Friday, 15 November 2019

Friday Fics Fix - 'Round the Houses


'Loki was left-handed and took a broom that was on the very end. He had plenty of flying practice at home, but he was still nervous. His first day had been going so badly, one more embarrassing moment would just be the cherry on top.'


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It's a pet theory of mine that at some point, everything in fandom has been crossed with Harry Potter.

Sometimes this is a full-on cross-over, with the characters from the Harry Potter books/films running around with characters from Marvel or DC or Torchwood or whatever.




Sometimes, though, this crossover takes the form of a Hogwarts/Harry Potter AU.

A Hogwarts and/or Harry Potter AU is an Alternate Universe where the characters from a fandom are placed in the setting of the Wizarding World, attend Hogwarts, work as Aurors, etc.

This may or may not involve actual appearances from Harry, Ron, and Hermione.




Most often for a Hogwarts AU (as opposed to a crossover) we're talking the same settings but with the characters from Sherlock or Buffy or whatever.

Sometimes the teachers, in particular, will be the same (because teachers are clearly part of the scenery...) but often these will also be replaced with characters from another fandom.




So, you guessed it, this week's fic is set in a Hogwarts AU.

 - this time featuring some of your faves from the MCU (Marvel movies,) with the occasional comic-book character from the wider Marvel Universe chucked in because they fit (and I mean, why not? 😉)




This fic sees Loki, Tony, Steve, Bucky, etc. in their first year of Hogwarts.

(I was having visions of chibis while reading #NotGonnaLie)



Loki chibi in glass cell: Let me out!
Via Giphy


And I whole-heartedly support Tony's efforts to avoid being sorted into a house.

You can't segregate and stereotype people by one aspect of their personality dammit!!!!

Plus, I had plenty enough of that 'house pride' cr*p when I was in school (yes, a lot of British schools actually do this,) and the way we were put in houses was entirely random and arbitrary.

(Although, it could've been worse. At least my house had good colours and a good mascot. 

I was in Llywelyn so we had the Gwynedd colours - red and gold - and emblem - a lion.

We were basically Gryffindor. One of the other houses had Tweety from Looney Tunes as their mascot. No, really. No-one thought this was weird 💁)




This fic is a lot of fun, but also provides plenty of adventure and, as it goes along, plot.

Yes! An interesting plot is indeed present here dearest nerdlets!




And, my God, this fic Takes a Turn™

Wow!

No spoilers here, but wow!

I was not expecting that plot twist, and I am suitably impressed!




Despite how fun this fic is, though, it also has heavy sh**, so be aware of the following:

- torture of children
- experimentation on children
- self-harm by a child
- suicidal thoughts by a child
- pregnancy body-horror
- abuse of power
- depression
- family issues



Oh! And this is the first in series - called 'Hogwarts in a Handbasket.'

I love that title! 😅



This week's fic, then, is:

Loki Borson and the Mysterious Rings by silver_drip




Who would you like to see in a Hogwarts setting?
What book/series/whatever has the best twist? (No spoilers please!)
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2 comments:

  1. I would love to see Percy Jackson in a Hogwarts setting! I had visions when I was younger of writing a Harry Potter/ Percy Jackson crossover. That didn’t ever happen, but it’s fun to think about!

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    1. Ha, Percy Jackson kind of lends itself to Hogwarts, when you think about it! :)

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