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Thursday, May 18th, 2017

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I think I've hit upon a new pet peeve...
Going through a number of pieces of Harry Potter fan fiction I find myself having a little trouble with the way people handling questioning with Veritaserum. I'm finding far too many people falling into the trap of "too much information" when the target of the potion is being questioned. From what I remember and can tell the person under the influence of said potion is supposed to answer questions directly and not volunteer more than what is being asked. If it's a yes or no question, the answer should just be yes or no; saying anything else beyond that just seems completely wrong.

I know there's some amount of creative license, but that seems too far. Ah well...


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