As a comment on the story as a whole, I used to think it was likely that the story would cumulate with Harry finding the source of magic. But with only one arc left, there simply isn't the time. It would be like the hobbits setting off to Mordor halfway through 'the return of the king'.

I also thought there might be a hunt for the horocruxes, but I doubt there will be time for that either. Without the horocruxes destroyed, Quirrelmort will at least partially survive. I'm guessing Harry will too. Dumbledore might be killed, either by Quirrel or by Harry, wh... (read more)

My guess is that Hermione has already been resurrected. Her body was stolen. Harry returned from the future to a time when her body was still fresh, and took it to the future, when he has already defeated death.

0solipsist5yThey might be mostly gone. Dumbledore was MIA for much of the book. It has been hinted that one Horcrux has already being used. > "THERE WILL BE NO SECOND DATE," SAID THE GREEN-LIT SILHOUETTE IN A VOICE SO FEARSOME THAT IT SOUNDED, NOT ONLY LIKE A DEATH EATER, BUT LIKE AMYCUS CARROW THAT ONE TIME JUST BEFORE FATHER TOLD HIM TO STOP IT, HE WASN'T THE DARK LORD. > AMYCUS CARROW HAD ALWAYS BEEN ONE OF THE OTHER PROBLEM PEOPLE; FATHER HAD ONCE TOLD DRACO TO MAKE SURE HE WAS NEVER ALONE IN THE SAME ROOM WITH AMYCUS... > DRACO'S HEART WAS HAMMERING IN HIS CHEST SO HARD HE WORRIED IT MIGHT EXPLODE RIGHT OUT OF HIS CHEST IN A SHOWER OF BLOOD, LIKE THAT CURSE AMYCUS CARROW HAD USED ONCE ON A PUPPY. > FILCH SIMPLY WASN'T IN AMYCUS CARROW'S LEAGUE.
4MathiasZaman5yThe following chapters together will be at least as long as Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. There might be room for all sort of directions. Some stories work very well with endings that quickly escalate. Not from Yudkowsky. He has said before that he wants to wrap up all the plot points in this story.

Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality discussion thread, January 2015, chapter 103

by b_sen 1 min read29th Jan 2015174 comments

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New chapter, and the end is now in sight!

This is a new thread to discuss Eliezer Yudkowsky’s Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality and anything related to it. This thread is intended for discussing chapter 103.

There is a site dedicated to the story at hpmor.com, which is now the place to go to find the authors notes and all sorts of other goodies. AdeleneDawner has kept an archive of Author’s Notes. (This goes up to the notes for chapter 76, and is now not updating. The authors notes from chapter 77 onwards are on hpmor.com.)

Spoiler Warning: this thread is full of spoilers. With few exceptions, spoilers for MOR and canon are fair game to post, without warning or rot13. More specifically:

You do not need to rot13 anything about HP:MoR or the original Harry Potter series unless you are posting insider information from Eliezer Yudkowsky which is not supposed to be publicly available (which includes public statements by Eliezer that have been retracted).

If there is evidence for X in MOR and/or canon then it’s fine to post about X without rot13, even if you also have heard privately from Eliezer that X is true. But you should not post that “Eliezer said X is true” unless you use rot13.