DWJ in Israeli newspaper
ottertee at silverwinggraphics.com
Thu Feb 19 13:43:46 EST 2004
On Thursday, February 19, 2004, at 01:37 AM, Charles Butler wrote:
>> --- Robyn Starkey <rohina at shaw.ca> wrote:
>>>> Considering all the things that wizards do by magic
>>> in the HP books, I don't
>>>> understand  why they get wet when it rains --
>>> this _can't_ be a very
>>>> difficult spell -- [and cold when the weather's
>>> bad, etc.] and  why it
>>>> takes a long time to grade exams.
>>> I agree about the rain,
>> Greg Bear in Songs of Earth and Power has a character
>> who is always coming out of storms dry because he
>> "walks between the raindrops" i always wished I could
>> do that.
> I remember one of the things that most annoyed Ged when he went to
> with Ogion in *Earthsea* was Ogion's refusal to use magic to keep the
> off. Maybe wizards just like getting wet? (Then again, apart from Howl
> don't seem to wash too often.)
Granny Weatherwax never gets very wet, at least when she's feeling well.
And we _know_ she washes regularly. We also know that she doesn't
of doing routine things by magic [like lighting the fire].
I think for Ogion it's the same: don't waste magic on routine things.
In HP so many routine things are done by magic [like putting food on the
table] that it couldn't be a principle.
I was noticing something else annoying about HP last night: they have
glamorous celebrations of Christmas without any religious basis. They
also have Easter Holidays. But do they have religion? Not by anything
I've seen. <snarf> And there should, based on the surnames, be a
variety of religions represented in the student body anyway.
She should have tried celebrations for the Witches' Sabbats or
- Dieting is the cure that doesn't work for the
disease that isn't real.
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