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Subject:Minor Potter crossover thought
Time:10:11 pm
There seem to be endless stories where someone important from another fandom adopts Harry Potter and takes him away from the Dursleys to be brought up totally awesome. You see it a lot in Buffy crossovers, also Avengers (usually Tony Stark adopting him) and dozens of others. This is generally combined with a lot of hatred to Dumbledore for leaving him with such unsuitable guardians, explanations that the "blood wards" on the Dursley home were useless or actually harming Harry, etc. etc.

But just once I'd love to see a story where Dumbledore was right, and the result of taking him away from the Dursleys is catastrophic - maybe whoever has him will be attacked by Death Eaters, maybe removing Harry from the wards too early lets Voldemort take over his body, or something else even more undesirable.

Just saying...
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ffutures
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Time:2015-04-26 11:44 pm (UTC)
It sometimes feels like that's what the anti-D crowd want!
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averageshmoe
Subject:Pick a Parent for Potter
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Time:2015-04-27 04:36 am (UTC)
Hiya,

I always thought it was part and parcel with some fan authors attempt to surgically rip every bit of dramatic tension from the story so they could get to the good bit of Harry/Whoever engaging in age inappropriate activity atop a mound of smoldering Death Eaters.

I guess I saw Dumbledore as a sort of Odysseus, trying to guide the ship of state between Scylla and Charybdis, desperate to contain the damage to his culture to as few casualties as possible.

I always wanted to see a variation of the "Harry seizes the reins of his own destiny", and promptly rides it off the cliff.

pfgavigan
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ffutures
Subject:Re: Pick a Parent for Potter
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Time:2015-04-27 08:10 am (UTC)
Yes, that's certainly one of the possibilities. 14 (or whatever) is not a good age to start making major life decisions.
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