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 never knew i needed this but i need this
There actually is a fic out there like this, Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality. Its a universe in which Petunia, instead of marrying Vernon Dursley, she married a scientist who actually raised Harry with love and care and surrounded by logic and science. Because of that, his personality is turned around, and instead of going into the wizarding world with so much built up anger and resentment, he goes in with curiosity a desire to understand it as thoroughly as possible.
He’s still kind of a shithead and can be pretty opinionated, but he questions everything, social norms, traditions, how magic actually works, et cetra. He gets sorted into the Slytherin house and his best friends end up becoming Hermione and Draco, and you see a lot of their psychology as well and their family dynamics.
I never actually finished it so I don’t know how exactly it ends or anything, but it was one of the most interesting takes on the HP universe I’ve ever seen, and the author really makes an effort to explore the world and it’s characters from the inside out.
So this is what I was blabbering about before; it’s an acapella vocal cover of the Jellyfish Song from DMMd. I really really enjoy the song, and so I did this for funsies~ Listen in headphones for better sound :D
Again it’s all acapella, so nothing but my voice was used. I hope you all enjoy it! :’3
whats up with killing a monster in a game and having it drop something that would hurt itself like I was punching these bees earlier and they kept dropping insect traps like woah bees what were you doing with those cause you totally weren’t trapped at all when you were chasing me what was some crazy bee bdsm party happening later sorry to ruin your plans