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Silent Night

This is an alternate universe story, where Petunia married a scientist. Harry enters the wizarding world armed with Enlightenment ideals and the experimental spirit. Updated every Wednesday.

Chapter 1 is below, everything else can be found at the Table of Contents. If you would like to get a taste of rationalist fiction in shorter forms, the Other Audio page has a number of smaller works available.

The full original text can be found at HPMoR.com

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(105) Production Notes

I have updated the available roles file to list the final available roles for HPMoR. They are mainly Death Eaters, plus of course Voldemort. Be warned – spoilers in that file, if you haven’t read the text yet.

Speaking of which, here is a link to the first Voldemort scene from a Very Potter Musical, if anyone was looking for a possible inspiration. Seriously, any assistance I could get on the Voldy front would be helpful.

I know I never had a background hiss to denote Parseltounge-speech before. I stretched my enunciation a bit and really stressed all the S’s, and I felt that was enough. The characters spoke in Parseltounge in long blocks, and it was telegraphed by people turning into snakes, and so forth. But in the coming chapters Harry and Quirrell drop in and out of Parseltounge a lot, sometimes multiple times in a single paragraph. Sometimes the lines don’t contain any S sounds. And to make matters worse, Harry’s Slytherin Side thinks at him a few times… and his Slytherin side talks like Draco, who also stretches his enunciation, so it sounds kinda Parseltounge-ish. So, yeah, I figured it was important to be much more explicit. Hope it works for everyone.

(104a) Production Notes

He’s OK, or at least, as OK as one can be considering the circumstances. It turns out my mother had been a bit hyperbolic in her distress, he didn’t lose his whole finger, only up to the first knuckle. Safety Third!

And if you haven’t backed up in a while, do so soon. I try to do so every six months, and I was just a little past that line. I figured I’d wait a few more weeks until I heard what corrections are needed on the updated prior episodes, fix them, then backup everything at once. That was a terrible idea. I’m ridiculously happy that I’d already uploaded everything, and that I keep my writing in the Cloud. Right now everything is a pain in the ass, but at least I still have an ass at all! (metaphorically)

Also, you guys are great. I received six submissions for the two Hufflepuff parts in this episode. I already  have people sending me samples for Oliver’s lines, months in advance, and I haven’t even updated the available roles file yet! I’m feeling overwhelmed in a good way, thank you all! :)

Red Legacy, part 2

Madness? This is Arkhipov!

Original Text is available in the February 2015 issue of Asimov’s Science Fiction, and isn’t available free online right now.

Credits (in order of appearance):
Guards – Peter Sartucci & Quincy Allen
Technician – Drewy Nucci
Natasha – Cedra

Music: Crossed Over From Death To Life, Prelude To An Eon, The Call Of Ktulu (as performed by Warsaw Guitar Orchestra)

SFX: Boom Rumble, GunfirePistol, Footsteps, HeartbeatScreams, Crash, Glass, Explosion, Slap