I really have to wonder why everyone avoids giving their impressions of Barty. Both Sirius AND Dumbledore don't answer this question, and fail to elaborate at all on their fence-sitting. Which is odd, especially considering that Sirius, in this same conversation, talks at length about the Death Eater friend circle and Bertha. I mean, it isn't even a matter of being in the same year, because Bertha was a few years older than him and he still knew quite a bit about HER - Barty almost certainly was two years below Sirius in school, and, as I hope I've imparted on you all through my stanning, a very eccentric, loud childish character who would be extremely hard to miss. SO WHY DOES NO ONE SAY ANYTHING ABOUT HIM? I find this endlessly bizarre, I honestly do.
Sorry for huge block-quote, but I HAD TO LET PPL SEE THE AWESOMENESS. Totes gave me about twenty plot bunnies. :3
-is going to make fic-
-wishes she knew more about the seventies to make fic realer ;_; -