Thinking about Slayers Hogwarts AU oh god why. HP AUs are so important though.
The best part is that the main four tv cast members easily go one in each house! So you get house unity, but it’s Slayers style house unity, which means a dysfunctional-family-wreaking-havoc-together-and-making-fun-of-each-other-a-lot.
Amelia is a noble who comes to the school, and everyone is like lol this tiny, rich, overenthusiastic Gryffindor girl, but then she turns out to be Hogwarts quidditch’s BEST BEATER by far. She and her older sister are both muggle born. Although she gets along with Zel and Gourry pretty quickly, at first she’s wary of befriending Lina because of the black and white views she starts out with (Slytherin= bad in her mind).
Zelgadis was cursed as a child, and despite doing everything they could, St. Mungo’s couldn’t reverse it so he comes to Hogwarts and tries not to draw attention to himself by hiding in the library/the Ravenclaw tower all the time. Once he befriends the rest of the group though, it’s near impossible not to be noticed.
Gourry doesn’t pay much attention in school at all, so consequently he’s not very good at most magic. But he is a pretty damn awesome dueler, and also the quintessential Hufflepuff. Basically a giant golden retriever in a Hogwarts robe.
Slytherin!Lina’s parents are a witch and a muggle, and although she is extremely skilled, she often feels like she’s in her (graduated) older sister’s shadow. Most of the students are scared of her, and she doesn’t understand why. She didn’t mean to cause that explosion in the entrance hall during her first year.
Oh god, Hogwarts AUs, my secret weakness
Lina would be the terror of the school ofc. The teachers aren’t sure how she keeps getting into the library’s Restricted Section, but she definitely knows hexes that aren’t taught in class, aside from the ones she’s made up herself. She frequently gets detention because her arguments of “Those guys were bullying first years, so why shouldn’t I beat them up (and take their spending money)?” don’t really convince most of the staff. She doesn’t see anything wrong with dark magic, but she’ll also beat up anyone who uses it to be an asshole.
In her first year, Lina (mostly against her will) becomes friends with her fellow Slytherin, Naga. But Naga abruptly drops out of school and runs off to do some mysterious thing that she never explains. When Lina befriends Amelia two years later, she never manages to figure out that Amelia’s related to that other weirdo who has a tendency to climb high things and fall off.
Gourry of course steps in to try and defend Lina when she’s bullying bullies and then just follows her around forever. Every time they have a Hogsmeade weekend, the proprietor of The Three Broomsticks considers banning them for good because of all the noise and mess they make, but never actually does so because they spend so much money there.
Zelgadis meanwhile is just trying to study. He has no idea how any of his idiot friends manage to pass all of their classes. That said, he’s happy to learn how Lina sneaks into the Restricted Section
i didn’t even realize the aot universe had a king until these past few chapters. Also, this is so not good for historia’s arc
(i did since they mentioned “sacrifice your body to the king” a bunch of times but yeah it this is the first time he’s ever really factored in the plot)
it’s sad that I’m so emotionally invested in these kids the adult characters are ruining everything
[hmm other than the torture why did you not like it? I haven’t read it yet so I’m curious]
It’s more that the torture was kinda glorified. Sure, Armin said it meant they weren’t good people and the victim pointed out they were pretty much the same as him now, but there was still this whole “you have to become the monsters for the greater good” overtone. Which was tolerable when it was like, Eren turning into a titan, but extended scenes of torture of actual people? Considering Isayama’s views on what was done to Korea was totally justified, that’s what made it hard to read. because. you now know what he’s thinking when he writes these kind of scenes. It’s sickening.
The last few chapters have just been really egh for me. It was absolutely not necessary for Armin to get felt up and being so scared about it he’s crying, and the way it’s been handled- in the last chapter there was this panel where Armin was clearly explaining what happened since he was near tears and Jean was being comforting while Sasha and Connie appeared to be fucking laughing? like seriously what the fuck? Why would they think that was funny? And Eren and Mikasa were apparently too busy like, staring dramatically at Eren’s key to attend to that (and that’s super fucking weird considering how protective Mikasa is (yes she’s been shown being protective of Armin in additon to Eren) and that she was almost sold into sexual slavery so it should piss her off to hear her friends laughing at a freind’s bad experience).
And then it’s bought up in this chapter AGAIN with Jean, who had been literally the only one responding in the proper manner (showing concern, separating Armin from the guy) suddenly deciding to say “whoa are you broken now because of that pervert” wtf Jean thought i could count on you. Like it’s clear on some level Isayama thinks it’s funny that Armin was traumatized and…wow.
plus i am majorly uninterested in Erwin’s political maneuvering.
i’d suggest dropping it too, but that was good
I don’t think any of you understand how hard it is for me to drop things if there’s any part of the story i’m still interested in and any character i still like
i cannot contain my curiosity
how do you think DC Comics kept me hooked for years
ok so the last chapter of attack on titan was pretty terrible but
Eren: No, Armin’s always been really good at coming up with insidious underhanded plans.
Mikasa: I don’t remember raising him like that.
almost made it worth it
not really but
it’s fuckin’ adorable that Mikasa considers herself to have raised Armin.