July 29th, 2002

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.9^12 = 1.943835e-92% ????

Of course, really only brent2005 is likely to get the subject for this message, but... ye gods, it's bad that I'm giggling hysterically over (badly miscalculated) statistics at 2:30am. It's even worse that Brent's doing it too. But still...

Hey, Brent, maybe it's just a sign problem. 1.943835e92% makes so much more sense! It's a percentage conversion, right? ;)
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Insomniac dream-recounting...

So, I had this really bizarre dream the other night.

Magic was real, and hidden away from the world. People with magic attended normal schools and had normal lives, but trained in magic and learned magical history and things like that on the side, and there were hidden areas of cities -- and even some entire small towns -- for mage-sorts only. There were two main factions in the dream; the Guardians and the Hidden. The Hidden thought that magic should be used to dominate those who didn't have it and weren't aware of its existence, while the Guardians felt magic should be used in a protective way.

J.K. Rowling was one of the Guardians; she wrote the Harry Potter books as a way of fictionally retelling the conflict between the two, in order to prepare people for learning the existence of magic, and make them a little less prone to falling for Hidden tricks. The Hidden didn't like this, and so they stirred up the various campaigns like the fundamentalist Christian group who say that Harry Potter books turn people to the path of Satan.

Some of the HP characters were based on actual people in that conflict; a high-ranking Hidden, Lucas LeRoi, and his son David LeRoi were the models for Lucius Malfoy and Draco Malfoy. I think, though I'm not sure since a lot of the dream is blurry in retrospect, that my dream-self (I wasn't /quite/ myself, though personality-wise I was similar) was the basis of Hermione. I think my name in the dream was Heather.

I don't remember most of the dream, except that my dream-self was arguing with David LeRoi at Disney World(?) and we were getting to the point of brandishing wands at each other. Then I woke up...perhaps thankfully.
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Mrph.

I feel ill today. Not physically nauseous, but just 'ill' in that fuzzy-headed separate-from-the-world way, like I'm interacting with the world from behind a giant pane of smudged glass.

I'm going out to a baseball game tonight with kieri and her family (brent2005 was going to go, but he couldn't get off work in time), and maybe getting out and being semi-social in some ways will help me more. I dunno...eh, well.
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Game 1

Our team are odd - you have to laugh when they cue the Law and Order theme when the umpires enter the field. I think that's why we love our Mariners...
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    team coming on field
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YAY!!

The M's make a comeback! Game tied up! Happy Seattlites!

Martinez up next...
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    victory music, screaming fans
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Quidditch?

The Mariners are going to do a Harry Potter-themed qame on Harry's birthday. I'm tempted to get tickets just for kicks to see if the M's do something silly like make team Quidditch robes; I wouldn't put it past our silly team!
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