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    August 23rd, 2007

    Of A Sort

    Of A Sort by FernWithy

    Summary: A series of stories about the experience all Hogwarts students share: being Sorted into their houses on their first day at school. Novel Length (abandoned), 49,388 Words.

    Why You Should Care: FernWithy says in her notes that she considers this idea of hers woefully overused, but I confess I have never read a compilation like this, so for me it’s quite original. It deals a little with sorting and a lot with how the first day of school can very much affect the rest of your educational life. The seemingly benign choices made on the Hogwarts Express have lasting repercussions, some of which we’ve seen even in canon.

    Why You Might Not Care: This appears to have been abandoned as she began to attempt the sorting of the Trio Era characters, but I have rec’d it for the strength of the things I think are more valuable — that is to say, the fact that she’s already tackled the characters we haven’t seen being sorted. It’s been about a year and a half since an update, and I sort of wish she’d just ended it with the sorting of Tonks instead of trying to slog onwards. We’ve already seen Harry’s generation and their sorting, so I feel it’s unnecessary. Parts have since been made AU by new canon factoids offered by JKR, but it still stands quite well.

    posted by afterthree

    3 Responses to “Of A Sort”

    1. Christina Says:
      August 23rd, 2007 at 10:54 am

      Quite agree that she could have ended it with Tonks, I was more interested in the earlier characters sorting than the trio-era anyway. I’ve seen the “what the sorting hat said to various people” idea done a lot, but I think where she made it different was making it a story about their entire first days, rather than just the sorting.

    3. Kali Says:
      September 2nd, 2007 at 11:04 pm

      I’m sort of half-reading half-skimming this, and while I like it, I just have to point out how absolutely HILARIOUS I find it that James’ dad sends Severus’ mum to Azkaban and then they go out for an icecream and a spot of father-son bonding while the Snapes wallow in self-pity. /LIRL/ Seriously, most hilarious thing ever.

    5. Kali Says:
      September 2nd, 2007 at 11:11 pm

      ..alright actually Severus’ entire life is hilarious.