BAFan posted a comment on Friday 29th April 2016 4:24pm for Year Two Research
Oh, very clever indeed!
Oh, very clever indeed!
jgkitarel posted a comment on Wednesday 4th September 2013 8:27pm for Year Two Research
I can easily see Thor pointing and laughing at Merlin whenever he casts a spell, largely because how Norse culture saw magic as a woman's art, rather than a man's art back in those days.
aricidia2 posted a comment on Monday 16th January 2012 10:07am for Year Two Research
I was recently re-reading Harry Potter and the Invincible Technomage. I was struck by something when I got to the scene in Chapter 12 when Stark questions Dumbledore about course offerings at Hogwarts, expressing dismay at the lack of hard sciences, maths, English, and other coursework in the curriculum. Given:
1. The antiquarian face that Rowling’s wizarding world puts forward,
2. The emphasis on Latin-derived spellwork, and
3. the extreme longevity of magical folk;
has anyone in fandom explored why a school that prides itself on being an elite center of education completely ignores Latin, Greek, and the classics? Isn’t the lack of attention to modern academic subjects that Stark decries in fact much less surprising than the lack of a fifth or sixth-year Harry struggling through Greek tragedies in their original language?
After all, taking Dumbledore’s age at approximately 150, and ignoring any details canon might provide as to when he and Grindlewald were students together, the school’s headmaster might have started Hogwarts in the 1850s, taught by at least some professors whose own educations occurred before the American Revolution. A British magical world that rejects modernity in favor of 19th century trappings like magical gaslights, steam engines, and thestral-drawn carriages seems unlikely to have adopted an educational paradigm that entails even the children of the elite (e.g. Malfoy) receiving training in little beyond what are (to them) vocational subjects.
I don’t know how one might craft a readable fic that includes a plausible rationale for this, but have been musing about the discrepancy for a couple weeks. Since your entertaining story triggered the thought, I decided to share.
Thanks for your several wonderful stories. Technomage is one of the few overt crossovers I enjoy unreservedly, and is my favorite among your in-progress stories.
menentesa posted a comment on Friday 29th October 2010 9:21pm for Year Two Research
Hey. Great story so far. I don't understand something though. How did Luna end up with the diary when it clearly talks about Percy and the Twins when the diary first appears? Just curious. Overall though this is a truly great story. Keep up the good work. :)
Machelle posted a comment on Thursday 10th June 2010 8:45pm for Year Two Research
I love the glimpses of Harry's early life. You have seamlessly woven those in with the main story line.
Riegert8 posted a comment on Thursday 4th February 2010 9:17pm for Year Two Research
This is a very good chapter