The Costumed Librarian

Jun 29

Toothless being a dork

Cat Dragon! Dragon Cat!

Jun 29

ladycrappo:

The Secret Garden. Business in front, party in back.

Wow! If only I didn’t have brittle stump nails…

Jun 16

pokemonmasterkimba:

Today I entertained myself by sketching some Disney ladies in swimwear. :D I’m actually very happy with all of them.

Jun 16

quote Wow Remus, you really wolfed down your lunch today.

— Sirius Black to Remus Lupin at some point probably (via lilypotterrs)
Jun 11

WHEN THE RETURN DROPS ARE FULL AGAIN AFTER JUST BEING EMPTIED

Jun 11

bookandwords:

Thank you for 100 followers! It might not seem like a lot but I’m really thankful. THANK YOU.

RULES:

  • This is open internationally, thanks to book depository
  • You must be following my blog, I will check!
  • You can like/reblog as much as you want 
  • Ends on June 11
  • The books at the top are only my recommendations, there will be 1 winner and that winner can choose any book from bookdepository that is $15 or less 
  • I will need your address but I pinky swear not to stalk you 
  • If the winner does not reply within a couple of days then I will pick a new winner
Jun 07

lilwitch said: in regards to harry potter and the thinks you would talk to jk about, just curious how long is your list and could you maybe tell a few things that's on it. thanks

doeandthestag:

I HAVE SO MANY THING I WANT TO ASK TAKE A SEAT, HAVE SOME CUPCAKES, WE’LL BE HERE AWHILE

  • Why does the Wizarding World not have a democracy system?
  • Seriously, can you explain to me why wizards do not use normal paper and pens??
  • Do they use them in other countries, or is it just Britain where they’re really backwards?
  • How much do wizards know about the human body and things such as physics? Do they bother learning these things?
  • How important is chemistry to wizards?
  • Do wizards even really know about the elements or is the periodic table antiquated in comparison to whatever wizarding chemists use?
  • Do wizards have different names for certain elements?
  • Were many of the groundbreaking scientists of the muggle world actually wizards?
  • Do wizards understand things like radioactivity and electrical currents and molecular science?
  • Do wizards study things like the laws of physics or genetics or evolution?
  • Are there wizards that work with muggle scientists to better understand the world because wizarding science is lacking
  • What about wizards and biology and geology? Surely they need to know biology for Care of Magical Creatures?
  • I know wizards study astronomy but does it just involve telescopes for them? How much do wizards know about outer space and the universe outside of planetary alignment and constellations?
  • Are wizardborn kids basically expected to have their full life’s vocabulary and spelling/math/life skills by the time they hit Hogwarts at age 11?
  • Are they supposed to continue to be homeschooled during their summer?
  • Why aren’t there maths and spelling lessons at Hogwarts? Or are there maths and spelling and such classes?
  • Does Hogwarts have elective classes like languages or wizarding literature or wizarding art? 
  • Are there wizarding colleges and institutes for wizards that want to study literature or languages or art or design? Maybe in other countries?
  • Are muggleborns gradually filling up positions at the Ministry of Magic and other such companies and employers due to their extra education? (PENS) Do Muggleborns in the wizarding workplace bring in muggle methods to the office to make their work more efficient? LIKE USING PENS GOSH How much of what muggleborns bring into wizarding environments is picked up on by wizardborns?  Do the stuck-up pureblood families like the Malfoys resent the fact that muggleborns are dominating the workplace and complain about it in a fashion not unlike the whole “Goddamn Immigrants Stealing Our Jobs” thing Does this drive them further into the stubborn old ways of quills and robes and candles?
  • How do wizarding households keep their food fresh? Do they use ice boxes? Are there charmed cabinets to keep the milk cold? Are there refrigerators? HOW?????
  • Do wizarding houses generally look different than muggle houses? 
  • Do wizards ever move into muggle-built houses?
  • WHY DON’T ELECTIRCAL COMPANIES GET SUSPICIOUS THAT THESE HOUSES AREN’T USING ELECTRICITY?
  • Do all wizards use potions and ingredients as medicine for everything or does aspirin have a place in a wizarding medicine cabinet?
  • Are there wizarding grocery stores?
  • So where does the wizarding world stand on mental illnesses? This has been brought up so many times by different people, but I really want to know. Do they recognise mental illnesses? Is there stigma surrounding mental illnesses? Do they have potions and spells to treat depression, do they have counsellors? Is this treatment free?
  • If dementors are a metaphor for depression, does that mean casting a patronus is a form of treating depression? Do kids with depression find it easier or harder to produce patronuses?
  • Some other sports are mentioned in Quidditch Through the Ages, but I want to know more. Do they have sports that aren’t just played on broomsticks? How come there aren’t more obese wizards?
  • I want to know more about how the Second Wizarding War affected the characters. 
  • I want to know about Andromeda Black falling in love with Ted Tonks
  • Where do wizards stand on things such as gender? Do they accept trans wizards/witches?
  • Are there legal procedures where wizards can change their gender? What about potions and spells to change their physical genitalia?
  • What about sexual orientation? Are wizards accepting of this or not? Is gay marriage legal in the Wizarding World? 
  • What about disabilities in the Wizarding world? What magic has been developed to help disabled wizards? Magical wheelchairs? Spells to help avoid over-stimulation in autistic wizards?
  • What about sign language? Do wizards use sign language?
  • How exactly does Ollivander remember every wand he’s sold?
  • Has the ministry not realised how shit the Trace is? Why has no one come up with a better way of tracking underage magic?
  • Why has no one protested against the use of House Elves before?
  • How common are muggleborns and squibs? How does wizard genetics even work? IS ANYONE STUDYING THIS SHIT???
  • What about wizards and witches of different religions who go to Hogwarts? Do they get to have feasts for their religious festivals too?
  • WHO WAS DORCAS MEADOWES AND WHY DID VOLDEMORT KILL HER PERSONALLY?
  • Is there an actual reason as to why magical creatures are described as magical and hidden from muggles? Because if muggles had not been hidden from them, they would have just accepted the creatures as strange and fascinating
  • Why do they not study things such as music at Hogwarts if they want to? How do they get singers and bands in the Wizarding World if the main wizarding school doesn’t teach music?
  • Are there magical musical instruments?
  • How common are wizarding concerts?
  • So I get that they can’t use phones, so is using fire to communicate with each other (Flooing like Sirius and Harry do) like the equivalent of phoning? So why is this not more common? Why don’t Hogwarts students floo-phone their parents? 
  • What about sex education in the Wizarding world/at Hogwarts? Contraceptive spells and morning-after potions??
  • WHY IS THERE NO REGULATION ON LOVE POTIONS?
  • WHAT ABOUT RAPE CAUSED BY LOVE POTIONS WHICH IS ESSENTIALLY A DATE RAPE DRUG?
  • WHAT ABOUT ABORTIONS? CAN YOU GET ABORTIONS IN THE WIZARDING WORLD OR IS IT REALLY TABOO?
  • Why is there no Wizard university? Surely there’s more magic to learn than is learnt at Hogwarts?
  • I MUST KNOW ABOUT WIZARDING CULTURES IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES, WHAT ABOUT ASIAN CULTURES AND NATIVE AMERICAN WIZARDING CULTURES AND INUIT CULTURES AND AUSTRALIAN CULTURES
  • Did the Wizarding community take part in gross things in history such as colonialism?
  • Is there racism in the Wizarding world?
  • Do the different brands of magic factor into the abundant racism in America? Like, is Native American magic thought of as crude by white wizards, and do white wizards appropriate certain incantations and such in offensive ways?
  • The spells taught at Hogwarts are all Latin-based. Are they based on other languages in different parts of the world? (Mandarin based spells in China, Hindu based spells in India)
  • Why do Wizards take cats/owls/toads to school? Okay I get the owl, but why the cat and toad? Toad’s are bloody useless, and cats are cute and good pets, but if cats are allowed why not rabbits? Why not dogs?
  • The mirror Sirius gave to Harry…. WHY ARE THESE MIRRORS NOT COMMON IN THE REST OF THE WIZARDING WORLD??
  • WHEN DID LILY AND JAMES GET TOGETHER?
  • WHEN DID THEY FIRST KISS?
  • What was Remus doing before he got a job at Hogwarts? (Between the Potters dying and PoA)
  • What about laws against child abuse and things in the Wizarding World? (Cause Neville being dangled out of a window and being nearly drowned on another occasion seems pretty dodgy to me ALSO SIRIUS’ HOME LIFE AND SITUATION, WHY DID NO ONE AT THE MINISTRY BE LIKE OH THIS WIZARDING FAMILY SEEMS LIKE IT’S ABUSING IT’S KID)
  • I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ALL THE OTHER WIZARDING SCHOOLS
  • Why the fuck is everything so dangerous in the Wizarding World? (The Triwizard tournament, Quidditch) 
  • Why is there only one team for each Hogwarts house? It seems unfair to me, since the chances of someone getting on are pretty slim.
  • What about wizards who live in Scotland? Do they have to travel to London to take the train back to Scotland to go to Hogwarts?
  • wHAT ABOUT RELIGION? Are there any Christian wizards or do they think Jesus was a wizard or do they just not believe it? Does their view of the Bible change because of them being wizards? Do they celebrate things like Christmas because of Christianity or is it because of pagan festivals?
  • Is there a Wizarding Welfare system?
  • What about St Mungos? Is it free to be treated there or do you have to pay?
  • WHY THE FUCK WAS SIRIUS ALLOWED TO GO TO AZKABAN WITHOUT A TRIAL??? WTF IS WRONG WITH THE WIZARDING JUSTICE SYSTEM
  • WHY IS AZKABAN THE ONLY WIZARDING PRISON? WHY ARE PEOPLE BEING SENT TO THE DEMENTORS FOR STEALING APPLES?
  • Let’s face it, the House system is pretty messed up. That’s not even a question, I’m just saying
  • Why are there no state schools for wizards to go to before they’re 11?
  • Is there something like the UN for wizards? Why did no other country come and help when Voldemort was taking over?
  • How do the Salem Witch Trials fit in with American magical culture?
  • WHAT ABOUT CURRENCY AND MONEY?
  • Is there a way of paying with cheques for really expensive stuff, or do you have to have a cart of galleons or something?
  • How common is wizards being friends with muggles?
  • Why are there no regulations on memory charms and memory modification?
  • Are galleons the universal currency for wizards, or just for the UK?
  • If wizards are fairly rare and there aren’t that many in the UK, what about tiny countries? Would they have like 3 wizards in?
  • PLEASE TELL ME ABOUT WIZARDING TATTOOS? THEY CAN MOVE RIGHT YES OKAY
  • DO YOU GET HOMELESS WIZARDS?
  • DO WIZARDS KNOW ABOUT SHAKESPEARE AND C.S LEWIS AND LORD OF THE RINGS?
  • HOW COMMON ARE FANTASY BOOKS WRITTEN BY WIZARDING AUTHORS
  • WHAT IF YOU’RE A WIZARD WHO’S A VEGAN, HOW DO YOU DO POTIONS AND WOULD THEY USE WANDS SINCE THEY HAVE DRAGON HEARTSTRINGS/UNICORN TAIL HAIRS ETC
  • WHAT ABOUT TAXES? HOW MUCH IS WIZARDING TAX?
  • WHAT ABOUT CALLING THE POLICE???  HOW DOES THIS WORK? IS THERE A WIZARDING POLICE OR IS IT JUST THE AURORS?
  • CAN CREATURES LIKE CENTAURS AND GOBLINS BECOME ANIMAGI??
  • CAN YOU LEARN TO CHANGE YOUR PATRONUS OR ANIMAGI??

I HAVE SO MANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS UNIVERSE AND IT’S JUST A DUMB BOOK BUT IT’S NOT GAH

LOL SO FUCKING LONG.

Jun 07
Jun 07

READING LIST: A Field Guide to Fifteen Feminist Comics - Comic Book Resources →

Jun 07