Hemning Sternberg (moonshadow) wrote,
Hemning Sternberg

a cool dream

I was an official in an army forming to defend Hogwarts from dark forces. It was definitely the Potterverse. My jobs were to use my empathy to connect to and inspire people and one I had volunteered for, to work with an Emergency Brigade of people who had never been in combat situations and didn't think that their magical powers were necessarily very combat-applicable. I asked for a show of hands for people who had used their powers before for sneaking around, and another show of hands for people who had used their powers for pranks. I explained that the sneaky people would be doing scouting missions which could be dangerous. I explained that pranks were basically guerrilla tactics on a smaller scale – anything that you can use to make the enemy embarassed, uncomfortable, or mad is going to be helpful. I had the spooks work out their own hierarchy and recruit their own new members, and I had the pranks people form a committee to run the other group, with a secretary to record ideas and a moderator to keep things from getting out of hand. I said you might think pranks are irrelevant to dark forces, but it isn't true. “When you ride a seven-foot tall black firebreathing horse and call out 'I AM THE DARK LORD!' you take your dignity very seriously. We're going to upset that dignity.”

There wasn't enough time for everyone to introduce themselves, which concerned me, I told them to be strong and think about what they were fighting for. I told another “senior officer” that it was definitely going to be a rout, I just wasn't sure in which direction. We feared the possibility of an overwhelming numerical advantage on the other side, but we were determined to do what we could. I got a badge that said City Woman of the Year because I wasn't from Hogwarts. I resented it a bit – I wanted an official position – but it was true I wasn't part of the school.

Soundtrack to this dream - Rockstar
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