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    The voice calling out to her turns out to be a dragon, who seems a bit shocked when she arrives, like he wasn’t expecting her--like he wasn’t summoning her, even. And he keeps calling her “young warlock” before correcting himself, and yes, Merlin is flat-chested, but she’s also wearing a skirt. Season One as it might have been if Merlin were born female.

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    Cinderella, Merlin-style. Somehow, not AU. Or crack. Uther throws three balls to try to find Arthur a wife, or so he says. Merlin has some issues with this.

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    The thing is, Bucky should have seen it coming.

     

    He knew what it was like to be baited by the press.

     

    He knew that look an interviewer got in their eyes, that little tilt to their lips when they look over their notes and remember that their ‘gotcha’ question is coming up.

     

    He’s dealt with it for years.

     

    Years.

     

    So, there’s really no excuse.

     

    But, the thing is, Bucky Barnes is a fucking idiot.

     

    “Tell America - who is Bucky Barnes's secret celebrity crush?”

     

    “Hawkeye.”

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    02 Nov 2021

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    It was obvious, now when it didn’t matter. Dumbledore had been right and so very wrong. It had been right to follow the professor’s advice, but wrong to let it go on so long. As hard as it would have been, he should have just summoned the courage and stormed Percy’s figurative castle. Even if it wouldn’t have solved anything, he should have tried.

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    15 Oct 2021

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    Aposematism in animals is designed to prevent attack. It doesn't always work, sometimes it's ineffective against some predators, sometimes it isn't. As a primary defence mechanism, Newt is a colourful individual with his blue coat and golden hair. His secondary defences aren't visible however and often are what surprise his opponents the most. Bright creatures tend to be very toxic to predators, but mammals like honey badgers are aggressively defensive. Newt is a Hufflepuff and the emblem of his house suits him well. Signalling theory tells you that Newt warns off predators and opponents with his colours, but when they don't take heed he'll show his claws and fight tooth-and-nail. It's what survivors do.

    And Newt Scamander is definitely a survivor.

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    09 Oct 2021