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.
On Pottermore, when you're sorted in, the text states that the other houses had dark wizards as well, and that Merlin was a Slytherin. You're informed to not mistake cunning and ambition for being power-hungry or a believer in the "pureblood" nonsense. (After all, if my memory of lore is right, Merlin had one Muggle parent and one "faerie" parent, so by standards he was a Mudblood in Slytherin.)
I count Pottermore as being canon because J.K. Rowling herself is behind all the information in it (like the history of the characters. I love reading the article on Minerva McGonagall)
I didn't know their was something like that out there. Might want to take a look her and there for my Potter fiction.
Anyway, you are right it's not because you are ambitious that your power hugry if you go on those description:
The gryffindor, who praise courage, bravery, nerve and chivalry, can be considered all rash, judgamental,self righteous jocks (not that some aren't)
The ravenclaw, who value intelligence, creativity, learning, and wit, would be snooty, pretencious, more-talk-than-do scholars
and the Hufflepuff, who endorce hard work, patience, justice, and loyalty, woud be reduced to simple minded, daydreaming door mats!
The student is placed in a house because they are more inclind to that house praised traits.
If we look at it every house has a good tombcruncher side to it. the gryffindors with their fiery personnality are good for raides and such, the ravenclaws are good for interrogation (with inventire toture methodes) or planning, and the hufflepuff's would defend you to their dein breath!!!
Yah, Pottermore's kind of an interactive behind-the-scenes look at the books. It takes you book by book through the series with several bios on characters, places, and things in the Wizarding World. (You can also duel other wizards and make potions, but I'm rubbish at both. I hardly get any house points for my fellow Slytherins...)
...yeeaah, I suppose I should've mentioned that earlier. I'm really defensive of Slytherin because, well, I am one! ^_^ I honestly thought I'd wind up in Ravenclaw or Gryffindor, but you know how it is. Now I wear my Slytherin t-shirt with pride. (Also kinda ironic my college athletic mascot was the Cobra)
everytime I take one of those test's I wind up in a different house (surpisingly never Hufflepuf thought) even the very good ones (those that only give you your % of afiliation) tell me I'm a sorting hat nightmare!!!
But anyway out of that rather amusing context. People shoudn't judge a house/group/whatever from just a few rotten individuels, and it's not just an ugly duckling thing, It happens in real life. You can't judge a jock, a geek or anyone else based on persived steriotype (thought you can be wery of them for that reason without feeling gilty)not all jock are jerks and not all geeks are ugly DND fanatics just saying
I just love Pansy's facial expression! About McGonagall sending the Slytherins out... I guess she just did not wanted to take the risk about any of the Slytherins trying to hand Harry in or something... She could have let them choose because I'm convinced some of the Slytherins wanted to fight against Voldemort but what if for example a son or a daughter from a Death Eater stayed and helped the other Death Eaters in or tried to catch Harry? The risk was to great. It wasn't really about a prejudice against all the Slytherins but more about playing safe. About the Slytherins being cowards, that is not true!!! Rowling clearly stated in an interview that when Slughorn came back with reinforcement some Slytherins came back with him. So they did prove every prejudiced person wrong.
Like the artwork. Awesome style ^_^ Yep, exit stage left. Thrown out because one, yes, prejudiced girl was frightened, didn't know how to react, has clearly been influenced by the Anti-Potter campaign Malfoy started in Slytherin, and said something stupid.
Let's just write off a whole House of children as evil little killers-in-training. They wouldn't have been half so nasty to everyone had they not been the looked-down upon, outsider House.
If someone is treated with revulsion and hatred, and expected to grow up as a horrible person-what the hell do you think will happen?!
Dumbledore was always shamelessly biased towards Gryfindor, and saw Slytherins as lesser. They never even had a chance.
No. Dumbledore was too soft against Slytherins, Snape was only house head who favoured his own and Slytherins were the ones who had it easy. Entire house full of Death Eater children who support Voldemort - they are obviously sooo innocent. They knew full well Malfoy was now Death Eater, yet helped him through Book 6. Why? Because they supported Voldemort.
I always felt bad for the Slytherins who really weren't bad people. lol Of course, I guess none of them were really mentioned too often, but they had to exist and I'm sure they didn't deserve this. I love the look on Pansy's face though. lol I actually dislike her character a lot, but something about her fascinates me... I suppose she's someone I love to hate (although it's more of a strong dislike than hate). lol
I was so angry at McGonagall when she said this. (I'm an official Slytherin, judge and I'll eat your skin.) Seriously, if I'd have been there, I would have just stood there. And then if they tried to force me to leave I'd try and turn her into a toad or something. And then Filch would probably seize me and drag me down there, but at least I would have tried. Dungeons. Seriously. Go get some botox, 'Professor'. (The expressions are great, BTW. I love Pansy's cape. )
I never like how ALL Slytherins have to leave and confirmed like cowards cause of one STUPIDASS stereotype by all houses which is that: the house is full of dark wizards bad people blah blah blah cause of few wizard like Voldemort. Jeez i wish that J.K Rowling just give the some of Slytherins to fight against Voldemort and the death eaters. There's asses in every house i mean look at Harry Potter's father who bullied Snape back in the young days and that fraud whose is Ravenclaw who writes books about how courageous he is in The Chamber of Secrets. LIKE COME ON if i was in slytherin i want to fight too!
You want to fight against your own parents? Slytherin house was full of Death Eater children. Crabbe and Goyle loved using Cruciatus curse on other kids. Parkinson was full blown Voldemort supporter. Slytherins were only ones who took no casulaties. Plus Voldemort himself said that Slytherins joined him.
I love this! Can you believe that her line was one of my favorites from the book? It just makes me want to get up and pounch her in the face, but it's such a great show of how much the Slytherins only care about themselves.
You know... I could accept that she left, she was a load of bitch, but all the slytherins? That's where I have my beef with JK, finally they had a chance to redeem themselves since they've been completely 1 dimensional up to this point. Aaaand they remain 1 dimensional. All the evil little shits in the world go to slytherin (with like... 3 exceptions). Still makes for a good picture though.
XD I loved that bit. I was reading it in the gym of my school between classes and nearly shouted "Yes! Pansy just got owned by McGonagall!" I couldn't hold back my yell of joy though XD My friend just gave me this look like "Seriously?" XD Was so awesome!
oh man when i first read this title i thought "oh! walk of shame! we've all been there before" thinking you were referencing that awkward back to your dorm room the morning after waking up in someone else's bed! But this walk of shame works too!