How about Frono.
Hi, I'm Krista. I like to think that I'm pretty OK. I write a lot, but I NEVER post it because it sucks, so don't worry about that. I like books. I like books- happy books, sad books, action books, romance books, teen books, adult books, and any book in which the author cares about what they're writing . I like Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Sherlock, Vlogbrothers, Star Trek, The Ultimate Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, and good people. If you EVER need someone to talk to, I'm here. If you feel an unquenchable desire to send anon hate, I'm cool with that too.
when all ur socks are in the washing machine so u don’t have anything to wear w/ ur nike sandals :(
What was the point of that joke other than to make people feel bad? Are you kidding me? Yeah, this is as bad as white girl jokes. Even if its about the most privileged group, this joke serves no purpose other than to insult. Fuck that. 0/10, think before you post.
There is a single, major difference that separates the jurisprudence of the American Confederation of Wizardry and the British Ministry of Magic. Well…that’s a lie. There are several, from function to structure to how officials rise to power, but there is one, many scholars argue, that is most telling.
In Britain and those lands still under its sway, there are a list of spells which may never be used. These spells are, according to British officials, too evil to even be taught to all but the most select of wizards. Spells to kill and control, spells to cause pain, rituals to raise zombies or hold off death…these are all on the list. Were you to ask most British wizards they would tell you this was right and proper, for evil magic needs to be stamped out wherever it rears its many hideous heads.
Americans, on the other hand, take a somewhat more complex view. Magic is not, itself, evil. What is done with a spell defines its intent, and ascribing morality to a spell is like saying a hammer can be guilty of murder. Preposterous! Or so they claim. There are, of course, problems with a system that allows the children to be taught those forbidden spells on the off chance they are needed. It is the same system that allows wizards and witches to keep small arsenals of cursed objects and vile poisons, “Just in case.”
But there is, perhaps, something to be said for punishing the use and not the knowledge of such a spell. A man who knows how to kill with a jet of green light might not, himself, be a bad man. Indeed saying that only government enforcers and villains should be taught certain offensive tactics leads to the sort of totalitarianism often exhibited by the British Ministry of Magic, which runs under the authority of a single unelected official who has nearly endless authority.
Either way, there is one aspect of magic that both countries treat very differently, perhaps because of the views they have on how certain sorceries should be punished. While British wizards are horrified by the prospect of teenagers learning “Unforgiveble” spells from their parents and teachers, Americans find the fact that magazines intended for children contain the ingredients for that most vial of concoctions: the love poison.
In the Confederacy, the 3rd Article of the Wizarding Bill of Rights protects all magic that is not officially used against another wizard without shown cause and justification. While the brewing of such a thing is, of course, protected by this provision, its use is an unforgivable breach. In Lewin v. Prewitt (1810) the Supreme Wizengamut ruled unanimously that the 3rd Article explicitly protected a wizards rights to practice whatever magic they chose, but by putting an implicit limit on that right by protecting sentient creatures’ right to not be bewitched, cursed, or ensorceled.
In fact it was Judge Lee who coined the famous legal turn of phrase that has defined much of Confederate legal precedence since, “Let the English punish the curse; in America we protect the cursed.”
The use of a love-poison in the Confederacy is a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by varying lengths of imprisonment or even execution, based on the nature and circumstances of the crime.
#similarly in the course of criminal trials the use of truth serum is heavily regulated#as it violates the protection maxim; which remains in place for all and is not forfeited by criminal activity#the right to silence the right against self-incrimination are held in even higher importance precisely because of the capacity#of law enforcement agents to abuse them through curses and potions#the establishment of intent therefore has been considered by academics to be the biggest reason why american wizarding culture#so strongly crosses over with muggle culture#as compared to the british bright line between the two#the legal system of the americas so closely draws from the long history of muggle jurisprudence#that this cross-insemination of culture has infused every aspect of american wizarding culture#from civil rights to punk rock and back again; all tying to that fundamental tiny little shift of the legal system#to focus on intent and protection rather than effect and prosecution#of course this means that far less of the guilty are convicted in america; what with the standard of proof and protection so high#but they consider that with their higher capacity to protect themselves#that’s a low price to pay for freedom from authoritarian interference with their autonomy#harry potter#wizarding law !!!!!! (via okayophelia)
me when the smart kid in class gets the answer wrong
When everyone gapes at the smart kid for getting an answer wrong and the smart kid beats themselves up about it and puts their whole being into their work and no longer answers questions in class for fear of being terribly wrong and develops severe anxiety but haha omg the smart kid got something wrong
Hey tumblr, I don’t have a math teacher- she’s having surgery- and we have an exam tomorrow from the district. Help with 21? The answer’s B, HOW DO YOU GET THERE?
Trying to see what super short hair would look like. Actually kind of cute in rl.