what if harry had been sorted into slytherin though
- sarcastic bastard and no need to pretend otherwise
- learning the names of people outside your immediate circle of friends??? please
- usually overdramatic, sometimes morally grey
- sirius having to deal with the fact that his godson is a slytherin. a slytherin. james potter’s son is in slytherin. remus can you believe this
- bezzies-by-circumstance with draco malfoy with all the highlights including a) earth-shattering fights, b) someone brazen enough to curb draco’s nastiness, and c) someone unimpressed enough to tell harry to get a fucking grip and stop being so self-righteous all the time potter you frilly whingebag
- (and a friendship with harry/draco reluctantly getting roped into his cause could have changed a whole buncha shit for the malfoys and all that Malfoy Joins the Order With Snape fic of ‘03-‘05 could have come true)
- speaking of, a head of house/student relationship with snape might have saved his character from being entirely reprehensible
- challenging the wizarding public’s views of slytherin house by pitting their ridiculous prejudices against their blind all-consuming love for/faith in harry
- quirrell was a ravenclaw and wormtail was a gryffindor [insert harry’s sarcastic one-liner about all the witches and wizards who went bad being in slytherin here]
- jkr putting her money where her mouth is re: “we’ve all got both light and dark inside us, it’s our choices who make us who we truly are” by putting the boy who lived and eventual saviour of the wizarding world in the ~evil house~
- or even better she could have established slytherin as the ~evil house~ and then dismantled that completely by showing harry surrounded by loving, caring people forced to choose between standing beside their friend harry or supporting voldemort’s/their parents’ cause
- harry’s group of friends torn in two by their parents’ ideology and their loyalty to harry and what they’ve seen to be true while sharing a home with hundreds of halfbloods and muggleborns
- and then members of slytherin house fighting tooth and nail against the people who raised them because harry potter just has that effect on people
- all resulting in an eventual about-face in people’s attitudes towards slytherins
- and when harry has kids they’re proud at the thought of being sorted into slytherin house because their dad was a slytherin and he saved the fucking world
I’d read the shit out of this. Especially putting the boy who lived in the “evil” house.
There were two things I always noticed about Mitchell: 1, The further down the wrong path he was going, the greasier his hair got, till you were at season 3 and he apparently had forgotten how to use shampoo in any capacity.
And 2, how much he smoked seemed to be all over the place. He smoked like a chimney in season 1, barely smoked in season 2, and then smoked somewhere between those two options in season 3.
Also, does Aidan Turner smoke in real life? I find myself wondering that at this moment.
My only guess is that they wanted to make smoking look cool & sexy in s1, to go with cool and sexy Mitchell. Same goes for making his hair messy, but presentable. It’s different in later seasons, when it’s clear Mitchell is not really a sexy vampire boy, so it reflected on his image, I suppose.
The further you go, the less cool he becomes, so it affects his physical appearance. The “cool factor” is shattered pretty quickly, imo, so his smoking appears less (and, when is present, makes him seem nervous & distressed and not cool). His hair becomes embodiment of his messy state of mind and poor personal hygiene.
As for RL smoking, there’s a behind the scenes clip of Aidan and Jason Watkins filming the 60s flashback scenes and Aidan has a cigarette there, so my guess is yes. I haven’t researched this issue in more depth, though, so I might be wrong.
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Anonymous asked: Do you have anything on writing the first sentence or paragraph of a book? I’m writing one were my character got in trouble and is sitting in the principal’s office. I don’t want to start off using dialogue. Any ideas?
You might find these posts helpful:
- In the Beginning
- The Beginning of your Novel that isn’t the Beginning of your Novel
- A Beginning from the Middle
- Starting with a Bang
- Starting with Flashbacks
- First Chapters: What To Include @ The Beginning Writer
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i wana cry
An unreasonable amount of people don’t find bats adorable.
I was expecting to see the “One is not like the other” comment.