Archive for February, 2008

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Quidditch Round 2

February 20, 2008

Second Quiddich game of the year! This time I get to play seeker!! (Why no, I don’t know how those pucking pastels got in the seekers pumpkin juice.Stop asking)

 1. With whom does Ginny go to the Yule Ball?
a. Neville
 

2. When Harry arrives at the Burrow and Mrs. Weasley makes them all dinner the night before they leave for the Quidditch World Cup, what does her wand turn into?
 rubber mouse

3. Since some of the sixth-year girls didn’t have any quills on them, what did they think Krum might sign their hats in?
c. lipstick

4. How old does the Quick Quotes Quill say that Rita Skeeter is?
a. 43

5. What color cloak is wormtail wearing in the Riddle house?
Black

6. What color is “Mad Eye” Moody’s magical eye?
d. Blue

7. What color are the robes that Rita Skeeter was wearing when Harry meets her at the Weighing of the Wands ceremony?
b. Magenta

8. What does Sirius Black tell Harry, Ron and Hermione to call him when speaking around anyone else?
b. Snuffles

9. Which team beat Wales, disqualifying them from competing for the Quidditch World Cup?
c. Uganda

10. What does Madame Maxime say is the only thing her steeds will drink?
single-malt whiskey

Picture Hunt
Goblet of Fire
Madam Maxime
Dragon from first challenge
Viktor Krum
Madam Pomfrey

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Every once in a while

February 16, 2008

I wonder how other people do it.  Muggles, Witches , Wizards. They go through life with blinkers on.  How often have you heard someone say something CAN’T be done.  Of course it can, eventually.  Just it hasn’t been done yet.  Case in point “you can’t get rid of a permident sticking charm” if this was the case I’ed never have eaten, ever. Even the name permident sticking is a total misnomer.  You only have to think about it to realize it’s not true.  How many times have students used it to put up posters on the walls of thier dorms?  It must be hundreds yet I am not seeing too many pin-ups of , say, Lockhart on the walls of the dormatory am I?  People put way to much confidence in spells just because of the name.  With most jinxes or charms with a long lasting effect it is best to age the spell, most magic wears off or thin with time.  It’s dangerous and takes a long time to master but ultimately it’s probably the most useful spell you can ever know. Don’t get me wrong I am greatful for stupid people.  There is nothing more satisfying than seeing a priceless artifact held in place by a permident sticking charm to justify a theft.  I mean people that dumb don’t deserve to be rich, right?

Maybe next time I’ll tell you how to check for invisible traps or invisible people… but lets face facts I really wouldn’t hold my breath with you.

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February 9, 2008
(work in progress , no use rushing into things) 
1. How many unforgivable curses does Lord Voldemort use on Harry in the Goblet of Fire? Name them.
2. How long does it take to brew Polyjuice Potion?
3. In the Chamber of Secrets Professor Sprout welcomes her Herbology students to which greenhouse?
4. What is Harry’s number on the Quidditch team?
5. Who is the oldest actor to play a Hogwarts student in The Chamber of Secrets?
6. On what day do Harry Potter and the Dursleys arrive at the hut on the rock, on the island in the sea (SS)?
7. How many times has Gilderoy Lockhart won Witch Weekly’s Most-Charming-Smile Award?
5 times
8. How many years does Sirius black spend in Azkaban?
12 years
9. How many Famous Wizard cards does Ron tell Harry he has in his collection on the Hogwart’s Express?
10. What number is Dumbledore’s vault at Gringott’s?
Hogwarts’ Vault is Vault 713. On the 3rd deepest level just 2 tunnels over fromt he dragon and needs a Goblin’s touch to open it. Dumbledore had a personal vault tho?
hmm.. I’ll have to look into that.  I wonder if there is anything left in it.

11. How long has Scabbers been in the Weasley family when he becomes Ron’s?
Scabbers Lived with the Weasley’s for 12 years-Ron had him for 3 so (12-3=9) 9 years.

12. What number is Harry Potter’s vault at Gringott’s?
687
13. What is written where the number 12 should be on Molly Weasley’s clock (COS film)?
Garden and school (they are sort of half and half, oh fractions)
14. How many presents does Dudley receive on his birthday (SS book)?
15. What is the license plate registration number on Mr. Weasley’s Ford Anglia car (COS film)?
kxl5800
16. How many points are scored for a goal in Quidditch? 17. What is the exact time the Hogwart’s Express leaves King’s Cross station?

18. How many players are there on a Quidditch team?

19. How far back in time does Tom Riddle’s diary take Harry?

20. How many flavors of Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans did Harry eat on the Hogwart’s Express (SS book)?

21. According to the Chocolate Frog Card how old are Nicolas Flamel and his wife Perenelle Flamel?

22. What is the number on the front of the Hogwart’s Express train?

23. How many eyes does Fluffy have?

24. What was Harry’s room number at the Leaky Cauldron?

25. How many points did Slytherin have when Dumbledore announced the scores for the House Cup in the Sorcerer’s Stone?

Life away from Arithmacy has gotten in the way of my completeing the assignment.  I’ll just grab a copy of someone elses later and hand that in..

(OCC translation: R/l has kept me from my books this week.) 


Pass Grades: Outstanding (O) Exceeds Expectations (E) Acceptable (A)
Fail Grades: Poor (P) Dreadful (D) Troll (T)

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Why it may be counter produtive to Jinx oneself.

February 8, 2008

I had a bit of an accident today (accident ha! I am sure that a Gryffindor, jealous that we almost beat them at quiddich, arranged it!!) where I had a book case fall on top of me.  I have a potential fracture of my right forearm and a cracked index finger knuckle on my left hand.  I say potential because there is no way I was going to the infirmary before Madam Pomfrey comes back.  You think I’ed let that big oaf Hagrid deal with my cracked bones?  No doubt he’ed snap them like twigs while making some impractical (and most likely unintelligable) pseudo witisim.  Please.  Still I was rather sore and I found that moving them about helped so I began to exercise.  Realizing if I could flex my fingers I could knit (I have a several projects for Magic in Threadwork and Weaving on the go) and possibly do some reading for History of Magic  at the same time but ultimately I’ed start to fall asleep (beacause History of Magic is not a class it’s a coma with grades) and my arm and hand would hurt as I stopped knitting so I , well I’ed just like to say it seemed like it was a good idea at the time, I jinxed my fingers to keep knitting.  And now I can’t stop. You don’t want to know how I am typing this.  Someone please tell me Madam Pomfrey is back….

 This will totally ruin my plans for Hogsmede if I can’t get this to stop before then.

Also at the behest of a Ravenclaw I have figured out how to enable comments on my blog… let the games begin.

(OCC note: This is based on real life events of late.)