Reviews for The Second Head of Slytherin House
||2007.10.12 - 06:15PM
|Thank you for this!
I know that the 'pureblood supremecy' is very uncouth in the modern Wizarding world, but I agree with you that there was certainly good reason for it in 1000 AD! It makes a difference when you are trying to protect a minority group from persecution in uncertain times. So, I love how you have presented Salazar Slytherin here - I think it's a great portrait of who he was and what made him tick. |
Author's Response: Thanks for the review. It seemed to me that any explanation of Salazar would have to seriously account for his friendship with Gryffindor. And after all, it's Slytherins who are known for ambition, and creating Hogwarts was quite an ambitious undertaking. They're also the most likely ones to understand and calculate risks.
||2006.09.29 - 03:00AM
|I see you posted this as I was up to my neck in packing suitcases. I'm glad you pointed it out. Interesting back story, and lots of fun.|
Author's Response: Thanks for the review. This was lots of fun to write.
||2006.08.19 - 11:44AM
|That was extremly sweet :D|
Author's Response: Thanks for the review. Nothing wrong with a bit of fluff now and then, eh? Besides, I've been working out my theories about Slytherins in general, and that meant dealing with Salazar Slytherin himself at some point.
||2006.08.12 - 04:53PM
People talk about the four Founders of Hogwarts, but not everyone knows it was Salazar Slytherin who had the idea for a school to train magical children. He convinced his best friend, Godric Gryffindor, that it would be a glorious undertaking. Together, they brought in Rowena Ravenclaw and Helga Hufflepuff to join them and that made four.Now, what Salazar wanted was a place where wizards and witches could use their magic without worrying about the reactions of Muggles. What kind of world would they create if the use of their magic could be unfettered? Salazar imagined a new and unique culture centered round magic.Now, at that time most magical people lived right alongside of Muggle folks. How open they were about their magic depended on the attitude of their Muggle neighbors. Most villages saw the magically gifted as just another specialty, like blacksmithing. You didn't really want more than one or two blacksmiths to a village, but then every village wanted at least one, and it was the same way with magical folk. On t'other hand, some villages persecuted their magical folk. And then a very few villages started to "specialize" in magic, like Hogsmeade did.
Author's Response: Hi, Headmistress. Looks like a little mistake here. I'd love to read any comments you have on the story. Thanks for reading!
||2006.07.27 - 06:27PM
|A very homey and folksy tale.
Author's Response: Thanks for the review. Homey and folksy was exactly what I was trying for.