History Quotes / WizardingSchool

26th Jan '16 6:37:28 AM nighttrainfm
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->''Unseen University was much BiggerOnTheInside. Thousands of years as the leading establishment of practical magic in a world where dimensions were largely a matter of chance in any case had left it bulging with places where it shouldn't have places. There were rooms containing rooms which, if you entered them, turned out to contain the room you'd started with, which can be a problem if you are in a conga line.\\

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->''Unseen University was much BiggerOnTheInside. Thousands of years as the leading establishment of practical magic in a world where dimensions were largely a matter of chance in any case had left it bulging with places where it shouldn't have places. There were rooms containing rooms which, if you entered them, [[AlienGeometries turned out to contain the room you'd started with, with]], which can be a problem if you are in a conga line.\\
27th Oct '13 12:05:57 PM LordGro
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->''Hogwarts, Hogwarts, Hoggy, Warty Hogwarts,\\
Teach us something please,\\
Whether we be old and bald,\\
Or young with scabby knees,\\
Our heads could do with filling,\\
With some interesting stuff,\\
For now they're bare, and full of air,\\
Dead flies and bits of fluff,\\
So teach us things worth knowing,\\
Bring back what we've forgot,\\
Just do your best, we'll do the rest,\\
And learn until our brains all rot.''
-->--'''School song of [[Literature/HarryPotter Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]]''', ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone''
26th Oct '13 1:23:48 PM LordGro
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-> Unseen University was much BiggerOnTheInside. Thousands of years as the leading establishment of practical magic in a world where dimensions were largely a matter of chance in any case had left it bulging with places where it shouldn't have places. There were rooms containing rooms which, if you entered them, turned out to contain the room you'd started with, which can be a problem if you are in a conga line.

-> And because it was so big, it could afford to have an almost unlimited number of staff on the premises. Tenure was automatic, or more accurately, non-existant. You found an empty room, turned up for meals as usual, and generally no-one noticed, although if you were unfortunate you might attract students. And if you looked hard enough in some of the outlying regions of the University, you could find an expert on ''anything.''
-->-- '''[[Literature/{{Discworld}} The Last Continent]]'''

-> Such a picturesque institution, such an integral part of the [[DarkAndTroubledPast short but intense history]] of [[TownWithADarkSecret Kingsmouth]]. It offers the town a boosted economy, attracts scholars, and bestows academic prestige. Only [[ChildProdigy gifted children]] are admitted, under very strict entry exams. Students rank at the highest aptitudes of natural science, history and archaeology. The academy is considered one of the premier prep schools in the United States.

-> [[TheMasquerade Public faces are so very pretty]]. [[ArcWords Initiate]] the secret faces. [[BrokenMasquerade Gaze through the half-light.]]

-> Powerful wards lace the outer walls of the school. Chalk outlines form ritual shapes on the blackboard. The shelves are lined with [[TomeOfEldritchLore the sort of books]] that one might have been burnt at the stake for, only a few centuries ago. [[ChildMage The young]] doodle in notebooks, dreaming of bright futures in the secret cabals. Along with mundane curriculum, seasoned magi teach spellcraft, alchemy, and occultism. One faculty member is fond of his yearly demonstrations of [[{{Whatevermancy}} cephalonomancy]], the art of divination via [[{{Squick}} the boiled head of a donkey.]] Another scent haunts the halls.

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-> Unseen ->''Unseen University was much BiggerOnTheInside. Thousands of years as the leading establishment of practical magic in a world where dimensions were largely a matter of chance in any case had left it bulging with places where it shouldn't have places. There were rooms containing rooms which, if you entered them, turned out to contain the room you'd started with, which can be a problem if you are in a conga line.

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And because it was so big, it could afford to have an almost unlimited number of staff on the premises. Tenure was automatic, or more accurately, non-existant. You found an empty room, turned up for meals as usual, and generally no-one noticed, although if you were unfortunate you might attract students. And if you looked hard enough in some of the outlying regions of the University, you could find an expert on ''anything.''
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-->-- '''[[Literature/{{Discworld}} The Last Continent]]'''

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a picturesque institution, such an integral part of the [[DarkAndTroubledPast short but intense history]] of [[TownWithADarkSecret Kingsmouth]]. It offers the town a boosted economy, attracts scholars, and bestows academic prestige. Only [[ChildProdigy gifted children]] are admitted, under very strict entry exams. Students rank at the highest aptitudes of natural science, history and archaeology. The academy is considered one of the premier prep schools in the United States.

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[[TheMasquerade Public faces are so very pretty]]. [[ArcWords Initiate]] the secret faces. [[BrokenMasquerade Gaze through the half-light.]]

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Powerful wards lace the outer walls of the school. Chalk outlines form ritual shapes on the blackboard. The shelves are lined with [[TomeOfEldritchLore the sort of books]] that one might have been burnt at the stake for, only a few centuries ago. [[ChildMage The young]] doodle in notebooks, dreaming of bright futures in the secret cabals. Along with mundane curriculum, seasoned magi teach spellcraft, alchemy, and occultism. One faculty member is fond of his yearly demonstrations of [[{{Whatevermancy}} cephalonomancy]], the art of divination via [[{{Squick}} the boiled head of a donkey.]] Another scent haunts the halls.''
28th Jul '12 3:15:18 PM FELH2
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-> Unseen University was much [[BiggerOnTheInside bigger on the inside]]. Thousands of years as the leading establishment of practical magic in a world where dimensions were largely a matter of chance in any case had left it bulging with places where it shouldn't have places. There were rooms containing rooms which, if you entered them, turned out to contain the room you'd started with, which can be a problem if you are in a conga line.

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-> Unseen University was much [[BiggerOnTheInside bigger on the inside]].BiggerOnTheInside. Thousands of years as the leading establishment of practical magic in a world where dimensions were largely a matter of chance in any case had left it bulging with places where it shouldn't have places. There were rooms containing rooms which, if you entered them, turned out to contain the room you'd started with, which can be a problem if you are in a conga line.



-->-- '''[[{{Discworld}} The Last Continent]]'''

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-->-- '''[[{{Discworld}} '''[[Literature/{{Discworld}} The Last Continent]]'''




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-->-- Lore entry on '''Innsmouth Academy''', ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld''

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-->-- Lore entry on '''Innsmouth Academy''', ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld''
''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld''
26th Jul '12 3:20:18 AM CompletelyDeluded
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-> Many things went on at Unseen University and, regrettably, teaching had to be one of them. The faculty had long ago confronted this fact and had perfected various devices for avoiding it. But this was perfectly all right because, to be fair, so had the students.

-> The system worked quite well and, as happens in such cases, had taken on the status of a tradition, Lectures clearly took place, because they were down there on the timetable in black and white. The fact that no-one attended was an irrelevant detail. It was occasionally maintained that this meant that the lectures did not in fact happen at all, but no-one ever attended them to find out if this was true. Anyway, it was argued (by the Reader in Woolly Thinking) that lectures had taken place in essence, so that was all right, too.

-> And therefore education at the University mostly worked by the age-old method of putting a lot of young people in the vicinity of a lot of books and hoping that something would pass from one to the other, while the actual young people put themselves in the vicinity of inns and taverns for exactly the same reason.
-->-- '''[[{{Discworld}} Interesting Times]]'''

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-> Many things went on at Unseen University and, regrettably, teaching had to be one of them. The faculty had long ago confronted this fact and had perfected various devices for avoiding it. But this was perfectly all right because, to be fair, so had the students.

-> The system worked quite well and, as happens in such cases, had taken
much [[BiggerOnTheInside bigger on the status inside]]. Thousands of years as the leading establishment of practical magic in a tradition, Lectures clearly took place, because they world where dimensions were down there on largely a matter of chance in any case had left it bulging with places where it shouldn't have places. There were rooms containing rooms which, if you entered them, turned out to contain the timetable room you'd started with, which can be a problem if you are in black and white. The fact that no-one attended was an irrelevant detail. It was occasionally maintained that this meant that the lectures did not in fact happen at all, but no-one ever attended them to find out if this was true. Anyway, it was argued (by the Reader in Woolly Thinking) that lectures had taken place in essence, so that was all right, too.

a conga line.

-> And therefore education at because it was so big, it could afford to have an almost unlimited number of staff on the University mostly worked by premises. Tenure was automatic, or more accurately, non-existant. You found an empty room, turned up for meals as usual, and generally no-one noticed, although if you were unfortunate you might attract students. And if you looked hard enough in some of the age-old method outlying regions of putting a lot of young people in the vicinity of a lot of books and hoping that something would pass from one to the other, while the actual young people put themselves in the vicinity of inns and taverns for exactly the same reason.
University, you could find an expert on ''anything.''
-->-- '''[[{{Discworld}} Interesting Times]]'''
The Last Continent]]'''



-> Public faces are so very pretty. [[ArcWords Initiate]] the secret faces. Gaze through the half-light.

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-> [[TheMasquerade Public faces are so very pretty.pretty]]. [[ArcWords Initiate]] the secret faces. [[BrokenMasquerade Gaze through the half-light.]]
26th Jul '12 2:49:42 AM CompletelyDeluded
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-> Such a picturesque institution, such an integral part of the [[DarkAndTroubledPast short but intense history]] of [{TownWithADarkSecret Kingsmouth]]. It offers the town a boosted economy, attracts scholars, and bestows academic prestige. Only [[ChildProdigy gifted children]] are admitted, under very strict entry exams. Students rank at the highest aptitudes of natural science, history and archaeology. The academy is considered one of the premier prep schools in the United States.

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-> Such a picturesque institution, such an integral part of the [[DarkAndTroubledPast short but intense history]] of [{TownWithADarkSecret [[TownWithADarkSecret Kingsmouth]]. It offers the town a boosted economy, attracts scholars, and bestows academic prestige. Only [[ChildProdigy gifted children]] are admitted, under very strict entry exams. Students rank at the highest aptitudes of natural science, history and archaeology. The academy is considered one of the premier prep schools in the United States.
26th Jul '12 2:49:34 AM CompletelyDeluded
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-> Such a picturesque institution, such an integral part of the [[DarkAndTroubledPast short but intense history]] of [{TownWithADarkSecret Kingsmouth]]. It offers the town a boosted economy, attracts scholars, and bestows academic prestige. Only [[ChildProdigy gifted children]] are admitted, under very strict entry exams. Students rank at the highest aptitudes of natural science, history and archaeology. The academy is considered one of the premier prep schools in the United States.

-> Public faces are so very pretty. [[ArcWords Initiate]] the secret faces. Gaze through the half-light.

-> Powerful wards lace the outer walls of the school. Chalk outlines form ritual shapes on the blackboard. The shelves are lined with [[TomeOfEldritchLore the sort of books]] that one might have been burnt at the stake for, only a few centuries ago. [[ChildMage The young]] doodle in notebooks, dreaming of bright futures in the secret cabals. Along with mundane curriculum, seasoned magi teach spellcraft, alchemy, and occultism. One faculty member is fond of his yearly demonstrations of [[{{Whatevermancy}} cephalonomancy]], the art of divination via [[{{Squick}} the boiled head of a donkey.]] Another scent haunts the halls.
-->-- Lore entry on '''Innsmouth Academy''', ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld''
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