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Death Eater Propaganda [Oct. 5th, 2011|04:43 pm]
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I was part of a team game last spring in which team Order and team Death Eaters completed against each other. Works were made that featured the First War. The competition was between fics, art and vids but there were also propaganda materials made for each side which was not part of the competition. One of one (here) especially caught my attention. Now it’s in Russian and I don’t want to pirate-translate it and…IDK maybe I’ll send a translation request at some point to the author. The idea of the “letter” is this: a wizard gets a letter in the mail that talks about how the wizards could be free if they just realized the power they had and stopped listening to the Ministry with their Statute of Secrecy obsession. It talks about how dangerous the muggles can be and how they are infiltrating the wizarding world and controlling it through their children (muggleborns), taking all the best jobs etc. Talks about how wizards are scared of their magic when they should revel in it. Then it gives an address – a PO box – where to write if the wizard wants to realize how he can change the world for the better. The last paragraph I’ll translate: “We are not super-people, wise men or heirs of Merlin. We are wizards just like you. We’ve just stopped being afraid. When you stop too, come by. Now you know how to find us. Until then.”
 
I made a poster as a sort of illustration to this propaganda brochure. The original was in Russian (though never posted) but I’ve translated it to English for here.

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From: severus_kat
2011-10-06 01:25 am (UTC)
Intense.
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[User Picture]From: alley_skywalker
2011-10-06 03:05 am (UTC)
Thanks I was hoping for that :)
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[User Picture]From: methleigh
2011-10-06 02:42 am (UTC)
That's amazing, and the story sounds so good, too. I hope someday it is translated.
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[User Picture]From: alley_skywalker
2011-10-06 03:08 am (UTC)
Heh, yea I gotta look up who wrote it and send them a PM. Hopefully it's one of my teammates who I got along with well lol. Honestly, the whole thing was awesome as far as DE fics went and our team kicked ass :)
Also, did you see my Antonin icons post? I finally made some :D

Edited at 2011-10-06 03:08 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: methleigh
2011-10-06 03:11 am (UTC)
oh yes! may I have some to use? I will credit you, of course. <3
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[User Picture]From: alley_skywalker
2011-10-06 03:39 am (UTC)
Of course, dear :) I was thinking of you while making them :)
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[User Picture]From: lokifan
2013-10-23 04:57 am (UTC)
Very cool! And that kind of propaganda works so well - you can see how effective it would be and it's chillingly reminiscent of real-world xenophobia.
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