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Old 05-07-2021, 04:08 PM
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Professor Schmoe put up plenty of notices to help you remember that you’re having class on the grounds today, so errrrr… Hopefully you did remember. Was this wishful thinking? Mayhaps. It was unusual to have a Muggle Studies lesson outside, after all.

Anyway. Just as promised, Professor Schmoe is standing (in all his uncomfortable, noodle-y glory) by a large fire pit. Was that here before? Hmmm... The whiteboard surely wasn’t! That had come all the way from his classroom. While your professor is still quite twitchy (something he couldn't seem to shake after last term), he does look significantly less miserable than he had in previous times. Still a little miserable though - but then again, aren't we all?

Though the fire pit is not yet… fired up, there are 4 large tree trunks set up around it so that you could sit as you wait for class to begin. Finneas asks that you keep chatter to a minimum, but otherwise busies himself by reorganizing his small supply table. What could Finneas have in store for you today? Surely you weren't here to sing campfire songs... Though that could also be arranged. Care to join frog choir, anyone?
OOC: Hello, hello! AND WELCOME! We’re smudging some days around & saying this class is taking place the first week of school, so it’d be one of your first lessons with the Schmoemeister this term! While you’re here please take a look at the classroom rules (they’ve changed since last term). Annnnd I’ll post in about 24-28 hours to officially start the lesson. Lesson has STARTED, post as if you've been here all along.


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+ Arrivals & Question 1: What is empathy? What might it look like in practice?
+ Opening Activity Part One: Write down an assumption
+ Opening Activity Part Two: Reflection
+ Responses & Question 2: Why is it harmful to make assumptions and believe stereotypes about muggles? How do we move forward and beyond from buying into such beliefs?
+ Final Activity: Toss assumptions into the fire & make s'mores!
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"Yeah." Wounds only healed with time. Lots of time. Until-I-Die kind of time. "Eh. We've kinda implied useless, but might as well specifically say it. Maybe helpless too- only doing well with help from wizards. And completely unaware of anything magical, maybe." Gotta get out all the bias, right? "Sure, let's have snacks. Did I ever mention that I like fire? Lets go burn these assumptions. I don't like s'mores tho. Might just eat the chocolate plain." Ash laughed and walked toward the fire pit. This class was alright.

Apollo nodded. It was implied and yet also ... "the more things we can write, implied or not, the more things we can burn." Made sense sort of. He shook his head in disbelief staring at he revelation. "No s'mores. Why. Is it the marshmallows!? Maybe you just haven't had it made just right where the marshmallows ooze out onto your hands making them all sticky but so good." but they had to burn their papers first, yes ?

"What about muggles being incompetent in terms of transportation methods and inefficient..." was it their fault though? Also his mother working with magical transportation for his whole life had clearly some influence on him.
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Serena took the professor’s response to her as an agreement for her to act like an EVIL SPAWN. See. She was going to write to her mum and her dad, and tell them Professor Schmoe told her to embrace herself...aka her behavior. No more therapists or changing of her ways. She was going full fledged EVIL SPAWN.

“I appreciate that,” she said with a solemn nod. On the inside, she was excited.

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Lisa simply smiled back at Schmoe when he responded to her answer. He didn’t seem like a dark wizard. He actually seemed kinda nice! But maybe that’s what the dark wizard wanted them to think?!? *le gasp*

She did write Schmoe’s response to Heath down. It was simple. Knowledge = power.

But anyway it was time to learn and partner up. Lisa scanned the crowd, watching some students partner up. Her brother was partnering up with Claudine. Okay cool. She’d find someone else. “Anyone want to partner up?

She bounced in her seat as she glanced around. Excited, she was. The activity sounded LIT.


When it was time to be divided into partners Serena closed her notebook with a SNAP and without waiting to decided to drifted over to Lisa. "Hi, friend," she said, plopping on the now available spot beside her. "Would you like to be my partner?"
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Mamie was not sure how she felt about this activity. Did she even know what assumptions wizards had about Muggles? Did they all assume bad things? She, having thought she was a Muggle for a full ten years of her life, knew Muggles so she didn't have to assume.

But she'd signed up for this class because she thought it would be easy, so she supposed she needed to participate. For Schmoe.

"Where's my partner?" she asked, looking around. It seemed like everyone had been paired up very quickly and she...maybe had missed the chance. Or had not seen.
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QUOTE=Deezerz;12495649]When it was time to be divided into partners Serena closed her notebook with a SNAP and without waiting to decided to drifted over to Lisa. "Hi, friend," she said, plopping on the now available spot beside her. "Would you like to be my partner?"[/QUOTE]


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So assumptions about muggles or wizarding stereotypes about muggles?” she picked up her quill and twirled it.

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Mamie was not sure how she felt about this activity. Did she even know what assumptions wizards had about Muggles? Did they all assume bad things? She, having thought she was a Muggle for a full ten years of her life, knew Muggles so she didn't have to assume.

But she'd signed up for this class because she thought it would be easy, so she supposed she needed to participate. For Schmoe.

"Where's my partner?" she asked, looking around. It seemed like everyone had been paired up very quickly and she...maybe had missed the chance. Or had not seen.
Must they really partner up for the activity, Mr. Professor Sir? Noah was not in the mood to mingle-- he'd rather do the assumption thing quick and get to making s'mores. And so he got up to get parchment from the bucket that Schmoe magically hovered, and got down to business.

That was until someone turned to look for her partner. Erm. Okay. He thought he could get away with not partnering up, but fine, whatever.

"Here." Noah plopped down next to her and handed her some parchment.
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Must they really partner up for the activity, Mr. Professor Sir? Noah was not in the mood to mingle-- he'd rather do the assumption thing quick and get to making s'mores. And so he got up to get parchment from the bucket that Schmoe magically hovered, and got down to business.

That was until someone turned to look for her partner. Erm. Okay. He thought he could get away with not partnering up, but fine, whatever.

"Here." Noah plopped down next to her and handed her some parchment.
Oh good, she hadn't missed a partner. Or her partner hadn't missed her. Or something. Mamie accepted the parchment and uncapped her marker from the earlier actiiviity. She squinted at the boy. Did she know him? He looked a little blurry and unfamiliar. "I'm Margaret," she said.

"Do you know any assumptions wizards make about Muggles?"

She wrote down her own assumed assumption, that wizards thought Muggles were stinky. Who knew if that were true that wizards thought it, but she knew that some but not all Muggles were stinky. Her brothers were stinky sometimes.
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Oh good, she hadn't missed a partner. Or her partner hadn't missed her. Or something. Mamie accepted the parchment and uncapped her marker from the earlier actiiviity. She squinted at the boy. Did she know him? He looked a little blurry and unfamiliar. "I'm Margaret," she said.

"Do you know any assumptions wizards make about Muggles?"

She wrote down her own assumed assumption, that wizards thought Muggles were stinky. Who knew if that were true that wizards thought it, but she knew that some but not all Muggles were stinky. Her brothers were stinky sometimes.
Ah, finally. Noah was able to put a name to the face. To be honest, after five years in Hogwarts, most of his schoolmates were still a blur to him since he liked to operate on his own, but recent events had taught him that he really should go out there and try the partner thing-- starting with lessons. "Hi, I'm Noah." he said with a grin and a nod.

Now, for the assumption part. "It's kind of tough to think of one honestly since most of my friends back home are muggles," so it was tough to put a label on them because they are his pals.

Noah cradled his chin with his hand in thought and just went for the usual answer. "They say they're 'weak' because they don't have magic. But most of us know that's wrong," he said as he wrote his answer down and balled the parchment into a wad, tossing it in the air and catching it again. "You?"
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Apollo nodded. It was implied and yet also ... "the more things we can write, implied or not, the more things we can burn." Made sense sort of. He shook his head in disbelief staring at he revelation. "No s'mores. Why. Is it the marshmallows!? Maybe you just haven't had it made just right where the marshmallows ooze out onto your hands making them all sticky but so good." but they had to burn their papers first, yes ?

"What about muggles being incompetent in terms of transportation methods and inefficient..." was it their fault though? Also his mother working with magical transportation for his whole life had clearly some influence on him.
"They're just too sweet and sticky- I don't like it. You can have the marshmallows I don't use." See? Now he would be happy, because he'd be getting marshmallows.

This whole idea of eating food together was a good team-building activity in this class- and this was how it was done, not by Healer Poppy trying to force bread down their throats when they didn't even trust her or know where the bread was from. "Ohhh... and medically! Although I find muggle healing impressive- they can't fix stuff immediately, and fixing stuff usually involves some very innovative stuff." Ash was... around lifeguards a lot. And her wand was suitable for healing magic.
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Daniel pushed his talk with Professor Schmoe after class to the back of his mind as he tried to focus on class.

Partnering up. Writing down assumptions against muggles. Throwing them in the fire and envisioning them being destroyed. It all sounded like something they would do in Divination. The Hufflepuff sighed before he looked around for someone to partner up with.

"Anyone still need a partner for this activity?"
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The least he could do was try talking to new people. Right? Right.

So hearing an older student asking for a partner, and having noted she usually had interesting points in class, he pushed down his anxiety and made his way her direction. "Do you mind if I partner with you?" He had his book and quill out already and in hand, but he was polite enough to wait until some type of confirmation or rejection.

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Finneas waited to make sure there weren't any others who wanted to speak on the subject and once he confirmed as much, he slipped a hand into his pocket. "For the rest of class, I will splitting you up into pairs. I'd like you and your partner to come up with a list of assumptions or stereotypes that wizards attribute to muggles." He took a deeeeep breath before continuing. His bones still ached. "Write each of these assumptions down on slips of paper," he raised a bucket off the table, in it were special slips of parchment. "And then ball them up and toss them into the fire."

What fire? Oh, yes, this fire.

He pointed his wand to the firepit and set it alight. "As we watch our assumptions burn away, try envisioning the same thing happening within ourselves. And, er, once you've done that, I have supplies for s'mores on the table. Make yourselves some delicious graham cracker, chocolate, marshmallow nibbles, if you'd like." He wouldn't force them to eat the snacks, that would be silly. Schmoe was anything but silly, of course. Of CoUrSe.



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No thank you. Pax looked up as the instructions were being given, glanced over at the snacks, and opted to ignore it all, including whoever was assigned as her partner.

A waste of time, all of it. For dozens of reasons. Pax turned the page and continued to study instead. Much more beneficial.
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Daniel pushed his talk with Professor Schmoe after class to the back of his mind as he tried to focus on class.

Partnering up. Writing down assumptions against muggles. Throwing them in the fire and envisioning them being destroyed. It all sounded like something they would do in Divination. The Hufflepuff sighed before he looked around for someone to partner up with.

"Anyone still need a partner for this activity?"
Dahlia really wished things were this easy. Writing something down and tossing it into the fire to watch it disappear. If only all the bad things could go away so easily she would be one very happy twelve year old girl.

Given what she had said earlier however about wiping the slate clean and starting over, she was willing to give this a fair try. It wouldn't take very long to do and maybe it would help clear her head, even if only a tiny bit. Plus, S'mores did sound really really good afterwards.

All she needed was a par-

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Gemma actually really thought this activity would be fun. Seeing papers burn felt like it would be satisfying. Plus the snacks did sound good and who didn't like a campfire? Pulling out parchment Gemma started to think about things that should could write down, but then remembered they were supposed to be working with partners. This hadn't been the easiest process for her this term, typically she loved working with people but this term she felt more comfortable just working alone.

Either way she turned to see if anyone was close by that needed a partner, but they all seemed like they were pairing up. She did see an older girl who didn't seem to really want to be in class let alone partner and Gemma gave a hard pass trying to find someone that seemed way less intimidating.

"Anyone need a partner still?"

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Gemma actually really thought this activity would be fun. Seeing papers burn felt like it would be satisfying.* Plus the snacks did sound good and who didn't like a campfire? Pulling out parchment Gemma started to think about things that should could write down, but then remembered they were supposed to be working with partners. This hadn't been the easiest process for her this term, typically she loved working with people but this term she felt more comfortable just working alone.*

Either way she turned to see if anyone was close by that needed a partner, but they all seemed like they were pairing up. She did see an older girl who didn't seem to really want to be in class let alone partner and Gemma gave a hard pass trying to find someone that seemed way less intimidating.*

"Anyone need a partner still?"

Well, this was stupid! Not the activity itself, but the whole group work thing was. Heath hated group work at the best of times, and now he was even less inclined to it than ever! He was already emotionally drained from the discussions. The thought of having to find a partner, thus opening himself up to rejection and the host of emotions that came with it, had his stomach in knots!

He could not for the life of him understand why Professor Schmoe hadn't given the option of working alone! Based on the instructions given, there seemed nothing about this activity that couldn't be done independently, but it was what it was. Heath looked around, mentally debating which would be less nerve-wracking: asking loud enough for the entire class to hear if anyone needed a partner or approaching someone at random.*

Luckily, he didn't need to do either, as he overheard a younger student (Gemma) ask if anyone needed a partner. "I do," he said, beelining for the girl and taking a seat beside her. He knew she was Professor Kitridge's daughter, but he couldn't remember ever speaking to her before. So he did the polite thing and introduced himself, "I'm Heath."
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"Kaaaaaaaaaley," she slipped her hand over his and gave it a squeeze. "Let's figure this out quick so we can stick marshmallow in someone's hair. I'll even let you choose, but make sure you pick someone with a sense of humor about pranks." Another squeeze and then she picked up her quill. "Tell me some words to write down. Anything you want."


The squeeze gave Kale a little jolt and he rebooted. Cuz a Pheebs was always a welcome face. "Why would we ruin their hair when we could eat the marshmallows instead." Or braid each other's hair. That second one sounded like ding ding ding a WINNER.

Okay. Words about Muggles. "They made Carol Channing. So. Muggles are pretty iconic." There is one word. "Uh. They also are pretty innovative cuz, like, no magic." And and and. OH ONE MORE. "And Muggle fashion is way better than ours. Constantly doing something new." Like. Wizard robes needed some more glitter or something to stay relevant. "Now you."
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Claudine had secretly been hoping no one wanted to work with her, even if she had opened herself to being more approachable as of recent. Yet, here was a Ravenclaw third year willing to partner up. “Hi. Sure, I think we can make something work.” Naturally, Claudine had no idea Noah had an anxiety issue, much like she had during certain situations. It was a good thing she was being warm and friendly presently.

“Let’s get through this activity, yeah? I just want to indulge in s'mores more than anything right now.” Claudine twirled her pencil between her fingers. “Have a seat,’’ she added, indicating a patch of free ground beside her. “What ideas have you got so far? I think a lot of witches and wizards assume that Muggles are stupid.”


Well, he was not being turned away which Evan took as a good sign as he seated himself, grabbing a couple of the pieces of parchment pre-created for the apparent burning. It was a very in your feels type of study, but given the fact Schmoe had lived through last year with them and everything HAD been harmful for his particular subject, Ev could understand why they were doing this. "Great, thank you. I'm Evan." Because it was polite to introduce himself, yes?

"Have you ever tried s'mores with a peanut butter cup instead of regular chocolate?" Those were really the best. He wondered if Schmoe had different types of chocolate provided that they could experiment and eat their feels. "Assuming muggles are stupid is a good one. Witches and wizards also assume they have nothing to offer." Which did go hand in hand with the ideas of them being stupid, or being worthless. "I think some witches and wizards also assume muggles deserve our pity, because they can't do magic."
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Violet nodded her head. "Yes, that's good. Write that down," she said. Then she thought of one of her own. "People assume that just because Muggles don't have magic that they can't be a threat." Violet remembered those newscasts of Muggle warfare, the computerized missiles and robot planes, and the bombs. If a group of Muggles wanted to take out a Wizarding stronghold with one of those, Violet wasn't sure any magic could stop it.
Misa made a face at the girl's suggestion. "Really? That's your suggestion? That doesn't really go with the idea of empathy." She thought it was highly inappropriate immediately after a war to just bring up more violence.
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Misa made a face at the girl's suggestion. "Really? That's your suggestion? That doesn't really go with the idea of empathy." She thought it was highly inappropriate immediately after a war to just bring up more violence.
Violet stared cooly back at her. "Yes, it is my suggestion. It's just as wrong to romanticize Muggles and treat them like some kind of quaint, idealized people who are interesting but not quite able to take care of themselves as it is to view them as incompetent and beneath us. They should be taken seriously, like any other adults." Violet was really not in the mood today to be patronized.
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A waste of time, all of it. For dozens of reasons. Pax turned the page and continued to study instead. Much more beneficial.
And now the firepit made sense too. Kinda.

She'd been uncertain about the lesson at the beginning, but at least she understood what Professor Schmoe was doing now, and she didn't blame him for it. Besides, it was nearly over, and it would be easy to go back to ignoring all the uncomfortable feelings it had brought up once she had a s'more.

But first...group work. Shouldn't be too hard to write enough stereotypes and assumptions. Though it looked like her partner was going to be Pax Upstead, who was...reading the textbook and not looking particularly interested, but...it'd probably be fine. Maybe this could work somehow.

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Now, for the assumption part. "It's kind of tough to think of one honestly since most of my friends back home are muggles," so it was tough to put a label on them because they are his pals.

Noah cradled his chin with his hand in thought and just went for the usual answer. "They say they're 'weak' because they don't have magic. But most of us know that's wrong," he said as he wrote his answer down and balled the parchment into a wad, tossing it in the air and catching it again. "You?"
Noah. Like Noah Nam, but...younger. "Nice to meet you, Noah," she mumbled automatically, still rather focused on the assumption thing.

She grinned at the Gryffindor. "Mine, too," she said. "I wrote 'stinky', because...well, my brothers are stinky sometimes." She also crumpled up her paper into a loose ball. It would make it easier for the fire to catch, she knew that from using scrap paper as kindling when her family went camping. And making a sweeping generalization about all Muggles based on interacting with two Muggles...seemed like how people made assumptions badly.

"Can we put them in the fire now and make the s'mores?" she asked. Because Noah was obviously in charge. For some reason. He was older, she thought.
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"They're just too sweet and sticky- I don't like it. You can have the marshmallows I don't use." See? Now he would be happy, because he'd be getting marshmallows.

This whole idea of eating food together was a good team-building activity in this class- and this was how it was done, not by Healer Poppy trying to force bread down their throats when they didn't even trust her or know where the bread was from. "Ohhh... and medically! Although I find muggle healing impressive- they can't fix stuff immediately, and fixing stuff usually involves some very innovative stuff." Ash was... around lifeguards a lot. And her wand was suitable for healing magic.
"But that's what makes them so good ---" Apollo started to argue only to realize a second later that he probably shouldn't. He was making assumptions about Ashley and in doing so, basically failing at empathy and this lesson. "I mean, err.. thanks, yes. That sounds good." There. He can do this.

Apollo frowned at that suggestion, "But I think that's kind of a negative about muggles, isn't it? Or maybe it's that they can appreciate muggle healing processes and healing in general, because it takes longer... so they don't take it for granted." He was confusing himself in trying to come up with more assumptions. "So err.... I guess we should just start to toss some of these papers into the fire?"
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She'd been uncertain about the lesson at the beginning, but at least she understood what Professor Schmoe was doing now, and she didn't blame him for it. Besides, it was nearly over, and it would be easy to go back to ignoring all the uncomfortable feelings it had brought up once she had a s'more.

But first...group work. Shouldn't be too hard to write enough stereotypes and assumptions. Though it looked like her partner was going to be Pax Upstead, who was...reading the textbook and not looking particularly interested, but...it'd probably be fine. Maybe this could work somehow.

Ivy slipped into the spot next to the sixth year, offering a small smile. "Looks like we're partners. Any suggestions to start off with?"
"This is a waste of time and not worth mine." Pax said, not looking up. Not technically a suggestion. "You do what you want to do." or did Ivy Grimm need hand-holding?

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So assumptions about muggles or wizarding stereotypes about muggles?” she picked up her quill and twirled it.

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Anyway, back to the lesson at hand. The little redhead nodded in agreement with Lisa's statement and wrote it down. "Muggles are incompetent because of the lack of magic," she said, repeating what she heard once from her great grandmum Morgana. The older woman didn't appreciate muggles one bit, and Serena has heard all the muggle-shamming from her. Only when her parents weren't there. Her parents would forbid Serena visits from her grandmum if they knew.
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The squeeze gave Kale a little jolt and he rebooted. Cuz a Pheebs was always a welcome face. "Why would we ruin their hair when we could eat the marshmallows instead." Or braid each other's hair. That second one sounded like ding ding ding a WINNER.

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The answer, dear Kale, was because sometimes Phoebe just wanted to watch the world burn, but he was kind and good, so that answer wouldn't make a lick of sense. She released his hand and picked up her quill to take notes. Anything he said, that was the right answer. He could recite poetry, and she'd write it down.

She sort of wished he would.

Instead, he listed the things he liked about Muggles, and while that wasn't strictly the assignment, it was absolutely something she could get behind. "Flushing toilets. I can't even imagine life without those. Those iced coffee drinks with whipped cream and a little drizzle of caramel? Fashion magazines. I know we stole those from them." Maybe it wasn't the most noble collection, but it was honest.
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Given what she had said earlier however about wiping the slate clean and starting over, she was willing to give this a fair try. It wouldn't take very long to do and maybe it would help clear her head, even if only a tiny bit. Plus, S'mores did sound really really good afterwards.

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It didn't take long before one of the other students agreed to work with him. Daniel looked at the girl as if assessing if she would be a good partner for this activity before shrugging his shoulders because what did it matter. They could throw a blank piece of paper in the fire and the professor would never know.

"Daniel" he said, waving his hand in a way that said 'hurry up' because there were S'MORES waiting for him. He quickly grabbed his pen again and looked at Dahlia. "What about that wizards think muggles are pitiful because they can't use magic to clean their house?" or whatever. This was stupid and a waste of time because he wanted the s'mores now. But doing the activity hastily also meant that he would be getting closer to his talk with Professor Schmoe in his office later with Gellar. YUCK. He did not want that! "What do you think?"
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