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Case ([personal profile] case) wrote in [community profile] fandomsecrets2017-03-16 06:45 pm

[ SECRET POST #3725 ]

⌈ Secret Post #3725 ⌋

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(Eowyn from Lord of the Rings: Return of the King)


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[personal profile] kaijinscendre 2017-03-16 11:12 pm (UTC)(link)
I bet those other schools have higher survival rates.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-16 11:16 pm (UTC)(link)
except for the two that were totally down with the Triple Hunger Games For Glory.
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[personal profile] kaijinscendre 2017-03-16 11:22 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, but that is a one time death fest. Hogwarts is an all the time death fest.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-16 11:28 pm (UTC)(link)
ok now i'm wondering how frequently the tournament happened back when it was a regular thing, and if they planned on doing it again had it not, in a convoluted way, involved bringing voldemort back to life.

in the same vein, i'm really curious about the death rate at hogwarts when harry, voldemort, and dumbledore aren't around to turn that thing into murder city. they do instantly debate closing the school when the basilisk stretches its long, long body, twice. or does hogwarts have a really sketchy accident vs murder policy that makes the first type of death much, much more acceptable to the point of really not being that big a deal. and: do the other schools also teach ridiculously dangerous subjects like "touch this deadly wild animal, will you"?
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[personal profile] sarillia 2017-03-16 11:33 pm (UTC)(link)
Durmstrang apparently teaches Dark Arts and not just the defenses against them, so that sounds pretty dangerous.

And even the more normal years at Hogwarts seem to include a lot of injuries that are considered pretty normal. When they were getting ready for the last Quidditch match in the third book, there were all these fights that broke out in the halls that sent people to the hospital wing and it seems that the teachers didn't say anything about it. Quidditch itself seems ridiculously dangerous. Two of the balls are specifically for trying to knock people off their brooms.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-16 11:40 pm (UTC)(link)
quidditch is international, though, with a proper world cup and everything, so it seems likely that the other schools have teams, too. teacher's reactions might be more appropriate. at the japanese school, they practice over the ocean, while at risk of muggle discovery (something that would lead to instant expulsion and trial). yeah, i read that plttermore thing, it was a slow day.
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[personal profile] kaijinscendre 2017-03-16 11:37 pm (UTC)(link)
I only watched the movies and not really too often. But Hogwarts does have a tree that will beat the shit out of people. And that lake that has a monster in it. And a forest full of horrible things that will kill people. And a basement full of a deadly giant chess set. And that three headed dog protecting...the other basement? You have to ride in a rickety boat to even get to Hogwarts.

It just isn't a safe place for kids!
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[personal profile] sarillia 2017-03-16 11:42 pm (UTC)(link)
The giant squid in the lake has never seemed to hurt anyone. In fact it saved a kid who fell in once by fishing him out. The grindylows on the other hand...

(Anonymous) 2017-03-16 11:43 pm (UTC)(link)
you forgot about the carriages drawn by the death horses that can only be seen if you watched someone die!

also durmstrang doesn't have proper heating. yeah, basically the wizarding world should long since have died out.
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[personal profile] kaijinscendre 2017-03-16 11:46 pm (UTC)(link)
Ah yes, the death horses. Because normal horses or MAGIC is so passé.

To be fair, Durmstang is a Russian school (or something like that?). They probably find heating to be for wimps.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-16 11:51 pm (UTC)(link)
bulgarian, i think? if it is properly specified, i cannot remember right now. but yep, death horses. they're harmless enough, but they add just this twinge of unease.

also: everything is powered by the slave labour of house elves, which didn't make it into the films iirc.
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[personal profile] kaijinscendre 2017-03-16 11:53 pm (UTC)(link)
House elves always creeped me out. They are enslaved sentient creatures who are regularly abused and most people don't seem to care.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-16 11:56 pm (UTC)(link)
same though. i liked the hermione-fights-for-elf-rights storyline as an idea, but a lot of it was really, really uncomfortable in practice, too.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-16 11:43 pm (UTC)(link)
nayrt but omg. I watched Harry Potter recently (read all the books as a kid), and as an adult, I cannot believe how much I would NEVER send my kids to Hogwarts. Fuck Hogwarts. Fuck the faculty there. The Wizarding world clearly doesn't have health and safety laws for schools or any laws protecting minors.
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[personal profile] kaijinscendre 2017-03-16 11:45 pm (UTC)(link)
My kid would be Wizard Homeschooled. Or sent to that school with all the girls. They seemed clean and healthy.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-16 11:53 pm (UTC)(link)
+ 1 to Wizard Homeschooled. I would make every effort to keep my child involved and interacting with peers by having them join Wizard Community Clubs and take them to Wizard Museums. My kid may be considered socially inept and a loser, but you know what, my kid is alive and Cedric Diggory ain't.
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[personal profile] kaijinscendre 2017-03-16 11:55 pm (UTC)(link)
Also, my kid won't be abused by professors who are either Evil Minions or Assholes With A Grudge Because He Was Friendzoned.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-17 12:18 am (UTC)(link)
NAYRT - Also, you could teach your kid math, composition and grammar, and all the other subjects that Hogwarts passes over in favor of reading tea leaves and petting dangerous animals.
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[personal profile] kaijinscendre 2017-03-17 12:28 am (UTC)(link)
And take them to see the muggle world. Also, buy them pens so they don't have to use quills.