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~ BIO ~




Name: Viveka Focko

Age: (perceived) 16-17ish
(Real) 1600+ years

Blood type: O negative

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

Birthday: doesn't celebrate it

Eyes: blue

Hair: dependent on season (winter: walnut, spring: honey brown, summer: almost blond, autumn: red)

Height: 170 cm

Weight: 73 kilograms

Represents: the village Fucking

Languages: German (Austrian dialect), [English, French]

Country of origin: Austria

Population: 300ish

Main export: tears and village signs

About the Mun



~ About the Mun ~




This is a RP [roleplaying] account. Artwork will be minimal. I am happy to RP with anyone, and as you can see this is an OC account I have no problems RPing with other OCs. Please note that my knowledge of other fandoms is ... sorely limited, to say the least. If you bring in a character from another fandom, be prepared to explain a number of things to me. I don't do vore/cannibalism, period. If I don't respond right away it's because I have two jobs and pull 60ish hours on average a week. RPing and DA is my mental vacation. Please don't feel ignored. If I drop an RP thread and I don't let you know that I lost it (i.e. DA ate it as seems to be happening frequently) please presume I have lost interest in the thread. If I repeatedly fail to respond to rp starters accept it for what it is, a polite snub. I am not here to pander to your ego. This is a multiship account, see my journal titled 'Roleplay Relations' for specifics.

Folks, I will RP with just about anyone, but please, put a little effort into your answers. I know I'm sometimes guilty of short responses, usually when I'm trying to squeeze in a response between jobs, but one word responses from you are an absolute conversation ender.

If you Mary Sue/Gary Sue expect to have your RP starters deleted and your accounts unwatched. You have been warned. I am tired of rude little sh1ts.

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OoC: Fantastic Beasts, An Analysis part 1

Journal Entry: Tue Nov 29, 2016, 3:26 PM

(Also known as: How Rowling really screwed things up.)


Disclaimer: The Harry Potter Universe is entirely JK Rowling's creation. I love the world she has created, and I am interested in seeing her flesh it out more, BUT, of all the things Rowling is, she is not an American. I firmly believe non Americans are perfectly capable of doing their research and coming up with a well rounded view of what post-Revolution America looks like.

What Rowling came up with... doesn't make any sense. She either didn't do her research, or she assumes America today is the same as America 1790.


So with no further ado, my take on the history of wizards in America.


In the movie our heroes, Newt Scimander and Porpentina (Tina) Goldstein, discuss (for the benefit of the audience) Rappaport's Law, a 1790 (remember this date, it's important) law passed by MACUSA that forbids the marrying, taking of friends, and interacting with Muggles outside of absolutely necessary. But, because of early problems with Scourers instigating the American Witch Trials, very few wizarding families bothered to immigrate to the New World, setting up a dynamic that most wizards in the newly minted USA are born of Muggle parents. 


Here's the problem: 1790 America is not 2016 America. There was no social media, no 40 second sound bytes and certainly no video games. The American Revolution had only ended 9 years before, everyone knew someone who had participated in the war. Newspapers were the main means of the communication of the day, and literacy was very high in the America, as was church membership, and in those days, long before the 1954 Johnson Amendment* ministers at their pulpits would have discussed in their services the importance of politics and it's place in reference to Scripture. In 1787 the Federalist Papers, the written arguments for an against what became the first 10 amendments to the US Constitution (a.k.a, the Bill of Rights) were published in newspapers, then published in book form, in 1788. They weren't just read by a few wealthy landowners, everyone of the day found a way to get their hands on a copy, and those that couldn't read, went to taverns and town meetings where those who could read would read them aloud so that all could hear. 1790 America was a very different political creature, and politics would have been discussed over months, if you talked about it at Easter, you were likely still discussing it during the harvest. So Rowling is suggesting that America is full of wizards born and raised in a VERY politically aware environment, where the First Amendment (which covers freedom of speech, press, religion, government redress, and most importantly for this analysis, association) the Amendments came before Congress in 1789 and were ratified in 1791. Note the date.


Consider then, what a bunch of muggle born wizards are going to think when, to cover a breech of the 'Masquerade'** MACUSA president Emily Rappaport passes her law. I have to believe in a country where age eleven is when students can attend the school of wizarding, and that would be 2 to 3 years after most youngsters started their apprenticeships, that the American wizards didn't just lay down and say 'okay, we'll let you take our God given rights from us'.


If anything, there should have been an outright revolt from the wizarding community and accusations of Rappaport trying to tie the American wizards more tightly to the UK.

 


*succeeding where the British Empire failed and made discussing politics at the pulpit punishable by causing houses of worship to lose their charitable organization status


**way to rip off White Wolf's 'Vampire: The Masquerade' Rowling



My demon hunting comic, should I post piece of it: 

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Policy Announcement

Give a Llama get a Llama. (Not Lamas, as much as I love chanting I have no idea where I would put the poor monk. Plus I know nothing of lama upkeep.)

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pridnestrovie Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
-snuggles- Thank you for being the most fantastic slug friend anyone could ever ask for~
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SmallAustrianVillage Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
-cuddles- 
Thank you for being the awesome person you are.
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pridnestrovie Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Anything for you, Inu <3333
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SmallAustrianVillage Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*blushublushu*
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Freeport Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the fav of Faces of Africa by Freeport !
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SmallAustrianVillage Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for sharing the art.
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m-ichin Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016
//Sits by her with a cup of spicy ramen and his laptop
//Totally trying to get attention
//Feels it's failing
//So he'll greet her now

"Anneyeong. How are you?"
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SmallAustrianVillage Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Anyeong have you, Herr Korea." She smiles at him as she sets up the afternoon tea and coffee service. "Can I get you anything?"
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dandified Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016
frau focko, dearest, have you seen my planner?
i thought i left it on my desk, but...

[ sort of a shrug, defeated ]
[ he's looked just about everywhere that seemed sensible ]
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SmallAustrianVillage Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
/she glances up from her own ledger,
/one last check of spices
/before the flurry of Christmas related cooking to come

Did you leave it in the music room, Master? You were on your Handi in there earlier today, when speaking with that gentleman from the parliament.
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