Author has written 10 stories for Harry Potter, and Monty Python.
Hi, I guess I should put a bit about myself here. I'm a male, adult whose mother tongue is not English, and I've been reading fanfic for years.
My main interest in fanfiction for the past few years has been the Harry Potter universe, mainly because it is a very unique and rich world... which unfortunately was very badly treated by its main author.
One misfired spell later: third year fic, Powerful!Harry.
More Ramblings: new short story collection, as I've made a mess of the old one by deleting chapters in it.
The Sorting of 1991: a joke fic I wrote to deal with the silly equal-number-of-students fanon rule, see also below.
Purple and Green: a small vignette about Hermione Granger's first trip to Diagon Alley, and a startling realisation made.
Seeing Death Eaters: a humourous take on the fight between Harry and Voldemort at the end of The Goblet of Fire.
Emma's Plan: A three-chapter short story about a manipulative Emma Granger, and how she sets her daughter's love life straight.
Hermione and the Tournament: A longer one-shot that derails the Triwizard tournament. I tried to make it Hermione's POV throughout.
The Tale of Sir Harry: a joke fic much in the style of Seeing Death Eaters.
Des Kaisers Ramblings: my first story repository where I tried out short story ideas, cheap jokes, and put some shorter complete one-shots.
Books and Cleverness: a first year AU fic with a Ravenclaw Harry that is not the typical BWL. Currently on hiatus pending restart or rewrite :(
I havewhere some stories that require more than this site's M rating are posted. Some of the stuff posted in Ramblings are also posted there, with added scenes in some cases.
I currently have at least one ongoing clichéd harem story there.
To those that reviewed my stories: Thanks for reviewing!
I welcome criticism. One of the reasons I write is to improve my English writing skills. However, 'this sucks' is not criticism. Point out things which don't work please, but don't just say 'you fail', then you're just trolling.
I used mainly single quotation marks in my first uploaded stories. Yes that is a deliberate choice, and no, it is not wrong. It is the normal style in British English for one.
Thoughts on HP canon:
My 'head canon' is primarily the books, with supplemental information taken from other sources like JKR's website, Pottermore, the movies, the games, and other fanfiction writers.
List of Hogwarts yearmates of Harry Potter from a mixture of book and movie canon, but mainly 'Harry Potter and Me':
Gryffindor (8: 5b 3g):
Hufflepuff (10: 4b 6g):
Ravenclaw (10: 5b 5g):
Slytherin (9: 5b 4g):
37 students in Harry's year.
Sally-Anne and L. Moon can't be Gryffindors since they are never mentioned as part of the house or the D.A., and all Griffs in Harry's year joined the latter. That's the same reason Fay Dunbar does not make my cut.
The only time the books mention class size to my knowledge is when JKR writes there were 20 brooms in the combined Gryffindor/Slytherin Flying Class. Yes this does not fit with the above as it implies three more students, or the mystical number of 40 we see so often, but these are either three unknown Slytherins, or Gryffs we never see. I think she just made a mistake, or changed her mind.
Leanne has neither a known canon last name nor fixed year, but we know that there was probably a Runcorn in Harry's year (Spinks seems to be Draco's original name) so this fits.
In my fics I've mostly put Sally-Anne and Lilith Moon in Hufflepuff as I don't buy into the whole "equal number of boys and girls per house" crap.
If this was how the Hat worked in canon, doesn't it imply that Harry must have displaced a potential Gryffindor, and that Blaise Zabini was forced to become a Slytherin to compensate when Harry convinced the Hat not to put him in the same house as Draco?
Not-so-serious Challenge: write a fic with those rules.
The Hogwarts class of 1998 (Harry's year) is very small. This fits, with it being the war generation, and also taking into account the Saints Schools. Hogwarts is an exclusive school in my mind, with only the elite and the lucky smart ones going there. Your average Diagon Alley storekeeper would have gone to a Saints School so most of the Wizarding world populace is not a Hogwarts alumnus.
JKR has admitted being bad at maths (as her goblin-backed currency proves), so I think she simply made a mistake with the infamous '1000 studens' quote. She had 37 students for Harry's year, and at some point made the mistake of assuming she had 37 students per house per year. That would indeed lead to over 1000 students at Hogwarts. The problem is that the books were not written to support this, and even the movies show very small classes.
JKR's '1000 students' figure, or 36/37 students per house per year, I therefore take as the normal number for generations not afflicted by war.
To me this makes a lot of sense giving the high number of "unused classrooms" Hogwarts appears to have. They aren't (all) unused because of dropped subjects, but also dropped teachers. The lack of social activities other than Quidditch and the Gobstones club can also be explained, if the number of students dropped so dramatically it makes sense for less popular activities to simply die out.
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