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[[Filtered to everyone who's switched]]

For those of you experiencing....................................... issues of bodily integrity, you should be aware that there are medical spells to assist with the basic biological functions. However, since many of you are under-age, you'll have to locate a competent adult to cast them for you -- as you should anyway, since the consequences of a botched medical spell can be... messy.

Do let us know if you need help. *secure in the knowledge that in Kate's body, he can Apparate practically anywhere*

[[/filtered]]

Date: 2010-06-28 05:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] donttelldaddy.livejournal.com


Assistance using the restroom, you mean? Who is so prudish that they can't handle that?

Date: 2010-06-28 05:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bobthewizard.livejournal.com
I'm sure they'll all be happy to tell you if you're curious. */saaaaarcasm*

Date: 2010-06-28 05:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] donttelldaddy.livejournal.com


Well, if they're embarrassed to take care of it themselves, I doubt they'll work up the courage to ask an adult to cast a spell for them.

Date: 2010-06-28 06:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bobthewizard.livejournal.com
Are you always this helpful when you're at home?

Date: 2010-06-28 06:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] donttelldaddy.livejournal.com


I'm being perfectly helpful, Professor. We, as a species, really need to quit being so uptight about something so basic as our bodies. It's a wonder we can even function this way.

Date: 2010-06-28 06:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bobthewizard.livejournal.com
I don't see why; we've not done too badly for the first few thousand years. If you really do wish to effect sweeping cultural changes, though, you may want to work on your persuasive skills.

Date: 2010-06-28 06:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] donttelldaddy.livejournal.com


Is there a reason you seem so offended?

Date: 2010-06-28 06:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bobthewizard.livejournal.com
It's the voice, isn't it? I still haven't gotten the hang of the voice.~ *dry smile; not really offended, just debating* Although for future reference, implying that relative moral sensibilities are all subject to your interpretation of the rightness of things is not the first argument that most people would be likely to accept.

Date: 2010-06-28 06:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] donttelldaddy.livejournal.com


Morals are subject to interpretation, it isn't an opinion. Each society has a different set of morals, which they claim to be the superior one. Each person within the society has the same right.

Date: 2010-06-28 06:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bobthewizard.livejournal.com
*in full lecture mode now. hellooo, history of the moral revolution \o/* Of course. Conversely, those who feel Victorian about what happen to their bodies have exactly the same right to call their moral experience whatever they wish. Do others' personal discomfort invalidate your absence of same? If not, why be so astonished by them?

Date: 2010-06-28 06:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] donttelldaddy.livejournal.com


Their discomfort is perfectly fine, being in a body you aren't used to is an enormous hassle. But going in and out of the bathroom is the least of their concerns, in that regard.

Date: 2010-06-28 07:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bobthewizard.livejournal.com
*makes a mental note to direct Spence and Kate to this conversation~* That wasn't the discomfort I meant.

Date: 2010-06-28 07:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] donttelldaddy.livejournal.com


Regardless of their repressed sexuality issues, they're stuck in that body. May as well make the best of it. You're going to have to see the other person naked. I'm sure they can deal with being seen naked, if the alternative is their counterpart not showering for the duration of this little episode.

Date: 2010-06-28 07:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bobthewizard.livejournal.com
I'm not doubting your logic, but try not to be so very sure of what other people can -- or may choose to -- deal with. You may find life less irksome that way.

Date: 2010-06-28 07:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] donttelldaddy.livejournal.com


I find life to be nothing but beautiful, Professor.

Date: 2010-06-28 07:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bobthewizard.livejournal.com
Well, I wish you joy in your enlightenment.~

To whom have I been speaking, by the way? It's so hard to tell by the handwriting right now.

Date: 2010-06-28 07:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] donttelldaddy.livejournal.com


Thank you~

I apologize, this hand is twice as big as mine is, it truly is ridiculous. It's Lili Rochefort. I'm stuck as Alfred Jones, for the time being. The boy has sixty pounds on me at least, it's a wonder I can even walk around.

Date: 2010-06-28 07:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bobthewizard.livejournal.com
*has a feeling he made no impression at all, but hey, what can one do?*

Ah, I see. Well, Miss Rochefort, best of luck getting back to your own body.

FFF Sorry XD

Date: 2010-06-28 07:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] donttelldaddy.livejournal.com


[Nope! Absolutely none :D]

Thank you, Professor, and you as well. I can only imagine how strange it feels to be in a physical body after so much time as a ghost.

XDDDDD Np. ^^

Date: 2010-06-28 07:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bobthewizard.livejournal.com
*so not going there with someone who speaks of casting aside body shame and then criticizes her own borrowed shape* Yes, well, it happens every so often. After a few hundred years, one gets used to it.

Date: 2010-06-28 07:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] donttelldaddy.livejournal.com


[ Only because she hates him :| ]

...does it, now? This doesn't seem like a normal occurrence, by any means.

Date: 2010-06-28 07:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bobthewizard.livejournal.com
You've been in this school for how many years?

Date: 2010-06-28 07:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] donttelldaddy.livejournal.com


Four. But it typically doesn't pull the same tricks more than once. I suppose the spontaneous singing a few weeks ago was a repeat...

Date: 2010-06-28 08:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bobthewizard.livejournal.com
Yes, we've had a few repeats since I've been here. The gender-switch, for example -- that's an old classic -- and those times everyone suddenly believed themselves to be strangers from different dimensions.


[[he means canon days, of which there've been three since he came to Hogwarts. XD]]

Date: 2010-06-28 08:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] donttelldaddy.livejournal.com


I suppose the castle likes to space these things out.

Date: 2010-06-28 05:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] unwindings.livejournal.com


Are there any other uses for such spells, Professor? Or are they purely for this... situation.

Date: 2010-06-28 06:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bobthewizard.livejournal.com
Are you asking hypothetically or practically?

*because if it's personal, Bob's going to filter it*

Date: 2010-06-28 09:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] unwindings.livejournal.com


Hypothetically.

[Never turn down learning something useful, nope.]

Date: 2010-06-28 09:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bobthewizard.livejournal.com
Well, yes. They're part of a class of medical spells intended for purging, deflation and reduction -- a subclass of Transfiguration which you'd be studying as Vanishing and Shrinking. They're far more complicated when used on living tissue than on teacups or bladderwort and variations are used for everything from cleaning to transportation of merchandise.

Date: 2010-06-29 02:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] unwindings.livejournal.com


I see. I was wondering if it was a variant of a displacement charm, but that sounds more difficult than I imagined.

Date: 2010-06-29 04:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bobthewizard.livejournal.com
Medicine generally is. Rewarding, though. And you're not entirely off-base there; there can be elements of displacement charms in these spells, though the question one must deal with there is where the displaced matter goes.

Date: 2010-06-30 03:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] unwindings.livejournal.com
... Hm. Theory of Magic is fascinating. Thank you for the explination, Professor. I can hardly wait until I can take it as a subject.

Date: 2010-06-30 04:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bobthewizard.livejournal.com
Quite right. *smiles* You're welcome, and good luck with your studies.

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