Random Musings of a Junior Zoalord (ingriam) wrote in little_details,
Random Musings of a Junior Zoalord

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Curses, shock, and mixed marrages.

I have a character in the later chapters of one of my stories who studies biology and medicine talking to one of the professors at Hogwarts (probably Minerva, but that may change) about the Cruciatus Curse. More specifically, she's asking how it doesn't cause the victim to go into (I think it's anaphalaptic) shock and go completely numb, and suggests that the pain might be psychosomatic in nature.

What do you guys think the mecanisms of that particular curse could be?

On a completely unrelated note, I was wondering what the reactions would be in late 80s - early 90s Japan would be to a reporter from Akita Prefecture who had married an American woman from Maine, both before and after she had become a semi-famous model? She looks Japanese enough to pass at first glance, except for the larger eyes and slightly different skin-tone; the man who spotted her wanted something "exotic" for his agency. Would it help that she - named Melissa Chapman, but having taken the stage name Miaka - is an easygoing and good-humored about almost everything?

What would her husband's parents think of her, hypothetically, and would they say anything to her, or just to their son about marrying her? And, would their opinions change when she became a model? And, how would their son be treated?
Tags: 1980-1989, 1990-1999, japan (misc), ~medicine: human physiology

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