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Joined Jun '13

Gender: Male

Age: Early 20's

Country of Residence: Germany

Languages: English, German, Russian

Favorite Fandom: X-Men

ProngsPotter22 Companion Fic to In My Time of Rising: Gone With the Wind

Von Companion Fic to Darkness of Birth: DoB: F

Marvel Stories

For context let me explain how I do stories based on MCU Marvel. In general I classify MCU movies into 3 types—ones that perfectly adapt the story and tone of the comic for a modern audience (Avengers, Winter Soldier, Iron Man), ones that change the plot or characters (sometimes drastically) but still tell a good story that grows the world (Captain America, Ant-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy), and ones that fail to do either. Movies that fall into this third category aren’t necessarily bad (though some are), but they typically do not contribute or outright negatively affect or contradict the lore of the world (Iron Man 3, Civil War, Thor: Ragnarok). As a result I either ignore these movies and the plot points therein or I actively rewrite them.

Additionally, given the MCU’s founding incompleteness, I take measures to add in characters that were not present, such as the X-Men and Spider-Man, while still desiring to keep the core elements the same. However, this may trigger lingering changes, such as my preference for a Spider-Man who is more similar to the one from the original trilogy, who is neither an Avenger nor in any way connected to Iron Man.

Important Facts

Lily Potter's Sacrifice

I know a lot of people dislike Rowling's choice method for Harry Potter's survival. I mean, love magic? As if she is the first mother to die for her child. But that's not quite right. It took researching it for me to really get it, and it makes a lot more sense. It wasn't stated very clearly in the books, so not understanding is easily excused. It wasn't her sacrifice in that she died for him; it was that she willingly traded her life for his.

I am sure, if you are a die-hard HP fan, you remember the scene from Halloween 1981 quite easily. Voldemort arrived, killed James, then proceeded to the nursery, where he told Lily to step aside. See the importance here?

It wasn't her dying for Harry, lots do that. It was the fact that she could have lived--not through running, or fighting--but because she had a choice. How often would you say that happened? Sure, mothers standing in the way of their children, that must happen relatively often. But I doubt it is so common for someone to only want to kill the baby, and leave the mother alive, and that is what set Lily's Sacrifice apart. Besides, the other times it happened it was probably just some crazy, not the most powerful Dark Lord to ever live. No wonder it was so awe-inspiring.

Though, for fanfiction's sake, it could also have had to do with Voldemort's promise to Snape or the prophecy or anything else like that.

Dolores Umbridge's Quill

For some reason it seems as though the fan-made name of "Blood Quill", and its supposed true purpose, have not just caught on, but spread like wildfire through this site. Now everywhere you go you see stories claiming that the quill she used is one designed for legalities, not for the purpose she used it for, and generally other annoying claims.

If you check, you'll actually find that her quill--called The Black Quill--is a device of her own making, designed to show the sadism and cruelty lurking beneath the saccharine facade.

Severus Snape and Draco Malfoy

Within the fanfiction universes the point of Snape being Draco's godfather has become so common many people actually think it is canon. It isn't. The only incident of such a relationship is between Sirius and Harry, probably stemming from Lily's muggle heritage. And then years later Harry becomes Teddy Lupin's godfather. Never did it say that Snape was Draco Malfoy's.

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