass, Neville Longbottom/Hannah Abbott/Susan Bones, Genre: Drama

Author’s Summary: At the first task of the Tri-Wizard Tournament Harry sees his chance to strike down his enemies – and takes it. Here is a Harry who knows how to think and reason. Really Bash!AD, EWE, Clueful!HP Eventual HP/HG/DG/FD NL/HA/SB and others. Unapologetically!AU.

My Thoughts: Look, I’ll be honest, I strongly dislike Harry Potter and the Daft Morons. I read it beginning to end back in the day, before I realized what good fanfiction looked like, and it has helped shape the tropes that I avoid when looking for stories to read. The reason I have such a strong aversion to Dumbledore bashing is that this fic digs that idea so far into the ground that it eventually reaches China, and the author apparently didn’t realize that nobody there likes the stupid fucking trope either. But besides that, the writing is bland—grammatically sound, but bland—and it also features a cliche harem where the girls all embody a single trope and never go through any sort of development. I won’t pretend to like this story, but I’ll take this moment to thank Sinyk, as I think his story caused my taste in fanfiction to improve and evolve. If nothing else, at least this Daft Morons has that.

It has been three years since this story has updated. It has been two years since Sinyk updated anything. I’m assuming that this means he’s moved on from fanfiction.

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