Just the other day ABC Family network broadcast their Harry Potter Marathon that they air what seems like every other day. Let me just say one thing; despite reading books 1-6 and watching the movies on TV, I have lukewarm feelings about the series. I mean, it's good, and appeals to a wide demographic, which also says its bad by "cool" standards, and I wouldn't want not to be cool, right? J.K Rowlings is an effective writer, but the elements of her story are as old as time. Nevertheless, I noticed some things this time around.
For one thing, why does every wizard/witch have to look like they rolled out of bed at 1 pm and doused themselves with olive oil? No normally functioning human being is ever as greasy and repulsive as these magical vagrants You attend Hogwarts for 7 years, and then you graduate certified in magic. So? It's like a commodity; everyone in this universe has magical abilities. What job opportunities are there? I mean, this thing's about as useful as a degree in liberal arts. And like people who major in liberal arts, everyone's a bum. Even the people who are employed. Well played, bohemianism Also, can you just get your GED and leave? Cause really, I don't see why not. Even if I had the most minimal of magical training, I would probably be contented with that. There are no higher institutions of learning.
On the topic of employment, I realize that there are industries which support the magical world just as they do the real world. But the only story more boring than that of an accountant is a magical accountant. I mean, you can fucking turn yourself into a vicious bear at will, but you punch numbers instead. That's like being able to play "Cliffs of Dover" on guitar, and then saying "Hey, wait, I can play 'Smoke on the Water' too!" Serious waste of talent here.
So either you join the Ministry, and turn into a bear in a loose but hardworking office environment, or you will yourself to be homeless and serve a walking skeleton that can turn you into a bear permanently. Not really very good job prospects. Like, what do these people expect if Voldemort would become ruler of the world? He basically wants to prove how tough he is by killing an adolescent boy. I'm sensing some unresoved father-son issues.