Hogwarts as a Slytherin #1

- Wrapping up in blankets in your dormitory or the common room because it’s always just cold enough for your fingers, toes, and nose to be constantly cold.

- Getting up early to do your hair and makeup every day because as a Slytherin you’re expected to look better than anyone else.

- Sneaking around the castle at night but never getting caught.

- Perfectly ironed robes.

- Hiding between the bookshelves in the library, listening in on conversations.

- Getting into trouble with the years above you.

- Raised eyebrows at Gryffindors/first years/that person who showed up to class without taking a shower.

- Keeping your circle small, hushed whispers in the hallways.

- Trying out for Quidditch, being a giant bundle of nerves.

- Forgetting to eat because you’re always too busy to sit down in the Great Hall.

- Getting distracted and looking out at the black lake while doing homework in your common room.

Fave characters!

Deeply flattered that I was tagged by @josefksays to list my 10 favourite characters from different fandoms.

I’m going to treat this as meaning ‘10 favourite films/shows/etc’, as most of my great loves are barely fandots. In no real order, an indecisive mess, and just a tiny bit actor-led…

1) Alec Scudder, Maurice (film, novel, early drafts…) + Maurice Hall (ditto), because our boys belong together.

2) Matthew Slaughter, Trust (Hal Harley, 1990)

3) Myron, The Hit (Stephen Frears, 1984)

4) Marianne Lane, A Bigger Splash (Luca Guadagnino, 2015). I’d happily add Ralph Fiennes’ character Harry Hawkes, but he’s no help to my goal of including more female characters...

5) Gertrude Wentworth, The Europeans (James Ivory’s 1979 film more than Henry James’ novel)

6) Arabella Strange + Jonathan Strange, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (TV iterations especially): together because they are, and because I’m running out of numbers

7) Ross Poldark, Poldark (both versions that count)

8) Paul Prentice, Different for Girls (Richard Spence, 1996)

9) Maxine Lund, Being John Malkovich (Spike Jonze, 1999)

10) Jack Gurney, The Ruling Class (play, 1968, film, 1972, all versions)

Outtakes: Finn Kirkwood & Liz Garvey, Babylon UK (2014) (with major apologies to @almaviva90); Joy in Life During Wartime (Todd Solondz, 2009); Harry Pearce in Spooks/M-I5 (2002–2011); Oscar Wilde in any context.

I tag (with no obligation) @carolyn-claire, @videoshanty,  @astronbookfilms, @robertsadmission, @efferd, @lilliburlero, @candypatrol, @misayuhki, @timberwolfoz, @glowinginahuddle

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