December 5th, 2005

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1991 "Of A Sort," Part 1

Okay, starting with the canon year, which means the usual "OMG, what do I do with a canon scene?!" panic. Luckily, doing Shifts in the interim gave me a little more practice. It's been awhile since I've done an OaS chapter. Next chapter, of course, is the actual Sortings.

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The Marauderettes, and why they bother me

So, there was just another sporking of a Marauderette-type fic at deleterius--you know, where Lily has three bestest friends, with personalities to match Sirius, Remus, and Peter (I think; I didn't read it carefully, and this particular fic isn't the point).

These bug me more than they have any reason to. Hell, I had some truck with "matching gangs" myself in my erstwhile "Keith Randall" stories, where two Hollywood heartthrobs met two fans who hung around together and so on. I remember it making sense along the lines of, "Oo, I could gossip with my friend and we'd know everything because everyone would always be together!" This isn't a healthy attitude, but it's not in and of itself peevish on this issue. It's these particular boys that make it weird (and no, not because I think they ought to have a band of matching Slytherin male pranksters, with Lily only appearing in order to provide one of them with a son).

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