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May 2019 - Official Discussion

This quarter the WWN took us back in time, to 1998 to be precise. As you may recall, this was around the time that the Ministry was under the Dark Lord's influence, the Chosen One had been designated as Undesirable No. 1 by the corrupt government, and individuals needed passwords to get “real” news from a pirate radio program known as Potterwatch. It was definitely a scary time to be a witch/wizard/wix. If you haven’t heard the latest broadcast, be sure to check it out here, then come back and chat with us.

Here are some questions to consider:
- What was your favorite segment of the broadcast and why?
- If you were a witch/wizard/wix during this time period, would you have embraced, defended, or hidden your blood status (assuming your blood status was the same as your current HEX blood status)?
- If you could create a code name for Potterwatch, what would it be and why?
- Imagine that you worked for the Ministry back in 1998 when it was hard to trust everyone. Would you have gotten all of your news from the WWN, listened to Potterwatch, or both?
- What kind of magic do you think was needed for Potterwatch to interrupt the WWN broadcast?


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If I had been a witch in 1998, I wouldn’t have had that much of an issue. It was only the Purebloods who openly sympathised with Muggleborns who were forced to go into hiding. Therefore, I would have embraced my blood status and, in some cases, defended it. Not all Purebloods believed in blood supremacy and I certainly wouldn’t have.

I have no idea what my code name for Potterwatch would be. I do, however, think that I would come up with a better one than some that are in the series. I would most likely use a favourite spell of mine and create a twist. Or use a combination of spells, like Nocio or something like that. Or something really silly like Moose.

If I had worked for the Ministry I definitely would have used both the WWN and Potterwatch. It was difficult to know who to trust at the time so, by listening to both, I’d be able to cover all areas. If you just rely on one source of information, and it becomes corrupted, it could become difficult to know why really was happening.

I definitely think they would have used some sort of scrambling spell. Whatever they used, it was very clever. I would have loved to have been involved in Potterwatch. To think that you could be doing something useful would be amazing in itself.

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- If you were a witch/wizard/wix during this time period, would you have embraced, defended, or hidden your blood status (assuming your blood status was the same as your current HEX blood status)?
I'm a HEX pureblood, so I would not have had to hide it or anything, and as long as I did not act out against the government, I would not have had any problems.

Imagine that you worked for the Ministry back in 1998 when it was hard to trust everyone. Would you have gotten all of your news from the WWN, listened to Potterwatch, or both?
I would have listened to both in order to get all of the news, although I would only listen to Potterwatch at home, when I could be confident that nobody was watching and would find out about it. At work, it would just be the WWN, although I would take any news I get with a grain of salt, as I would not be certain whether I could trust that news.

- What kind of magic do you think was needed for Potterwatch to interrupt the WWN broadcast?
A broadcasting spell. It would probably be a very complicated spell that turns the sound waves into radio waves, transmits them across the country, and then turns the radio waves back into sound waves.

- What was your favorite segment of the broadcast and why?
My favorite segment was the one on the Muggle-Born Registration Commission. There were some funny moments in it, like when Umbridge brings up a "beetle" while talking to Rita Skeeter. I also thought it was funny how it was "just a coincidence" that the incarceration rate was increasing as much as it did, and that most of the people arrested were muggle-borns. However, I don't think that Rita would have gotten away with everything she was saying and that Umbridge would have at least interrupted her early on and warned that she was straying into dangerous and seditious territory.

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- Garrick Ollivander's Abduction was my favorite. O like that some more has been added to this story and wish some more would be added in the future.


- I think as a Muggle Born I would have gone into hiding and tried to organize some sort of resistance army. Maybe just outside the country, or perhaps in the Highlands of Scotland. I would have offered support and a safe refuge for all Muggle Born who wanted to join. If they just wanted to flee the country I would help with that too. But the fight would have been most important.


- Considering my name, my code name would be ‘a little birdie’. Then Potterwatch could say that ‘a little birdie’ had told them my latest news and updates. I think my supporters would know it was me, lol.


- I would have gotten my news from all possible sources, so I could read between the lines and listen to all that was being put out to the wizarding community. It would be important to know what the enemy is saying in order to better refute it with the absolute truth.

-I think it would have taken strong magic and a talented group of witches and wizards to pull it off. Maybe some variation of ‘Finite Incantatem’ to disrupt their broadcast and then some sort of shield charm to protect Potterwatch from being interrupted. Of course this does not take into the password magic to find the channel on the listener’s part or the spells required to keep its broadcast location hidden.

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Mixed Blood
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- If you were a witch/wizard/wix during this time period, would you have embraced, defended, or hidden your blood status (assuming your blood status was the same as your current HEX blood status)?
Considering everything going on at the time, I would try to hide the fact that I was mixed blood any way that I could, while "embracing" my magical blood. I would have sided with the Order, helped in any way that I could, though. I really think a lot of witches and wizards were left with this choice and most would have made the same decision. Most were mixed blood or muggleborn by then, as there were only a few families that could still maintain their claims to being truly pure blooded.
- If you could create a code name for Potterwatch, what would it be and why?
Oooh! That's so hard to decide! Something water related I think, like Grindylow or Kelpie, or even Ramora. Some water creature, lurking in the deep and ready to strike Thinking about it, most of their names started with "R" so I'm leaning mostly towards Ramora for myself.
- Imagine that you worked for the Ministry back in 1998 when it was hard to trust everyone. Would you have gotten all of your news from the WWN, listened to Potterwatch, or both?
I'm pretty good about wanting the whole story, so I'm pretty sure I would have listened to both until my gut led me to lean towards one over the other.
- What kind of magic do you think was needed for Potterwatch to interrupt the WWN broadcast?
I never even put thought into it, honestly, but I'm sure it was pretty intense. I really think it would have taken several attempts and several witches and wizards to work it out.

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- What was your favorite segment of the broadcast and why?
The abduction of Ollivander was interesting.


- If you were a witch/wizard/wix during this time period, would you have embraced, defended, or hidden your blood status (assuming your blood status was the same as your current HEX blood status)?
I am a pureblood, so I would have used that to my advantage. I might have pretended to go along with the Death Eaters, while secretly working for the resistance. (Like the Danes in WWII). I think, in fact that I would have tried to get job at the Ministry of Magic so that I could gather intel and work against the Death Eaters who had taken over.

- If you could create a code name for Potterwatch, what would it be and why?
My code name would be Athena, since I my name is LumosOwl and owls were the Goddess Athena's patron bird.

- Imagine that you worked for the Ministry back in 1998 when it was hard to trust everyone. Would you have gotten all of your news from the WWN, listened to Potterwatch, or both?

I would absolutely have listened to both, which is sort of what I do today in Muggle life. I read several newspapers and try to get my news from several sources at once, to get different perspectives. As an employee of the ministry, I also would have tried to gather any information I could, to smuggle out to the broadcasters.


- What kind of magic do you think was needed for Potterwatch to interrupt the WWN broadcast?

I have absolutely no idea what type of magic was used to interrupt the WWN broadcast. Anything that would block radio waves, I guess. Although... are the broadcasts really carried over radio waves? Isn't that "Muggle Magic"? I guess we would have to know the details behind how the broadcasts were actually made if we wanted to understand how to interrupt them.

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I would have embraced my pureblood status. I would not have done anything to call attention to myself. I would have watched where things were going so if a huge change happened I would be ready for it and could take action to protect myself and my family.

A code name would be to easy to break. It would have to be a combination of things to keep it safe.
If a code name were used it would need to be in another language and nothing related to the wizarding world. Something like- lever du soleil (sunrise in french). It would signify a new start in a time of trouble and would not be something most people would know unless listening to Potterwatch.

I would have used both the Ministry and Potterwatch since you had no idea who to trust. If a third source was available listen to it as well. You would have to decide who was telling the truth. It would take a lot of information to try and figure that out.

I have no idea what type of magic could have been used. It would have had to be done by a highly skilled witch or wizard. Hermione comes to mind.
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Mixed Blood
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- What was your favorite segment of the broadcast and why?
My favorite part of the broadcast was the commercial for Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes. I always enjoy Fred and George and I like the thought of them interrupting the broadcast to advertise items that people can use against a Ministry run by Voldemort.

- If you were a witch/wizard/wix during this time period, would you have embraced, defended, or hidden your blood status (assuming your blood status was the same as your current HEX blood status)?
Since my blood status on Hex is pureblood it wouldn’t have been a problem for me. I would have been one of the lucky ones who wouldn’t have had to lie about it or worry that someone would find out. I would have tried to protect muggle born witches and wizards perhaps help them get out of the country.

- If you could create a code name for Potterwatch, what would it be and why?
It’s not something I’ve really thought about but I think may the name of some magical creature possibly a niffler. They’re cute and cuddly and it’s easy to underestimate the trouble they can cause if left unattended.

- Imagine that you worked for the Ministry back in 1998 when it was hard to trust everyone. Would you have gotten all of your news from the WWN, listened to Potterwatch, or both?
I think I would have done both. I would have been more likely to trust what I heard on Potterwatch but I would have listened to both just so I would know everything that was going on. I would have wanted to know what lies the Ministry might be spreading as well as what information they were leaving out.

- What kind of magic do you think was needed for Potterwatch to interrupt the WWN broadcast?
I think they must have needed some very powerful spells to interrupt the broadcast. Something that would block one broadcast and replace it with another one.


 

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I actually had to check what my blood status is on HEX... XD
As a Muggle born, I suppose I would go into hiding. Probably take my family and hide away, try to live a normal life somewhere that is safe or at least far from any suspecting eye. I wouldn't be brave enough to actually try and make a change, I think I'd just try to survive and wait, hoping that the situation would change without me having to endanger myself or my loved ones... it's not very heroic, but i suspect that's what I would do.

If I could create a code name for Potterwatch, I think it would be Hope. I always loved it as a name, but as a codename I think it will be even better because it would actually symbolize all of our aspirations for a better time, as well as a constant reminder not to lose hope and continue to fight.

If I worked for the Ministry back in 1998, I would have gotten all of my news from Potterwatch, I suppose. Because it was the only source that's actually trustworthy... But I think I would have kept my eyes and ears open to all fake news as well, since it was important to know what was being reported there as well. I'll just have to remind myself to take the fake news or corrupted news as what it is - an untrusted source of information.
 

Mixed Blood
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- What was your favorite segment of the broadcast and why?
I thought "The Evils that Muggles Do" was really interesting. It brought up a very fair point: many Muggle governments preach equality and fair treatment, but conveniently forget these tenets when they are presented with a person or group they dislike enough. In this case, I suppose it's fear. And honestly, it's at least partly justified (the fear, that is) - witches and wizards can do a lot more harm to Muggles that Muggles can inflict back upon them. I think that if Muggles know about this world, fear is inevitable, and fear all too often leads to hatred and persecution. The best way (and probably the only way) to avoid persecution is to keep the two worlds entirely separate.

- If you were a witch/wizard/wix during this time period, would you have embraced, defended, or hidden your blood status (assuming your blood status was the same as your current HEX blood status)?
I'm a half-blood, so I wouldn't have anything to fear from the Ministry of Magic's anti-Muggle and anti-Muggleborn efforts. I'd probably be viewed as a second-class citizen, since I'm not a pureblood, but at least I wouldn't live in fear of being rounded up, interrogated and imprisoned. I would definitely pay more attention to keeping the Muggle side of my family safe, since you never know to what lengths extremist groups will go. I would still try to stay under the radar, though, since there's always the chance that the Ministry would try to go after half-bloods next. I think this would be very unlikely, though; there are so few true purebloods that it would probably be extremely difficult for that group to overcome the much larger group of half-bloods.

- If you could create a code name for Potterwatch, what would it be and why?
My name is Sky, so probably something else nature-related...hmm, how about Riverglen?
Problem is, that's what people already know me by here. JosetteElise mentioned using a different language, so maybe I'd try that. "Sky" in French is "ciel", so maybe I'd modify that a bit and go by "Seal". That would probably be a bit harder for people to break.

- Imagine that you worked for the Ministry back in 1998 when it was hard to trust everyone. Would you have gotten all of your news from the WWN, listened to Potterwatch, or both?
I would listen to both. As a general rule, I try to get my news from a diverse range of sources. I watch both Fox News and CBS these days because I want to hear what everyone has to say about what's going on in the world, and everyone will present it differently. I'd listen to the WWN to hear what the Ministry is trying to say, and I'd tune into Potterwatch as often as I could manage to hear their take on things. I'd be skeptical of both, since they both have a pretty clear agenda, but it's easiest to get a clear view of what's going on when you hear what everyone is trying to say. Of course, it would be especially important to take everything with a grain of salt (or an entire shaker of salt, sometimes).

- What kind of magic do you think was needed for Potterwatch to interrupt the WWN broadcast?
I think it's quite possible that no magic was necessary. The WWN seems to use just a regular radio signal, and those frequencies can be hacked without the use of magic. Wizards aren't known for being great with Muggle technology, and magic and Muggle technology don't seem to mix too well, so it's pretty likely that the Ministry simply wasn't able to fend off the attacks. They may have tried to use magic to keep Potterwatch out, but I doubt that using magic on electronics works too well.
Wizards not being great with Muggle technology might be seen as a reason why the Potterwatch people must have used magic to hack their way in, but again, magic and electronics really don't mix too well. But I figure the Potterwatch crew probably has a statistically high proportion of Muggleborns and half-bloods, who are a lot more likely to have the knowledge and tools necessary for hacking into the WWN radio frequency. They would probably know that the Ministry would be unprepared to counter their Muggle-techie-style attacks. So yeah, that's how I think they did it: no magic, just old-fashioned hacking.
 

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- If you were a witch/wizard/wix during this time period, would you have embraced, defended, or hidden your blood status (assuming your blood status was the same as your current HEX blood status)?
I would have embraced my blood status among the like minded and would not have tried to hide it (the Ministry would know, anyway), but I would not have broadcast it to the authorities.

- If you could create a code name for Potterwatch, what would it be and why?
My code name would be Black Bear, because that is my Patronus.

- Imagine that you worked for the Ministry back in 1998 when it was hard to trust everyone. Would you have gotten all of your news from the WWN, listened to Potterwatch, or both?
I always ascribe to the philosophy, "Know thine enemy", so I would have listened to both. It would have been important to listen to Potterwatch to know what was really going on while having an ear out for any false leads the Ministry were following as well as any false stories. I would also have listened to or watched Muggle news because strange incidents reported on the Muggle news might be the work of the Death Eaters.

- What kind of magic do you think was needed for Potterwatch to interrupt the WWN broadcast?
I was under the impression that Potterwatch used Muggle radios and a Muggle frequency that would have been undetectable by the WWN. I also assumed that WWN was broadcast on a frequency that normal Muggle radios could not pick up, in keeping with the Statute of Secrecy separating the Muggle from the Magical world. That said, I think it would have been easy for Arthur to tinker with the radios to allow Potterwatch to break into a WWN broadcast, as he had knowledge of both the magical and Muggle technologies for radio broadcasts.

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- What was your favorite segment of the broadcast and why?
I enjoyed Ollivanders abduction the best, the plea for spare wands was an added bonus.

- If you were a witch/wizard/wix during this time period, would you have embraced, defended, or hidden your blood status (assuming your blood status was the same as your current HEX blood status)?
I would have embraced my mixed blood status. I would have however lied and said I was pure-blood if I felt it would have saved myself or any of my family, when in dangerous times I believe anything goes. If necessary I would have encouraged my Muggle relatives to go into seclusion during this time somewhere far away .

- If you could create a code name for Potterwatch, what would it be and why?
I like the code name Northwind. It is a personal name that I and only my close family and friends would understand. As the wind remains free and invisible to the naked eye.

- Imagine that you worked for the Ministry back in 1998 when it was hard to trust everyone. Would you have gotten all of your news from the WWN, listened to Potterwatch, or both?
I would have listened to both, but mainly believing those on Potterwatch. I would have wanted as much information aas I could get my hands or ears on, try to keep up with what was going on and with who. Seeing as I am part Muggle I would have also kept a close eye on Muggle tv, as we know they report everything going on around them with out knowing the danger it may cause them, so there news might give me that extra bit of information needed to keep me abreast of danger.

- What kind of magic do you think was needed for Potterwatch to interrupt the WWN broadcast?
I had always thought that Potterwatch used magic to operate some of Arthurs' Muggle radios that he had tinkered with so lovingly to break into the WWN broadcasts. The Weasley boys had to have been the main masterminds behind Potterwatch, and it was great that so many others had the foresight to join in and also broadcast information that gave so many hope of making it through the war. This way of delivering the news over the airways wasn't a well known invention to the wizarding world and that might be a reason that it worked so well for Potterwatch, and the infiltrated Ministry wasn't privy to it.
 

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What was your favorite segment of the broadcast and why?
I liked Garrick Ollivander's Abduction best because the writing was good and it was well spoken. I also found the background music fitting and not too distracting.

If you were a witch during this time period, would you have embraced, defended, or hidden your blood status?
This is a tough question to answer. Because when it comes to things like this we never know how we would really act/behave in such situations. I’m not someone who cares which blood type someone has so the thought of me embracing my blood status is odd. Definitely not something I would do. Being a Mixed Blood wouldn’t necessarily make me a target. Though I couldn’t be sure for certain seeing the Weasley’s were made a target although they are Pure Bloods. So I guess I would have tried to fly under the radar and not bring any attention to myself. But I guess if it ever came up in a conversation/situation I think I would defend it and tried to logically argue that it doesn’t matter what blood status someone, or rather me, has. Although I think that logic doesn’t really work with some people.

If you could create a code name for Potterwatch, what would it be and why?
I would choose an art and design related code name because I like both those things. My name would be Magenta. Magenta Comstock was a witch and artist known for her portraits with staring eyes. Magenta is also one of the 4 main colors used in printing (it uses the CMYK color model - M stands for Magenta).

Imagine that you worked for the Ministry back in 1998 when it was hard to trust everyone. Would you have gotten all of your news from the WWN, listened to Potterwatch, or both?
I would have listened to both. To the WWN to get to hear the ‚official‘ news and what the Ministry’s next plans were and to see if I was in any (more) danger. To Potterwatch to get the latest news on what was really going on and maybe find a way to support them based on what they were saying. I was working at the Ministry after all and had its trust. So I was in the right spot to maybe prevent certain things from happening or protect others - for example delete names from interrogation lists etc.

What kind of magic do you think was needed for Potterwatch to interrupt the WWN broadcast?
I don’t know how wizard radios work. Somehow I can’t imagine they would work the same way Muggle ones do because that would require Muggle technology. So maybe the WWN program is broadcast through some kind of magic transmitter that uses magic waves instead of radio waves. Since there has to be a spell for that transmitter to work there also has to be a counter spell. Maybe the transmitter is an enchanted object. To make it stop working you have to get close to it and then cast the general counter spell Finite Incantatem. Though that sounds too easy. Or maybe you could cast some sort of shield charm around the transmitter to hinder the magic waves to go through. Or you could simply destroy the transmitter by using Bombarda.
 

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What was your favorite segment of the broadcast and why?
I liked the segment on Ollivander being abducted. It was very interesting and I enjoyed hearing it.

If you were a witch/wizard/wix during this time period, would you have embraced, defended, or hidden your blood status (assuming your blood status was the same as your current HEX blood status)?
As a Muggleborn I think I would have hidden my blood status. I would want to embrace it but I would be very afraid and I think my fear would take over and I would just try to hide it to protect myself and stay alive and uninjured if possible.

If you could create a code name for Potterwatch, what would it be and why?
I think I’d go with something like Tiger because it was always my favorite animal and it used to be a nickname for me when I was a kid.

Imagine that you worked for the Ministry back in 1998 when it was hard to trust everyone. Would you have gotten all of your news from the WWN, listened to Potterwatch, or both?
I would have gotten my news from both, definitely. I always try to get my news from multiple sites to begin with because things tend to be bias so it’s better to hear from multiple sources and then make a decision from there. I’m sure with this being such an important period of time and tense time, it’d be bias even more so and so it would be better to hear from as many sources as you could before you believe anything you hear.

What kind of magic do you think was needed for Potterwatch to interrupt the WWN broadcast?
I have no idea. You don’t need magic to interrupt radio waves so maybe they didn’t use magic at all.

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- What was your favorite segment of the broadcast and why?
My favourite segment was the Commercial: Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes (Written by Sammy; Hosted by Branwenn). It was very amusingly written and very expressively performed. I loved the humour and the smashing glass at the end of it with the aside to Lee Jordan!

- If you were a witch/wizard/wix during this time period, would you have embraced, defended, or hidden your blood status (assuming your blood status was the same as your current HEX blood status)?
I'm a HEX Muggle Born so I would have gone into hiding and on the run, maybe tagging along with Dean Thomas. That way, I might have gotten to witness the Skirmish at Malfoy Manor, gotten up close (and hopefully not too personal) with both the evil Bellatrix Lestrange and the terrible werewolf Fenrir Greyback, and been tossed into the basement along with Harry, Hermione, Ron, Luna and Ollivander. I would have witnessed the death of Dobby, and I would have gone to Shell Cottage where Dobby was buried.

If I was not so lucky to get to tag along with Dean Thomas, I think that I would escaped Great Britain and gone across the Channel to France and then to Switzerland or Italy to wait out the war. Even if I did not take part in the Battle of Hogwarts, at least I would have survived and hopefully I would have been able to return to Great Britain to assist in the rebuilding of Hogwarts after the war had ended.

Imagine that you worked for the Ministry back in 1998 when it was hard to trust everyone. Would you have gotten all of your news from the WWN, listened to Potterwatch, or both?
I would have mainly listened to Potterwatch. If I was on the run with Dean Thomas as described above, it would have been a good way to keep up with news and to know what was happening with the rest of the wizarding community. I would have tuned in to WWN as well but as it was so anti-Muggle, it would have been quite depressing for me to listen to it.


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As a Muggle-born witch, I would have felt very insecure during the Second Wizarding War. I would be very reluctant to report to the Ministry to record my status and possibly be monitored. Hopefully my family and I could escape to another part of the world where we would be safer. I would want to stay with them, because even as an underage witch, I would use any magic necessary to protect my parents. Rather than go completely alone, we would try and meet up with other families in similar situations so that we can watch out for each other. I’m sure I also would have been fascinated by the other magical schools around the world, so my preference would be to go to one of those schools for a year so I could continue my studies and be in a safe environment. In this setting I would also be able to get news of what is happening in Britain.

If I wasn’t a student but instead a Ministry employee, I would be very fearful of the leadership and their subtle, and not so subtle, persecution of Muggle-borns. If my direct supervisor had the same outlook, I would likely leave my job and go into hiding. My skills that I developed at the Ministry could help me get a job elsewhere, including possibly going to another country on a temporary or permanent basis. If I did move to another country, I would try and embrace the change. That could even lead me to stay there rather than return to Britain. Even though I love my home, I also think it is a wonderful opportunity to experience other cultures.

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May 2019 - Official Discussion

Hey everyone!! Below is the ticket list for this month's WWN Discussion. You will have 24 hours to review before we randomize for our winners. If something was missed please feel free to let us know. Thank you all for your participation and good luck!

1. AccioNox
2. DarkLordDaniel
3. Kestrel Winter
4. EFFIE319
5. LumosOwl2285
6. JosetteElise
7. Barbara Simcox
8. callen8black
9. Riverglen
10. Mahogany Wild
11. Asphodel Witch 164
12. LadyDeSeis
13. Ellery Talbot
14. Morgana Malipiero
15. PurpleMidnight Beach
 

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May 2019 - Official Discussion


Final Participation List
1. AccioNox
2. DarkLordDaniel
3. Kestrel Winter
4. EFFIE319
5. LumosOwl2285
6. JosetteElise
7. Barbara Simcox
8. callen8black
9. Riverglen
10. Mahogany Wild
11. Asphodel Witch 164
12. LadyDeSeis
13. Ellery Talbot
14. Morgana Malipiero
15. PurpleMidnight Beach





Best Post: Riverglen - 1000 House Points + 2 raffle tickets
Randomized Winners:
1. Mahogany Wild - 500 House Points
2. Morgana Malipiero - 500 House Points
3. Asphodel Witch 164 - 500 House Points
4. PurpleMidnight Beach - 250 House Points
5. Kestrel Winter - 250 House Points
PROOF

Congratulations everyone! House Points will be awarded shortly. Thank you again for your participation!

@Riverglen @Mahogany-Wild @Morgana-Malipiero @Asphodel-Witch-164 @PurpleMidnight-Beach @Kestrel-Winter
 

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Age: 51
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Congrats to everyone and thank you
 

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Age: 43
Posts: 97,112
yay, thank you randomiser

Congrats to @Riverglen and the other winners!
 

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