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    December 11th, 2007

    So You Want To Go To Hogwarts?

    So You Want To Go To Hogwarts? by Hijja

    Summary: So you want to go to Hogwarts? You’ve heard all about magic, the wizarding world, fantastic beasts, wondrous sports and adventure? Well, let me introduce you to the things that don’t make it into the advertisement brochure…. Oneshot, 2,962 Words.

    Why You Should Care: This is a very frank and cynical look at what it could realistically mean to be a Muggleborn at Hogwarts.  Hijja approaches to concept honestly, her nameless protagonist considering in retrospect what it was like to be taken from one world and thrown into another.  Brilliant characterisation and extrapolation, and the observations about Dumbledore at the end are particularly powerful and lend themselves very, very well with the Machiavellian Headmaster JKR constructed with the addition of Deathly Hallows.  A story about young people lured by magic and used as front-line cannon fodder.  Extremely clever.

    Why You Might Not Care: This isn’t really about a character, specifically.  It’s more about a concept and a set of like experiences shared by Muggleborns.  It’s more commentary than plot, and while it seems this topic would naturally lean toward parody, Hijja keeps a firm hand on her subject matter and — while it occasional finds the humourous — it never once sidesteps into mockery.

    Thanks To: Lisa Hubbler, who sent me this rec quite a while ago.

    posted by afterthree

    One Response to “So You Want To Go To Hogwarts?”

    1. winglessflight Says:
      December 11th, 2007 at 12:17 pm

      I. Love. This. Fic. Great rec, darlin’.