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    A series of "what if" rewrites of Harry Potter, books 1-7. Cross-posted from tumblr. So far includes:

    boy with a scar:
    What if Neville was the Chosen One, and James and Lily survived?
    &
    What if Neville was the Chosen One, and James and Lily were tortured by the Lestranges?

    the kids who chose themselves:
    What if Neville and Harry were both killed as infants, and there was no Chosen One?

    no place like home:
    What if Petunia refused to take him in, and so Harry was raised in Hogwarts?

    the family evans:
    What if Petunia had raised Harry like a son?

    the heir of something or other:
    What if Harry was Sorted Slytherin?

    he will have power the dark lord knows not:
    What if Harry was a squib?

    the girl who lived
    What if Harry was a girl? (cis)

    the girl who lived (again)
    What if Harry was a girl? (trans)

    the last son
    What if Ron was the Chosen One?

    the brightest witch of her age
    What if Hermione was the Chosen One?

    baby birds and other adventures
    What if Harry and Hermione met before Hogwarts?

    the family potter
    What if the Dursleys died, and Dudley was left on Lily and James's doorstep?

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    23 Mar 2017

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    When Petunia Dursley refused to take Harry in she forfeited his birthright protection, so Dumbledore took the baby to the safest place he knew: Hogwarts.

    The applicable staff (mostly just… not Snape) took Harry in on a rotating schedule as he grew from baby to toddler to child. They traded extra credit for babysitting among the older students, and Harry grew up knowing a few dozen different laps that were safe and warm to nap in.

    This was a Harry who grew up among books, among old transient walls and learned professors. They gave Binns night duty sometimes, and let him talk young Harry to sleep. This was a Harry whose world changed, on principle, daily. The stairs moved. The walls became doors. You had to keep your eyes open–you had to pay attention. So he did.

    He grew up in a school. Knowledge was power, but knowledge was also joy. This was his sanctuary. There was magic in his world from birth.

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    27 Feb 2017

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    When Hermione Jean Granger was one year old her parents died in a car crash. She knew all about it because she asked a lot of questions and her aunt and uncle believed in answering them.

    Why is the sky blue, auntie? Why are b's and d's like in the mirror? Where do songs come from? Why did Jenny Hopkins call me a--?

    Her father had accelerated into a green light, like you were supposed to. (By the time she was eight, Hermione had the driver's rulebook memorized). A truck driver, going the opposite way, hadn't stopped at a red.

    Hermione had been strapped in a car seat in the back, her aunt and uncle told her. She hadn't been hurt at all except for the scar that stood out, jagged, on her forehead.

    As Hermione grew up into a gangly, bushy-haired, buck-toothed wonder, she thought she could remember it-- a glaring green light, a rush of cold air.

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    22 Feb 2017

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    Clark Kent invites Bruce Wayne and Diana of Themyscira to his parents' house for Christmas. It goes, in general, pretty okay.

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    2 Feb 2017

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    “You understand, Professor,” Harry began, after a moment, “that I don’t have my N.E.W.T.s. I don’t even have my O.W.L.s. Between everything I never had a chance the first time around, and then afterwards there didn’t seem to be much point. Hermione argued for it, of course, but I was so tired of Britain. So technically, I am completely unqualified for the position.”

    “Quite a way to begin an interview, Mr. Potter,” McGonagall said dryly.

    Or, three years after the war, Harry Potter becomes Hogwarts' newest Defense Against the Dark Arts professor.

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    30 Jan 2017