Hell's Half Acre (hells_half_acre) wrote,
Hell's Half Acre

HP and the Cursed Child vs. The Demented'verse


Hopefully I still have some demented'verse readers on LJ - if you haven't left yet for other fandom spaces (such as tumblr, which I am bad at - but if any of you are on tumblr, let me know.)

So, I listened to a plot synopsis/review of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and apparently it is very very bad (except for the acting, which was good, the character of Scorpius, and the chemistry between Scorpius and Albus).

Even without the reviewers opinions, I can tell by the plot synopsis that it is basically tropey badfic. Sigh.

So, needless to say, although I considered filtering in facts from it into the demented'verse, I probably won't be. That being said, I DO want to discuss Hogwarts houses....

[spoilers for the play]In The Cursed Child, both Albus and Scorpius are sorted into Slytherin. Rose is sorted into Gryffindor.

We know that James is in Gryffindor and Teddy is in Hufflepuff (Epilogue, JK Rowling tweet) - so, I was going to be keeping those facts in the Demented'verse.

However, I was really torn on both Scorpius and Albus. I definitely wanted Albus to be in a house other than Gryffindor.... and the epilogue heavily implied that there was a good chance he'd be sorted into Slytherin, just because Harry kept reassuring him that it was fine if he were to be. I didn't want to put him in Gryffindor, because I thought that might be too easy - and putting him in Slytherin WOULD be interesting and would go a long way in subverting the "all Slytherins are evil" myth - but, I also kind of wanted to put him into Hufflepuff or even Ravenclaw, just to throw an even bigger wrench in the works of Potter expectations.

And that brings me to Scorpius... I kind of wanted to put him in Hufflepuff or even Gryffindor to throw a bigger wrench into the Malfoy expectations. If I put them both in Hufflepuff, then they could become little Hufflepuff friends (and spoiler: but there's no way that Albus and Scorpius aren't being friends... and Rose too. I actually absolutely love the AS/S ship, though, thankfully for some, the demented'verse is going to be over before I have to make a decision on whether I want to take the friendship that direction). Now, in the Cursed Child, they were little Slytherin friends, and apparently Scorpius was a sweetheart and it still subverted the Slytherin myth.. but, can you imagine little Hufflepuff Scorpius and confused Ravenclaw Albus? Or timid Slytherin Albus being defended by friendly and loyal Hufflepuff Scorpius?!

Now, it doesn't help that I wrote a LOT about Hufflepuff house (as I see) with Teddy, and I've grown quite fond of that house... so maybe I'm extremely biased.

Rose is going into Gryffindor for sure - I just don't see a possibility for anything else considering the mega Gryffindors that her parents are.

(You could argue that both Draco and Astoria are slytherins - but in the demented'verse, Draco has gone to great lengths to give Scorpius the childhood/raising that Draco never had, in an attempt to nurture differnet qualities in his son then were nurtured in himself.)

Anyway, what do you guys think? If you were sorting the Demented'verse, in which House  would you sort Harry's kids? or Scorpius? 
Tags: demented'verse, harry potter, questions

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