Harry Potter [Harry Potter]Miscellaneous ideas topic.

AoMythology

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Something I've mentioned in passing a couple of times on the Discord but don't think I've mentioned here:

Dark Lord Ron.

Now, in my mind, there's two ways this could be gone about. One is for a serious take on it, with an actually competent Ron secretly plotting and building up his own personal magical abilities, and building up a power base over time, before launching Wizarding Britain into another war to establish it as his fiefdom.

The second option is a more comedic take on it, where Ron gets so absolutely smashed that he wakes up the next morning, only to find out he managed to conquer all of Wizarding Britain the night before as a new Dark Lord and quickly has to figure out what he hell he was doing while drunk.
About the second take: Where is Seamus, why is Dean missing a finger and why is there a tiger in Ron's room/dorm/flat?!
 
Dark Lord Ron is hardly a new concept and one various people have played with over the years. Even I've taken a stab at it. Still, your concepts are better than most. Most versions of Evil Ron are just plain dumb and used as excuses to bash the character, so it's nice to see some thought going into your idea. Hell, most examples of the "Ron the Death Eater" Trope in general are horrible.

The only problem with the second one is that you have to be able to write comedy. It's not something every fanfic author can do. Some authors like Rorschach's Blot, dogbertcarroll and john1137 can manage it just fine with and without dipping into crack!fic territory. Other authors, like myself, cannot. It's easy to inject humor into a story, but full on comedy is a whole other beast.

Rorschach's Blot did something similar in the vein of your drunken badass idea several years ago, involving both Harry and Ron. I can't recall all the specifics at the moment, but I remember something about streaking in the Ministry and Ron getting a tattoo on his ass.
 

seitora

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I actually don't know that I've seen Dark Lord Ron. Maybe once or twice as a quick throwaway joke, but that's been about it.

Death Eater Ron or just plain jerkass evil Ron, though? Countless times.
 

DIT_grue

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Dark Lord Ron.

Now, in my mind, there's two ways this could be gone about. One is for a serious take on it, with an actually competent Ron secretly plotting and building up his own personal magical abilities, and building up a power base over time, before launching Wizarding Britain into another war to establish it as his fiefdom.
Alternately, Red and Gold is indisputably a serious take on Dark Lord Ron but in its six hundred words is much more concerned with motive than means. (Thanks for the excuse to reread it again.)
 
I actually don't know that I've seen Dark Lord Ron. Maybe once or twice as a quick throwaway joke, but that's been about it.

Death Eater Ron or just plain jerkass evil Ron, though? Countless times.
It was a semi-popular concept about 12 years ago. It wasn't a fad that lasted long though. Like I said, even I experimented with the concept. Most weren't all that good. And, as you said, some were little more than throwaway jokes.
 
Looks like the last idea I had (the four Blacks) got mixed results.

To the detractors, was anything about it salvageable? For the one who approved, what was it that worked?
 

AoMythology

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Looks like the last idea I had (the four Blacks) got mixed results.

To the detractors, was anything about it salvageable? For the one who approved, what was it that worked?
I liked the characterization of the Blacks as 'family first' and the Narcissa parts.

I didn't like the fact it was so wildly AU and that Harry has been replaced so thoroughly.
 
Looks like the last idea I had (the four Blacks) got mixed results.

To the detractors, was anything about it salvageable? For the one who approved, what was it that worked?
No. It's nothing but a cast of crappy OC's and at that point, it's not fanfiction it's derivative fiction, and you might as well write an original story with a similar setting. Pretending it's a "Harry Potter" story is just a cheap way to get attention.
 
Fair enough to all of that. I'm not going to pretend it was the best idea in the world or be hurt. Not every idea can be good.
 
Got just a skeleton of an idea here ...

Some time in the fall of 1997 (DH) Harry/Ron/Hermione are hiding in Grimmauld Place -- author-fiat reason of some kind that lets them stay there, haven't figured that out -- when it's not Remus Lupin who comes to #12 but Nymphadora (Tonks) Lupin instead. The stress of the war and worrying about her father (he's disappeared, possibly dead) has caused her to miscarry. Remus takes this as the excuse to leave.

Anyway, so, Tonks is at #12, she's the only member of the Order that H/R/H are in immediate contact with, Ron and Hermione convince Harry somehow to let Tonks in on the secret of the Horcruxes. They get the Locket out of the Ministry with her help, and maybe being a Metamorphmagus means she's some kind of help getting the Cup out of Bellatrix's Gringotts vault. Not sure about the Diadem in Hogwarts, but maybe there too. Harry and Nym get close, eventually they have some kind of relationship in this story once Lord Voldemort is dead.

Probably 10,000% cliché as fuck, but I don't give a damn.
 
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An idea/question. What if, when Regulus Black realized that LV had created a Horcrux, he knew about LV giving Bellatrix and Lucius each something else to hide? I think that if Regulus had played Bella right, he might have convinced her to leave the Cup at #12, maybe by telling her something like "Only the Blacks are pure enough, loyal enough, and worthy enough to secure the Dark Lord's treasure, Bellatrix. Nothing so important can be held by goblin filth." I could easily see that working. It or something else may have worked on Narcissa as well.

So, basically, what if, after LV's fall in Halloween 1981, #12GP is now the location of *three* of LV's Horcruxes?
 

seitora

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Idiot idea of mine from the Discord: Instead of trying to hide from Voldemort by using the Secret Keeper mechanism, James and Lily should have just moved to Cornwall

Nobody wants to go to Cornwall. Definitely not Voldemort. Not even his lackeys want to go to Cornwall. Anybody who tries to go will instantly be repulsed and get the heck out of there. It's the perfect hiding spot for James and Lily.

(I really have no idea why Cornwall has that reputation, but apparently it does. Funnily enough, even the Cornwall in Canada has a pretty terrible reputation)
 
Speaking as a non-Brit, what's so bad about Cornwall?
 
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