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Author has written 10 stories for Harry Potter, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, and Hunger Games.
Hi, I'm UWontKnoXD. My favorite fanfictions to write are Harry Potter and Percy Jackson. My favorite ones to read are Harry Potters. I especially love the Slytherin/Smart/Dark/Marriage Contracted/more suave/HarryxFleur/brought up by Remus and Sirius stories.
Here are some of my favorite pairings for all of the fandoms I've read into:
Harry/Hermione, Harry/Daphne, Harry/Fleur, and Harry/Luna.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians (although I haven't read into anything at all in this universe in almost three or four months):
Percy/Rachel, Percy/Artemis, Percy/Clarisse, Percy/Hazel, and Percy/Reyna
Peeta/Katniss, Katniss/Finnick, Peeta/Madge, Peeta/Johanna
Pirates of the Caribbean:
Here's a little rant:
Because they were children's books, Rowling oversimplified a lot of things. Had these books been written for adults, the characters would have been more complex, the language would have been more challenging, and the houses would likely have been more fairly represented. Also, Harry himself hated Slytherin house, and because he is the protagonist, Rowling may have been giving us insight into how Harry saw them and not how they actually were.
The prejudice against the Slytherins was rivalled by that of the Hufflepuffs - much as the Slytherins might have been singled out as having valued traits that were more likely to turn out badly, at least nobody was calling them duffers. How does being a hard-worker make you stupid? Even Ravenclaw was given a second-class rating (despite having traits that I personally find most desirable - with a combination of the others). Elevating the Gryffindors was really what Rowling was trying to do: we are supposed to sympathize with Harry and his friends, and one way to do this is to have you stereotyping and/or not paying attention to everyone else.
But that bit in the film where McGonagall sends the Slytherins to the dungeons is not only short-sighted (and slightly "racist" for lack of a better term), it was completely out of her character (and probably the one thing I truly hated in that film). She never would have done it. Weren't the Slytherins afforded the option of staying in the book with the majority of them choosing to leave? Why they left could be attributed to their values (ambitious people probably don't want to end up dead - or perhaps their fighting strategy would have been more coy and didn't require them to stay in the castle), but also because the majority of their parents were in the battle. I don't know that they left in order to "side" with their parents; it was more because they wouldn't want to be pitted against them (imo). They were just kids, after all.
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