Title: For Love of Magic Author: Noodlehammer Rating: M Status: Ongoing Words: 240,016 Published: December 15, 2015 Library Category: Adventure Pairing: Undisclosed Link: Link Summary:A different upbringing leaves Harry Potter with an early knowledge of magic and a view towards the Wizarding World not as an escape from the Dursleys, but as an opportunity to learn more about it. Unfortunately, he quickly finds that are many elements in this new world that are unwilling to leave the Boy-Who-Lived alone. Noodlehammer's previous works are Naruto-based, specifically a quadrillogy that went from a good story to progressively stranger ones that came off as a guilty-pleasure read that oft were more masturbatory than anything. This new story is... interesting. At first I was dismissive due to how almost ... slavishly it adhered to certain outdated conventions both character wise and plot device wise. Harry is raised by a different couple resulting in a different personality that is straight up OOC. Basic Manipulative Dumbledore subtones. Wandless Magic Harry who finds that using a wand makes magic too easy. Goblin's being cunts and Harry trying to out maneuver them. Harry liking muggle pen and paper and Snape being a dick about it. And then, it does some weird things that make me want to continue reading. Harry is a Ravenclaw. Hermione dies. Harry doesn't care about investigating the third floor corridor, resulting in Dumbledore having to step in and deal with Quirrel—thought his part was actually brilliant, before the author had Dumbledore call Harry to his office and explain everything to him. Harry learning about Runes and making a huge fuck-up with them—which unfortunately looks like it's going to lead into harem-consequences. It's paradoxing how shit parts of this story is, and yet there are tiny gems in there that I find interesting. I'm personally holding off rating it yet, but I wanted to bring it to peoples attention since it is—when it isn't painfully self-unaware—fairly interesting.