Terry B. (fair_gains) wrote,
Terry B.

12/11/97 . Book review

I always read one muggle book with all my class stuff. Takes me a while to get through since I don't get to read much for fun while at school but I finally finished The Time Machine by H. G. Wells.

Muggles really have some good ideas about magic, in fact. Though they don't call it magic. They still have this notion that there's a hard division between 'magic' and 'science.' Which I guess they'd have to since they can muck around with one and can't touch the other, and usually don't notice if they're touched by it or blame it on something else (often science). Instead, they dream up these elaborate machines to do things that really require magical spells. I almost think of it as solidifying or visualising the spell, if that makes sense, in chemistry or circuitry or gears. It's not a bad way to think about things, since spells are usually more structured and more complicated than you would guess to see one in the moment it's actually cast.

I've been going to that auror meeting thing about the philosophy of magic, or ethics of defense, or whatever it is that Proff Lupin's been doing. Rather good, really. I wouldn't recommend it if you haven't been really paying attention to Proff Tonks, or haven't been in the D.A. for the past odd years, but if you know what you're doing it's really interesting to actually sit down and think about it. I wonder if I could start getting credit for it, like an elective or sommat.

Speaking of, Parvati, anyone want to get in some group practice on Proff Tonks's latest before the next D.A. meeting?
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