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I was sitting down and writing something for a project I’m working on. It involved quills and ink and that brought up the idea of Harry Potter because that’s the first story involving quills and ink that popped up. I got to thinking on a bit of a side track that a pack of biro pens would have made their lives so much fucking easier.
I mean, they’re writing with quills and bottles of ink. Where are they getting the ink? They’re writing on parchment. A biro would speed up their writing time and stop them spilling shit every where.
That one thought started the snowball.
What do they learn in school?
Defence against the Dark Arts. Potions. History of Magic. Muggle Studies (Elective). Herbology. Astrology.
That’s fucking useless.
They don’t know basic Math. Or English. Or science, but that’s kinda moot. They don’t know any History besides their own.
They get taught stuff which isn’t universal from age eleven. And only those muggle/half bloods get to go to school until eleven anyway.
THAT’S A LOT OF RETARDS.
Who taught them to read and write?
How the fuck are they writing a coherent essay if they’ve never been taught?
How the fuck do they do their maths?
They’d have no medicine beyond magical and physical injury. No vaccinations.
Let’s see them diagnose cancer, let alone cure it.
And then you get to more mundane matters. They’d all be dodging ‘muggle’ taxes. They’d have no ID.
And they’d be fucked in a real war.
No defence force, crappy government which doesn’t seem entirely democratic.
Let’s looked what happened in the series:
One guy starts a civil war which is only ended when he fucks up and fails to kill a child.
That guy comes back, gathers a small force of wizards, convinces a number of magical creatures to join him, including the guards of the only prison.
And who is left to stop him?
A few Aurors, who suck and serve the useless government, a handful of almost militia from a secret society and a bunch of school kids.
If any opposing nation from that universe declared war on the wizards of Britain and used modern military strategy, Britain would be lost in four days. Seriously, four fucking days.
Let’s just sum up some of their problems:
-A corrupt and inefficient government
-No formal military/defence force
-No modern medicine
-A bunch of powerful artefacts that they don’t properly protect
Okay, if it were real, they’d be dead. Just dead.