What do you think of a half-blood Astoria?
I have read all your thoughts on Astoria, and it's interesting how many different opinions there are. In my Lucius/Narcissa fic, a major plot point is Draco's parents' reactions to him falling for Astoria. Lucius and Narcissa love Draco, but they are shocked because they think Astoria is unsuitable for him. My question to you is this: if I developed the characters well enough, do you think a half-blood Astoria could be pulled off without an AU warning? To be fair to my position, the only canonical evidence we have of her blood status is this: "Ron: (to Rose) Don't get too friendly with him (Scorpius), your grandfather would never forgive you if you married a pure-blood."
I'm sure Ron isn't on speaking terms with the Malfoys, and might not know more about Draco's wife than he assumes (or reads in the Prophet).
Now, having her be a Muggle or Muggle-born would be way too far-fetched, but what about half-blood? That would make Scorpius three-quarters pure-blood, so Ron wouldn't be too far off. I see Draco being a little rebellious after the war, and not likely to submit to an arranged marriage. If Astoria was half-blood, it could have been covered up. (Remember Snape?)
Now, appearance of Astoria: I'm definitely the minority here. Let me say first off that Scorpius being blond does not nessitate (spelling) a blond Astoria. Even in Muggle families, (ex. my family!) there are sometimes blonds with dark-haired parents. I expect Wizarding genetics is even wierder. Plus, the Malfoys are so in-bred that I wouldn't be surprised if all their kids are blond.
So: I have a picture in my head of Astoria as a beautiful woman, mature for her age, with chocolate skin and curly black hair. Scorpius looks just like Draco at first look, but if you examine him closely you can see that he's rosier and his hair is thicker.
My final word: Continue writing the Draco/Astoria ship, serious fanfiction writers. We need more fics that aren't really Tom/Jade in disguise!:p