when confusion attacks

that did not take as long as i thought it would

but jesus christ, looking at scratch’s logs now is like reading one of hal’s logs in white. i cannot believe the original theory didn’t take off more. doc scratch is ar with less bro puns and more omniscience. the repetition and insistence on their good qualities, the over explanations of mundane things, the arrogance and self-assurance, the obvious delight in psychologically messing with people, the whole ‘i’m doing this for everyone’s sake, i’m not evil’, FUCK

it’s hard to pick out specific things, the above are all just general comparisons of their personalities and manner of speaking. did find a couple things in his conversation with rose though

almost had an arquius/equius moment

the sentence structure is referencing something rose said earlier, but that particular insult came out of absolutely nowhere and is incredibly ‘strider’

and of course

so, borage has edible leaves, but they’re kinda… hairy? so I just eat the flowers while watering the garden. they are blue and taste like citrus, it’s magic. anyway.

there are ants on the plant. I was worried they’d eat the buds (a yucca at work was SWARMED with ants tearing the bud apart), but these ants are just sorta. there. they cluster at the bases of leaves, but don’t seem to be eating the flowers? and the plant is totally healthy, from what I can see??

maybe they’re just protecting it, idk. never seen ants in little groups like that.

I love how Lucius acts as if being given a bloody lip is nbd, like being pulled into random brawls is completely normal and a regular occurrence for him. Why do people write this guy as a stereotypical squishy wizard who gets confused when people attack him physically instead of magically? He’s obviously not.

I like to think that he picked this up from Severus. Maybe Lucius taught him how to drop his accent in exchange for fighting lessons. Because the idea of tiny 11-13 year old Severus wrestling teenage!prefect!Lucius to the ground is hilarious. So basically the plot of My Fair Lady but much more violent.