no part of the golden trio is more important than another
that’s the whole point of the golden trio
I don’t think it’s ever been explicitly stated but that’s the impression I got from the epilogue.
"If you’re not in Gryffindor, we’ll disinherit you," said Ron, "but no pressure."
Lily and Hugo laughed, but Albus and Rose looked solemn.
"He doesn’t mean it," said Hermione and Ginny, but Ron was no longer paying attention.
Like, wouldn’t they have been like “But James wasn’t disinherited!” - I think that might mean that he’s in Gryffindor. Also, James’ teasing, even though he says there’s nothing wrong with being in Slytherin, must be a product of the old rivalry between the two houses. Additionally, when Harry tells Al that he can ask the sorting hat where to place him, he says something about “choosing Gryffindor over Slytherin” like he doesn’t even mention the other houses. Which is weird; Gryffindor and Slytherin aren’t the only two houses/choices. But I mean, Al might was to be a Gryffindor because, not only is it a family thing, but James is there and the whole looking-up-to-older-siblings thing comes into play.
The more I think about it, more it seems like JKR is suggesting that Al could only ever be a Gryffindor or Slytherin (and she leans it more towards Slytherin) but I don’t want to see him in either house; I want him to be a Hufflepuff! But if I had to choose between those two, I would say Gryffindor because Al seems like a sweet summer child who would be very upset if he was placed in Slytherin idk.
dorcasdeadowes replied to your post “Rowling not cooperating… You never know! I Mean if she reallyyyyy Been thinking about the books more she probably realize to make Al Potter slytherin makes no sense beyond “lets give slytherin another Bone (as if having snape redeemed and hailed a hero and “bravest man” wasnt enough) and she Been lamenting how little respect hufflepuff Been getting (even With someone like Tonks in it) so it could happened! We hace to remain hopeful and maybe mágic Will happen and we hufflepuff!Al potter :D”
YES ALBUS AS HUFFLEPUFF YES
THERE’S NOTHING MORE PERFECT TO ME
geronimaj replied to your post “You’re so right about tlat- I thought it was okay but there was too much hype and I didn’t like the characterisations- the same with commentarius. In my opinion, the closest thing to canon is probably All Right, Evans?. Thoughts? :)”
Hey, that’s me! C: I steer from canon quite a bit for my own selfish purposes, but I’ll take this - thanks, anon!
I’ve been meaning to read it for so long!
geronimaj replied to your post “I think it was bullshit people sending you anon hate just because you didn’t like the fanfic, but you answered to this anon hate by talking a lot of bad things - mostly in a hard, rude way - about Jules’ work, and that was completely unfair, since it wasn’t her who was sending you hate. So, yeah, you acted badly, and you should own up to that and at least make some sort of apologize to her. Not to the anon, of course, he was an asshole.”
Jules is a big girl, anon; can take critiques. There were no personal attacks - the creator and the creation are two separate entities. (Jess, I’m sorry I keep replying to these, but they annoy me so here I am.)
Exactly! I would never attack her as a person and she knows that. Like, we’re totally cool; people need to understand that.
road-to-jay replied to your post “I think it was bullshit people sending you anon hate just because you didn’t like the fanfic, but you answered to this anon hate by talking a lot of bad things - mostly in a hard, rude way - about Jules’ work, and that was completely unfair, since it wasn’t her who was sending you hate. So, yeah, you acted badly, and you should own up to that and at least make some sort of apologize to her. Not to the anon, of course, he was an asshole.”
i don’t even know exactly what to say but it really bothers me that someone took their time to make a huge deal out of it and try to steer shit between you and the TLAT writer. just hope you’re feeling better, yeah?
It does feel like this person was just trying to create trouble! But I’m fine; thank you :)
honey-lake replied to your post “god, get over yourself man. the way you speak of tlat as if its the most horrible thing to ever happen is worrying, it’s only fanfic dude. no need to get so fired up. juST FANFIC, just a story someone wrote about the characters she loves, okay??”
I agree with you 100%. The fandom of TLAT has discouraged other writers, shippers, and fans because of their love for the story. That’s never ok. You should never put someone else down to bring yourself (or, in this case, your favorite fic) up.
I’m sure there are TLAT fans/readers that aren’t like this, but I have seen and experienced that a lot. Hopefully, that’ll eventually change since Jules is so against that kind of behavior and isn’t afraid to say it on her blog. There’s a difference between being supportive and, well, this.
But I’ve gotten a lot of really nice messages and some were even from TLAT fans so that gives me hope :)
I hope she decides to go down this route! I think Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw are so neglected; there aren’t many major characters from their houses (I mean I know there are a few but people like Tonks weren’t even revealed to be Hufflepuff in the series; that’s outside information and those houses deserve more than outside information), they don’t have much merchandise, Ravenclaw has the wrong colors in the little merchandise that they have, people don’t understand/respect their houses very much, etc. It’d be great if one of Harry’s children (or two; I know, at least, that James is a Gryffindor) were in one of those houses instead of the standard Gryffindor/Slytherin.
I understand that there is a lot of prejudice that surrounds Slytherin because a lot of bad/evil characters came from that house but putting Al there feels a bit forced. Like the way she designed his character is so pathetically Slytherin (like Wolfy McWolferson Remus Lupin) with his initials ASP being a type of snake, Albus is the only one of the children with green eyes, his middle name is Severus, he likes a Quidditch team with green colors, he’s worried about being placed in Slytherin, etc. But his personality doesn’t seem very Slytherin to me idk? And he’s was SO UPSET by James’ teasing like I think he’d be even more so if he was actually placed in Slytherin; he was less comforted by the Snape thing and more so by the whole “you can ask the sorting hat to place you where you want and it might listen to you like it did to me” thing. This series is about choices and that kid will be begging not to be in Slytherin haha.
Idk Slytherin is already redeemed to me; she can place Next Gen kids there, but I’d rather it be because it suits them. Also Albus and Teddy as Puffs would be the BEST. Maybe one of Bill and Fleur’s kids could be Slytherins (Victoire?), that makes a lot of sense to me.
Now, this is not addressed to all of you, I would just like to say before I begin. I have recently heard that a fellow tumblr user expressed the opinion that tlat just isn’t for her; she did not do this meanly, and she definitely did not go cyberbully anyone. Then, she began to receive anon hate. She elaborated her opinion more harshly this time, and although I myself disagree with some of the points she made, she was perfectly entitled to do this. She expressed her opinion in what should have been a safe haven to do so. However, some members of the TLAT fandom have decided to take matters into their own hands, and have sent her anon hate, and shown her post to the author, something which was quite inappropriate to do, as the author was clearly not the intended recipient of the OP.
Here is what my PSA is: TLAT fandom, it’s great that you’re all so loyal to the author of this fanfic. It’s great that you enjoy the story so much. But what’s not great is that some of you have cyber bullied someone who dared to disagree with you. This person didn’t flame the author in the reviews section or anything like that; they just simply expressed their opinion on their own tumblr, that TLAT just isn’t their cup of tea.
I myself am a fan of TLAT; I’m happy for the author and proud of its success. However, at the end of the day, it’s just a fanfiction. If somebody is not so fond of it, and you feel personally attacked, you’re too obsessed with it. In a weird way, sometimes I kind of think all the hype surrounding TLAT isn’t entirely a good thing. Please hear me out: There’s a fine line between a fanfiction becoming so popular other people make gifsets of it and even write their own fanfictions about it, and a fanfiction being so popular anyone who disagrees with it gets cyberbullied.
There’s a fine line between liking a fanfiction so much it keeps you on the edge of your seat, and being so obsessed with it that it preoccupies you so much it interferes with other areas of your life. I myself will be the first to admit I have caused myself a poor night’s sleep from staying up late reading TLAT, which is not okay, regardless of how good the fic is.
Also, I know a lot of people like to say that TLAT is better than the actual Harry Potter books…you’re entitled to your opinion, but please remember that if it weren’t for Harry Potter, TLAT would not even exist.
In conclusion, it is great that the TLAT fandom is such a supportive fandom, however that does not make it acceptable to cyber bully anyone. Ever. It would probably be wise for all of us to continue to enjoy reading TLAT, but keep our perspectives in check-look at the big picture and not narrow our minds-, and enjoy it in moderation.
I love Commentarius :)
Haha oh my god thank you!! This made me smile <33333
Thank you for being so lovely <3333333
Well I’m glad that a positive came out of this! Thank you <33333
And, yes, Rent is awesome haha :)
Keep in mind that Commentarius is AU; I mean, it’s fine if you don’t like it, but it’s not supposed to be canon since Lily is very much like Mia from The Princess Diaries, which is very much on purpose.
I actually haven’t read All Right, Evans yet but it’s on my list :)