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Re: Normally, actually, I pick Stalin. (Reply)
Re: Normally, actually, I pick Stalin.
2017-05-13 08:24 pm (UTC)
It's okay to be arguing. I am - indirectly - asking people to think about this stuff.
One of the things I'm actively trying to do here is take an organisation in-universe that is presented as
and write a version that
be them, but which... they're not a "hero" organisation, because I do not want to woobify them, but they're one where you
get their point
. And if you don't agree with what they're doing - even if you hate it -
you can still see good from there
I've done a lot of thinking about Slytherin in the same way. Slytherin
can not just be evil
, it makes no sense. Slytherin is ambition and shaping history and grand (in the sense of large, even monumental) goals; and in my thinking about it, sometimes,
. Slytherin is
those who do what is needed
I don't know if you've watched all of
Buffy, the Vampire Slayer
, but in the finale of Series 5 [...spoilerrific as hell...]
The Big Bad of the year keeps disappearing, because she shares a body with a human host, of sorts. He's her entry into the world. At a critical point in the finale, the Big Bad's human host re-emerges, and takes back over.
And the thing is,
none of this is his fault
- he's completely innocent of all of everything, just caught up in it with no control. I think he's even a doctor or something, I forget - he's a
who wants to
But, eventually, the Big Bad
re-emerge. But - even knowing that - Buffy backs off and turns to other threats, because, as Gyles says,
she can't kill him
. I think his words are, "She's not like you and me. She's a hero."
And then Gyles kills him, the innocent man, quickly but decisively, ending the threat.
is Slytherin. That's the kind of thing they're
, and why Gyles in my headcanon is Slytherin, not Ravenclaw or anything else.
He killed an innocent man. It was an "evil" act, in a lot of definitions. And it was necessary. You can see good from there, and you can make a
real good argument
that it wasn't just necessary,
it evil in the service of actual good
That's the territory I'm exploring here, with my Talon.
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