[LMB] OT Rawling was Heinlein
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On Sunday, October 10th, 2021 at 1:21 PM, Peter Hews via Lois-Bujold <lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:
> On Saturday, October 9th, 2021 at 22:04, Matija Grabnar via Lois-Bujold lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk wrote:
> > The other thing that annoyed me was the house scores. I have this
> > impression that in each year, Gryffindor would be lagging behind other
> > houses, and then they would get awarded just enough points to win for
> > some spurious, ad-hoc reason.
> > Even though I was rooting for Harry's house, it offended my sense of
> > fairness.
> Just once, it would have been nice if they'd won the cup fair and square. OTOH, the whole house points thing involved such blatant favouritism, with Snape docking Gryfindor at every excuse, that there wasn't much fairness involved.
> Peter Hews
True, I thought so at times, but then equally often the system was against them. I think what the books say is that there there *is no justice* from authorities - a hard lesson but one that kids learn early. Just fight and friendship.
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