i didn't like it. i mean, it was well written, and pretty... interesting. it's just that i have a hard time imagining Harry as a muggle that made up the wizarding world. an insane one, at that. the thought deppresses me, and that's what i don't like about it. so i guess you could say i liked it, but at the same time... i didn't. anyway, personal emotions aside, it was well-written, pretty emotional(for me), and all-in all a good AU. keep up the good work :)
Wow. This story left me staring at my screen in shock.. It was actually kind of disturbing, to tell the truth. Really disturbing. I can see why it makes sense, but... i did find it disturbing.
Wow... this was really well written and really interesting, definitely a different take on Harry's story. It makes a lot of sense, though, as the Dursleys' treatment of him must have had some effect, and Harry in reality feels worth nothing, so it would make sense that he create a world in which he is at the centre and which he solely has the ability to save.
I loved how you made Harry realise that they were right - that was really ingenious. Throughout the fic, I wasn't really sure how you were going to do that, as he was so adamant that the wizarding world existed.
Just a small nitpick - at the end you've written Admitted on Aprial 1990 and it should say "in".
You also have a bit of a tense problem - the story keeps randomly switching between present and past tense (eg Harry croaks and He wanted to get his wand.. Personally, I would put it all in the present tense, it gives the reader an immediacy and a connection to Harry, but that's up to you.
It's an interesting and disturbing point you bring up in this fic... it makes me wonder, is the human mind really capable of making something like this up and believing it? But then again... the entire HP universe was made up by someone and I have to admit that at least a few times I've tried to kid myself that it actually exists. Interesting.
Oh yeah, I almost forgot, I thought the beginning was really interesting - in that opening section, I had no idea where this fic was headed... I thought perhaps you were going down the track of Harry got hit by some speel in the last battle and is changed forever etc. So anyway... great fic and well written (except for the small tenses thing).
Sorry for this exceedingly long and rambly review which probably makes little sense... anyway... thanks for writing such a great and thought-provoking fic.
Author's Response: Wow. That had to be my longest-ever review; thanks so much for being so keen on the story and for taking the time to write such a review ^_^ I'll fix the 'Admitted' thing soon and, if I find the time, will try to rewrite the bits that have the past tense (I agree with you that the present tense would be much more appropriate for something like this). Thank YOU, again, for taking the time to read and review this fic!
Very provocative take on the whole series. At what point does the imagination tilt over the edge into insanity? Yet without those willing to test those limits we would never have fiction writers. Oh, if only this Harry thought to pick up a pen and send his adventures to a publisher. Perhaps, the $$ pouring in might serve as a reality check.
Great job, you made the alternate world and Harry's reaction to it very believable. Especially for those of us who know that the poor lad REALLY is a wizard....
Author's Response: It's a pity we're not allowed to post JKR stories; it would have been quite a sequel to have Harry writing under the pseudonym Rowling as he takes steps towards recovery =D Thanks for stopping by and reading this and thanks for your review ^_^
Wow, what a brilliantly chilling piece! Psychosis, now who'd have thought that! Seriously, reading it left me gaping at my screen in utter shock. In a good way, of course! :D Seven books worth of twists and turns and we find out that it's all merely a figment of Harry's imagination?! Ohh, I'm barely coherent now. Poor Harry, though. I certainly can imagine the neglect that he had had to put up with in his formative years pushing him off the edge and in need of an alternate state of mind.
Author's Response: I actually wanted to put in sort of a memory sequence where we see far worse mental stress on Harry ,from the Dursleys, than that depicted in the books. But I thought I should just stick to having this as a story for this particular vision of Harry inside a mental hospital. Thanks for reading and reviewing this and I'm happy you liked it ^_^