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
Only if he stays friends with Ron, though.
Like he’d take Draco’s guff about the ~wrong sort of wizard~.
Also, interhouse friendships!
*cough* Oh you wanted an AU where Harry is sorted into Slytherin?
It does come attached to an AU where Remus and Sirius rescue him from the Dursleys when he’s eight, so maybe that’s not your thing…
This article here has some tips for writers on how to create unique plots. As we know, ideas are almost always recycled, and there are hardly more than a handful of different major plots being written worldwide, and across generations. However, we can still attempt to create unique ideas, situations, or subplots for our stories. Andrea Simoncic explains 5 brainstorming techniques:
(All content is taken directly from the article and I do not possess any of them.)
1) The unrelated ideas plot technique: This type of plotting involves taking two different and distinct concepts and marrying them to each other in a way that gives birth to a unique plot-line. An excellent example of this technique can be found in the short story collection entitled, Many Bloody Returns, which features a plethora of tales centered around vampires and birthdays. Some of the advantages of this technique include the opportunity to explore seemingly unrelated ideas and the ease of creating a compact plot for short stories or flash fiction. One of the disadvantages, however, is that it is more difficult (although not impossible) to use this technique when plotting longer works of fiction, such as a novel.