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    February 4th, 2008


    Transfigurations by Inkvoices

    Summary: Hogwarts reopens in September as usual, but it hasn’t yet been fully repaired following the battle in May. The lower levels are flooded, so the Ministry helpfully arranges alternative accommodation for Slytherin students. As the ‘temporary’ solution starts to become a more permanent one, the Slytherins and their new Head of House try fighting back. General, 11,900 Words.

    Why You Should Care: One of the most irritating aspects of Deathly Hallows was the blanket condemnation of every student in Slytherin during the Battle of Hogwarts, and this piece follows the reversed prejudice that remains in the Wizarding World after the fall of the Dark Lord. Pansy Parkinson is kept both sympathetic and in character, which is a remarkable accomplishment, and the piece gives a wizarding perspective to injustice, bureaucracies, and second chances. Very nicely done.

    Why You Might Not Care: Honestly, I can’t picture McGonagall behaving the way she does, but her complacency is a very minor irritation. The words and structure are not beautiful or moving, but it is the story and the meaning beneath that give it quality.

    posted by insanguinare

    5 Responses to “Transfigurations”

    1. Anna Says:
      February 4th, 2008 at 4:50 pm

      Great recommendation! And I agree with everything you said, so there’s really nothing else to say, except, good job.

    3. insanguinare Says:
      February 5th, 2008 at 8:42 am

      Be sure to tell her what you think on the piece! Authors love feedback.

    5. Anonymous Says:
      February 6th, 2008 at 4:48 pm

      Ooooh, Sara, this was fantastic (I only just got around to having time to read it today.) I LIKE her Pansy, and her explanation for the behavior we saw from her in Book 7 is plausible.

    7. insanguinare Says:
      February 6th, 2008 at 6:06 pm

      Thanks! (I’m assuming that was Christina.)

    9. Christina Says:
      February 7th, 2008 at 9:02 am

      Yes. Doesn’t keep me signed in anymore for some reason.