27th March 2012
Link reblogged from not language but a map with 72 notes
So, there was a prompt at the Could Have Beens AU Comment Ficathon (which is great fun, you guys should check it out) that read as follows: “Dumbledore/Grindelwald; Ariana doesn’t die, Dumbledore sticks with Grindelwald.” And what I intended to do was…look at it and then look away, honestly. What I’m actually doing is more or less a re-envisioning of the entire HP canon, set in the Marauder era, that works around this concept and what such a change might have wrought. This is the first part, and if things go according to plan, there will be two more.
Like Harry Potter, this is a war story; unlike Harry Potter, it is very up-front about that fact. I’m going to call this one a choose-not-to-warn experience, because there are things I am dealing with within for the sole reason that the books set them up and didn’t deal with them; please proceed with due caution.