mad!!

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With cheekbones that could slice a finger and a steely glare to haunt your dreams, Mads Mikkelsen has been slowly cornering the market in Hollywood tough guys. The 51-year-old Dane is 6 feet of manifest presence, and whether portraying a harried Norse warrior in “Valhalla Rising,” a self-sacrificing king’s guard in “Clash of the Titans,” a flesh-eating serial killer in “Hannibal,” a medieval knight in “King Arthur,” an egomaniacal genius in “Casino Royale” or a twisted sorcerer in “Doctor Strange,” Mikkelsen has been relentlessly on point. (New York Post)

Unforgivable

[Neville Longbottom is sitting through his first DADA class of fourth year, listening to the new mildly alarming professor, Mad-Eye Moody]

Moody: Now, can anybody tell me another Unforgivable curse?

[The entire class, including Neville himself, is shocked when he raises his hand.]

Neville: Well, there is one…

[Moody stares at Neville for what starts to feel like an uncomfortably long time before breaking the silence]

Moody: … Longbottom… Isn’t it?

*Flashback*

Barty Crouch Jr: … Who do we have here?

Barty Crouch Jr: … Longbottom… Isn’t it?

*Flashback Ends*

Neville: *nods*

[Moody proceeds to take a large spider out of a jar and places it on Neville’s desk, pointing his wand at it]

[Neville watches in horror as the tarantula writhes and twitches in apparent and excruciating pain]

Hermione: Stop it! Can’t you see it’s bothering him?? STOP IT!!

[Moody places the spider, still twitching, back into the jar, and turns to address the class]

Moody: Pain. You don’t need thumbscrews or knives to torture someone if you can perform the Cruciatus Curse….That one was very popular once, too.

FIN

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        It’s her first day back to school since
                 the infamous meltdown.