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Here I am at Camp Lejune.

June 16, 2009

So I am banished to “camp”.  Like blog is reminiscent of indigestion, camp is uncomfortably associated with polyester mesh shirts.  “Camp” = orange stretch pants with purple leg warmers.

I am sharing a room with girls from different houses.  It’s like living in a giant social experiment. Any moment now I expect to hear a voice over by David Attenborough. “And the Ravenclaw preferring to keep her territory clean takes exception to the Hufflepuff’s bra being layed out on the table. A confrontation will no doubt ensue after her feathers have been ruffled.”

*eyeroll*

In a fit of bonding we are playing 3 Truths and A Lie

* I went to a French Immersion primary school

* I watch pro wrestling as it’s a modern day soap opera

* I am afraid of rabbits.

* I tested highly for both Slytherin and Gryffindor.

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Stu-Pendous Indeed!!!!

July 29, 2008

My package came last week but between homework and exhaustion I never goot to blog.  I only got to take the picture Sunday!! ‘My downstream partner was Stu!! Of Ravenclaw (who eventually got unpinned from the book in the library).  I love Stu..not like that of course, I mean I have standards, I mean a Ravencalw?!. Exactly.  But I am willing to admit that Stu rocks!

 

To say I love everything is no overstatement.  There was magnets with a Potter theme and one of my Ravatar! There was enough candy to fill Honeydukes and Caramel flavoured tea from Madam Puddifoot’s that also has a really cool tea “ball” shaped like a lemon… Being a Ravenclaw Stu is fatastically organized and sent a full truseau of knit gear.  There was a project bag (love!!!!1!!) with snippers, stitch markers, a bracelet counter, which I was wearing so not actually pictured (see I am actualy knitting!!), a note pad I am not organized enough to use. Seriously If i make a pair of socks that match it’s a coincidence! There was my fave type of needles, Knitpicks Circs.  (1 sock on 1 circ is the method of choice dispite the face my monkeys are on pony dpns).  The best things about this is the yarn of choice. All dark and evil like!  Like me!  it’s by Fearless Fibers ( http://fearlessfibers.etsy.com My love affair with etsy deepens) and the patterns I am totally in love with the wveryn lady socks.  Tho I have to say the yarn may become a shawl (the yardage is excellent, the sheen is phenominal and it’s just drop dead evilusious! oh new word [TM]).  There is a bottle of Feliz Felicitas (which i think will taste like maple syrup …. {or rum}).  But the favourite thing ever?!?!?!  The purse.  Dude, Stu, can sew!! I am totally using this bag everyday!  I love this bag soo damn much it’s just the best thing since ever.  Heart love.  The lining and the knit bag match, cuz Stu is organized like that. I love this package and i Love Stu.  Iéd kiss him but really that would totally be leading him on and I’m only a little evil not hugely so.   tho I did get this… a henna/glitter peacock! So maybe I am distantly related to the Malfroys?

Love You Stu!!

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Just when you think it’s safe to assume

July 13, 2008

I’ve been doing some reasearch into the shard of Cassandra and coming up with nothing.  I even tried being nice to a Ravenclaw ! (Have I sunk so low?!) But it was for nothing.  Well it was kinda funny when the kid picked up that huge tome and then fell ovewr pinned under it and then leaving him there… I mean he had already looked through it so there was no point in helping him up, right?

I snuck out a few times this week.  Back to Hogsmede, the Hog’s Head to be exact.  I made an invisibility cloak but apparently I didn’t do such a good job the second time  I wore it and somehow the spell washed off in the rain…can you scotch guard charms?  Still Alberforth didn’t seem surprised I was there.  One nigfht there were only 2 peeople in the pub and I was going to just leave but I struck up a conversation with him, which is hard to do with someone so ridgidly mono-syllabic .  I was able to pick up a few trinkets in the chat.  The Ministry has determined the theft was only for the shard and the found items were planted there by the real thief.  And that whole illegal charms on a goat? True.  Apparently he made it talk.  ~I shouldn’t have said that.~

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Life isn’t Fair. Duh.

July 4, 2008

from Danazraella’s person journal:

I’ve known this for a while don’t get me wrong, but it had lulled me into a false sense of security. Things at school were going ok. But then BAM Someone stole a test. The teacher in question thinks it was me, but couldn’t prove it. So needless to say I’ve had detention after detention pile up from this same teacher until my Hogsmede trip was cancelled. I haven’t been a happy camper since. Oddly enough support has come from the strangest place-Hagrid. I never would have expected that.

Now since my punishment was unfair I decided sneaking into Hogsmede wasn’t really all that wrong. In fact, it was balancing out the bad karma. I had been practicing the Disillusionment Charm. I am getting really good at them. The next step is going to be using it on a cloak. (I wonder if it would work on boot, pants, gloves et. al. – that would be much better from a movement point of view. Cloaks are cumbersome and clumsy.) I cast the spell well enough to get through tunnel ( did you know there was a tunnel by that statue of a witch that takes you all the way to Honeydukes?) And I headed through (pockets fuller then when I started out of course) and went to the Hog’s Head. There was a lot of people there. I was a bit surprised, it has never seemed to be the highlight of the Hogsmede at night tour. No one there was a student-or you know bathed or laundered. Witches and wizards were all wrapped up in their conversations. I found a chair (with a wonky leg and not at a table, those were all full). I got close enough to listen in. Skill at listening in escapes most people, a good portion of it involves not talking. Seems that there was a break in at the Department of Mysteries. There were about 6 things taken and the Auror’s have found all but one-the Shard of Cassandra, a shard of the original crystal ball belonging to the tragic seer. Everything was found pretty much right away in the home of a rather promenant wizarding family- the Dunwich family. While they do trend, rather obviously, towards the dark arts they are cautious.  They are suspect so doing something so boldly illegal-and badly- is pretty damn stupid.  Judging by their son who is a fifth year in my own house, the family knows they aren’t smart but are intelligent enough to realize it….which is more than I can say for most people.  The whole thing is pretty suspicious.  The story has been kept out of the Daily Prophet and the other papers, isn’t money a wonderful thing to have?

While listening in I somehow managed to attract the attention of the bartender.  I can’t say I am suprised he’s the younger brother of former headmaster Albus Dumbledore, so I guess he keeps an eye out for students.  Alberforth Dumbledore is actually a pretty odd man gruff and curt but also not very clean… I think I’ll order my butterbeer in the bottle next time … He didn’t summarily throw me out but actually took time to talk to me.  In a stilted way.  I was a bit worried that he would tell the headmistress that I was there.  But apparently he has a soft spot for troublemakers.  I suppose it has something to do with the “clientele” that frequent his pub.  Still I slipped out before too long and headed right back to the tunnel and the school.  All told I was gone less than an hour and immediately in the library. I uncovered 2 things one Alberforth was once run in for preforming illegal charms on a goat… And 2 the Shard of Cassandra has only 2 references in the entire library.  One says that the shard of glass is prismatic. The other says it shows the future and the past with equal clarity making it completely unique… And it’s out there-somewhere … just waiting for someone to find it.

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I’ve tried to be good…

June 29, 2008

I’ll be the first to admit I get into trouble now and again but I have had it.  I’ve been nice and courteous and everything but where has it gotten me? Nowhere.  So fine.  You want the snarky DanAzraella?, you got her! (100’s of Ravenclaws’ heads just exploded at the sight of my creative puncutation)  I have sat through some daft things in my day but the controversy regarding quiddich and the whole do-over thing just takes the cake.  I know we are all between 11 and 18 but honestly, grow up.  The game was fair, life isn’t so pick your damn battles before I toss you in the damn lake.   Think I won’t?,  think again. (Just to deal with any Magpie-Minds I may have missed the first time)  The whole thing is pretty ridiculous. 

Hufflepuff is winning the house cup year to date?  I’m sorry has that ever happened?  I mean in the whole history of time has any Hufflepuff done anything…?  I mean I’m just saying-when the most notable alumni is actually a dead quiditch player who never actually made it to graduation … your pretty much the undergod or under hog or whatever they claim to be. Under-badger.. oh yeah that house is made of win.. and I use my sacastic voice liberally there.

Oh and the Gryffindors.  Have you seen there house points this year?  Apparently they can’t find thier own asses without both hands, a map and the side of a barn … Which when you think about it is pretty amazing considering how far thier collective heads are wedge up in there. 

Why yes I am bitter that my Hogsmede priivillages were revoked and no I didn’t steal the answers to the DADA test but when  I find out who did they will find it easy to find thier own ass it’ll be at the end of my foot.

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Round 2 Quidditch

June 18, 2008

1. At the beginning of the year feast, who is the only person who rudely interrupts Dumbledore during his speech?

b. Professor Umbridge

 

2. Off what street is the alley where Harry first met Sirius?

c. Magnolia Crescent

3. Tonks’ mother had two sisters, both pure-bloods, and both left on the Black Family Tree. What are their names?

c. Narcissa and Bellatrix

4. What spell are the students studying in McGonalgall’s class when Umbrdige is doing her inspection?

b. The Shrinking Spell

5. Who comes to warn Harry and the rest of Dumbledore’s Army that Umbridge and her group of followers are coming to break up their meeting?

Answer: Dobby

6. Who are the members of the Order that met Harry Potter in the Dursely’s house during the summer before his fifth year?

b. Alastor Moody, Albus Dumbledore, Remus Lupin, Sirius Black, Nymphadora Tonks, Dedalus Diggle, Sturgis Podmore, Emmeline Vance

7. Moody used the Disillusionment Charm on Harry.

a. Yes

8. Which of these Death Eaters is Sirius related to?

d. All of these

9. At what age did Sirius leave his home?

Answer: sixteen

 10. How many of the original Order members were killed (don’t include those who disappeared)?

a. 9

 

Picture Scavenger

Post these pictures to your blog. They must either be posted or linked to from your blog in order to receive points.

Kingsley Shacklebolt

Bellatrix Lestrange

Nymphadora Tonks & Remus Lupin

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Detention

June 13, 2008

This past weekend I served my time in detention with Hagrid.  It was actually fairly interesting. There was a whole laundry list of tasks I was hopping from breakfast to supper.  From feeding the chickens to checking on the schools owls.  At one point Hagrid noticed that a thestral was missing (How can you tell them apart?nd we went off tracking them.  Apparently it was a yearling that just bolted for the herd and it ended up on the far side of the lake.  It was just wild with panic Hagrid couldn’t get near it.  No idea why it was so scared.  There was this mask for it.  Not a halter just a little hood, if we got it on we could get it over it’s head we could leave it back to the herd and they would calm him down.  Hagrid couldn’t get close.  He’s so loud and so big he can’t sneak worth a damn.  I stayed down wind and stayed at the base of a tree not moving.  It’s a skill not moving. Most people can’t do it.  Just staying immobile barely breathing you can blend into anything.  You can be overlooked in almost any situation So I squatted by the tree base and waited about an hour before the thestral came close enough to me sniffing the grass so I slipped the hood around his head.  He wasn’t very happy, luckily Hagrid was strong enough to make the testral stop bucking and led him quietly.  We had just started back when we ran into the centaurs. They were very rude.  I can’t say they weren’t but they complimented me on my patience.  One named Ronan was almost friendly towards me.  I think I’ll go back and see if I can see them again.  They are interesting, they all had bows in thier hands.  Hagrid showed me the mer-people in the lake.  One speaks a bit of english but the rest of it was merish.  It sounded very weird.  I asked Hagrid if he could speak merish, he couldn’t, apparently Professor Dumbledore could (as time goes on it seems there was less and less that man couldn’t do a few more years and people will say he created the sunshine).  Professor asked if I wanted to learn merish and he’ed see if anyone was around who could teach me.  All and all it was probably the least pointless way to spend a detention and I was warned next time I would be cleaning out the owlery. Ew. So I think I’ll keep my mouth shut…..well at least,  until someone else gets detention and cleans it out…..

This weekend is Hogsmede-I’m looking forward to it.