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Review:MargaretLane says:
This sounds like a really unusual and original story.

Scorpius likes a lot of the same subjects I could imagine myself liking. Well, the only subjects I'd really imagine liking are History of Magic and Muggle Studies.

The interview wasn't really like any interview I've ever been at for a teaching position, apart from the question about what he could bring to the school, but then Hogwarts is different and it's a new subject. Plus she already knows him, so she probably has a pretty fair idea as to how good he'd be. I thought his answer to what he'd bring was pretty impressive.

Boy, that's a good point about the importance of art in history. The Renaissance is an entire section of the Junior Cert. History course here. Of course the Renaissance wasn't only about art, but it was a significant proportion of it. I really like the way Scorpius makes the connection between both subjects.

I always like stories from teachers' points of view. *grins*

Author's Response: ah, me too! part of the reason I decided to go ahead and write this fic after two years of nursing the idea was my sudden realisation that, if I went to Hogwarts, I'd be totally stuck - the only subjects I was good at at school were Art, Music, English Lit and History...and how many of those are taught at Hogwarts? haha.

(yikes!) Yeah, I didn't really know how to write that bit - I mostly pieced it together from the 'student interviews' we did at my school (some senior girls were picked to interview candidates after the staff did). And I based his answers, kind of, on what /my/ art teacher said when I got to interview him - he was the best teacher I've ever had. Scorpius' response there is how I feel, as well. Art gets a really unecessary reputation as a 'soft' and 'easy' subject when it is really anything but; it was by far the most stressful A-level I took (and somehow I still wanted to go to art school, and here I am, now, a bonafide art student).

History and art really do go hand in hand! In fact, the degree I'm reading for is half and half studio practice at an art school and history of art through the university - we're actually studying the renaissance next term! I think a lot of our knowledge of history would vanish if we didn't have art - if that makes sense. This response is really deviating from the story now, but a few weeks ago we were studying early christian art, and one of the points we discussed was to do with the lack of written sources from the time - we rely on the art in that case. Okay, I don't think that made a lot of sense :L

I think I remember you saying you were a teacher from the forums! I really hope I can be as accurate as possible with this story, please let me know if I get anything obviously wrong! Thank you very much for reviewing and I'm glad you liked it ♥


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