Does anyone else ever get a little tired of the usual RotBTD Hogwarts sorting patterns? Always one main character per house, always choosing this one characteristic or that to justify placements, always running up against others who go for different characteristics for an alternate placement and wondering how?
I did. It didn’t make sense that Hiccup, Rapunzel, Jack, and Merida would each necessarily fall into different houses, or that they would slot into each so completely and perfectly that in much of the fandom there’s little discussion room for alternatives.
Still, I get the symmetry. Four movies, four main human protags, four houses…how could one resist?
So…I did something a little different.
What if…just what ifthese four characters were indeed all wizards and witches. What if they did live in the same era and in more or less the same place? But what if instead of attending a school of magic as children, they founded it as adults?
I told you it was coming, guys. So, as you can see, I ended up doing this AU with screenshot manipulation instead of art. I think this was for the best. I’ve had quite a difficult month and I didn’t feel like drawing. This was still drawing, but in a different way, and it helped me so much get through my bad days. Plus, it was something I always wanted to do - and it allowed me to keep all of the atmospheres of the movie intact. I apologize for my mistakes, it was my first time trying screencap manipulation but I’m getting better at it!
And a lot of thanks go to kaiayame with her stunning Makorra/Anastasia AU for the inspiration. Check it out if you haven’t because it’s great!