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01 August 2014 @ 01:24 am
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Reading the Harry Potter books will help to make you a more tolerant human being, according to this story.

In other news, moving is awful, but better than so many other things happening in the world that comparatively it is fine. Let us not talk about the landlord, who may yet end up being taken to the tribunal. And my plague has come over all mediaeval, but after a third day in bed, I think I have turned the corner. Which is a relief, because the alternative was tremendously 14th century.

One day some brilliant person will come up with an important engineering application for snot, and my unwanted superpower of mucous will earn me a FORTUNE. Until then, I am going to have to plant three trees in a bid to balance out all these tissues …
 
 
 
Chiara Castelnuovo-McKenzie: teacmcmck on July 31st, 2014 03:32 pm (UTC)
Hmmm.......


I re-read them for the first time earlier this year and reached the conclusion that wizards really aren't nice people to minorities or even fellow humans at all!

Hope you get over the dreaded lurgi soonest!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 31st, 2014 03:40 pm (UTC)
Some are, but many are dreadful because they put no thought into their social beliefs. I think that Harry's frequent 'But that is clearly bananas' when he comes up against some of the mores of the wizarding world is a good way to encourage young people in particular to question prejudices around them.

Thank you. I am breathing more like a human and less like a walrus today ;-)
bk7brokemybrain: smirk ARbk7brokemybrain on July 31st, 2014 04:00 pm (UTC)
Okay, now all I hear is Venkman saying, "Egon, your mucus." lol
See? Snot has scientific value!

I hope you feel better fast. And I hope the moving issues work out quickly. There's no coincidence that one of the most stressful events in life, moving, was accompanied by such illness. Blerg.
FEELS TERRORIST!: HP Cliche Villianymomebie on July 31st, 2014 04:24 pm (UTC)
Reading the Harry Potter books led me to fandom, which definitely made me a more tolerant human being. Also more fun, more gay, and more outspoken. So who knows. :p

Moving is so stressful! I wish you luck with the rest of it, and I'm glad you're feeling better.
Pureblood Princessraitala on July 31st, 2014 05:52 pm (UTC)
Sorry you're still feeling grotty ♥
fe2h2o on August 1st, 2014 01:31 pm (UTC)
I read something just last week that snot has been found to have anti nano properties... So you might be onto something:-) myeloperoxidase is the stuff that turns snot green, and it's the only human enzyme that breaks down carbon nanotubes
i can see your house from herewho_la_hoop on August 1st, 2014 09:36 pm (UTC)
You poor plague-ridden thing. I hope you're well again soon!
mrsquizzicalmrsquizzical on August 3rd, 2014 12:02 am (UTC)
yeah i love how that came out - that it was about recognising the error and prejudice in the entrenched systems around us.

hope you feel better. moving is the worst. but moving while sick is the absolute worst. xo
Nennenenne on August 9th, 2014 05:11 pm (UTC)
That is really cool! :D Thanks for sharing.

I really hope you're feelig better now.