another part for the baby shinichi au, this time with ‘ellery’ making himself a nightmare for haibara to look after so she’ll hurry up with her antidote. this is probably right after she tells him he’s better this way because at least now he can’t run off and reveal his identity to people (plus he’s still ticked off about hattori being the one to name him after his favourite writer, how dare she allow that to happen)
From JK Rowling’s perspective, I understand why pairings like Linny would have never happened. After all, she wanted them to end up with other characters and they are her books. But what about pairings like Deamus or Parvender? They’re already set up so perfectly and they’re enough in the background to not distract from the big themes of the series. (Don’t even get me started on Albus x Scorpius…..)
It seems like such an easy thing to do, especially since Jo has promoted herself as an active ally for lgbt+ issues, without contributing to the cause on her most popular platform. She confirms that a character is gay after leaving it out of his story, she explains that Remus’s lycanthropy was a metaphor for HIV/AIDS and then makes him straight, she acknowledges on twitter that some Hogwarts students were lgbt+ but doesn’t say who. These seem like cop outs.
Of course, I know that Jo is a good person who has been through a great deal and given us a magical gift. And I am definitely aware that the 90’s were a very different time and much has changed since then. However, if she’s going to keep making this her platform and acting like the greatest ally that the community has, she shouldn’t be throwing us scraps and them expecting us to be grateful. If she could go into extensive detail about every. single. type of magical fucking candy, she could have easily made Deamus and Parvender canon. Rant over.