During WWII, L Ron Hubbard once led a 68 hour battle against two Japanese submarines which he claimed “definitely sunk, beyond doubt”. An analysis later concluded that there were never any submarines in the area. source
Everyone returns to Hogwarts after the war, but nothing is quite the same. Harry’s groupies are creepier than ever, Ron and Hermione are snogging all over the place, and the once-proud Draco is shuffling around like a kicked puppy. But that’s okay: Harry’s got a plan.
Spiders, rats, wrongly-boiled Veritaserum, a couple of dangerous bets and drunk parties – all with all, it was bound to be a hectic eight year at Hogwarts for the golden trio. Trying to ignore the ex-Death Eater Draco Malfoy, however, turned out to be more difficult than ever before. Especially when he seemed to be as obsessed with Harry as Harry was with him. DRARRY. SLASH. Rating may go up in future chapters.
Harry returns to Hogwarts for his 8th year, determined not to let Malfoy get to him. But when the snarky teasing starts up again, Harry finds that returning the jibes with compliments has a far more interesting outcome.
Harry returns to Hogwarts for his “8th year” in order to pass his N.E.W.T.s and make it into the Auror program. One of his classes is Muggle Studies and the new teacher has a brilliant idea to help them appreciate certain forms of Muggle entertainment.
Draco should have taken his NEWTs over the summer with Pansy and Greg. Repeating 7th year with Potter fresh off his saved-the-world tour struck Malfoy as the height of stupidity more than once. McGonagall’s diabolical plan only made things worse. Or did it?
Draco is pining after Harry, but is so sure that his feelings aren’t reciprocated that he wastes a golden opportunity. Pansy comes to the rescue and takes matters into her own hands to ensure a happy ending.
It’s a age-old story. You fancy a boy and you think he fancies you. Sure there are problems – attacks on former Death Eaters, crazed tabloid journalists and your girlfriend – but you have a cunning plan. Now if he’d only explain the L. Ron Hubbard-like references …
From the prompt: “What if one day everyone was brewing Amortentia and Harry walks in. Of course, he doesn’t know what they’re brewing, so the first thing he says is ‘Why does the room smell like it’s drenched in Malfoy’s cologne’ and then everyone, including Draco, just looks at him.
Harry felt Malfoy’s breath on his lips as they came together over the bottle, hands firmly planted on the floor as though they each needed their familiar soil, refusing to cross into enemy territory. Except that Malfoy no longer felt like his enemy.
Harry has no idea why Hermione decided that an inter-house Games Night would be a good idea, but he’s here now, and he intends to beat Malfoy, no matter what game he chooses. But, who would have thought muggle games could be full of so much… tension?
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After the war, Harry picks up a journal to write in… and it writes back. Luckily, it’s not a Horcrux on the other end this time.
On returning to Hogwarts for their Eighth Year, Headmistress McGonagall decided to room Draco Malfoy and Harry Potter together. She may have hoped for a leading example of house unity; the other students fully expected insults and fights. But nothing happened.
That was, until Harry sleepwalked into Draco’s bed.
It’s a jinx that renders the victim mute, unless he/she serves the purpose of the jinx and kisses the person that they desire. It’s just Harry’s luck that he’s in love with Draco. HPDM, oneshot, eighth year.
The room of requirement’s gone mad — at least, that’s what Harry thinks. There’s no way that Draco Malfoy ‘requires’ him, of all people, but why does it keep dragging Harry there like he’s some kind of furniture, every time Malfoy enters it? Throw in Pansy the pervert and a clipboard-wielding Hermione, and things can only go from bad to worse. And that’s not even mentioning the pirates …
So Anya and I have been ~discussing~ this ~theory~ that Riverdale makes more sense if you assume it takes place in an AU where Scientology is the dominant/default religion. Thinks that make a lot more sense include:
The 1950s names: We can assume that in a Scientologist America the equivalent of Elijah or Mary or Peter would be names like Cheryl, Betty, Reggie, or most importantly, Ronnie
The general 1950s vibe. In a theology where heaven looks a lot like post war American suburbia, of course Pops Diner is the most important local institution and of course the razing of the local drive in would be a genuine scandal necessitating government bribes.
It makes a lot more sense for Emo Intellectual Jughead Jones to get a lot of his references from Tarantino films in a world where genre films are the highest form of art.
A world where children are just considered small adult thetans there’d be no need for decent social services or for anyone to give a shit that a 15 year old boy is living at the drive-in.
The fucking redhead thing. I mean, this is where the theory started. If the Blossoms are high ranking Scientologists then OF COURSE they are engaging in incest eugenics to breed more red heads, the most evolutionary advanced version of humanity. OF COURSE, they look at Archie likes he’s a perfect husband/stud material.
Just to amuse myself I did a google image search of L Ron Hubbard’s family and tell me these aren’t some creepy as fuck Blossom family looking photos:
In case you ever need inspiration, here's a weird (cursed?) mental image: L-Ron but his head is Skeets. Or basically Skeets with a clunky robot body. Things that should never be.
I’m blaming Beetle for this monstrosity since he’s the only person who’d ever be smart/stupid enough to do this and think it was a good idea. Like the time he invented a time machine to get rid of a mouse in JLI Retro or whatever it was
“Raëlism (also known as Raëlianism or the Raëlian movement) is a UFO religion that was founded in 1974 by Claude Vorilhon (b. 1946), now known as Raël. The Raëlian Movement teaches that life on Earth was scientifically created by a species of extraterrestrials, which they call the Elohim. Members of this species appeared human when having personal contacts with the descendants of the humans that they made. They purposefully misinformed early humanity that they were angels, cherubim, or gods. Raëlians believe that messengers, or prophets, of the Elohim include Buddha, Jesus, and others who informed humans of each era. The founder of Raëlism, members claim, received the final message of the Elohim and that its purpose is to inform the world about Elohim and that if humans become aware and peaceful enough, they wish to be welcomed by them.”
The Nuwaubian Nation
“The Nuwaubian Nation or Nuwaubian movement was a religious organization founded and led by Dwight York. York began founding Black Muslim groups in New York in 1967. He changed his teachings and the names of his groups many times, incorporating concepts from Judaism, Christianity, and many esoteric beliefs.In the late 1980s, he abandoned the Muslim theology of his movement in favor of Kemetism and UFO religion. In 1991 he took his community to settle in upstate New York; then they moved near the county seat of Eatonton, Georgia, in Putnam County. His followers built an ancient Egypt-themed compound called Tama-Re and changed their name to the “United Nuwaubian Nation of Moors.””
The Universe People
Universe People or Cosmic People of Light Powers (Czech: Vesmírní lidé sil světla) is a Czech and Slovak UFO religion founded in the 1990s and centered on Ivo A. Benda. Their belief system is based upon the existence of extraterrestrial civilizations communicating with Benda and other contactees since October 1997 telepathically and later even by direct personal contact. They are considered to be the most distinctive UFO religion in the Czech Republic.“
“Scientology is a body of religious beliefs and practices created in 1954 by American author L. Ron Hubbard (1911–86). Hubbard initially developed a program of ideas called Dianetics, which was distributed through the Dianetics Foundation. The foundation soon entered bankruptcy and Hubbard lost the rights to his seminal publication Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health in 1952. He then recharacterized the subject as a religion and renamed it Scientology, retaining the terminology, doctrines, the E-meter, and the practice of auditing. Within a year, he regained the rights to Dianetics and retained both subjects under the umbrella of the Church of Scientology.
In the OT levels, Hubbard explains how to reverse the effects of past-life trauma patterns that supposedly extend millions of years into the past. Among these advanced teachings is the story of Xenu (sometimes Xemu), introduced as the tyrant ruler of the "Galactic Confederacy”. According to this story, 75 million years ago Xenu brought billions of people to Earth in spacecraft resembling Douglas DC-8 airliners, stacked them around volcanoes and detonated hydrogen bombs in the volcanoes. The thetans then clustered together, stuck to the bodies of the living, and continue to do this today.
Heaven’s Gate was an American UFO religious millenarian group based in San Diego, California, founded in the early 1970s and led by Marshall Applewhite (1931–1997) and Bonnie Nettles (1927–1985). On March 26, 1997, police discovered the bodies of 39 members of the group who had committed mass suicide in order to reach what they believed was an extraterrestrial spacecraft following Comet Hale–Bopp.
Heaven’s Gate members believed the planet Earth was about to be “recycled” (wiped clean, renewed, refurbished, and rejuvenated), and the only chance to survive was to leave it immediately. While the group was against suicide, they defined “suicide” in their own context to mean “to turn against the Next Level when it is being offered” and believed their “human” bodies were only vessels meant to help them on their journey. In conversation, when referring to a person or a person’s body, they routinely used the word “vehicle””
Church of the SubGenius
“The Church of the SubGenius is a parody religion that satirizes better-known belief systems. It teaches a complex philosophy that focuses on J. R. "Bob” Dobbs, purportedly a salesman from the 1950s, who is revered as a prophet by the Church. SubGenius leaders have developed detailed narratives about Dobbs and his relationship to various gods and conspiracies. Their central deity, Jehovah 1, is accompanied by other gods drawn from ancient mythology and popular fiction. SubGenius literature describes a grand conspiracy that seeks to brainwash the world and oppress Dobbs’ followers. In its narratives, the Church presents a blend of cultural references in an elaborate remix of the sources.“
“The Aetherius Society is a millenarian, New Age, UFO religion. It was founded by George King in the mid-1950s as the result of what King claimed were contacts with extraterrestrial intelligences, whom he referred to as “Cosmic Masters”. Regarded as firmly based in Theosophy, the Aetherius Society combines UFO claims, yoga, and ideas from various world religions, notably Hinduism, Buddhism, and Christianity. Stefan Isaksson notes that it has “become a complex religious belief system that includes an extraterrestrial hierarchy of various spiritual masters and such concepts as universal karma and religious healing.” The religion’s goal is to prevent worldly destruction by improving cooperation between humanity and various alien ‘masters’,and by using 'spiritual energy’ to improve the spiritual calibre of the world
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Gryffindor loses against Ravenclaw in the Quidditch match. The Slytherins were chanting “Weasley is Our King” which caused Ron to mess up. Ron stalks away and you follow from a distance. He goes to a tree and slumps to the base.
“You know, Weasley is our king. That’s the only statement in that stupid song that’s true.”
“Go away Y/N,”
“I mean that Ron guy is a great Quidditch player. Did you see how many people Angelina had to choose from? And she chose Ron. That boy must have a lot of talent.”
“Especially since the Slytherins are insecure enough make a song about him. Mad skill, that Ron has.”
“Leave me be.”
“I heard he’s a great mate too. Like in First Year, he helped Harry Potter rescue the Sorcerer’s Stone from You-Know-Who. He sacrificed himself for his friend. And in Second Year, he went against his biggest fear for his mate. Then he went into the Chamber of Secrets. Could you imagine how scared he was? Especially since You-Know-Who kidnapped his sister. Yeah, Ron’s very brave.
And in Third Year, he stood on a broken leg to defend his friend. Bad enough that it’s broken, but he stood on it to tell a mass murderer that he’d have to murder him if he wanted to hurt his friend. And this other time, Ron’s friend Hermione was called a Mudblood. Ron stood up for his friend and hexed the Malfoy git to eat slugs. But Ron decided last minute that he was a better man and took the slugs himself.”
“That’s not true.”
“And Ron’s a handsome fellow too. Don’t tell him I said this, but I know a person that likes him.”
“Who would that be?”
“Promise you won’t tell Ron?”
He sighs. “Yes.”
“That person’s name is Y/N L/N. But I’ve also been told that (s)he’s annoying and doesn’t have a chance with Ron.”
“Well, I’ve been told that (s)he’s beautiful, kind, smart, and funny. I’ve also been told that Ron likes Y/N L/N back.”
The Largest Infiltration of the US Government in History —- Operation Snow White
Spies have had their place in history ever since the beginning of city states, kingdoms, and empires, providing important intelligence about an adversary and enemy. Perhaps the golden age of spying occurred during the Cold War, where American and Soviet spies seemed to be behind every corner, listening in to every conversation and collecting every scrap of data that could be found. So it would be no surprise to learn that the largest infiltration of the United States Government occurred in the 1970’s. However, the source of the infiltration was not from the Soviet Union or any of the other communist bloc countries of the Cold War. Rather, the infiltration came from a most unexpected and unusual source; The Church of Scientology.
Formed in 1954 by science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard, the Church of Scientology had been under the suspicion of governments throughout the 1960’s and 70’s. The church was especially under close scrutiny by the US Government, who suspected the church was a cult which brainwashed and manipulated it members, and suspected the organization of tax fraud. In the late 1960’s a plan called “Operation Snow White” was drawn up by L. Ron’s wife, Mary Sue Hubbard, 2nd in command and head of the Guardian Office. The Guardian Office was a section of the church devoted to protecting the interests of the Scientology, especially against journalists, critics, and anyone who spoke out against the religion. Organized and planned by the Guardian Office, Operation Snow White called for the infiltration of various agencies in the US Government. Scientology members were to get jobs within these agencies, then use their positions to steal any government documents which portrayed the Church of Scientology in a negative light and to plant false information. Between 1973 and 1977, covert agents managed to infiltrate 136 government agencies, among them; the FBI, CIA, IRS, FDA, DEA, Coast Guard Intelligence, the Department of Justice, the Treasury Department, dozens of US Embassies, the American Medical Association, and the National Institute of Mental Health. In addition, they infiltrated foreign governments such as Canada and the UK, infiltrated numerous private agencies, and infiltrated other law enforcement agencies such as the LAPD, NYPD, Washington D.C. Police Department, and INTERPOL.
By 1977, the Church of Scientology had one of the largest spy networks across the globe, with around 5,000 secret agents infiltrating organizations across 30 countries. It was in that year that everything fell apart. It started when two agents, Gerald Wolfe and Michael Meisner were arrested in Justice Department offices with fake ID’s. The two tried cover story after cover story, but eventually spilled everything and turned state’s evidence for a plea bargain. On July 8th, 1977 the FBI raided Scientology centers in LA, Hollywood, and New York City. The Los Angeles raid alone lasted 21 hours and resulted in the filling of a 16 ton truck with documents and other evidence. The investigation revealed that the Church of Scientology had stolen 90,000 confidential documents, had wiretapped government officials on a number of occasions, and exposed almost all of the 5,000 agents that made up Scientology’s spy network. The investigation also revealed another program called “Operation Freakout”, a plan to frame journalist Paulette Cooper, who was critical of the church, with making false bomb threats in the hope of having her imprisoned or committed to a mental institution.
By 1978, the Scientology spy network had been completely dismantled. Mary Sue Hubbard and 11 other high ranking members of the Church of Scientology were indicted on charges of obstruction of justice, burglary, theft of documents, and theft of government property. All either were found guilty or pleaded guilty, and were charged with a 5 to 6 year prison sentence and $10,000 fine. L. Ron Hubbard was named as a co-conspirator, but was never charged as he spent the rest of his life in hiding ( a time when he wrote Battlefield Earth) avoiding various charges by the US government, French government, and numerous private lawsuits.
I was doing some research for a paper about scientology and I started to wonder. How does L. Ron's books hold up against his contemporaries.
I hate to say this, because L. Ron Hubbard is a monster
who created a horrible cult responsible for ruining people’s lives, but…as
a pulp writer, he wasn’t half bad. I would love to hate him, but his stuff is not
unreadable dreck, and a lot of it are brainbending great reads and adventure yarns. A lot of the pulp scifi of
the time was about square jawed wisecracking engineers who are always drinking
booze and are traditionally heroic, but Hubbard’s pulp era output tended to be
about neurotics, nervous everymen who show fear and who get wrapped up in situations
they don’t entirely understand, kind of like Alfred Hitchcock’s characters in movies
like North by Northwest. Like many nervous people, he was fascinated by post-apocalyptic scenarios.
I hate armchair psychoanalysis, but I find that fascinating.
A lot of people in Hubbard’s organization say that Hubbard would constantly use
the e-meter on himself for auditing, and the feeling I get is that he wasn’t so
much a scam artist as much as he was someone who believed his own scam.
“Typewriter in the Sky” was a Philip K. Dick story before
Philip K. Dick, switching between a neurotic pianist in modern day and a pirate
story a friend of his is writing, and the characters in the story hear
typewriter clacking and reality changes every time the story is revised. The
inability to tell between fantasy and reality and passing between two worlds
are major themes of Hubbard’s (considering his life’s story, that’s kind of
fascinating), and you see it again in his horror novel Fear where it’s not
clear if a man fascinated by witches and demons is actually seeing witches and
demons, or if he’s hallucinating another horrible nightmare world. Another one
that dealt with these themes is “Slaves of Sleep,” an Arabian Nights fantasy where
a modern day guy who lives with his Aunt travels to an Arabian Nights world
whenever he falls asleep thanks to a genie’s curse, and meets a Queen of the
If I have a critique of most histories of Hubbard and
Scientology, it’s that they don’t see Dianetics as an extension of scifi
fandom, and they don’t analyze the context that produced Hubbard. The thing
that you have to remember about a lot of science fiction fandom of the 1940s
and 1950s is, it was kind of like InfoWars, with a lot of people who have very
fringe beliefs who were selling things that didn’t work. An example would be
how John W. Campbell, editor of Astounding Science Fiction (and Hubbard’s good
friend), who stuck his neck out and pushed fandom on something called the Dean
Drive, a reactionless thruster that ended up not working.
Dianetics is the other ultimate example of this; it was
originally published in Astounding (with a monster on the cover!) and it was one of fandom’s great
controversies gone over and over in letters pages and fanzines, with some
who believed it’s the best thing since sliced bread and others who found the whole
thing malarkey; basically, Dianetics was the GamerGate of its time (and might
have been even worse, considering how it all ultimately turned out). And then
you had the Shaver Mystery, which I’ve heard people describe as a “malformed
twin to UFO hysteria that died in the womb,” and which is too insane to
Hi, do you happen to know any drarry fics where they are best friends/became best friends? I would love to read them if there are. (: Thank you so much in advance and I really love your recs: they are amazing!!
Hi anon! Thank you so much! <3 I’m so happy you enjoy the recs! *hug* I
love stories when they are good friends or become good friends, too!
Oh, so many good ones! Here are some that I think you’ll enjoy. :)
Agnus Dei by SilentAuror (R, 20,9K) Summary:
Post-Hogwarts. Mystery abounds in the Auror Department, and two of the
Aurors find themselves experiencing a friendship more intense than it
(The Piece) I was Missing All Along by lauren3210 (NC-17, 30,7K) Summary:
Draco and Harry have been flatmates and best friends for years, and
Draco thinks like is just perfect that way. But when something comes
along and threatens to take all that away, Draco has to decide what it
is he really wants, and just how hard he’s going to work to get it.
Chaos Theory by @tessacrowley (NC-17, 102,7K) Summary:
Chaos: when the present determines the future, but the approximate
present does not approximately determine the future. One gene varies,
one neuron fires, one butterfly flaps its wings, and Draco Malfoy’s life
is completely different. Draco has always found a certain comfort in
chaos. Perhaps he shouldn’t.
Fool Rushes In by oldenuf2nobetter (R, 16,6K) Summary:
In a burst of unexplained magic, Harry Potter’s Auror partner Draco
Malfoy has simply disappeared. Frantic with worry, terrified that
something really terrible has happened to the other man, Harry realizes
that what he feels for him just might be more than friendship.
Men Who Had Mothers by Zeitgeistic (NC-17, 11,3K) Summary:
This is what happens when you spend all of your time trying to save the
world and never bother to see what you’re saving. Inspired by vegans,
philosophy, mothers, docks, and hopes and dreams.
A Test of Character by SilentAuror (NC-17, 22,2K) Summary:
Draco Malfoy is nearly finished his Auror training. However, something
comes up in his character testing which may prevent him from qualifying:
he is required to befriend an old enemy.
No Other Superstar by lettered (NC-17, 21K) Summary:
Draco is sort of fucked up. Harry is sort of fucked up and really
really famous. Together they fight crime! Not in this fic, though. In
this fic they have sex.
An Act of Simple Devotion by blamebrampton (R, 13,3K) Summary:
It’s a age-old story. You fancy a boy and you think he fancies you.
Sure there are problems – attacks on former Death Eaters, crazed tabloid
journalists and your girlfriend – but you have a cunning plan. Now if
he’d only explain the L. Ron Hubbard-like references …
Party of Two by fireflavored (NC-17, 13,6K) Summary: Drinking, sex, and a total misreading of the concept of fuck buddies.
House of Booty Is Bad Booty by oceaxe (R, 11,1K) Summary:
Draco knows it’s not okay to have a crush on one’s housemate. Which is
why he should never have let Harry move in. Cameo by character from
another fandom- sorry, I couldn’t resist.
Defining Dickhead by who_la_hoop (PG-13, 8,3K) Summary: cockblock (vulgar, slang) verb: to impede the romantic or sexual advances of a person (usually a man) towards another
Chances Are… by cassie_black (R, 26,3K) Summary:
The war is over and the rebuild is underway at Hogwarts. Hermione drags
a reluctant Harry along to help. With guest appearance by
All Must Draw Near by Saras_girl (R, 61K) Summary: Harry doesn’t have time for rumours; he has a shop to run. Which is just as well, really.
This past weekend was my Birthday. And did i ever have luck at a local comic show:) this is the first of SEVEN classic pulps i picked up, all of them as well as my Fan Expo purchases will include the hashtag #mypulpfinds.
Thrilling Wonder Stories, vol.36 #3, August 1950, Canadian Edition.
Wow. There are two names here that for me, are very important, Earle Bergey & Jack Vance.
Bergey is arguably the most important of the scifi pulp cover artists, master of rayguns & fishbowl space helmets, and a major influence on scifi comics from Weird Science to Mystery in Space.
And Jack Vance, Hugo and Nebula award winning author and one of the all time greats of Space Opera & Planetary Romance, and by luck, one of my favourite writers of all time.
That said, beyond Vance we have stories from Henry Kuttner, Arthur C. Clarke and a pre-Scientology L. Ron Hubbard (about robot boxers, praise Xenu), and some gorgeous interior illustrations by Virgil Finlay.
10. Daniel Radcliffe wore the same dirty hat and jacket for six months in order to frustrate paparazzi because the pictures would always look “old” and couldn’t be sold.
9. On 12th September 2001, the day after 9/11, The Queen ordered her Royal Guards to break protocol and play the USA’s National Anthem for stranded Americans in London.
8. Miami Vice star Don Johnson once asked Hunter S. Thompson to answer old Zen philosophical question: ‘What is the sound of one hand clapping?’ Hunter S. Thompson answered by reaching up and slapping Johnson upside his head.
7. To help airline passengers deal with travel anxiety, San Francisco International Airport has hired the nation’s first airport therapy pig. LiLou wears costumes and performs tricks to help travelers calm down before boarding their flights.
So I was asked about the OT III
Scientology stuff I alluded to in my Dianetics liveblog, so I’ll explain what
that is in all its craziness, and also kind of try to put some context into why
this gets accepted by Scientologists once they do finally learn about, and why
they don’t acknowledge it once they do know it.
said, I am putting out an Official Warning. You see, according to the Church of
Scientology, knowing this before you reach OT level III will literally kill
you. To be precise, you will get pneumonia and then die because your body and
mind cannot handle this knowledge yet. Now, I am both still alive and pneumonia
free, as is everyone else I’ve told this to, so that’s PROBABLY not true, but I’ve
warned you all.
There is a story that Heinlein, A.E. van Vogt, and L. Ron Hubbard all got together to make a bet on who could create the best fictional religion. Van Vogt created Null-A logic for “The Players of Null A” (the image above) whereas Heinlein wrote “Stranger in a Strange Land” and Hubbard created Dianetics.