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Due to the recent atrocities, pending assignments for my class will be canceled extended until Friday. My most sincere condolences to those whose loved ones were affected by the attacks. Remember, too, that as a society, we are of a piece; what harms one harms us all. It is of importance in these troubled times to remember that.


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I assume there will be a memorial gathering of some sort? Have we been able to obtain the list of casualties yet? Several of my pupils have expressed concern for loved ones in the area.

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Date: 2010-02-10 01:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] strong-inaskirt.livejournal.com
Nothing yet, but planning ahead would be best, there's already been a lot of concern on the matter, with good reason.

Re: Staff Filter

Date: 2010-02-10 01:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bobthewizard.livejournal.com
Agreed. I suggest the front courtyard; the weather's been good enough lately.

*also it's close enough to the castle for him to attend without asking someone to move his skull; not going to say that, though*

Re: Staff Filter

Date: 2010-02-10 01:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] strong-inaskirt.livejournal.com
The rain wouldn't do much for anyone if it came.

This is...getting scarily more real every day.

Re: Staff Filter

Date: 2010-02-10 01:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bobthewizard.livejournal.com
True.

It couldn't be put off forever, I suppose....

Staff Filter

Date: 2010-02-10 01:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] strong-inaskirt.livejournal.com
Still, with every new incident there seems to be even more, I don't know, foreboding in the air.

Re: Staff Filter

Date: 2010-02-10 01:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bobthewizard.livejournal.com
These waves of hatred always get worse before they get better. I wonder if old Binns has gotten around to addressing the Grindlewald era this year -- the grapevine suggests that he seldom gets further ahead than the Goblin Wars -- but it was the same back then, you know.

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Date: 2010-02-10 01:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] strong-inaskirt.livejournal.com
Yeah, I have some memories of that as a student, there was a lot of unrest about it. Still, with the scale of the attacks, this could be worse.

Re: Staff Filter

Date: 2010-02-10 02:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] strong-inaskirt.livejournal.com
It's hard to tell, everytime it quietens, something else happens.

Re: Staff Filter

Date: 2010-02-10 02:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bobthewizard.livejournal.com
*sigh* Well, we'll just have to muddle through, and try to spare today's youth the heartbreak of yesteryear.

Re: Staff Filter

Date: 2010-02-10 05:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] strong-inaskirt.livejournal.com
I suppose so, we can only do our best to give support. I do wonder though, is Hogwarts the only place that's safe anymore?

Re: Staff Filter

Date: 2010-02-14 03:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bobthewizard.livejournal.com
*nods*

I sincerely hope not.

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Date: 2010-02-14 09:55 pm (UTC)

Date: 2010-02-10 02:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] n0blesse-oblige.livejournal.com
I haven't heard anything yet about a memorial either. The whole situation is so tragic. It makes me sick to my stomach.


Other than that, how are you, chap? Haven't seen you around in a bit.

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Date: 2010-02-10 03:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bobthewizard.livejournal.com
A dark day for England, indeed. It's not as bad as Grindlewold, yet, but quite dark enough so far. The devil of it is that these random attacks are but symptoms of a greater malaise.

Oh, fine, fine. Doing some manuscript translating for a friend of mine in Chicago; it's kept me busy rather. Yourself?


[[If I recall, Grindlewold's reign of terror was roughly contiguous with WWII.
And, Bob hasn't been about lately because real life landed on me... sorry about that. XD;]]

Re: Staff filter

Date: 2010-02-10 03:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] n0blesse-oblige.livejournal.com
No, not as bad as Grindlewold... I don't remember much of it personally, but I do remember mum being very worried... probably even more so because she's a muggle and was terrified that if something evil showed up at her door she'd have no way to combat it. Do you suppose these are sympathizers of his? Or do you think this is something different entirely?

Not a lot going on for me either. I was 25 for 3 days and had a glorious time, then woke up on day 4 in more pain than I've ever been in my life. I also got signed up by one of our lovely students to participate in those bloody blind dates. It went... well, I survived. The lady was lovely but I dare say we're not compatible. Plus I was nearly suffocated by rose bushes that surrounded us and did not stop growing.

I think this castle is trying to kill me.

((Yeah I think you're right..
And yes I remember that! Glad your comp is fixed!))

Re: Staff filter

Date: 2010-02-12 06:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bobthewizard.livejournal.com
If there were only an easy answer... No, I'd venture to guess that the passions set in motion have been piqued by more modern stimuli than those history has to offer. It'll be the same bigotry, but made new by new voices and minds, related to its philosophical forbearers only in the nature of the violence it begets.

*chuckles* Ah, to be young again. I hope neither you nor the young lady suffered from the experience. *very dryly humorous* If it does, you're welcome to share the corridors with the rest of us!


[[Alas, it's starting up again. :( Crashed eight times today... the future looks bleak. But we shall soldier on.]]

Re: Staff filter

Date: 2010-02-12 10:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] n0blesse-oblige.livejournal.com
Yes, that's quite wise... wisdom is something I've come to expect from you though, sir. It's very refreshing.

No we both managed to come out unscathed thanks to some fire charms that I shot at the plants. She was quite upset that I "hurt" them. Needless to say there will not be a second date... which is quite alright, actually.

*He laughed a bit uneasily at Bob's offer*

My body may be rapidly advancing through middle age, but I do rather like it and would like to keep it for another 50 years or so, if that's alright.

((Mehhhh... *coaxes your comp into working*))

Re: Staff filter

Date: 2010-02-14 03:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bobthewizard.livejournal.com
*a little uncomfortable with the unaccustomed praise* Takes one to know one, or so they say.

Well, a satisfactory end for all concerned, then... except the plants! *highly amused*

Oh, sorry, pardon my somewhat morbid sense of humor -- comes with the territory, I'm afraid.


[[XD;; Thanks.]]

Re: Staff filter

Date: 2010-02-16 04:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] n0blesse-oblige.livejournal.com
Well thank you.. that's a great compliment coming from you indeed.

Not at all. My own sense of humor can be morbid at times as well.

Re: Staff filter

Date: 2010-02-16 07:32 am (UTC)

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Date: 2010-02-10 03:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] idkmybff-flynn.livejournal.com
We'll probably hear word about casualties sooner or later. Not sure how many names we'll get if they decide to deem some of that information too juicy for public consumption, though.

Re: Staff filter

Date: 2010-02-12 06:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bobthewizard.livejournal.com
*makes a face; has little reason to expect competence from the Ministry* Oh, for heaven's sake. As if that would cause anything but panic among the innocent and satisfaction to the guilty.

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Date: 2010-02-12 08:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] idkmybff-flynn.livejournal.com
Not like the Ministry actually gives a damn about anything other than what benefits them. If they cause a little panic among the masses, I seriously doubt they'll lose sleep over it.

Re: Staff filter

Date: 2010-02-14 03:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bobthewizard.livejournal.com
Likely enough. Ah well.

Staff filter

Date: 2010-02-10 06:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] oh-earwax.livejournal.com
An excellent idea, Bob. I shall begin the preparations.

I expect they'll be quite worried. The casualty list should be on my desk quite soon, as I sent for it as soon as I heard the news.

Re: Staff filter

Date: 2010-02-12 06:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bobthewizard.livejournal.com
*sigh* I expect they will, Albus. Let me know if there is anything I can do. You might ask the Spirit Division to notify you if any of the wizarding victims have failed to fully cross over; better for their relatives to hear it from you than to wake up unexpectedly haunted.


[[OotP said that only wizards become ghosts. Odd, that.]]

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