The way I see it, this just makes it easier to see who REALLY belongs in Slytherin House. One of the qualities might be self-preservation, but Hogwarts is their sanctum: the mother of all of that and so much more. The decision to come to her aid would be seen as honorable, no matter WHAT house one was in.
I have probably already favorited this one in another account, but I came across it once more and, yes, I adore it. I think it does so much justice to Pansy and canon. The Slytherins had every right to feel the way they did, and you make her march out with pride. Despite understanding how Rowling wanted Pansy to be the stereotypical vain girl, I could never help adoring her. Partly, because a girl should be able to wear pink frilly robes and still be awesome and secondly because growing up I was also teased about my snubby-nose and thus emphasized with Pansy. Furthermore: it took a lot of courage for her to speak up.
I love the "fanon" version I've made of her and this picture does it justice.
Plus, it is absolutely gorgeous as is all of your work.
Great picture! Nice swoosh on the cape and I love how you made her look like an unremorseful bitch. The other guys are furious. In my head canon her House mates really let her have it after she dragged them all down with her behavior and her reputation never recovered.
Along with rest of Slytherin house, she knew that Malfoy was Death Eater, working for mass murderer. They wanted to hand over boy who opposed wizard Hitler, later joined Voldemort (as he said to Lucius in the book that other Slytherins joined him unlike Dtaco who was in school hunting Harry).
Slytherings could have fought, but they left. They were loyal to pure blood cause. They supported Voldemort and his gang (from whom many were the parents of Death Eaters), they supported murdering innocent people. Crabbe and Goyle themselves loved to torture kids with Cruciatus curse. Slytherin house was only one to always come out clean, even when everyone else suffered. Only house to have no casulaties (expect idiot murderous Crabbe).
Just like in real world, trash and scum always come out clean. Always hiding, always backstabbing, always buying themselves out. So many good people died, but Slytherins walked out. Pansy lived happily ever after while Remus and Tonks died.
And yet Slytherins are popular. Shows how people always love those who step on others.
I can see your point on this, and I don't intend to change your opinion either.
You are right on more than one regarde that the Slyrerin house has been (more than once) portraied as the all mighty house of Douchbags, but let us not forget that their house has not produced only scum. Tonks was a Slytherin if I remember well, as well as her mother (Sirius black according to headcanon was the first and only Black to be in Griffindor) as did Severus snape, Moody mad-eye, etc...
And you have brought up something important in your post: "They were loyal to pure blood cause.""from whom many were the PARENTS of Death Eaters". If they had stayed and fought, they would have fought and/or killed their own PARENTS and we where brought to understand (thought the books) that for pureblooded famillies it was always Familly first and personnal interest latter (the overprotectivness of Moly, the betrayal of Narcissia,...). So it would make sense they left.
No one Wants to kill their own parents if they don't have to, especially if you were brought up with those ideals. At least that is what I got from it.
Indeed. Slytherin is only a house, after all. Like the wand chooses the wizard, it's the wizard that chooses to be dark or decent. The other houses may have produced dark wizards of their own, but theirs are less spoken of choosing to maintain Slytherin as the scapegoat. The "pureblood belief" was instilled through family teachings, not encouraged by the house itself, but the members.
Let's not forget that Merlin, who was renowned as a protector of Camelot and its values of unity, was a Slytherin too.