Q:So, the Potter boys are going to have a 'rough' relationship with Norway?
You’re just gonna have to wait and see!
Q:Wait...I don't know if I skipped her or anything, but what's up with Lily Potter II? Is she as bad as her brothers?
the only thing we know about her is she got in a fight with Nancy Miller back in her 1st year, and now she should be going into either 3rd or 4th.
Q:Ginny and Hermione are parenting on the same frequency during the Summer of one is AM while the other is FM?
tbh I haven’t put much thought into them.
I fed it v_v
I JUST CAUGHT ONE OF MY NEIGHBOURS PETTING THE CAT
HAHAHA THE WHOLE BUILDING IS FUCKED
Q:Could you give us a sneak peak of Norway's first meeting with Neville?
"Just make sure you always keep an extra eye on the Slytherins."
"Why do you say that?"
"Well they’re not all bad but they do have a habit of playing the victim when they get the chance."
"Huh. How so?"
"Changes case-by-case, but some kids like Kirkland you can always count on to be a bit two-faced."
"Ah." … 'This guy's full of shit'
Q:What are Neville's reasons for staying? Is it just pride? Or does he think he can help turn things around there?
we’ll have to wait and see!
Q:If I could draw I'll draw Norway literally moonwalking out of Hogwarts at the rythm of Micheal Jackson...
Denmark hiding not so conspicuously behind some bushes with the boom box.
Feli and Arthur coming clean to the kids is this slow painful process of several hours and soul-bearing conversation and some tears and crying.
Lukas just kinda shrugs in the staff-room while Creevey shrieks “WHAT DO YOU MEAN IMMORTAL?" for the eighth time and he asks if they think he should leave the Charms NEWT Prep-manual here for the next teacher or if he can take it home.
Well, it was either that or assuming authority over the kids. Either way he’s going to get followed and trailed during lunch hours. Arthur and Feli might get pissed.
I’m confused “assuming authority over”?? He’s a professor so yeah he’ll have authority over them, but there’s a certain kind of flattery in having kids walk up to you and have a spacy look in their eyes asking you harmless questions.
Culture between Norway and England probably isn’t as severe as what I’ve experienced here in Japan, but do you know how crazy-good it feels when a 14 year old student stops you after class and in that “i know this is stupid but”-way asks you if it’s true you have potatoes for breakfast- and how is that real? How do you cook them?
Like, I have literally nothing to do with the fact that Canadians eat hashbrowns, but Norway probably helped find the land and helped BUILD parts of Durmstrang. I plan to write him as someone who also genuinely likes children too, so he’s probably going to be more supportive and affectionate with them than he rightly should. He won’t derail his lessons so he can talk to them, but he’s not going to shut them out at any point either.
Q:I think the good thing about Norway entering Hogwarts is that he will be seen as an unbiased teacher (and will be one too!) since he came from Durmstrang. But when the announcement about Triwizard Tournament comes out, it will be hard for him to avoid people from asking what does he think about how Hogwarts being shunned.
"THEY KICKED HOGWARTS OUT OF OUR OWN TOURNAMENT PROFESSOR BONDEVICK"
"Huh, so it seems."
"EXPLAIN WHY THEY WOULD DO SUCH A THING?"
"Because Hogwarts has a poor reputation for safety?"
"THAT IS UNACCEPTABLE THIS IS THE SAFEST SCHOOL IN THE WORLD PERFECTLY WONDERFULLY SAFE NO EVIL CREEPY CRAWLY THINGS IT’S NOT LIKE WE HAD A BASALISK IN THE BASEMENT FOR 700 YEARS."
"I am only one person prfoessor I can’t speak for Durmstrange it’s not as though I represent the entire concious body of the Norwegian Kingdom how ridiculous would that be?”
"Oh well when you put it that way I guess BUT BONDEVICK IT’S NOT FAAAAAIR"
[3 years later]
Q:Late Snakeskins musing but, I'm totes excited about Norway becoming a charms professor cause even though he'll have to work with the NEWTs curriculum, at least his teaching method would be different and how will the students react to a new professor who came from Durmstrang's home country like they might ask him how the school's like and Norway will not even bat an eyelash like, "I'm here to teach you charms so that means we will shut up about Durmstrang. Vargas, stop snickering I can see you"
I agree with you right up until that last point because nah, friend naaaaah Norway may be a little stilted at times but if he has a bunch of kids asking curious questions about his school that all the other nordics and scandanavians go to he’s just gonna
"Let me tell you about the Ice Queen’s wonders… After your finish your exercise."
Q:How come Flinwick con't just kick Neville out?
In professional settings you typically can’t bring the hammer down with a simple “you’re fired!” declaration. Neville is upper-management/a tenur’d professor, you can’t just fire someone like that without a huge, undeniable, explosive failure (see: when they fired Desford because they blamed the entire death arc on her).
Flitwick can, legally, just dismiss whoever he wants because Headmaster, but that’s a really crappy way to run a business or a campus (remember when Umbridge fired Trawley?). It’s easily skewed as abuse of power and suggests a corporal punishment rather than a moral fault.
Bankers, Professors, Financiers, Military Brass, and Politicians don’t get “fired”, they “resign”. Usually when you are “asked” to resign, you are being told straight-up the way Denis told Neville “You should be fucking fired”, and then you either bow out and resign or you, like Neville, take the demotion and then refuse to leave your post.
It does, to Neville’s credit, take a lot of guts to stay on at a place where your boss has to your face told you you’re not wanted anymore. But it also, to Neville’s detriment, imply he’s willing to rock the boat and get his hands dirty rather than peacefully walk away.