[LMB] Vorkosiverse Characters Meet Harry Potter Sorting Hat

Sylvia McIvers sylviamcivers at gmail.com
Mon May 14 23:47:26 BST 2018

On Fri, May 11, 2018 at 3:06 PM, Pat Mathews <mathews55 at msn.com> wrote:

> (snip fun stuff)

>  Slytherins are ambitious, conniving, and tribal -minded. And very
> worldly-wise. They were intended to be part of a 4-way balance, and with
> them relegated to the role of villain, Hogwarts is terribly unbalanced.
> Lady Alys is a born diplomat and that could easily be a Slytherin trait,
> yes.

Alys the adult is so, so Slytherin.  It's not (just) what you know, it's
who you know, and she makes sure to know everyone. And where their buttons
are, too...  that scene where she plans to demolish the vote-count by
redirecting the Counts was absolutely masterful.


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