yo fortythousandth and oathkeeper-of-tarth what are y’all’s headcanon’s for tall blonde and dorky’s family in this AU? FT I know you said outskirts but does that mean like just lower class muggleborn? Orphan Muggleborn?
WAIT. Am I alone here?…
(reblogging as link cause it’s getting long (damn FT gotta word over everything don’t you xD))
Agreeing with pretty much everything FT just mentioned, head canon for.. well canon or just AU-wise too. And I just wanna point out that you by all means can do whatever you want with this AU. It is by no standard of definition belonging to the three of us over here - we can’t be the only people to have actually thought about this in the past… what? 15 years both these fandoms have existed (I just checked this, original publication of HP was 1997 I didn’t realize both were so alike in age).
If you want tall blonde and dorky over here to be street fighter worthy, go for it. If you want someone to be a squib, go for it. If Usagi turns into a bunny for half the time and Mamoru pulls her out of a giant hat go for it. I swear, I’ll read anything in this AU anyone puts out, no matter what happens in it. And now actually I really want to see Usagi and Mamoru street preforming for Muggles pulling her out of a hat…
Anyways the point is, you totally do what you wanna do. I don’t know if foundations for this AU will ever be laid (or if it already is by us sorting) but you know what. It’s an AU of two fandoms that lots of people like. Do the thing you wanna do and it will be a good thing.
I don’t really have much to add here, but I’m chiming in with yet another “feel free to do your own cool thing”, since hey, I was asked. sageofthesky, both you and Grim have brought up awesome takes on Haruka that the three of us hadn’t really considered and I’m all for those. All the Harukas, aw yeah.
Also reblogging for quality Haruka backstory discussions because I adore those, both for Hogwarts AUs and actual SM canon. Personally, I’m more or less in the Working Class Hero Haruka corner with FT.
Outside of the AU, I completely go for the audio drama canon (shut up it totally is) of an Edokko Haruka whose family owns a fish store and/or sushi restaurant (everyone please go listen to all the Sailor Moon audio dramas they are the best).
Thanks. It’s not really the question, though. I know I can right whatever I want, and it’s all good, and we’ll all accept it (unless it’s male!Haruka/straight!Michiru. There are limits). It was more a question of how you seem to all have a similar headcanon, and mine is vastly different, do you think my headcanon sounds plausible? That is, is my headcanon not out of your realm of canon, as the above examples are for all of us?
In regards to Haruka, her surety and so forth, I agree with you, FT, but I was trying to make a different point. In my headcanon, Haruka was a very privileged child. Her parents may not have approved of her actions, but they never stifled her, and her position left her very privileged indeed. That’s part of what makes her so cocky and sure. And Gryffindor (and most of the school) love her for it. At the same time, though, when she meets Wizarding Society with its prejudice and utter scorn of her, as a pre-teen, she’s scared. She’s never faced that kind of challenge (and Michiru is the penultimate example of that challenge). And so she’s unsure if she’s strong enough to beat something so strong, especially given her nascent worship of Michiru’s utter perfection. If Michiru is the epitome of pureblood society, maybe they’re right, and she’s just an upstart? But the point is that she overcomes these feelings of inadequacy, and decides that she can fight this and win, and I see this as a large part of her motivation to chase Michiru.
I see it in the anime as well, in truth - I believe Haruka came from a high-society family, but she certainly doesn’t seem to fit in there. She knows how to dress and behave (in her own unique way) but is she able to be part of this society? I think that it is the challenge of matching Michiru (and her subsequent help) that allows Haruka to play off the dashing society gentleman without any discomfort.