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09 November 2011 @ 03:47 pm
I found this tumblr called askhogwarts, which is hilarious in that it presents the Hogwarts Staff with questions from people on tumblr and a picture is drawn along with the answer. The artist is absolutely marvellous. I've selected 10 of the ones that I absolutely loved and I will post them below the cut.

That I can very much understand!

I love their expressions and Minerva's voice.

I believe this answers a question we have all at some point wondered. At least the Sorting Hat doesn't spend the rest of the year getting dusty and preventing spiders from webbing his mouth shut!

Yes, as we all know, Pomona Sprout has work cut out for her with her plants. Think of just the work she has to suffer on Halloween alone! No wonder she's busy.

*Grins.* I love them.

Glad to hear it, Filius! (Love the wand in his pocket. :B )

Ah, a glimpse at the hardship of teaching an overachieving student... *Shuffles her own feet and walks away, whistling.*

I loved this one for their expressions (and the continued possibility for femslash) too, but I know some of you may prefer a different answer. Perhaps they are both lying out of their preference to keep their private life private; perhaps after this they jumped each other's bones out of realising they don't wish to be professional any more. Well, that they do, but they want to be boinking, too. But I'm going to imagine my own little scenario of Minerva heading back to Rolanda or Wilhelmina or Pomona or Poppy or Irma and drawling, "They've asked after my relationship with Albus and Severus again. Will they ever realise they're barking up the wrong tree, especially with Albus' official outing? Ah, never mind now, I hope not; secrecy is a rather thrilling aphrodisiac..."

*Grins.* More of Minerva at work - as strange as work can be, sometimes.

I just feel this highlights one of the major differences between the two of them. And also made me snerk.

That's all for now! My procrastination is merited because I left the house for a library run to return a book. (No, it doesn't matter that I didn't dress for it and was wearing jammie bottoms...that's clearly not important.)
Current Mood: deviousDevious.
?elsceetaria on November 9th, 2011 09:12 pm (UTC)
Those are amazing! I'm pretty sure I could spend the rest of the afternnon just reading them. :P

Also, the fact that this http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=B.A.M.F.&defid=3280446 came up when I couldn't remember BAMF is pretty awesome.
Kiwi Crocus: HP || McMin || Exhausted wand.cranky__crocus on November 9th, 2011 09:17 pm (UTC)
Hahaha I'm glad you enjoyed them! ♥

That's a great urban dictionary entry. You know who else needs a BAMF entry?

Professor Minerva McGonagall. I'm pretty sure that the tumblr motto after the release of the second DH film was "PROFESSOR MCGONAGALL IS A BAMF!"

Or, by my opinion, she is the HWIC: Head Witch In Charge. (Instead of HBIC, Head Bitch In Charge.)
?elsceetaria on November 10th, 2011 03:59 am (UTC)
:) Those would be amazing entries as well.

Maybe someone should ask McGonagall why she isn't the first entry for that.
þeof in þystro: SSMMmothwing on November 9th, 2011 09:34 pm (UTC)
What a delightful find! This Tumblr is priceless. :D Also, I enjoy your Minerva icon, and

And Severus and Minerva- I am sure she is quite flexible in her affections. I doubt that anyone could establish a long-lasting relationship with someone who carries a torch for a decades-deceased schoolboy crush, but surely, there was the occasional romp before she got into a long-lasting relationship with one of the ladies you mention. ♥
Kiwi Crocus: HP || Sibyl || Hug everyone else.cranky__crocus on November 9th, 2011 09:39 pm (UTC)
I do very much enjoy Tumblr for the various eye-candy. :D

Oh, I don't at all mind the MMSS ship! I've read some wonderful stories and many of my friends write/draw it (ding ding ding you included :D ). As an omni-shipper, I'd say I even ship it (with that sort of multi-reality idea that at the same time she's with all these amazing women and Moody and...uh, the awesome half of the witching/wizarding world all at the same time, in different universes. All of which I want to read).

Then, my brain is bad as it tends to turn everyone into polyamorous lesbians. Occasionally even the men. :B

Edited at 2011-11-09 09:40 pm (UTC)
þeof in þystro: Hatmothwing on November 9th, 2011 10:07 pm (UTC)
I love the posting style over there, all eloquent gifs, they're so entertaining.

A Hogwarts staffed with polyamorous lesbians surely would add something to the magic. :}
albalark: Severus/Minerva Snarkalbalark on November 9th, 2011 10:17 pm (UTC)

These are absolutely brilliant!! And just what I needed, further procrastination material because I just don't have NEAR ENOUGH TO DO!!! You evil woman, you
Kiwi Crocus: Cat || Yes?cranky__crocus on November 14th, 2011 07:05 am (UTC)
Awwwwr, I'm glad you enjoyed it! And that it was a successful procrastination diversion!

I'm only evil because you needed it. Your funny bone is totally thanking me. Go on, ask it.

*Glomp-hugs.* You make me so happy, Lark!
Crockycrocky_wock on November 9th, 2011 10:28 pm (UTC)
So much like protowilson's tumblr "Bacon and Acid" (http://asksnapeandproto.tumblr.com/). But really fun to look at!
Clearly, though, the essay question was not posed by Hermione. That kind of request doesn't come from Hermionesque students at all, in my experience.
Kiwi Crocus: HP || Ravenclaw || Wit and learning.cranky__crocus on November 14th, 2011 07:16 am (UTC)
I have now read through that tumblr as well. (: Very funny! I've seen a few 'ask' tumblrs for a good number of fandoms; I wonder what was the first.

*Coughs.* Of course I've never asked questions like that...

(No, really, I did have the sense to bring a copy to the teacher before the due date and go over it. Or send it off with a clear "I am sending this for a check-through if you're willing" message, which many teachers were willing to do, especially in university. I figured they thought there should be some payoff for getting things done early.)
Crockycrocky_wock on November 14th, 2011 08:19 am (UTC)
Right? That's what I mean! That's what Hermione would do. Also, the format of the question... it was likely written by a girl, style-wise, but that, too, points away from Hermione. The stereotypical giggling and blushing and emphasis on communicative skills only entered canon after GoF, I think, (with the exception of Gilderoy's humbling presence) and mostly because of the movies.
I remember this behaviour as something I learned at school and practiced for a while because it seemed to be what girls do and what they were rewarded for by their peers and teachers. Not "learned" as in acquired so that it seemed the natural thing to do, by the way, but learned as in processed through the conscious mind before application in the real world. I literally watched other girls be like "Awww, Mr. Smith [though many tried this on female teachers, too], can't you look over my test one more time and be a bit less strict? You know I suck at Physics, and considering that, I think I did quite well!", saw that they were getting applauded for it (literally or metaphorically) and tried to copy, very unsuccessfully, what seemed to me ridiculous attempts at making yourself look dumber than you actually are.
You know what I mean?
Kiwi Crocus: HP || Irma || Slytherincranky__crocus on November 15th, 2011 12:31 am (UTC)
Mmm, I used to notice girls doing that. I'll admit I joined them for probably a year when I was 10-11, but after that I gave it up. By the time high school rolled around it was entirely gone.

I can't see Hermione having taken that technique on with teachers, myself, even if she eventually learned it with her peers.
Crockycrocky_wock on November 15th, 2011 05:55 am (UTC)
Me neither. In my case, it was a coping mechanism for realising that my entire year (well, almost all of them) hated me and I hadn't caught on why... Hermione, I always felt, doesn't have any need for this. In my head she's the odd one out, somehow, unlike Emma Watson's portrayal of her, but she's not doing it because she's too socially incompetent that her behaviour is strange to others.
How did we even get here? *lol* I think I'm projecting too much. But it's my reason for liking Hermione, I guess. And when it comes to the trio, I'm not picky. Most aspects about them and what they do doesn't interest me much.
"Q" is for "quor": iSnapeq_sama on November 9th, 2011 10:46 pm (UTC)
Heee! I love these so very much. There's nothing quite as nice as when character humor-pieces are actually funny and in character. (It seems to happen so rarely...)
Kiwi Crocus: HP || McMin || Exhausted wand.cranky__crocus on November 14th, 2011 07:17 am (UTC)
So true!

And speaking of in character...I love your icon. :B

(Oh, come now, we all know he heads back to his quarters and dances around pretending to be a rockstar. And sings into his hairbrush. Goodness knows he has to be doing something with it all the time he isn't using it on his hair. (; )
kellychamblisskellychambliss on November 10th, 2011 12:39 am (UTC)
This is great; thanks for the links! I've seen another tumblr along these lines, but without the pictures -- just written answers. The art is really effective. And I see someone already mentioned Protowilson -- classic. You should submit a femslash questions to Minerva.
Kiwi Crocus: HP || Minerva/Irmacranky__crocus on November 14th, 2011 07:23 am (UTC)
I've now read the Protowilson tumblr - hilarious! I've seen a few 'ask' tumblrs without pictures; one had Pomona as part of an 'ask the hufflepuffs' tumblr but not frequently enough for me to follow it. Goodness knows I don't have the patience, skill or wit to create one that features her more often. :B

I submitted what I hope is a delicately-worded femslash question to Minerva geared toward the looking-for-role-models side to prevent it from being a prying personal question; goodness knows she wouldn't respond well to that Rita-esque technique. I'm sure it'll be a long while until I know if it ends up answered. (Either way, I may soon send along a general femslash-in-Hogwarts question. Or perhaps I'd do better with Rolanda...*Grins.*) Thank you for the suggestion!
Venturous1venturous1 on November 10th, 2011 03:23 am (UTC)
these are great, but I WILL NOPT VISIT TUMBLR DURING NANO nonono...

still, I'm tempted. **back to chapter 5**
Kiwi Crocus: Cat || McGonagacat.cranky__crocus on November 14th, 2011 07:24 am (UTC)
Yeah, I was on Chapter 5 and also had a no-tumblr rule...but somehow tumblr crumbled it. It has that tendency. I limit myself to 10 pages of dashboard at a time, and only when I've succeeded with a task (usually writing). Glad you enjoyed them, anyway!
Meganmirellarussian on November 10th, 2011 03:32 am (UTC)
I almost suggested that you write the one about Minerva and Severus' non-relationship, but then I remembered nano.

Good luck with the writing, and thanks for the laugh before I return to my homework!
Kiwi Crocus: HP || Sprout || OLSB.cranky__crocus on November 14th, 2011 07:25 am (UTC)
I have absolutely no knack for writing Severus. Actually, I think a good way to tell if anonymous writing is mine is to count the men actually written into the story as more than a mention. If the answer is 0, it may well be mine. I'm too afraid to try Severus!

I hope the homework is going well! I know you've had a lot of it of late! Glad you got a laugh as a little relief. (:
therealsnape: MM/SS Rather good at magictherealsnape on November 10th, 2011 06:44 am (UTC)
hilarious! Thanks, lovely start to the day.
Kiwi Crocuscranky__crocus on November 14th, 2011 07:26 am (UTC)
Glad you enjoyed them! Thanks for stopping by. :D
Feather Quill: HP Newsocksfeatherxquill on November 10th, 2011 07:12 am (UTC)
This is awesome. Off to follow the shit out of that tumblr *g*
Kiwi Crocuscranky__crocus on November 14th, 2011 07:26 am (UTC)
I want it to publish a ton more! I wish there were, like, 100 pages to go through... :B
Seekcoldthermistor on November 10th, 2011 09:40 am (UTC)
Oh my God, I love these! So amazing! :P Now I swear I'm going to spend ages on askhogwarts as a time sink... ;)
Kiwi Crocuscranky__crocus on November 14th, 2011 07:27 am (UTC)
I wish there were more entries in askhogwarts, so it could have been a longer time-sink! A few comments up there's a link to another 'ask' tumblr that involves Snape, if you need another short time sink. (:
tt: thankstwisted_twister on November 11th, 2011 05:52 am (UTC)
Great! Thanks for sharing. Post some more (especialy if you ask Minerva about women, just like Kelly suggested!)
Kiwi Crocus: HP || Catnip || Staring.cranky__crocus on November 14th, 2011 07:28 am (UTC)
Glad you enjoyed them! I did send along a question to Minerva, but even if it is answered I'm sure it'll be months. :P I'll keep my eye on the tumblr for any other entries that catch my eye!