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jealousy can make people say and do horrible things: here I drew two stories for petunia, one where she didn't become a witch, one where she did. (characters belong to J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series)
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Willowbreez Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2015  Student General Artist
AWW. I wish that the second way had happened.
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gerre Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2015
yeah :-)
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urzapw2000 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015
nice!!!
this is a very interesting concept!!
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:icongerre:
gerre Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015
thanks so much!
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urzapw2000 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015
welcome!!
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CampionSayn Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015
Ow. Ow. Ow-ow-ow-ow--my heart. A universe where Petunia isn't a vicious little woman is quite the blow to the stomach with the heart sinking down into it to cry. Good for you.
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:icongerre:
gerre Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015
thanks! sorry about your heart
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CampionSayn Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015
Meh, it mends. Pearl Emote 31 
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GaelicMystic Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015
I love the concept, but honestly, as I looked the timeline over I was just trying to figure out why Witch-Petunia spent her teenage years dressed like a hippy...  or Luna Lovegood, take your pick *shrugs*  I suppose you were trying to convey that she was pretty much polar-opposite to canon-Petunia who was strict in all aspects in her life?
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gerre Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015
yeah, I guess whenever I image wizards in wizard robes, and then try to draw them, they end up looking like hippies :-), but I don't think that's necessarily a bad thing. and yes, I did want witch-petunia to be the polar opposite to witch-petunia.
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izclark Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015
oh lordy lord my heart :'( weirdly it was petunia's story that made me the saddest in the 'prince's tale', not snape's. tbh i care very little for or about snape but learning about poor, lonely, jealous little petunia and how lily tried and was unable to save their relationship and how that festered until it resulted in harry's abusive upbringing... it's so tragic. this is obviously a very optimistic picture as petunia kind of has to be a shitty person no matter what... i mean, no matter how twisted up you are, you don't treat a child the way she treated harry. but she could have been much better and happier than she turned out. this is so sad :(
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Taiya001 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice work
It wasn't just jealousy it was her parents clear favoritism towards lily. Talk about being neglectful and sh^^^^y parents. Lily appeared to not even try and understand how Petunia felt being clearly isolated.
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gerre Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015
well, I'm not sure. Lily and Petunia's upbringing wasn't explained fully in the book, and I'm not sure we should just believe Petunia when she says her parents loved Lily more: that might just be her jealousy speaking.
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Taiya001 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It helps when her behavior is explained by psychological studies. She fits the profile pretty much to a tee.
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gerre Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015
I'm afraid I don't know the theory behind the behaviour. are you a psychologist?
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Taiya001 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No, I have a bachelors in psychology though.
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:icongerre:
gerre Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015
very interesting, I don't know anything about psychology
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Taiya001 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:) you will if you go to college. A requirement in most colleges is 3-6 classes of psychology/sociology
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gerre Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015
I've already been to college for eight years (studying useless subjects like literature and art) so I think I'm done now :-)
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GaelicMystic Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015
Petunia 'claims' her parents favored her sister, but the question is, did they really or was that just the way she 'saw' it?  Jealousy can make you see a situation differently than how it truly is.  I know this from experience.  When I was younger I was terribly jealous of my sister because I believed my parents thought her to be the "perfect" child.  It wasn't until we were both adults and were able to get together and talk it out with our Mother that I realized they were well aware of the fact that she wasn't.  The fact of the matter was they didn't parade individual punishments about for all to see, they were between our parents and whichever child was currently in trouble.  Lily and Petunia drifted so far apart by the time they became rational adults that they never reached the point where they could talk it out and settle their childhood problems.
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LoadsOfRandomness Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I kinda wish she was a witch now :)
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gerre Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015
yeah, that would have made a difference to the books, and Harry
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LoadsOfRandomness Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It would have made such an awesome story, btw I love your style!
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gerre Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015
thank you so much!
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LoadsOfRandomness Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you are very welcome!
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flowerpower138 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Student General Artist
this hurt me, how could you?
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gerre Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015
I apologise
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WritterInTheArtHat Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015
Its sad. I really like the bottom one better.
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gerre Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015
thanks!
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Midnights-Starlight Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Student General Artist
This is incredibly beautiful and makes me wish that Petunia had been a witch instead of a Muggle.
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gerre Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015
thank you!
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tabbi1994 Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I would really like to read the books again with aunt petunia also being a witch.
I don't care of everyone dies all over again. I just wanne see how she would've affected the story if she was a witch as well.
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gerre Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015
that does sound interesting
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tabbi1994 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I could imagine that she would be a total bamf of a witch. But I would stil want her to end up with vernon and have dudley, to see hoe they would react to harry in that setting. I think petunia gets often overlooked and gets far too much hate. I mean...I would be jealous as fuck if my sis was a witch and had the oportunity to go to hogwarts.
Sure, what she did to harry was disgusting, but...Snape was far wors and he doesn't get as much hate as she does.
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SpacePhoenix Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work. I would have never thaoght of it. I've never considered her as a negative character though.  But these two stories made me think of it. Yeh, jealousy's a horrible feeling. Even envy I'd say.
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:icongerre:
gerre Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015
yeah, I agree
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NIwuffet Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
This is so beautiful and sad. It's made me positively crazy about the idea of a witch!Tuney AU.
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gerre Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015
Thank you so much.
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StarFashionista10 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
This is beautiful. I love the idea of exploring how Petunia dreamed of things happening, contrasting with what actually happened. So poignant.
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gerre Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
Thank you so much!
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firestar541 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This makes me think of her differently.....
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:icongerre:
gerre Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
More positive, I assume?
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firestar541 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess just what ifs, what if she was a wizard with Lily, etc. who would she end up with instead of Dudley and his dad,....
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:icongerre:
gerre Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
Yeah, sad though isn't it?
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firestar541 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I know : / but then the story would be rewritten...
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ChibiProwl Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Ah! But that is the glory of fanfiction....
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firestar541 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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Razio Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
Send it to JKR, I bet she would be moved
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gerre Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
Sure, do you have her e-mail address?
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Razio Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
I'm sure she has fan mail adress on her web site, pottermore isn't bad choice since she's quite involved
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