Ah, Friday, the best day of the week. What? You say Saturday is the best day? No way, pal. Saturdays don’t bring a blog post all about your favorite fandom finds, that’s reserved for Friday! And today’s Fan Girl Friday is oh-so-magical! That’s right; I’ve found tons of Harry Potter-themed goodies to make you giddier than a Weasley Wizard Wheezes Love Potion!
Last Christmas, Huff the Hubs and I got some of our peeps a subscription to Loot Crate. I think they were pretty much the best gifts EVAH! A box of geeky goodies delivered RIGHT to your door?! Yes, please! LC has a ton of crates to choose from for every fan out there. And NOW they’ve finally added a Harry Potter one!
JK Rowling is not only an amazing writer, but she is incredibly loyal to her fans. She knows that, even thought Harry is grown with kids of his own, we’re still chomping at the bit for any kind of wizarding world news. This week on Pottermoe, JK announced more information about wizarding history in America and the magical ruling body–The Magical Congress of the United States of America–MACUSA, for short.
Here’s a little tidbit:
“America remained one of the most hostile environments for magical people, mainly because of Scourer descendants who had vanished permanently into the No-Maj community and who kept suspicion of magic alive. Unlike most Western countries, there was no cooperation between the No-Maj government and MACUSA….
It was in Washington that President Elizabeth McGilliguddy presided over the infamous ‘Country or Kind?’ debate of 1777. Thousands of witches and wizards from all over America descended upon MACUSA to attend this extraordinary meeting, for which the Great Meeting Chamber had to be magically enlarged. The issue for discussion was: did the magical community owe their highest allegiance to the country in which they had made their homes, or to the global underground wizarding community? Were they morally obliged to join American No-Majs in their fight for liberation from the British Muggles? Or was this, simply put, not their fight?
The arguments for and against intervention were protracted and the fight became vicious. Pro-interventionists argued that they might be able to save lives; anti-interventionists that wizards risked their own security by revealing themselves in battle. Messengers were sent to the Ministry of Magic in London to ask whether they intended to fight. A four-word message returned: ‘Sitting this one out.’ McGilliguddy’s famous response was even shorter: ‘Mind you do.’ While officially the American witches and wizards did not engage in battle, unofficially there were many instances of intervention to protect No-Maj neighbours and the wizarding community celebrated Independence Day along with the rest of American society – although not necessarily alongside them.
One of the most significant American magical laws was created in 1790, when MACUSA approved an edict to enforce total segregation of the wizarding and No-Maj communities. Rappaport’s Law, named after then-President Emily Rappaport, was created as a result of one of the worst breaches of the International Statute of Secrecy ever known, a breach in which the daughter of Rappaport’s Keeper of Treasure and Dragots and a Scourer descendant almost exposed the existence of magic worldwide. With the passing of Rappaport’s Law, intermarriage and even friendship between wizards and No-Majs became illegal in the United States.”
Read the full story here!
The Reddit user, Spellsandstars, says that while these were just a fun little craft to throw together, that she’s starting to think about making them a reality! I may have to watch some of her makeup tutorials, though, because this momma barely knows how to apply eyeliner!
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